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  • BlackBerry Goes Back To The Future With Its "BlackBerry Classic"

    Adriana Lee
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Call its strategy "Waiting for QNX."
  • Java: A Beginner's Guide Sixth Edition Pdf Download

    The Crazy Programmer
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    Java: A Beginner's Guide written by Herbert Schildt is at the first position in the list of top 5 best java programming books. This book is written specially for java beginners for easy learning. Herbert Schildt has written another popular java programming book, Java The Complete Reference. I highly recommend you to start learning java from this book. In this article I am sharing the link to download the pdf version of Java: A Beginner's Guide.Table of ContentsJava FundamentalsIntroducing Data Types and OperatorsProgram Control StatementsIntroducing Classes, Objects, and MethodsMore…
  • How to Register and Buy Oracle Java Certification Exam (SCJP/OCPJP/OCAJP)

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    Subham Mittal
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    SCJP stands for Sun Certified Java Professionals. As Sun company is acquired by Oracle , the name of the exam is changed to OCPJP (Oracle Certified Java Professional Java Programmer).Till Java 6 version , You can give SCJP exam directly without need to give SCJA (now OCAJP).But after Java 7 version, Oracle makes OCAJP (Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer) a prerequisite to the SCJP exam (OCPJP exam) .If you want to purchase and register for SCJP exam , then following are the steps you need to follow SCJP (OCPJP) / OCAJP / ORACLE JAVA CERTIFICATION REGISTRATION AND BUYING GUIDE 1. Go to…
  • Effective Java 2nd Edition Pdf Download

    The Crazy Programmer
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    If you are looking for the best book for learning Java programming then Effective Java written by Joshua Bloch is the best option. This book is not recommend for beginners, it is useful for those who have already completed beginner Java course. By reading this book you can improve your logic, coding skills and hence build your Java language knowledge more effective. In this article I am sharing the link to download its pdf version.Book Name: Effective JavaAuthor: Joshua BlochSize: 5.4 MBTable of ContentsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionCreating and Destroying…
  • Oracle Java Certifications Infographic : Easy Steps to Land a Job

    Java Hungry
    Subham Mittal
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    We have created infographics to give you full information about  Oracle Java Certifications .There are three types of Oracle Java Certifications:1. Oracle Certified Associate 2. Oracle Certified Professionals Java Programmer (previously called as SCJP exam)3. Oracle Certified MasterRead Also :   SCJP Study Guide and Preparation tips                                          Download SCJP 6 DumpsThe above exams are prerequisite for each other. In other words, You can not…
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  • Razor has announced an adult sized version of its Crazy Cart drifting go-cart

    Stu Robarts
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Sometimes you can buy a toy for yourself and pretend you bought it for a child. That won't be the case with the Crazy Cart XL. It's a new version of Razor's original Crazy Cart that was released last year. It's been made bigger and more powerful, especially for grown-ups who should know better... Continue Reading Razor has announced an adult sized version of its Crazy Cart drifting go-cart Section: Automotive Tags: Cart, Drifting Related Articles: The hilarious Razor Crazy Cart drift machine Sit-down skateboarding at speed Bubba Watson's hovercraft golf cart Simple One bicycle folds to become…
  • Limar Velov bike helmet features removable ventilation panels

    Ben Coxworth
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Although fair-weather cyclists may consistently appreciate the ventilation openings in most bike helmets, riders who brave the cold aren't always so keen on them. One solution is to cover those holes using a shower cap-like helmet cover, but Italy's Limar offers an alternative. Its Velov helmet has air flow-blocking panels that can be installed or removed as needed. .. Continue Reading Limar Velov bike helmet features removable ventilation panels Section: Bicycles Tags: Cooling, Cycling, Helmets, Safety, Weather Related Articles: Carrera ski helmet folds for a custom fit Fold-up sports helmet…
  • HP is looking to blend physical and digital reality with Sprout AIO

    Paul Ridden
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    HP has revealed a new all-in-one computer named Sprout which pushes the everything-you-need-in-one-place envelope to both vertical and horizontal workspaces. Users are able to grab an icon or digital object on the computer's touchscreen display and drag it down to a projected second screen on a touch-enabled pad below for precision tweaking with fingers or a stylus. Overhead scanning technology can digitize physical objects too, which the user can manipulate and move between both display areas... Continue Reading HP is looking to blend physical and digital reality with Sprout AIO Section:…
  • The Belt Scooter provides a wearable mode of transport

    Dave Parrack
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Belt Scooter by designer Ádám Török is a concept for a simple mode of transport you can wear around your waist. Thus making it much less likely you'll get stuck at a house party without any way of getting home... Continue Reading The Belt Scooter provides a wearable mode of transport Section: Urban Transport Tags: Belt, Scooter, Transport, Wearable Related Articles: Brando's Camera Waist Belt Lock holster: for a quick draw and shoot Double the fun: Kid Balance bike/scooter design The next small thing in public transport: Fold-up electric scooters The Scuddy electric folding scooter…
  • LG introduces DCI 4K monitor that trumps UHD 4K

    Stu Robarts
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    UHD 4K computer monitors (with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, like 4K TVs) have only started being released relatively recently. Already, though, manufacturers are offering monitors with higher specs still. LG's new 31MU97 has a DCI 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160, a standard used for digital cinema... Continue Reading LG introduces DCI 4K monitor that trumps UHD 4K Section: Computers Tags: 4K UHD, 4K2K, LG Related Articles: LG to launch new UltraWide monitors at CES Lenovo launches ThinkVision LT3053p Wide monitor for color-critical work LG curved ultra-wide monitor leads IFA 2014 assault NEC…
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  • Touch and Go

    Scott Gilbertson
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The touchscreen Chrome OS notebook from Lenovo has some appealing hardware on the outside, but the touch display is sub-par, and the internals aren't well-suited to the heavier end of the modern web. Hey, at least it's inexpensive. The post Touch and Go appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Apple Watch Just Got the Perfect Rival: Microsoft’s Band

    Christina Bonnington
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    If Microsoft wanted to take a slice out of Apple's impending Apple Watch audience, it couldn't have crafted a better plan than with its just-released Microsoft Band. The post The Apple Watch Just Got the Perfect Rival: Microsoft’s Band appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why Tim Cook’s ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Essay Means So Much to the Workplace

    Issie Lapowsky
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Tim Cook made history, becoming the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 list. But for many gay people across the country, coming out at work isn't so easy. The post Why Tim Cook’s ‘Proud to Be Gay’ Essay Means So Much to the Workplace appeared first on WIRED.
  • Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah

    Jordan G. Teicher
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The mythmakers in Brian Shumway’s series Modern Medieval aren’t content to sit around a table slaying imaginary dragons or play make-believe on Halloween. No, they're out and about, dressing, talking and behaving like lords, warriors, Valkyries and the other characters of their own worlds and imaginations. The post Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah appeared first on WIRED.
  • Double Action: Boogaloo Is a Free-to-Play Multiplayer Shooter With Serious Style

    Bo Moore
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    When it comes to multiplayer shooters, most games “innovate” via level design, fun weapons, and game variants that go beyond your simple deathmatch or objective game modes. Double Action: Boogaloo is not one of those games. The post Double Action: Boogaloo Is a Free-to-Play Multiplayer Shooter With Serious Style appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Looking for a unique holiday destination? Why not take a tour of Chernobyl?

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Twenty-eight years ago, the world was horrified to hear that an accident had occured at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine -- then under the jurisdiction of the Soviet Union -- namely Chernobyl. 31 people died and hundreds of thousands were evacuated, and even though we've all heard about the conflicts in Ukraine, Solo East Travel decided to appeal to especially adventurous tourists and offer tours of the infamous site.
  • The beginner’s guide to homebrewing [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Once upon a time, it wasn't uncommon for households to make their own homebrews in ye olde basement, but with the ever-presence of convenience stores and beer distributors, it's hard to justify setting up an operation today. If you've always dreamed of having craft beer fresh from your own dwelling, though, here's a guide to getting started. At least there's no risk of not having a ride home.
  • Chinese ping pong player goes ballistic after victory, punished heavily [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This Chinese ping pong player was very excited to win. So excited that he roundhouse kicked an advertising board. He probably regrets that victory dance, since he lost out on the $47,000 first prize for the competition.
  • How to create the perfect go-anywhere mini-office

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Do you often take your work show on the road, say, to the coffee shop, the library or whatever parking lot you can get Wi-Fi in? If this sounds familiar, then it's time to get your mini-office organized so you're not constantly wondering if you remembered to bring headphones or not.
  • College kid sinks four shots and wins 10 grand [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This is a fairy tale moment. This Bryan College student puts four shots in a basket to win ten thousand bucks in tuition. Everyone goes nuts when the kid pulls it off.
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  • Will nurse avatars replace regular clinicians?

    Group SJR
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    “We wanted to create something that would bring back that special relationship patients used to have with their doctors.” Adam Odessky, CEO Share this quote: SHARE : With the number of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension spiraling out of control, an animated assistant may be the answer to help patients adhere to their treatment regiments. In the United States, 75 percent of health care costs go toward treatment of chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Companies have developed nurse avatars to give patients a…
  • Women in IT security are taking action

    Sylvie GUILLON
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    I just returned from attending the gathering of over 250 women in IT security at the Executive Women’s Forum national conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a perfectly timed event, considering that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  On the agenda were all of the major challenges facing the industry – and at the core of every discussion was how women can play critical leadership roles at every level by taking action.  In a keynote, Carol Fawcett, CIO of Dell Software, shared her personal experience and advice on how the roles of CIOs and CSOs have…
  • Better security for better business

    Sylvie GUILLON
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    No one needs another reminder of the strategic importance of information security.  For that, one need only scan the headlines, which regularly feature major brands that are losing customers, investors and even their chief executives in the wake of high-profile data breaches or compliance breakdowns. The threats are real. The consequences are dire. Even board members are now painfully aware of these new realities. So if we’re all sufficiently terrified, what is the relentless tide of bad news telling us that we don’t already know? Put simply, it is telling us that the…
  • Universities’ innovation labs drive change

    Nicole Smith
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Across a number of disciplines, people are pushing for novel and creative approaches to solving global problems, improving education and revolutionizing health care. Universities have become a driving force with these new approaches. University research and development centers across the country — from Harvard University’s Innovation Lab to Stanford University’s Peace Innovation Lab — were established to provide space and resources to ambitious, bright students and researchers. These laboratories tackle a range of pain points, from reducing international…
  • Here’s how we’re leading the way

    Eryn Logan
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Being a true end-to-end technology solutions provider means listening to our customers and partners, being committed to their needs and staying focused on their long term success. It’s what’s driven our company from the beginning. Our leadership role and accomplishments across the full IT landscape – some of which are shared on this page – are a source of pride for all of us at Dell. So take a look around at what we’ve been up to. We think you’ll agree that the work continues to speak for itself.    SHARE :…
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    31 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
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    31 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
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  • When iPhones Ring, the Economy Listens

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    When iPhones Ring, the Economy Listens: Jeff Sommer: In a sense, it’s the core of the stock market as well. Apple is the biggest company, by market capitalization, in the world. Apple accounts for about 3.5 percent of the weighting of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. And, through Thursday, because its stock has performed magnificently while the overall market has not, Apple accounted for 18 percent of the entire rise of the S.&P. 500 index this year, according to calculations by Paul Hickey, co-founder of the Bespoke Investment Group. And the engine driving Apple shares is the…
  • "I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of..."

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    “I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.” - Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a fantastic, personal piece for Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Nearly 3:30 in the morning here. Final pitch for Madison...

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Nearly 3:30 in the morning here. Final pitch for Madison Bumgarner in the bottom of the 9th to win Game 7 of the World Series. Best performance I’ve ever seen, that’s for sure. 3rd title for the Giants in 5 years. Crazy.
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  • Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Microsoft has announced the availability of "Microsoft Band," a wearable device that goes on the wrist. It's designed to do health- and fitness-related tasks, like monitoring heart rate and how well a wearer sleeps, and its on-board GPS lets users map their run/bike routes. The company says Band plays nicely with iOS and Android devices in addition to Windows phones. It also has full support for viewing phone notifications and calendar alerts, and a built-in microphone enables queries through the Cortana personal assistant software. The display is rectangular, 11mm x 33mm (0.43" x 1.3"), and…
  • Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    ewhac writes: "I'm probably going to deeply deeply regret this, but every time a story appears here mentioning systemd, a 700-comment thread of back-and-forth bickering breaks out which is about as informative as an old Bud Light commercial, and I don't really learn anything new about the subject. My gut reaction to systemd is (currently) a negative one, and it's very easy to find screeds decrying systemd on the net. However, said screeds haven't been enough to prevent its adoption by several distros, which leads me to suspect that maybe there's something worthwhile there that I haven't…
  • Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am writes We know that about 10 million more people have insurance coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act but until now it has been difficult to say much about who was getting that Obamacare coverage — where they live, their age, their income and other such details. Now Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz report in the NYT that a new data set is providing a clearer picture of which people gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The data is the output of a statistical model based on a large survey of adults and shows that the law has done…
  • Swedish Regulator Orders Last "Hold-Out" ISP To Retain Customer Data

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    An anonymous reader writes Despite the death of the EU Data Retention Directive in April, and despite the country having taken six years to even begin to obey the ruling, the Swedish government, via its telecoms regulator, has forced ISPs to continue retaining customer data for law enforcement purposes. Now the last ISP retrenching on the issue has been told that it must comply with the edict or face a fine of five million krona ($680,000). While providers all over Europe have rejoiced in not being obliged any longer to provide infrastructure to retain six months of data per customer, Sweden…
  • Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    theodp writes Techcrunch reports that Mark Zuckerberg has donated $500K to expand the Hour of Code campaign, which aims to reach 100 million students this year with its learn-to-code tutorials, including its top-featured tutorial starring Zuckerberg (video). Techcrunch adds that Zuckerberg's donation will be matched by fellow tutorial team teacher Bill Gates (video), Microsoft, Reid Hoffman, Salesforce, Google, and others. Zuck and Gates appear to have a sizable captive audience — a District Partnership Model brochure on the code-or-no-HS-diploma-for-you Chicago Public Schools'…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Microsoft Beyond Windows

    Ben Bajarin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    Microsoft is going through an evolution. Microsoft has always been a “platform” company and for decades that platform was Windows. Microsoft is in the post-Windows era but they are still poised to be a platform company. The only difference is that the platform resides in the cloud rather than on billions of PCs. Windows runs on about 1.5 billion PCs. Not every single one of those PCs is owned by a single individual. Many are in offices and never leave. Many are in screens at retail, powering point of service terminals or visual displays. Some sit in internet cafes all over the…
  • Video Analysis: Samsung’s Fall From Grace by the Numbers

    Ben Bajarin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    In this video analysis/padcast I take a look at some of the numbers behind Samsung’s steep revenue and profit decline. If you have the Perspecive iOS app from Pixxa, then you can click this link and watch my story on the app, pause it and interact with my charts and data yourself should you please…. This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Podcast: Discussing Disruption Theory

    Ben Bajarin
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    A few weeks back Horace Dediu of Asymco and I were having dinner and we got to discussing some of this updated thoughts on disruption theory. One bit in particular was how the luxury tech market was causing him to evolve some thinking on the theory as it relates to consumer markets. I thought it would be great to have him on and we could chat more about disruption and the role it plays in the technology industry in the 21st century. Runtime: 1:07m 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:…
  • Profitable Cores and Reinvention

    Jan Dawson
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    It’s earnings season and, as usual, I’m spending quite a bit of time poring over financial results from major tech companies (some of which I’ve written up on my personal blog here). However, there’s a topic which I’ve been meaning to write about for some time and which the current earnings season presents an opportunity to finally discuss — the importance of a highly profitable core to a tech company. Profitable cores enable other things Almost every highly successful tech company has a very high margin core business which essentially funds everything it…
  • Why Apple Pay Will Win

    Steve Wildstrom
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    When Apple announced Apple Pay as part of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it failed to tell consumers something it clearly knew: Many retailers would prevent iPhone owners from using Apple Pay for quick and simple payments. For the time being, a lot of retailers, especially big ones such as Walmart and Best Buy,… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
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  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 Update Brings New Design and 1080p

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

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

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Your lack of knowledge on solar energy might be stopping you from installing a system. There are many things you need to know before you begin so that you’re able to get the full benefit of solar energy. Read the below article to expand your knowledge on the subject. Start small when you want to start using solar energy. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. You can find these at many retail establishments. Just insert them into the ground, and you’re good to go. Avoid technology which relies on the sun’s scheduling. More…
  • Learn Everything You Need To Know About Solar Energy

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Saving the environment while reducing the amount you spend on energy are both important. As time passes, electricity costs will rise, meaning you should look into solar energy. This article will tell you more about solar power. When you maintain it, your solar power set-up will last. Inspect and clean your panels on a regular basis. Taking care of your solar energy system yourself can save you some money; however, it may be well worthwhile to set up a maintenance schedule with your installer. It is important when installing your panels to remember that the position of the sun in the sky…
  • Advantages Of Using Solar Mirror To Produce Power

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Did you know that solar power is a renewable, clean and cheap source of energy? Once the mystique is removed from the idea of using solar mirror to produce power people will began to understand how it all works. This will lead to people seeing how using solar mirror to produce power can be looked at as a viable alternative source of energy. In fact in this choice of solar power the largest component is the sun. Scientist and those in the private sector are even now looking for ways to make using solar mirror to produce power in homes and businesses more economically feasible HOW DOES IT WORK?
  • A Key Element In Solar Panels – Efficiency

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    While solar energy is most often associated with the production of electricity, heating is also a major platform. While heating isn’t particularly difficult, efficiency in doing so is the key to saving wear and tear on your system. A Key Element In Solar Panels – Efficiency The sun produces a ton of energy, but solar panel systems have historically been very inefficient at converting it. With improving technology, efficiency has improved to the point where most panel systems can easily produce enough energy to heat water for the home and pools. There are efficient and inefficient ways…
  • A Bright Future for Solar Energy: An Alternative Energy Source

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    I was first introduced to solar energy in the movie, Race the Sun with James Belushi and Halley Berry in the lead. It was a story about low- income and under achieving Hawaiian students encouraged by their teacher to join the Solar Car race. In the movie, a car shaped like a cockroach and covered with solar panels used the sun’s rays as an alternative energy source to run the car. Solar energy is the light and the heat from the sun. Solar energy is free and its supplies are unlimited. There are n air and water pollution caused about by using solar energy. But there is still some impacts on…
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    Tech Talk


    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amazon is joining Roku and Google with a low-priced "stick" for streaming internet content to TVs. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A survey of technology experts has most saying that there will be a major cyber-attack by 2025 that causes 10s of billions of dollars of losses, theft and damage. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Walmart will soon be selling a 179 dollar tablet that runs Windows desktop software. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fitbit has introduced three new fitness watches including one that measures both your heart rate and where you've been via GPS. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A new plan from Sprint lets you rent an iPhone starting at 30 dollars a month but whether it makes sense depends on how long you plan to keep your phone. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation

    Ingrid Lunden
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
     Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield, today confirmed that it has closed a $120 million round of funding, co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Ventures with the participation of past investors including A16Z, Accel Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership. We first reported on this fundraise last week. The valuation is… Read More
  • Amazon’s Fire Phone Product Efforts Will Continue Despite Early Stumbles

    Darrell Etherington
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
     Amazon is taking the long view on the Fire phone, despite poor early sales, a huge price cut and $83 million in surplus inventory that resulted in a $170 million charge for the excess hardware and supplier costs combined. Amazon’s SVP of Devices David Limp told Fortune the big issue was a miscalculation on pricing, which later resulted in Amazon slashing the price of the device from $199… Read More
  • Car Rental Startup Zoomcar Raises $8 Million To Democratize Transportation In India

    Jon Russell
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
     Following on from Socar, Korea’s answer to ZipCar, which raised $18 million earlier this month, another car rental startup in Asia is in the money today. India-based Zoomcar has added $8 million to its coffers with a funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Read More
  • HTC Reports Slim $19.7M Profit For Q3 2014 As Its Rebuilding Efforts Continue

    Jon Russell
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
     Things are better for HTC these days, after the Taiwanese phone company eked out a slim $19.6 million (NT$0.6 billion) profit for the third quarter of 2014. That figure represents a drop on the previous quarter’s $75 million profit, but is a big improvement on October 2013: when it suffered a $102 million loss, its first negative quarter as a public company. Read More
  • Sony Writes Off $1.5B From Its Mobile Division As It Cuts Smartphone Sales Target Again

    Jon Russell
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:26 am
     Sony replaced the head of its mobile division yesterday, and today its latest earnings report gave a clearer indication of why. Sony’s mobile unit increased its revenue in the last quarter of business (its Q2 2014) by 1.2% to $2.83 billion, but the company wrote down the valuation of the business by a whopping $1.58 billion. Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

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

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

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

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

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) As you might have noticed, I like to interview people. Really important people. I literally made myself a list of individuals that I would one day, somehow, hope to have the privilege to interview. Some of them were a little out there. You know, people like the actress Alyssa Milano (remember Who’s the Boss? Good times.), Om Malik, the father of tech journalism, and even Steve Wozniak who founded this small company called Apple with his buddy Steve Jobs in their garage. I set myself some pretty high goals and so far, so good. Alyssa Milano One of the people…
  • iPhone 6: Say Goodbye to Cracked Screens, Scratched Displays, or Color Distortion of Any Kind

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

    Sandra Gonzalez
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    As we learned on this week's episode, "An Innocent Man," everyone is someone's puppet Whether it's Fitz, who is being played by Rowan; Cyrus, who's literally sleeping with the enemy; or a former president whose wife is the one pulling all the strings. Even Olivia finds herself an unwitting pawn in someone's twisted game. No one is immune. Jake, of course, refused to play Rowan's game, and for that, he is well on his way to meeting a tragic fate. Abby intervention Concerned about Liv's nightmares, Abby insists that Fitz talks to Liv about Jake. Fitz doesn't appreciate her in-the-face…
  • Massive blaze at fireworks store captured on video by onlooker

    Blathnaid Healy
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    LONDON — Dramatic footage has emerged of a blaze at a fireworks store in the UK on Thursday evening. Two people are still missing after the fire in Stafford, in the West Midlands, while another four were injured. Police say one of the injured is in a "poorly condition" while the second is said to be stable after being treated The video, filmed outside SP Fireworks by Jacob Willcox captures the intensity of the event. Police have been working through the night coordinating with the family members of the two missing people. A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the…
  • If you haven't noticed, Facebook's News Feed is 50% faster on iOS

    Rex Santus
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    You might have noticed that your Facebook News Feed is faster than it used to be on your iPhone or iPad. You're not crazy. Facebook has made the News Feed operate 50% faster than the previous version in the iOS app, according to the company. See also: 8 Brutally Honest Facebook Notifications That Need to Exist Now About two years ago, Facebook switched from HTML5 to native iOS code to make the app perform as smoothly as possible. But the developers noticed something strange: Each time the app updated, it would take longer for the News Feed to load. And gradually, users started noticing, too.
  • Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

    Tim Chester
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    Hungary's prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet usage and reconsider the matter next year after backlash Two protests within the past week attended by tens of thousands of people were sparked by a scheme to make Internet service providers pay 150 forints ($0.62) per gigabyte of Internet traffic, later proposed to be capped at different monthly rates for individual and business users. See also: What it looks like when 100,000 people rally for Internet freedom Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday the tax will not be introduced because "people have…
  • Chef Jamie Oliver shuts cooking schools without warning

    Blathnaid Healy
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    LONDON — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, known for his TV shows that encourage cooking from scratch and his global campaigns for healthier food, has closed two of his London cookery school stores, giving staff and customers little notice that he was shutting shop. In a note placed in shop windows and on the company's website, Recipease says it's closing all but one of its cookery stores in London, however it fails to give a reason for the decision. Described as Oliver's "food and kitchen shop where anyone can learn to cook and make great food", Recipease opened the first of its London…
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  • Wisconsin Town Sends In The BearCat Tank To Collect Civil Fine From Seventy-Year-Old

    Timothy Geigner
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    So, hey, let's say you're an old guy in a tiny town in central Wisconsin. Old, like, seventy-five, let's say, and the tiny town is farm country where you have a twenty-acre plot of good old American heartland. Now, let's say that the municipality hasn't appreciated the fact that you've kept your tractors out on the land you own and even went so far as to get a judge to level thousands of dollars of fines on you for not putting your toys away, because that's apparently a thing that can happen. Now let's say you've been ignoring these civil fines for some time. Under those conditions, would you…
  • New Zealand's Trade Minister Admits They Keep TPP Documents Secret To Avoid 'Public Debate'

    Mike Masnick
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    A couple years ago, then US Trade Representative Ron Kirk explained why the negotiating text of trade agreements like the TPP needed to be kept secret: because if the public debated it, the agreement probably wouldn't be approved. He used, as an example, a failed trade agreement where the text had been public. Beyond the "small sample size" problem of this explanation, the much more troubling aspect is the obvious question of recognizing that if public debate would kill the agreement, perhaps it's the agreement that's the problem and not the public. Apparently, New Zealand's current Trade…
  • Spain Passes Copyright Law; Demands Payment For Snippets And Linking To Infringing Content

    Mike Masnick
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Apparently ignoring just how badly this worked out for publishers in Germany, the Spanish Parliament has passed a law to fine aggregators and search engines for using snippets or linking to infringing content. As plenty of folks have described, the bill is clearly just a Google tax. As we had discussed, the proposed bill would be a disaster for digital commons/open access projects. There had been some thought that the proposed bill might be delayed because of a referral to the EU Court of Justice on a related issue, but apparently that didn't happen. Either way, it looks like the bill kept…
  • DailyDirt: Cyborgs All Around Us

    Michael Ho
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Technology is becoming ever more essential in our daily lives, but as long as the devices we use are still separate things outside of our bodies, we haven't yet fully adapted to technology. However, as technology gets a bit more advanced, it won't seem too strange to start implanting technology in ourselves. If you wear contact lenses, maybe you think you're a pioneer. But there are far more extreme examples, and some folks are really taking it to the next level. Artificial hearts have been under development for decades, but one that adjusts blood flow based on physical activity allows a 75yo…
  • Vermont's Automatic License Plate Readers: 7.9 Million Plates Captured, Five Crimes Solved

    Tim Cushing
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The sales pitch for automatic license plate readers is how great they are at helping cops solve crimes. From hunting down stolen cars to tracking pedophiles across jurisdictions, ALPRs supposedly make policing a breeze by gathering millions of time/date/location records every single day and making it all available to any law enforcement agency willing to buy the software and pay the licensing fees. The systems come with civil liberties baggage -- privacy issues that aren't completely articulable, at least not in terms of what the courts have held to contain sufficient expectations of privacy.
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    The Register

  • Seth Rogen bags Woz role in Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic

    Brid-Aine Parnell
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Another big name added to starry cast and crew It looks like beardy funnyman Seth Rogen will take on the role of Steve Wozniak in the second biopic of Apple guru Steve Jobs, which has Batman actor Christian Bale slated to take the lead role.…
  • Google’s dot-com forget-me-not bomb: EU court still aiming at giant

    Jennifer Baker
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    'Right to be forgotten' only extends to EU borders Google’s argument that its .com domain is not relevant in so-called "right to be forgotten" requests in Europe will not stand up in court, according a senior legislator at the European Commission.…
  • DR LIPS warns: DON'T KISS that NEWT - it's got FLESH-EATING PLAGUE

    Jasper Hamill
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Deadly fungus EATS AWAY the beasties' SKINS Planning to kiss a frog, a newt or a salamander and turn it into Prince Charming? Think again, princess, because a deadly skin-eating fungus is wiping them out across the world.…
  • Facebook sticks vid ads on faux retro photo app biz Instagram

    Brid-Aine Parnell
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Maybe it'll make some money off users now Photo filter and poster biz Instagram has started serving up those pic and video ads it has been promising for a while now, with marketing from folks like Disney and the CW starting today.…
  • Hands on: Implementing Azure Active Directory

    David Gordon
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Learning with the experts Broadcast  The Register’s Tim Phillips is joined by Paul Gregory, from QA, to deliver a live hands-on session on Azure Active Directory on the 25th November at 11am. It’s your chance to learn from the experts and get answers to any questions you might have.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Sony decides a change will do it good, appoints new mobile chief as sales shrink

    Andy Boxall
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Sony has appointed Hiroki Totoki as its new head of mobile, in the face of shrinking sales and further lowered expectations, a move it hopes will reinvigorate the struggling division. The post Sony decides a change will do it good, appoints new mobile chief as sales shrink appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Stay in and scream with 15 horror movies you can stream

    Rick Marshall
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    There's more than enough scary films available online for your Halloween movie marathon, and here are 15 you might want to watch this year. The post Stay in and scream with 15 horror movies you can stream appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook’s first public Q&A

    Trevor Mogg
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    If there's something you'd love to ask Mark Zuckerberg, now's your chance. The founder and boss of the world's largest social networking site is set to host Facebook's first public Q&A session on November 6, with the entire event livestreamed. The post Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook’s first public Q&A appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google, Web giant confirms

    Trevor Mogg
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    The man who helped bring Android into being before going on to lead Google's push into robotics is leaving the Web giant. Andy Rubin will reportedly set up an incubator for startups developing technology hardware products. The post Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google, Web giant confirms appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Slim, stylish and ready to take super selfies, Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 phones are here

    Andy Boxall
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    Now Samsung has got the hang of premium style phones, it can't stop making them. The new Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 have super slim, metal unibodies, and large Super AMOLED touchscreens. Aimed at the young and hip, selfies can be taken with either the front or rear camera. The post Slim, stylish and ready to take super selfies, Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 phones are here appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race Report – 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Eric Ravenscraft
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Tiny things don't have a place in most suitcases. They can easily get lost in pockets or fall out of bags. To avoid this, keep your jewelry and other small items in a pill box.Read more...
  • Deadspin How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America | Gawker A Child's Treasury of This Ye

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Deadspin How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America | Gawker A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes | io9 10 Tropes Involving Fantasy Weapons That Should Die In A Fire | Kotaku School Tries To Recreate Studio Ghibli Food Read more...
  • Check Your Power Meter with Everything Off to Identify Outside Drains

    Eric Ravenscraft
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    We all expect that we're the only ones using the electricity in our house. However, sometimes faulty wiring or dishonest behavior can leave you on the hook for your neighbor's power needs.Read more...
  • How Did You Start Investing?

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    A lot of people shy away from investing because it seems confusing and risky. But if you want to build your nest egg, you'll probably have to get over your fear of investing. If you did get over it, tell us how you got started.Read more...
  • What You Need to Know About Shame and Guilt

    Herbert Lui
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Although shame and guilt may seem similar, shame is highly correlated with addiction, depression, and aggression. In contrast, guilt is linked to empathy and understanding other perspectives.Read more...
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  • Deadspin How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America | Gawker A Child's Treasury of This Ye

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Deadspin How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America | Gawker A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes | io9 10 Tropes Involving Fantasy Weapons That Should Die In A Fire | Kotaku School Tries To Recreate Studio Ghibli Food Read more...
  • The World's Smallest 3D Printer Costs Less Than $300

    Andrew Liszewski
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    The two biggest factors when it comes to choosing a printer are price and capacity. The bigger an item you want to print, the more expensive the printer will be. But if you've decided to just tip-toe into the world of 3D printing, and are just testing the waters, the $299 iBox Nano looks like a great choice, as long as your printing plans aren't overly ambitious.Read more...
  • 7 Brilliant Facebook Cover Photos Just in Time For Halloween

    Eric Limer
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Too lazy to whip up a Halloween costume? It's fine; you can just dress up your Facebook cover photo. Too lazy to do that? Just take a look at these clever cover photos, change you profile picture to a pumpkin, and imagine what it'd be like to be more creative. Read more...
  • The Best Free Android Apps in Amazon's Hallowe'en Giveaway

    Jamie Condliffe
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it's decided give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $115, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.Read more...
  • This Is Why National Parks Are So Important

    Attila Nagy
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    This incredible satellite image is of the dormant volcano of Egmont National Park on New Zealand's North Island. And that clear, sharp boundary on the left is where the park stops and human kind starts.Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Netflix's new ad boards react to the weather with GIFs

    Aaron Souppouris
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    To promote its recent launch in France, Netflix hired Ogilvy Paris to create an advertising campaign with a difference. The agency installed digital posters that change their content to match the context of their surroundings. GIFs from Netflix's...
  • Amazon will develop Fire phone sequels despite the first one's failure

    Mariella Moon
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Amazon's Fire phone has been doing so badly on the market, that the company took a $170 million hit in the third quarter of 2014 and is currently sitting on $83 million worth of unsold devices. But even all those millions aren't enough to make the...
  • These LED bulbs are brighter despite fewer diodes and a lower price

    Timothy J. Seppala
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    One of the toughest parts to swallow of LED lighting technology is just how costly it can be. Well, the folks at Cree have taken umbrage with that and developed a bulb that'll retail for around $5 per 40- and 60-watt equivalent bulb -- less than some...
  • Hungary's internet tax axed after public protests

    Aaron Souppouris
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    Barely a week after it was first proposed, Hungary's internet tax looks to be dead in the water. Tens of thousands of Hungarians took to the streets last weekend to protest the tax, which would have seen internet use charged per gigabyte transferred....
  • Google Calendar for the web now lets you plan a schedule more quickly

    Mariella Moon
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    The holidays are fast approaching, and chances are you're already busy planning your schedule for the next couple of months. Knowing how important it is to stick to a schedule for seasons like this, Google has introduced a handful of changes to its...
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

    Alex Wilhelm
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
     Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with “technology-hardware” products. Google confirmed the departure to us with a prepared statement from Google CEO Larry Page: “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. Read More
  • GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

    Alex Wilhelm,Jonathan Shieber
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
     GoPro’s earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company’s investors, with earnings coming in above analysts’ expectations For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 million, up 45.7 percent from the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013. Adjusting for generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), profits were $14.6 million, or… Read More
  • Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund

    Sarah Buhr
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
     Autodesk is opening a $100 million 3D printing fund, called Spark Investment Fund, to give money to startups and designers in the 3D printing space. The company is now encouraging those interested in developing hardware, software, materials, marketplaces and maker spaces to apply to participate in the Spark Investment Fund’s investment portfolio. Read More
  • LG’s Crazy New Smartphone Screen Has Almost No Bezel

    Greg Kumparak
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
     Tired of looking at all that extra space around your smartphone screen? Let’s ignore for a second that that space serves a rather important function (giving you somewhere to put your thumb/fingers that isn’t on the screen) and just marvel at this thing. Read More
  • Tackling The Crowdfunding Credibility Gap: A Q&A With Dropkicker

    Natasha Lomas
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
     As crowdfunding has scaled up so too have some of the problems inherent with firing unconditional cash at people whose main selling point might just be their madcap idea. The big names of the category, the Kickstarters and Indiegogos, would argue that’s the beauty of crowdfunding. People donating unconditional cash to someone else’s dream, however incredible (or otherwise) it may be. Read More
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  • Creative’s Sound Blaster X7 Will Be Arriving This December

    Tyler Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    When it comes to gaming rigs, gamers tend to focus on the graphics component and tend to go for the best GPU that they can afford. Sound quality is usually an afterthought, or in the case of some gamers, not even considered at all as they are perfectly happy with their motherboard’s onboard sound card and their headphones. However if you consider yourself to be a gamer and an audiophile, then you might be interested to learn that Creative’s Sound Blaster X7 will be launching this December, although with a price tag of around $400, it is definitely one of the slightly more expensive…
  • Olympus Stylus 1s Camera Announced For Japan

    Tyler Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    Around this time last year, Olympus announced the Stylus 1 camera, which is why we can’t say we’re too surprised to learn that Olympus has refreshed the camera by announcing the Olympus Stylus 1s. Unfortunately for photographers, it looks like the Stylus 1s will be exclusive to the Japanese market for now, but perhaps Olympus could bring it to international markets in the future, who knows? That being said, the Stylus 1s is not a huge upgrade over its predecessor from last year. In fact most of its specs will be kept the same, which means that users can look forward to a 12MP CMOS sensor,…
  • Nintendo President Explains Delay Of New 3DS For US And European Markets

    Tyler Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    A few months ago, Nintendo announced new Nintendo 3DS & 3DS XL handheld consoles. With the slightly upgraded specs and with the addition of a new control, it certainly looks like Nintendo has made the console a little more desirable, especially for those who were still on the fence regarding the console. That being said if you were thinking about getting your hands on it, you will be disappointed to learn that Nintendo has delayed the release of the new consoles for both the US and European markets. The console was released in Japan this month and according to Nintendo, they have since…
  • Sony Has Shipped 3.3 Million PlayStation 4 Units In The Past 3 Months

    Tyler Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    It is no secret that Sony’s PlayStation 4 is doing well for itself. In fact earlier this year about half a year since its release, the Sony had managed to sell over 7 million PlayStation 4 units, so what about recently? Well according to Sony’s recent financials, it has been revealed that the company had managed to ship 3.3 million PlayStation 4 units from July to September. Sony also noted that they had managed to ship 800,000 PlayStation 3 units during that same time period, although given that amount, it is safe to say that demand for the PlayStation 3 console is starting to dwindle,…
  • Google Inbox Updated With “Highlights” Feature

    Tyler Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    When we receive a new email, it will tell us who it’s from, the subject, and maybe a little snippet. This is great for regular conversations between you and your friends, family, or co-workers, but what if it is regarding a hotel booking or a flight that you are scheduled to take? Well Google’s Inbox has recently been updated and with the update, it will allow developers to make their emails stand out from the crowd. This new feature is called Highlights and it basically shows the user at a glance the information that the sender believes is important. For example if you have an upcoming…
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  • Nexus 6 pre-orders go live stateside… for a second, get pulled almost instantly

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    We told you Google was having trouble mass-producing its latest Nexus installments and meeting demand, even more than usual, and N6’s failed US launch just adds fuel to the speculation fire. It was supposed to be a celebration. A holiday. An early Christmas for Android fanatics who only want one thing from Santa. Instead, the coming out party of the Motorola-made Nexus 6 flopped so hard, we… Continue reading Nexus 6 pre-orders go live stateside… for a second, get pulled almost instantly Related posts: Google Nexus Player back on sale, Nexus 6 pre-orders kick off October 29 LTE Nexus…
  • It’s official, Samsung’s Gear S rolls out to US carriers November 7

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Samsung may have difficulty, to say the least, in meeting Gear S release deadlines in the UK, but intriguingly enough, the US rollout seems to be going ahead as planned. It’s obvious the company is merely following the money, dear British readers, so don’t be too sad. Besides, your time will come pretty soon, and if the latest ETA pans out, you’ll very closely follow Americans. Granted, UK carriers are… Continue reading It’s official, Samsung’s Gear S rolls out to US carriers November 7 Related posts: Samsung makes Gear 2/Gear Fit pricing official: $295/$195 Samsung…
  • CurrentC may be transitioning to NFC

    Seth Fitzgerald
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    A competitor to Apple Pay and Google Wallet that has been backed by more established retail companies called CurrentC might transition to Bluetooth LE or NFC. The CurrentC platform is still in beta, and reports came out earlier this week stating email addresses had been taken from the service that belonged to beta… Continue reading CurrentC may be transitioning to NFC Related posts: Google Checkout becoming Google Wallet Google takes the lid off Google Wallet Continental Airlines to continue using QR codes for boarding The post CurrentC may be transitioning to NFC appeared first…
  • Oh, the humanity: Huawei says no to KitKat for Ascend Mate 2

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    While owners of flagship devices and even mid-rangers from household Western mobile brands are holding their breaths in anticipation of Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, Huawei dropped a massive bombshell bound to hurt its already shady stateside reputation. Not only is the Ascend Mate 2 unlikely to get a taste of Lollipop, it will surely never have a bite of KitKat. Ever. Confused? Let us clarify. Huawei isn’t ruling out a 5.0 bump for… Continue reading Oh, the humanity: Huawei says no to KitKat for Ascend Mate 2 Related posts: CES 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Goes Official with 4G LTE and…
  • HTC One M8 for Windows and Galaxy Note Edge coming to T-Mobile in November

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Don’t make any plans for gadget holiday shopping just yet, as you might end up hating yourselves for jumping the gun. A number of drool-producing smartphones are on their way to US carriers and “Uncarriers”, including the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and HTC One M8 for Windows. Of the two, the latter will debut first on T-Mobile, according to a legit-looking internal document of Magenta which got leaked to the press. The… Continue reading HTC One M8 for Windows and Galaxy Note Edge coming to T-Mobile in November Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge out in South Korea, more markets to…
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  • Microsoft May Have Launched a Band of Gold

    Richard Adhikari
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Microsoft on Wednesday made another foray into the mobile health market with the introduction of the Microsoft Band, powered by its new Microsoft Health platform. The band, which is available at Microsoft Stores for $200 as of Thursday, is designed to be worn 24 hours a day. It has 10 sensors. In addition to the usual monitoring capabilities -- heart rate, sleep quality, calorie burn, exercise -- the band will notify wearers of incoming calls, emails, texts and social updates.
  • Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: Prelude to the Beacon Wars

    Chris Maxcer
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    The current dustup between Apple Pay and CurrentC is a stark, bleak mess. That's not because Apple promises an easier, more secure way of making a smartphone-based retail transaction. Nor is it because CurrentC wants to harvest data on you and provide behavior-bending coupons, incentives and special deals, while cutting out the middleman credit card processing industry. It gets worse. Paying by smartphone -- which seems like a new and cool convenience -- is just the start of an unavoidable new in-person retail experience.
  • The Long and Winding Road to Shellshock Recovery

    Richard Adhikari
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Four days after the Shellshock vulnerability was disclosed, Incapsula's Web application firewall deflected more than 217,000 attempted exploits on more than 4,100 domains. The company recorded upwards of 1,970 attacks per hour, from more than 890 IPs around the world. Shellshock was expected to be far worse than the Heartbleed flaw, which was expected to impact about 17 percent of the secure Web servers worldwide. That added up to about 500,000 servers. That's because Shellshock lets the hacker take over -- whereas Heartbleed did not.
  • HP May Sprout New Manufacturing Techniques

    Richard Adhikari
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    HP on Wednesday announced its Blended Reality ecosystem, consisting of HP Multi Jet Fusion, an advanced 3D printer; and Sprout by HP -- a combination scanner, depth sensor, high-res camera and projector that provides 3D images of items and enables real-time remote collaboration. The ecosystem might revolutionize manufacturing, sharply reducing the design-to-prototype cycle and making it easy to customize products. It also might let individual entrepreneurs -- the traditional backyard shops -- carve a niche for themselves in the market.
  • With Ampy, You'll Get a Charge Out of Exercising

    Chris Maxcer
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    While some people are vaguely aware that movement can be converted into electrical energy -- think wrist watches or emergency crank flashlights -- a new Kickstarter project has created Ampy, a small, wearable battery pack that can harness the kinetic motion of common humans and release it back into smartphones, smartwatches and other USB-powered electronic gadgets. If you walk about 10,000 steps, cycle for one hour, or run for 30 minutes, you can generate about three hours of smartphone life.
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  • AT&T, Verizon Use 'Perma-Cookies' To Track Phone Web Browsing

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Verizon Wireless and AT&T are inserting header codes into mobile traffic data that enables them to track customers' browsing activities over LTE, 4G and 3G networks, according to an online security expert. The "unique identifier header," or UIDH, can be used to understand customer Web habits and deliver more targeted advertising to them. AT&T said it is only testing the use of UIDHs, and is not currently running a mobile-relevant advertising program that would use such ID-tracked information. Verizon Wireless, which did not respond to our phone calls or e-mails, has been using the tracking…
  • New Chrome Bookmark Manager Beats Browser Bloat

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    It's been a problem for users ever since the infancy of Web browsers: bookmark bloat. Now, Google's new bookmark manager can offer some efficiency and tidiness to how your bookmarks are stored. Bookmark Manager, a new extension from the Chrome Web Store, represents Google's new solution for the problem of having too many bookmarks and no sensible way to handle them all. The old bookmark manager, called Google Stars, is no longer available from the Chrome Web Store. When Bookmark Manager is installed, the user's bookmarks are transformed into snippets of Web page previews, instead of just the…
  • Lenovo Completes Motorola Mobility Acquisition

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Now that it has officially acquired Motorola Mobility, Lenovo is looking ahead to strengthening its global position in the smartphone market. Its $2.91 billion purchase of the Motorola mobile division from Google is aimed at helping the company take on current smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple. Lenovo announced the completion of the acquisition -- which includes Motorola Mobility's Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and DROID series smartphones -- today. It plans to operate the company, which adds nearly 3,500 people to its global workforce, as a wholly-owned subsidiary with headquarters in Chicago.
  • Microsoft Reveals Its Band Fitness Tracker

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    The latest entry into the fitness wearables market -- the $199 Microsoft Band -- is now on sale, both online and at Microsoft Stores. Upon announcing its new fitness-tracking wristband Wednesday, Microsoft also unveiled its Health platform, a cloud-based service for managing and analyzing health- and fitness-related data from wearables and other devices and services. It's unusual for Microsoft to announce a new product that is immediately available for purchase. However, the move stands to give a boost to Microsoft's position in the wearables market ahead of the planned launch of the Apple…
  • HP's Sprout Combines PC and 3D Scanner

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Making a major change to its usually staid design philosophy, Hewlett-Packard unveiled an all-in-one PC that seems to take its design cues from Apple. Called the Sprout, the new machine features a built-in projector and surface-enabled touch designed to make 3D scanning and printing easy. HP is shooting for the high end with the Sprout, and in particular seems to be taking aim at creative professionals. The new PC will become available November 9 for $1,899, although the company is already taking pre-orders. HP said it had been working on the new PC for about five years, and it has 70…
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  • UPnP Devices Used in DDoS Attacks

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

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

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

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

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

    Tom Pritchard
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Last week it was revealed that the Hungarian government was planning on implementing a tax internet usage that would see users pay an extra 38p for every GB of data they use. The public were not happy and have been protesting ever since. It’s good news, though, because the protests have worked. Tens of thousands of Hungarians took to the streets to protest the move, which was expected to raise around £50 million a year. While the move was designed to mainly affect companies, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has declared that the tax cannot be introduced ‘in its current…
  • A Russian politician wants to ban Tim Cook from the country

    Tom Pritchard
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Yesterday Tim Cook publicly revealed that he was gay, a move that has been praised by numerous people across the world. There is, however, one many in Russia who seeks to ban Cook from the country because of his newly public sexuality. Vitaly Milonov is a politician with a very strong anti-gay stance, and is attributed to be one of the major factors behind the country’s opposition to what it refers to as ‘gay propaganda’.Not long after Cook’s announcement went public, Milonov declared that the man should be banned from entering Russia. Speaking to FlashNord Milonov…
  • Minister criticises Halloween costumes that ‘demonise’ mental illness

    Diane Shipley
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    If you’re dressing up for a Halloween party this weekend, or perhaps a spot of trick or treating (I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you have young children), you might want to leave the straitjacket at home. Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken out about the proliferation of costumes that present mentally ill people as monsters. As ITV reports, he’ll give a speech later today to a National Child and Adult Services conference in Manchester urging retailers to reconsider selling outfits like ‘Adult Skitzo’, which comes with an orange jumpsuit,…
  • A gold Moto 360 briefly appeared on Amazon

    Tom Pritchard
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    The Moto 360 may have finally launched in the UK, but it appears that we still have a bit more to see about Motorola’s round-faced Android Wear smartwatch because at some point yesterday a gold-coloured variant of the watch appeared very briefly on Amazon. Not only that but the retail giant also accidentally revealed a silver version of the watch that comes with a brown leather strap, as well as a number of dark metal and silver straps that will sell for $80 (£50). Obviously the listings are no longer live, but Phandroid did manage to grab a screenshot of the gold watch for everyone…
  • OnePlus One pre-orders will reopen on November 17th

    Tom Pritchard
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Earlier this month the folks behind the OnePlus One smartphone decided to do away with the invite system and allow people to pre-order and purchase the phone with no string attached. The problem was the system wasn’t able to handle that kind of pressure and many people were left unable to buy a phone of their own. Initially the pre-orders were supposed to be open for an hour, but that was extended to three hours when people were experiencing problems. Luckily pre-orders are going to open up again on November 17th, giving people yet another chance to get their hands on the…
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  • BBM getting message retraction and Snapchat-style timed message features

    James O'Malley
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Blackberry has started rolling out some interesting new features on BBM – making a move to ape snapchat, and also let you recall messages sent in error. If you’ve ever sent a message to the wrong person, you know how awkward it can be – so if you’re a BBM user you could be in luck as the new message retraction feature will let you delete a sent message, if you can get to it before the person you’ve sent it to receives it. Similarly, with the latest update there will be “timed messages” – which work exactly like Snapchat, whereby you can specify…
  • Samsung announces metal Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

    James O'Malley
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Samsung has implicitly responded to criticism of its plastic-heavy designs today by announcing the Galaxy A5 and A3, which sport full metal unibody designs. It is the outside of these phones that is getting all of the focus. Here’s how Samsung describes it: “The Galaxy A5 and A3 are Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, featuring refined full metal unibody designs that are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin, respectively. Both devices will come in a variety of colors, including Pearl White, Midnight Black, Platinum Silver, Soft Pink, Light Blue and Champagne Gold, to accommodate the…
  • Could drones be the future of emergency health care?

    James O'Malley
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    A student has invented a drone that has a built in defibrillator – which could conceivably fly to people in need much quicker than an ambulance stuck in traffic. Alec Mormont from Delft University has come up with the concept: The drone can fly up to 100kph, and a network of drones could boost cardiac arrest survival rates from 8% to 80%. The drone also has a built in webcam and speaker, so that the emergency services can see what is happening and help whoever is on the scene use the defibrillator correctly. It’s a really clever idea. The only draw-back is that each drone would…
  • The Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today

    Stuart O'Connor
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be ‘banned’ from country after coming out as gay | The Independent “Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia. Anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member of the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg, drew on stereotypes of homosexuals to suggest Cook could bring ‘Aids and gonorrhea’ to Russia.” Meanwhile, at The New York Times: Tim Cook Is Important Because Firsts Are Important Pirate Bay…
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity goes to… World War II?!

    James O'Malley
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Ubisoft has just dropped the latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity and it appears to show the series going a little more modern… The “Time Anomoly” trailer shows hero Arnaud jumping through a hole in the French Revolution simulation and ending up scaling the Eiffel Tower, which has been emblazoned with a “V” and is surrounded by airships. What the heck? Somehow he has ended up in WWII Paris – when the Nazis occupied the city the emblazoned the tower with a big “V”. It’ll be intriguing to see how this is incorporated into the…
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  • Microsoft slashes price of Xbox One to $349 for holiday season

    Andru Edwards
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Microsoft that slashed the price of the Xbox One by $50 leading into the holiday season, bringing the price down to just $349. The new pricing applies to all Xbox One bundles, which means that you can even get the upcoming Sunset Overdrive bundle for $349, as well as the Assassin’s Creed bundle that includes Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. If you are looking for one of the bundles that includes Kinect, even those are $50 less, including the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle that features the custom-designed Xbox One console with 1TB hard drive,…
  • 10 great apps that are optimized for the iPhone 6 Retina HD display

    Andru Edwards
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Apple is renowned for paying extreme attention to user experience, so when their new lines of phones featuring bigger screens came out in September, it was just a matter of time before apps started being optimized to take advantage of this change. The difference in resolution is quite notable, the iPhone 6 coming with a resolution of 750 by 1334 pixels and a 4.7 inches screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus boasting a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels and a 5.5 inches screen, whereas the previous generation of iPhones (iPhone 5, 5C and 5S) came with a 4 inch display with a resolution of 640 by 1336…
  • Humble Mozilla Bundle lets you play awesome games without leaving your browser

    Andru Edwards
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Humble Bundles are nothing new; for several years now, they've let you pay whatever you want to get a handful of DRM-free PC games. The frequency with which these bundles are offered has made them less of a must-buy than they used to be, but the latest bundle is too intriguing to pass up. The Humble Mozilla Bundle available now offers a selection of excellent PC games, five of which you can get at any price you wish. (Three others require you to beat the current average--$5.64--and one asks that you pay $8 or more.) But as the Mozilla in the name suggests, this bundle involves your…
  • Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, here’s what’s new!

    Andru Edwards
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Apple has released iOS 8.1, and with it comes a slew of new features for users of iOS devices. The biggest addition is Apple Pay, which works with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. Apple Pay allows you to securly store your credit cards in Passbook, and pay for items wirelessly and quickly in stores with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and online in apps with any of the supported devices. Apple Pay isn't all that's included in iOS 8.1, though. The return of the Camera Roll and My Photo Stream libraries in the Photos app when not using iCloud Photo Library is…
  • Apple iMac with Retina display now shipping

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

    Abhishek Baxi
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Jabra has just launched their next- generation Bluetooth headset, Jabra Storm, India. The company claims that the Storm offers great-sounding calls outdoors and in windy conditions with a talk time of up to 10 hours. Jabra Storm is a smaller, lighter, and the discreet, behind-the-ear wearing style looks quite comfortable. The Storm packs in NFC which is a nifty addition for easy pairing. The headset also offers voice control for taking or rejecting calls with your voice. According to the company, with Jabra Storm, you are assured of crystal clear conversations at both ends of the call due to…
  • Microsoft Band Is Almost Here

    Romit Mehta
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    It sure looks like Microsoft is very close to announcing and releasing their fitness band, simply called Microsoft Band. Their smartphone and Mac apps are available in respective stores ahead of a formal announcement. Based on the details listed in the app description, an updated health privacy policy and screenshots, it does look like the band will work with all platforms and will be, as is normal with Microsoft these days, powered by a cloud service called Microsoft Health. The band will apparently track heart rate, steps, calories burned and sleep. The band will also work with your…
  • OPPO introduces the World’s Thinnest full HD Phone, the OPPO R5

    Abhishek Baxi
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    OPPO today announced the launch of OPPO R5 at a global launch event that took place in Singapore. Measuring just 4.85mm in width, the R5 is the world’s thinnest full high-definition phone. The R5 is the first smart phone to measure less than 5mm thick. It is built with first-grade steel and designed with a micro-arc frame to make the entire device smooth and strong. Despite its thin frame, the R5 packs in an octa-core processor and features a 5.2-inch AMOLED display. The R5 is also the world’s first smartphone that uses phase-change material, keeping it at a constant cool temperature…
  • OPPO introduces N3 with a 16MP Automated Swivel Camera

    Abhishek Baxi
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    OPPO today announced the launch of OPPO N3 at a global launch event that took place in Singapore. The N3 is the world’s first smartphone to feature an automated swivel camera. The OPPO N3 features a 16 megapixel rotating camera that has the ability to rotate 206 degrees and is capable of taking 64 megapixel high resolution images using its free-stop and multi-angle shooting features. Users can control the camera rotation in three ways – by O-click, gestures, and touch access. The OPPO N3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU and is packed with 32G ROM and 2G RAM and…
  • OneDrive Storage Goes Unlimited For Office 365 Subscribers

    Romit Mehta
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Remember when OneDrive bumped up their free storage tier and made the storage included with Office 365 1TB from the 25GB that it used to be? Well, that was only a few months ago. Now, as they announced on the OneDrive blog on October 27, Microsoft is making the OneDrive storage unlimited for Office 365 Home, Personal and University subscribers. The upgrade to unlimited storage rolls out today and there is a priority list for those who would like to see it early. I was one of those, and I got an email later in the day that while the upgrade to unlimited is in progress, the storage in my Office…
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  • Samsung's flexible-OLED Gear S to arrive in the US on November 7th

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    A little over a month since Samsung announced their latest smart watch, the Gear S, they now announced that it will arrive in the US on November 7th. The gear S will be offered on AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile, Verizon, Best Buy and other stores. AT&T will sell it for $200 (with a two-year contract). The watch will cost $350 on T-Mobile and $384 on Sprint.The Gear S has a flexible (curved) 2" 360x480 (300 PPI) plastic-based Super AMOLED display and it includes a 3G chip so it doesn't have to be paired with a smartphone. Other features include Tizen OS, seven sensors (accelerometer,…
  • eMagin gives more details on their high-brightness OLED microdisplay development project

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Earlier this month eMagin announced three new R&D project wins, worth a total of $6.8 million. The company now gave some more details on those projects. The bulk of that money ($6.45 million) will go to several projects that all have an aim to develop and produce ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplays at a low unit cost.The projects will be executed over the next 30 months, and upon the completion eMagin will be able to produce full-color high resolution (higher than 1920x1200) OLED microdisplays with a brightness in excess of 10,000 cd/m2 and…
  • LG formally ended plasma display production

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    Last month it was reported that LG will soon stop producing Plasma (PDP) panels, and today LG announced formally that it stopped PDP production. Plasma TV popularity was in decline for years, and LG wants to focus on OLED TV as the future TV technology.The other two major PDP makers, Panasonic and Samsung, already stopped producing plasma displays. The only remaining producer is China's Changhong (although I also heard that this company will halt PDP production soon).Read more about LG formally ended plasma display production
  • New OLED gadget: Oppo R5

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
    The Oppo R5 is the world's slimmest smart phone (Android 4.4) at 4.85 mm. It features a 5.2" FHD AMOLED, octa-core 64-bit CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, 13mp camera, LTE and a 2,000mAh battery.The R5 will ship towards the end of 2014 for $499.
  • AT&T to be among the first carriers to bring LG's G Watch R to the US

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    A few days ago LG released the G Watch R smartwatch in Korea (for 352,000 Won, or $330) and later announced their global rollout plan for the G Watch R - which will be available in Europe in the beginning of November, while key markets in North America, Asia and the CIS will get the watch "soon after".AT&T now announced that it will be among the first carriers to offer LG's new watch. AT&T did not disclose how much will the watch cost, or when it will be actually available. But they did setup a page with information on the upcoming watch. If you find it hard to wait for AT&T, you…
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  • 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…
  • Crocus to develop multibit architecture for its MLU technology

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Crocus Technology launched a new project (called Miultismart) to develop secure multibit architecture for its Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. Crocus will collaborate with Gemalto and the French research laboratories at LIRMM and IM2NP.A multibit architecture will enable Crocus to increase the memory density without changing the die size. As part of this project, Gemalto will develop a new operating system suitable for this MCU and LIRMM and IM2NP will test, qualify and characterize the end product - a secure microcontroller with a secure element.Crocus is targeting several applications…
  • More details on TDK's new 8Mb STT-MRAM prototype

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

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    This book presents a systematic overview of emerging non-volatile memory technologies. The book discusses recent improvements in flash technologies (such as 3D NAND), phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies and alternative technologies such as STT-MRAM, ferroelectric and organic memory devices.ASIN:  Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials)
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  • Don't let the festival of noise kill the festival of light

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

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

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

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

    Anupam Varghese
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There was once a fly, Shown a beautiful sky, Thrown a wonderful pie, O'er joyed! it tried, Flew higher and high, Till the lights drew nigh; Then hit a damn glass ceiling! Tried harder than hell,Cast all the spells,Rang all the bells,But down it fell,Godspeed him well! What could it tell? Kept hitting that damn glass ceiling! No longer a kid,Evolve it did, Diamond claws it hid;The skies now lit, This time it flew, Fast as it could; @###, who removed the damn ceiling?! Moral of the poem is: Always wear a helmet before you fly.
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

  • Did You Get Your LED Costume?

    Ann Diab
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Yep, it’s that adorable LED baby. You just can’t stop watching her. And wishing you had this LED costume. And watching her again. Glowy Zoey’s video hit a gajillion views last year when her dad came up with this outfit. Since then, in proper startup fashion, they have been iterating on the model, figuring out how to make electronics bend, learning more about Arduino technology, and experiencing manufacturer issues and source factory shutdowns. I’m sorry if you didn’t get yours in time for Halloween, but they are focused on bringing an improved suit after the…
  • Why Snuggling an Uber Kitten Is Good for Your Startup

    Kira M. Newman
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    For National Cat Day yesterday, Uber teamed up with Cheezburger and ASPCA for the second year in a row to deliver kittens instead of people. Users in 7 cities – Austin, Chicago, DC, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle – could open up the Uber app and request a kitten, which would be delivered to your office for 15 minutes of snuggles. The $30 fee was donated to local shelters, and most kittens were up for adoption.  UberKittens at Vanity Fair UberKittens at HuffPost SF I’m sure you don’t need more reasons to snuggle an adorable kitty, but I’m going to give you…
  • Here’s a 10-Step Checklist to Build & Market a Successful App [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Ronald Barba
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Nowadays, everyone and their mom is building some kind of application. Or, at least, it seems that way. In reality, building an app is a lengthy process, that requires more than just the actual ability to create one. Even if one is personally technically capable of creating an app, there’s still a lot of other components to the process. And, once you do somehow manage to execute a working app, how can you ensure that consumers will actually know about or even use it? Simply: there’s a lot at stake, and you need to make sure that you’ve done everything in your ability to put…
  • Joel Trammell of Khorus: How to Get from Founder to CEO [VIDEO]

    Ronald Barba
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    On Thursday, November 6, Tech Cocktail is hosting its Chicago Mixer & Startup Showcase, featuring Spark‘s Scott Hess and Khorus‘s Joel Trammell. Get your tickets now! At this year’s Tech Cocktail Celebrate, Joel Trammell took some time to speak to attendees about what it means to be CEO. Specifically, he talked about how a startup founder transitions from being merely another player on the team to becoming the leader of great company. For Trammell, he compares the job of CEO to that of a head coach position at a major sports program, and you need to be prepared to take…
  • Your TV is Moonlighting as a Digital Picture Frame With Artkick

    Will Schmidt
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The majority of my friends don’t have cable. In fact, most people I talk with are jumping ship on the cable box, turning towards streaming content from their Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast. And even people who do have cable most likely own one of these devices. That’s why Artkick, when they were developing their free iOS and Android apps, decided to leverage the power of these streaming devices. Users can search Artkick’s library of over one million images to create customized slideshows to be displayed via their Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast; in essence, the app turns your TV into a…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Genetically altered glowing flower on display in Tokyo

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Just in time for Halloween, a glowing flower goes on display in Tokyo. Instead of sorcery and magic, its creators used science to genetically modify the flower, adding a naturally fluorescent plankton protein to its genetic mix. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Visa, Mastercard charge ahead

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Visa and Mastercard both reported better-than-expected results, at a pivotal time in their business with the emergence of digital wallets. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Flying car prototype takes to the skies

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionise the transport industry. The upgraded model has significant improvements to the previous prototype, with a top groundspeed of 200 kph and a flight travel range of about 700 kilometres. Ben Gruber reports.
  • U.S. Air Force launches GPS satellite from Cape Canaveral

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    An Atlas V rocket, carrying a GPS satellite on board, successfully launches from Cape Canaveral, a day after an unmanned rocket exploded moments after liftoff in Virginia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Mind-controlled prosthetic arm restores amputee dexterity

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    A Swedish amputee who became the first person to ever receive a brain controlled prosthetic arm is able to manipulate and handle delicate objects with an unprecedented level of dexterity. The device is connected directly to his bone, nerves and muscles, giving him the ability to control it with his thoughts. Matthew Stock reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • New Gaming Mice Released by Corsair with 16.8 Million Inner Light Colors – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    The days when the mouse was just a necessary but otherwise unremarkable part of computers have long passed. Now, there are plenty of different sorts of mice for just as many different usage scenarios. Corsair has just unveiled its two newest gaming models. Called the Gaming Sabre RGB Mice, they get their name from the red-green-blue LED color system found within, like in a few other mice. This system can enable no less than 16.8 million combinations and, by extension, 16.8 million different ... (read more)
  • 28-Inch 4K Samsung Monitor Also Ships with Assassin's Creed Unity

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    We already covered the Samsung 850 Pro SSD and how it's selling in a bundle with a certain game that Ubisoft will soon release. Now we're bringing you the other product that will ship in a similar package: the U28D590D monitor, or UD590 for short. As a 28-inch display, the product wouldn't stand out all that much. While it's in the upper half in terms of consumer display size, there are plenty of larger models out there. However, being smaller than the best Full HD monitors out there is goin... (read more)
  • Buy a Samsung 850 Pro SSD and Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    The Assassin's Creed franchise has grown swiftly since the launch of the first game a few years ago, and it's also been revitalizing people's interest in history on the side. The latest installment is going to be a bit less historically accurate, but it's bound to sell well anyway, and Samsung wants to capitalize on that. The company has announced that if you buy the Samsung U28D590D (UD590) monitor or the Samsung 850 PRO solid state drive (SSD), you'll get the game for free. This is because... (read more)
  • Toshiba Releases 4 TB and 5 TB Desktop Hard Disk Drives

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Even with all the rave surrounding solid state drives, hard disk drives continue to be the prime choice when it's capacity you're looking for instead of sheer speed. The lower price compared to SSDs with a fraction of the same storage capacity helps a lot too. Toshiba has many different series of magnetic storage solutions like this, but one line called Desktop 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Serial ATA 3.0 Hard Drive didn't have anything over 3 TB until now. One reason is that 4 TB, 5 TB and 6 TB ca... (read more)
  • Intel's Broadwell CPU Is a 13-Layer, 14nm Advanced Chip – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    Intel's main competitor on the central processing unit market may be AMD (the latter's wish to free itself from the comparison notwithstanding), but when it comes to the actual foundry business, the CPU tech manufacturing and development, it's TSMC that Intel has to contend with. Intel makes its processors itself, which means that it possesses its own fabrication plants, where its plans for newer and better chips are put into practice. AMD has recently created/acquired its own foundry, but G... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tarah Talking Tech Concludes 'Women in Tech' Series with Seventh Interview

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Passionate about the tech community and helping others, This week Tarah Ferguson sat down with WeAreYVR lead curator Claire Atkin to learn more about the value of open data, the communities numerous women in tech champions, and the importance of doing the tough stuff. In a previous episode, Tarah chatted with cofounder and CEO of Sprout, Martha Switzer, as she shared her secret to Balancing a new business and a new baby.    Tarah also spoke with Ola Kowalewski, who ousted a lack of confidence as a common thread among female entrepreneurs.
  • TransLink's Compass Card Troubles Continue with New Glitch, Company Remains Committed

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Since launching in 1985 TransLink's SkyTrain has largely relied on the honour system. This has resulted in major losses due to fare evasion over the past three decades. In 2012 TransLink unveiled an idea called the Compass Card, a piece of plastic riders could tap on touchscreen turnstiles to enter and exit SkyTrain platforms (and buses). The technology sounded smooth and efficient; reality has been anything but. TransLink's project has been delayed multiple times. Now well over a year behind schedule, costs have ballooned and glitches have been myriad. This week an ongoing glitch with…
  • Mike Volker Gives Inside Look at World of Startup Investing

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Startup Grind Fireside Chat has become an institution. Like any institution, it attracts all kinds of speakers. Some speakers are young and merry and a little insouciant. Others are more dignified. And sometimes, the Fireside Chat attracts someone exactly in the middle. The speaker on Thursday, October 15, was notable local angel investor Mike Volker, current Director of the Simon Fraser University Innovation Office. The two Cheryls, Draper and Mack, know how to put on an event by now. Everything is just so: from the bright happy lanterns hanging from the ceiling to the abundance of food…
  • Could Slack Sneak Past Hootsuite and Shopify in Race to Billion-Dollar Valuation?

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Evidence is mounting that Vancouver's Hootsuite and Ottawa's Shopify are already valued by private investors at $1 billion—but if that speculation is untrue, then a stealthy up-and-comer might reach the mythical figure first. Slack, the latest creation from Canadian serial entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield, may be raising a round of capital that could value the Vancouver-born company at up to $1 billion, according to TechCrunch. It would definitely be a shocking twist, given that Shopify is 10 years old and Hootsuite is six years old. Slack is five years old, but its current…
  • Everyone Already Knew Tim Cook Was Gay. That Doesn't Make His Coming Out Any Less Significant

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Apple's chief executive officer is all over the internet today because he came out in an essay on Businessweek. Some people are calling his essay "brave," "elegant," and "historic." Others are asking: what's the big deal? We already knew he was gay. That much is true. As early as 2008 it was suggested that Cook—described as a "lifelong bachelor" and "intensely private" by Fortune—may be gay. By 2011 it was all but publicly confirmed by Cook himself. Gay magazine Out even listed him in its power rankings. So why is Cook brave for coming out years after anyone paying attention was…
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  • Scary, terrifying, daunting, but It's all better now!
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Brad Feld - into the emergency room - off the bike! 1626_ 10/20/14 - "Ouch" A disembodied voice said, "You’re in an ambulance. I’m just putting an IV in your arm," I had no idea where I was. I had a vague recollection that I had been on a bike. "You’re in an ambulance. You are ok. Stay calm." I realized I was tightly strapped to a board and couldn’t move if I wanted to. My legs hurt. My ribs hurt. My shoulders hurt. I couldn’t figure out what had happened. I couldn’t process where I was. I felt like I was coming out of a dream, but I couldn’t…
  • Non-financial managers, making uninformed decisions...
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Non-financial managers need to improve financial performance 1627_ 10/20/14 - Larry was talking with Michael Higgins, president of Financial Decision Maker, about some challenging business issues. Larry asked about Michael's background. He said, "The heart of my company’s mission is to raise the financial acumen and decision-making confidence/ competence of business owners, managers and employees at businesses - very large and very small. My work for the past 30 years has been in "high engagement = high retention" learning. Up until about 20 years ago, I was a…
  • U.S. local craft brewing company ranks 34th in size!
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Bootstrapping the company and it grows in size and profits 1628_ 10/20/14 - Wynne Odell is Co-founder and CEO of Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was the keynote speaker at the ACG Denver monthly meeting. Doug, Wynne and Corkie Odell started their brewing odyssey in 1989. The trio had no grand plans, but after five years of a draft-only format, bottles were introduced and rapid growth ensued. Twenty-five years later, Odell Brewing Company ranks 34th in size among craft breweries in the United States. Odell is a Colorado-centric company, with 65% of its sales coming from…
  • Silcon Flatirons at CU Boulder
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    1631_ 10/7/2013 - Silicon Flatirons - Tech Transfer, University Commercialization Efforts and Patent Strategies
  • Completely hide/convert this room - it's almost Magic!
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Talking about having a global presence 1620_ 10/6/14 - We're speaking with the 'master of deception', that is in terms of finding those creatively hidden beds in some very cleverly designed, hand-built furniture, to achieve a dual purpose room. Located in Denver, FlyingBeds International, Inc. and Ron McKey, president/founder, are very well known locally and internationally. We're talking about having a global presence, and Ron tells us how it begins with the presentation of your best. In this case, at the show. That would be the Hospitality/Design Expo in Las Vegas this…
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  • Here Is The Season Five Trailer For ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Jerry Seinfeld‘s web series will return on November 6th, but for fans who cannot wait that long, a new trailer gives viewers an early look. Crackle has released the season five trailer for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which will feature a septet of guests from the comedy world. As has been the norm ever since Seinfeld took flak for the lack of diversity on his web series, this season’s crop of guests is a diverse group. During the 97-second trailer, viewers catch snippets of conversations with everyone from Kevin Hart to Jimmy Fallon to Amy Schumer. YouTube aficionados will…
  • MTV Debuts First Original YouTube Channel ‘Braless’ With Host Laci Green

    Bree Brouwer
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    MTV wants to vie for the attention of the online video masses with programming designed specifically for the YouTube generation. The media company’s first original YouTube channel, MTV Braless, just launched with YouTube sex vlogger Laci Green as host. Referencing the 1970s sexual revolution, Braless will appropriately focus on social issues surrounding gender and sexuality. Green notes other topics of interest in the channel’s teaser trailer, such as politics, pop stars, “not taking sh*t,” and “bras — lots of bras.” Green then invites viewers to join her in taking it all…
  • Disney, CW, Activision The First To Buy Video Ads On Instagram

    Bree Brouwer
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Instagram didn’t want to be left out of the video ad crowd. The company purchased by Facebook in 2012 for a cool $1 billion snagged its first round of video advertisers, including Disney, the CW, and Activision. Each of the companies noted above created its 15-second auto-play video ad specifically for Instagram, tailoring the content to play well with the photo and video application’s strengths and its users’ habits. Disney’s ads for Big Hero 6 are appropriately compiled of selfies taken by the film’s main characters. The CW has no problem with the 15-second limit as it…
  • Honda Flips Between Night And Day With An Amazing Interactive Ad

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Honda‘s massive music-based online video initiative may be struggling, but its newest YouTube campaign is very exciting. The automaker teamed up with ad agency Wieden + Kennedy  (W+K) for “The Other Side“, an interactive video that cleverly examines the differences between two  related cars. The stars of “The Other Side” are the Honda Civic and the Civic Type R. The former is compact car suited for the suburbs, while the latter is a high-performance vehicle with a sleeker look. In order to highlight the strengths of each vehicle, W+K created two videos: In one,…
  • Vice, Rogers Commit $100 Million To Canadian Studio, TV Channel

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Vice founder Shane Smith has often expressed his desire to launch a TV news channel aimed at Millennials. Now, thanks to an assist from a Canadian media company, Smith is fulfilling his wish. Vice has teamed up with Rogers  Communications to form a $100 million venture that will include a production studio and a north-of-the-border TV channel. According to Variety, Vice and Rogers are splitting the bill for the new venture. That means each company will contribute $50 million CAD (about $44.7 million USD) to the initiative. That budget will allow Vice and Rogers to both build a Toronto…
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  • Fix Your Broken Smartphone Screen without Fixing It [Images]

    Eric Dye
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    My screen is broken. And I hate it. Meanwhile, I’ve seen some people use screen protectors with fake broken screen cracks. I honestly don’t understand this. Perhaps because 25% of smartphone users have a cracked screen, it’s become hipster? Real cracked screen or not, here is an awesome way to fix your broken smartphone screen without actually fixing your smartphone screen: Where do you find awesome smartphone wallpaper? I need to download one of these NOW! [via 22Words | Top cracked screen image via Daniel Kulinski via Compfight cc] Fix Your Broken Smartphone Screen…
  • To-Do List Tip: Using Tags

    Eric Dye
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last week I shared a number of to-do list tips that I’ve learned and Darius asked: “I’d be curious to know how you implemented your priority and tagging system…” Since I use Asana, prioritization is integrated to a degree, but I’ve since learned that using tags brings a new layer that helps me prioritize tasks at the beginning of each day. I also use tags to organize some projects in sort of a sub-category fashion as well. In the video below, I show you how I go about doing this in Asana, but the fundamentals of using tags can also be applied in task management…
  • How Much Money Do ‘Christian’ Movies Make? [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    1 in 10 movies produced in Hollywood per year has a “Christian basis,” but how well do they fare in comparison to the general market? It’s no surprise that “The Passion of the Christ” has done very well. It’s the 16th top grossing films of all time, but what about those other movies like “God’s Not Dead” or “Soul Surfer?” The answer may surprise you: [Click for Larger]Selling ‘Chrisitan’ movies as a genre or marketing angle isn’t my favorite thing, nor do I think how much a money grosses is any kind of berometer for how good or bad a movie…
  • 10 Minute Film School

    Chad Ferris
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Video is an amazing medium. It has become a huge part of our culture. From a religious standpoint it is being integrated into our church environments, teaching, and homes. There are a few resources out there that do it well in the Christian world, but as it becomes more prevalent we will all begin to feel the need for more personalized content. Especially in light of the fact that the affordability of doing video well continues to increase. This is my attempt to download the things I have learned over the years from friends in the industry as well as trial and error. This 10-minute film…
  • Super Mario Super Heros

    Eric Dye
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I initially was going to be posting the image below—which is way awesome—but as I searched for a decent featured image for the post, I scooped up this gem that’s pictured above. These are great! I love mashups. Not sure how I feel about Mario in Wonder Women’s and Cat Women’s clothes, but they are pretty funny looking. What’s your favorite? Can you imagine if these were real in game powerups!?!? [Featured image via The Orange and the second image is via Uhull] Super Mario Super Heros first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Patents for humanity: Special edition of Technology and Innovation

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) The current special issue of Technology and Innovation is devoted to patents that benefit people around the world who live with limited resources, in challenging environments, and are in need of better access to basic needs and improved standards of living, health and infrastructure. It includes original articles from winners of the 2013 USPTO Patents for Humanity Awards, aimed at rewarding innovators for deploying patented technologies to address humanitarian needs.
  • Doubt cast over air pollution link between childhood leukemia and power lines

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Institute of Physics) Researchers from the UK have called into question a theory suggesting that a previously reported risk of leukemia among children born close to overhead power lines could be caused by an alteration to surrounding air pollution.
  • Celebrating the work of the 2014 Nobel Laureates

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Wiley) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., would like to congratulate all of the 2014 Nobel laureates and is proud to have published work by nine of the laureates. To celebrate their achievements Wiley has made a selection of content from the 2014 winners free to access until the end of the year.
  • Dazzlingly sharp images on curved screens

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature -- and additionally allows about 10,000-times faster projection rates. Researchers will be presenting their technology Nov. 4-6 at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart.
  • They know the drill: UW leads the league in boring through ice sheets

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Hollow coring drills designed and managed by UW-Madison's Ice Drilling Design and Operations program are used to extract ice cores that can analyze the past atmosphere. Shaun Marcott, an assistant professor of geoscience at UW-Madison, was the first author of a paper published today in the journal Nature documenting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 23,000 and 9,000 years ago, based on data from an 11,000-foot hole in Antarctica.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • OMG! EMC has over 20 Free Fundamentals Training Courses! #EMCElect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Hey! Why do you keep tagging these posts about EMC with #EMCElect? I just want you to know that I like to party. But seriously, after my past (and even very recent) posts about Free EMC Education, I love to share the love, the word and the FREE! Thanks to the awesome team at EMC Education Services there’s a whole boatload of training available to get yourself started! What kind of topics? Cloud EMC Hybrid Cloud with VMware Fundamentals Storage AppSync Fundamentals Atmos Fundamentals Connectrix Fundamentals Isilon Fundamentals PowerPath Fundamentals RecoverPoint Fundamentals Symmetrix…
  • Free Training on EMC Hybrid Cloud with VMware Fundamentals! #EMCElect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    So I noticed this recently, OMG FREE TRAINING! You know how much I love sharing free stuff with ya’ll so I figure, why not do it with this as well! This training (which may not be the only one… I’ll try to get a consolidated list and share that in another post) but this training is free, available, and BOOM! Right there at your disposal.  I did notice some things though, which I’ll share here with my experience of acquiring it. Where do I get it? Firstly, you can gain access to it easily by visiting this blog post; New! EMC Hybrid Cloud with VMware Fundamentals e-Learning …
  • VMware Hands On Labs – The best kept FREE secret you don’t know about

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    Are you familiar with VMware’s Hands On Labs? You know, that thing they make available at VMworld and filled with so much training, dedication, effort, awesomeness? If not, then you should be! One of the best kept secrets about it… Is if you go to the links that you THINK work for it, sometimes they don’t even work, they’ll TELL you about the Hands On Labs, but not provide an actual LINK to the hands on labs! Kind of distressing! :) For example if you go to this awesome link you’ll find all about Project Nee, all the benefits, all of the details about the labs. But no where in there…
  • EMC Proven Knowledge Sharing Competition – Join Now! Abstracts Due 12NOV #EMCElect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    I know some of you may be aware of this, and others of you have absolutely no idea about it at all! Well don’t let that be a hindrance! This is the 9th year of this Competition and the camaraderie which comes with it is awesome and drips with community! Some of the key points which are used to convey interest in this (At least from EMC) involve a few points below.. Your idea can lead to: Articles selected for publication can reach thousands of your colleagues worldwide The current top 10 downloaded articles have been downloaded more than 475,000 times Overall, our Knowledge Sharing library…
  • OMG! Free Brocade Certification Exam and Training (170-010) Expires Soon!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Some time ago I got notified about this, but then there was VMworld and R&R and I let it go by the wayside… Well guess what IT IS STILL AVAILABLE! Whoa whoa whoa, let’s calm down. I CANT CALM DOWN! FREE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING! Okay, that is something to be excited about… This track entitles you to pursue NFV Certification! (Alright, I had to look that up… Network Functions Virtualization Certification :)) Most of the steps of what you need to do are contained in this handy Quick Start PDF Guide – It includes: Downloading the Virtual Router you can use to train and get…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

    Ron Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • OpenStack Paris Summit Could be a Turning Point for Project

    Ron Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    The OpenStack Summit next week in Paris could represent a pivotal moment in the history of the project. That's because it's attracted wide attention this year, and has become the open source project of the moment. The question is where does it go from here? Photo by Flickr user Emax-photo. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
  • GE Leads Enterprise Charge To Public Cloud

    Ron Miller
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Most folks probably think GE,  the appliance and industrial giant would have a conservative approach to IT, but the fact is its IT policy is quite progressive and GE has announced plans to close 90 percent of its data centers eventually and move this all to the public cloud. Photo Credit: Marufish on Flickr. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: Mirantis gets $100M, OpenStack powers CERN, Juno reviewed

    Ron Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web and social media looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, Mirantis gets $100M to pursue its enterprise OpenStack strategy, OpenStack powers world-famous physics research institute CERN and a review of the latest release of OpenStack, Juno. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

    Ron Miller
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.
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  • Goin’ to Mars. Well, my name is ;)

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

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

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

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

    Brad Grier
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I guess it’s about time I mention it broadly, rather than simply hint at it or just let a few folk know. As of the end of the month, I’ll be leaving my very cool and amazing world-class family at Apple retail and joining the team at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. It wasn’t an easy decision, leaving the industry-leading unique culture of Apple retail. But it basically boiled down to lifestyle; I wanted my weekends and evenings back to spend time with my family. I leave with very fond memories. Apple is an amazing organization. I consider it a personal…
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  • R40: Rush 40th Anniversary on Blu-Ray, Nov. 11,2014

    Robert Saunders
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s debut album. This deluxe collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes: Rush in Rio R30 Snakes & Arrows Live Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland Clockwork Angels Tour It also includes a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013. The bonus disc features over two hours of unreleased footage including their masterpiece 2112 in its entirety, the Laura Secord School performance with John Rutsey from 1974 that…
  • Recommended Computer Upgrades

    Robert Saunders
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:02 am
    I’ve been building some new computer systems lately, and here are some components that I have turned to time and again for my clients. First up is the Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case. This box holds all your system components such as the motherboard. processor, hard drives, and DVD or Blu-ray drives. Some people may find the case to be too large, but for a computer gamer or video editor it’s just the right size for those mid to topline video cards. The Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case has an all-black interior coating. It also has a ventilated front mesh…
  • Word for Chromebook

    Robert Saunders
    22 May 2013 | 11:32 am
    Need help installing Word on your Chromebook? Call Skylark NetWorks at (516) 308-2759 or read on. One of the most frequent calls I’ve received lately as a computer repair technician revolves around the new Chromebooks using the ChromeOS Operating System. The typical call sounds like this: Caller: How do I install Microsoft Word on my Chromebook? I can’t get Word to work on my Chromebook. Skylark NetWorks: Do you have a Windows or a Mac version of the Microsoft Word software that you are trying to install on your Chromebook? Caller: Yes! I have the _________ version. (Fill in the…
  • World Wide Web’s Twentieth Anniversary

    Robert Saunders
    1 May 2013 | 8:19 am
    On April 30, 1993, the World Wide Web was born. Today we just call it “the Web”; while other mistakenly call it “the Internet”. The Internet is just the basic tools or platform for delivering the web’s content. (An earlier post stated August 1991 as the birthday, but that version wasn’t publicly accessible. On April 1993, the page was made public.) And on April 20, 1993, the very first web page was published. Here’s a screenshot: To mark the anniversary, CERN has republished that page. Though launched in 1993, it was “built” in 1992. Dan…
  • Car Accessories for Samsung Galaxy S3

    Robert Saunders
    4 Dec 2012 | 9:23 pm
    Two years ago, when the Samsung Galaxy series of phones were released, I, rather famously, posted three articles as to why “Samsung Vibrant is NOT my new Android Phone (Part One)“, (Part Two), (Part Three). Then, this past August, pretty much two years from then, I upgraded to the new Samsung Galaxy S3, and I couldn’t be happier.  All the problems I experienced with the Samsung Vibrant are gone, and there are so many new features I haven’t quite figured out how to use them all, but one thing is certain: I want to use this device safely in my car. So I’ve done a…
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  • Fake a Halloween Costume With This Photo Hack

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    If you can't put together a Halloween costume (although we've got plenty of easy options), just fake it. Thanks to a Google+ "Halloweenify" filter, you can turn your normal photos into a spooky sight that you'll want to post all over social media. Simply go to Google+ Photos and pick either "Try a fun effect" or "Try a a spooky effect." Then select a photo, and- voilà - the site will apply a Halloween look. Choose the fun effect and you get an animal face paint makeover; choose the creepy effect and you've got yourself a ghostly appearance. Remember when Google+ did something similar for the…
  • Ahhh! Storytelling Apps That Will Scare You Silly

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Halloween creeps closer! The house has been cobwebbed, the candy is out, and the costume is good to go . . . so now what? Get ready for the festivities by spooking yourself and your friends silly with haunting tales of ghosts, talking dolls, and phantoms. These five hair-raising storytelling apps will frighten, startle, and disturb you into the All Hallows' Eve mood. iPoe ($4) - This interactive and illustrated Edgar Allen Poe app reimagines all the poet's greatest, spookiest classics. Terrifying animations and an original soundtrack illustrate "The Oval Portrait," "The Tell Tale Heart," "The…
  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: '90s Couples Costumes That Are the Bomb Dot Com

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    12 bomb dot com Halloween costumes for couples - Love & Sex How to buy a really last-minute Halloween costume online - Tech Definitely a treat: homemade sugar-free candy corn - Fitness 111 kid-approved Halloween treats and eats - Moms These 2-in-1 Halloween costumes will be the talk of the party - Fashion 10 incredibly easy Halloween costumes made with flash tattoos - Beauty This isn't a trick: how to pair wine with Halloween candy - Food 8 haunted houses in New Orleans that will scare your pants off - Home 101 Halloween costumes to DIY on the cheap - Smart Living Don't look at these…
  • Microsoft's Smartwatch Wants to Get You Active

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Microsoft now has its own wearable tech offering, today unveiling the Microsoft Band, a smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid. Unlike the Apple Watch - which will only work with iPhones or Android smartwatches, like the Moto 360, that work with Android Wear - Microsoft Band is designed to work with the most popular mobile platforms: Android, iOS, and Windows. And Microsoft promises Band will have about a 48-hour battery life, allowing users to stay more connected than most smartphones will allow. Band pairs with a smartphone but doesn't need to be in close proximity to the phone to use certain…
  • How to Buy a Really Last-Minute Halloween Costume Online

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Yikes. It's nearly Halloween and you haven't picked out a costume yet? No worries, technology can totally save you! If you're in need of a really, really last-minute Halloween costume, check out these apps and websites first. The Day Before Head over to Amazon's Halloween Shop, where most of the costumes for men, women, and children are Prime-eligible. Amazon Prime memberships offer free two-day shipping, one-day shipping as low as $3, and even same-day delivery in these cities. Same Day In San Francisco, California Bay Area, West LA, Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC, try Google…
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    GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news

  • 5 Misconceptions about barcodes

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    At this point, barcodes are far from being a novelty factor. As a matter of fact, they have been utilized on a global scale in different industries for a few decades in a row. The technology behind this concept is continuously involving, permitting companies to perfect their inventory management, reduce expenses, minimize losses, boost their profit and ultimately maximize their odds of success on any market. Barcodes are fascinating, especially when you get familiar with their delightful history.     According to, the first patent for a barcode system was issued to two…
  • Difference between web conferencing and video conferencing

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Web conferencing is no longer a technical innovation that is specifically for larger enterprises. This advancement has been expanded to facilitate even small and mid-size enterprises as high bandwidth and high-speed connections are available for anyone, all over the country. More than 24 percent of households today have a high speed connection, compared to what was used back in 2004. As far as video conferencing is concerned, this means of technology is extensively used by the youth of today. Statistics suggest something worth considering: almost 79 percent of the survey respondents used…
  • Four reasons to adopt tablets in the office

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

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

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

  • Disposable Battery Charger – turn your ordinary Duracell batteries into rechargeables

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Hands up everyone who gets just the teeniest pang of guilt as they throw away a used set of batteries. It’s that nagging feeling there’s still some juice left you could use if only you weren’t so lazy and wasteful. It’s no wonder that rechargeables have become so popular. But they’re a little expensive, and they also wear out eventually. Which is why this Disposable Battery Charger is interesting. It’s designed to let you re-charge your [...] 191 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Etree – the tree that gives Wi-Fi instead of oxygen

    Donyae Coles
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    There’s a meme going around that says something to the effect of, “If trees gave off Wi-Fi people would be more interested in saving them” which is crazy because we still need them for oxygen, another important life sustaining substance. With the Etree, you could actually get Wi-Fi as well as a host of other benefits, but not oxygen. There’s no oxygen because the Etree doesn’t have leaves. Or really any living parts. [...] 187 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • MOOG Theremini – weird music machine is weird

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    There’s something about strange vibratory music that makes people either run away screaming or swoon in delight, and we’re not sure which part of the brain is responsible for the effect. Take synthesizers for instance. Once the darling of the pop rocks brigade, now they’re relegated to the back rooms of Sci-Fi TV series instead of Billboard charts. Now one of the veteran synth companies, MOOG, has come back into the mainstream (maybe) with a cute [...] 217 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • IKEA BEKANT Sit/Stand Desk – up or down, it’s your choice

    Donyae Coles
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    If you spend any time reading the news you’ve probably heard that sitting down all day is bad for you. Unfortunately many people have jobs that require just that. But the standing desk is even worse because who wants to stand all day? BEKANT Sit/Stand Desk is the solution. Usually you either have a desk you can sit and work at, or you have a desk you stand and work at. The standing [...] 204 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Quinny Longboardstroller – totally weird but strangely logical family transport hits the streets, maybe literally…

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    So if this was April we’d be checking the calendar, but it ain’t and this is what it is. A product which can only have come from the fevered imagination of someone aching to return to their misspent youth, while ensuring they met their current responsibilities in a totally ‘real’ way. Man. The Quinny Longboardstroller is a baby stroller which has been tacked on to a fairly conventional longboard (aka a skateboard to you and me). [...] 305 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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    Network World Alpha Doggs

  • Internet2: Chief Innovation Officer wanted

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Internet2 is looking for a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) to join its executive leadership team, and has assembled a panel of higher education and corporate leaders to search for one.Internet2 operates a high-speed network across the United States over which higher education and research institutions collaborate. The CINO would be tasked with leading new initiatives in areas such as advanced networking infrastructure, cloud computing and identity management.RELATED: Big-data science requires SDN, Internet2 chief saysTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Wellesley College researchers seek the truth via Twitter Trails

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Wellesley College researchers in Massachusetts have launched an interesting project dubbed Twitter Trails that attempts to show, via Twitter, how true and false stories propagate differently on the social network.This one hits pretty close to those of us in the journalism business, where attempting to verify whether what we see on Twitter and other social networks is for real. And in fact, the researchers say on their blog that the tool is initially geared toward helping amateur and professional journalists to investigate recent and breaking stories.ALSO: 13 of today's coolest network…
  • Christian Bale: From serial killer to Batman to Steve Jobs

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    [View the story "Christian Bale: From Batman to Steve Jobs" on Storify] To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 100G Ethernet bringing Large Hadron Collider closer than ever to U.S. researchers

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Sciences Network is gaining 340Gbps of connectivity to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe via 4 new transatlantic links. The network will be used by researchers on two sides of the Atlantic Ocean.ESnet equipment in Europe will be interconnected by dedicated 100Gbps links from the pan-European networking organization GÉANT.+ Also on NetworkWorld: 4 New Ethernet Speeds in the Works To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • In search of killer meetings

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Innovative business plans from young entrepreneurs around the world will be on display next week as part of the Intel® Global Challenge. This competition is designed to motivate young entrepreneurs to develop promising technologies that solve real-world challenges, build viable business models, and move that technology out of university labs and into the market. The finalists consist of 26 teams, who are presenting business plans in areas such as computer science, wearable technology and 3-D printing. As part of this competition, finalists will have the opportunity to meet with successful…
  • 4 Weeks with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    What do you get when you take two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 video cards, configure those for SLI, and set those at your feet for four weeks? We give our thoughts and opinions about actually using these GPUs in our own system for four weeks with focus on performance, sound profile, and heat generated by these cards.
  • 4 Weeks With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    If you are thinking about upgrading to a multi-GPU set up, make sure you read our 4 Weeks With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI article before you plop down your hard earned money. What do you get when you take two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 video cards, configure those for SLI, and set those at your feet for four weeks? We give our thoughts and opinions about actually using these GPUs in our own system for four weeks with focus on performance, sound profile, and heat generated by these cards. Comments
  • [H]ot Deals

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Make sure you guys check out this [H]ot Deals forum thread for exclusive deals on hardware just for [H] readers. The coupon codes for the items listed below won't last forever and are limited to stock on hand so you'd better get in on these deals before November 5th! CANADA: EVGA Supernova 850w 80 Plus Gold G2 Power Supply - $109.99 G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 - $83.49 Seagate 3TB Expansion Drive - $104.99 Gigabyte R9 270x 2GB - $149.99 USA: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 2x4gb DDR3-1600 RAM - $76.99 Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse - $66.99 MSI Z87M Gaming mATX Motherboard - $87.99…
  • The Evil Within Demo

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    There is a three chapter demo for The Evil Within on Steam today. If you like the game enough to buy it, you get to keep all the progress you made in the demo. Starting October 30th, you'll be able to enjoy the first three chapters for free. If you choose to purchase the game after the first three chapters, you'll be able to continue your save progress, and as an added bonus, we'll throw more evil your way with a free copy of Call of Cthulhu. Finally, and for a limited time only, we are offering 50% off The Evil Within's Season Pass! Comments
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  • Smart socks for dumb smartphone users

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

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

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

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

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

    Vera Ranieri
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    EFF recently learned about a patent that covered a method of filming a yoga class. We reviewed the patent and discovered that it was just as ridiculous as it sounded. Despite our familiarity with absurd patents and our concerns about cursory review at the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), we were still surprised that this one issued. It seemed the so-called "invention" wasn't the kind of thing that should be patented at all—or at the very least, was not something novel or nonobvious. Yet another stupid patent, and winner of our October accolades. There's a silver lining to this story. The…
  • Wisconsin Town Sends In The BearCat Tank To Collect Civil Fine From Seventy-Year-Old

    Timothy Geigner
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    So, hey, let's say you're an old guy in a tiny town in central Wisconsin. Old, like, seventy-five, let's say, and the tiny town is farm country where you have a twenty-acre plot of good old American heartland. Now, let's say that the municipality hasn't appreciated the fact that you've kept your tractors out on the land you own and even went so far as to get a judge to level thousands of dollars of fines on you for not putting your toys away, because that's apparently a thing that can happen. Now let's say you've been ignoring these civil fines for some time. Under those conditions, would you…
  • New Zealand's Trade Minister Admits They Keep TPP Documents Secret To Avoid 'Public Debate'

    Mike Masnick
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    A couple years ago, then US Trade Representative Ron Kirk explained why the negotiating text of trade agreements like the TPP needed to be kept secret: because if the public debated it, the agreement probably wouldn't be approved. He used, as an example, a failed trade agreement where the text had been public. Beyond the "small sample size" problem of this explanation, the much more troubling aspect is the obvious question of recognizing that if public debate would kill the agreement, perhaps it's the agreement that's the problem and not the public. Apparently, New Zealand's current Trade…
  • Spain Passes Copyright Law; Demands Payment For Snippets And Linking To Infringing Content

    Mike Masnick
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Apparently ignoring just how badly this worked out for publishers in Germany, the Spanish Parliament has passed a law to fine aggregators and search engines for using snippets or linking to infringing content. As plenty of folks have described, the bill is clearly just a Google tax. As we had discussed, the proposed bill would be a disaster for digital commons/open access projects. There had been some thought that the proposed bill might be delayed because of a referral to the EU Court of Justice on a related issue, but apparently that didn't happen. Either way, it looks like the bill kept…
  • DailyDirt: Cyborgs All Around Us

    Michael Ho
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Technology is becoming ever more essential in our daily lives, but as long as the devices we use are still separate things outside of our bodies, we haven't yet fully adapted to technology. However, as technology gets a bit more advanced, it won't seem too strange to start implanting technology in ourselves. If you wear contact lenses, maybe you think you're a pioneer. But there are far more extreme examples, and some folks are really taking it to the next level. Artificial hearts have been under development for decades, but one that adjusts blood flow based on physical activity allows a 75yo…
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    Sample the Web

  • Meatgasm is alive! (Again)

    C.K. Sample III
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    I’m so happy! The domain that I used to own and which a domain squatter had been sitting on for half a decade freed up again and I got it back. Head over to Meatgasm to follow all my foodie meat / antivegetarianism posts!
  • Mourning Beard

    C.K. Sample III
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    The last time I shaved was the morning of my father’s funeral, which was a month ago. I wanted to have a physical sign of my mourning. Originally I thought to shave my head, but the first thing that Dad said to me when I first arrived in the hospital to see him before he passed was “C.K., your hair is beautiful!” I decided to grow a mourning beard and give it at least a month. It’s been a month, and as you can see, I’m not genetically inclined to grow a beard. Or at least not quickly. It’s actually on the verge of becoming a real beard, and I’m not…
  • I haven’t given up on blogging and neither should you

    C.K. Sample III
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    I’ve just been really, really, incredibly busy. I see other people giving up on blogging. Like Scoble today, who is most likely doing it for a stunt, like he’s done before with Google+ and Posterous (or as I like to call them, dying and dead). It’s a stupid move. The only reason I post as much to twitter as I do is because I have a backup of all that data here on this blog. This is my space. It’s my corner of the Internet that I have full control over. It’s not some other company owning everything I post. That’s important. Since we all first started…
  • I used to blog

    C.K. Sample III
    1 Jan 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I don’t really do much blogging anymore. 2013 was sparse. 15 posts. I use Twitter and Flickr more than anything else. I archive all that here too, via the Lifestream section of the site, so if Twitter dies, I still have a copy of all the ephemera I’ve tweeted.UPDATE: Well, turds. It appears my tweets stopped being archived in here in early June. That. Sucks. ANOTHER UPDATE: Whew! Duplicate tweets stored here. I used to be a professional blogger. Now I’m a professional who only occasionally blogs. Odd. Anyway, it’s just something I’ve thought about a few times…
  • Innotech 2013: Resetting Your Mobile Strategy for Convergence in 2014 #mobilesociety

    C.K. Sample III
    16 Oct 2013 | 9:22 am
    I just finished giving a presentation to a room of about 30 people at Innotech 2013. The slideshow for the presentation are above, and we shot video of the event, which I will post later after it is edited, uploaded etc. UPDATE: Here’s some video of my talk:
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  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersHow Mobile Management Services Fill a Critical Security NeedThe ABCs of Mobile Device ManagementTaking Windows Mobile on any DeviceRequest Free!
  • Millennials as Brand Advocates - New Research Study Results

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

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionThe Future of Backup as a Data Protection StrategyAdapting Security to the CloudThe Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business with SymantecRequest Free!
  • A Crossroads for Windows XP Users: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

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

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

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The Essentials of Online Marketing, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Online Marketing related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Online Marketing research:Industry Report: 2014 Global Email SurveyThe Modern Marketer's Guide to Getting the Most Out of VideoFrom Information to Insights: Understanding Big Data OnlineMarketing Got ComplicatedRequest Free!
  • Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered Android’s top third-party browsers, Firefox and Opera, along with relative underdog Dolphin, then tested and compared them to Chrome to see which one deserves to be the default choice on your smartphone. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.Request Free!
  • Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The best browsers can enhance your surfing experience with fast speeds, comprehensive standards support and intuitive navigation. We put the three leading browsers for Windows 8′s “Metro” mode — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer — to the test to see which one will serve you best. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments…
  • Forrester Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio. But many IT leaders — particularly those at very large organizations — are unsure whether standardized SaaS offerings from Google and Microsoft provide the flexibility they need. These concerns shouldn't prevent CIOs from moving collaboration tools off-premises. We find a burgeoning services sector that can deliver highly customized messaging, teaming, and real-time communication services for…
  • 3G/4G Digital Signage Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband cellular signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations and new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.Request Free!
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  • Ubisoft Sneaks in Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade Just in time for Halloween

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    It would have been nice if we could have gotten this in time to rock it on Halloween, but we’ll take it all the same. Ahead of the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity on November 11, you can get yourself a scale replica of the Phantom Blade that Arno, the main character, will be killing fools with. That’s one way to kickstart the old hype machine. The Phantom Blade, crafted in conjunction with McFarlane Toys, is made of thermoplastic and includes a retractable blade and a pop-out crossbow that can fire an actual (plastic) dart. That’s all attached to a faux-leather…
  • LIM Innovations Looks to Finally Take Prosthetic Legs Into the 21st Century

    Chance Kinney
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Over the past decade, bionic arm technology has moved along at an impressive clip, providing amputees with functional arms and hands capable of managing increasingly complex and delicate tasks. Of course, the robotic arm is easy to appreciate, thanks to its science fiction roots. It’s also easy to track its progress, as more sophisticated machinery and materials allow wearers to crack eggs or play musical instruments, stories that immediately capture the imagination. So, it’s easy to overlook what’s going in the world of prosthetic legs. It’s a much less glamorous…
  • Marvel Studios Announces Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Including Captain Marvel in 2018

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Earlier this week, Marvel Studios held a special event at the El Capitan in Hollywood to finally confirm what all those blank spaces in their phase 3 movie schedule are. Marvel is indeed looking that far into the future, with movies planned from now until 2019. And, while the revelations were for the most part what fans expected, there were a couple of curveballs to get extra excited about. Probably the biggest surprise isn’t that Marvel is doing the Infinity War, which was pretty much a given once Thanos showed up at the end of The Avengers, but that the Infinity War will be split up…
  • Siren Ring Protects Women with its Deafening Alarm

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Siren is a new personal safety device that hides in plain sight as a fashionable ring. It’ll pass for a nice accessory on a night out, but the important part is what’s ready and waiting underneath the stone. The ring is actually a high-pitched, 110 dB alarm designed to blast anyone directly in front of it with a deafening wail. If a woman feels threatened outside of her home, she can point the ring at her attacker and quickly give the stone a counterclockwise twist, which will activate the alarm and startle the would-be attacker. It could be a nice thing to have in a pinch, and…
  • MusicGlove Combines Guitar Hero With Hand Rehabilitation Therapy

    Chance Kinney
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The last time I saw Guitar Hero combined with hand rehab therapy, it was a friend of mine playing the real thing with a makeshift splint made of popsicle sticks and rubber bands on his hand after an incident involving a missed shot and a basketball pole. And you know what, it worked, so I don’t see any reason why a much more high-tech, professional approach wouldn’t work just as well. MusicGlove is a glove dotted with sensors that can track discrete hand movements and gestures. The glove is hooked up to an included 10″ tablet (for the home) or 21″ monitor (for clinics), which…
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  • How to Prevent Someone From Looking at Your Phone’s Other Pictures When You Show Them One

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

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

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

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

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

    Pawan Dahal
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    New Delhi, October 31, 2014: MobiKwik, India’s number one mobile wallet, has unveiled a new brand identity and logo that further fosters its positioning as the most trusted digital wallet. It recently released its new tagline: ‘Discover MobiKwik Wallet – The easiest way to pay!’ and a fresh logo which firmly establishes MobiKwik’s brand identity. In view of the festive season and MobiKwik Online Mela, a sum of 100M INR were paid in the month of October on 3rd party merchants including Snapdeal, eBay, Shopclues, Homeshop18, Tastykhana, Dominos, MakeMyTrip, redBus, Abhibus,…
  • ‘Pioneers Unplugged’- Europe’s biggest networking event comes to Bangalore city

    Pawan Dahal
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Bangalore, October 31st 2014: Pioneers Unplugged- Europe’s biggest and niche networking event is coming to Bengaluru city on the 14th November 2014 at Symbiosis institute of business management auditorium at Electronic city. Pioneers Unplugged organized by the Octopus group is a full day event that will be based on the theme ‘Future Technologies and Social Innovation.’ The event will include networking with corporates, entrepreneurs, coders, investors and startups. The speaker panel includes prominent speakers from tech and innovation giants like Capillary, Idiom designs, Mgaadi and…
  • VMware and IDC Study Shows Software Defined Indian Businesses Can Avoid Spending $5.5 Billion By 2020

    Pawan Dahal
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    In 2013, IDC was approached by VMware to build a hypothetical model that measures the impact of virtualization in the x86 server world. In 2014, this project has expanded to examine the impacts of server virtualization on storage and networking, the capex and opex models of businesses, and how adoption of such technologies could lead to greater business agility. In collaboration with the same global IDC team as last year, including key storage and networking analysts, IDC Asia/Pacific created what is referred to as the Datacenter Economies Index. This model examines the impact of server…
  • Trend Micro Has Identified 9 Social Media Scams Instagram, Twitter “Instant Like Apps” are Included

    Pawan Dahal
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    India—October 30, 2014—According to a research report by Webcertain Group,the number of social media users in the Asian-Pacific region is expected to hit 1 billion by year-end, almost five times the total in North America. While social media browsing has become a daily routine for everyone, it is also one of the favorite attack hotspots for cybercriminals. Trend Micro unveiled 9 Social Media Scams, such as “The Facebook Color Changer”, “Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile,” and “Naked Videos,” that cybercriminals leverage to spread malware infection to PCs and smartphones or…

    Pawan Dahal
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    INDIA, Mumbai. October 30, 2014 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, showcased the future of IT at its annual vForum conference in Mumbai.  Charting a path from today till 2020, the enterprise in India will leverage IT outcomes to drive business benefits and increase efficiency, control and agility as a transition to the mobile cloud era. “The old model of IT is not good enough in the software defined era, where traditional businesses are being challenged and a new approach to align IT with the business is needed to compete,” said…
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  • 8 Halloween-Themed Templates for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    ‘Tis the season for death and destruction, ghouls and goblins, spookies and scaries, and what better way is there to get into the festively freakish (or freakishly festive) mood than by tweaking your blog’s template to go along with the season, right? Here we’ve got a number of free and premium Halloween-inspired Blogger templates for you to choose from. Enjoy! Spellbound Halloween Template (Free) Demo | Download Greyskull Halloween Design ($10.50) Demo | Download Spider Template (Free) Demo | Download Zombie Apocalypse ($17.50) Demo | Download Pumpkin Template (Free) Demo |…
  • 2014 Gallery Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The 2014 Gallery Blogger template by Zmtemplates is a lovely black Blogger template that will feature your photos and images beautifully, without the need for much text. Its clean and elegant design speaks for itself, and your visitors will be able to view at least 9 of your latest photos in the homepage. This is best suited for photography, artwork, portfolio, or even graphic design sites that feature illustrations, posters, wallpapers, books, and more. This theme features 3 columns with one right sidebar. It’s SEO-optimized and is perfect for galleries that are updated daily or even…
  • Vintage Camera Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    This charming Blogger template that goes by the name of Vintage Camera is a simple and serenely designed theme that will go well with photography enthusiasts who also like to write. Adapted from WordPress, Vintage Camera is a minimalist theme that features 1 column, a dropdown menu, a 3-column footer, post thumbnails, and a responsive layout that allows you to display your photos and posts beautifully on any device. Its pale gray-and-white color scheme makes it easy on the eyes, with plenty of visual breathing space. Each post also features its own social sharing buttons so your readers can…
  • Digbug Video Gallery Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    If you’ve love sharing or featuring videos with your readers, then Digbug Video Gallery template for Blogger by Templateclue will showcase your reels perfectly. This stylish gallery-type template features a two-column layout with a right sidebar that’s great for featuring more of your links. It has a header with two menus in which your visitors can use a pre-fitted search engine and social media icons for sharing your site and links. A carousel slider lends a touch of visual interest to your homepage, because it displays several image snippets and titles of your featured videos,…
  • Olive Premium Responsive Template for Blogger

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

    Nimish Dubey
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Four iPhones on a table: the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. How much can four devices, each supposed to be the best of its type tell you about a phone that has been revered as the Godphone by many? A whole lot. As we discovered when we had lined up the four […]... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft’s Halloween ‘Offer': Windows 7 Sales End Today

    Radu Tyrsina
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    No, this isn’t a joke and not a prank – today, on the Halloween day, Microsoft will stop selling Windows 7 and Windows 8 to OEMs. This means that you won’t be able to buy a PC with Windows 7 pre-loaded from November 1. Windows 8.1 will replace Windows 8, which too will see end of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Samsung Unveils Mid-Range Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 with Slim Metallic Bodies

    Raju PP
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Samsung has just unveiled two mid-range Android smartphones which are its thinnest ever. The Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are 6.9mm and 6.7mm thick respectively and come with Galaxy Alpha-like metallic unibody designs. Yes, they’re far from being the thinnest ever smartphone, but it’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Great iPhone Camera Battle: iPhone 5s vs iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

    Nimish Dubey
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    For many people, the iPhone is the gold standard when it comes to smartphone photography. The iPhones may not have always yielded the highest quality of imagery – the others caught up in that department a couple of years ago – but their sheer ease of use, speed and consistency, topped... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal, Becomes Third Largest Smartphone Maker

    Radu Tyrsina
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    If somehow reports of Lenovo buying Motorola missed you – which was also bought by Google for $12.5 billion back in 2011 – then you should know that the deal is now complete. Lenovo has announced today that Motorola is now a Lenovo company which makes Lenovo not only the number one PC... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 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!
  • DCI Featured in CIO Review Magazine!

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

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

    Caroline Prince
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    It has been well established that SEO is just as essential to a blog writer as it to is to a website content writer. If your blog content is not garnering a good readership despite the high quality of content in the post, it could mean that search engines are not finding your blog. On the other hand, sacrificing quality for the sake of SEO is not prudent, either. Ideally, striking the balance between quality and SEO would not only open your blog post to discovery, but can even lead to and sustain a loyal readership. Here are a few tips you can follow to make your blog post SEO-friendly: 1. It…
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  • Try Windows 93 Today

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    What if Microsoft released an operating system in the chasm between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95? It might look something like Windows 93, an interactive art project by Jankenpopp and Zombectro that you can try right in your browser.
  • Yosemite Hackintosh with UniBeast and MultiBeast

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Those who are eager to try out OS X Yosemite on any compatible Intel-based PC can follow a simple guide to install the same using UniBeast tool. The UniBeast tool creates a bootable installer via downloaded version of OS X Yosemite.
  • eComStation, OS/2 Warp and WarpStock

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Warpstock annual conference was held on Oct 24 to 26 on St. Louis, Missouri. These conferences are related to the OS/2 and eComStation platform. Currently there are two reviews of the event online at OS2World and at WarpCity2 blog. Between the relevant news there is a new company called "Arca Noae" that will focus on software development for the platform. They are working on ACPI, USB, Network and other drivers for the platform. Additionally Mensys also gave some light why there haven't been activity on the last year. Arca Noae announced driver releases and software subscription products…
  • Osquery From Facebook

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Facebook released an open-source tool for monitoring operating system state changes across large infrastructures, which could help engineers quickly diagnose performance and security issues.
  • Microsoft Band: A wearable device with support for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:17 am
    It's got a built-in GPS, so you can wear in around and don't have to take your phone. It's svelte and stylish. The display is small (keeping the device small) but it's high resolution and touchscreen. In addition to all the standard quantified self stuff, it supports mail, messaging, calendar, and alerts. It costs $199, and it's on sale now (for preorder). Most importantly, you can load it with Starbucks credit and use it to pay for lattes. Looks like a winner.
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  • Monster 24K Gold Headphones

    Brian Mitchell
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    Monster just released specially tuned over-ear gold headphones inspired by rapper Meek Mill’s lifestyle, the Monster 24K. Designed for users who are not afraid of expressing who they are through its brilliant look, the 24K headphone also exemplifies the user’s taste in great sounding music–leaving no experience unrealized. The Monster 24K’s illuminating, eye-catching “24K” gold look […]
  • Epson Perfection V800 Photo and V850 Pro Scanners

    Brian Mitchell
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    Epson America just introduced two new photo scanners featuring 4800 x 6400 dpi optical resolution for under $950. The Epson Perfection V800 Photo and V850 Pro scanners, which both come with a 4.0 Dmax optical density and Epson’s exclusive Dual Lens scanning system for speed and productivity across a range of positive and negative film formats […]
  • Google Nexus 6 Review

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Google Nexus 6 is a supersized version of the new Moto X that has been given a two-handed booster shot and, appropriately, received a Lollipop. This is the first smartphone to run Android 5.0 Lollipop and, really, there’s no better way to experience all of the changes Google has made to its operating system. It […]
  • Nintendo 3DS XL (2014) Review

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    While Nintendo’s Wii U home console has struggled – delivering agonisingly long waits between first party titles and weaker versions of third party ones – the Nintendo 3DS handheld has long been the dominant force in the portable market, leaving Sony’s PS Vita and its PSP predecessors choking on its dust. The latest incarnation of […]
  • Plantronics BackBeat Pro Review

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Plantronics may have started off as a mono headset company, but over the past few years the company has been making some pretty good moves into the stereo category, leveraging their expertise in Bluetooth to deliver some solid wireless earphones, like the BackBeat Fit. The company has now turned to the premium headphone market. The […]
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  • Fixing Lastpass Android App Login Prompts On MiUI 6

    Deepesh Agarwal
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    Disappointed with not only the design but overall package of the new Apple iPhone 6, I finally gave it a ditch and went for Xiaomi Mi4. The phone is not available in India but importing the device from HongKong costed me roughly $450 (Rs. 28000/-) and I am very satisfied to get such a brilliant phone for almost half the cost of an iPhone6. Xiaomi phones are also known for their popular MiUI Android interface, and I installed the latest MiUI 6 Beta having Google Android 4.4.4 under the hood. MiUI 6 comes pre-installed with an excellent Security app which features an Anti-malware Scanner,…
  • Apple iOS 8.1 Finally Jailbroken

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Jailbreak fans who were holding upgrades to Apple iOS 8 can now take the plunge as Chinese iOS hacker group Team Pangu has finally achieved a iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak that works successfully on Apple devices including the latest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 along with all previous devices. For now the jailbreak utility is Windows only and allows users to get SSH access - using which one can install Cydia (Saurik has already uploaded Cydia for iOS 8 on his website). The user must disable passcode lock and turn off "find my iphone" feature before using Pangu for iOS8. The list of…
  • WonderFox 2014 Halloween Giveaway Party

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    While Indians are celebrating Deepawali our readers in other part of the globe are waiting for Halloween. What’s your plan for this Halloween? This October, to welcome the big festival of Halloween, WonderFox started to seed the special Halloween gift for Megaleecher users, valid through November 6. Three products are provided for giveaway in the event period. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro (October 20th to 27th) This HD conversion software helps users convert video from Standard-Definition (SD) to High-Definition (HD) like HD MP4, HD MKV, HD AVI, HD MTS, HD TRP even Ultra HD 4K…
  • Happy Deepwali And New Year...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    Best wishes to all on Indian festival of Deepawali and Hindu Calender New Year.
  • [Video] Apple iOS 8.1 Review

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
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  • It’s up to you, New York, New York

    Rex Hammock
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Dear New Yorkers, Please show the country how to embrace and use the facts while rejecting panic porn, how to be the front line of rational response rather than a crack house for fear junkies. You braved thru 9/11, the 2008 meltdown and great recession, Sandy. You’re New Yorkers. Show how it’s done. Please. Your friend, Rex Related posts: The Perfect Panic Pusher Storm My 2008 magazine industry “predictions” revisited File this lesson away for the next recession
  • A Winning Football Interactive Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS update released, since the launch of the App Stores. With literally hundreds of new features, that includes new Messages, Photos features, new QuickType keyboard that supports more languages, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more, iOS 8 is really the biggest update ever released. Apple has also fixed a lot of bugs and fixed…
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  • How to Schedule your Gmail Messages with a Google Sheet

    Amit Agarwal
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Have you ever wanted to write an email now but send it a later date and time? Maybe you are sending birthday greetings and would like the email message to be delivered on the exact day. Or you have written the reply to an email but would like to schedule delivery in the recipient’s time zone when the message is more likely to get read. Microsoft Outlook has a built-in scheduler to help you delay the delivery of email messages. After you are finished writing an email message and hit the Send button, the message isn’t delivered immediately — it stays in your outbox and is sent…
  • Make Screencast Movies of your iPhone or iPad with QuickTime

    Amit Agarwal
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Did you know that your Mac ships with a screencasting software that can be used for quickly recording movies of your computer screen? You can record the microphone audio along with the video, there’s an option to show or hide the mouse clicks during the screen recording and the movies can be exported in HD formats. This very-capable app is called QuickTime Player. And it just got better. If you have upgraded your Mac to OS X Yosemite, you can use the same QuickTime Player software to record the screen of your iOS device in 2 easy steps. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8…
  • Upgrade your Macs without Using all your Monthly Bandwidth

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

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

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    You can only speak and write English so how do you converse with a person in China who writes Mandarin but doesn’t understand a word of English? Google Translate is no doubt a good option but it is going to be tedious for you (and your Chinese friend) to translate each and every sentence manually before sending them through any messenger. How do you break down the language barrier and chat with someone in another country when there’s no ‘common’ language between the two parties? Microsoft is building a version of Skype for that will allow real-time translation for…
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  • Sharp smartband LCD uses 1,000 times less power

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Sharp is developing a “color memory LCD panel” for wearables that has dramatically lower power consumption, allowing smartbands, smartwatches and other devices with small displays to be used far longer.The prototype panel, described as being in the 1-inch class size, uses 1,000 times less power than conventional LCDs in mobile devices and is slated to go into mass production in Japan next spring, a Sharp spokeswoman said.It’s able to sip tiny amounts of power because its design uses two savings approaches—doing away with the energy-draining backlight and using semiconductor…
  • République makes console-like stealth action memorable on mobile

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love an amazingly taut and tense stealth adventure, but I would never, ever want to play a traditional, full-fledged Metal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell game on a touch screen. Can you imagine the finger gymnastics needed to simply get around tactfully amidst the constant peril? It’d be a mess.Maybe that’s why I’m so drawn to République ($3), which made a big splash on Kickstarter a couple years back and just landed on Android after a successful launch on iOS late last year. Yes, it’s a streamlined take on the stealth-action genre, but that’s not a slam.To read this article in full…
  • Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Apple Pay’s eventful early days were full of highs and lows. Excited iPhone users rushed to test the mobile payment service on day one and found it super seamless. Cashier confusion, Bank of America’s double-charging foul-up, and the NFC block at Rite Aid and CVS marred the rollout, but a major product launch is never smooth. And who knew CurrentC, a QR code-based app that isn’t even on the market yet, would turn into such a huge thing?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The 5K display is coming. Here’s how it stacks up to Retina and more

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    The 5K monitor has landed, with the launch of the 5K iMac and the upcoming release of a 5K Dell monitor. We’re taking the next big step in screen resolution. When we already have Retina-class and other high-res displays, though, it's natural to ask whether 5K delivers a difference worth the premium price. Dell's 5K monitor shown above, for instance, will sell for a wallet-splitting $2500.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Hungary ditches Internet tax plans after protests

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Hungary has ditched for now plans for an Internet tax after tens of thousands of people took to the streets last week protesting what they called an absurd and crippling measure.The country’s prime minister, Victor Orbán, announced on national radio on Friday morning that he would scrap plans for the tax after mounting pressure, according to a message posted to his website.“He said that there will be no Internet tax in this form,” a group of protesters said in a news release welcoming the decision.However, there could still be an Internet tax in Hungary. “While obfuscating details,…
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  • Solving Marketers’ Top Data Challenges

    Adam Breakey
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Marketers are often relied upon to provide critical data to the business. But consolidating data from various sources, and then segmenting, targeting, and reporting on that data is challenging, if not impossible. Identifying these challenges and determining an effective strategy to tackle them is key to ensuring marketing’s value and contribution to the bottom line. So where should a frustrated marketers even start? We’ll be talking about that, and more, during a webinar with SiriusDecisions, taking place this Thursday, October 23 at 11:30am ET. Join us to learn about: The top challenges…
  • Looking Back at #PRGS14

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

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

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

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

  • Realtors Using Drones for Marketing

    ITVibes Support
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    It’s a bird, it’s a plane – no it’s a drone taking an aerial video of the neighbor’s house that’s up for sale! Aerial videos and photos can complement a marketing strategy, this is especially true for the real estate world. How Drones Can Be Used for Marketing In the online marketing world, content is king. Your website’s content should tell your story in a clear, simple, and compelling manner, as well as showcasing how your business solutions benefit your clients. This is also true for your social media sites. Media – videos, pictures, and graphics – help to enhance…
  • How to Gain More Followers on Twitter

    ITVibes Support
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Twitter has become a powerful tool for online marketing. But many in the business world today don’t know how to use this social media platform. They post tweets once or twice a week and see little results. It’s really not a secret how to increase your Twitter following. It’s actually common sense, but we’re all very busy nowadays and don’t always take the time to develop an effective strategy. Engagement is the key to being successful on Twitter, just like it is on other social media sites. It’s about starting conversations, connecting with others, and developing relationships.
  • What’s Up With Press Releases?

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

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

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

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    There is no limit to development of technology. Reading contents of websites is only possible when you are online. However, there is the possibility of saving web pages in order to read them offline. But can you imagine saving a website with all its features and navigate it while you are offline? This is exactly what a tool called HTTrack does. One of its most important features is that it comes in two versions. One supports windows based operating systems and the other one is for computers based on Linux, UNIX and BSD operating systems. This software is able to help those who are not…
  • Setting Your Screensaver as Wallpaper on Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    You are probably bored by the so-outdated static wallpapers that we are already used to see on every device. Although the screen resolutions have met important enhancements over the time and so has the panel quality, the wallpapers don’t seem to have changed in too many ways over the time. However, there are many websites that offer amazing wallpapers for those looking for them, but they are still simple wallpapers that are static and already getting to boring for a generation who likes the changes and who is more dynamic than it used to be. The change for wallpapers is possible : If…
  • Ebola-killing Robots Ready to Nail down the Virus

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
      Ebola-killing Robots Ready to Nail down the Virus If you think that R2-D2 is just in the Star Wars movies and shows, well, think again. Meet Gigi, a branded cousin of R2-D2, but unlike her cousin who’s a very soft hearted robot, Gigi is an exterminator robot for hire. The Ebola-killing robot’s goal is to snipe out the threatening Ebola virus and other viruses, whatever it takes. How the Ebola-killing Robot Works  The Ebola-killing robot, and other disinfection robots, use ultraviolet rays to kill the germs from all surfaces including the high-touch areas and hard to clean areas.
  • Latest Apps Announced for Android

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    New apps for Android device continue to appear regularly, as Android devices have become more frequently used in today’s world. If you are one of the persons who enjoy using the Android device in daily life, you are most likely interested to know what are the best apps announced for Android. So, Today we have decided to share some the latest android apps which are about to be launched very soon. Latest Apps Announced For Android: Here are some of the latest apps announced for Android, which you should not miss. You can try them as soon as they will be released and you will definitely enjoy…
  • Top 10 Best Social Media Sites

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

    Pradeep Kumar
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Was that an advertisement for Christmas deals in your local department store—in September?! You’re not imagining it–holiday sales start earlier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SeeU – Stay In Touch With Your Friends Forever

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Want to stay in touch your closed ones and also stay updated with interesting events happening around you? We have a solution for that, nope,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Career Changes Are Easier Than People Think

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

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

    Pradeep Kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    1. One Way Broadcasting The very common mistakes done by startups that they just promote their ideas without getting engaged with fans. Broadcasting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Interview: Murray Newlands on Startups, Crowdfunding and the Future of Computing

    J. Angelo Racoma
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    In its latest earnings guidance, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) highlighted the company’s big push to build and develop VR and augmented reality technologies as part of what it believes will be the major evolution in computing platforms in 10 to 15 years’ time. “Every 10 to 15 years, a new major computing platform arrives and we think that virtual and augmented reality are important parts of this upcoming next platform,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the investor guidance call. It seems convenient for Facebook to make this bold claim, says entrepreneur and PR strategist Murray…
  • The Best Of The Instructables’ Halloween Contests

    Ryan Leiserowitz
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:47 pm is a site that has user created guides that can teach you how to make things.  They have all different kinds of projects that people submit, from baking cookies to making a carbon fiber violin.  Currently they have two contests going on, which are Halloween costumes and Halloween Props.  I have combed through the entries to find some of the best that I could find.  The best stuff ranges from a fast and easy to sew Brain Slug from Futurama, to cosplay outfits that likely took months of tedious research and building.  The list is in no particular order, these seem like…
  • The Horror of Pepcom

    Darleen Hartley
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Pepcom, a popular CES venue, held their ghoulish-holiday-themed show at Moscone Center in San Francisco this week. The horror of it all was that the event was not well attended. Journalists usually flock to see the big name vendors up close and personal along with some newer companies all lined up booth-to-booth in one room. Not this time. Free booze and tables of diet-destroying hors d’oeurves didn’t even draw a crowd. When the show closed, the leftovers could have gone into doggie bags for everyone who did attend. Open bar on the left didn’t guarantee attendees. Vendors had their…
  • Lenovo Completes Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

    Anshel Sag
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Lenovo (HKG: 0092) has announced that it has finally closed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to the tune of $2.9 billion after about 10 months of work after the original announcement earlier this year. As Lenovo has stated, it is now the number 3 smartphone maker in the world with this acquisition which puts them in a position to come after Apple and Samsung, who just reported the worst earnings in three years. Lenovo is not buying any slouch either, after all, Motorola just announced the critically acclaimed Moto X for 2014 as well as the Nexus 6 and the…
  • New Video Captures Epic Moments in Far Cry 4’s Dynamic Open World

    Derek Strickland
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Far Cry 4 is a shooter at heart, but its vast open-world sandbox can deliver some of the most chaotic and memorable events in gaming. In recent videos we’ve sen how herds of elephants can smash enemy convoys into smithereens, and how you can rain down a flurry of bullets on baddies from the skies with the new Buzzard gyrocopter. Wild rhinos crash into everything nearby when agitated. Use this to your advantage for tactical gunfights–just make sure you’re not in their path. We’ve seen Ajay Ghale, the game’s protagonist, perform death defying stunts on a regular…
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  • Entrepreneurs vs. regulation: The Uber debate

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Do rules and regulations not apply to entrepreneurs? They certainly do when it comes to drug development. The FDA routinely cracks down on products that can be dangerous, have not been approved or promise more than they deliver. But on the tech side, look at the ongoing Uber ride-sharing app debate and the recent Aereo vs. broadcaster case. Is anything fair in tech wars?
  • FCC eyes more power over broadband providers

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is mulling a new "net neutrality" plan that would provide more regulatory control over broadband providers. But Verizon is already warning that a "reclassification" plan "could not withstand judicial review."
  • CEO: Look for Quintiles to take more firms 'under our wing'

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Quintiles CEO Tom Pike is on the lookout for more acquisitions. In a quarterly earnings conference call Thursday, Pike said the world's largest life science services company is on the "lookout" to put acquisition targets "under our wing." Our Insider subscribers get the details.
  • Lenovo closes $2.9B Motorola deal; CEO says 'future even brighter'

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the world's No. 1 computer maker a global smartphone brand. Lenovo is now the world's No. 3 smartphone provider.
  • Mojo from Motorola: Lenovo's new branding challenge

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    In the name alone, Lenovo declares a new branding strategy from its many acquisitions over the years. "Motorola: A Lenovo Company." So declares the new logo unveiled Thursday as Lenovo formally closed on the $2.9 billion acquisition of the former Google Motorola Mobility. How times have changed since Lenovo bought IBM's PC business a decade ago.
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  • 4 Holiday Promotions To Ring In Sales

    Pradeep Kumar
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Was that an advertisement for Christmas deals in your local department store—in September?! You’re not imagining it–holiday sales start earlier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SeeU – Stay In Touch With Your Friends Forever

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Want to stay in touch your closed ones and also stay updated with interesting events happening around you? We have a solution for that, nope,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Career Changes Are Easier Than People Think

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

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

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

  • See 3 New Filters in Photoshop CC in this Design Tutorial

    Terry White
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
      In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you how to use the three NEW Filters in Photoshop CC 2014 in the October update. You’ll see the design process using the new Flame Filter, Tree Filter and Picture Frame Filter.   Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I also have an Android version on the Amazon App Store:   The post See 3 New…
  • CVS vs. Walgreens – NFC and Apple Pay will Win!

    Terry White
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It seems like there are very few situations where “we can all just get along”. When Apple introduced Apple Pay and support for the over 220,000 merchants already taking NFC wireless payments at the register, I thought “sweet!” Everyone loves a faster checkout experience and having one that’s more secure and private can only be a good thing right? Although CVS was never listed as one of the vendors to support Apple Pay, there were people reporting that it was working at their local CVS stores. This is because CVS has/had NFC wireless payments already in place for…
  • Best USB 3.0 Hub for Travel

    Terry White
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Back in 2012 I did a review of what I consider to this day to be The Best USB 3.0 Hub. I still have this hub on my desk to this date with zero problems with it. It just works! While this USB 3.0 hub is great, it’s a bit too large for my travel tastes. Yes they do make this 4 port version but it’s still larger than I wanted for travel. The big decision you have to make when going with a travel USB 3.0 Hub is whether or not you want/need a powered hub or not. Obviously a powered hub is the way to go when you have the ability to plug it in to a power supply and you don’t mind…
  • Apple Pay First Impressions

    Terry White
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Sadly it seems pretty common place these days to hear of big companies being hacked and having thousands, if not millions of credit card numbers stolen and resold. When Apple announced Apple Pay, I was very interested to say the least. The idea of a payment system that breaks away from all the traditional pitfalls of credit/debit card payments is something that we can all appreciate. The concept behind Apple Pay is simple. If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus then you have the necessary hardware (NFC – near field communications) to allow for wireless transmission of data from your…
  • 20 Million Views and 20 Million Thank Yous

    Terry White
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Wow! I just checked my YouTube views and noticed that I have passed the 20 Million View mark! I wanted to take a few moments to thank all my viewers and supporters. Whenever I’m out at an event, conference or on tour so many of you make it a point to come up to me and thank me for my videos or to tell me how my videos have taught you various things. This of course encourages me to do more and to continue doing what I do.   I also noticed that I now have over 180,000 subscribers to my channel. It seems like it was just yesterday when I received the plaque above recognizing me for…
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    SunBlogNuke Team Blog

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

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today we are glad to announce that SunBlogNuke v7.0.5 is available to free upgrade. It looks a long time without any updates from our team, however, don’t worry about this project and we are still paying lots of attentions on developing better software/products for you and it will be never dead :) As for any new website based DNN framework, the building DNN7 should be recommended, no doubt. So this building focus on more attentions on integrating with DNN7 framework, for example, the separate url provider based "Advanced Url" component of DNN core. More exciting things are lots of…
  • Simple reference for Theme Customization

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    As our blogging module #SunBlogNuke# are applied in more DNN websites, some clients requires customization based on their specific requirements. The unique UI layout including theme will be a common issue. Toady we would like to share tokens reference of theme view with some samples so that you can get started to customization easily. Useful built-in methods   CategoryLinks(string delimiter): to build separated category links with desired delimiter(such as commas. sample: <%=CategoryLinks(", ")%> CategoryLinks(string delimiter, string token): to build separated category…
  • Compatible SunBlogNuke v5.8 Building for DNN5

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

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

  • 5 scary pieces of tech to get you ready for Halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    The scariest day of the year is upon us, so now feels like the perfect time to run through what we think are the most frightening, alarming and downright creepy technologies out there at the moment.Read more:
  • Sony slashes Xperia estimates for second time in four months

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    It now expects to ship 41 million smartphones in the current year, which is a departure from the 50 million units that it first predicted back in April.Read more:
  • Invoice with the Vampire: How to speed up invoice processing

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Invoice Processing is an old topic – exactly how old is unknown, as the tales of dealing with paper invoices stretch back to times of legend. But how do you become an invoice processing vampire?Read more:
  • Why malvertising could be your business number one problem

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    According to Cisco's recent Mid Year Security report it is likely that the growth in malvertising (online advertising used to spread malware) is partly responsible for the surge in web malware.Read more:
  • Frankencloud: 5 reasons to be terrified of cloud apps this Halloween

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    This Halloween, it’s not the ghouls and goblins that give us the biggest scare. It’s cloud apps. But don’t look too closely because they’re also pretty scary. Here are five reasons why.Read more:
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • Thriving

    Alex Goldfayn
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    You deserve more revenue. You provide tremendous value to your customers. You improve their lives and grow their companies. Ask them, and they’ll tell you. As such, you deserve more revenue. But many others deserve for your company to grow as well: Your existing customers deserve to do business with a thriving, successful firm. Your staff and colleagues, who you’re with on the front lines every day, deserve to work for a flourishing, growing company. Your family certainly deserves that your company sells more, so that all of you can live better. Your prospects deserve to benefit…
  • Accountability

    Alex Goldfayn
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    My average client grows by 15% to 20% in their first year with me. On the low end, some clients grow by “just” 5% or 10% because you can stumble accidentally into that kind of growth after experiencing the mindset change we work on, and applying just a few of the techniques I teach. On the high end, I have clients who grow by 30% and even more in their first year. (And that’s annual, from now until the end of time, as long as you choose to implement the marketing we create for you.) I’ve analyzed what separates the top growers from the ones who grow the least.
  • Two Parallel Tracks

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

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

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

  • Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 27%

    Chris Crum
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Groupon just released its earnings for the third quarter with revenue up 27% year-over-year at $757.1 million, GAAP loss per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03. The company beat Wall Street expectations. “We had another record quarter, with worldwide billings increasing 39 percent and reaching their highest level ever,” said CEO Eric Lefkofsky. “We also made significant progress in our strategy to become the leading mobile commerce destination, with double-digit growth in our North American Local business, double-digit gross margins in North American…
  • LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 45%

    Chris Crum
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the third quarter, posting revenue of $568 million, up 45% year-over-year. Revenue from the U.S. totaled $343 million, and represented 60% of total revenue Net loss was $4.3 million, compared to $3.4 million for the third quarter of 2013. The company beat analysts’ expectations on EPS of $0.52. CEO Jeff Weiner said, “LinkedIn made significant progress against several long-term strategic investments we began this year. During the third quarter, we took meaningful steps in increasing the scale and relevance of job listings, growing the…
  • ‘Arrested Development’ To Get Another Season…4 [Netflix Originals]

    Chris Crum
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new about Arrested Development, which as of Season 4, is considered a Netflix Original. Last we heard, a Season 5 was “definitely” in the cards. Will Arnett, who plays GOB on the show, confirmed this on The Tonight Show a couple months ago after Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos was quoted as saying he was “positive” another season was coming. “The truth is that the guy who is the big boss man at Netflix – he announced this…it’s gonna happen,” Arnett said. “We don’t know when, but it is…
  • Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Deals On November 1

    Chris Crum
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Amazon announced that it’s officially starting its holiday shopping madness on November 1, with its countdown to Black Friday Deals Week, which will involve over 15,000 “Lightning Deals” and early access to them for Prime members. Amazon will offer deals every day. “Starting in November, millions of holiday shoppers come to Amazon hunting for the best deals and that one perfect gift,” said Steve Shure, Amazon Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “This year, we will have more than 15,000 hand-selected, limited time promotions on hot products, including new early…
  • Google Glass Is Now Officially Banned in Theaters, Shockingly

    Josh Wolford
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    In oh, no shit news, commonly out-of-touch organization the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have updated their little rulebook, inserting language that specifically bans wearable tech like Google Glass. Since the MPAA and NATO have always banned possible recording devices (like cellphones) inside theaters, this can come as a shock to no one. Here’s the updated guideline: The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have a long history of welcoming technological advances and…
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  • Solve Mathematics Equations with PhotoMath on iPhone

    Arpit Verma
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
    We have all dreaded equations in high school, unless a maths genius. Be it complicated fractions or linear equation or inequation, we have all messed up at least once, wishing there was somebody out there to help us get this done without a problem. This is exactly what a new application on iOS 8 called, PhotoMath does. Photomath is a free to download app that works perfectly with your iPhone and helps you solve out linear equations as well as fractions. You need to have the equation written on the paper to solve them out. All you need to do is fire the application up and have the paper with…
  • Samsung Announces the all Metallic Galaxy A3 and A5

    Arpit Verma
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    A lot has been said, written and commented on Samsung’s tryst with plastic devices and inhibition to move to a more premium construction material. It was only earlier this year that falling market share coupled with the rise of newcomers in the market such as Xiaomi that Samsung truly realised the threat to its pole position, as far as being the top player in mobile space was concerned. Not surprisingly, this prompted a move to a metallic chassis with the Galaxy Alpha and continued with the Galaxy Note 4. However, if you thought that was just a start and more was to come, you were…
  • Checkout this Beautiful Formation Flying Involving 5 Airbus A350

    Arpit Verma
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    We have all seen formation flying involving a lot of fighter jets or even cargoes. To see airliners fly in a formation is a rare sight and one that is a joy to behold. Recently in September, the newly tested Airbus A350 XWB airplanes took to the sky to provide a glorious sight of formation flying. Having clocked several thousand hours in flight testing as well as development of the airliner, it was one of the first public display of flying from the wide body aircraft. The Airbus A350 XWB recently was certified by the EASA, which is one of the last certification tests an airliner must pass…
  • Lenovo Officially Completes the Acquisition of Motorola’s Handset Manufacturing Business

    Arpit Verma
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Lenovo has completed the acquisition of Motorola officially today, ending one of the most spoken of sagas in the personal technology space. The deal was announced back in February for as much as $2.91 billion, where Motorola was sold by Google to Lenovo. Motorola will become a part of Lenovo though from the outside it will remain a subsidiary, of the parent company. The brand name of Motorola will remain as it is and will continue to function independently. Rick Osterloh, Motorola president said, “The iconic Motorola brand will continue, as will the Moto and DROID franchises that have…
  • Check out these 3D Printed Cases for Motorola Moto 360

    Arpit Verma
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    The title of the post, most definitely would have shocked you. After all, we are used to picking up cases for our smartphones, maybe even tablets at a stretch occasionally, but not a watch ever. The only real accessory, that we may associate with a watch would be maybe a new strap at a stretch and thats about that. However, with Android Wear gradually becoming an acceptable companion for wrist, you are bound to see more and more accessories come on board for it, including new straps, screen protectors and yes, cases. A merchant for 3D printing cases, Shapeways is selling bumper cases in a…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

    Erin Mahoney
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • How to Find the Right Software Solutions for your Business

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Software is a crucial component of many businesses, enabling the efficient management of everything from payroll to stock. Whether you’re upgrading your solution or looking to implement one for the first time, this article will provide you with an overview of some of the important considerations. It’s a big investment that will have a big impact on your businesses, so expert advice from a business-focused software developer like GlobalX might be of value. Buy for the Future Businesses generally use a software solution for around three years before upgrading. Consider your staff numbers,…
  • Improve Your Search Engine Optimization Without Spending a Dime

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

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

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

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

  • #BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Google Fit is worth the download

    Daris Abraham
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    With hundreds of apps available on the Google Play Store for gaming, shopping and communicating, it is important to know which ones are relevant and worthy of downloading. You wouldn’t want to waste valuable space on your Android device by accommodating something that you will hardly use. On Tuesday, Google launched its fitness tracking app, Google Fit, for Android devices which is unified and can be connected to similar third party apps as well. It is a fitness app that is designed to help users track their activities effortlessly and to be more active and motivated. Google Fit is…
  • YouTube set to go ad free

    Nidhi Mathew
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Soon, users will get an unique opportunity when viewing videos on their favorite website YouTube. YouTube started its journey in April 2005 with the launch of a video clip captured in San Diego Zoo. Founded by three ex-employees of PayPal, the revolutionary video sharing service was embraced by millions around the world. The success of YouTube led it later to be acquired by the tech giant Google that further improved the service and increased the number of its adherents. At present, YouTube gets more than one billion visitors each month and it enables them to watch free videos. These videos…
  • Elon Musk Feels artificial Intelligence is the Biggest Threat to Mankind

    Nidhi Mathew
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Reflecting on topics like computer science, artificial intelligence, exploration of space and colonizing Mars, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk made crucial comments to MIT students on AI (artificial Intelligence). His comments drew various responses as Elon Musk feels that artificial intelligence is the biggest threat to mankind. His advice to scientists and researchers is to be very careful about their experimentation with AI. Moreover, Musk emphasized on the need to have some national, and even international regulatory oversight to make sure that nothing “foolish” is done with AI. His fear…
  • Alienware brings graphics to amplifier in order to upgrade its laptop’s embedded GPU

    Adeel Inam
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    While the hardware incorporated into gaming laptops might never be powerful enough to overtake the processing and graphics rendering prowess of desktop computers, Alienware, a gaming division of Dell that is proficient in producing gaming desktops and laptops, have found a way through this limitation, even if it means the consumer will be forced to pay more from their wallets. The company is calling its newly released product Graphics Amplifier, which involves a compact box that is able to house a desktop sized graphics card as well as an ATX power supply. The compact box will feature a plug…
  • Oppo releases world’s slimmest smartphone Oppo R5

    Adeel Inam
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Oppo, one of the emerging smartphone making companies that intends to strike the smartphone with its cost effective, yet powerful mobile devices is proud to announce the release of the world’s slimmest smartphone, the Oppo R5. Having a thickness of just 4.85 mm, the R5 is also stuffed with some impressive hardware specifications. While the company failed to include a larger battery, (the device comes with a non-removable 2,000 mAh battery), it did however load it with other goodies. Starting with the chipset, the Oppo R5 is running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octacore chipset. Qualcomm…
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • NuRelm Welcomes John Niespodzianski

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

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

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

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

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

    Nicole Batac
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Microsoft's Skype has released a new version of its app for the iPhone to introduce some user suggestions into the system. One is the ability to save photos from chats to the iPhone's Camera Roll. Another is to delete a sent photo from a chat by just pressing an image for an extended period of time. You can also now see avatars for people and groups as well as a new user interface when doing searches. Microsoft improved the chat load time as well to make the transition from seeing the notification to opening the app as speedy as possible. Source: AppleInsider | Download: Apple iTunes App…
  • Spotify brings its semi-new look to iPad

    Nicole Batac
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    It took a while but iPad version of Spotify now has the same look as those you can find on the desktop client and iPhone version of the app. It has the same dark theme, rounded iconography, and refreshed typography. They also added the Your Music feature into the app because Spotify claims tablets are one of the most popular platforms for discovering, curating, and saving music. iPad users can start curating their music from their tablets and have those sync with your other devices. Source: AppleInsider | Download: Apple iTunes App Store (Free)
  • Flipboard debuts a new look for iOS and Android

    Nicole Batac
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Flipboard is slowly encroaching into the space that newspapers used to occupy in our lives. The news aggregation app is introducing a new look for iOS and Android and is adding a Daily Edition section. Typography has been improved, a new navigation bar, and full-screen images for magazine covers. Daily Edition is a roundup of the top stories from the thousand of topics (over 30,000!) available on the app. In that section you will also see an audio track of the day and "parting GIF" when you're done going through the news items. Source: Flipboard | Via: Ubergizmo | Download: Apple iTunes App…
  • Tim Cook: " We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick."

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    I will personally continue to advocate for equality for all people until my toes point up.- Tim Cook  Apple's CEO Tim Cook penned a very personal and insightful editorial titled "Tim Cook Speaks Up." In his editorial, Cook discusses his pride in being a gay man and how this has made him more empathetic and aware of issues that minorities deal with. Cook writes, "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Cook's letter…
  • First batch of Nexus 6 devices sell out in 6 seconds

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Nexus 6 buyers in the US (not available in Canada, yet), camping out on the Google Play Store to purchase the largest and most expensive Nexus smartphone yet, were suprised and dissapointed when stock sold out in 6 seconds. Yearly demand for Nexus smartphones has traditionally been high, specially when they are first made available. This is because Nexus devices sold unlocked at Google's online store are usually way cheaper than if purchased in stores or through cellular providers. Nexus 6 will likely be available through various carriers in the US in the coming weeks as well as other…
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  • Oppo N3 with motorized swivel camera Announced, Comparison with Motorola Nexus 6

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    At a special event in Singapore today, the Chinese company OPPO announced ‘N3’ which is a successor to N1 launched last year. The Oppo N3 features a motorized swivel camera that’s one of its kind for taking selfies and regular shots as well. The N3 packs a 16 megapixel self-rotating camera with f/2.2 aperture and a sensor of 1/2.3” in size that rotates automatically with a simply flick gesture on the screen. N3 comes with O-Click 2.0 Bluetooth remote control to capture shots remotely that also acts as a medium to adjust the rotating camera’s angle. N3 features a fingerprint sensor…
  • LINE launches B612 Selfie Camera App for Android [Dedicated App for taking Perfect Selfies]

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    LINE, the popular mobile messenger app has announced the launch of their new “Selfie Camera App B612” for Android users in India. B612 was earlier released for iOS back in August and is now available for Android devices as a Free app on Google Play store. B612 app was named for one of the planets that the prince from the novella “The Little Prince” lived on. B612 by LINE is a smart and easy-to-use camera app, designed especially for talking great selfies with tons of real-time filters to choose from. The app only uses the front-facing camera of the phone, making it extremely simple to…
  • Redmi 1S v45 Update Released – Fixes Heating issue, Optimizes RAM usage, and Improves Battery life

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

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

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

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

    Danny Stieben
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Linux offers all sorts of distributions which can cater to just about any needs or desires. However, there was one little area where a great distro was lacking: a rolling-release distribution that was easy to set up. I’m not saying that there wasn’t a distro to fulfill this need (Antergos tries to make setting up Arch simple), but none of the bigger players had an option like this that anyone could legitimately use. The closest available option was openSUSE’s Factory and Fedora’s Rawhide (we’ve covered Rawhide’s bleeding edge capabilities before).
  • The Life Of An Author According To Reddit

    Joel Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    For creative and non-creatives alike, there’s a lot to learn from authors. Contrary to the stereotype, the life of an author is more than just laptops and lattes. There are stories of rags-to-riches as well as riches-to-rags. Some find success, others crash and burn, but there’s always wisdom and advice to be gleaned. If the concept of a Reddit AMA is new to you, you’re in for a treat. The “Ask Me Anything” format allows regular people like you and me to pose questions to interesting people. It’s kind of like a crowdsourced interview. For example, check out…
  • Nintendo Gets Healthy, CurrentC Gets Hacked, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Also, Google reinvents Chrome’s bookmarks manager, France has drone trouble, Deadline predicts your death, and the perfect poster for Apple fanboys. Nintendo Enters Health Market Nintendo is entering the health market, with CEO Satoru Iwata teasing a new device in development at the Japanese company’s newly created healthcare division. This is the first sign that Nintendo is refocusing its business in light of falling console sales and a bleak financial outlook. The details are currently vague, but the device, made in partnership with ResMed and available sometime in 2016, is…
  • How To Choose Your Attire For A Business Meeting

    Dave LeClair
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    What you wear says a lot about who you are. If you were to show up to an important business meeting in a plain white shirt and sweatpants, you’d probably receive a less-than-desired response from your colleagues and clients. It’s all about dressing for success, which is exactly what the following infographic will show you how to do. Via 34sp Click To EnlargeRead the full article: How To Choose Your Attire For A Business Meeting
  • Get Things Done With 3 Tiny Changes To Your Day

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    With a tiny adjustment here, another one there, your day (and your life) can go from zero to transformed. Call it your private butterfly effect. There will be good days and bad days, productive and unproductive ones. What matters is the kind of days you have more often. You can tilt the scales in favor of the productive days by making some simple changes to your routine. Here are three of them to get you started. Pooh pooh them at your own risk, because they can build up over time to have as much, if not more, positive impact as major changes...Read the full article: Get Things Done With 3…
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  • 10 Speed Painting Videos That Will Blow Your Mind

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Awe inspiring talent takes the world by storm in the artistic realm of speed painting. The vision of an artist is transformed magically right before your eyes in minutes. Masterpieces that send jaws dropping and emanate sounds of surprise and delight as an artist takes to their canvas. Spectators gather in endless numbers to watch the spectacle of the miraculous beauty that is unfolded before them. In places where people most congregate, at the beach, on the streets, or in public malls, artists take their profound style of artistry and display their talents for all to see. Using a variety of…
  • Giveaway: 2 Developer Subscriptions of Monarch Social Sharing Plugin

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Today we are pleased to announce another great giveaway courtesy of Elegant Themes. Two people will have a chance to win a developer subscription to their brand new social sharing plugin called Monarch. What is Monarch you ask? Monarch will give your readers the ability to share and follow anywhere on your site. It’s a plugin that effectively encourages visitors to share your content without sacrificing your website’s beautiful design. Whether it’s through a sticky sidebar, an inline content block, widget area, or a pop-up, Monarch is designed to get you more shares. Monarch also…
  • 10 Extravagant Bachelor Pads From Around the World

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:31 pm
    It’s one of the world’s most poorly kept secrets that inside even the most domesticated of men there is a furtive longing for a bachelor pad. A place of refuge in the wildest of locations, where he can live (or relive) his youth with just his best mates, the ultimate in gadgets and, perhaps most importantly, decorated in whatever outlandish style he wants. For some men, this dream has become a reality. 1. The Sheats Goldstein Residence Designed by the legendary architect John Lautner, it’s no wonder the 50 year old Sheats Goldstein residence is still any bachelor’s dream come true.
  • Feast for the Eyes: 40 Visually Stimulating Street Artworks

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Most people assosiate street art with graffiti and vandalism. But in reality, it can be a lot of things. Technically speaking, street art is visual art created in public locations. It can be a stencil, chalk art, mural, graffiti, wheatpaste poster, street installation, or sculpture. The artists behind these pieces choose the streets to serve as their art gallery. Street artists tend to travel around the world to reach a broader audience. They do this to communicate their designs or message directly to the public at large. One famous street artist you may already know goes by the name…
  • 15 Creative Bike Rack Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    With a mounting focus on the environment, coupled with rising gas prices and a need for exercise, an increasing number of likeminded people are turning to a means of transport that is almost 200 years old and yet the height of modernisation: the bicycle. While bikes solve all of the above problems, they do come with their own set of obstacles. Chief amongst them, particularly amongst the inner city crowd, is the matter of storage. Now, bikes certainly take up less space than a car, but unless you have a garage or are content to leave your bike parked in your front hallway, you’re going to…
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    Technology and Physics News from

  • New Calibration Service for High-Power Lasers

    Science News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers of the sort used by manufacturers for applications such as cutting and welding metals, as well as by the military for more specialized applications like defusing unexploded land more
  • A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots’ minds

    Science News Desk
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
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  • Detection of FFLO state in κ-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu(NCS)2

    Science News Desk
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
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  • New Microscope Captures Life in 3D

    Science News Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Over the last decade, powerful new microscopes have dramatically sharpened biologists' focus on the molecules that animate and propel life. Now, a new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus offers another leap forward for light microscopy. The new technology collects high-resolution images rapidly and minimizes damage to cells, meaning it can image the three-dimensional activity of molecules, cells, and embryos in fine detail over longer periods than was previously more
  • Smartphone app to image the back of the eye

    Science News Desk
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have successfully used a smartphone app to image the back of the eye, or fundus, in patients who can be particularly challenging to examine: newborn babies and children.   The iExaminer adapter, developed and marketed by WelchAllyn, allows the UB researchers to combine the PanOptic ophthalmoscope, a portable lighted instrument used to look inside the eye, with iPhone technology to instantly take photos and videos of the more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • How Can Manufacturers Get the Right Customers?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Scientists Pursue Novel Blood Tests for Cancer

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The inventor of a breakthrough DNA test for Down syndrome says the technology can be used to screen people for cancer.The Hong Kong scientist who invented a simple blood test to show pregnant women if their babies have Down syndrome is now testing a similar technology for cancer.
  • Will a Breakthrough Solar Technology See the Light of Day?

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A startup that might have a record-breaking solar cell is in danger of going out of business.The power unit is a rectangular slab about the size of a movie theater screen. It’s mounted on a thick steel post, and equipped with a tracking mechanism that continuously points it at the sun. The slab is made of over 100,000 small lenses and an equal number of even smaller solar cells, each the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. This contraption is part of one of the most efficient solar power devices ever made.
  • A Credit Card Terminal That Takes Apps

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    A former head of Google Wallet rolls out a “smart” terminal for all kinds of payments.Last year, Osama Bedier—then the head of Google Wallet—decided he was on the wrong side of the payments business.
  • Alert! Websites Will Soon Start Pushing App-Style Notifications

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    A new feature of most browsers will let them issue alerts through a PC or mobile operating system.What some call the smartphone era might better be termed the notification era.
  • Your Retirement May Include a Robot Helper

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As industrial robots become more capable, they could start helping out around the home.Youngsters aren’t the only ones who get the latest high-tech gadgets. Sometime in the next decade or two, homebound retirees could be early adopters of an important new technology: the home-help robot.
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

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

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

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

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

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

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    By Mike Morper, VP of Marketing, Notable Solutions    To demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, hospitals must fulfill the seemingly contradictory mandates to increase ...
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  • Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR) – Brand New Section Added To TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    TheAppWhisperer is a pioneering mobile photography and art website. As our loyal readers know we are committed and most of all deeply passionate about mobile photography and we have been […] The post Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR) – Brand New Section Added To TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition – 7 November – 26 November 2014, Royal Festival Hall, London

    Joanne Carter
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 7 November 2014.  World Press Photo is the premier annual international competition in press photography, bringing together […] The post 2014 World Press Photo Exhibition – 7 November – 26 November 2014, Royal Festival Hall, London appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography Tutorial – Hallows Eve, and a Two-Year Celebration by Jerry Jobe

    Jerry Jobe
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
      We are delighted to publish our latest iOS Photography Tutorial by Jerry Jobe. This week Jerry topically writes about Hallows Eve, an app you will most likely want to […] The post iOS Photography Tutorial – Hallows Eve, and a Two-Year Celebration by Jerry Jobe appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Laminar (for iPhone) Image Editor – Temporarily Free

    Joanne Carter
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    We just published news that the big brother to Laminar, Laminar Pro is free today, see here, but also we wanted to let you know that Laminar for iPhone is […] The post iOS Photography App – Laminar (for iPhone) Image Editor – Temporarily Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Laminar Pro – Image Editor – Temporarily Free

    Joanne Carter
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Laminar Pro – Image Editor is a very popular universal app to aid your photo editing in app. It’s one that you will be pleased you installed and is compatibile […] The post iOS Photography App – Laminar Pro – Image Editor – Temporarily Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Appeals Court Ruling on Obamacare – 4.7 Million Could Lose Subsidies

    Julie Clements
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Obamacare witnessed a big day in court on July 22nd, 2014 as two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings related to a major provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In Halbig v Burwell, a three-judge panel in Washington, DC ruled that “ACA does not empower the US government to help people purchase health insurance coverage, only states can do that”. The ruling concluded that the ACA explicitly restricts subsidies to insurance purchased through exchanges established by the state. This new ruling would gut Obamacare in those 36 states that chose not to participate and…
  • Early Diagnosis and Screening of Prostate Cancer Improves Patient Function

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of death in American men. More than 910,000 cases of this syndrome were reported globally (in the year 2008) and this number is expected to increase to 1.7 million by the end of 2030. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the year 2014, more than 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 29,480 men will die of this ailment. This condition occurs mainly in older men and is rarely found in men below the age of 40 years. More than 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 years or above. Generally, the signs and symptoms…
  • Use Modifier 24 Correctly

    Meghann Kiernan
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Modifier 24 (Unrelated evaluation and management service by the same physician during a postoperative period) is to be used to report an unrelated E/M (evaluation and management) service during the global period of a previous procedure. The expression “same physician” includes other “same-specialty physicians”. This means that a surgeon covering post-operative patients for his/her partner does not bill for services provided. Physicians in the same group practice and in the same specialty must bill and be paid as though they were a single physician. AMA and CMS differ…
  • 4 New HCPCS Modifiers in Lieu of the -59 Modifier

    Natalie Tornese
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    CMS is introducing four new HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) modifiers to identify subsets of modifier 59 that is used to designate a “distinct procedural service”. The new subset modifiers are designed specifically to reduce the improper use of modifier 59 and improve claims processing for providers. The most extensively used HCPCS modifier, modifier 59 can be used in a number of circumstances. It is infamous for widespread misuse and high levels of manual audit activity and has often resulted in appeals, civil fraud and abuse cases, and reviews. Often, this…
  • Handling Prior Authorizations Effectively

    Julie Clements
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Dealing with prior authorizations effectively improves patient outcomes by ensuring that they receive the most appropriate medications, while reducing waste, error and unnecessary prescription drug use and cost. Efficient and effective use of health care resources can minimize overall medical costs, improve health plan member access to more affordable care and enhance quality of life. Keys to Success with Pre-authorization Here are success strategies recommended by experts to obtain the approvals from insurance companies: Best practices to contact the insurance company – It is not easy…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud To Be Gay’

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook today broke his silence to announce that, yes, he is gay. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," he said in an editorial penned for Bloomberg Businessweek. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among […]
  • Microsoft Cuts 3,000 Jobs, Finishing Layoffs

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The bad news: Microsoft cut another 3,000 employees today. The good news: this is pretty much the last of the layoffs announced by CEO Satya Nadella this summer. In a statement to PCMag, a Microsoft spokesperson said the reductions are taking place across a variety of teams in many different countries, though there's no word […]
  • YouTube Expects Paid Subscription Service Soon

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    YouTube is moving ahead with its plan to offered a paid subscription service that would allow viewers to skip the pre-roll ads, YouTube senior vice president Susan Wojcicki said last night. The option is "near term," Wojcicki said during Monday's Code Mobile conference in California, according to The Wall Street Journal. "There are going to be cases where people are going […]
  • FTC Sues AT&T for Reducing Data Speeds on Unlimited Plans

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Note to mobile carriers: You better watch out how you use the word "unlimited." Because you might just find yourself in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission if the service you're offering isn't truly without limits, in terms of data. Case in point—the FTC on Tuesday announced it is suing AT&T for misleading customers […]
  • Lenovo IdeaCentre A740

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Lenovo IdeaCentre A740 is a new all-in-one desktop that is an update of their previous model. The design looks pretty similar to the latest Apple iMac desktop and has good performance to go along with the attractive design. It is pretty pricey though compared to other Windows-based all-in-ones. Read more ...
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  • Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Google-owned mobile operating system Android,…

    Avinash Kumpati
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Google-owned mobile operating system Android, is leaving Google. Rubin cofounded Android in 2003 with Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White, and Google acquired the company two years later. Source: Wall Street Journal Read the rest of the story at
  • Seen $10,000 in cache? :P

    Avinash Kumpati
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Seen $10,000 in cache? :P Read the rest of the story at
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay and I consider being gay among the grea…

    Avinash Kumpati
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” That’s a line from Tim Cook’s editorial today that was published in Businessweek, as the Apple CEO for the first time publicly discussed being gay. Tim Cook Speaks Up "I don't consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I've benefited from the sacrifice of others" Read the rest of the story at
  • Apple Pay’s biggest competitor backed by major retailers has been hacked before…

    Avinash Kumpati
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    Apple Pay’s biggest competitor backed by major retailers has been hacked before it even launched. Retailers like Walmart, BestBuy, Gap, and CVS are waging a war against Apple Pay with their own mobile wallet solution, CurrentC, but the pending doom of their QR-code solution is looking even more obvious now, as the company just alerted customers that they’ve been hacked. 10/28 Email Incident Report | MCX 10/28 Email Incident Report Within the last 36 hours, we learned that unauthorized third parties obtained...
  • Apple started HealthKit, and Google has Google Fit. Samsung has Gear Fit. And…

    Avinash Kumpati
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Apple started HealthKit, and Google has Google Fit. Samsung has Gear Fit. And now Microsoft took the wraps off a long-expected wearable that will plug into a new Microsoft Health fitness tracking service - Microsoft Band for $199. Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Ghost Files

    James Davies
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Recently the development team and I managed to get to the bottom of a seemingly bizarre scenario – having removed all references to a particular file from our code (it happened to be a log file which was being created in C:\Temp), ProcMon – that awesome tool which is part of the Sysinternals suite ( – still showed this file being accessed when we profiled our application. A bit of background: the team was looking at a bug which caused our application to generate a log file in a fixed location of C:\Temp whenever…
  • Do I deploy 1E Nomad Everywhere, or to Remote Clients Only? (Part 2)

    Ed Aldrich
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Background In Part 1 of this two part series I talked about the many advantages of opting to deploy 1E Nomad on all client systems throughout the entire enterprise. In this concluding article I address the disadvantages of opting for a potentially lower initial cost (fewer agents deployed), and focus on the many advantages to be realized when installing Nomad on all managed systems. The first and likely not obvious issue is that of potential WAN impacts. After all, you are purchasing Nomad for exactly this reason – less impact to the WAN when deploying systems management data. So what is…
  • Do I Deploy 1E Nomad Everywhere, or to Remote Clients Only? (Part 1)

    Ed Aldrich
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    BACKGROUND OK, so you’re tired of the out-of-the-box Configuration Manager software distribution process melting your WAN links, and fed up with baby-sitting Distribution Points (DPs). Add to that the 1E Sales guy and his techie sidekick have you convinced that 1E Nomad is clearly the right solution to your problems. Maybe you did a pilot test actually running the solution on one of your actual problem-child links and everything is going really well. Now you’re down to the point of negotiating the actual price, which is based on the number of machines where Nomad is actually…
  • Bike ride nets more than $3,600 for Best Buddies charity

    Steve Klos
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Thank you!  As a community, you came together with others to have a very positive impact on the larger community around us through your contribution to the 2014 Best Buddies ride.  I’m very happy to say that together, we were able to raise more than $3,600 to help people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) – that’s a tremendous support for a cause that, through its programs, benefits us all – either in understanding the challenges of IDD, supporting those who have IDD develop valuable life skills, or in the further development of job opportunities for this…
  • NightWatchman – Cloud Power Data Sync

    Andy Brand
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    The standard client hardware refresh cycle is an on-going and difficult process adopted by businesses all over the world, and as part of that process, ensuring that the latest power consumption figures exist for every recently purchased PC or Laptop is a lengthy and time consuming process for any end-point management team to maintain. 1E has always maintained a comprehensive database of all the OEM Manufacturer hardware power consumptions, allowing customers to accurately calculate energy usage, CO2 emissions, and savings for their enterprise, no matter what hardware models are deployed…
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  • O’Reilly offer to 05:00 PT 7/November/2014 - O’Reilly Web Design Starter Kit

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    Originally posted on: 05:00 PT 7/November/2014 are offering 50% off individual books from the O’Reilly Web Design Starter Kit at If you buy the whole kit, the saving is 60%! Learning Web Design, 4th Edition “Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages…
  • Demystifying the Cloud Presentation Posted

    D'Arcy Lussier
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Originally posted on: had the opportunity to talk about “Demystifying the Cloud” last week at the SDEC conference here in Winnipeg. I recorded the presentation last night with audio commentary for those who missed it at the conference or for those that would be interested to see it. In the 20 min video I cover at a high level cloud concepts – how do we define what cloud computing is, what are the models of cloud and cloud offerings, and considerations like geolocation, tech stack, and security. Enjoy!
  • A Good Man Passed Away

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Originally posted on: feel like I didn't know Dave Coleman well enough, but a few weeks ago I had a really bad feeling.  See I love Facebook in that I can see people's photos of amazing life events when I am depressed.  A couple of weeks ago I realized Dave had not been posting anything on Facebook.  For some reason I felt deeply saddened, so I messaged Tony Pounder on twitter to see what was going on with Dave.  It turned out he was sick, but he was on the mend according to Sue.  I was like oh that's…
  • Project Management Resources

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Originally posted on: was asked to share some resources and thoughts on what I’ve been a part of in the past to our new project management. I like sharing resources :-) and have been thinking/learning about this a lot in the past few years. Here’s part of the email that KanBan, Agile, TFS for work items, Lean, Startup culture are all things I've seen as useful. Technical Debt article I wrote…
  • APress Deal of the Day 29/October/2014 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 5

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro ASP.NET MVC 5. The author is Adam Freeman so you can be sure that the book is filled with real world examples. “The ASP.NET MVC 5 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • MIT Alumnae Named Top Business Leaders

    Jay London
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Boston Globe Magazine included at least five MIT alumnae in its list of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts.
  • MIT Authors Address Boston Book Fest

    Joe McGonegal
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Among the 150 authors at last week's festival were eight MIT professors and alumni.
  • Scanning to Stun: Turn a Scanner into a 3D Tool

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Felice Frankel, an extraordinary science photographer and MIT research scientist, is making an offer you should not refuse. Through OpenCourseWare (OCW), Frankel is offering to teach you how make exquisitely detailed digital images with a commonplace tool, the flatbed scanner. In fact, she will teach you how to make 3D images in the OCW course, […]
  • Hacked! But what is it?

    Jay London
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    A life-size papier-mâché figurine—wearing a "Hacking" t-shirt—made a long-roped escape near Bldg. 66.
  • Motor v. Engine: What’s the Difference?

    Kate Hoagland
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Guest Post by Sarah Jensen from the Ask an Engineer series, published by MIT’s School of Engineering As with almost any word, it all depends how far you go back in time for your definition… As technologies and devices evolve, language must stay on its toes if we expect to understand each other when we talk about […]
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  • Can you spread the Joomla Love?

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:19 pm
    I love Joomla. I live Joomla. I love to introduce new people to Joomla. I love to show people how to achieve the impossible no matter how improbable they think it is. We need more people who do this and more people who can do this. I get excited showing people what they can achieve with Joomla. I get excited meeting people who have never heard of Joomla and Open Source software and showing them the benefits. A 10 step guide to being a better Joomla lover So what do you need to be a Joomla lover? Can anyone do it? Is there a course you can take? Do you get better with practice? Are there any…
  • All Together as a Whole

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    On Monday this week I was honoured to be one of the keynote speakers at JoomlaDay Israel. As I stood on the stage in front of a packed lecture theatre one thing came to my mind. Diversity!!! In the audience were people of three major faiths and those who have no faith. There were people who are very religiously observant and those that are more secular. There were people who were born in perhaps as many as twenty different countries. There were people whose language of birth was perhaps Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, English, French and many more. Yet there we were gathering all together at Tel…
  • Always look on the bright side of life?

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

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

    5 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Yesterday was the Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a day of remembrance, repentance, confession and fasting. It is unique in that it is almost universally observed, even by the most secular of Jews for whom it might be the only day of the year that they attend a service. Central to Yom Kippur is the Al Chet prayer where we are asked to consider the sins we have committed intentionally or unintentionally, what are our sins of commission and our sins of omission and what have we done inadvertently by doing nothing at all. The most important thing is that I am asked to think…
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    No stranger to rolling out high-quality consumer electronics products, Samsung’s Note 4 is a really great little hybrid device, of sorts.  Part of the immediate charm of this little marvel is that it stands tall in two worlds – certainly a smartphone in its own right, but also playing out like a tablet as well.  It is this uniqueness and thereby enhanced functionality that make it worthy of an immediate purchase for a certain type of user.  In other words: phone or tablet?  …uhm, both? Let’s explore some features… The display Naturally, it’s the first thing you’re going to…
  • Minecraft player (Duncan Parcells) builds enormously awesome city on Xbox 360

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    You should already know just how amazing Minecraft is by now.  That it has become an institution within the video gaming community at large, spawning an onslaught of interactive entertainment creativity the likes of which the world has never seen before.  It’s also no secret that the game has been ported over to a number of other platforms apart from its original home on the PC.  Well, thanks to that, we get to experience phenomena like artist Duncan Parcells’ enormous “Titan City” creation. According to the creator, it was inspired directly by New York City (not being any type of…
  • The Ultimate Christmas List For Gamers

    Katie B
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    If you’re a gamer, Christmas is the perfect time to really rack up your equipment. It’s a great chance to upgrade your rig without shelling out for it. You can replace your hardware and bring in some powerful new equipment. Crafting the right Christmas list can seriously improve your game and the experience of playing. So don’t waste your Christmas list on new clothes or a bike, pack it full of gaming gear! Your list will be crafted to suit your own game. Whether you play on a PC, a laptop or a console there are plenty of upgrades available. Your list should also include a couple of…
  • The Top 8 Best Tablets

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

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

  • Damballa and Bit9 + Carbon Black Collaborate to Deliver Better Security with More Context

    David Monahan
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
      In looking at the solutions available for threat protection (and detection), there are quite a few options out there. Some, like Damballa Failsafe, are network-based, vigilantly watching packets across the network and looking for indications of undesirable activities/behaviors and content.  Others are host-based, like Bit9 + Carbon Black, using an agent on the endpoint, to persistently defend the endpoint as a beachhead against undesired, malicious processes trying to execute. Each has its use cases and strong points, but together they provide a significantly broader perspective and…
  • Thoughts on Splunk .conf 2014

    David Monahan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    This week, Las Vegas hosted some 3500 people at the MGM Grand to mark Splunk .conf14, the annual user gathering for Splunk customers, referred to as “Splunkers”. For those of you not in the tech industry, spelunking, or the act of exploring caves, may come to mind. The theme of the conference was not cave exploration, but data exploration; however, the analogy of cave exploration actually aligns very well. “Splunkers” are diving into their data, delving deep into places that many have never explored before. Each of them finding new and cool ways to use the data that they have been…
  • Network Management: Still a ‘Must-Have’ for Enterprise IT

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

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

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

  • BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

    DJ Reyes
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    BlackBerry's instant messaging service BBM will be seeing an update across all OS platforms in the next few days. It has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users from a few weeks now and it now ready for everyone. The most notable new feature is Timed Messages which allows users to send a 'secret' message to a contact for a pre-set duration of time. You will also be able to retract any accidentally sent messages. We've all been there, so that may be a handy addition.
  • Sunset Overdrive and white Xbox One now available in the UK

    Richard Devine
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Following on from the U.S. launch earlier this week, Brits can now grab themselves a copy of Sunset Overdrive and the glorious looking white Xbox One console with it. The bundle will set you back £349 and is available at any number of retailers. So if you've been holding out for it, hold out no longer.
  • Diamond Blitz, an online puzzle challenge for Windows Phone and Windows 8

    George Ponder
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Diamond Blitz is an online puzzle game where you play against others to see who can create the most matches (or diamonds) from multi-colored tiles. Game play is similar to other online games available such as Wordament; you just try to play with colored tiles instead of letters. Diamond Blitz is available for low-memory Windows Phones as well as Windows 8 devices. The game comes across as maybe more of an acquired taste than one with across the board appeal but isn't without challenge, testing your skills at speed and recognition. While it may not end up being everyone's cup of tea, Diamond…
  • Review: XOLO Win Q900s Windows Phone

    Abhishek Baxi
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Few months ago, the Indian handset maker, XOLO, introduced their maiden Windows Phone device, the XOLO Win Q900s, that went on sale recently. Touted as the world's lightest Windows Phone and sold at a sub-₹10,000 (US$160) price, the phone competes with budget Android smartphones as well as the Lumia 530, Lumia 630, and the Micromax Canvas Win W121.
  • Sync or update your Band with the Microsoft Band Sync app for Windows or Mac

    Mark Guim
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The Microsoft Band Sync app for Windows or Mac lets you sync your Band to the cloud while it is connected via USB cable. Your phone can already sync your Microsoft Band, but Microsoft says this method syncs faster than your phone while your device is charging over USB. Another reason why you would want this app on your Mac or PC is that it lets you get updates and restore the software on your Microsoft Band.
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  • The four main topics at eCommerce Expo 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Thomas Oppong
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Start. Move, make, create, ship, do. Just start. That’s what entrepreneurs do. They start. They start something. Sometimes it is something big. Sometimes it is a big failure. Either way, they get sh** done. Don’t wait for approval. Ask forgiveness, not permission. Make mistakes. Learn from it and keep moving. You don’t win by sitting on the fence. You succeed by getting your hands dirty. There are no shortcuts to progress. You can never beat the process. But you can overcome the obstacles. You want to start a business, get on with it. You want to make a significant move in..
  • Tips for Creating an Insanely Great Website That Rocks

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    In the realm of websites, there are good websites and there are bad websites. Many of the great websites will stand out from the crowd because they work well, they are pleasing to the eye and they are full of the products, services and information you are looking for. Bad websites can also be memorable, but for the opposite reasons. Don’t let your website be memorable for something bad. Create a great website that stands out from the crowd and best serves your customers. Getting a custom web design that represents your brand helps a lot. Here are a few things you..
  • What You Can Learn From 6 of The Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Great entrepreneurs are changing the world as we know it. Some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs have made tremendous impact in the world of business. In the face of an unknown future, successful and innovative entrepreneurs are the trailblazers. They inspire others to dream and stay hopeful. Some of the most inspirational and entrepreneurial success stories have become the driving force behind amazing businesses we know today and they also offer a guiding light to others. These are six of the most inspiring modern-day entrepreneurs. The infographic below shows how some of the best…
  • 4 of The Most Useful Tablet Apps for Running Your Online Business

    Thomas Oppong
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Maximizing the latest technology to make your online business run as efficiently as possible is essential in order to keep up with today’s busy eCommerce marketplace. As of June 2014, a survey of online retailers revealed that 62 percent of the respondents ranked eCommerce platforms at the top of their spending list in the technology department, according to Internet Retailer. Everyone is trying to keep up with the times, but it may be less expensive than you think. In addition to having a solid online store platform, you can also maximize your efficiency by using certain apps for your…
  • The Most Important Vocal Skill Sets You Need for an Amazing Customer Service (Infographic)

    Thomas Oppong
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Customers have options, lots of options. Your customer service should be outstanding to earn their trust and win their business all the time. Great phone manners is crucial to the success of your business. Do your employees have the right skills to handle customers with care? You could be losing business or missing out on lots of opportunities for new business because of how your customer service rep responds to your customers. Basic phone courtesies will go a long way to help increase sales. A warm, helpful, professional and friendly voice on the phone can build that customer loyalty you…
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  • ON | But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

    Alex Bae
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    My first experience with ON had me do a double-take, the whole feel already seemed familiar. The roll of selfies and the idea of meeting new people had me thinking I was on Tinder, but upon closer inspection I was on the ON homepage. ON is like a smorgasbord of the best features from other social media platforms and combines it into one experience that could change the way we meet new people. ON as a standalone app does what Tinder does; discover and meet new people through photos. What ON does differently is take the best parts of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Tinder and roll…
  • When Will Dinner Cook Itself? | Moment The Smart Home Goes Mainstream

    Jennifer Tuohy
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The smart home may be angling for the mainstream, but right now it’s stuck swimming in a niche. Turning lights on automatically and setting thermostats from a smartphone is the stuff geeks revel in now, but for the smart home to reach flooding point, it must transform, not augment, the domestic realm — and it needs to start in the kitchen. The promise of the smart home has everyone excited about the concept, but as thrilling as it is that my lights come on when I turn into my driveway, I’d be far more excited if I knew my oven was not only pre-heated to the right temperature for…
  • I’ve Got A Golden Ticket! | Inbox by Gmail

    Garick Chan
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
     I’ve got a golden ticket! It certainly feels that way if you’re able to get on a new platform before anyone else, doesn’t it? Google has just allowed each of their “Inbox by Gmail” users to invite three of their friends and of course everyone is wondering what’s new with the technology giant. So what is Inbox by Gmail? Quite simply, it just seems like a new format of organizing your gmail. Sure, you can also pin reminders to yourself and this seems a bit like ello’s “friends” versus “noise” feature. Other than that, I can see…
  • eddi | Security in Community Based E-Commerce

    Alex Bae
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Craigslist and other listing sites leaves millions of buyers to find all kinds of goods and services. Like a virtual yard sale and a bulletin board combined, listing sites can connect everyone within a vicinity for a specific deal. These sites act as a place for people to virtually barter amongst each other, but a lack of safety protocols keep the community safe from fraudulent purchases and other risky exchanges. eddi, a new social listing site, seeks to change the way community-based e-commerce works by implementing strong security and a complete social experience. “eddi is a product and…
  • ORA Smart Glass | Augmented Reality Glasses

    Alex Bae
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Google Glass started a revolution for wearable devices. Before all the hype for different fitness bands, smart watches and other wearables today, Google Glass jumpstarted today’s wave of wearable technology. No other company competes with Google Glass on the augmented reality (AR) market, but there are plenty of startups looking to take a bite at the market. Optinvent is one of the startups looking to compete and started a Kickstarter campaign to make the ORA Smart Glass into a reality. Google laid out the initial blueprints of what AR glasses can do. A pair of glasses with a multitude of…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • 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
  • Finally The Day is Here, Say Good Bye to Our Beloved Orkut :(

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

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Google Domains is the latest product announcement from the company which is in beta at this point of time. I had registered many domains with Google via different registrars and recently transferred almost most of them to different registrars as I was facing issues in getting proper support. If you are a regular reader here then you might have read the post of transferring Experts Galaxy to
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  • Powercam for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Powercam is yet another useful photography application, for smart phones. The app is available on a number of operating systems such as Android, windows phones, etc. Still there is no sign of it being available for PC’s. The app is quite amazing with its packed features, although it might seem a bit unusual for the people already working on the best applications of the category viz Snapeed or PicsArt. Still, this application is good enough to try it out, and all thanks to its vital features that enriches the pics with a variety of effects. The app even works best if you have a phone which…
  • Despicable Me: Minion Rush for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Despicable Me is no longer just a character which needs any sort of introduction as it already earned much of user’s interest and attention too. The game can be considered an official game of the movie despicable Me. Well, in case you haven’t watched the movie yet you will not need to so as to understand the game. In fact, the game has been developed keeping in mind the same preface. The game is all about the minions that were introduced in the movie. These are the same yellow creatures that you might have seen bouncing and moving all over the movie. You need to control them, earn the…
  • Camera 360 For PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Are you an Instagram freak who just posts every other thing using photos on the network. You will surely need some serious photography apps to keep the right images going for your followers. However, Instagram by default offers you some exciting stylizing features, there are tons of other social networks too that you might have addiction of such as Facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc. All of these major networks do not offer separate apps to edit images. Talking about photography apps, SnapSeed is considered to be the best of all such apps; though it is now owned by Google and now comes…
  • Snapchat for PC

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

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

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    According to the reports published by Microsoft, although their revenue was more than what was forecasted by the analysts, the net profits of the company during the same quarter of last year dipped... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Now GPS Support And Free Music With Android Wear Updates

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    With many companies venturing into the wearable game, Google has kept up their promise they had made last month. The company has started rolling out their first few major updates for the android... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chrome and Android Merger Coming Close To Reality

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    The talks regarding the merging of the Android and Chore Os into one single platform is nothing new and it has been expected for a long in industry. The Tech enthusiasts and analysts were... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Twitter Unveils ‘Fabric’ Platform for Developers

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    The success and popularity of the social networking sites like Twitter or also Facebook depends totally on the achievement of those persons who develop many interesting and ideal apps since apps are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Glass Maker Makes Deal To Exit The Arizona Plant

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    According to the reports published by New Hampshire-based GT Advanced Technologies, Merrimack on 23rd Oct 2014, the company is looking forward to invest and sell furnaces and want to exit from their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • Little Big Planet 3 (LBP3) Release Date 2014 for PS3, PS4

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Let's discuss Little Big Planet 3 Release Date 2014 for PS3, PS4 and its gameplay. We all at one point want to be kids? Play games? Well now is the great time to unleash the inner childish... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Samsung Note 4 Phone Release Date, Specs and Price Review

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    View new Samsung Note 4 Release Date in US, phone specs and price review. As summer follows spring, so will Samsung Note 4 follow the legacy of Note 3, Note 2 and Note as the Galaxy Note series... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • New Blackberry 10.3 OS, Phones Release Date and Specs 2014

    9 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Learn Blackberry 10.3 OS update release dates and new Blackberry 10.3 phones coming out in 2014. Research in Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of once famous Blackberry smartphones is still struggling... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Ufone 3G Internet Packages Price Rates in Pakistan

    9 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    What is the benefit of having a big number of mobile carriers in your country? They fight for your signature on the dotted line, or for you having their SIM card in the case of prepaid plans.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Mobilink 3G Service Comparison in Pakistan with Zong, Telenor

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

  • Dear Diary, I’m leaving you for my Mobile App!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform

    Victoria Espinel
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    No one can argue convincingly that the email, photos and documents we store electronically are any less important to our personal and professional lives than the ones we keep on paper. Yet they are still held to different standards: Authorities need a warrant to search an old-fashioned file cabinet, but not your hard drive or […] Related posts: ECPA’s Silver Anniversary: Time for Reform Pass the Innovation Act The Right Mix of Policies to Promote Cloud Computing
  • Privacy Protection Is at Stake in Microsoft’s Battle with the DOJ

    Victoria Espinel
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Technology has fundamentally changed the way we all store our information, and that has put technology companies on the front lines of the fight to ensure private data are protected as well in the digital age as in the past. This fight is now playing out in a lawsuit in New York, where the US […] Related posts: ECPA’s Silver Anniversary: Time for Reform Principles to Guide Modernization of Europe’s Privacy Rules: Trust, Flexibility, and Shared Responsibility Making Sure the EU’s Next Step on Privacy Is the Right One
  • BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution

    Jodie Kelley
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Of all the priorities CIOs and IT managers are juggling these days — from cloud to mobility to data analytics — surveys find that cybersecurity is what keeps them up at night. And there’s good reason for that: Symantec dubbed 2013 the “Year of the Mega Breach” while the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more […] Related posts: New Economic Research Confirms the Competitive Advantage of Properly Licensed Software Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Global Survey Finds Strong Support for IP Rights
  • Positive Shift in Europe’s Approach to Cloud Policy

    Thomas Boué
    2 May 2014 | 8:16 am
    Policy discussions about cloud computing in Europe have at times been fraught with protectionist rhetoric. Exacerbated by Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance, there have been calls for data location requirements, procurement preferences for European providers, dedicated French or German cloud networks, and even a “Schengen area for data” as ways to promote deployment of […] Related posts: Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If A 10-Step Policy Plan for Cloud Computing In Europe Europe’s New Cloud Computing Strategy
  • Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    How do we restore trust and confidence in the underpinnings of the digital economy in the wake of unsettling disclosures about international surveillance practices? That question is top of mind for policymakers in the US and European Union as they ponder the possibility of a grand, new transatlantic trade and investment partnership. As I noted […] Related posts: A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade Three Ways the Administration and 113th Congress Can Accelerate the Digital Economy to Achieve Election Goals
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • 2014 Tablet and Smart Phone Market Tracker

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This tracker provides semiconductor revenue and shipment forecasts for products used in smartphone and tablet applications. Forecasts are provided by region and by product type as well as a split by application type. Market share is included for the semiconductor suppliers as well as the OEMs that produce the applications. Estimated spending by each OEM is also included.
  • 2014 Microcontroller Market Tracker

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The worldwide microcontroller market is expected to increase by 4 percent for revenue and 13 percent for unit shipments in 2014. This product category includes 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32 bit devices. USB controllers and IC card revenue and unit shipments are also included. This tracker provides forecasts by region, market segment, application market, and product category. Also included is market share.
  • 2014 Performance Analog Market Tracker

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Performance analog products include high speed, precision, and high efficiency products classified as operational amplifiers, interface, comparators, power ICs, and Analog ASSPs. This market is growing faster than the overall analog market with a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent. This tracker provides forecasts for high performance analog products and also includes standard performance analog to provide an overall view of the analog market. Forecasts are provided by region, market segment and application market. Market share is also provided.
  • Worldwide and U.S. Smartphone Display 2014–2018 Forecast

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This study examines the current state and future trends of smartphone displays worldwide and in the United States. The smartphone display has grown from the simple function of showing messages and emails to showing more dynamic content, including games, applications, social networking, and multimedia. As the demand in smartphone functionality has grown, so has the size of displays on smartphones, with some displays rivaling 7in. tablets.
  • Speech Technology - Global Strategic Business Report

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Speech Technology in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Automatic Speech Recognition, Text-to-Speech, and Speaker Verification. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Lenovo completes acquisition of Motorola

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lenovo has finalized the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google last October 30, 2014. Lenovo will operate Motorola as a wholly-owned subsidiary. It now owns the brand and the company’s portfolio, which include new smartphones like the Moto X (2014) and Moto G (2014), and the Moto 360 smartwatch. I know what you’re thinking. Will Lenovo start offering the Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 to the country? Maybe, maybe not. But I hope they do. Those are awesome phones, and the Moto 360 is an equally awesome smartwatch. Source 1, 2 | Via Lenovo completes acquisition of Motorola is a…
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker review. Buy one.

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    We’ve always known Bose to produce high quality audio products. I was blown away by what I’ve seen (or rather heard) so far. Now, I have the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker here for review. And I think I’m in love with it. SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Key Features: 3.5 mm auxiliary input Micro-USB port Wireless range up to 30 ft Battery life up to 7 hrs Different colored soft covers are available for purchase separately Speaker Dimensions: Height: 2.0 in (5.1 cm) Width: 7.1 in (18 cm) Depth: 2.3 in (5.8 cm) Weight: 1.5 lbs (.67 kg) Included items SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker Charging…
  • WD Expands Surveillance-Class Hard Drive Line

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    MANILA, Philippines – October 2014 – WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and storage industry leader, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Purple line of 3.5-inch hard drives for video surveillance applications, with the release of the 6 TB capacity. Video surveillance is a highly data-rich application within the “Internet of Things (IoT)” ecosystem. WD Purple hard drives excel in new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. Available last October 29, WD…
  • LG Display boasts a new 5.3 1080p panel with 0.7mm bezel

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    LG Display has made a 5.3 inch LCD panel with a very small bezel of just 0.7mm. The display of 1080p resolution has an eye popping pixel density of 415ppi. To achieve this, LG Display used “Neo Edge” module processing technology as well as the first “Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT)” technology. As GSM Arena explains: “Neo Edge” uses a special adhesive instead of the traditional double-sided tape to attach and seal the backlight unit to the display panel’s circuit board. This achieves minimal bezel width and blocks light leakage. Another bonus is that it makes the display…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus coming to Smart on November 14

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
      Let’s declare November 14 as iPhone day! It’s the day the new iPhones become officially available to the country. Smart Communications recently announced it will offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Friday, November 14. You can express your interest for either smartphones here. Pre-order starts on November 7. With all the publicity (both positive and negative) its getting, I’m almost sure Smart is going to sell a lot of these. And one more thing: Remember folks Apple Wave is a hoax, so please don’t put your shiny new iPhone in the microwave. For…
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  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q3 – 2014

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

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

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

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    If you want to get wise about Windows operating systems or other products from Microsoft, you can actually do that from your home computer with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website that provides you with free online IT training & learning of Windows and other product from Microsoft. Most of the training are with videos and PowerPoint presentations and followed up with 5 short questions at the end of each session to make sure you understood everything. Who is eligible to participate in MVA? Anybody interested in growing their career can be a part of…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q2 – 2014

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

    Jason Hennessey
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Search engine optimization is hard enough when the playing field is level. For most businesses, good SEO means taking smart actions to rank higher on Google: creating great content, building strong backlinks and getting social media buzzing. But if you’ve been penalized by Google, it gets a lot harder. With a Google penalty, your site will lose out on organic search traffic no matter what you do—because Google is hiding your site. Want to find out if you have a penalty and how to get rid of it? That’s why we created this video overview. How Google Penalizes Sites There are two different…
  • Google Penguin Update Explained

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

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

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

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

    Maya Kosoff
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans is a mobile expert. He analyzes what mobile means for future tech businesses, giving out quick insights and figuring out what the next big thing will be. Evans is excellent at crunching numbers and visually displaying what that data means in a meaningful way that makes sense. This week, he gave a presentation at the Wall Street Journal's WSJD conference, in which he spoke about the power of mobile. Evans also gave the presentation at Andreessen Horowitz's a16z Tech Summit. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
  • A San Francisco Duo Is Making Test-Tube Milk That 'Tastes Like The Real Thing'

    Joshua Barrie
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Milk is popular. And has been for centuries. Whether a refreshing, cold glass with a chocolate chip cookie, steamed and poured over a morning coffee, or used to make batter for pancakes, milk is a staple in many people's kitchens, as well as an important source of nutrients. There are already many alternatives to milk, of course; from nut-based forms like almond and hazelnut, to coconut, to soya. Many people opt out of the "real thing" not necessarily because of taste, but because they are lactose intolerant, or have animal welfare or calories in mind. But for those who are still longing for…
  • SORRELL: WPP's $25 Million Stake In AppNexus Leaves Publicis And Omnicom With 'Nowhere To Go' (WPP)

    Lara O'Reilly
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of the world's largest advertising holding group WPP, made the bold statement on the company's third quarter earnings call Friday that its $25 million investment in adtech company AppNexus earlier this year leaves rivals like Publicis Groupe and Omnicom with "nowhere to go." The deal saw WPP take a huge stake in the hottest tech startup in New York to help Sorrell's company better compete with Facebook and Google in the online advertising space. On paper it appeared to be a huge bargain as WPP invested $25 million in cash for a 15% stake in AppNexus, which at the…
  • Police In Germany Are Trying To Stop Armed Warfare Between Rival File-Sharing Gangs

    James Cook
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Police in Germany have issued an international arrest warrant for two brothers who are accused of carrying out a series of violent crimes as part of an online turf war between rival "torrent" filesharing websites.  TorrentFreak reports that German police have started an international public manhunt to try and find Kastriot Selimi, 25, and his brother Kreshnik, who is 22. Der Spiegel reports that a special police unit raided the Selimi family home in a German village, hoping to find the brothers who live there with their parents. Instead, the pair had disappeared, and are believed to…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (GOOG, AAPL, YHOO, GPRO, LNKD, AMZN, TWTR, FB)

    James Cook
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    Good morning! It's going to be a rainy day in New York. Here's the tech news you need to know for today. 1. Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, is leaving Google. He has been running Google's robotics division. 2. Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out as gay. He wrote a touching essay in Businessweek. 3. Yahoo has hired Amazon's top sales executive to be its senior vice president of sales, Americas. She previously headed up Amazon's ad sales. 4. GoPro announced earnings that were better than expectations. Shares jumped 8% on the news. 5. LinkedIn's Q3 earnings were better than…
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  • Censoring bomb making websites: NO

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

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

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

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

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

    Alavi Wahid
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Motorola Announces the Droid Turbo via - Many considered the Moto X as Motorola’s 2014-2015 flagship when it was announced but soon after, word of a bigger, more powerful device broke. In a relatively small event today, Motorola unveiled the Droid Turbo, their new turbocharged (pun intended) smartphone. When it comes to specifications, the Turbo does NOT skimp. The 5.2 inch IPS LCD display is Quad HD and has a crazy pixel density of 565ppi, the highest in the industry. It packs a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC, the fastest processor in the market now. This backed by 3GB RAM creates a killer…
  • Deadly Duo: Oppo Reveals The N3 & A Crazy Thin Phone

    Alavi Wahid
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Deadly Duo: Oppo Reveals The N3 & A Crazy Thin Phone via - Oppo for the past month kept themselves busy with teasing the release of its follow up to the N1 and today at an event in Singapore, they revealed the N3. A few days ago, the company also teased a secondary device which turned out to be the super slim R5. Oppo N3 Last year, Oppo unveiled the N1, an interesting smartphone that had a swiveling camera on the top. This time around, Oppo refined the N1 to produce this year’s N3 smartphone. The company did a great job at tackling what many thought was the N1’s main issue, its size.
  • Amazon thinks it can beat Chromecast with its Fire TV Stick

    Alavi Wahid
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Amazon thinks it can beat Chromecast with its Fire TV Stick via - Google’s Chromecast is the perfect device for a lot of people, allowing you to stream content to your TV. Its cheap price and user friendliness is what allowed it to sell so many units. And now Amazon wants a slice of that cake and hopes to win it with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV Stick is definitely no the best named streaming device out there but it shows some promise and may even give Google a run for its money. Amazon has Google’s Chromecast beat on the hardware end – it has a dual core processor, 1GB…
  • Fitbit Unveils Self Proclaimed Super Watch Along With Fitness Trackers

    Alavi Wahid
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Fitbit Unveils Self Proclaimed Super Watch Along With Fitness Trackers via - Fitbit gained popularity for its fitness tracking bands and has been competing with other companies like Jawbone to gain supremacy in the fitness tracking market. The company today unveiled its trio of new wearable devices aimed at the fitness centric crowd.   Fitbit Charge The Fitbit Charge is essentially a redo of last year’s Fitbit Force which was recalled sometime earlier this year due to users reporting skin irritation. The wearable has a tiny OLED screen that it uses to display steps, distance traveled,…
  • ASUS unveils budget friendly ASUS MeMO Pad 10

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    ASUS unveils budget friendly ASUS MeMO Pad 10 via - The ASUS MeMO Pad 10 is the latest addition to ASUS’s Android tablet arsenal which is fitted with a 10-inch screen offering a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and a 1GB RAM, the tablet should run quite well but we’re not expecting it to be blazing fast like the other high end tablets. The device would be launching in two versions, 8GB and a 32GB. Good thing, there’s a microSD card slot for additional storage but the limit is still not yet known. Other features of the MeMo…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • SSLv3 Support to be Disabled due to CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE)

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    We have been following the recently discovered vulnerability known by CVE-2014-3566 (popularly referred to as POODLE). This specific vulnerability has affected the SSLv3 protocol which is supported by most Nexcess servers. SSLv3 (also known as SSL 3.0), is an old and outdated Internet cryptographic protocol that was designed to ensure secure connections for various services […]
  • Roundup of October’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Since our last roundup, we’ve had the pleasure of attending ExpressionEngine Conference and meeting up with all of our friends, old and new alike, in the EE Community. We were also proud to have the opportunity to speak at this year’s event, slides of which we have shared at the bottom of this post. Now, if you follow […]
  • We Asked: What’s your biggest WordPress secret?

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    WordPress professionals work with the world’s favorite content management system every day and develop an intimate knowledge of the best way to build and manage WordPress sites. We wanted to understand how the most sophisticated WordPress users approach creating a great experience for their clients, so we asked some of our favorite WordPress professionals about […]
  • File Lock Contention

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

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

  • FRY leaks info about Samsung 850 EVO

    The Sorcerer
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The Company did show-off its V-NAND-based Samsung 850 EVO in South Korea. Now FRY’s listing was ‘accidently’ listed, showing that the card is just few weeks away from launch. The listing shows that the 1TB Samsung 850 EVO which uses the ‘3D NAND’ is priced for $500. What’s more is that the specification for the drive is also put up. Though you would imagine that in case of typical genuine leaks, such websites will pull out it’s listing. In this case, it’s still active. Maybe its a pre-order? Samsung rates its upcoming 850 Evo 1TB SSD with…
  • Ubisoft confirms PC requirements for Assassin’s Creed Unity

    The Sorcerer
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Ubisoft finally confirmed the PC requirements for its upcoming Assassin’s Creed title named ‘Unity’. Ubisoft was in hot waters for its various comments in the near past, which practically annoyed PC gamers and made a strong impression that Ubisoft is favouring the console makers. The comments came in different colours- from 30 FPS maximum support to even ‘looks more like a Hobbit movie’ comments. But what about the game? Well, Assassin’s Creed Unity, which will be available for the current-generation consoles, has a rather high requirement for PC. Either…
  • Nvidia outs GeForce 344.48 WHQL drivers

    The Sorcerer
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Nvidia released its 344.48 WHQL drivers. According to the release notes, the latest drivers enable DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) for Kepler and Fermi GPUs. Apart from that, Nvidia introduced tweaks for existing games, including enabled FXAA option for Assassin’s Creed Unity. The drivers are also ready for games like Civilization: Beyond Earth, Lords of the Fallen and Elite: Dangerous. Other than that, the green team updated its SLI profile lists. However, it should be noted that Nvidia’s latest drivers did not show any performance boost for any games compared to its older WHQL…
  • Intel i7 Broadwell-E CPU lineups to arrive by 2016

    The Sorcerer
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Intel wouldn’t be releasing its next-generation ‘Extreme’ line up processors with Broadwell-E until 2016. According to the report, the current-gen extreme processor Haswell-E’s successor will be out early 2016. Originally, it was reported that the processor should be out by 2015. But according to sources, Intel just bumped into manufacturing issues. Though exact issues were not highlighted, it is speculated that the delay is most likely due to its 14nm silicon fabrication processor. These processors can be used with Intel X99 chipset motherboards after a BIOS update.
  • Gigabyte VGA cards are officially available in India

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

  • Video Used For 5% or Less of Marketing Communications

    Beyond PR
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Modified version of BeyondPR’s post 6 Ways to Adopt Visual Storytelling into Your 2015 PR Strategy. Results of the second annual PR Newswire/PR News Survey are in and they are both stunning and unremarkable.  Stunning: more than half of those surveyed say less than 5% of their external communications are delivered via video, which, given all we know now, makes me feel like we’re not paying attention.  If just one minute of video communicates the equivalent of 1.8 million words of text and video is shared 1200% more than links and text combined, then why are so many of us still…
  • CIO Vs. CMO: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

    Rob Preston
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    PwC chief technologist Chris Curran discusses how to turn infighting between IT and marketing into a productive partnership. The CIO-CMO relationship is among the weakest in the C-suite, according to the PwC’s Digital IQ survey. So how do we get these teams on the same digital page? PwC chief technologist Chris Curran says most CIOs want to take on more of a customer-facing role but might not have the expertise or corporate mandate to do so. In the meantime, CMOs have taken on more tech responsibilities, mostly because they perceive IT as too slow or lacking the requisite digital and…
  • How Electronics Engineers Consume Content Infographic Series: Sponsored Content

    Carly Cohen
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    To learn more about how electronics engineers consume content, please contact us for the full UBM Tech 2014 Content Consumption research report.
  • Influencing Buyer 2.0: Aligning PR to the Buyers Journey

    Beyond PR
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Buyers – businesses, consumers and governments — are changing their behaviors, driven by changes in the communications channels and technologies they use to research purchases and share information with peers, bringing new opportunities and challenges for public relations to the fore. Earned media mentions hold particular sway with potential buyers, which means PR can deliver measurable top line business impact. To capitalize on this trend, however, PR professionals must improve and rethink the way they create and distribute their messages, designing them to support the purchase decision…
  • Managing Social Media Risk Strategy: Technology Can Only Go So Far

    Wall Street and Technology
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Advanced analytical technologies are an important part of a social media risk management strategy, an Accenture report says, but the technology must be balanced with training and procedures. Social media training, a social media risk assessment plan, a social governance policy, and a risk-aware culture — is all of this really necessary? Yes. For all the benefits social media have provided to financial service firms from marketing, referrals, and recruitment, the complexities and legal risks are still daunting, not to mention risks to reputation. But going social cannot be avoided,…
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    What's On My PC

  • Send And Receive SMS Text Messages From Google Chrome On Your Computer

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Wish you could answer your phone text from your computer?  Well, you can with the Google Chrome browser extension, called MightyText. You must first install the MightyText Android App, on your phone, from the Google Play store which will enable the permission to sync your text messages from your phone to the browser extension. After […]
  • Brother Creative Center – FREE Online Desktop Publishing Suite

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    I recently decided to go with a laser printer from Brother (Model: HL- 2270DW) to meet my printing needs and to save money on what I was spending for inkjet printer cartridges. While checking out their web site I came across an online desktop publishing suite, that they maintain, called Brother Creative Center that is […]
  • Popular Clean Master For Android Now Available For Windows

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    The cleaning utility that I use on my Android devices (smartphones and tablets) is Clean Master. I have come to rely on it to clean, optimize and protect my devices and have found it to be very reliable and fast. Clean Master is by a company called cheetahMobile that has Android offerings such as Clean Master, […]
  • Try This Process Of Resetting A TV Remote Control When It Stops Working

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    How many times have you had your remote control to your television go bad to end up throwing out the remote and buying one of those pesky universal remotes? Before you throw that remote out there is the possibility that it can be reset and restored back to life. The process I am going to […]
  • Featured Tech Toy – Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    If you have never used a trackball before you do not know what you are missing. Probably the best way to describe a trackball is that it is a stationary mouse (no mouse to move around) with a ball that you use your thumb to navigate (or roll the ball) to perform your onscreen point […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Latest Version of Red Hat Software Collections Now Generally Available

    David Menzies
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, recently announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.2, delivering the latest, stable versions of essential development tools, dynamic languages, and open source databases all on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The third installment of Red Hat Software Collections now includes vital open developer tools, such as GCC 4.9, Maven and Git, and, for the first time, makes the Eclipse IDE available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. In addition, Red Hat is…
  • Tresata to Expand Charlotte Headquarters

    David Menzies
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tresata Inc, one of the fastest growing big data and analytics companies in the country, announced today an expansion of its footprint in Charlotte with a new office and plans to add 25 new jobs in the next fiscal year. “In just three years, Tresata has become one of the fastest growing companies in the state,” said Governor Pat McCrory in his congratulatory message. “Tresata has shown that with the right focus, energy, teamwork and support, a successful technology startup can thrive in any part of the country, especially Charlotte and North Carolina.”NCTechNews is…
  • North Carolina to Lead National Innovation Community

    David Menzies
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina will lead a National  Innovation Community, a coalition of 25 states and counting that will collaborate to bring innovative ideas and practices to government technology.  The Community was established as a resource for technology leaders who sought to replicate the success of North Carolina’s Innovation Center (iCenter). It will be led by State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based…
  • Governor McCrory Welcomes Alevo Energy to North Carolina

    David Menzies
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    CONCORD, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory was in Concord for Alevo Energy’s opening of its new facility October 28th. Alevo Energy, an energy service provider that uses a combination of innovative battery technology and smart data analytics to reduce waste and inefficiencies in the grid delivery system, says it plans to create 2,500 jobs initially and invest $1 billion in the state, with more expected to come over the long term. No state or local incentives were used to help make this project possible.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc.
  • Yadkin Bank Named Community Bank of the Year

    David Menzies
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- In recognition of its dedication to improving business owners' access to capital in order to grow and create jobs, Yadkin Bank (NYSE: YDKN) has been named North Carolina Community Bank of the Year. The award exemplifies Yadkin Bank's stature as one of the country's most successful lenders in the State Small Business Credit Initiative, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Yadkin Bank has enrolled more than $52 million in loans into the initiative, ranking it 12th in the country in terms of dollar volume. These loans have supported the creation or retention…
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  • Apple no pierde tiempo. AliPay podría asociarse con Apple Pay

    Domadis Cabrera
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Jack Ma (CEO de Alibaba Group) y Tim Cook en repetidas ocasiones, y en conversaciones separadas, han comentado una posible asociación entre AliPay (el mayor servicio de pago en China) y el nuevo sistema de pago Apple Pay de Apple. Durante la conferencia Wall Street Journal Digital, en California, Tim Cook bromeó con el editor en jefe del Wall Street Journal, Gerard Baker, sobre un posible matrimonio entre AliPay y Apple Pay. Y dijo con respecto a Jack Dijo de Ma: “Si podemos encontrar algunas áreas de espacio común, me encantaría. Me encanta asociarme con gente como esa”.
  • Según Tim Cook Apple Pay activó más de un millón de tarjetas de crédito en 72 horas

    Domadis Cabrera
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Esta tarde en una conferencia de tecnología en el The Wall Street Journal, el CEO de Apple, Tim Cook, dijo que en sus primeras 72 horas, Apple Pay activó 1 millón de tarjetas. Esa cifra indica que Apple Pay está ganando tracción fuera del mundo de la tecnología. A pesar de que Apple Pay compite con las ofertas rivales de Google, Square, entre otros, además de los métodos de pago tradicionales. Pagar por los bienes con el smartphone, es una actividad todavía incipiente en el mercado occidental, pero el número de usuarios que empiezan a usar servicios de pagos móviles crece…
  • Así se ve la interfaz gráfica de usuario del Apple Watch en un iPhone

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
     Desde que Apple anunció el Apple Watch, ha sido fácil dejar que la imaginación divague un poco. Y no es para menos, es el primer producto de Apple en mucho tiempo que se siente verdaderamente emocionante y nuevo. Y gran parte de esto es gracias a la interfaz de usuario, que tiene un aspecto muy distinto a las interfaces de usuario del iPhone, el iPad o incluso los Macs. Pues bien, el YouTuber, Lucas Menge también se ha inspirado a ejercitar su imaginación, y ha creado un prototipo de la interfaz de usuario de Apple Watch tal y como se vería en un iPhone. En lugar de tener páginas…
  • Apple SIM: un nuevo tipo de tarjeta SIM que te permite cambiar de operador sin necesidad de cambiar de tarjeta SIM

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Apple dio a conocer algunos productos nuevos hace un par de días, pero no hablaron de una de sus más interesantes innovaciones, la Apple SIM. La nueva tarjeta SIM te permite cambiar entre distintas compañías de teléfono directamente desde la aplicación de “Ajustes” y sin necesidad de cambiar físicamente la tarjeta SIM. En la actualidad, la Apple SIM funciona sólo con AT&T, T-Mobile y Sprint en los Estados Unidos, y EE en el Reino Unido. Pero Apple es probable que más empresas telefónicas alrededor del mundo se suban al carro una vez que vean los clientes aprecian la…
  • OS X Yosemite ya está disponible para descargar

    Domadis Cabrera
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    El nuevo sistema operativo de Apple, OS X Yosemite ya está disponible, como una descarga gratuita desde la Mac App Store, y puedes descargarlo ahora mismo haciendo clic aquí. La nueva versión de OS X debería funcionar en cualquier Mac que estuviese ejecutando OS X Mavericks, y proporciona una serie de nuevas características, como Continuity, que permite iniciar las actividades en tus dispositivos con iOS 8 y continuarlas en tu Mac, y viceversa. La nueva actualización fue lanzada oficialmente durante el reciente evento especial celebrado por Apple en Cupertino, y ya está disponible para…
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  • Architee

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

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

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

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

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

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    A popular narrative among climate deniers and green energy pooh-poohers is that addressing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change by promoting clean energy sources is a burden on the world’s poorer countries and prevents their citizens from having access to affordable energy. A new report, Climatescope 2014: Mapping the Global Frontier for Clean Energy Investment, undermines that contention, showing that some of the world’s poorest countries are already renewable energy leaders. Distributed energy from clean energy sources, like these solar panels in South Africa, may be more…
  • Incentivizing Consumers to Buy Electric Vehicles

    Guest Post
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    My interest in cars has been called atypical. Growing up, my father worked as a mechanic for a Chrysler dealership on Chicago’s south side and later as a bus mechanic for the CTA. I grew up surrounded by cars in various states of repair but I generally viewed cars as that thing that made my old man swear in the garage.It wasn’t until electric vehicles started becoming feasible that I started actively reading car news. Now I can’t get enough of it – especially as it relates to electric vehicles. Between Tesla coyly teasing the D and the Gigafactory announcement for Nevada, it’s an…
  • New Wood Construction Technology Gets Boost

    Jason Ridge
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    At the Wood Solutions Fair, Oregon BEST today announced a new round of commercialization funding that will team southern Oregon-based DR Johnson Lumber Co. with Oregon State University researchers to determine how a new engineered building material made from lumber might catapult Oregon wood products to the forefront of construction innovation and technology.Production of cross laminated timber, or CLT, has taken off in Europe in the recent years, but only two plants produce structural grade CLT in North America, both located in Canada.CLT panels, which can be up to 10 feet wide by 60 feet…
  • Sweden’s Environmental Leadership

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard that Sweden is the greenest country in the world. Is this true and, if so, by what standards? And where does the U.S. rank?                    — Raul Swain, New York, NYIt’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI). Norway, Costa Rica, Germany and Denmark rounded out the top five. The rankings take into account a wide range of economic indicators and datasets regarding…
  • Top 10 Greenest Countries in the World

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    How green is your native land? The 4th edition of the Global Green Economy Index, produced by private U.S.-based consultancy Dual Citizen LLC, has just been released, and you can look it up. The index provides an in-depth look at how 60 countries and 70 cities are doing in developing more environmentally friendly economies, in actual performance and in how experts perceive their performance. In the world’s greenest city, Copenhagen commuting on bicycle is routine. Photo credit: Shutterstock“We first published the Global Green Economy Index in 2010 guided by a belief that the environment,…
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  • How To Use openSUSE Factory, The New Rolling-Release Distribution

    Danny Stieben
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Linux offers all sorts of distributions which can cater to just about any needs or desires. However, there was one little area where a great distro was lacking: a rolling-release distribution that was easy to set up. I’m not saying that there wasn’t a distro to fulfill this need (Antergos tries to make setting up Arch simple), but none of the bigger players had an option like this that anyone could legitimately use. The closest available option was openSUSE’s Factory and Fedora’s Rawhide (we’ve covered Rawhide’s bleeding edge capabilities before).
  • The Life Of An Author According To Reddit

    Joel Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    For creative and non-creatives alike, there’s a lot to learn from authors. Contrary to the stereotype, the life of an author is more than just laptops and lattes. There are stories of rags-to-riches as well as riches-to-rags. Some find success, others crash and burn, but there’s always wisdom and advice to be gleaned. If the concept of a Reddit AMA is new to you, you’re in for a treat. The “Ask Me Anything” format allows regular people like you and me to pose questions to interesting people. It’s kind of like a crowdsourced interview. For example, check out…
  • Nintendo Gets Healthy, CurrentC Gets Hacked, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Also, Google reinvents Chrome’s bookmarks manager, France has drone trouble, Deadline predicts your death, and the perfect poster for Apple fanboys. Nintendo Enters Health Market Nintendo is entering the health market, with CEO Satoru Iwata teasing a new device in development at the Japanese company’s newly created healthcare division. This is the first sign that Nintendo is refocusing its business in light of falling console sales and a bleak financial outlook. The details are currently vague, but the device, made in partnership with ResMed and available sometime in 2016, is…
  • How To Choose Your Attire For A Business Meeting

    Dave LeClair
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    What you wear says a lot about who you are. If you were to show up to an important business meeting in a plain white shirt and sweatpants, you’d probably receive a less-than-desired response from your colleagues and clients. It’s all about dressing for success, which is exactly what the following infographic will show you how to do. Via 34sp Click To EnlargeRead the full article: How To Choose Your Attire For A Business Meeting
  • Get Things Done With 3 Tiny Changes To Your Day

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    With a tiny adjustment here, another one there, your day (and your life) can go from zero to transformed. Call it your private butterfly effect. There will be good days and bad days, productive and unproductive ones. What matters is the kind of days you have more often. You can tilt the scales in favor of the productive days by making some simple changes to your routine. Here are three of them to get you started. Pooh pooh them at your own risk, because they can build up over time to have as much, if not more, positive impact as major changes...Read the full article: Get Things Done With 3…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Building a Retro PC

    Dave's Computer Tips
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    The crazy process of resurrecting a beige box from the 80s/90s. The post Building a Retro PC appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Should You Consider Building Your Own PC? It’s only natural that you may be thinking more... Windows Observer: Hosted Microsoft Exchange E-Mail on Office 365 I recently transitioned our household to hosted email accounts... Ask Leo: Building and Growing a Home Network A home network allows you to both share a...
  • How Spammers Got Your Email

    Bob Rankin
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    How did that spam find its way into your inbox and how to prevent it. The post How Spammers Got Your Email appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Disposable Email Fights Spam Battle spam through the use of a disposable email address.... Bob Rankin: How Did My Email Get Hijacked? "Help, somehow my email account got hijacked, and now... Turn the Tables on Spammers Why spamming the spammers is not practical and very problematic....
  • Updating Windows 8 Defender

    Ask Dave Taylor
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    How to force an update with Windows Defender. The post Updating Windows 8 Defender appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Ask Dave Taylor: Updating Your Windows 7 Taskbar is Easy My friend has a Windows PC with a big... How do I enable Microsoft Security Essentials? So how do I get Microsoft Security Essentials running... Windows Secrets Newsletter: Windows Defender Offline-old name, new use Microsoft’s newly released beta version of Windows Defender Offline,...
  • Google is Working Hard to Confuse You

    The Pit Crew
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Changes to its interface serve to further confuse its users and generate more revenue. The post Google is Working Hard to Confuse You appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Google Ads Easier to Mistakenly Click On Google's new search result layout makes it even easier for... Changing Your Home Page in Google Chrome Everything you need to know to change your home... Your Face Featured in Google Ads Your name and face could soon appear in Google...
  • Finding the Fastest Internet Service

    Tips4 PC
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    How to pick the fastest internet service available in your area. The post Finding the Fastest Internet Service appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Is Satellite Internet Service a Good Option? For many rural residents, Internet access boils down to... 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...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Hack Your Cell Phone

    Aseem Kishore
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    When people search for cell phone hacks or hacking, they normally have one of two things in mind: how can I hack my cell phone to do something or install something that’s currently restricted or how I can hack a cell phone and steal its data like images, text messages, location data, etc. In this article, I’ll try to cover both topics in some detail. Obviously, hacking is a non-trivial task, so you’ll need to spend quite a bit of time browsing through forums, etc. before you attain your goal. Hack Phone OS & Feature Set In order to hack a cell phone so that you can…
  • 5 Free Disk Imaging/Cloning Utilities for Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    Creating a good backup of your computer system involves not only backing up all of your data, but also backing up all Windows and system files when they are in a working and stable state. When a hard drive crashes or the Windows operating system becomes corrupt, it would be preferable to not only be able to load back your data quickly, but also to load back the entire OS with all of your user settings, bookmarks, installed drivers, installed applications, and more. A good way to have both things taken care of at once is to create an image of your hard drive. By creating an image, your entire…
  • 7 Great Firefox about:config Tweaks

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    After using Internet Explorer for many years, I have to say that I really wish I would have switched to Firefox a lot earlier than I did! Firefox is by far the most customizable browser out there with thousands of extensions and addons that you can download to extend the capabilities of the browser. Not only are there many third-party extensions to enhance Firefox, there are also many configuration settings that can be tweaked in Firefox itself. Over the last few months, I’ve tweaked a good number of settings in Firefox and I thought I would share some of those with my Firefox…
  • Recover, Crack and Hack Email Passwords for MS Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, etc

    Aseem Kishore
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Recently I needed to recover a few passwords from email programs such as Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Eudora, etc. for some old user accounts. I ended up finding two free utilities that let you recover email passwords. Basically, the passwords are stored in all email clients in either an encrypted format or in plain text. You can recover those passwords from just about email client pretty easily. Mail PassView Mail PassView is a small password recovery tool that reveals the passwords and account details for many email clients as show below: Outlook Express Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and…
  • How to Find Out Who Hosts a Web Site (Web Hosting Company)

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    Here’s a quick little tip for anyone looking for a simple way to find out who is hosting a particular website. Trying to figure out who hosts a web site can be an annoying task if you’re trying to go through the usual channels by searching a WHOIS database, etc. A lot of times you’ll only get the company or person that registered the domain name, but not the actual hosting company. Who is Hosting This? is a very simple web service whose sole purpose is to tell you the company that is hosting a website. I really like this because most of the other online web site checking…
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    Tech Spikes

  • Why Your Business Should Invest In Smartglasses

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

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

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

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

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

    Stu Robarts
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Sometimes you can buy a toy for yourself and pretend you bought it for a child. That won't be the case with the Crazy Cart XL. It's a new version of Razor's original Crazy Cart that was released last year. It's been made bigger and more powerful, especially for grown-ups who should know better... Continue Reading Razor has announced an adult sized version of its Crazy Cart drifting go-cart Section: Automotive Tags: Cart, Drifting Related Articles: The hilarious Razor Crazy Cart drift machine Sit-down skateboarding at speed Bubba Watson's hovercraft golf cart Simple One bicycle folds to become…
  • Limar Velov bike helmet features removable ventilation panels

    Ben Coxworth
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Although fair-weather cyclists may consistently appreciate the ventilation openings in most bike helmets, riders who brave the cold aren't always so keen on them. One solution is to cover those holes using a shower cap-like helmet cover, but Italy's Limar offers an alternative. Its Velov helmet has air flow-blocking panels that can be installed or removed as needed. .. Continue Reading Limar Velov bike helmet features removable ventilation panels Section: Bicycles Tags: Cooling, Cycling, Helmets, Safety, Weather Related Articles: Carrera ski helmet folds for a custom fit Fold-up sports helmet…
  • HP is looking to blend physical and digital reality with Sprout AIO

    Paul Ridden
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    HP has revealed a new all-in-one computer named Sprout which pushes the everything-you-need-in-one-place envelope to both vertical and horizontal workspaces. Users are able to grab an icon or digital object on the computer's touchscreen display and drag it down to a projected second screen on a touch-enabled pad below for precision tweaking with fingers or a stylus. Overhead scanning technology can digitize physical objects too, which the user can manipulate and move between both display areas... Continue Reading HP is looking to blend physical and digital reality with Sprout AIO Section:…
  • The Belt Scooter provides a wearable mode of transport

    Dave Parrack
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Belt Scooter by designer Ádám Török is a concept for a simple mode of transport you can wear around your waist. Thus making it much less likely you'll get stuck at a house party without any way of getting home... Continue Reading The Belt Scooter provides a wearable mode of transport Section: Urban Transport Tags: Belt, Scooter, Transport, Wearable Related Articles: Brando's Camera Waist Belt Lock holster: for a quick draw and shoot Double the fun: Kid Balance bike/scooter design The next small thing in public transport: Fold-up electric scooters The Scuddy electric folding scooter…
  • LG introduces DCI 4K monitor that trumps UHD 4K

    Stu Robarts
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    UHD 4K computer monitors (with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, like 4K TVs) have only started being released relatively recently. Already, though, manufacturers are offering monitors with higher specs still. LG's new 31MU97 has a DCI 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160, a standard used for digital cinema... Continue Reading LG introduces DCI 4K monitor that trumps UHD 4K Section: Computers Tags: 4K UHD, 4K2K, LG Related Articles: LG to launch new UltraWide monitors at CES Lenovo launches ThinkVision LT3053p Wide monitor for color-critical work LG curved ultra-wide monitor leads IFA 2014 assault NEC…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • How To Preview Links Before Clicking On Firefox

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    A year ago we wrote about a way to preview links without actually clicking on them in Google Chrome by using an extension called SwiftPreview.This same function is now available on Firefox with a similar add-on called CoolPreviews. The tool is great for checking links, specifically shortened ones, to make sure they don’t lead to unsecure sites.Once you have CoolPreviews installed, you should immediately notice a small magnifying glass icon on the add-on bar. For earlier versions of Firefox, the add-on bar is located on the bottom of the browser.To enable the preview function, just hover…
  • How to Convert an MP4 to Avi in Ubuntu (and Watch on a DVD Player)

    Kihara Kimachia
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Are you an avid downloader of videos and movies (legally) online? Do you prefer to watch movies on your DVD player? It turns out, many people prefer to experience a good movie while relaxing on a sofa and watching it on a television screen. Unfortunately, if you have an older DVD player, you won’t be able to play MP4 videos directly from a USB or other external media.The reason for this is that the standard AAC audio codec is incompatible with DVD players due to license restrictions. On the other hand, the MP3 audio codec is universally accepted. The open source version of DivX video…
  • How to Listen to TuneIn Radio in VLC

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    TuneIn is a popular online radio service that has over 100,000 real radio stations and more than four million podcasts streaming from every continent. While it comes with apps for almost every smartphone out there, it is lacking a desktop app for the various OS. If you are also a VLC user, you can now enjoy TuneIn Radio right in VLC. Here’s how you can do so:Installing TuneIn Radio VLC addonTo get TuneIn Radio to work in VLC, all you need is the TuneIn Radio addon for VLC. Do note that it will only work in VLC version 2.x.x. If you are still using the old version of VLC, do upgrade it…
  • iTunes 12 – Has It Changed for the Better?

    Paul Ferson
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Owners of Apple’s Mac computers were able to access the pre-release versions of Yosemite following the developer conference in much the same way as Windows users have been invited to test the ‘Technical Previews’ of Windows 10 which will go on to replace Windows 8.1.As part of the overhaul of OS X found in Yosemite, it contained a new version of iTunes that has since also appeared on Windows. Given the seemingly radical redesign of iTunes 12 even on Windows, it is worth taking a close look at the software. iOS 7 was an extremely divisive change in overall aesthetic, and iTunes 12 is…
  • Refresh Your Resumé with Jobrary and Creddle

    Ivana Isadora Devcic
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    You should never let your resumé sit stale. There are so many tools to help you update it, spice it up and share it online. You can rely on LinkedIn, transform a WordPress site into a portfolio, or use an online resumé service. If you’re still searching for a solution, consider Creddle or Jobrary. Both are simple to use, and the result is a professional overview of your skills and experience.JobraryTo use Jobrary, you need an account – create it either by logging in with your Facebook information or by registering via email. You can make a unique URL for your Jobrary profile; to…
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  • Efficient Ways to Clone hdd to ssd

    shabnam sultan
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Ever since the release of Windows 7, users are facing the issue of “low disk space” even more. The storage capacity of the old disk may not be able to meet the requisite of the users and the newly released…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Download 4Videosoft iPhone Transfer:All in one iPhone software Phone Disk free download registration code Download Free WinX iPhone Ringtone Maker TuneUp Utilities 2010 Serial License Key Free Guide To Download Whatsapp For PC
  • 6 Best Halloween WordPress Themes & Plugins

    shabnam sultan
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Halloween is just around the corner, Halloween is associated with Halloween costumes, pumpkins, jack-o’-lanterns, and trick or treat! Most of the people especially kids start planning for Halloween in advance. Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, here are some WordPress…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014 10 Best e-Commerce WordPress Themes in 2014 Top 9 WordPress Security Plugins to Secure your Website 7 Top Best Selling WordPress Themes 2014 Top WordPress Themes for Yoga Studios or…
  • How to Save Battery Life on iOS 8 Devices

    shabnam sultan
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Have you recently got hands on Apple’s latest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or having other iOS device running on iOS 8 and experiencing battery drainage issues? Apple released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with improved battery life, however,…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Facebook 3.3.3 For iPhone – Improved Notifications UI iOS 6.0.1 Direct Download Links Download TinyUmbrella 6.01.01 For Mac OS X & Windows Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Tethered Using Redsn0w Step by Step Guide to Downgrade iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.0.4/7.0.x Firmwares for iPad, iPhone &…
  • Top 5 Podcast Apps for Android

    shabnam sultan
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Do you enjoy listening to Podcasts? Podcasts are good to learn new things, listen to news or pass your time while traveling. Google Play Store has some good podcast apps for you to choose from. Check out top 5 Podcasts…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: How To Clean Android Phone ? Google Nexus 7 Tablet Announced, Available For Pre-order Top 8 Best Free VOIP And Video Calling Apps For Android Steps To Protect Your Android Device AskMe App – The Bapp of All Apps
  • 15 Free Web Services And Tools To Monitor Website Downtime

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chile won the Homeless World Cup, but the benefits are global

    Fiona Crawford, PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    The 2014 HWC Chilean men's team loft the trophy after defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final. Homeless World Cup, Author providedChile won both the men’s and women’s Homeless World Cups (HWC) last Sunday, with the men defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina by more than five goals and the women defeating Mexico by a solitary goal in a tense, physical encounter. But those on-pitch results are less significant than the wider HWC goal of using football to address homelessness and marginalisation. A number of former players returned to the 2014 event, but one particularly stood out.
  • Five ways to fight online abuse with good manners

    David Rowe, Professor of Cultural Research, Institute for Culture and Society at University of Western Sydney
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The abuse unleashed online can be devastating at times. Flickr/Spyros Papaspyropoulos , CC BY-NC-NDOnline and social media’s capacity to enable anyone to communicate their ideas and views is much celebrated. So why do so many people feel nervous about getting involved with online debate? Too often, the reason is they have had vitriol poured all over them, or seen that happen to others. This was the experience of one of this article’s authors (Helen), who recently wrote an opinion piece for a popular Australian website, Mamamia, which ran with the headline Why I’d never be with a man who…
  • Trick or treating this Halloween? Know your group behaviour

    Zenobia Talati, Associate lecturer at Murdoch University
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Go with the group on trick or treat this Halloween. Sean Locke PhotographyHalloween is upon us tonight and it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, right? Or is there truly a dark side to Halloween? What should we make of kids getting together in groups, wearing costumes that hide their identity, and going from house to house asking for treats at the threat of a “trick”? One dark Halloween night many years ago, some researchers decided to find out by hiding in houses throughout suburban Chicago, in the United States, and observing the behaviour of 1,039 children who were trick-or-treating…
  • Horses for courses: the science behind Melbourne Cup winners

    David Evans, Adjunct Associate Professor in Equine Exercise Science at Charles Sturt University
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Trainer Gai Waterhouse with 2013 Melbourne Cup winning horse Fiorente. AAP/Julian SmithIt’s the race that stops a nation … and is worth a cool A$6.2 million. So what goes into the raceday preparation for the equine stars of the show? Thoroughbred racehorses have unique anatomy and physiology that suits them well for racing at high speeds. There are very few 3,200m Thoroughbred races in Australia, and the horses that make it to the final 24 in the Melbourne Cup are truly elite equine athletes. They have superior oxygen transport and an ideal mix of muscle fibre types, and are able to…
  • Turnbull outlines the plans for new laws on metadata retention

    Philip Branch, Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications at Swinburne University of Technology
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull outlines his metadata plans. AAP Image/Alan PorrittCommunications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has finally presented proposed legislation to the Australian Parliament regarding the Abbott Government’s plans for the retention of metadata. The proposed legislation, as he detailed in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014, specifies six categories of metadata to be retained. They are: account or subscriber details source of communication destination of communication date and time of communication type of…
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  • Oppo launches R5, the ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’ and Oppo N3

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Smartphone manufacturer Oppo is back with a blast by bringing up the officially announced ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’, the Oppo R5. The competition among smartphones is augmenting so much that manufacturers are trying to bring out the best to attract consumers. Along with the R5, Oppo also announced the N3 smartphone, both running on Android 4.4 […]
  • Understanding Why Some Entrepreneur Ideas Succeed Where Others Fail

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    There are as many successes as there are failures in the world of entrepreneurship. The line between success and failure is so thin that one quality product that uses the most advanced technology available may fail, while a more modest product may find wide success simply because it appeals to the right audience. The industry […]
  • Giveaway: 2GB Free Web Hosting for 1 Year from HostSlicer

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Today I have come with the first ever official giveaway on CyberJunkeez. Premium web hosting service provider,, is offering something awesome for our readers but firstly let me give you the basic idea about About HostSlicer HostSlicer is an Indian web hosting service that offers numerous services. With their huge list of affordable […]
  • Best Budget Smartphones operating on Android KitKat

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Two days ago Google launched their new Android version, the Android 5, codenamed ‘Lollipop’. Before that there was the Android KitKat that was specifically developed for the budget Android phones. Android KitKat is now available in most of the smartphones whether it is a high-end phone or a budget phone. But since everyday a new […]
  • Online Shopping Creates a Paradigm Shift For Mobile Shoppers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ian Barker
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    We're frequently being told that the use of mobile devices makes our work lives easier, but it seems that a sizable percentage of people don't share that view. Mobile sales solution company Seismic has released the results of its Salesforce Spotlight survey showing the complex relationship between business users and mobile technology. The survey carried out amongst Dreamforce attendees reveals that Salesforce is still the main platform for handling sales data and that 57 percent of respondents use the package for more than two hours a day. When it comes to mobile access though, 21 percent…
  • Understanding the cloud

    Nathan Chai
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    How many of you really understand the cloud? If you were tasked with explaining "the cloud" to a child could you manage it? A recent discussion with top industry professionals and cloud thought leaders revealed that, for cloud solution providers, education was the biggest hurdle in cloud service adoption. Thankfully at a SAGE hosted round table, we dissected exactly what the cloud is, what it does, and how it can benefit you. This is what the cloud is Are you ready for a single sentence to surmise the cloud? "The cloud is a range of IT services that aren't on the premises" Craig Sharp,…
  • Getting the basics of network security right

    Ian Barker
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    With every new breach, network security hits the news, yet many people and companies still don’t get the basics right. UK-based wireless network specialist Exigent Networks has produced an infographic that looks at the importance of network security and offers tips and expert advice. It covers the essentials of what network security does as well as looking at some of the most common attack vectors like eavesdropping, trojans and denial of service attacks. It also looks at the technology of network security and sets out some best practice guidelines for businesses. It concludes with quotes…
  • Samsung's new Galaxy A5, A3 smartphones boast very thin metal designs

    Mihaita Bamburic
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Samsung is slowly moving away from its oft-maligned, all-plastic smartphone designs of the past, in an attempt to convince consumers that it too can make premium-looking and feeling devices. The first smartphone to reveal what the future holds was Galaxy Alpha, announced just a few months ago. Then Galaxy Note 4 came along, stepping things up even further in the high-end segment. And now we see how Samsung's vision will impact its less expensive Galaxy devices, as the company just took the wraps off Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 today, two mid-range to low-end smartphones featuring "refined full…
  • Frightening facts about email

    Wayne Williams
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:52 am
    There are days when I get absolutely swamped with email -- my work and personal inboxes are frequently filled to bursting -- and I’m not alone in struggling with the never ending deluge of demanding messages., a service which helps users keep their inboxes under control, has put together a Halloween-themed infographic detailing some of the most frightening facts about email. Did you know, for example, that the average person in the US, spends four hours a day reading, composing and replying to messages? Other scary facts covered include the scale of inbox overload -- some…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Motorola DROID Turbo

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Pros Huge display (5.2 inches) High-resolution screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density (565 ppi) High-resolution camera (20.7MP) Quad-core processor Lots of RAM (3 GB) Fast internet support (4G LTE) NFC Water-resistant...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Slovakia’s AeroMobil 3.0 flying Car unveiled at Pioneers Festival

    David Robert
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Cars? Oh yea you have heard about sports cars, SUVs, hatchback and cars that may run as fast as sound waves right? but what about a flying one? Yes at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna today...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • HP Sprout All-in-One PC scans real-world objects; Specs and Price

    David Robert
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    you may have seen innovative PCs, but you can’t have seen anything like the HP Sprout. A newly innovation in the desktop computer history comes with unique features that may change the way All-in-One desktops work...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Motorola DROID Turbo for Verizon announced; Specs and Price

    David Robert
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    As expected, Verizon and Motorola have together announced the Droid Turbo, most anticipated next gen DROID smartphone. The smartphone running on the Verizon XLTE network sports a 5.2″ Super AMOLED QHD display with a whopping pixel...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • HP Pro Slate 12 and Pro Slate 8 Android Business Tablets revealed; Specs in tow

    Louis Jacob
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Android is well-known for its consumer side and features while it may not be an OS that many business users prefer. But HP seems to be working on couple of business offerings with Android. The company...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • ASUS ZenFone 6 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Asus Zenfone series is the first series with which Asus came into the market and Zenfone 6 is the largest device of the series as far as the display is concerned. It has a 6inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Look and Feel Zenfone 6 is huge because of its […]
  • BlackBerry Passport Smartphone launched in India at Rs. 49,999

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

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

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

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 is budget smartphone with metal build with 5inch display. So is it worth your money or not, read on to know more. Look and Feel The phone looks very much similar to HTC one because of the squarish rounded body. The phone has a metal build with some white plastic […]
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  • Google’s “Inbox” App is a Fresh Take on Emails by Gmail

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Inbox by GoogleEven with all the new forms of communications popping up everyday, Email has managed to stand its ground. It still reserves a space in the web communication spectrum.The ongoing battle for Email clients isn’t going to end soon. Many came with their ideas and launched products in the market but only few could withstand the competition.Today Email sorting, management and filtering are the features that everyone look for in a mail client.Outlook recently revamped their User Interface to a much modern look which facilitated…
  • Fix All Your Chrome Issues with Google Software Removal Tool

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

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

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

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

    Henry Dowling
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Speed of Timeolivier painnotGames$ 0.99DownloadEndless runners are in endless supply on the App Store, primarily because they work well within the limitations of a touchscreen input system. Having your on-screen avatar hurtle onwards means one less control dynamic to accommodate. But this design mechanic doesn’t always make for enthralling gameplay – it can be woefully simple and one dimensional. Speed Of Time proves that a simplistic racer based on the endless runner blueprint can still make for a remarkable gaming experience.Orange Parallax has crafted a spartan gameworld…
  • 888Ladies Bingo iOS App Review

    Henry Dowling
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    FreeDownloadIf you’re going to spend your time (and money) with an online gambling app, it had better be one with a solid reputation. 888 Holdings, the firm which backs 888Ladies, is one of the biggest names in the industry, and for good reason – online gambling, either via a mobile app or desktop version is their forte and products with the 888 tag are some of the best in the business. 888Ladies focuses on the popular bingo market and, as it turns out, isn’t just for people in retirement villages.The development team has worked hard to make the “Ladies” moniker…
  • Microsoft Band Makes Play for Wearable, Mobile Payment Relevance

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    For some reason, today’s Microsoft Band announcement came as a complete surprise to some people. While the rumors haven’t gotten much press — notably zero press here at Tapscape — folks have been expecting a wearable from Microsoft for some months. And, here it is — Microsoft Band.Yesterday, a diminished but yet unbowed Mr Softy introduced Microsoft Health, “a cloud-based service designed to bring all of your health data into one location, even if you are not using their new Microsoft Band.”And, today, the company has announced Microsoft Band ($199.99), a me too…
  • Tim Cook Comes Out: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Did you feel that? The ground moving under your feet? Yeah, the world just changed and Apple CEO Tim Cook is the agent of that change. Or put another way, Steve Jobs’ handpicked successor, the head of the world’s most valuable and, arguably, best loved corporation has said that he is gay and proud thereof.In an open letter entitled Tim Cook Speaks Up published by BusinessWeek Tim Cook comes out.Tim Cook Speaks UpThroughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is…
  • Apple Pay vs CurrentC? MCX Already Hacked

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    This string of “bad luck” began when MCX CurrentC partners turned off NFC in order to block both Apple Pay and Google Wallet users. Then people started reading the MCX terms of service, which gives the Walmart-backed payment service access to your health and bank information.Really? MCX says people shouldn’t worry, but another bit of “bad luck” struck today — hackers broke into MCX’s cloud-hosted database and stole user email addresses.Re/Code has the MCX CurrentC tale of self-inflicted pain and woe.“Within the last 36 hours, we learned that…
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  • Antarjaal’s Kannada Greeting card app for iPhone and iPad

    Chethan Thimmappa
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    We are a day away from Kannada Rajyotsava:A mass festival celebrated in month of November by people of Karnataka. Antarjaal has a dedicated iPhone/iPad app optimized for Kannada language, which helps one create greeting cards in Kannada on festive occasions like Kannada Rajyotsava, Christmas, Sankranti, Ugadi, Dasara, Deepavali etc. In country like India where there is a huge diversity in languages, communicating to one in their native language is 100X influential and effective than just communicating in neutral language like English. Greeting Cards carry the same dynamics, one which is done…
  • Xolo Hive UI Review

    Chethan Thimmappa
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    In our previous article we have covered the unboxing and hands-on review of Xolo Hive 8x-1000. Today we will be having a closer look at the UI( User Interface) used for this device – Xolo 8X-1000. Xolo has its proprietary UI called Xolo Hive for android where it enriches the stock android experience by adding important tweaks such as better look and feel, appearance, ease of access, additional custom apps. Vibrant Lockscreens Hive UI has a unique pattern to unlock phone. Instead of typical slide to unlock, it asks you directly which action has to be performed once the phone is unlocked…
  • NVIDIA Bolsters Executive Ranks With Two New Vice Presidents For European Market

    Chethan Thimmappa
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    NVIDIA today announced the appointment of two new vice presidents covering its Europe, Middle East and India market. Jaap Zuiderveld has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, and Xochilt M. Balzola-Widman has been named vice president of Consumer Business for the region. Zuiderveld comes to NVIDIA from Colt Technology Services, in London, where he led the enterprise services business’s global direct sales force. Prior to that, he served as chief operations officer and managing director for Europe at ACN, and as chief executive officer at Active 24, where he earlier held the…
  • Parineeti Chopra Debuts on Instagram on her Birthday with a Fan Selfie Collage

    Chethan Thimmappa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words in the social media space, Instagram puts that theory to practice.  So when an actress as vivacious and candid as Parineeti Chopra, (who recently tweeted “Finally getting onto Instagram. Too excited! Follow me on parineetichopra”decides to get on to Instagram, we can’t help but wait to see what she’s going to be up to on the platform. Instagram is the mothership for selfie addicts, so Parineeti who debuts on Instagram on October 22nd (her birthday) has decided to celebrate this trend with a difference!  Parineeti, in association…
  • Microsoft Azure data centres opening in Australia next week

    Chethan Thimmappa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Two Data centers would be starting their operations from tomorrow here at Australia.  With this opening of data centers in Australia, Microsoft has given Australian businesses a good reason to embrace the cloud.  For any Microsoft XBOX one owners who are residing in Australia this is beneficial as they could experience less latency while playing online games on xbox one. These data centers are present at Sydney and Melbourne, The first announcement was done on May 2013. TwitterGoogle+
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  • Kodak Pixpro SP360 Action Cam Offers Multiple Modes of Recording, Including 360-degree ‘Globe’ Videoing

    mike chua
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Humans are a weird bunch of creatures. Even though our vision already covers nearly 180-degree field of view, we wanted more. Obviously there is nothing much we can do about our natural eyes, but thanks to technological advancements, we are able to enjoy 360 degrees vision, albeit through a monitor or in the form of recording after the event, with video cameras such as this one from Kodak known as Kodak Pixpro SP360. It is an action camera that offers incredible 360 degrees recording through a 16-megapixel MOS sensor. Video quality maxes out at 1080p at 30fps, while still images are captured…
  • Microsoft Joins The Wrist-Worn Wearable Party with Cross-platform Fitness Tracker

    mike chua
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 pm
    We didn’t cover it, but there have been talks about it and now the first wearable tech from Redmond-based tech firm Microsoft finally goes official. Simply dubbed Microsoft Band, this piece of wrist-worn hardware brings with it a powerful feature not common among fitness trackers and that’s cross-platform capability, supporting major OSes like Android, iOS and of course, Microsoft’s very own Windows Phone OS. The latter, however, will extends Cortana reach to your wrist. So, it is kind of like a Dick Tracy thing, but Tracy‘s wearable does not benefits from ten sensors…
  • This Beautifully Worn Hasselblad is the First Hasselblad in Space and it is Set to Hit the Auction Block

    mike chua
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Can’t get enough of actual space exploration memorabilia? Well, here’s another one that might appeal to camera collectors and Hasselblad fans alike: Hasselblad 500c, the first Hasselblad in space. Set to go under the hammer at an auction in Boston organized by RR Auction, this piece of the space exploration history also boast the first Carl Zeiss lens, the Planar 80mm f2.8 lens, in space and was fed with film magazine used to capture breathtaking images from space. The lot comprises of three parts: the camera body, the lens, as well as the film magazine. The camera with the Zeiss…
  • MSI Announces The World’s First Gaming Laptop Outfitted with Mechanical Keyboard

    mike chua
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Graphics is not the only factor affecting a gamer’s decision on whether to go for a portable or a desktop gaming rig. There is one other thing a desktop has to offer that laptop can’t: mechanical keyboard. For ages, desktop PC gamers have been enjoying the goodness brought about by mechanical keyboard, but for laptop users, they are pretty much relegated to what’s built into their portable, which obviously ain’t no mechanical stuff. Of course, you can always grab a separate mechanical keyboard if you’re that hardcore, but what if there is a gaming laptop that…
  • Belgian Engineering Graduate Developed a Drone That Might One Day Save Your Life

    mike chua
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    It is good to know that there are folks out there who are thinking about other uses of drones for purposes other than sniffing out threat, delivering beer, pizza or other frivolous products. Late last month, we ran a news about DHL’s pilot program to deliver medication using a specially designed drone to Island of Juist in Germany, and today we stumble yet another aspiring development: the Ambulance Drone. The brainchild of Dutch-based Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, this six-rotor “ambulance” is not an ambulance per se, instead, it an autonomous flying…
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    APLINK - itsReal

  • Could this be the future of driving? – L

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

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    A Trip Down Memory Lane – Remember this? The time when WIFI was first introduced to the world. People Went Crazy When Steve Jobs Demonstrated How WiFi Works Back In 1999
  • Malaysia, the World’s Unluckiest Airline, Will Now Struggle to Survive

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Only four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished somewhere in the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers on board, Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, causing the loss of another 298 souls — an unprecedented blow to a major international airline. Even a robust operator would have trouble overcoming twin disasters like that. But the fact is that Malaysia’s flag carrier is in no financial shape to absorb these catastrophes. In fact, analysts wonder if it will ever be able to recover. More:…
  • What Happens to your Social Media Accounts After You Passed On?

    13 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Originally posted on Ian's Business & Tech Blog: View original
  • Teapot Found Floating Somewhere Between

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Teapot Found Floating Somewhere Between Earth and Mars – Originally posted on Booger Hook:SOMEWHERE BETWEEN EARTH AND MARS – The history of science has had its fair share of strange and unusual discoveries; The Voynich Manuscript, The Antikythera Mechanism, and The Baghdad Batteries are just a few examples that scientists are studying and debating still to this day. Just added to this list
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Nexus 6 Price Confirmed to Be $199 On-contract

    Bogdan Pirvu
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Google has confirmed that their brand new Nexus 6 smartphone will be available from all the major U.S. carriers for $199 with a 2-year contract. So, if you’re down to activate a new contract or to upgrade your already activated contract, then you should cheering and hoping that the Nexus 6 will be available soon […]
  • Small Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Rolling Out in Select Countries

    Bogdan Pirvu
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    It seems like Samsung has started to roll out a brand new Android 4.4.2 KitKat build with XXUENH1 firmware version in Russia, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. If you are based in one of these countries then you should start checking the Notifications panel more often from now on and see […]
  • New LG G3 Android 4.4.2 Update for Verizon Users Enhances Device Performance

    Liviu Anca
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    If you happen to own the Verizon variant of the LG G3 you should keep an eye on the notifications panel. Verizon has announced that a new update is being rolled out to their LG G3. Don’t celebrate yet, it’s not Android 5.0 Lollipop. In fact, it’s not even Android 4.4.4 KitKat. A new Android 4.4.2 update […]
  • Microsoft Band Fitness Tracker Announced with Accompanying Android App

    Liviu Anca
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    We’ve been hearing for a while that the folks at Microsoft are preparing to launch their own fitness tracker. Now, the Redmond-based giant has made the device official. It’s called Microsoft Band and unlike other devices of its kind it will offer support for all three major mobile operating systems: Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. […]
  • Samsung Gear S Coming to Several US Carriers as of November 7

    Liviu Anca
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Early September, Samsung officially introduced the Tizen-powered standalone Gear S smartwatch. Now they announced they Samsung Gear S will be arriving to the US market starting nest week. AT&T was one of the first US carriers to announce they will have the Gear S in their portfolio. The second biggest US carrier has set the […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Jonas Salk Google Doodle

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Google shows Doodle to October 28, 2014 to mark the 100th Birthday of Jonas Salk. Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. When asked who owned the patent to it, Salk said “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” The vaccine is calculated to be worth $7 billion had it been patented. Read more details about Jonas Salk at And, read Quotes of Jonas Salk at Music Credit: Kevin Macleod
  • Albert Schweitzer Quotes

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Albert Schweitzer, OM was a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, also known for his interpretive life of Jesus.He published basic works concerning theology, religious philosophy and history of music. He was an excellent organ player and  interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750). Born: January 14, 1875, Kaysersberg, France Died: September 4, 1965, Lambaréné, Gabon Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Goethe Prize, Peace Prize of the German Book TradeDo something wonderful, people may imitate it.The purpose of human life…
  • Quotes about Honesty

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Honesty is a moral character.A person who is honest does not tell lies or cheat people, and obeys the law.Below we can see the quotes about honest by famous persons.Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. -Thomas JeffersonWhoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters -Albert EinsteinNo legacy is so rich as honesty. -William ShakespeareThe foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. -Zig ZiglarHonesty is the best policy. -Benjamin FranklinHonesty is the best policy – when…
  • Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Microsoft is planning to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks as per Forbes report. The smartwatch, designed to passively track a user’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. The wearable gadget’s battery life will exceed two days of regular use. Apple Inc unveiled a smartwatch on Sept. 9 that will combine health and fitness tracking with communications and will go on sale in early 2015.
  • Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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

  • 1 Uncommon Cause of Unknown SSL Protocol Errors in cURL

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

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

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

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

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

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Picking up from last week, this we want to talk about setting province-specific tax rates for all the Canadian e-junkie users. We didn't leave our neighbors to the north out! Now the one problem you may find is that there is not a way to separate the GST and PST in the cart or receipt. But, since HST is used in many places this will not be a problem for everyone. Start by going to Seller Admin>Edit E-junkie Cart Sales Tax & VAT Settings.On the following page, in the lower right, enter in the abbreviation for each province and territory, followed by a comma and the tax rate. See…
  • 8 Questions to Ask your Prospective Web Developer

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    So you have decided to start a web business, or to move your already existing business online. Are you ready to build a website? There are plenty of people out there that can expertly handle for that for you (at a price). But if you have never put a website together before, you probably don't know what to look for in a web developer.There are many list like this out there, and a number of them are on websites for web development companies, which is fine, but they do promote themselves at the same time.  Since E-junkie is not a web developer, we have no such biases. Here's what you…
  • How to Setup Advanced Sales Tax

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Lets face it, no matter how much we would like to see the opposite, taxes just keep getting more complex. Luckily, E-Junkie makes it possible to set up more then just a single sales tax rate. If you are selling in a single state, lets say Arizona (where we are located), you will need to charge sales tax to buyers through out the state.But different cities having their own tax rate (along with the state rate and maybe even a county rate as well), that can create a number of different rates depending on where your buyer is located. In this tutorial, we'll guide you through each step.
  • Don’t Spam: How to Get Your Message to the Right Audience

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Your inbox probably proves that lots of people think e-blasting the heck out of people will drive conversions. Everyone gets unexpected, unwanted emails from people trying to sell something. But can you remember the last time you replied to one of those? Blasting doesn’t work, building relationships does. So how do you do that? Drive to subscribe. Give people the option to get information from you. This doesn’t mean you just have to sit with your fingers crossed waiting for visitors to your website to fill out a form that let’s you contact them. Sweeten the pot by offering visitors to…
  • Setting Flat Shipping by Product

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

  • What Comes with the Motorola RMU2080D?

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Motorola RMU2080D Standard Equipment:     One UHF Professional Two Way Radio Model RMU2080D RMU2080D Battery – 2100 mAh 7.4V Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (up to 12 hours of life per charge) – PMNN4434AR RMU2080 Charger – Standard Drop-In Charging Tray w/ Wall Adaptor – PMLN6394A RMU2080D Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster With 3.5″ Spring Clip – HKLN4510A Quick Reference Leaflet RF Safety Booklet Warranty Card & 12 Month Warranty The Motorola RMU2080D two way radio is a 2 Watt 8 Channel UHF business radio with a display screen.  The RMU2080D operates on 99 UHF…
  • What Comes with the Motorola RMV2080?

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Motorola RMV2080 Standard Equipment:     One VHF Professional Two Way Radio Model RMV2080 RMV2080 Battery – 2100 mAh 7.4V Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (up to 12 hours of life per charge) – PMNN4434AR RMV2080 Charger – Standard Drop-In Charging Tray w/ Wall Adaptor – PMLN6394A RMV2080 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster With 3.5″ Spring Clip – HKLN4510A Quick Reference Leaflet RF Safety Booklet Warranty Card & 12 Month Warranty The Motorola RMV2080 two way radio is a 2 Watt 8 Channel VHF business radio that operates on 27 VHF Business Exclusive Frequencies and 122…
  • What Comes with the Motorola RMU2080?

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
     Motorola RMU2080 Standard Equipment:     One UHF Professional Two Way Radio Model RMU2080 RMU2080 Battery – 2100 mAh 7.4V Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (up to 12 hours of life per charge) – PMNN4434AR RMU2080 Charger – Standard Drop-In Charging Tray w/ Wall Adaptor – PMLN6394A RMU2080 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster With 3.5″ Spring Clip – HKLN4510A Quick Reference Leaflet RF Safety Booklet Warranty Card & 12 Month Warranty The Motorola RMU2080 two way radio is a 2 Watt 8 Channel UHF business radio that operates on 99 UHF Business Exclusive Frequencies and 122…
  • What Comes with the Motorola RMM2050?

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
     Motorola RMM2050 Standard Equipment:     One VHF Professional Two Way Radio Model RMM2050 RMM2050 Battery – 2100 mAh 7.4V Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (up to 12 hours of life per charge) – PMNN4434AR RMM2050 Charger – Standard Drop-In Charging Tray w/ Wall Adaptor – PMLN6394A RMM2050 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster With 3.5″ Spring Clip – HKLN4510A Quick Reference Leaflet RF Safety Booklet Warranty Card & 12 Month Warranty The Motorola RMM2050 two way radio is a 2 Watt 5 Channel MURS Frequency two way radio that provides coverage up to 250,000 sq. ft., 20…
  • What Comes with the Motorola RMU2040?

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

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    If you are interested in getting unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites, then Hotjar is the ideal product for you. To be more precise, Hotjar aims at letting you know how visitors use your website, at allowing you to collect feedback and in the end turning more visitors into customers. In other words, […] The post Hotjar Insights to Boost your business appeared first on Skyje.
  • 8 Mini Case Studies for Software Logos

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Logos are often the first things people notice about a company, and they can influence the way individuals feel about the products being sold or services being offered. Those realities were not lost on the eight software companies we’ll look at below. You’ll soon see how logos can shape the way people view a business. […] The post 8 Mini Case Studies for Software Logos appeared first on Skyje.
  • Earning Money out of Photo Retouching

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you’re looking for some extra source of income and it happen that you know a little bit about photo retouching or basics in photo editing, you can enhance your skills and benefit financially out of these. There’s a lot of way to earn money out of this talent, here are some. Local Business Starting […] The post Earning Money out of Photo Retouching appeared first on Skyje.
  • 10 Ways to Improve the Speed of your WordPress Website

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    WordPress is currently the hot favorite platform for most web designers. If there is a platform they want to develop on, it would most certainly be WordPress. There is a reason for such love among developers. Most developers find this platform easy and seamless to integrate websites on. Secondly, maintaining websites on WordPress does not […] The post 10 Ways to Improve the Speed of your WordPress Website appeared first on Skyje.
  • 8 Website Trends That Are Ruling The World of Web Design

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Talk “web design” and you’d realize what was working just about two years ago isn’t working today. Trends are a part of the evolving web. As the web grows and the user behavior changes with it, web design trends also change. As of now, the web is a vortex with multiple factors affecting this change. […] The post 8 Website Trends That Are Ruling The World of Web Design appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Apple SIM and more flexible data plans

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The new US and UK iPad Air 2 and Mini iPad 3’s now come with a new, programable SIM (see wikipedia SIM article for more info) card for their cellular data services. This is a first in the industry and signals a new movement to more flexible cellular data plans. Currently, the iPad 2 Apple SIM card supports AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the US (what no Verizon?) and EE in the UK. With this new flexibility one can switch iPad data carriers anytime, seemingly right on the phone without having to get up from your chair at all. You no longer need to go into a cellular vendor’s…
  • Quasar, data center scheduling reboot

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Microsoft Bing Maps’ datacenter by Robert Scoble Read an article today from ZDnet called Data center scheduling as easy as watching a movie. It was about research out of Stanford University that shows how using short glimpses of applications in operation can be used to optimally determine the best existing infrastructure to run it on (for more info, see “Quasar: Resource-Efficient and QoS-Aware Cluster Management”  by Christina Delimitrou and Christos Kozyrakis). What with all the world’s compute moving to the cloud, the cloud providers are starting to see poor CPU…
  • Drones as a leapfrog technology

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Read an article the other day in Wired, A radical but possible plan to connect Africa nations with cargo drones about one organizations plan to use autonomous drones to deliver cargo across national boundaries.  The first cargo route is to be about 80km long and connect a number of towns and villages, to deliver small amounts of cargo via drones. We have talked before about how mobile phones and cloud were a leapfrog technologies that were bringing Africa into the 21st century (see The rise of mobile and the death of the rest, Is cloud a leapfrog technology?, & mobile health…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Numix Solarized GTK Theme is a Great Offspring of Numix

    Pubudu Kodikara
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    If you are a Linux user who use Gnome based DEs you might have heard about Numix. A clean flat, elegant GTK theme. The theme have a dark variant which is the most popular and a premium light variant which you need to pay. Because it's so popular many people have built cool new themes based on Numix. Numix Solarized is one of them. Solarized is a color palette made with sixteen colors. The author calls it “Precision colors for machines and people.” : Solarized is a sixteen color...
  • Top 9 + Online Scams You Need to Know About

    Pubudu Kodikara
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    The internet is a very dangerous place. If you go there ( or if you live there ) you need to be very, very careful! Think twice before you put down your foot. There are nasty landmines everywhere you go. Normally in the real life there are a lot of ways you can scam someone. But in the Internet there are a lot more and it's even easier to get away with it. 1) Antivirus or System Cleaner scam Trust me I have experience on this. Sometimes you might have seen popups saying that there are...
  • How To Install Gnome 3.14 in Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Pubudu Kodikara
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Finally the new Ubuntu 14.10 is here. For GNOME lovers the official Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 have also been released. But... As usual, you won't get the latest version of GNOME with it. Why? Actually you can't just take it and put it into the OS like we do with the other stuff. GNOME is a desktop environment. A lot of apps depend on it. Normally this is not a big problem. But Ubuntu have customized GNOME a lot to fit their Unity shell. With every release you need to patch it to work with these...
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is released! Download it now

    Pubudu Kodikara
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Canonical have just released the next major version of Ubuntu, the Utopic Unicorn! Earlier they used names of real animals. But a Unicorn is a mythical animal. Or is it?? Anyway, if you stayed with us you might already know that there's no major changes in this release. Some call it the Unchanged Unicorn. But still there are some behind the scene upgrades and fixes which you might want to see. Hybrid Graphics Support : Ubuntu already have a good support for hybrid graphics. The new Ubuntu...
  • : Find the Best Place to Fill Your Tummy in Sri Lanka

    Pubudu Kodikara
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Hungry? Need a good place to dine? No idea how good the food will be? What if there's a magical place which can give you all these information. Ratings, prices, places around you... Well, its the age of technology and there's a solution for almost anything. In Sri Lanka also people are now getting into the cloud. So, if you want to find a good place to eat, you need to try . Where to eat? What are the nearest restaurants? is a social network for people that eat! When you...
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • HOW TO : Delete All Twitter Tweets, ReTweets and Hashtags in One Click

    Shaan Haider
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Twitter is one of the busiest social network with receiving thousands of tweets every second. If you are an active Twitter user you should be tweeting tens of tweets everyday for sure. I am having an average of 42 tweets per day on my Twitter account @shaanhaider and I have tweeted more than 76.5K so far which is really huge I think. So if you are a heavy Twitter user then, chances are that
  • How Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana Works Technically on Your Smartphone (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    What’s ASR? It stands for Automatic Speech Recognition, where computers “listen” to what you say and then respond as if you’re having a conversation. Describing it like that may make it sound like something out of science fiction, but ASR is actually something that you’ve almost certainly used before – probably fairly recently. Where Can ASR Be Found? Automatic speech recognition programs are
  • Nokia Lumia 930 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Nokia Lumia 930 is Nokia’s latest flagship device and it is the best Windows Phone device yet as well. It come as a complete package in terms of software and hardware to fight against the high end and best smartphones of other brands. I was trying my hands on the Nokia Lumia 930 since last few days and now I am going to share my experience with the device. The hands-on review of Nokia Lumia 930
  • New Apple iOS 8.1 Features and Bug Fixes You Need to Know

    Shaan Haider
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    We all know that when Apple rolled out the iOS 8 officially to iPhone and iPad users, it came with lots of bugs and people made lots of hue and cry about it. Apple then worked on the iOS 8.1 to fix all those bugs and bring some new features to the iOS. And the result is the iOS 8.1 This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes which came with the iOS 8 . Few of them are improved
  • HOW TO : Find Which App is Consuming How Much Battery on iPhone and iPad

    Shaan Haider
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Our smartphone are getting better and smarter everyday. But one thing which we really wish is to have the more and more battery life. With all those full HD and quad-HD screens, power hungry processors. 4K video recording and games with amazing graphics, our smartphone’s battery does not last for more than a day. There are some apps which runs in the background and consume the battery and RAM.
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  • 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 […]
  • Inspire: Three Questions with Ortis Deley

    Sarah Lamb
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In our third video of our Inspire series we asked Ortis Deley former Gadget Show presenter and all round gadget fiend what got him into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that Ortis has a BSc in Pharmacy and has also been on Tomorrow’s World. You can find out more about Ortis […]
  • A week with the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro & The Launch!

    Sarah Lamb
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Lenovo’s latest products and what a launch it was.  The latest Lenovo products quite simply took your breath away.  To be honest I really wasn’t expecting to go oooh and aaaah!  It was like watching a firework display but better! The products that were launched at this event […]
  • Inspire: Three Questions with Kate Russell

    Sarah Lamb
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In our second video in our inspire series we catch up with BBC Click’s Kate Russell.  Many of you probably know Kate from her time at BBC Click but did you also know that she is a published author and has spoken at Girl Geek Dinners! We asked Kate three questions to provide an insight […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Boston Logan: Arriving Or Departing?

    Joe Kinsella
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    This morning while catching an early flight to Seattle, I was reminded of one of the things that always confuses me about Logan Airport: the road signs. I mention this from time to time to friends and colleagues, but get only blank stares, making me realize the issue must be entirely my own. But after years of a mental block that makes me incapable of understanding the logic, I just need to get this off my chest. Shortly after entering Logan Airport, the road forks with the right fork labeled "Departures", and the left fork labeled "Arrivals". So if it's 5 AM and you are driving to Logan to…
  • AWS Q3 Revenue

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    I've been meaning all week to do my usual post-mortem on the quarterly Amazon earnings call, but something kept getting in the way. Over a cup of tea this morning I did a quick read through the SEC filing. The overall earnings were disappointing, with revenues of $20.58B instead of the expected $20.84B, and an operating loss of $544M. But of course I don't really pay much attention to the overall numbers, since Bezos seems to be losing his way to taking over the world (well, the world minus smartphones). My focus of course is on the cloud. The result: $1.340B for the North American Other…
  • Top Heresies of Zero to One

    Joe Kinsella
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    A former colleague recently sent me a couple copies of Peter Thiel’s Zero to One with the instructions: “Read and pass on.” As a voracious reader of startup non-fiction, I would’ve eventually read the book by the former co-founder of PayPal. But since it came as a gift from a respected former colleague, I made it the top of my reading list in spite of know nothing about Thiel other than what you hear from geek pop culture (e.g. PayPal, Thiel Fellowship, Peter Gregory from Silicon Valley, seasteading). But I suspected anyone who named an investment fund after a precious metal from Lord…
  • Fetching Google Consolidated Bills

    Joe Kinsella
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Google announced support for the GCP equivalent of the AWS consolidated bill this Friday. This feature substantially simplifies the complexity of managing billing across multiple projects, allowing you to consolidate the billing and usage statements from all projects into a single bucket. Attached is a simple Ruby script to allow you to fetch your consolidated bills from a bucket: #!/usr/bin/env ruby require 'rubygems' require 'google/api_client' require 'json' if ARGV.size < 7 puts "gcp_get_bill.rb [project name] [certificate file] [certificate passphrase] [service account] [bucket]…
  • Making a Difference

    Joe Kinsella
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A few minutes ago I finished writing the first draft of a patent; Thursday I put the finishes touches on an eBook; and earlier in the week I wrote online product documentation. While writing patents, generating blog posts, and authoring user documentation are not among the more glamorous tasks I do as an entrepreneur and CTO, they are all necessary to building my company and supporting my customers. They also share one thing in common: they leverage a writing skill I honed in college through a creative writing minor. There are countless people in the world who have made a difference in the…
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  • Get WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for Free

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    BY Ramakanth WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a fast and easiest DVD ripping solution that allows users to easily rip DVD movies from a disc, folder or ISO image and convert them into popular video formats without quality loss. WinX DVD Ripper supports most common video formats for computers, mobile phones and portable media players in general. […] This is a post from Read the...
  • F-Secure Key password manager Free for one year

    12 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    BY Ramakanth F-Secure Key  is a password manager that secures all your accounts  across  Windows, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. This security tool  simplifies your life with one secure password , the application stores all your passwords in one user name, so all you need to remember is one master password. That means, you all ways have all your […] This is a post from Read...
  • Download Windows 10 Preview

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    BY Ramakanth You may have already heard that Microsoft named ‘Windows 10′ as their next operating system and successor to Windows 8/8.1.   Although the Redmond company didn’t revealed any reason for skipping Windows 9 name and jumping to Windows 10, but there are rumours that third-party apps could wrongly identify Windows 9 as 95, so the […] This is a post from...
  • Cyberghost 5 VPN Premium Free for 6 Months

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    BY Ramakanth CyberGhost 5 vpn is one of our favourite Virtual private networking tool.It lets you bypass geographic restrictions by making it appear as if you were based in another country. CyberGhost  5 VPN is one of the famous & Fast  VPN service provider.This application replaces the externally visible IP address with a CyberGhost VPN IP address, generally […] This is a post from...
  • Fix Chrome issues with Google Software Removal Tool

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    BY Ramakanth Google Software Removal Tool is a portable app released by Google itself to help you remove programs that are causing issues to Chrome browser. Google Chrome browser is designed to be simple, secure and fast, but installing some addon’s will change the behaviour of the browser , these harmful extensions or tool bars not only […] This is a post from Read the...
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    SMP Updates

  • Microsoft Convergence 2014 Europe

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    - Join the webcast broadcast live from Barcelona with the opening of "Convergence 2014 Europe" conference speech delivered by Kirill Tatarinov , executive vice president of Microsoft.Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 09am CETREDMOND, Washington&nbs...
  • Digital Media Strategies 2015

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Digital Media Strategies Date: 9-11&nbsp; March 2015Location: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AGDigital Media Strategies takes place 9–11 March 2015 at Kings Place, London. It brings together a global audience of over 450 sen...
  • Flipboard Introduces Topics; Powered By The Millions Of Curators On Flipboard

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    34,000 Topics Let Readers Go Deep on Any Interest While The New Daily Edition Creates a Single Place to Catch Up Every MorningThird Generation of Flipboard Also Introduces a New Interface Designed Specifically for Phones&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb...
  • Mindjet Releases 'Predictions,' a New Crowd Analytics Capability in SpigitEngage

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    New Module Helps Businesses Make Better Decisions Using Crowd-Predicted Quantitative DataLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired) -&nbsp; Mindjet, the global leader in SaaS solutions for enterprise innovation management, today announced the release o...
  • Cloud Computing Places IT Firmly in Control, Says Verizon 'State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014' Report

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    More Enterprises and Government Agencies Migrating Mission-Critical Workloads to the CloudNEW YORK/PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-five percent of enterprises are now using cloud technology, services and solutions as part of their IT infrastructure, accordin...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Google Enhances Login Verification With USB Security Key

    Jason Slater
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    If someone asks you about two-factor authentication do you turn all wobbly with worry or do you raise an eyebrow and sing “Hurrah” and ask “When can I get it”? If you are a Google user you may already be ... Read More The post Google Enhances Login Verification With USB Security Key appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Event Watch: IFSEC International Event 16-18 June 2015

    Jason Slater
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    IFSEC International 2015 is heading to London again next year for. Anyone with an interest in security including physical security, video surveillance (and CCTV), access control, biometrics, or cyber security, should find something of interest at the event. Exhibitors include ... Read More The post Event Watch: IFSEC International Event 16-18 June 2015 appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: devolo dLAN Powerline 1200+ Starter Kit

    Jason Slater
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The devolo range of Powerline networking products just keeps getting better. Powerline, for those who are unfamiliar with the term, is a technology that essentially turns all connected power sockets, in your home or small office, into potential network points ... Read More The post Review: devolo dLAN Powerline 1200+ Starter Kit appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Tech Watch: Wireless Battery Charging from Ossia

    Jason Slater
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    We have talked many times, on this blog, about the power limitations of mobile devices. Mobile technology advances and yet the stumbling block is often short battery life or the sheer amount of time required to recharge. What if we ... Read More The post Tech Watch: Wireless Battery Charging from Ossia appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Tesco hudl2 Android Tablet

    Jason Slater
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Tesco recently launched it’s new hudl2 8.3” 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet (Cat. No 718-1001 for slate black version reviewed) and, as it turns out, the svelte new tablet is an unexpected treat. Building upon the success of the first hudl tablet ... Read More The post Review: Tesco hudl2 Android Tablet appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • [Guide] Reinstall or Repair Windows 8 and Later Using “Reset PC” and “Refresh PC” Options

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    UPDATE: This tutorial has been updated with new information and screenshots. Comparison between Reset and Refresh PC options has also been added. Almost all Windows users install and test new software, games, etc regularly in their computer systems. There are also many customization lovers who love to install new themes, transformation packs in their computer […]
  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 9860?

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 9860 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. Information about many new features such as Action Center, zPC Settings, Data Sense, Battery Saver, etc has been added with screenshots. It's now official that Windows 10 is the name of the upcoming Windows operating system. Windows 10 was […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 4.19 Now Available for Download

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of CCleaner is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner 4.19 to public. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary unused files from your system which helps your computer to run […]
  • [Nightly Update] Firefox 36.0 Comes with Improved Firefox Hello Feature

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever some interesting stuff is found in Nightly build of Mozilla Firefox web browser. So keep checking this page regularly. Download Links: Nightly | Aurora | UX (latest UI improvements) UPDATE 74: A few day back, in UPDATE 66 we told you about a new feature "Invite someone to talk" […]
  • New Update Build 9860 of Windows 10 Technical Preview Now Available for Download

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    If you are using recently released Windows 10 Technical Preview, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released a new update build 9860 of Windows 10 TP to public. The new build is available for download via Windows Update, so it'll be automatically downloaded and installed in all computers running Windows 10 Technical […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Mike Splinter Honored as Education Champion

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Congratulations to Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter on receiving the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's (SVEF) Pioneer Business Leader Award for driving change in business and education philanthropy by using his passion and influence to make a positive impact on people’s lives.Read more
  • What’s in a Name? Innovation for Humanity

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    The project names Gooru, Nanoly, and Sanergy are intriguing. The fact these names represent efforts all over the world, from India to Latin America to Africa, piques curiosity. And, the actual work of the 2014 Tech Laureates is absolutely amazing.Read more
  • Applied Materials’ Commitment to Education Highlighted

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Applied Materials’ commitment to developing the next generation of innovators was recently highlighted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.Read more
  • Is 3D NAND a Disruptive Technology for Flash Storage? Absolutely!

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    At the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, I participated in a panel discussion titled, “Is 3D NAND a disruptive technology for Flash storage?” The consensus is that 3D NAND will be the most viable storage technology in the years to come, although opinions were mixed on when that disruption would be evident.Read more
  • Mike Splinter Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Sure, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that is taking over social media. And, yes, it has been a tremendous fundraiser for the ALS Association as the organization combats Lou Gehrig’s disease through research, services and education.Read more
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  • How to Improve Camera Performance on LG G3 (No Root)

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    If you are disappointed with the camera performance of your LG G3, there is a simple way to improve it without root access. The camera hardware on LG G3 is very competent for capturing better shots, but the camera software offers very few controls to change phone’s selected settings. The XCam app... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Google Fit Turns Your Android Phone Into a Fully Functional Fitness Tracker (Download)

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Google Fit is a new app by Google that will turn your Android smartphone into a fully functional fitness tracker. As well as offering users a way of tracking their walking, running and cycling activity, you can sync Fit with other devices and apps too, so you will get all your fitness data in one... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Run a Stability Test on Your Android Phone After Installing a Custom ROM

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:49 pm
    After installing a custom ROM or kernel, it is recommended you to run a stability test on your Android phone, so that you can decide whether your phone is stable for daily use or not. In this guide we will shows you how to run a stability test on your phone. The test is also […] [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190/I9192 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat with CyanogenMod 11 ROM

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190/I9192 users can now update their phone to Android 4.4.4 KitKat with CyanogenMod 11 M11 custom ROM and enjoy many features including the new theme engine. In this guide, we will show you how to install CM11 ROM on your Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190/I9192 smartphone with... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Download Microsoft’s “Next Lock Screen” for Android

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Microsoft has several apps for Android and now come up with a lockscreen replacement app dubbed “Next Lock Screen”. This lockscreen app is simple and can be handy for those who want things done fast. With it, missed calls, texts, emails, calendar appointments and most used apps are easily... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Mobilink becomes fastest growing 3G service of Pakistan

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Reaches 1 million 3G customers in 90 days Lahore: 22 October, 2014 – Mobilink 3G customers have reached 1 million mark rendering it as the fasted growing 3G service in Pakistan. Mobilink hit the 1 million mark within 90 days of commercial launch which is the fastest uptake of 3G services of any cellular operator in Pakistan. Mobilink’s 3G services were launched in July this year and continue to provide high-speed internet to customers in 12 cities of Pakistan and counting. President and CEO Mobilink, Jeffrey Hedberg (right) with senior management ofMobilink celebrating 1 Million 3G…
  • Apple indulges some Ground Breaking Features in New iOS 8

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    iOS 8 is the best ever invention by Apple, as Apple has admired this fact by itself. The previous iOS versions were having many bugs and vulnerabilities, but Apple has overcome these in iOS 8. Moreover, iOS 8 has many new features that aren’t available in any previous iOS version and the features were the most demanded by iOS users. Without wasting any time on introduction of iOS 8, let’s start discussing about its remarkable features: I’ll discuss first about some new iOS default apps that have been added in iOS 8. Healthkit Healthkit is just like S health app of Samsung,…
  • Are You Looking for Cheapest 3g Plan in Punjab? Get Idea!

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Third fastest thriving and largest mobile operator in India, Idea Cellular is committed to provide seamless and economic data services. Today, the 3G footprint of Idea covers 28 states in India. It has set up its own network in 13 major states and the rest of the country as per Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) contracts. 3G Network of Idea Cellular is going to provide seamless experience to the customers in Punjab like never before, who are anxiously awaiting for the most preferred and oldest mobile operator to introduce its 3G services. Started from Chandigarh which is the capital city of Punjab,…
  • Marvellous Technology By Amazon

    Guest Author
    31 May 2014 | 2:44 am
    What is Iphone 5 Armband? It is one of the Amazon suprising phone technology introduced after an extensive concentration and exertion both of thought and experimentation. Iphone 5 arm band is equipped with divergent tools and techniqes of safety, operation, accessibility, facility of tune and taste coupled with many others qualities and coverages. This is one of the protectors of the phone, a guarantor for its rescue under many odd conditions. If guaged in the deep sense, it have become a direly inevitable need for those who are looking for newer and easier modes of use of modern mobile…
  • Casinos – Earn Money While Having Fun

    13 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    Casino is the modern world is much like an amusement park that is indoors for adults. There are various kinds of things that are going on within the casino like along with the gambling, musical shows, shopping centres, lighted fountains and various other kinds of themes to attract the guests. Its existence is not possible without the game of chance that is the gambling that is played there, and it is the result of this popularity that the game is now also played on net as casino online. Games like blackjack, slot machines, keno, craps and baccarat etc of billions of dollars every year.
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  • GX20 Dynamic Performance Earphones For Audio Pleasure!

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    There are those who will listen to their favourite music through any old earphones and then there are those who will not compromise on quality in order to enjoy their music to the max. but without annoying everyone around them and without losing any of the sound quality either, it is a real hard job […]
  • Ex Machina Official International Trailer 1

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    This is the trailer for science fiction movie Ex Machina; it is a dark looking story that focuses on the development of artificial intelligence. In this case, it is a big technology firm that is working on this cool tech, but how far are they along the line? A young coder is given the chance […]
  • The Bamboobee It’s A DIY Bamboo Bike Kit!

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    There are plenty of bikes on the market, but there are not many that come with a frame made from bamboo, but this is what the Bamboobee offers more than that, it comes in a flat pack box. So that means the buyer has to build their own bamboo bike from scratch using the parts […]
  • Watch The Trailer For The Retro Looking Space Station 76!

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    This is one for those guys who like a bit of classic sci-fi such as; 2001: A Space Odyssey and Space 1999 with a touch of Galaxy Quest and Spaceballs thrown in for good measure, then you are going to love the movie Space Station 76! There is a cool cast with Patrick Wilson, Liv […]
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer – “Burn”

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    This is the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and that means one thing, there is not too long to go before the movie is on the big screen, next month in fact. According The Hunger Games YouTube Channel, this is what The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, as if we did […]
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  • Who’s Lying About Whisper?

    Michael Arrington
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Separately, Whisper has been following a user claiming to be a sex-obsessed lobbyist in Washington DC. The company’s tracking tools allow staff to monitor which areas of the capital the lobbyist visits. “He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,” the same Whisper executive said. – The Guardian As far as I can tell from what The Guardian has alleged, and from Whisper’s denials, what happened is this: 1. When talking to potential partners, Whisper hypes its ability to track users so that those partners will know…
  • Picture Of Kevin Rose’s First App From North

    Michael Arrington
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Kevin Rose was just backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt and gave me a brief preview of his first app, called Tiiny, from his new development company North Technologies. He said it’s going through the app review process now and should be released shortly. Image is terrible but this is his story to tell when he’s ready. Website describes it as “Share tiny little photos that disappear after 24 hours” but it’s more than that. Pretty slick though.
  • The Three Skills Needed To Become A Legendary Tech Blogger

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Every once in a while someone asks me who I think the best tech bloggers are and why. It happened today, in fact, back stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. I also have blogging on the mind in general after reading Jason Kincaid’s new book today. Here’s my short answer – A great tech blogger needs to be exceptionally good at (1) breaking big stories, (2) writing powerful thought pieces, and (3) doing live interviews. In my mind, there are just three or four great tech bloggers in the world. The average tech blogger, which is just a commodity, probably isn’t good at any of these…
  • Jason Kincaid’s New Book Is A Must-Read For Founders

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I had the pleasure of reviewing former TechCrunch writer Jason Kincaid’s new book The Burned-Out Blogger’s Guide To PR today for Techcrunch. It’s a must-have book for entrepreneurs, and laugh-out-loud funny. Read my review here, and buy the book here. Kindle only for now, but you can get a printed version in a couple of weeks.
  • Regarding Alexia’s Mind

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Alexia Tsotsis, the editor of TechCrunch, interviewed Peter Thiel yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt. Pando editor Paul Carr has this to say: Alexia is the editor of TechCrunch. And that means she’s a competitor to the sites that regularly call out sexism, subtle or overt, that pops up in our industry. So she goes without defense. Not only does she go without defense from her peers in the industry, it’s actually one of her peers calling her stupid. Which is fine, she’s very tough. But if you see her today, let her know how much you respect her. She won’t show it, but…
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  • African women in tech: Nkem Begho on being geeky and manly in the tech space

    Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed.
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “Women in tech are thought to be geeky and manly. They are thought to have no fashion sense and probably all wear nerd glasses. I find that women in tech are perceived as unsexy, however I believe that your profession has nothing to do with how you look or who you are as a person.” […]
  • Battlefield vs Call of Duty: and the victory goes to…

    Pippa Tshabalala
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    In much the same way as we see a yearly iteration of most sports games, we also see regular releases of Call of Duty and Battlefield. Because they are of a similar nature, quite naturally there is a certain amount of rivalry between the two, and an associated fanaticism that accompanies its release. Call of […]
  • Big Inja is the startup hound that wants to barcode your business

    Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    We’ve seen some exciting developments happening in the QR space, with the likes of SnapScan and its competitor Zapper having injected a fresh sense of purpose and experimentation in the world of South Africa’s mobile payments scene. Now — trying to find the holy grail in the B2B space — Big Inja (meaning big dog […]
  • Be afraid, be very afraid (or maybe not): why you should take advantage of Halloween and other holidays

    Aki Kalliatakis
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I have to admit that the Halloween holiday passes me by almost unnoticed every year. Apart from my cynical “What’s the point,” reaction, I see it as just another opportunity for companies to make more money – especially off the already-pressured parents of kids who want this opportunity to collect sweets. It falls into the […]
  • Exit stage left: lessons from reporting Africa’s tech scene

    Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed.
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    In the last four years I have learnt a lot about technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. I have met Africa’s brightest and its bravest. I have walked the path of its past and seen the clearly marked walkways of its future. Erik Hersman from the iHub once told me that once you have been […]
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  • Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out. While some of the reactions were fairly predictable — really, who didn’t think the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer would say something stupid? — the most boneheaded reaction so far
  • Amazon will develop Fire phone sequels despite the first one's failure

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Amazon's Fire phone has been doing so badly on the market, that the company took a $170 million hit in the third quarter of 2014 and is currently sitting on $83 million worth of unsold devices. But even all those millions aren't enough to make the retailer throw in the towel -- Amazon SVP of Devices David Limp told Fortune that the execs are moving forward with their plans to develop and release more phones in the future. According to Limp, the company blames the Fire phone's originally steep pr
  • This Is Why National Parks Are So Important

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    This incredible satellite image is of the dormant volcano of Egmont National Park on New Zealand's North Island. And that clear, sharp boundary on the left is where the park stops and human kind starts.Read more...
  • Samsung’s slimmest iPhones yet are finally official

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    After many reports leaked various details about Samsung’s iPhone-5-like-looking Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones in the previous weeks, the South Korean giant has finally announced them. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are “ultra-slim” And “optimized for social networking,” the company says. The devices, supposed to hit stores next month in various markets including China, are also supposedly part of Samsung’s plan to reinvent its mobile business in light of the rough year it had prof
  • Google Fined $2,000 for Street View Cleavage Shot

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Google has been handed a fine from a Canadian court, after it was found to have embarrassed a lady and invaded her privacy by sticking a photo of her cleavage on Street View.Read more...
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  • The life and times of Bill Gates (infographic)

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today Bill Gates turns 59, and for a man who has arguably had more of an impact on our current digital world than anyone else with the formation of Microsoft in 1975. This infographic goes through some of his biggest achievements over his life, from his work at Microsoft and the birth of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Infographic by Romaing Tech The life and times of Bill Gates (infographic) was originally published on TechFruit
  • Why you should be watching TV in 4K Ultra HD

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    4K televisions have been on the market for a couple of years now, but it is only recently that they have moved content has started to become available in such a high resolution that purchasing such a TV has made sense. With 3840 x 2160 pixels compared to the 1920 x 1080 of high definition, 4K TVs offer more nuance and detail to the picture, and along with a higher frame-rate of 50/60 fps they offer much improved clarity when watching sport or fast moving action scenes in a movie. 1080P was designed for screens between 30 – 40 inches in size, but now with more and more people looking to…
  • Why is mobile gaming so popular?

    Simon Jones
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly popular all over the world as more and more people have started using smartphones worldwide in the last few years. Today over a 100 million people globally indulge in mobile gaming and this is a multi-billion dollar industry that is likely to grow leaps and bounds in the next few years. So why is mobile gaming so popular and why are mobile gaming apps doing so well. The following are some of the reasons why mobile gaming is one of the most popular forms of gaming today: Popularity of mobile gaming The foremost reason is that there are thousands of…
  • The rise and rise of Bitcoin

    Simon Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    BitPay, a rapidly growing Bitcoin merchant processor, thinks that it can have one million merchants accepting Bitcoin by 2016. This is according to an interview with the company’s VP of Marketing, Stephanie Wargo, on October 16th. BitPay is looking to meet its ambitious 2016 target by rigorous marketing. It’s already underway, with sponsorship of St. Petersburg Bowl set to take place on December 26th: the winner will take home $500,000 worth of Bitcoin (or 1301.67 Bitcoin, at its current exchange rate). On October 15, authorities in Victoria, Australia, confiscated millions of dollars of…
  • Superfast broadband has become a necessity

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    As we start to spend more and more of our time online in our increasingly interconnected world, the internet is now considered a “fundamental human right“, and speed and reliability are a major part of that. The need for faster speeds, with technologies such as fibre optic broadband, may be driven by entertainment and services such as Spotify and Netflix, but is now also required by many people to simply go about their working day or even to find out information about government services. Even for major political events such as one of the debates about Scottish independence,…
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  • Choosing the Right Bundled Services For Your Home

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    The technology in homes is ever advancing. Things that we used to see only in sci-fi movies are becoming a reality. Remember the Jetsons? We watched that show and thought that all of their fancy gadgets were so amazing. And while we might not yet have Rosie the Robot Maid to clear our homes and […]
  • New Technologies in Gas Engines

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Remember when gas used to cost 99 cent a gallon? Not to date myself, but I do. I was just a young teen and could not drive yet. But for some reason I have a very clear memory of the gas station on 95th street near Stony Island having unleaded for only 99 cent per […]
  • Exploring The Smart Home of the Future

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    The below is a guest post. You may have heard of the “internet of things” lately, but not realized the extent of the technological revolution which may surpass the rise of the Internet itself. Consumers are increasingly familiar with smartphones – phones that can be customized to fit users’ needs – but technology has moved […]
  • Suavitel Fast Dry Fabric Softener Saves Time, Energy, and Money

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    You know that I love my technology. And while most think of technology as being computers, smartphones, and tablets, there is plenty of technology around our homes as well. Technology runs our kitchens, family rooms, and even our laundry room. Technology is not always limited to electronics either! Even fabric softener now includes technology to […]
  • MessageHub Allows You to Bring All of Your Social Media Messages Together in One Place

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Does your world revolve around social media messages? How many different platforms do you keep up with? Between Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Vine, and Linkedin depending on how social media popular you are you may be overwhelmed with messages from day to day. MessageHub aims to help you keep track of all of your […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • Market Research Intern

    Recruiting Coordinator
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The Position Experts Exchange is looking for a Market Research Intern to conduct lead generation and market analysis. This intern will be responsible for assisting with programs targeted toward generating and acquiring new customers in the technology industry. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with repetitive data entry tasks and take pride in optimizing data research processes. Responsibilities Collaborate with demand generation marketing team on lead generation activities Research and qualify prospective customers in targeted technology industries Conduct industry research and…
  • B2B Demand Generation Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    The Position Experts Exchange is looking for a Business-to-Business Demand Generation Specialist to run business lead generation and acquisition programs. Our ideal candidate has a combination of analytical and creative skills. The specialist will be responsible for assisting with programs targeted toward acquisition of new business clients through a variety of marketing channels. Responsibilities Manage demand generation programs, including email marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring, search marketing/online marketing, webinars, etc. Collaborate with Demand Generation Manager and Business…
  • Sales and Marketing Director, Business Accounts

    Recruiting Coordinator
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    The Position Experts Exchange is looking for a Business-to-Business Channel Manager to run business customer acquisition and retention programs. The company is building a high volume sales model, with a strong outbound marketing team, an account management team, and a sales team responsible for closing larger sales opportunities. The ideal candidate has a combination of sales, analytical, and creative skills, as he/she will be responsible for developing and managing all acquisition of new business clients through a variety of marketing channels. The Business-to-Business Channel Manager will…
  • Conversion Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for a Conversion Specialist to increase visitor-to-member conversion and member engagement on This position is responsible for planning, execution and analysis of A/B and multivariate tests across multiple funnels. The size and diversity of our website provides a constant variety of interesting and challenging work that requires a highly motivated individual with a strong sense of ownership, responsibility, attention to detail. Our ideal Conversion Specialist is a critical thinker who has a data-driven mindset and a passion for…
  • Corporate Marketing Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is seeking a full-time Corporate Marketing Specialist to promote our community to the world. This role is responsible for the development of social media strategies, public relations strategies, and tactical plans, ensuring that all messages are relevant to the target audiences and results are measurable. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable in an “all hands on deck” environment, and passionately represent our brand. Primary Responsibilities: Plan and execute editorial strategy and manage public relations strategies Raise awareness of our brand through…
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  • Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay

    Brad Reed
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out. While some of the reactions were fairly predictable — really, who didn't think the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer would say something stupid? — the most boneheaded reaction so far actually comes to us from Vitaly Milonov, a Russian member of parliament who wants Cook banned from entering…
  • Samsung’s slimmest iPhones yet are finally official

    Chris Smith
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    After many reports leaked various details about Samsung’s iPhone-5-like-looking Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones in the previous weeks, the South Korean giant has finally announced them. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 are “ultra-slim” And “optimized for social networking,” the company says. The devices, supposed to hit stores next month in various markets including China, are also supposedly part of Samsung’s plan to reinvent its mobile business in light of the rough year it had profit-wise. They’re also similar to the iPhone, just like the Galaxy Alpha that just preceded them.
  • Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

    Chris Smith
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android and former Android Guru inside Google, is leaving the company to start a tech incubator for start-ups that want to build hardware, The New York Times reports. After being removed from the Android team last year and replaced with Sundar Pichai, Rubin was put in charge of Google’s new robotics division. Continue reading...
  • Google is giving you free international calling… but there’s a huge catch

    Brad Reed
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Everyone loves the idea of being able to make free international calls on their phones and now Google is letting you do so... but only for a minute. Google this week announced that "the first minute of calls to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries is now free" if you make those calls using Google's Hangouts mobile app. Continue reading...
  • Aaron Sorkin may have found the perfect person to play Steve Wozniak

    Brad Reed
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Do you imagine Steve Wozniak smoked a lot of pot and made a lot of penis jokes in his youth? If so then you'll think the casting choice for Woz's role in Aaron Sorkin's new Steve Jobs biopic is absolutely perfect. According to Variety, none other than Seth Rogen has been tapped to play Wozniak in the upcoming film, which we think is an inspired choice for the brilliant and often very amusing Apple cofounder. Christian Bale, who is best known for playing Batman in Gary Nolan's highly acclaimed trilogy, will play opposite Rogen as Steve Jobs.  Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Lava Iris Fuel 50 With 5 Inch Display & 3000mAh Battery Launched At Rs. 7799

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    LAVA International, a fast growing Indian mobile handset making company, today announced its new smartphone series – Fuel under the Iris sub brand. Under the new series, Lava Iris Fuel 50 smartphone has been launched. According to Lava, the super-efficient smartphones under this series are specially designed to last for long working hours without the […] The post Lava Iris Fuel 50 With 5 Inch Display & 3000mAh Battery Launched At Rs. 7799 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Can Samsung Bust The Chinese Smartphones Bubble?

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Of late, many Chinese smartphones makers such as Gioni, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Oppo etc. have bombarded the Indian markets with their mid-range and high-end smartphones at attractive prices compared to almost similar devices of Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony and HTC etc. Of late, one of the Chinese companies namely Xiaomi is in news for selling huge […] The post Can Samsung Bust The Chinese Smartphones Bubble? appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Samsung Launches Slim & Metal Designed Galaxy A5 & Galaxy A3 With 5MP Front Camera

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Samsung has announced today two mid-range smartphones to challenge supremacy of Chinese companies like Xiaomi in this segment. The two smartphones launched today are Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3. The Galaxy A5 and A3 are claimed to be Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, featuring refined full metal unibody designs that are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin, respectively. […] The post Samsung Launches Slim & Metal Designed Galaxy A5 & Galaxy A3 With 5MP Front Camera appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Microsoft Band Launched At $199

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Software giant Microsoft has forayed into wearable segment and has launched Microsoft Band. Microsoft Band will be available in the United States in limited quantities from Thursday for $199. Microsoft Band is the first device powered by new app called Microsoft Health, which will help the users achieve their wellness goals by tracking their heart rate, […] The post Microsoft Band Launched At $199 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Ways To Use Google Maps Better & Efficiently On Your Mobile Devices

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Nowadays, we are dependent upon technology so much that many applications developed by Google, have become part and parcel of our life. The most commonly used application is Google Maps for navigation and for other tasks such as planning for vacation and for local business recommendation etc. To enable you to use Google Maps more […] The post Ways To Use Google Maps Better & Efficiently On Your Mobile Devices appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • 5 Best Android Apps for October 2014

    Robin C
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    We handpicked some of the best and popular android apps for the month of October 2014. Read a short description and begin downloading these super cool android apps that makes your smartphone experience great. The reason we get a smartphone or tablet is to save some time and work smarter with applications. There are million of apps in the Google Play Store and selecting the best is always a tough task. These apps are popular because of its existing user ratings and reviews. So we carefully selected the best android apps for you today in Productivity, Gaming and from some Customization…
  • “Vector” Free Responsive Multipurpose Joomla 3.x Template

    Robin C
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our second Free Responsive Joomla Template is here. We recently released a Free Responsive Joomla Template “Resort” that fit well for creating a Resort, Hotel, Hostel and Motels website with tons of features. Today, we have “Vector” a Free Responsive multipurpose joomla 3.x template for you to download. You will see the premium template feel across Vector, and we also made it free to download to use it on your website without any limits. We built this template in a mindset of a Simple, Beautiful and a Joomla Template that fits for most of the categories. Corporates,…
  • Clef brings Password Less Two Factor Authentication System

    Robin C
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Clef is a simple and intelligent way to implement Password less Two Factor Authentication. It is secure, fast and easy to setup on your websites. Clef App is currently available for iPhone and Android. It works just like QR Code Scanning and allows you to login to your website in a second. Clef currently available for WordPress blogs, Hosting Providers and Developers. Clef Database never stores your private key or passwords. So even if Clef Database is compromised, hackers will get access to the Public Key only. Your website logins and passwords totally safe. You should really keep your…
  • “Resort” Free Responsive Joomla 3.x Template

    Robin C
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    We are happy to release our first free Responsive Joomla Template “Resort” for download. This is our first step in free joomla templates and lot more to come. Simplicity, Elegance and Clean Design to give more importance to your Photos and Content to your website visitors. Resort is a Responsive Joomla Template that loads super fast and gives a slick design to deliver high performance and very less load time. This beautiful joomla template will fit well for your Resort, Hotels, Hostel, Motels and Lodge websites. Give a good display of your infrastructure view, rooms view and other…
  • Zoolz Review Home, Business Cloud Storage and Discount

    Robin C
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Zoolz is a cloud storage service that is used by millions of Android and Windows 7, Windows 8 users already. It simplifies the way we store files in the cloud and anyone who wants a cheaper cloud storage options can consider Zoolz. You can effortlessly store all your Music, Movies, Photos and other important documents in a high secure encrypted cloud storage servers and access them wherever and whenever you want. Zoolz saves you lot of money by cutting the necessary of buying secondary storage drives. We have the zoolz review for you today with highlighting important features of both Zoolz…
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  • Benefits of Using SEO Software as a Service

    Karan Israni
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    There are millions of companies online offering SEO services today. In fact, making a query on the search engines asking for ‘SEO’ will provide over 50,000 results. Because of the cutthroat competition companies are facing nowadays online, there is need for every webmaster to make use of the available and best tools so as to […]
  • 10 Ways of Reducing Cost of Motoring

    Karan Israni
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Motorists may not realize how expensive it is to own a car because they pay bit by bit. When they total them up at the end of the year they will see how large the spending is. The good news is that when the amount spent is high you can save substantial amounts by looking […]
  • iPad Air 2 price in India

    Aman Milwani
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 at its event which was held on October 16,2014. Price of the iPad Air in India: WIFI 16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 35,900 64 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 42,900 128 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 49,900 WIFI + CELLULAR 16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 45,900 64 […]
  • 4 Tech Inventions Revolutionizing Your Sleep

    Karan Israni
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    "Sleep hygiene" is one of the most overlooked aspects of health in the US and around the world. While most people know they should get “around eight” hours of sleep, that doesn’t take into account the quality of that sleep, how many sleep hours they need as a unique individual, or any other aspect that […]
  • Transfer All Your Data Safely with EaseUs ToDo PCTrans Free

    Karan Israni
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Are you planning to buy a new laptop or a computer? Buying a new computer device is fun, but the biggest challenge is to transfer all the content from the older laptop to the new one. Many people believe that they need to have some or all of the content on their new laptop as […]
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    Future of Privacy

  • Beacons Help Blind Travelers Navigate Airport

    Stephany Fan
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    San Francisco Airport is testing a beacon system to help blind travelers navigate around one of its new terminals. Working with beacon company, SFO has set up hundreds of beacons all over the terminal. Each beacon broadcasts signals using Bluetooth low energy. If a user downloads the app onto his or her smartphone, the […]
  • Google Taps the YubiKey for Better Account Security

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    With identity theft and cybersecurity issues in the news seemingly on a daily basis, better tools to protect our data – and our privacy – are always welcome. For some time, FPF has endorsed the use of two-factor authentication as an “extra” step consumers can take to protect their accounts across a variety of online services. While everyone at FPF uses […]
  • “Databuse” as the Future of Privacy?

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Is “privacy” such a broad concept as to be meaningless from a legal and policy perspective? On Tuesday, October 14th, the Center for Democracy & Technology hosted a conversation with Benjamin Wittes and Wells Bennett, frequently of the national security blog, Lawfare, to discuss their recent scholarship on “databuse” and the scope of corporate responsibilities […]
  • Promoting Innovation, and Protecting Privacy in the Classroom

    Brenda Leong
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Today, FPF announces the release of two new student privacy related papers.  They are: Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs (Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene (October 7, 2014), Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: and, Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of […]
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog

    Brenda Leong
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    We are pleased to see the White House Office of Science and Technology take note of the Student Privacy Pledge.  Read more at Promoting Innovation and Protecting Privacy in the Classroom, October 9, 2014.