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  • Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day

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    Loz Blain
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    This small home may look plain, but it represents a significant achievement in rapid construction. A Chinese company has demonstrated the capabilities of its giant 3D printer by manufacturing 10 houses in less than 24 hours. Built from predominantly recycled materials, these homes cost less than US$5,000 and could be rolled out en masse to ease housing crises in developing countries... Continue Reading Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day Section: Architecture Tags: 3D Printing, China, House Related Articles: Softkill's intricate 3D printed ProtoHouse is all about the…
  • What your Number 2 is trying to tell you

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    Kate Rinsema
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    While there’s no end of discussion of what we put in our bodies, if there’s one subject we avoid like the plague, it’s the inevitable byproduct of all those gluten-free/low-fat/organic/locally-sourced meals: poop. Yes, supermodels do it, too, and the people you work with, and the people who think their’s smells like roses, yet we’re sadly uneducated about what feces can tell us about our health, so sit back and get a lesson that could save your life (or at least let you know it’s high time you drank more water) with this, um, incredibly detailed article…
  • Better Ways to Embed Tables and Spreadsheets in Web Pages

    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog
    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    It is easy to embed tabular data in  web pages. You can either use the standard <table> HTML tag or you can input the tabular data in a spreadsheet — like Excel Online or Google Spreadsheets — and embed the sheet in your web pages. HTML tables are easy while spreadsheet based tables allow better formatting and complex layouts – like nested tables within a table – without fiddling with the code. Here are the different ways by which you can embed tables in your website and their pros and cons. How to create an HTML table If you have access to a WYSIWYG editor like…
  • Name Your Own Price on $807 Worth of Mac Apps

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    Tim Hanlon
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    Software bundles are a great way to save money on apps. For a limited time, Gizmag readers can name their own price on $807 worth of Mac Apps. Highlighting this bundle is RapidWeaver (a top WYSIWYG web editor) and TuneUp (automatically cleans and organizes your iTunes). A full list of apps is below, but another highlight is CrossOver, which lets you run certain Windows Programs on your Mac... Continue Reading Name Your Own Price on $807 Worth of Mac Apps Section: Computers Related Articles: Run Mac and PC Apps on Your iPad With 70% off Parallels Access Chrome apps can now act more like native…
  • Developer Of Candy Crush Says They Can’t Own The Rights To The Word “Candy”

    Jon Sun Li
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Developers of Candy Crush Saga has built a $7 Billion empire on its lone product Candy Crush. It was determined to trademark the words, “Candy” and “Saga” and lots of people saw this as going too far. As an alternative to crush every competition in its niche, it has decided to handle each dispute individually. In its case between the makers of Banner Saga and CandySwipe, it has settled for an out of court settlement and has allowed the company keep the name, but ‘Candy’ is trademarked in Europe. Although this company may be considered lucky, other developers may not be seen as…
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  • Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day

    Loz Blain
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    This small home may look plain, but it represents a significant achievement in rapid construction. A Chinese company has demonstrated the capabilities of its giant 3D printer by manufacturing 10 houses in less than 24 hours. Built from predominantly recycled materials, these homes cost less than US$5,000 and could be rolled out en masse to ease housing crises in developing countries... Continue Reading Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day Section: Architecture Tags: 3D Printing, China, House Related Articles: Softkill's intricate 3D printed ProtoHouse is all about the…
  • UK's Design Museum announces 2014 Designs of the Year

    Stu Robarts
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    The Design Museum in London, UK, has announced the winners of its 2014 Designs of the Year Awards. The designs are judged by a high-profile panel and are presented in seven design categories. One category winner will be go on to be named the overall winner... Continue Reading UK's Design Museum announces 2014 Designs of the Year Section: Good Thinking Tags: Awards, Design Museum, Exhibition, London Related Articles: London Design Museum Awards 2013: The winners Entries open for 2013 James Dyson Award In pictures: Royal Institute of British Architects 2013 Awards winners EDAG's…
  • Lamborghini uses an intimate Manhattan event to debut its 610 hp Huracán

    Angus MacKenzie
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Last week Lamborghini’s Huracán LP 610-4, the 610 hp, all-wheel-drive successor to the outgoing Gallardo made its North American debut at a small and intimate event as part of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Gizmag was there. The Huracán, currently in Beijing for the China Auto Show, is on a tight schedule as part of a 60 city, 130 event world tour, with North America being one of the manufacturer's key markets. .. Continue Reading Lamborghini uses an intimate Manhattan event to debut its 610 hp Huracán Section: Automotive Tags: Biomimicry, Lamborghini, New York Auto…
  • Name Your Own Price on $807 Worth of Mac Apps

    Tim Hanlon
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    Software bundles are a great way to save money on apps. For a limited time, Gizmag readers can name their own price on $807 worth of Mac Apps. Highlighting this bundle is RapidWeaver (a top WYSIWYG web editor) and TuneUp (automatically cleans and organizes your iTunes). A full list of apps is below, but another highlight is CrossOver, which lets you run certain Windows Programs on your Mac... Continue Reading Name Your Own Price on $807 Worth of Mac Apps Section: Computers Related Articles: Run Mac and PC Apps on Your iPad With 70% off Parallels Access Chrome apps can now act more like native…
  • Solar-powered Sunseeker Duo takes flight

    Nick Lavars
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    For all the advancements made in solar power technology, developing an airplane that could harvest enough of the sun's energy to not only be flown for extended periods, but take another person along for the ride has proven a difficult task. The team at Solar Flight recently took on this challenge, unveiling its plans for what would be the world's first two-seater solar aircraft, the Sunseeker Duo. Today, the company announced that it has spent the last few months testing the plane's flight performance and the results hold some promise for helping achieve its lofty ambitions. .. Continue…
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  • Vanatoo Powered Speakers: Turn Your Home Into a Concert Hall

    Robert Scoble
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Vanatoo brings audiophile quality stero sound into your home with its affordable powered speakers. It allows you to enjoy music the way it is meant to be: full deep bass, clear and articulate mids, and shimmering highs. Gary Gesellchen, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, explains Vanatoo’s positioning in the speaker market and why its speakers are consistently getting 5-star reviews on Amazon.
  • First look at the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus (3-axis gimbaled video quadcopter)

    Robert Scoble
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus (a quadcopter, er, drone) was just announced at NAB but DJI’s director of aerial photography visited us last week to discuss what this new drone does. More is up on this video from DJI and Robert Scoble’s first video off of the drone is at: (after only five flights).
  • Talking Capital Management and Talent Market with Bill Tai

    Robert Scoble
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Veteran investor and partner at Charles River Ventures, Bill Tai is producing the Extreme Tech Challenge that will be offering a great opportunity for new companies with game-changing ideas. Managing to combine the entrepreneurial community, Consumer Electronic Show and Sir Richard Branson, the Extreme Tech Challenge is poised to give valuable resources and visibility to scale a new product in addition to guidance from iconic entrepreneurs. After 10 groups selected to present at CES, the top 3 finalists are chosen and then invited to to Sir Richard Branson’s Nectar Island. There, the…
  • Quip: Beautiful Documents On Any Device

    Robert Scoble
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Bret Taylor, Founder of FriendFeed, former CTO of Facebook and now co-founder and CEO of Quip, talks about the many ways companies are using their collaborative document revision control app. Quip allows you to create documents on any device and be notified instantly once a change happens. It enables teams to work efficiently by collaborating in real time on one document while showing the entire history of changes. By combining instant messaging and document editing, anyone can discuss the changes and ask questions all in a chat thread in real time. What if you currently don’t have…
  • Imergy Power Systems: The Future of Energy Storage

    Robert Scoble
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:55 pm
    How can a battery last forever? As the leading innovator in cost-effective energy storage products, Imergy is stepping in the right direction to make the everlasting battery possible. Imergy utilizes a Vanadium flow battery design, originally thought up at NASA. The popular rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, used today in most devices, consume its components in a very short time, preventing long term storage, in favor of its small footprint. The Imergy units are typically the size of a refrigerator. Vanadium flow chemistry process allows energy storage and retrieval to be 75% efficient,…
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  • The Facebook Effect: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its its active user base has grown to more than half a billion people. On February 17, the day it was acquired by Facebook, the company said it had 450 million monthly active users worldwide and over 320 million daily active users. “In the last few months, we’ve grown fastest in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia, and our users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day,” WhatsApp said on its blog. “We…
  • Cancel The Funeral For The Mobile Web—It's Not Dead Yet

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at This piece first appeared on his Tumblr. The venture capitalist and former entrepreneur Chris Dixon recently lamented the growing dominance of mobile apps as evidence that the open Web is on its deathbed. His logic went something like this: App use is crowding out use of the open Web on mobile devices App stores arbitrarily block whole classes of applications (i.e., Apple’s ban on Bitcoin-related apps) A "rich get richer" dynamic favors popular incumbent apps over innovative newcomers As a…
  • You Can Now Run Beta Versions Of Apple’s OS X—For Free

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    People love trying out new Apple software before it’s fully baked, and the company knows it. That’s why Apple on Tuesday announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone to download and install pre-release Mac software for the sake of testing and submitting feedback before the public launch. Until Tuesday, Apple charged users $99 a year to test out new OS X software—doing so required a paid-up developer account. (Testing new iPhone software still requires a separate developer account for another $99 a year.) Now, much the same way new OS X software is now totally free to…
  • How Yahoo Could Get Back In The Search Game

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Google is the clear winner in Web search, but Yahoo still thinks it can make a dent in the market—even though Yahoo Web search technically doesn't exist since the company handed over its search technologies to Microsoft in 2009.  As Kara Swisher at Recode reported last week Yahoo wants to convince Apple to make Yahoo Search the default search engine on iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices. The strategy takes advantage of an ongoing rift between Apple and Google: Apple booted Google Maps and YouTube from iPhones' homescreens in 2012. There’s a logic to the push—if only…
  • Google Has New Targeted Ads That Encourage You Dive Into Apps

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    You’ll soon be seeing mobile ads from Google that can take you directly into an app. These ads will appear in Google’s mobile search, on YouTube, and on third-party websites that use Google’s ad network. Today the company announced it will offer ads that display a button that will open up the advertiser's app for more information. If users don't have the app installed, it will prompt them to download it. Known as deep linking, this technique will take you directly to specific information in an app. Similar to other advertisements Google offers, these deep linked ads will use your…
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  • Apple Will Let Mac Users Try Out OS X Betas (Finally!)

    Harry McCracken
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    If you’ve got a Mac and like trying out new software, Apple has a proposition for you. Join its new OS X Beta Seed program, and you’ll be able to download free test versions of future editions of OS X from the Mac App Store, before they’re released to the general public. MoreWhatsApp CEO Jan Koum on the Company’s Latest Milestone: 500 Million Active UsersLytro’s New Illum Camera: Light-Field Photography Gets Way, Way More SeriousMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever…
  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum on the Company’s Latest Milestone: 500 Million Active Users

    Harry McCracken
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    When Facebook announced its stunning agreement to acquire messaging app WhatApp last February for $19 billion in stock, cash and restricted stock units, Mark Zuckerberg said that the startup was on track to reach a billion users. That pretty much explained his interest: It’s a figure that doesn’t come up often when discussing networked services other than…well, Facebook. As of today, it’s official: WhatsApp is halfway there. In a blog post today, it’s announcing that the app has 500 million users–not just people who registered, but ones who are active…
  • Lytro’s New Illum Camera: Light-Field Photography Gets Way, Way More Serious

    Harry McCracken
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The first time I wrote about Lytro was back in October of 2011, when it announced its first product. I said it was “like no other camera you’ve seen before.” It wasn’t, and it isn’t. The company’s $399 gizmo looks more like a pocket-sized kaleidoscope than a camera, and though it lacks many features standard on all other cameras, it uses light-field technology to create “living pictures” you can refocus after you shot them. Since the camera’s debut, Lytro has added several new features–such as filters and an iPhone app–but the…
  • A Rare Look Inside an Apple Data Center

    Harry McCracken
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Yet more proof that Apple is not quite as secretive as it once was, when it thinks openness is in its own interest: The company showed off one of its data centers, in Sparks, Nevada, to Wired’s Stephen Levy for a good piece on its renewable-energy efforts. They’re led by Lisa Jackson, a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ninety-four percent of the power at Apple’s corporate campus and server farms is now renewable, provided by sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric energy. One hundred percent of the power at Apple’s own data centers…
  • The History of Technology, as Told in Wacky British Pathé Newsreels

    Harry McCracken
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    In an inventive, generous act, British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 pieces of footage from vintage newsreels to YouTube. If you stop by to check it out, you might have trouble pulling yourself away. It’s a fascinating survey of what happened to the world from 1896-1976, told in bite-sized chunks. The collection is searchable, so I pulled up some choice bits relating to computers–especially how they got used to automate practically everything in the 1960s. This stuff was amazing at the time–especially, it seems, if you were a British newsreel announcer.
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  • America's Hard Cider Boom Has A Problem

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    After decades of being viewed by most Americans as a vaguely British and overly sweet novelty drink, cider is experiencing a remarkable revival in the United States. There just aren't enough apples.
  • How To Not Piss Off Your Barber

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    We asked an array of folks in the business to tell all — confess what, exactly, annoys them about the person sitting in their hydraulic chairs.
  • A Day In The Life Of Your Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    As “Carlo” walks around New York City, his gentle manner, warm smile, and crisp button-down shirts do nothing to betray that he has some $10,000 in illegal drugs stashed in his pockets.
  • The Rights Of Man And Beast

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    What Tommy could never have anticipated, of course, huddled just up the road that morning in his dark, dank cell, was that he was about to make legal history: The first nonhuman primate to ever sue a human captor in an attempt to gain his own freedom.
  • Here's A New BASE Jumping World Record

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Daredevils Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet broke the world record for the highest BASE jump earlier this week by flinging themselves off the top of the 2,717-feet-tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 13 Jack Nicholson quotes

    Deanne Mayall
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Who doesn’t heart Jack Nicholson? Here are a couple of Mental Floss author Erin McCarthy’s picks of his best quotes, chosen randomly: ON REGRETS “Not that I can think of. I’m sure there are some, but my mind doesn’t go there. When you look at life retrospectively you rarely regret anything that you did, but you might regret things that you didn’t do.” From an interview with The Talks This one resonates, except I’m not Irish: ON DEATH “I’m Irish. I think about death all the time. Back in the days when I thought of myself as a serious academic…
  • How classical music can save your life [video]

    Josh Urich
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Everyone thinks classical music is boring. Everyone is wrong. On February 2, 1795, British fans crowded into a theater to hear Franz Josef Haydn’s Symphony #102. The fans were so excited that they crowded to the front of the theater to catch a glimpse of their favorite composer. So when the chandelier crashed down from the ceiling, it hit only a few empty rows. The crowd starting chanting “Miracle, miracle!” thus giving the piece its nickname. Here’s the symphony, if you’re curious: Full story at The Guardian. More interesting classical music. Photo credit: Canva
  • Storing photos on the cloud: Major sites compared

    Deanne Mayall
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    A perennial problem these days, what to do with all the photos we take and which, of all the cloud-based photo storage sites, is best? There’s an article in the Wall Street Journal by Wilson Rothman that addresses this issue. It’s easier to summarize in list form some of the findings, the article has the full explanations of the pros and cons of each criterion. The author begins by noting: I need a nice, uncomplicated service that quietly collects all my photos, then helps me share the best shots—earlier and more often. This means public and private gallery options, and…
  • What your Number 2 is trying to tell you

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    While there’s no end of discussion of what we put in our bodies, if there’s one subject we avoid like the plague, it’s the inevitable byproduct of all those gluten-free/low-fat/organic/locally-sourced meals: poop. Yes, supermodels do it, too, and the people you work with, and the people who think their’s smells like roses, yet we’re sadly uneducated about what feces can tell us about our health, so sit back and get a lesson that could save your life (or at least let you know it’s high time you drank more water) with this, um, incredibly detailed article…
  • Male black widow spiders pick plump virgin mates

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    New research shows that male black widow spiders prefer their female mates to be well-fed virgins—a rare example of mate preference by male spiders. Though the species of black widow in the study is not generally cannibalistic, Maydianne Andrade of the University of Toronto, Scarborough explains that, “it’s important to remember that when a female eats a lot of prey, she’s less likely to eat a potential mate.” Full story at Futurity. More research news from top universities. Photo credit: Ken Jones/UToronto
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  • The hybrid cloud — Its place in the move to ITaaS

    Curated by Tech Page One
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the near- to mid-term, many executives plan to operate a hybrid cloud environment, with regulatory and security requirements and the needs of the business determining the balance between private and public. The post The hybrid cloud — Its place in the move to ITaaS appeared first on Tech Page One.
  • How to make peace with your enemies at work

    Curated by Tech Page One
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Learn strategies for cultivating healthier relationships, even with difficult co-workers. The post How to make peace with your enemies at work appeared first on Tech Page One.
  • E-book: Data center optimization grows in stature

    Nick Clunn
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
      IT managers who know what’s really happening inside their data center can avoid generating unnecessary demand for additional power. Credit: NeoSpire Optimizing a data center is an on-going consideration that affects every aspect of the facility, from day-to-day operations to equipment refresh cycles. With an emphasis being placed on green IT and the rapidly increasing costs of energy, a well-optimized data center has gone from one that simply did a good job with the IT needs of the business to one where everything from carbon footprint to finding a use for waste heat can factor into…
  • Managing the security perils of pumps and meters

    Ritika Puri
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Pumps, meters and similar devices have made it easier for consumers to pay for gas and other products and services, but they are also filled with potential risks. Last year, a fraud scheme which involved service stations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area compromised 900 consumer accounts. Geoff Brown, CEO of Machine-to-Machine Intelligence Corporation, says connections enable real-time monitoring, better electricity management and data analysis, but also pose privacy risks. The Twin Cities case, in which a California couple were accused of placing data swiping gadgets in gas pumps, highlighted…
  • The data model that might prevent crime

    Debra Donston-Miller
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Big data is being used to fight crime and, more importantly, to stop it before it starts. “Forward-thinking police forces are using predictive and other analytics tools as a quicker, smarter and more accurate way to analyze the huge amounts of data that can inform daily operational decisions and enable more effective day-to-day policing,” InformationWeek noted in a recent article. “By combining new digital technologies with analytics capabilities, police forces can, for the first time, generate important intelligence insights without the help of large teams of intelligence analysts.”…
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  • unwrapping: via sublimnl: Pale blue dot. Spin, spin. Spin...

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    unwrapping: via sublimnl: Pale blue dot. Spin, spin. Spin the blue circle.
  • Yes, that’s Tim Cook narrating. As Rene Ritchie notes: My...

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Yes, that’s Tim Cook narrating. As Rene Ritchie notes: My best guess as to why Tim Cook narrated the “Better” video is because it speaks to Apple’s core values, and speaking to Apple’s core values is both deeply important to Tim Cook, and how he’s been positioned atop and within Apple. You can say Tim Cook is not a product guy, but there’s no question that he knows better than anyone how Apple does what it does. And because he cares about it, he’s made that process… better.
  • Warriors shift arena plans to Mission Bay

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Warriors shift arena plans to Mission Bay: The bad news is that we’ll no longer have a view of the Bay Bridge from the proposed arena. The good news, from John Coté: The Warriors will own the site outright, rather than leasing it from the Port of San Francisco, and the team says the arena will be entirely privately financed - a rare instance of a modern sports venue that would use no taxpayer funds or public land. In other words, this is definitely going to happen now. The Warriors are coming to San Francisco.
  • nevver: Nastya Ptichek Well played.

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    nevver: Nastya Ptichek Well played.
  • Amazon's Tilt-To-Do-Anything Phone

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Amazon's Tilt-To-Do-Anything Phone: Zach Epstein with more on Amazon’s forthcoming smartphone and its “3D” technology: Amazon’s motion sensing and head tracking technology also changes the way users access menus and other features in apps. In fact, we’re told that Amazon’s smartphone apps don’t even have traditional menu buttons. Instead, menus and other functions are accessed by tilting the phone to the right or left. These tilts cause new panels to slide in over the current screen. So for example, if the user tilts the phone to one side while reading a book in the Kindle app,…
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  • You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

    Unknown Lamer
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Apple on Tuesday announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone to download and install pre-release Mac software for the sake of testing and submitting feedback before the public launch. Until Tuesday, Apple charged users $99 a year to test out new OS X software—doing so required a paid-up developer account. (Testing new iPhone software still requires a separate developer account for another $99 a year.) Now, much the same way new OS X software is now totally free to download, it's also free to try out. All you need is an Apple ID to sign…
  • Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

    Unknown Lamer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    An anonymous reader writes "On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police officers are legally allowed to stop and search vehicles based solely on anonymous 911 tips. Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority opinion, reasoned that 'a 911 call has some features that allow for identifying and tracking callers' as well as for recording their calls, both of which he believed gave anonymous callers enough reliability for police officers to act on their tips with reasonable suspicion against the people being reported. The specific case before them involved an anonymous woman who…
  • Face Recognition Algorithm Finally Outperforms Humans

    Unknown Lamer
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "Face recognition has come a long way in recent years. In ideal lighting conditions, given the same pose, facial expression etc, it easily outperforms humans. But the real world isn't like that. People grow beards, wear make up and glasses, make strange faces and so on, which makes the task of facial recognition tricky even for humans. A well-known photo database called Labelled Faces in the Wild captures much of this variation. It consists of 13,000 face images of almost 6000 public figures collected off the web. When images of the same person are paired, humans…
  • Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes: "The Supreme Court, by a vote of 6 — 2, has upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, finding that a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the measure approved in a 2006 referendum supported by 58% of voters. 'This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved. It is about who may resolve it,' wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy. 'Michigan voters used the initiative system to bypass public officials who were deemed not responsive to the concerns of a majority of the voters with…
  • 'The Door Problem' of Game Design

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    An anonymous reader writes "Game design is one of those jobs everybody thinks they can do. After all, they've played a few games, and they know what they liked and disliked, right? How hard could it be? Well, professional game designer Liz England has summed up the difficulty of the job and the breadth of knowledge needed to do it in what she calls 'the door problem.' Quoting: 'Premise: You are making a game. Are there doors in your game? Can the player open them? Can the player open every door in the game? What tells a player a door is locked and will open, as opposed to a door that they…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Apple’s hit factory

    Jan Dawson
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    I’ve spent time over the last few months poring over technology and content company financials. I’ve been struck by the fact Apple resembles as much as anything a movie studio, with results much lumpier than most tech companies, driven by big hits. I’ve been meaning to write something about this for ages, but never got around to it. Walt Mossberg has penned a piece making a very similar comparison, though with some important differences. My initial inclination was “oh well, I guess I won’t write that post after all,” but a Twitter discussion with Brian S…
  • The Changing Shape of the Smartphone Market and What it Means for Samsung and Apple

    Ben Bajarin
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    When I study data and trends in every major smartphone market in the world several points stand out. The first is the dramatic rise of regional smartphone players. Most of these players are coming from Asian markets due to regional manufacturing infrastructure. This article includes a list of the top 15 Asian handset makers who… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • BYOD: Still a Work in Progress

    Bob O'Donnell
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), where individuals purchase and bring device(s) of their choosing into the workplace and use them alongside or in place of company purchased assets, has been around long enough it’s easy to think it’s readily established and well understood. But a recently completed survey of just over 750 US-based employees and IT decision makers by my firm, TECHnalysis Research, suggests otherwise. The results paint a relatively complex portrait of the current reality–while BYOD is strong and on the rise in many ways, it’s also facing a number of…
  • Shazam! Why iPhone Integration With Shazam Really Is A Big Deal.

    Brian S Hall
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    I believe most analysts, including those that monitor Apple’s every move, are seriously underestimating the ramifications of Apple baking Shazam’s music identification service into iOS 8.  This is not merely about increasing song downloads. Rather, this move marks Apple’s determined leap to re-position the iPhone in our lives. The digital hub metaphor is now much too limiting. As the physical and digital worlds mix, merge and mash together to create entirely new forms of interaction and new modes of awareness, the iPhone will become our nerve center. It will guide us,…
  • ARM-ing the Enterprise

    Jack Gold
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The ARM ecosystem is the king of mobility, with the vast majority of smartphones and most tablets being powered by ARM based devices. While enterprises are often adopting ARM powered devices through BYOD, vendors creating solutions to meet enterprise challenges are increasingly broadening the scope and breadth of products. Certainly the x86 ecosystem is not dead, nor will it simply disappear. Its leading proponent, Intel, is fighting back strongly with next generation Atom chips and software optimizations. But while mobility is leading the charge in expanding ARM’s influence in the…
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  • How to Get The ‘OK Google’ Search Ability on a Desktop Computer

    Kevin Purcell
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    How to Get The ‘OK Google’ Search Ability on a Desktop Computer is a post by Kevin Purcell from One of the most useful features of the Moto X, and now other Android phones... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo to Offer ThinkPad 11e Yoga and Clamshell Chromebooks for Schools

    Kevin Purcell
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Lenovo to Offer ThinkPad 11e Yoga and Clamshell Chromebooks for Schools is a post by Kevin Purcell from Lenovo made big news by announcing plans to buy Motorola from Google recently,... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • How Much MacBook Pro RAM is Possible & Best Prices Available

    Josh Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    How Much MacBook Pro RAM is Possible & Best Prices Available is a post by Josh Smith from A MacBook Pro RAM upgrade is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to breathe life... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Beautiful Twelve South Rutledge BookBook Case Now for MacBook

    Kevin Purcell
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Beautiful Twelve South Rutledge BookBook Case Now for MacBook is a post by Kevin Purcell from Twelve South released another beautiful accessory for the MacBook. The Twelve South... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 2014 the Year of the Chromebook in Notebooks

    Kevin Purcell
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:59 am
    2014 the Year of the Chromebook in Notebooks is a post by Kevin Purcell from CES 2014 taught me that 2014 will go down as the “Year of the Chromebook,” much like 2010 was... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tech Talk's Larry Magid is in Istanbul, Turkey where he was unable to access a YouTube video he needed to watch for a story he's working on because the government recently banned YoTube. For him, it was a minor inconvenience, but for the people of Turkey it's a huge issue.

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tech Talk's Larry Magid is in Istanbul, Turkey where he was unable to access a YouTube video he needed to watch for a story he's working on because the government recently banned YoTube. For him, it was a minor inconvenience, but for the people of Turkey it's a huge issue.

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid test drives the new Samsung Galaxy. He has highlights of his review in this morning's Tech Talk:

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this morning's Tech Talk, CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid tells us there doesn't have to be a technological divide when it comes to saving the planet:

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook is making it easier to find friends online, or in person. CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains in this morning's Tech Talk:
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  • Samsung’s Own Apps Don’t Get Used Much, But That’s No Surprise

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
     Samsung preloads its own apps on its Android devices, including replacements for stock apps like the phone dialer and SMS software, as well as more advanced note-taking and WhatsApp competitor apps. But app away though they may, very few people are actually using them according to a new survey detailed by the Wall Street Journal. instead, people are using the apps you’d expect to be… Read More
  • Misfit Debuts Two New Colors And Bloom, A Sleek New Necklace For Its Shine Activity Tracker

    Leena Rao
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
     As wearables continue to evolve, we're seeing the blend of wearables and jewelry, and the importance of form factor in adoption. Misfit, the makers of the popular activity tracker, the Shine, are debuting a sleek new necklace as the newest way to wear Shine. The company is also debuting two new colors, Storm and Coral. Read More
  • Meat Marketplace AgLocal Becomes A Consumer-Facing Subscription Service, Raises Another $1.3 Million

    Sarah Perez
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
     Andreessen Horowitz-backed AgLocal, which began as a marketplace for meat, connecting animal farmers to buyers including top-rated chefs, has now pivoted to become a consumer-facing service. On the new e-commerce site, online shoppers can browse through the meat products offered by family-operated farms, which are paid for on a subscription basis. Read More
  • European Tech Blog Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure’s 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi

    Steve O&#039;Hear
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
     Last November, Robin Wauters, ex-TechCrunch writer and former European editor for The Next Web, launched new tech blog,, with a stated mission to fill the "gap" left for in-depth coverage of Europe’s technology industry (thanks for that, Robin!). But, as anyone in online media knows, content isn't cheap and for that mission to be little more than hyperbole the new European tech blog on… Read More
  • Rocket Internet Parnters With Qatar’s Ooredoo In New Fund For Asian E-Commerce Startups

    Ingrid Lunden
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
     Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based incubator founded by the Samwer brothers with a number of notable exits and fundings under its belt, is branching further into Asia, and specifically emerging markets. It's partnering with Ooredoo, the main carrier in Qatar and formerly known as QTel, in a new joint venture called Asia Internet Holding to build and fund e-commerce startups, especially those… Read More
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  • The Two Words You Need to Know in Order to Effectively Market your Brand on the Web in 2014

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) So I was asked to come speak at a Microsoft BizSpark event last week. The topic I chose was how to market your brand in 2014. I know, shocker. The thing is, I genuinely believe that my whole “philosophy” in marketing can be summed up in two words. Of course, you are going to have to watch the entire speech to learn what the two words are. Wait, what do you mean you can fast forward to the end to get the two words and not watch the whole thing? You’re a tricky one… Anyway, to use a sentence from one of the classics, I would say to market…
  • Looking for Inspiring Folks to Follow on Twitter? Here are 77 for your Immediate Tweeting Pleasure!

    6 Mar 2014 | 4:12 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) We’ve been down this road before. You signed up for Twitter after years of hearing all your friends talking about tweeting this and tweeting that. You open and are completely and utterly lost. What do you say? What do you read? How do you get more followers? Who do you follow? Personally, I am of the opinion that this is one of Twitter’s main challenges as a company and the reason it is struggling. If you spent 30 seconds in the marketing world, you know that capturing the attention of your audience is the name of the game. Twitter has…
  • My Interview with Robert Scoble about Tech, Privacy, Redbull, and Israeli Tech

    17 Feb 2014 | 9:34 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld @hilzfuld) A few weeks ago in San Francisco, I attended one of the more eye-opening tech events I’ve ever been to. InContext was the name of the event and it was hosted by one of the more interesting startups out there, Everything.Me (if you’re an Android user, download it now. Thank me later.) The Everything.Me Guys The conference was about the next step in the mobile revolution, contextual computing. If you use Google Now, have seen “Her”, or wear technology of any kind on your body, you know what I am talking about. If not, and your not geeky like…
  • Why I am Joining Zula Full Time as CMO

    10 Feb 2014 | 8:31 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) It has been quite an interesting last few weeks/months. If you are reading this, I guess you are somewhat familiar with my work and what I do with Israeli startups on a daily basis. If not, this sums it up pretty well. Because of the type of work that I do, when I announced a while back that I am leaving Inneractive, there were a few interesting offers. Again, not because I am a rockstar, just because I make a hell of a lotta noise and let’s be honest, that’s a big part of what startups and tech companies in general, need. Well, one of the companies I…
  • Why Everything You Think about Google+ (and Social, in General) is Wrong.

    26 Jan 2014 | 10:34 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld) If I had a dime for every person who said to me “Twitter is dumb. I don’t get it and will never join.” or “Google+ is a ghost town, I don’t need another social network and no one is there anyway” or “Facebook is of no value to me or my business”, I would be a very wealthy individual. So before I even address Google+ and why you are so very wrong to be thinking that way, let me just explain that no matter what platform you are talking about, there is one underlying principle to succeeding on the social web. But sit…
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  • If You're in the U.S., Get Used to More Record Hot Temperatures

    Andrew Freedman
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    In a clear sign of global warming's impact on the U.S., record-high temperatures are increasingly outnumbering record-low temperatures, a new data visualization shows. The visualization, which is based on data from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), does not incorporate the most recent data from 2014 that shows cold records are outpacing warm records in the lower 48 states. However, this is likely a temporary speed bump in a longer-term warmup, especially as the summer approaches. Image: EngimaThe data is consistent with similar findings published in a peer-reviewed study in 2009,…
  • Astronomers Map Milky Way in Remarkable Detail
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like. It may seem odd that a comprehensive understanding of the Milky Way's structure has so far eluded researchers. But it's tough to get a broad view of the galaxy from within. "We are fairly confident that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, but we don't know much in detail. At the most basic level, we'd like to be able to make a map that would show in detail what it looks like," said Mark Reid of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who led the new study. SEE ALSO:…
  • 30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones

    Stephanie Buck
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    April 23 marks 30 years since the U.S. announced the discovery of what causes AIDS: a retrovirus called HTLV-III, later renamed HIV. At their 1984 press conference, in the face of one of the world's most terrifying medical epidemics, Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler and virologist Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute projected scientists would be able to produce an AIDS vaccine within two years "That turned out to be totally incorrect," Heckler told PBS in 2006. "But at that time, we did not know that the replication of the virus would be so difficult —…
  • Apple Channels the Pixies in New iPhone 5S Ad

    Todd Wasserman
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    On the eve of its second-quarter earnings announcement, Apple has introduced a new tagline, "You're more powerful than you think," with a rendition of the Pixies' "Gigantic." The empowering message is underscored by the ad's plot, which features various musicians playing the song, first separately and then in unison. The narrative then expands to include others — athletes, motorcyclists, a dad — who are empowered by their iPhone 5S devices. See also: Apple Marks Earth Day by Trolling Samsung in Newspaper Ad Though the ads continue the feel-good vibe of previous Apple ads, the…
  • Pro-Russian Militants Confirm Capture of Vice Journalist Simon Ostrovsky

    Brian Ries
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    A spokeswoman with the pro-Russian insurgents in Sloviansk, Ukraine, confirmed on Wednesday that they have captured Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky and are holding him hostage. "He's with us. He's fine," Stella Khorosheva told The Associated Press, adding, "(We) need to be careful because this is not the first time we're dealing with spies." See also: 9 Essential Questions About Ukraine, Answered Khorosheva also told The Daily Beast that Ostrovsky is being held according to the "laws of war" because "he was not reporting in a correct way." Perhaps more worrisome, the spokeswoman said that…
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  • Five Illinois Cops Are Caught Lying On The Stand When Defense Produces A Recording Contradicting Their Testimony

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Cops lie. Citizens know this. Defense attorneys know this. Prosecutors know this. Most importantly, judges know this. But rarely does it have any effect on the outcome of the case at hand. But in what has been described as a "Perry Mason moment," five Illinois police officers were caught lying on the stand. (h/t to Trevor Debus) A seemingly routine suppression hearing in a suburban Chicago courthouse last month took an unexpected dramatic turn when video from a police car was introduced that disproved the testimony of five police officers. They had said Joseph Sperling was arrested after…
  • Protests Mount Against Mexico's Proposed Telecommunications Law, Which Would Bring In Censorship, Allow Real-time Surveillance And Kill Net Neutrality

    Glyn Moody
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Many people will be familiar with the name Carlos Slim as intermittently the richest person in the world, generally vying with Bill Gates for that title. Some will probably be aware that his huge fortune -- currently listed as $69.67 billion in his Wikipedia entry -- is derived from a business empire based on telecommunications. But as this article in the Los Angeles Times points out, ordinary Mexicans have paid a high price for his success -- literally: telephone service, both land-line and cellular, is dominated by companies owned by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, one of the world's richest…
  • UK Filters And The Slippery Slope Of Mass Censorship

    Mike Masnick
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    We've covered the ridiculousness of the UK's "voluntary" web filters. UK officials have been pushing such things for years and finally pushed them through by focusing on stopping "pornography" (for the children, of course). While it quickly came out that the filters were blocking tons of legitimate content (as filters always do), the UK government quickly moved to talk about ways to expand what the filters covered. The pattern is not hard to recognize, because it happens over and over again. Government officials find some absolute horror -- the kind of thing that no one will stand up for --…
  • NIST Finally Removes NSA-Compromised Crypto Algorithm From Random Number Generator Recommendations

    Mike Masnick
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Back in December, it was revealed that the NSA had given RSA $10 million to push weakened crypto. Specifically, RSA took $10 million to make Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator, better known as Dual_EC_DRBG, as the default random number generator in its BSAFE offering. The random number generator is a key part of crypto, because true randomness is nearly impossible, so you need to be as random as possible. If it's not truly random, you've basically made incredibly weak crypto that is easy to break. And that's clearly what happened here. There were other stories, released…
  • DailyDirt: Creepy, Crawly Robots

    Michael Ho
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Robots that mimic biological organisms can take advantage of centuries (or more) of evolution to perform various tasks. Robot locomotion that cheats off nimble animals could be more adaptable in natural environments -- and animal-inspired bots could teach robot designers about how to make robots that are more flexible in uncontrolled conditions (outside of factories). Here are just a few more examples of biomimicry. Snake-like robots have been taught to grab onto things like poles and trees. While some are concerned that these snake bots could also learn how to strangle people, these machines…
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    The Register

  • Pure Storage opens wide, VCs shovel in yet MORE millions of $$$

    Chris Mellor
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Nearly half a billion dollars of funding to date. But no IPO? All-flash array startup Pure Storage has just trousered another $225m of funding, less than a year after enjoying a $150m E-round. Why on earth does it need more cash now?…
  • Who fancies a billion-quid bonanza? Just flog the Home Office some shiny walkie-talkies

    Paul Kunert
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Actually, a tip-top comms network for our 999 heroes The UK Home Office is touting a mega contract worth up to £1.2bn to build a next-generation comms network for Blighty's brave emergency services.…
  • chucks £28m at F1 tech for buses and diggers plan

    Simon Rockman
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Well, not really F1 but who's heard of LMP and VLN*? Grant money amounting to over £28m will be awarded to four British engineering companies to take technology initially designed for Formula 1 cars and develop it for more widespread use.…
  • New HDS array: It's a G1000 Jim, but not as we know it*

    Chris Mellor
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    'Most reliable hardware on the planet' ... is not a BlackBerry lookalike mobe HDS has updated its 2010 vintage high-end VSP array with the VSP G1000 and a new operating system, together providing the "highest performance and most available unified storage system in the industry," and claiming it's "the most reliable hardware on the planet."…
  • It's GOOD to get RAIN on your upgrade parade: Crucial M550 1TB SSD

    Simon Crisp
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    Performance tweaks and power savings – what's not to like? Review  Just under a year ago Crucial sent shock waves through the SSD consumer market space with the launch of the M500 series. Not only did the family contain the first near-1TB SSD in this space, in the shape of the flagship M500 960GB drive, but the whole range had been priced at such a competitive level it had rivals scurrying around trying to match it.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Unreal Engine 4 powers Star Trek Voyager virtual reality demo

    Adam Rosenberg
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Developer Thomas Kadlec's Starship Bridge Demo gives Oculus Rift owners the opportunity to explore the bridge of Captain Janeway's ship from Star Trek Voyager.The post Unreal Engine 4 powers Star Trek Voyager virtual reality demo appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • LG G Watch: New gold color introduced, rumored for Google I/O launch (Updated)

    Andy Boxall
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    LG has launched a website dedicated to the G Watch, the second of two smart watches running Google’s Android Wear operating system to be announced. While the Moto 360 gained the most attention at launch, thanks to its cool-looking round watch face, it’s now time (sorry) for us to get better acquainted with the G […]The post LG G Watch: New gold color introduced, rumored for Google I/O launch (Updated) appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Android 4.4 KitKat: Droid DNA to see KitKat and Sense 5.5 from April 24

    Andy Boxall
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Following Android 4.4 KitKat's launch on the Nexus 5, various other manufacturers have been busy confirming the new software will be coming to their phones in the near future. Is yours on the list?The post Android 4.4 KitKat: Droid DNA to see KitKat and Sense 5.5 from April 24 appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Sony jazzes up the SmartWatch 2 with metal strap and new software update

    Andy Boxall
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Sony has announced two new strap styles for its SmartWatch 2, one in the colors of the Brazilian flag, and the other with a cool stainless steel metal look. The two new models are accompanied by a software update.The post Sony jazzes up the SmartWatch 2 with metal strap and new software update appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Twitter rolls out new photo-centric profile design for Web, adds new features

    Trevor Mogg
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    The profile redesign shown off by Twitter earlier this month is now available to all. Bigger and bolder, the photo-centric design adds an extra column and brings with it a number of new features. The post Twitter rolls out new photo-centric profile design for Web, adds new features appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Camarillo Duathlon Race Report 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:34 pm
    I did the Camarillo Duathlon race yesterday and things went well, especially considering a year ago I was 40 pounds heavier and started this new fitness journey after being diagnosed with diabetes. This was the third and last of the year’s Camarillo Duathlon Series 2014. Unlike the first time I did the Duathlon Series last October, I trained for this one. After the October duathlon I started running regularly, 3 to 4 times a week, and cycled during cross-training days. Although, when I decided to run the December Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, I shifted all my training efforts to…
  • How to Add Mile Splits in a Spreadsheet

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    I’m preparing for the Ojai Half Marathon on April 27 and it’s a hilly course so I’m setting up target mile splits for race day. When I ran my first half marathon this past December it was a very flat course and my main goal was just to finish while keeping an eye on my heart rate. My mile pace for that race was “slow and steady.” For the Ojai Half Marathon there are several grades that are steep enough to slow down my pace significantly and I want to plan for that in my total time. After surveying the course and taking a training run on part of it I determined…
  • Rich Roll’s ‘Finding Ultra’ and Second Chances

    7 Mar 2014 | 8:55 pm
    It was September of last year and I had just met with my doctor. After a few months of exercise and completely shifting my diet, I had controlled my diabetes and had lost 30 pounds. A couple of days later on a family vacation, we spotted a small bookstore and I came across a couple of books that looked interesting. I remember Tim Ferriss’s book “The 4-Hour Body” mentioning ultra marathoner Rich Roll and his book “Finding Ultra” so I picked that up. Next to that book was “Born To Run” by Christopher McDougall. I hadn’t read an entire book in…
  • Fever Strikes

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:13 am
    Four days before the big Bandit Ultra Trail Run race I was at work and felt body aches and had the chills. “Unf***ingbelievable!!!” was my reaction. I knew I was getting sick. It had been many months since I had as much as the sniffles. On the Friday before the race I still had the body aches and intermittent chills and one of my co-workers, a former decathlete, said that I was probably having the pre-race jitters. I had already done the full 30K race course two weeks previous during one of the training runs put on by the race organizers so I wasn’t really nervous about…
  • Tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run

    7 Feb 2014 | 7:08 am
    Trail run training with Marcos Vargas and Canek Pena-Vargas in Simi Valley On February 16, 2014 I’ll be tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run 30K race in Simi Valley. This is a huge stretch for me. A year ago today I was about 35 pounds heavier and my idea of a workout was finishing up a package of cookies on the couch. A diabetes diagnosis helped turn me around and set me off on a fitness journey. I was originally going to run the Seaside Half Marathon in February but when my friend and Executive Director of CAUSE, Marcos Vargas, said that he was going to do the 30K at Bandit, I knew I…
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  • The internet is going private. It’s also grown to 138 Tbps of capacity

    Stacey Higginbotham
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    The world is still sucking down bandwidth like it’s an elixir of the gods, with global bandwidth demand reaching 138 Tbps in 2013, a 4.5 fold increase from the 30 Tbps of capacity from five years before. But it’s the mix of that growth that’s worth noting, according to a report out Wednesday from Telegeography. Traffic on private networks owned by Facebook, Amazon, Google and other web giants is driving the majority of that growth — about 55 percent of it averaged over that five-year period between 2009 and 2013. The remainder comes from public network traffic operated by carriers…
  • The OnePlus One smartphone runs CyanogenMod, will cost $299

    Kif Leswing
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    OnePlus announced its first flagship smartphone on Wednesday morning. Confusingly named the One [MENTION WHY - HTC ONE], the handset is the first mass-market Android phone to ship with CyanogenMod preinstalled and will retail for $299 when it goes on sale in May. OnePlus is the hardware company founded by former Oppo executive Pete Lau. Shortly before Lau resigned, Oppo released a limited edition handset with CyanogenMod preinstalled. It’s not surprising his new company has decided to continue with CyanogenMod as its primary version of Android. CyanogenMod is a open-source operating…
  • Who will crack the code on tech for seniors?

    Barb Darrow
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    While dozens of startups pour time and money into developing mobile health devices for the young, hale and hearty, they might be better off going grayer. The opportunity to sell technology to senior citizens is huge now and will only get bigger as more of us age into that segment. Which vendors will be best positioned to capitalize on this opportunity – a handful of early movers that are already in the market, or vendors like Fitbit (see disclosure) or Jawbone that focus on younguns? “Developers making technologies for the 20- and 30-somethings are missing a huge…
  • Amazon adds HBO shows to Prime Instant Video; HBO Go coming to Fire TV at some point

    Laura Hazard Owen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Amazon now has streaming rights to a number of HBO series and will make them available through Prime Instant Video starting May 21, the company said Wednesday. In addition, Amazon said that it will add HBO Go to its recently launched streaming video box, Fire TV — “targeting a launch by year-end,” though it sounds as if it could happen later. This is the first time that HBO has included its shows in an outside subscription streaming service — HBO content has never been available for streaming on Netflix. Prime Instant Video’s selection won’t be…
  • Upcoming Gigaom event: To OpenStack or not? That is the question

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    OpenStack, the open-source cloud computing software project, turns four years old this year. OpenStack has come a long way since its launch, with contributions from Rackspace, NASA, Intel and other groups. As of 2013 OpenStack had over 1,000 contributors and 1.28 million lines of code, and the figures this year should well exceed those numbers. Moreover, the number of companies that support OpenStack has moved from 50 on the initial launch to 231, with huge players and advocates such as IBM, HP and Cisco, which recently announced that its cloud strategy will include OpenStack. While there…
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  • This Large Hadron Collider Umbrella Keeps You Dry With Science

    Andrew Liszewski
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    As CERN's Large Hadron Collider attempts to discover unknown particles that could unravel the mysteries of our universe, this LHC-themed umbrella will help you deal with more common particles as they fall from a raincloud.Read more...
  • The Design Secrets of Luxury First Class Airplane Seats

    Sarah Zhang
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    If you think being packed on an airplane with strangers sucks, then you're probably a plebe like us who flies economy. But first class? It's an entirely different alcohol-lubricated world up there—a world where a single seating unit can cost half a million dollars. Read more...
  • Google Street View Now Lets You Travel Back In Time

    Ashley Feinberg
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Up until now, anyone hoping to time travel in Google Street View was more or less left at the mercy of the odd, serendipitous glitch . But starting today, Google is rolling out a new Street View feature that lets you travel back in time virtually anywhere.Read more...
  • Researchers Invent a Camouflage Material That Changes Like a Chameleon

    Andrew Liszewski
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Mother Nature has already mastered the art of camouflage, so it only makes sense that we steal her ideas when it comes to the art of hiding. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a remarkable new material "inspired" by chameleons, which can change shape and color under different lighting conditions.Read more...
  • Not only is Amazon Prime getting a whole bunch of HBO shows, but Amazon's Fire TV is also getting an

    Eric Limer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Not only is Amazon Prime getting a whole bunch of HBO shows, but Amazon's Fire TV is also getting an HBO Go app, which remedies one of its biggest holes at launch. Woo!Read more...
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  • Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 lineup reaches the US on May 1st

    Jon Fingas
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Americans no longer have to splurge on the high-end Galaxy Tab Pro or Note Pro if they want a modern Samsung tablet -- the more affordable Galaxy Tab 4 range is headed to the US. WiFi versions of the Tab 4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 should hit shelves on May...
  • AOL bringing Miramax movies to its online video platform

    Daniel Cooper
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    AOL doesn't just want short clips of newsy content on its online video platform, AOL On. That's why the company (which, disclosure, owns Engadget) has signed a non-exclusive deal with Miramax to screen some of its movies on the service. The first...
  • Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

    Mat Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    "Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim,...
  • Google Street View now serves as your own personal time machine

    Matt Brian
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    In the seven years since Google launched Maps, it's collected a ton of imaging and location data, which we've only been able to see in its most recent form. That's about to change, however, after the company announced it's opening all of that...
  • Amazon bringing older HBO shows to Prime Instant Video members for free

    Daniel Cooper
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    HBO's always been stingy about who gets to stream its cherished TV assets but on May 21st, some of the network's vintage material will get a wider release. The company has signed a deal with Amazon to bring its classic shows, including The Sopranos,...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who viewed their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet.
  • It looks like Siri is coming to Apple TV

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Apple is always working on ways to make both Apple TV and Siri more useful and now it looks like the company is planning to bring them together at some point. 9to5Mac reports that new code found in the iOS 7.1 software development kit indicates that Siri is going to get integrated with Apple TV in a future release. Apple is reportedly planning a major overhaul of Apple TV to help keep it competitive with popular gaming consoles that double as video streaming devices such as the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 and also with low-cost streaming dongles such as Google’s Chromecast. Adding the…
  • HBO Comes to Amazon Instant Video

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Hell hasn't quite frozen over, but it got a bit chilly today (Apr. 23) when Amazon announced that a big chunk of HBO's back catalog will be available for unlimited streaming to subscribers of the $99/year Amazon Prime program. HBO has been playing extremely hard to get online. The HBO GO app, now on many major streaming boxes such as Apple TV and Roku (and soon coming to Amazon's Fire TV), provides unlimited access to HBO, but only to people who also have a cable subscription.
  • Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    "Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarb.
  • 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz will be making new shows for Netflix

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Even if the result didn't live up to expectations, Netflix deserves some credit for realizing the dreams of Arrested Development fans and bringing the show back for a fourth season. With that chapter closed (for now), the company is set to continue its relationship with creator Mitch Hurwitz. According to Deadline, it's managed to sign a multi-year deal with Hurwitz, which will see him both create and produce new shows for the streaming service. “It is incredibly inspiring to get to produce for Netflix, a company that not only doesn’t resist change, but is leaps and bounds…
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  • Samsung’s Own Apps Don’t Get Used Much, But That’s No Surprise

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
     Samsung preloads its own apps on its Android devices, including replacements for stock apps like the phone dialer and SMS software, as well as more advanced note-taking and WhatsApp competitor apps. But app away though they may, very few people are actually using them according to a new survey detailed by the Wall Street Journal. instead, people are using the apps you’d expect to be… Read More
  • Misfit Debuts Two New Colors And Bloom, A Sleek New Necklace For Its Shine Activity Tracker

    Leena Rao
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
     As wearables continue to evolve, we're seeing the blend of wearables and jewelry, and the importance of form factor in adoption. Misfit, the makers of the popular activity tracker, the Shine, are debuting a sleek new necklace as the newest way to wear Shine. The company is also debuting two new colors, Storm and Coral. Read More
  • Apple Profiles Apps Used To Create Its ‘Powerful’ New Ad

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
     Apple has a new ad out that you may have seen, featuring a track by The Pixies and a whole lot of iPhone users employing mobile software to cover the song. The ad harkens back to earlier Apple ads where people used a variety of software from the App Store to have fun with their devices, and as such represents a pretty strong return to form. I’ll forgive them the obligatory… Read More
  • The Next Samsung Galaxy Cameraphone Leaks

    Matt Burns
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
     This is allegedly the Samsung Galaxy K, the successor to the odd Galaxy S4 Zoom. The device in question sports the same faux leather casing as the Galaxy S5 and Samsung has a product launch on the books in the coming days. Chances are good this is the real deal. Read More
  • The OnePlus One Offers Top-Tier Specs Android Phone Specs At $299

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
     Not all smartphones are created equal, but the new OnePlus One (not to be confused with that other One, the HTC One) is roughly equivalent on paper with some of the most expensive smartphones in the world, albeit with a price that puts it much more within reach than most of those. The OnePlus One starts at $299 for a white 16GB version, and will also offer a 64GB variant in black for $349 when it… Read More
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  • Bloom Necklace for Misfit Shine Activity Tracker

    Eliane Fiolet
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    While Nike is busy firing its wearable team, Misfit is still ramping up its product lineup. Shine is my favorite activity tracker band for three reasons: it is the most elegant to wear, it features an unbeatable battery life (months vs. days or week) and it is one of the most comfortable to wear. Additionally, it can be worn with various bands or necklaces and that’s the key when it comes to fashion and style: people need to be different and have endless choices.When I met Misfits CEO Sonny Wu, he told me that the majority of wearable tech products are “designed by Silicon Valley…
  • OnePlus’ Marketing Stunt Asks The Public To Smash The Past

    Tyler Lee
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    The OnePlus One handset has been officially announced and we’re sure based on its hardware specifications as well as the fact that the phone will come preinstalled with CyanogenMod that Android users are very interested in it. If there is one complaint that Android users have is that OEMs tend to add to own skin and themes to their phones, which in some cases are truly unnecessary and adds to a bad experience.The OnePlus One aims to do away with that, thanks to CyanogenMod, and the good news is that if you had your eye on the handset, you might be interested to learn that the folks at…
  • GTA 5 Source Code Hints At Jetpacks [Rumor]

    Tyler Lee
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Good days Grand Theft Auto V gamers, it seems that you guys could soon be getting a jetpack in the game, assuming that the source code does indeed indicate at that possibility. This was discovered by Chr0m3 x MoDz who is a member of the Se7enSins community, and in the source code he discovered several references made to a jetpack.Of course there’s no way of knowing if the jetpack is indeed real, but there are signs that point to it. For example one of the secret’s of Grand Theft Auto V involves a certain Mount Chiliad mural. In the mural it appears that there are several etchings that…
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Gets A “Frozen” Mod

    Tyler Lee
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Modding games is nothing new and in the past, we have seen how mods have changed games. Some mods are more utility-based while some truly transform the game into something else entirely, like how Skyrim mods have actually improved the graphics of the game, making it look completely unrecognizable.That being, YouTuber boblester122 has put together a video in which Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV game has been given a slight mod by introducing Elsa, the Snow Queen character from the animated film, Frozen. It’s actually a little bizarre to see Elsa run around shooting guns and firing off…
  • Mario Kart 8 Demo Rumored For Release Ahead Of Official Game

    Tyler Lee
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U is currently pegged for a release on the 30th of May. This means that we still have a little over a month to go before we are able to get our hands on the game. Given that Mario Kart 8 is one of the highly anticipated titles from Nintendo, especially for the Wii U, safe to say many are itching to play the game.However there is some good news and that is Nintendo is apparently planning on releasing a demo of Mario Kart 8 ahead of the game’s official release, meaning that gamers will be able to try out the game and get their fix before they head out and buy…
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  • LG G3 for Sprint tipped with 16 MP camera, fingerprint recognition

    Adrian Diaconescu
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Oh, wow, it appears a bunch of LG employees might need to look for a job ASAP, as both the G3 mini and jumbo-sized G3 have leaked to the press in the past 24 hours. Expected out in June, at the earliest, the OEM’s next-gen flagship device is like an out-of-control faulty faucet, showing up in about a dozen of unofficial but mostly reliable reports lately. Multiple user agent… Continue reading LG G3 for Sprint tipped with 16 MP camera, fingerprint recognition Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to come with fingerprint scanner embedded in display iPhone 5S Rumored to Feature…
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet priced at $500 and up stateside, shipping starts May 3

    Adrian Diaconescu
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Unlike its component shortage-plagued little brother, Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet seems to be doing just fine inventory-wise, first rolling out in UK and several other European markets and now almost ready to see daylight in the US of A. Available for pre-orders via Sony’s online store, the… Continue reading Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet priced at $500 and up stateside, shipping starts May 3 Related posts: Sony Xperia Tablet Z Priced at £499 in UK, First Stock Expected in May Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: meet the world’s slimmest, lightest waterproof tablet Sony Xperia Tablet Z Available for US…
  • Support Earth Day and join MPOWERD Solar Justice campaign

    Stanley Goodner
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Each week, we bring news about the latest industry shakeups and articles about upcoming gadgets. Ultimately, in the grand scheme of things, it’s all first-world chit-chat. As audiophiles flock to Neil Young’s Pono Player, speculators discuss the latest smartphone rumors, and consumers research their next purchase, there are those in the world struggling with energy poverty. MPOWERD has recently launched a campaign to provide clean energy to the… Continue reading Support Earth Day and join MPOWERD Solar Justice campaign Related posts: Samsung intros the solar-powered Blue Earth mobile…
  • Ossia Cota wirelessly charges smartphone from 40 feet

    Joe Paone
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    I hate charging my phone. Seriously. Looking for an outlet, finding the charger, trying to keep the phone off the floor so it doesn’t get stomped. But what if you didn’t need to find a charger or an outlet? What if you could charge a phone, magically, through the air we breathe? That’s the Holy Grail of device charging, right? A company called Ossia is working on it. In fact, it’s demonstrating it. It’s called the Cota remote wireless power system, and it’s been under development for five years. Last September, Ossia charged an iPhone from 10 feet away of a Cota charging…
  • How low can you go? Motorola prepping Moto E, a cheaper Moto G variant

    Adrian Diaconescu
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    As if to aggravate the heartache we all felt when it was announced that Motorola was no longer “a Google company”, incredibly optimistic (and fairly trustworthy) rumors continue to pile up vis-à-vis Moto X and G’s follow-ups, expected out this summer. Worst case scenario, in the fall. The X+1 will reportedly come with… Continue reading How low can you go? Motorola prepping Moto E, a cheaper Moto G variant Related posts: Motorola Moto G tipped for February 10 US Cellular launch PSA: Prepaid $100 Motorola Moto G Available Now via Verizon and Best Buy Motorola Moto G Goes Official at…
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  • Stealthy Assassin Series Hitman GO Makes a Luscious Board Game

    Chris Maxcer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    I can safely say that I never would have imagined turning the Hitman video game series into a luscious dioramic board game for iOS. Lucky for us, that's what Square Enix did with last week's Hitman GO release. Apple featured the game in the App Store, and for good reason: The graphical representation of the boards you play on is a visual feast, showing well-lit 3D-like cutaways of rooms, mansions, tennis courts, swimming pools and the like. You play as the cloned assassin, Agent 47, who is a plastic figurine able to move in straight lines one spot at time.
  • Apple Shoots for 'Better'

    Rachelle Dragani
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In honor of this year's Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, Apple is showcasing its efforts to lessen its carbon footprint and become more environmentally sustainable as part of its 'Better' Campaign. The company released new promotional material, including a video narrated by Tim Cook, that outlines its commitment to increasing energy efficiency in an effort to reduce its impact on climate change. Apple wants to leave the world "better than we found it," says Cook.
  • Popular UK Sports File-Sharing Site Shuttered

    David Vranicar
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    The Sports Torrent Network, a brazenly named file-sharing site, shut down after UK police threatened to put its operators behind bars for up to 10 years. TSTN was a hotbed for illicit broadcasts of European soccer, the National Hockey League, Formula 1 races and more. The site reportedly had about 20,000 members, making it "possibly the largest site of its type." TSTN did not itself host pirated content but instead facilitated users' quests to find said content on peer-to-peer networks.
  • Wearables Just Don't Do It for Nike

    John P. Mello Jr.
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Nike appears to be retreating from its vanguard position in the computer wearables market. The company reportedly has begun slashing the engineering team working on its FuelBand product, a fitness computer that can be worn on a wrist, laying off as many as 55 of the 70-person team working on FuelBand. However, Nike subsequently insisted the FuelBand was still an important part of its business, saying it would continue to improve the product, offer it in new colors, and sell and support it for the foreseeable future.
  • Heartbleed and Heartache in FOSS Town

    Katherine Noyes
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Well it's been a wild few weeks here in the Linux blogosphere, thanks not just to XP's demise but also the long-overdue discovery of the all-pervasive Heartbleed bug. That the bug is "catastrophic" appears to be beyond dispute; in fact, "some might argue that it is the worst vulnerability found ... since commercial traffic began to flow on the Internet," as at least one commentator suggested. The fact that the flaw exists in OpenSSL, of course, is what's made the topic particularly pertinent to those of us in the FOSS world.
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  • Internet Speeds Are Rising Sharply, But So Are Hack Attacks

    Julianne Pepitone
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    A new "state of the Internet" report shows more people around the world are connected, and they're doing so at faster speeds. But as the Internet grows, so does the number of cyberattacks.
  • Google Turns Street View Into a Time Machine

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Google Maps added its massive photo archive to Street View, giving users access to a "time machine" that lets them explore a location's past.
  • HBO is Coming to Amazon Fire TV ... Kind Of

    Keith Wagstaff
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Tony Soprano is coming to Amazon Fire TV. The dragons from “Game of Thrones,” however, are taking their sweet time.When Amazon Fire TV launched earlier this month, many critics liked the device, but had two complaints: The voice search did not work for services like Netflix and there was no HBO GO.
  • What's Aereo? And Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm
    The future of TV is being decided by the Supreme Court right now. The tech startup Aereo is being sued by networks like NBC and others for streaming network content without paying licensing fees.
  • Brazil Conference to Sound Off on Future of Internet, NSA Spying

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.
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  • I Never Let My Kids Win; They Beat Me!

    Scott Klososky
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Written by Vaughn Rachal  The fact that some companies expect digital investments to produce returns immediately, shocks me.  To expect that just because you use digital tools or channels that results are going to instantly appear is delusional. I remember when my kids were young and we played video games, my wife would sometimes tell me, “Come on honey, let the boys win”.  I responded, “They will, one day”.  I knew the day would come when I would never win a video game against them again, unless we played an old school game like “Galaga”, one of my favorites.  My boys were 6…
  • The Glide Path to Digital…or the Agony of Defeat!

    Scott Klososky
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Written by Andrew Ranson Digital transformation doesn’t happen overnight or all at once. It’s not an all or nothing proposition either, but if you don’t get on the path, you risk crashing and burning in the long-term. In a recent global CapGemini/MIT study of over 400 global companies, the what’s and why’s of digitization were examined. The results of the study were plotted on a chart where the horizontal axis was called transformation intensity, and the vertical axis was called digital intensity. The companies in the bottom left quadrant showed neither…
  • What Technology Does to an Eight Year-Old

    Scott Klososky
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:31 am
    Most 8YO’s of today will have no conscious memory of a time without the augmentation of a mobile device on their person, and an instant connection to the worlds information.  For them, every answer to every question is seconds away – every piece of information they could possibly want.  A large percentage of what they digest into their brain will come through a device, not a human interaction, and what remains will likely be provided unasked for from friends and family.  They will unconsciously see their devices as critical pieces of who they are, and will be less concerned about the…
  • Executive Digital Denial

    Scott Klososky
    5 Dec 2013 | 11:51 am
    By Vaughn Rachal, Future Point of View There’s no denying that technology is perpetually accelerating in both performance and function! The changes we’ve seen in the last ten years alone have dramatically altered how the world operates, how people communicate, and how we develop connections with one another. The exponential speed of change and the technology’s impact over the next 10 years will create winners and losers that seem to rise or vanish suddenly. Performance advancements in processing power, storage, and bandwidth coupled with ever-expanding availability, usage, and…
  • Why CrowdScribed is the Future of Publishing

    Scott Klososky
    19 Nov 2013 | 8:52 am
    Have you noticed the traditional publishing industry seems to be experiencing a multifaceted crisis? Publishers, trying to survive the breakneck pace of a changing retail environment, are assuming bigger financial risks than ever before with no proven way to predict a book’s success. Authors are facing changes as well, opting to use self-publishing platforms for their speed and convenience only to find that their books get immediately lost in a vast sea of titles. The rise of self-publishing has created other unexpected burdens on the industry. Not only does it represent a large financial…
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  • Thank you for buying Issue 343

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • 2014 Edition of the Verizon DBIR

    James Arlen
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Yes, it’s here. Go get it. [PDF] And remember the wise words of Michael R. Farnum Calling all InfoSec speakers with no imagination! Your 2014 material is ready! Go get your Verizon #DBIR today! — Michael R. Farnum (@m1a1vet) April 22, 2014 I’ll update this post as various analysis comes in from people who know what they’re talking about. The post 2014 Edition of the Verizon DBIR appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3D

    James Arlen
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Episode 0x3D My Heart Bleeds for Windows XP Well this is certainly an exciting week around these here parts. I reckon we’ve not seen this much marketeering since the APT1 days of ought 13. Goodness gracious I’m not a huge fan of this crap. Do not listen to this podcast at more than 1.5x speed while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment. Your face may melt according to some studies conducted by a Murican we know. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs…
  • Aegis ICS Fuzzing Framework

    Chris Sistrunk
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    SUCCESS: 26/26 (100%) Tests passed — Bernd Lörwald (@bloerwald) March 25, 2014 As you may or may not know, Adam Crain @jadamcrain and I have been working on an ICS/SCADA procotol fuzzing framework -Aegis- for a year now.  It is a generational type fuzzer that tests both the server/slave and client/master side of industrial protocols.  Adam originally wrote Aegis to test his openDNP3 protocol stack.  It turned out to be very effective in finding bugs in DNP3 stacks and Project Robus was born.  After finding many broken DNP3 implementations and getting many…
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3C

    James Arlen
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    Episode 0x3C You Got Breached. And in other news… April 8 is coming up FAST. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs – no arguing or discussion allowed And if you’ve got commentary, please sent it to for us to check out. DISCLAIMER: It’s not that explicit, but you may want to use headphones if you’re at work. ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER: In case it is unclear, this is the story of 5 opinionated infosec pros who have sufficient…
  • Mt. Gox “Found” Some Missing Bitcoins

    Dave Lewis
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    Exactly how does this happen? Sheer incompetence, that’s how. Today I read that Mt. Gox discovered an “old” wallet with 200,000 bitcoins in it. What the ever living…are you kidding me? From CNN: “On March 7, 2014, Mt.Gox Co., Ltd. confirmed that an old-format wallet which was used prior to June 2011 held a balance of approximately 200,000 BTC,” the statement said. Karpeles said that the discovery was reported to lawyers on March 8. The bitcoins were later moved to “offline” wallets. I’m sorry but, how in the hell do bitcoin supporters…
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  • More Details About the LG G Watch Emerge

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    LG continues to tease us with their upcoming smartwatch. New details about the LG G Watch have been posted on the LG G Watch website and this time LG has revealed that the LG G Watch will come in two colors – Stealth Black and Champagne Gold. What’s more is that the LG G Watch will be water and dust resistant, similar to some of its competitors. LG also posted on the website that the LG G Watch’s screen is ‘Always On’. Well, I hope they’ll leave an option for the user to set this feature on/off. If not, we’re expecting to see a higher battery capacity on LG’s smartwatch.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game for Android and iOS Now Available

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie will be hitting the cinemas next week and while waiting for the movie release, might as well download its official mobile game from Gameloft. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Android and iOS comes with new features including additional villains like Venom and Kraven the Hunter, new characters like Black Cat, and Spider-Man suits like Symbiote Spider-Man. It also has a deeper story with 6 bosses, almost 100 story missions, and lots of side missions. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 official mobile game is now available for download at the App Store and Google Play for…
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    We’ve had a chance to spend some time with Bose’s SoundLink Mini, their ultra-compact portable bluetooth speaker. It’s priced at Php 13,000.00, which is much more expensive than the other bluetooth speakers we’ve reviewed here in PTB (if not the most). It’s not unexpected, as we know that Bose makes premium audio products; but is the SoundLink Mini going to be worth that much of your hard-earned peso? Details This speaker comes in at a height, width and depth of 5.1 x 18 x 5.8 cm weighing in at 1.5 pounds (.67kg). That’s a little heavy on the hand compared to the other speakers…
  • Microsoft Office for iPad and Office Mobile for iPhone and Android Now Available for Download

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    Office for iPad Microsoft has recently made available for download an iPad version of the Microsoft Office. Starting today, iPad users can now download Word, Excel and PowerPoint from the App Store. The free version of the Office for iPad allows you to view/read Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Moreover, a full version of the Office for iPad (with Create and Edit features) can be obtained with an Office 365 subscription. Unlike other mobile and tablet apps which are just ported versions of its original versions, the Office for iPad was built from the ground up bringing the same Office…
  • OPPO Find 7 launched in PH

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    A phone brand in China has entered the local market scene launching its flagship smartphone the Oppo Find 7 including five other high-end ones such as Oppo Find 7a, Oppo N1, Oppo R1, Oppo Find 5 Mini and Oppo Neo.   Oppo Find 7 is a 5.5-inch screen high-definition smartphone (2560X1440) with 538ppi technology made to create vivid photos and videos. During the launch of Oppo Find 7 at the Sofitel hotel in Pasay City on April 10, OPPO executives highlighted two of the flagship smartphone’s main features the VOOC Rapid Charge and the PI 2.0 New Photographic Technology. The…
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    Tech Digest

  • Sonos go entirely wireless

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Sonos have announced plans to eliminate the last remaining wires from their home speaker system - replacing the wireless bridge... which should hopefully cut down on costs too. The company have long been at the forefront of premium speaker systems....
  • What are the alternatives to Google Glass?

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Google Glass is coming soon - just this week it was put on sale to general users and not just developers (as long as you've got $1500 and live in the United States. But what about the alternatives? Check out...
  • 7 million PS4s sold... but who is winning the console war?

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Sony have announced the sale of the 7 millionth Playstation 4. Impressive stuff - but how does that stack up against the Xbox One? Read on to find out. Unfortunately for worldwide sales of games consoles, there's no independent arbiter...
  • Free Kindle ebooks for Samsung users starting from today

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Samsung this morning have announced a tie-up with Amazon to offer free Kindle books to smartphone customers. Owners of Galaxy smartphones and tablets will be able to download one free book a month. Each month, customers will have the option...
  • Check out this cool diagram of Samsung's Galaxy range

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Can't decide which device from the Samsung Galaxy range to get? You could be forgiven, as there's an awful lot of different choices - as this diagram demonstrates. (Click for bigger!) The chart has been put together by designer Luke...
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    Gear Live

  • Krups ZB500E52 Infinity Slow Juicer makes juices and smoothies silently

    Andru Edwards
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Krups ZB500E52 Infinity Slow Juicer is all about choice. Do you want some juice, or some sort of delicious breakfast cocktail? No problem. Oh, a smoothie is more along the lines of what you're feeling? Or maybe a sauce? It can handle that, too. You see, the Infinity Slow Juicer boasts two separate stainless steel baskets--one fine mesh for juice, and one with a more coarse grid for thicker smoothies and sauces. The motor is said to be near silent as well, so you can throw together your superfood beverage early in the morning without worry of waking the kids. You can pick up the Krups…
  • Unboxing Live 140: Drobo 5N NAS

    Andru Edwards
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    The Drobo 5N is the latest network-attached storage device from the folks at Data Robotics. We are big Drobo fans at Gear Live, and we decided to move from the previous Drobo NAS, the Drobo FS, over to the newer Drobo 5N. The 5N has 5 drive bays, allowing you to choose single or dual drive failure modes. This means that you can have either one or two drives completely fail, and still keep all of the data that is stored on the Drobo. We open it up and give you a look. If you like wha tyou see, you can pick up your own Drobo 5N. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel,…
  • Unboxing Live 139: HTC One (M8)

    Andru Edwards
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    I give you a look at the new HTC One (M8) smartphone in this episode of Unboxing Live. The M8 is the follow-up to my favorite Android phone of last year, the HTC One (see our original HTC One video review.) I open it up and give you a tour of the smartphone, which boasts impressive specs and some of the nicest hardware out there on a smartphone. Want your own? Get the HTC One M8 from these carriers: AT&T T-Mobile Verizon Main Specs: 5-inch 1080p display Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor 16GB capacity HTC UltraPixel camera 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5-megapixel wide angle front camera Android Jelly…
  • Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus drops next week

    Andru Edwards
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Hey Wii U owners, if you're looking to round out your Mario-themed Wii Remote collection, the new Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus is set to hit stores next week. As you can see, the Peach Wiimote is pink on the front, with a darker pink on back, with a gold D-pad, white A button, and blue accents with the Peach logo. It matches up nicely with the Mario and Luigi Wii Remotes that were previously released, and has us wondering where the heck the Toad version is. You can grab the Peach Wii Remote Plus on April 24th for $40. Tags: controllers, design, luigi, mario, nintendo, peach, princess…
  • Sonos eliminating the frustrating wired network requirement

    Andru Edwards
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    We've been huge Sonos fans here at Gear Live for years, but if there's one niggle we've heard complaints about from users more than any other, it's that you have to plug in one Sonos component into your wired network. Normally, this would mean buying the Sonos Bridge in addition to whatever speaker components you'd want to place throughout your home, because it's rare that the place you want to put your Sonos device just happens to be where your networking equipment is. The result? You'd have to pay $50 for the Bridge, upping the price of entry. Well, now Sonos is…
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  • Disable Facebook Auto Play Videos on Desktop, Android and iOS Devices.

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Facebook introduced auto-playing videos and video ads on their Newsfeed sometime back in December. The new format automatically plays silently on both desktop and mobile versions if you pause on them while browsing your News Feed. Now, there is a way for you to turn it off. Doing this will certainly help you save the bandwidth and battery on your mobile devices; this will also help you avoid ads. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely disable Facebook’s video ads on mobile/iPad. However, you can disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi. Here are the step below - 1. Disable…
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Service Terms: Sale of Nokia’s Devices & Services Business to Microsoft

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.Nokia will continue to…
  • A little more on Heartbleed and passwords

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite the name no blood was shedded by a lot of digital ink was used to cover this security breach. Few days back, even I had reported this. Have a look at my previous article if you need to refresh your mind about the topic ;). As nothing sales better a paper than the announcement of a catastrophe, alarmist title sprawl accross the web. Of course a lot of laymen may start to doubt about the security of their account on the web. Some really sensitive sectors like iGaming decided to clarify the matter for their reader by interviewing CTO of Super Lenny, the latest casino of BetIt Group. Leon…
  • What is the Heartbleed Bug all about? Be safe, Change your Password.

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    This Bug is in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520); and hence the name Heartbleed bug. This bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and…
  • VMware introduces Horizon 6 for Desktop and Application Virtualization

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    VMware introduces Horizon 6 (with View) to deliver virtualized and remoted desktops and applications through a single platform; supports end users with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace. With Horizon 6 you can now deliver virtual or remoted desktops and applications to end users across devices, locations, media and connections. VMware Horizon View simplifies IT management, increases security and control, reduces IT costs and increases end-user access and flexibility in Windows desktop services. A single management console streamlines…
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    One Laptop Per Child News

  • Join Us on Educational Technology Debate

    Wayan Vota
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    If you are looking for cutting edge commentary and deep analysis of one laptop per child movements around the world, or really, any and all uses of technology in education, please direct your attention to: Educational Technology Debate That's where everyone is now. Join us there. Thanks...
  • Shutting down OLPC News

    Christoph Derndorfer
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Resumen en español al final del artículo Today we're announcing that we have decided to shut down OLPC News. That means we'll stop publishing new content but we won't take the site offline. In retrospective this is something that I should have done six months ago when Wayan first brought this up. Or at the very least I should have simply used my Happy New Year from OLPC News post to do so because reading through it now it actually says almost everything I'd want to say in a goodbye post. Writing up my South America experiences in Wayan's kitchen in August of 2010 So rather than repeat…
  • News Flash: OLPC Association Lives On

    Wayan Vota
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:06 am
    While the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, the Boston branch of our favorite laptop project is dead, the OLPC Association, the Miami-based group focused on XO sales, jumped to life yesterday and pronounced its viability. Here is Giulia D'Amico, Vice President of Business Development, on their present and future: OLPC's mission to empower the world's children through education is far from over. OLPC is thriving and making more inroads at bringing education to those who can't easily access it. OLPC recently formed a strategic alliance with the Zamora Teran family through many of their…
  • Goodbye One Laptop per Child

    Wayan Vota
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here is a question for you: 8 years on, would you recommend anyone start a new deployment with XO-1 laptops? With the hardware now long past its life expectancy, spare parts hard to find, and zero support from the One Laptop Per Child organization, its time to face reality. The XO-1 laptop is history. Sadly, so is Sugar. Once the flagship of OLPC's creativity in redrawing the human-computer interaction, few are coding for it and new XO variants are mostly Android/Gnome+Fedora dual boots. Finally, OLPC Boston is completely gone. No staff, no consultants, not even a physical office. Nicholas…
  • A PhD Thesis About OLPC Asks: What are we doing? What are we bringing?

    Guest Writer
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    My name is Lars Bo Andersen and I have spent the last five years studying OLPC and, in particular, one small project at a school in Nigeria (which I call Akila's school after one of the students). I have written a PhD thesis about OLPC, Akila and the school which I defended at Aarhus University in Denmark on the 27th of February: There is, amongst others, a chapter describing the theories and debates around OLPC, there is one investigating how the initiative rose to fame and there are several more specific investigations of the laptops at Akila's school (e.g. chapters 5 and 6). In this post I…
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  • ‡ No Answer

    Kyle Baxter
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:28 pm
    You have all the answers to my questions Even ones I didn’t have Why should I know anything at all? You know everything I need Everything I may need You hold it all for me So I waste no time But still I wonder, why don’t I wonder? Like I did as a kid But no answer
  • Gigafactory

    Kyle Baxter
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Tesla plans to build a massive new lithium ion factory that would double world production volume. Doing so could dramatically change the car industry: When Tesla first began working on its Model S saloon barely five years ago, lithium-ion batteries were priced at about $1,000 a kilowatt-hour (kWh). Manufacturers are notoriously secretive about pricing details, but industry insiders hint that prices have now slipped to anywhere from $400 to $750 a kWh. Even so, that means the 85 kWh pack in a Model S costs Tesla between $34,000 and $63,750. A study by the Boston Consulting Group projected that…
  • Discriminating Between Discriminations

    Kyle Baxter
    1 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Julian Sanchez: I’m perfectly open to the notion that it may be wise and justifiable to extent the protections of anti-discrimination law to groups not currently covered—but I also wish supporters of such reforms would acknowledge that there’s a genuine impingement on associational freedom involved in such extensions, and that no simple sweeping principle can obviate the need for a close examination of the tradeoffs in each case.
  • Sean Penn Wants Chavez Critics Imprisoned

    Kyle Baxter
    22 Feb 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Sean Penn: The Oscar-winning actor and political activist accused the US media of smearing Venezuela’s socialist president and called for journalists to be punished. “Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it. And this is mainstream media. There should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.” Not only does Sean Penn defend authoritarianism, but he suggests that critics should be imprisoned for calling Hugo Chavez a dictator. Lovely guy.
  • Campaign Monitor (Sponsor)

    Kyle Baxter
    22 Feb 2014 | 11:58 am
    My thanks to Campaign Monitor for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed. Designing emails that look beautiful, render perfectly and drive strong response is increasingly difficult. That’s why Campaign Monitor compiled the top 100 emails of 2013 into a free eBook, alongside tips on design and content. The Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns eBook features brands like Fitbit, SmugMug, Panic and includes: High performing newsletters with open rates of more than 50%. Examples of great layouts & responsive designs. Emails that go against best practices and still drive top results. Campaigns…
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    Techie Buzz

  • WhatsApp crosses 500 million Monthly Active Users just before its Fifth Birthday

    Abhishek Baxi
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:21 am
    The popular mobile messaging service, WhatsApp, today announced that it has crossed 500 million monthly active users. The service was founded in June 2009 by two former Yahoo employees – Jan Koum and Brian Acton – and is now used to send more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day. Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced it was processing 64 billion messages every day with Brazil, India, Russia, and Mexico as its fastest growing markets. With 48 million monthly active users, India is the largest market for WhatsApp where it competes with WeChat, LINE, and Hike,…
  • LinkedIn Crosses 300 Million Users; Targets Mobile

    Apurva Chaudhary
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    LinkedIn has announced that it has crossed 300 million users across more than 200 countries on its platform. The platform gets about 100 million users from the United States, indicating that  67% of its user base is made up of international members.It further added that the platform has added more than 23 million members since December 31, 2013. Deep Nishar, senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn, stated that LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce. He further details on how LinkedIn…
  • Frequency Aggregates All Free to Watch Videos, Thinks it is a Big Enough Market

    Apurva Chaudhary
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Keeping yourself updated on free-to-watch videos on the internet is quite different. You have to subscribe to different channels on different platforms, making it difficult to keep up with the latest videos. There’s a company just trying to solve that problem. Meet Frequency. Frequency aggregates all free-to-watch internet video, regardless of its source, and delivers it to consumers in one application, that’s available for and widely distributed on every device. The videos are nicely categorized into business, education, celebrity, comedy, and so on. Just like on YouTube, you can…
  • How to Avoid Accidental TV Show Spoilers on Social Media [iOS, Android, Google Chrome]

    Pallab De
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Game of Thrones is back on TV, and has wasted no time in delivering the shocking game changers that it’s famous for. Over the past three seasons, the show has managed to amass a massive and vocal fan base. The HBO original based on the fantasy books “A Song of Ice and Fire” invariably manages to trend every week soon after it airs. However, for those of us who haven’t read the books and don’t watch the show during its initial broadcast, this poses a big challenge. Short of completely avoiding Twitter and Facebook, it’s almost impossible to remain spoiler free among all the…
  • TruePlex for Android Shows How Risky Your Installed Apps Are

    Pallab De
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Earlier today, the FTC announced the terms of its settlement with the free torch app “Brightest Flashlight”, which had surreptitiously collected real-time location data of its users and sold to advertisers. Although Android doesn’t allow you to modify the permissions that an installed app has, Google does display the permissions that an app is requesting before you install the app. A privacy breach like the “Brightest Flashlight” incident can easily be avoided by paying attention to the permissions that an app requests. For example, there is no valid reason for a torch app to access…
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    OLED Info

  • A new software algorithm can reduce OLED energy consumption by remapping gray levels

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    Researchers from Seoul National University developed a new algorithm that remaps gray levels in image pixels so the image consumes less power on an OLED display. The researchers say that this algorithm can save about 10% while actually enhancing the contrast by 9%. The algorithm is linear and can be applied in real-time to high resolution videos.The algorithms analysis the histogram of the image and changes the gray levels while maintaining the contrast. The key idea is that a large number of gray levels are never used in the images and these gray levels can be effectively exploited to reduce…
  • IHS: the GS5 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED display costs $63, less than the GS4 display

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    According to IHS, Samsung's Galaxy S5 costs about $256 to make, and the most expensive component is the 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED display which costs $63. That's actually cheaper than the 4.99" display on the GS4 which was estimated at $75 back in 2013 by IHS. In 2013, DisplaySearch estimated the GS4 display at just over $60.According to reports from Korea towards the end of 2013, Samsung Electronics indeed asked Samsung Display to reduce its AMOLED prices in an effort to reduce smartphone costs (even though IHS esimates that the GS5 costs about $20 more than the GS4, even with the cheaper…
  • AU Optronics developed their own OLED ink-jet printing technology, produced a 14" OLED prototype

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Merck published an article on OLEDs in their Explorer Magazine, and in that article they reveal that AU Optronics is developing OLED ink-jet technologies with help from Merck.AUO developed their own inkjet printer (with collaboration with suppliers), and they used it to develop a 14" printable OLED panel. Merck is working closely with AUO to supply them with soluble OLED materials. There's no word yet on how close this technology is for commercialization yet, and Merck did not reveal any details (or even a photo) of the 14" panel.Read more about AU Optronics developed their own OLED ink-jet…
  • Sony still promises a 30" 4K professional OLED monitor in 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    In April 2013 Sony showed a prototype 30" 4K OLED panels at NAB 2013, promising to release them in 2014. A couple of weeks ago at this year's NAB, Sony showed the panels again, this time as real product prototypes (and not just panels). The company still aims to deliver the 30" OLEDs in 2014.The 30" panels ofer 4K (4096x2160) resolution and will be made at Sony's Nagoya fab - the same fab that makes Sony's current 17" and 25" panels. The new product will be very similar to Sony's current PVM X300 4K, but with an OLED instead of the LCD. Read more about Sony still promises a 30" 4K…
  • Video shows LG Chem's new OLED panels and luminaries at L+B 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    A couple of week ago LG Chem showed several new OLED panels and luminaries at L+B 2014, and the company now released a nice video (apart from the somewhat annoying music) covering the event: The video shows the new panels and luminaries, and also explains the benefits of OLED lighting. The video also shows the company's roadmap for the next few years.Read more about Video shows LG Chem's new OLED panels and luminaries at L+B 2014
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  • Avalanche has been awarded four more key STT-MRAM patents

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Last month we reported that Avalanche Technology has been awarded four key "milestone" patents for its STT-MRAM technology and solid-state storage array system design. Today the company announced that it has been awarded four new STT-MRAM patents in areas of Perpendicular STT-MRAM and MRAM Integration and Manufacturing. Avalanche has over 200 filed patents that covers the full spectrum from memory cell/circuit design and manufacturing to solid-state storage system development and deployment.The company has been awarded three key patents in the area of Perpendicular STT-MRAM:“Magnetic Random…
  • Coughlin sees the MRAM market growing from $190 million in 2013 to over $2 billion in 2019

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    Coughlin Associates released a new report on non-volatile memory and storage technologies. The authors see MRAM and STT-MRAM replacing SRAM and DRAM within the next few years - and probably before RRAM replaces flash memory. MRAM advances quickly and this will result in lower prices which will make the technology very competitive.Coughlin projects that MRAM and STT-MRAM annual shipping capacity will rise from an about 80 TB in 2013 to 16.5 PB in 2019. Revenues will increase from $190 million in 2013 to $2.1 billion in 2019. This will obviously require more production capacity and the MRAM…
  • Crocus says the USPTO ruled a favorable preliminary decision in their case against STT's patent

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    In November 2013, Crocus Technology filed an Inter Partes Review petition to the US PTO, claiming that Spin Transfer Technologies's US patent #6,980,469 describes a technology already used in prior art, in particular in the patent portfolio of Crocus.Crocus Technology now says that the USPTO issued a preliminary decision in favor of Crocus' petition - saying that there is a “reasonable likelihood” that Crocus will prevail with respect to its challenge. The patent in question describes a high-speed low power magnetic devices based on current induced spin-moment transfer. Source: Crocus
  • NVE and Everspin agree to drop their lawsuits against each other

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    In January 2013, NVE filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Everspin Technologies. A few months later, Everspin filed a patent lawsuit of their own against NVE.Yesterday NVE announced that the two companies agreed to drop both lawsuits and will not assert the patents in those suits against each other in the future. NVE says that this agreement (which seems to be a appointment's to their shareholders) is limited to the patents in the 2012 lawsuits.Disclaimer: the author of this post holds some shares in NVE
  • Samsung are collaborating with 15 partners on STT-MRAM innovations

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    Back in June 2013 Samsung Electronics launched a global research outreach program aimed towards STT-MRAM innovation. The Samsung Global MRAM Innovation (SGMI) wanted wanted to reach out to colleges, universities and research labs from all over the world to explore breakthrough and innovative STT-MRAM research.Samsung ran a short ad campaign on MRAM-Info and Spintronics-Info to help discover partners. Samsung informed us that they received lots of best and most novel proposals on a range of compelling research subjects. They are now collaborating with 15 SGMI partners. Hopefully we'll someday…
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    All things tech/ beautiful

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most corrupt of them all?

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

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

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

    Anupam Varghese
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Visit: to know more.I had an old post on the annual Aranmula snake boat race on my blog and the Kerala Tourism folks actually sent me a mail a few days ago with this campaign pic! Way to go.
  • White label Human ATMs a.k.a Business Correspondents

    Anupam Varghese
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We should look at our inherent strengths to solve some of our pressing needs. As a country, there are a few things pretty peculiar about India. Take for instance, the sheer size of some of its problems. Some of our 'problems' are as large as a few other countries' entire populations put together. Herein lies the opportunity as well. We are also, a massive sea of humanity yearning to serve its unmet needs and earn our rightful place under the sun. Technology has a huge role to play as well; not at loggerheads but complementary.October last year, Abhishek (Eko) and Ignacio (ex BMGF) published a…
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  • Amazon Dash, A Free Barcode Scanning & Voice Recognition Wand That Lets You [Too] Conveniently Place Order Your Grocery and Electronic Goods

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AmazonFresh is a home grocery [electronic included] delivery to Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California areas. Subscribers get free same-day and early next morning delivery service on orders over $35. Amazon Fresh customers must subscribe to Amazon Prime Fresh at $299 yearly [30 day trial is available]. The subscription includes all the benefits of Amazon Prime that’s worth $99. Until now AmazonFresh subscribers can order goods through the Web site, but Amazon just unveiled Dash, a handheld Wi-Fi magic wand that lets customer scan barcode to order a week’s worth of good or speak to…
  • Beam Photos From iOS Devices to Chromecast enabled TV

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:20 pm
    While Chromecast users still have to rely on third party apps to stream photos from their smartphone to the TV, today Google released an iOS app called Photowall for Chromecast that allows one or a group of friends found in the same room to beam their photos to the big screen TV. The photos are arranged and animated on the same screen. User can annotate, doodle with colors before sending to the wall. Upon completion, optionally users can  have the app automatically create a YouTube video from the Photowall with music background (you can swap it out if you want. Preview some tracks from a…
  • Cadenza–An Orchestra in an App

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    A new Kickstarter project aiming to deliver a mobile app that helps musicians to practice alone concertos, sonatas and chamber music accompanied by a real orchestra following their every move. The project is emerged from Sonation, a music startup incubated at the Harvard innovation lab. Sonation created a similar app on the Mac OS including pieces from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi for violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, etc.. The app intelligently adapts the orchestra to the style and tempo of the musician playing. A valuable…
  • Moto 360 The Round Face Smartwatch

    19 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Moto 360 is one of the new smartwatches based on Google’s latest platform Android Wear. The device is also the first smartwatch that attempts to mimic the traditional timepiece with a round face, a feature that could give the device a break into the mainstream. So far, smartwatches are often considered bulky, squarish, short battery life, the Moto 360 seems to address all the problems to bring to a jewelry-like wearable device with leather and stainless steel interchangeable bands and yet can perform all the functions of the smartwatch, including face changing and touch interaction and…
  • Android Wear: The Official Wearable Platform from Google

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Despite other device makers such Samsung, Sony, etc. have pushed to the market smartwatches based on Android, today, Google officially unveiled its Smartwatch platform based on the company mobile OS Android. The platform is aiming for all forms of wearables, Google thinks it makes sense to start with the watch where the search giant hopes to bring contextual data along with updates from social networks, instant messages to the users using Google Now technology. Android Wear platform is voice-enabled, user can say “OK Google…” followed with inquiries to interact with Google…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Snapchat Reconnected Me with My Awkward Younger Brother 

    Kira M. Newman
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Thank you, Snapchat, for doing the impossible. My brother Sean and I have always had a tenuous relationship. He’s a few years younger than me, 23 now, and let’s just say we’re very different people. After we got over the fighting and slapping each other phase when we were young, we didn’t have much left to talk about.  I’ve always been the serious, “boring,” studious one; he’s more fun-loving, rebellious, and bored by most things. When I visited home in March, Sean encouraged me to download Snapchat. At the time, I thought Snapchat was for naked pictures and teenagers. I was…
  • Everpurse Launches a Beautiful Wallet That Charges Your Phone On the Go

    Camila Souza
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Gotta love the collision between fashion and technology. Especially when it’s functional and it means that you will not have to worry about your phone running out of battery. Everpurse announced the launch of Mini, a wallet that charges smartphones seamlessly and without wires while allowing users to make calls, text, post to Facebook, and send emails for at least 48 hours. The Mini’s successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign raised almost 240% of its goal. “Mini represents the next step in our mission to stay at the forefront of the fashion tech industry with beautiful,…
  • Mark Cuban and Beyond: Zoobean Gets Another Investment Post Shark Tank

    Will Schmidt
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The Washington DC based Zoobean was beyond thrilled to get a $250,000 investment from Mark Cuban on last Friday’s episode of Shark Tank, but they weren’t ready to slow down. As reported by Bill Flook of the Washington Business Journal, Zoobean today announced a $400,000 investment from the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) GAP Funds. “We will use the investment from CIT GAP Funds to increase marketing and continue product development” says Zoobean CEO Felix Brandon Lloyd. The CIT GAP Funds is a family of seed and early stage investment funds placing near equity and equity…
  • APX Labs Secures $10 Million Series A Funding From NEA

    Will Schmidt
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Herndon, VA based APX Labs today announced that they have successfully raised $10 million of Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). To date APX has raised a total of $15.8 million for their software platform, Skylight, which enables large enterprises to create custom apps for smart glass and smart watch devices. In addition to the funding announcement, Peter Barris, Managing General Partner at NEA, and Dayna Grayson, NEA Partner, will join APX Labs’ board of directors. APX Labs will also roll out the general availability of their Skylight 2.0 platform. “Smart glasses…
  • 4 Reasons Your Startup Should Embrace Workplace Flexibility

    Heather Huhman
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In the consumer Internet space, 30 percent of startups say too much competition is their greatest hiring challenge. Startups with increased workplace flexibility are bridging the gap between this rise in competition and the need for top talent. In fact, 73 percent of working adults list a flexible work schedule as one of the most important factors when looking for a new job. But implementing flex hours at your startup doesn’t just help attract and retain top talent – it also helps contribute to the overall success of your organization. Some startup founders still aren’t convinced…
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  • How To Turn Walls Into WhiteBoards

    Jason Wilk
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Whether it’s in the office or your child’s bedroom, dry-erase paint by WhiteyBoard is an awesome way to spark creativity, keep track of tasks or to-dos or just be a bit silly. It won’t break the bank and it will impress your friends too.  Here are just a few fun and functional ideas. Turn a wall into a surface for workflow or brainstorming sessions in the office or a center for fun activities in a kid’s room. Paint the doors to your kids’ bedrooms to post reminders, chores or loving notes of encouragement. Make the toy chest just as fun as the things inside it.
  • Obama’s Scores In Job Approval Poll Sunk In 2013; Will This Be A Better Year?

    2 Jan 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Most job approval polls had President Obama at about 50 percent at the start of 2013, but in a late December Quinnipiac poll, his scores dropped to a record low 38 percent. From his failed effort to tighten federal gun laws after two mass shootings to the disastrous rollout of his signature health care law, last year just wasn’t his year. But will this year be any better? “It’s never too late to get it right, so the president should finally honor the promise he made to the American people when he said they could keep their health insurance and doctors,” said Dan Holler,…
  • Entertainment Lawyer Discusses Potential Legal Battle Between A&E And “Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson

    26 Dec 2013 | 4:38 pm
    “Duck Dynasty” is A&E’s biggest hit, but since they suspended Phil Robertson from participation in the show for making comments disparaging homosexuals and questioning whether blacks really had it so bad in the days of segregation and Jim Crow, the network has been receiving a lot of criticism from Robertson’s fans and the status of the show is still up in the air. Fox News host Greta Van Susteren went “On the Record” with entertainment lawyer Steve Olenick to discuss the potential legal battle between A&E and the stars of “Duck Dynasty”…
  • NCAA Denies Legal Responsibility To Protect Student Athletes

    20 Dec 2013 | 6:53 pm
    The NCAA was formed as an organization in order to protect players, so it’s not surprising that their recent statement in a wrongful death lawsuit being filed by the family of a former student football player, in which they claim that it’s not their legal duty to physically protect student athletes, is being met with extreme criticism. The family of former Frostburg State football player Derek Sheely filed a lawsuit two years ago against the NCAA, helmet manufacturer Schutt Sports, and three Frostburg State coaches after Sheely was repeatedly allowed to return to a full-force…
  • Coming Up With The Idea That’ll Help Your Startup Get Off The Ground

    11 Dec 2013 | 9:05 pm
    If you’re hoping to get your startup off the ground, the best thing you can do is come up with one great idea. Unfortunately, that’s not quite as easy as it sounds. If you need a little help figuring out how to come up with an idea that will help your business become profitable, just follow these tips! Identify your target customer. Is there a particular customer segment that you already have a relationship with or that you enjoy working with? Start off figuring out which market you’d enjoy working with and selling to, and then come up with an idea that would provide those…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Tech innovation vs. legal technicalities in Aereo case

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    April 22 - Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association defends Aereo's business model, but Hogan Lovells' Neal Katyal, broadcaster's advisor, argues Aereo is using a legal loophole to skirt the law.
  • Cloud computing could be at risk in Aereo ruling

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    April 22 - Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog and BTIG's Rich Greenfield handicap the broadcasters case against Aereo after the Supreme Court hearing. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Power Box delivers wireless boost to engine performance

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Apr. 22 - A Polish company has developed a wireless device which can reduce a car's fuel consumption while boosting its power output at the same time. Called a Power Box, the device connects to the battery, allowing the driver to adjust their vehicle's factory engine settings with a smartphone app. Jim Drury reports.
  • California study addresses burning questions about wildfires

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Apr. 22 - Scientists in California have teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to study wildfires, in hopes of gaining new insights into fire prevention and containment. The study comes amid one of the driest spells in the state's history and could prove invaluable as summer temperatures take hold. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Netflix shares rally as subscribers keep coming

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Apr. 21 - Netflix may put a near 24 percent sell-off it behind it with shares rising after global subscriber growth tops 48 million, earnings beat predictions, and plans for higher new membership fees ease growth fears. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • Three Gigabyte Z97 Enthusiast Motherboards Almost Ready to Rumble

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Gigabyte has introduced three new motherboards, or at least formally revealed them in anticipation of their availability. They're pretty powerful too. Not that it's surprising, mind you. They are based on the Z97 chipset after all. The add-in board and memory support, as well as the standard storage and I/O capabilities, can easily enough be spotted in the photo gallery below, but I'll point out what stands out the most. The motherboards (which haven't been priced yet) are called Z97X-UD5H ... (read more)
  • Ultra-Slim 5.6 mm E9080 and E9180 Wireless Keyboards from Rapoo Have Touchpads

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Thin keyboards don't have enough room, height-wise, for mechanical switches, but that's okay because the two that Rapoo has just made aren't meant for games, but for multimedia and remote control. Called E9080 and E9180 Wireless Touchpad Keyboards, the newcomers both have thicknesses of just 5.6 mm and are basically fusions between normal wireless keyboards and touchpads (one touchpad each). Then again, maybe they aren't so “normal” after all, because instead of the standard 2.4 ... (read more)
  • Samsung Gear App Challenge Starts May 8, Offers $1.25 / €0.90 Million Prizes

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Samsung has been known for courting its developers and because the Korean tech giant has already launched three wearables, in the form of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit, it’s time for the first Gear App Challenge to take place.  Since one of the major complaints of the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch users was the lack of apps, Samsung needs to convince developers to fervently develop new software for the smartwatches. And since the Korean tech giant is using the Tizen platfor... (read more)
  • New Wireless SSD Unveiled by Toshiba, Canvio AeroMovile

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Wireless storage devices aren't exactly a common fixture of the consumer electronics market, but they aren't rare either, which means that companies do have to put some effort into making them look and act cool. Toshiba has just made its latest move in this field. The company, or rather its sub-business Toshiba Digital Products Division, has formally launched the Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD. This product has two things going for it, one of them being pretty obvious and the other coming to... (read more)
  • SanDisk and Toshiba Announce 15nm NAND Flash Memory Chips

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    Semiconductors come in many types, with different capacities, speeds and purposes, but the most often used sort is NAND Flash by far, and it is that type of chip that SanDisk and Toshiba are now producing in 15nm. When it comes to semiconductors, the manufacturing process is defined by the width of the smallest “feature” on the chip. And with the smallest feature usually being the transistor, that means that the thinness of the transistors determines how advanced the manufacturin... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Canada Has a Disease Called Risk-Aversion and It’s Going to Take a Cultural Shift to Propel Us Forward

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    It isn't news that Canada's culture is inherently risk-averse. This made our banking sector the envy of the world during the recent recession, but in the startup game, it's a hindrance. When people say they want a city in Canada to become "Silicon Valley North," I sigh. They focus on things like getting more angel and venture capital investment, deepening the talent pool, and expanding mentor networks. Yes, these things matter, and yes, Silicon Valley employs these things—but you can't grow a tree with a seed, and the seed of Silicon Valley isn't money or people; it's culture. A culture…
  • BroadbandTV Signs Major Video Management Agreement With FremantleMedia

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Vancouver's BroadbandTV announced this morning a new online video management agreement with FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators, producers and distributors of television content in the world. The deal will see BroadbandTV’s content management team and proprietary technology platform, VISO NOVI, track and manage fan-uploaded content for over 200 popular FremantleMedia TV shows including American Idol, The Price is Right, and The X Factor. BroadBandTV is YouTube’s third largest multi-channel network and recently received a $36 million investment from European entertainment…
  • The Rounds Raises $1 Million from Innovacorp and Angels

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    The Rounds, a social network for medical professionals, has raised a $1 million seed round, including a $250,000 investment from the Nova Scotia investment agency, Innvoacorp. The Halifax-based company, which works out of the Volta startup incubator, said in a press release it closed the funding round on Tuesday, and that the money would likely last it for a year. Other than the Innovacorp investment, the rest of the money came from angels from the region, across Canada and in San Francisco. Five of the angels are doctors. In February, The Rounds -- formerly known as Boondoc -- launched its…
  • Farmers Market Basics – What can Startups Learn from Farmers Markets?

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    I love farmers markets. They make me happy and they make me hopeful. Their warmth and authenticity is magic. Whenever I travel I make sure that I specifically search out and make time for local markets. I love markets with history like the old Fulton Fish market in New York or the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. Markets have a gravitational pull that is chaotic, warm and authentic. This weekend I was in Portland at the Saturday food market with my family. This is one of my favorite farmers markets on the West Coast. As my wife and I sat there drinking wonderful coffee, eating local delicacies and…
  • Canadian Startup Turns to TSX After $11 Million Raise

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Visual product search platform Slyce announced today that it will be going public. Slyce has entered into a definitive amalgamation agreement with Oculus Ventures Corporation which will enable Slyce to be listed on the TSX-V. The agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and regulatory authorities. Upon completion, Oculus Ventures Corp, a capital pool company, will acquire all the issued and outstanding Slyce shares and change it’s name to Slyce Inc.  Oculus stock was halted at the close of trading yesterday and will remain so pending regulatory and…
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  • Built solely on research based investment management
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Be focused on really being good at what you do 1535_ 4/22/14 - Since the 60s, Bernstein a New York based fund, has been built solely on research based investment management. That singular focus has led them to become one of the biggest companies and one of the biggest public firms in that arena. We're talking with Ward Cerny, Vice President, Bernstein Global Wealth Management and he said, "We've just focused on really being good at what we do and not all the other things that cause conflicts to our investment management clients, such as lending, mergers and acquisitions, having…
  • Imagine if you will, living off the grid...
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Intense infatuation with natural building methodologies 1536_ 4/20/14 - We are visiting with Cody Farmer of MainStream Corporation a performance-driven green building firm. We've known and followed Cody and his partner Lisa Farmer for several years now and are very impressed with what they're doing. Imagine if you will, living off the grid... It all started with an intense infatuation with natural building methodologies and real estate investing. They thought that a person could build sustainably with nature and experience freedom off any grid, superior indoor environmental quality…
  • Consulting world is ripe for disruption
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    The McChrystal Group... [Part 4 of 4] 1534_ 4/18/14 - The thought that the consulting world is ripe for disruption has been floated before – and the change is happening in many parts of the industry. The common complaints about consulting suggest the direction that the industry is moving: consultants drop a thick report on the table that never gets read; their solutions generate additional problems; they look at questions or problems too narrowly to have a sustainable business impact. The McChrystal Group is a niche consulting firm that partners with companies going through the same change…
  • Raised with personal examples of leadership...
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    "Listen, learn ... then Lead!" Gen. Stanley McChrystal [Part 3 of 4] 1533_ 4/17/14 - "I was raised with traditional stories of leadership: Robert E. Lee, John Buford at Gettysburg. And I also was raised with personal examples of leadership. And I was raised to believe that soldiers were strong and wise and brave and faithful; they didn't lie, cheat, steal or abandon their comrades. And I still believe real leaders are like that. But in my first 25 years of career, I had a bunch of different experiences." After McChrystal graduated from West Point, he was commissioned…
  • UC Denver Business School certifies sustainability
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    A real boost to sustainability in Colorado and beyond 1532_ 4/16/14 - We asked Cliff Young, Associate Dean in the Dean's Office at UC Denver Business School about managing for sustainability. "The history of managing for sustainability was actually somewhat industry driven." The first of these classes started back in 2007-08 and has grown to where UC Denver currently has 12 different classes teaching sustainability and three specializations, internally here at the business school. They're all graduate specializations, so if a student takes any four of these classes, that…
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  • BroadbandTV Agrees To Manage FremantleMedia Shows On YouTube

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    BroadbandTV has agreed to help optimize the YouTube presences of some of the most popular TV shows in the world. The online video management company/multi-channel network has struck a deal with FremantleMedia through which it will track fan uploaded content for more than 200 TV shows. The partnership will make use of BroadbandTV’s VISO  NOVI technology, which allows the company to find, connect with, and manage content on YouTube. In this case, Broadband is tasked with seeking out fan videos related to shows in Fremantle’s library, which includes American Idol, The Price is…
  • ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz Inks Deal With Netflix

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Mitch Hurwitz brought Arrested Development to Netflix, and he has now struck a deal to continue his partnership with the premium online video platform. Hurwitz has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, through which he will create original programs for the platform and produce several more. The fourth season of Arrested Development debuted on Netflix last May, ending a seven-year hiatus for the critically-acclaimed comedy. While the new season did not live up to the expectations of most critics, Hurwitz and Netflix have reportedly discussed the possibility of a fifth season. Hurwitz is also…
  • Fund This: Copy-Me Wants €24,000 To Get Animated About File Sharing

    Sam Gutelle
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Welcome to Fund This, a new column here at Tubefilter. Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other similar crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments righthere. Project Name: Copy-me Asking For: €24,000 ($33,124.80) on Indiegogo Amount Raised Thus Far (At…
  • Vine Star Brittany Furlan Partners With Endemol Beyond

    Sam Gutelle
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Brittany Furlan has partnered up with one of YouTube’s newest multi-channel networks. The online video creator, who has 5.8 million followers on Vine, has signed with Endemol Beyond. Furlan was already slated to appear in Super Happy Fun Time, Yeah! (SHFTY), an upcoming program on Endemol Beyond’s YouTube comedy hub. Furlan is one of four Viners involved in SHFTY, but she has extended her relationship with Endemol by joining the Netherlands-based company’s MCN. “Brittany Furlan is one of the funniest, most talented and beautiful people working today,” said…
  • AT&T, The Chernin Group Team Up For $500 Million Online Video Venture

    Sam Gutelle
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    AT&T is the latest traditional media powerhouse looking to build up an online video platform. The telecommunications corporation has teamed up with The Chernin Group for a subscription-based online video service to rival the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Few details are known about the joint venture, though reports claim the two companies will “invest in advertising and subscription-based video-on-demand services, as well as online streaming.”  This investment will be split between the two companies and will reportedly total $500 million. As more users move online for their TV…
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  • Using Caution with Social Media

    Jeremy Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Social media is but a form of communication for us to be able to engage people in a different medium where people are. When used well, this web application can be the instrument of major success with increased attendance at your events, more visibility for your church, and clever ways to celebrate your staff, volunteers, and the work your congregation is doing. But as with any tool, there are unique and sometimes perilous barriers to using social media safely. James Franco James Franco is just one of a series of people getting caught using social media wrong. He believed that his line of…
  • Church Podcasting in 7 Steps [Infographic]

    Chip Dizárd
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am a big fan of podcasts and I recently relaunched my podcast.  I used to think creating a podcast was a complicated process, but after helping a pastor friend create a podcast in less than a week I decided to break the process down into 7 actionable steps: [Click for Larger] Do you or your church have a podcast? Share the link in the comments below. If not, join me for a free webinar entitled, Podcasting for Pastors and learn how to create, promote and sustain a ministry podcast (and don’t forget to check-out the ChurchMag Podcast, too). [Image via brainblogger via Compfight cc]…
  • Decimate Writer’s Block: Never Run Out of Blogger Fuel

    KC Procter
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You are sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen. A deadline is looming and your to-do list is growing like a hoarder’s collection of newspapers. You put your hands on the keyboard and lightly tap your fingers in hopes that somehow words will appear on the page in coherent sentences. Nothing happens. Nothing. There are no words. There are NO WORDS!! What do you do? You’re a writer/author/blogger and words are your currency. You can’t live without words. And yet there are no words?! Oh, the humanity!! But never fear. Calamity is easily averted. As a blogger…
  • The Art and Science of Combining Fonts [Infographic]

    Chip Dizárd
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    This year I’ve had a crash course in fonts. Instead of teaching video, I am teaching Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. I find that most people are like me and don’t know much about fonts, but they do know what fonts they like and that fonts can make or break a creative project. In  my search of gaining a greater understanding the art and science of fonts, I’ve found a good cheat sheet and by Charlotte Katelyn. I also added my spin because I feel it’s part science: How do you choose your fonts for your creative projects? The post The Art and Science of…
  • Designing Your Church Website for the Unchurched

    Casey Dierking
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I recently finished reading the book Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley. The main premise of his book is about “Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend”, which just happens to be his tagline for the book. After reading it, I was really challenged to see how we could relate that to our church websites. What would it look like if we designed our Church websites for the unchurched?  In my experience, there are two groups of people that will ever visit your church website. The first group are those looking for a calendar or the most recent sermons. They’ll want to keep up to date…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Male-biased tweeting

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (ETH Zurich) Today women take an active part in public life. Without a doubt, they also converse with other women. In fact, they even talk to each other about other things besides men. As banal as it sounds, this is far from being the norm in Hollywood movies. The same goes for Twitter, as a new study shows.
  • Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Vienna University of Technology) Ultra short laserpulses in the femtosecond-range give scientists a powerful new method of controlling chemical reactions. A team of researchers could now show that the fragmentation of carbohydrates can be controlled by these pulses.
  • UH biomedical engineer works to make blood transfusions safer

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Houston) A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston is working to develop highly innovative technology to make blood transfusions safer. His work is supported by a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Sergey Shevkoplyas' goal is to develop a simple device to separate healthy, well-preserved red blood cells from all the other material in the blood bag just before transfusion.
  • EMBO Gold Medal 2014 awarded to Sophie Martin

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (European Molecular Biology Organization) EMBO today announced Sophie Martin of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, as the winner of the 2014 EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges her work to understand the molecular events that define the organization and development of the cell.
  • Neuroimaging: Live from inside the cell

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Technische Universitaet Muenchen) A novel imaging technique provides insights into the role of redox signaling and reactive oxygen species in living neurons, in real time. Scientists of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen have developed a new optical microscopy technique to unravel the role of 'oxidative stress' in healthy as well as injured nervous systems. The work is reported in the latest issue of Nature Medicine.
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    Spot Cool Stuff: Tech

  • The 3 Best Laptop Computers Under $300

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Three bills. That’s all you need to get a quality laptop. It won’t be a laptop with a huge screen or an ultra-fast processor. It won’t run complex video-editing programs or graphics-intensive games. But it can be a laptop that’s light weight, well-built and more than capable of performing the basic array of computer tasks — emailing, web surfing, streaming videos, running spreadsheets and word processors, et al — if you know which ones to buy. Spot Cool Stuff has taken a look every laptop computer that’s available for $300 or less. Here’s a review of…
  • Learn Trick and Special Effect Photography

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The incredible photos you see on this page seem like the sorts of shots you need to be a professional photographer or PhotoShop genius to create. In truth, you needn’t be either. Almost anyone with a digital SLR and a dash of creativity can take stunning, surreal shots — if they know how. That’s where Evan Sharboneau comes in. Sharboneau, a photographer extraordinaire, has gathered his years of experience into one condensed (and incredibly cool) course: Trick Photography And Special Effects — The Ultimate Guide of Tricks, Techniques and Ideas that Create Mind-Twising Images.
  • Small Package. Big Streaming Media.

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    Big things come in small packages, they say. “They” must certainly have a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. It’s Spot Cool Stuff’s new favorite way to watch streaming videos and on-demand television — and cost-effective too. It works like this: You connect the little Roku 3 box to the internet, either through an Ethernet cable or wifi. Then you hook the box up to your HD television1 via an HDMI cable. And — voilà — you are ready to watch television (and listen to music and play games . . . more on that in a moment). Roku claims this tiny magical box will bring you…
  • Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:58 am
    Lots of people use a wireless Bluetooth keyboard to type on their MacBook laptops, on their iPads, on their televisions (via Apple TV) and on their iPhones. But not many people use a single keyboard on all those devises — unless they have a keyboard like the Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard. The Kanex Multi-Sync can pair to as many as three Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Buttons on the top of the keyboard make switching between devices seamless. Very cool. The Kanex model is not the only keyboard on the market that allows for such multitasking. But it does have some key features…
  • Can Artificial Gills Allow Humans To Breathe Underwater?

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:53 am
    Being able to breath underwater, à la Aquaman, sounds like a made-up superpower. But it needn’t remain the stuff of pure science fiction. After all, fish manage to breath underwater. And some, like the lungfish, are adept at breathing air too. Theoretically, for a human to breath underwater all that’s required would be some sort of gill-like system. Enter Jeabyun Yeon, a student at the Samsung Art And Design Institute, who thinks he’s come up with exactly that. Dubbed the Triton Oxygen Respirator, Yeon’s design features miniature artificial gills extending out from a…
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • Using PowerCLI to Shutdown a VM resize vCPU and Memory and Power back on!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    You ever been in that situation of “Oh no, I need to modify a VM to increase/decrease the number of vCPUs and Memory, but I can’t do it during normal business hours” Or whatever the situation may be?  Well, fellow #vExpert @BoBolander and I were discussing this recently, and worked together to create this!  This also will apply if you’re doing this to multiple virtual machines! Well, look no further. :) You can script this, as in to execute it as a script to happen while you’re at home asleep during your maintenance window, but also even if you’re modifying a simple VM…
  • Free VMware vCenter Log Insight book on Understanding Real-time Log Analytics!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    I’ve been meaning to post this blog for a few months now, but hey here it is now! This little gem was posted some time ago Free eBook: vCenter Log Insight sweet post right?! I mean, I’m sure you’ve played with vCenter Log Insight at this point like VMware Log Insight EXPOSED! Splitting your Syslog with an axe! … But even if you haven’t check it out and get a dive into this cool technology to advance your datacenter! Click here to get your free copy of Understanding Real-time Log Analytics. You’ll need to fill out a little form but beyond that you’re set! Check it out! <3
  • The Definitive Guide to the Brocade Distinguished Architect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    If you’ve been in the FICON, Data Center SAN, Internetworking or Converged networking tracks at any point in your career then the Brocade Distinguished Architect is the ultimate pursuit available within the Brocade family, and it is by no means easy, frankly quite the opposite!   That said though, hopefully this can help steer you in comfort in the direction of a pursuit of this designation or the tracks leading up to it! The Brocade Distinguished Architect is a series of exams. Oh, a series indeed! It is actually achievable by finishing 3 of the 4 tracks listed below.  These…
  • OMG! Free Brocade Certification Exam and Training (150-810) Good ‘til May 2014!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    So there I was going through my Brocade Certification track in pursuit of the Brocade Distinguished Architect (More details in my next post ;)) and I came across this little gem!   Free Voucher, Free Training, free-all to knock out one of these exams! Awesome, right?!? This is broken down into a few key steps; Register for Brocade online learning Enroll into the course. Study the Material Register for exam. Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional (150-810) 55 questions in 90 minutes. Register using code: {REDACTED requested by Brocade University :)} Ooh, Ooh! So they asked I…
  • OMG! Free Microsoft Virtualization Certification Voucher! (MS 74-409)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:38 am
    So you’re all like, Whaaaaaat?!!? That’s right. Until June 30th 2014, you can get a free voucher in super fast fashion! Visit this handy link; Then just click on the “Get Free Voucher” – Which will pop up with a window like this; (And Yes, it is an ACTUAL Pop-up so pop-ups cannot be blocked) Here is the real catch, you click the green check mark itself. Yes it says that, but sometimes we ignore the words it says.  :) Then it will ask you to login to your Live account, or create an Microsoft Virtual Academy…
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    Jim Gaudet

  • How NOT to get an F on your Heartbleed scan

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support “My server isn’t vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack, yet I’m still failing on my SSL security report.” Okay, first of all, if you haven’t already checked your server’s SSL rating, go check out this great tool from Qualys SSL Labs! Not sure how to read it? Well, a big red F means your server is […] c00lGuy - How NOT to get an F on your Heartbleed scan
  • Heartbleed, OpenSSL and WAMP

    Jim Gaudet
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Plugging OpenSSL Bug on Wamp If you are running a WAMP server and use OpenSSL you need to make sure you update your software and reconfigure WAMP. Do not worry, it’s not difficult :) How to Fix Heartbleed Bug on Wamp You need the latest version of OpenSSL for Windows (64 or 32) Go to […] Jim Gaudet - Heartbleed, OpenSSL and WAMP
  • How to Speed Up Your Computer (Keep your PC Clean for FREE)

    Jim Gaudet
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Cleaning up a PC Microsoft started Patch Tuesday a long while ago which pushes out security updates in a batch each month. The patches are sent out on the second Tuesday of each month. I like to use this time to run some basic maintenance tasks to help keep the PC clean as well speed […] Jim Gaudet - How to Speed Up Your Computer (Keep your PC Clean for FREE)
  • Multi-Subnet IPSEC VPN with Fortigate OS 4 and Sonicwall

    Jim Gaudet
    12 Jan 2012 | 5:59 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Fortigate and SonicWall, creating a multi-subnet VPN? You’re Not Crazy! Sometimes things just do not work they you *think* they should! But, as soon as you see how linking the fortigate to the sonicwall does work you’ll see that it really is easy. I was first going to write an entire post telling you all […] Jim Gaudet - Multi-Subnet IPSEC VPN with Fortigate OS 4 and Sonicwall
  • Changing Text Color or Background Color with the DataTables jQuery Plugin

    Jim Gaudet
    24 Jun 2011 | 7:18 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Sometimes you would like to change the text color in a row (or cell) based on text already in the table. Luckily the dataTables plugin allows you to do this using their fnDrawCallback callback function. I am sure that there is a better way to this, but I couldn’t find an easy solution so here’s […] Jim Gaudet - Changing Text Color or Background Color with the DataTables jQuery Plugin
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    by Ron Miller

  • Survey finds companies want a kinder, gentler, more engaged IT department

    Ron Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    While it seems clear enough that that the role of IT is changing, it's always nice to have some actual data to back that up, and a new survey by Avanade found that expectations about IT really are changing and that's having a huge impact on IT 's role inside organizations. Photo Credit: Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr. Used under CC 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: OpenStack takes center stage at Red Hat Summit, OpenStack governance challenges

    Ron Miller
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack, where I scour the web looking for the most interesting OpenStack links I can find. This week includes news from the Red Hat Summit and the challenges faced governing a project the size of OpenStack.
  • Microsoft could lose with Windows phones and still win on mobile administration

    Ron Miller
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Microsoft's latest phone OS, version 8.1, was released yesterday and reportedly had some tools IT should love, which would be great if people were buying Windows phones in large numbers, but they're not. But Microsoft has been smart enough to make these management tools work across platforms and they could win IT hearts and minds --even if users continue for the most part to reject Windows phones. And a win's a win, right? Photo Credit: Microsoft. All rights reserved.
  • Counting down until BlackBerry's end of days

    Ron Miller
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    When BlackBerry dropped T-Mobile this week as a carrier, it was just the latest bad move by a company in steep decline. The questions is, how is this company still standing? At this point, it can't be much longer. Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: IT culture shift, VMware adapts to BYO and McKinsey finds IT needs kick in the keister

    Ron Miller
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's Friday and that means it's for my regular weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week look at how moving to the cloud requires a cultural shift in IT, VMware embracing the BYO movement and McKinsey finding IT needs stop resisting the cloud. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
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  • Lesson One: Major Scale

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

    Brad Grier
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    National Puppy Day! And Annie!! Post by Brad Grier. Our Foster on Facebook :D originally appeared on on March 21, 2014.
  • (TYPE A OR B) WeeklyBeats9

    Brad Grier
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:57 am
    WeeklyBeats submission for week 9. I may have gone over the top on this one. Intro is very heavy handed. Experimented with the new Z3TA+ synth for iPad, as well as the current stable; Thor, SunrizerXS, Nave, and a little Magellan. Lots of pans. Some compression. A big experiment in many ways.… I hope you enjoy! Album Art a shot from Artwick’s original Flight Simulator for the Apple ][. Update: Love the comment I received on it over at WeeklyBeats: Nice! Soundtrack for the birth of a new galaxy! Sounds great in my ATH-M50s! (TYPE A OR B) WeeklyBeats9 originally appeared on on…
  • WeeklyBeats7 — Cold Night

    Brad Grier
    16 Feb 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Cover for my latest submission to WeeklyBeats 2014. Wanted to go for an atmospheric sound again, something more ambient. Maybe this worked. Maybe not, but it came out as a complete unit. Also tried sticking to a small ‘band’. In this case used instruments from SampleTank: Blue Phaser electric piano, Xpander Phat synth pad, Cosmic Pad synth pad, and Minimoog echo 2 synth lead. Also brought in some Abstract Atmosphere 50 from Garageband — which I used as my DAW. Image is from something I took out the window a bunch of years ago. Loved the light pillars in the minus 40 weather.
  • Better than Flappy Bird. Because Orbits!

    Brad Grier
    14 Feb 2014 | 9:54 am
    Yeah, Flappy Bird got old quick, but this little gem has me trapped in its gravity well (see what I did there?). Flappy Space Program, just like Flappy Bird, is simple. Click to launch your bird. Now, keep tapping to overcome gravity and launch your bird into orbit. Simple no? Ok, now add another bird. Then another. Oh, they collided. It’s Friday. You’re welcome Better than Flappy Bird. Because Orbits! originally appeared on on February 14, 2014.
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  • Game of Phones Is Just Addictive as That One HBO Show

    Nicole Nguyen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Meet Game of Phones, a game that's as sassy as Cards Against Humanity, as fun to play with friends/frenemies as Heads Up!, and as addictive as that one HBO show with the dragons and lords of light. Here's how you play: someone picks a card from the Game of Phones deck. That person is the judge and reads the selected card to all the other players. The cards say things like, "Show your yuppiest app," or "Next to get an Instagram like wins this card." Whoever finds or gets the card's prompt on their phone first, wins the round. The first player to win 10 rounds is crowned champion. It's the only…
  • 5 Ways to Make an Unforgettable Save the Date

    Kelly Schwarze
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    The hard part - selecting a wedding date - is over, now it's time to get creative on your wedding save-the-date cards. With the popularity of smartphone photo apps, there are dozens of ways to share your "I do" plans in a style all your own. Or try a wallet-sized card to keep your date top of mind for guests. However you want to share the big news, opt for one of these quirky, frame-ready styles. - Moo's line of pint-sized business cards, MiniCards, is one of the most affordable options we've found for printing save the dates. Measuring just less than three inches by one inch, these…
  • 3 Life-Saving Apps Every Single Girl Needs

    Nicole Nguyen
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    In honor of the romantically frustrated Mindy Lahiri of The Mindy Project, we've picked the apps each single girl needs on her phone. These downloads will rescue you from sketchy situations, save you time, and steer you clear of dating disaster. Honestly, these apps could lend a digital helping hand to every busy woman - even the ones in relationships! Check out this episode of The Sync Up for more. Circle of 6 (free, iOS and Android) Postmates (free, iOS and Android) Lulu (free, iOS and Android)
  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: Wisdom For 20-Somethings

    Ryan Roschke
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:59 pm
    11 things you may regret in your 30s - Smart Living Who needs an art wall when you can frame these instead? - Home Find out why Kate Middleton is not too princess to play sports - Celebrity & News Watch Jennifer Lawrence's hair go from pixie to bob - Beauty Video: Try not to drool over these maple bacon cinnamon rolls - Food Feel connected to the world with these Earth Day selfies - Tech Witness the evolution of this Mad Men relationship - Entertainment Satisfy your pizza cravings with this healthy alternative - Fitness Witness the magic in this adorable save-the-date video - Love &…
  • NASA's #GlobalSelfie Connects This Blue Marble We Live On

    Kelly Schwarze
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    NASA's going big in its celebrations of Earth Day today, it is about the whole planet, after all. The space agency's satellites regularly send back pictures of Earth from high above its atmosphere, but today it wants to build a picture of Earth and its citizens from the ground up. It's asking Earthlings to tag selfies taken outside, highlighting the natural beauty of the planet with #GlobalSelfie. Those pictures will then be used to create a mosaic image of the Earth, unlike anything a satellite part of the 17 Earth-observing missions of NASA could produce. Take your own #GlobalSelfie by…
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    GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news

  • Facebook introduces new Nearby Friends feature

    Mike Jefferson
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Facebook is constantly introducing new features, and recently Facebook has introduced a new feature called Nearby Friends that should help you get together with your friends. This new feature will share your location with your friends, but if you’re concerned about your privacy you should know that this feature is completely optional. In order to see which friends are available nearby you’ll have to turn on the Nearby Friends feature, and just like News Feed, this feature has complex sharing options so you can choose with whom you want to share your nearby location. You can share your…
  • Vivo is working on a new high-end smartphone

    Mike Jefferson
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Last year we wrote about Vivo Xplay 3S smartphone, which was the first Android smartphone with QHD display. Vivo is now working on a new device, so let’s have a closer look at it. Vivo has teased its new flagship device, and as far as we know, the new device will have 3GB of RAM, just like its predecessor, but it will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC chipset. Also, there are hints that we’ll see an improved camera, and there are words about ultimate HiFi experience, so there could be an upgrade in phone’s audio quality. As for the display, we don’t know what kind of display will…
  • EneBrick portable battery comes with some extra functionality

    Mike Jefferson
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    Portable battery can be extremely useful, especially if you forget to recharge your smartphone or tablet, and today we have a portable battery with some extra functionality. Cerevo Inc. comes from Japan, and they have released their latest device called EneBrick. EneBrick comes with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery with 6,000mAh capacity. In addition to charging your device, this portable battery allows you to connect USB keyboard to it and use it with your tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth. EneBrick also has a hidden slot that will hold your device in upright position, which can be…
  • Geeky: Limited Edition Princess Zelda Figurine

    Mike Jefferson
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Besides Mario, Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular franchises in the world, and if you are a fan of Zelda games, today we have a special geeky treat for you. If you are fan of Princess Zelda, you might be interested in Zelda figurine. This figurine is at 1/4 scale, it’s 17 inches tall and it comes with its own base. The figurine is made from high quality polystone, and it’s painted by hand. People behind this figurine, First 4 Figures, used official game files from Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess, so the final result looks impressive and highly detailed. Although this…
  • Xiaomi MiKey adds another button to your Android device

    Mike Jefferson
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    Last year we wrote about device called Pressy that connects to your Android device and works like a button with a specific function. Today we have a similar device that comes from Xiaomi, so let’s see what it can do. Xiaomi is famous for its smartphones, but this time Xiaomi has released a special accessory for your smartphone. MiKey is a tiny device that connects to your headphone jack, and it works like a button, and you can add all sorts of functionality to it. For example, you can set it to dial a specific number, launch an app or you can assign any other function to it. As you can see,…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Jumpr – cool pocket friendly phone charger can jump start your car as well

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Who says that big is the only beautiful in town? We’re used to seeing big chunky battery chargers for cars in our local repair shops and online, and they’re typically a lot of money too. Not that they don’t work, but carrying them around for an emergency can be rather a hassle. Not so Jumpr. This tiny battery charger is no bigger than a standard smartphone, and in fact is perfectly at home charging up any [...] 209 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Project Naptha – amazing new browser tool lets you grab, erase or translate text from images or scans [Freeware]

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Whoa, sometimes something arrives on the scene and you’re suddenly aware that technology can still surprise you, and that’s the case with this new free browser addon which does some amazing stuff. Project Naptha is a browser utility (currently only Chrome at the moment, but other browsers are on their way) which can highlight, copy and translate text embedded on any image. It will also eventually be able to translate text on images, which is moving [...] 316 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • EyeFi Mobi SD Desktop – you can now wirelessly connect your DSLR to your computer, not just phone or tablet [Freeware]

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    The good folk at Eye-Fi have established a solid reputation for producing cool WiFi enabled SD cards which can transfer data from cameras to phones and other devices without cables, and they’ve just announced a cool new upgrade to their product range functionality. The new EyeFi Mobi Desktop is a free software upgrade you can download which will let you transfer photos and videos from your DSLR camera to your Windows or Mac desktop or laptop [...] 343 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Patatap – fun tune maker in your browser

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Always nice to find interesting little browser exercises, and Patatap is just such a toy. Nothing too sophisticated, more like a simple tune maker which combines visuals and sounds in an entertaining way. To play, press the spacebar to cycle through the sound and color palettes, and then press any key from A to Z and have fun. It’s a bit tricky at first to get the timing and sound triggers in sync, but once you [...] 99 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver – transform your wired headphones into wireless ones

    Dil Soomro
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Bluetooth headphones are IN nowadays. Everybody wants to break out of the entangling cables mire, but there are still some who consider wireless headphones a waste of money because of the expense. Why not turn your existing wired earphones into wireless? Sounds interesting, right? The Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver will help you convert your wired misery into wireless bliss. This small gadget connects to your phone via Bluetooth, and [...] 148 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • Google Acquires Drone Maker - What Could Go Wrong?

    The Young Turks
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Google Acquires Drone Maker - What Could Go Wrong? "Google announced Monday that it is buying New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, the Wall Street Journal reports. If you recog... From: The Young Turks Views: 45663 1043 ratings Time: 04:02 More in News & Politics
  • The Ultimate Texting Competition: Rhett vs Link

    Good Mythical Morning
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Ultimate Texting Competition: Rhett vs Link We go head to head to see who can text faster with their eyes closed. Good Mythical MORE: SUBSCRIBE for daily episodes: http://bi... From: Good Mythical Morning Views: 340491 9958 ratings Time: 13:39 More in Entertainment
  • Your Motion-Sensing Eye Cells -- Mind Blow #79

    9 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Your Motion-Sensing Eye Cells -- Mind Blow #79 TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: *** CLICK "SHOW MORE" FOR LINKS TO EVERYTHING *** Flu Patch (0:00) http://w... From: Vsauce2 Views: 1345382 23153 ratings Time: 05:32 More in Science & Technology

    2 Mar 2014 | 12:02 pm
    KIDS REACT TO ROTARY PHONES Rotary Phones Bonus Reactions: NEW Vids Sun,Thurs & Sat! Subscribe: Watch all episodes of REACT From: TheFineBros Views: 5210639 59611 ratings Time: 07:58 More in Entertainment
  • This Is What Memories Look Like -- Mind Blow #78

    8 Feb 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This Is What Memories Look Like -- Mind Blow #78 TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: *** CLICK "SHOW MORE" FOR LINKS TO EVERYTHING *** Water Printer (0:00) http:... From: Vsauce2 Views: 1232715 28391 ratings Time: 05:17 More in Science & Technology
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  • Dragon & Shoemaker, Challenging 3D Platformer Game for Android!

    Michael Vallez
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Run, jump, roll and fight your way through 50 challenging levels of 3D side-scrolling platform gameplay in the Android Arcade game, Dragon & Shoemaker. This game transports you to a place in medieval Krakow, Poland, where you traverse your way through 5 game areas reminiscent of this period in Polish history. Like the old Polish […] The post Dragon & Shoemaker, Challenging 3D Platformer Game for Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Doodle Critter Math: Shapes App, Fun Early Geometry Learning for Kids

    Lisa Vallez
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Doodle Critter Math: Shapes, an iOS Universal Education and Shape learning app for preschoolers/toddlers with 6 great activities in a fun craft environment. The post Doodle Critter Math: Shapes App, Fun Early Geometry Learning for Kids first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Resurrection of Jesus And Alternate Theories,Resurrection iWitness App

    Lisa Vallez
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Is the Resurrection of Jesus believable? Resurrection iWitness app presents 6 accepted facts by scholars next to alternate theories to let you be the judge. The post Resurrection of Jesus And Alternate Theories,Resurrection iWitness App first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • New Combat Sim Game, MEG RVO – Up and Coming iPad MMO/ARTS Game!

    Michael Vallez
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    MEG RVO is an up and coming massive multiplayer online action, real-time strategy game featuring top-down combat simulation, multiple game boards, and more! The post New Combat Sim Game, MEG RVO – Up and Coming iPad MMO/ARTS Game! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Business Thank You Cards App, Send E-cards and Real Cards from Your iPhone And iPad

    Lisa Vallez
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Send E-card or real business thank you cards/all occasion greeting cards on your iPhone/iPad with ThankYouPro: free Business app, handwritten notes, signed. The post Business Thank You Cards App, Send E-cards and Real Cards from Your iPhone And iPad first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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  • #TMDDIdYouKnow In mature markets, LTE effective price per GB is $14.5 on average

    Carlos Valdecantos
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    Based on the below benchmark, built by PA Consulting on May 2013 collected price points, in European/North-American markets, LTE is priced at around  £8.7 (or $14.5 US). This average however hides a very heterogeneous reality where several operators (in Norway, France or Canada) charge more than £12 (or $20 US) per GB of LTE mobile […]
  • The death of SMS: What got you here won’t get you there!

    Carlos Valdecantos
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    An interesting post has been published in our corporate blog related to nowadays role of the SMS and the impact of the different OTTs affecting its takeup. Here’s a summary of it:  The death of SMS: What got you here won’t get you there! The 20th anniversary of SMS saw it outnumbered for the first time by mobile […]
  • #TMDDidYouKnow Global mobile broadband penetration beyond the 20% threshold

    Carlos Valdecantos
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    According to the below data from We Are Social, the world average mobile broadband penetration has now reached 21%, meaning that 1 out of 5 persons worldwide has access to mobile broadband. Several large regions like Central America, Africa or South Asia are however still below 10% penetration. Source: We Are Social, Jan 2014 (using […]
  • #TMDDidYouKnow In terms of data cost, 1 voice minute = 41 mVoip minutes

    Carlos Valdecantos
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    According to Citigroup, research done in Europe shows that subscribers can have an average of 15 high quality minutes of mVoIP for the same cost of data as a single voice minute. This ratio goes up to an average of 41 minutes of mVoIP for the same cost as a single voice minute when looking […]
  • Emerging countries’ leading mobile operators charge an average 51% premium on data offers

    Carlos Valdecantos
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:52 am
    The below benchmark shows that leading telecom operators in African countries were charging some of the highest premiums on data bundles when compared to their market competition. Whereas operators in Middle East and Asia were charging on par and some even below par as their competitors. Notes: average premium that a market leader charges in […]
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  • Fractal Arc XL

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    LanOC has published a review of the Fractal Arc XL full-tower case this morning that is definitely worth checking out. As it turns out, people want a good product at a reasonable price, who knew right? Well today, I have the chance to take a look at a case from their Arc series of cases that are designed for increased cooling while still giving you the "fractal" styling that we know and love. Specifically today, I will check out their Arc XL, their largest model. I'm excited to see what sets the Arc XL apart from the competition and from Fractals other product lines. Comments
  • Destiny Website Showing Off Classes

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    The Destiny website has been updated with info on the three classes (Titan, Hunter and Warlock) you can play in the game. The video below shows each class in action. Comments
  • Facebook Attempted Murder Charge of the Day

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Did you say something bad about someone on Facebook? That's a stabbin'. "He indicated to his father that the 14-year-old tried to approach him at school to confront him regarding the Facebook post," said Twis Lizasuain of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. "He ignored him the majority of the day, when he was walking home, that's when the 14-year-old confronted him." Comments
  • Research Shows Impact Of Facebook Unfriending

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    I don't know about you but, after reading about that kid getting all stabby over a Facebook comment, I'd be afraid to unfriend someone now. The most common reason for unfriending someone from high school is that the person posted polarizing comments often about religion or politics," said Christopher Sibona, a doctoral student in the Computer Science and Information Systems program at the CU Denver Business School. "The other big reason for unfriending was frequent, uninteresting posts. Comments
  • Thermaltake Core V71 Full-Tower Case

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    The Thermaltake Core V71 full-tower case is on the test bench at Benchmark Reviews today. If you need a new chassis, you'll probably want to give this review the once over. With their new Core V71 Full Tower chassis, Thermaltake is offering an E-ATX capable enclosure that is both versatile and adaptable. Focusing on performance with either air or liquid cooling, the Core V71 offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and customization. Comments
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  • Mobile is so over - so here are 20 possible "New" Next Things

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Interesting 2 paragraphs from Fred Wilson's blog, talking about "what's next": But the roadmap has been clear for the past seven years (maybe longer). The next thing was mobile. Mobile is now the last thing. And all of these big tech companies are looking for the next thing to make sure they don’t miss it.. And they will pay real money (to you and me) for a call option on the next thing. It isn’t clear if the next thing is virtual reality, the internet of things, drones, machine learning, or something else. Larry doesn’t know. Zuck doesn’t know. I don’t know. But the race is on to…
  • Candy IPO Crushed

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:57 pm
    King Digital stock price fall on IPO day courtesy Yahoo Finance It was no great surprise to us that the makers of Candy Crush, King Digital Entertainment Plc , had a less than illustrious IPO. As we wrote in February, it was high time to run for the IPO gate before it closed on them, and they have. Good luck to them, they now have $500m in the bank now, a useful cushion against the slings and arrows of outrageous future misfortune. The c £8.5bn valuation (now c $7bn) will not be quite so easy to live with, I suspect. But nothing changes our analysis since February, this stock is a still very…
  • Facebook vs Google - let the Gogglewars begin

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Who needs Google Glass with these goggles... Facebook has bought a tiny Virtual Reality company with a near-virtual product for $2bn (mainly stock) - Grauniad. Facebook has bought the virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for $2bn [£1.2bn], it announced on Tuesday. In a surprise revelation, the social networking company said it had paid $400m in cash and the rest in more than 23m shares, currently worth $1.6bn [£970m], plus an additional $300m pegged to future performance. A detailed company statement said that Facebook recognised how Oculus had built a solid following among game…
  • So long Archie and Veronica - the Birth of the Web killed you

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    Everybody loved Archie & Veronica before 1993 Today is the 25th "birthday of the Web", although strictly speaking that was the first proposal submitted, a memetic sperm if you like. The actual thing only came out in any recognisable form about 4 years later in 1991. For me it arrived 5 years after it's birth. It was summer 1994, the day I downloaded the newly released NCSA Mosaic software on Windows (It was already out on UNIX, but I didn't have a UNIX tin anymore). Suddenly, all that stuff I'd been doing before was easy (FTP, Gopher et al). The thing about Mosaic was it was easy to use,…
  • Drone chasing lawyers

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    Kudos Gangstersout blog Two pieces of news in quick succession - Friday, drones are cleared for use commecially in the US* - Pando Daily: Drones might soon be coming to a neighborhood near you. A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not explicitly outlawed the unmanned aerial vehicles. This will allow all number of businesses, from beer distributors to photography companies, to operate their drones without running afoul of the law. The ruling was made in favor of Raphael Pirker, a drone pilot fined by the FAA for “operating a drone recklessly while filming at…
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  • Quentin Tarantino Loses Big In Trying To Paint Gawker As A Copyright Infringer

    Mike Masnick
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    We didn't write about this case when it came out because it just seemed so ridiculous, but filmmaker Quentin Tarantino sued Gawker Media earlier this year for linking to a script he had apparently been working on. There had been a bunch of media coverage over the fact that his script for The Hateful Eight leaked, and was being shared around Hollywood, though not online. Gawker then asked anyone if they'd seen a copy, leading to a followup post which included a link to the newly leaked script. Tarantino argued that by soliciting from the public a copy of the script and then subsequently…
  • Five Illinois Cops Are Caught Lying On The Stand When Defense Produces A Recording Contradicting Their Testimony

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Cops lie. Citizens know this. Defense attorneys know this. Prosecutors know this. Most importantly, judges know this. But rarely does it have any effect on the outcome of the case at hand. But in what has been described as a "Perry Mason moment," five Illinois police officers were caught lying on the stand. (h/t to Trevor Debus) A seemingly routine suppression hearing in a suburban Chicago courthouse last month took an unexpected dramatic turn when video from a police car was introduced that disproved the testimony of five police officers. They had said Joseph Sperling was arrested after…
  • Protests Mount Against Mexico's Proposed Telecommunications Law, Which Would Bring In Censorship, Allow Real-time Surveillance And Kill Net Neutrality

    Glyn Moody
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Many people will be familiar with the name Carlos Slim as intermittently the richest person in the world, generally vying with Bill Gates for that title. Some will probably be aware that his huge fortune -- currently listed as $69.67 billion in his Wikipedia entry -- is derived from a business empire based on telecommunications. But as this article in the Los Angeles Times points out, ordinary Mexicans have paid a high price for his success -- literally: telephone service, both land-line and cellular, is dominated by companies owned by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, one of the world's richest…
  • UK Filters And The Slippery Slope Of Mass Censorship

    Mike Masnick
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    We've covered the ridiculousness of the UK's "voluntary" web filters. UK officials have been pushing such things for years and finally pushed them through by focusing on stopping "pornography" (for the children, of course). While it quickly came out that the filters were blocking tons of legitimate content (as filters always do), the UK government quickly moved to talk about ways to expand what the filters covered. The pattern is not hard to recognize, because it happens over and over again. Government officials find some absolute horror -- the kind of thing that no one will stand up for --…
  • NIST Finally Removes NSA-Compromised Crypto Algorithm From Random Number Generator Recommendations

    Mike Masnick
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Back in December, it was revealed that the NSA had given RSA $10 million to push weakened crypto. Specifically, RSA took $10 million to make Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator, better known as Dual_EC_DRBG, as the default random number generator in its BSAFE offering. The random number generator is a key part of crypto, because true randomness is nearly impossible, so you need to be as random as possible. If it's not truly random, you've basically made incredibly weak crypto that is easy to break. And that's clearly what happened here. There were other stories, released…
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  • NextAdvisor Cat Purvis: Money Money Money!

    Natalie Lamb
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cat Purvis is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice ProgrammeCat is the Founder of Exicon, a cloud platform for App and API Managment, with global clients including Handset manufacturers, Operators, Brands & Enterprises. It is a 2012 Red Herring 100 Global tech companies winner. During her career, Cat has built companies, teams and divisions all over the world, in the UK and US as well as in China where she was based for 5 years. Previous roles include COO at Icon Medialab and GM at a start up in Beijing which was later sold…
  • Captain Sustainability: An Interview with Melanie Richards, Founder of CSR Solutions

    Akosua Edwards
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Akosua Edwards talks to Melanie Richards about CSR Solutions, a Caribbean based business focused on Sustainability and Social Responsibility and the importance of these issues in both Business and Society.  Captain Sustainability to the rescue…… Melanie Richards is the founder and principal consultant of CSR Solutions Limited. A business, based in Trinidad and Tobago, which specializes in social responsibility and sustainability. CSR Solutions Limited must be one of the first of its kind within the Caribbean region, seeking to help organisations to be more socially and…
  • When To Say NO To An Investor

    Alexandra Anghel
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alexandra Anghel offers advice on when it's the right decision to say no to an investor.We have all heard the horror stories about how difficult it is to raise money, especially in Europe. Investors are used to saying no a lot and most of the time they have a valid reason for doing so. Not the right market, not the right product, not the right team.  So what do you do when you (finally!) get one of them to say yes? Do you analyze if they are the right match for your startup or if you have good chemistry? And when you get your hands on one of those coveted term sheets and it’s not…
  • The Art of Successful Negotiation

    Adriana Galue
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Adriana Galue considers the strategies and tactics involved in negotiation and the idea that adversarialism may not always be helpful when negotiating in business. Growing up in Latin America (LATAM), I was raised within  the framework that negotiating always involved adversarialism. Still today, when we talk about  “negotiating a good deal” in  LATAM, we think of a winner and a loser.Recently, while attending the Boulder, CO conference Startup Phenomenon, I had the great opportunity to expand my current perspective of what it means to successfully negotiate. During her…
  • Rormix Secures Funding From The North West Fund for Digital & Creative

    Emma Owens
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Manchester-based Rormix has secured investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. Rormix helps users to discover music videos by independent and emerging artists via a mobile app and Youtube multi-channel more
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  • Delivering Enterprise Information Securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Tablets and Smartphones

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones play an increasing role in enterprise computing, providing new flexibility and mobility for workers and IT—but creating new challenges around security.Request Free!
  • IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This anytime, anywhere “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) mindset poses a dilemma for organizations. If these challenges sound familiar to you, read this solution brief to learn how IBM® SmartCloud™ Desktop Infrastructure, built on pay-as-you-grow IBM System x® servers and powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, can provide more cost-effective and manageable virtual desktop capabilities to help increase business flexibility and staff productivity while reducing IT complexity and simplifying security and compliance.Sponsored by IBM and Intel.Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon…
  • IBM Simplifies IT Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on System x Servers

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This paper from TBR discusses the IBM® approach to VDI. Built on System x® servers, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, and coupled with leading virtualization software from Citrix, VMware and Microsoft®, IBM delivers flexible desktop virtualization capabilities that can be tailored to specific customer environments.Sponsored by IBM and Intel.Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.Request Free!
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  • CA Clarity Playbook Strategy Planning Demo

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • 2014 Survey Report: Remote Collaboration Challenges and Strategies to Overcome

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In late 2013, Polycom invited customers and partners around the world to participate in a survey that focused on collaboration challenges. More than 5,000 business professionals from all job levels, functions and vertical sectors responded, candidly sharing insights about their obstacles and the strategies they deploy to overcome them. The survey reveals that 85% of the respondents believe video conferencing helps them achieve their business goals. See how they successfully use video in their profession and how you can leverage technology to defy distance and improve remote collaboration…
  • The New Business Case for Video Conferencing: 7 Real-World Benefits Beyond Cost-Savings

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    To gain insight into the real-world use cases for video conferencing, Wainhouse Research conducted a series of interviews with organizations using video conferencing to facilitate everyday business. While the applications themselves are highly diverse, the benefits they provide fall into four broad categories as listed below: Team Building Productivity & EfficiencyCustomer Outreach New Services Enablement This white paper provides insight into the value of video conferencing in today's business environment, and real-world examples of how organizations – large and small – are leveraging…
  • Planning and Executing Webinars That Generate Leads

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    People who sign up and show up are motivated to solve a problem or fill a need, and they already trust you to some degree. You want to make sure that the webinar you produce meets their expectations – while maximizing your opportunities for conversion. Webinars have much in common with real-world events and can deliver a similar quality of leads, at a lower cost per lead. Producing a webinar provides its own set of unique challenges, but with strategic planning, a project approach, and attentive execution, you’ll find yourself creating thoroughly professional webinars.Request…
  • Earn Money Online: writing, transcribing and tutoring gigs

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When you’re talking about making money online, the words scam and slave labor get thrown around fairly often – and not without cause. But there are plenty of legitimate ways to earn a decent secondary income online if you’re savvy enough to avoid the false offers that are simply too good to be true, and if you possess any of a wide variety of marketable skills. First of all, if you ever come across any sort of advertisement claiming some sort of magical guru can teach you how to make thousands of dollars easily from the comfort of your home, run away fast. That is unless…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Switching To A Chromebook

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Chromebooks are Google’s take on the laptop. They run a slimmed-down operating system optimized for getting on the web with just the Chrome browser and Chrome apps. If you can do everything in your browser with web-based services and online storage, you can switch to a Chromebook. Many Chromebook users haven’t actually “switched” to a Chromebook — they’ve purchased a Chromebook as an additional device, not one that replaces their current computer entirely. A Chromebook is the simple laptop you pick up when you need to browse the web, watch videos, type…
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  • Bluelounge’s Jimi is a Fine Looking USB Extender

    Chip Chick Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Sometimes, Apple’s commitment to aesthetics gets in the way of practicality. Case in point are the new ultra-slim iMacs – there doesn’t seem to be any compelling reason to have edges so slim that they can’t hold ports, but so it goes. Those ports are hidden away in the back, which happens to be the least accessible part of the computer, surprisingly enough. Bluelounge has come out with a nifty little solution if you’ve found this design quirk to be less than ideal. It’s more or less an extension cord for your USB ports – but, since it’s being…
  • You’ll Need an Exterminator For This iPhone Case

    Chance Kinney
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Because surely you’ve all dreamed of the day when you could put a cockroach up to your head, but never had a socially legitimate reason to do so, Strapya World has bestowed upon us this gem – an iPhone 5/5S case in the form of everyone’s favorite household companion. The use of silicone has possibly never been more appropriate, for maximum inducement of squeamishness. This cockroach, which I hope but am not entirely convinced is larger than the ones scurrying around your floor at the moment (go ahead, check), has got it all in terms of cockroach anatomy. Beady eyes, legs…
  • What Does Coding Have to do with Ryan Gosling?

    Chip Chick Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Plenty! Or, nothing at all. Whatever. The presence of Ryan Gosling doesn’t require justification. Code Made Cool is a new app from Victoria’s Secret model/app developer Lyndsey Scott that endeavors to teach coding to the uninitiated. It also solves the problem of how to get those who don’t know anything about coding interested, by offering sweet nothings from Ryan Gosling as reward for code done well. Of course, he will have to let you down if you mess up the coding process. Gently, of course. Gosling aside (sorry), Code Made Cool takes a smart approach to teaching coding to…
  • Lytro’s New Illum Camera Lets You Refocus After Taking a Shot

    Chance Kinney
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Since 2011, Lytro has been banging the drum for light field camera technology. They’re now ready to release their second camera, and while it might be a little less accessible to the average photographer, it looks like it will do a lot to advance the use of light field technology among artists and other media types. Light field technology might need some introduction. The end result of the technology is pictures that can be edited after being taken. But, we’re not talking about slapping on filters, getting rid of red eye, or even some of the more advanced Photoshop features you…
  • Sorry Cannibas Lovers, the 420 Will Only Get You High on Sound

    Chance Kinney
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Easter wasn’t the only celebration going down on Sunday. This year, Easter fell on April 20, which happens to coincide with another high holiday. So, we have a timely release from 420 Audio to commemorate the occasion, and, as befits the stoner holiday, we’re bringing it to you a couple days after the event itself. You also have to appreciate the effort that went into this being a weed-themed speaker – it’s, on the surface, just a standard portable Bluetooth speaker with a nice, big marijuana leaf slapped on top. But, there’s more – sound effects like a…
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  • GifCam: Record Screen, Edit, Annotate and Convert Into Animated GIF

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Sometimes it’s more convenient to record the screen and share it in the form of animated GIF files rather than as videos. I do this when I want to show an action or the result of an action which cannot be properly conveyed through static pictures. On the other hand, videos are a hassle because they need to be uploaded to YouTube or a similar platform and require Flash to playback in the browser. Besides, GIF is more practical for screen recording that contains large areas that doesn’t change between frames. Additionally, GIF is better optimized for images that contain flat blocks of…
  • How to Make Gmail Show More Than 20 Results Per Page When Searching

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    By default, Gmail displays only 20 results per page when you perform a search. This figure is not configurable by any means through Gmail’s settings page. If you would like to increase the number of results returned, all you have to do is change a simple parameter in the URL. There is even a bookmarklet to help you do that. When you search for, say “from:flipkart”, in your Gmail inbox, the search URL shows: replace the string “search” with “section_query” and hit enter, so that the URL…
  • One Smart Tip That Makes Wikipedia Easy to Read

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    Wikipedia is a massive time sink. It so captivates you that you never know how long it takes once you start reading. You may look up something as simple as “duck” and hours later find yourself reading about agricultural practices of Ancient Mesopotamia. The chase down the rabbit hole of hyperlinks can be interesting, exhausting and at times really troubling, especially when you have serious work to do. Who knows how many millions of hours are collectively “wasted” each day by readers absorbed in cross referencing? One way to avoid getting sucked into Wikipedia is, of course, staying…
  • New Google Camera App Lets You Defocus Background

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    One of the reasons why people prefer an SLR camera over compact cameras or camera phones, aside from the image quality, is that an SLR camera allows you to take photos with a shallow Depth of Field. Shallow depth of field makes the object of interest "pop" by bringing the foreground into focus and de-emphasizing the background. Achieving this optical effect traditionally requires a big lens and aperture, and therefore hasn’t been possible using the camera on your phone, at least, optically. Google has introduced a new mode, called Lens Blur, in the Google Camera app that lets you…
  • 5 Ways to Have Fun With GIF Images

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Back during the days of Geocities, no website would be complete without a healthy dose of 256-color animated GIF images thrown in wherever possible. Twenty years later, GIF images haven’t aged a bit. Now more mature (and sometimes not), they still rule the internet in one form or the other whether they be providing demonstration of complex machinery, or showcasing something beautiful or posting awful memes. Today, social media websites and networking sites are teeming with thousands of interesting and funny GIF images. Here are 5 ways to make animated GIF images more enjoyable. GIF Print…
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  • Social Networking Reaveals A New Path for Business

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    There is so much noise about social media nowadays that everyone is looking to harness the potential of the same. Although introduced for networking socially, nowadays, it has become the most trustworthy platform for doing and promoting business online. In fact, with social media, online trade has reached a new height, thus by giving business people a vast market to increase interaction that generates profit. The popularity of online trading has become so popular that social commerce itself emerged as a new business model in the 21st century. To keep up with this trend, B2B social networks…
  • Twitter Adopts New Strategy to Boost the Mobile Ad Industry

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The social media giant Twitter is now looking to expanding its advertising base by offering its users to install apps on its social media site and reach a billion people far more easily. Basically the social media website wants to rely less on the approximate 241 million users who have signed into their service every month and looking at ways by which it would be easier to run ad campaigns on its website. This social media house announced on Thursday it is working on ways to make it uncomplicated marketing campaigns  to run on both its website and MoPub, the mobile ad marketing company which…
  • Apple Integrates Audio Fingerprinting Technology Shazam Into iOS 8

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    The upcoming version of iOS which is iOS 8 will come with an integrated music identification technology which helps in song naming. Apple intends to integrate Shazam’s application of song identification in iOS 8 as Twitter was integrated in iOS 5 in 2011.From that time iOS users did not have to download the app but was incorporated with the product that is it offers developers to connect their apps directly to Twitter. In the same way, Shazam’s song ID technology will be integrated in an iPhone. Also, Siri, which is Apple’s voice search feature, can be used by an iPhone user to find…
  • The Sells of Xbox One Gaming Console Hits 5 Million

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The video game Xbox One is the latest gaming console created and then marketed by Microsoft. Popularly, this game console is also known as X1 or XOne. It is the successor to the Xbox 360 and third in the Xbox game family. This gaming console was release on 22 November, 2013 in the North America, New Zealand, parts of Europe and Australia and will be released consequently to the other parts of the world by the end of this year. By this time, the Xbox One game console has sold over five million pieces and by January by year, already three million game consoles were already sold. The demand for…
  • All iOS and Android Users Know Who Your Nearby Fiends Are with the New Facebook Application

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Facebook has introduced has launched a new application especially for its iOS and Android users. The application is known as “nearby friends” and helps to find friends in your friend list who are located near to you, when both the users activate the application. This is an optional feature and it is totally up to the user if he or she wants to enjoy the application. Now, let’s discuss where you will find this option in Facebook. In the bottom right side, there is the tab called “more”.  Once you click it, you will find the nearby friends and the feature will be automatically turned…
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  • Vegeta Premium Video Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Are you planning to run a video gallery for your blog? If so, then Vegeta Premium Blogger template might be the right fit for you. This black-and-white theme is optimized to feature thumbnails from YouTube and DailyMotion videos, though you can also try featuring videos from other sources or your own uploads. Its YouTube-inspired layout also makes it easy for your viewers to keep track of their favorite videos on your blog. Other key features: Bootstrap font plugin – You can add as many icons as you want. AdSense ready – You can add banner ads to header, sidebar, post and footer.
  • WebLogMag Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    WebLogMag by WebLog Templates is a Blogger template that can be used for several blog types, from personal to business. It’s also excellent for magazine-type and news sites because of its interesting image layout and image slideshow header. WebLogMag is responsive so you can use it with both mobile and desktop devices, and its social bookmark-ready functions will allow you and your users to easily share your content. A clean, simple, and minimalist layout ensures that you can pack in as much information on the page without cluttering up the design. Other features of WebLogMag are: 4…
  • Typefocus Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    Typefocus is a minimalist yet efficiently designed Blogger template that’s perfect for simple blog layouts, personal blogs, or blogs that are focused on written content. With its muted gray color scheme and red accents, this simple and elegant one-column template features nice typography and image thumbnails, plus a well-designed sidebar and responsive layout that can be used with both desktop and mobile platforms. Typefocus is adapted from WordPress has a fixed width layout and a top navigation bar, plus social media icons that you can use for sharing your posts. If you want your…
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    Carmela Maraan
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Flat Diary by SEO Blogger Templates is a very simple and attractive template with a flat design, thanks to its clean layout and a burst of color. It offers plenty of customization options while remaining uncluttered and easy to use. Other features of Flat Diary template are: Responsive Design – This template can be used on both desktop and mobile devices. Browser Compatibility – Flat Diary works on almost all browsers. SEO Friendly Unlimited Color Style – You can easily change the template’s color without having to edit its theme code Google Fonts – Flat Diary…
  • How To Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

    Carmela Maraan
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:14 am
    Paul Crowe’s tutorial from Spice Up Your Blog will help show you how to automatically hide spam links in your blog comments. It removes any spammy links from future AND past comments, which will prove especially convenient when you’re too busy to sift through your comments one by one (like I do). There are two ways to do this. 1. CSS Paul’s first tactic is to use a small piece of CSS that will completely remove links in the comments. This removes the anchor text (link included) while retaining the rest of the comment. 2. jQuery The second technique involves placing a small…
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  • Daily App: PowerGuard (iOS): Privacy Made Simple

    Nimish Dubey
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    As cellphones get more powerful and one uses them for more purposes, the questions of privacy and security become more important than ever. So it is hardly surprising that the security app business is booming with apps claiming to do everything from cleaning viruses to backing up data to wiping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Launches Dirt Cheap Mini Routers

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Many have heard about the Xiaomi brand for the first time when it was announced that Hugo Barra, who worked at Google as vice president of product management for Android, had been hired to help expand the Chinese brand. And it seems that fruits of his work are already looking as Xiaomi announced... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ​WhatsApp Hits Half a Billion Users​

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    It was quite a shock for many when Facebook announced that they would acquire messaging service WhatsApp for a staggering amount of $19 billion. In a previous story that we did, we analyzed some more crazy number underneath this mega-deal and now it’s time to talk about another important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OnePlus One Goes Official: 5.5-inch 1080p Display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM and More for Just $299

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    23 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
    The much awaited smartphone from OnePlus is finally official. The startup company from an ex-Oppo executive has been teasing the smartphone for several months now, and it has been unveiled just now. OnePlus One boasts of some impressive hardware, while claiming to the lightest smartphone in its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daily App: Breeze (iOS): Step Counter with Class

    Nimish Dubey
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Fitness apps are a dime a dozen. And most of them tend to be a bit on the complex side, telling you everything from calories burnt to distance traveled to your optimum diet plan based on your height and weight. But well, what of those of us lesser humans who do not exactly lurk around gyms and want... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Lead Generation with Social Media Ads

    Mercy Livingstone
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Lead generation tools are vital for marketers, particularly those in the B2B sector. However, you might be missing out on one of the most important tools available to you because you think of it more as a method for building brand awareness than for lead generation – social media. Social networks are powerful solutions for businesses of all types, in all sectors today, but you need to know how to leverage them as lead generation tools AND as brand awareness vehicles. Know Your Networks There are dozens of social networks out there, but in order to maximize your results, you need to use the…
  • Top 6 Steps to Build Your Business on Instagram – Part 2

    Caroline Prince
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    In our previous post, we discussed three of six ways in which Instagram can be an effective tool for businesses to broaden their reach. Let’s look at the final three ways below: 4. Capitalize on the supporting features: Caption this – Add a caption to your images. The caption on an image can serve as a conversation starter. Questions or thoughts accompanying your images are an effective way to get those comments flowing in. #HashtagsFTW – Include popular hashtags related to your business in your posts to make it easier for people tracking those tags to make their way onto your brand…
  • Top 6 Steps to Build Your Business on Instagram – Part I

    Caroline Prince
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Instagram being an image and video sharing platform, allows businesses to get creative with their social networking: right from showcasing products to engaging their customers with visual, yet relevant, treats. Businesses can tap into the potential that this platform offers by tailoring their profile and their content in the right way. Here is the first part of a two-part series on steps that businesses can follow to capitalize on Instagram’s capabilities. 1. Get that profile right: Your profile is the first step towards building a strong presence on Instagram. Choose your username…
  • We are now a Bing Ads Accredited Firm!

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    Our excellence in the digital advertising world has been recognized yet again! Dot Com Infoway (DCI) is now a Bing Ads Accredited Professional firm! This stamp of approval from a very renowned and reputed accreditation body positions our company as an expert in managing Bing ad campaigns for our clients. It demonstrates our thorough understanding of the online advertising marketplace, and our ability to make the most of clients’ search and pay per click campaigns. By qualifying for accreditation, we have earned a listing in Bing’s Accredited Professional Membership Directory and…
  • Top 5 Content Marketing Strategies For B2B Businesses in 2014

    Mercy Livingstone
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:17 am
    It is an oft stated fact that having a solid, well-planned content marketing strategy is vital to both B2B and B2C companies. However, it is only recently that B2B companies have begun to realize the importance of a properly documented content strategy. According to the annual report, “B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America”, by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), 93% of B2B companies use content marketing and 42% considered themselves confident and competent in running successful content marketing campaigns. The conclusions drawn from the study…
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  • OnePlus One revealed

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    The folks at OnePlus have been building up hype around their first smartphone launch, and today the OnePlus One finally became official. Announced at an event in China, the Magnesium constructed One weighs just 162g, has a recessed bezel round the edges, what it says are "beautiful contours" and a ton of beefy hardware inside. The price was also built up ahead of launch and OnePlus hasn't disappointed on this front. The 16GB version will be available unlocked and SIM-free for just $299 while the 64GB is an extremely impressive $349. In Europe those prices translate to £229/£269 and…
  • Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program for everyone

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and help make OS X even better. Install the latest pre-release software, try it out, and submit your feedback. Apple opens its OS X beta program to everyone. Interesting move.
  • My quest to build the ultimate music player

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Over the past few years, I have been slowly but surely building my own music player. It's been a wild ride. The codebase has radically changed several times, but is always converging on a better music listening experience. In this article my goal is to take you along for the ride.
  • Nokia Oyj to become Microsoft Mobile Oy

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Nokia-Microsoft deal is going to close soon and a leaked Nokia letter to its existing Devices and Services business suppliers base reveals two interesting things. First revelation is about renaming of Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy, which will be a wholly-owned Microsoft subsidiary and may be the name of Microsoft’s mobile devices arm. Microsoft Mobile Oy? Too easy.
  • Greed and the Wright Brothers

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    The Wright brothers' critical insight was the importance of "lateral stability" - that is, wingtip-to-wingtip stability - to flight. And their great innovation was something they called "wing warping," in which they used a series of pulleys that caused the wingtips on one side of the airplane to go up when the wingtips on the other side were pulled down. That allowed the Wrights' airplane to make banked turns and to correct itself when it flew into a gust of wind. But when the Wrights applied for a patent, they didn't seek one that just covered wing warping; their patent covered any means to…
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  • Nikon P530 Review

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    and build and handling Bridge cameras such as Nikon’s P530 get lumped in with the compact camera category, which can seem a little odd when you consider their overall body size. Offering a huge zoom range, and generally full manual control, one of the reasons bridge cameras find themselves in this category is down […]
  • OnePlus One Review

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    , design and screen The OnePlus One is a significant milestone in the mobile industry as it’s the first smartphone to officially run the community driven CyanogenMod out the box. CyanogenMod has been available for Android devices for a while, but it required a certain level of technical smarts to get it on a handset […]
  • Testing the Top Tech Support Services

    PC Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    We who work at are constantly bombarded by friends and relatives for help with their computers, software, and gadgets—and of course we’re happy to help, gratis. But what can you do if you’re not personally acquainted with someone in the tech industry? You can take advantage of a professional tech support service like those […]
  • Micron’s Latest Enterprise-Class SSD Offers Bang for the Buck

    PC Magazine
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Micron on Tuesday introduced a new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD) that the Boise, Idaho-based company said offers the affordability of client SSDs with the data protection capabilities and endurance of data center-tailored storage solutions. The new M500DC enterprise SSD was “designed specifically for data center storage platforms” but will be made available “at a […]
  • Apple Recruits Beta Testers for Next OS X Mavericks Update

    PC Magazine
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Apple on Tuesday launched beta testing for OS X 10.9.3, giving interested parties a chance to test drive the next update to the company’s Mac operating system. The OS X Beta Seed Program requires an Apple ID and is free to Mac users signing up to participate and prepared to adhere to a confidentiality agreement […]
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  • Exclusive Giveaway Of WonderFox Document Manager

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    It has been over 8 months since WonderFox last giveaway campaign on Now, Megaleecher and WonderFox together organize a BRAND NEW giveaway for WonderFox Document Manager from today to May 10, 2014. This program is designed for managing/ encrypting /backing up document files. All of users can enjoy the unlimited license of WonderFox Document Manager for FREE. WonderFox Document Manager is a document management program which can manage your daily office documents conveniently. You can list, manage and backup documents with a few clicks instead of searching and…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Hammer Smash Fail

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
  • Samsung Galaxy S5′s Fingerprint Authentication Hacked And Used To Perform Paypal Transaction

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    While Apple iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner got pwned in a similar fashion, the problem with Samsung implementation is that they are using this to authorize payments on their device as shown in the video demonstration shared below.
  • Lifelong Free VPN Service for Online Security & Anonymity

    Deepesh Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    With the increased penetration of internet in our everyday life, issues with online privacy and security are becoming a key concern. The data that we input through the internet is not as secure as we hope it to be. VPN creates a virtual link or an Internet tunnel that connects two physical networks in separate locations and is accessible to all users. Security is guaranteed as the data sent through the tunnel is encrypted – hence the term is “private.” This security feature guarantees that there is no possible malicious interception by third party, such as hacking or espionage. And the…
  • How To Install SSH Server As Root On Android 4.4 KitKat

    Deepesh Agarwal
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    One of the first thing any advanced user should do after installing Android on their mini-pc is to install an SSH Server to enable remote-access from a computer for faster and easier tweaking, one can simply opt for an free SSH Server app from Google Play like SSHelper for a no frill, click-n-install SSH access to your Android box. However, if you prefer a GUI-less access with FULL-ROOT privileges from both WinSCP and Putty follow the tutorial shard ahead.
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  • Review: The Nickel Creek reunion tour proves that absence does, indeed, make the heart grow fonder

    Rex Hammock
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    More photos on my Flickr account. For the past 12 years, posts about music on this blog have been rare. And on those rare occasions, those posts have been almost 100% about the members of Nickel Creek. (The reason for why “just them” is buried in those posts, somewhere.) This post is the next in that rare tradition. My wife and I attended the group’s “reunion” concert last Friday at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. As I predicted last week, Friday night’s performance “was awesome” and did everything you’d hope such a…
  • Why Should the Fire Die?

    Rex Hammock
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Six years ago at the Ryman, I shot this grainy video of Nickel Creek‘s last song of their last stop of their farewell (“for now”) concert tour. (Here’s my blog post from 2007.) Their first stop of their current “reunion” tour (fulfilling the “for now” foreshadow) will also be at the Ryman. Tonight. I’ll be there. Here’s a preview of my review: “They were great.”
  • Hey, General Mills Lawyers: Better Eat Your Wheaties

    Rex Hammock
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    While I typically support efforts to add sanity to our overly-litigious culture that seems to encourage anyone to sue anybody for anything, I don’t think the lawyers at General Mills thought through the type of social media firestorm they would ignite by adding language to the company’s website alerting customers they can’t take legal action against the company if they’ve done things like download a coupon, enter a contest or, if read literally, liked on Facebook one of the company’s products, say, Cheerios or Wheaties or Macaroni Grill or Fruit Loops. There…
  • Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride in Nashville (photos, video)

    Rex Hammock
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    With my bicycling friend, John Darwin, who also enjoys riding his bike in-town, I often head out on a Sunday afternoon looking for things I’ve never seen in Nashville. These days, that likely means a new real estate development or some area of town I’ve heard about, but have never seen. As the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four is in Nashville now (the championship game is Tuesday night, April 8), we decided to include a ride by the area of downtown where events are being staged. While that was out of the usual, the other things I ran across made me feel like I was…
  • Amazon Dash: Reinventing the Cuecat, 2014

    Rex Hammock
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Starting over ten years ago, a long-running joke on this blog has been my fascination with (and mockery of) the recurring need inventors (including those who work for huge technology companies) have to re-invent the Cuecat. For those who don’t recognize the term Cuecat as the punchline of a joke, I suggest a rapid glance at its Wikipedia entry and the wonderful one-liner by the late Debbie Barham, the comic and humor writer who said the Cuecat “fails to solve a problem which never existed.” A couple of years ago, I referred to the repetitive reinvention of the Cuecat as the…
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  • Design for Curation

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

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

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

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

    Paul Stamatiou
    30 Apr 2013 | 9:00 am
    I have been thinking a lot about simplifying my life recently. I started a stellar new job four months ago and it felt like a great time to change other parts of my life. I used to be a slave to my startups. If I wasn't working, I had a perpetual feeling of guilt that I should be working. That lead to many all-nighters and eventually landed me in the hospital last year after fainting twice from fever and dehydration. That reads more like an accolade to the workaholic culture of Silicon Valley, which joyously consumes posts like how Marissa Mayer worked 130 hours per week. It was most…
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  • iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 (build 11D201) for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Compared to the major update iOS 7.1, which we saw about a month and a half ago, iOS 7.1.1 is basically a minor update. The latest iOS software update focuses mainly on fixing bugs, Touch ID improvements and patching a number of […] You are reading: iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309

    SK Mezanul Haque
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Microsoft recently released the most anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview for all compatible Windows Phone devices. This update is available for developers to update their personal Windows Phone “dev” smartphones under the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program. If you are not a developer you have to wait until Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 final version. Windows Phone […] You are reading: Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul…
  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • How to Track When People Print Web Pages on your Site

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    You have made your website printer-friendly but you are not too sure if people are actually printing any of web pages. And if they are, you would probably like to know how frequently they print pages from your site and what kind of content is printed more often. There are multiple ways to print a web page. You may use the File->Print menu in the browser or press the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut (or Command+P on a Mac) to send the current web page to the printer. Some web pages have a dedicated PRINT button on the page itself that internally executes the window.print() method to print the…
  • Save your Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your email messages in Gmail have attachments – images, documents, videos, etc. – and you can automatically save them all to a specific folder inside Google Drive using the Send to Google Drive. The latest version lets you specify a list of file types and only file attachments belonging to those types will be saved to your Google Drive. If you haven’t used Send to Google Drive before, here’s how it works. You specify a Gmail label name in the sheet and the script will scan all your existing and incoming email messages inside that label for attachments. You can say…
  • Better Ways to Embed Tables and Spreadsheets in Web Pages

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    It is easy to embed tabular data in  web pages. You can either use the standard <table> HTML tag or you can input the tabular data in a spreadsheet — like Excel Online or Google Spreadsheets — and embed the sheet in your web pages. HTML tables are easy while spreadsheet based tables allow better formatting and complex layouts – like nested tables within a table – without fiddling with the code. Here are the different ways by which you can embed tables in your website and their pros and cons. How to create an HTML table If you have access to a WYSIWYG editor like…
  • Useful FFmpeg Commands

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    FFmpeg is an extremely powerful and versatile command line tool for converting audio and video files. It is free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. Whether you want to join two video files, extract the audio component from a video file, convert your video into an animated GIF, FFmpeg can do it all and even more. Extract the audio from a video file with this simple FFmpeg command. Useful FFmpeg Commands FFmpeg supports all popular audio and video formats. Or you can running the command ./ffmpeg -formats to get a list of every format that is supported by your FFmpeg…
  • Easily Unsubscribe from all LinkedIn Emails

    Amit Agarwal
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    LinkedIn is trying to reinvent itself as a social network for professionals and they are now sending way too many email notifications that one never really asked for. Whether it’s your colleague’s birthday, someone just completed two years at their current job or someone you know just joined LinkedIn – there’s a notification for everything. The worst part is that LinkedIn offers no one-click button for quickly and easily unsubscribing from all these email notification in one go. You have to select at least 20 drop-down boxes to unsubscribe yourself from every single…
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  • The Basics of Good Web Design

    Wardell Latham
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    A strong web presence is essential to good business. Having a website is a given but it is important to make sure your website is a winner. You need a well ordered, appealing and informative site that is easy to use. Your site should be offer incentive for visitors to return and should offer them […] Related posts: Static Page Update Alerts Chic Designs from 5 Infamous Organizations Become a Google Verified Author
  • 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:15 am
    Smart phones. It’s hard to imagine life without them, right? It seems they are capable of anything, constantly surprising us with the ways they can help us in daily tasks; they are so much more than mobile communication devices. Here are some of the ways we can make the most of our iPhones. Capture Gone […] Related posts: 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android The LG G2 Pulls No Punches Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review
  • Top 5 Apps for Business Travel

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
      Before the high tech era, business travellers would rely on their trusty Lonely Planet guidebook and a briefcase bursting with classified documents, itineraries, and muesli bar wrappers. Needless to say, it was a complete and utter hassle to have to cart around so much paperwork for a measly day trip to Sydney. Luckily, all […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Getting to Know Droid
  • 5 Tips To Blog Often & Effectively

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Starting a blog is easy. Sticking to a regular blogging schedule, however, is the hard part. Apart from speaking to online content experts Search Factory about how to grow your blog online, here are 5 tips that can help you blog more often and more effectively. 1. Blog in the morning. We are often the […] Related posts: Ten Ways to Tell If You’re Addicted to Facebook 4 tips for your Business Facebook page The Five C’s of Blogging
  • Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Wi-Fi: As essential and intangible as the wind. We know that we can’t live without it, yet many have a limited grasp of what it actually is. Here at My Port we’ve put together five essential facts that you probably didn’t know about your Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi can travel much longer than you may think, from […] Related posts: QR Codes Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android
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    jiveSYSTEMS Blog

  • Viewer Heatmaps – The Video Statistic You Need

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Our new platform is built with Ruby on Rails. The term may sound familiar to you, it’s the same setup as 37Signals (the guys behind the wildly successful ‘and also bootstrapped’ project management software “Basecamp”). As a member of jiveSYSTEMS, you can: send video email, embed video in email marketing systems, embed video in your website and blog, create call to action links, and see viewer heatmaps. You also get coaching and support from our knowledgeable team. We will help you with everything from installing your webcam to developing your video marketing strategy. P.S. Shortly…
  • See Our New Video Platform in Action

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    Our new platform is built with Ruby on Rails. The term may sound familiar to you, it’s the same setup as 37Signals (the guys behind the wildly successful ‘and also bootstrapped’ project management software “Basecamp”). As a member of jiveSYSTEMS, you can: send video email, embed video in email marketing systems, embed video in your website and blog, create call to action links, and see viewer heatmaps. You also get coaching and support from our knowledgeable team. We will help you with everything from installing your webcam to developing your video marketing strategy. P.S. Shortly…
  • Why Flywheel Moved to Panama and How It Benefits You

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:16 am
    The post Why Flywheel Moved to Panama and How It Benefits You appeared first on jiveSYSTEMS Blog.
  • Three Secrets About Video Email With Infusionsoft As My Current Employer

    Paul Sokol
    17 Feb 2014 | 11:07 am
    Coming from the world of video email and into the world of all-in-one sales and marketing software, I’ve had a unique opportunity to watch both technologies in action. What works and what doesn’t. Its been a while since contributing to this blog and I wanted to deliver a little insight to help you power into the new year. Below you’ll find three things I’ve learned about video email because of where I work now; these things can help your year get off to a great start. I consider these secrets only because if you actually use them (even just one), you’ll be way…
  • We Love Infusionsoft: Here’s One Reason Why

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    18 Dec 2013 | 12:10 pm
    If you have a business and use the internet, you’ve likely heard of Infusionsoft. This post isn’t about listing Infusionsoft’s many capabilities. I’ve done that in previous posts and will reveal more in future ones. Right now, what I want to do is share with you a video about what it’s like to work at Infusionsoft. You may be asking yourself “What’s that got to do with me? I don’t want to work there. I want to use their software to manage and grow my business”. Just as past performance gives a strong indication of future performance, a…
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  • Watch out Nexus: Cyanogen-powered, $299 OnePlus One finally revealed in full

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    We already know a lot about the device, but the OnePlus One smartphone running CyanogenMod is finally here.
  • Microsoft opens ad-free Bing for Schools search engine to all U.S. schools

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Microsoft is throwing open an advertisement-free version of its Bing search engine to all eligible kindergarten to 12th grade schools in the U.S., after completing the pilot stage of this program that was first run in five large public school districts.The company is promising students an ad-free and safer search. After the no-charge “Bing in the Classroom” program is activated, Bing searches from within the school network will not have any advertisements, and will automatically and strictly filter to help block adult content. Microsoft will also disable the use of student searches for…
  • U.S. to vote on $1.8 billion proposal to bring broadband to rural areas

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote Wednesday on a proposal to pump $1.8 billion into a fund that subsidizes broadband deployments in rural communities.It would be the second investment for the FCC’s Connect America Fund and should bring broadband service to nearly 5 million U.S. residents who don’t have coverage now, an FCC official said. The new funding, planned for next year, would amount to a 70 percent increase in subsidies, said the official, speaking on background.The FCC voted in October 2011 to begin transitioning subsidies for traditional telephone service in…
  • The right kind of wrong: Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Some Android apps thought to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug were spared because of a common coding error in the way they implemented their own native OpenSSL library.FireEye scanned 54,000 Android applications in Google’s Play store on April 10 to see which ones are vulnerable to Heartbleed. The flaw, publicly disclosed on April 7, is contained in OpenSSL, a code library used to encrypt data traffic.The security company found several games and office-based mobile applications that are vulnerable to the bug, mostly because the applications use their own native OpenSSL library rather…
  • Google's new, highly targeted app ads react to how you use Android apps

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    The next time you open a podcasting app on your Android phone you're not just catching up on your favorite radio shows: You're also sending Google valuable data the company can turn into advertising dollars.Google recently announced some new updates to its AdWords advertising program that are all about helping advertisers target you based on how you use your device.The new ads are designed to encourage Android owners to download new apps they might like as well as open apps they already have on their device. Taps for apps "We’ll enable you to reach people who are your most likely…
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  • Oracle Timesten Database Gateway for ODBC for realtime downstream connectivity

    Sumit Sarkar
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    Oracle TimesTen is an in-memory database that can be used as the core database of record or as a cache database for Oracle.  When used as a core database for data intensive workloads, we’re seeing significant demand to setup an Oracle Database Gateway to federate TimesTen data for downstream applications, including those built on Oracle. Downstream with Oracle TimesTen without a paddle If you search Oracle Support, you’ll find that the Oracle TimesTen client by itself is not supported with the Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC per Oracle Support, “Connecting Oracle to…
  • Ride the Big Data Wave

    2 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Have you ever looked up at the sky on a clear, starry night? Looking at all those specs of light billions of light years away? There are actually more existing pieces of digital information than stars in the universe. The statistics on big data and its rapid accumulation are staggering (see infographic below). 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated by people daily. To put that in perspective, 2.5 quintillion seconds is equivalent to seventy-nine billion years. By 2020, there will be thirty-five zettabytes of digital information or fourteen-thousand-quintillion-bytes. Where and how to…
  • Hadoop Sqoop JDBC to SQL Server via AD Windows Authentication from Linux

    Sumit Sarkar
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    For “big data” connectivity, I see a very high percentage of projects delivering business value from big data initiatives that require data connectivity from DataDirect.  This was specifically around providing Universal data connectivity to Hadoop Hive and related low latency interfaces (Impala, Hawq, Drill, Stinger, etc). From recent active projects, we’re connecting systems in the other direction which takes success to new levels; and that is when you can move data sets aggregated by the Hadoop big data ecosystem; and move them to relational databases managed by strict corporate…
  • Programming Languages and the Importance of ODBC

    Dion Picco
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    A few weeks back a colleague and I were driving through Seattle, and we began to debate the reach of ODBC as a key data standard.  His perspective was that ODBC was really a C/C++ technology, and that as people have largely moved to other programming languages, the importance of ODBC has declined as well.  Well, I didn’t buy that argument but needed to do some research before I could refute him.  As I mainly tinker with iOS development these days, my awareness of what is happening in the programming world at large is well out-of-date.  Well, it didn’t take long to dig up some…
  • Are You Making the Most of Your Customer Data?

    Jeff Reser
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:10 am
    An interesting read from Reuters last week has me thinking about how critical it is for businesses to take advantage of customer data. James Kelleher reported that Caterpillar, an Illinois-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment,  “believes its distributors are missing out on somewhere between $9 billion and $18 billion in easy-to-capture revenue each year because they are…not tapping into the wealth of real-time customer data now at their fingertips.” In an even more intriguing move, Caterpillar is giving dealers until the end of the year to come up with a plan on how…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

    Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    The exceptional growth and adaptation of social media networks represents an ideal opportunity to overcome one of the most challenging aspects of the clinical research industry. This rapidly evolving medium can be a powerful recruitment tool that can be used to: Target specific patient demographics Drive more pre-qualified patient referrals Reduce overall costs A new survey shows that the internet is edging out doctors as people’s primary source of information on clinical trials. These e-patients represent a still largely untapped population of potential participants. Further surveys have…
  • A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second

    Guest Author
    11 Jul 2013 | 6:00 am
    This is a guest post by Jay Baer. Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences. This is the “appification” of brand value. For decades, the key question has been “how valuable is the brand?” The key question moving forward is “how valuable are your apps?” Apple, of course, started this trend with the introduction of the first iPhone, but distilling entire companies…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Search Retargeting, Part 2

    Guest Author
    25 Apr 2013 | 5:22 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Plomion.  In Part 1 of our Ultimate Guide to Search Retargeting, we looked at the players involved in this revolutionary tactic, how it works, and the impressive “Power Ups” it can give your marketing effort. Today, we’re going to look at how to take your Search Retargeting efforts to the next level through Advanced Prospecting. In particular, we’re going to look at two key levels you need to master—traditional Search Retargeting and Search Retargeting on the Facebook Ad Exchange (FBX)—as well as the villains you need to avoid along the way. Level 1:…

    Tamar Weinberg
    8 Apr 2013 | 7:40 am
    Originally posted on Real Time Email. Stop your online marketing right now. Tell me the truth: have you signed up to SEO, PPC, or social media services in the last few years, paid a couple of grand per month for visibility, and found that you were seeing slow uptake but no ROI? You and maybe one hundred thousand other small businesses. Yes, you, small business owner. The problem with marketing today versus marketing in 2006 is volume. There’s volume everywhere. There are more websites today than there were 7 years ago. There are more SEO savvy folks, so you’re vying for eyes you…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Targeting Search Profiles on Facebook

    Guest Author
    12 Feb 2013 | 5:23 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Plomion of Chango. When Facebook launched Facebook Exchange (FBX) last September, it was an important day in the history of online advertising.  Facebook accounts for some 25 percent of U.S. display inventory on the web. Now that inventory can be purchased with real-time bidding (RTB), and marketers can target their most valuable customers with a display ad on Facebook. But, though it didn’t receive as much attention as the launch of FBX, Facebook made another critical move in December when it allowed advertisers to target customers based on what they searched…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • And How to Get It!

    itvibes tech
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing The promise of the …And How to Get It! series is to empower readers with the information they need to fulfill their goals. Whether those goals involve a healthy body, a great sex life, or a self-sustaining vegetable garden, each book takes the reader on a step by step journey towards getting what they want. And How to Get It! books are far from dull and academic. Entertainingly light and conversational with a good amount of appropriate humor, we like to sprinkle in fun bits of facts and trivia – nobody said goal attainment had to be all hard work! Our…
  • 5 Ways Houston Businesses Can Benefit from Social Media

    ITVibes Support
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Social Media is the new generation’s communications medium. It is a small business marketing evolution. Social media helps build and maintain the foundation of a good business. Social media encourages you to engage with target customers.. Being active within the social media networks has the potential of converting audience into revenue-generating clients or partners. Here are five ways to benefit from Social Media: Customer Interaction Interacting with your current, and potential customers is simply a search on a social media site. This is a great place to start introducing your company.
  • Setting Goals and Targeting Audiences Through Social Media Marketing

    ITVibes Support
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Now that your business is in place, it’s time to think about how to attract, retain and grow your customer base. Do you have a marketing plan in place? Here are some ideas to help put one together. Set Obtainable Goals What are some of things you, as a company, wish to achieve throughout the year? Remember to set goals that are obtainable and realistic. You can dream big, but know you might also need to take small steps before getting to the final goal. Target your Audience As a company, it is hard to provide a product that reaches the masses. This is where knowing your target audience…
  • Charge Financial Group

    itvibes tech
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing In partnership with Family Heritage Life Insurance Company we are dedicated to providing individuals, families, businesses and their employees the very best in supplemental benefits. Working hand-in-hand with our customers, our dedicated sales force provides personal face-to-face service that is almost unheard of in today’s business world. Policyholders experience the security of one-on-one interactions with their Charge Financial Group Sales Professional. We are committed to providing our clients with the right protection, customized to their needs. Our…
  • Customer Relationships Really Matter In Social Media Era

    ITVibes Support
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Since social media has taken off like a rocker, it is hard to satisfy everyone you interact with. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind for getting a positive customer review for your company. Be Courteous Manners go a long way, and are often not overlooked. One of the smallest things we can do is say “Thank You”. Customers appreciate being thanked for their business and time. When thanking a customer, remember to be courteous. Sending a personal note or small gift is another way to enhance customer relationships. Pay Attention Hearing and listening are often thought of as one…
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  • [How To] – Calibrate An Android Phone’s Battery

    Bilal Ibrar
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Issues with your smartphone’s battery is probably one of the most frequent occurrence and hence we keep on adding new ideas and suggestions on how to better cope with this problem. Battery consumption can be tricky, and you need to be able to understand where the problem lies. You can also try calibrating your Android’s battery, which can result in massive performance boost, if of course everything’s done right. In this article, we’ll have a look at exactly how you can go about calibrating your phone’s battery. Our first suggestion to improve your battery’s consumption will be to…
  • Tips To Improve GPS Signal On Your Android Device

    Bilal Ibrar
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    An internal GPS is a mandatory feature in all modern Android smartphones. This of course means that users have access to location-based apps like Google Maps. With such an app, users can easily find out their exact co-ordinates on the world map, tag themselves in different locations, and get help with travelling thanks to the navigational features. However, every different model of an Android phone, has a different type of a GPS sensor installed. This could mean different performance parameters on different phones. Some phones will have a much better GPS signal than others. Many factors can…
  • 5 Top Accessories for Your Nexus 5 Phone

    Bilal Ibrar
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    The Nexus 5, apart from being a purely raw Android phone, is without a doubt amongst the top smartphones right now. Comparing it with the competing phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, the Nexus 5 definitely has some solid points in its favor. Can the smartphone experience of the Nexus be improved even further? Yes, and that’s why, in this article, we’ll have a look at the top 5 accessories that can really turn your Nexus 5 into a beast of a phone. Smart Watch The year 2014 looks set to be the year of the smart watches. There are a lot of variations available in the…
  • Windows Phone 8.1; First Impressions

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Microsoft went official with the Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this month, and after few days, released the developers preview as promised. Windows Phone 8.1 is the first major update, and will be hitting all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The update comes with a host of changes, both major and under the hood. Cortana being one of the biggest. Moving on, the update will be hitting the users who are running Windows Phone 8.1 devices in couple of months. Though the devices which will be running the Windows Phone 8.1 will be launching by the end of this month or the start of next one.
  • Alleged LG G3 Images

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    We’ve been waiting for LG to announce the successor to the LG G2 as well as the latest flagship LG G3, but over the time, we’ve only heard rumours and speculations about what might be coming. So far, we know that the phone might be coming with a 5.5 inches of QHD display, and some other notable features including the Snadragon 800/801 processor along with 3 gigs of RAM. Then there were some more reports suggesting that the phone will feature a flat UI, we also got our hands on a screen shot to prove that. Now the latest leak shows us two images of what seems like the Japanese…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Getting To That Local Audience – The Power Of Localization

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    In order to truly tap into the power of Internet marketing, you must tap into the power of localization. Both the major search engines and the major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Advisers Can Grow Their Business With Modern Invoice Finance

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The economic climate in the UK has been tough on small and medium sized businesses in recent years. Many businesses that may have traditionally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Factors Impacting Your Local SEO Efforts

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you’re looking to rank a website locally, you’re going to find out that it’s a lot different from trying to rank nationally or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • About To Make A Big Purchase? Why It’s Best To Go On Recommendations

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Word of mouth marketing is something that is continuing to take the world by storm and, for the first time ever, we’re starting to see this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • pCloud Review – Access Your Files Everywhere

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Today, when you want to store your files, let it be documents, movies, music or anything, there are a few options to choose! However, if you give... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News*

  • OnePlus One Premium Smartphone Launches at $299

    Anshel Sag
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    The long awaited OnePlus One smartphone has finally made its official debut after many months of slow trickles and leaks. This smartphone was promised to be the smartphone without compromises, and judging by the current specs listed of the OnePlus One, it appears that their statement has held true. The current OnePlus One (still not too hot about that name) will be available in two colors and models. Specifically, the white model selling for $299 with 16GB of storage space (and no memory card slot) and the black version selling for $349 with 64GB of storage space. This price is all the more…
  • Live TV Viewing Out Weighs Streaming Video

    Darleen Hartley
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Ipsos OTX, a research and social strategy company, says sitting in front of the TV is still the preferred viewing experience. Eighty six percent of adults out of 15,551 in 20 countries are traditional couch potatoes. According to their statistics, several respondents admitted to accessing video in multiple ways. The company quotes 27 percent as streaming/downloading TV/video via computer, 16 percent streaming Internet video to TV, 16 percent are using DVR/recording devices to view video entertainment, and only 1710 in 15.5 thousand watching on mobile. Depending on the method of watching…
  • Scientists Use TACC Supercomputers to Find Link Between Cancer and Alzheimer’s

    Anshel Sag
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    So, remember when TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) built the Stampede supercomputer using VERY preferred pricing from Intel for using Intel Xeon Phi cards back in 2012? Well, that Stampede supercomputer in conjunction with the Lonestar Supercomputer at TACC are responsible for some pretty interesting research. The TACC at the University of Texas, Austin houses many supercomputers, but the two that were utilized for this project were the Stampede and Lonestar. The team of scientists from Houston’s Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) found that Alzheimer’s disease and cancer…
  • Blizzcon 2014 Dates Announced, November 7th and 8th

    Anshel Sag
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Blizzard just announced the dates for their much awaited Blizzcon conference that occurs every year in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. Based on the announcement, the dates for Blizzcon 2014 will be November 7th and November 8th, later this year, with ticket sales opening up on May 7th, exactly 6 months before the event. In past years, ticket sales for Blizzcon have gone by so quickly that the players hoping to attend Blizzcon are usually disappointed by their inability to get tickets. There are simply too few to get ahold of and they go far too quickly, much like…
  • Twitter Bends to Turkish Government Demands, Allows Censorship

    Anshel Sag
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    As many of you may have heard over the course of the past month, Twitter was banned in Turkey. The reason for this ban was because a few anonymous Twitter accounts had been leaking audio recordings of top Turkish officials talking about corruption and other sensitive issues. Since the lifting of the ban on Twitter in Turkey, the government has been working directly with Twitter to resolve the issue of these undesired tweets. As it seems right now, there are currently two solutions in the works that will allow Twitter to operate in harmony with the current  government. Those two measures…
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • Deals ahead? Cree CEO looking for 'strategic opportunities'

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda drops hints in a conference call with Wall Street analysts that the global LED manufacturer and developer is looking for deals. Nothing is imminent, he says, but "we're starting to look" at possible deals "more seriously."
  • Installment plans for phones drive AT&T wireless growth

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    Although customers in the installment plan, called Next, aren't locked into traditional two-year service contracts, they pay the entire cost of phones in installments. As a result, AT&T doesn't have to pay hundreds of dollars per customer in subsidies. In return, customers can get a new phone as often as every year instead of every other year.
  • Aereo vs. broadcasters: Justices skeptical, concerned

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • MCNC expands network capabilities in deal with Sentinel Data Centers

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    MCNC, the operator of the statewide North Carolina Research and Education Network, is adding capabilities to its own fiber and data infrastructure in a deal with Durham-based Sentinel Data Centers.
  • Unions spell out 'demands' to IBM, plan to step up organizing

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    While IBM didn't announce any more job cuts during a conference call last week to discuss its latest earnings, unions representing IBMers overseas and Alliance@IBM, which wants to unionize workers in the U.S., met in Europe to discuss strategy. They agreed on a series of "demands" that call for Big Blue to "protect" its "loyal work force."
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Getting To That Local Audience – The Power Of Localization

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    In order to truly tap into the power of Internet marketing, you must tap into the power of localization. Both the major search engines and the major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Advisers Can Grow Their Business With Modern Invoice Finance

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The economic climate in the UK has been tough on small and medium sized businesses in recent years. Many businesses that may have traditionally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Factors Impacting Your Local SEO Efforts

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you’re looking to rank a website locally, you’re going to find out that it’s a lot different from trying to rank nationally or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • About To Make A Big Purchase? Why It’s Best To Go On Recommendations

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Word of mouth marketing is something that is continuing to take the world by storm and, for the first time ever, we’re starting to see this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • pCloud Review – Access Your Files Everywhere

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Today, when you want to store your files, let it be documents, movies, music or anything, there are a few options to choose! However, if you give... [[ 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

  • 5 Hidden Gems in Adobe Muse CC

    Terry White
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
      In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you 5 hidden gems in Adobe Muse CC. Adobe Muse CC allows you to design websites visually without having to write code or deal with code at all. In this video I show you a few not too well known features that will make your life easier in using Adobe Muse CC to make your site pop. 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. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only…
  • Lightroom Mobile on iPad is Here! Let’s take a first look…

    Terry White
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
      The long awaited Lightroom mobile is here and I couldn’t be happier to give you your first look: Today we’re announcing the immediate availability of Lightroom mobile. Lightroom mobile extends your existing workflows beyond the desktop. Lightroom mobile allows you to utilize your iPad to do all sorts of great things and have the changes sync back to your Lightroom catalog at home, including: Access images in your Lightroom catalog Make selects, reject unworthy photos Apply a preset Refine your adjustments using all your favorites from the Basic panel, including Highlights,…
  • The New Smaller 2014 Jawbone Era Bluetooth Headset

    Terry White
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It’s been a while since I looked at Bluetooth headsets. After all my Jawbone ICON has been working just fine. However, I ordered the new 2014 Era by Jawbone because I thought I had lost my older model. I keep my Jawbone along with a couple of misc. adapters and wired Apple EarPods in a small vinyl pouch that I carry in my pocket. That pouch went missing for a week.  I couldn’t find it in all the usual spots that I normally leave it or drop it in. I figured that it was gone for good and that I had to replace the contents. I ordered the NEW 2014 Era by Jawbone. Although I hate…
  • 5 Hidden Gems in Adobe InDesign CC

    Terry White
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV I’ll show 5 hidden gems in Adobe InDesign CC. These are 5 little things that could make a big impact on your daily use of InDesign CC. 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. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only in the App! 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 5 Hidden Gems in…
  • What I’m Teaching At Photoshop World Atlanta Next Week

    Terry White
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:11 pm
    photo by Jason Lykins It’s almost time for my favorite conference, Photoshop World! This will be the first Photoshop World held in Atlanta and I’m really looking forward to it. Not only do I get to see so many of you, but I’m psyched about teaching some new classes. First up I’m teaching a new “Intro to Adobe Muse CC” class. I did a session on the show floor last year for Adobe Muse and it went over great. I’m happy that this class got added to the conference track and that I can go more in-depth. I’m also teaching a brand new “How to Edit…
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    Lastest ITProPortal news

  • Why Edward Snowden's PRISM leaks shouldn't put businesses off the cloud

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    After the NSA leaks and the huge controversy that still surrounds Snowden's revelations, Internet users and businesses alike can hardly be blamed for fearing for the safety of their online data. Read more:
  • Leo and Boyle to team up for on-the-rocks Steve Jobs flick

    Alex Hamilton
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio could be working together in bringing the high-profile biopic based on Steve Jobs' life to the silver screen, following previous director David Fincher's exit.Read more:
  • Message in a bottleneck: Is outdated communications technology putting you at risk?

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    When faced with critical incidents reequiring an urgent response, many businesses still rely on dated and inefficient communications methods. It's time for companies to get the message.Read more:
  • Google refunding customers duped by fake anti-virus app

    Alex Hamilton
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Google has started to refund customers who bought a fake app purporting to be an anti-virus, which is believed to have gained 10,000 downloads on the Play Store.Read more:
  • NetMundial conference in Brazil set to discuss "the future of the Internet"

    Alex Hamilton
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    A meeting has been called in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to determine best policy and practice for governments and organisations when dealing with internet, following more NSA revelations by Edward Snowden.Read more:
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • 10 Commandments of Marketing

    Alex Goldfayn
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Be bold. Marketing is no place for modesty. Be active. Communicate often and consistently. Focus, like a laser, on how you improve customers. Be quick. Over-thinking kills marketing and growth. Be disciplined. Daily, take communication action that will grow your revenue. Evolve. Grow. There are countless ways to market. Keep yourself interested. Gather powerful insights from your customers. No need to guess. Build lists. If your lists aren’t growing, your company probably isn’t either. Aggressively communicate testimonials (note: I say communicate them, not simply gather them).
  • Obstacles That Keeps Us From Marketing

    Alex Goldfayn
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    I define marketing as consistently communicating your value to people who can buy from you. Here are the obstacles that keep us from doing so: 1. Fear: Of failing; of offending; of rejection. This is the single greatest impediment to marketing action. 2. Perfection: You have many chances to make good impressions. Take action when your marketing is good enough. Only you will know it’s not perfect. 3. Procrastination: Responding to urgent issues (fires) is reactive and keeps a lot of organizations, big and small, from doing the good work of communicating with buyers proactively.
  • The Discipline of Doing

    Alex Goldfayn
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    I received a lot of feedback from you regarding last week’s newsletter on the difference between knowing what to do and doing it (it’s discipline). A few of you said it was the best Evangelist Marketing Minute ever. So I spent some time last week defining the elements that go into this discipline: On-demand awareness: You may know what to do after you read an article, or attend a workshop, but can you recall it when it’s necessary? The information must be easily available, on paper, or in your head. Impactful trigger: The reason to begin doing what you know must be…
  • The Difference Between Knowing & Doing

    Alex Goldfayn
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:57 am
    What’s the difference between knowing what to do, and actually doing it? You probably know what to do already. For example, we know that testimonials and referrals are nearly guaranteed ways to grow our revenue, but do we ask for them enough? As a friend and colleague said recently, “If we all did what we know to be the right thing, we would all have perfect bodies.” And none of us would work too much! As the author, consultant and Harvard professor David Maister once said at a small, private workshop of his that I attended, “You all know what to do. The difference…
  • The Best Marketing Is Simple

    Alex Goldfayn
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    If you request two referrals per week and hit a 50 percent success rate (which is less than the results my two-step referral process creates for clients), you’ll get 50 new, very warm prospects to have sales conversations with. Close a third of those, and you have 16 new customers, without doing very much work at all. Ask your staff to do the same, and you’ll leverage the power of exponential marketing effort and growth. If you add the “Did You Know” question (“did you know we also do x, y, or z?”) to most of your conversations with customers and…
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    Music Without Labels

  • Miscomunicado – Color.A.D.O. [New Music][Free Download]

    Philosofox the DJ
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Fort Collins, Colorado is home to the eclectic psychedelic dance party known as Miscomunicado. With Dan Scott Forreal and James Hodgkins providing gang vocals, guitar, bass, and keys between them and the backing beats of Luke Barone, their “digital sound jockey”, this three piece outfit has managed to combine virtually every influence one could find … Continue reading
  • The Early Reset – “Full Potential” [NEW MUSIC/FREE DOWNLOAD]

    Steve Harpine
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Nashville is full of artists continuously crafting and creating new art. There are projects released every day, whether it be a painting, design, or composition, specifically made to have significance in some form. Each artist’s expression is unique, and often times a whole-hearted representation of their inner-being. Today, The Early Reset released their debut EP, … Continue reading
  • Mob Device – Babylon Burn [New Music]

    Philosofox the DJ
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Tim Kolstrom, the artist known as Mob Device, has been putting out electronic music in various genres for years now. Beginning with dubstep and film scoring, he’s moved into multiple subgenres of the many-headed monster now known as EDM, even making brief forays into hip-hop production. His recent track “In the Summer“, on Nuit Blanche … Continue reading
  • Forge Recording @ Ardmore Music Hall

    Philosofox the DJ
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Ardmore Music Hall is a fairly new concert venue in the suburbs of Philadelphia, having opened just this past year in the former Brownies 23 East, a prominent local cover band bar. Located just steps from the Ardmore regional rail station on a street with plenty of free parking lots, it is much more accessible … Continue reading
  • Record Store Day @ AKA Music

    Philosofox the DJ
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Each year, Record Store Day brings together the world’s remaining independent brick-and-mortar record shops for a mutual promotion that has grown over time to include special releases by dozens of artists and festivities at around a thousand stores around the United States and abroad. Many local shops offer discounts on non-Record Store Day merchandise and … Continue reading
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Courteney Cox: For Last Time, No Friends Reunion!

    Mike Tuttle
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Since 2004 when it ended, fans of the 1990s hit television show Friends have been wishing and hoping for a reunion. On Monday night, the rumors of that possibility were shut down (again) by actress Courteney Cox. “It’s not going to happen,” Cox told David Letterman on The Late Show. “Let me tell you something: there’s six friends and I’ve been trying to put together a cast dinner for 10 years. It doesn’t happen. I can get the girls to come, maybe Matthew Perry. Matt LeBlanc canceled last time right at the last minute, Schwimmer lives here [in New York…
  • Bruce Willis Lowers Asking Price for Idaho Mansion

    Heather Vecchioni
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Looking to scoop up some prime real estate in Hailey, Idaho? If so, Bruce Willis has what you need. The Die Hard actor has just approved another price decrease for his mansion in the mid-western state. Once listed for $15 million, the refurbished mansion is now on the market for $8.8 million. Willis is selling the 8,400-square-foot home because he no longer spends much time in the area. The six bedroom, seven bathroom house is situated in front of lake and features a living room with vaulted ceilings, a large stone fireplace, and multiple fireplaces in the bedrooms. Additionally, the house is…
  • Google Maps Lets You Browse Old Street View Imagery

    Chris Crum
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Google has updated Google Maps to enable users to look at historical imagery using Street View. Users can browse imagery dating bak to 2007. This shows you how: “Now with Street View, you can see a landmark’s growth from the ground up, like the Freedom Tower in New York City or the 2014 World Cup Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil,” says Vinay Shet, Google Street View Product Manager. “This new feature can also serve as a digital timeline of recent history, like the reconstruction after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa, Japan. You can even experience…
  • Medicare Official Jonathan Blum Resigns

    Sean Patterson
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Jonathan Blum, a key U.S. health official in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has resigned. This, according to an internal CMS memo reported on by Reuters. Blum was the principal deputy administrator and Medicare director for the CMS. During his five years in the position he oversaw major reform initiatives, including the Affordable Care Act (ACT, also known as “Obamacare”). His final day at the CMS will be May 16. The internal memo was written by CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, who heavily praised Blum’s work at the agency. She specifically…
  • Google Glass Champion Has Realization at Skrillex Show

    Josh Wolford
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Sudden clarity Robert Scoble had a realization at a Skrillex show recently. Robert Scoble was at a Skrillex show? Yes, it was Coachella. Oh, ok. Proceed. Google has a serious problem when it comes to Google Glass. Check out his musings: Post by Robert Scoble. Let’s all remember that Robert Scoble was one of Google Glass’ early adopters and champions. He’ll wear them in a public restroom. Shits aren’t given. But now he’s not wearing them as much anymore. He says that most Google employees he knows aren’t even wearing them that much anymore. “It’s…
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  • How to Show up your name on the Menubar of OSX?

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It is often seen from screenshots shared of macintosh owners, that the user name or some form of the user name is displayed on the menubar, right on the top right side of the screen. This is rather fancy as it adds a bit of personal flavor to the computer and also lets you quickly switch the users right from the menubar without having to log out of the system. It is also a rather convenient position for the control to sit is always present irrespective of the programme you run unless it is in a full screen app. So, how exactly could you also get your name to show up in the menubar permanently…
  • OnePlus One is Official and claims to be a Flagship Killer

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    The tech newcomers OnePlus have finally made the OnePlus One official today. The device has been one of the most discussed topics on Social Media recently thanks to the hype and engagement built by the OnePlus team. The device aims to take on all the flagship devices of the world in terms of hardware and beat them with the KO of affordability, giving it a name of flagship killer. Looking at the device closely, you can understand why it is already been spoken as the next big thing in the tech world. The OnePlus One features a 5.5 inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device…
  • Charge upto 40 Different Phones with this amazing Wireless technology

    Arpit Verma
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Wireless charging is the new blue tie of the tech fashion town. While the major companies are still battling to secure one standard for wireless charging that would be universally accepted, there are plenty of new applications of the technology emerging already. However, so far we have seen applications of wireless charging used in places like car charging or on desk, but one thing that has been common in all these have been that you need some sort of contact between the backplate of the phone and the charger. But what if, you could charge the devices, plenty of them, without the need of any…
  • More Details about G Watch from LG Surface: Points to an Always on Display

    Arpit Verma
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    LG alongside Motorola was one of the very first partners to reveal details about their plans as Android announced the Android Wear, their dive into the sea of wearables. Little details were given out though despite the initial design of the wrist wear were shown off. However, with Matias Duarte confirming to Joshua Topolsky in an interview recently aired at the Accel Design Conference that Android Wear was definitely a reality and all set to be announced in the summers. Following that LG have given us some more information about the G Watch on their website here. The watch will come with an…
  • Download Adobe Photoshop CS2 For Free Legally

    Arpit Verma
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Adobe Photoshop is probably one software most of us have on our systems. However, it is still alarmingly low how few people choose to go by the legal direct and pay their way to get the service. Thanks to Torrents and things like that, a bit of searching around the web and you get through without spending a penny. However, if you are anti piracy and are all for picking things legally, you can do so for Adobe Photoshop CS 2 for free, and yes, legally. While obviously, CS 2 is extremely old version of Photoshop and perhaps would not even run on some of the most recent OS, such as our Mac on…
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    Sai Digital Magazine

  • Why do people vote for BJP (or even Congress)?

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

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

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

    28 Jan 2014 | 12:14 am
    Courtesy of this tweet, I thought I should do the same with different Indian states. And results are certainly interesting. If you didn’t go through that link, this post basically is what different people (via Google) think about different states of India. It makes use of the search suggestions that Google throws up as more ... Read the complete article at What do People think about Different States of India? (Acc to Google) All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the…
  • Use IMPS for 24×7 instant funds transfer (SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Axis)

    13 Jan 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Your relative who stays in a different city has asked you to transfer some money urgently. What would you do? NEFT or RTGS? Each of them have their own benefits. NEFT costs slightly less than RTGS (some banks even offer it for free if amount is less than Rs.1 lakh) but it takes longer than ... Read the complete article at Use IMPS for 24×7 instant funds transfer (SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Axis) All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in full or in parts for any purpose…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • So what exactly is the recipe to get more Twitter Followers: 12 Twitter Tips?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Want to be an effective Twitterer? How can you become the kind of expert or thought-leader on Twitter to whom people truly commit? Well, it’s a well known fact, effective Twitterers cannot exist without followers, nor can high-quality... [[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!]]
  • Brightest Minds In Sales To Follow On Twitter

    Amarendra Bhushan
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    We’re constantly striving to discover what we can do to accelerate sales revenue, beat the competition, and connect with some of the brightest sales minds in the business? I’m excited about the results. So without further delay, browse below for our... [[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!]]
  • What Is Your Method Of Building An Intrapreneurial All-Star Team?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Paul English, co-founder of the travel planning site Kayak, once famously said; “The difference between an A team and an A+ team is the difference between a million in revenue and a billion in revenue.” So, what’s the single important question... [[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!]]
  • Why do men have the upper hand when it comes to using social networking for career advantage?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Well, it’s not a new theory: Men are better at analytics, women are better at social and cultural skills, but a new study has found that men have the upper hand when it comes to using social media for career advantage. No wonder we’re... [[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!]]
  • Gender differences in social media and mobile use

    Amarendra Bhushan
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Tyrants brought down from their pedestal. Entire governments were toppled. Institutionalized biases challenged. Big brands cowed. Gaming and shopping habits changed. And daily contact with grandma. These are some of the social alterations inspired... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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    Honeytech Blog

  • Why Hiring the Right IT Person is Crucial to Start-Up Success

    Honey Singh
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:57 am
    Most large companies have a team of IT experts that rush to your aid whenever there’s a problem. They’re ready for anything. What one person doesn’t know, another person does. It’s a different story at start-ups, though. There’s usually only one person, and that one person needs to solve the...Read more »
  • Croma Announces a unique Blogger’s Club

    Arpit Verma
    9 Jan 2014 | 12:13 am
    A gadget is launched, it garners loads of publicity, they go out to the select two or three top publishers and it all fizzes out. Its the same story time and again and apart from the select publishers the rest just read the stories from the internet and publish it...Read more »
  • After E6 Gionee Proudly Launches ELIFE E7

    Honey Singh
    3 Jan 2014 | 2:39 am
    Gionee has launched its fourth phone in the ELIFE series in almost a year. As claimed by the company, they received great reviews for their previous devices E3, E5 and E6. The company is targeting brands that presently hold monopoly in the smart phone market. What makes it a great...Read more »
  • 6 Gizmos to Protect Your Assets

    Honey Singh
    11 Dec 2013 | 1:18 am
    Most people know that it’s important to lock doors and windows when they leave the house to protect their valuables — there’s a break-in about every 15 seconds in the U.S. But protecting your assets involves more than just defending against robbers. An Internet hacker could potentially do much more...Read more »
  • 10 things to buy on this #OMGSale

    Ankur Jangra
    5 Dec 2013 | 4:04 am
    Many of us shopaholics dream of walloping discounts to feed our never ending hunger for shopping! and More shopping! When the sale does arrive, they leave nothing to chance and feel the urge to buy everything. But the mix-up and confusion that they find themselves in, given there’s so much...Read more »
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • How to Get iSkySoft PDF Editor FREE Licenses

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    If you are looking to edit your PDF files easily then iSkySoft PDF Editor is one wonderful tool that you shouldn’t miss. It is kind of a shame that even though PDF is perhaps the most widely used file formats across many OS and devices today, when it comes to conversion of PDF files into any other format and editing them in the way you do in word processing tools, finding the best tool out there is a bit tricky. But gone are the days when one would search endlessly for a decent PDF editor that does what it advertises. With iSkySoft PDF Editor we finally have a smart PDF editor that…
  • Top 4 Benefits of Content Marketing

    14 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am
    Content marketing is the art of creating useful, interesting content to engage your target audience, build your relationship with them, and tell your brand story. Per dollar spent, content marketing creates three times more leads than other traditional online advertising techniques, such as PPC. When used in conjunction with SEO and social media, content marketing has the power to build a strong online presence for your business, strengthening and extending your online customer relationships. More To Content Than Copy Great content doesn’t have to be the written word. Visual content…
  • Top Five Most Catastrophic Viruses of All Time

    25 Feb 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Have you ever wondered, what were the most harmful computer viruses ever and how much harm did they do worldwide? The very fact that today the internet has become the driving force of modern world, also means that it has also turned out to be the primary target for malicious hackers and crackers. Computer viruses can be devastating for any personal computer user and large corporations, alike. Some virus can corrupt or completely wipe out data on a hard drive, block traffic on a computer network, turn an unsuspecting user’s computer into a virus and malware distributing terminal and…
  • How Technology Influenced Online Shopping

    20 Feb 2014 | 2:55 am
    Few years back when online merchant services started gaining traction, there were a whole bunch of skeptics and naysayers who out rightly predicted failure. But today, we have reached an era where more and more old fashioned brick and mortar retail stores are setting up their online stores in hopes of catching up with today’s extremely tech savvy consumers who are equipped with powerful personal gadgets (iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets) and have easy access to high speed and very reliable 3G, 4G and LTE broadband connections. With tons of great and free eCommerce apps at…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6; Release Date, Rumors, Features, Specs

    Nick Ross
    19 Feb 2014 | 3:55 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone has been described as the super smartphone man has ever produced. Well, this will be one smartphone in its own class. If the circulating rumor are anything to go by, we are about to witness a smartphone that will have more features and modeled to be better than your laptop. With great improvements in terms of memory, camera, RAM, connectivity, design and other areas, this device will be worth the debates it has caused. Recently Samsung commented that they are bringing Galaxy S5 smartphone in 2014 Q1. Hence the good news for Galaxy S6 followers is that, Samsung…
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  • iOS 7.1.1 Now Labels Apps with ‘In-App Purchases’ in Top Charts and Featured Sections

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    iOS 7.1.1, released  earlier today, Apple has fulfilled some minor changes to the iOS App Store to make it more clear which apps offer in app purchases. Apple has delivered an “Offers In-App Purchases” release on individual app detail pages since March of 2013, but now the App Store has been modernize to include a small “In-App Purchases” report for apps in Top Charts listings and on specific featured apps listings, such as in the Great Free Games set. This stretched in-app purchase view allows users to conclude which apps on the Top Free, Paid, and Losing charts…
  • For your car ios app driving curve is fitness tracker

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    The iOS app Driving Curve is a simple way to track your driving performance while not having to fiddle with extra devices.Some high-profile driving apps, like a Y Combinator alum, Techstars-backed Dash and Automatic offer their own hardware to attach with smartphones. Different use a Bluetooth-enabled on-board devices (OBD) that plugs in to an adapter under the steering wheel. Driving Curve, on the other hand, is supposed as easy alternative for those who are interested in their driving performance, however don’t need to cope with an OBD or…
  • All the need—to-know to start your day for iphone through morning app

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    When you come to life in the morning, there’s a good chance that one among the first stuff you do is pick up your phone and check texts, emails, the news, weather etc.  With that in mind, the Morning is a minimalist morning assistant that tells you the date, time, weather and calendar events, to not mention a snap of the news and stock market information. And it’s a very stunning app in addition. The lowdown The main screen consists of multiple tiles, every of which can be tapped to create full-screen.In settings, you are able to change the…
  • Protect yourself from ‘heartbleed’ bug on android with heartbleed detector

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    This past Monday can go down within the history of the internet forever, since that was the day once the world came to understand of the existence of the crucial security flaw within the OpenSSL library – a bug that allowed attackers to take advantage of any secure system and collect up to 64k of otherwise-considered-secure data from any server using the vulnerable SSL protocol; a bug that was dubbed Heartbleed. The fix was released and virtually the entire net has patched its servers, however did you recognize that smartphones could’ve been affected too? Well,…
  • How to speed up your ios 7 on paid and iphone without jailbreaking

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    These handy tips can serve you well even if you’re jailbroken and proves that you simply will enhance the functionality of handset in a tweak-free manner if you want. Disable parallax and Blur features As part of the visual overhaul within the latest edition of iOS , Apple introduced some fanciful new effects and whereas they bring a precise air finesse, they are doingan arguably spare strain on your device, that might slow things down.As such, you’ll want to disable parallax, and whereas there was no approach of explicitly snubbing it on…
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  • Apple's new 'Powerful' iPhone 5s advert shows how far we've gone with apps and accessories and functionality

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    The technology is the starting point and the iPhone is a powerful device with a good foundation but it is what you do with that technology that makes it a game changing experience. The latest Apple advert for the iPhone 5s is clever in that it shows what can be created with the iPhone, it is awesome because it uses the song 'Gigantic' by seminal alternative rock pioneers The Pixies. 
  • Motorola has shipped 6.5 million devices in Q1 of 2014

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Motorola Mobility COO Rick Osterloh went on Twitter to disclose the company has shipped 6.5 million devices in Q1 of 2014. Big numbers, note that shipped doesn't necessarily mean sold so the actual profits earned by Moto smartphones is yet to be determined.
  • PBS KIDS debuts new web-original property and free app: PLUM LANDING

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    PBS KIDS has announced the launch of an all-new web-original property, PLUM LANDING, a cross-platform, digital adventure designed to engage 6- to 9-year olds in environmental science by using animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an interactive mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: Plum’s Photo Hunt. All of the PLUM LANDING resources, including standards-based tools for educators, are offered for free.
  • Toshiba starts production of world's first 15nm NAND Flash memories

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world’s first 15-nanometer (nm)*1 process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba’s NAND flash fabrication facility (fab), replacing second generation 19 nm process technology, Toshiba’s previous flagship process. The second stage of Fab 5 is currently under construction, and the new technology will also be deployed there.
  • Grab the chance to stream Joss Whedon’s new film early for $5 on Vimeo

    News Editor
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Joss Whedon might be busy filming stuff for the Marvel universe but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t take time to pursue his other projects. Following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the supernatural love story written and produced by Whedon called In Your Eyes will be available internationally to stream on Vimeo for $5. You can rent the movie for a period of 72 hours. Be one of the first to catch this film before it is set to hit theaters in three months’ time. “It’s exciting for us because we get to explore yet another new form of distribution and we get…
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  • HTC One (M8) Launched in India for Rs. 49,900

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    HTC has announced their flagship phone ‘HTC One (M8)’ in India, the successor to the popular HTC One M7. The One (M8) has been priced at Rs. 49,900 in India and will be available across the stores starting first week of May. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy S5, the One M8 comes with 4G + 3G support for Indian networks. HTC has also launched the Google Play edition (GPE) of the HTC One (M8) in India, apparently the first GPE device to be available in India. The GPE of M8 comes at the exact same price of Rs. 49,900 and will be available for buying at the Google Play store within 2 weeks. Moreover,…
  • How to Revoke Access to All 3rd Party Twitter Apps At Once

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    As a part of spring cleaning process, you might be interested in cleaning up your Twitter account for unwanted apps and services. There are a lot of third-party apps like TweetDeck, HootSuite, Facebook, Instagram, etc. that require authorization to access your tweets and other twitter data. If you’re a heavy Twitter user then you might be surprised to see the huge number of apps that you’ve granted access to, over the long period of time. Though, one can easily disable access to any application at any time from the ‘Apps’ tab in settings on twitter. But what if numerous apps are…
  • Quickly Check Airtel Broadband Data Usage on Android

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Airtel broadband users have an easy option to check the Internet usage for their account using the ‘Smartbytes’ service. For that, you simply need to visit the smartbytes website from the same Airtel broadband connection. Now, there is a handy app “Airtel Smartbytes” for Android that allows Airtel users to check the data usage right from their Android device in just a single click! The app is developed by Anon and is in no way affiliated with Airtel. Airtel Smartbytes is a free Android app to check your Airtel broadband usage over Wi-Fi directly on your device. The app fetches the…
  • Check if a Site or your Android Phone is Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    On Monday, April 7th a major vulnerability known as “Heartbleed” was found in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic library, that is widely used with applications and web servers. The sites and services across the Internet are thus busy in patching this vulnerability and updating the SSL certificates to protect their customers. As said, OpenSSL v1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable and OpenSSL 1.0.1g released on 7th April, 2014 fixes this bug. An excerpt from says, The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library.
  • How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 with CF-Auto-Root

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    Samsung’s flagship smartphone ‘The GALAXY S5’ was unveiled a month back in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The SGS5 has also been officially announced in India and will be available globally starting April 11th. However, Chainfire a senior developer over at XDA Developers forum has already managed to root the international SM-G900F variant of SGS5. The method applies only for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Europe variant) and now supports various other SGS models as well. UPDATE (April 11) – Chainfire has updated the root for the SM-G900F (International Qualcomm) model, and…
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  • The iPad Is a Tease

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
      As Apple is about to release its latest quarterly numbers, new questions arise about the iPad’s “anemic” growth. The answer is simple – but the remedies are not. The iPad isn’t growing anymore. What happened? In anticipation of Apple’s latest quarterly numbers – they’ll be announced on April 23rd – the usual prerelease estimates swirl around the Web. You can find Yahoo’s summary of analysts’ estimates here; Paul Leitao’s Posts At Eventide provides a detailed and tightly reasoned history and forecast for the March 2014 quarter. The consensus is that…
  • Religion is a safer bet than Facebook

    Frédéric Filloux
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
      Facebook’s incredible global reach and success appear to forestall challenges. In the long run, though, the social network’s growth and its frantic quest for new revenue sources raise questions. (First of two articles)     Casting doubt on Facebook’s future is like going to Rome and questioning the existence of God. It’s not the right venue to do so. First, you can’t argue with figures, they’re overwhelming. Each institution features about the same number of devotees: 1.2 billion across the world. As for financials, Facebook’s annual report shows strong…
  • The Browser Is The OS: 19 Years Later

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
      So it was declared in the early days: Web apps will win over native apps. Why let the facts cloud an appealing theory? Marc Andreessen, the Netscape co-founder, is credited with many bold, visionary claimssuch as “Everyone Will Have the Web” (ca. 1992), “Web Businesses Will Live in the Cloud” (1999), “Everything Will Be Social” (2004, four years before joining Facebook’s Board), and “Software Will Eat the World” (2009). But not all of Andreessen’s predictions are as ringing and relevant. His 1995 proclamation that “The Browser Will Be the Operating System” still…
  • Lessons from a good vertical:

    Frédéric Filloux
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
      For digital media companies, creating good verticals that breed small but valuable audiences has become essential. On that subject, here are my takeaways following a conversation with Rafat Ali, founder and CEO of In 20 months, Rafat’s company has become a reference in the travel intelligence business.  There is no excuse for not trying to build a vertical digital service (web site & mobile app) for a strong media company shifting to digital. As long as you have a powerful (not to be confused with profuse) newsroom coupled with a well-structured contents system,…
  • TV Done Right: Still A Dream

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
      As the strong reactions to even the slightest Apple TV rumor demonstrate, there’s a vigorous appetite for a simple, modern Internet TV experience. The technology is ready but carriers aren’t. Last week started with Big Apple TV News in an authoritative-sounding Wall Street Journal article: “Apple Inc. is in talks with Comcast Corp. about teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast’s cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web, people familiar with the matter say.” Search for “Comcast” in…
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  • Mailbox on iOS Gets Update With Auto-Swipe and Dropbox Integration

    Dave LeClair
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Mailbox is one of the more popular ways for users to keep track of their never-ending inbox on iOS, aside from Apple’s default mail client, of course. The popular email application has just received a new update that has some really useful features like Dropbox sync and an auto-swipe feature that actually learns the patterns of a user and makes mundane tasks automatic. This is the update that sends the mail client to version 2.0, which is when we see a big shift in version number, like this one, we expect some big changes to come along with it. While Mailbox...Read the full article:…
  • Technophilia Episode 110 Live

    Dave LeClair
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Tech News Enterprising criminals in Shropshire use drones to find bedroom weed growers, then rob them. What are they going to do – tell the police? Lens blur in the new Google Camera app. Software making up for terrible cameras just keeps happening. Who should be paying for securing the web? OpenSSL is severely underfunded. XP is a security risk; our commentors disagree. Why? Reddit removes r/technology from front page. Dangers of logging into public WiFi. “Big Short” investor: we’re in a technology bubble. Remember that router patch to fix the admin backdoor? It wasn’t patched,…
  • Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS X

    Tim Brookes
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s no straightforward way to quickly hide or reveal hidden files on Mac OS X as there is on Windows – but hide and seek on a Mac is not a particularly hard game to play. Using a few simple Terminal commands you can quickly hide secrets and reveal system files, as well as seeing what other hidden files and folders have been cluttering up your Mac over the years. It’s Terminal time. Marking Files As Hidden On Windows, you can simply right click on a file and check a box to hide it. This is easily defeated by forcing...Read the full article: Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS…
  • Ace Your Next Exam Using Flashcard Apps for iPhone or iPad

    Bakari Chavanu
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you want to start acing school exams, you’re probably going to want to start using flashcards. In addition to reading annotations, they offer one of the best proven methods for studying for an exam. Just as there are some awesome flashcard apps for Android, the iTunes App Store has a healthy selection for iOS too. One of the best apps for the job is Flashcardlet, a completely free download. Flashcardlet (Free) It took several months to convince my son to try using flashcards to study for his 8th grade science and history exams, but when he finally did, he quickly realized how…
  • 9 Beautiful Alternatives To The Default Linux Icon Sets

    Danny Stieben
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some of the default icon sets that come with Linux distributions are just plain ugly. Have you ever looked at the default icon set for Gnome – the real one? While it works, it could look so much better. Thankfully, we can fix this rather easily. Here’s how you can switch icon sets, and which ones I recommend trying out. How to Install To install an icon set, you’ll first want to install Gnome Tweak Tool, a utility that allows you to access more configurability settings. This will allow you to switch between installed icon sets. Next, find your desired icon...Read the full…
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  • Top 5 Microphones for Podcasters

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Planning to start a podcast? Well, before you get started you should consider getting the most important piece to the puzzle, the microphone. Having a high quality microphone is going to make a huge difference to the sound quality of your recording. There are two factors to consider before buying a microphone. First, you should know your exact budget. Second, you should have a good idea of where you plan to record (big room, small room, noisy background, etc.). As with many other things in life, the more money you spend, the better quality you’ll get. If you don’t have the money…
  • How to Overcome the Fear of Being Alone

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Loneliness. Does that word scare you? A surprising number of people fear being alone. In the United States we’re socially programmed into believing that being lonely is weird. We constantly see this in movies and TV shows. If you’re quiet or alone, you’re automatically labeled as weird, strange, or a loser. You can see this type of mentality shine in visual media that is aimed at teenagers. These television shows praise the extroverts, but shun the introverts. This skewed view is gross and irrational. At times, we tend to fear being without friends, family, or a partner.
  • 8 Unforgivable Ecommerce Mistakes That Send Shoppers Packing

    Rohan Ayyar
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    In our parents’ time (unless you’re a 14-year old reading this), setting up a company meant taking huge loans, acquiring office space, employing a large bandwagon of employees, getting government licenses, and a long wait for all of these to fall in place before you could start operations. Today, you can think of a novel business idea in the morning and reach out to millions of prospective customers by evening through your very own store on the World Wide Web. But of course, you know this already. With the proliferation of D-I-Y tools like Weebly and Wix, a 5 year old (okay, a 10 year…
  • 25 Beautiful Bridge Designs From Around The World

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Building a bridge is extremely challenging to say the least. The design of a bridge usually depends on its function, the nature of the terrain, the materials used to make it, and the amount of money available to build it. Below you’ll find twenty-five beautiful bridges from around the world. These masterpieces are truly inspiration, reminding us that humans are capable of achieving incredible things. Enjoy! Pont du Gard Bastei Bridge in Sächsische Schweiz, Germany Chengyang Bridge, China Ponte Vecchio, Italy Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina Verrazano Narrows Bridge, New York Tokyo…
  • How to Invest Time in Yourself

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Investing time in yourself is way better than investing money into something or someone else. When you invest in yourself and build valuable skill sets, you will never have to worry about unemployment again. If you were to strip Bill Gates of his assets and put him out on the street, he’d be back to earning a comfortable income in about a week. Why? Because he has tons of human capital. Sometimes the stress of life (bills, cleaning, children, etc.) can really start to take a toll on us, and it’s unfortunate. After sleeping and work, we only get about 8 hours a day to spend on other…
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  • New Technique Takes Cues from Astronomy and Ophthalmology to Sharpen Microscope Images

    Science News Desk
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image. New imaging technology developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus rapidly corrects for these distortions and sharpens high-resolution images over large volumes of more
  • Azobenzene-on-carbon nanotube method to increase energy storage capacity of solar thermal fuels

    Robert Freeman
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    A new study using a photosensitive molecule, azobenzene and carbon nanotubes demonstrates the feasibility of developing solar thermal fuels with significantly increased energy storage capacity. There is a global race to find the most cost efficient, green energy alternatives to fossil fuels. Solar energy is an attractive pollution-free option.  However as the intensity of sunlight is affected by factors such as time of the day and weather, there is a need to develop efficient energy storage devices for uninterrupted energy more
  • Atomic Force Microscope for Picoscale Measurements

    Science News Desk
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. Shorter, softer and more agile than standard and recently enhanced AFM probes, the JILA tips will benefit nanotechnology and studies of folding and stretching in biomolecules such as proteins and more
  • Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-Face

    Science News Desk
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. This finding may aid in the design and manufacture of more efficient and economically viable organic solar cell more
  • Orienteering for robots

    Science News Desk
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Suppose you’re trying to navigate an unfamiliar section of a big city, and you’re using a particular cluster of skyscrapers as a reference point. Traffic and one-way streets force you to take some odd turns, and for a while you lose sight of your landmarks. When they reappear, in order to use them for navigation, you have to be able to identify them as the same buildings you were tracking before — as well as your orientation relative to more
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  • 5 Reasons Vimeo Beats YouTube For Your Business

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    I can already hear the YouTube mob grabbing their pitchforks and lighting their torches, so I’ll start by giving YouTube its deserved praise. There’s no doubt that it is the internet’s go-to big dog of video hosting. It also doesn’t hurt to be backed by a modest little corporation named Google . Over 1 billion unique visitors and 6 billion hours of video watched every month make Youtube the people’s champion. But the defending champ has a top contender by the name of Vimeo gaining quickly on its heels. Founded in 2004 (a year before YouTube) Vimeo hasn’t seen the meteoric rise…
  • How BuzzFeed Landed Me A Job

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    I’m no visionary, but at some point the thought did cross my mind, “This is an industry filled with people that look at things in an atypical way.” Now, if I wanted to be one of them, how could I prove that I too had the capacity for this? It wasn’t enough to be educated, qualified, or knowledgeable, I had to demonstrate my unique ability to not just think outside the box, but live outside its walls as well. I’d spent months sitting at the library filling out dozens upon dozens of job applications, scouring LinkedIn for open positions, and occasionally being distracted by Buzzfeed.
  • The Never Ending Webpage

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Have you noticed anything different about some of the websites you’ve been visiting lately? In particular, have you noticed that the menu bars have been shrinking and the page lengths, growing. I mean really growing. A LOT! In fact some of the most popular websites you go to don’t have page bottoms. I’m serious, go take a look at your Facebook or Twitter feeds and try to find the bottom of the page – can’t do it, can you…it’s practically infinite! Even the pages that eventually end are still pretty long and give you all the information on a single scrolling page. And if…
  • Tell Great Stories!

    17 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    What’s the one thing that everyone loves? I’ll give you a hint – they’ve been around since the creation of fire, the wheel, and sliced bread. They’re what we occupy ourselves with on a constant basis, sometimes without even realizing it. We are addicted to them, inspired by them, and awed by what they have to offer. They are the backbone of a multi-billion dollar industry, yet they don’t cost a penny to create. What are they? They’re stories. Shared since the dawn of man – from cave drawings, to renaissance paintings, to digital screens; from stories you…
  • An Exciting Announcement from Andy & Insivia!

    6 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    Come join us March 28th to get the first look at Insivia’s new PlanBold Marketing Software and receive a free 6 month subscription! Register for the Demo
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
  • SpaceX Brings a Booster Safely Back to Earth

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    The successful test of a soft touchdown demonstrates a capability that could cut the cost of space launches significantly.Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, took a step toward making spaceflight less expensive by reusing its rocket boosters during a mission on Friday to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket used for the mission, dubbed Commercial Resupply-3, or CRS-3, was the first to fly with landing legs, and was the first to successfully perform a controlled ocean splashdown.
  • A Better Breed of News App

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile news curation uses human editors and good design to improve the experience of reading the news on smartphones.In 1704, John Campbell, Boston’s postmaster, turned his handwritten newsletter into a printed half-sheet, called it the Boston News-Letter, and founded the first continuously published newspaper in the Colonies. He soon found a circulation of around 250 eager subscribers. “Royal proclamations and international news appeared first, followed by news from other colonies, and finally local news,” writes the journalist Tom Standage in Writing on the Wall: Social Media—the…
  • Enlightened Spaces

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For almost half a century, James Turrell has been working with light in a way that merges art and technology.Imagine a painting by Mark Rothko transformed into a movie. In a space behind a glass panel, fuzzy clouds of color slowly morph from one configuration to another. A golden patch may appear in a field of crimson and slowly expand like a rising sun, suffusing the whole zone. Then around the edges a filament of green appears, spreading almost imperceptibly. This, in turn, shifts and modulates. And on and on. This is the experience of looking at works in James Turrell’s Tall Glass and…
  • The Cost of Limiting Climate Change Could Double without Carbon Capture Technology

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The economics of combating climate change may depend on an underfunded technology.When it comes to technology for averting climate change, renewable energy often gets the limelight. But a relatively neglected technology—capturing carbon dioxide from power plants—could have a far bigger impact on the economics of dealing with climate change, according to a U.N. report released earlier this week.
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  • Camera vs Smartphone – Infographic

    Joanne Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am has created an infographic with the title “Camera vs Smartphone” that has some interesting stats we thought our readers might like to learn about, including Eastern Europe and Russia...The post Camera vs Smartphone – Infographic appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Control Samsung’s NX Camera-Bot From Home

    Joanne Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Samsung is calling for ideas on where to send its user-controlled camera-bot, the NX Rover, next. Inspired by Mars exploration rovers, the space-like NX Rover has so far travelled over...The post Control Samsung’s NX Camera-Bot From Home appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Wi-Fi variant – Available In The US

    Joanne Carter
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    The Sony Xperia® Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi is now available for pre-sale starting at $499.99 for 16GB and $599.99 for 32GB online at Sony Store, and will be available for purchase...The post Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Wi-Fi variant – Available In The US appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Reflex – Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram – Temporary Price Drop

    Joanne Carter
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    Reflex – Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram is a digital clone of a traditonal reflex camera. It’s a popular app and is currently available with a 50% discount....The post Reflex – Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram – Temporary Price Drop appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Flickr App Updated To Include Video Capture

    Joanne Carter
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    Flickr have unveiled a major update to both their iOS and Android versions of their app. The new design and new features include the ability to capture and edit videos,...The post Flickr App Updated To Include Video Capture appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014″ Comes as a Relief to Physicians

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama passed the legislation, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 that enacts a 13-month temporary patch for the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and delays the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 until October 1, 2015. The U.S. Senate had approved the bill in March with a voice vote of 64-35, where 60 votes are enough for passage. This new administrative development is a temporary fix for the intimidating 24% cut to physicians’ Medicare reimbursement and their medical billing woes. It also provides more time for ICD-10 compliance preparation,…
  • Doctors Accepting Medicare May Have to Face 24% Pay Cut in April 1 2014

    Meghann Kiernan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Medicare doctors have been threatened with pay cuts each year over the past decade. The condition remains the same this year. The American Medical Association (AMA) president recently drew attention to the fact that physician payments under Medicare will drop by roughly 24% at the end of this month when scheduled cuts under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula kick in. This scheduled cut is determined by targets set under the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that was created as part of a 1997 deficit reduction law designed to rein in federal health spending by linking…
  • Milk Intake in Teenage Years Linked to Increase in the Risk of Hip Fractures in Men

    Natalie Tornese
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Calcium is better known as an element that builds and maintains strong bones and consuming milk and milk products is regarded as a good way of getting dietary intake of this nutrient as per the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. It is often recommended to drink milk in the adolescence period to achieve optimum bone mass which will help to reduce the risk of hip fractures later in life. However, researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital found this widespread notion to be wrong in the case of…
  • ICD 10 Implementation Delayed Until 2015

    Julie Clements
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    For the last six months, there was a big push for ICD-10. However, the implementation of ICD-10 has now been delayed until October 1, 2015. The news is a big relief for many healthcare providers who were not ready to implement the new coding standards. On March 31, the US Senate approved H.R. 4302, the legislation which delays the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to October 1, 2015. The Senate voted 64-35 to pass the bill. President Barack Obama has signed into law “doc fix” legislation (HR 4302) to delay scheduled cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement rates. Along…
  • Researchers Have Created a Fitness Model to Predict Influenza for the Next Year

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    The 2012-2013 flu season was quite harsh with 700 cases of flu reported at Boston and led to the declaration of public-health emergency there. The 2014 FluView report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that the influenza activity decreased during week 8 (February 16-22), but remained prominent in the United States. However, researchers from Columbia University and the University of Cologne figured out a formula to predict the evolution of influenza for the next year as per a study published in Nature, an international weekly journal of science. They…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Netflix Mulls Price Hike for New Customers

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Netflix used its quarterly letter to shareholders to announce an impending price hike, and voice its opposition to the merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast. The company said that its streaming service will likely see "a one or two dollar increase, depending on the country, later this quarter for new members only." Existing members will be […]
  • AOL Mail Hacked, Accounts Sending Spam

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    If you get a suspicious email from an AOL user, it's probably best to delete it. The service has apparently been compromised and some accounts are sending out spammy messages. But rather than compromising actual accounts, it appears the scammers are just spoofing them. As AOL explained in a help page, "spoofing is when a spammer […]
  • iOS 7.1.1 Boosts Touch ID, Keyboard

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Heads up, iPhone users. It's time for an update. Apple on Tuesday rolled out iOS 7.1.1, bringing some improvements, bug fixes, and security updates. The update most notably brings further improvements for Touch ID fingerprint recognition on the iPhone 5s. The download also fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness, and a glitch that […]
  • Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price. Read more ...
  • Report: Nike Abandoning FuelBand Hardware Development for Software

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    If you're one of the proud owners of a Nike FuelBand, we suggest you hold onto it for a little bit. You might soon be able to eBay one of your fitness-tracking devices for a princely sum, given that it might very well be an antique sooner than expected. Cnet published a report yesterday indicating that Nike […]
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    Technology Resource Blog

  • Why Choose Magento for your Online Shopping Cart Website?

    Rahul Sudeep
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    On the web it is simple to sell, but for that to happen there are many elements that needs to be integrated and they also have to come together to deliver a website that visitors or customers can find, want to visit and buy from. Magento is a feature rich e-commerce solution that offers online sellers complete control and flexibility over the functionality of their online channel. With Magento Ecommerce you avail the following features: Site Management Catalog Management Checkout, Payment and shipping Site Management Search Engine Optimisation Marketing, Promotion and Conversation Tools…
  • How are Mobile Website Different from Desktop Website or Full Website?

    Rahul Sudeep
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    Mobile web pages has a whole new user experience. Unlike desktop web pages, which are designed for large page screens and mouse clicking for navigation, mobile web pages are designed for small screens and finger tapping. Let’s see some of the differentiating points: Content as Priority: The biggest challenge in designing a mobile website is how to cope with the screen size difference without hampering the user experience. While desktop or full website contains a wide range of content sand images, the mobile website just contains the important functions and features. Mobile website gives…
  • Penguin Recovery Task to Ensure Your Site on Right Track

    Brenden Kemp
    4 Oct 2013 | 3:07 am
    In today’s competitive online world it is imperative to be up to date and optimise your site to perform well with Google keyword search rankings. It seems that there are allot of web admins that are noticing heavy fluctuations in their Google search rankings; this is mainly due to how Google is ever changing how it is indexing your site. Penguin which is the code name given to the updates applied to the Google search algorithm are rolled out on a steady and rather private basis. “Sometimes the updates are small and minor however there are times that updates affect over 1, 2% of search…
  • How to Choose the right Software Development Company for Business

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    9 Aug 2013 | 3:58 am
    A lot of work goes into selecting the software development company that is ideal for your business. With thousands of software development companies across the globe, the process can be extensive. The benefit though, is that when you find the right company, it will all be worth it. Start Searching for Companies that Meet Your Minimum Requirements Perhaps the simplest thing to do is to take a moment and determine what knowledge and skills will be essential for helping to develop your software product. This begins by knowing precisely what the role of the software is, who the target audience…
  • 7 Things That Actually Matter in Mobile Application Development

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    29 Jul 2013 | 4:57 am
    Mobiles have taken the world by storm and just about every coder – from a fresh coder coding from inside a coffee shop to a hardened pro working on enterprise-grade applications – is busy with mobile app development. Companies are forever seeking to enhance customer satisfaction by developing a killer mobile application. Today, there are millions of apps out there, but only a few apps have garnered a steadfast fan following. Also, developing a mobile application may sound cool and easy, but the development process is plagued by many issues that will take some time to resolve. 7…
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Heartbleed Bug does not affect 1E products

    Geoff Collins
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Hello there, we’ve been asked by a number of our customers for a statement on 1E products and the Heartbleed Bug issue. Our Engineering department have confirmed that our products are not vulnerable to the exploit. This statement covers current and prior supported versions of ActiveEfficiency, AppClarity, NightWatchman, Nomad and Shopping. I hope this is pretty clear and unambiguous, but If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. You can learn more about the Heartbleed Bug at Regards, Geoff Collins | VP Product Management To discuss any issues surrounding 1E…
  • What motivates users?

    Simon Rust
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    User motivation comes in many shapes and forms and as with many things, the answer is “it depends”. It depends on what sort of user they are – i.e. are they in sales or in engineering, marketing or research. Many users are motivated financially, with others being motivated by challenging work. This is a subject that has been written about many times over, so this will not just be a re-write of such existing work. A few years ago, the workforce might have been motivated by the car that their job function came with, as an example I recall being HIGHLY motivated when my boss said to me one…
  • Introducing our Nomad Product Manager

    Lee Gallington
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    Hi, this is a short blog post to introduce myself – I’m Lee Gallington, Product Manager for 1E’s Nomad product. Prior to joining the 1E product team around five months ago, I was leading the EMEA Pre-Sales team and before that was a Senior Consultant here. I joined 1E, around eight years ago now, after working alongside them on a project which showed me just how much they lived up to their reputation of having truly world class systems management expertise, and quite simply, this was a place I wanted to work and grow my career. Working with various clients and on many varied…
  • 1E London Marathon exploits net charity £20,000

    Matt Lewis
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Following on from last year’s successful effort, in which over £10,000 was raised, Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, returned to the streets of the capital for the London Marathon last Sunday. Sumir was again fundraising on behalf of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity, and this time he had company. Sumir along with Will Edmondson, Chief Financial Officer and Nick Milne-Home, Chief Operating Officer and President of 1E North America, crossed the line in an impressive 4 hours 16 minutes. Dressed during the race in distinctive…
  • A Day in the Life of a ConfigMgr Administrator: Part 2

    Brent Hunter
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Keeping the Distribution Point (DP) servers Lights On Point-of-View: from a ConfigMgr Administrator to his Manager, discussing how he/she spends their day managing a ConfigMgr environment. This is the second part of my three-part story that details what we did in our company (in a previous life) to help reduce the DP server management nightmare. Part one of this story can be found by clicking here. So a little background first; we’ve got 140 Distribution Points in our ConfigMgr environment and sometimes we have package distribution problems. I’ve previously described to my manager how I…
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  • Build Mobile Apps Using Visual Studio and Telerik

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Originally posted on:, Telerik have provided a very interesting video on starting building mobile applications using Visual Studio and Telerik controls.There is a seminar recording at done by an MVP
  • O'Reilly Offer of the week on JavaScript books to 30/Apr/2014 05:00 PT

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Originally posted on: Until 30/Apr/2014 05:00 PT, O'Reilly are offering 50% off a collection of 10 books on JavaScript. Full details at
  • Implementing Column Security with #SSAS Tabular and #DAX

    Darren Gosbell
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Originally posted on: of the box Analysis Services (both Tabular and Multi-dimensional) has great support for horizontal or row based security. An example of this is where you would give User1 access to all data where the Country is “Australia” and give User2 access to all data where the country = “United States”. This covers a large percentage of the security requirements that most people have. But neither technology has great support for vertical or column based…
  • Virtual PC VHD resize

    Kevin Shyr
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Originally posted on: just shows I'm not an infrastructure specialist.  I was very proud when I hooked up my old Intel Core 2 Quad computer with 4 SATA drives, then put up my 2 virtual machines with 3 VHD using 3 separate drives.  The performance was OK, but then my drives started dying and I had to start moving VHD back to the OS drive.  The performance quickly deteriorated.  As a rule, all my virtual machines have undo-disk turned on, and I decided having 6 files running at the same time (3 to…
  • APress Deal of the Day - 22/Apr/2014 - SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Originally posted on: Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at is SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes "SQL Server 2012 Data Integration Recipes provides focused and practical solutions to real world problems of moving data in and out of SQL Server, helping to create robust and resilient ETL environments. "
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

    Kate Hoagland
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Guest Post by Sarah Jensen from the Ask an Engineer series, published by MIT’s School of Engineering Photo: Reggie35 Since the time of Aristotle, researchers and amateur scientists alike have batted about the counter-intuitive theory that hot water freezes faster than cold. The notion even has a name: the Mpemba effect, named for a Tanzanian schoolboy who in 1963 noticed that the ice cream he and his classmates made from warm milk froze quicker than that made from cool milk. “No matter what the initial temperature of water is, it must be brought to the freezing point before it will…
  • Running MIT Strong—for 24.8 Kilosmoots

    Joe McGonegal
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Adding the word fortis to the MIT motto, 40 runners of the MIT Strong team employed mind, hand, and strength on April 21 in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. In doing so, the 40 runners raised over $150,000 for the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. On the 26.2-mile route from Hopkinton to Boston, the runners, ten of whom are alumni, had plenty of inspiration. Along the course were seven cheering stations operated by volunteer alumni and friends of MIT. On the streets of Boston one could hear chants of “MIT Strong” as resoundingly as “Boston Strong.” And from the…
  • Photo of the Week by Paige Parsons ’90—April 19, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    Alexandria Lawn of Ra Ra Riot, Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge, WA (© Paige Parsons). Paige Parsons is a photographer in San Francisco. View more work on her website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • At 94, Alumnus Engineers Orchards

    Joe McGonegal
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    Fred Kaneb ’43 has been a soldier, petroleum trader, fiberglass manufacturer, and Pepsi distributor.  But for the past 40 years in Cornwall, Ontario, Kaneb has been a farmer too. Fred Kaneb ’43. Managing an orchard of nearly 900 apple and pear trees that he bought in the 1970s on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Kaneb is an engineer of the land. Reached by phone this week, Kaneb spoke warily of the half-foot of April snow the farm received right in the midst of pruning season. At 94 years old, though, nothing fazes him. Kaneb shoveled out then returned to the orchard to…
  • MIT-Bred Robot Dives into the Search for MH370

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Guest Blogger: Nicole Taylor, Continuum In the hunt for signs of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370—which disappeared on March 8 after deviating for unknown reasons from its scheduled flight path—all eyes turn to a company that got its start at MIT. The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (pictured) is searching for missing flight MH370. Photo: Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics, founded in 1997 by a core group of engineers from the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Lab, is the maker of the Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The US Navy, which has used a version of the…
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Easily create web site images

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Some people are able to open up a graphic editor and produce stunning original artwork for their web sites. I'm not one of those people. For me it's usually a case of searching the net in the hope of finding the perfect graphic that exactly matches my needs. Usually I fail in that search and end up with the closest thing I can find. Yesterday I found a new web site that does all the hard work for you. With Canva you can quickly and easily take any of their stock elements and completely customise them to your exact needs. It's very quick and incredibly easy to use. There are loads of…
  • Akeeba Backup for WordPress

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yesterday was world backup day. Did you remember to take your backups? Of course you're taking them daily aren't you and not just once a year!! Every Joomla user knows that they can use the awesome Akeeba Backup to take a backup of their site quickly and easily and even automate the process so that the backup is taken daily, with the backup archives stored in a secure off-site location. When you went to backup your WordPress, phpBB, PrestaShop or other php/sql web site were you jealous? Did you sit there wondering why it was so much harder to backup your WordPress web site? Have you struggled…
  • Open Source is an ancient concept

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There is nothing new about Open Source. We might like to think that it is a concept introduced in the last 50 years but in fact the origins of sharing knowledge date back to some of the oldest recordings of written works.  Doing some reading recently I came across the following text translated from a compilation of the ethical teachings and maxims (Pirkei Avot of the Rabbis (jewish teachers) written down almost 2000 years ago. Free-culture and open source licensing does not do away with proprietary ownership of others. Rather, it  declares the intention of an owner to share. Rabbinic…
  • First They Came - Pastor Martin Niemoller

    13 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    First they came for the CommunistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Communist Then they came for the SocialistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade unionistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a trade unionistThen they came for the JewsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a JewThen they came for meAnd there was no one leftTo speak out for me 
  • A name is just a name

    26 Feb 2014 | 11:18 am
    The conversation about the change in licence for the Joomla Framework has clearly raised many strong opinions as well as some confusion. I admit I was confused at first regarding the version of the LGPL that was to be used as it was missing from the original post by Paul but once that was clarified I did update my post. However I believe there is one "confusion" that still can be resolved. What is the Framework? It's software that can be used to build a wide variety of web and non-web applications. Is that a good thing? Of course it is and it's great that we have people who want to work…
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    Digital Marketing Strategist - Atlanta, GA. | Internet Marketing Strategy, Tips, & Fun

  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Joshua Chase
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access…
  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Joshua Chase
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access…
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate 2

    Joshua Chase
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    The second release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, you’re running out of time! We made about five dozen changes since the first release candidate, and those changes are all helpfully summarized in our weekly post on the development blog. Probably the biggest fixes are to live widget previews and the new theme browser, along with some extra TinyMCE compatibility and some RTL fixes. Plugin authors: Could you test your plugins against 3.9, and if they’re compatible, make sure they are marked as tested up to…
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

    Joshua Chase
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using this tool, any loss of content is unacceptable to us. We recognize how much trust you place in us to safeguard your content, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry we let you down. We’ve all lost words we’ve written before, like an…
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

    Joshua Chase
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using this tool, any loss of content is unacceptable to us. We recognize how much trust you place in us to safeguard your content, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry we let you down. We’ve all lost words we’ve written before, like an…
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    Gadget Cage

  • How to Transfer Text Messages, Contacts from Samsung Mobile to Computer

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Businessmen usually prefer to bring Samsung as the necessary tool rather than other brand mobile phone in their workplace. One of the reasons is that Android system can be downloaded at any time for free. According to the latest statistic investigations, more than 300 short messages and nearly 250 contact information are filled in Samsung […]
  • Top 5 Travel Apps for Android

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Having a good travel app on your phone is a must before you head on a vacation next time. You can now make the best choices about airfares, hotels, places to eat, see and shop, every time you are on a trip all thanks to these innovative app. Here are the top travel apps for […]
  • Top Apps for improving Mobile safety

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Owners of both Android and iOS mobile gadgets can advance their mobile safety with apps that offer assistance with password administration, encryption and other protection best practices. After security analysts take a look at the probable weaknesses in a system, they consider the “surface area” open to threats. Cell phone computing is an unbelievable convenience; […]
  • Nokia X Dual SIM – Full Phone Specifications

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:41 am
    General Mobile Name: Nokia X Manufacturer: Nokia Price (USD): $134 Price (INR): Rs. 8200 (approx) Release Date: March, 2014 Indian Availability: Yes Overview: - Operating System : Jelly Bean v4.1.2. - Processor : 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor. - RAM: 512 MB. - Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM) - SIM Type […]
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  • Everything You Need To Know About Social Media Marketing

    Katie B
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    Regardless of what kind of online business you run, understanding how to deal with social media marketing will have a huge impact on the level of success you achieve. For the most part, this is relatively self explanatory, but it’s still wise to get some handy advice from an expert; someone like me. I’ve successfully used social media websites to market a number of different businesses and products over the last ten years, so it’s safe to assume I understand the ins and outs of doing so pretty well by now. Don’t get me wrong though, you should never try to replicate the approach…
  • Essential Technology and Furnishings You Will Need For Your New Office

    Katie B
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Mackenzie Kosut So you have taken the leap and decided to go into business for yourself. For too long you have worked hard and left the rewards to someone else. Now you are entering an exciting phase in your career, and it could be life changing. Most businesses require an office and, when they first start out, people often underestimate the cost of the equipment required. The days of a single telephone line and a typewriter are long gone. A modern office is a technologically advanced control hub for business. If you are putting your first office together, here is a list of equipment and…
  • The Best of Online Gaming 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    With the release of the PS4 still fresh on our minds and developers hard at work on the next generation of graphically amazing titles, most assumed that gaming in 2014 would be dominated by the quest for enhanced visuals.    Certainly it’s true that everyone’s on the lookout for the next big “pretty” game to plop into their console or PC, but this isn’t really where the action is in all honesty.  No…in 2014, online gaming is all the rage, with one amazing MMO title being released after another.  Moreover, industry developers have been focusing on finding new ways to integrate…
  • The Pros And Cons Of Satellite Navigation

    Katie B
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Flickr Satellite navigation has been around for quite some time now, and millions of people all over the world rely on it to get them from A to B. Even so, we thought it was about time we released an article discussing both the pros and cons of using this kind of technology. Some people think it’s brilliant, and they couldn’t possibly live without it, while others refuse to use them altogether. Hopefully, today we’re going to find out a little more about both sides of the argument. Are those championing the devices simply deluded? Or are those avoiding them just scared of change? At the…
  • Which Sat Nav will be best for me in 2014

    Katie B
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    (Great photo from the Highways Agency, via Flickr) This could be the toughest year yet for the humble sat nav. It has had a good run, guiding us around the country for a decade or more, but with the increasing popularity of smart phones and the sat nav apps that are available, could this be the end? The answer is simply no, this is not the end of sat nav as we know it. Even though smart phones have come on leaps over the last few years, they haven’t got it quite right when it comes to using the device for satellite navigation. This may be because the sat nav is a specialised device. It…
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  • Premium WordPress Themes for Doctors & Medical/Health Professional

    Nikunj Tamboli
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    WordPress as a CMS has evolved with time & its no longer a platform just for blogging. WordPress has became so flexible that it is used from blog to full fledged website & also an e-commerce sites. Due to wide variety of plugins & easy to manage it has became 1st choice for large set […]
  • Zoho Project – Next Generation Project Management Tool

    Nikunj Tamboli
    23 Dec 2013 | 1:19 am
    When working on large projects with multiple teams it becomes tedious task to keep track of everything at once. To make life easier there are multiple project management tools available that help you keep the project on task. Zoho Projects is one such tool that help you manage your projects easily & collaborates teams on […]
  • Win Big With the Right Web Design

    Nikunj Tamboli
    20 Nov 2013 | 10:05 am
    Since the first commercial website emerged in 1991, the Internet has become an essential part of any company’s branding, as well as their marketing plan. When it comes to your company’s website, the design of the site is just as important as the message you are trying to convey. In order to ensure your message […]
  • Business Cards design for your Business Marketing

    Nikunj Tamboli
    25 Oct 2013 | 10:28 am
    I stand still strong every since I made a few business blunders myself but thank god, I didn’t make a capital damage. It was just that when I was beginning my little venture I had very less idea about all the essential stationery that is required. And one of them unfortunately was the business cards […]
  • 10 Best Graphic Design Blogs Today

    Brain Morris
    21 Aug 2013 | 9:51 pm
    What makes for a great blog? Great content. Knowing what your readers want and giving it to them is the only way to launch and maintain a popular blog. When it comes to graphic designers, there’s no shortage of blogs with great content. Designers love tips, tricks, tutorials, interviews, inspiration, portfolios, freebies and other material […]
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    Matt's Writings

  • Toy Store (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 5)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    They are not going to come to life, they can not, you keep telling yourself - but they will, and this will be no Toy Story affair… there can not be an answer for every stare that peers into your soul tonight-    ”Just open a Toy Store, that might     bring out the best in you!” So they said, your friends, (who could never know the dread-eyed demands  made by these devils reincarnated in stuffed, plasticised glory) who will find you some day, a scatterbox of emotions after a business meeting with toys alone – about who will sell and who will be left weeping - and doubtless they…
  • Eyed (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 4)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Monitors stare, phones glaze over, the technology used to watch reversing itself, twisting – almost alive – in your direction, and you feel a sort of chill, thrill, spine-shocking sensation rattle through your fingertips. The eyes and ‘i’s inside the CRTs, MP3s, LCDs and our TVs switch places with yourself now, ensuring that you are on the other side of the display. Quick… wait for your User to weigh their attention back to you – but – but no use, they have turned away to cheat on you with the laptop, and spy on their other technofiles with their Zeus of a device they call a…
  • Note on NaPoWriMo Poetry

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    So far, for some reason, most of my poems’ stanzas are being condensed into one long stanza; that isn’t intended; if you’d like to see them as they were written originally, they are on my wordpress too, at Hopefully I’ll have this issue sorted soon.
  • Star Wars Indoors (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 3)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Today, the Oval Office is closed. 10 Downing Street has declared intergalactic war against Naboo (formerly known as the Republic of Cameroon). Every Prime Minister, President, Supreme Leader, Head of State, Chief Executive and Premier has been assigned a role. George Lucas stands by to oversee (though the rights now belong to Disney) the process of finalising the cast. Our world has become its own insular Death Star with rebel bases planted everywhere. But now, this metaphor has become literal for today only. Every PC springs into life, waiting for the signal. The first blaster is fired.
  • Spoke Central (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 2)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The road hisses at tires grating    along its surface     digging in, setting grooves         against gravel in a street-play             knowing only this sound, this routine.                 Material meant for feet is now being grazed                 at by the ridges that pull themselves up, higher,                 lifted to breaking point. Vehicles of words             sift forwards to complain        at the curbside. But the cars,     vans, lorries, taxis (and on) keep on, keep going until the bikes lights cannot be seen.
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    Big Data Big Analytics

  • Lessons Learned from the Google Flu Tracker—Why We Need More Than Just Data

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

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

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

    Mary Ludloff
    14 Nov 2013 | 8:55 am
    By Mary Ludloff This past weekend the Philippines and surrounding areas were decimated by super typhoon Haiyan. The storm was estimated to have sustaining winds of 195 mph with winds gusts up to 235 mph. It is believed to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded. For those of us who have lived through typhoons and hurricanes (myself included) and felt the power of those storms, what we saw was nothing compared to what the Philippines endured. The death toll is now estimated to be above 10,000 and climbing and the devastation it left is likened to the destruction wrought by the 2004 Indian…
  • A Sneak Peek at Our New HTML 5 UI and Geek Love for Some of the Libraries Used in Building AnalyticsPBI4Azure

    Terence Craig
    8 Nov 2013 | 2:07 pm
    By Terence Craig Drumroll please! After nearly a year of development work, we are about to offer early access to the first real-time/streaming analytics solution software appliance for the cloud – AnalyticsPBI for Azure.  There will be more forthcoming on the product launch but the new UI is so cool I had to show it off a bit. We will be following up with a formal launch and Early Access Program (EAP) signups in the next couple of weeks so watch this space and for details – the big data analytics market is about to change in a big way! Here’s a sneak peek on what…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Gaining Data Control with BYOD and Bluebox

    David Monahan
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    What’s the issue with BYOD? Data Control… What’s the issue with Data Sharing? Data Control! Let’s face it, though it took an evolution of about 15 years, industry figured out that Data Management and Control are the underlying security issues.  Data is power, knowledge, money, control.  If you have it you’re in control.  If you don’t, you’re not. If you lose it… you’re in trouble. There are many ways for data to exfiltrate in the BYOD/mobile device world.  It can be (un)intentionally released by employees, extracted by malware, stolen or leaked by malicious apps, you get…
  • SAP Aims to Help Its Customers Engage Their Customers Engagingly

    Evan Quinn
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Despite the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) trends being in plain sight for the past half decade, and SaaS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps being available for well over a decade, the business value proposition of SaaS CRM apps has only just recently made progress.  First generation SaaS CRM apps enabled small and medium businesses [...]
  • Cloud Rant: Oracle Cloud versus SAP Cloud

    Evan Quinn
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:07 pm
    For those that think that cloud is mainly about Amazon Web Services (AWS),, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and a list of smaller SaaS and PaaS vendors, think again.  After several years of investment, in the form of their own R&D, M&A, re-educating their channel, and changing internal systems to better support the cloud-style [...]
  • EMA Cloud Rants – Pilot Episode

    Torsten Volk
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Evan Quinn and I have been collecting popular customer questions for a while and wanted to share our thoughts on these questions in the form of a new format: EMA CLOUD RANTS. Each week we will discuss one of the hot topics in enterprise IT to provide the viewer with rapid analyst insights, without any fluff. Here goes the first one:  
  • ERwin-Win-Win for Customers, Embarcadero, and CA

    Evan Quinn
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    For as long as memory serves, the world’s leading independent data modeling tool has been ERwin.  Tracing its roots to 1988, part of the original LogicWorks line-up from the early and mid-1990s, sold to Platinum Technology, which was then acquired by CA Technologies (“CA”) in 1998, ERwin has been a leader if not the leader [...]
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    New Computer and Technology Help and Tips - MalekTips.Com

  • Windows 8 - Speed up Your Taskbar Thumbnail Previews

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Disable animations when viewing thumbnail previews of open windows via your Windows 8.1 Taskbar to save you time.Just as with Windows 7, when you hover over Taskbar icons, previews of open windows appear. These don't normally snap onscreen but fade in and out of view, and if you move between Taskbar icons the previews become animated. If you don't care for the Windows 8,1 Taskbar animations and would rather save time by disabling them, the following tweak does so:...Read more at MalekTips.
  • [MODIFIED] General Computers - Why Do Install Programs Ask Me to Close Everything or Restart?

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    When installing software, here's why you should close down all running applications - but think twice before shutting down security software.When you install software on your machine, you are usually asked near the beginning to close other running programs (a good practice to do even if you are not explicitly asked). Why should you consider doing so, and should you shut down everything?1) Some install programs require you to reboot your operating system when the install is done, so, you would have to close other programs down anyway or let the operating system do so (risking you losing work…
  • [MODIFIED] Screen Capture - Greenshot for Windows can Upload to Dropbox, Flickr, Picasa, and More

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Greenshot is an open-source screen capture program for Windows that allows basic image editing and integration with a variety of third-party software packages and web services.Greenshot is an open-source screen capture program for Windows that supports window, region, and full-screen capture, as well as special support for Internet Explorer complete with auto-scrolling to grab entire webpages.Greenshot has plugins for various services and applications including Imgur, Box, Dropbox, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and Microsoft Office (make sure to enable them during setup), as well as support…
  • [MODIFIED] Google Chrome - View Memory and CPU Usage, Network Activity of Each Tab

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Display memory, CPU, network, and other Google Chrome usage details.For those trying to diagnose computer or networking issues when visiting resource-intensive websites, or just the merely curious, Google Chrome includes a Task Manager. This displays the amount of memory and CPU used by the browser and each tab as well as network activity, process IDs, and for developers the frames per second and ports used to debug native client apps (NaCl debug port). This way, you can determine if a particular webpage is using too many system resources, possibly slowing your computer down.If you want extra…
  • Mozilla Firefox - Plugins and Extensions - Grab a Word Count and Readability Score of Selected Text

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Need a quick count of the number of words or characters on a webpage or section of text?Typing a comment on a webpage and curious if you're getting a little long-winded? Writing a blog post for an assignment and need to satisfy a word count minimum? Or writing an article and want to get an estimated readability score to help ensure your text can be understood by as many people as possible?The "Word Count Tool" extension for Mozilla Firefox lets you select a block of text on a webpage and see the word and character counts in the Add-On bar. Pressing Ctrl + Alt + C (or navigating the…
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    Windows Phone Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • King's Bounty: Legions unleashes cross-platform strategic combat on Windows Phone

    Paul Acevedo
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Unity support has really helped some of the larger mobile games come to Windows Phone, even if we still get them later than other platforms. Case in point, Russian-publisher Nival has just published King’s Bounty: Legions on Windows Phone 8. King’s Bounty is a turn-based strategy series that started its life on Sega Genesis/Mega Drive long ago and continues to thrive on Steam. King’s Bounty: Legions is exciting for a number of reasons. For one, it’s a serious strategy game and it’s free to play. More importantly, it supports cloud saves and cross-platform multiplayer via Facebook!
  • Relationship Status: Microsoft is in a committed relationship with Indian Railways

    Abhishek Baxi
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Indian Railways, the state-owned enterprise operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways, is one of the world's largest railway networks and transports over 25 million passengers daily. Last year, Microsoft India pulled off a major exclusive with the launch of the official IRCTC app that still is only available for Windows Phone and Windows devices and gets a lot of envy from our friends on Android or iOS.
  • Setting up your Windows Phone Driving Mode

    George Ponder
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Driving Mode was introduced by Microsoft in Windows Phone 8.0 Update 3 a few months ago. It carries over into Windows Phone 8.1 update, and it remains one of the few truly unique features of Microsoft's platform. Heck, it even showed up on NBC Today. The Windows Phone Driving Mode is designed to automatically start when you connect to a Bluetooth device and it can be set to ignore calls and text messages. In a nutshell, the Driving Mode removes aspects of your Windows Phone that may cause a distraction while you are cruising down the road. It can even auto-respond via text message to tell…
  • Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 928

    Brent Zaniewski
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    For today only, purchase the BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 928 and save 44% off the list price! These ScreenGuardz are made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from rock chips and provide unmatched scratch protection from outside elements. This ultra-tough Lumia 928 protector is optically clear to preserve the beauty and design of the display. And, it's easy to apply!
  • Nokia update roundup: Video Upload hits 2.0, Cinemagraph and Access Point with fixes

    Daniel Rubino
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    While Nokia is hard at work putting the final polish on the Lumia Cyan firmware update, they’re still updating their Collection at a steady clip. Today, we have no less than three app updates, which you may be interested in checking out.
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  • 15 Things to Start Doing for Yourself…Starting Now

    Thomas Oppong
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Don’t stand in your own way. The choices you make today will determine what you become tomorrow. The time to reinvent yourself and be yourself is now.Here is your positive ‘to-do’ list for the year, make it count and be there for yourself….for once.1. Start spending time with the right people.These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways.  They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.2. Start…
  • 25 Timeless And Generally Applicable Pieces of Wisdom You’ll Ever Hear

    Thomas Oppong
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
    These are short but generally useful pieces of advice you can apply to your everyday life.1.Don’t try harder, try differently. If you’re trying to do something and it’s not working, and you try again and it’s not working again, take a step back and try to figure out if there’s a different way to go about doing things. This is applicable to everything from packing a truck to solving people problems.2. “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your…
  • [Infographic] What Does It Really Cost To Commute In The UK?

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    It’s certainly been a case of “when it rains, it pours” for the poor London commuter recently. A tube strike, a concrete-flooded control room and many, many delays have resulted in workers forced to seek out alternative modes of transport to get them to and from the office.The recent 48-hour walkout, which was the result of an ongoing dispute between the TUC and London Underground bosses, has seen further disruption to companies that are hoping 2014 will be the year of the Great British economic revival.According to this recent infographic from Buzz Conferencing, train…
  • Habits You Need To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.  Our emotional intelligence — the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others — can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success (Daniel Goleman).Habits of emotionally intelligent people1. Emotionally intelligent people tend to notice more.They have a candid and realistic understanding of themselves. It’s not just about knowing what to say and when to say it. Anybody can learn social skills, which are centered around acting and…
  • Regeneration Aiding New Startups

    Thomas Oppong
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    The stormy weather and in particular the floods caused all sorts of expensive damages and wreaked havoc amongst small communities where local residents rely on tourism for the income. However it is not all doom and gloom as the government offered up a pot of £2 million to help refurbish and renovate the worst hit areas promising bespoke advertising campaigns to ignite interest in the area and help regenerate the businesses.And if you are thinking of setting up a new business, during a time of regeneration is the perfect opportunity. So if you’re considering a new start up then read on for…
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  • LA Hacks: Making LA the Tech Hub of the World

    Sydney Liu
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    When you think technology, you probably think Silicon Valley.  But have you ever seen a stadium filled with 1500 student programmers in Silicon Valley? Los Angeles is the only place in the US with a collegiate hackathon, an event where programmers spend hours together programming and building, of that scale and the LA Hacks team from UCLA made sure it was awesome. Organizer Hadar Dor, who is currently a senior at UCLA, said, “Our mission is to be the driving force to establish Los Angeles as one of the top tech cities in the world. We want UCLA to be the top tech school that comes to…
  • Security and The Internet of Things: What the Future of Home Automation Means for Your Privacy

    David Glenn
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Internet of Things (IoT) once existed as a nameless concept, yet today we have front row seats to its neigh inevitable rise from abstraction to ubiquity. As with any field of technologies that grows at such a pace, its large-scale application will be tested in every possible way. As the IoT advances upon us through waves of technological evolution, many industry leaders are preparing for the challenge of preventing the upcoming trials from including tests upon the limits of your privacy What is the Internet of Things? The IoT is heralded as the world’s next “disruptive technology.”…
  • It’s a Small World After All | Strengthen Communications With Mobile

    Lloyd Marino
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    As a lifelong technologist I am amazed at how fast my industry is changing.  When I first got into the business, the cloud didn’t exist.  Nobody had ever conceived of the Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) idea, because devices didn’t really exist, either.  Mobile first wasn’t even a theory; it was grounds for psychiatric evaluation.  When we saw people on a car phone we thought they operated at the very top of the food chain.  Our old views on technology have changed radically in the past few decades, but I don’t think we’ve come far enough, fast enough. In Silicon Beach, we…
  • The Challenges of Milestone Funding

    David Ehrenberg
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    As all of our clients (and anyone who’s ever spoken to me!) knows, I am a huge, huge fan of milestone funding. That is, when you’re looking for investment capital, you first identify your milestones and then calculate how much capital you will need to raise in order to achieve these milestones. This is the best way to determine and articulate how much capital you will need. Investors like milestone funding as it makes clear how much money you will need and what you’re going to do with it (which inspires confidence that they will see a return on their investment). It also helps to keep…
  • Cojoin | Data Integration

    Alex Bae
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Businesses deal with countless data points, leading to decisions affecting their companies in various ways. Collecting and analyzing the right data can easily find faults and successes lying within the company’s walls.  Cojoin offers business intelligence software to collect and analyze data easily and quickly.  Instead of having multiple departments to handle this function, Cojoin expects companies to easily get rid of communication problems with their business intelligence software. Matt Weghorst got in touch with TechZulu to explain the idea of Cojoin, LA, and the advantages of…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • I Will Miss You Windows XP :( Bye Bye 4 Ever

    Neeraj Rawat
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Finally the day is here when we need to say bye to our favorite OS. Yes, I am talking about The Windows XP Era. I got my first computer back in the mid of 2006 or may be at the begining of 2007( I don't remember the exact year) and it came pre-installed with Windows XP( Don't remember if it was a genuine XP or not because later on it started giving issues while updating though it was a Compaq
  • Winners of IDM License Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Once again its time to announce the winners of our giveaway and this time its for Internet Download Manager. In total 17 valid entries were there. Winners are listed below and I have sent the license keys to them. Please check your email and enjoy the keys ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 1) TorVic 2) Kunal Shingne 3) Jan Nowak 4) Spy Gupta 5) Ronny Green ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Ease Your Downloading Tasks With Internet Download Manager (Giveaway of 5 License)

    Neeraj Rawat
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    If you are using a slow internet connection then downloading stuff from internet is a tedious task. Download freaks, specially in those countries where high speed internet is not easily available must use a download manager for efficient downloading. I keep on playing with different Operating Systems be it for home users or for Servers and to do that, I download the latest trail versions from
  • Transfer Your Apple Or Nokia Contacts to Android Phone

    Neeraj Rawat
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Last year, I switched from Nokia to an Android phone and the very first thing or I must say the only thing that I required from my old Nokia phone were the contacts. I did not want to copy contacts via the SIM (Copying contacts from my Nokia's memory to SIM and then inserting the SIM in my Android phone) so I thought of something similar to batch transfer. I knew that there is something known
  • Monitor Your Blog Or Website's Performance Using Pingdom

    Neeraj Rawat
    15 Feb 2014 | 10:44 am
    There are millions of websites over the web and similarly the trend of blogging is increasing. In the coming years, I think blogging will be considered as the prominent branch of computers or something closely related to computers. The numbers of bloggers are increasing rapidly as one can express their views, share tutorials, the good and the bad experiences of life with everyone over the web.
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  • How To Increase RAM Size In Your Android Device

    Divyang Makwana
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:38 pm
    RAM (Random Access Memory) is an important module for any Smartphone. For High end to Mid-range Android Smartphone, there are absolutely no issues with RAM as the Graphics and Processor is good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guide to Use Titanium Backup

    Shivam Srivastava
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    For an ideal Smartphone, there would be fully automation in every other process of the phone, as in case of backing up phone data, ideally it could be thought of as automatic backup of newly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Steps to Enhance the Performance of Your Android Device

    Divyang Makwana
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Mobile phone is the necessity of today’s lifestyle and if that mobile phone is a smart one, then nothing can beat the level of quality. With the Android phones, some problems also increase with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Remove Hidden Personal Information from Microsoft Office Documents

    Shivam Srivastava
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    From professionals to students, we all use Microsoft Office documents in our day-to-day life. But, do you know that your office documents contain some hidden personal information about you? Yes, you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Clone Windows 8.1 to New Hard Drive [Tutorial and Tools]

    Sandeep Yadav
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Cloning is definitely not a new concept and there hell lots of techniques and different ways that you can use to move or clone hard drive or even clone the existing Windows operating system into new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Android Apps to turn your Smartphone into Mirror

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Android is one of the emerging operating system and that minimizes all technologies into palm in the name of Smartphones. Android makes the users to make life easier and much better and android... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Useful Chrome Extensions for Google+

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Social media is playing a vital role in the every field in this world; you can get anything from the social media. Google Plus has been actively increasing its role in all kinds of fields in this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Speed up the Google Chrome

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    This might be a wonderful information for you that how to speed up your Google Chrome Browser, that you can easily do without doing any extra things. By simply doing few things, you can easily... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best 5 Android Apps to Make Free Calls

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    In internet there are some online services for making calls. If you call your buddies at free of cost, you will be very happy. Right? Then this article is right for you all. You can make calls... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Snaps Off Titan Aerospace From Facebook

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    Google has take over the company Titan Aerospace, which develops the drone to bring Internet access to remote areas. Actually Facebook is supposed to be bought the Titan aero space, which also had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Tips On Designing Your Own Streaming TV Website

    Charlie Brown
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    In this day and age of rapidly burgeoning tv shows, people are becoming increasingly addicted to these varied tv series. They naturally look for ways to watch the shows and movies of their choice through different ways. Some go to the theatre or watch them on TV at home. Others prefer to download the files and watch on their computers. Another emerging trend is of streaming TV online. There are many websites like will stream the latest episodes of all your shows. If you have your own ideas for building a similar enterprise then you surely can. What kind of…
  • Simplified Navigational Ways Of App Pages With The Help Of Jquery Mobile

    Charlie Brown
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Jquery Mobile is a framework that has been developed by the Jquery team of experts. The developers have created a framework that is compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets which are touch optimized. Jquery mobile is compatible with most of the mobile phone platforms and most of the major desktop browsers. For developers who are acquainted with Jquery core the learning curve is simple and less time consuming. You can customize themes with the use of Jquery mobile. It is extremely light weight and takes very less time to optimize speed. Developers feel that it is easy to develop…
  • Make Your Hosting Service Secure With A Cloud Back-up

    Charlie Brown
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Cloud backup often referred as online backup, is the methodology that includes taking a backup of data by saving data in virtual servers. These servers follow the utility model in the form of a service and not as a product. Owing to its nature it can also be compared to the electricity and gas. As a part of their services, these virtual servers can access their resources from the network of underlying networks of web servers. From these cloud back-up, users can use avail data as per their requirement and that need to pay only for the data that they have used. Types of hosting These cloud…
  • How to Implement a Penalty-free Content Marketing Strategy

    16 Jan 2014 | 7:40 am
    Content marketing is the new black when it comes to online promotion for a business or a brand. It is used successfully by some of the world’s most prestigious brands, and it spreads beyond a static website all the way over social media channels and platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and beyond. However, each of these channels and platforms require different content marketing strategies, and all need both copywriting skills, and visual aids to convey compelling messages. To build up a content marketing strategy that will make your content go…
  • 7 Facts about Memes Marketers Ought to Know

    Charlie Brown
    16 Jan 2014 | 3:49 am
    Memes have become big, and whether it is talking dogs, planking or something else, memes has become one of the best ways for people to share ideas, and there is no questioning the fact that it has become part of culture. And if you visit website, you will see a meme is a means for sharing ideas using images, symbols and words. From a marketing viewpoint memes are very interesting because they can be viral, providing exposure traditional promotional tools cannot match. For memes to be effective, you have to be creative. 1. Know How to Use Memes The first thing you need to…
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • iWatch Concept Design, Rumors and Features

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    This is an amazing iWatch Concept Design, the best ever so far with rumors roundup about Apple iWatch Features and its release date in 2014. iFans are very excited to get the first look of this... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 Specs: Design, Display, Camera, Battery, Price

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Compare iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 specs in term of Design, Display screen, Camera, Processor, Memory, Storage, Battery life, Fingerprint scanner, Special features, Software and Price. Apple new iPhone 6... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Xiaomi Mi4 Specs, Release Date and Price Rumors Review

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Here is the review of all rumors about Xiaomi Mi4 Specs, Release Date and Price of the new phone coming out in China and Singapore. Xiaomi, being the 'Apple of China', is the heart of the phone... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Xiaomi Mi3 vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S4 Specs Comparison

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    Compare specs of Xiaomi Mi3 vs Google Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 in term of Design, Display, Camera, Processor, RAM, Battery and Android software features. Xiaomi Mi3 is a great smartphone. Its... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Xiaomi Mi3 Price in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, US

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    Xiaomi Mi3 android phone price in US, China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in local currency for the markets of Indian Sub-Continent region. The Xiaomi Mi3 is called Asian iPhone, and is so popular... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Innovation Point of View

  • Cheetos & Doritos: Simplistic Line Extension or Synergistic Innovation

    Brittany Calvert
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A new addition to store shelves this month is a new snack mix from Frito-Lay containing two “playfully bold” fan favorites:  Cheetos Flamin’ Hot and Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon. It would be a bold-faced lie if I said I wasn’t interested. I like Cheetos. I like Doritos. Really, the only bad thing I can imagine coming from this combination are orange-stained fingers.As both a professional in product innovation and a consumer, I do have mixed thoughts on this launch. The “innovation expert” within me isn’t as excited about this initiative as I was for, say, Lay’s Do Us a…
  • Eureka! (Maybe) — A Webinar About Evaluating Breakthrough Innovation

    Ipsos Vantis
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Marketplace analysis has consistently shown that successful companies generate the majority of their innovation returns from “breakthrough” activity. Creating a balanced innovation portfolio (with the requisite proportion of breakthrough introductions) results in meaningfully higher share prices for companies.Successfully introducing breakthrough products means first being able to identify which products might fit that profile (hint: it’s not always the ones you think). It also requires considering the marketing of those products differently. There is certainly more risk in these types…
  • The Role of Mobile in the Age of “Here and Now”

    M. Munsey
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Accelerated TechnologyWe live in a “here and now” society. Words like “fast,” “convenient,” and “mobile” buzz through advertisements and try to capture the attention of consumers. This “faster” trend has even begun to try and change how we do some of the most basic tasks, including reading the news or a book. With the new Spritz app, you could probably read this article at speeds ranging up to and amazing 1000 words per minute (and keep in mind that the average college graduate reads at 300 words per minute). Imagine on your train ride home having the ability to read…
  • Everything is Awesome…and LEGO is Living the Dream

    Ashley Ericksen
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:52 am
    I recently shared with a group of colleagues my new found love of LEGOs. My 6-year old son has served as my gateway back into the LEGO franchise. Constructing LEGO sets is now a family activity  – my son finds the pieces, I put together the LEGOs, my daughter turns the instruction pages and my husband steps in when things go wrong (i.e., a little person accidentally throws away a piece the size of a pin head). And then a few hours later my son takes it all apart to create something new, much to my chagrin (which explains why I liked the LEGOMovie so much).Given my renewed interest in…
  • What’s a “Cause” Extension?: TOMS Shoes Launches Coffee Brand

    N. Munsey
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What do you think about when you drink a cup of coffee?  Aroma?  Taste? This morning, the first thing I thought about as I savored my first sip of coffee was…shoes.  Yes, shoes. TOMS announced last week the launch of TOMS Roasting Co, its new line of packaged coffee products and cafes.  And now I think about shoes when I drink coffee.Source: TOMS.comFrom shoes to beansTOMS Shoes was built upon its social capitalism model of One for One: buy a pair of TOMS shoes, and TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need in a developing country.  In 2011, TOMS expanded the “buy one, give…
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    BSA TechPost

  • 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 Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If
  • EU-US Summit Is an Opportunity to Re-Establish Trust in the Transatlantic Relationship

    Thomas Boué
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:59 am
    Today’s EU-US Summit in Brussels, at which President Obama will join his European counterparts, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, provides an important opportunity to reinforce EU-US economic ties. A strong transatlantic partnership will send a message to global markets that the greatest prospects […] Related posts: Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services
  • Affirming the Patentability of Software

    Victoria Espinel
    27 Feb 2014 | 9:53 am
    The Supreme Court next month will hear oral arguments in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp., an important case that could go a long way toward affirming that the breathtaking software innovations transforming the world around us are patentable just like any other form of innovation as long as they meet the standard tests of being […] Related posts: Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System Patents Pending
  • Study Shows Impact of Software Infringement for Manufacturers

    Jodie Kelley
    12 Feb 2014 | 6:34 am
    It has long been well understood that software is a key driver of growth and innovation because it serves as a tool of production for businesses across every sector of the global economy. It also follows that the impact of software intellectual property infringement is far reaching — and a new study quantifies that impact […] Related posts: Shadow Market: BSA’s 2011 Global Software Piracy Study New Economic Research Confirms the Competitive Advantage of Properly Licensed Software The Real Impact of Bringing Down the Net’s Bad Actors
  • A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    29 Jan 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The world now invests nearly $4 trillion a year on information and communications technologies. This is propelling rapid evolution in the global economy, transforming everything from the way manufacturers manage their supply chains and retailers serve their customers, to the way doctors provide healthcare and police monitor crime statistics to improve public safety. But capturing […] Related posts: Three Ways the Administration and 113th Congress Can Accelerate the Digital Economy to Achieve Election Goals A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services Eight Ways the TTIP Can…
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Permanent Wafer Bonding for Semiconductor: Application Trends & Technology Report

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The permanent bonding market is evolving, currently dominated and fragmented by 3 main permanent bonding equipment suppliers: EV Group (EVG), SUSS MicroTec, and TEL (Tokyo Electron). These 3 vendors today account for almost 80% of the permanent bonding equipment market by focusing on MEMS and advanced packaging applications including BSI CIS, CIS capping WLP, and 3D stack TSV.
  • Metamaterials Market by Device Type, Metamaterial Type, Application & Geography

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to provide physical properties which are not easily available in nature. They are basically formed from the combination of a large number of elements ranging from metals to plastic, all arranged in a periodical pattern which enables them to have superior and exceptional characteristics over the conventional materials. Artificial materials gain these exceptional properties from the structure rather than the composition of inhomogeneties infused in them. The major advantage that artificial materials have over their conventional counterparts is…
  • Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Worldwide TV shipments are projected to grow less than 1% in 2014, but LCD TV shipments will rise almost 5%. Of course, the growth of LCD comes at the expense of plasma and CRT TV shipments, which are forecast to fall 48% and 50%, respectively, in 2014. Both technologies will all but disappear by the end of 2015, as manufacturers cut production of both technologies in order to focus on LCD, which has become more cost competitive. OLED is expected to grow as an alternative flat panel display technology for TVs but is expected to account for less than 1% of shipments through 2017.
  • Non-Volatile Memory Market Report

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    According to a new market research report "Non-Volatile Memory Market by Type (Traditional, Emerging), Product (Printed Memory, Hard disk drives and others), Application (Industrial, Healthcare, Automotive, Energy and Power, Enterprise Storage and others) and Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2014 - 2020", the total market is expected to reach $40.2 Billion by 2020.
  • Permanent Magnets - Types, Applications, New Developments, Industry Structure and Global Markets

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report has been prepared to highlight the many new developments in the permanent magnet industry. Many of the market segments are mature, while others are growing at very fast rates. Developing economies such as China and India are also emerging as growth engines for many industries that use permanent magnets. The markets in these new economies are expected to experience maximum revenue growth during the next five years.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Local Smartphone Brands Fueling Smartphone Growth in the PH

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    According to a recent survey conducted by rewards platform Jana, the country’s top three homegrown smartphone brands are fueling the increase in smartphone adoption in the Philippines. Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Starmobile are all offering affordable Android devices. The survey noted that the Philippines has the fastest growing smartphone adoption in Asia, at 75% year-on-year increase in mobile shipments last year. It also shows that 85% of respondents in the Philippines are happy to buy from a local smartphone brand. Cherry Mobile ranks as the third most-owned smartphone brand (17…
  • iOS 7.1.1 Update Released

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    Attention iPhone users: Apple has quietly released an update for iOS. Numbered 7.1.1, the update brings with it minor improvements, security and bug fixes. Image from GSM Arena Released for compatible iOS devices, the 26.1MB update improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition, fixes a keyboard bug and issues with Bluetooth keyboards. Just proceed to your settings menu to check if its available. Source GSM Arena iOS 7.1.1 Update Released is a post from: TechnoBaboy
  • China Based Zopo Mobile, Coming to the PH

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Novo7Tech teased on their FB page that they will be bringing in Zopo Mobile, another China smartphone brand, to the Philippines. Besides the teaser, they also posted a photo of an unidentified black Zopo smartphone. Anyway, a quick search in the internet revealed a phone that looks like the one on the photo. The smartphone could be Zopo Mobile’s ZP998. There are no assurances yet, but if it is the ZP998, then the specs won’t disappoint. The smartphone boasts a 1.7Ghz MT6592 octa-core processor, a  5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 full HD display, 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM, NFC, MHL, OTG,…
  • Project Ara Could be any Phone You Want It to be

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Image from The Verge Last week, Google held its first developer conference for Project Ara, and also unveiled a prototype of their modular phone. Like Lego, you could essentially build your dream phone by buying and swapping blocks or modules that you want. The concept was similar to yesteryear’s make your own PC, wherein you can decide what goes into your dream computer. Basic Unit at under $100  According to Google, you can start with an endoskeleton with basic components for around $50. Called a grey phone, it will include a $15 Endo frame, a $15 display, a $5 battery, a $10main…
  • Muber Can Help You Get Stuff You Want Not Available Locally

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    Have you ever experienced that problem where you see something you want on the internet, but can’t find it anywhere locally? Then what you usually do is look for someone you know who will be travelling to get it for you. Maybe Muber can help you with that. What is Muber Inspired by the Filipino padala culture, Muber is a peer-to-peer package delivery system that matches people who want to get stuff available elsewhere (from faraway places), with travelers going to those areas. So, how does it work? After signing up and signing in, just post what you are looking for and from where, entice a…
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  • How to take Screenshots on a Samsung Galaxy S3

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot of the screen of your phone, just like you do with PrintScreen on your PC? In this post, I will share a simple trick on how to do just that on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. It might work on other Android phones as well, but I have only been able to test it on my own Samsung Galaxy S3. The great thing about this trick is that you don’t have to install any apps. It is a build in feature in Android. I recently posted a poll here on my blog to ask you what you want me to write more about. The winning topic was without doubt: “How to -…
  • Install your favorite programs at once with Ninite

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    If you are often reinstalling Windows on your computer, or maybe install a lot of computers for others, you might find this service very interesting. How about selecting your favorite programs and tools from a list and download a script that install it all at once? Ninite does just that for you, but it gets even better! You will get all the programs you have selected, in the newest version and without any annoying toolbars or useless video players like Real player or QuickTime. You don’t need to pay any money for this service, you don’t even need to sign up for it. Pretty cool…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2014

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    It is time for another of my Google Analytics traffic reports. This is my first report in 2014 and I will as always share my numbers with you, my readers, and try to give you my thoughts on my numbers. For new visitors of this blog I can tell you that I normally create these kind of reports ever quarter of the year making this one the first of four in 2014. Traffic Types: Search Engines: 43.88% Direct traffic: 22.95% Social traffic: 17.58% Referring Sites: 15.52% Other traffic:  0.06% In Q1 of 2014 traffic from search engines is still a little above the 40% of my total traffic. I have…
  • Best Technology April Fools of 2014

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Every year April 1, is celebrated with a lot of funny and creative April fools jokes and this year is no different. Many of the worlds biggest technology companies join the fun and release news about products that is just pure imagination. I have collected some of the best tech jokes for you below, I have seen online. I hope you like them. 1. Ocado Technology’s 42″ sLablet 2. Nokia 3310 with Windows 8 and 41 MP camera Do you remember the Nokia 3310? How about combining it with 41 MP camera and Windows Phone 8. More info here 3. Pet-powered Wi-Fi from iiNet How about the…
  • OneNote 2013 now available for free

    22 Mar 2014 | 6:15 am
    Microsoft just earlier this week, confirmed that OneNote 2013 is now available for free. Not just is it free for Windows users, it is in fact available and free for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Mac. You can download your own free copy from It is a totally ad-free version and it is not just a trial version it is the real stuff you can use as long as you like. OneNote was first released back in 2003 and it has just been improved over and over again for the last 10 years. Now that Microsoft OneNote is free for all it might be a good alternative for Evernote…
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  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – April 16th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Do you find yourself baffled by the latest Google algorithm releases? Have you ever wished you knew the secret to the art of SEO, as well as the best practices to avoid those dreaded penalties? Maybe, like millions of other businesspeople, you just wished you understood how Google works. Now’s your chance. Every Wednesday morning, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — giving professionals from a multitude of industries a chance to gather and discuss the latest developments with the search engine giant, as well as excellent SEO tips,…
  • How To Get Do Follow Backlinks From Linkedin

    Jason Hennessey
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    I received a very interesting email from Linkedin today, the email looked like this: Not sure if this is a special privilege based upon the # of connections that I have or if this is a new feature that they rolled out to the masses.  My first thought, hmmm…Link Building Opportunity from a PR 9 site – Yes Please. When I clicked “Get Started”, it took me to the following WYSIWYG editor: Here is an example post that they provided me with when I attempted to publish my first article:…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – April 9, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Ever wondered what was new in the world of SEO, how the latest Google updates are affecting the marketplace or even simply how Google works? Every Wednesday, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss what’s new with the search engine giant as well as clever SEO tips and tools. The meeting is free and all are welcome. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 8am – 9:30am. Please RSVP on the link below. If you’re not able to attend…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – March 26th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Every week on Wednesdays from 8am – 9:30am, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss how Google works, as well as clever SEO tips and tools. The meeting is free and all are welcome. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. Please RSVP on the link below. If you can’t make the meeting, it’s no problem — you can read the catch up on our blog. Not only can you view all the information from previous meetings, you can refresh yourself on…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – March 19th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:59 am
    Every week on Wednesdays from 8am – 9:30am, Atlanta SEO company EverSpark throws open its doors for their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss how Google works, as well as tips and tools for how to better use the search engine giant to their benefit. The meeting is free and open to all. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. Please RSVP on the link below. It’s not a problem if you can’t make the meeting. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest and…
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  • Gamespot's loading hearts

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Video games ruined my life. Good thing I have extra lives." If you're a passionate gamer like me, then you've probably heard this before. On this matter, the other days I was browsing through some reviews to find out more about my latest favorite game, Dark Souls 2 which by the way, it rocks. But, I'm not making video games reviews here. The thing is that while checking the Gamespot review, I noticed a very nice and original loader somehow inspired by the above tagline. I fall instantly in love with that animation and tried to replicate it with CSS, I just couldn't help myself. So, just in…
  • Moving from WordPress to Jekyll

    3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
  • Simple SCSS spinner animation

    9 Feb 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're using Wordpress, you surely have seen this spinner effect while performing various actions within the admin area. I liked it a lot and that's the reason I made a SCSS version of it, posted a demo on CodePen and even it's not rocket science, I pushed it on GitHub too.
  • Data URI conversion tools

    19 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nowadays, encoding stuff is not a secret anymore and we're using data URI for small images, SVG's and even custom fonts. After all, this is one of the best ways to minimize the number of HTTP requests. On this matter, I thought about making a list with some online conversion tools you can use right away.
  • A beginner's list of JavaScript gotchas

    8 Dec 2013 | 10:00 pm
    I consider myself a novice when it comes to coding in JavaScript but lately I played a bit more with this language and stumbled upon a few random things I thought were worth sharing. So, if you are new to JavaScript or just don't know it as well as you would like, I hope you find this article useful.
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    Business Insider

  • What Brazil's Brand-New Soccer Stadiums Look Like 50 Days Before The World Cup

    Tony Manfred
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    With 50 days to go before the first game of the World Cup, Brazil is rushing to finish the last of its brand new stadiums. The Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo is the most worrisome venue. Construction was delayed after a worker died last month, and there is still a significant amount of work to be done before it hosts the opening game on June 12th. Three other stadiums — in Porto Alegre, Curitiba, and Cuiaba — also have FIFA worried. It's not all bad, though. Eight of the 12 World Cup stadiums are ready to go, and many of them are stunning. These photos of the 12 host venues…
  • A Small Creek Connects The Atlantic And Pacific Oceans

    Rob Wile
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Reddit user wheatley_cereal has posted a factoid that we have no doubt is widely-known among Mountain West residents, but of which the rest of the country is almost certainly unaware: It's possible for a fish to swim directly from the Pacific to the Atlantic without having to dodge Panamax ships in the canal zone.  The area is commonly called Parting Of The Waters. There's even a point marking the divide, called Two Ocean Pass, located in Wyoming. At this pass the Atlantic Creek (which flows northeast to meet the Yellowstone river) with the Pacific Creek (which flows southwest…
  • Tour The Insanely Luxurious Resort Opening On Marlon Brando's Private Island

    Alyson Penn
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    Soon, you'll be able to stay on Marlon Brando's private island. A new insanely luxurious resort, aptly-named The Brando, will open in July on the atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia. Tetiaroa is made up of 12 smaller islands (called motus), with the resort located on Onetahi, the island historically known as a retreat for Tahitian royalty. Legendary actor Marlon Brando, who bought the island in 1967, was dedicated to its welfare for over 30 years.  Today, the resort states, "Our mission is to provide one of the most luxurious, authentic and enriching travel experiences available…
  • A New Poll Has A Democrat In Much Better Shape Than Everyone Thought, And Conservatives Say It's 'Bogus'

    Brett LoGiurato
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    The conventional wisdom in Washington holds that Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat from Arkansas, is perhaps the most vulnerable incumbent senator in the country. He is relatively unpopular in his state, he supports the Affordable Care Act, and he's facing a rising star of a Republican challenger in Rep. Tom Cotton. However, a new poll turns that conventional wisdom on its head. The survey, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation for The New York Times' new site, The Upshot, finds Pryor with a 10-point lead on Cotton.  Conservatives are already crying foul at the poll, and the debate is…
  • Google Street View's New Time Travel Option Is Pretty Incredible

    Caroline Moss
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Google introduced today a feature that lets you step back in time to earlier versions of its collected Street View data. You can now visit places in Street View as early as 2006, comparing them to what locations look like today. The Verge reports the option was derived from the tsunami that struck off the coast of Japan in early 2011, devastating the country. According to The Verge: In the aftermath [of the tsunami], Google set out to preserve imagery it had captured prior to the disaster, including original Street View recordings that became an unintended time capsule. The company made…
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  • Internet Censorship is an invasion of privacy

    Keith Rozario
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    With the on-going debacle about the Kangkung saga dying down, I thought it would be a good opportunity to write specifically about internet censorship and its implications to ordinary Malaysian citizens. As you may well know, many Malaysia Netizens reported of difficulty accessing one particular post of the BBC website that dealt with the Kangkung issues, causing many to cite that Telekom Malaysia was actually censoring the internet–but what does internet censorship actually entail for Malaysia? Let’s first take a step back, and understand how and Internet Service Provider (ISP)…
  • Study shows Malaysian students can’t solve problems

    Keith Rozario
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The latest PISA 2012 results are out, and it comes with a twist. Instead of testing the usual ‘knowledge’ of the students, PISA crafted a new exam meant to test the creative problem solving skills of students in various countries. further explains: The assessment, which was the subject of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  (OECD) report released Tuesday, defined creative problem-solving as the ability to “understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious.” Worldwide, a representative…
  • MH370 crashed our romanticized perception of technology

    Keith Rozario
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:55 am
    As our thoughts and prayers remain with the passengers of flight MH370, I think that as the search enters its 3rd week, it’s a good time to reflect on just how much our perception of aviation technology has changed as a result. It’s quite important to differentiate between what REALLY happens and what we THINK happens, an in some cases the gulf is so large, that our perception of what happens borders on science-fiction. Take for example, our perception of the US Secret Service. Years of Hollywood movies have led us to believe that if anyone even thought about firing a weapon at…
  • Is it Root-er or Rao-ter : The age old question for the pronunciation of the word router

    Keith Rozario
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:15 am
    Here’s an age old question, is it pronounced router (as in rao-ter) or is it router (as in root-er). A lot of people seem to think it depends where you are, if you’re in the US, it’s rao-ter, and if you’re in the UK it’s root-er. But the internet is global, it doesn’t care where you are, it doesn’t matter which culture you’re from, there can only be one answer to this question, and it must be location agnostic. So here’s the answer it’s RAO-TER, and here’s why. If you find it you get to name it In Science and Engineering…
  • Tun Dr M supports Israel via his website

    Keith Rozario
    10 Feb 2014 | 4:54 am
    Tun Dr M, our beloved former Prime Minister, openly supports Israel–well sort off. Today on his blog, he called on everyone to boycott Israel, stating quite clearly in his latest post that; I think the whole world in the interest of justice should boycott doing business with Israel. This is truly a pariah state which is immoral and beyond the pale of human laws. Now of course, you’re wondering if Tun Dr M supports Israel or not? Well in actual fact it’s both, because while his words say he opposes Israel, his actions, specifically those of his website suggest…
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  • Solution for Website Payment Security

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Although online shopping offers easy, fast, and convenient shopping with flexibility of time and places, many people still hesitate to buy things online. They are afraid for possibility of cyber crime when the outsider steals their personal information for something bad. In order to give your customers peace of mind, you must ensure your customer that you have secure system. Once your customers believe that you can give them secure electronic transaction, you will see increase on your sales and improvement on your reputation. Increasing reputation will make more and more people come to your…
  • Why you should be an 8 to 11 blogger?

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    I have read in the book “Think and grow rich” that if people stood by a desire then they would have a different story to tell. All achievement in the world was done by people who burned all bridges never to come back, to do or to die. And they did. This very much applies to blogging, there are a lot of people who start blogging and after a few months abandon it because they are not getting the results that they want. They would try but little for the sake of trying. Today’s post is for all those who quit early. Remember that the darkest hours are just before the sun rises. Jon Morrow…
  • Need PC Backup? You Couldn’t Have Found An Easier Way!

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    In today’s world, there is an increase of computer usage. There is no one in the world who has not gained access to this user-friendly machine. People use computers for many reasons which include keeping important business documents, keeping record of important data, keeping entertainment modes and many more. The advantages and uses of computers cannot be narrowed down into number. However, there are certain problems which all users face and feel the need to get rid of them as soon as possible. What Is Your Biggest Problem? The biggest problem of any computer user is the data deletion.
  • 4 Tools for Running Your Restaurant

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Most restaurants fail within their first year. You don’t have to become a statistic, however, if you plan carefully for the future. Before you cut the ribbon on that little Italian place you’ve always dreamed about, make sure you’re prepared for anything with these four tips. 1: Watch Your Cash Flow Between tips, split checks and last-minute orders, it’s easy to lose track of your finances in the restaurant business. Establish a nightly routine where you go over your books to keep everything in order for the next day. 2: Keep Your Menu Fresh You don’t want diners…
  • Business Accounting Software Buyer’s Guide

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    This article summarizes the best accounting software packages for a small or medium size business. The prices for these accounting packages range from $40 to $2,300. However, these prices are subject to change as updates or new versions are released. Basic features for these packages are general ledger, financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking, inventory, and payroll. Following are the top eight software packages arranged in order of overall quality as reported by the website. Sage 50 Complete Accounting This product…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • WordPress Is The Perfect Platform For Podcasting

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Podcasting is undergoing something of a renaissance. It’s always been popular among a certain demographic, but in the last couple of years, podcasting has gained mainstream acceptance. The number of high-quality podcasts has grown. Traditional media outlets have jumped on the podcasting bandwagon. Skype and Google Hangouts have made creating video and audio podcasts with […]
  • Heartbleed Update

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    You’ve possibly heard about the OpenSSL exploit (commonly referred to as “Heartbleed”) affecting many web servers across the world. We at Nexcess wanted to update you on what we are doing to address the issue. We have already patched any of our servers that could have been affected. For more details about the patch, please […]
  • March’s Roundup of the Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    You may have noticed that the 25th anniversary of the web just came and went in March. Looking back at some of the old news reports and videos, it is amazing how far eCommerce, web design, and blogging have advanced since those early days. And as far as we’ve come, the next twenty-years will take […]
  • CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) Patched on Nexcess Systems

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    As of 1:45AM EDT on April 8, 2014, all Nexcess managed systems vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) were patched. This security vulnerability is widespread with multiple operating systems globally and not a Nexcess-specific issue. CentOS released an official OpenSSL patch removing the recently discovered vulnerabilities. OpenSSL was upgraded seamlessly. However, all services linked against the older […]
  • TLS 1.2 and openssl 1.0.1e Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    As we’ve upgraded a lot of our servers to openssl 1.0.1e we’ve seen a handful of problems with APIs or payment gateways. The companies whose API is being used say they don’t support openssl 1.0.1e and/or TLSv1.2 is not support and the server will have to use TLSv1.0. There seems to be a lot of […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition to arrive in October

    The Sorcerer
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    EA and Bioware made an announcement that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released in stores on October 7 in North American region and October 10 in Europe. The ‘next generation RPG’ will also be available as Digital Download. The game will be available for PC via EA Origin, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 consoles. General Manager of Bioware Edmonton and Montreal Aaryn Flynn is confident that this title will usher in the next generation of role-playing games. He added,”Players will experience the rich storylines and characters that they’ve come to expect from…
  • Kingston and Nanya expect DRAM demand shortage in Q3 2014

    The Sorcerer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Long-time memory and flash-based storage makers Kingston Technology and NAND maker Nanya Technology have said that they expect a short demand of DRAM chips during Q3 2014, mostly because of the effects of the peak season. As of now, despite the fluctuations, it is expected that the prices of DRAM chips will be somewhat stable due to the industry consolidation which limits the number of supplies to up to three, according to Kingston. Nanya on the other hand is able to main sales of its NAND flash sales through Q2 as handset makers are building up newer models that should be released by…
  • Gigabyte G1.Killer Z97 gaming motherboard gets pictured

    The Sorcerer
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Gigabyte’s G1.Killer motherboard with upcoming Intel Z97 chipset for Haswell Refresh processors gets pictured, but one can’t help but imagine the colour scheme is awfully close to MSI’s gaming series motherboards. As far as specs are concerned, the Z97 G1.Killer motherboard uses 8 phase power VRM with support of up to 64GB dual channel DDR3 with 2x PCIe x16 which runs at x8/x8 mode. There’s also support of up to 6x SATA 6Gb/s, a total of six USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 channel audio via Creative Core3D with switchable OPAMPS, ‘audiophile grade’ electrolytic…
  • Intel Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt controller to bump bandwidth up to 40Gb/s

    The Sorcerer
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    A slide show shows that Intel will be introducing a third generation Thunderbolt controller with up to 40Gb/s bandwidth, doubling up the existing thunderbolt device’s bandwidth. The Alphine Ridge controller will be doing so per single cable. According to the information provided by the slide, This will use the existing PCIe 3.0 and have up to 50% reduced power consumption. It can also charge devices and support up to two ultra HD (4K) displays via a single cable. The next generation thunderbolt implementation is designed keeping future generation desktop and mobile PCs with skylake…
  • CM Storm Mizar Laser Gaming Mouse Review

    The Sorcerer
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Along with CM Storm Alcor, I’ve received CM Storm Mizar for review. Design wise, both mice are the same. The key different is the LED illumination for DPI switches and scroll feel, braided cord and rubber grips on the side of the mouse- the same grips that I would love to see them on CM Storm Alcor. Another key difference is the sensor. Avago 9800 is a laser sensor with a usual ‘MOAR DPI’ marketing tag of up to 8200. The post CM Storm Mizar Laser Gaming Mouse Review appeared first on Hardware BBQ.
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Windows Phone 8.1 – Microsoft edges Google & Apple over transparency

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

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

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Pope Francis continues to make waves in the Catholic world all from the center of it all in Vatican. This piece on Yahoo! News by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere gives a glimpse of how the current leader of the Catholic church has made important changes on how Curia runs by his recent appointment of non-Italians to significant church positions. Foreign cardinals have been awarded prestigious posts, from the Australian George Pell — head of the new economy ministry — to Germany’s Reinhard Marx, who leads up a council tasked with overseeing the Vatican’s economic management.
  • Gmail becomes more secure with HTTPS-only

    20 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
    Great news from the Gmail team, something that will put our minds at ease knowing that our email will be more secure. Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail Security Engineering Lead, writes on the Gmail blog: Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email. Gmail has supported HTTPS since the day it launched, and in 2010 we made HTTPS the default. Today’s change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail’s servers—no matter if you’re using public WiFi or logging in from your computer,…
  • Bloggers, netizens file ‘motion for partial reconsideration’ on SC’s Cybercrime ruling

    12 Mar 2014 | 7:58 pm
    ‘Don’t criminalize Filipinos’ modern, changing way of life’ Bloggers and Netizens for Democracy, the group composed of petitioners in GR 203469 (Cruz et al vs. Aquino et al), is set to file today its motion for partial reconsideration seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In its 41-page motion for partial reconsideration, BAND said that “the Honorable Court should not allow itself to be a party to the criminalization of the Filipino people’s modern, changing way of life.” “If unchallenged…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Webinar: How to Get IT Professionals to Say Yes to Your Events

    Monique Luttrell
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 10:00AM PST (1:00PM EST) Join UBM Tech event experts Brian Gillooly and Robyn Duda as they share new research on Why Tech Events Fail or Succeed during this 30-minute webinar. Register Now! Whether you’re planning a roundtable, workshop, or networking event, chances are your goal is to build relationships and make meaningful connections with your prospects and customers. But, IT professionals only attend an average of 4 events annually. Will your next event make the cut? FAIL 81% of IT pros would not engage with a sponsor if an event felt like a sales pitch WIN…
  • Google Changes Title Display Length in the Results

    Jessica Levenson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    After testing out various design changes, Google recently changed their search engine results pages in an attempt to further optimize for mobile devices. Included are the following changes: Font change Underline removed from links Headlines (titles) are larger and wider Display of Google Adwords-targeted ads has changed considerably, including: The light yellow in the background is gone A tiny yellow “Ad” marker has been added next to the green URL An underline separating the ads from the organic search results has been added With these changes, Google has cut the display length…
  • Webinar: 2014 Embedded Market Study | Then, Now: What’s Next

    Felicia Hamerman
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Every year UBM Tech conducts a comprehensive survey of embedded system designers in order to learn more about their trials, tribulations, issues, objectives and other key elements of the design cycle. If you are interested in getting the pulse of the global embedded design market attend this webinar to hear the highlights of our findings. In particular, we benchmark three to five of years of change with a look toward the future in all aspects of the embedded development process. Join Patrick Mannion, VP/Brand Director, UBM Tech Electronics and Rich Quinnell, Editor in Chief of IoT World UBM…
  • White Papers, Video & Infographic Best Practices

    Stephanie Stahl
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Yesterday, I covered five quick tips to develop content that resonates with prospects whether they’re just researching, narrowing down their options, or justifying a purchase decision. But wait, there’s more! Here are some best practices for making whitepapers, videos, and infographics more engaging. White papers (and other written reports) To make a white paper resonate, follow guidelines 1-4, then consider these additional points: White doesn’t have to mean gray. Just because it’s called a white paper doesn’t mean it has to be visually boring. Color, images, call-outs, charts,…
  • Content That Gets Results: 5 Quick Tips

    Stephanie Stahl
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    How do you reach out and grab your prospects’ attention? And how do you hold their attention from their first tentative inquiries all the way through their ultimate buying decision? Follow these guidelines to develop content that resonates with prospects whether they’re just researching, narrowing down their options, or justifying a purchase decision. 1. Before you begin, define the reader you want to engage. No matter what content type you’re working on, keeping your customers’ or prospects’ needs top-of-mind is key. Ask yourself these questions: Who are we trying to reach? Are you…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - FohBoh

  • Have You Seen the "Triumphant" Return of Amy's Baking Company to Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares?

    Stewart Anderson
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Yes, everyone's "favorite" operators made their return recently to Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares after last year's shocking episode turned into the worst possible viral publicity for the restaurant. It's been a rough year or so for the Bouzaglos - their Yelp and social media pages were all inundated with negative reviews and complaints following the airing of the original episode, a re-launch campaign to clean up their image didn't even get off the ground (with the PR company behind it letting them go after only a few days), and Samy is even facing deportation. The decision to return to…
  • To Eat or Not to Eat After a Stomach Virus

    Cess Padilla
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    image credit to: [X] Your stomach virus has probably run its course and you’re feeling kind of hungry. Are you hesitant to eat? It’s important to replenish all the nutrients that were flushed out of your system during the course of the virus and most especially after. Read on some useful tips to take care of you during a stomach virus: Drink, drink and drink! When vomiting, hydration is more important than eating. Dehydration is a threat when you’ve been vomiting or having diarrhea. Increase fluid intake during this time. Drink slowly to avoid upsetting the stomach. You can also drink…
  • Infographic: Federal Reserve Reports on Consumers' Mobile Banking Trends

    Jules Dalsey
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Mobile Banking has become the norm among consumers of all ages. With mobile banking, consumers can easily and conveniently check their purchase history online, transfer money, and compare prices. The Federal Reserve recently backed up these trends with the release of their most current report on Mobile Financial Services. We’ve highlighted these trends in the Infographic above so you can clearly see the data.   One of the most interesting statistics in the data is that 40% of mobile phone users would be “likely” to use their mobile phone to make a purchase at the point of sale. While…
  • It's a bit too Quiet...

    Michael L. Atkinson
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's all a bit too quiet, said the man. When he opened his doors and there were no customers, what then? He prepped food, staffed appropriately, trimmed the pruned the landscape and cleaned the bathrooms. Yet, no one came. What now? This could be a journal entry made by a restaurateur from a small village in Tuscany, or an operator in Dallas. When customers just stop coming to dine, then what? What if it just suddenly or even gradually became quiet and not necessarily as a result of the lowering of the qualify of the product, food, service or environment. What then? What if the restaurant…
  • I Don't Have Time to Train My Staff

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:30 pm
    "You see James," Bill said with a nervous energy in his voice, "we have so many big projects going on right now, and Spring Break is just around the corner. I've got new people coming in the door, it's going into our busy season, and we're developing a new menu. It's been downright crazy, and well, we just haven't had the time to get to it.  We still think training is a great idea, and we really like everything we've talked about, but it's just on the back burner for now. Budgets are tight, and we need to get our training materials in order, as they're pretty outdated. There's just no time."…
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Quintiles Recognized as Industry Leader in Phase II/III Research for Second Year in a Row

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--For the second year in a row, Quintiles has been named the industry leader that best differentiates itself on service quality for Phase II/III research in Industry Standard Research’s (ISR) 2014 CRO Quality Benchmarking Phase II/III Service Providers Report. According to the 148 pharmaceutical and biotechnology decision makers surveyed by ISR in this year’s report, Quintiles is the preferred provider for Phase II/III research among small, mid-size and large biopharmaceutical companies.“At Quintiles, we are focused on leading our customers through an…
  • Innovative Public Relations Blog Gives Access to Publicity and Branding Best Practices

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. -- Award-winning publicity and branding consultant David D. Menzies, president of Innovative Public Relations, Inc. has published “3 Keys to Successful Press Releases,” his latest of over 30 original articles on publicity and branding best practices, on his informative blog and corporate website He also recently served as a resource on the business climate in Raleigh, N.C. for the national media outlet MyBusiness Magazine, a publication of the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses). In addition to sharing his expertise…
  • Mi-Corporation Announces Three New Enterprise Mobility Software Products

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    DURHAM, N.C.--Having led the market with the most flexible, enterprise-class mobile data capture software platform, Mi-Forms, for 14 years, Mi-Corporation announced today that it will launch 3 new software products intended to further help organizations with their Enterprise Mobility challenges. These products all build on the 14 years of flexible technology, protected by 10 issued US patents and 3 pending US patents and show Mi-Corporation's ability to lead the marketplace with continued innovation to serve its customers and partners.In short summary, the list of mobility software products…
  • SharePoint Saturday Scheduled for May 3 in Durham

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    DURHAM, N.C.--SharePoint users, business admins, information architects, web developers, and other professionals who use Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the first SPS (SharePoint Saturday) Durham Event Saturday, May 3rd from 8 AM to 4 PM at Durham Technical Community College's Wynn Student Center, 1637 Lawson Street, Durham.​ SharePoint Saturdays are FREE, open-to-the-public events dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. Registration is available online at SharePoint Saturday Durham draws upon the expertise of…
  • Business Profile: Entigral Systems, Inc.

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    NCTechNews is publishing a series of business profiles to highlight innovation and entrepreneurism throughout North Carolina. Today we are featuring Entigral Systems, Inc., a Raleigh-based enterprise software developer.Q: When was your company founded and why?A: The Company was founded in 2003 to meet the growing demand for asset and inventory tracking systems focused in the manufacturing sector, using next-generation sensors like RFID. Entigral focused its efforts on developing a software platform and providing professional services to improve manufacturing workflows.Q: Where is your HQ and…
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  • FIT Radio Workout Music: porque la bachata y el flamenco no son los mejores ritmos para ejercitarse en el gimnasio

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Los investigadores y los deportistas han sabido desde hace mucho tiempo, que escuchar música altera la experiencia de hacer ejercicio. Estudios anteriores han demostrado, por ejemplo, que los ritmos musicales con candencia rápida, como la música electrónica o el Hip Hop tienden a inspirar mejores secciones de entrenamiento ya que la música distrae a la gente del dolor y la fatiga, eleva el estado de ánimo, aumenta la resistencia, reduce la percepción del esfuerzo e incluso puede promover la eficiencia metabólica. Esa es la razón por la que en los gimnasios, al menos en los que saben…
  • Nuevo concepto del iWatch con pantalla circular

    Domadis Cabrera
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Son muchos los rumores y muchas las personas que esperan que Apple entre en el activo espacio de los dispositivos vestibles (wearables) con el lanzamiento de su reloj inteligente, iWatch, a finales de este año. En ese sentido, hemos visto un montón de conceptos que tratan de imaginar cómo podría verse dicho dispositivo, pero no hemos visto muchos conceptos con una pantalla redonda. Pues bien, este nuevo concepto de Nermin Hasanovic muestra un iWatch con una pantalla circular. El diseño físico que se muestra en el concepto se ve muy bien, y parece estar inspirado por el Moto 360. Nermin…
  • Apple podría asociarse con Shazam para que Siri pueda identificar canciones en iOS 8

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    De acuerdo con fuentes de Bloomberg, la futura versión de iOS incorporará reconocimiento de canciones de Shazam de la misma manera que la plataforma móvil integra Facebook y Twitter. Es decir, a partir de iOS 8 podrás pedirle a Siri que te diga lo que está sonando sin tener que hacer nada más. No hay pistas sobre cuando llegaría dicha función a iOS. Sin embargo, la WWDC de Apple comienza a principios de junio y hay muchas probabilidades de que tendremos la primicia completa del tema en cuestión de semanas. Apple podría asociarse con Shazam para que Siri pueda identificar canciones…
  • El iPhone 5c de 8GB ahora está disponible en más países europeos

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Apple lanzó recientemente la versión de 8GB del iPhone 5c, dirigida al público que compra teléfonos de bajo presupuesto. A partir de hoy, esta variante particular de bajo costo estará disponible en Bélgica, República Checa, Irlanda, Italia, Países Bajos, Polonia, Portugal y Suecia. En términos de precios, el teléfono inteligente es 50€ más barato, por lo que es un poco de ahorro en comparación con el modelo de 16GB. El teléfono inteligente puede ser adquirido por menos de 600 € (más o menos 500€) en estas regiones. Con esta nueva ola de lanzamiento, el smartphone ya está…
  • Apple acuerda voluntariamente añadir nuevos elementos anti-robo en la próxima generación de iPhones

    Domadis Cabrera
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    La CTIA ha anunciado que varias operadoras de telefonía móvil y fabricantes de teléfonos se han ofrecido como voluntarios para incluir “herramientas anti-robo” en todos los teléfonos inteligentes fabricados después de julio del 2015. La medida, es un intento de frustrar el robo de teléfonos inteligentes, y está siendo aplaudida por las fuerzas del orden. Por ejemplo, el alcalde de Oakland recientemente informó que el 75% de todos los robos incluyen un teléfono inteligente en estos días. Pero, ¿qué tipo de herramientas de protección ha conseguido la CTIA que los…
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  • Apple announces OS X Beta Seed Program, opens beta testing to everyone

    Himanshu Arora
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Apple on Tuesday opened up OS X beta versions to the public in general. The Cupertino-based company announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone with an active Apple ID to download and install a beta version of OS X 10.9.3, the upcoming update to the company's operating system. ...
  • AT&T partners with Chernin Group for streaming venture to rival Netflix, Hulu

    Shawn Knight
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    The nation’s second largest broadband provider is looking to get into the streaming media business. AT&T has partnered with media holding company The Chernin Group to create a company tasked with acquiring, investing in and launching online video services.
  • GoPro Hero4 will shoot 4K at 30 frames per second and slo-motion videos

    Shawn Knight
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Specifications for the next action camera from GoPro have hit the web ahead of an expected summer launch. The device, which we’ll call the GoPro Hero4, will be able to record 4K video at up to 30 frames per second in addition to grabbing slow-motion clips at 120 frames per...
  • Iconic Hardware: The products that made a dent on the PC industry

    Jose Vilches
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    What makes a product iconic? Design, functionality, styling, and innovation will get you part of the way there, but the true tests are how these products distinguished themselves from their competitors, how widely those traits were imitated by those competitors, and how history remembers their status. Here are some products...
  • New lighting technology uses nanoparticles to mimic daylight in any environment

    Shawn Knight
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    A new breakthrough in lighting promises to deliver natural-looking artificial daylight for the first time. Where previous advancements have focused on things like color temperature, this new technology developed by Paolo di Trapani at the University of Insubria focuses on the delivery of light.
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  • Earth Day 2014: Newegg and Give Back Box Celebrate Earth Day with New Initiative

    Guest Post
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    April 22, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Newegg today announced a new initiative in its official brand partnership with Give Back Box. Together, the companies provide Newegg’s customers the convenience of donating household items, including gently used clothing, shoes, etc. directly to a non-profit charity to make a major difference in the life of another. Using Give Back Box is simple. Customers simply place the things they no longer want or need in the Newegg shipping box they just received, seal the box, attach the included pre-paid shipping label and ship as usual. If a box arrives…
  • Earth Day 2014: KYOCERA Invests in Solar Projects Valued at $38M

    Guest Post
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Scottsdale, AZ – April 21, 2014 – Kyocera today announced plans to invest in a tax equity partnership for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects valued at $38 million in New York state, leveraging the 30% federal energy investment tax credit. As part of the investment, Kyocera has also entered into an agreement with U.S. Light Energy (USLE) to utilize high-quality, dependable Kyocera solar modules on all installations. USLE (formerly New York Light Energy) is in the final stages of installing 9.4 megawatts (MWDC) of PV systems, with the expectation that the installations…
  • Earth Day 2014: Apple to Launch Recycling Program Globally

    Guest Post
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Apple to Launch Recycling Program Globally (via Apple Gazette) What do you do with old, unused Apple products? If you’re like me, working devices usually go through the hand-me-down process. There’s always someone who can use a secondhand iPhone, laptop, or iPad. But what if the device no longer works? How…
  • Earth Day 2014: Carnival Will Meet Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Guest Post
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    MIAMI (April 21, 2014) – In honor of Earth Day and the importance of year-round environmental awareness, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company, today announced it will meet its goal to reduce its rate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent.  This goal was established by the company as part of Carnival’s ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impact from its operations. To meet this goal, Carnival and its 10 brand lines around the world have developed, and continue to develop, aggressive…
  • 8 Things You Can Do To Celebrate Earth Day 2014!

    Guest Post
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    8 Things You Can Do To Celebrate Earth Day 2014! (via Honey Colony) By Maryam Henein, HoneyColony Prior to 1970, there were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.  In the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to call attention to the importance of protecting our…
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    Techline Info

  • Top Cloud Computing Issues For Universities & Their Workarounds

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    The educational market becomes more competitive each passing year. Colleges and universities are adopting new learning technologies with an aim to expand outreach, improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. The U.S. Department of Education has given a nod to technological development, as evident in the National Education Technology Plan. According to them, the data […]
  • Google’s April fool Gift- Sharable Selfies – Shelfies

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Self pictured portraits known as selfies was the trend of year 2013. Selfies of popular actors and politicians became viral in social media. Every year Google celebrate fool’s day with their subscribers in some innovative ways. The same trend follows this year also.Yesterday on a Gmail blog Google has announced the introduction of new Google […]
  • Dendroid- The Android Malware takes control of your smart phone

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    What is Dendroid ? Dendroid is an Android Malware comes under category of Trojan which works as a Remote Access Tool (RAT). Here the legitimate Android application package files (.apk files) are inserted/modified with malware codes. The worst part is the criminals released this as commercial product, that anyone can purchase the Dendroid tool for […]
  • Malaysian Airliness Aircraft found- spam spreads in Facebook

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
    A new spam spreads through facebook, which exploits the public interest in the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft . The post is a thumbnail image of an aircraft  linked  to a spam webpage which  displays a fake “Outdated Adobe flash plugin” message prompts the users to download a malware. The antivirus applications like Norton, Avast etc […]
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  • Mailbox on iOS Gets Update With Auto-Swipe and Dropbox Integration

    Dave LeClair
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Mailbox is one of the more popular ways for users to keep track of their never-ending inbox on iOS, aside from Apple’s default mail client, of course. The popular email application has just received a new update that has some really useful features like Dropbox sync and an auto-swipe feature that actually learns the patterns of a user and makes mundane tasks automatic. This is the update that sends the mail client to version 2.0, which is when we see a big shift in version number, like this one, we expect some big changes to come along with it. While Mailbox...Read the full article:…
  • Technophilia Episode 110 Live

    Dave LeClair
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Tech News Enterprising criminals in Shropshire use drones to find bedroom weed growers, then rob them. What are they going to do – tell the police? Lens blur in the new Google Camera app. Software making up for terrible cameras just keeps happening. Who should be paying for securing the web? OpenSSL is severely underfunded. XP is a security risk; our commentors disagree. Why? Reddit removes r/technology from front page. Dangers of logging into public WiFi. “Big Short” investor: we’re in a technology bubble. Remember that router patch to fix the admin backdoor? It wasn’t patched,…
  • Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS X

    Tim Brookes
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s no straightforward way to quickly hide or reveal hidden files on Mac OS X as there is on Windows – but hide and seek on a Mac is not a particularly hard game to play. Using a few simple Terminal commands you can quickly hide secrets and reveal system files, as well as seeing what other hidden files and folders have been cluttering up your Mac over the years. It’s Terminal time. Marking Files As Hidden On Windows, you can simply right click on a file and check a box to hide it. This is easily defeated by forcing...Read the full article: Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS…
  • Ace Your Next Exam Using Flashcard Apps for iPhone or iPad

    Bakari Chavanu
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you want to start acing school exams, you’re probably going to want to start using flashcards. In addition to reading annotations, they offer one of the best proven methods for studying for an exam. Just as there are some awesome flashcard apps for Android, the iTunes App Store has a healthy selection for iOS too. One of the best apps for the job is Flashcardlet, a completely free download. Flashcardlet (Free) It took several months to convince my son to try using flashcards to study for his 8th grade science and history exams, but when he finally did, he quickly realized how…
  • 9 Beautiful Alternatives To The Default Linux Icon Sets

    Danny Stieben
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some of the default icon sets that come with Linux distributions are just plain ugly. Have you ever looked at the default icon set for Gnome – the real one? While it works, it could look so much better. Thankfully, we can fix this rather easily. Here’s how you can switch icon sets, and which ones I recommend trying out. How to Install To install an icon set, you’ll first want to install Gnome Tweak Tool, a utility that allows you to access more configurability settings. This will allow you to switch between installed icon sets. Next, find your desired icon...Read the full…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • The Buzz About PC Matic

    The Pit Crew
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Posts to the PC Matic Facebook page The post The Buzz About PC Matic appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: How to Unfriend on Facebook Without Offending There are ways to rid your Facebook News Feed... Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Removes Links to Facebook We are no longer encouraging anyone to use Facebook... PC Matic Update PC Matic now allows you to customize your scanning...
  • DropBox and Windows 8

    Ask Dave Taylor
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    How to connect your DropBox account with Windows 8. The post DropBox and Windows 8 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Publishing Web Pages with Dropbox & DropPages Dropbox is more than simply a convenient way to... Creating Compressed Windows 8 Folder How to use Windows 8 support for compressed files.... Dropbox makes the easiest way to send photos E-mail, Facebook, texting, etc. are all good ways to...
  • Why Are You Forced to Reset Your Passwords?

    Leo Notenboom
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The answer explains the difference between good and very bad security. The post Why Are You Forced to Reset Your Passwords? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Frighteningly Easy Way to Reset Windows Passwords Resetting your Windows password is easy - that's good --... Why You Must Use Different Passwords Using a single password for all of your online... How to Reset a Windows Password If you want access to your Windows account (and...
  • 1 Million New Malware Strains per Week
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Historical data from Virus Bulletin reveals an alarming trend. The post 1 Million New Malware Strains per Week appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Beta Bot Malware Can Turn Off Your AntiVirus The FBI has issued a warning about a new... Why Anti-Malware Isn’t Foolproof Leo discusses the reasons why anti-malware tools don't always work.... How the NSA Steals Information How the NSA's 1,000 in house hackers are using...
  • Windows 8.1 Update Fails to Install

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Is a Windows update really an update if it fails to install? Those looking for the 8.1 Update are reporting challenges. The post Windows 8.1 Update Fails to Install appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Can’t Complete Windows 8.1 Install How to resolve a common issue for those installing... Windows 8.1 Update Microsoft's latest update to Windows 8 is a direct response... Windows RT 8.1 Update removed from Windows Store A potential fix for upgrade issues that came up over...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8.1

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today’s article is a quick tip on how to troubleshoot problems in Windows 8.1, which you will most definitely run into using Microsoft’s shiny new OS. However, most problems don’t require booting into safe mode or following a 10 step guide to fixing WiFi problems. Microsoft has also gotten smarter and included a lot of tools and help guides in the OS itself to diagnose and fix problems. I’ve found that teaching my clients how to use these built-in tools saves me a lot of time because they are able to fix problems in Windows 8.1 themselves. In this article, I’m…
  • The Best Free Apps for a New iPhone

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:48 am
    When I first got up new iPhone 5S (thanks to my parents), I instantly went to the app store and starting downloading apps! Having a smartphone and not using apps is like having a computer and only using it to browse the Internet. If you have an iPhone, you’re also lucky because the Apple app store is still better than the Android app store in terms of number of apps and quality of apps, in my opinion. So what are the best free apps to download for your new iPhone right away? Well, there are a bunch! Obviously, everyone will have their preferences, so I’ll try to keep this list…
  • View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

    Aseem Kishore
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:36 am
    Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks stored on my Mac. This is great because I can easily connect to those wireless networks whenever I’m in range again, even if it’s 6 months later. However, there are times when I need to know the password for the Wifi network, usually because I have to connect another device like my iPhone or iPad to the network. There is no way I ever…
  • Best Tools for Copying a Large Number of Files in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:01 am
    If you’ve been using Windows 8 as your main PC, you have probably noticed the vastly upgraded performance and user interface when copying files. Finally, Microsoft decided to revamp some of the core functions of the OS, which makes using Windows 8 so much better than Windows 7…sometimes. Unfortunately, even with all the great new security and updates to core features, Windows 8 has been hampered by the dual desktop and Start Screen interfaces. I personally switched back to Windows 7 because I find the Start Screen and lack of the Start button frustrating. However, back on Windows…
  • 5 Handy Windows 8/8.1 Registry Tweaks

    Aseem Kishore
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Windows 8 and 8.1 are controversial because they changed the way Windows fundamentally worked and with every subsequent release, they backtrack halfway. For example, Windows 8.1 allowed users to boot directly to the desktop, but you had to manually change this setting yourself. In the next update coming soon called Windows 8.1 Update 1, any non-touch device will automatically boot to the desktop. They are also going to be adding a power button to the start screen so you don’t have to go to the Charms menu anymore. Anyway, it’s just a big mess of two worlds and it keeps changing…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day

    Loz Blain
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    This small home may look plain, but it represents a significant achievement in rapid construction. A Chinese company has demonstrated the capabilities of its giant 3D printer by manufacturing 10 houses in less than 24 hours. Built from predominantly recycled materials, these homes cost less than US$5,000 and could be rolled out en masse to ease housing crises in developing countries... Continue Reading Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day Section: Architecture Tags: 3D Printing, China, House Related Articles: Softkill's intricate 3D printed ProtoHouse is all about the…
  • UK's Design Museum announces 2014 Designs of the Year

    Stu Robarts
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    The Design Museum in London, UK, has announced the winners of its 2014 Designs of the Year Awards. The designs are judged by a high-profile panel and are presented in seven design categories. One category winner will be go on to be named the overall winner... Continue Reading UK's Design Museum announces 2014 Designs of the Year Section: Good Thinking Tags: Awards, Design Museum, Exhibition, London Related Articles: London Design Museum Awards 2013: The winners Entries open for 2013 James Dyson Award In pictures: Royal Institute of British Architects 2013 Awards winners EDAG's…
  • Lamborghini uses an intimate Manhattan event to debut its 610 hp Huracán

    Angus MacKenzie
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Last week Lamborghini’s Huracán LP 610-4, the 610 hp, all-wheel-drive successor to the outgoing Gallardo made its North American debut at a small and intimate event as part of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Gizmag was there. The Huracán, currently in Beijing for the China Auto Show, is on a tight schedule as part of a 60 city, 130 event world tour, with North America being one of the manufacturer's key markets. .. Continue Reading Lamborghini uses an intimate Manhattan event to debut its 610 hp Huracán Section: Automotive Tags: Biomimicry, Lamborghini, New York Auto…
  • Name Your Own Price on $807 Worth of Mac Apps

    Tim Hanlon
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    Software bundles are a great way to save money on apps. For a limited time, Gizmag readers can name their own price on $807 worth of Mac Apps. Highlighting this bundle is RapidWeaver (a top WYSIWYG web editor) and TuneUp (automatically cleans and organizes your iTunes). A full list of apps is below, but another highlight is CrossOver, which lets you run certain Windows Programs on your Mac... Continue Reading Name Your Own Price on $807 Worth of Mac Apps Section: Computers Related Articles: Run Mac and PC Apps on Your iPad With 70% off Parallels Access Chrome apps can now act more like native…
  • Solar-powered Sunseeker Duo takes flight

    Nick Lavars
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    For all the advancements made in solar power technology, developing an airplane that could harvest enough of the sun's energy to not only be flown for extended periods, but take another person along for the ride has proven a difficult task. The team at Solar Flight recently took on this challenge, unveiling its plans for what would be the world's first two-seater solar aircraft, the Sunseeker Duo. Today, the company announced that it has spent the last few months testing the plane's flight performance and the results hold some promise for helping achieve its lofty ambitions. .. Continue…
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    John Morris

  • Separation of Concerns, MVC, and How to Get Started as a Freelance Coder

    John Morris
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Build Better Websites Using a Separation of Concerns Easily one of the biggest mistakes new coders make… inter-mingling content, presentation, and behavior… making it a nightmare to maintain and update your code. In the first segment of this episode of the John Morris Show, I reveal how to avoid that whole mess by building your websites using a “separation of concerns”. What is MVC? How Do I Use It? I get this question every day. MVC has become a buzzword in the developer community and many developers have been told they need to build their applications this…
  • Why Does Coding Take Forever to Learn? You’re Making THIS Mistake

    John Morris
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    This cost me 4 years of my life… 4 years I could have been doing what I loved for a living… 4 years I could have been living well instead of struggling to make ends meet… 4 years further down the road to success I could be right now… I regret those 4 years every day of my life because the mistake I was making is SO easy to solve… and it was a mistake I didn’t have to make. In this episode of the John Morris Show, I’m going to share with you what that mistake, why almost EVERY coder makes it, and how to quickly get over it. Click to Listen Got a…
  • Have You Lost Your Passion for Coding?

    John Morris
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Ever felt unmotivated or uninspired while working on a project? You felt it at first… you were super excited to get started… you felt like you could take on the world… Then, about halfway through it was ALL gone. No passion. No inspiration. No motivation. It happens for a reason. It’s not chance or luck. It’s not a fluke… or even something you necessarily did wrong. And, there IS a way to fix it. And, once you do… boy do things change. Suddenly, the fire ignites again. Your mind lights back up. And you FEEL driven to crank out the project and get it…
  • Stage 1: How to Discover Your Passion

    John Morris
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    The post Stage 1: How to Discover Your Passion appeared first on John Morris. Related posts: Have You Lost Your Passion for Coding? How to Set Yourself Apart and Get Clients to Chase You I Was Lost and Didn’t Know What to Do Next…
  • These 5 steps fast-track your coding career

    John Morris
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the biggest mistakes I think coders make is getting so caught up in the technical side of their coding career that they lose track of all the other (often MORE important) aspects of being a successful coder. I know I did. In fact, for the longest time I held this completely erroneous belief that talent trumped everything. That all I needed to worry about was being talented and I’d be good. WRONG! Because of that I couldn’t figure out why I started to lose out on client after client and constantly get underbid by coders who I KNEW were less talented. Couldn’t my…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • Android ROM Series: How to Flash a Custom ROM on Your Android Device – Part 3

    Mahesh Makvana
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    In the second part of our Android ROM series, we talked about how you can flash a custom recovery on your Android device so you can get started with flashing custom ROMs. The article also listed some of the best ROMs you can get on your Android device and have fun with. Unless you have been rooting and flashing Android devices for a long time, it would be quite difficult for you to learn how to flash a custom ROM on an Android device. In this part of the series, we will be walking you through steps to flash a custom ROM on your device and start to explore a whole new world of custom…
  • 5 SMS Apps You Should Try Out On Your Android Phone

    Mahesh Makvana
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The traditional way of sending and receiving SMSes has been used by Android for a long time, and it does not look like changes in its SMS functionality will be happening any time soon. The messages you get on your Android are saved in a threaded manner that you can scroll up and down and even reply to from within the same interface. While this may be a perfect way for sending messages for some people, some third-party developers thought it would be great to change the whole idea of SMSes and replace it with something new. As a result, we now have some SMS apps that you can use on your…
  • Customize the Chrome New Tabs Page Using Momentum

    Alan Buckingham
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Chrome came up with a unique concept for folks opening a new tab. The page displays the most-visited websites from your browsing history. It also allows for some customization, letting users choose a wallpaper, available in the Chrome Web Store or even one of their own creation. However, there are ways to customize what is displayed on the page as well.You will find a number of extensions designed to change this, but one of the better, and more recent, is called Momentum, a quick add-on that allows for some interesting customization. You can get started by heading to the Chrome Web Store to…
  • Giveaway: 10 Premium WordPress Themes from TemplateMonster to Be Won

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Are you looking to get a new WordPress theme for your site? Hiring a web developer can be expensive, and if you don’t have the budget, getting a premium theme is often the best way to get things done. For our giveaway of the week, we are glad to have 10 premium WordPress themes (worth $750) from TemplateMonster to give away.If you have been on the Web for long enough, I am sure you have heard of They are one of the biggest and leading theme developers in the web. When it comes to WordPress themes, they have over 2000 premium themes in their library, covering almost…
  • How to Crop Audio Files Using iTunes

    Shujaa Imran
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Most of us use Preview or Photoshop to crop and edit photo files, but what about audio files? That’s a whole different story. Many people have the difficulty of searching and downloading a good app that can easily crop or trim an audio file. Today I’ll be showing you how to use iTunes to perform this operation. Cropping an audio file is useful if you want to remove extra sound from the beginning/end of an audio file, or it you want a small portion of a sound file to use as a ringtone.You can also use this technique if you need to divide a lengthy audio file into smaller parts,…
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  • Best Software for Data Backup And Recovery

    shabnam sultan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    With the high amount of data that surrounds us travelling at lightning speed, there will come a time when all hell breaks loose and you stand to lose everything. Be it your PC, laptop or even smartphone; all these devices [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Bitdefender Offers Complete Security Across All Devices Tansee iPhone Transfer Contact : Transfer contact from iPhone to your Computer Efficient Sticky Notes for windows saves paper Download WordPress For Windows Phone 7 How to Quickly Make PDFs Online for Free
  • Top Books To Learn Android Development and Programming

    shabnam sultan
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you want to learn Android development? Android is of the most popular mobile operating system, the immense popularity of Android is due to its Open-Source nature. For those who are unaware, Android kernel is programmed in C,C++ and is [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 11 Verizon’s Droid X apps for starters How To Clean Android Phone ? Why Do Android Developers Fail To Get Rich Download Google Play Store APK 3.4.6 (Direct Link) Top 8 Funny Android Apps to Make You Laugh
  • 10 Creative Computer Mouse Designs for you

    shabnam sultan
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Mouse is an essential tool for computer users. Listed below are some stylish and creatively designed computer mice for you. These computer mouse designs are different than the mouse design which we normally use, the designs are fully functional and [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Buy Gadgets Online With Flexible Payment And Free Delivery Easily 3 Best Digital TV Service Providers in UK 5 Awesome Office Gadgets For 2013 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like
  • 6 Tools To Manage Virtual Team Effectively in your Organization

    shabnam sultan
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whether you work from home or run a small business, you need tools to communicate to your team effectively. Email is no doubt one of the way to communicate with your virtual team, however, to improve efficiency and productivity of [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: PixelPoke Helps You To Choose Best Web Hosting The Need For Speed: Optimizing Your Business Workflow 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like Best Tech Gifts This Holiday Season
  • 15 Sites To Download Royalty Free Images for your Blog Post

    shabnam sultan
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Adding quality images to your website or blog provides a professional appearance and grabs the attention of your readers. However, many of us ponder where to find royalty free images for my site/blog? One of the easiest way to find [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: PixelPoke Helps You To Choose Best Web Hosting The Need For Speed: Optimizing Your Business Workflow 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like Best Tech Gifts This Holiday Season
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • On global warming, settled science and George Brandis

    Matthew Bailes, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at Swinburne University of Technology
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Attorney-General George Brandis during a debate at Parliament House in Canberra. AAP Image/Daniel Munoz The Australian Attorney General, Senator George Brandis is no stranger to controversy. His statement in parliament that “people do have a right to be bigots” rapidly gained him notoriety, and it isn’t hard to understand why. Lately he’s in the news again, this time concerning climate change. The Guardian recently ran a news story with the headline “George Brandis: sidelining climate change deniers is ‘deplorable’”. It went on saying the Attorney general accuses ‘true…
  • VIDEO: Solving the world's toilet shortage

    Dani Barrington, Research Fellow in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at Monash University
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    In this episode of TCTV, water sanitation and hygiene engineer Dani Barrington explains the importance of toilets and community-led approaches to sanitation for one-third of the world’s population who lack access to adequate sanitation. This video is a co-production between SBS World News and The Conversation. See also:Solving the toilet shortage needs a bottom-up approachVIDEO: Were the first artists women? Dani Barrington is employed by Monash University as a Research Fellow. Her current work is funded as part of the DFAT Australian Development Research Awards Scheme. She is also…
  • The rewards and punishments of being two

    Olivia Carter, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at University of Melbourne
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Imagine if you woke up one day and found yourself unexpectedly surrounded by presents and then a few days later you woke up to find chocolate eggs all over your room. Would you rejoice in your good fortune or question whether you are hallucinating? Last week my little Max celebrated his second birthday and a few days later enjoyed his first visit from the Easter Bunny. This week of unforeseen bounty, must have been all the more surprising given our recent need to hand out some of his first genuine punishments. I can’t imagine how his little brain is trying to make sense of it all. Now two,…
  • Why is Microsoft dropping support for Windows 8.1?

    David Tuffley, Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In a move certain to raise the ire of users of Microsoft’s Windows operating system the software giant has announced that next month it will cease support for Windows 8.1. But that operating system is barely eight months old and already an upgraded version of the Windows 8 system that failed to impress many users since its release in 2012. Microsoft has this month already killed off support for the long-lasting Windows XP system, so why is it ending support for Windows 8.1? The aim is to force users to install Windows 8.1 Update, thus establishing it as the new service and support baseline…
  • Game on - Can video games make your brain level up?

    Amy Reichelt, Research Fellow at UNSW Australia
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    Video games have got a bad press in the past mostly due to the accusation that they make people who play them more violent. The violent content that many computer games contain and engrossing nature for players can lead to increased aggressive thoughts. But other studies have said that the root of any video game induced violence is actually due to frustration, as many of these games are challenging and require complex motor skills. Aside from the frustration of getting beaten by the end of level boss again, the challenge of these games is part of the appeal. The sense of accomplishment having…
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  • How to use EaseUS for data recovery?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Data loss is one of the most painful situations in one’s life, especially when the data is deleted accidentally from the PC and you are in an urgent need for that particular data. When you delete the data accidentally or format your PC drive, the data loss is surely to happen. In common situations, data […]
  • Facebook users in India reached the 100 million mark

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
      NEW DELHI, April 9 (UPI) – Facebook users in India reached the 100 million mark, the company said Wednesday, now its second-largest market after the United States. The social networking business has had India in its plans to make it the world’s largest market in terms of users. The fast pace of growth in mobile […]
  • Zoove introduces a mobile contact-sharing service that doesn’t require an app

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Washington, Apr. 9 (ANI): Zoove is introducing a contact-sharing service called StarStar myInfo that does not require an app. The myInfo service, which will be available to U.S. consumers on any of the four major carriers, will offer users ways to both share and receive updated contact details from their friends and colleagues without requiring a […]
  • Official Flipkart and Zedge app for Windows Phone is here

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Finally the wait ends for Windows Phone users. Popular ecommerce site ‘Flipkart’ and mobile customization site ‘Zedge’ has released their official apps for Windows Phone. Flipkart is one of the leading online retailers that consist of a wide range of products. Flipkart app for Windows Phone is easy to use and got varied options, easy […]
  • How to Use Colors in your Visual Social Media Strategy? [Infographic]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    This topic might sound something unusual to you and might let you think “What has social media to do with colors?” An infographic based on a research show how colors can affect your social media presence. Different age groups and genders prefer different colors for which you might have to be very picky about them. […]
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  • Amazon Prime gets exclusive deal for HBO content

    Alan Buckingham
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Amazon has been continuously adding video content to its Prime service, and now with its Fire TV on the market, this becomes a bit more important. Granted you can get Prime video on other set-top boxes, but the Amazon offering takes the integration to a new level. Now the retailer announces a new exclusive deal, this time with HBO. Titles include "The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, as well as mini-series like Band of Brothers, John Adams and more. Seasons…
  • Cloud attacks increase as the IT world looks to the skies

    Ian Barker
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Moving systems to the cloud is usually seen as a safer and more secure option than running them on site. However, the findings of a new report suggest that there's no room for complacency. The Spring 2014 Cloud Security Report from security-as-a-service provider Alert Logic reveals a significant increase in attacks carried out against both cloud and on-premises systems. The report draws on data collected from a 2,200 customer base between April and September last year and reveals a significant increase in activity across both cloud and in-house hosted environments compared to last year's…
  • Google wants to fund your solar panel installation

    Alan Buckingham
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Earth Day might be over but Google has announced another eco-friendly program to go along with yesterday’s news of a renewable energy purchase. This time, the company is partnering with SunPower Corporation for a new deal intended for homeowners. "Together with SunPower Corporation we’re creating a new $250 million fund to help finance the purchase of residential rooftop solar systems -- making it easier for thousands of households across the US to go solar", says Google’s Rob Parker. Essentially, this is how it will work: Google will purchase panels from SunPower and then lease them…
  • 1Password for iOS complete rebuild, 1Password for Mac improves mini tool, sync and export

    Nick Peers
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:56 am
    AgileBits Inc has released 1Password for iOS 4.5, a major rewrite of its password management tool for iPhone and iPad. The release is accompanied by a less radical, but still relatively major, upgrade to the Mac version with the release of 1Password for Mac 4.3. The iOS version boasts a complete rebuild with the promise of improved speed and a more accessible Search tool. Support for AirDrop sharing of items and multiple vaults created using the Windows or Mac version have also been added. The improved Search tool is now always available at the top of both the Categories tab and each main…
  • Are we facing an internet of too many things?

    Ian Barker
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    Much of the buzz in the tech world at the moment surrounds the internet of things, the idea that every piece of electronic kit might one day be connected via the web. There are plenty of benefits from this but it also presents a number of challenges. Home automation specialist Custom Controls has released an infographic showing what needs to happen for the internet of things to work. These include improved standards which will mean that companies and developers will need to work together in order to ensure that their devices speak a common language to enable them to exchange information.
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  • Nokia Lumia 930

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
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  • Oppo Find 7a

    24 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
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  • Oppo Find 7 QHD

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
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  • Oppo Find 7 with QHD Display goes official; Specs, Price & Hands-on Video

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:35 am
    Oppo has finally  unveiled its most anticipated Android smartphone Oppo Find 7 at the dedicated event. The smartphone with many display pixels has an eye-catching slim form factor and design. The device comes with...Oppo Find 7 with QHD Display goes official; Specs, Price & Hands-on Video head over to Tech Prezz
  • LG G pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon to be released on March 6th; pricing $199.99

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    Verizon has announced  LG‘s 8-incher G Pad 8.3 will be available from the carrier starting March 6th. The tablet will be offered with 4G LTE support on the carrier for a price of $199.99,...LG G pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon to be released on March 6th; pricing $199.99 head over to Tech Prezz
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  • HTC One M8 launched in India at Rs. 49,900

    Himanshu Gupta
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    HTC finally announced the availability of its latest flagship smartphone HTC One M8 in India at Rs. 49,990 and will hit the shelves by May 7 2014. The USP being its DUO camera featuring HTC UltraPixel module. HTC One M8 comes with a Gunmetal Gray chasis with HTC sense 6. It comes with a 5inch […]
  • Lava launches Iris 504Q+ in India for Rs. 13,990

    Himanshu Gupta
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Lava, a popular Indian mobile phone brand, launched another smartphone in its Iris series. Iris 504Q+ featuring a 10MP camera with Exmor RS Sensor at sub Rs. 15k price. It comes with a 5-inch 720p display and it is powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor with 1GB of RAM which runs on Android 4.2.2 […]
  • Gionee Elife S5.5 launched in India at Rs. 22,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:25 am
    Gionee launched the world’s slimmest smartphone Gionee Elife S5.5 in India. With a thickness of only 5.5mm it comes with metal body and 1080p super AMOLED display. Gionee Elife S5.5 comes with a Octa Core 1.7GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is not expandable. The five inch display is […]
  • Motorola Moto X launched in India at Rs. 23,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:52 am
    After the launch of Moto G, Motorola has launched Moto X in India which is available on only. It comes with 4.7inch HD display. Motorola Moto X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor clocked at 1.7Ghz with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal storage and runs on Android […]
  • Karbonn launches Titanium Hexa, Octane and Octane Plus

    Himanshu Gupta
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Karbonn, Indian mobile manufacturer, launched a range of Titanium smartphones in collaboration with Mediatek. Since all three devices comes with MediaTek processors priced between Rs. 14500 to Rs. 18,000. Titanium Octane Plus was launched at a price of Rs. 17,990. It comes with a 5inch full HD display, Mediatek Octa Core processor clocked at 1.7GHz […]
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  • 2 Minutes + 2.5MB = A Secure PC & Browsing

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google lockIf you take a look at the number of rising online threats every day, you won’t dare go online without ensuring you are secure. Facebook & Twitter can all be the breeders of malicious link shares. When you click on any one of those malicious links, the consequences can be anything from a single pop up advertisement, to a browser add-on download or much worse.This is where you need to think of measures to secure your PC and files from the digital threats. Fortunately there are simple steps to reduce the risk of catching…
  • These Are All the Sites Where You MUST “Change Your Password” Right Now

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Following the news about Heartbleed Bug, Many of the affected/vulnerable sites have patched their systems and are asking their users to change their account passwords for extra safety. I will share a list of sites where you must change your password as well as a method to quickly generate new,secure and unique passwords for each accounts.Change your Password on these sites:The links on the sites in the list below redirect to the homepage of the respective sites. You need to login with your current password, change the password and logout…
  • FAQ – Heartbleed Security Bug Makes ~66% of the Web Vulnerable

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Keeping the blog post short, I will directly explain what the Heartbleed bug actually is and how it affects a wide range of websites on the internet. Also will uncover a tool that will test if a particular website is vulnerable or not and a list of currently vulnerable websites.SPOILER : is vulnerable as of 08-04-2014. has fixed the is fixedUpdate:LastPass users can check if the sites in their Vault is vulnerable to the attack or not. Just click on Tools > Security Check. Start scanning the Vault…
  • How to Hide or Block Advertisements in Skype

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Skype’s desktop application if filled with Ads making it an annoying sometimes. We don’t want to see ads between our contacts right? Here is a simple 10 second method to block ads in Skype. The best part is that you don’t even have to install any Ad blocking addon or software.Just a little tweak to Internet Explorer will block all ads in Skype. Here is how you do it.Blocking Ads in Skype.Step 1. Open Internet Explorer > Settings > Internet Options.Step 2. Choose the Security Tab.Step 3. Click on the Restricted Sites…
  • How to Get Free License of Visual Studio Professional 2013 & More

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google logoMicrosoft offers a ton of discounts and freebies to support students. They had introduced this program long ago but recently started adding more and more worthy software kits for students. Their software catalog for students show a wide range of useful software suites such as the Visual Studio Professional edition, SQL Server versions and more.To grab all these for everyone else means shelling out hundreds of dollars, but fortunately for you they are all free. You get a genuine license of all these softwares for free if you…
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  • Gionee Elife Series Presents s5.5 – Worlds Slimmest Smartphone

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    The war has started between the Existence Smartphone Manufacturers and the new rivalries who are all set to make a new space for them. The rival we are talking about here is the China’s...
  • [Updated] [Review] Gionee Service Centres and Products

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:53 am
    Gionee, the Chinese Company has recently started gaining popularity in India. Their Smartphones are way too competitive among the Big brands like Sony, Samsung etc. People these days are buying...
  • Creating a Presentation Professionally

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Would you know where to go if you need a professional presentation put together? While there are many people who are proficient when it comes to using PowerPoint or other programs to put slides...
  • CD / DVD Duplication – Replication Software

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:52 am
    In the CD and DVD creation industry, data on discs is duplicated in one of two ways: via duplication, or via replication. For DVDs in particular, DVD duplication is the preferred technology, as this...
  • Web Design Services By Network Solutions

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    1 Jul 2013 | 9:05 pm
    Web hosting has become one of the ways in which sites out-compete each other. There are those web hosts that don’t provide the better bandwidth, more security, in-house support and...
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    Do More With Software

  • NCH Software's Newest Business Tool: Express Project Management Software

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

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

    NCH Software
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    NCH Software has just released a new product to add to the already great list of Business Software and Tools.  Express Points Free Presentation Software is a quick, effective, and easy way to create a powerful presentation on your Windows PC.Express Points Free allows users to easily design and deliver information, arguments, visuals, and multimedia.  Use Express Points to present ideas and arguments to persuade an audience, deliver instructional or explanatory information, or visually support speeches and oral reports.Express Points Free Presentation Software features:* Easily…
  • Express Accounts Customer Testimonial from New Beginnings Entertainment

    NCH Software
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:59 pm
    We at NCH Software truly appreciate customers and businesses letting us know how we're doing. We just received this testimonial from Rob Thomas, Owner of New Beginnings Entertainment. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and letting us know we're helping the best we can. New Beginnings Entertainment takes this moment to give thanks to the developers, operators, staff and all personel of NCH for creating account software. We are a small but popular retail and mobile DJ/MC/Entertainment business who has been working with Express Accounts for quite some time now. From the…
  • New Graphic Editor Software

    NCH Software
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:28 am
    DrawPad Graphic Editor is the newest product from NCH Software and adds another fantastic product to a great lineup of Graphic Software and Tools. This software is ideal for creating images, paintings, and drawings.DrawPad is an easy-to-use image composition and manipulation program. We created it to function as an alternative to some of the top drawing/painting/image creation tools on the market. If you want something with more features than traditional paint programs, but don't have the expertise (or budget) to use a premium illustrator product, this is the perfect software for you. It is…
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  • Google Street View Is Now A Time Machine

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Google is rolling out a new feature for Maps Street View that will allow people to check out the progression of locations over time. Apparently, every time that Google has obtained a new picture of a location, it held onto the older ones. This has now allowed the company to introduce a “time machine” that lets people see how things looked as far back as 2006.Devastated areas in particular were pointed out by Google and are perhaps the most amazing to see. For example, the Street View team captured images of Japan before the earthquake/tsunami occurred and then went back after…
  • Japan Will Get The Xbox One In September

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Sony has already released its PS4 game console in Japan and although the sales were horrible, it did beat Microsoft to market in that area. Well, after a long wait, we now have an official launch date for the Xbox One in Japan, September 4.In its latest announcement, Microsoft confirmed the release date but did not provide any pricing information for the Xbox One. Microsoft’s most recent game console will launch in Japan seven months after the PS4 was made available there.Read This: ‘Titanfall’ May Be Huge, But The Xbox One Is Still BehindJapan didn’t seem to love the PS4 but…
  • Google Looks Towards Residential Solar Power With New Initiative

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Google and SunPower have announced a joint $250 million initiative that will help people in residential areas lease solar panels. Google is providing an estimated $100 million to the project and SunPower is dedicating $115 million to it.This initiative–whether it is just for good PR or not–will help thousands of people switch at least some of their power consumption towards solar, which is significantly cleaner than traditional fuel sources.The partnership comes just a few days after Apple released a new advertisement, narrated by CEO Tim Cook, that touts the…
  • Twitter Releases Design Update To All Users

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    Twitter began rolling out its new Facebook-like profile design earlier this month and initially, only celebrities were receiving it. Now that a little time has passed and no major complaints or issues have arose, Twitter has made the new design available to all of its users.Upon reaching the main Twitter website and logging in, you will be greeted with a notification telling you that you can update your profile. Once you do that, everything is taken care of. Depending on what sort of profile photo or background you had before the update, you may want to change them in order to make things…
  • WhatsApp Reaches 500 Million Active User Milestone

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    Two months after Facebook announced that it would be acquiring WhatsApp, the messaging service has reached 500 million users. Privacy concerns regarding WhatsApp’s new owner were rampant when the acquisition was announced but those concerns didn’t slow down growth, and perhaps the additional interest in WhatsApp after the acquisition announcement even pushed up the app to its new milestone.Some companies announce their active users and provide a figure that is based upon how many people visit the service in a month. However, given the nature of WhatsApp, its active user count is…
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  • OnePlus One Smartphone Wants To Be The 2014 Flagship Killer

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    there are many flagship handsets out there vying for your hard earn money, but today, one smartphone emerges, promising to ‘kill them all’ and that device is none other than the OnePlus One smartphone. a pretty bold and lofty claim to make, but on paper the One (not to be confused with HTC One) seems to have what it takes. well, maybe not a killer per say, but certainly one phone that could be on top of your to-consider list. leading the features is a 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display with Touch-On-Lens technology that promised instant touch response by reducing the distance…
  • Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
    Golf R in Volkswagen’s hot hatch lineup is largely considered the epitome of all hot hatches, but if 300PS isn’t enough to satisfy the power hungry you, then pray hard that the Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept gets the production green light. running on a modified version of the Golf R’s 2.0-liter turbo four engine, the folks at Volkswagen R GmbH has managed to push out 100 PS (99 horses) more and 70 Nm (52 lb-ft) of torque out – thanks to a newly developed turbocharger that allows for higher maximum charge pressure and reinforced crankcase. additional engine works…
  • Nest Thermostat Now Available On Google Play

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    we are not sure where Google Play is heading, but it is definitely going to be more than just a mobile device webstore touting Google’s mobile OS. case in the point: the second generation Nest Learning Thermostat is now available on Google Play for the same $249. we didn’t managed to feature the Nest Thermostat when it first surfaced until now and so for the benefit of the uninitiated, the newer Nest Thermostat is 20% thinner over its predecessor and sports a new solid stainless steel ring, a smooth lens, and most importantly it is now loaded with updated software. this clever,…
  • BLU STUDIO 6.0 HD Smartphone

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    when it comes to cheap and beautiful phones, BLU Products is among the few brands that pops up in our head and the latest to join the Florida-based handset maker’s growing smartphone portfolio is this BLU STUDIO 6.0 HD. equipped with a 6-inch HD display with advanced OGS and Full Lamination technologies to boot, the STUDIO 6.0 is the biggest BLU handset yet. powering this mega-size device is a MediaTEk MT6582 Cortex-A7 quad core processor, clocking in at 1.3GHz. system RAM is a modest 1GB, while there is a basic 4GB internal storage – expandable via microSD slot that supports up…
  • Lytro Illum Light Field Camera

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    the idea behind Light Field Camera is awesome, but despite the technology it has, an oblong tube that doesn’t quite look like a camera didn’t quite catch on with shutterbugs. more than two years on, it is back with a more camera-like form, packing specs that betters the original. besides a radical, futuristic but nevertheless a more camera-like form which we can hardly take our eyes off, it has a new, larger 1″ sensor that’s capable of grabbing 40 million light rays as opposed to the predecessor’s 11 million. this new found sensor is paired with Light Field…
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    That Tech Chick

  • Easter Chick Nail Art

    Jessica Benton
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I wish you a Happy Easter. I decided to do a quick mani to celebrate Eater. I haven’t blogged about my nail art is a very long time. Nail art is one of my favorite hobbies and I even have created a few nail art tutorials on Youtube. You can find those on my sidebar all the way at the bottom. You can also follow my Instagram @jessbent0n where I post *mostly* nail art mixed up with other stuff that has to do with beauty and fashion. The nail art that I did for this Easter is mulit colors. Actually each nail has a different color topped with Sinful Colors 1182 Charmed glitter polish. On my…
  • Top 5 Things To Do Aboard Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas #seastheday

    Jessica Benton
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I am back from my Royal Caribbean cruise on the Liberty of the Seas out of Ft Lauderdale Florida. Forty bloggers all together participated in a “Brandcation” hosted by Momdot and boarded the ship to Cozumel to take part in a social media event. I had never taken a cruise before even though I am less than an hour from a major cruise port in Galveston Texas. I had no clue what to expect. I never realized how many activities were available to take part in during your time at sea. So that is where I want to stop and give you a bit of information. I asked the other bloggers to give me…
  • 2015 Honda Fit Test Drive

    Jessica Benton
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I was invited to take the new 2015 Honda Fit for a test drive in San Diego California late last month. Honda sent me and a few other bloggers to the beautiful coastal city of San Diego and showed us the technology and many features to allow us create our own opinion of the subcompact hatchback car. At first glance the small car appeared to be your average subcompact car. I am not going to tell you the typical things you I would read on the car focused websites. I am going to rate this car in terms of appearance, technology, and features. All opinions are my own. Ok, well, not just mine but my…
  • Adopt A Mom- Mother’s Day Gifting Program

    Jessica Benton
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    If there were any cause that touches me the most, it would be domestic violence. I am no stranger to years of extreme physical and mental abuse. My every action was controlled and I suffered the consequences if I did not do as I was “supposed to”. I alienated my closest friends; they just could not stand by and watch me allow myself to be abused.  The only issue was, I was not yet strong enough to leave. Not physically strong enough, but mentally and emotionally strong enough. But when I was ready to break the abuse cycle that was going on inside my home, I was ready to become my…
  • Best Buy Helps Catch It All

    Jessica Benton
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:17 am
    When I had to replace my TV and bought a new Smart TV, I could have not have chosen a better HDTV in my opinion. I love all the features it offers especially when my husband is watching a sports game. He likes to pause and rewind the TV and his leisure. I on the other hand, like to also pause my favorite TV shows when I have to get up to go do something. And because I am into social media the way I am , I like to tweet during a show. I feel like I am in a big room with a ton of others watching the same show along with me. Of course I cant tweet from my TV while I am watching a show.
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    Spice Up Your Blog

  • 20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

    Paul Crowe
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Today I want to list some of the best slider plugins for Wordpress blogs.Most Bloggers want to use a slider be it a Featured posts slider or just a neat slideshow of your pictures or Carousel.Originally I wanted to list 20 free slider plugins but to be honest there was not 20 Good free sliders to choose from.Most of the free sliders were just a Lite Version of a premium plugin.So I found 10 top free slider plugins and I have also listed 10 of the very best Premium Wordpress Plugins if you are willing to spend a few bucks.So I will start with the 10 best free slideshow plugins and then I have…
  • Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

    Paul Crowe
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    While working on a blog recently the client who used the blog to promote their business wanted to provide the address of the business on the blog.As I would always try to do I went one better, so as well as just provide the address I embedded a form for people to get directions via Google Maps.The Google Maps form is easy to add to your blog and you simply add your business address to the code then visitors to the blog can then enter their address and generate the directions.Once generated the map will show a route with options for driving and Public transport if available.OK so lets try it…
  • How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

    Paul Crowe
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Google Analytics is the most popular and in-dept service for tracking your blogs stats.Google Analytics is available for all blog platforms and websites but as it is a Google service like Blogger it's extra easy for Blogger users.In fact Analytics is built into all Blogger blogs you just need to add your Analytics Web Property ID via the blogs settings.In this post I will show you how to set up your analytics account and connect it to your blog.Finding Your Property IDClick Here To View Full Post >>
  • Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

    Paul Crowe
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I had just finished a design job on a Blogger blog when we came across a problem I had not encountered before.While checking how the blog looked on mobile devices such as the iPad, I found I could not use Pinch To Zoom.I'm sure you will all have used some form of a touch screen mobile device with pinch to zoom so now how important it is.I had believed all sites automatically allowed pinch to zoom on mobile so I needed to find a way to fix the problem.The solution I came up with was a meta tag I could add to the template that would :1. First Set the blogs default size on Mobile devices :…
  • Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Paul Crowe
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:48 am
    Guest Post - Our host is Kim Yuhl, Kim uses her experience as a blogger to share some fresh blogging advice.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. When I first started blogging, I thought to myself "if she can do it then so can I" with every blog that I read. And then one day I decided to do just that. Now keep in mind at the time, I didn't like writing much, I was a pretty private person and I hate asking for the sale or doing anything that seems overly self-promotional. Oh, how a few years will change you.Now, writing is my saving grace, I am beyond an open…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Samsung Galaxy K (aka Galaxy S5 Zoom) Camera phone Leaks Ahead of Official Announcement

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Last year, soon after the Samsung introduced its 2013 flagship, the Galaxy S4, a few spin offs of the device were released on the market: the Galaxy S4 Mini (which was an affordable compact smartphone), the Galaxy S4 Active (which was a rugged S4 variant), and the Galaxy S4 Zoom (which was a camera phone […]
  • Android 4.4.3 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 Details Surface

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    We’ve been hearing about the Android 4.4.3 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 update for several weeks, but, until now there were no details on when it will be released or what goodies it will brings. Even though Google refused to comment on the matter, Sprint revealed on their support […]
  • Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Now Available for Republic Wireless Users

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    Even though most Moto X models are rocking Android 4.4.2 for several months, the Republic Wireless variant didn’t receive KitKat until now. Fortunately, the hybrid calling carrier announced they are now pushing the Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update to users. I guess it’s better late than never. Anyway, you will be dealing with […]
  • OnePlus One Release Date, Specs, and Price Officially Revealed

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    After months of teasing and leaks, the OnePlus One release date, specs, and price are officially official. OnePlus One comes pre-loaded with CyanogenMod and as you might have guessed already it aims to compete against Nexus and Google Play Edition edition smartphones. The technical specifications of the OnePlus One are at least impressive, the handset […]
  • Droid DNA Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update to Roll out April 24

    Liviu Anca
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    We have the official confirmation that Verizon’s Droid DNA will get updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. HTC Droid DNA, marketed as HTC Butterfly on certain markets, is the predecessor of HTC One M7 and launched pre-loaded with Android 4.1. HTC updated the device to Android 4.2, but it’s owners never got to taste Jelly Bean […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Start with “Daily Change” to Change Your Life

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    This Article is reproduced from public domain writings of Leo Babauta ( will never change your life until you change something you do daily. - Mike MurdockStart with a simple statement: What do you want to be?Are you hoping to someday be a writer, a musician, a designer, a programmer, a polyglot, a carpenter, a manga artist, an entrepreneur, an expert at something?How do you get there? Do you write your intention on a piece of paper, and put it in a bottle and launch it to sea, hoping it will manifest? No. The universe isn’t going to make this happen. You are.Do you set…
  • Saint George's Day

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:51 am
    Saint George is the patron saint of England. George was born in Cappadocia, an area which is now in Turkey, in the 3rd century. His parents were Christians. When his father died, George's mother returned to her native Palestine, taking George with her. George became a soldier in the Roman army and rose to the rank of Tribune. He later protested against Rome's persecution of Christians and was imprisoned and tortured, but stayed true to his faith. April 23 was named as Saint George's day in 1222. The most famous legend surrounding St George is, he killed and saved a princess who had been…
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr. Quotes

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller (1991–1994). Its sequel Life’s Little Instruction Book: Volume 2 also made it to the same best seller list in 1993.Brown’s books have been translated into 35 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. They have spawned calendars, posters, apparel items, daily journals, greeting cards, audio cassettes, screensavers and even fortune cookies.Read below the inspiring Quotes of H. Jackson Brown Jr.Think big thoughts…
  • Amazing Sentences that can change your Life

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    What other people think of you is none of your business.The person that you will spend most time with in your life is yourself, so better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.Own your life, or someone will own it for you.Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world.If you accept your limitation, you go beyond them.If you risk nothing, you risk everything.Don’t give others the power to control your emotion. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you.If you…
  • Charles Bukowski Quotes

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    Henry Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer.His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work.Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels (Post Office, Factotum,Women,Ham on Rye,Hollywood, Pulp)Read below Quotes of Charles Bukowski.What matters most is how well you walk through the…
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  • Aggiungere più di 600 caratteri speciali al layout della tastiera

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Se si desidera digitare dei caratteri speciali utilizzando la tastiera, ma non si desidera installare un software apposito, è possibile utilizzare il codice ASCII. Il problema è che è necessario conoscere il codice di ogni simbolo per farne uso, per esempio digitare Alt + 1254 restituirà il carattere µ. Questo può non essere un problema se si ha la necessità di accedere a uno o due caratteri, ma se è necessario digitare continuamente dei caratteri speciali, probabilmente è preferibile un’opzione più semplice. Ecco dove KbdKaz 500 entra in gioco. Aggiunge al sistema layout di…
  • Sms anonimi: come inviarli dai diversi operatori

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Inviare Sms anonimi può essere un’ottima tecnica per testare la fedeltà di qualcuno o per fare uno scherzo innocente. Se, infatti, sono sempre da tenere presenti le norme relative allo stalkig ed alla necessità di evitare di perseguitare qualcuno anche tramite sms, può essere utile e divertente inviare degli Sms anonimi tramite il proprio telefono. Vediamo come fare dai diversi operatori. Sms anonimi con Tim Per inviare Sms anonimi con Tim dovrete: - Entrare in Messaggi - Nel testo scrivere ANON seguito da uno spazio, dal numero del destinatario, da un altro spazio e dal testo…
  • Samsung lancerà uno smartwatch con Android Wear

    Martina Oliva
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Prossimamente anche Samsung, al pari di Motorola e di LG, proporrà nei negozi uno smartwatch basato sul nuovo Android Wear, il nuovo sistema operativo presentato da Google e pensato in maniera specifica per i device indossabili. A render nota la buona nuova è stato Yoon Han-kil, il vice presidente senior del team strategico Samsung, in occasione di una recente intervista concessa a Reuters durante la quale ha inoltre avuto modo di parlare del futuro di Tizen e delle aspettative sul nuovo Galaxy S5. Con la dichiarazione a Reuters Samsung ha dunque non solo confermato di esser già al lavoro…
  • Spotify aggiunge le nuove funzionalità Ripeti e La Tua Musica

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Facendo seguito a una recente rivisitazione di Spotify che ha rivoluzionato l’interfaccia con un look ‘dark’ tutto nuovo, il servizio di streaming musicale svedese ha rilasciato un altro aggiornamento alla sua app iOS, apportando un modo migliore per organizzare la propria musica, la funzionalità Ripeti e diversi bug fix per alcuni problemi che sono stati introdotti nell’ultima release. Spotify versione 1.1 è disponibile gratuitamente nell’App Store. Dopo l’aggiornamento, si noterà subito la nuova funzionalità “La Tua Musica”, annunciata come un “modo…
  • Un tema del desktop per Windows 7 in pieno stile Steam

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Se siete grandi fan della piattaforma di gioco Steam, o almeno del suo stile ‘dark’, ed eseguite Windows 7, potreste essere interessati a un nuovo tema che è stato rilasciato oggi. Steam VS for Windows 7 è un tema completo per il sistema operativo – rispetto ai temi basilari che cambiano solo i colori, lo sfondo e un paio di altre cose – che trasforma il desktop in una interfaccia come Steam. Il tema non può essere installato direttamente sul sistema però, dato che è necessario prepararlo prima che sia possibile. La prima cosa che si deve fare è applicare una patch a…
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  • Convert Imperva Performance Report CSV from Epoch Date to Human Readable

    Chris Mahns
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Imperva SecureSphere lets you download Performance Reports, which are dumped into a CSV file. Timestamps are in 13-digit unix epoch format, which aren't much fun to read. Also, every value in the CSV file is quoted, so if you want to do anything interesting with the data in Perl, you first need to get rid of all the quotes. The script below uses just two CPAN modules, Modern::Perl and Text::CSV, (note that it will not run without some additional re-work using Text::CSV_XS). Modern::Perl probably isn't strictly needed since I am not really using any newer Perl features but I always use it by…
  • On That "DevOps is Killing the Developer" Post

    Chris Mahns
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    DevOps is Different Things to Different People Sometimes, it seems like the worst term to come out the DevOps movement was "DevOps". After all these years, it still seems to have different meanings to different people. Case in point, an absolutely wonderful post recently from Jeff Knupp: How DevOps is Killing the Developer. If you haven't already done so, give it a read. In the article, Mr. Knupp provides what I personally thought was a pretty good definition of what "DevOps" is (or was?): "DevOps" is meant to denote a close collaboration and cross-pollination between what were previously…
  • iControl Perl - Authentication

    Chris Mahns
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    Another thing that each of these iControl Perl scripts is going to need to do is to authenticate with the BigIP ltm. Since you are connecting using https, you are going to be using Basic Authentication. Below are a couple of options for setting authentication up. The first method, which seems to be the most popular, is to insert the userid and password into SOAP::Lite's get_basic_credentials method, which would get set prior to creating your soap request. For example: my $host = "the_bigip_hostname_or_ipaddr" my $port = "443"; my $uid = "some_user_id"; my $pwd = "some_password"; sub…
  • iControl Perl - User Accounts

    Chris Mahns
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    Figuring out what kind of user account your iControl script is going to require is about as simple as figuring out what rights a regular user is going to need. If your script is simply echoing back statistics or pools or pool member stats or virtual server configurations, you don't need a user account that is going to have Administrative rights to your BigIP. You can get away with "Auditor" rights for these types of scripts. They also will not require any special terminal rights since they are going to be executed remotely. If your script is going to enable or disable nodes or pool members,…
  • iControl Perl - Getting Started

    Chris Mahns
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:45 pm
    After having the BigIP's in house for a while now and spending a bit of time writing iRules, I felt like it was time to give iControl a try. My intentions were noble: Kill two birds with one stone by learning iControl and Java. Something about it keeps drawing me back to Perl though. It is hard to explain but, for me, Perl is like a sketchpad. I can scribble away at a script until I have something that works. It might not be museum-worthy but it still looks good and conveys what I'm trying to do rather nicely. I like the sigils, too. Back when I was a kid, I was a huge comics fan and I loved…
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  • 15 Geeky Accessories For Your Smartphone

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    If you are one of those folks who suffer a tiny heart attack every time your smartphone hits the floor or was almost about to then this geeky product list is just for your. Checkout the products.I was hunting the Internet space for some geeky iPhone cases when I came across some geeky smartphone accessories for both the Android and iOS device users.From iPhone camera lenses to iPhone or iPod dock, travel phone wall charger to portable charger that you can use on the go, you'll find all sorts of smartphone geeky accessories in this list. Check out the products for yourself:Read more »
  • 4 Social Media Mistakes Small Businesses Commit

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    For a wider reach, small businesses need to dip their toes into social media marketing. It's not as complex as rocket science so anyone can study how to manage the social media accounts of their businesses. But it doesn't mean they're invincible from committing mistakes. In fact, when everything seems easy that's when they end up doing one mistake after another.Don't worry too much, though. These social media mistakes aren't irreversible. In fact, it's something that any newbie on social media can commit. It just takes practice and a lot of planning to make your…
  • Delicately Intricate Eggshell Carvings By Piotr Bockenheim

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Piotr Bockenheim is one talented artist who really knows how to shame your Easter egg decorating skills and once you go through his work I bet you'll be amazed with his work.With Easter not gone so long, Bockenheim has come-up with amazing eggshell carvings.Using a reductive drilling technique, Bockenheim spends hours transforming goose eggs into delicate piece of art, creating various geometric, floral patterns, etc.Scroll down to check out some of our favorites:Happy viewing!Read more »
  • Nearby Friends - Facebook Introduces A New Optional Feature

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    A stalker or not, Facebook is definitely leaving no stone un-turned in providing the best and the most unique experience to its users and in doing so Facebook keeps on coming with new and improved features and last Thursday, Facebook added another feature to that list. Called the "Nearby Friends", this feature allows the users to share their current location with friends in the area and in case you find a friend with whom you want to catch-up in the same area as you, you can tap on the button and share your exact location with them.A good thing about this feature is that it's…
  • The Sweet Smell Of Success: Make Like The Old Spice Guy & Go Viral With Video

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Ah, Old Spice. The sweet (and spicy) smell of success that decorates your nostrils simply through the upload of a new video. The brand have perfected their unique formula for virality having drummed up over 260 million views on their YouTube channel alone, and it's a formula all brands are desperate to replicate.Whilst this formula is considered top secret at Old Spice HQ (along with just how Old Spice Guy gets his abs), we have been able to identify some of the things the brand are doing right with their campaigns.Read more »
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    Savvy Chick

  • Revi Charger Acts as Charger with No Cords

    Savvy Chick
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    There are a lot of portable power products out there but not any that would fit in your wallet and act as a charger and battery so you never miss a thing. Introducing Revi Charger, the flexible external battery and phone charger all in one that is the size of a credit card with no cords needed […]
  • Evolution of Personalized Digital Healthcare

    Savvy Chick
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    When searching for healthcare services, it has never been more easy and convenient than now.  From apps that can help prevent drunk driving to websites that help motivate weight loss, mobile and web-based support services are increasing and not only cost less than an in-person check-up, but are just as effective (if not more) for […]
  • Meet the Luma SmartLamp!

    Savvy Chick
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    From the creators of the wildly successful PhoneSoap comes the Luma SmartLamp! Charge your device, listen to music, make a call and set the mood all with this smart lamp controlled by your phone. It is perfect for your office, nursery, bedroom and home foyer. Yes – this ingenious modern lamp does it all while […]
  • Video Chat with Locals on

    Savvy Chick
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am is the first peer-to-peer video social community that simplifies meeting locals giving people the chance to find real connections and real conversation without leaving home. The company’s slogan, “Real people, real conversation” really emphasizes PictureBunch’s plan to bring speed dating, coffee shop socializing and bar hopping to your couch via a clean and fun […]
  • Swann’s HD Remote Cam for covert recording on the go

    Savvy Chick
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    The newest device from Swann Security is a HD video camera disguised as a car remote keychain.  If you are a kind of person who likes carrying out stealth operations then the new HD Remote Cam is the ideal one to choose as it allows you to record high definition videos, photos and audio at […]
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  • Best 10 Apps at Apple Store of 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Apple offers a wide variety of apps for iPhone, iPod, and iPad users. The Apple Store has an app for everyone. Apple products come with some pre-installed apps but if you want to exploit the full potential of your device, you need extras. Here are best 10 apps at Apple Store of 2014. 1. RunKeeper […]The post Best 10 Apps at Apple Store of 2014 appeared first on Skyje.
  • Need Beautiful Fonts? Go For Font Town

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Beauty is superior to genius; it needs no explanations. So said Oscar Wilde. Who doesn’t want to create a beautiful website, a beautiful book, or simply a beautiful document? Many things go in creation of good quality professional material and one of the most important of them is font. Don’t think of the font as […]The post Need Beautiful Fonts? Go For Font Town appeared first on Skyje.
  • Responsive Themes Marketplace – Gridgum

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    This is 21st century and just like everything else, website creation has evolved. Today if you are planning to start a website you should use a responsive design for it. A responsive design means that your website will automatically re-adjust itself to the resolutions of the screen and the device from which it is being […]The post Responsive Themes Marketplace – Gridgum appeared first on Skyje.
  • Improve Bounce Rate by Following These 12 Effective Tips

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Problem with bounce rate is that it could be really high even with great content. As you are aware, bounce rate is when people leave your site from the same page they entered it. Imagine you have a really optimized article that draws in really targeted visitors, and imagine that your article is also perfectly […]The post Improve Bounce Rate by Following These 12 Effective Tips appeared first on Skyje.
  • Shaping The Website Design Industry are 73K Professional Designers Using Webydo, See Why

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Until recently there was a common opinion that What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get website creators will never be a solution for serious web or graphic design professionals. Ugly templates, poor feature sets, faulty code and other annoying restrictions – these were common misconceptions surrounding the industry. Actually, they still have grounds, as the market is flooded with many low-quality, […]The post Shaping The Website Design Industry are 73K Professional Designers Using Webydo, See Why appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • What’s wrong with SPECsfs2008?

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I have been analyzing SPECsfs results now for almost 7 years now and I feel that maybe it’s time for me to discuss some of the t problems with SPECsfs2008 today that should be fixed in the next SPECsfs20xx whenever that comes out. CIFS/SMB First and foremost, for CIFS SMB 1 is no longer pertinent to today’s data center. The world of Microsoft has moved on to SMB 2 mostly and are currently migrating to SMB 3.  There were plenty of performance fixes in the last years SMB 3.0 release which would be useful to test with current storage systems. But I would be even be somewhat happy…
  • Latest SPC-2 performance results – chart of the month

    19 Mar 2014 | 1:28 pm
    In the figure above you can see one of the charts from our latest performance dispatch on SPC-1 and SPC-2  benchmark results. The above chart shows SPC-2 throughput results sorted by aggregate MB/sec order, with all three workloads broken out for more information. Just last quarter I was saying it didn’t appear as if any all-flash system could do well on SPC-2, throughput intensive workloads.  Well I was wrong (again) and with an aggregate MBPS™ of ~33.5GB/sec. Kaminario’s all-flash K2 took the SPC-2 MBPS results to a whole different level, almost doubling the nearest…
  • Securing synch & share data-at-rest

    12 Mar 2014 | 4:26 pm
      Snowden at SXSW said last week that it’s up to the vendors to encrypt customer data. I think he was talking mostly about data-in-flight but there’s just a big an exposure for data-at-rest, maybe more so because then, all the data is available, at one sitting. iMessage security A couple of weeks ago there was a TechCrunch article (see Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is or see the Apple IOS Security document) about Apple’s iMessage security. The documents said that Apple iMessage uses public key encryption where every IOS/OS X device generates a pair…
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    Computer News, Tutorial and Freeware Download

  • Arlequin

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Laurent Excoffier | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 15.1 MB / Windows All April 14th, 2014, 09:22 UTC C: Science / CAD The study of genetics and other related fields can be made a lot easier when involving specialized utilities to take care […]
  • GeographicLib 1.35

    14 Mar 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Charles Karney | More programs | Homepage MIT License / $0 3.4 MB / Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit March 15th, 2014, 05:08 UTC [view history] C: Programming Other Programming […]
  • Thief – PC – E06 – Erin’s Home – 1440p

    12 Mar 2014 | 8:05 am
    Thief is set in a dark fantasy world inspired by Victorian and steampunk aesthetics. I am going to be playing this on the PC because of better graphics and p…
  • NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL; A Streetcar of Solace (Named St. Charles) Is Back

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:17 pm
    NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL; A Streetcar of Solace (Named St. Charles) Is Back Date: 2007-12-30 , By ADAM NOSSITER Like the rolling tide to seacoast residents, the low rumbling of the streetcar is a nearly internal sound for citizens here, its absence since Hurricane Katrina a painful reminder of civic ill health. The return in recent […]
  • Nvidia GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers now Available

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Nvidia has just released the GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers designed to optimize performance of the Titanfall pc game. The 335.23 drivers reportedly has increased its GPU clock offset limit on GTX 750 series cards (GTX 750 and 750 Ti). Now that the offset limit has been raised, users will be able to hit the physical […]
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • HOW TO : Download OS X Betas Legally Without Developer Account

    Shaan Haider
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Beta versions are what we all love to use as it gives us the early access to a product which will be officially available to other people in the future. Microsoft always releases its developer and consumer previews of Windows for beta testing to give an experience to end users that how will be the upcoming product in terms of usability and changes. Apple however used to have a different
  • HOW TO : Get New Twitter Profile Layout

    Shaan Haider
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The new profile page design of Twitter was in progress since last few months. First there were rumors and later some leaks came out that new Twitter profile page layout is going to be the similar to the Facebook layout. Recently, Twitter started upgrading some Verified Twitter accounts to the new layout and now they are slowly started providing the new Twitter profile design to common users.
  • HOW TO : Delete Your Facebook Search History

    Shaan Haider
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world. Other than connecting with friends, making new friends and marketing, one of the biggest use of the Facebook is for stalking. People use Facebook to stalk their old friends, crushes, partners, colleagues and much more. The tool used for this social media stalking purpose is the Facebook Search box which is getting better and
  • HOW TO : Backup and Reinstall Windows Phone Apps and Games

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    One of the best thing about Android OS is that it let us install an app directly if we are having the APK file of that app or game. I have posted earlier how you can have the backup of your Android apps and transfer them on your computer. Windows Phones are also getting popularity these days as major brands like Nokia is coming out with some high-end Windows Phones. Also, recently Microsoft
  • HOW TO : Transfer Contents from iPhone or Android Smartphones to Samsung Galaxy S5 or Any Galaxy Smartphone

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Everyday lots of new smartphones are coming out and people are switching to them from their old phones. One thing which people do each time they switch to a new phone is to transfer the content of the old phone like contacts, SMS, call logs, images etc on the new phone. The most talked about smartphone in the market is Samsung Galaxy S5. And if you are planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy S5 then,
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  • 24 Hours with the Acer Iconia A1 830

    Sarah Lamb
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    We’ve recently got our hands on the latest tablet from Acer.  It’s been released quietly and without the usual fanfare of PR promotion but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this is an insignificant device.  What is this device that we speak of… well it’s an 8″ tablet that looks VERY similar to […]
  • 2 Weeks With the Nokia Lumia 1020

    Sarah Lamb
    27 Nov 2013 | 2:00 am
    I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nokia 1020 for a couple of weeks to try it out and see what all the hype was about. Quite often with phones there is a lot of hype about a phone and it doesn’t live up to my expectations.  With the Nokia 1020 this […]
  • Headphones to run in

    Claire Beck
    7 Nov 2013 | 5:33 am
    Whilst beginning to run this year I was using an app to help go from the couch to running a 5k, which gave me hints on when to run and when to walk as well as giving me the opportunity to listen to some motivating tunes. What I realised during this was two things –firstly […]
  • 4 Interesting Small Companies with Great Gadgets!

    Sarah Lamb
    5 Nov 2013 | 7:53 am
    Last weekend was a bit of a geeky weekend and we decided that it was time to drop in on The Gadget Show Live (TGSL) Christmas event down at Earls Court.  Having been too the main Gadget Show Live event over in Birmingham I have to say I was surprised at just how small this event […]
  • App Design – Wink Bingo

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Nov 2013 | 7:50 am
    We often get asked on GirlyGeekdom to review apps and we thought it was about time to take a look under the hood and see what makes a successful app. For this challenge we went with the recently released mobile app by Wink Bingo. Why did we choose this app, well it’s not exactly what […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Top 5 Ways To Know If Your Recruiter Sucks

    Joe Kinsella
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    So today I met the single worst recruiter of my professional career. He works for a local company I think might be the Walmart of technical recruiting: all speed, no quality, and trying to make up for it with volume. The discussion led me to realize that this company could bring me the resume of Mark Zuckerberg or Biz Stone, and I’d have to pass on the assumption they must be idiots for working with them. But recruiting, like any profession, has a performance bell curve: the great ones are really good, the worst are really bad, and most are in between. When you are a candidate, a great…
  • The Google Effect

    Joe Kinsella
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Since launching their first cloud offering in 2006, Amazon has paid surprisingly little attention to its competitors. While Marc Benioff was shouting “cloud computing” from the Salesforce mountain top in 2007, Amazon seemed not to have noticed. When Microsoft started aggressively marketing Azure in 2009, Amazon reacted as though it was in a distant market. When Rackspace sought to disrupt AWS with OpenStack in 2010, there wasn’t even a tremor in Seattle. And for those of us in Las Vegas for re:Invent last fall, the plastering of every city bus with IBM SmartCloud ads barely warranted an…
  • The Death of DevOps

    Joe Kinsella
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    My first experience managing a DevOps team came in 2010 when I took the VPE role at Sonian. While on the surface my new team looked like traditional system administrators, they shared three traits that were new to me in operations: a commitment to agile, a hybrid of software development & operations skills, and a focus on infrastructure as code. I instantly decided to embrace the emerging term DevOps, and supported the team on its way to some great successes (blogged about in a post called The Virtuous Cycle of DevOps). But four years later, I feel the need to say what no one else seems…
  • Cloud Computing’s iPhone Moment

    Joe Kinsella
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Last week we witnessed a critical milestone in the history of cloud computing: the moment at which the public cloud became less expensive than physical infrastructure. This moment came on March 25th in San Francisco when Google announced a massive price drop across its GCE platform. The announcement was matched the following day with an equivalent price reduction from Amazon, which went into effect today. The dual announcements may someday be recognized as a historical milestone: the cloud-equivalent of the release of the first iPhone for smartphones, the iPod for digital music players, or…
  • When Rails Jumped the Shark

    Joe Kinsella
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:46 pm
    When I started writing the MVP for my current startup, I chose Ruby on Rails out of familiarity. I will also confess to harboring a secret Lord of the Rings vision of a single programming language to rule them all: Ruby for web (RoR), distributed systems development (JRuby), automation (Chef), and testing (Rspec/Cucumber). In those early days, my choices seemed to have little downside, and other than raising an occasional eyebrow at @dhh tweets, I was generally happy with Rails. My first doubts started to arise when I set out to hire a couple Rails engineers. To my surprise, while Boston has…
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  • CDBurnerXP v4.5.3.4746 released , Download Now

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    A new version of the famous free burning app ‘CDBurnerXP‘ has been released and now available for download for Windows users. CDBurnerXP arrives with fixes for some bugs that are blocking audio tracks from being