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  • 11 Things About The Apple Watch That May Surprise You

    Adriana Lee
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    New gadgets, new mysteries!
  • 7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release
    Travis Pope
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is set to change the entire Windows landscape when it launches... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • There's Gold On Them Thar Wrists

    David Nield
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    Why the watch app gold rush may end poorly for most.
  • YouTube killing support for older smart TVs and devices

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    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Bad news if you access YouTube on a smart TV made before 2012 – Google is pulling the plug on YouTube apps for certain devices. Unfortunately we don’t have a complete list of affected devices, but according to Google it will affect “Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs, older iOS devices, and devices running older versions of Google TV.” According to Android Central, the move is apparently being made due to changes to the YouTube API – and presumably because it is uneconomic…
  • Has LG gone mad? Leathery G4 tipped to cost more than base Galaxy S6

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If LG’s 2014 flagship smartphone had one thing going for it in a direct duel against Samsung and HTC’s respective high-enders, that was without a doubt (relative) affordability. Even today, or perhaps especially today, the G3 is a bargain, going for $370 or so factory unlocked with a QHD 5.5-inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3,000 mAh… Continue reading Has LG gone mad? Leathery G4 tipped to cost more than base Galaxy S6 Related posts: Best Buy trade-in program offers $100+ for Galaxy S4 towards S6 purchase Leaked: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge European prices and colors…
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  • Thousand Crow tiny house sidesteps the Vancouver housing market

    Adam Williams
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    Vancouver's housing market is relatively expensive, and this naturally prevents a lot of people from being able to afford to own their own homes. Following some sub-par rental experiences, Vancouver resident Isabella Mori contacted local firm Camera Buildings to construct her a 18.5 sq m (189 sq ft) tiny home that she could afford to own outright. .. Continue Reading Thousand Crow tiny house sidesteps the Vancouver housing market Section: Architecture Tags: Home, Small Living, Tiny Footprint, Vancouver Related Articles: Custom 30 Foot House: The (not so) tiny towable home Mushroom Tiny House:…
  • Save 80% On The Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing From Scratch Course

    Nick Lavars
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    If you need to use a network, the chances are you want it to be secure. But the loopholes in any setup will only become apparent when it is attacked. This course shows you how to test your own networks, and it currently has 80% off... Continue Reading Save 80% On The Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing From Scratch Course Section: Computers Related Articles: Wi-Fi and 3G could become competitors for mobile Internet access Power Pwn: a DARPA-funded hack machine Smartphone penetration breaks 50% barrier in the U.S. 'War Texting' lets hackers gain access to cars via GSM networks Cisco aims…
  • Hands Omni haptic glove lets gamers feel virtual objects

    Richard Moss
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:39 am
    While virtual reality has progressed leaps and bounds in the past few years, with motion-based inputs and a plethora of promising VR headsets close on the horizon, our ability to actually feel what we see in virtual worlds remains limited – especially in the consumer space. But a team of engineering students at Rice University is trying to solve this problem with a haptic glove that lets you feel virtual objects and environments like they're actually there... Continue Reading Hands Omni haptic glove lets gamers feel virtual objects Section: Games Tags: Gloves, Haptics, Rice University,…
  • 3D-printable AstroGro system to foster astronauts' green thumbs

    David Szondy
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    Manned missions beyond Earth orbit face the rather important problem of how to feed the crew and maintain the capsule environment for years on end without any resupply from home. The product of a NASA challenge, AstroGro is a space garden pod aimed at addressing this problem. It relies on 3D printing to produce a system that can be replicated and modified while in the depths of space... Continue Reading 3D-printable AstroGro system to foster astronauts' green thumbs Section: Space Tags: 3D Printing, Food, Garden, NASA, Vegetables Related Articles: Astronauts to get green thumbs with NASA…
  • Identification of trigger for severe cancer pain to expand pain relief options

    Nick Lavars
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Though a range of cancers can cause pain for sufferers, studies have shown tumors in the head, neck and prostate to cause the most discomfort. New research has shed more light on the source of this pain, identifying a certain gene as the trigger and giving scientists hope of developing better targeted pain relief therapies. .. Continue Reading Identification of trigger for severe cancer pain to expand pain relief options Section: Medical Tags: Cancer, Pain Relief, University of Toronto Related Articles: Scientists identify promising off-switch for chronic pain Stanford scientists use light to…
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    Rackspace Startups

  • Startup Conversation with Steve “Woz” Wozniak

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Launching a startup can be a risky endeavor.  Often it requires leaving a more comfortable, stable endeavor for a much less certain proposition.  The motivation to take this leap of faith is unique to each founder.  In this video interview, Steve Wozniak discusses leaving Hewlett Packard to start Apple Computer with Steve Jobs, his reluctance to leave a job that made him happy and why he finally decided to take the plunge.
  • Productify and The Rackspace Startup Program

    7 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Productify, an Alexandria, NSW, Australia startup has built a B2B information management service that simplifies the process for bringing products from supplier to retailer. With Productify, suppliers store all their product information and images online and then share it to retailers online by invitation. Productify tracks the exchange between supplier and retailer and also resizes images automatically to meet individual retailers’ specifications. In this video, Productify’s Founder & CEO Doron Ostrin talks with Rackspace about the importance of the Rackspace Startup Program and…
  • Fashion Metric and the Rackspace Startup Program

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

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

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Robert Scoble speaks with Maia Shiran, founder and COO of Marimedia Ltd. a Herzliya-based startup about to go public, that helps publishers and website owners generate revenue through performance-based advertising. They also look at Qadabra, Marimedia’s new self-serve platform for blogs and smaller websites.
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  • Apple, Inc to darken the sun in 2017

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s increasing reliance on solar energy to power its data centers and other facilities will coincide with an extensive darkening of the sun in the United States within two years, scientists say. The company has hinted at such plans in its coded marketing messages ever since it began taking over the smartphone […]
  • Inside iCloud: Apple Inc has quietly doubled its Reno, Nevada data center site

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Apple has greatly expanded its data center near Reno, Nev., about four hours east of Silicon Valley. However, it appears that the company’s aggressive growth in iCloud server capacity is only just getting started, with massive room for expansion surrounding the facilities. The initial facilities at Apple’s data center within the new Reno Technology Park […]
  • Site cleared for Apple’s new flagship retail store at San Francisco’s Union Square

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project. . […]
  • Apple Inc Campus 2 Spaceship Ring tops out cafeteria segment (video)

    21 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger The grand, expansive dining area portal of the center “Spaceship” Ring in Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project has reached its ceiling, with a steel structure now only barely visible over the construction barrier from the street, but clearly discernible from the air. Apple Campus 2 Gates, from the street . The current view […]
  • Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has singled out Greater China–including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan–as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China. Futian District, Shenzhen. River […]
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  • You Can Fiddle With Your BMW or Porsche From an Apple Watch

    Jordan Golson
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Automakers are jumping on the Apple Watch app wagon. The post You Can Fiddle With Your BMW or Porsche From an Apple Watch appeared first on WIRED.
  • Turns Out Satellites Work Great for Mapping Earthquakes

    Neel V. Patel
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Not every place in the world has a network of seismometers. Satellite measurements can fill in the gaps. The post Turns Out Satellites Work Great for Mapping Earthquakes appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google Faces Enormous Forces In Fight Over the Future of Android

    Cade Metz
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Enormous--and enormously complex---forces that have gathered against Android in Europe, all stemming from a case on the other side of the Atlantic. The post Google Faces Enormous Forces In Fight Over the Future of Android appeared first on WIRED.
  • Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone’s Watching

    David Pierce
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Your phone's ability to pin-point your exact location gives us plenty to be excited about. But this world of always-on GPS raises new questions about what happens to our data. The post Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone’s Watching appeared first on WIRED.
  • Game of Thrones Recap: A Wedding and Some Funerals

    Laura Hudson
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This week on Game of Thrones: a wedding, talk of more weddings, and plenty of deaths as power shifts in both King's Landing and the North. The post Game of Thrones Recap: A Wedding and Some Funerals appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon sing nonsense karaoke [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You know the noises someone makes when they sing karaoke but forgets one of the verses? That's what Nonsense Karaoke is like, but about a million times funnier because it's starring Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon. The post Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon sing nonsense karaoke [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Amazing facts about police forces around the world [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We sometimes get so used to our surroundings that we forget how different things are around the world. Take police, for example. Did you know that tourist police in Egypt sometimes ride camels around the ancient monuments to protect them? And in Russia, female officers wear skirts. The post Amazing facts about police forces around the world [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “KAZbrella”–the umbrella that won’t drip everywhere [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Why is this not a thing until now? Umbrellas are fantastic in the rain, duh, but when you have to take them inside they make a huge mess. Why not just invert the sucker and deep everyone dry? That's what the KAZbrella does, and it's amazing! The post “KAZbrella”–the umbrella that won’t drip everywhere [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Very dedicated car owner tries to save his vehicle from a hail storm [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    With hail this size, it's no wonder this car owner was worried about his car. The lengths he went to to protect that car, however, are a little bit absurd. The post Very dedicated car owner tries to save his vehicle from a hail storm [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • If Sherlock Holmes were actually terrible at deduction [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Have you ever wanted Sherlock Holmes to be wrong? Just one time, one time that he makes a ridiculous statement about someone and it turns out to be terribly wrong? If so, then enjoy this video: The post If Sherlock Holmes were actually terrible at deduction [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Linux 4.1 Bringing Many Changes, But No KDBUS

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    An anonymous reader writes: The first release candidate of Linux 4.1 has been released, Linus noted, "The merge window is pretty normal in terms of what got merged too. Just eyeballing the size, it looks like this is going to fit right in — while 4.0 was a bit smaller than usual, 4.1 seems to be smack dab in the middle of the normal range for the last couple of years." There are numerous new features in Linux 4.1 like Xbox One controller force feedback support, better Wacom tablet support, Intel Atom SoC performance improvements, Radeon DisplayPort MST support, EXT4 file-system…
  • The World of 3D Portraiture

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    An anonymous reader writes in with this BBC story about the niche market of 3D printed "selfie" models. By now we're familiar with tales of 3D-printed marvels, from guns to duck prosthetics. But when I traveled to a physics conference in March, I wasn't expecting to end up with a full colour printout of myself. However, at a small stall that popped up on Industry Day at the American Physical Society's March meeting — that is precisely the service that was being offered. I stepped on to a little rotating platform, tried to stand still for a few awkward minutes while a camera scanned me…
  • Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    An anonymous reader writes in with this story about what happened to Google+ from an employee perspective. "Last month, Google announced that it's changing up its strategy with Google+. In a sense, it's giving up on pitching Google+ as a social network aimed at competing with Facebook. Instead, Google+ will become two separate pieces: Photos and Streams. This didn't come as a surprise — Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn did....Rumors have been swirling for months that Google would change its direction with Google+. Business…
  • When Exxon Wanted To Be a Personal Computing Revolutionary

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with this story about Exxon's early involvement with consumer computers. "This weekend is the anniversary of the release of the Apple IIc, the company's fourth personal computer iteration and its first attempt at creating a portable computer. In 1981, Apple's leading competitor in the world of consumer ('novice') computer users was IBM, but the market was about to experience a deluge of also-rans and other silent partners in PC history, including the multinational descendant of Standard Oil, Exxon. The oil giant had been quietly cultivating a position in the…
  • The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: English teacher Michael Godsey writes in The Atlantic what he envisions the role of teachers to be in the future. In a nutshell, he sees virtual classrooms, less pay, and a drastic decrease in the number of educators, but thinks they will all be "super-teachers". From the article: "Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it's enough to say that the role is shifting from 'content expert' to 'curriculum facilitator.' Instead, I describe what I think the…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Apple Watch and Hands Free Computing

    Ben Bajarin
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:41 am
    After approximately a month using the Apple Watch, a few things have stood out to me that have me thinking about the role of wearable computers. I’d like to make a broader point about wrist worn computers and use my month with the Apple Watch to do so. I had a sense the Apple Watch would deliver on few particular use cases, even prior to using it. Here is an excerpt from my “Smart Watch Opportunity Report”. A popular saying surrounding smart devices is: the most convenient screen is the one we have with us at all times. The screen we have with us at all times is the smart…
  • Windows Phone and Prepaid in the US

    Jan Dawson
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Alternative title: Cricket is saving Windows Phone in the US I’ve written quite a bit about Windows Phone previously, but I have a slightly different angle this time around — the impact prepaid is having on… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Podcast: Q1 2015 Tech Earnings, TV Services, Mobile Web

    Bob O'Donnell
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Tim Bajarin, Steve Wildstrom, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent Q1 2015 earnings results from Amazon, Microsoft and Google; the evolution of TV services and the possibilities for cord-cutting; and the potential impact of Google’s recent change to mobile web site search rankings. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
  • TV’s Future: A Nasty and Growing Fight

    Steve Wildstrom
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    It has been regarded as a sure thing that the cable TV system is approaching the end as television distribution moves onto the internet. Many reports say it’s going to happen soon. But the the latest evidence shows us the events moving the world of network TV are going to be slow, complex, and filled with some confusing fights. The latest is odd and seems to have no real effect with the cord-cutting future. Verizon announced FiOS Custom TV, a $60 a month service for subscribers that allows the basic service–a collection of 49 local broadcast stations and a weird bunch of…
  • Notifications are Becoming a Platform

    Tim Bajarin
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    In March, I wrote a piece in Techpinions entitled, “The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens”. In it, I discuss how developing apps for smartwatches is very different than developing apps for PCs and tablets and, when developing apps for these devices, the concept of “glanceable data” has to be a key part of the apps design. In Ben’s review of the Apple Watch, he talks about the fact that, with PCs, you may spend hours in front of its screen and with tablets you might spend minutes with its screen. But with smart watches, you will only spend seconds viewing information. He…
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  • 7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release

    Travis Pope
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is set to change the entire Windows landscape when it launches... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

    Kevin Purcell
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is a post by Kevin Purcell from Microsoft released a free preview of the much-anticipated Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. It... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review

    Kevin Purcell
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Chromebook developed into an attractive and diversified platform over the past year. Toshiba joined the market, first... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Why You Shouldn’t Download Windows 10 Right Now

    Travis Pope
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Why You Shouldn’t Download Windows 10 Right Now is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft has spent relatively half of a year discussing its upcoming Windows 10 operating system. In... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015

    Travis Pope
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015 is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system delivered a lot of new features for form factors we just hadn’t seen before.... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    The numerous benefits of using solar power to fascinate everyone to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always would throw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the important point. Choosing a solar energy system will allow you to reduce your monthly electricity bills tend to rise occasionally. Current technology more current lifestyle are forcing many people to consume large amounts of electricity from time to time to keep in touch with their computers and mobile phones and other devices that make life…
  • Energy Efficiency: The Impact Of Renewable Power

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    For most of the past decade, the term “global warming” has been tossed around, but just what does that mean exactly? Simply place the global warming is the gradual increase of the temperature of the atmosphere of the earth. Due to the greenhouse effect global warming is attributed to carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants to the harmful effects of sunlight to pass through the earth’s atmosphere. With NASA confirms that over 90% of the experts agree that global warming is due to human causes, we must act! Although many activists and organizations constantly urging people…
  • Build Your Own Solar Panel System

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    The failure of the North 2003 affected 45 million people in eight US states. Those who use alternative energy sources like solar panels have been able to benefit from its independence from the network. No food is spoiled in refrigerators, not sitting in the dark for them. The Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank, said the electricity consumption and production have steadily expanded, resulting in increased load on a system is not designed for such a large load, which means that many people are turning to solar panels for security, as well as financial and environmental reasons. Solar…
  • What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Solar System Installer

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    With non-renewable sky rising energy costs each year, people are turning to solar energy. As you can see, the trend now is to focus on going green and most companies and private owners are on the lookout for green energy production. Now you can create, either of their own solar panels or hire a solar panel installer qualified to do the work for you. But remember that before putting hire a solar installer, there are a number of things you need to know to get the full benefits. With the popularity of installing solar panels to generate electricity, the solar system has become a very lucrative…
  • Pros and Cons of Employing Solar Powered Lighting

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Solar landscape lighting is an excellent choice to decorate and brighten up your home garden and pathways of the night. Like other types of outdoor lighting, solar lights also have their own strengths and limitations. The advantages and disadvantages of using solar garden lights: Benefits He uses renewable energy Solar garden lights allow us to exploit the sun’s energy, a renewable source of energy. As the sun shines solar lamps have the energy to light up the night. This lighting system is working at its best when it receives plenty of sunlight during sunny days. Easy to install Solar…
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    Tech Talk

  • 27 Tech Talk

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Those Google Glass wearable computer specs - are making a comeback. That's because The Wall Street Journal says Google is partnering with Luxottica, the world's largest eye-glass maker. ((Self-ID: CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid takes a closer look in TECH TALK.))

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm is adding free TV-like educational programs to its library of online courses. CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk which takes a look at that first YouTube video posted 10 years ago Thursday.

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Twitter has changed the way it handles private direct messages so it's now possible to allow others to send you a direct message even if the recipient doesn't follow the person who sends it. CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Marking the impact of Moore's Law.
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  • Glia Raises Cash To Match Consumers And Companies Around Values

    Jonathan Shieber
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
     It’s with an eye toward that hypersensitive political climate that Barry Klein, a longtime political consultant has raised the first capital to grow Glia. Along with co-founders Chris Rappley, a longtime startup consultant, and Tahlia Sutton, a product development executive, Klein has developed Glia to be an app that blends Yelp and eHarmony, for what Klein calls “values-based… Read More
  • Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen Leaving Facebook To Co-Found A Music Startup

    Ingrid Lunden
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
     Facebook at Work, Facebook’s first move to turn its social network into an enterprise tool, has remained in closed beta since its launch in January this year. But as the product continues to inch its way to general availability, it will be doing so without one of its key architects. Lars Rasmussen — Facebook’s engineering director, who helped create and run Facebook… Read More
  • Alibaba Teams Up With China’s Largest Telecom To Sell Smartphones To Rural Customers

    Catherine Shu
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:56 pm
     Alibaba has partnered with China’s biggest telecom operator to sell low-cost smartphones to people in rural areas for prices as low as 299 RMB ($48). The deal with China Telecom, which has 186 million users, is part of a two-pronged strategy for the e-commerce giant, which sees smaller cities as key to its growth plans for its e-commerce business and operating system YunOS. A line of… Read More
  • Acquires Payment Service Provider For $7.5M

    Catherine Shu
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
     Job marketplace announced today that it has agreed to purchased for $7.5 million in cash. The acquisition was funded by through an placement of $10 million AUD (about $7.8 million) in ordinary shares of to institutional investors. As its name suggests, provides online escrow services for e-commerce sites by holding payments for goods or… Read More
  • Bitcoin’s Q1: Record VC Investment, Falling Prices, And Slow Consumer Adoption

    Alex Wilhelm
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
     The bitcoin-watching news service CoinDesk recently released its first quarter look into the cryptocurrency’s performance during the opening months of 2015. Mostly the data is net positive, showing an increase in total wallets, and investment. However, there are a number of included data points that demonstrate slowing growth in key bitcoin, and bitcoin-related areas. The collected… Read More
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  • Wimbledon bans selfie sticks for their 'nuisance value'

    Tim Chester
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    LONDON — The wand of Narcissus took another blow Monday, with the news that Wimbledon is banning selfie sticks from its hallowed grounds. In news that will come as a disappointment to fans of self portraits from the back row of the stands, the venue has joined the long list of stadiums, galleries and museums worldwide that have banned the things. See also: Snowboarder uses selfie stick, karma delivers swift justice The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTA) warned that selfie sticks won't be allowed into this year's event, the Telegraph reported Monday. A guide for people attending the…
  • Can you spot all the new faces in the latest 'Batman: Arkham Knight' trailer?

    Adam Rosenberg
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Batman: Arkham Knight's cast of familiar faces grows with developer Rocksteady Studios' new "All Who Follow You" trailer. Can you name them all? Catwoman's there, putting the beatdown on an army of robo-baddies with her Batbuddy. Nightwing and Robin both show up as well, all grim faces and determined hero poses. There are also blink-and-you'll-miss-it looks at Commissioner Jim Gordon, his daughter Barbara (aka Oracle), and the vigilante Azrael. The trailer's title suggests that Batman's assorted allies are all targets of the Arkham Knight, the game's primary villain. He pops up a…
  • Thousands call for removal of 'beach body' adverts amid online backlash

    Tim Chester
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    LONDON — Over 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of an advert that's been deemed body shaming amid an online backlash. Protein World's ad campaign, which features a woman in a bikini and various products in the company's "weight loss collection," asks the question: Are you beach body ready? It angered a lot of people - but the company aren't backing down. See also: Topshop's skinny mannequin pissed off a lot of people The posters have been defaced dozens of times, inspired an "Every Body's Ready" Facebook page, and seen the Advertising Standards Authority…
  • 'What are you looking for in a new position?': The right way to answer

    The Daily Muse
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Whenever you get asked this question during an interview, it's impossible to not feel like it's a trap. What other answer can you possibly give for, "What are you looking for in a new position?" other than, "Everything this one offers?" Well, it depends on the humor of the hiring manager, but in general, that's probably not your best option. To play it a little safer and to be thorough, follow these four steps. Remember, you want to be honest, but diplomatic 1. Start with your skills The question is about you, but you need to think about it from the hiring manager's perspective. Sure, you'd…
  • To assist search effort, Google Voice, Viber reduce call costs to Nepal

    Ariel Bogle
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    In the aftermath of the earthquake, getting calls and messages into or out of Nepal has been one of the greatest challenges facing those searching for loved ones. See also: Facebook Safety Check connects those affected by devastating Nepal earthquake In an effort to aid communication, American phone companies like T-Mobile are offering free calls to and from Nepal, and a number of digital services are following suit. Viber users can now use Viber Out to call Nepalese mobile and land line numbers for free#NepalEarthquake — ViberHelp (@ViberHelp) April 26, 2015…
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  • Senior Police Officer Suggests Companies Allowing People To Use Strong Crypto Are 'Friendly To Terrorists'

    Glyn Moody
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:48 am
    Last November, we ran through the list of senior law enforcement officers on both sides of the Atlantic who all came out with suspiciously similar whines about how strong crypto was turning the internet into a "dark and ungoverned" place. Judging by this story in Reuters, others want to join the choir: Some technology and communication firms are helping militants avoid detection by developing systems that are "friendly to terrorists", Britain's top anti-terrorism police officer said on Tuesday. That remark comes from Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who is the UK's National Policing Lead…
  • Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

    Leigh Beadon
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The ownership situation around things like DVDs has always been somewhat contentious, and this week manufacturers made yet another attempt to use copyright to completely undermine the concept of ownership. James Burkhardt took most insightful comment of the week by raising the excellent point that if you are indeed licensing not owning, there should be additional responsibilities on the other side: I think the big story here is that by this logic I should get replacements for any lost, stolen or broken DVDs/Blue-Rays. Because its not the disc I am buying. Its access to that content in a…
  • This Week In Techdirt History: April 19th - 25th

    Leigh Beadon
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Five Years Ago By this time in 2010, everyone had seen the leaked draft of ACTA — so, naturally, the USTR decided it was time to release it. It was, as we put it, "only very slightly less awful than expected", and it was missing a critical piece of information: what each country is pushing for. Speaking of pushes by various countries, this week in 2010 we saw Canada's recording industry begin a campaign for draconian copyright laws, while India introduced draft copyright amendments that were a mixed bag. We were unsurprised to discover that UK piracy statistics are bunk too (while at…
  • Awesome Stuff: Electroplating At Home

    Leigh Beadon
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    As with last week's awesome stuff, we're trying out something slightly different. Instead of gathering three new crowdfunded products, we're focusing on just one and taking a slightly closer look at it. Please let us know what you think in the comments! This week, we're looking at a potentially exciting new addition to the maker's toolkit: the Orbit1 tabletop electroplater. The Good The Orbit1 simplifies, streamlines and compacts the complex process of electroplating a wide variety of materials with various metal coatings, and could open up a whole new world of possibilities for all sorts of…
  • FBI And United Airlines Shoot The Messenger After Security Researcher Discovers Vulnerabilities In Airplane Computer System

    Timothy Geigner
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    At some point, the corporations and authorities in America are going to have to get over this knee-jerk reaction complex they have in going after citizens kindly pointing out technology and security flaws for them. You see this over and over and over again: someone notices a flaw in a system, points it out publicly instead of exploiting the flaw, and is thoroughly punished for his or her efforts. Often times there is a mealy-mouthed explanation for these punishments, which, chiefly, have to do with security risks in publicizing the flaw even though the ultimate goal should be fixing the…
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    The Register

  • Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse taunted with sausage sarnie snap

    Lester Haines
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    Provocative start to the Live Below the Line challenge The El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse's Live Below the Line challenge got off to a provocative start today, as Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team member Paul "Lord Shax" Shackleton sent over a snap of what we certainly weren't getting our laughing gear round this morning.…
  • Console makers game the EU Commission to avoid energy-use law

    Jennifer Baker
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Toothless agreement's vague targets let game makers off the hook Games console manufacturers have agreed a deal with the European Commission that lets them off the hook for meaningful rules on energy efficiency.…
  • Tesla Twitter account and website hijacked, Elon Musk pwned

    John Leyden
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Schizophrenic crims send Tesla claim calls to home of allegedly unconnected individual The website and Twitter account of carmaker Tesla were hacked over the weekend, as part of what looks like a prank between rival hackers.…
  • Apple Watch: PULSATING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

    Adam Banks
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Satisfying wrist job or premature confabulation? Review  No, this isn’t the first Apple Watch review you’ve seen. Cupertino supplied review units to a few selected journalists at the start of April; the rest of us had to order our own and wait until the 24th for them. I almost ignored mine arriving because I was looking out for a watch-sized package. It came in a box more than a foot long, weighing a kilo.…
  • MIPS quietly bares its processor architecture to universities

    Simon Rockman
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
    Company hopes to use smart young brains to beat off ARM The MIPS processor architecture behind many graphics cards and the PlayStation 2 is being laid bare by its licensee Imagination Technologies.…
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    The Joy of Tech

  • JoT #2135: iPhone meets its sibling.

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:28 am
    Silicon sibling rivalry? If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you!
  • JoT #2134: Crisis center!

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    She thought she could deal with the heartbreak.... If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you!
  • JoT #2133: Why we call it Earth.

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's an abusive relationship... If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you, we really appreciate that!
  • JoT #2132: The News Cycle

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Lately, no news is good news. If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thanks!
  • JoT #2131: Apple's lecherous plan for more Apple users!

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    The bare truth about all those personal interfaces! If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thanks!
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    Digital Trends

  • Ears will become the new fingerprints if this amazing new tech is built into your next phone

    Andy Boxall
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:43 am
    Only the most expensive smartphones come with a fingerprint scanner for extra security, but this research team has found a way to use a regular touchscreen as a biometric scanner - except it doesn't look at fingerprints, it looks at your ears. The post Ears will become the new fingerprints if this amazing new tech is built into your next phone appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • What becomes of the Misfits and FitBits of the world after the Apple Watch? Apps.

    Brian Heater
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Are hardware manufacturers already planning for a life after fitness trackers? Yes, and it looks like an app. The post What becomes of the Misfits and FitBits of the world after the Apple Watch? Apps. appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Xiaomi’s thin, slinky Mi 4i smartphone bares all in stripdown video

    Malarie Gokey
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Xiaomi's new $200 Mi 4i smartphone was announced for the Indian market this month, and now the company's head of international development Hugo Barra has been stripping the phone down to reveal what makes it so special. The post Xiaomi’s thin, slinky Mi 4i smartphone bares all in stripdown video appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • The Oppo R7 smartphone is real, it may have a bezel-free screen, and it’s coming soon

    Andy Boxall
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    The Oppo R7 is coming, and it could have a very cool bezel-free display, if the leaks which have spread over the past months are correct. The latest speculation says the phone will be announced on May 20. The post The Oppo R7 smartphone is real, it may have a bezel-free screen, and it’s coming soon appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Cut the cord with confidence: Here are the best media streaming sites

    Drew Prindle
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Wondering which media streaming service is right for you? Check out this comprehensive comparison of the best ones on the Web. The post Cut the cord with confidence: Here are the best media streaming sites appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Leona Divide 50k 2015 Race Report – DNF

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I ran the Leona Divide 50k race yesterday with about 500 other trail running fanatics. Unfortunately my race ended around mile 21 when I chose to drop. It was a tough race and thoughts and emotions are still swirling but wanted to put things down in writing although I’m sure my thoughts and judgments will change over the next few days and weeks. The Leona Divide 50k was part of long term plan to attempt and finish my first ultra this year. In December I started training for my first attempt, the Sean O’Brien 50k but then I figured I should attempt a trail marathon so I switched…
  • Bandit Ultra Trail Race 2015 – Volunteering and Photos O’ Plenty

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

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

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

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

    Eric Ravenscraft
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    When we have to confront someone else, it’s tempting to remove any and all hostility, to the point of watering down our frustration completely. Outbursts aren’t helpful, but remembering why you’re annoyed and standing up for that feeling can help.Read more...
  • Glass Planner Puts Your To-Dos and Calendar Into One GTD-Powered App

    Alan Henry
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    iOS: Glass Planner is a free hybrid calendar and to-do app that makes sure all of your to-dos show up right when you need them to, and you never miss an alert when you have an event or a to-do. You get an agenda-like view of all of your to-dos and appointments, and adding or arranging new items is quick and easy.Read more...
  • The Best System Monitor for Mac OS X

    Thorin Klosowski
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Mac OS X already comes with a solid system monitor, but it’s not that great to just glance at your overall system health. For that, we like Monity, which sits in your Notification Center for easy access to a wealth of information. Read more...
  • Make Your Home More Secure by "Casing Your Joint"

    Patrick Allan
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Home security is important not only for protecting your belongings, but also your family. You can tell if your home is safe and secure pretty easily by testing it yourself. Read more...
  • Build Your Own LED Light Panel with a Brownie Pan

    Thorin Klosowski
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    LED lighting panels for photography can cost around $500, but if you’re willing to put in a little of your own elbow grease, Make shows you how build your own for about $100. Read more...
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    Gigaom Search

  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Andrew Brust
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Simon Bramfitt
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    Logan Kleier
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
  • Cocktail Reception

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
  • Closing Remarks

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
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  • Researchers Can Create Scents that Smell Like Departed Loved Ones

    Jamie Condliffe
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    We all have a smell—one that those closest to us grow to love (or at least tolerate). Now, a team of researchers is able to recreate the natural aroma of loved ones once they’ve passed away, allowing them to live on. In our noses.Read more...
  • How the Tea Bag Was Invented

    Sarah Stone -
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Legend says that brewing tea dates back to around 2737 BC, when tea leaves fell into water being boiled for Emperor Shennong of China. There does not appear to be any hard evidence of tea being discovered this way, but evidence we do have suggests that brewing tea did indeed likely start in China, first as part of a medicinal elixir. The first documented reference to this is found during the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC to 1046 BC). By the Qin Dynasty in the third century BC, it had become a relatively popular drink using just the tea (camellia sinensis), rather than mixed with other things as…
  • Watch an Embryo Turn Itself Inside Out

    Jamie Condliffe
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    If you’ve ever felt like your life’s turned on its head, be thankful that you’re not this little embryo—which turns itself inside out.Read more...
  • Five Deadly Parasites That Have Crossed the Globe

    Hany Elsheikha
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Global events such as climate change and an international trade have caused a number of dangerous parasites to emerge in countries where they haven’t been found before. The parasites, which can invade and damage vital body organs such as the brain, range from one-celled organisms to relatively large tape worms. Here are five that, though still thankfully rare, have made an appearance in new places.Read more...
  • This Tiny Robot Can Pull Weights 2,000 Times Heavier Than It

    Jamie Condliffe
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    Scientists from Stanford have developed a series of super-small, super strong robots—including this one, that can haul up to 52 pounds, despite weighing less than half an ounce. That’s like you pulling a blue whale.Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • One of eSports' biggest stars retires with repetitive strain injury

    Matt Brian
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    If you're into eSports, then it's highly likely that you would have heard of Hai Lam. He's best known as the Mid Laner and captain of Cloud9, which is regarded as the best US eSports team for the popular online multiplayer game League of Legends. Non...
  • TalkTalk's unlimited everything SIM is £12 per month but laden with fine print

    Jamie Rigg
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The UK mobile market is undergoing a serious makeover, with two huge acquisitions on the horizon and new MVNOs popping up left, right and centre. Quad-play provider TalkTalk is already known for its low-cost broadband, TV and mobile deals, but now's ...
  • Kojima and del Toro's 'Silent Hills' is not going to happen

    Aaron Souppouris
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Silent Hills, at least as it was originally conceived, is no more. The next chapter of the once-popular horror series had built considerable hype off the back of a fantastic playable teaser, P.T., which was released last summer. When solved the tease...
  • Car headlights of the future won't blind other drivers

    Mat Smith
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Carnegie Mellon's work on headlights has made an appearance here before, where it's near-future smart headlights would parse raindrops and 'cancel' them out, projecting light around the rain drops, substantially improving visibility. But that's just ...
  • Scientists spot runaway galaxies

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    It's well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies? Yes, amazingly enough, those exist. Scientists have discovered at least 11 galaxies moving so quickly (up to 6 million miles per hour) that they're escap...
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • The Apple Watch Can Be A Sixth Sense

    Dan Kaplan
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
     The world around us is screaming with signals our original five senses don’t detect. Unlike some snakes, we can’t sense infrared with our naked eyes and unlike ducks and geese, we don’t have a native intuition for magnetic fields. But we’ve got pretty incredible brains, which we’ve used to craft ways to augment our five basic senses for a very long time. Read More
  • An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

    Sarah Perez
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
     With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the wrists of several million customers – possibly as many as 20 million this year, according to some estimates – there’s a lot of curiosity about what kind of app ecosystem will spring up around the new device. Will Apple Watch owners actually be interested in actively reading news, shopping or playing… Read More
  • CrunchWeek: Zenefits Loves Cash, Everyone’s Watching Apple, And Amazon’s Epic Quarterly Report

    Alex Wilhelm,Kyle Russell,Colleen Taylor
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
     Another week has left us in a miasma of earnings, product releases, and something called the Apple Watch. As such, it’s the perfect time to sit around our little round table we keep in the back of TechCrunch, and kick over the most important stories of the week: Amazon’s massively popular quarter, Zenefits’ massive capital raise, and, yes, the Apple Watch. This time around… Read More
  • Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

    Matt Burns
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
     Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Each of these people have a unique vantage point on… Read More
  • Apple Begins Offering Virtual “Personal Setup” Appointments To New Watch Owners

    Sarah Perez
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
     As a number of early customers will receive their Apple Watch smartwatches today, Apple has also begun to send out email invitations offering “personal setup” appointments that take place via video sessions with an Apple Specialist. The sessions allow customers to learn about their new device and be walked through its features, as well as have the opportunity to ask… Read More
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  • Dropbox Notes Wants To Take Google Docs On

    Tyler Lee
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    Earlier this month we reported that Dropbox was testing some kind of online service called Project Composer. More details of that service has since emerged and it has been officially unveiled as Dropbox Notes. However at the moment the service is still in its beta phase and participation is by invite-only, although users can request for one.Unfortunately not much is known about the service for now but it seems to be somewhat similar to Google Docs, at least based on the screenshot above. In the image, you can clearly see that there are at least two people who are editing the document at the…
  • Vivo’s Upcoming Smartphone Will Pack A 32MP Selfie Camera

    Tyler Lee
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    Selfies are all the rage these days and it seems that smartphone OEMs and even camera companies are starting to create products that will appeal to users who enjoy taking selfies. For instance Vivo is said to be working on a new phone in the form of the X5 Pro and according to a recent teaser posted by the company, its front-facing camera is no joke.Assuming we got the details right, it seems that the Vivo X5 Pro’s front-facing camera will be that of a 32MP sensor. Yes, you read that right, its front camera will have a higher resolution than the majority of smartphones out there. In fact…
  • Android Wear Successfully Ported Onto The Samsung Gear 2

    Tyler Lee
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
    The Samsung Gear 2 is a smartwatch from Samsung that was launched early last year. It ran Samsung’s own smartwatch platform instead of Android Wear which is fine if you’re perfectly happy with the default features of the watch. However if you’re looking for more app compatibility, Android Wear appears to be the natural choice here.Now the good news for Samsung Gear 2 owners is that if you wished the device ran Android Wear instead of Samsung’s own smartwatch platform, you’re in luck as XDA developer biktor_gj has successfully managed to port Android Wear over onto the smartwatch.
  • Hands Omni Haptic Glove Lets Gamers “Feel” Virtual Objects

    Tyler Lee
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    With devices like the Oculus Rift, gamers are already experiencing a more immersive form of gameplay where their view is the entire game and its world, as opposed to just staring at a computer monitor or TV. However it seems in a bid to make these games feel even more realistic, an engineering team at Rice University have created a glove that allows gamers to “feel” objects within the game.Dubbed the Hands Omni glove, the device relies on haptic feedback to provide gamer with the feeling of touching something inside the game. According to one of the students working on the project, Thor…
  • Car Headlights Of The Future Could Do More Than Just Illuminate

    Tyler Lee
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    At the moment the headlights of our cars help to illuminate the roads we are driving on at night, and while there are some cars with smarter headlights that will be able to follow the car’s turning around bends, Carnegie Mellon University’s researchers have come up with even smarter headlights that could make its way into vehicles in the future.These smarter headlights are basically programmable headlights that will help aid the driver in all sorts of situations. For example the researchers are working getting it to avoid illuminating raindrops or snowflakes in poor weather, and can even…
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  • Acer tackles US smartphone scene with $80 Windows 10-ready Liquid M220

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    One of the world-leading PC makers’ gloves are off at last as far as the tricky US smartphone landscape is concerned, but surprise, surprise, Acer goes off the beaten Android path and instead charges with an ultra-affordable Windows handheld. A Win 10-“ready” device, no less, although that doesn’t mean you’ll get the newest OS iteration out the box… or very soon after Liquid M220’s June launch…. Continue reading Acer tackles US smartphone scene with $80 Windows 10-ready Liquid M220 Related posts: Acer makes Windows Phone comeback official, Android trio also outed Acer boosts…
  • HTC has another Quad HD phone in the works, and this one’s headed to Asia too

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    HTC’s inexplicable negligence of the Western ultra-high-end mobile market is about to intensify, with the next Butterfly installment likely going out to Japan as a far more gifted One M9 cousin. Under the hood, that is, because on the outside, we expect the Butterfly 3 to follow family tradition and adopt a plasticky construction. Power users won’t care when getting… Continue reading HTC has another Quad HD phone in the works, and this one’s headed to Asia too Related posts: Quad HD HTC Butterfly 3 and Desire 626 sequel rumored already HTC One M9 Plus purportedly benchmarked with…
  • Has LG gone mad? Leathery G4 tipped to cost more than base Galaxy S6

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If LG’s 2014 flagship smartphone had one thing going for it in a direct duel against Samsung and HTC’s respective high-enders, that was without a doubt (relative) affordability. Even today, or perhaps especially today, the G3 is a bargain, going for $370 or so factory unlocked with a QHD 5.5-inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3,000 mAh… Continue reading Has LG gone mad? Leathery G4 tipped to cost more than base Galaxy S6 Related posts: Best Buy trade-in program offers $100+ for Galaxy S4 towards S6 purchase Leaked: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge European prices and colors…
  • Do more with less! Bricwave Xpress flash drive, fast charge cable

    Stanley Goodner
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    One thing about owning and using gadgets is that it’s not hard to quietly grow a collection of devices. You start adding to your gear, and suddenly you feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of items! If you continue on, you’ll come down with GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). It’s real. Go Google it. An effective way to keep tech belongings streamlined is to consolidate and minimize. Instead of juggling multiple USB wall adapters, get… Continue reading Do more with less! Bricwave Xpress flash drive, fast charge cable Related posts: Mini Survival Kit replaces, upgrades your basic USB…
  • Acer rehashes Iconia One 8 and Tab 10 with a greater emphasis on youngsters

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    While many of you US-located power Android users probably never knew Iconia One 8s and Tab 10s even existed, Acer worked diligently behind the scenes on sequels to the low-cost slates available via Amazon. These upgraded editions are now almost ready for primetime, and chiefly target cash-strapped but fashion-concerned students. Priced at $149, which is only 20 bucks north of [easyazon-link asin=”B00R9NSO72″… Continue reading Acer rehashes Iconia One 8 and Tab 10 with a greater emphasis on youngsters Related posts: Acer unveils Iconia Tab 7 with voice call support, Iconia One 7 Jelly…
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  • Dev Aims to Light the Way for Apple Watch Gaming

    Quinten Plummer
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Coinciding with the official Apple Watch launch on Friday, a slew of apps and games are making their debuts. One of the early hopefuls is WayForward, which last week unveiled its Watch Quest, hoping to get a jump on the competition. Some developers have been awaiting the opening of the WatchKit APIs in full before they put the might of their software engineering ability into the Apple Watch. The WatchKit API limits developers to creating widget-like glances, Watch notifications, and side-loaded apps powered by the might of a paired iPhone.
  • Take Your Apple Watch Face and Love It!

    Chris Maxcer
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Apple is known for fantastic product design, but it's not known for customization. The first iPhone hit the world nearly eight years ago, and yet our "customizable" home screen options are limited to the organization of app icons and some wallpaper choices that can produce color tints through translucent layers. So all of us future Apple Watch owners likely will have to settle for a handful of Apple-developed watch faces. I've been hoping for months that Apple would let third-party designers rethink how to show time through watch faces.
  • YouTube Marks 10 Years of Nondisruptive Revolution

    Peter Suciu
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    YouTube on Thursday celebrated its first full decade. It was 10 years ago to the day that cofounder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video. It was a humble beginning: a 19-second clip of elephants, with Karim declaring that the pachyderms have "really, really long trunks." In fairness, it may have been in keeping with other notable firsts. In speaking for the first time on a telephone, Alexander Graham Bell said, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you." Thomas Edison's first phonographic recording was "Mary had a little lamb."
  • Google's Low-Fee Fi: Ho-Hum

    Richard Adhikari
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Google on Wednesday announced Fi, a program that combines the wireless networks of carrier partners Sprint and T-Mobile with more than 1 million free, open WiFi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable. Users' devices will move automatically to the fastest connection -- 4G LTE being the standard in the United States, accessing 3G or 2G if only those speeds are available. The program will work in more than 120 countries. The $20-a-month Fi Basics plan gives users unlimited domestic talk and text in the U.S. Data is another $10 per GB.
  • Breach Outbreaks Fuel Encryption Adoption

    John P. Mello Jr.
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    As data breaches make headlines around the world, more companies are turning to encryption to protect their information jewels. That is one of the findings in a study released Monday, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales E-Security. "Mega breaches and cyber attacks have increased companies' urgency to improve their security posture," says the report, which is based on a survey of more than 4,000 IT and security professionals in 10 countries.
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    Top Tech News

  • Tech Companies Continue To Land Mega VC Deals

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Big money continues to flow to Silicon Valley tech startups at levels not seen since the dot-com boom, but investors pulled back slightly in the first quarter this year as cooler heads, increasingly wary of returning to a bubble era, kept investments from ballooning to new heights. Venture capital investments in Silicon Valley tech companies dipped by 6.9 percent, from $6.5 billion in the last quarter of 2014 to $6 billion, and the number of deals VCs made also fell, by 8.5 percent to 323 investments, according to The MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital…
  • Saving Small Businesses as NYC Becomes Chain Store City

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. Looking for a "Seinfeld"-style coffee shop? It's sharing the city with 280 Starbucks and more than 530 Dunkin Donuts. A good neighborhood deli? It's competing with some 460 Subways. And the corner store may well now be a Chase bank or Walgreens. Amid eye-popping rents and the demise of a number of well-known local haunts, some activists and lawmakers are proposing new rent-renewal rights for small businesses that they see as saving the personality of the city. "To me, the streetscape of New York City is what sells New York City. To make a…
  • Web Companies Find Profit as They Adapt to Smartphones

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    Americans hit a milestone last year when their mobile devices overtook desktop and laptop computers as the primary way to access the Internet. Some of Silicon Valley's most successful Web-based companies are capitalizing on that shift better than others. The Bay Area's Web-based sector -- a diverse group of companies ranging from Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter to Netflix and eBay -- outperformed the regional tech economy as a whole, growing sales by 16 percent and profits by 34 percent. For the first time, it became the third-largest sector in the SV150 [the San Jose Mercury News] annual…
  • In Economy that Shares, Fewer People Want To Own Things

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    The growth of the on-demand rental economy, which includes services like Airbnb, Uber and Spotify, has sparked a trend in which fewer and fewer people see value in ownership, according to research commissioned by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The study, conducted last December with 1,000 U.S. adults, found that 44% of participants were familiar with the on-demand rental economy, commonly referred to as the "sharing" economy, and of those participants, 43% said "owning [things] today feels like a burden." "We've definitely seen a shift in consumption habits, specifically as it pertains to music,"…
  • Review: Got Your Apple Watch? Here's How To Use It

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    The first batch of Apple Watches [arrived] Friday. If you haven't ordered yours yet, you'll have to wait a while. Apple's retail stores won't have them, nor will any other store in the U.S., with the company taking orders over the Internet only -- for delivery as late as July for some models. But if you were by a computer to order at 3:01 a.m. ET on April 10, you're in store for a new way of interacting with your digital life. A better way? I'll need more time with the watch to say. For now, I can offer some tips on using it: Setting Up Update your iPhone's software before starting. You need…
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  • “Equal Respect” at ‪#‎RSAC

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Some folks in the security industry see me as a member of the “Equal Respect” movement against so-called booth babes at conferences. Not exactly. I certainly respect the opinion of people attached to the cause, and good for them, fighting for what they believe in. But for me, this has never been about equal respect among the genders. It’s never been about whether women who work as booth babes are being exploited sexually. For me, it’s been about holding vendors’ feet to the fire and making them work harder to build an exhibit off the strength of the products. To…
  • In the end, @Sidragon1’s Tweet was the problem

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    At RSA Conference 2015 here in San Francisco, there’s a lot of discussion about weaknesses to the electrical and wifi systems aboard airplanes. The discussion often turns to the case of hacker Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1 on Twitter). There’s been a lot of strong reaction to news of Roberts being pulled from a plane for jokingly tweeting that he might mess around with the plane’s electronic systems. There’s a lot of overreaction to this story. The TSA and feds certainly overreacted. But those who hold Roberts up as a victim of government oppression are overreacting, too.
  • Videos from #BSidesSF

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    If you missed BSidesSF, you now have a chance to see everything that happened there, thanks to the efforts of @irongeek_adc. He has already posted a full plate of videos from BSidesSF. Go to his website for the full index of videos, which capture the presentations given over the last two days. Our thanks to @irongeek_adc for all the great work. The post Videos from #BSidesSF appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
  • RSA Parties 2015

    Dave Lewis
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Nothing like waiting until the very last minute to post an RSA Parties 2015 list. Day jobs + kids = you get the idea. That being said, I’m happy to note that Akamai Technologies (my day job) will be hosting a party this year in conjunction with AT&T. Be sure to come out and meet @csoandy, @billbrenner70, @mckeay and myself @gattaca. Now, this is a simple curated RSA Parties 2015 list but, if you want the mother lode be sure to check out @RSAParties for the rest. If you really want to have your party listed just drop me a line via tips AT liquidmatrix DOT org. This table works…
  • Four Security Exhibits That Won Without “Booth Babes”

    Bill Brenner
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    After last week’s post on RSA Conference banning so-called booth babes, I heard from a lot of people who agree vendors need to find other ways to attract attention during security conferences. One reader correctly noted that this unfortunate phenomenon isn’t the result of bad intentions. It’s just that some marketing teams don’t know any better. They assume the booth babes work because they see others using them. What to do about it? Give marketing practitioners some examples of successful exhibits that succeeded without the sexism. Here are four examples of exhibits…
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  • Specs Comparison: Asus Zenfone 2 vs. Xiaomi Mi 4i

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    Xiaomi made headlines this past week for introducing th […] You might also like: ASUS officially launches ZenFone series smartphones in PH ASUS has officially launched the ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and... ASUS ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 Announced Update: ASUS officially launches Zenfone 4, 5 and 6 in […]... ASUS Zenfone 2 debuts in Southeast Asia The highly anticipated ASUS Zenfone 2 has been official […]...
  • Starmobile Up Vision announced, sports Digital TV Tuner

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Starmobile announced the Up Vision, the flag bearer of […] You might also like: Starmobile Muse, 5-inch Full HD quad-core phone with wide-angle front cam Starmobile recently launched 13 new Android devices to […]... Reuters Digital Vision Program Now Open The Reuters Digital Vision Program at Stanford University is now... Starmobile Icon, 4.5-inch quad-core, dual-SIM with 5MP front camera for P7,990 Here’s another affordable quad-core dual-SIM phone that […]...
  • Lenovo K80 unveiled: 4GB RAM, 4000mAh battery

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    More competition are going aboard the 4GB smartphone wa […] You might also like: Lenovo A5000 Dual SIM Entry-Level Quad Core smartphone with 4000 mAh battery With a 5-inch HD IPS display @ 300ppi, 1.3 GHz... Lenovo P70 Octa Core smartphone with 4000 mAh battery priced at Php 11,999 In addition to the iPhone6-like S90, Lenovo introduced […]... Lenovo P770, 4.5-inch dual-core, dual SIM phone with 3500mAh battery and USB OTG To differentiate itself from the usual dual-core, dual- […]...
  • Acer outs budget-friendly Iconia One 8, Tab 10 slates

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Acer has also revealed the Iconia One 8 and the Tab 10, […] You might also like: Acer Iconia W510, the Windows 8 tablet-netbook hybrid With the official launch of Window 8, we’re seeing a... Acer Iconia W3, 8-inch Windows 8 tablet for P19,900 Yesterday, Acer launched their first 8-inch tablet runn […]... Acer Iconia Smart S300 will make your hand look smaller Acer unveiled a whole range of upcoming consumer electr […]...
  • Acer Liquid X2 is a tri-sim smartphone with 4000mAh battery

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Acer announced a plethora of devices today, and one is […] You might also like: Acer Liquid E leads Acer’s smartphone line Acer is more know for its notebooks but last week,... Acer Liquid E Ferrari Special Edition Review Acer is more known for its laptops than their mobile... Starmobile Jump Max 4.5-inch Dual Core smartphone with 3000 mAh battery for only Php 3,690 Another recent release from Starmobile is the Starmobil […]...
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  • HTC’s made a terrible ad for their brilliant phone

    Holly Brockwell
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    What is it with tech companies making appalling adverts? There was the bro-heavy LG one with the man snogging his own hand, the creepy-as-hell Samsung Gear ad, and now this poor effort from HTC: Selling a pretend drug called Cellami, it’s clearly intended as a pastiche of the side-effect-laden TV ads for American pharmaceutical products, and in […] The post HTC’s made a terrible ad for their brilliant phone appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • “Only 93% of popular movies were directed by men.” 70 women tell Hollywood to #MakeItFair

    Holly Brockwell
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:47 am
    This brilliant spoof by 70 actresses calls on Hollywood to make the movie industry fair, and give men 100% of the spoils: In their own words: #makeitfair is a call for gender equality in the stories we tell, the wages we earn, and the future we shape. The goal is vast and so, as artists, we […] The post “Only 93% of popular movies were directed by men.” 70 women tell Hollywood to #MakeItFair appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • This ingenious bracelet disguises the hairband on your wrist

    Holly Brockwell
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    If you’ve got long hair, you’ll be very familiar with the dent in your wrist that comes of wearing an emergency hairband like a bracelet. You’ll also have noticed that it doesn’t exactly look good in photos, especially when you’re otherwise dressed up. Shireen Thor’s engineer husband noticed the same thing, and how much it […] The post This ingenious bracelet disguises the hairband on your wrist appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • New parenting trend? Over-protective dad tracks daughter with a drone

    Becca Caddy
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:43 am
    Drones are quickly becoming commonplace in all kinds of spaces, the military, retail, entertainment. But what about parenting? Well, an over-protective dad in the States has made global headlines today because he revealed he tracks his daughter's movements to and from school with a drone. The post New parenting trend? Over-protective dad tracks daughter with a drone appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Acer unveils two new fitness wearables: the Liquid Leap Curve and Liquid Leap Fit

    Holly Brockwell
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    At Acer's global press conference at 4 World Trade Center today, the brand unveiled two new fitness wearables to add to their Liquid Leap line of bracelets: the entry-level Liquid Leap Fit, and the fashion-conscious Liquid Leap Curve. The post Acer unveils two new fitness wearables: the Liquid Leap Curve and Liquid Leap Fit appeared first on ShinyShiny.
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  • Another smaller iPhone 7 rumour emerges

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Could Apple be planning a smaller iPhone to complement the new standard monster iPhones? That’s the rumour being started by the notoriously unreliable DigiTimes, based in Hong Kong. It cites mysterious “supply chain sources” for the claim – adding that a company called AU Optronics will be supplying the 4″ panels (along with the 4.7″ and 5.5″ panels for the larger models). We remain unconvinced.
  • Why did Twitter open up direct messaging to everyone?

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    The big news last night that Twitter is changing the way that it works, so that users can DM each other, even if they’re not following each other. Don’t worry – it looks like you’ll be able to opt out of the functionality, but it does seem like a strange decision for a company that has come under increased scrutiny with demands that it do something about all of the abuse and public shaming it enables. Campaigners have long suggested features like limiting visible mentions to people you already follow – so it seems bizarre for Twitter to go completely the other…
  • Boring Office Job given the GoPro advert treatment

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    GoPro famously claims that it doesn’t need to hire an external advertising agency, as videos from its users do a good enough job of selling the product. But not everyone spends their days snowboarding, surfing, or doing other “extreme” activities. Some of us work in offices. That didn’t deter one YouTuber though – who used his GoPro to shoot what it is like in his boring office job, and cut it together like one of GoPro’s many in-house marketing videos.
  • Chrome for Android to support notifications from websites

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:21 am
    Google has announced details on what we can expect in version 42 (!) of its Chrome web browser for Android. Announced in a blog post, the biggest new addition appears to be notifications from websites using an emerging notification standard. What this means is that you could soon be receiving notifications from, say, eBay, without having to have the eBay app installed. Pretty clever, right? Google says some of the first websites to support this new standard will be Beyond the Rack, eBay, Facebook, FanSided, Pinterest, Product Hunt, and VICE News. Roost and Mobify. Additionally, there will…
  • YouTube killing support for older smart TVs and devices

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Bad news if you access YouTube on a smart TV made before 2012 – Google is pulling the plug on YouTube apps for certain devices. Unfortunately we don’t have a complete list of affected devices, but according to Google it will affect “Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs, older iOS devices, and devices running older versions of Google TV.” According to Android Central, the move is apparently being made due to changes to the YouTube API – and presumably because it is uneconomic…
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  • Netflix will make you salivate with Chef’s Table [Trailer]

    Andru Edwards
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Netflix has announced that it's new docu-series Chef's Table will be debuting as a six-part series and will land on the popular streaming service on April 26th. Chef's Table focuses on six world-renowned chefs, and show them each doing what they do best - making amazing food that is eloquently plated. Here's a list of the chefs that will appear, and the restaurants they represent: Ben Shewry Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia Magnus Nilsson Fäviken in Järpen Sweden Francis Mallmann El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina Niki…
  • Tesla introduces Model S 70D as its new entry level vehicle

    Andru Edwards
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Tesla has removed the underperforming (sales-wise) Model S 60 entry level vehicle from its lineup, and has replaced it with a new, more powerful base model that it’s called the Model S 70D. The new Tesla Model S 70D bring with it a dual-motor all wheel drive feature that packs a 329 horsepower punch, as compared to 302hp offered by the departing Model S 60. The allows the Model S 70D to go from 0-to-60 MPH in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 140 MPH. Access to the Tesla Supercharger network is now included, a perk that Model S 60 customer had to pay extra for. Same goes for a bunch of…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

    Andru Edwards
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has switched up its strategy on its tablet PC, aiming to make it the best Windows laptop for the average consumer. This is the third attempt from the company at reinventing the laptop, bringing tablet parity into the product that runs on a full-on Intel Core i5 processor. It’s a large tablet. It’s a thin laptop. It’s a powerful 2 in 1. Is it the one for you, though? Continue reading Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review Tags: adslice, computers, microsoft, pc, reviews, sidefeatured, slates, surface, surface 3, surface pro, surface pro 3, tablets,…
  • Unboxing Live 155: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

    Andru Edwards
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is a crazy large phablet-style smartphone, sporting a full 6-inch high definition 720p display. On the back you have an 8-megapixel camera with a bunch of built-in photo editing tools, along with a private mode, easy mode, and even a single-handed use mode. We bring you the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Android smartphone from AT&T in this episode. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel, and don't forget--we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!   Here's how to get the…
  • 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition details

    Andru Edwards
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    This is the 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition. No, when looking at the Premium model, the Anniversary edition isn't any faster, but like the gold Apple Watch Edition, it's much more exclusive than the standard offering. In fact, Nissan will produce just 30 of these for the US. The color is a special hue that they're calling "Silica Brass," and other details include a color-matched VIN plate, and a plaque inside the vehicle that commemorates this edition. Aside from that, you'll find all the goodness here that you find in the rest of the 2016 GT-R lineup, including…
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  • Microsoft launches Azure App Service

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Microsoft reveals a new service for its Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure in the form of an app that allows developers to create mobile and web apps for any device and platform. The new service’s aim is to offer developers a wide range of operating systems and computer languages within Microsoft’s cloud. “In a mobile first, cloud first world, companies need to ensure their customers, partners, and employees are able to seamlessly connect with and consume data across anywhere and on any device, wrote Bill Staples, the Vice President for App Platform at Microsoft Azure, on…
  • Microsoft launched Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 Today

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

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

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

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

    Ron Mertens
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    One of the major problems with OLED materials is that they are very sensitive to oxygen and moisture. This means that OLEDs need to be protected, and the encapsulation of OLED panels is one of the major obstacles towards efficient mass production of flexible OLED panels.Interested in OLED encapsulation and want to learn more about the different technologies that aim to enable the next-generation flexible display? Read our new article here.Read more about OLED Encapsulation - a major challenge towards flexible OLED adoption
  • EDO updates its AMOLED roadmap, is developing an 8" AMOLED display

    Ron Mertens
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Towards the end of 2014 we reported that China's Everdisplay (EDO) started mass producing 5" 720p AMOLED displays with a capacity of 600,000 panels per month. EDO has since discussed its roadmap several times, and today they updated it again with some new information.We already know that EDO is developing new 5.5" and 6" AMOLEDs. While we knew the company is developing a circular display, EDO now reveals they plan to release a 1.4" panel - and not a 1.35" as previously reported - which probably means that EDO is the producer of the 1.4" 400x400 panel used in Huawei's upcoming Watch. Read more…
  • Bloomberg: SDC started to produce flexible OLEDs at its new Gen-6.5 A3 fab

    Ron Mertens
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    According to reports, Samsung is seeing better-then-expected demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge - and SDC will not be able to produce enough flexible OLEDs. Earlier this month I speculated that SDC may try to start producing at its new 6.5-Gen A3 flexible OLED fab sooner then planned - and today Bloomberg reports that this is indeed the case.According to Bloomberg, Samsung already started to produce flexible OLEDs at the A3 fab - which was expected to enter production in June.Read more about Bloomberg: SDC started to produce flexible OLEDs at its new Gen-6.5 A3 fab
  • iFixit tears down Apple's Watch, confirms it uses a flexible AMOLED display

    Ron Mertens
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:53 pm
    While we confirmed Apple's Watch uses a flexible AMOLED display back in September 2014, now we are set to get some more confirmations as Apple starts shipping their first wearable device. iFixit posted a tear-down of the Watch, in which they confirm it is an AMOLED panel.iFixit also finally details the Watch display resolution: the small editions use a 38mm display (272x340, 290 PPI) while the larger Watches use a 42 mm panel (312x390, 302 PPI). Those are flexible OLED panels produced by LG Display.Read more about iFixit tears down Apple's Watch, confirms it uses a flexible AMOLED…
  • Kaneka demonstrate their new 50,000 hours OLED lighting panels

    Ron Mertens
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Towards the end of 2014 it was reported that Kaneka developed a new OLED panel that achieves a lifetime of 50,000 hours, and the company started producing such panels shortly after. It turns out that Kaneka demonstrated the new panels at the Euroluce 2015 tradeshow in Europe.Kaneka had several panels on display - in three different sizes (80x80 mm, 100x100 mm and 143x23 mm) and five different colors (white, amber, blue and green). All panels are 1.05 mm thick and feature 50,000 hours of lifetime. Read more about Kaneka demonstrate their new 50,000 hours OLED lighting panels
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  • STT-MRAM MTJ cells can be used to mimick the human brain's synapses

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Researchers from France's Universite Paris-Sud and the CEA institute say that the probabilistic nature of STT-MRAM devices can be used to create synapses-like neuro system. This can be used to create efficient devices that mimic the human's brain method of operation.MRAM cells (or MTJs) store data using electrons magnetic spin. The technology uses stochastic switching, and so to be sure that a bit is set, you have to applying a current in the MTJ for a long enough time (to increase the probability of the spin changes). In these new experiments, the researchers take advantage of the stochastic…
  • Keysight Technologies to launch an STT-MRAM test solution product developed in collaboration with Tohoku and the CIES

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Keysight Technologies announced it will launch STT-MRAM test solution products, developed in collaboration with Tohoku University and the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic System (CIES).Keysight says that they aim to release the test solution in early 2016. This will address "various challenges in industry".Source: Tohoku University
  • E2v launches a 32Mb stacked-package MRAM device

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    e2v announced a new stacked-package 32Mb MRAM device, the EV5A16B that includes two 16Mb MRAM chips (made by Everspin of course) in a 54-pins TSOP. The new device is available in commercial (0 to 70 degrees Celsius) and industrial (-40 to 85 degrees Celsius) temperature ranges. The EV5A16B offers SRAM-compatible, 35-ns read/write timing with data retention and endurance and targeted for microprocessors, DSP, storage systems, instruments, and FPGAs. The EV5A16B is available now.
  • Toshiba shows a new STT-MRAM test chip that consumes about 80% less power than SRAM memory

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Toshiba presented a new STT-MRAM 1-Mb test chip that provides speed performance capable of 3.3-ns access to in-cache memory. The newly developed circuit consumes about 80% less power compared to a conventional SRAM as embedded memory - and Toshiba says that this makes it the best power-performing embedded memory. To make this chip, Toshiba developed a new class of magnetic materials, that enabled them to build this low-power, high-efficiency, high-speed performance in energy-efficient magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) memory. The circuit was designed for sub-100-ns high-speed power shutoff and…
  • Elektron Music Machines' latest flagship synth uses Everspin's 16-Mbit MRAM memory

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    Everspin announced that Elektron Music Machines flagship synthesizer uses the company's 16-Megabit MRAM memory. The stage Analog Keys synth features 37 semi-weighted keys, four analog voices, over 4000 sound slots, a powerful sequencer, and a digital control system.Everspin says that the fast MRAM memory with its extreme data reliability is ideal for professional audio applications - as it enables fast applications and unlimited endurance. Everspin’s 16-Megabit MR4A16BMA35 MRAM is in full production today in a standard 48-ball BGA package and is designed to be used in a system like any…
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  • I wish 10. Cats at Indian Traffic Signals

    Anupam Varghese
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I wish we have traffic signals where cut-out cats pop-up on the road. No more plain red lights. Let me explain.To anyone who has travelled on Indian roads, this should be pretty obvious; to others, it might sound fatally amusing. One thing that vehicle drivers in India seem inherently incapable of doing is stopping before the white lines drawn at traffic signals (that is if they decide to stop in the first place).Thankfully, there is ONE thing that can stop almost all of them: cats. A cat crossing ones path is considered inauspicious (to put it mildly) and Indians would do anything to avoid…
  • My song

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

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

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

    Anupam Varghese
    15 May 2014 | 10:36 pm
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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,…
  • How to Promote Your Webinar (part 2)

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

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

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

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

  • How do I resize a batch of images on my Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    I have a number of photos that I’d like to resize so they’re a bit smaller before I upload to my website. Do I need a Photoshop on my Mac to do this or is there an easier way? You can easily batch resize groups of images within Mac OS X by using the included Preview app, that is, taking a group of pictures set at one or various resolutions, and collectively resize them all together in a group to a new resolution, outputting either as the same file or as a new file saved at the newly desired resolution. Long ago you had to buy expensive third party software for this purpose, but no…
  • How do I install Mavericks on my old Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    I have an old Mac I’d like to install Mavericks on but I seem to have lost the admin password. How can I do this? Believe it or not, you don’t really need to be an admin to upgrade your Mac OS. However, you do need to boot right into the installer rather than try and launch it from your desktop. You might need a machine you DO have admin access to to create the bootable media, but that’s really all you need. Here’s what you need to do: Before being able to create a bootable OS X installer, you’ll need to do the following first: Use the Mac App Store to download…
  • How do I set up a webcam at home to monitor while I’m out?

    Owen Cutajar
    23 Feb 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I was wondering if it’s possible to set up webcam to monitor my house while I’m out. What’s the best way to do this? There are a couple of options on how to do this. My very first setup, many moons ago, consisted of a laptop with a couple of USB webcams connected to it. I was using software to upload an image to an FTP server every 30 seconds. It did the job, but was a pretty flimsy setup. Today I would recommend an out-of-the-box solution called Watchbot. I have one of these little babies set up at home, and it was a doddle to set up. Here’s a photo of the little…
  • What is Bitcoin?

    Owen Cutajar
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:09 pm
    I keep seeing the word Bitcoin come up in the media and on website. What is this Bitcoin thing all about? Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of a central authority. It has been called a cryptocurrency because it is decentralized and uses cryptography to control transactions and prevent double-spending, a problem for digital currencies. Once validated, every individual transaction is permanently recorded in a public ledger known as the blockchain. Payment processing is done by a network of private computers often specially tailored to this…
  • How do I multiply an hourly rate in Excel?

    Owen Cutajar
    1 Oct 2013 | 1:45 pm
    I’m putting together a timesheet in Excel and wanted to multiply my hours by an hourly rate. Ive been messing around for hours and reading up in the help but there’s nothing that suggests how this can be done. What’s the best way to do this? It turns out to be much easier than you think. It’s a great little technique that can be used whether you’re calculating what it costs to sit in McDonalds all day, or playing with pignose amplifiers at guitar center. Here’s what you need to do: First of all, make sure your hours are formatted in a time format. This…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • 10 Apple Watch Apps: The Good and the Meh

    Kristin Pryor
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Apple Watch, which was released last Thursday, has for months endured its fair share speculation and skepticism. Obviously, since the screen is the size of an average watch face, it comes with some limitations as far as apps and capability. There’s only so much that tiny screen can do. Despite these obstacles, iOS developers are stepping up to the challenge. There are already over 2,000 Apple Watch apps available in the App Store; most of them are adaptations of other iOS apps, but a few have been created exclusively for the Apple Watch. We took the time to look over the…
  • 5 Tips for Nailing Your Next Client Presentation

    Kayla Matthews
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    One of the most difficult things to do in business isn’t so much coming up with a viable idea as it is being able to present that idea to your clients (and, hopefully, get their approval). For many business professionals, this remains an elusive goal. The good news is that presenting is a skill like any other and can be learned if you’re willing to put in the time. Here are five tips to help you create a better, more memorable presentation that resonates with your clients. 1. Focus on Framing and Delivering Your Story The most successful presentations often have a lot in common with…
  • Tech.Co Top Stories: Tips to Prevent Gmail Hacking, Why Startups are Flocking to Austin

    Ronald Barba
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech.Co’s  articles from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally as many things to do. You had people to meet, places to be, and tacos to eat. No worries, though, because we’ve curated this week’s top 10(ish) posts as determined by the Tech.Co editorial team in the  Tech.Co Top Stories of the week. Do you readTech.Coevery day? Once every couple of weeks? What kind of content would you like to see? Are we being helpful enough in…
  • How to Turn Your Apple Watch Gold [VIDEO]

    Frank Gruber
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you have been yearning for an gold Apple Watch but don’t have $12,000 to purchase one, you may be in luck. There is a way to turn your regular $399 Apple Watch Sport into something that more closely resembles an Apple Watch gold. Thanks to the Internet a video has surfaced to help walk you through the process. I don’t advise this method for everyone but if you are willing to take the risk you could bask in the golden shiny reward. Are you willing to go for the gold? And, if you’re still not convinced about the Apple Watch, maybe consider one of these Apple Watch…
  • Dedicated Server Hosting vs Cloud Hosting: How to Decide

    Diogo Costa
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Considering the current rate at which the cloud computing industry is prospering in the IT industry, the choice between dedicated server or cloud hosting solutions quickly became a topic of discussion. There are, literally speaking, thousands and thousands of forums, blogs and discussion boards discussing this subject, but sometimes these discussions can be a bit biased, therefore not providing the neutral and clear opinions users might want. This article will try to focus on the merits of these solutions, from a neutral and unbiased point of view. Cloud Web Hosting The next big thing in the…
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  • How to use HandBrake’s queue feature to convert multiple videos.
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    You like videos, right? Then you’re probably familiar with HandBrake, the open source video conversion tool. Encoding a single file is pretty straightforward, but the program has the ability to set up a cue and go through a bunch of shows while you are away from your computer. Here’s a quick video walkthrough on how to use this feature I put together for a friend.
  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
  • Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day. Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio when Jaksta does that too is addressed at the end of this post.) Either program will do the media capture, but there was still a problem I needed to…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Pilots fly drones using mind over matter

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Researchers demonstrate technology that allows unmanned aircraft to be controlled from the ground using only signals from the pilot's brain. Amy Pollock reports.
  • Apple Watch's low key launch

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Apple is taking a risk in launching its first wearable gadget without the usual fanfare, selling it only in select upscale boutiques. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Apple Watch's low key launch

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Apple is taking a risk in launching its first wearable gadget without the usual fanfare, selling it only in select upscale boutiques. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Apple could introduce $199 watch down the road-Lance Ulanoff

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Mashable's Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff believes Apple will likely introduce a new, lower-priced line of watches given the likely success of the wearable devices. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • First successful aerial refueling of a drone

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The bat-wing U.S. Navy drone that became the first autonomous airplane to take off and land on an aircraft carrier accomplishes yet another milestone, becoming the first unmanned aircraft to undergo aerial refueling. Ben Gruber reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • ACMELL Updates SD28 and S60 Action Cameras Firmware - Download Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    ACMELL has rolled out new firmware packages developed for two of its action camera models, namely versions 20150421v01 and 2015031701, compatible with SD28 and S60 devices, respectively, which should improve overall performance and stability. As the producer highlights, only its SD28 imaging unit receives support for Black & White video recording mode and 2-second time lapse feature, leaving the S60 camera without any release notes whatsoever. In terms of installation, h... (read more)
  • A New Stable Firmware Is Provided by AsusWrt-Merlin - Download Version 378.53.0

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Being targeted at router owners who desire to install custom firmware on their devices, AsusWrt-Merlin’s 378.53.0 software release updates Tor version to, merges with Asus GPL 378_4980 code, and includes several other changes. One interesting addition would be the implementation of OpenVPN policy routing. Through this feature, you can choose client or destination IPs that you want to pass through the VPN tunnel.  In addition to that, the routing policy allows se... (read more)
  • ASUS Update Firmware for RT-AC87 Routers - Download Version

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    ASUS has just rolled out a new firmware package developed for its RT-AC87R and RT-AC87U router models, namely version, which fixes some Windows Media Player compatible issue in Media Server, as well as the WAN Status LED problem. Therefore, if these bugs are bothering you, save and unzip the appropriate archive for your device model, and establish a wired connection between your router and the computer using an Ethernet cable (updating via wireless isn’t re... (read more)
  • Panasonic Updates Firmware for Its VariCam 35 and HS Cameras - Version 3.01-00-0.02

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:02 am
    A few moments ago, Panasonic has released the 3.01-00-0.02 firmware version targeted at its VariCam 35 and HS cameras, which adds compatibility with AVC-Intra444 (HD), AVC-Intra200 (HD), and Apple ProRes HQ (HD) VFR 1-120p/1-100p formats. In addition to that, this new update also includes new features, such as Water Mark, False Color, Noise Reduction, Fan Speed (Match Codec), Interval, One Shot, and PreREC. Moreover, version 3.01-00-0.02 also allows VFR (up to 60p) recor... (read more)
  • ASUS’ New DSL Router Firmware Includes Huge Number of Changes

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Today, ASUS has provided its DSL router owners with a new firmware package, namely version, which resolves several WiFi, WPS, UI, and Network Service filter related issues, as well as numerous other problems. This update is targeted at customers that are using at least one of ASUS’s DSL-N66U, DSL-N16U, and DSL-N14U routers. Also, the C1 version of the producer’s DSL-N55U, DSL-N12U, DSL-N12E, and DSL-N10 device models are also suitable for this release In terms of... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

    Bill Petro
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures Apple Watch went on sale Friday morning at midnight Pacific Time. I’ve written previously about Apple Watch at length previously here. To say its launch was popular would be an understatement: it sold out in 6 hours. I’m hearing ship dates now of June and August. The gold Apple Watch Edition: August. Early rumored reports: 1 million pre-ordered this weekend in the US alone. I logged in before midnight and hit the refresh button on 4 browsers across 2 computers but my Apple Store app on my iPhone got me in sooner. It took about 3 minutes to order…
  • Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

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

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

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

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

  • Slack is the World's Fastest Startup to Reach $2 Billion Ever

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Among Canadian-born startups, it was obvious last year that Slack as growing faster than any of them. But now that Slack has cracked the $2 billion mark—indeed, already pushing $3 billion—data shows it's the fastest startup not just in Canada, or even North America, but the entire world. Ever. According to PitchBook, Slack reached a valuation of $1 billion 1.25 years after launching, ahead of Groupon (1.46 years) and Akamai Technologies (1.58 years). Slack then reached a valuation of $2 billion just 1.71 years after launching, ahead of companies like Xiaomi Technology (2.24 years)…
  • Four Canadian Startups Creating the Future of Fitness

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    As obesity rates reach all-time highs, a new culture of health and fitness is emerging to rally against sedentary lifestyles. Fuelled by new technology and the rise of the "quantified self," the future of fitness combines apps and analytics with good old-fashioned iron pumping to deliver optimal workouts and the motivation necessary to pull them off. The next generation of exercising is here. Below are a handful of Canadian startups who are making it happen. PumpUp For people who are inclined to skip a gym day or two when they’re feeling lazy, PumpUp may be one of the apps that can keep…
  • Startup Grind Toronto Hosts Michael Katchen of Wealthsimple and 43 North

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Startup Grind Toronto, a chapter in a global community whose aim is to host meetups that inspire and educate entrepreneurs, held their April meetup on Thursday at the Brightlane coworking space. Hosted by Toronto chapter director Michael Cayley, the event brought notable members of the Toronto startup community together to talk about how to take advantage of opportunities in the industry and make your startup work. The event started with a few words from John Gavigan, the executive director of 43 North and one of the sponsors of the event. As the world’s largest business idea…
  • Byron Thom: Finding Roots in Vancouver’s Collaborative Tech Scene

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Engineering student turned lawyer Byron Thom was working at a big Toronto law firm when an entrepreneur from Vancouver called. Word had gotten out about Byron’s experience in technology and law, and friends and referrals were regularly calling about new and growing ventures. Entrepreneur Pook-Ping Yao, wanted advice on his start-up. After hearing what Byron had to say, he quickly asked him to join his company.  “I had to decide, do I stay in Toronto and work towards a partnership or do I take a gamble and move back to Vancouver to join this new and exciting venture?”…
  • Youth Entrepreneurship School Launches at MaRS

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    Future Design School launched today. FDS is a new institute "focused on facilitating design thinking and youth entrepreneurship," providing students with education that "fosters creative problem solving and breakthrough ideas." “FDS is a response to growing demand from parents who want to foster their children’s creativity and innovative mindset,” said Sarah Prevette, founder of FDS. “We want to empower youth through design experiences that equip them with the tools and knowledge to engineer innovative solutions.” The school has multiple offerings for youth…
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  • Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 4/24/15

    Joshua Cohen
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    DisneyCollectorBR is at the top of the charts for the tenth week in a row. The internet’s prime destination for videos of adults playing with and showcasing kids’ toys saw a 3% dip in its view count to end the week just shy of nine figures at nearly 99.2 million views. Felix Kjellberg’s PewDiePie channel is next up in its now familiar second place position. The popular Swedish gamer’s view count also saw a 3% dip in its view count to end the week with almost 78.3 million views. Up next in its usual third place is LittleBabyBum. The channel that hails from…
  • Indie Spotlight: ‘Anamnesis’ Is A Striking, Tense Psychological Thriller

    Sam Gutelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now.  Read previous installments here.  Making a sci-fi thriller web series on an independently-funded budget is no easy task. To realize a project that excites genre fans…
  • Collective Digital Studio Opens Toronto Office, Appoints Jordan Bortolotti EVP

    Bree Brouwer
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    For the first time, Collective Digital Studio (CDS) is expanding outside of the United States. The YouTube multi-channel network, which just added several YouTube stars like GloZell to its roster of talent, has opened a new office in Toronto, Canada, and tapped Jordan Bortolotti as the location’s Executive Vice President. CDS, which just added the indie music publication and YouTube channel Pitchfork to its network, has good reason to move into Canada, as the country is the network’s third largest territory measured by video views. At the Toronto offices, Bortolotti will be in charge of…
  • Samsung Debuts ‘MY 360′ Web Series For Milk Virtual Reality Platform

    Bree Brouwer
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Samsung has some exclusive new video content for virtual reality consumers. The electronics company has launched the web series MY 360 for its virtual reality video platform Milk VR. Created in conjunction with production company Matador, Samsung’s MY 360 aims to provide the younger digital crowd a unique behind-the-scenes “visit” into the lives of some of their favorite celebrities. The first episode highlights Miami Heat player Chris Bosh. Remaining 8-10 minute episodes will feature San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy, YouTube star Kevin Strahle (known as LA Beast), and vlogger…
  • National Geographic Turns To Auto-Tune Artist To Promote Hubble Documentary

    Sam Gutelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    On April 24th, 2015, the Hubble Space Telescope turned 25, and in order to celebrate its birthday, National Geographic premiered a special called Hubble’s Cosmic Journey. The hour-long TV special, which is narrated by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, first arrived on the National Geographic Channel on April 15th. As the scientific society prepares more airings, it has turned to Melodysheep for some additional promotion. The auto-tune artist, who has more than 267,000 subscribers on YouTube, has created a video called “Window on the Universe” that provides a musical…
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  • Please Help Us Pick A Hashtag! [Podcast #51]

    Eric Dye
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    After several conversations have erupted on Twitter and Google+ about the ChurchMag Podcast, we’ve decided that it’s time for us to pick a hashtag. Hashtags are a great way for everyone to be a part of a larger conversation, and since you are a part of that conversation, we thought it would be awesome if you could help us bake it up. Here’s more info… [Subscribe via iTunes | Stitcher | RSS | Proudly Hosted on Buzzsprout] Links & Stuff We mentioned these first links in the podcast, but we’ve included a few extras for you as well… The Power of the…
  • The Weekly Briefly Podcast [Saturday Morning Review]

    Chris Wilson
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Shawn today is the member’s exclusive podcast from Shawn Blanc, Former creative director at the International House of Prayer and now online entrepreneur behind, Tools and Toys and the Sweet setup. The Friday edition of the podcast is called the weekly briefly and is published openly, the other episodes are only accessible to members. I heard about Shawn and his endeavours a while ago when I got my first mac and wanted some bloggers to follow and get the best tips from. Shawn was one of the names put forward but I didn’t sign up to be a member and get his “daily”…
  • Pong + Pacman + Space Invaders

    Eric Dye
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    What would happen if you took three iconic retro games and combined them into one? Wonder no more. I present to you, Pong-Pacman-Space Invaders: 2 players Gamepad support 1080p 60 fps This little number can be downloaded for any PC platform—Windows, Mac, Linux—for free. Yup. There goes the rest of the day. You’re welcome. Get it while you can! Pong + Pacman + Space Invaders first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • Church Tech Snack Pack #069

    Eric Dye
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Birthday YouTube! (Well, it was yesterday, but still!) For a few weeks, the snack pack tasted like a bag of old potato chips. This week, however, is full of #nomnom! Fresh potato chips anyone? Children are children. Not blog fodder. — JUSTIN WISE (@JustinWise) April 23, 2015 Thank you, Justin. Thank you. What counts as a conversion for church marketing? Great thoughts on church social media. Evaluating Your Church Website Great points, here, along with some stellar church website examples. 4 Church Website Stats You Can’t Afford To Ignore Are you following your website metrics?
  • Minecraft Theology: 04 Giving Diamonds

    Jeremy Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of our newest beta testers, Tim, joins me in looking at what has been happening on the Churchmag Minecraft Server and in the process, we discuss what community can look like digitally. Tim shared his own thoughts on joining the servers and we get to hear his heart. What do you think? [Video via YouTube] Could a Minecraft server actually be a ministry tool for community? [Find more Minecraft Theology videos and learn more about the ChurchMag Minecraft world here.] Minecraft Theology: 04 Giving Diamonds first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Outsmarting smartphones: Technology reduces distracted driving among teens

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Academy of Pediatrics) Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a study to be presented Monday, April 27, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego.
  • Parents sound off on mobile device use by children

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Academy of Pediatrics) Smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, but parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego.
  • Proton radiotherapy delivers more accurate cancer treatment, with less collateral damage

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Radiotherapy using protons can deliver more accurate treatment to a tumour while reducing the dose to surrounding tissue. However, in mobile organs such as the lung, precise targeting of the dose is difficult. Now researchers have succeeded in making a model of breathing movement that allows for the precise measurement of narrow beams to a dummy tumor by simulating the motion and physical properties of the chest anatomy in a model, the 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona, Spain, will hear on Monday.
  • Use of pocket-sized ultrasound device reduces need for further testing in clinical settings

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results from a study presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 demonstrate that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Cell phones take parents' attention away from kids on playgrounds

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Academy of Pediatrics) Parents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a quick text or check Facebook. It may be more prudent, however, to stay focused on their child to ensure he or she plays safely, according to two studies to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego.
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    by Ron Miller

  • Cloud 5: The AWS story, Apple-IBM partnership, container primer

    Ron Miller
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week we look at a brief history of AWS, the beauty of the IBM-Apple partnership and a how containerization got so popular. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • The cloud transition has arrived

    Ron Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Cloud computing has surely arrived, and a recent survey conducted by 451 Research suggests that usage is surprisingly stable across the world. What's really surprising though is that the survey found IT on-premises budgets have dropped below 50 percent. Photo Credit: FutUndBeidl on Flickr. Used under CC by 2.0 license.
  • Cloud Customer Service Startup Freshdesk Reels In $50M Round

    Ron Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Freshdesk is competing with some big fish, but that didn't stop it from reeling in $50M in new investment today as it continues its phenomenal growth rate. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: HP stays in cloud, Docker's big raise, false security worries

    Ron Miller
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    I t's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to the contrary. Photo Credit: Ron Miller. Used under CC by 2.0 license.
  • IBM Launches Major Internet of Things Offensive

    Ron Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    IBM held back with the cloud and had to play catch-up, but it's trying to get ahead of the curve with Internet of Things announcing a major push that includes a $3B investment and a partnership with The Weather Company.
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  • Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow

    Brad Grier
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    New version of Kerbal Space Program arrives tomorrow, the first full non-beta release. Yes, all sorts of new stuff and features — here’s some promo videos: Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow originally appeared on on April 26, 2015. The post Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow appeared first on
  • Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five

    Brad Grier
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm via xkcd: Up Goer Five. Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five originally appeared on on April 20, 2015. The post Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five appeared first on
  • When the Stars Align

    Brad Grier
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Today was a pretty normal day for the most part. Took Selena in for a quick checkup vet visit. Went to work and audited an advanced Excel class (that I’ll be teaching soon). Regular, normal stuff. Except when you apply a ‘space’ layer to the day. Driving home from the clinic with Selena, I heard Go! — a very cool music / archival audio mashup by Public System from their new The Race For Space album. Video below. Then also noted that Sid Meier’s Starships is due out for iOS. Yes, video below. iTunes link when it’s live on iTunes. And finally also noted that Buzz Aldrin’s Space…
  • A few bumps but we’re all right.

    Brad Grier
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Well the GameAThon got off to a bit of a bumpy start, with Twitch TV temporarily banning me for not showing gaming content. So now I’m streaming on YouTube… had a bit of scrambling around to hook it up but it’s done. Gaming-wise, we loosely stuck to the schedule with Pathfinder Adventure Card Game leading off, followed by some competitive Halo. Looks like we blew over the time allotted for Dwarf Fortress, but I’ll pick up the schedule in a few minutes with some Pandemic on the iPad. I may stick the whole hour or, if I lose too quickly, will find something else to play. Either way,…
  • In less than 24 hours I’ll be gaming for 24 hours to support CaliCan Rescue — Cheer me on!

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

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Warning: this video contains profanity. Mount Everest was one of the places hit hard by the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday. At least 18 people died at the base camp - including a Google executive named Dan Fredinburg - after the quake triggered an avalanche. Now a video has surfaced showing the moment the avalanche started roaring toward hikers. "The ground is shaking" is the first thing you hear German climber and videographer Jost Kobusch say. About 19 seconds into the video, he sees other people running and realizes the avalanche is coming before he ducks into a tent with…
  • The Heartbreaking Story of the Google Exec Killed in Nepal Earthquake

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Of the thousands who died during Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal was Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive. Fredinburg had been at Mount Everest when the earthquake struck and triggered a terrifying avalanche captured on video: he suffered a fatal head injury. As the director of privacy for Google X, he worked on some of the company's most innovative initiatives, such as its driverless car. Google released a statement to its employees over the weekend. "Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy. Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in…
  • This Kitty Likes to Stand on 2 Feet, and It's Too Much to Handle

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Meet George. He is a household cat who likes to sit on his two hind legs, has a look of constant disapproval on his face, and is basically the most adorable animal we've ever seen. Say no more, right? After going viral on Reddit, the Internet decided that George is the feline version of Ron Swanson - pretty much the highest praise possible from a demographic regularly bombarded with adorable animal photos. While he isn't the only cat who stands on his back legs, we definitely think George is the funniest . . . and thankfully, we've got an entire album of his odd antics. Sit back (on your hind…
  • The Secret to Getting Sorted at Hogwarts the Easy Way

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Getting sorted into your proper Hogwarts house is the quintessential Harry Potter experience . . . so much so that it's on our Harry Potter bucket list. But until now, getting sorted has been a tedious process: either digging up an online quiz or making your way through the first few stages of Pottermore. Enter SortingBot, a Twitter bot that has streamlined the process for Potterheads, bringing the sorting ceremony to the digital sphere. To get sorted, simply follow the account and await your results. While it will take a few days due to high demand, the bot will send you a personalized…
  • Beyoncé Just Rocked a Superexclusive Apple Watch

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you expected all of your favorite stars to rock the $10,000 to $17,000 gold Apple Watch Edition, you'd be surprised. A few of the first celebrities to own one are sticking to the lower-cost Apple Watch models and some are going the opposite route- Queen Bey, for instance, has one you can't buy in stores. Ahead, check out some of your favorite stars showing off the new wearable.
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    EU Policy Blog

  • Latest World Economic Forum report: Bringing benefits of the digital economy to all

    Brad Smith
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    Expanding our vibrant digital economy and empowering everyone to realize its benefits is an important goal – and one that requires collaboration between many players. That’s why we have participated in the World Economic Forum’s Digital Infrastructure and Applications 2020+ initiative for the past two years. We’ve worked together with industry partners – including network operators, equipment vendors and other application providers – to identify common goals and productive actions for industry and governments to take to ensure a healthy, growing digital ecosystem.
  • Microsoft partners up to spark success for European youth

    Sylvie Laffarge
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    We are excited to announce that we are renewing our existing partnerships with two pan-European youth organizations: JA Europe, Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programs, and Telecentre Europe, which represents public centers providing ICT training, certification and employment opportunities. In addition, we are embarking on a new partnership with CoderDojo, the global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. This engagement is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, our global, company-wide initiative, which aims to improve education,…
  • Youth and the Digital Economy: The Time is Now

    Caroline Jenner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:47 am
    To foster economic growth and job creation in Europe we need more entrepreneurs. To meet market demands we need to ensure Europeans hold the skills required to fill existing vacancies or start up on their own. To increase Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy we need to embrace innovation – embrace the future – and invest in the education of the next generation of workers. Today, youth unemployment rates remain high, and the gap between the skills young people learn in school and those required for jobs in all sectors continues to grow, making it glaringly apparent that more…
  • Empowering a Generation with Digital Skills

    Alexa Joyce
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    A key conference is taking place in Brussels this week, one where the spotlight will not be on Heads of State, national ministers or EU officials – but on Europe’s youth. The Latvian Presidency’s EU Youth Conference is part of a commitment to engage directly with young people on the issues that matter most to them. And among the topics on the agenda will be the issue of digital literacy. High-level digital skills, encompassing computational thinking, programming and an understanding of how and when to apply technology are increasingly understood to be a core literacy for Europe.
  • Staying on Track for Europe’s Digital Single Market

    Stephen Collins
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    With this coming May earmarked for the long-anticipated launch of the European Commission’s overarching Digital Single Market strategy, now is a good moment to consider why it’s vital to get the digital single market right and what’s at stake if we don’t. It’s been suggested that, with the right support, the digital sector could grow seven times faster than overall EU GDP in years to come. Achieving a fully-functioning digital single market could translate into an additional 340 billion euro in economic growth. The incentives for this new Commission to embrace digital technologies…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • ZGPAX S29 Smart Watch Phone – $54 delivers a state of the art computer phone to your wrist

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    It’s not the speed of technological change that’s really so staggering, as how fast the various techs come and go. Here we are at the start of the ‘smart watch’ era, and even so there are budget priced products coming out which really demonstrate that your new gadget is almost obsolete the moment you receive it. Tough time to be a manufacturer. The ZGPAX S29 Smart Watch Phone is a full blown GSM cell phone on [...] 213 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • MyMeasureMate – instantly show the size of items you are selling online

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    If you’ve ever sold anything online, like on Craigslist, Etsy or eBay, you’ll know that the more information you can give prospective buyers, the better. Not just because it saves emails going back and forth, but also in case of dispute after the sale, if the buyer claims you didn’t describe the product properly. Now there’s a instant way to show the size of something which removes all uncertainty. MyMeasureMate is a measuring mat which doubles [...] 189 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Unagi – the travel agency for stuffed animals

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:18 am
    We live in strange times. On the one hand peace and prosperity stalk the globe, on the other we find ourselves desperately short of strange things to imagine and create. How else to explain the Unagi Travel Agency? This Japanese tour agency has been formed specifically for the purpose of giving plush toys a well needed vacation in Japan. The process is simple. Simply select from one of the available tours, place the order (tour prices [...] 163 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Ferret posts this week

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. CamCaddy 2 – charge your camcorder or DSLR battery from any USB battery block, solar charger or laptop [Review] – There’s nothing worse than finding… W Hotels now use sheets made from recycled plastic bottles – There’s way too much plastic in… Garmin nuviCam [...] 393 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • CamCaddy 2 – charge your camcorder or DSLR battery from any USB battery block, solar charger or laptop [Review]

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    There’s nothing worse than finding yourself stranded with a dead camcorder or digital camera battery when you’re on your vacation or travels and trying to capture the moment. Sure you can trudge back to the hotel and use the standard mains battery charger than comes with your camera, but it’s a real hassle. But now there’s another option which lets you charge up the battery from any handy USB source – laptop, battery block, solar [...] 374 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Facebook and Microsoft stands against incessant Government Spying

    David Martin
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    After the recent report that Department of Homeland Security would be opening an office in Silicon Valley, there were strong resistance from tech majors such as Facebook and Microsoft. The main purpose of opening up an office at the heart of Silicon Valley is to improve the relation with the tech industries, which has not been on the good terms post Snowden era and to hire the best and the brightest talents to the Washington. Jeh Johnson, who is head of the DHS, is already demanding for the easy access to the private information. Keith Enright of Google has already stated that encryption is…
  • Project Fi: The next gen Wireless service provider

    David Martin
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Project Fi, yes, you can hear this buzzword in all tech-hubs present around the globe. Google has officially launched Project Fi, which is capable to replace conventional wireless service providers around the globe. However, this advance mobile service has not received positive response from Sundar Pichai, who was also attending Mobile World Congress, where Google first revealed this service. To complete this project Google collaborated with T-mobile and Sprint. Google is looking forward to harness more than millions of Wi-Fi hotspots that provides free service. Google plans to target and…
  • CES 2015 : Typo2 Review

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

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

    Dezmon Reid
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    GoldKey a security company announced at CES their new communication system that allows a completely independent cell phone built into a watch. The GoldKey Secure Communicator is a completely independent cell phone built into a watch. It has a built-in camera, an HD video camera, and internal flash storage of 8 GB – not to mention a GPS, high quality speaker, microphone, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Best of all, the Secure Communicator comes with GoldKey inside, making it a dual-factor authentication device featuring Secure Email, Encrypted Cloud storage, Secure Phone Calls, and fully…
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    YouTube Help
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am From: YouTube Help Views: 2626444 0 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Howto & Style
  • People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time The mother's companion to the iPad. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Robotix Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. GET MORE... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 2617960 37564 ratings Time: 03:07 More in Science & Technology

    15 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    KIDS REACT TO VCR/VHS VCR Bonus video on the REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): 10 DAYS FREE OF VIDEO & EDITING TUTORIALS! From: TheFineBros Views: 2632444 42774 ratings Time: 07:25 More in Entertainment
  • Why the Gold Apple Watch Costs $10,000

    10 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Why the Gold Apple Watch Costs $10,000 Think wealthier. See more LIKE us on: FOLLOW us on: FOLLOW us on: ... From: CollegeHumor Views: 3367106 48970 ratings Time: 01:48 More in Comedy
  • Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions In which Hank does what people on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit told him to do. Turned out OK, I think. Here's where I asked: From: vlogbrothers Views: 331376 15929 ratings Time: 04:00 More in People & Blogs
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    Network World Alpha Doggs

  • Hilarious random startup website generator is pretty damn realistic

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    A pair of Georgia Tech computer science students have created a Random Startup Website Generator that spits out a different jargon-laden startup website every time you click on the URL.Among the gems pumped out for me: vowel-challenged Phonestr ("a place for people who enjoy phoning to connect"), Rememberable ("We're remembering to sustain things that matter"), Outsideify ("We use outsides to adventure things that matter") and certain IPO candidate StareLink ("StareLink is why you'll never stare the same way again").Of course, if you think those are amusing, check out the names on our running…
  • Here's what reply to Google Fi invite request looks like

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Just in case you've been curious about Google's new Project Fi wireless service but haven't wanted to get on yet another Google list, I've done the dirty work for you and asked for an invite for myself.After I sent along my gmail address and zip code to ensure Google Fi would be offered in my area (and yes, apparently I'm in 4G heaven), Google was quick to reply, within a few minutes. Below you can see what the invite reply looks like, and if you'd like to apply, here's where to go on the Google Fi site.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google Fi: From disruptive to meh

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    This week's unveiling of Google's Project Fi, the search-messaging-phone-collaboration-broadband company's effort to shake up the wireless market in order to encourage people to use more of its services, has generated widespread reaction even though relatively few people will be eligible to use the service out of the gate.The general consensus seems to be that Google's latest experiment isn't revolutionary (for example, "Meh: Google launches disappointing Project Fi MVNO"). No, it isn't the first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to let you pay only for the data you use or bop between…
  • Take Your Kid to Work Day: Share your photos

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Take our daughters and sons to work Anyone taking your kid to work today for, I guess what's more formally known now as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? If so, feel free to share photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we'll roll 'em all up into a package if we get enough good ones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • iPhone 7, Apple Watch mashup: Brangelina of tech gadgets

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    An elegant new iPhone 7 design concept blends an advanced Apple smartphone with a key component of the new Apple Watch, resulting in something of a Brangelina of tech gadgets.Italy's Antonio De Rosa contributed his iPhone 7 design concept to the Behance portfolio site, where he takes on the challenge "to improve something that is already perfect" in the iPhone. + MORE: Why the gold Apple Watch costs $10K To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog

  • Solution: Firefox Hanging / Freezing on Linux

    Angsuman Chakraborty
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    I use CentOS 5.5 as my Desktop OS. Cent OS is a very stable Linux OS and is widely used in servers worldwide. And yet my Firefox used to regularly crash. By crash I mean the machine freezes up completely. Only recourse is to either reboot it or somehow execute the kill ... Read : Solution: Firefox Hanging / Freezing on Linux.
  • Microsoft Plans to Say Hello to Your Windows 10 Passwords

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    With Windows Hello, users can scan their face, iris or fingerprint to verify identity and access their devices. Microsoft announced yesterday two components of Windows 10, its next operating system, that will help users log into both hardware and digital services. Windows 10 will support Fast Identity Online (FIDO) 2.0 specification. Microsoft will introduce an automatic biometric ... Read more »»».
  • Apple TV: Apple Plans to Launch Low-Cost Web TV Service with 25 Channels in September

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    Apple Inc. plans to build an online television service are coming into sharper focus. Shares in Apple rose by more than 1 per cent yesterday after reports that the iPhone maker was preparing to do battle with the big US cable companies by introducing a cheap online TV service ( Apple Internet TV Service ). The .... Read the original article  : here.
  • NASA Announces USA Small Business Industry Awards 2014!

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    “American small businesses are critical to our success as the world leaders in space exploration and scientific discovery,” said Small Business Program Associate Administrator Glenn Delgado. “As NASA continues to reach for new heights and advance an ambitious journey to Mars, we’re helping to create jobs and support small businesses right here on Earth.” SBIA program ... Read : NASA Announces USA Small Business Industry Awards 2014!.
  • How to install and run latest s3fs on CentOS 5.5

    2 Nov 2013 | 1:08 am
    You can install and run s3fs latest version (tested on 1.73) on CentOS 5.5. Please consider this as on update to the s3fs documentation. yum remove fuse fuse* fuse-devel yum install gcc.x86_64 libstdc++-devel.x86_64 gcc-c++.x86_64 curl.x86_64 curlpp.x86_64 curlpp-devel.x86_64 curl-devel.x86_64 libxml2.x86_64 libxml2-devel.x86_64 openssl-devel.x86_64 mailcap.x86_64 cd /usr/local/src wget “″ tar -xzvf fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz rm fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz mv fuse-2.8.4…
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  • Italian Eyewear Maker Luxottica Working on New Version of Google Glass

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    If the only reason you didn't care much for Google Glass was because of the signature nerdy look, you might still be a candidate for the next generation of Google Glass. According to the WSJ, Google has teamed with Luxottica, maker of the very popular Ray-Ban and Oakley brand sunglasses, to improve the look and image of Glass and the results will be on the market in the near future. He said that "version two" of Glass is "in preparation," but he didn't stop there. Vian also hinted at the next, next wave of Google's smart eyeglasses, telling shareholders, "In Google, there are some second…
  • Swiss Post Set to Test Mail Delivery by Drone

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    A test project between the Swiss Postal Service and Matternet will test the feasibility of mail delivery by drone on Swiss postal routes. It could be pretty soon when the sound of a drone coming through the valleys signal the delivery of mail, replacing the familiar postman. Swiss Post is working with drone outfit Matternet for the duration of the tests. The company's first drone can transport packages up to 1 kg (2.2 pounds) a distance of 20 km (12.4 miles) on a single charge. Comments
  • Debian Team Announces the Release of Debian 8

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    After two years of development, Debian 8 has finally been released to the public. With the code name of Jessie, the new operating system has many new features and will be supported for at least the next five years. If you are interested in the new distro of Linux, the download link is included. True, many of the available packages are not the most up-to-date, but this operating system does not focus on the bleeding edge. Instead, Debian is a good distro if you want reliability and dependability. Comments
  • Credit Card Terminals Have Used Same Password Since 1990s

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    If this doesn't make you want to use cash, nothing will. Researchers have found that a major ATM vendor has been shipping out units with the same unchanged password since the mid-nineties. If you are interested, the password is still 166816. The researchers said that the password remains in use on nine out of 10 terminals they see from the vendor, in part because customers mistakenly assume it is unique to them. Comments
  • Comcast-TWC Merger Dead: Charter Waiting in the Wings

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Time-Warner Cable deal is dead with Comcast, but TWC is still up for grabs. According to the WSJ, Charter Communications is purported to be gearing up for a new run at Time Warner now that Comcast is totally out of the picture. Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus declined to comment directly on any other potential acquisitions, but noted that his company would remain open to any possibilities that could result in future growth and success. Comments
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    Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

  • Ycombinator - Where unicorns are born

    6 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Angel investing in tech startups is a gut wrenching and risky business. It sometimes feels like buying $25,000 lottery tickets. Most of them lose, but sometimes you invest in a “unicorn” and make 100 times your money or even more. The MIT Blackjack team figured out how to beat the odds in Las Vegas. Paul Graham from Harvard and Robert Morris from MIT teamed up with Trevor Blackwell and Jessica Livingston to found Ycombinator, and in the process figured out how to beat the odds in tech investing. Ycombinator is the largest and most successful startup incubator in history, and it was…
  • My 5 predictions for 2015 and beyond

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

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

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

    2 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Indoor Location and Positioning will be huge! Apple recently acquired WifiSlam for its indoor mapping and positioning technology. Why? Because we spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc.  Google already has Indoor Maps for many airports and shopping malls. The race is on. The explosion of Smartphones with built in sensors, accelerometer, gyro, wifi radios, and camera make indoor positioning possible.  GPS and Maps are great, but they only work outdoors and with clear line of sight to the sky. GPS was developed by the US…
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  • Google - it ends not with a bang, but with regulation

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    TS Eliot wrote that the world ends not with a bang, but a whimper. It is our observation that the worlds of most monopolies effectively end with regulation of some sort or other, either breaking them up , forcing access, or regulating away super-profits (or some combination). And now, after several years of rumblings, the EU has finally started to look at Google. Today Margrethe Vestager, the European Union competition commissioner, announced an investigation into Google's practices for favouring its own shopping sites in guiding searches - NYT: The abuse charge focused on accusations that…
  • The demise of Brands...

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Fascinating chart in HBR (above) on the relative change in valuation of Brands and Customers since the emerge of Digital monitoring and social media as it becomes easier to measure customer behaviour and brand impact, and to know which half of advertising works: ...we looked at the value of brands and customer relationships as revealed by M&A data covering over 6,000 mergers and acquisitions worldwide between 2003 and 2013. The beauty of M&A for examining valuation trends is that M&As reveal the dollar valuations of all assets at the time of the acquisition. Upon acquiring a business,…
  • Unbundling the Banks - Convulsion or Chromewash

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Went to Chinwag's Fintech event last Thursday to catch up on what's going on, well in Fintech really, looked like an interesting variety of speakers. Notes follow below: To kick it off, Cass Professor Gianvito Lanzolla set the secene with a discussion of the current structure of technology change in Finance, he looked at the drivers of change 1. Tech drivers in the near future - SMAC - Social Mobile Cloud Analytics - 80% of global population on mobile - The future - c 50bn "intelligent" devices & trillions of sensors 2. Market Drivers of Disruption - "Demand" side - network effect - long…
  • Suing Facebook for data tracking YOU!

    9 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Now this is interesting - Wired: At least 25,000 users, led by Austrian law graduate Max Schrems, are suing Facebook for allegedly tracking users' data illegally. Schrems claims Facebook has a "Wild West" attitude to data protection, and says its collection of data from non-Facebook users violates EU regulations. We've wondered aloud on this blog several times about: - when a backlash to being tracked will result in regulatory challenge and lawsuits - what the legal redress will be for people who are tracked by commercial social applications Its all a very murky area, as we have noted quite a…
  • Free Mobile Apps make money from selling your data shock horror

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    Yes, its 2015, and yes this is still news to many, if the twitter response an article in The Economist is anything to go by (and remember, The Economist is writing for the more enquiring minds in society....). Anyway, the article is about Bruce Schneier, who has put out a book stating this obvious, albeit inconvenient truth, essential reading along with Jaron Lanier's analysis of "Siren Servers" in 2013. Schneier writes that: Many smartphone apps can afford to be free because the companies that develop them sell the users’ personal data, something barely explained in the terms and…
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  • Moto X 2nd Gen Gets A Price Drop In India

    Criselle Lobo
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    Motorola’s Moto X 2nd Gen has got a price drop in India. The 16 GB variant of the device now costs Rs. 26999 while the 32 GB is priced at Rs. 29,999. There is also a Bamboo version which only comes with 16 GB of storage and that costs Rs. 29,999. The device was launched last year and this is not the first time that it has got a price drop. The Moto X 2nd Gen sports a 5.2 inch fullHD display. It runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor and is packed with 2 GB of RAM. Though the phone was shipped with Android KitKat (4.4), Motorola was quick to provide the Android Lollipop (5.0) update for the…
  • BSNL Offers Free Night Calling Across India To Revive Landline

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has made an announcement on Thursday which will make all their users happy. The announcement states that all the BSNL landline users will be able to do free unlimited calls in the night. This scheme is applicable from 9 pm to 7 am. Now you might be thinking that it must be applicable only to other landline users of BSNL or there must be some hidden conditions. Well there aren’t, the company will allow free calling to the landline as well as to the mobile phones across all the service providers in India. This offer would be applicable from 1st May.
  • Sony’s Unveils Xperia Z4, It’s New Flagship After Z3

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:29 am
    Sony has formally launched its new flagship phone i.e Xperia Z4 after weeks of leaks and rumors. The device was made public on the company’s Japanese website mentioning the specs of the new flagship. As of now, there is no announcement of its compact version being launched. The phone is a successor of the Xperia Z3 but till now has been announced only in Japan. The Z4 retains more of its signature look like of the Z3 with minor tweaks in design and the hardware. The Z4 is a slightly thinner device with 6.9mm profile and metal frame running around the sides. The corners are built with…
  • Cyanogen Teams Up With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    If not literally, Google has somehow bloated Android by integrating some apps like Google Play Music, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Hangout, Google +, Youtube and so on. Since this apps are integrated into the OS, the user cannot remove them and is thus forced to use the same. On phones which have less than 500mb apps storage, these apps take up to 50 percent of the storage and sometimes even more. This move by google is widely criticised by most and thus is considered one of the drawbacks of the so-called open source Android. Recently, Cyanogen has teamed up with Microsoft to…
  • Beware! Your Mi Power Bank Could Be A Counterfeit!

    Pranav Prateek
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Reports are pouring in that the Chinese market is now flooded with counterfeits of the stylish Mi Power Bank from Xiaomi. According to a report in Bloomberg the Chinese manufacturer could not reach its estimated target for power banks of 30 million. Instead, Xiaomi performed very poorly and sold less than half that amount. Key executives within the company are blaming Chinese OEMs for knocking off their products and distributing fakes in the market. It is still not clear what the counterfeit situation in India is, but considering the close proximity of the two countries it may not be wrong…
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  • Senior Police Officer Suggests Companies Allowing People To Use Strong Crypto Are 'Friendly To Terrorists'

    Glyn Moody
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:48 am
    Last November, we ran through the list of senior law enforcement officers on both sides of the Atlantic who all came out with suspiciously similar whines about how strong crypto was turning the internet into a "dark and ungoverned" place. Judging by this story in Reuters, others want to join the choir: Some technology and communication firms are helping militants avoid detection by developing systems that are "friendly to terrorists", Britain's top anti-terrorism police officer said on Tuesday. That remark comes from Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who is the UK's National Policing Lead…
  • Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

    Leigh Beadon
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The ownership situation around things like DVDs has always been somewhat contentious, and this week manufacturers made yet another attempt to use copyright to completely undermine the concept of ownership. James Burkhardt took most insightful comment of the week by raising the excellent point that if you are indeed licensing not owning, there should be additional responsibilities on the other side: I think the big story here is that by this logic I should get replacements for any lost, stolen or broken DVDs/Blue-Rays. Because its not the disc I am buying. Its access to that content in a…
  • This Week In Techdirt History: April 19th - 25th

    Leigh Beadon
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Five Years Ago By this time in 2010, everyone had seen the leaked draft of ACTA — so, naturally, the USTR decided it was time to release it. It was, as we put it, "only very slightly less awful than expected", and it was missing a critical piece of information: what each country is pushing for. Speaking of pushes by various countries, this week in 2010 we saw Canada's recording industry begin a campaign for draconian copyright laws, while India introduced draft copyright amendments that were a mixed bag. We were unsurprised to discover that UK piracy statistics are bunk too (while at…
  • Awesome Stuff: Electroplating At Home

    Leigh Beadon
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    As with last week's awesome stuff, we're trying out something slightly different. Instead of gathering three new crowdfunded products, we're focusing on just one and taking a slightly closer look at it. Please let us know what you think in the comments! This week, we're looking at a potentially exciting new addition to the maker's toolkit: the Orbit1 tabletop electroplater. The Good The Orbit1 simplifies, streamlines and compacts the complex process of electroplating a wide variety of materials with various metal coatings, and could open up a whole new world of possibilities for all sorts of…
  • FBI And United Airlines Shoot The Messenger After Security Researcher Discovers Vulnerabilities In Airplane Computer System

    Timothy Geigner
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    At some point, the corporations and authorities in America are going to have to get over this knee-jerk reaction complex they have in going after citizens kindly pointing out technology and security flaws for them. You see this over and over and over again: someone notices a flaw in a system, points it out publicly instead of exploiting the flaw, and is thoroughly punished for his or her efforts. Often times there is a mealy-mouthed explanation for these punishments, which, chiefly, have to do with security risks in publicizing the flaw even though the ultimate goal should be fixing the…
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  • Chaotic Moon Sponsor from Hell reel for the Moontower Comedy Festival, starring me!

    C.K. Sample III
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I think I was tweeting a lot last week about how tiring it is to be an actor. I was literally exhausted and became sick with a 102.5F fever after the two and a half days of intensive filming we did putting together the above shorts for Chaotic Moon’s sponsorship of The Moontower Comedy Festival, which is happening today through the 25th right here in Austin, Texas. If you go to the show, you’ll see some of these between the acts. If you’re there Friday night, hopefully I’ll see you there! Big thanks to my good friend, Ben Lamm, for trusting me to portray him in these,…
  • Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Saturday night, Kristin and I attended the 26th Annual Bandana Ball, and I got a chance to wear my grandfather’s cowboy hat. It was fun and for a charity that helps families in times of need. We also won a chair in the silent auction that will be a nice addition to the home decor, once we actually arrange to have it delivered. Also they had a photobooth on site with props! Thanks to Mark & Courtney for the invite! The post Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball appeared first on Sample the Web.
  • Angry Dad Gamer in Austin recap, a note on acting & the Moontower Festival

    C.K. Sample III
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    I tweeted about this earlier in the week, but this past Monday, I was on Victor’s show, Angry Dad Gamer, playing Halo The Master Chief Collection and chatting. We also announced my bid for the Presidency of The United States of America, but no one submitted the episode to reddit yet, nor has the $5000 been raised yet, nor have I filled out any of the forms to make it official. So, we only have a few days left in the 15 from announcement to get all that filed. Get to work internet! In any case, in case you didn’t tune in the other night, here’s the video: Check it out. It was…
  • Making music

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    I’ve been playing around with music again. For my birthday, I ordered Teenage Engineering’s Factory OP-16 synth, which has been fun to tinker with. Here’s a quick series of patterns I slammed together into a track on it: I’ve been trying to get it to play nicely with my Kaossilator 2, but they don’t sync, so it’s all upon my impeccable timing to get them totally aligned, which is a little difficult. In addition to this little bit of tinkering fun, a few weeks back, some coworkers and myself rented out some studio space and jammed for 3 hours. It was so much…
  • TUAW and Engadget #tuaw4ever

    C.K. Sample III
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The saddest news about Aol. shutting down TUAW today is that TUAW has finally lost the battle against Engadget. Don’t get me wrong. Engadget is great. Weblogs, Inc. was built upon the success of Engadget. Engadget was a blogging machine built by Brian Alvey, Jason Calacanis, and Peter Rojas after Jason successfully persuaded Peter to jump ship from Gizmodo and build a better Gizmodo. The audience followed Peter’s star power as an established gadget and technology blogger, Engadget started out-scooping Gizmodo, and it was a success. Weblogs, Inc was a machine of blogs built to feed…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    2 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionThe Client Mandate on SecurityTo Increase Downloads, Instill Trust FirstIDC 2015 Trends: Why CIOs Should Rethink Endpoint Data Protection in the Age of MobilityRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersSchneider Electric: Riverbed Cloud Steelhead Appliances Support IT Migration to Cloud Computing, SaaS and IaaSGovernance Takes a Central Role as Enterprises Shift to MobileThe Client Mandate on SecurityRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

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

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

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

    Chip Chick Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    By all appearances, it’s a friendly face for little ones in need of potty training on the go. But, get closer and you might notice a nasty smell wafting from the On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat. Actually, the On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat (warning: auto-play video with audio) is fine enough as it is. It’s a small-sized inflatable potty seat that parents can use when they’re out and about with their toddler—so if duty calls at the mall, in the park, wherever, your child may survive the horror of their first public restroom experience more or less unscathed. The seat has a…
  • Dark Ritual Interrupted; Unholy Merger of Time Warner and Comcast Killed

    Chance Kinney
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Someone high up in corporate must have run out of chicken bones or rat tails, because the bad customer service singularity that would have been the Time Warner/Comcast merged entity (working name Jörmungandr, the World-Eater) has officially been killed. After the FCC and the Justice Department increased scrutiny of the proposed deal that would have seen Comcast buy Time Warner for an unfathomable $45 billion, Comcast has decided to back down, releasing a statement today saying they are no longer pursuing the merger (Time Warner also released a statement). According to a New York Times…
  • Grundig VUX Tranforms the Stovetop into Virtual Insanity

    Chance Kinney
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    At CES earlier this year, we saw Whirlpool show off their future kitchen concept, which involved projectors giving you a recipe on the wall behind the counter and a detailed map of your stovetop, helping to keep track of ingredients and cooking times based on the recipe you’ve selected. At the IFA Global Press Conference today, we saw a company called Grundig take this one step further by adding a virtual control interface. The Grundig VUX (Virtual User Experience) relies on a single projector that would go where your range hood usually is. The projector on display worked in tandem with…
  • Acer Switch 10 is a Tablet First, Laptop Second

    Chance Kinney
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Acer is adding two more devices to their Aspire Switch 10 line of Windows 8.1 2-in-1s that fall on the tablet side of the fence. Both are 10.1″ tablets with detachable keyboards, with one coming in at a budget price with budget specs. The higher end option is simply called the Switch 10, and runs on a quad-core Intel Atom processor with 2 GB of RAM. It also features a 1920 x 1200 touch display, a 2 MP webcam capable of 1080p video and a 22 Whr battery good for seven hours of video playback. This 2-in-1 is a slate with a detachable keyboard, with a hinge that allows you to put the slate in…
  • Acer Aspire R 11 is a Budget 2-in-1 Windows Laptop

    Chance Kinney
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Now that the 2-in-1 category has pretty much settled on the 360-degree hinge form factor, we’re seeing loads of lower cost devices hitting the market in time for summer. Next one up is the Acer Aspire R 11, which aims to be the most affordable, albeit not without some sacrifices in the specs department. The Aspire R 11 has an 11.6″ HD touch screen, which we take to mean somewhere in the 720p range, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It’s going to come in light in the power department, running on an Intel Pentium processor, although you can get up to 8 GB of RAM, which will help…
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  • #NepalEarthquake : The World Mourns With You

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    A massive earthquake, with the highest intensity being 7.8 Richter scale hit Nepal on Saturday, 25 April 2015. This has left the beautiful destination of scenic beauty and numerous artistically designed monuments, declined to the ground. The death toll seems to be rising constantly and has already touched a heart breaking 3000. Deadly avalanches in the Himalayas and high intensity tremors around the area has made this one of the most disastrous hazards in the world. As this happens in the country of Nepal, people from around the world are showing their support through various ways. Social…
  • Indian Government sets up Twitter Helpline to fight #NepalQuake

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Indian Government has set-up a Control Room for helping anyone affected by the deadly earthquake. The Official Twitter handle is: Here is an update from Times Now, which shows an email id too:   Great to see highly pro-active Indian Government. Hope more life get saved.
  • Simplify360 CEO comes in defence of Deepika Padukone #MyChoice

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Simplify360 CEO Bhupendra Khanal comes in support of Deepika Padukone through a Facebook and a LinkedIn post today. He believes she did the right thing as a actor, and is becoming a master viral marketer. Here is the full text. The 3 Big Principles of Virility - Feminism and Male Bashing – Viral; advocate for more sex – more viral, show a gorgeous girl releasing the bra strip – most viral Modi bashing – viral, Indian government bashing – more viral, India bashing – most viral Fighting the censor board – viral, fighting the government ban – more…
  • #SocialWorldCup Generated Over 4000 Tweets

    Deepak T
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    India is a cricket frenzy nation, where cricket unites every citizen, irrespective of their religions, caste, creed or color. It’s no wonder that on March 26, 2015, when India took on Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semifinal, the tweeples in India set the micro blogging site on fire. Among the hashtags that were trending, #IndvsAus received the most number of mentions. One particular hash tag, #SocialWorldCup requires a special mention. This hashtag received 4562 mentions during the game. It received 2019 mention between 12pm and 2pm, when the Australians innings came to an end and…
  • Researchers take on Govt to Twitter with #RIPResearch

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
            Indian Research community took the Twitter by storm today with their criticism of government about the compensation to the Researchers. The protest was strong and was widely supported by Twitter community, and the hashtag #RIPResearch went trending in India for throughout the day. Here is the summary of the Twitter storm. Data and Research by Simplify360.  
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  • Loveria Fashion Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Loveria fashion template for Blogger is easy on the eyes, perfect for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogs, or blogs that are related to any other feminine subjects. Its two-column layout allows you to feature images from your latest posts, and its header menu, slider, and right sidebar, plus three-column footer enables you to pack your home page with several important links, images, and other details, while retaining the crisp and clean look of your site. Loveria is also responsive, SEO-friendly, optimized for ads, optimized for social sharing, and compatible with most browsers. It’s a…
  • Author Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Writers will love this magazine-type yet minimalist Blogger theme. Author template for Blogger is optimized for distraction-free readability, so your readers won’t have to deal with plenty of visual noise. This theme is perfect for personal blogs, or story, news, and magazine-type blogs that feature plenty of written content, accented with images. It’s responsive and neatly designed, with a light gray background so the text is easy on the eyes. It has post thumbnails to feature your images with, and large, hard-to-miss titles on the home page. Other features include a left…
  • Fabulous Responsive Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Fabulous is a Blogger template that’s responsive and great for photography and product-based websites. True to its name, this template is fun to use for your viewers, thanks to its animated text descriptions every time the cursor hovers over one of the featured images in the home page. However, the layout is simple and clean so you can use it for a variety of niches. It would be perfect for those in the creative industry with plenty of visual media to display in their portfolio. Fabulous template for Blogger includes the following features: Fully responsive design Advanced Search Engine…
  • Film Reviews Movie Theme for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    Despite its showbiz-oriented name, Film Reviews theme for Blogger is actually geared not just for movie and TV buffs, but for any blogger who likes to feature plenty of images in their site, be it photography, art, illustrations, fashion, food, games, tech, news, etc. This gallery-type theme will display your images in a striking grid-type layout, with four columns on the homepage so you can showcase plenty of posts at first glance. Another cool feature is that when you hover over the post’s image, it automatically slides back to reveal a snippet of your written text for that post,…
  • Klarity Fashion Theme for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Klarity is a cheerful, minimalist template for Blogger that combines white with light cyan and gray accents to produce a clean and urban look. You can also use it for lifestyle blogs, and is fully responsive and optimized for SEO. It has a three-column footer, a right sidebar, social sharing buttons and can be embedded with ads, and is also compatible with several browsers. This beautiful theme is perfect for those who wish to project a chic but not overly feminine impression via their blog. Since it allows you to display large images on the homepage, you can be sure that your readers will…
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  • Lenovo’s new A5000 Smartphone Priced at Rs. 9,999, Gets a Big 4000mAh Battery, 5-Inch Display and Just Android KitKat

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    Lenovo is continuing to expand its portfolio of smartphones in the India market, as the company has now officially made available for purchase the A5000 handset. The device can be bought from Lenovo’s own TheDoStore, and it’s currently featuring a price of Rs.9,999 (~$160), which is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps This Week

    Khamosh Pathak
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Yes, the Best iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week is back. Raju PP, our Founder-Editor is handing over the baton to me. The last time he reprised the segment, he noted “The App Store continues to get pounded with several new apps and games from old and new developers, most of which are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apps to Transform your iPad Into a Super Design Tool

    Alex Serban
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Whether you are a designer, a programmer or a hobbyist wanting to create some cool visual work, it takes you a few serious apps to make that happen. Since designers are known to have a long-term love affair with anything Apple, we’re pretty sure that most of you have an iPad somewhere around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dropbox Lets You Edit Microsoft Office Documents for Free (No MS Account Required)

    Khamosh Pathak
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    In November of last year, Dropbox announced a partnership with Microsoft. It started with Dropbox integration in Microsoft Office’s iOS apps and is now growing into something much better. In the announcement post, Dropbox said it was home to over 35 billion Office documents. This is not a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Day Barra Channeled Jobs

    Nimish Dubey
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    Apple fans can have a new accusation to level at Xiaomi, the company that some call the “Apple of China.” After being accused of copying/being inspired by/paying tribute to the Cupertino company in product terms, now their Vice President is likely to be accused of a copyright violation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Recognized by Clutch as a Global Leader in Mobile App Marketing

    C.R. Venkatesh
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    We are delighted to be recognized as a global leader in mobile app marketing by Clutch, a B2B research and review firm that identifies top service and software firms in the technology and marketing industry. Clutch’s research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, which maps each firm’s focus on app marketing against its ability to deliver world-class results for clients. The evaluation takes a close look at the criteria of both metrics, as well as qualitative information gleaned from client reviews and real customer experience. The results indicate our firm’s…
  • Twitter by the Numbers: Some Interesting Stats

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:14 am
    Twitter turned 9 on March 21, 2015! The microblogging site that created a revolution with its simple 140-character style has evolved significantly since its debut, and is continuing to successfully reinvent itself. Elements of the platform such as hashtags and live-Tweeting have redefined how businesses use it for breaking news, opinion building, generating awareness, building a follower base, driving brand engagement, connecting with customers, driving sales, and finding new leads. Here are a few statistics that show why you need to make Twitter a greater part of your marketing strategy.
  • Why 2015 is the Year of Responsive Web Design

    Web Designing
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    Responsive web design is no longer viewed as a nice-to-have but as a must-have. It provides sites with a better bounce rate, increase in traffic and an improved user experience, and these are some of the main reasons why businesses are adopting the trend. Let’s take a closer look at some stats to see why a responsive site can make a significant difference in your business. Mobile usage surpassed desktop usage in 2014. It’s no surprise that a large number of mobile web users are not likely to come back to a site that they weren’t able to access easily. This further…
  • How to Be an Expert in Content Marketing [Infographic]

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Statistics prove that content marketing has created an enormous difference in the advancement and development of businesses in the industry. Content marketing can change the way customers view businesses, and to shed light on this technique we have created an infographic titled ‘How to Be an Expert in Content Marketing’. The information graphic provides details of the aspects to consider while creating quality content, ideas on building content, tips on how to make the best of the content generated, and points to make note of while creating and marketing content. Embed this…
  • Why You Should Increase Your Digital Marketing Fund

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Marketers have been on the hop trying to figure out the best ways to attract more customers. Strategies have been reviewed time and again, year after year, focusing on the right pattern to make the best out of their plans. This time, the spotlight is on Digital Marketing. Let’s take a look at some statistics.
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  • Debian 8 Jessie released

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:26 am
    After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name Jessie), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team. Jessie ships with a new default init system, systemd. The systemd suite provides many exciting features such as faster boot times, cgroups for services, and the possibility of isolating part of the services. The sysvinit init system is still available in Jessie. Screenshots and a screencast are available.
  • Steam charging for mods: for and against

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    It used to be that the only way to make money from a mod was a) make a standalone sequel or remake b) use it as a portfolio to get hired by a studio or c) back in the pre-broadband days, shovel it onto a dodgy CD-ROM (and even then, it almost certainly wasn't the devs who profited). As of last night, that changed. Mod-makers can now charge for their work, via Steam. It's far too soon to know the long-term outcome of Valve offering the option for mod creators to charge for their work, which went live yesterday using Skyrim as a test case. Everyone has an opinion, and I'll try to cover the main…
  • Ubuntu Desktop to eventually switch to Snappy by default

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:49 am
    Ubuntu Desktop will eventually switch to Snappy packages by default, while continuing to provide deb-based images as an alternative, at least for a while. I'm sure this doesn't come as a surprise for some of you, but further details regarding this have been revealed today. They're slowly moving away more and more from Debian packages.
  • EU antitrust case against Google based on 19 complainants

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from official complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Microsoft is actually twice on the list; first as Microsoft-proper, but also as part of a lobby group also on the list. There's also a complaint from a party who remains anonymous.
  • Pebble is working with Apple to prevent Pebble app rejections

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Good news for Pebble and iOS users: Pebble has just posted on Reddit that it is working with Apple to make sure that rejections like this will no longer happen. Still a work-in-progress, but we're working with Apple to clear up any misunderstandings to make sure rejections like the handful of recent ones don't happen again - they're being super responsive the concerns that bubbled up (much appreciated!). Apps are still getting approved with mentions of Pebble support in the description or metadata (e.g. RunKeeper). For now, developers should continue with their iOS app update plans and…
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  • HGST Touro S 1TB Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:50 am
    WD acquired storage firm HGST a few years ago and although both companies are kept separate, there’s a deliberate strategy to prevent products from both companies from overlapping. So WD ends up selling mostly storage solutions for the consumer, OEM and SMB markets, with HGST focusing on the B2B and enterprise side. Amongst all this […]
  • Acer Iconia One 8 Review

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:57 pm
    At £139.99 ($149, about AU$190) you wouldn’t expect the One 8 to look like the most premium tablet on the market, but it’s not bad. The bezel is just small enough and the body is only 9.55mm thick, making it comfortable in the hand. Another display feature Acer is singing about is "zero air gap" […]
  • Sony STR-DN860 & STR-DN1060 Hi-Res Wi-Fi Network A/V Receivers

    Brian Mitchell
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:26 pm
    For 2015, Sony is releasing two 7.2-channel hi-res audio network A/V receivers with wi-fi priced at $500 or $600. The expensive model adds more power and has one extra HDMI input and a HDMI output for a second zone. STR-DN860 The STR-DN860 7.2 channel Hi-Res Wi-Fi Network A/V Receiver offers 7.2 channels and 150 watts of […]
  • Sony HT-ST9, HT-NT3, HT-CT780 & HT-CT380 Sound Bars

    Brian Mitchell
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Sony is about to release four sound bars priced from $350 to $1500. The new models include the HT-ST9 ($1500), HT-NT3 ($700), HT-CT780 ($450), and HT-CT380 ($350). The two more expensive models have Google Cast built-in so you can cast your favorite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. You can cast from your Android […]
  • LG Music Flow Wireless Speakers & Sound Bars with Google Cast

    Brian Mitchell
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    LG just released four wireless speakers and three sound bars that can work together or separately. The versatile LG Music Flow Wi-Fi audio lineup includes the company’s first battery-powered Portable Wi-Fi streaming speaker (Model H4), three additional Wi-Fi streaming speakers (Model H3, H5, H7), and three new Wi-Fi streaming sound bars (Model LAS751M, LAS851M, LAS950M). […]
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  • Nextear - The worlds smartest wireless earphones with studio quality sound

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    NEXTEAR is a new crowdfunding project which has already got subscribed 327% of it's $20,000 production goal target. The now hit tiny wireless earphone project features some nifty tools under the hood - an almost invisible pair of earphones having studio quality sound with 4 hours of playback, can charge your phone, hold 16GB of data and also features a LED light.
  • US Automakers Want Users To Stop Repairing Cars Citing Copyright Concerns !!!

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    This is one aspect of technology usage in automotive industry that none should have anticipated, the application of "copyright laws" like DMCA to your vehicles because they are now computing platforms. Automakers are doing their bit to support copyright law provisions which would prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying vehicles, Automaker OEMs and their lobbying organizations have filed comments to the federal agency saying cars have become too complex and dangerous for consumers and third parties to handle. The automotive industry has now raised concerns that…
  • Watched Leaked 'Game Of Thrones Season 5' Episodes? HBO is coming for you....

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    First four episodes of Game Of Thrones Season 5 leaked online week's before their official airing dates, and if you torrented these HBO is tracking down the downloaders and sending warnings to them. Though no serious legal action is being taken as of now, HBO is sending thousands of emails instructing ISP's to relay the alerts to the account holder associated with the infringing IP-address. It is also worth nothing that since HBO doesn’t know the identity of the alleged pirates, they can't take any legal action directly as per the DMCA laws.
  • Grand Theft Auto V For PC Cracked For Piracy

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Opening gates for pirates to install unlicensed copies of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, a new crack named Grand.Theft.Auto.V.Update.1.and.Crack.v2-3DM is now easily available on torrent portals and file-sharing networks. The crack is advertised to be compatible right upto Windows 8.1 x64 version, and advises users to turn off their antivirus defenses to install. Deactivating computer's security measures is without a doubt not recommended, users are requested to stay away from such shady cracks and purchase only legal copies of the game.
  • Docs.Zone : The Online PDF File Converter

    Deepesh Agarwal
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    With the vast technological advances that the world has experienced in the last decade or so, we find ourselves having to deal with a multitude of different tools, apps, workarounds, programs and platforms. We also have to try and navigate around the number of different file formats that are now available from different programs such as Adobe, Microsoft and Apple. If you have to deal with a large number of documents every day, and they are all in a different format, it can be extremely frustrating trying to open them all in different programs. There have been apps developed that allow you to…
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    Rex Hammock's RexBlog

  • How Apple Advertises New Products: The Prestige

    Rex Hammock
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Last September 4, I wrote a Hammock Idea Email called, “Learn the Secret to Apple’s Product Launch Magic.” It referred to the movie, The Prestige, and broke down how Apple would be introducing what we now know is the Apple Watch into the three parts of a magic trick, as described by the film’s character played by Michael Caine: (1) The Pledge, (2) The Turn and (3) The Prestige. In it, I wrote that Apple always ends the launch of a new product with the same “prestige.” “While the audience is focused on how the new iProduct will measure their health vitals,…
  • A Lesson: The value of content to a business is more than its role in marketing

    Rex Hammock
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    (Via the Idea Email), a company started by a woman actually named Lynda (unlike, say, Mavis Beacon) who is now in her 60s, became a $1.5 billion business unicorn by teaching people who are customers of other companies how to use the products and services made and sold by those other companies. Continue reading on (…) Related posts: Content That Works: The two kinds of online content that matter most to business customers The “content” business Focus on Content Marketing Mission, Not Methods
  • John Oliver Hates April Fools Day as Much as I Do

    Rex Hammock
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The 12 people who read this blog know how much I don’t like April 1 on the internet. It’s the day when people who aren’t funny on the internet try hard to pretend they are funny on the internet. What results is me using a term one rarely hears except to describe humor on April Fools Day: ham-handed. The saddest example of this was in the early days of TechCrunch when each year, the day would start with some news item about one company purchasing another company for some reason that made no sense. As a different version of that same “prank” appeared in…
  • Places Willie Nelson has Sung About While on the Road Again

    Rex Hammock
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Willie Nelson has recorded songs about six of the eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) I’ve lived in. Missing: Washington, DC and the small town I lived in until age five. The following two graphics are via the Atlantic’s, which also provides a Spotify playlist that will allow you to hear  most of the citified songs Willie Nelson recorded while rambling around the country. Click/tap either graphic to enlarge them: Related posts: In the words of Patsy Cline & Willie Nelson, “Crazy” The hee-haw hit parade Full-nelson hammerlock web-to-print…
  • On Gigaom

    Rex Hammock
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    On first glance. the front page of the influential tech news site, Gigaom, appears like yesterday was merely another day at the office: Coverage of the Apple Watch announcement, coverage of the upcoming SXSW Interactive. But then, in what appeared on Twitter to be a surprise to even its employees, Gigaom ceased operations with a post on its front page saying this: Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Apple has released iOS 8.3 software update to the App Store on iTunes available for download on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest iOS 8.3 update is the third major release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system. All users running iOS 8.2 or testing the iOS 8.3 Public Beta can update to the final iOS 8.3. How to Download iOS 8.3 Update and Install it Warning! Make sure that your iOS device is charged. If not, you should plug it in before proceeding. During the process your iOS device will be automatically restarted. The update process is simple. All you need to update to iOS 8.3…
  • Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Great news for all Windows Insiders! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10049. The latest build that bundles the most anticipated feature, the Spartan web browser. Finally, the wait is over. Windows Insider users can now download the latest Windows 10 build 10049 to test the new web browser. Spartan web browser will replace the now default Internet Explorer web browser. Except the inclusion of Spartan, Windows 10 build 10049 comes with a few bug fixes and improvements. It still does have a few bugs though, which is expected in a test build. With the inclusion of Spartan in build 10049,…
  • Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 to the public this summer. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. Before the general availability (GA) of Windows 10, Microsoft will release Windows 10 RTM (Released To Manufacturing) for download this summer, probably in June. Almost always in the past, Microsoft released Windows in October but with Windows 10 everything is changing. Windows 10 will be released any date between July and September, not in October. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users for one year. As the time of…
  • Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    SK Mezanul Haque
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10041 to users testing Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 build 10041 is more stable than before. This build features a transparent Start Menu and other small visual enhancements. The new visual enhancements includes new login screen, new icons, new network fly out. All these visual enhancements makes Windows 10 look much prettier than before. If you are wondering if build 10041 comes with Spartan web browser, you will be disappointed to know it isn’t. May be in the future build, Microsoft will include Spartan browser. Download Latest Windows…
  • Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will release this summer. Windows 10 will be available in 190 Countries and 111 Languages. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Windows’s chief Terry Myerson announced the launch of the new operating system. According to him, Windows 10, the PC version and Windows 10 for Phones, the mobile version of its operating system, will be launched in the same time frame. Microsoft still yet to announce the exact release date of Windows 10. In the announcement, Myerson said, “we…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • Your Mobile Phone can Detect Earthquakes

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Was it just you or did the ground really shake? Your iPhone, iPad and most newer mobile phones can work as basic seismometers, the same instrument that is used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes and volcanoes. You don’t need to install any apps, just the built-in web browser would suffice. OK, try this. Launch Google Chrome or the Safari browser on your mobile phone (or tablet) and then open this page. You should see a continuously moving waveform but if you slightly shake or tilt your mobile device,  simulating seismic activity, the graph will capture these movements in…
  • Protect your Google Accounts with a USB Security Key

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    Most big-name web services like Gmail, Microsoft, Evernote, WordPress and Dropbox now support 2-step authentication to improve the security of your online accounts. Once you enable two-factor authentication, a malicious person will not be able to log into your online account even if they know the password – they’ll need access to your mobile phone as well to get in. The verification codes required for logging into a 2-step enabled account can be generated either using a mobile app – like Authy or Google Authenticator – or you can have them sent to your mobile phone via…
  • Always Block Google from Accessing your Site’s Search Results

    Amit Agarwal
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:59 am
    If you are using Google Custom Search or another site search service on your website, make sure that the search results pages – like the one available here – are not accessible to Googlebot. This is necessary else spam domains can create serious problems for your website for no fault of yours. Few days ago, I got an automatically generated email from Google Webmaster Tools saying that Googlebot is having trouble indexing my website as it found a large number of new URLs. The message said: Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. This may…
  • Host your Podcasts on Google Drive for Free

    Amit Agarwal
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:58 am
    If you are looking to publish your own audio or video podcasts, you’ll need to rent space on a public web server to host the MP3 or MP4 files of your podcast. When someone subscribes to your podcast feed in iTunes, or another podcasting app, the podcast media files will download from this server to the user’s computer or mobile phone. Where do you host the podcast files? If you have signed up for a web hosting account, you can use the rented space to host the podcast files else you may consider using Google Drive – it is free, you can host both audio and video podcast files…
  • How to Create RSS Feeds for Twitter

    Amit Agarwal
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Twitter does not offer RSS Feeds but there is a simple solution that you can use to generate RSS feeds for your various Twitter streams including Twitter search results, user timelines, favorites, lists and even the new Twitter collections. RSS feeds are essential if you need to use your Twitter data elsewhere. For instance, you cannot create recipes in IFTTT that get triggered when there’s a new @mentions or a new tweet is added to search results. You cannot import your Twitter timeline automatically into your blog. You cannot follow Twitter feeds in an RSS reader like…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • How SMS can boost Mobile Engagement

    Wardell Latham
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Mobile marketing has quickly become a popular marketing strategy for many businesses, both small and large, and it is easy to see why. It is simple to use, convenient, and relatively inexpensive. Mobile marketing can take different forms, including advertisements within regularly used applications, on websites or through the medium of text messaging. All of […]
  • Hashtags

    Wardell Latham
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:38 am
    What Are Hashtags? Hashtags are a way of labeling and categorizing post on social media websites. Hash tags are created by placing a hash character # (also known as a number sign or pound sign) in front of a word or phrase with no spaces #thisisahashtagexample, if you want to use multiple hashtags on a post you […]
  • Mobile App Mania : Pushbullet

    Wardell Latham
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Pushbullet is one of the most useful apps I’ve ever used.  It’s available for Android and iOS, the desktop version is available for Windows, OS X, and as plugin for all major web browsers. What It Does To simplify things the primary functions of the app are twofold. 1. Send Data (files, links, text) Between Your […]
  • Why Your Business Needs Super-Fast Internet

    Osterr Wight
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    At home, the speed of our internet connection can determine how soon we can enjoy a newly downloaded movie or song, or how quickly we can get Google’s answers to our pressing (or not so pressing) questions. At work, the importance of fast internet is a bit more substantial. Missed targets, unhappy employees, and unsuccessful […]
  • How Technology Has Permeated the Current Office Workspace

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […]
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  • Police breaks up cybergang that stole over $15 million from banks

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Romanian authorities have detained 25 people who are suspected of being members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks, cloned payment cards and used them to steal over US$15 million.The group is believed to have over 52 members of Romanian and other nationalities, and broke into computer systems belonging to banks from Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, and Muscat, Oman, according to the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).The hackers used the unauthorized access to steal payment card data associated with the accounts of large…
  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, April 27

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    After the earthquake: Tech is a fragile lifeline in NepalIn the first day after a devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, Internet connectivity looked to be an important conduit for bypassing an overloaded telephone network. But by Monday it was clear that large-scale power outages and last-mile Internet connectivity problems were making communications very difficult. The death toll from the quake and numerous aftershocks stands at more than 3,400 people with thousands more injured. Among those killed was a high-ranking Google engineer who was one of a number of expeditioners on Mount…
  • Alibaba looks to rural China to popularize its mobile OS

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    E-commerce giant Alibaba Group hasn’t given up on its mobile OS, and is taking the software to China’s rural markets through a series of low-cost phones.The company has partnered with mobile carrier China Telecom to sell the YunOS handsets. The eight phones will be built by lesser-known Chinese brands, and will range from 299 yuan (US$49) to 699 yuan.Although Alibaba has its own Android apps that connect to its popular e-commerce stores, the Linux-based YunOS comes with a whole suite of company-developed services.The software, however, hasn’t gained much share in the market. In 2012,…
  • The 20 best free Android games to play right now

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Want big fun without a big expense to match? Grab these entertaining freebies now.
  • A year later, Microsoft's Nokia deal isn't a clear winner

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    It was a marriage of convenience for two industry giants whose past successes weren’t helping them win in the red-hot smartphone market. One year later, it’s hard to say that Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s device business has produced the results its backers envisioned.In the wake of the US$7.2 billion acquisition, Lumia smartphones and the Windows Phone OS are still running into many of the same market roadblocks.But Microsoft isn’t throwing in the towel, and has high hopes that its phone business will get a major boost from Windows 10, which is meant to create an environment…
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    Data Connections

  • New Functionality Added to DataDirect Connect

    John Marsland
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    John Marsland, Marketing Manager, DataDirect Connect John Marsland announces the newest features in our DataDirect Connect ODBC and JDBC drivers. At Progress® DataDirect® we always want to provide the best products possible. In that spirit, we have recently been working closely with a number of our customers to discover how they are using our drivers and how we can better meet their needs. As a result of these conversations, we are adding several new features to our suite of DataDirect Connect products. Connect for ODBC, JDBC Features for April 2015 Today, we are pleased to announce that…
  • How to connect Hubspot, Marketo and Eloqua to Tableau

    Sumit Sarkar
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Sumit Sarkar, Principal Systems Engineer, Progress DataDirect Sumit Sarkar helps marketers navigate the often confusing world of  data preparation  when using marketing SaaS applications as a data source. For the last couple years, I have been working with Tableau developers, marketing data scientists, consultants and ISVs, showing them how to integrate SaaS data using Progress® Easyl™. In doing so, I’ve seen a lot of interest in marketing data sources like Hubspot, Marketo and Eloqua. This isn’t all that surprising given the glut of articles and surveys describing the rise…
  • 5 Signs You Should Invest In Data Connectivity

    Jeff Reser
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Jeff Reser, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Progress DataDirect Cloud Jeff Reser gives his top 5 reasons you should make data connectivity a priority. Companies and consumers are finding new ways to integrate data into their daily lives, and it’s changing how we do business. Many of you have likely experienced some of these technologies, and while some may excite you others may creep you out. Be that as it may, the data movement is here and brings with it significant reasons for you and your business to invest more in data and high-performance data integration. Here are my top 5, but I am…
  • Next Generation Data Preparation

    Chris Doran
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chris Doran, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress Easyl Bloor argues in their Self-Service Data Preparation Spotlight that the market is ripe for self-service data preparation solutions. I want to let you in on a little secret. Despite all the buzz that seems to imply it is a new trend, data preparation has been around for almost as long as people have been collecting and using data to gain insights. As Bloor defines it, data preparation is simply “the art, or science, of combining data from multiple sources and preparing it for analysis.” When it is put that way, data preparation…
  • Spring Cleaning 2015: Lessons for Data Connectivity

    Suzanne Rose
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Suzanne Rose, Media Futurist, Progress DataDirect Suzanne Rose invites you to check out popular posts you may have missed during the cold winter months. Winter’s chill is out of the air and it’s beginning to feel a lot like spring. Along with warmer temperatures and a lot of pollen—at least here in the Southeast!—spring brings an opportunity for new beginnings and reaffirmation of old goals. For a lot of people, this takes the form of spring cleaning. While most people might look forward to the opportunity to unburden themselves from the past, it can be equally exciting to rediscover…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • 5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

    Tamar Weinberg
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I absolutely love people data. In today’s day and age, knowing everything about your business–including the people interacting within and beyond it–is of critical importance to your success as a company. Therefore, I am always running after tools that help me learn more about the people I am working with or conversing with online. While I say I don’t accept story pitches for Techipedia, for people-focused tools in the same category as the below, I’d gladly make an exception. This is an area I am very passionate about. Since my business is 100% online, it’s…
  • What’s Your Work Ethic? An Argument for Remote Employees

    Tamar Weinberg
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    We live in a connected culture. Whereas a mere decade ago, we were on a slower Internet (for the most part), strides in technology have enabled us to be more productive in our online communications. Email is still a pretty ubiquitous method of chatting with people around the world whether for business or pleasure, and new collaboration tools such as Slack and HipChat create always-on virtual meeting experiences. Video chat speaks to our accountability for our presence by a computer, and facilitates global meetings, enabling a seamless culture wherever one is. Our cellular devices are…
  • A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

    Guest Author
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Previously, I worked with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf. The article below is not mine but is probably one of the best guest posts I’ve ever received here. It was originally posted on The Shelf’s blog (which by the way, is amazing), but I wanted to amplify its lessons because this post is oh-so-great. This article is authored by Lauren Jung, co-founder of The Shelf. Every PR or marketing person who is focused on journalists or bloggers should read this. Without further ado, this is a great story: Working with bloggers can be a somewhat daunting task if you’ve never…
  • Does Social Media Impact Sales at Tobacco and Adult Themed Stores?

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

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

  • Google Going More Mobile Than Ever

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Moving In The Mobile Direction… In addition to changing their search algorithms to give preference to mobile-friendly sites on April 21st (which we discussed in our March 26th post), Google has announced that they are going to be entering into the wireless carrier industry with a new service called Project Fi. It hopes to stand out in two major ways: How it charges customers for service To expand how cellular and wireless connections are delivered Rather than paying a bulk rate for data, as one would with carriers like AT&T and Verizon, users would pay only for data they use. …
  • Mark Zuckerberg Q&A

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a question-and-answer session on his website on Tuesday for his users. The questions posed ran the spectrum from the highly relevant to the utterly bizarre; one Facebook user asked him, “If you could be any biscuit, what biscuit would you be?”  Zuckerberg, understandably, chose not to respond to that particular question.  He did, however, address a few hot-topic issues such as net neutrality, his thoughts about whether social media hinder face-to-face communication, and his work with He continues to support Net neutrality,…
  • Why Outsource Your Website Content?

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    You are running a business, and you know your business through and through.  You are an expert in your field.  You know what you are talking about and how to do your job.  So why should you spend the money to get someone outside your field write the content for your website?  Well, there are several reasons, actually. You may know your field, but you may not be a good writer. If you cannot properly express your expertise in writing, no one will know how good you are at your job.  And the fact is, whether it is fair or accurate or not, people tend to judge overall intelligence by writing…
  • Benefits of a Website Redesign

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Many think of a website redesign as a daunting, time-consuming, and expensive task.  However, it doesn’t have to be any of those things. Updating your business’s website can have many benefits: it can improve the experience of your users and better serve their needs, make your site more up-to-date or visually appealing, improve the display or surfacing of content, include a new product or business strategy, display a new company brand or message, and become better optimized so it ranks higher on search engines, therefore, allowing prospects to easily find you, which often helps to…
  • Google Rankings Boost for Mobile Friendly Sites

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Mobile Friendliness Even More Essential as of April 21st… As we mentioned in our February 16th post entitled “We are Living in a Mobile World,” mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and touchscreen laptops are increasingly becoming the dominant way that people access online media, and therefore a responsive website design is becoming increasingly important (and a much easier-to-maintain alternative to having separate PC and mobile sites).  It is estimated that over 60% of all Google searches occur on a mobile device, and Google sets the search engine standard. On April…
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    Lost in Technology

  • Free Windows 10 Upgrade (And Some Features You Should Know About)

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    If you have Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 currently installed in your computers, we have some good news: You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free for the first year it is released. There’s no official release date yet, AMD CEO Spilled the beans (Windows 10 release date is probably July this year) but we will surely update this post as soon as the word is out. The recent previews shown by Microsoft did not show much of features (more like cosmetic updates), but let’s face it, we are all just happy that Microsoft is doing something for end users like us. According to 9GAG users Microsoft Finally Fixed…
  • Big Data for The HR Industry

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    The word “Big Data” has been thrown around a lot the past couple of years and has now become the new buzzword for 2015. Big data has rapidly made it’s way into the HR industry and people within should embrace it with open arms. According to a 2013 SAS study, more than 1200 businesses that have 100+ staff would have dived into big data analysis by 2018, another survey which was completed by Towers Watson found more than 1000 organizations last year found HR analytics and data to be among one of their top spends. Image Source   Big data is a big deal as far as the HR industry is…
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Free Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Here at LostinTechnology, we are very dedicated in looking for programs and software that are suitable for basic and advanced computer users to use. For a while now, we have heard about EaseUS Todo Backup, so we installed this program and tested it out ourselves. Hard Drive Clone Probably one of the most laborious tasks there is when it comes to personal computing is cloning your hard drive manually. Copying one folder to the correct destination one by one does not only consume a lot of time, it may also cause a lot of confusion. When it comes to backing up our computer files we have used the…
  • Mobile Gaming and the Best Devices for It

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    As revolutions go, the rise of mobile gaming has been a quiet one. In just a few short years the mobile gaming sphere went from being a tiny slice of the worldwide gaming market to a fairly substantial piece of the pie. Today, it’s poised to overtake the console industry in the worldwide market and to become gaming’s largest segment by the end of 2015. It’s no surprise that some are wondering how mobile came to dominate the 90 billion dollar gaming industry – particularly when “gamer” is still an epithet that conjures up images of a relatively limited…
  • Website Breaks the Internet

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    If you frequent forums and sites like Reddit and, you may have already heard about Well, this website grew in popularity when an user started a thread entitled: “I just got this in the mail..” The user (budwik) did not receive just any ordinary package, he received a strong message and some sweet treats to cement the message. The package contained a paper which states: “EAT A BAG OF DICKS” along with a bag of penis shaped gummy treats. Anonymously sent. Imgur user budwik received this curious package without a return address. Eat a bag of dicks it…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Dell Vostro models and their features

    S.Pradeep Kumar
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Everyone has a laptop now. Just like we have a smartphones we also have a laptops for majority of our online and business works. We moved on from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ShowBox App – User Friendly Video Streaming App

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Building strong SEO for any website remains the best way to bring in new traffic and to help a company bridge the gap between new clients and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Smart Hotels, Conference Venues Stay Profitable In Low Season

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 GB Pen Drive Options Under Rs.1000

    Ram kumar
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Looking back, the way we store our digital assets have changed a lot. Right from Floppy Disk, CD, DVD, and now we are using Pendrives for storing our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • ARM’s Cortex A72 To Rival Intel Core M CPU

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    ARM (NASDAQ:ARMH) announced its next-generation core, the Cortex A72, earlier this year, and has now offered more details as to the kind of performance to expect from the chip at its annual Tech Day event. With the Cortex A72, ARM is looking to offer more performance, comparable to that of Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) Broadwell lineup of low-power CPUs. Compared to the Cortex A57, the Cortex A72 core will be 20 to 60 percent faster when it comes to instructions per clock. The core can clock higher, with ARM touting frequencies of 2.7GHz, owing to the reduced area achieved by shifting to a…
  • Thermaltake Launches New Radiator Lineup

    Sam Reynolds
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Thermaltake has always been known as a brand favored by enthusiasts and gamers. Sticking to its roots, last week the company released a new lineup of radiators called “Pacific” that promises to offer more efficient heat transfer due to an enhanced construction method. The new Pacific lineup of radiators comes in two series, the Pacific R and the Pacific RL. The Pacific R series come in at 1.6″ thick and are available in 120-, 240-, and 360-mm sizes. The RL series is a bit thicker at 2.5″ for the 120-mm model and 2.2″ for the 140-mm model. “An exceptional…
  • Nokia Denies Rumors That It’s Re-Entering Phone Business

    Sam Reynolds
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) denied reports Sunday that it was planning to re-enter the mobile handset market. Reports of the company’s re-entry first appeared in Re/Code, which quoted a former executive of the company (and two unnamed sources) saying that Nokia had a library of “cool stuff” in the works from VR headsets to new mobile handsets. While its deal with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) means it is prohibited from selling smartphones until the end of 2015, and licensing mobile phone technology until the end of 2016, the story claimed that the company was doing secret R&D at a facility…
  • Silent Hills “Isn’t Going to Happen”, Says Guillermo Del Toro

    Derek Strickland
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Since the Konami-Kojima controversy broke out, the fate of Silent Hills has been on everyone’s mind. Does Konami plan to publish and produce the game, or is it going to die off when Kojima leaves the company after Metal Gear Solid V is finished? Now it looks like we have our answer, straight from Guillermo Del Toro himself. “It’s not going to happen,” Del Toro said to a fan at the San Francisco International Film Festival, “and that breaks my greasy heart”. "It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart." -Guillermo del Toro on…
  • Is Nintendo Abandoning SNES Virtual Console Games?

    Derek Strickland
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Nintendo might stop releasing Super Nintendo games for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, the beloved if not underwhelming marketplace that makes a back catalog of select SNES favorites accessible on the Wii U. Nintendo’s recent shift to include Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games on the Virtual Console looks to be the culprit, and the Japanese gaming giant may just phase out the platform altogether. According to Natsume, the renowned dev studio responsible for a number of golden oldies, Nintendo has no more interest in the 16-bit realm. Engadget spotted the following quotes on the…
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  • Dell Vostro models and their features

    S.Pradeep Kumar
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Everyone has a laptop now. Just like we have a smartphones we also have a laptops for majority of our online and business works. We moved on from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ShowBox App – User Friendly Video Streaming App

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Building strong SEO for any website remains the best way to bring in new traffic and to help a company bridge the gap between new clients and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Smart Hotels, Conference Venues Stay Profitable In Low Season

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 GB Pen Drive Options Under Rs.1000

    Ram kumar
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Looking back, the way we store our digital assets have changed a lot. Right from Floppy Disk, CD, DVD, and now we are using Pendrives for storing our... [[ 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

  • Apple Watch Review

    Terry White
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Many of my followers told me that when they saw that I was getting an Apple Watch that they “can’t wait to read your review.” Well here it is… At 3:00 AM ET on April 10th my alarm went off so that I could roll over and place my order for my Apple Watch. I was able to get into the site by 3:05 AM and I placed my order for a 42mm Silver Sport Watch. The Silver Sport only comes bundled with a White Band, Blue Band, Pink Band or Green Band. I’m really not fond of any of those colors, but wanted the Silver watch. Therefore I ordered an extra Black sport band…
  • F.J. Westcott Flex LED Light Review

    Terry White
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    I remember when I first saw the above photo on Westscott’s website, I immediately and without hesitation said “WOW!” I love continuous lighting and the thought of having an LED light panel that would be easy to travel with was intriguing. I recently put the 10×10″ model to the test. Here’s a short video of my setup: The Flex LED is 5,600 daylight balanced. The Flex™ 1-Panel Daylight kit includes a mounting bracket and a 1/4 stop diffusion panel. The dimmer goes from 5% to 100%. The panel is water resistant and the kit also includes a 16′ extension…
  • I have Gogo Wi-Fi on my Long Haul International Flight – Finally!

    Terry White
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
         I’m headed back to Atlanta from Amsterdam today. The flight time is just over 9 hours. I did my usual downloads from my TiVo DVR the night before so that I would have some shows to watch and of course I have my MacBook Pro so that I can get some writing done. The last thing I expected on this Delta flight was to have WiFi internet all the way home! Sure I get my hopes up each time I board an international flight by looking for the familiar WiFi stickers found on 99% of all Delta domestic flights and like always there were no stickers present on this flight. However,…
  • See You At Professional Imaging

    Terry White
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Looking forward to seeing many of you at Professional Imaging in the Netherlands this weekend. Should be a lot of fun and a lot of great information passed on from the very talented list of instructors. I’ll be teaching my photography workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop CC. If you attend the show be sure to stop by and say hello. Also if you have any “must shoot” location recommendations be sure to leave a comment below. You can register here or simply find out more.   The post See You At Professional Imaging appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
  • Netflix vs. Hulu Plus: If you could only have one?

    Terry White
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for years and I have also tried a trial subscription to Hulu Plus. The thing that turned me off of Hulu (and still does) is that you pay the monthly fee ($7.99) and yet they still play ads. Also not to mention that during my trial period all the ads were bought out by the presidential candidates of 2012. I just couldn’t take any more. Three years later I’m willing to try Hulu Plus again, but is it worth it? I’d gladly pay more per month to eliminate the ads. Many of you have Hulu, Netflix or both. Tell me why? What if you could only have…
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  • Salma Hayek Makes First Meaningful Trip to Lebanon, Her Father’s Ancestral Home, For World Premiere of ‘The Prophet’

    Pam Wright
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    Salma Hayek made her first trip to her father’s ancestral homeland of Lebanon on Sunday. Salma Hayek is in the country to attend the world premiere of The Prophet, an animated film she produced. The film is based on the book by famed Lebanese philosopher Gibran Khalil Gibran. The Prophet is about “the courage to speak up, to believe you are worth being listened to,” according to Salma Hayek. On Sunday, Salma Hayek met with Syrian refugee children living in the country. The visit was a promise kept after the 48-year-old actress announced last month that she and her billionaire husband,…
  • Tara Lipinski Joins Other Big Names In This Year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Val Powell
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski was back in the spotlight for a bit as she showed up at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Lipinski calmly answered reporters’ questions about being invited to the WHCD, the events she’ll be attending that week as well as her fashion options for these types of gatherings. The NBC sports commentator talked about how she got ready, fashion wise. “So I packed a lot. I came fully prepared. I came with three suitcases,” the 32-year-old said, before adding that “I have some outfits because I’m doing the [Kentucky] Derby with Johnny [Weir] next…
  • Keegan-Michael Key Brings The White House Down As Obama’s Anger Translator

    Val Powell
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:09 am
    All eyes were understandably on President Obama during the White House Correspondents Dinner, but it was Keegan-Michael Key who stole the show. Before the president started his speech, he announced that he hired an “anger translator” and out came Key. The Michigan native is known for the Comedy Central show Key & Peele. The 30-minute show is popular for its comedy sketches, particularly Jordan Peele’s impersonation of President Obama and Key’s role of “anger translator” Luther. The comedian brought his character to life during the WHCD and promptly brought the house down.
  • Chrissy Teigen’s Rear End Gets Ogled At White House Correspondent’s Dinner [Photo]

    Val Powell
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Chrissy Teigen arrived at this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner wearing a sheer, midnight blue Zuhair Murad gown that was covered in sequins and beads. But what caught everyone’s, including Bill Belichick and Russel Wilson’s, attention was the thigh-high split that perfectly showcased Teigen’s long legs. A photo posted on Belichick’s girlfriend Linda Holliday’s Instagram account shows Teigen flashing her gorgeous smile and legs – and New England Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick’s eyes apparently on her rear end. To be fair, Belichick wasn’t the…
  • Bruce Jenner’s Ex-Wives Talk About Their Marriage And Support Of The Olympian

    Val Powell
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    As expected, Bruce Jenner’s long awaited 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer opened a floodgate of reactions from family, friends and viewers. In the two hour interview, Bruce Jenner admitted that “Yes, for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.” He also talked about his past relationships with his wives and how they all knew about his secret. His second wife Linda Thompson showed her support during the interview and opened up about her marriage to Bruce in an op-ed piece that she wrote in the Huffington Post. The songwriter, who was married to Bruce from 1981 to 1984 and has…
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  • LG G4’s Leather Back Panel Takes 12 Days to Manufacture

    Arpit Verma
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:44 pm
    In what is possibly one of the most interesting revelations right before the announcement of the LG G4 happening tomorrow, LG has accepted that the G4 is not just another run of the mill device and the back panel of the device takes almost 12 days to manufacture which is almost 10 times that of the industry standard. The reason for the astonishing period is that LG has used only the finest cow leather in the process with the pore size of paltry .001 centimeter, which makes it possibly the finest leather at least to be used on a mobile device. LG shed more light upon the back panel stating…
  • Google Discontinues Nexus 7 From its Online Store

    Arpit Verma
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Google has decided to pull the marquee tablet, Nexus 7 from its Online Stores giving the first clear indications that the tablet has run its course. It is worth arguing that the Nexus 7 has been the only successful tablet to come out of the Nexus lineup and with it being discontinued too, it may spell an end for the game of tablets at least as far as Google goes. It is worth noting that there are some sites, for example, the likes of Amazon that are still selling the Nexus 7 while in India, the likes of Flipkart still have the inventory of the 32 GB Wifi as well as the LTE variant. With the…
  • Motorola Moto 360 with Steel Band Launched in India

    Arpit Verma
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    It is only fair to say that the Motorola Moto 360 has been the star performer when it comes to Android Wear devices so far. Largely due to the round dial with a metallic finish, the 360 is possibly the only Wearable device that actually looks like a watch that you would like to wear on say a personal engagement. The watch was announced in India with a leather band in two colors, but to give you a little bit more freedom with style and ability to have your personal taste reflecting on the watch, the Moto 360 is now available with steel bands. This gives the watch a feel of a more run off the…
  • Ping is an Interesting Tool To Buzz your Team Members in Office

    Arpit Verma
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Remember the days of Yahoo Messenger or even BBM where you had the ability to buzz or nudge your friends, which sent out a little notification to them saying that you are either missing them or need to speak to them or something along those lines? It was a rather uncomplicated way of communicating with the people without actually sending any message in particular. This is exactly what Ping, a tool for Mac does for you. Basically you install Ping on your Macbook and are able to send across notifications to anyone who has Ping installed and is on the same Local Area Network as you. You can…
  • Xiaomi Announces the Mi 4i in India at Rs 12,999

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    An event that had garnered a lot of interest in the tech media world, Xiaomi finally unveiled the Mi 4i in New Delhi, today in India. The device, is pretty much what the iPhone 5c is to the iPhone 5s, that is a largely a plastic or polycarbonate as they like to call it built body with several stripped down specifications, with a more affordable price point than the higher spec’d variant. The device comes in several colors including black, white, blue, orange and pink. The Mi 4i has been priced at Rs 12,999 and is already open for registrations, for a flash sale that will happen on April…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • The Lantronix 10-Minute Challenge!

    Mariano Goluboff
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things! The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy IoT enabled, mobile ready systems. It’s not just a serial port to TCP tunnel connection anymore, but a number of both network and serial port applications that you can choose from by just configuring the device. Of…
  • InteropNet SDN Lab to Feature the SLC 8000

    Mark Tullio
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Lantronix will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new SLC 8000 – advanced modular console manager – and other infrastructure management solutions at the upcoming Interop Las Vegas 2015 booth #1058. Designed to reduce deployment and management complexity and costs by providing secure, centralized out-of-band management to distributed IT equipment, the new SLC 8000 can be expanded from eight to 48 ports by customers in the field with ease while allowing them to mix and match RJ45 with USB console connections using 16-port I/O modules that are also individually available for purchase.
  • xPico Wi-Fi @ Embedded World: Making IoT a Reality!

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

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

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

  • It’s Google vs. Apple: the Android Wear has been updated

    Nidhi Mathew
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    The competition between Google and Apple is obvious, and while Apple is all set to launch the Apple Watch, Google is not ready to go down without a fair fight. Just before the launch of the Apple gear, Google has launched its Android Watch update. The Mountain View-based company has not only launched the new version of its wearable-centric operating system before Apple, but has also managed to cover all the flaws that Apple didn’t pay attention to. The upgraded version of the Android Wear is smarter, and comes with an array of features that will leave customers thinking which one to…
  • Hybrid version of Cadillac CT6 will deliver 335 horsepower

    Daris Abraham
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Industry insiders hinted of an upcoming hybrid version of the Cadillac CT6 when the GM’s luxury performance vehicle debuted at 2015 New York Auto Show. The Detroit based automaker didn’t wait long; hybrid version of Cadillac CT6 (plug-in vehicle) has recently made its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show. While the CT6 is a combination of luxury and performance with its 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged engine producing 400 horsepower, its hybrid version focuses on being environmentally friendly sporting 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged motor in combination with two electric motors that…
  • WhatsApp allows iOS users voice call soon after it does the same for Android Users

    Nidhi Mathew
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion has implication in the company’s strategy toward communication business. The leaks related to the app’s upgraded features last month suggested that WhatsApp will offer users voice calling feature. Apparently, the company moved fast. As of Tuesday, April 21, WhatsApp allows iOS users voice calls soon after it does the same for Android users by the end of March. WhatsApp, currently, seems to be the most popular mobile messaging service on earth with its 800 million monthly users worldwide. Its network is much greater than that of Twitter…
  • Toshiba robot to greet customers

    Nidhi Mathew
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Toshiba’s humanoid robot will make a public appearance as a customer service executive in a Japanese department store called Mitsukoshi. The robot will be used 2 days in a week at the store and will be placed to provide information to customers who enter the store. This robot bears female resemblance and has been designed and developed by Toshiba. The robot is programmed to handle various human expressions and will manage to greet customers who enter the store. The robot will be placed at different places in the store and will also help to provide information about the store. This robot…
  • Apple to resurrect iPod lineup with 4 inch iPod; A7 chipset and better camera

    Adeel Inam
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Apple’s iPod lineup of products were seen as an obsolete gadget, considering how iPhones and iPad Mini were able to perform the exact same functions as iPods. Now, it appears that the Cupertino tech giant Apple plans on refreshing its long running product with its iPod sixth generation. The iPod is expected to feature a plethora of improvements, including a better performing camera sensor, and a 64 bit capable processor running inside a powerful chipset. The iPod sixth generation is expected to feature a 4 inch screen size and while the resolution being rendered on those 4 inches have not…
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    NuRelm » The Manual

  • Welcome Kevin Dadey!

    Mona McGraw
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    We are excited to welcome to the NuRelm family our long time friend and business associate, veteran Pittsburgh entrepreneur, and project manager extraordinaire, Kevin Dadey. Kevin is a graduate of IUP, where he earned a BA in Fine Arts, as well as the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he received extensive training in Graphic Design Technologies. Kevin has been an integral player in the Pittsburgh creative marketing scene since the late 1970s. With past experience as owner of Ovation Media, and in roles such as creative director, and director of online course production, Kevin has honed his…
  • NuRelm Welcomes ISEA

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Since 1933 The International Safety Equipment Association or ISEA, has been dedicated to support and promote the common business interests of its member companies who design, test, manufacture and distribute personal protective safety equipment and technologies that enable people to work in hazardous environments. ISEA member companies have set the standard for technologies and equipment for protective clothing and gear used in factories, construction sites, hospitals and clinics, farms, schools, laboratories, emergency response teams and in the home. Recently, ISEA selected NuRem to…
  • NuRelm Welcomes ARxChange

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

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

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

    Nicole Batac
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    It’s become a habit (and a source of income) for companies to port their classic games to the latest consoles. Microsoft is cashing in on that trend with a remastered version of the first Gears of War game. The company, together with Black Tusk Studios and Dirty Bomb’s Splash Damage, are working on the game. It’ll feature better in-game graphics and “reworked cutscenes” made by animation studio Plastic Wax. However, don’t expect it to be a new game. But if you’re feeling nostalgic for the cover-based shooter, this might be something to watch for.
  • Nokia denies any plans of making any smartphones

    Nicole Batac
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    If you’ve been holding out for a Nokia device, you might be waiting for nothing. Of course, they could return to the business after the agreement with Microsoft ends in 2016. But it would seem they would want to deny the possibility now. In a statement they said: “Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets.” You could say they could change their tune in the future but for now what we do get from them is the N1 Android tablet, HERE mapping service, and they have just purchased Alcatel-Lucent. We probably would see them in the cloud…
  • Fictionary introduces books-specific dictionary for e-books

    Nicole Batac
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Big epics and any other book will sometimes have different meanings for words. And Fictionary is here to help you decipher those. If you look up a word using Fictionary, it’ll show you the definition based on its meaning in a book. Example, you try and search for “the one ring” in The Lord of the Rings and it’ll give you a definition based on what that means in the J.R.R. Tolkien classic. It doesn’t support a lot of books at the moment but they will be useful for those that they do support. Source: Fictionary | Via: Lifehacker
  • Canadian Reviewer Weekly Roundup 4/19-4/25

    Nicole Batac
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Google updates Chrome for iOS Samsung launches family-oriented Galaxy Tab A tablets Twitter lets you get DMs from people you don't follow Linksys is the first company to sell more than 100 million routers Air Canada and WestJet update iOS apps for Apple Watch Adobe launches Lightroom CC with revamped tools and faster performance Earth Day takes centre stage at and Retail Stores Know who's calling your Android phone with Facebook Hello Padholdr announces new Pro Series Tablet Holders at FDIC Fun Tech Gift Ideas for Mother's Day Apple Watch begins shipping, Watch Store opens with 3,000…
  • Send notes or set alarms from Google desktop search to your phone

    Nicole Batac
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Google is extending the cooperation of its desktop and mobile platform further with new features. This time around, you can write notes and set alarms on Chrome browser on desktop and send these to your to your Android smartphone. You simply need to type “note to self” or “send a note” and you’ll get a Google Now kind of card where you have to input the note and select the device you want to send it to. You’ll get a push notification and your phone and you just need to select whether to copy or save the note. For alarms, you can type “set an…
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  • How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 2 [Global & China MIUI 6 ROM]

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    The Xiaomi Redmi 2, successor to the Redmi 1S was launched back in March in India. Redmi 2 is an impressive entry-level Android phone priced at Rs. 6,999 that comes with MIUI v6 out of the box. Those who bought the device might be looking to root it in order to flash custom ROM, run power apps that require root access and more. Unfortunately, until now there was no native root method out for Indian variant of Redmi 2 and the ones available were pretty complicated for a basic user. Well, the wait is now over as native root for Redmi 2 running stable MIUI 6 is now released for China and…
  • Battle of the Flagships – Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Mi 4 vs Asus Zenfone 2

    Cosmic Paladin
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    We are all happy with the Mi 4i officially launched and the pricing and availability revealed. But there are also other things that will strike us! ASUS launched the Zenfone 2 on the same day and there is the Mi 4 which is the flagship, oops sorry ex-flagship from Xiaomi and so on. So what should one go for? What is the safest bet? While we wait up for the review units to turn up and we use them thoroughly and show up with a verdict, we decided to write this one up to bring out differences and what we think is good at this moment. Lets start with the specs sheet: Specs Comparison between Mi…
  • Xiaomi announces Mi 4i at a Global Launch event in India at Rs. 12999 and Mi Band at Rs. 999

    Cosmic Paladin
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Xiaomi has always been about creating buzz, sending shock waves, beefing up hype and throwing surprises. While most of them have been good and well received, some of them have fired back real bad especially after the launch and pricing of the Mi4 around which they really struggled to make sales in India and even the price cuts did seemed to make no  difference. Xiaomi is trying to make some corrections now, trying to pacify and pamper the Indian crowd – they realize, understand and acknowledge how important a market India is and decide to do a GLOBAL launch of a phone right here from…
  • ASUS Zenfone 2 launched in India – Variants priced between Rs. 12,999 and 22,999

    Cosmic Paladin
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:46 am
    In the world of flagships we have some that are all about flamboyance plus high flying prices and flagship killers which are all about bringing some wicked awesome specs at rock bottom prices while making certain compromises like the build quality, post service sales to name a few. But there are some which somewhere in between and more close to the latter – they have been around making many different devices around a while, make phones with a decent build quality, get the pricing so sweet and provide a very good post sales service. Yes you might have guessed it right – we…
  • Gionee Pioneer P4S Launched in India for Rs. 7799

    Cosmic Paladin
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Gionee has high regards for the Indian market and recently held a grand event in Hyderabad to unveil the Elife S7. While that was towards the top end of the categories, Gionee has now launched one at the entry level, pitched against the likes of Moto E (2015), Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000 / A6000 Plus and such – and they call it the Gionee Pioneer P4S under the ‘Pioneer‘ series. This phone was originally launched in China back in November 2014 and now lands to India. The key highlight of the phone is the ‘Flip‘ case/cover usually seen with the Samsung Galaxy…
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    Monday Note

  • Featured On Tim Cook’s Keynote – What It Takes

    Frédéric Filloux
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    by Frederic Filloux At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism — and hidden application sophistication. In September 2014, while at the Stupeflix Paris office, Nicolas Steegmann got a call from Apple in Cupertino. Once the caller identified herself, Nicolas knew something up. The contact came after Stupeflix presentations to Apple’s team in Paris. In rather elliptic terms, Steegman’s interlocutor said…
  • Comcast Folds. No Dancing In the Streets Yet

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    by Jean-Louis Gassée We may have dodged the Comcast/Time Warner bullet but we’re still far from getting rid of the antiquated set-top boxes and cable modems that only exist to protect juicy old business models. We can breathe a sigh of relief: The proposed $45B merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) is dead. When the merger was announced with size-appropriate fanfare just before Valentine’s Day, 2014, normal humans saw the deal as clearly dangerous. How could “Concast”, a company that’s unanimously despised and indisputably abusive, be allowed to bear down with even…
  • Funding Innovation: France’s Image Problem 

    Frédéric Filloux
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
      by Frederic Filloux The French government didn’t foresee the negative ripple effect of its interventionism in the Dailymotion case. VCs and entrepreneurs are appalled. It’s time to rethink the French way of funding innovation. (Part 2 or 2) Last week, we looked at the pathetic Dailymotion saga.  Once described as “one the best French startups”, Dailymotion was funded, for a large part, with public money, then put on life support by Orange, patriotically protected by two economy ministers, and finally sold to media conglomerate Vivendi. The transaction did…
  • FrankenNokia

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Stitching together the disparate body parts – and cultures – that make up Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent is not a task for the faint of heart. This week we look at what Rajeev Suri, the CEO of the combined companies, is up against. April 15th 2015: Nokia “agrees” to the $16.6B takeover of Alcatel-Lucent On the surface, the acqui-merger makes sense. Both companies make networking gear and they’re of similar size, each with 2014 revenues of about $16B. (Nokia’s latest financials; Alcatel-Lucent’s 2014 annual report.) It’s a financially complex…
  • Dailymotion: The Cautionary Tale Of A Gallic “Nugget”

    Frédéric Filloux
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
      by Frederic Filloux No one should be happy with the sale of French video streaming Dailymotion to Vivendi. Not buyers, nor the the startup’s management team –and certainly not the venture capital community. (First of two articles)  DailyMotion was meant to be a YouTube competitor. The two companies were actually born almost simultaneously in 2005. Unfortunately, Dailymotion remained deeply French (even though his CEO later resettled in California). Over the last two years, it has become a typical French political football, kicked around by a succession of two cabinet…
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  • 5 Sites to Encrypt and Share Photos, IMs, Emails, and More

    Justin Pot
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Privacy isn’t dead: you just need to be smart about it. The right tools go a long way. Encryption is the best way to secure your data, but sending an encrypted file to a friend and having them open it can be complicated. That’s why a number of apps and websites are trying to make things easier for you, so you can keep your information private (without a degree in computer science). Telegram, a secure messaging service, has been making headlines for just this reason – but it’s not the only easy-to-use encrypted app out there. Today Cool Websites and...Read the full article:…
  • Swiss Drones Deliver Mail, Valve Sells Steam Mods, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Swiss delivery drones, Valve sells mods, Apple bans farting, Jay Z defends Tidal, Silent Hills goes silent, and HTC is the cure to Apple’s iOS operating system. Switzerland Tests Delivery Drones Drones will be delivering packages to homes this summer, with the Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, using a company called Matternet to carry out early tests. According to TechCrunch, this is being treated as a proof of concept “to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions and explore the technical and business capabilities of the drones.” Matternet will be using its ONE drones…
  • Track Key Areas of Your Life In 1-Minute with Google Forms

    Ryan Dube
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Google Forms is a flexible tool tucked away on Google Drive. However, its simplicity betrays its versatility. This one tool, used from your browser and your mobile, can help you track and improve important areas of your life. There are many areas of your life that can benefit from a Google Forms driven system like this. Use it to track your progress with important health goals. Use it to make sure you’re following your financial plan. You can even use it to track how you’re feeling at any given time, and identify seasons or other reasons for your low performance...Read the full…
  • 1,000 iOS Apps Have Crippling SSL Bug: How to Check if You’re Affected

    Andre Infante
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    SourceDNA, a code analytics platform which audits Android and iOS apps, recently released a report indicating that more than 1,000 iOS apps have a serious security vulnerability that could compromise a user’s financial details. The bug prevents the apps from correctly authenticating SSL certificates, opening the apps up to a number of man-in-the-middle attacks. While this app doesn’t affect the security of iOS itself, it could compromise user data transmitted through affected apps… A Simple Bug That Breaks SSL The bug in question is in the AFNetworking package, a popular…
  • Facebook Hello vs. TrueCaller: Which Is the Best Caller ID and Dialer App for Android?

    Mihir Patkar
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    The world’s largest social network has a tremendous amount of data about the people that inhabit it. Facebook wants to use this to help you identify who is calling you and give you a little more information along the way with a new free app for Android: Facebook Hello. Hello is currently available for download from the Google Play Store in limited countries, such as the US and Brazil. However, you can still get it if you download and install the APK. You can find the Facebook Hello APK at APK Mirror. Of course, you will have to grant it access...Read the full article: Facebook Hello…
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  • Discover Cool New Music with these 7 Websites

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    It is a fact that music makes the world go round. After all, can you even imagine life without having a beat to follow, a tune to hum or a melody to listen to? Knowing the importance of music’s role to everyday life, the need to constantly keep up with the times and find more songs to listen to and artists to follow is steadily rising. It’s a good thing that you can have new music to listen to with just a few clicks, especially when you have these websites to help you out. Music Map If a map can help you find your way to anywhere in the world, then a map can most certainly help you find…
  • 1,100+ Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Digital art is everywhere! With more and more devices being developed, and with the advancement of software used to create digital art, coming up with unique artworks using modern tools has become much easier. There are tablets specifically made for digital art creation and gone are the days when you would have to use just your mouse and crude brushes to create the effect you want. Today, there are more advanced tools like digital pens and even software which allows you to create realistic and more texturized brush strokes. I really like how digital art looks more real by having…
  • 10 Contemporary Illustrators You Should Know About

    Milly Youngs
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    With illustrations bearing the mark of the artist, there is a certain authenticity attached to a hand-drawn work of art. Illustrations have the power to charm, amuse, and evoke a feeling of nostalgia in the viewer. In a world where everything is digital, it’s little wonder we’re seeing a big return to illustration in art. Here are ten contemporary illustrators you should know about right now. 1. Ana Zaja Petrak Graphic designer turned illustrator, Petrak works and lives in Zagreb, Croatia. Working for clients across the world, Petrak specialises in food illustration. Colorful, accessible…
  • Creativity in the Kitchen: 15 Well Designed Tools

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    In 2008, Wired magazine published an article entitled ‘The Only Five Kitchen Tools You Really Need’. The article declared that 99% of kitchen jobs could be accomplished with only a knife, a chopping board, a pot, a thermometer and a cheese grater. This may be true. However, with the vast array of innovative cooking products out there, why limit yourself to the old school way of doing things? Why not get experimenting and have some fun in the kitchen! 1. Flare Pan   Developed by a rocket scientist, the Flare pan can speed up cooking times by 44% thanks to the Fin-X technology. The…
  • What Happens When You Infuse Pop Icons and Vintage Ads Together? This!

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 pm
    David Redon is an Art Director from Paris. I recently found his Tumblr blog called Ads Libitum, and fell in love with the concept. David takes famous songs and turns them into vintage advertisements. He treats the artist as the product and describes him or her with their hit song. Below you’ll find ads for Kanye West’s “Stronger,” Outkast’s hit “Hey Ya!,” Pharrell’s “Happy,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, and many more. Enjoy!   Author informationIgor OvsyannykovIgor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger,…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Engineering the Smallest Crack in the World

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    A new procedure will enable researchers to fabricate smaller, faster, and more powerful nanoscale devices ─ and do so with molecular control and precision. Using a single layer of carbon atoms, or graphene, nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a new way of fabricating nanostructures that contain well-defined, atomic-sized gaps. The results from the UC San...
  • A new simplified model predicts patterns that form from honey-like fluids

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Drizzling honey on toast can produce mesmerizing, meandering patterns, as the syrupy fluid ripples and coils in a sticky, golden thread. Dribbling paint on canvas can produce similarly serpentine loops and waves. The patterns created by such viscous fluids can be reproduced experimentally in a setup known as a “fluid mechanical sewing machine,” in which an overhead nozzle...
  • Cloud security reaches silicon

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
     In the last 10 years, computer security researchers have shown that malicious hackers don’t need to see your data in order to steal your data. From the pattern in which your computer accesses its memory banks, adversaries can infer a shocking amount about what’s stored there.
  • New tabletop detector “sees” single electrons

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in a magnetic bottle. A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted by the electrons, which can be used to map the electrons’ precise activity over several milliseconds...
  • Thumbnail track pad: Unobtrusive wearable sensor could operate digital devices

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone while cooking, for instance. It could also augment other interfaces, allowing someone texting on a cellphone, say, to...
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  • Review Of The Saatva Mattress – Simply Put A Great Choice

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    The Saatva mattress  is built with a high quality feature known as “coil on coil construction” Their lower coil unit has a connected hourglass shaped steel support base and their top coil unit features a luxurious individually wrapped coil system. This eliminates motion transfer, which ensures that the rest of the bed does not get any movement. What type of mattresses does Saatva offer? Plush Soft is for one who likes to feel their mattress hugging them yet giving support. The coils are individually wrapped with softer and conforming foams that creates a mattress that hugs to one’s…
  • Review Of The Leesa Mattress – Were Quality Isn’t Compromised By Budget

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Leesa mattresses are designed to be great for all body shapes and all types of sleepers. Leesa mattresses were started by owners who had difficulty in sleeping, they had tried many brands to no avail. They had tried out all sorts of mattresses with all sorts of benefits going from the coil to memory foam but nothing worked for them. They then approached a friend and asked him how he would design a mattress to give one a good sleep. He replied saying that he would take out everything that people have been adding to justify high prices. From this thought they completely redesigned a mattress…
  • Review Of The Tuft And Needle Mattress – Is This The Solution To Sleeping Well?

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    The Tuft & Needle Mattress is a high quality “Polyether”  foam mattress. It has been designed to be a single  foam yet firm  mattress. Their mattress has been designed to support the natural posture of your spine, which in turn relieves back, shoulder and neck problems. The mattress breathes naturally  so you don’t get hot and sticky during the night. Tuft & Needle claim that they decided on “Polyether”  as against memory and latex foam due to; Memory foam, which is comfortable in the beginning, it does not offer healthy support and it becomes hot during the night.
  • Review Of The DaVinci Vape – A Neat Product By Ascent

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    The DaVinci is a great portable vaporizer for dry herbs and essential oils. Its innovative temperature-control option makes it a top contender for vaporizing dry herbs in an easy manner The DaVinci looks, feels and hits like a top quality product. Which is quality one should expect at the $199 price tag. The ability to map out and manage the exact temperature at any given time positively affects the vaporizing experience almost instantly. Note: this is a DaVinci Vaporizer review, click here to visit the official website. The product is relatively small and can easily fit in a jacket pocket or…
  • Review Of The Hurom Masticating Slow Juicer – Not Bad At All

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    When you are serious about trying to stay healthy, it is always important to have a high-nutrient, low-caloric intake of juice in your nutritional diet. Of course it is a long and taxing process to make juice, unless you happen to have a juicer. And to be on the top of the nutritional tree, one can’t do with just any old juicer however. Slow juicing is the new best way to get the best out of vegetables and fruits in a liquid form. We are now going to look at the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer which only costs around $330 as it tries to make its way into your household. Note: this is a Hurom…
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • Law Firm Marketing – Getting People to Share Your Articles

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    By Derek Gales  One of the biggest hesitations businesses have with creating content is the concern about whether its been seen. Lawyers, in particular, are busy. Writing articles may fall very low on their priority list. Especially if there isn’t a lot of confidence that their content will ever be viewed or shared with colleagues or potential clients. While no one can guarantee your content will go viral, there are ways to increase your contents visibility. Here are five things to consider:   [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]   1. Create Content On Current…
  • Should My Law Firm Use Facebook?

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    With over 1 billion users and 128 million people logging on every day in the U.S., Facebook is the second most trafficked site behind Google. Figuring out if Facebook is right for your law firm is pretty much a no-brainer – the stats alone make it impossible to ignore. Going beyond the numbers, Insivia’s CEO Andy Halko names a few reason why your firm should be taking advantage of all the benefits Facebook has to offer. Interested in learning more? Check out our up-coming events for legal professionals here. [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]
  • How to Find Relevant Content for Law Firm Marketing & Sales

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    It’s important to know what kind of content you should be sharing on your law firm’s website. Having the right content people are looking for can help position your firm as a key resource for existing and potential clients. Insivia’s Patrick Zangardi explains some ways your company can achieve success. Interested in learning more? Check out our up-coming events for legal professionals here. [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]
  • 7 Ways Legal Professionals Can Find New Clients on LinkedIn

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Today, LinkedIn is by far the most popular business social networking site used by legal professionals. In fact, if you type in the term “legal” more than one million search results will appear. If executed correctly LinkedIn can be a great tool to attract and retain more clients. Whether a potential client is following you on LinkedIn or just finds you through search results, your profile can act as an advertisement for your business. Sometimes it’s the first introduction a person gets to the services you offer. If you’re looking to promote or market your business using this…
  • Google Analytics 101

    7 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Google Analytics 101 provides an introductory lesson on features of Google Analytics including Audience, Behavior, Conversion and A/B Testing. If you are considering a website redesign, you should review this to get familiar with how to integrate analytics. Thanks to the Columbus Society of Marketing Professionals for inviting us to speak!
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Rethinking the Manufacturing Robot

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A company that makes robots designed to work closely with humans has a new version that addresses the limitations of its first effort.In a workshop at the Boston headquarters of Rethink Robotics, engineers are tending to a troop of eight bright red robots called Baxter. Each robot has a humanoid upper torso and a pair of friendly blue eyes on a small screen that track the robots’ two arms as the engineers move them.
  • A Swiss Army Knife for Neuroscience

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Neural probes that combine optics, electronics, and drugs could help unlock the secrets of the brain.Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals.
  • Machine Dreams

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work.There is a shrine inside Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. At one edge of HP’s research building, two interconnected rooms with worn midcentury furniture, vacant for decades, are carefully preserved. From these offices, William Hewlett and David Packard led HP’s engineers to invent breakthrough products, like the 40-pound, typewriter-size programmable calculator launched in 1968.
  • A Potato Made with Gene Editing

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Plant scientists can swiftly modify crops in ways that would take years with conventional breeding.Dan Voytas is a plant geneticist at the University of Minnesota. But two days a week he stops studying the fundamentals of DNA engineering and heads to a nearby company called Cellectis Plant Sciences, where he applies them.
  • A Way to Get Much-Higher-Resolution Selfies

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A startup called Light uses a cluster of small camera modules to create top-notch photos. First stop: Your smartphone.Most digital cameras are limited by a key aspect of their design: they have one lens and one image sensor. Light hits the lens and is directed at the sensor to produce a picture. A photography startup called Light is not making most digital cameras, though.
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  • Sheldon Serkin Joins TheAppWhisperer as a New Columnist for StreetWise

    Joanne Carter
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    We are delighted to welcome Sheldon Serkin as a new Columnist to TheAppWhisperer.  We have long been admirers of Serkin’s photography and he is regualrly featured in our weekly Flickr […] The post Sheldon Serkin Joins TheAppWhisperer as a New Columnist for StreetWise appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Easter Egg’ – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:41 am
    Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry. We would like to inspire all mobile artists to create […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Easter Egg’ – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (86) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:31 am
    Here’s day eighty six of our new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day […] The post Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (86) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 26 April 2015 – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    This weeks’ Flickr Group Showcase is beautiful, dreamy and the music will take you away. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. If you would like to […] The post Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 26 April 2015 – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • My Latest LensCulture Article Published with Amy Leibrand

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Fabulous! I am delighted to announce that my latest article as Contributing Editor for LensCulture has just been published. This time I interviewed Amy Leibrand about her stunning mobile photography. […] The post My Latest LensCulture Article Published with Amy Leibrand appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Autism “in Utero” Can Be Detected with Routine Ultrasound Scans

    Julie Clements
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is usually diagnosed in childhood but lasts a lifetime. Over the last couple of decades, there has been a tremendous rise in this condition. CDC statistics show that Autism Spectrum Disorders currently affect approximately 1 in 88 children born in the United States. Several controversies exist regarding the stage at which this condition can be dictated through an ultrasound scan. A study, led by Michigan State University earlier in 2013 found that an ultrasound scan within the first few days of life may already be able to…
  • Efficient Medical Billing Processes Enhance Patient Satisfaction

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Physicians depend on medical billing and coding departments to submit claims to insurance companies. Poorly managed processes affect not only practice revenue but also patients. Patient statements are generated based on what insurance companies do not cover. Reviewing statements before they are sent out to patients can help detect errors if any and improve customer satisfaction in addition to preventing delayed payments, costly fines, and loss of revenue. Errors that Result in Wrong Statements Before the statement is sent to the patient, ensure that the following errors have not been made:…
  • National Occupational Therapy Month 2015 in Honor of OTs Who Improve the Lives of People

    Meghann Kiernan
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    April 2015 is being observed as the 35th Annual Occupational Therapy Month in the United States. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc (AOTA), this campaign is a strong platform to educate the general public about the pivotal role that occupational therapists and their assistants play in improving the lives of people who need assistance to regain physical, social and cognitive abilities. Occupational Therapy (OT) was first recognized as a profession in the year 1917, with the founding of the Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy. Currently known as the…
  • National STD Awareness Month – An Initiative to Raise Awareness about Negative Impacts of STDs

    Natalie Tornese
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
    April is observed as National STD (sexually transmitted diseases) Awareness Month in the United States. The annual observance is an opportunity to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing and treating STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases are a major public health issue in the United States. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the US each year, almost half of them…
  • Autism Screening and Diagnosis – Early Intervention Is Important

    Julie Clements
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of intricate neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties in communication, social impairments, and repetitive stereotyped behavioral patterns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 88 children in multiple communities in the United States have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Typically, autistic children need physical, occupational and speech therapy; sometimes social and behavioral (ABA) therapy and psychological therapy may also be needed. Providers of these services are reimbursed when the therapy is…
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  • Amazon announced new pilot program that can deliver packages to your car trunk i…

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    Amazon announced new pilot program that can deliver packages to your car trunk if you live in Munich, Germany and drive Audi! How it works: A customer places an order and, during checkout, indicates the approximate location of his or her car during the desired delivery window. The driver is given a temporary, one-time digital access code to keylessly unlock the trunk (but not the rest of the car), puts the package in the trunk, and the vehicle is re-locked with the order inside. Prime Kofferraum: Stores Online-Einkauf von...
  • Surprise! According to The Wall Street Journal, Google Wireless Service could la…

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:13 am
    Surprise! According to The Wall Street Journal, Google Wireless Service could launch as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22. Google has publicly talked about plans to launch an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) wireless service in March, and said the service would see the light of day in "the next few months." Google Wireless will resell network access to Sprint and T-Mobile, but with a few twists. The Journal says the system will seamlessly switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi (including for calls), depending on what is available, and that—get this—customers will...
  • Another victim of Android malware.…

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    Another victim of Android malware. Woman sues Google claiming she lost “thousands” through Google Play Store hack Google never reimbursed her after agreeing that the purchases weren't hers, she says. Read the rest of the story at
  • Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!Tulsa Roommates Stab Each Other Over Debate Between iPhone & Androidwww.ktul.comTwo men are hospitalized after an alcohol-fueled argument began over which phone is better: iPhone or Samsun... Read the rest of the story at
  • Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!Tulsa Roommates Stab Each Other Over Debate Between iPhone & Androidwww.ktul.comTwo men are hospitalized after an alcohol-fueled argument began over which phone is better: iPhone or Samsun... Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Software Lifecycle Automation

  • Learning and knowledge sharing culture at 1E

    Mamta Singh
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    We 1E-ians , we simply adore 1E as a company for various reasons. To list a few: Diversity: We are a culturally diverse organisation with more than 32 nationalities working together across four offices on three continents. Amazing for an organisation the size of 1E. Product: We produce cutting edge technologies, used by some of the world’s largest organizations every day, and every individual that works here gets an opportunity to play a key role in their creation. Collaboration: You may have heard of some organisations where QA and Development work separately, running on parallel…
  • Ask Sam – App-V and Licensing

    Ask Sam
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Dear Sam,We use App-V within our organization to deploy software to the desktops. When a request comes in for the software, what normally happens is the username is placed into the relevant App-V group within Active Directory and on the next reboot of the desktop the application is available to that user, no matter what desktop they use. The system is set-up so that the application is cached to the desktop so that if it is a laptop the user can still use the application when offsite. My concern surrounds compliance in terms of the use of software in this manner. I have asked various people,…
  • 1E AppClarity software install count, usage and SCCM inventory data

    Claudio Lopes
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    The most common source of inventory data used with 1E AppClarity, our Software Asset Optimization product, is from Microsoft System Center Config Manager (aka SCCM or ConfigMgr). AppClarity can take data from several sources, for simplicity sake, the specifics herein relate to ConfigMgr 2012. When dealing with ConfigMgr, the inventory data is used to calculate software install count and usage for desktop environments, which is displayed in AppClarity console. This enables users to make intelligent decisions and save money by reclaiming software from machines which are not actively using…
  • What do you mean your software works? My solution still doesn’t!

    Adam Welker
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’ve recently had a strange experience in our business: TIME.  Time to ponder on the lessons of nearly 20 years in the Software/IT industry. One of those lessons is, “It takes more than great software to solve a problem.” Now there are a lot of great companies out there whose slogans, whose very names, might contradict this idea, but in almost 20 years I don’t think I’ve seen a single problem facing an IT Manager that has been solved by software alone. It hasn’t been done; it can’t be done (at least not yet), because no matter how well you line up the ‘1s’ and ‘0s’, it…
  • Why is setting the goal of your ITAM implementation so crucial?

    Peter Beruk
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I was visiting an organization to speak to them about their planned ITAM implementation.  The organization is rather well known and viewed externally as well-managed (at least to me).  What happened in the early minutes of the meeting caused me to squirm in my chair. During the meeting, I asked some baseline questions, including one that I thought was a sure-fire baseline; “what are you looking to achieve from this ITAM implementation?”  The organization looked at me and responded, “To implement ITAM”.  When I said that is a good start, I wanted to delve into something more…
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  • Hosting LINQ to Twitter on GitHub

    Joe Mayo
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Originally posted on:, I finished migrating LINQ to Twitter from CodePlex to GitHub. I was happy with CodePlex for a long time. However, it just hasn’t been kept up to date. There hasn’t been any activity or improvements to the site in over two years. After watching the deterioration for a while, I decided to follow the lead of the the C# Team and other Microsoft projects and move to GitHub. Here’s the URL:     LINQ to Twitter on GitHub Just to be clear, I thought was a very…
  • The Single Responsibility Principle under the microscope

    Ralf Westphal
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:47 am
    Originally posted on:’s equally important and mysterious: the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP). And even though its originator Robert C. Martin tried to explain it again, I feel there is something lacking. Some concreteness, some tangibility. First the definition of the SRP in Martin’s own words: “The Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) states that each software module should have one and only one reason to change.” This is more informative than…
  • Slides and Scripts from SharePoint Cincy 2015

    Brian T. Jackett
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:02 am
    Originally posted on:   This is my fourth year presenting at the SharePoint Cincy conference.  As usual the crew that organizes has put on a great conference and the attendees were very engaged.  Below are my slides and demo scripts for my “Running Your Dev / Test VMs in Azure for Cheap” session.  Thanks for all who attended and hope that you got something useful out of it. Demo PowerShell Scripts Download link Slide Deck Download link       -Frog Out
  • Xamarin.Android– Wearable Demo Project is now on Github

    Vincent Maverick Durano
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Originally posted on:’ve decided to put the demo project on github in case someone would want to see and run the demo project I’ve created about syncing data between wearable and handheld device. Here’s the link: If you are new to Android development and would like to explore it using Xamarin and Visual Studio then you can check my previous article about: Getting Started with Android Wearable using Xamarin and Visual…
  • BIDS Helper 1.7.0 released

    Darren Gosbell
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    Originally posted on: few days ago the BIDS Helper team released of v1.7.0 which you can download from here: This version comes with a few bug fixes, and some new functionality, but the most significant enhancements are to the BIML Engine thanks to our friends at Varigence. I’ve copied and pasted the release notes below. Note that there are some possible breaking changes in the new BIML Engine, so if you have existing BIML script please read this section…
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  • We are the 1%, building Joomla for the 99%

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I love Joomla, I love the power and flexibility that Joomla gives me. I love the way that I can customise everything in Joomla. I read the documentation. I update everything as soon as possible. I take automatic backups daily. I customise every little thing that I can. I am the 1%. Chances are that if you are reading this then you are part of the 1% as well. We need to be honest with ourselves 99% of web site owners just want to get something online quickly and easily. They don’t want to be bothered with backups, they don’t want to customise every last option and they certainly…
  • Bad advice for first time speakers

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    I have spoken in public perhaps over hundred times and yet before every presentation my hands shake and I have a funny feeling in my stomach. If I have to use a hand-held microphone you will even be able to see the shake. This is not nerves or me being afraid. This is adrenaline pumping through my body. This is perfectly normal so I just accept it and go ahead with the presentation. Your first time It is perfectly understandable and normal though for you to be apprehensive. We all are when we do something for the first time. What you shouldn't do Everyone you ask will give you some advice for…
  • Were you ready for Joomla 3.4?

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Joomla 3.4 was released last month and just as with every major Joomla release there were beta and release candidates made available for testing over the preceding weeks. Those special releases are made specifically for Joomla developers to use to both test the changes in the upcoming release AND to check that their own code is still working as intended. Despite this after every release we see the same extension and template developers wait until AFTER the release before they even look at the code and test their own work. Then they are in a mad panic and rush to release updates. Meanwhile…
  • Joomla 3.4 Hidden SEO Secret - Revealed

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    For a long time Joomla has included a very powerful component to handle url redirects. This is especially useful after a site upgrade or redesign. Don't know how to use it? Check this great article explaining all the features by Ruth Cheesley in the Joomla Community magazine. However it had a problem which probably meant that you looked at it, set it up and then quickly abandoned it for something else. Joomla we had a problem By default it collected ALL the urls that didn't exist on your site whenever someone tried them. That's not just real urls that may have existed at some time but…
  • Big photos - size matters?

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

    Steve Brasen
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    In a perfect world, all business processes would be automated and all work tasks would be accomplished with the click of a button. This idyllic work experience seems to be the realization of Plato’s utopia…or, if you prefer, the world of the Jetsons. Regrettably, however, we clearly do not live in a perfect world. Put simply, while any repeatable process can be automated, not every process is repeatable, so automation is not a practical solution in all cases. This is particularly a problem for enterprises since business productivity is almost entirely dependent on the rapid and accurate…
  • Vectra Provides Pervasive Visibility & Analysis to Detect Cyber Attacks

    David Monahan
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Though cyber attacks have been around for years, in 2014 there was an explosion in the volume of attacks and a marked increase in the losses and damages they inflicted. In 2015, this does not seem to be lightening up. In February, Anthem health care insurers were compromised, putting 80 million current and former customers and employees at risk, followed in March by Primera Blue Cross, which added another 11 million records of the same. The full extent of these breaches may not be determined for months to over a year. Along with cyber attacks, cyber-hack insurance policy issuance is also…
  • Avoiding Enterprise Mobile Management: A Futile Exercise in Procrastination

    Steve Brasen
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    IT operations managers are cringing all around the world – desperately trying to avoid those inevitable words from their executive management: “You need to support enterprise mobility.” Their concerns are understandable. After all, IT administrators are already overtaxed with supporting desktop, server, application, and infrastructure management requirements. Asking them to layer a whole new management discipline on top of that can be a daunting prospect. IT managers who find themselves in this predicament often recognize it as an opportunity to practice the fine art of procrastination.
  • IT Cultural Transformation and The Elimination of Technology Silos—An Exercise in Efficiency or a Dream Turned Nightmare?

    Dennis Drogseth
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Cultural transformation and eliminating IT silos may sound like an impossible dream—and indeed, perhaps “eliminating” is too strong a word. But the reality is that IT organizations must change toward a more responsive, business-aligned culture, as well as toward a more service-aware (versus siloed) way of working. So how do you begin? A lot depends, [...]
  • Developing an Information Management Strategy Within the EMA Hybrid Data Ecosystem

    John Myers
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has recognized that big data implementers and consumers rely on a variety of platforms to meet their big data requirements. These platforms include new data management technologies such as Hadoop, MongoDB, and Cassandra, but the collection also includes traditional SQL-based data management technologies supporting data warehouses and data marts; operational support systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP); and cloud-based platforms. EMA refers to this collection of platforms as the Hybrid Data…
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  • Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

    Peter Horsten
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Agile and Lean aren’t new practices, Toyota used them already in the 70’s. Recently, these methods are getting increasingly popular. While talking to clients and IT providers I notice people are fighting how to implement Agile in the right way. Below a list of hurdles that you might be facing in becoming fully Agile. Feel free to add problems you are or have been facing and vote on the ones you believe are the hardest ones. During the conference New Trends in Project Management, 27-28 April, Gdynia, Poland,, I will discuss some of the hurdles and the possible…
  • How to fix Outlook 2016 for Mac crashes and doesn’t send e-mail

    Peter Horsten
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    This week’s announcement that a preview of the new Office 2016 for Mac is now officially available was a little surprise to me. I knew it was coming, but didn’t expect it to be available already. Ok, it is “just” a preview and may be you shouldn’t use it for your business, but on the other hand why not give it a try. Recent previews of Microsoft solutions are rather stable. So, I tried, but the installation included some unpleasant surprises. 1. Hard to download Office 2011 for Mac used to be a lot better than the version for the Windows users several years ago.
  • Sneak preview of Microsoft’s mobile future

    Peter Horsten
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Microsoft didn’t give up yet. Despite the fact that their mobile market share remains low, Microsoft seems to heavily invest into mobile. And they have a lot to offer. This video shows some of the (Microsoft oriented) Mobile World Congress 2015 highlights. The post Sneak preview of Microsoft’s mobile future appeared first on
  • Poland? I can see some changes for the better

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

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

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    It’s been a while since we’ve last spoken – let’s change that by having you watch me open my mail! Did you get this... -- Click to Read More --
  • Arcade Block: March Unboxing

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    My Arcade Block came and I open it up on camera! What a novel concept. I might be am getting a little saturated with t-shirts from all my boxes, so I... -- Click to Read More --
  • PAX East: A Look into Extreme Exorcism

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I was lucky enough to sit down with Mike from Golden Ruby Games to talk about the new(ish) game Extreme Exorcism that’s coming out soon on PS4,... -- Click to Read More --
  • App (kind of) of the Week – Poncho

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    In the midst of entering the umpteenth contest to get sent to SXSW this year, I signed up for an email service that I had never heard of, and turns... -- Click to Read More --
  • King of the Nerds: Finale, and actually meeting the King

    18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    So when I watched King of the Nerds for the first time at the beginning of this season, I was seriously skeptical – as seen in this post. With... -- Click to Read More --
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  • Hugos 2015 – The Hurricane of Hypocrisy

    11 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    This post is going to be long, but I had to do it, because I had a sign from above you see. I had been thinking of joining the tornado of blog posts on this topic, but what clinched it was that I bought a kinder egg for my daughter and when I opened it for her it had this in it. Seriously. I am not making this up. Unless you have been living under a rock with all things relating to writing and science fiction in particular, that is the Hugo awards, you will by now know about the main cause of puppy related sadness. If you do not, here is the best link of the whole summary of it written by the…
  • Changes

    5 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    As the Russian hackers and others devoted to this site have noticed, it has been rather dormant for some time. To say the last two years have been rough would be like saying that World War Two was a slight disagreement. Those who know why know, those who don’t don’t. The poem IF, by Rudyard Kipling, has been a favourite of mine since I first read it as a teenager, and it pretty much describes my sense of things. Along with the parts of the samurai poem I know by heart, they have, at difficult times, been a source of some comfort. This time they fell far short. So much so I…
  • This guy.

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I like his sense of humour. Though basically he’s just telling the truth really!   Related posts: Telepathy – The Real Thing
  • Red Space! I join the Evil league of Evil

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

    14 Nov 2013 | 7:02 am
    I have been thinking of doing this for a long time. Actually I plan to extend it to 100 books that I think are a good foundation for anyone to read in order to have a more rounded, more able, and most of all a more independent way of thinking than just unconsciously going along with the greater reactive biomass that is carefully being shaped by TV and other mass media, including this here Internet. Just to be clear then, my criteria for whether a book makes it into my top 100 is primarily based on the practical, real effect it has on you awakening from the dreary, matrix-like slumber induced…
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  • How to Ensure Your Big Data Project Doesn’t Fail

    Alex Espenson
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    As far as business trends go, few have had as big of an impact as big data. Thanks to recent advances in big data analytics, companies of all sizes now have the same opportunity to gather data, study it, and figure out the best ways to use it for growing their businesses. As a result, more companies than ever before are using big data, but as exciting as this prospect is, the results have been mixed. The fault doesn’t necessarily lie with the data but rather the companies that use it. Needless to say, due to a number of factors, big data projects fail at an alarmingly high rate. And…
  • How does America’s Net Neutrality Bill Affect Other Nations?

    Alex Espenson
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    The promise of the Internet is of a world that is freely connected. The reality is that the Internet must do business with the physical world, and in that world the hardware that runs the Internet can find itself within any number of legal boundaries. The United States, in addition to being the headquarters of some of the world’s largest telecoms, also plays host to a significant portion of the Internet’s backbone. This means that legal decisions covering Internet usage in the US have the potential for world reaching consequences. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission revealed…
  • John Battelle’s “NewCo” Festival Disrupts the Conference Model

    Desdemona Bandini
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    He’s back. Media mogul John Battelle, famous for spinning up new media concepts into standards, has been quietly perfecting a new conference model he is branding NewCo, a “festival of innovation.” Tired of ballrooms, this tech conference veteran wants us to “get out to get in” by creating highly curated un-conferences that showcase companies in their native habitat. That means out with the conference ballrooms, and in with hanging out at the headquarters of cool handpicked companies doing something positive and differentiating to learn about who they are and how they are doing it.
  • UX For The Real World

    Kevin Horek
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
          User Experience is one of, if not the most important thing you need to focus on when building your product, app or website. But in my opinion, the UX consultant or UX team may not always have your best interest at heart. Why So Many Skills? Let me explain; To be truly good as a user experience expert you need to understand how to do design, how to code your own designs and if you can, have a basic understanding of how to program. Why so many skills? Well the better you understand and know what is possible on the medium you are working on, the better you can provide…
  • Karlin Ventures Announces New Karlin Fellowship Program

    Desdemona Bandini
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Launched in Los Angeles in 2012, early-­stage venture capital firm Karlin Ventures has announced a new elite tech fellowship program that will kickoff today. The program will feature four master classes each year, giving groups of 12 to 15 rising industry leaders an opportunity to learn directly from experts on specialized topics in areas such as business development, marketing, engineering, and product management. Founded by Los Angeles billionaire spinal surgeon Gary Karlin Michelson, Karlin Ventures has seen 3 exits, grown its portfolio to 34 companies, and invests in late seed and…
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  • Setup Google Apps Catch-All Email Address

    Neeraj Rawat
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Google Apps Free Version is my favorite email hosting service where one used to get mulitiple (200 or more) user accounts. Unfortunately, Google has closed this free service though the paid version still exists and is a huge hit. I appreciate the way Google allowed its existing free users to continue using the service without any charge. I use Google Apps with almost all my domains as I signed
  • Learn Computer Basics For Free At Your Own Pace

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Computing is growing fast rather damn fast and even a normal Computer Engineer is not aware about the pace until they are into real computing. Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, E (GAME, I am sure you can guess the E here) are far ahead from the whole world and have many technical guys. Neither of them was a born geek, everyone starts his/her computer journey from basics and now its
  • Winners of Bitdefender Christmas Giveaway

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

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

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

    Shivam Srivastava
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Sports enthusiasts long for websites and applications that allow them to seamlessly stream live sports. Star India has resolved that issue quite effectively as the channel has unveiled a new app, Hotstar, which will allow you to easily stream on the go! The Hotstar application has been a massive hit amongst tons of Android users as now they can view matches live without feeling the need to sit in front of a TV or to scroll and research for particular websites. Read More: Beautifying Is Now Easy On Mac With Instagram for Mac The application is not just restricted to live streaming sports, but…
  • Shadowgun Ruling With Deadzone For Mac – Free Download!

    Shivam Srivastava
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    The online market is booming with games of all sorts, especially the action ones because they seem to be everyone`s first choice. But abundance doesn’t always mean quality. In the pool of games, Madfinger has already carved a place for itself by launching the most impressive game of the year, Shadowgun: Deadzone. Read More: Indulge Yourself In Pure Pleasure With The Room Two – Download For Mac! What Is Shadowgun: Deadzone? Shadowgun Deadzone is a recently launched action packed game which work on Android and iOS based devices. This multiplayer game allows up to twelve users to combat…
  • The Simpsons: Tapped Out for Mac – Get It For Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    The Simpsons, which had been one of America’s longest animated series, is now available to you and of course to millions of ardent fans of the TV series across the globe in the form of a mobile game. Technology and game developing giants, Electronic Arts Mobile has developed and published the game and have managed to publish smiles all over the world! Read More: Game of War: Fire Age for PC Download Timely and SEASONAL Updates! Create your own distinct Springfield version with The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The game provides you with characters from the show with the help of whom, you can…
  • Beautifying Is Now Easy On Mac With Instagram for Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    In this typical age of social media, it has become quite like a priority to share almost everything under the sun. And getting included in this sharing task, are tons of pics. Irrespective if these pics consist of those red-lips pouty selfies or if they are images, which were taken during those reunions, clicking pics along with sharing them have seriously become quite important. And knowing this crazy yet sombre feeling of sharing stuff, we have the Instagram. Read More: Twickets for Mac: Your Chance to Get Those Exclusive Concert Tickets Click and Go Insta! Instagram is that one…
  • Enjoy Your Spare Time With A Talking Cat On Your Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Post the awesome and the magnificent hit of Talking Tom on Android as well as the other operating systems, can have the better version of amusement, only and only with its sequel which is seriously none but Talking Tom Cat 2. Definitely this game doesn’t need any special introduction, because people and smartphone users of almost every age group knows about it. But why is this part has attracted so much attention? Let’s check it out! Read More: Minecraft Is Now Available for Mac – Download For Free! What Does This Cute Cat Do? Now Talking Tom 2 differentiates with its predecessor with…
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  • An Idealistic Day Of A Coder (Infographic)

    Sunil Jain
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    No matter how much ever we restrict ourselves from coding, we eventually end up doing it. The era has changed dramatically, now every person believes in “Do IT Yourslef (DIY)”. As we are striving towards new technology, we can see that there’s a drastic shift from novice ending up with coding. With the ease of using new programming languages, framework and several resources, it has become very much effortless to start coding. So when was the last time you dived yourself into coding? [Hit the Comment Section ] So You Code? (VIDEO) Here’s a small video dedicated to…
  • Huawei Honor Holly: A Budget Phone that Delivers Value

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Huawei Honor Holly has a tongue-twister name, but its funny name aside, this phone is the Chinese company’s attempt to enter the highly contested budget smartphone segment. And this segment is now keenly contested and very competitive. Look at the competition here, the Moto E, Redmi 1S and Zenfone 4 which have similar if not better specifications. Read on to find out how it fares. Look and feel The Huawei Honor Holly has a plain and uninspiring design that won’t really turn any heads. It has a dual-tone finish with a glossy white removable rear cover and a completely black…
  • OPPO Find 7 X9076 : Value phone, not in budget segment

    Vinay Gowda
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    OPPO Find 7 is an astounding smartphone by the Chinese manufacturer. However, it falls on high-end segment and has less traction from the buyers. We got our hands on with the device and here is our detailed OPPO Find 7 review. India’s mobile industry is crowded and we are witnessing exponential growth year-on-year. To bring in more competition, leading Chinese smartphone brand OPPO entered India this year with their flagship model N1. After that the company has released 10 smartphones ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 40,000. Coming to the device we are speaking about today, Find 7 is a bumped…
  • DIWALI : All You Need To Know (Infographic + Video)

    Sunil Jain
    1 Nov 2013 | 12:54 am
    Diwali, the festival of lights, is a holiday happily celebrated all over India. Indians celebrate this as a start of new year. It is a holiday similar to that of Christmas for others. During this festival, we wear new clothes, tidy our houses and decorate it with all kinds of lights, and lastly burn crackers (not recommended though). The main purpose why I’m writing this post is to let my friends (who are residing on the other part of the world) understand why we celebrate Diwali and what does it actually mean to us. What is DIWALI?? So let’s begin to know what is Diwali, how…
  • 2013’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions (Infographic + Video)

    Sunil Jain
    3 Jan 2013 | 2:50 am
    As it’s the beginning of a new year, this is the right time when one can make resolutions. The resolutions can either be to change something within ourselves or achieving the goal targeted by us. A recent survey conducted, unveiled the following facts: 40% of Americans promise to make 2013 better than 2012 Young Americans (51%) are more likely to promise to change than other residents 17% of people opted for “Losing weight” as their New Year’s Resolution To further know more about New Year’s Resolution, here’s a small video by Dr. Mike Evans which describes…
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  • Google Changing its Influential Search Engine

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Google is planning to change the way its influential search engine endorses websites on tablets and smartphones which is expected to control where most of the individuals shop, eat and obtain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    In the recent push to generate the more revenue, leading micro-blogging site Twitter is building up its own business in the areas such as; commerce and advertising however; on last Friday company... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook Blames 'Bug' for Tracking Non-Users

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Recently, Facebook made it clear that they could have tracked the non-Facebook users who are visiting the third party websites and links through the “Like” button of Facebook as it can embed without... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reusing Technology

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    There have been numerous companies that have provided consumers with particular pieces of technology that have been refurbished. While this may not be a new idea, it is one that is important to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hackers Who Breached White House Network Allegedly Accessed Sensitive Data

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Hackers Breached White House Network According to recent story published by CNN, Russian government hackers have breached the White House’s computer systems late last year and have gained access to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • LG G5 Release Date, Price, Specs Rumors Review

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    LG G5 release date, price, specs rumors review has been started to be discussed widely. Although it is mostly still wild rumors and wishes. LG, as one of the leading electronic companies in the... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 Specs Review: Camera,Battery,Screen,Size,Speed

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

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

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

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    View Apple iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus 6 specs comparison of weight, size, design, display screen, camera, speed and battery life. For so long, the great battle of mobile phones is only dominated by... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Ipsos Marketing U.S.

  • The New Shopper Research Imperative — Hiding In Plain Sight?

    M Berry
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Is a new shopper research imperative emerging? I had been in shopper research for quite some time and began to think that something was missing. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the industry had solutions and they worked — it just seemed like we weren’t getting to a granular understanding of how and why shopping decisions are “really” made. I felt a more granular understanding would lead to higher-level insights, more effective strategies and a competitive advantage for the invested companies. In a technology-obsessed industry there have been a lot of innovations in shopper research, from…
  • “Share of Buttons”?  Yeah, that’s a Thing Now.

    N. Munsey
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Last night, I logged onto Amazon looking for a new book to download (let’s all just assume it was something really smart about innovation strategy and not the latest Young Adult dystopian future novel series, shall we?). As soon as I logged on, I was presented with a home screen image of a hand, holding a button-like contraption with a Tide logo on it. As a Prime member, Amazon tells me, I have exclusive access to Amazon Dash. I make a mental note to figure out what this is tomorrow and settle into my dystopian future novel riveting book about innovation strategy. Enter tomorrow, and my…
  • Getting Innovation ‘Unstuck’

    Jason Brown
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    In most mature categories, there’s a common pattern: there are pretty clear Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies, and there are worrisome smaller players. Worrisome because they have an edge – the benefit of not being all things to all people – or because they do something that the top players just can’t seem to get done. These are the grounds for the archetypal battle for growth in American commerce. If you are Tier 1, the battle plan is finding new markets and fending off number 2. If you are Tier 2, the battle plan is being a challenger brand and fending off the nips at your heels without…
  • Engaging Millennials in Product Development

    Maureen Evans
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Meet Melissa: She’s a technology adoring, social media enthusiast who desires instant gratification. She’s the quintessential Millennial and by the year 2017, she and her cohorts will have more spending power than any other age group in history. The future of your business depends on the Melissa’s of the world. And, while their annual purchasing power of $170 billion is on the rise, if they don’t like your products, they will ignore you and take their bitcoins elsewhere. As the largest product testing advisor in the world, we realize the importance of developing &…
  • Qual and Quant: We are Better Together in the Front End of Innovation

    Wendy Hunt
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    This blog post is a collaboration between Wendy Hunt, Bill Mendekitis, Gerhard Koenderink. We are better together. Like Robin Hood and Little John, Peanut Butter and Jelly, or Vodka and Tonic; whatever suits you is all that matters! The greatness of unexpected combinations has never been so beautifully captured as joyfully witnessed in the Android ‘Be Together, Not the Same’ campaign. We may like to dance to the beat of our own drum from time to time, or work in opposing spectrums, but it gets lonely, and we may not be the world’s greatest dancers, so a partner usually comes in…
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  • Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: The Critical First Step for Cyberrisk Management

    Jodie Kelley
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Waking up to find your company on the front page news and at the center of a data breach is every CEO’s worst nightmare—and for a number of businesses, it has become reality. Today, the threats from cybercrime are real and frightening, and the risks are extraordinary. Cybersecurity is an incredibly complex issue and business […] Related posts: Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: Real or Imagined? Navigating the Cloud: Why Software Asset Management Is More Important Than Ever BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution
  • Time for Congress to Act on Cyber Threat Information Sharing

    Victoria Espinel
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Both public and private sector entities fall victim to cyber criminals and other malicious actors each day. Sharing information about cyber threats is critical to prevent and combat these attacks. Over the past several years, Congress and the courts have taken steps to clarify and promote information sharing. Last year, the Department of Justice and […] Related posts: Sharing Cyber Threat Information: How It Would Work, and Why It Would Help Bolster Security More Progress toward Compromise on Information Sharing How to Continue Improving CISPA in the Senate
  • Strengthening the Patent System by Ending Patent Abuse

    Tim Molino
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Patent reform is top of mind on Capitol Hill this month as several Committees hold hearings to discuss the need for patent reform. BSA was honored to testify today at the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. My testimony underscored the need for legislative action to curb abuses in the patent system. The Small […] Related posts: Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Pass the Innovation Act
  • Closing the Gaps in EU Cybersecurity: Let’s Get It Right

    Thomas Boué
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Bolstering cybersecurity is a challenge facing boardrooms and government officials around the world. While technology is enabling us to be smarter about how we communicate, create, and solve problems, it has also introduced new risks which must be managed. In Brussels next week, Member States will meet in Coreper as they continue to work toward […] Related posts: The State of Cybersecurity Closing the Deal on Cybersecurity Legislation Guest Post: Key Steps Forward in Managing Cybersecurity Risks
  • It’s Time to Support Software Industry Priorities

    Victoria Espinel
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    The global software industry – exemplified by the unparalleled success of American-born innovation – is changing the way we live. Software creates jobs. It sustains vibrant economies. And it enables us to do amazing things by connecting human ingenuity with technology to not only improve how we live our lives every day but also turn […] Related posts: Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Pass the Innovation Act Supreme Court Action on Patents Leaves Room for Reform
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Are you interested in a gaming-focused tablet? Acer has one for lined up for late 2015

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    A gaming focused tablet. Yup, Acer has one in the works and its called the Predator tablet. I bet you’re already wondering what Clash of Clans would look like on that thing. Calling it the Predator, the gaming tablet has a different case design unlike the traditional tablet. According to Engadget, Acer mentioned the tablet would have haptic feedback that vibrates along with what’s happening in the game. It will also have four front facing speakers on each corner. No other information, specs or otherwise, has been released at the moment. I wonder how this one will pan out. Most of…
  • Xiaomi launches Mi 4i in India

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    We were so caught up with the Asus ZenFone 2′s launch in Jakarta that we almost missed news of another awesome flagship launch. Xiaomi’s VP of Operations Hugo Barra was recently in India to announce their newest flagship, the Mi 4i. This is the Chinese handset maker’s first major launch event outside of China. The Mi 4i features a 5 inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display with an eye popping 441 pixels per inch, a 64-bit Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.  The octa-core processor is the second gen variant and uses four high performance 1.7 GHz…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Unboxing, Quick Look and Antutu Score

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    With all the attention the ZenFone 2 is getting, many have forgotten Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy S6. I’m going to remind you that it’s still here and it’s the Korean tech giant’s most beautiful smartphone to date. Luckily, we were able to grab one through my Smart postpaid line. Here’s a quick look at the device (We took some pictures too). Presenting the Samsung Galaxy S6. Unboxed and Fiddled The Galaxy S6 is without a doubt is the best looking smartphone Samsung has made. The combination of aluminum and glass materials makes for a very premium device. You’ll…
  • ASUS ZenFone 2: Quick Hands-On and Photo Comparison

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    We were given some time to play around with the ZenFone 2 on the demo area during the launch. Poking around the phone, we noticed that the UI is very fast and responsive. Here’s the ZenUI in action. The UI is very clean, and the icons are consistent. The notification controls look clean as well. The recent apps launches fast. Scrolling is very smooth. The ergonomically curved rear cover gives it a good feel in the hand. The volume controls, which also function as a camera shutter button for selfies, is found there as well. Power button is on top. Love the metallic texture. Compared…
  • ASUS Announces ZenFone 2 in South East Asia; Photos and Regional Pricing

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    Last Tuesday was an exciting day in Jakarta, Indonesia. And if you’ve been following us on Facebook, then you most likely know what we’re talking about – the ASUS ZenFone2 is here. And it’s coming to the Philippines. Held at the Pullman Hotel in Jakarta, we were in attendance as the Experience 2Morrow event kicked off. ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the stage to officially launch the new ASUS ZenFone 2 in the region. The venue was packed with select bloggers and media from different countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. “We strongly believe that…
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  • How to Create a full Backup in Windows 8.1

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    In this post, I will show you how you can perform a full system backup of Windows 8.1 with built-in backup features and tools. Maybe you don’t know it, but Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 has a built in bare-metal Backup & Recovery options for you to use. In Windows 8 these features can
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2015

    5 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    Will you believe it? Another quarter has past and it is time for another of my popular Google Analytics Traffic Reports. In this report, I will share some of my numbers with you from the past quarter of 2015 and hopefully we can all learn something about traffic that is trending at the moment. Traffic Types
  • How to get new build for Windows 10 Preview

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    If you like me, have been testing Windows 10 Preview to see what is going to happen with the next generation of Windows, you might have been wondering why you have not yet received the new update, Build 10041, that was released last week? Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will be available already in
  • Why you should create a globally recognized Avatar

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

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Later today, Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Phoenix, Arizona. This year the defending Champions from Seattle Seahawks will play New England Patriots in the final. If you like, I love watching NFL you might find it even more interesting with some apps for your Android phone. I have found some of the best for you here: 1.
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  • Google Is Fighting “Game of Thrones” Piracy, but HBO Isn’t Playing Along

    Andre Sólo
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    “Internet” and “piracy” have become almost synonymous. The rise of high speed internet has made it possible to share videos, images, books and whole movies, with or without the creator’s permission. But whose responsibility is it to fight back—the copyright owners, or the search engines? That question remains contentious, but Google has stepped up its efforts to crack down on piracy. The exact measures they use (and how well those measure work) are detailed in a full report by Danny Sullivan, using HBO’s Game of Thrones as its case study. This…
  • Beyond Mobile Friendly

    Andre Sólo
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    By now you know that Google penalizes sites that aren’t mobile friendly, and how to prepare your site so you’re not one of the casualties. So far, however, the focus in the SEO community hasn’t gone much farther than that—being mobile friendly is good enough to keep your search ranking, so it’s all you need, right? A new article by Bryson Meunier explores how we can go beyond that. Bryson points out that being mobile friendly is the bare minimum of what it takes to avoid a penalty. He asks how we can make mobile sites even better, and what effects that may…
  • Google’s Recommending Apps, but What’s In It for You?

    Andre Sólo
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Not long ago Google made a relatively unnoticed announcement: content from Android apps would get highly ranked in Google search results. As I wrote at the time, that simply doesn’t affect many people—you need to already have the app installed for its content to show up in your searches. And it’s only for Android, not iPhone. It turns out that little-heralded event was just the first step, however. Google has now changed the rules. It’s not just content from apps you’ve installed, it’s content from any Android app that Google has indexed. If your search…
  • Two New Google Experiments Spotted in the Field

    Andre Sólo
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    As reported on Search Engine Land, Google is rolling out even more experimental search features—and two of them have been spotted in the field. They’re being tried out on a small percentage of real search users, which means they could become standard soon. One of these offers new functionality, while the other is a redesign of the mobile search results page. “People Also Ask” The first live test involves a completely new feature known as the People Also Ask box. This does exactly what it sounds like: when you run a search, the box tells you a few popular questions…
  • Yahoo’s Secret Search Engine

    Andre Sólo
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Is Yahoo working in a secret search engine to replace Bing? According to a recent leak, the answer might be yes—and it may already be offering results to a small percentage of users. Bing and Yahoo A little background is in order. Most people think of Yahoo and Bing as separate search engines, which is true to an extent. Yahoo is its own company, has a search service and at one time was among the leading innovators in search technology. However, since 2009 Yahoo search results are actually delivered by Bing. The truce is an uneasy one. Bing’s search engine does the work, but…
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  • APPLE EARNINGS PREVIEW: Get ready for massive iPhone sales this afternoon... (AAPL)

    Neil Cybart, Above Avalon
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    This is a preview of Apple's earnings, which will hit after the market closes today, from Neil Cybart an independent analyst who writes at Above Avalon. Sign up for his daily email on Apple here. Apple will likely report a 2Q15 beat to consensus EPS of $2.14 on strong revenue growth (up 24% from last year) and margin trends (41.0% vs. 39.3% last year). The iPhone will be the primary focus as investors look for any indication of continued above average sales trends compared to previous iPhone cycles. While recent iPhone sales share in the U.S. and Europe appear…
  • 11 amazing facts about Apple

    Matthew Stuart
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Apple has a pretty intriguing history – in the mid 90s they released a video game console, and the former executive in charge of iOS is now a Broadway producer. Find out more about the world's most valuable company. Produced by Matthew Stuart Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story »
  • What it's like to go to one of 'King of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian's infamous house parties where there was a real live giraffe

    Lara O'Reilly
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    Multi-millionaire Dan Bilzerian, the 34-year-old poker star who's known as the "King of Instagram," lives a crazy, lavish life.  Bilzerian's house parties, held at his luxury Los Angeles mansion, are no exception. Maani Safa, vice president of creative and innovation at mobile marketing and technology agency Somo, was lucky enough to get an invite to one of these legendary parties and was kind enough to share his photos with us.The party was thrown in aid of electro house musician Steve Aoki's charity fund. Let's get this out of the way early on. There was a real GIRAFFE at the event.
  • Less than a quarter of people who bought an Apple Watch have actually received them (AAPL)

    Rob Price
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    It's clear by now that the Apple Watch launch did not go as planned, with demand outstripping supply and vast numbers of customers potentially waiting weeks for their new smartwatch to arrive. Market research company Slice Intelligence has now put a number on this — claiming that just 22% of Apple Watch buyers actually received their order by this weekend, the official date when Apple said the watches would actually become available. Meanwhile, amid widespread confusion as to the device's availability, a source at Apple is telling us that the launch is being viewed internally by some…
  • Jay Z is accusing rival music streaming services of playing dirty in the fight against Tidal (AAPL)

    James Cook
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
    Musician Jay Z claimed on Twitter on Sunday night that "big companies" are "spending millions" on a "smear campaign" against his newly acquired music streaming company Tidal. Tidal has been facing a series of negative articles recently, focusing on its fall down the App Store chart. It was ranked within the top 20 free apps in the US App Store, but has since plummeted to outside the top 100. Now, Tidal is trying to regain some of the positive publicity that it experienced following its star-studded press conference in New York. On Sunday night, Jay Z sent a series of "stream of consciousness"…
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  • Tech Journalism in Malaysia is disappointing

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Last week visitors browsing to Google’s Malaysia website were greeted with a big bold image stating the website was hacked. The media had a field day proudly proclaiming that Google’s website was hacked, because that was exactly what the page they visited said….Google Hacked!! Only, Google wasn’t hacked. MyNic was hacked. They’re the agency in charge […]
  • Keith’s PGP Key

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    In case anyone needs my PGP key to send me encrypted e-mails. Here it is. e-mails should be sent to, which is hosted on Gmail, if you’re uncomfortable with that, drop me an encrypted e-mail there, and I’ll respond with a privately hosted e-mail you can connect with me on. Regards, Keith
  • FireEye: Group spied on Malaysia for 10 years

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    The team over at the FireEye threat intelligence published a special report(pdf) detailing an long running (and still on-going) cyber-espionage operation that has targeted multiple entities in ASEAN countries, including Malaysia. The program was reported to be running for more than a decade, and the sustained period coupled with the list of targets the program had, led FireEye to […]
  • Worked Example: iPhone PIN Hack

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Last month, a company called MDSec released a video detailing how they manage to brute force hack an iPhone PIN lock. Pretty sweet piece of work, but I thought this would be a good example to understand how hacks work, and how hackers think. What is a hacker First off, we need to define what […]
  • MDeC Private Meeting with ODI

    5 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Earlier this week I attended a MDeC organized private meeting with Richard Stirling from the Open Data Institute (ODI).The ODI is an institution that hopes to promote the ‘open data’ culture, and founded by a giant of the Tech world, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, which you might remember for inventing a small little thing we call the world wide […]
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  • Hannover Messe 2015: Wibu-Systems presents a collaborative project to support secure Industry 4.0

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:40 am
    The demonstration we are introducing at the Hannover Messe shows how manufacturers can protect their production data in the age of Industry 4.0. This model was first presented at the German IT Summit 2014 as the collaborative result of four German companies united by a single purpose: Bringing security “Made in Germany” to Industry 4.0. Visitors to Wibu-Systems’ exhibit at the Hannover Messe can see live for the first time the demonstration in action. In hall 8, booth D05, they can learn how secure communications can be set up for the manufacturing of individual components across remote…
  • Hannover Messe 2015: Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi with Secure Boot

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    At this year’s Hannover Messe, in its own booth, D05 in hall 8, Wibu-Systems will show how manufacturers can protect their embedded software from tampering. The ground principle is based on the secure boot mechanism integrated in CodeMeter technology, which companies can start evaluating with the starter kit for the Raspberry Pi.Digital signatures and certificates ensure the integrity of embedded software. This allows for only properly signed applications to run. A signature is considered valid when the program comes from a legitimate publisher who owns the matching private key for signing…
  • CeBIT 2015: Security for Industry 4.0 Made in Germany

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Wibu-Systems is proud to be part of an outstanding consortium that will be officially announced at CeBIT 2015. Deutsche Telekom, Infineon Technologies, Wibu-Systems and Hirschmann have joined forces to deliver security Made in Germany to the entire Industry 4.0 arena.The partnership started to take shape already last year at the National IT Summit, where the Digital Agenda for 2014-2017, promoting innovations to support Germany’s growth and employment, the implementation of comprehensive high speed networks and digital media literacy, and the improvement of security and protection of IT…
  • Automatisierungstreff 2015: Wibu-Systems hosts a Trend Session about IP Protection

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
  • Embedded World 2015: Improved License Distribution with the new CodeMeter License Central 2.10

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

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Send reminders, addresses to your Android phone straight from the browser via - In a small step towards computing convergence, Google has rolled out a feature that lets you send directions, reminders, notes, and more straight from your browser to your phone. In fact, you can try this out right now. Make sure your phone is updated and has the right settings (check this out). Then head to (or Chrome) and type in “send a note to my phone” or “send directions to my phone” into the search bar. This will open up a Google Now-esque card that will let you type in the note or look…
  • Nepal earthquake: Google opens Person Finder tool

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Nepal earthquake: Google opens Person Finder tool via - Today is a sad day in Nepal. It was hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck the area between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Its effects were felt in Bangladesh as well as India and Tibet. Over a 1,000 people have already been reported dead. Many more are injured, and yet more are reported to be missing. In an attempt to aid rescue efforts, Google has opened up its Person Finder tool. It’s a simple crowd-sourced missing persons database, and it’s extremely helpful in times like this. The tool was first launched in…
  • ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) to be discontinued

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) to be discontinued via - So this is it. If you’re after a Nexus tablet, the only choice that you have is a Nexus 9 as that is the only tablet device available from Google’s official hardware store. Reason? The Nexus 7 of 2013, which was made in partnership with ASUS, is no longer available to procure as it has been discontinued. Truth be told, the Nexus 7 lineup, both 2012 and 2013 versions were indeed the best tablets available for the brilliant price range. But it’s time for the new devices to take their place. However, the Nexus 9 didn’t earn…
  • ASUS launches Zenfone 2 in India

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    ASUS launches Zenfone 2 in India via - ASUS has finally introduced the Zenfone 2 in India by releaseing 4 new variants with pre-orders starting from flipkart. The 2GB of RAM model includes a 5.5-inch 720p display with a 1.8GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3560 processor, 16GB built-in storage and carries a price tag of INR 12999 wherheast the second variant has the same CPU but features a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display and costs INR 14999. Thirdly, the 4GB versions with 32GB in storage space costs around INR 19,999 while for the 64GB one, it costs INR 23999. For the 4GB models, the processor is a…
  • Micromax unveils Canvas Spark running on Lollipop for $79

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Micromax unveils Canvas Spark running on Lollipop for $79 via - Micromax has added a new smartphone to their entry-level Canvas series Canvas Spark running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. This time, Micromax will be opting for flash sales exclusively at Snapdeal similar to Xiaomi’s strategy. In brief, Micromax Canvas Spark comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, the device holds a so-so MediaTek MTK6582M chipset runnning on a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor speed and 1GB of RAM. For camera, the phone sports a 8MP rear…
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  • Oasis Workflow Plugin Is A Powerful Editorial Workflow Manager For WordPress

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    For a small blog with only one writer, workflows are generally straightforward: write, proofread, publish. I often suggest that one-person blogs take advantage of an editorial calendar, but beyond that there isn’t much need for more advanced workflow management tools. The situation is entirely different for blogs with multiple writers and editors dealing with a […]
  • Complying With EU Cookie Laws In Magento

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Cookies are an essential part of the modern web. Without them we’d be unable to provide the interactive sites and web applications that modern users of the web have come to expect. The web was designed to be stateless — no information about a session was carried between page loads. Cookies are the thread that […]
  • We’ve Brought Two-Factor Authentication To Magento!

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’re happy to announce that we’ve brought two-factor authentication to Magento in partnership with Magento development agency Human Element. This new plugin, named Sentry, will allow Magento retailers a solution for secured, two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication offers enormously enhanced security for Magento eCommerce stores. Passwords alone have never been a great way to handle secure […]
  • Three Plugins That Improve The WordPress Writing Experience

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Once upon a time, I used to refuse point blank to write using the WordPress editor. I’d been burnt too many times by refreshing tabs and unreliable sites causing me to lose a big chunk of text, and, as a professional writer, I simply couldn’t afford to take the risk. On top of which, TinyMCE […]
  • How Do SEO Poisoning Attacks Impact WordPress Users?

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are many reasons a hacker might want to gain access to a WordPress site, but one that seems particularly topical at the moment is the SEO poisoning attack — a black hat SEO technique to improve the search ranking of sites associated with the attacker or to use a site’s existing search engine optimization […]
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  • iZettle Review – user and customer reviews for chip and pin

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    iZettle - take payments from your customers, without any fuss or ridiculous charges I'll begin my iZettle review with a story. Whilst visiting a local shop the other day something incredibly strange happened. I went to purchase something using my debit card, virtually all shops accept them these days. Only to be told "Sorry we don't accept card payments. There is a cash machine down the road."So what did I do? I went and made the purchase from a shop that does take card payments. I didn't have the time to go cash machine hunting. Ok, my story probably isn't that strange, but it shows that in…
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Kingston HyperX Skyn Gaming Mousepad Review

    The Sorcerer
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    There are two types of mouse pads: Cloth based and hard pad. Kingston, on the other hand, introduced a paper thin plastic sheet, an adhesive layered mousepad with friction and smooth surface called ‘HyperX Skyn’. As someone who used Razer Goliathus Control Oversize edition (the first make that I bought in 2007 and lasted nicely until 2014 when the cloth started to fray and tear) and the currently used- Corepad XXXXL mouse pad that measures 47.20 x 23.60 inches with 300mm thickness, i curious how is my experience with the paper thin gaming mat is going to be. From a cloth pad user, the…
  • Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Air Cooler Review

    The Sorcerer
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    For HTPC setups, having a good case, motherboard and a CPU cooler is important. Coolermaster made a pretty good impression with their CM Elite 130 mini-ITX case. Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI also has a pretty good layout as well.  But with setups like Coolermaster Elite 130, you need clearance as the power supply is mounted just above the mini ITX motherboard. Sure! You do get low profile CPU air coolers and even the stock Intel heatsink is very low profile. But we need better cooling for many reasons, even if it doesn’t include overclocking. Not everyone lives in a place with cool and comfortable…
  • Gamers Connect #4 to be held in Hyderabad, displaying Titan X, Gaming monitors and more!

    The Sorcerer
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    For those who don’t know, the man behind eSports Interactive Entertainment is hosting its 4th “Gamers Connect” meetup for people in Hyderabad. Gamers will have a chance to check out the best stuff you can get from companies making gaming-centric hardware. Nvidia and BenQ are onboard, and few of the stuff that they will be showing is the Nvidia GeForce Titan X graphic card and the BenQ 1440p and 1080p panels- XL2730Z and XL2430T. Mark your calendars for Friday April 17th and it will be held at one of many Nvidia Experience Zone Cafe ‘Playmax Interactive’. Click…
  • Futuremark 3DMark now provides DirectX 11,12 and AMD Mantle API performance testing

    The Sorcerer
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Futuremark cooked up an API Overhead Feature test for its 3DMark Benchmark which allows the user to test performance of DirectX 11 (single-threaded and multi-threaded), DirectX 12 (For Windows 10 only) and Mantle API for AMD-based systems. This is the first 3D Benchmark that is providing tests for these API. Futuremark explains how the API Overhead Feature Test works. They’ve explained: The 3DMark API Overhead feature test is the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. DirectX 12 and Mantle let developers code…
  • Micron and Intel’s new 3D NAND enables cost-effective SSDs up to 10TB

    The Sorcerer
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Both Micron and Intel have jointly collaborated on making a new type of 3D NAND which allows them to provide up to 32 layers of flash NAND per package. By doing so, manufacturers can provide storage space up to 48 GB per 3D NAND chip, which will enable even the tiny M.2 form factor based SSDs to have larger amount of storage space to up to 3.5TB and up to 10TB in 2.5″ SATA/SATA Express-based SSD form factors. Apart from increasing storage space per package, it will help to decrease the cost per GB, making it even more competitive against HDDs. It will provide higher bandwidth for both…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Jack Doyle: Why ‘The Hobbit’ Doesn’t Cut It

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Even in a fantasy world, millennials could journey with the Lord of the Rings characters. Aragorn struggles to accept his true identity. Eowyn battles prejudice and unrequited love. Frodo is the smallest and most unlikely hero — and even with powerful friends, he’s not guaranteed to win. I’ve heard more than one friend claim (and who can blame them) that their sexual awakening happened around when the exhausted, sweaty Aragorn opened the doors of Edoras in slow motion. Many young people, myself included, started writing our own fantasy stories inspired by the movies. And our throats…
  • Iqbal as an alias, what’s the big deal?

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Despite the illegal use of a nom de guerre in negotiating with the government, Iqbal’s acts cannot be deemed invalid or illegal, provided they were done with the authority of the MILF, his principal. In point of fact, the MILF leadership has expressly affirmed his authority and the binding effect of his acts. So, what’s the big deal? Moreover, the government’s peace panel headed by Miriam Coronel Ferrer, including Secretary Teresita Deles, admitted knowledge of Iqbal’s nom de guerre; in fact, they also know his real name. So, his use of a fictitious name is not an issue in assessing…
  • CNET: What you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Curious about Wi-Fi calling? Or do you have it confused with with other services like Skype, Viber, etc? CNET has a comprehensive rundown of what Wi-FI calling is, how it works and which providers in the US are offering it. Curious though as to when local telcos like Globe and Smart will offer it.
  • Impressed with Google Handwriting Input

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    While searching for a way to put emojis on my Twitter posts, as it seems that it only works on iOS devices, I stumbled on the brand new Google Handwriting Input app which was released yesterday. As it name says, the app converts handwritten words and shapes into text input on your Android device. It supports 82 languages, cursive and printed writing and will work with or without a stylus. Google Handwriting Input easily recognized my terrible handwriting and even offered auto-spell correction.I’ve been using it since yesterday on my Nexus 5 and what a joy it is to use. I’m very…
  • Switching back to Firefox

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Sorry Google, but I had enough of the sluggish and buggy performance of Chrome, the web browser I loved for so many years. I remember the good feeling when I switched over from Firefox. Back then, it was like being on cloud 9 – web pages loaded fast, they looked good and having more than 7 tabs didn’t force my PC to kill it self. The experience was even more delightful on Linux. That was years ago. Now, it’s a complete nightmare. Every time I launch Chrome and open Gmail, Gmail, yes your own site, it would take a good 5 to 8 seconds for it load. In Internet terms,…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Writing Headlines with Impact

    Beyond PR
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Today we are going to dissect how each component of your press release can drive readership and engagement if done correctly. The first and perhaps most overlooked component of a press release is the headline. Headlines have evolved from simple announcements that inform journalists of a new product or service. Today news releases are indexed by thousands of online databases & search engines, are shared multiple times via social media, and are still used by journalists to help write stories. Your press release headline needs to grab the attention of readers facing a content glut. But…
  • Best Practices Executive Brief: Webinars

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Engaging in a Live Conversation Webinars are the next best thing to meeting your prospects in person. They give you the opportunity to go beyond simply talking to decision makers by helping you open a dialogue with them. But how you spend that 30 to 60 minutes will determine whether your potential customers are engaged and participating … or answering email while half listening in. Based on our experience at UBM producing hundreds of webinars each year, we’ve developed a set of best practices to help you keep your webinar attendees tuned in. Download the pdf to learn six best practices!
  • The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist’s View

    Network Computing
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers. With Interop Las Vegas fast approaching, it’s time once again for IT professionals to gather together in the desert to hear about hot new technology and debate important trends. There are a lot of IT conferences for IT pros to choose from, but Interop is the most important. Here’s why. Independent IT conference Interop represents the last great independent conference in IT. The trend in recent years has forced shows like this down…
  • 3 Tips For Making Infographics Informative & Creative

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The post 3 Tips For Making Infographics Informative & Creative appeared first on Create Your Next Customer.
  • Best Practices Executive Brief: Research

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    The Survey Says…Original Research Leads to Credibility and Thought Leadership Market research is a staple of the global technology community, thanks to its ability to illuminate trends, provide insights into the forces at work, and help companies make better business decisions. Original research helps you understand your customers’ business challenges, purchase plans, and perceived barriers to adoption. It also gives you credible statistics and insights to inform your content marketing strategy — and to use in content pieces. Two components are vital to research success: 1. Access to…
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    What's On My PC

  • Send Notes and Send Directions To Your Phone From Google Search

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    This week’s hot Google news is similar news from last week, with a different twist, where you can go to the Google Search page (or the Google Chrome’s omnibox) and type in “find my phone” (see article here). This week Google revealed you can go to the Google Search page (or the Google Chrome’s omnibox) […]
  • A Must Have Android App

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Probably one of the most underused functions on computers, by the everyday computer user, is the copy and paste function. I am sure this is probably true when it comes to using our smartphones. As a matter of fact, I randomly asked some of the my friends if they knew how to copy and paste […]
  • A 5 Stars Windows Repair Utility

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    First statement I need to make here is that the – Windows Repair utility, featured in this article, is for those who are computer techs and the geeks in the family. Second statement I need to make is that I cannot say enough about how good this utility is. – Windows Repair has […]
  • FREE Microsoft Software To Create Your Own Movies

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Looking for an easy way to edit and create your own movie or enhanced slide show (using your photos)? Microsoft back in 2012, as part of their FREE Windows Essentials package included Windows Movie Maker.   Today, in 2015, Windows Movie Maker is still a viable option (for FREE) that will run on 32- or […]
  • Lose Your Phone? Ask Google To Find It

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Been following the tech news this week and discovered that Google has a feature in place that will give you the ability to locate your phone if you lose it. You will need a Google account; and, appears Google Chrome installed on your computer that is logged into your account. My first go round with […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • CBC AMERICAS Corporation to Locate US Headquarters in Cary

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. recently announced that CBC AMERICAS Corporation will locate its U.S. headquarters in Wake County and open a distribution center in Alamance County. The move will create 67 new jobs in Wake County and 29 new jobs in Alamance County over the next five years. The company plans to invest at least $3.5 million.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media…
  • Smart Energy, Smart Regions Examined at 2015 State of the Research Triangle Region

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE REGION, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will connect the region’s natural gas assets to consumers and also add a link to the region’s smart energy value chain. Smart energy is a key component of “smart regions.” Regional business leaders will examine the qualities that define a smart region, how the Research Triangle Region stacks up and what it can mean for the region’s economic future and quality of life at the 2015 State of the Research Triangle Region event scheduled for May 21 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.NCTechNews is…
  • Schulman IRB to Open Office in RTP

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    CINCINNATI, OH & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Schulman Associates IRB, Inc., the industry-leading central IRB in customer service and technology, has signed a long-term lease on Laboratory Drive in the heart of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The location will house review board and service staff, which will be ideally located to provide high quality reviews and customer service to clients.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help…
  • Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 Now Available

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1, Red Hat’s selection of some of the latest, stable open source C and C++ compilers and complementary development tools. Available through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program and related subscriptions, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 streamlines application development on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, enabling developers to compile applications once and deploy across multiple versions of Red…
  • Charlotte Metro Credit Union Releases New Apple Watch App

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Metro Federal Credit Union (CMCU), a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution based in Charlotte, today announced the release of its new mobile banking app for Apple Watch. Designed to quickly deliver account balances, transaction history with running balances and loan payment due information, the CMCU Apple Watch app underscores the credit union's focus on delivering the latest mobile banking technology to support its customers' busy lifestyles.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research…
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  • Qué hacer si tu Apple Watch se queda congelado

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    ¡Seamos realistas! Llegará el momento en que tu Apple Watch se bloqueará o se quedará congelado. Dejará de responder y querrás saber qué hacer para sacarlo de tal estado de inactividad. El siguiente procedimiento te permite reiniciar tu Apple Watch en caso de que se quede bloqueado o congelado. Cuando tu Apple Watch se congela, es probable que se deba a alguna aplicación que se ha quedado colgada. En este punto, debes forzar el reloj a reiniciar y arrancar de nuevo. La forma de hacerlo le sonará familiar a la mayoría de usuarios de iOS, pues lo que debes hacer es mantener pulsado el…
  • Cómo volver dorado tu Apple Watch de 399 dólares

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    ¿Te gusta el Apple Watch dorado pero no tienes los 17,000 dólares necesarios para comprarlo? No te preocupes, siempre podrás pedir un préstamo en tu banco, quizás conseguir un segundo trabajo o vender tu coche. O también podrías hacer lo que hizo el artista Casey Neistat, quien compró un Apple Watch Sport y el mismo se encargó de pintarlo de un tono dorado que se ve incluso mejor que el reloj original. Neistat sólo tenía 399 dólares, por lo que decidió reservar previamente el modelo Sport negro y luego lo pintó cuidadosamente de dorado. Claro, su método podría anular la…
  • Mantén tu iPhone siempre cargado con las baterías externas de Anker [sorteo]

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Baterías que mantengan por más tiempo su carga. Eso es lo que la mayoría de los usuarios responde cuándo se les pregunta sobre cuáles son funcionalidades o características que les gustaría ver en el próximo iPhone. Y no es para menos, el tema de las baterías de los smartphones es tarea pendiente para la mayoría de fabricantes de teléfonos inteligentes, desde Apple hasta ZTE. Por suerte, las baterías externas están aquí para ayudar, y el día de hoy les traigo un par de baterías externas o power banks de la marca Anker, los cuales hemos seleccionado de manera especial por su…
  • Apple está rechanzando cualquier aplicación que mencione soporte del reloj Pebble y también las apps de pedos

    Domadis Cabrera
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    El reloj inteligente Pebble y su sistema operativo han estado en el mercado desde mucho antes de que existiera la plataforma Android Wear y el Apple Watch, pero eso no quiere decir que por ello Apple le vaya dar “pase libre”, al menos no en la App Store. Según informes de varios desarrolladores, algunas aplicaciones están siendo rechazadas en la App Store de Apple, debido a que hacen mención de que soportan el Pebble SmartWatch. En realidad, esto no nos debería sorprender, ya que Apple indica en su acuerdo de desarrollo que no se puede hablar de otras plataformas móviles, ni…
  • El Apple Watch es más resistente al agua de lo que crees

    Domadis Cabrera
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Apple describe el Apple Watch como “resistente a salpicaduras, pero no a prueba de agua”. Sin embargo, ¿dónde está la línea que separa una cosa de la otra? La verdad es que no lo sé, pero lo que si sabemos es que el Apple Watch es más resistente al agua de lo que parece, o al menos eso es lo que informan algunos de los primeros propietarios del Apple Watch que han decidido darse un chapuzón con su reloj en la muñeca. Your browser does not support the video tag.A las pocas horas de recibir sus nuevos dispositivos, varios usuarios decidieron someter sus relojes a distintas…
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  • Putting a Price on Carbon: A Tough, But Necessary, Nut to Crack

    Pete Danko
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Carbon dioxide exacts a cost, that much we know. It’s when we try to take the logical next step – putting a price on carbon – that things get complicated.The issue is in the news as the province of Ontario moves to join what Clean Energy Canada calls “North America’s largest cap and trade alliance,” the one between Ontario’s Canadian neighbor Quebec and the state of California.image via Government of OntarioIf you’re not familiar with how a cap and trade scheme works, conceptually, it’s pretty simple: Government sets a limit on the total amount of carbon emissions…
  • All Signs Point to Solar Power Juggernaut Rolling On

    Pete Danko
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    It’s not a contest. Renewable energy is no zero-sum game (or doesn’t have to be, at least), and according to the experts, all of it and then some will be needed to keep global temperatures from rising beyond safe levels. Still, it’s hard not to view the growth of the two leading non-hydro renewable energy technologies – wind and solar – in relation to each other.We reported recently that wind grew quickly in 2014, but solar had itself a very good year as well. And there are signs that it could be in for even more rapid growth.First Solar panels installed at utility-scale site…
  • Wind Surged in 2014, But Can It Keep Up the Pace?

    Pete Danko
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Is wind power coming on fast enough to help shift the world off fossil-fuel-generated electricity before temperatures get too high? Depends on how you look at it.In 2014, Asia, Europe and North America – the usual suspects when it comes to wind power– had solid-to-great installation years. Meanwhile, Latin American (namely, Brazil) became a big-time player for the first time, and it all added up to a solid year for global wind.All told, 51.5 gigawatts (GW) was installed in 2014, the first time the world cracked 50 GW in a single year, and cumulative global capacity now stands at 369.6 GW,…
  • Vancouver Joins the 100 Percent Renewable Energy Movement

    Pete Danko
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s easy to mock efforts by localities to take on climate change – looked at in isolation and strictly by the numbers, no matter how boldly they move to trim their carbon emissions, the impact will be minimal.Then again, when you start to add up all those little impacts – and take into account a possible galvanizing effect – the story might change.image via Wikimedia CommonsThat’s part of the thinking in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the city council last week approved Mayor Gregor Robertson’s motion to commit the city “to the long term goal of deriving 100 percent of its…
  • The Sun is Rising Again for EarthTechling

    Jason Ridge
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    For more than five years EarthTechling has been one of the leading clean technology blogs. As you know we stopped publishing new content about a couple months ago.But today, I’m pleased to announce that after a long look and discussions with several interested parties, we’ve found a new team to drive EarthTechling forward.The goal was always to be a leader in information that inspired action, and we are happy to see the new owners taking pride in relevant and actionable information. This new team is well suited to continue these efforts while continuing to expand the reach and…
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  • 5 Sites to Encrypt and Share Photos, IMs, Emails, and More

    Justin Pot
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Privacy isn’t dead: you just need to be smart about it. The right tools go a long way. Encryption is the best way to secure your data, but sending an encrypted file to a friend and having them open it can be complicated. That’s why a number of apps and websites are trying to make things easier for you, so you can keep your information private (without a degree in computer science). Telegram, a secure messaging service, has been making headlines for just this reason – but it’s not the only easy-to-use encrypted app out there. Today Cool Websites and...Read the full article:…
  • Swiss Drones Deliver Mail, Valve Sells Steam Mods, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Swiss delivery drones, Valve sells mods, Apple bans farting, Jay Z defends Tidal, Silent Hills goes silent, and HTC is the cure to Apple’s iOS operating system. Switzerland Tests Delivery Drones Drones will be delivering packages to homes this summer, with the Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, using a company called Matternet to carry out early tests. According to TechCrunch, this is being treated as a proof of concept “to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions and explore the technical and business capabilities of the drones.” Matternet will be using its ONE drones…
  • Track Key Areas of Your Life In 1-Minute with Google Forms

    Ryan Dube
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Google Forms is a flexible tool tucked away on Google Drive. However, its simplicity betrays its versatility. This one tool, used from your browser and your mobile, can help you track and improve important areas of your life. There are many areas of your life that can benefit from a Google Forms driven system like this. Use it to track your progress with important health goals. Use it to make sure you’re following your financial plan. You can even use it to track how you’re feeling at any given time, and identify seasons or other reasons for your low performance...Read the full…
  • 1,000 iOS Apps Have Crippling SSL Bug: How to Check if You’re Affected

    Andre Infante
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    SourceDNA, a code analytics platform which audits Android and iOS apps, recently released a report indicating that more than 1,000 iOS apps have a serious security vulnerability that could compromise a user’s financial details. The bug prevents the apps from correctly authenticating SSL certificates, opening the apps up to a number of man-in-the-middle attacks. While this app doesn’t affect the security of iOS itself, it could compromise user data transmitted through affected apps… A Simple Bug That Breaks SSL The bug in question is in the AFNetworking package, a popular…
  • Facebook Hello vs. TrueCaller: Which Is the Best Caller ID and Dialer App for Android?

    Mihir Patkar
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    The world’s largest social network has a tremendous amount of data about the people that inhabit it. Facebook wants to use this to help you identify who is calling you and give you a little more information along the way with a new free app for Android: Facebook Hello. Hello is currently available for download from the Google Play Store in limited countries, such as the US and Brazil. However, you can still get it if you download and install the APK. You can find the Facebook Hello APK at APK Mirror. Of course, you will have to grant it access...Read the full article: Facebook Hello…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • PC Matic Parody

    The Pit Crew
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, conservative political blog pokes fun at former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate - Hillary Clinton's recent email issues -in this parody - viewed by over 94,000. Continue Reading →The post PC Matic Parody appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:How Secure is your Email? There are two distinct types of security holes that...PC Matic Continues Support for XP We have decided to continue support for Windows XP for...PC Matic Used to Recover Stolen Laptops The figures are staggering. Close to…
  • Why Whitelisting Works

    The Pit Crew
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    PC Pitstop CEO Rob Cheng was quoted extensively in this detailed look at whitelisting by Drew Robb & published at Continue Reading →The post Why Whitelisting Works appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Can ransomware impact an external drive? Leo looks at the possibility that ransomware can infect...Ransomware 2.0 Comes to America The virus mafia has created a new version of...Why Anti-Malware Isn’t Foolproof Leo discusses the reasons why anti-malware tools don't always work....
  • Supporting Our Military & Their Pets

    The Pit Crew
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 pm
    We here at PC Pitstop are extremely proud to have learned that PC Matic is being used by Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets. Continue Reading →The post Supporting Our Military & Their Pets appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Techlicious: Beware Facebook Hoax Supporting Wounded Soldiers Internet security company, Sophos, is reporting that a popular...NSA Email, Search and File Transfer Snooping Exposed According to recent news reports, the National Security Agency has...PC Matic Goes to Work We recently heard from Kevin of Central Valley Medical –...
  • Ransomware Now Disguises Itself
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    A new strain of ransomware now disguises itself as 'quarantined' to help avoid detection. Continue Reading →The post Ransomware Now Disguises Itself appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:New Ransomware Delivered Via Dropbox A new strain of ransomware is using a one-click dropbox...New Ransomware Replicates Itself A new form of Ransomware is now capable to replicating...User Friendly Ransomware A new flavor of Ransomware leads with a 'friendly' offer....
  • Ad Injector Warning from Google

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Search results are already confusing - malware only complicates the problem. Continue Reading →The post Ad Injector Warning from Google appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:11 Search Tips Even Google Experts Love 11 ways to quickly and easily search Google and find...Warning: Deceptive Google Ads It has come to our attention that other companies are...Eight Search Engines that Dig Deeper than Google Don't let Google's domination of the search world -...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:46 pm
    If you use Excel on a daily basis, then you’ve probably run into situations where you needed to hide something in your Excel worksheet. Maybe you have some extra data worksheets that are referenced, but don’t need to be viewed. Or maybe you have a few rows of data at the bottom of the worksheet that need to be hidden. There are a lot of different parts to an Excel spreadsheet and each part can be hidden in different ways. In this article, I’ll walk you through the different content that can be hidden in Excel and how to get view the hidden data at a later time. How to Hide…
  • Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    If you’re reading this article, you came here looking for a way to “clean out” your Windows registry. Maybe someone told you that cleaning out the registry will fix computer performance issues or application crashes or something else that sounds really good. Unfortunately, many of these claims are false and could actually cause your computer more harm. The Windows registry is basically a really big database with a bunch of keys and values that stores data about everything that makes Windows and the applications installed on it run. The registry starts off very large and can…
  • How to Set Away Message in Outlook

    Aseem Kishore
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Going out of the office soon and need to setup an Out of Office, Away or Vacation message in Outlook? You would think it would be super easy, but unfortunately it’s not! There are actually two ways of creating an automatic reply and it depends on whether Outlook is stand-alone or using Microsoft Exchange. If your are in a corporate environment and Outlook is connected to MS Exchange, then setting an out of office reply is actually very easy. Let’s go through that method first and then we’ll discuss how to do it if you are not using Exchange. Out of Office Message w Exchange In Office…
  • How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    By default, when I double-click on a picture in Windows, Windows Photo Viewer opens the image! That’s nice, but I would rather it open with a different photo viewing program, such as Photoshop, GIMP, etc. If this problem annoys you also, there is a simple way to change the default photo viewing program in Windows to the application of your choice! Actually, there are two ways to go about it. Also, you can configure it so that one image type opens with one application and another image type opens with a different program. So you could have JPG images open with Photoshop and GIF images open…
  • Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

    Aseem Kishore
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. An example of a MAC address is 1F-2E-3D-4C-5B-6A and it falls into the Layer 2 networking protocol of the OSI model. In today’s networks, ARP, or Address Resolution Protocol converts a MAC address to a Layer 3 protocol address, such as an IP address. A MAC address can also be called a Physical Address.
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  • Killer Ideas to Protect Your Business Computer Network

    Laura Jackson
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    When you’re operating a business, you’re going to have a lot of information to deal with. Almost any kind of work or documentation you send or receive will be done through the use of computers. The internet rules the world these days. So it’s difficult to imagine a business not making use of the internet enjoying any success. But the trouble is computers are fragile creatures. And because they basically support your entire business network you need to look after them. See, computers are prone to damage, malfunction and viruses. And these can have a debilitating effect on the business.
  • Easy Ways to Protect Your Computer

    Laura Jackson
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    If you own a computer, there’s a good bet you use it for important things. You might have it for work. Or you may just go on it socially. But there’s no doubt you’ll use it for important things, and there will be important information stored. Because of this you need to take care to make sure you protect your computer as often as you can. Whether you have a PC, a laptop or a Mac, you need to make sure they’re protected. You don’t want your sensitive information getting into the wrong hands. You also want to protect the computer from viruses and loss of information. The good news is…
  • Awesome Tech Tips For Small Business Owners

    Laura Jackson
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:04 pm
    If you own and run a small business, it’s vital that you utilize modern technology to your advantage. There is no getting away from the fact that it is possible to save a lot of time and money by using some of the most recent advancements in the tech world. Of course, which devices and concepts benefit you most will depend upon the nature of your business model. Considering that, we’ve done our best to highlight some of the things you might like to think about. We’re going to cover only those ideas that have a wide appeal in the hope of them being useful for your business. So, it’s…
  • 7 Must-Read Steps To Launching An App For Your Business

    Laura Jackson
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    These days, your business needs to be cross-platform if you want to make sure you are ahead of the game. Most companies tend to perform well online, but there are other ways to reach your demographic. Have you ever thought about creating bespoke software for your users? If you develop and launch an app, you could reach a whole new group of people. If you want to get loads of new customers remember what Apple says – there is an app for that. 1) Identify your customers’ needs You need to figure out what people want from an app before you do anything else. Your app needs to be…
  • Make Communication With Your Clients Easy: Quick Steps To Follow

    Laura Jackson
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Customers expect a particular level of service from modern businesses. People want to know that you are there for them and that you are always just a phone call or message away when they need you. Making sure that your clients feel your presence is vital if you want them to value you as a company. If you fail in this area, you could lose custom and end up having long term issues. Follow these quick tips to ensure that you are doing all you can to make your customer communication fluid. Image via Flickr Develop smartphone and tablet apps If you run a technical business, you need to ensure that…
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  • Save 80% On The Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing From Scratch Course

    Nick Lavars
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    If you need to use a network, the chances are you want it to be secure. But the loopholes in any setup will only become apparent when it is attacked. This course shows you how to test your own networks, and it currently has 80% off... Continue Reading Save 80% On The Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing From Scratch Course Section: Computers Related Articles: Wi-Fi and 3G could become competitors for mobile Internet access Power Pwn: a DARPA-funded hack machine Smartphone penetration breaks 50% barrier in the U.S. 'War Texting' lets hackers gain access to cars via GSM networks Cisco aims…
  • Hands Omni haptic glove lets gamers feel virtual objects

    Richard Moss
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:39 am
    While virtual reality has progressed leaps and bounds in the past few years, with motion-based inputs and a plethora of promising VR headsets close on the horizon, our ability to actually feel what we see in virtual worlds remains limited – especially in the consumer space. But a team of engineering students at Rice University is trying to solve this problem with a haptic glove that lets you feel virtual objects and environments like they're actually there... Continue Reading Hands Omni haptic glove lets gamers feel virtual objects Section: Games Tags: Gloves, Haptics, Rice University,…
  • 3D-printable AstroGro system to foster astronauts' green thumbs

    David Szondy
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    Manned missions beyond Earth orbit face the rather important problem of how to feed the crew and maintain the capsule environment for years on end without any resupply from home. The product of a NASA challenge, AstroGro is a space garden pod aimed at addressing this problem. It relies on 3D printing to produce a system that can be replicated and modified while in the depths of space... Continue Reading 3D-printable AstroGro system to foster astronauts' green thumbs Section: Space Tags: 3D Printing, Food, Garden, NASA, Vegetables Related Articles: Astronauts to get green thumbs with NASA…
  • Identification of trigger for severe cancer pain to expand pain relief options

    Nick Lavars
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Though a range of cancers can cause pain for sufferers, studies have shown tumors in the head, neck and prostate to cause the most discomfort. New research has shed more light on the source of this pain, identifying a certain gene as the trigger and giving scientists hope of developing better targeted pain relief therapies. .. Continue Reading Identification of trigger for severe cancer pain to expand pain relief options Section: Medical Tags: Cancer, Pain Relief, University of Toronto Related Articles: Scientists identify promising off-switch for chronic pain Stanford scientists use light to…
  • New heat-recovery system makes Stanford one of world’s most energy-efficient uni's

    John Anderson
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    At Stanford University in California, it’s normally the Nobel-winning researchers who make the news. But with the commissioning of a novel renewable energy system, the campus’s humble heating and cooling system has grabbed some headlines. Using a first-of-its-kind heat recovery system, and drawing a substantial percentage of its electricity from solar, the university is greening up its operations in a move that will see greenhouse gas emissions cut by 68 percent and fossil fuel use cut by 65 percent. .. Continue Reading New heat-recovery system makes Stanford one of world’s most…
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  • What Are the Best Sources of Potential Freelance Jobs?

    John Morris
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    What are the best places to find quality, high-paying freelance jobs? A lot of freelancers struggle with this and frankly make mistakes in their approach. But, making a simple switch in how you go about looking for freelance jobs you can open you up to a greater array of clients… So you can get as much freelance work as you want. Here’s how: Finding Freelance Jobs I find a lot of freelancers believe in an “all-in” approach to freelancing. They either go “all-in” with freelance sites or “all-in” with getting clients from their website. They go…
  • How to Eradicate Annoying Scope Creep

    John Morris
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    How do you eliminate scope creep without coming across rude? I find a lot of web developers deal with this and are terrified to set boundaries with their clients. But, you can do it in a way that will actually make your clients like you MORE… not hate you forever. Here’s how: Tips for Eradicating Scope Creep I find a lot of web developers, especially newer ones, are terrified of setting boundaries with their clients because they believe no matter how they do it they’ll come across rude. Your client will get pissed, fire you and tell everyone they know what a jerk you are.
  • What Makes a Great Web Developer?

    John Morris
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    What makes a web developer great? I think most people think about this the wrong way and get too focused on technical skills. Here’s my reasoning: What Most Web Developers Get Wrong The standard advice is that a great web developer is defined by how technically skilled he is. Ask most seasoned developers this question and you’ll get responses like: “Deep knowledge of HTML and CSS” “Excellent debugger” “Knows PHP like the back of his hand” And, so on. But, to me, those things aren’t what make a great web developer. Certainly, your technical…
  • How to Learn HTML, CSS and jQuery Fast

    John Morris
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    What’s the fastest way to learn HTML, CSS and jQuery? This video gives you some simple instructions for self-learning, in general… AND a step-by-step resource list for learning HTML, CSS and jQuery specifically: Tips for Learning ANYTHING Faster First, a few tips for self-learning, in general, to speed up the process: 1. Build REAL Things If you just take courses or tutorials and don’t build anything with them, you’ll lose a lot of what you’re learning, you’ll have to go back and re-learn things and it’ll take you longer. When you build real…
  • STOP Pointing Out All Your Flaws!

    John Morris
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    If you’re selling yourself this way to potential clients or employers… THIS is why you’re having problems. Watch this clip, then check the full episode on YouTube. STOP Pointing Out All Your Flaws If you're selling yourself this way to potential clients or employers… THIS is why you're having problems. Watch this clip, then check out the whole episode in the comments. #freelance #webdesign #webdev Posted by John Morris on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Watch the full episode on YouTube The post STOP Pointing Out All Your Flaws! appeared first on John Morris.
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  • Think Notifications Are Being Delayed on Your Android Device? Here’s How to Fix It

    Mahesh Makvana
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Android has a great notification system that notifies you whenever there is a new message or an app alert. You can see these notifications when you pull down the notification bar from the top of your screen.However, for push notification (notifications that are sent from a remote server), there is often a delay (a couple of minutes) between the time the event happens (such as a new email) and the time you receive the notification. So who is the culprit here that is causing the delay? Well, in order to collect new notifications, your device has to connect to the Google servers and fetch new…
  • Andromium OS: Transform Your Android Phone Into a Full Fledged Desktop

    Sarah Li Cain
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great if we had all the money in the world to spend on whatever electronic gadgets we wished?For most of us, spending money on a high-end smartphone and a computer is not within reach. If you consider the price of a high-end smartphone costing around $900 or more, spending money on a computer at the same time isn’t affordable.A new project called Andromium aims to help solve this problem. Using compatible software, an external HD display, and a dock that allows external TV or monitor attachments, you can use your Android phone as an external computer.  It’s as portable…
  • Two Ways to Convert Videos for Free on Your Mac

    Mahesh Makvana
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Even if you don’t often work on video producing or editing, you will occasionally find yourself looking for ways to convert videos from one format to another. It usually happens when you wish to watch a video on your mobile device, and it just does not support as many video formats as your Mac does. While the VLC player lets you play almost all the video formats on your Mac, not all of your devices may be compatible with the video player and thus cannot play the video you are really wanting to watch.There are dozen of solutions for you to convert videos on your Mac, and most of them…
  • Make Your Audio Sound Better with Pulse Audio Equalizer on Ubuntu

    Derrik Diener
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Audio on Linux is pretty complex. Everything interacts with the Pulse Audio Sound Server. Many different audio devices and programs all communicate with your speaker system from there. Everything is nice and usually sounds great – at least for the most part.If you’re an audiophile as well as a Linux user, you might have a big issue with Pulse. You might find yourself disappointed that you can’t tweak your entire Linux sound setup (at least easily) to have an equalizer. Bummer, right?Not to worry, it turns out, as someone has created a piece of software that makes it fairly easy…
  • Does a Touchscreen Laptop Make You More Productive? [Poll]

    Laura Tucker
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    One of the newer technology inventions being used is the laptop with a touchscreen. It means you no longer have to use a mouse, and the keyboard becomes less useful as well. But does this make you more productive?Touchscreens seem to be taking over technology. They are a given on smartphones and tablets, making them much more portable to not have to also tote around the accessories of a mouse and keyboard, although some users do use a keyboard with a mobile device. But now touchscreens are appearing more and more on laptops. It of course makes them more portable as well, but do they also make…
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  • How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    At times your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone might become frozen and unresponsive. You can fix the issue by performing a Soft Reset or Hard Reset on Galaxy S6. How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6 To Fix Frozen Galaxy S6 Issues Soft Reset Galaxy S6 If your Galaxy S6 has become frozen and is unresponsive you can try to hold the Power button and the Volume button simultaneously for about 10 seconds to restart it. Also Check: How To Transfer Data To The Samsung Galaxy S6 How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Hard Reset Galaxy S6 This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Downgrade iOS 8.3 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Apple released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which brought new features along with bugs fixes and improvements. If you are facing issues after upgrading your device to iOS 8.3, you can downgrade iOS 8.3 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch to iOS 8.2. How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update How To Downgrade iOS 8.3 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch 1. Take a backup of all data to iCloud or using iTunes so that you can you can go back, if things don’t turn out fine. 2. Download iOS 8.2 firmware file for your device. This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    Apple released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. However, many users are reporting that Touch ID is not working after iOS 8.3 update for App Store purchases. If you are also facing Touch ID not working after iOS 8.3 update, here is the fix. How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update 1. Launch “Settings” on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. 2. Now, you will have to Tap on “Touch ID & Passcode”. 3. Enter your “Passcode” or “Password”. 4. Toggle “iTunes & App Store” to Off. 5. Press “Home button” to…
  • How To Transfer Data To The Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Got hands on the latest Samsung Galaxy S6? Time to transfer the data from your old device to the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge won’t work with work with Kies. Samsung has launched an app named as Samsung Smart Switch Mobile which will enable users to transfer the data from old device to their new Samsung Galaxy S6. Learn how to transfer data from old device to the Galaxy S6. How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6 How To Transfer Data from Old Device to the Galaxy S6 1. At first, head This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    The latest flagship by the Korean giant, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are now officially available. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge comes with an awesome feature of Fingerprint Scanner. The Fingerprint Scanner will let you to lock or unlock the Samsung Galaxy S6 using your thumb. Read on, how to set up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6. How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Galaxy S6 1. Head over to the “Lock screen and security” in the “Settings app” of Galaxy s6. 2. Tap on “Fingerprint” and then “+Add fingerprint”. 3.
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  • Recovery must improve Nepal after the deadly earthquake

    Gerard Fitzgerald, Professor, School of Public Health at Queensland University of Technology
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Rescue workers looking for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. EPA/Carl Whetham/International Federation of the Red CrossThe 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has awakened the world to the risks faced by the nation’s 26 million people. Those of us who have had the pleasure of visiting Nepal cannot help but be struck by its vulnerability. Nepal, while spectacularly beautiful, is breathtakingly poor. It is not hard to see at every turn how this spectacular country and its patient and tolerant people may be so susceptible to…
  • World's first genetically modified human embryo raises ethical concerns

    Hannah Brown, Post-doctoral Fellow; Reproductive Epigenetics at University of Adelaide
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    The genetic modification of humans make many people feel very uncomfortable. Tatiana Vdb/Manuel/Flickr, CC BYIt all started with a rumour. Then just six weeks ago, a warning rang out in the scientific journal Nature, expressing “grave concerns regarding the ethical and safety implications” of creating the world’s first genetically-modified human embryo. Then last week, a Chinese group from Sun Yat-sen University, reported that they had, in fact, done it: they had created the first genetically-modified human embryo. They reported that, in a world first, they had taken “human…
  • Inoculating against science denial

    John Cook, Climate Communication Research Fellow at The University of Queensland
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Exposing people to weak forms of anti-science arguments can help them respond when they are hit by the real thing. NIAID/Flickr, CC BYScience denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are making a comeback. Denial is not something we can ignore or, well, deny. So what does scientific research say is the most effective response? Common wisdom says that…
  • Nepal shows its vulnerability after devastating earthquake

    Simon Redfern, Professor in Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    For some time scientists have realised that the Kathmandu valley is one of the most dangerous places in the world, in terms of earthquake risk. And now a combination of high seismic activity at the front of the Tibetan plateau, poor building standards, and haphazard urbanisation have come together with fatal consequences. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal hit just before noon, local time, on Saturday around 48 miles north west of Kathmandu. The Indian tectonic plate is driving beneath the Eurasian plate at an average rate of 45mm per year along a front that defines the edge of the…
  • Battle lines drawn around the legality of 'killer robots'

    Sean Welsh, Doctoral Candidate in Robot Ethics at University of Canterbury
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    It's only a small step forward before drones like this one could operate entirely autonomously. KAZ Vorpal/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe future of lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) – often referred to in the popular press as “killer robots” – remains uncertain following a week-long meeting in Geneva to discuss their legality. While the LAWS debate in Geneva was deeper and richer than previous discussions, key definitions – which are needed to word a protocol to restrict them – remain unclear and up for continued debate. And with nations like the United Kingdom openly opposed to a…
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  • How to Find Fresh Ideas for New Blog Content?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Blogging every day has become a habit of many people. Not matter what a person uses their blog for, everyone wants to get as many readers to each post as possible. One of the best ways to do that today is to keep the content on the blog fresh and new. Everyone uses different inspiration […]
  • Careers In Developing Sector Of Information Technology Services

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    Computers and the information technology touch almost each field of current lifestyle. IT can assist with different functions as driving vehicles and analyzing diseases. Information technology enables faultless incorporation and interaction between businesses somewhere in the globe. To sustain IT systems working, the big workforce is required to keep networks, make new application and make […]
  • How to use EaseUS Partition Master?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    EaseUS Partition Master is one of the most widely used partition master software’s available for Windows PC. Easily create partition of your hard drive using EaseUS Partition Master. The tool helps you in easily extending your C drive to your desired partition space without losing any data. Easily migrate your Operating system from HDD to […]
  • Things you need to know before buying a smartphone online

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Smartphones are ruling the current world and it has become a necessity to own a smartphone device for all your needs. But the increasing cost for high end featured phones is underrating the middle class public. This is why all the smartphone manufacturers have introduced the budget phones with all the good features and specifications […]
  • Wrike: a Premium Project Management Software for your Workspace

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    Are you looking for a premium and affordable project management tool for your business? To keep your tasks organized and manageable, there are several project management softwares that can be a good assistant for you — and Wrike is one of them. Wrike is a premium task management tool that offers you a number of […]
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  • Free Windows 10 upgrade is actually a 'marketing and promotional activity'

    Mihaita Bamburic
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    To drive consumers' interest in Windows 10 from the get-go, Microsoft announced earlier this year that its upcoming operating system will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users. This surprising move is expected to have a major impact on the immediate consumer adoption, as well as as convincing developers to embrace Windows 10 early on. What is interesting is that, while it is publicly touted as a free upgrade, formally Microsoft is calling it a "marketing and promotional activity". And it certainly seems to fit the bill. Microsoft explains it…
  • The top 5 recommendations for IT decision makers

    Michael Segal
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    During competitive and challenging economic landscapes, business productivity takes precedence over other priorities. Without service assurance, poor service performance degrades the customer experience, reduces business productivity and eventually results in lost revenue. Since both lost productivity and revenue are quantifiable and can be tied back to quality of service, IT infrastructure and operations need to explore best practices that can resolve any performance issues. However, this is a complex process because problems can originate anywhere across the service delivery…
  • Broadband policy could affect how 1 in 5 UK residents vote

    Ian Barker
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    If you live in the UK it probably won't have escaped your notice that there's an election campaign underway. But could your broadband connection affect the way you vote? According to a survey from broadband, TV and mobile comparison site almost one in five (18 percent) of 2,500 people polled say that broadband policy could affect the way they vote. Those surveyed also said they want a minimum broadband speed, on average, of 32Mbps -- 600 times faster than the speed broadband providers are currently legally obligated to supply. Dan Howdle editor-in-chief of says of the…
  • The Top 15 Apple Watch apps -- according to Apple

    Sead Fadilpašić
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    When the Apple Watch hit the stores last Friday, the Watch App Store opened its virtual doors to everyone in possession of the fabled wearable device. The store already has some 3,000 apps available for download, but the Cupertino company narrowed the choice down to a handful of apps it believes are a must-have at this point. BuzzFeed News published the list just as the Apple Watch App Store opened for the first time. As you will see in the list below, many of the apps are popular social media apps we already use, while others are fitness-oriented, taking advantage of the Watch’s…
  • Debian 8 'Jessie' is here -- download the Linux distro now!

    Brian Fagioli
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    Another day, another Linux distribution. While many distros are yawn-worthy, Debian demands attention. The wildly popular operating system is used by many people, and it is used as a base for many projects. Most notably of late, Raspbian, the often-used operating system for the Raspberry Pi, is based on Debian. Today, after a long wait, the operating system finally reaches 8.0 with a code name of "Jessie". This gender-neutral named Linux distribution has as ton of changes, with ISOs available featuring multiple desktop environments such as GNOME, KDE and Xfce to name a few. Will you try it?
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  • Microsoft releases Surface 3 with full Windows OS; Pre-order starts at $499

    Louis Jacob
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Microsoft Surface RT didn’t make that splash in the market, to be frank it was rather flop. However, it hasn’t killed the tablet completely and the company has introduced a new Surface tablet that...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Pros Big Screen (5.1 inches) High-resolution screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density display (577 ppi) High-resolution camera (16 MP) 8-core processor Lots of RAM ( 3 GB RAM) Small dimensions (5.59...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S6

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Pros Huge display (5.1 inches) High-resolution Screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density screen (577 ppi) High-resolution camera (16 MP) 8-core processor Lots of RAM (3 GB) Small dimensions (5.65 x 2.78...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Micromax to launch Bolt D321 Android Smartphone, listed on official Website

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

    David Robert
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Dell has taken the wrap off its new gadgets at CES 2015. Starting with thin and nearly bezel-less laptop looks a good start. XPS 13 is one of its flagships and this time comes...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Gionee launches Elife S7 in India at Rs. 24,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Gionee launched their latest flagship smartphone in India, Elife S7. The device is just 5.5mm thick and runs on an Octa Core processor. Gionee Elife S7 comes with a U shape design of railway tracks. The front and black all glass which is Corning glass 3 to protect it from scratches. It has a 2700 […]
  • The Best Tablets in 2015

    Himanshu Gupta
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    Tablets are the new, killer device of the generation. Where once people used to think that a computer pretty much required a keyboard and many of the features we commonly associate with laptops and PCs, the staggering success of tablets and smartphones has firmly silenced these initial quandaries. If you’re thinking of making the leap […]
  • Blippar launches India’s First Interactive Comic

    Himanshu Gupta
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Blippar is a image recognition browser or application which lets you scan an image coded by blippar in order to bring the picture to life. It helps you to get additional information about the product on or of which the picture you are scanning and even helps you engage with interactive stuff related to that […]
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Like Android smartphones, tablets running on Android OS are becoming very common but we have seen little innovation in the latter. Lenovo Yoga 2 though is one of the latest products which comes to rescue when innovation in Android Tablets come into picture. So lets check out what’s new in this device. Look and Feel […]
  • Huawei Honor 6 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Huawei is a well known brand in the tech industry for its data cards and routers for years. And with its range of powerful and quality smartphones it is trying capture another very important market in India. Huawei Honor 6 is one such smartphone which is claimed to give best value for money for Rs. […]
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  • Try YouTube’s New Transparent Player Before it Arrives

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google has been working on a new slick player for its YouTube Videos. The upgrade looks amazing due its transparent; almost glassy effect.Though the new player has not brought any stunning new features (yet) but it does have something simple to offer. The player auto hides itself when the video start playing and only reappears when you hover over the video.This gives a feeling that there’s more space for the video, and has a clean look.Although the Player hasn’t arrived officially for everyone, there is a nifty little trick…
  • How to Activate WhatsApp Calling without Invites

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Whatsapp callingWhatsApp Calling has now rolled out to everyone. That means no more waiting to get an invite from someone or tweaking your rooted device to enable it unofficially.As of today, WhatsApp calling has been enabled by default on the updated WhatsApp version 2.12.19.To enable WhatsApp calling, all you have to do is install the updated APK over your already installed WhatsApp version or let it update from Play Store.I had tried the feature when it was still invite only and saw that the call quality was average and not up to the…
  • Get All the Chromecast Offers Outside US Including $6 Credits

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

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

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

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Apple advertises the iPad mini delivers 10 hours of useable battery and that’s no lie. What do you do, however, if you need more than a full day’s worth battery and/or more capacity? Mophie, the iPhone Juice Pack people, now have an answer — the Mophie Space Pack.Mophie began shipping the Mophie Space Pack for iPad mini. Conceptually, the Space Pack is very much like Mophie’s signature Juice Pack — a battery pack that doubles as an iPhone case — with the additional of storage in 32, 64 and 128 gigabyte increments. • 8,000mAh battery with pass through charging…
  • Quokky iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    QuokkyQuokkyProductivityFreeDownloadIntroductionHello Tapscape readers! Today I’m back with another great app review for you, namely Quokky, which allows you to store all your life’s data in a tight, cohesive place. So without further ado, let’s dive into the review!Using QuokkyQuokky is a data storage app where you can keep track of all important things in life. Now, of course there are a lot of these apps out there but Quokky likes to do things just a tad different. Quokky, for example, let’s you store everything from receipts, contracts made through business deals,…
  • 2015 iPod touch Coming This Fall, Says Source

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:29 pm
    The iPod is dead! Long live the iPod touch! While no one doubts that the iPod phenomenon has nearly run its course, Apple looks set to refresh the best-selling product in that category. Although details are sparse, an unnamed source is saying 2015 iPod touch will be very different than the 2012 (fifth generation) model Apple’s selling today.AppleInsider’s Neil Hughes, quoting a “source familiar with Apple future product plans,” writes that the iPod touch specifically will get a refresh this Fall. If past is prologue (ie iPod Classic), the iPod shuffle and iPod nano…
  • Apple Watch: Everything You Need to Know

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    The world has gone mad (ie today is the Apple Watch launch) and there is nowhere for you hide! Not even people living under a rock can escape Apple’s hype machine. Confused? You are not alone, but have answers to most if not all of your Apple Watch questions, queries and conundrums.First of all, Apple wants you to know that today is the Apple Watch Launch Day and the Cupertino company has released a trio of 30 second ads to make it official.That’s US, and you can find the other two ads — Up and Rise — by clicking through.Apple Watch: Apple Pay Guide ToursIn addition to the…
  • Google Project Fi Aims High, Shoots Low

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Is Google’s Project Fi a game changer? Given that searchzilla compares it to their Nexus device program, which has failed for years to succeed commercially let alone change the world, one perhaps shouldn’t hope too much.Moreover, how revolutionary is any wireless carrier that charges $10 per gigabyte? Seriously, that’s what Verizon and AT&T charge, though that premium price only delivers the T-Mobile and Sprint networks.Yes, Project Fi has launched, but the early hype has already dissolved into disappointment and not a little derision. Here are the details: • $20 for…
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  • Top Reasons Why Print Marketing is Still Relevant in the Digital Era

    Chethan Thimmappa
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Even if living in a digital era has lead us to communicate via text or email and to advertise via mobile devices or the web, print marketing is more important than ever. Marketers have realized that branded print material should be an integral part of any marketing mix. Therefore, in order to be successful, businesses shouldn’t fail to include valuable print marketing tools such as flyers (which you can order at very affordable prices online, like you can do here), brochures, catalogs, newsletters and business cards in their offline marketing channels. Business should rely on an offline…
  • Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 – How different from 8.1?

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

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

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

    Chethan Thimmappa
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, today announced the launch of Q700 Club for an exhilarating music experience. This new addition to the Club series is targeted at youth who like to hear it loud. For a thrilling music experience, XOLO Q700 Club is packed with Dual front speakers supported by DTS. To add to the joy of music enthusiasts, Q700 Club comes with a pre-embedded Hungama App that offers unlimited Music and video downloads for 3 months, absolutely free. With IP55 protection, XOLO Q700 Club offers protection from dust particles and water splash. Device allows user to enjoy their…
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  • Outernet’s Lantern is Your Passport to Free Information Even without Internet Connection

    mike chua
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    Prior to Internet, our source of knowledge was from ‘traditional media’ like books, newspapers, and radio and TV broadcasts. With the proliferation of Internet, those media slowly becomes secondary resources which we sometime don’t even refer to. All seem to be good, until we acknowledge the fact that without data connectivity, those so-called today’s main sources would be nothing. What if, there is a hardware and a free service that could feed us the latest news, let us access free books and computer courses, view videos and listen to music, and much more, even when you’re in the…
  • Artist Memukhin Oleg Creates Life-like Holographic Aquarium That’s Strangely Mesmerizing

    mike chua
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:38 pm
    I love ornamental fishes, but never own an aquarium myself due to the hassle that entails with such strangely tranquil hobby. However, if the said aquarium is a result of CGI, such as this mesmerizing example created by Russian artist Memukhin Oleg, which requires no attention, water change and whatsoever, then I may changed my mind. Entitled “Fishing Day”, this digital art has just six seconds of animated sequence in which hyperrealistic CGI school of fishes are brought to life using a “fish flocking model” developed using a graphics application called Houdini. The holographic marine…
  • Torch T2 Bike Helmet Continues to Keep Cyclists Safe with Lights

    mike chua
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Adding lights to your bike keeps you safe in low light conditions, but I am sure we all know the risk that comes with it and that’s coming back to a parked bike with those lights missing. Nearly three years ago, Torch Apparel eliminated that pesky issue by putting LED lights on the helmet itself and fast forward to today, the folks are back with a new, improved design model, known simply as Torch T2. Like the original, the T2 has 10 integrated LED lights powered by rechargeable batteries that offers up to 36 hours of continuous use in between charges. New to T2 is a battery level indicator…
  • Cable Cube Adds Bluetooth Connectivity to Regular Earphones without the Tangle Mess

    mike chua
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Ok. Maybe the Cable Cube Bluetooth Receiver isn’t the most elegant solution to turn a regular audio buds into a Bluetooth one, but if it works as it promised, then it will be an affordable solution that’s of reasonable tidiness. Since the invention of Bluetooth headsets, such intermediary accessories have been around to convert existing wired headphones into a wireless one and so, the Cable Cube is just another option that may appeal to those who choose not to invest in a pair of pricey Bluetooth earbuds, or anyone who simply don’t want their existing earphones to go to waste. But such…
  • Samsung Gear VR Innovation Edition VR Headset for Galaxy S6 Available for Pre-order Now, Priced at $250

    mike chua
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    If virtual reality is at the back of your mind when you are shopping around for a flagship handset from Samsung, then the good news is, you don’t need to settle on a Note 4 to have the virtual reality experience cos’ you can now pre-order the collab VR headset by Samsung and Oculus for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Pre-order starts on Friday April 24 on Best Best online store where you will be able to snag one for $249.99. As for shipment, it is expected to start on May 14, 2015. The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 will be officially available from Samsung online store,…
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  • Something Different- Mani Monday + Linky #manimonday

    Jessica Benton
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Some days I find it hard to fit in a new nail art design. Other days I can’t stay away from the desk. No matter how much I love a mani I do, I get and idea in my head that I can’t shake and I have to create another one. Case in point, Saturday. I created 5 different nail art designs. But during the week, I couldn’t get myself to sit down at that nail art desk. I share one a day on my Instagram account. And once a week, I share one here with my readers. Don’t forget that at the end of this post, I have a linky for you to share your #manimonday. So for my favorite this…
  • Pink Samsung S6 Cases

    Jessica Benton
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The new Samsung Galaxy S6 launched recently and I hear people talking about it all over the Internet and around town. I haven’t purchased one since I LOVE my Galaxy Note 4 have you? I know how much everyone loved my post about pink iPad Air cases in the past and thought I would do the same thing for pink Samsung Galaxy S6 cases. My favorite case brand is Otterbox for obvious reasons. There is no question that it is one of the best cases to keep your phone safe. But there are several other brands that have very cute cases for us girly girls. Case-Mate Tough Air Case for Samsung Galaxy S6…
  • Have You Used Hairfintiy + Twitter Party

    Jessica Benton
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Disclosure: I am a Niche Parent Network & Conference Influencer. Thanks to Hairfinity for sponsoring today’s post. Anyone who knows me well enough has heard me complain about my hair. I’m not sure what your typical bi-racial hair type is but I am sure I don’t have it. I don’t have issues growing my hair to a desired long length, but growing healthy hair is a whole different story for me. Without applying some sort of heat to my hair, I end up with a puffy frizzy mess. NOT CUTE! But I love my hair when I find a heatless style that is easy, and works perfect with my…
  • Finding & Participating in the Ivy IVF Study

    Jessica Benton
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    I kept all of these thoughts, feelings and stories about our IVF journey bottled up inside of me, knowing when the time was right I would write about them on my blog. Last week I told you how and why Tommie and I made the decision to have an addition to our family and pursue fertility treatments. This week I wanted to share with everyone why IVF was the choice and qualifying in the Ivy study (the study is no longer taking patients). After my initial appointment with the fertility doctor and preliminary tests at the Houston Fertility Institute, the doctor met with me to go over goals. I told…
  • FREE Mother’s Day Quote Printables

    Jessica Benton
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This weekend I moved desk areas around. The bigger I get during this pregnancy, the harder it is to sit comfortably on the sofa with my laptop. So I decided to move my non functional desk from my bedroom to my living room. Each and every time I move things around, I have the need to do a tiny bit of redecorating. My mind started going. I had recently bought the double pack of ink for my Canon printer and in the package was 4×6 glossy picture paper. For actual picture prints, I usually order the prints so they last forever and the ink does not run. But it did give me an idea. I have…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • T-Mobile Will Finally Release Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Update Next Week for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Users

    Bogdan Pirvu
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    All the Galaxy Note 4 users should receive the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Update starting some time next week. This important news piece comes from Des Smith, T-Mobile’s Senior Product Manager. It seems like T-Mobile has finished polishing the Android 5.0 Lollipop and now they are ready to bring the latest firmware update for all of their Note […]
  • Sony Xperia Z4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Battle

    Liviu Anca
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Contents:DimensionsDisplayProcessorCameraConnectivityMemoryOperating SystemDesignBattery LifePriceConclusionsEarly March, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the folks at Samsung officially unveiled their flagship smartphone for 2015, the Galaxy S6. Now Sony has a competitor for that. A couple of days ago Sony introduced the Xperia Z4 during a press event held in Japan. Since these are two of the most powerful […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update Worldwide

    Bogdan Pirvu
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    The official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA Update is now live for the Wi-Fi models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablets. The update is currently being rolled out in phases worldwide, as it should reach all devices before the end of this month. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop comes a few months later for the Galaxy Tab S […]
  • Samsung Commences Android 5.0 Lollipop Rollout For Galaxy A3

    Babu Mohan
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    After beginning the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rollout for its entire flagship device lineup, Samsung has now moved on to updating its mid-range portfolio to Android Lollipop. First up is the Galaxy A3, the all-metal mid-range Galaxy smartphone from Samsung. Samsung had only recently confirmed that it will roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update […]
  • Lenovo Launches K80 Smartphone With 4GB RAM & 4000mAh Battery

    Babu Mohan
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Earlier this year, Asus announced the world’s first smartphone with 4GB RAM in the ZenFone 2. A few weeks later Xiaomi announced its Mi Note Pro with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. The latest to join the pack is Lenovo with its latest smartphone the K80. Announced for the Chinese market for now, the K80 packs 4GB […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • This New technology “Bodyprint” turns your smartphone’s touchscreen display into a biometric scanner

    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A team of researchers from Yahoo Labs have created a new technology called ‘Bodyprint’ that turns your smartphone’s touchscreen display into a biometric scanner. Recent mobile phones integrate fingerprint scanners to authenticate users biometrically and replace passwords, making authentication more convenient for users. However, due to their cost, capacitive fingerprint scanners have been limited to top-of-the-line phones, a result of the required resolution and quality of the sensor. Mobile touchscreens as image sensors Bodyprint, the biometric authentication system detects…
  • 3D display without the need for 3D glasses

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have shown the capacity of a technique using graphene oxide and complex laser physics to create a pop-up floating display without the need for 3D glasses. Three dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars. The success of James Cameron’s 3D movie Avatar caused a tremendous worldwide interest in flexible, high-definition and floating display devices. In fact, the dream of optically displaying a 3D object has…
  • MIT researchers Magnifying Vibrations in bridges and buildings

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain. But in fact, these large structures do experience imperceptibly small vibrations that, depending on their frequency, may indicate instability or structural damage. MIT researchers have developed a technique to “see” the vibrations invisible to the naked eye, combining high-speed video with computer vision techniques called motion magnification. “This technique provides a faster, cheaper, and noninvasive alternative to existing monitoring techniques. This could be a noncontact sensor…
  • Earth Day celebrations around the world

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    Earth Day is an annual event to honor the earth, celebrated on April 22 in more than 192 countries each year. Many societies also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, throughout the month of April. The first Earth Day was celebrated  in 1970.The Santa Barbara oil spill occurred in January and February 1969 in the Santa Barbara Channel, near the city of Santa Barbara in Southern California. Nelson, after seeing the damage done by massive oil, was inspired to organize a national “teach-in” that focused on educating the public about the environment. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the…
  • Twitter now permits anyone to send and receive direct messages

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Twitter has changed its Direct Message feature that will now allow us to send a one-to-one message or group message to anyone even if they don’t follow us. Prior messaging feature allows  to send and receive messages only from who follow us. New setting that allows us to receive Direct Messages from anyone, even if we don’t follow them. Also updated its messaging rules so we can reply to anyone who sends us a Direct Message, regardless of whether or not that person follows us. A new direct message button now available  to profiles on the iPhone and Android devices. We will see it in…
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  • Come aprire Backup Windows 7 in Windows 8

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Una volta la Microsoft ha reso possibile l’automatizzazione del recupero dei Backup di Windows 7, portandoli quindi a Windows 8. Ma al giorno d’oggi semplicemente non è più possibile, soprattutto se avete Windows 8.1. Una delle soluzioni è naturalmente utilizzare un altro software per il backup oppure utilizzare un secondo PC munito di Windows 7 che, estraendo il Backup, può permetterci di mettere i nostri dati su un HD esterno e quindi trasportare il tutto su Windows 8. Ma se nemmeno questa è un opzione, cosa possiamo fare? La faccenda può essere più facile del previsto. Anche se…
  • Come pulire alla perfezione un dispositivo per la vendita

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Quando vendiamo o diamo via qualcosa di nostro come una penna usb, uno smartphone o un PC, c’è sempre bisogno di sapere come ripulire a dovere e rimuovere i nostri dati dall’interno del dispositivo. Al giorno d’oggi purtroppo molti dati personali possono essere estratti, compresi quelli sensibili e collegati ai nostri conti in banca o simili se gestiamo conti online. Ma andiamo man mano ad illustrare dispositivi e metodi di pulizia. Penne USB e memorie esterne…le penne USB non hanno alcuna funzione TRIM, che garantisce un certo grado di protezione dal recupero dati. L’eliminazione…
  • Hello, adesso Facebook consente anche di identificare tutte le chiamate in arrivo

    Gio Tuzzi
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    Nel momento in cui il colosso di Mountain View fa il suo esordio anche operatore mobile virtuale, ecco che Facebook vuole dare un bel segnale anche nella telefonia, seppure per altre vie. Adesso Facebook ha tolto i veli ad Hello: si tratta di un progetto che, per certi versi, si può considerare anche italiano, dal momento che la figura del product manager è rappresentata dal “nostro” Andrea Vaccari. Hello è una nuova applicazione messa a disposizione per dispositivi android che consentirà di ottenere informazioni su chi sta chiamando, anche se il numero non si trova all’interno…
  • Quando cambiare la multipresa

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Sono la prima difesa contro ogni tipo di sbalzo che può danneggiare i nostri PC, Smartphone o Router di ogni classe. Sono le multiprese protette, ma come tutti i componenti che possiamo utilizzare, questi possono con il tempo consumarsi e cominciare a funzionare sempre meno. Come alcuni di voi sapranno, utilizzare una multipresa protetta garantisce che ogni tipo di sbalzo elettrico viene assorbito da un particolare circuito (e fusibile) che smorza l’elettricità in eccesso e fa in modo che non danneggi i componenti elettronici connessi. Questi componenti però hanno un limite, un debolezza…
  • Come disabilitare la tastiera interna nei Notebook

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    Qualche volta è necessario usare metodi drastici. Delle volte bisogna letteralmente disabilitare parti del nostro computer portatile per fare in modo di ritrovare un po’ di normale, perfetta vivibilità con quel che facciamo ogni giorno. Questa volta parliamo della tastiera, una delle parti che subiscono un maggior consumo nel nostro PC. La tastiera ha una durata piuttosto variabile nella vita del nostro Notebook. Può essere di diversa tecnologia, che va dai microtasti alle più semplici e silenziose membrane. Quest’ultime prendono a consumarsi più in fretta e perciò trovarci con…
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  • Tips & Tricks: How to Use Our Newsletter/Update Feature

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    With e-junkie, you have options for using and building your mailing list. We integrate with third-parties like MailChimp and Aweber (find out how to do that here) AND we have our own mailing feature. If you are using e-junkie with PayPal Standard, then buyers are automatically added to your mailing list. Otherwise buyers have to opt-in during checkout. Once your list is built in e-junkie, you  just click on the Send Updates/Newsletter option on our Seller Admin page and you will get a page that looks like this...Read more »
  • How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Web Design Mistakes

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Guest blog post by the folks at 3magine Web Design.Your website is one of the most important features of your business. Whether you are using it to collect leads, build awareness of your brand or sell your products, you need a solid website. Unfortunately, small businesses have limited resources and that can mean their website design suffers. Here are 5 of the most common website design mistakes and how to avoid them... Read more »
  • Tips & Tricks: Integrating with Third-Party Mailing Systems

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    When you are selling online, building an email list is a necessity. When you have one, you can send your buyers an e-blast to notify them of upcoming sales, news about your products, etc. You can use these emails to entice them to buy something and follow you on other channels, and you can empower them to become your brand ambassadors. The third-party integration feature that we outline below will allow you to take in buyers' data (with their permission) and add it to a mailing system. The most common ones that E-junkie integrates with are Aweber, who we are pre-integrated with, and…
  • Tips & Tricks: The E-Junkie PDF Stamping Feature

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    When you sell a product online you want to give it as much protection from pirating as possible.With e-junkie, if what you are selling is a PDF (usually an eBook), you can use our Stamping feature to add a watermark to the upper left of each page of your document. The watermark will include the buyer’s name and email address.Before going over how to set this up in e-junkie, I want to say that there is no 100% fool-proof way to keep people from sharing files. If people want to share a file, they will be able to do so. No system can keep this from happening. But you can deter people from…
  • The Importance of Evolving Your Brand

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Part of owning a business is constantly evaluating your marketing efforts. Is your target market from five or ten years ago still your target market? Does your logo still appeal to your buyers? Are your taglines still relevant? Lets go over a few businesses and how they have evolved their brand to reflect the changing world.Read more »
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  • 12 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Looking for 12 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 12 pack bundles on our website here: 12 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 12 Pack Bundles are the perfect way to supply your entire team with greater communication and the confidence that safety and security are just a push of a button a way in all situations. 12 Pack Bundles work together right out of the box, making the process of figuring out the right…
  • 10 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Looking for 10 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 10 pack bundles on our website here: 10 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 10 Pack Bundles work together right out of the box, making improved communication and business efficiency and safety as easy as possible for you! 10 Pack Bundles give you enough radios for your team and will make sure that your messages get through to the right people. Each radio comes…
  • 8 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Looking for 8 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 8 pack bundles on our website here: 8 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at The 8 Pack Bundles gives your team the perfect amount of radios to enhance security and safety at the workplace and bring communication and efficiency to new levels. Walkie talkie 8 Pack Bundles are ready to work right out of the box and new radios can be added in seamlessly. Each radio…
  • 6 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Looking for 6 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 6 pack bundles on our website here: 6 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 6 Pack Bundles are the most popular bundle size for businesses! The 6 Pack Bundles are an affordable and easy way to equip your team with walkie talkie radios to improve communication and enhance safety in your workplace. They communicate together right out of the box and more units can…
  • 5 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Looking for 5 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 5 pack bundles on our website here: 5 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 5 Pack Bundles are an easy and affordable way to improve the efficiency of your employees and improve emergency response times. They communicate together right out of the box and more units can be added into your fleet later on a need by need basis, making it easy to get started. Each…
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  • Ultimate Guide To Finding A Specialist Web Designer

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Web designers come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are experienced; some aren’t. Some cost a small fortune; others are more affordable. It’s a wide selection of choice, and it can be overwhelming for some. This can lead to problems when choosing somebody to design your website. The obvious answer is to hire a […] The post Ultimate Guide To Finding A Specialist Web Designer appeared first on Skyje.
  • New trends affecting online design industry

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Every day, technology storms are rising ahead at a faster rate. For creative designers and animators keeping up with all technological advancements is an arduous and complicated task. This is why; designers today look for vigilant innovations that could make an impact. If we talk about web design industry, you will realize that what worked […] The post New trends affecting online design industry appeared first on Skyje.
  • Secret Revealed to be a Successful Headshot Photographer

    11 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Headshot Photography  does not only mean how a photographer using their camera, gear and the gizmos;  it’s a perfect framing for capturing one person  complete expression for a specific purpose. Sometimes your client needs this for their personal activity or sometimes for professional purpose, that’s why you should keep in mind to find out their […] The post Secret Revealed to be a Successful Headshot Photographer appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top 10 Reasons to Stick to Wix – Best Online Store Builder

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Are you still debating whether you have invested your time and money in the right eCommerce website building platform? You may have spent days comparing the must have features of an eCommerce solution, but yet to take a final call. Let’s make your job easier now. If your online store is already powered by Wix, […] The post Top 10 Reasons to Stick to Wix – Best Online Store Builder appeared first on Skyje.
  • In-App Advertising: Best Way to Monetize Your Android App

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Mobile advertising is a nightmare for most of the advertisers due to lower revenue and the CTRs (Click through Rates) are making it difficult for them to survive in the advertising market. It is important to maximize the monetization of the apps with high fill rates and premium eCPMs. Becoming an app developer has become […] The post In-App Advertising: Best Way to Monetize Your Android App appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Object store and hybrid clouds at Cloudian

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Out of Japan comes another object storage provider called Cloudian.  We talked with Cloudian at Storage Field Day 7 (SFD7) last month in San Jose (see the videos of their presentations here). Cloudian history Cloudian has been out on the market since March of 2011 but we haven’t heard much about them, probably because their focus has been East Asia.  The same day that the  Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami hit the company announced Cloudian, an Amazon S3 Compliant Multi-Tenant Cloud Storage solution. Their timing couldn’t have been better. Japanese IT organizations were beating…
  • Interesting sessions at SNIA DSI Conference 2015

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    I attended the SNIA Data Storage Innovation (DSI) Conference in Santa Clara, CA last week and ran into a number of old friends and met a few new ones. While attending the conference, there were a few sessions that seemed to bring the conference to life for me. Microsoft Software Defined Storage Journey Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager – Microsoft, spent a little time on what’s currently shipping with Scale-out File Service, Storage Spaces and other storage components of Windows software defined storage solutions. Essentially, what Microsoft is learning from Azure cloud…
  • Transporter, a private Dropbox in a tower

    4 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Move over Dropbox, Box and all you synch&share wannabees, there’s a new synch and share in town. At SFD7 last month, we were visiting with Connected Data where CEO, Geoff Barrell was telling us all about what was wrong with today’s cloud storage solutions. In front of all the participants was this strange, blue glowing device. As it turns out, Connected Data’s main product is the File Transporter, which is a private file synch and share solution. All the participants were given a new, 1TB Transporter system to take home. It was an interesting sight to see a dozen of…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Ubuntu 15.04 have been Released! Let's Dive in!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Canonical have just released the latest version of your trusted Linux Distribution, Ubuntu 15.04. When the development started, many people thought this is the version we are going to get the new and improved Unity 8! But, unfortunately, Unity 8 didn't make it to Vivid Vervet. Like their previous
  • Top 3 Linux Distributions of 2015 : Ubuntu, Fedora and Arch!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    At the beginning of this year, I started a small survey to find out what are the most popular Linux distributions of I posted a poll in the OMG Linux...
  • Add Text to Stunning Images and Post in Social Media in 30 Seconds

    Pubudu Kodikara
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Sometimes we share interesting stuff on our social media accounts. Most of the time, we just type it in plain text and post. We have seen others posting their stuff nicely typed on top of a stunning photo. How did they do this? Do we need to have photo editing
  • Happy Sinhala and Hindu New Year! සුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    For all Sri Lankans, this is a very special day! According to our culture, the Sinhala and Hindu new year is today! The day where the whole country celebrates, do good deeds, eat with the family, start work, and perform many special tasks together! In Sri Lanka, we celebrate our
  • Elementary OS Freya is here! Download it now!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Most of us waited for almost an year for this news! The Elementary team have spent almost an year perfecting the next version of their famous operating system. Say hello to Elementary OS Freya! Today, in a live event, the team have announced the final release of Freya and the
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • How to Spot Fake Apple Lightning Cable (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    If you are one of those guys who prefer to go through the user manual of your smartphones and tablets, you should be knowing that nearly every brand mentions in the user manuals that if you use the accessories other than the original ones or the ones made by the authorized partners then it can cause damage to your gadgets. It covers things like battery, charger, USB cables etc. There are many
  • Sony Xperia Z4 : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    After weeks of rumor and speculations, Sony finally unveiled its latest flagship device Xperia Z4 in Japan today. Sony Xperia Z4 comes with a 6.9mm thick metal frame body. To save the phone from dust and water, it comes with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. The corners of Sony Xperia Z4 are built with resin to provide durability, strength and resistance to wear and tear. Few of
  • Huawei P8 : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In the previous post, we have already covered about the launching of the Huawei P8 Max which is having a huge 6.8 inch full HD screen, 13 MP camera, 3GB of RAM, 64bit 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. In the very same event, Huawei also launched the Huawei P8 which is very much similar to Huawei P8 Max and even score more in some aspects. The highlighted features of
  • Huawei P8 Max : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Screen size of smartphone is constantly increasing. Once a 5-inch screen size was enough to call a phone as Phablet. Then later Nokia launched Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 and Huawei launched the Ascend Mate 7 which are having 6-inch screens. And now, Huawei went one step ahead and it's latest flagship device P8 Max is going to have the huge 6.8-inch screen. Huawei has recently launched the Huawei P8
  • Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam - Full Features and Specs

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Action cameras are getting more and more popular these days. GoPro cameras started the concept and now the major camera brands are also joining the league of the action cams. Sony is one of the most popular smartphone and camera brand and Sony has recently launched a series of Action Cams which comes with high specs and lots of interesting features. The recent in the series of the Sony Action
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  • Beauty Gadget Review: Philips Lumea Compact

    Sarah Lamb
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ever wondered if the IPL hair removers are really worth their money?  Well I took the Philips Lumea Compact on a bit of a test run over the past few months to find out just that. Spring is on it’s way and the last thing us ladies want is hairy or stubbly legs.  We have ... Read more
  • Super Tough Glass Protector for Saving Your Phone!

    Sarah Lamb
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After my little monkey completely smashed the screen on my Nokia Lumia 930 I decided to research phone screen replacements to see how easy it was to just replace the screen on my phone.  I was surprised to find out that the Nokia Lumia 930 glass screen is actually glued to the LCD and digitizer ... Read more
  • Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear Headphones Review

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    The Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear headphones have been out for a while now and I was lucky enough to give them a go from early on.  This review covers these headphones being tested over the period of 3 months. And I have to say I have not been disappointed. Style These headphones are by far ... Read more
  • Behind the Scenes with Lenovo at #MWC

    Sarah Lamb
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This week I have been fortunate enough to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) with Lenovo. It has been a week of shiny gadgets, beautiful phones and much more. I have had access to executives and staff across a variety of different areas of both the Lenovo and Motorola business areas. Pretty much every question I ... Read more
  • An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year

    Ed Jones
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship ... Read more
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Book Review: Delivering Happiness

    Joe Kinsella
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    I just finished Tony Hsieh’s book, Delivering Happiness, which is an autobiography of his tech journey from Illinois to the acquisition of Zappos by Amazon. As an avid reader of tech non-fiction, I can’t get enough startup stories behind the story. It’s great to get away from the sterile founding stories that go from idea to success with no interruption. The real stories are always messier, a lot less certain of themselves, and much more interesting. Tony’s book was a little off the beaten path for me since I was neither a customer of Zappos nor someone who followed his career. The…
  • Becoming Steve Jobs

    Joe Kinsella
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Two things made me want to read Brent Schlender’s Becoming Steve Jobs after its release last week: 1) all the media talk from Apple insiders that this was the “real Steve Jobs”, and 2) its simple and compelling premise: exploring how a reckless and arrogant entrepreneur became one of the greatest business leaders of our time. While it was a good read, I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed that it was more about the former (showing a new side of Steve Jobs) and less about the later (how Steve evolved). Let me dispense with what I didn’t like. If you read Walter Isaacson’s…
  • But What About the Hole?

    Joe Kinsella
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I've been reading Brent Schlender's Becoming Steve Jobs this weekend, which is being promoted as the "real story" of the Apple CEO. There is no doubt Walter Isaacson didn't make too many Apple friends with his Steve Jobs biography, which portrayed Jobs as a sort of brilliant but high functioning sociopath. I'll post a review when I'm done but felt the need to pass on this anecdote. The spring after the 1996 acquisition of NeXT, Larry Ellison saw the then Apple CEO, Gil Amelio, at a party and introduced him to Gina Smith, a technology journalist. By this time Steve Jobs had concluded Amelio…
  • The First Stand-up

    Joe Kinsella
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Every day across the tech industry, teams gather for daily stand-up meetings. While the structure varies by organization, the intent is the same: to provide status and identify blocking issues. While I have attended many stand-ups over the years, I have an odd footnote in my personal history: I was at the very first stand-up. The location was 25 Corporate Drive in Burlington, Massachusetts (current headquarters of Acquia), and the year was 1992 or 1993. I was a fresh-faced college graduate who had recently transferred to a small software team in Easel Corporation to join two talented…
  • Using Trello for Hiring

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    Early in CloudHealth I used Trello as a quick and easy way to manage my time. Having a visual board gave me a sense of order that helped better manage my Lean validation. As time went on and the company was formed, I found new uses for Trello, such as managing my sprints, roadmap, personal to-do list and even product documentation. As we started ramping our 2015 hiring, our HR manager and I decided to try a new use for Trello: as a hiring board. The model we adopted was simple: cards as candidates and color-coded labels to denote our different sources (e.g. referral, recruiter, internally…
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Are Regular News and Events Headlines Helpful?

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Just over a month ago I ran an experimental daily article showing technology news headlines and upcoming events for the day. I was wondering if you found it useful and if you had any feedback about it? In case you ... Read More
  • Time To Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    If you have been putting off making your website mobile friendly then it is time to do something about it – if you are interesting in Google Search that is. From 21st April 2015, Google Search say they will be ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep–Part 2

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    I took the Silentnight “Tech-Free-Zone” sleep related challenge to see if reducing the amount of tech, and making other lifestyle adjustments, could actually improve my overall sleep pattern. The results were interesting and quite an eye opener. In the last ... Read More
  • Home Services Set To Become The Next Big Thing For Online Vendors

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Amazon recently announced Amazon Home Services in what they describe as “a new and simple way to buy and schedule professional services such as furniture assembly, house cleaning, and lawn care”. The idea is to take Amazons massive technical infrastructure ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep?

    Jason Slater
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    According to The Sleep Council March is “National Bed Month”. As they say, “It is the time of year when we like to remind everyone of the importance of getting a better night’s sleep and the role a good bed ... Read More
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  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 10061?

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:35 pm
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 10061 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. Information about new features has been added with screenshots. Also don't forget to check out the changelog given at the end. We know that Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system will be called as Windows 10 which was previously referred […]
  • [Fix] Google Chrome Showing XP Style Classic Blue Titlebar in Windows Vista, Not Using Aero Glass Theme

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    If you are using Google Chrome web browser in Windows Vista operating system, you might have noticed that it no longer uses Windows Vista's default Aero theme to draw titlebar and the whole window frame. In older versions of Chrome, it used to utilize Windows theme to create window frame so users were getting Aero […]
  • [Tip] Customize Start Screen Tiles Background Color, Text Color and Logo in Windows 8.1

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    When Microsoft introduced Start Screen and tiles feature in Windows 8 operating system, all tiles had same background color based on Start Screen's background color. But with the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft changed this behavior. Now each tile has different background color based on the associated program's icon. In other words, the tile pulls […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.05 Now Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.05 to public which comes with many improvements and changes mentioned in the changelog given at the end. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary unused files from your system which helps your computer to run faster and freeing up […]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10061 Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Technical Preview version in your computer, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released another new update Build 10061 of Windows 10 to public. The new build is available for download via Windows Update, so it'll be automatically downloaded and installed in all computers running Windows 10 […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • 50 Years of Moore’s Law

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    What are some of the innovations behind Moore’s Law? As technology advancement continues full steam ahead, Applied Materials recognizes and celebrates Moore’s Law on its 50th anniversary. Read more
  • Successfully Protecting Against Power Outages

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Applied’s superconducting fault current limiter has successfully limited faults that could have resulted in power outages in New York. Read more
  • Applied’s Place in the Universe

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Diana Thater exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art is stunning! Incorporating science, art, and display technology, visitors explore the universe in vibrant color and detail.Read more
  • Named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    I’m pleased to announce Applied Materials was once again named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.Read more
  • Applied Materials Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    For the 5th consecutive year, Applied Materials has been recognized with Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier award.Read more
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  • Turn Off Your Phone’s Screen by Swipe Up Gesture

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Almost all Android phones’ screen can be turned off or turned on by pressing the power button or on some phones, just double taping on the screen (for instance, LG G3) can do it. However, not all phones has power button located in a convenient position, which makes it difficult to turn off the... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Downgrade OnePlus One to Cyanogen OS 11 from Cyanogen OS 12

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    This tutorial is intended for those who want to downgrade their OnePlus One to Cyanogen OS 11S from Cyanogen OS 12S. We will show you where to download stock Cyanogen OS 11 firmware for OnePlus One and how to install it on the phone with a single click. The Cyanogen OS 12 OTA (over the... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Galaxy S6 (All Variants)

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S6 is an awesome smartphone with many features, but if you want to add new features, enhance performance, try out custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, customize with Xposed Framework or install certain apps, you need to have root access and custom recovery like TWRP or CWM on Galaxy S6;... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) to Android 5.1 with CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) users can now update their phone to Android 5.1 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM. HTC will not release Android 5.1 Lollipop update for One Max anytime soon, however users who are impatiently waiting for the new Lollipop OS can enjoy Android 5.1... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Enable Native Voice Call Recording Feature on Rooted Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Like Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge has also native voice call recording feature, but deactivated the feature for specific reason. However, rooted Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users can enable the native voice call-recording feature, if this feature is legal in your country. There is... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • IT Services Companies Toronto: Get the Best Data Backup Plan

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Research shows that seventy percentages of small enterprises that experience an important data reduction get out of company in 2 yrs. This fact discloses a couple of things: the importance of business information to profits age group, and the value of support up information in the more effective possible way. When anyone’s organization only merchants details onsite, he must seek suggestion from the maintained services supplier that focuses on IT services companies Toronto to discuss offsite info storing. And if he talks with the provider, he will probably explore the following storing…
  • Haier – Launches Its Smartphone Lineup In Pakistan

    Bilal Sarwari
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    Haier, a Chinese multinational home appliances and consumer electronics brand launches its Android based smartphone series in Pakistan. Haier has introduced Klassic, Persuit and Esteem handsets in Pakistan at the launching ceremony that held on Thursday. Attending the event was itself an honor. According to the President Ruba-SEZ Group Shah Faisal Afridi, this latest venture is aimed to offer superior quality smartphones at affordable price range to customers, and help them create an exclusive statement and adding a valuable addition to the already saturate mobile industry. The prior vision…
  • How To Select An International Courier Company?

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    If you are a businessman, then for sure you must be aware about the importance of international shipping companies. If you have to ship a large amount of shipments to other countries for business purpose, then it is better to select the right international courier company. There are a number of international courier companies who have a big name in this field, but this doesn’t mean that they are the best and they will provide you top notch service, there are few exceptional companies which might not have the same reputation but their service quality is far better than the former companies.
  • Facts to Consider Prior Choosing Virtualization

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Cloud computing is not a new term for organizations. There has been a lot discusses or written on this technology. There has been noticed a rapid shift of in house infrastructure to cloud computing during the last few years. There have been numerous reasons behind this shift such as prevailing economic conditions that forced organizations to control or cut down their operational expenses and getting rid of unnecessary resources. Perhaps, one of the biggest reasons for this shift is outsourcing. Making Decision: Now, to finalize which option is best suitable for selection, it is of utmost…
  • Choosing an Automated Patch Management Solution

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    One of the main duties every IT department is charged with is patch management. It is for this reason that all IT departments need a reliable patch management solution. Many people often wonder what the best approach is when it comes to patch management. It all depends on the infrastructure and design of a company’s network for both the future and the present.   There are currently two main divisions available when it comes to patch management solutions and each one has its disadvantages and advantages. You can choose to have patch management assimilated into a much bigger management…
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  • How To Make Cocktails Breaking Bad Style!

    David Allen
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:51 am
    There is something exciting about using scientific equipment in the kitchen and what is even better is when you can show all this cool stuff off in front of your friends. What better way is there to do that than by making cocktails using the same sort of science equipment found in a lab or […]
  • Zero G Anti Gravity Case For The iPhone Owner!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    Imagine being able to safely and securely stick your iPhone onto almost any flat surface allowing you to use it hands free or with one hand. This would be great, but what are the chances of the iPhone falling to the ground and ending up damaged? With the Zero G case has been designed to […]
  • Wake Up To The I’m Up Alarm!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Getting up in the morning can be a right chore for some people and so in order to skip past the alarm there is the snooze button and this just helps you to get up late, which makes you late right through your day until it all starts over again. This is an interesting new app […]
  • The Thin And Strong Vallett Wallet!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Many of us use a wallet, but often they lose shape and appear to be bloated even though it is carrying the same amount of stuff. However, the Vallett is different, it’s thin and stays thin, which means it is going to be good all of the time. The Vallett is made from carbon fibre […]
  • Charge Your Smartphone Fast With Charge Doubler!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    If there is one thing worse than finding that your Smartphone has a low battery, it has to be how long it takes to charge it back up. Most of us can afford the odd half an hour now and then, but sometimes this is not long enough to provide a complete charge and this […]
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  • The internet and the earthquake: how the web reacted to Nepal’s killer shock

    Stuart Thomas: Motorburn Editor
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    The earthquake which struck Nepal over the weekend measured 7.8 on the Richter scale and the devastation it wrought has been immense. More than 3 600 people are now known to have died in Nepal, India and China. A further 6 500 have been injured and 200 climbers have had to be evacuated from Mount Everest. Perhaps the most remarkable thing however is how quickly we’ve received this information and how rapid the response of some of some of the world’s biggest tech companies has been. Experiencing disasters in (near) real-time It’s not all that long ago that it would have [...]…
  • How do you go about managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice?

    Andre Steenkamp
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Over the past 10 years, organisations have seen the control they used to have in their interactions with their customers slip slowly away. Where you used to build your brand with big TV ads and manage your reputation through your media relations department, consumer perceptions and attitudes about your company are now increasingly formed by the word on the social media grapevine. In the past, a customer that was pleased or unhappy about your product or service might have told 10 friends or family members, who may have each told another 10 over the period of a few weeks. Now, a [...] The post…
  • 5 super-luxurious SUVs that ask the question: who needs a limousine?

    Ryan Bubear
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    A generous handful of people out there are wealthy enough to pay someone else to drive them around. And, no, summoning an Uber driver doesn’t count. Nope, not even Uber Black. We’re referring instead to those elite individuals who have full-time chauffeurs on their books (have a look at our earlier feature on the top chauffeur-driven cars for stinking rich technophiles). Such a well-to-do character clearly prefers the comfort of the rear seats to the apparent hard work of the driver’s perch, and thus recruits a professional driver to do his or her on-road bidding. Read more on…
  • Windows 10 updates, ‘Mad Max’ mayhem and ‘GTA V’ wildlife: the TGIF Video Roundup

    Staff Reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:36 pm
    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: the TGIF Video Roundup We’ve been shirking our Friday duties of bringing you the best videos from around the web, and you know what, we’re bad. Bad Gearburn! Read more on Gearburn. Related articlesSamsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: the TGIF Video RoundupCrota’s End…
  • Do startup founders make great CEOs?

    Surekha James
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Calling yourself a CEO is easy. All it takes is getting a stack of business cards made, and slapping your name and the CEO title on them. There is, however, a journey that a founder has to take to become a CEO. So to ask the question “Do founders make great CEOs?” is perhaps uninformed because, for a startup founder to become a good CEO, he needs to actually learn how to get there. There’s an excellent post by venture capitalist, Ben Horowitz that highlights the importance of teaching founders to be CEOs. Because really, being a CEO is an entirely [...] The post Do startup founders make…
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  • Yes, I’ll buy ANYTHING that Apple sells

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    A few days ago I had dinner with some people, and of course we discussed the Apple Watch. Some people were skeptical and took the position that it wouldn’t be of much value, and challenged me to explain to them why it would be a useful gadget. I was about to mention some reasons when someone interrupted me and said ‘Boris would buy anything with an Apple logo on it, so he doesn’t even need a reason.’ We all laughed, but then I started thinking. The thing is, he’s right. Almost. I’m v
  • US telecoms industry betrayed by “puppet”

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took over there were some of us who felt that it was not appropriate for a former telco spinner to be in charge of watching over his former bosses. There were some who implied that Wheeler was a puppet who would do whatever the telcos told him.… Read the rest
  • Microsoft tightens hold on Android

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Software giant Microsoft has tightened its ligature on the throat of Android by making a deal with Qisda. For those who came in late, Microsoft makes a huge pile of money from Android by owning some of the key patents behind the operating system.… Read the rest
  • Can Quality Food Be Made at Tech Scale?

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    CEO Gagan Biyani says his Sprig delivery service is now the largest restaurant in San Francisco.
  • Surface 3 review: This one is worth recommending, though it’s no bargain

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Surface 3’s selling points can be summed up neatly: This is Microsoft’s basic Office machine, a cheaper alternative to the Surface Pro 3. Thanks to the new Surface’s Intel Atom chip and real Windows 8.1 (with an upgrade path to Windows 10), it offers decent battery life, with a processor sufficient to handle 1080p YouTube videos, Netflix streams, or basic games without batting an eye.  As with any junior member of a product line, there are compromises. The biggest are its price—it n
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  • YouTube turns 10

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Over the last ten years YouTube has become increasingly ingrained in our lives, creating its own celebrities that have following bigger than most popstars, and defining online video. When Google bought YouTube for $.165 billion in 2006, many thought that the search giant had paid over the odd for the service that had not turned a profit. However, then came the iPhone and the mobile revolution, where suddenly everyone had a camera in their pocket at all times, ready to shoot videos of their friends, activities, and anything that happens around them. Bandwidth improved just as the quality of…
  • Apple Watch versus Android Wear: who has won the Smartwatch war?

    Simon Jones
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Remember when tablets first came out and no one really saw the point, but they found their place? Well it seems the tech world is now making room for smartwatches. While some of the world may still be sceptical, at least five new watches are coming out this year hinting that Smart Watches will be taking centre stage in 2015. Now that Apple are finally playing catch up, the Android versus Apple battle commences once again and our friends at Mobile Phones Direct review the top 4 smart watches out on the market: Apple Watch, Moto 360, LG Watch G R and Kickstarter’s most successful project: the…
  • What is VoIP?

    Simon Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a collection of technologies that allow people to communicate (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the internet rather than through the dedicated public switched telephone network (PSTN), and is the direction in which all communication is travelling. The phoneline and phones in many people’s homes and businesses continue to use the similar technologies to those available a century ago, with analogue audio sent along a copper wire and only digitised about the phone company’s digital concentrator at the end of the road. However, we live in…
  • Compare the Market takes over Orange Wednesdays as ‘Meerkat Movies’

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Price Comparison website Compare the Market has taken over the idea of 2-for-1 cinema tickets with a new promotion dubbed ‘Meerkat Movies’. 5 million existing customers will have exclusive access to the discounts today, ahead of the offer launching nationwide on 3 April. Customers who have bought qualifying products through the Compare the Market website will be eligible for 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a year, with the tickets redeemable through a code on the Meerkat Movies app. Compare the Market Marketing Director Mark Vile commented: “We are in…
  • Thousands fooled by Facebook scam claiming to offer free Qantas flights

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    More than 100,000 internet users have been fooled by a fake Qantas Facebook page, which claimed to offer free first class flights. The page attracted at least 80,000 likes and over 100,000 shares by claiming to offers travellers the chance to win free flights for a year, before it was taken down by Facebook. The fake page is designed to attract a large number of likes before switching into promoting other dubious products and services for which users had not subscribed. Despite selling pages being against Facebook’s terms and conditions, a page with more than 100,000 likes could attract…
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  • Western Digital My Cloud EX2100 Expert Series Review w/ Giveaway

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    For years I have had the motto that you can never have enough storage. However, that can get out of hand. When I got my first desktop external hard drive, the max size available was 500gb. Now this is still quite a bit of space, but when you are using it to back up several computers, […]
  • Business Marketing: 4 Ways to Reach Your Audience

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    As a business owner, getting the word out about your product or service is very important. Marketing is a key component of every business as it entices new customers to try your product or service and reminds existing customers to continue their patronage. Of course there are more traditional forms of marketing, which include print advertisements, […]
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router + Netgear N300 Range Extender Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    I have owned a lot of home internet routers over the years. Why? There used to be a time when I swore that they created them to be unstable and last only 1-2 years. It seemed like every router that I owned suffered from constant disconnects, or just one day stopped working. I’ve had this problem for […]
  • Skybell: Answer the Doorbell From Your Smartphone w/ Giveaway

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
        Have you ever wondered who was at the door, but you did not want to get up to look? I work from home, and very rarely am I expecting anyone to ring my doorbell. I am not the “we are just stopping by” type. If you are coming over, I better know about […]
  • Eco-Friendly Apps to Help You Live Greener

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Now that we know more about how products that we use from day to day affect the environment, many of us have decided to be more eco-friendly. If you are about that life, then you may be wondering how to ensure that you are remaining eco-friendly even when on the go. Well, we know that […]
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  • Nokia just crushed our dreams

    Chris Smith
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    One of the biggest dreams of many Android fans has been the mythical high-end Nokia Android phone the company never got to make. However, the Nokia Android rumor keeps coming back time and again, building brief excitement before returning to a dormant state. A few days ago, a report said that what’s left of the Finnish company will soon get back into the smartphone business. But now, the company denied the new rumor, although it’s not entirely bad news for Android fans. Continue reading...
  • Russian hackers accessed Obama’s email in ‘worrisome’ White House hit

    Chris Smith
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    Last year, hackers hit the unclassified computer network of the White House, accessing in the process the email correspondence between President Obama and some of the people he emails, or used to email frequently, The New York Times reports. Initially, the White House did not disclose this detail, and it’s not clear what kind of sensitive data has been stolen in the processes, but the Times learned the hack has been “more intrusive and worrisome” than publicly acknowledged. Continue reading...
  • An engineer has come up with a brilliant new cooler design that beer lovers will adore

    Brad Reed
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    With summer less than two months away, you're probably thinking about going on some fun outdoor excursions that involve taking some beer with you in a cooler. However, the current coolers on the market are something of a bummer since they tend to be both heavy and unwieldy. Denver-based engineer Scotty Allen is trying to change all that, however, with a brilliant new cooler design that will make bringing beer along with you to picnics and hikes easier than ever before. Continue reading...
  • Comcast and TWC lit $32 million on fire lobbying the government to pass their merger

    Brad Reed
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    This will be heartbreaking for many of you to hear, but it seems that Comcast and Time Warner Cable spent a total of $32 million lobbying the government to sign off on their merger and they still didn't get what they wanted. In a big Politico report called "Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger shows limits of lobbying," we learn that Comcast and TWC pulled out all the stops to get their merger approved but that it still wasn't enough. Continue reading...
  • Lenovo’s new monster phone features 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery

    Brad Reed
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Earlier this week, we posted a video showing you why having 4GB of RAM on your phone is awesome -- basically, it lets you seamlessly multitask even when you're running several graphics-intensive applications at once. Now Lenovo has come out with a new phone called the K80 that combines this capability with a massive 4,000mAh battery to boot. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Qualcomm Announces Digital Marketing Program For Showcasing OPPO R5 With 4G LTE Connectivity

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    Qualcomm Technologies today announced a marketing program to introduce consumers to the innovative technologies and differentiated features of the OPPO R5 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. This initiative aims to build awareness on the cutting edge technology, craftsmanship, differentiated features and capabilities of the OPPO R5 and thereby, enable consumers to make an informed […] The post Qualcomm Announces Digital Marketing Program For Showcasing OPPO R5 With 4G LTE Connectivity appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Intex Aqua Power+ With 5 Inch HD Display, 4000mAh Battery & Android L OS Launched At Rs 8999

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    Intex Technologies has announced the launch of its latest upgraded Aqua Power series of smartphones, Aqua Power + today at an attractive price point of Rs. 8,999. It is now available in four premium colours – Black+Champagne, White+Champagne, Champagne, Black+Silver, and comes with a smart flip cover for free. This phone will be exclusively available at […] The post Intex Aqua Power+ With 5 Inch HD Display, 4000mAh Battery & Android L OS Launched At Rs 8999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Spice Stellar 519 4G LTE Smartphone With 5 Inch Display Launched At Rs. 8,499

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    To make its presence felt in budget range of 4G segment, Spice Mobiles, one of  India’s leading mobile devices company today announced the launch of its first 4G LTE smartphone – Stellar 519 at an attractive price point of Rs. 8,499. This smartphone is available in Slate Grey and Steel Blue colors. The Stellar 519 features a […] The post Spice Stellar 519 4G LTE Smartphone With 5 Inch Display Launched At Rs. 8,499 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Moto 360 Smartwatch With Metal Bands Launched In India At Rs. 19,999

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Motorola has introduced the Moto 360 smartwatch with metal bands in India for Rs. 19,999. Like other devices of Motorola, this new metal band smartwatch will also be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The metal bands are available in light and dark chrome shades of solid stainless steel. The Moto 360 has iconic design and features a […] The post Moto 360 Smartwatch With Metal Bands Launched In India At Rs. 19,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Asus Zenfone 5 Is A Good Performer In Budget Segment#MyAsusZenFone

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Hardly a day passes when we hear the launch of a new smartphone or smartphones either by a Chinese company or an Indian company, although both are made in China, with litttle bit tweaks here and there and with new model name and number. In such a scenario, the budget customer gets confused what to buy when […] The post Asus Zenfone 5 Is A Good Performer In Budget Segment#MyAsusZenFone appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • How to Speed Up Windows PC’s Internet and System Performance?

    Robin C
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Microsoft Windows 8 is definitely the best operating system for Tablets and didn’t meet microsoft’s expectation on Desktops and Laptops from its users. It has got lot of bug fixes, improvements when Microsoft Windows 8.1 released for existing Windows 8 users. Addressing various user problems and issues microsoft made plenty of changes and Start menu is one of the top in the line. Though it has not bring back the full Windows 7 Start menu experience, microsoft did made some excellent changes to bring several essential and frequently accessed features to front. Desktop environment…
  • Best External Battery Power Banks for iPhone and Android Mobiles

    Robin C
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    If there is one thing that mobile manufacturers are all same and so close together, it will be Battery Technology. Even the expensive iPhone has battery juice problems and Samsung took advantage of it few months ago by coming up with Wall Hugger commercial to tease iPhone users short battery life. Business users and people who use their smartphone quite heavy, always end up with red color battery indicators before the end of the day or before evening itself. That is the reason, people prefer External Battery Power Bank to charge whenever, wherever they are without any need of searching for…
  • CleanMyMac 3 Review, Is it a Good Cleaner App for Mac OS X?

    Robin C
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Macpaw’s CleanMyMac 3 announced yesterday with tons of improvements in the background without much change to its existing, easy to use Design and UI. You’ve never used this software before? Don’t worry, we have you covered with our Cleanmymac 3 Review with all of its Feature Highlights and details explored. Slow loading mac’s are not new and most of the users try to remove their existing softwares / apps installed or reinstall OS X to boost the speed of OS X. Which is definitely not the recommended way to do. CleanMyMac from Macpaw is an All-In-One utility to speed up…
  • Speedify Review and 40% Discount Promo Offer for Limited Time

    Robin C
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    From the Connectify team, here we have Speedify a revolutionary, new product. Speedify is a very easy to use and the best software to combine multiple Internet connections on Mac or Windows PC. It is an affordable best way to combine and use multiple Internet Connections to get high speed Internet performance in single computer. For example, you can easily combine your WiFi, 3G Dongle, 4G Dongle, DSL Cable to one solid high speed Internet line to use for Heavy file downloads and smooth and faster Internet performance on your Computer. If you are worried about your Internet Connection not…
  • Tweakbit PCSuite Review and 25% Coupon Code

    Robin C
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    How easy it will be, if you can manage all your Windows PC Speed up and Performance related tasks at one place? No more Windows PC Hangs and Crashes. No more Slow Speed Issues, Slow Internet Problems or System Reboot problems with Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs due to poor system management. We have found this one software that does plenty of essential system management tasks automatically to run Windows PC smoothly and keep your Productivity always at 100%. TweakBit PCSuite software is an all in one PC management utility that keeps your Windows PC Clean and well Optimized for Top Speed and…
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  • Technology That Helps Your Business Stay On Track

    Karan Israni
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    From small businesses to big ones, there’s no doubt that you have some sort of technology that helps your business plug along. Did you know that it’s important to have some kind of program in place to help you keep track of the technology you do have? Think back to a time before computers and … Continue reading Technology That Helps Your Business Stay On Track
  • 18 Top Networking Sites for Startup Founders

    Karan Israni
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
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  • Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop

    Karan Israni
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    The idea of identify theft wanders in and out of public consciousness depending on a number of factors. If you or someone one know has been a victim, it’s probably on your mind. If there is a major movie released or book published that has identity theft in it, it’s probably on your mind. If … Continue reading Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop
  • Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts (Infographic)

    Karan Israni
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
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  • How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch

    Karan Israni
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    With the brand new Apple Watch set to release at the end of April, more and more mobile users will find themselves relying more than ever on Apple’s voice command function, Siri. Searching on the go is going to be easier than ever for the average user. Siri focuses heavily on local searches – so if … Continue reading How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • When Alan met Mark – How and why Smart Recruit Online is outperforming every other online recruiting platform

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Extracts from an exclusive interview with Mark Stephens, CEO and Founding Director of Smart Recruit Online. Alan Whitford, founder of RC Euro and ABTECH, interviews Mark Stephens to find out how and why Smart Recruit Online is outperforming every other online recruiting platform in terms of generating successful results. Alan: So what makes Smart Recruit so effective in filling jobs? Mark: It is the unique way in which we use the very latest technology and combine that with a deep understanding of candidate behaviours. It’s actually an educational process for many users, not only in how…
  • Freshen Up Your Recruitment Strategies!

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    The team at CV-Library share their top tips on how to ensure your recruitment strategies are fully up to speed. Finding the right talent for your business can be a challenge. Good candidates don’t stay on the market for very long so you have to get your job opening in front of them as quickly as possible, meaning it’s always the right time to freshen up your recruitment strategies. First and foremost consider revamping your job descriptions. Taking the time to wordsmith your job posting can dramatically impact the number and quality of applications you receive. Also think about going…
  • The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like?

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Part 1 of a 10 part serialisation from a new book called The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide, written and published exclusively for The Recruitment Alliance. Chapter 1 – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like? This may be fairly basic knowledge for some people operating within the online recruitment space, but it is essential for anyone looking to master their online recruiting strategy to understand who the operators are, the tools available and what the primary online recruiting channels are. The Operators There are many recruiters operating within the…
  • 10 Motivational Tips. Help Me, How Do I Get Motivated?

    8 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    When I’m at parties and people find out that I am a motivational speaker and sales training seminar leader, they often say something like, “That’s fab, can you motivate me?” Flippant questions aside, motivation is a huge part of what I do when I am consulting with companies to increase sales results and is essential if you want to build a high performance sales team or if you want to be a successful salesperson. Understanding how to motivate yourself to be proactive, positive and focused is critical if you want to be a sales superstar. Check out this email I received… Thank…
  • Make better hires, with these 5 ESSENTIAL SCREENING TIPS

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
      According to extensive surveys on this topic, one in five hires made, was subsequently categorised as a bad hire that cost the business in excess of £50,000… To help you make better hiring decisions I would like to provide you with my 5 essential screening tips Following on from my last article, the 8 things to do before you advertise your next job, here are my 5 top tips for the effective screening of applicants. 1.       Do not try to screen applicants in the job advert. Filling your job advert with pre-loaded qualification criteria is the surest way to put off the…
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    Future of Privacy

  • Future of Privacy Forum Releases Statement on FTC’s Settlement with Retail Tracking Company

    Stephany Fan
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    “Today’s settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with Nomi, a mobile location tracking company, demonstrates the need for companies with emerging technologies to be clear about the choices they provide consumers”, said FPF Executive Director Jules Polonetsky. The need for transparent privacy policies in the field of mobile location analytics was the genesis behind the […]
  • Jules Talks Consumer Privacy and Location-Based Services

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    In a recent episode of Comcast Newsmakers, Jules discussed the many new ways that data about your location is being used — such as navigation or helping you connect with friends. He addressed what can you do to protect the privacy of that data? A conversation with Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair of the Future […]
  • When Opting Out Isn’t the Answer…

    Brenda Leong
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now.  Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision. The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly […]
  • Comparing the Data Broker Bill to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Considering the privacy concerns raised by data brokers, we thought it would be useful to compare how data brokers are treated under Senator Edward Markey’s recent data broker bill, which has considerable support from privacy and consumer advocates (as well as Senators Blumenthal, Franken, and Whitehouse), and under the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The different receptions […]
  • FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Receives Privacy Leadership Award

    12 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    The Future of Privacy Forum congratulates our Senior Fellow, Peter Swire, on receiving the 2015 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Peter has worked with FPF since 2010 on a wide range of privacy and cyber-security issues, such as encryption, Big Data, and many more. His current work with FPF includes […]
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    So Freaking Cool

  • The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Longer pieces from this week. Definitely not bathroom reading. Unless you have a severe case of diarrhea. - Tragic story of Christy Mack and MMA fighter War Machine [ESPN] - Trader in the wild [Businessweek] - 10 biggest Marvel heroes not yet seen in live action [Observation Deck] - The funny man behind Judd Apatow [NY Times Magazine] - The machines are coming! [NY Times] - Make millions (but there's a catch) [New Yorker]The post The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15 appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Scented Duct Tape

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Duct tape comes in bland, boring gray and smells like adhesive. That's...booooring. Buy scented duct tape instead. Amazing smells like cupcake, grape, bubble gum, lemon and orange cream await you with these scented duck tapes by Duck Brand ($4). Each smell coincides with a similar color. If you're gonna use duct tape, you might as well have fun with it.The post Scented Duct Tape appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Saw: The Complete Movie Collection

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Halloween's around the corner and the series of Saw movies probably can now be considered a classic. Watch all 7 Saw movies in a row with the Saw: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray. Settle in with Jigsaw and make it a long weekend. The post Saw: The Complete Movie Collection appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Moto X Where ‘X’ Stands for Excellent and Exemplary

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the best phones of last year keeps improving with its latest release. The new Moto X hits stores later this month with plenty of cool features. On the outside the Moto X shows off a sleek metal frame and a large 5.2-inch display with HD resolution. For video and photography lovers, it has a 13 megapixel rear camera and 4K video capture(!). The phone also includes four mics for improved sound capture. If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can use the turbo charging featuring to lock in a full 8 hour charge. Ah-maz-ing! Of course, the Moto Maker customization continues with the old…
  • Moto Hint Answers All Your Questions

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    No one loves a know-it-all, but you just might like this one. The Moto Hint ($150) pairs with the Moto X and goes right inside your earhole. You can ask it for directions, weather, turn-by-turn navigation, receive and make calls, and dictate and send messages. It sounds like a virtual assistant. The accessory comes in fabric, leather and wood with subtle black and white accents. Front finishes include silver and black metallic. The future has arrived. In your earhole. Are you prepared?The post Moto Hint Answers All Your Questions appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
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    The App Times | RSS Feed

  • MiniTool Partition Wizard 9 Review

    Adeline Gear
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    Partitioning a physical hard drive into multiple volumes is done for a good number of reasons.You may want to improve the overall performance of your PC, install more than one operating system, or manage computer maintenance tasks – activities that will effectively solve a number of computer-related problems. Windows PCs come with a built in […] The post MiniTool Partition Wizard 9 Review appeared first on The App Times.
  • Dialer App for Android That Reveals Complete Caller Info at a Swipe: Truedialer

    Adeline Gear
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    There are plenty of Android apps in Google Play that offer unbelievable customization options for your device, but there are very few apps that transform the way you search your contacts and connect with them. TrueCaller's dialer app TrueDialer hopes to do just that by offering complete contact management support through easy customizations. We take […] The post Dialer App for Android That Reveals Complete Caller Info at a Swipe: Truedialer appeared first on The App Times.
  • Change Android Keypad Settings to Display Number Row

    Adeline Gear
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    The keyboard that comes default with an Android device isn’t the most convenient one to use. It becomes especially more difficult if you have to input passwords that involve numbers, alphabets, and symbols. Long pressing the different keys and switching between the various rows can quickly become a major irritant.  Having a dedicated number row […] The post Change Android Keypad Settings to Display Number Row appeared first on The App Times.
  • Curate the Best Twitter News Feeds from Friends with Nuzzel

    Adeline Gear
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    The sun never sets in Twitter land. There is a constant, unending stream of conversations flowing every second of the day/night that you simply cannot keep up with it. In fact, you’re guaranteed to miss many of the best stories from your friends and followers even if you stay tuned to the channel 24x7. If […] The post Curate the Best Twitter News Feeds from Friends with Nuzzel appeared first on The App Times.
  • TuneMiser Shows if Amazon or iTunes is Selling Cheaper Digital Music

    Adeline Gear
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    Gone are the days when music had to be bought in physical stores. With the entry of iTunes, Amazon and other solutions, music has become a medium that is easily transferable online. That’s not all; digital music downloads are instantaneous, cheaper, and we no longer have to pay for songs we don’t want to listen […] The post TuneMiser Shows if Amazon or iTunes is Selling Cheaper Digital Music appeared first on The App Times.
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    The Verge - All Posts

  • Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

    James Vincent
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than itself, reports the New Scientist. This is the equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale, says David Christensen, an engineer from the lab that created the robots. Another of the robots weighs just nine grams but can climb up vertical walls carrying objects heavier than a kilogram — the equivalent of a human hoisting an elephant up…
  • Tesla's home batteries could be leased similarly to SolarCity scheme

    James Vincent
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Tesla is widely expected to introduce a pair of new battery technologies later this week: a battery for the home and a "very large scale utility battery." A new report from The Guardian suggests that the home battery could be leased to customers on similar terms to an existing, experimental scheme from solar panel provider SolarCity — a company with extremely close ties to Tesla. Tesla's batteries can power a house during an outage Customers pay SolarCity an initial fee of $1,500 for a Tesla battery, followed by monthly payments of $15 for the next 10 years, reports The Guardian. This…
  • Twitter’s revamped trends feature insults ‘ugly’ feminists

    Rich McCormick
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Earlier this month, Twitter launched a new homepage designed to pull images, headlines, and hashtags from the social network's users to show its worth as a news service. It wasn't long though, until the new page made several missteps, illustrating categories like "world news" with questionable pictures including spandex-clad butts and creepy horse squirrels. Now Twitter's attempts to encompass the opinions of its millions of users have backfired again. The network's new trends feature today annotated the trending #FeministsAreUgly hashtag — a movement with a positive intention started…
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly watched Gravity in space last night

    Dante D'Orazio
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:10 pm
    So, let's say you're one month into a year-long mission on the International Space Station, and you're feeling a little bored. You decide to pop in a movie. What film do you choose? If you're Scott Kelly, it's Gravity. The astronaut tweeted a photo of "movie night" aboard ISS, and, su