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  • Windows 10 Release Delivers Free Upgrade
    Josh Smith
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Windows 10 Release Delivers Free Upgrade is a post by Josh Smith from The Windows 10 release details include one important detail that will make it easier than ever for many users to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Coder shrinks chess game into a 487 byte program

    Tim Schiesser
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    In a pretty incredible feat of coding, a programmer named Baudsurfer has managed to squeeze an entire, playable game of chess into a single 487 byte program. Unless your computer's storage drive is filled to the brim, you'll definitely be able to play this compact version of the classic board game. ...
  • 10 interesting internet and technology facts

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Internet and technology facts Get some great technology information and enjoy our interesting tech facts that will surprise and amaze you. Learn some funny Internet facts and interesting information about the World Wide Web. There are so many things invented and innovated progressively nowadays. Everything that helps our life easier is technology. So keep scrolling down and let your self-floating on the technology fun facts flows. Amazon originally was a printed book seller company, now it sells more e-books than printed books. Facebook reports over 1 billion registered users. Where it a…
  • iPhone Next

    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
    Bob O'Donnell
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Now that the excitement has died down regarding Apple’s amazing financial results and the nearly 75 million iPhone shipments it achieved last quarter, it’s time to start looking ahead. From where I sit, I think… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Don't Look Now, But Deep Linking Just Got Hot

    Lauren Orsini
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Making apps more like the Web just became huge.
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  • Sagrada Familia recreated in ice, but still incomplete

    Stu Robarts
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have built an ice replica of Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia basilica. Fittingly, like the actual Barcelona landmark, the simplified model was incomplete by the time it was due to open. The aim of the project was to investigate the use of ice as a building material. .. Continue Reading Sagrada Familia recreated in ice, but still incomplete Section: Architecture Tags: Building and Construction, Eindhoven University, Finland, Ice Related Articles: Dutch university plans on building a church out of ice and saw dust The Sagrada Familia…
  • 2015 Wood Design Awards winners announced

    Adam Williams
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council – a body that strives to promote the benefits of building with wood – recently announced the 16 winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards. The event offers an opportunity to judge the current state of new and recently-built wooden buildings in the United States. .. Continue Reading 2015 Wood Design Awards winners announced Section: Architecture Tags: Awards, Wood Related Articles: Innovation shines at 2014 World Architecture Festival Awards Ultrasound thermography used to find flaws in wood Carbon-neutral Woodcube apartment block made…
  • Interactive intent modelling gives SciNet the edge over other search engines

    Richard Moss
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    Google may be dominant in the battle of the search engines, but its ever-evolving page rank algorithm and straightforward list of results don't always get you the information you want – especially when you're not sure precisely what keywords to use. Now researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) have developed a new alternative called SciNet that uses information visualization to help you dig through related terms in narrowing down a search. Its creators claim that it outperforms conventional search user interfaces in finding information in an academic…
  • Smithsonian Institution may be headed to London

    Adam Williams
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    For the first time in its 168 year history, the Smithsonian Institution may be "coming home," in a manner of speaking. Originally founded with funds from British scientist James Smithson, it has never established a longterm exhibition outside the United States. But recently unveiled plans for a new culture and arts center to be built at London’s Olympic Park site in the UK. .. Continue Reading Smithsonian Institution may be headed to London Section: Architecture Tags: London, Museum, Olympics, Smithsonian Related Articles: Olympic cauldron designer hatches London garden bridge scheme Asleep…
  • KHW's all-new sand toboggan sleds the desert

    C.C. Weiss
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    Selling winter sports gear is a tough gig. You're severely limited by climate and geography, and even in places with the ideal mix of snow and terrain, you'll still find loads of people that aren't interested in playing in the cold. Then there's the whole global warming thing hanging over your head. These types of limitations inspired Germany's KHW, the self-described world leader in plastic toboggans, to develop a special sled purpose-built for the sand. Summertime is taking a snow day. .. Continue Reading KHW's all-new sand toboggan sleds the desert Section: Outdoors Tags: Nuremberg…
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  • Fashion Metric and the Rackspace Startup Program

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

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

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

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

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

    Rhett Allain
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you need some physics to get you through the Super Bowl, here are three of my favorite aspects of the game. The post How to Understand the Super Bowl—With Physics! appeared first on WIRED.
  • Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services

    Davey Alba
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    During Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings announcement today, the company revealed that Amazon Web Services (AWS)—essentially its cloud computing infrastructure—has over one million active customers. The post Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively Use Its Cloud Services appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feds Bar Man From Posting Revenge Porn

    Klint Finley
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    The Federal Trade Commission has barred a man from posting nude images on women to his website without their express written consent. The post Feds Bar Man From Posting Revenge Porn appeared first on WIRED.
  • Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report

    Davey Alba
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Microsoft will be investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup that makes a popular Android ROM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s value in the high hundreds of millions. The post Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report appeared first on WIRED.
  • China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked

    Davey Alba
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Technology companies that want to sell equipment to Chinese banks have to submit to extensive audits, turn over source code, and build “back doors” into their hardware and software---presumably so that the Chinese government have the ability peek into computer banking systems. The post China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • POV footage of firemen rescuing children from a fire [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We tend to forget how heroic firemen are. This video is a good reminder to thank the next fireman or woman you meet. It's dramatic point of view footage of firemen rescuing children from an apartment fire. The post POV footage of firemen rescuing children from a fire [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A brief history of cell phones [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Remember the days when you weren't anyone if you weren't carrying a phone the size of a brick in your briefcase? Today we have computers in our pockets and the fight to get one starts in preschool. The post A brief history of cell phones [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Stunning drone montage of the snowscape in New England [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The huge snowstorm might have knocked out power and inconvenienced New Englanders, but it provided a beautiful snowscape for a drone. Enjoy this montage of footage from a very talented drone pilot. The post Stunning drone montage of the snowscape in New England [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 of history’s greatest tank battles

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As if being a foot soldier wasn't terrifying enough, imagine being one of the first guys who saw a tank coming at them. The post 10 of history’s greatest tank battles appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Four women wear a hijab for a day [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You know the old cliché, "Try walking a mile in their shoes?" That's pretty much what this video is, except instead of wearing shoes, these women are wearing scarves. Here's how they react to walking a mile in a hijabi's scarf. The post Four women wear a hijab for a day [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Apple, The Oil Company?

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Apple, The Oil Company?
  • So Much For That "Haunted Empire"

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    So Much For That "Haunted Empire": Horace Dediu: Causal statements (beyond good/bad people => good/bad outcomes) are considered non-credible in the very institutions which harness laws of nature in order to create value. Consider the recent instance of corporate defenestration directed at Tim Cook. He was accused of failure of magic. I say this because he replaced a previous magician with many powers and the anger at his inability to match this power was at a fever pitch in 2012 and 2013. A book was even written about this failure and titled with the appropriate metaphor (See blog title). $18…
  • gameraboy: Choose Your Own Adventure books, 1985 Great...

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    gameraboy: Choose Your Own Adventure books, 1985 Great give-away!
  • ‘Jordan23’ and 'Bond007'

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    ‘Jordan23’ and 'Bond007': Jim Chairusmi: Although Michael Jordan retired more than a decade ago, the basketball legend’s legacy lives on as a password. In an list of the top 25 sports-related passwords, “jordan” and “jordan23” both made the top 10, according to SplashData, which compiled more than 3.3 million leaked passwords in North American and Western Europe during 2014. “You’re starting to see more sites requiring passwords that require letters and numbers,” said SplashData chief executive Morgan Slain. “So it’s pretty remarkable that no similar passwords of…
  • evangotlib: Basically all meteorologists, weather people and...

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    evangotlib: Basically all meteorologists, weather people and the entire news ecosystem. Winter wasn’t coming.
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  • The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    First time accepted submitter burtosis writes Despite similar views about the overall place of science in America, the general public and scientists often see science-related issues through a different lens, according to a new pair of surveys by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). From FiveThirtyEight: "The surveys found broad support for government to spend money on science, but that doesn't mean the public supports the conclusions that scientists draw. The biggest gap between scientists and the public came on issues…
  • UK Broadcaster Sky To Launch Mobile Service

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    An anonymous reader sends word that the British pay-TV company, Sky, will launch mobile services next year UK pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year in partnership with O2's Spanish parent Telefonica. Sky will use Telefonica UK's wireless network, enabling the satellite broadcaster to offer mobile voice and data services for the first time. It takes Sky into the battle for "quad play", adding mobile to its existing services of internet, landline and TV. Offering all four services is seen as the next big UK growth area for telecoms firms and broadcasters.Read more of…
  • Microsoft Launches Outlook For Android and iOS

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:33 pm
    An anonymous reader writes Microsoft today launched Outlook for Android and iOS. The former is available (in preview) for download now on Google Play and the latter will arrive on Apple's App Store later today. The pitch is simple: Outlook will let you manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet as efficiently as you do on your computer. The app also offers calendar features, attachment integration (with OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and iCloud), along with customizable swipes and actions so you can tailor it to how you specifically use email.Read more of this story…
  • FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    hackingbear writes China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites. SAIC said Alibaba allowed "illegal advertising" that misled consumers with false claims about low prices and other details. It claims some Alibaba employees took bribes and the company failed to deal effectively with fraud. Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by accusing the SAIC official in charge of Internet…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Why Apple is not a One Trick Pony

    Tim Bajarin
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Apple’s recent earning report was spectacular. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in the last quarter and had $18 billion in profits, setting a record in both categories. Most of the revenue and profit came from the iPhone which has clearly become Apple’s cash cow. But it begs an important question or two. The first has to do with the ability to sustain growth with the iPhone and to continue to have strong profits from this product. The second has to do with the three legged stool metaphor in which Apple has three legs with the iPhone, iPad and Macs yet only one continues to…
  • The Trouble the Profit Causes Apple

    Steve Wildstrom
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Apple had a big issue with the the first quarter of its fiscal year. True, it’s a problem most companies would love to have, but it’s still a problem: Apple has piled up far more profit… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Intel and Qualcomm’s Challenges

    Ben Bajarin
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    It is interesting to see some of the challenges facing once dominant semiconductor companies as the evolution of computing continues. Intel is and has been challenged to maintain the relevance of their architecture as personal… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • iPhone Next

    Bob O'Donnell
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Now that the excitement has died down regarding Apple’s amazing financial results and the nearly 75 million iPhone shipments it achieved last quarter, it’s time to start looking ahead. From where I sit, I think… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The iPhone Economy

    Jan Dawson
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Apple’s earnings this week were such that it’s almost impossible not to be distracted by the sheer scale. However, since that’s been well covered every where the last couple of days, I wanted to focus on a particular way of looking at Apple, which I suspect fits well with where the company will go in the coming years. I’ll start with this chart, which is a datapoint you probably won’t have seen anywhere else – it’s the total revenue Apple generates as a company divided by the number of iPhones sold. Note: it’s not iPhone revenue per iPhone sold…
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  • Bill Gates: Fears AI, Likes Bitcoin, Loves Dogs

    Kelly Sheridan
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    In an "ask me anything" session on Reddit, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talks about artificial intelligence, his Secret Santa, dogs, and the future of tech.
  • Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?

    Doug Henschen
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
  • Microsoft Outlook For iOS, Android Is Here

    Kelly Sheridan
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Microsoft's launch of Outlook for Android and iOS comes shortly after its acquisition of email startup Acompli.
  • Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Tablets

    Kelly Sheridan
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    After a three-month preview period, the Android version of Microsoft Office is being released on the Google Play store.
  • Spire Readies Satellite Swarm

    Thomas Claburn
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
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  • Acer Chromebooks for Education Debut with Two New Designs

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

    Josh Smith
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Windows 10 Release Delivers Free Upgrade is a post by Josh Smith from The Windows 10 release details include one important detail that will make it easier than ever for many users to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Super Small Notebook Charger Can Also Power Your iPhone & More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Esther Wojcicki, author of a new book on education and technology, says that we need more than just great hardware, software and services for students to thrive in today's classrooms. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook is hoping that people will "Like" getting real-time SuperBowl updates from their new "SuperBowl Experience on Facebook." The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The LA Police Chief worries that a Google-owned navigation app could be putting police officers at risk. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Have you heard about Box -- a cloud storage service that that did very well in its initial public offering Friday? The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • India’s Mad Street Den Raises $1.5M To Bring The Benefits Of AI To Apps And Services

    Jon Russell
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:03 am
     Mad Street Den, a one-year-old artificial intelligence startup based in Chennai, India, has closed a $1.5 million seed round to bring technology developed in the labs to consumers in a useful way. Read More
  • Singtel, Sony And Warner’s New Video Streaming Service Beats Netflix To Asia

    Jon Russell
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:18 pm
     Telecom giant Singtel is planning to beat Netflix to the punch in Asia after it announced it has partnered with Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers to introduce a video streaming service in the region. Read More
  • Product Hunt Adds Direct Messaging To Founders

    Sarah Buhr
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:09 pm
     There are various ways to get a contact for the stories we write here, but it’s not always easy. The reasons can vary from the wrong contact info listed on a site to simply no contact info listed anywhere on the web. Product Hunt, the product aggregation site, is hoping to make it a bit easier to contact founders and makers of listed products with the roll out of a new direct… Read More
  • What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek

    Alexia Tsotsis
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
     Tech has some issues. You read trade pub stories about sexual harassment and assault allegations so often it’s absurd. Newsweek, which just discovered there are only a few women in tech, sent accomplished author Nina Burleigh to investigate tech gender politics. She did an adequate job in her piece, “What Silicon Valley Thinks Of Women.” Read More
  • Secret Co-Founder Chrys Bader-Wechseler Steps Down Because It’s Not About Design Anymore

    Josh Constine
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
     One year after founding anonymish app Secret with fellow Googler David Byttow, Chrys Bader-Wechseler is leaving the company on amicable terms. He cites that Secret isn’t about design and curation as much now since it redesigned recently, dropping the artful photo squares with overlaid text in favor of a sterile text feed that looks just like competitor Yik Yak. Below you can see the… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • An Interview with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew and Previous Consumer Product Management Lead at YouTube

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

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

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

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

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

    Tricia Gilbride
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Cancel your Valentine's Day plans — Special Agent Dale Cooper wants to take you out for a slice of cherry pie and some damn fine coffee Illustrator Emma Munger created a series of valentines reimagining the men of Twin Peaks as pin-up models See also: What the Cast of 'Twin Peaks' Look Like Now Munger previously gave the women of Twin Peaks a pin-up makeover, so she felt it was only fair to give the men the same treatment "The classic pin-up ideal is something I'm also very interested in, especially in regards to how it's changing," Munger told Mashable, "it's a formula that can support…
  • Boris Johnson says jihadists are porn-obsessed 'w*nkers'

    Blathnaid Healy
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    LONDON — London Mayor Boris Johnson has been sharing his own take on what motivates young British jihadists. See also: My Childhood Friend, the ISIS Jihadist In an interview with The Sun, published Friday, Johnson says jihadists who are recruited by groups such as Islamic State are "literally w*nkers." "If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w*ankers. Severe onanists," he said "They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being…
  • Britain asks Russia why its bombers were flying over the English Channel

    Blathnaid Healy
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:54 am
    LONDON — British commercial air traffic was disrupted Wednesday after two Russian warplanes were spotted flying close to UK airspace over the English channel. See also: 5 things we learned from UK's inquiry into poisoning death of ex-Russian spy The two planes didn't enter the airspace and were escorted by two Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters, scrambled after the Russian Tu-95 ‘Bears' were spotted The planes, which did not have their transponders switched on, travelled from the north, flew past the west coast of Ireland to the English Channel before turning back The UK has…
  • Boom time: Everyone is launching grocery shopping websites in Australia

    Jenni Ryall
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:51 pm
    The online grocery shopping market appears to be the new darling of tech entrepreneurs in Australia On Friday, serial Australian entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan announced his company Kogan is launching a home delivery grocery service called Kogan Pantry. It follows an announcement on Jan. 26, by the Berlin startup company, Rocket Internet, that it is also branching into non-perishable goods Down Under, with a service called ShopWings See also: Questions to ask before starting a business in 2015 It makes sense startups are looking to the online grocery market, which remains relatively untapped, and…
  • Dell Venue 8 7000 might be the best Android tablet, despite lame 3D camera

    Raymond Wong
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Dude, it's a Dell..Venue 8 7000. The company that once ruled the PC world is sending shockwaves through the tech industry once again — this time with its ultra-slim Android tablet, which it claims is the world's thinnest. Thinner than even Apple's iPad Air 2, the $399.99 Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet is a machined slab of aluminum to behold. Putting aside the gorgeous premium design and high-res screen that reaches almost to the edges, the new Venue's also got a bag of camera tricks thanks to the Intel RealSense Snapshot cameras on the backside See also: 25 Best Free Android Apps The…
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  • Chinese Newspaper And Citizens Find Spyware Purchase Orders On Dozens Of Police And Local Government Web Sites

    Glyn Moody
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    It is hardly news that the Chinese authorities spy on their citizens, but a story in Global Voices adds a couple of fascinating twists to the story. The Beijing Times newspaper discovered that a district police department's Web site had a purchase order for surveillance software: Beijing Times found the purchase order on the website of the Wenzhou district police department, took a screen capture of the order, and posted it on social media with a brief explanation of its origins. The purchase order includes two items: software for injecting trojans onto mobile phones, and a trojan for spying…
  • The MPAA Forces Craft Brewer To Abandon Its 'Rated R' Beer Brand

    Timothy Geigner
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    The MPAA. Usually that's all I'd have to say and then we could all have good combo laugh/cry over exactly how cartoonishly dickish an organization could be. But now it's entered the realm of alcohol, where trademark silliness is all too prevalent. But if any of those previous stories looked petty, the pure petty stones on these MPAA folks will astound you. Yes, it has come to this: a craft brewery has been forced to change the name of its celebrated "Rated R" beer brand. This, people, is as stupid as it gets. A few weeks ago the MPAA sent a cease and desist letter to Minneapolis beer brewery…
  • DailyDirt: Ingredients For Creative Environments

    Michael Ho
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There are many, many studies on creativity and possible ways to improve the creative output of a group. Monetary incentives are often presented as a way to get people to produce more ideas, but some studies show that money isn't actually a great motivator. Obviously, there are a lot of factors that can influence how creative people are, but it would be nice to isolate a few and see if we can eliminate some practices that are downright detrimental to creativity. It would be great if we found out what really could inspire people, but maybe we shouldn't put too much pressure on the…
  • Drug Dealers Swapping Down To Old Cellphones To Stay One Step Ahead In The 'Tech Arms Race'

    Tim Cushing
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The FBI, along with seemingly every law enforcement agency in the country, wants a backdoor into every new, encrypted-by-default cellphone, arguing that without this, the "bad guys" will win the "tech arms race." The DOJ cited this same "arms race" in its (losing) argument against a warrant requirement for cellphone searches. To hear law enforcement tell it, today's criminals are racing far ahead of today's under-equipped cops, who are stymied by their billions of federal drug-chasing dollars, automatic license plate readers, warrantless GPS tracking, building interior-scanning radar devices…
  • FCC Redefines Broadband As 25 Mbps, Angering Broadband Industry Perfectly Happy With Previous, Pathetic Standard

    Karl Bode
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    For a few months now, the FCC has been hinting that it was preparing to raise the base definition of broadband, and now it has officially made it happen. Voting 3-2 along party lines (because having goals is a partisan issue, you know), the agency declared that we're officially raising the standard definition of broadband from 4 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up to 25 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up. That means, with the flip of a pdf announcement (pdf), millions of you technically no longer have broadband. In fact, with the FCC's decision the number of unserved broadband households has jumped from around 6% to…
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    The Register

  • Oracle is BETTER at cloud than everyone else so NER, shouts Hurd (no Katz)

    Gavin Clarke
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    Laser focus on self embiggenment, says co-chief Oracle’s co-CEO Mark Hurd is banging the drum for the database giant’s success in cloud computing.…
  • Undead nights: Zombie FPS Dying Light shines bright

    Lucy Orr
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:59 am
    Dead Island all grown up and covered in putrefying flesh Game Theory  Dying Light is set in the devastated city of Harran, Turkey, and my first impression on hitting the ground, as freelance operative Kyle Crane, is that I’m trapped in some zombie-infested remake of American Sniper but with graffiti that seems more of a nod to the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo.…
  • Sky sidles up to O2, whispers: 'Fancy a little FOUR-PLAY?'

    Simon Rockman
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    It's been a long time coming *fnarr fnarr* As we predicted, Sky is to launch an MVNO and get competitive against the other networks' four-play offerings.…
  • Synths of the father: Making some noise at NAMM 2015

    Paul Wiffen
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    You don't know what it was like, man, you weren't there +Vids  If you want to get an idea of how pop music will be sounding in 2015, then this year's exhibition of the National Association of Music Merchants, better known as the NAMM Show, that took place in California last week was the place to be – think of it as CES for musos.…
  • UK watchdog grills big biz: So HOW do you use their 'consumer data'?

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Slurp it, trade it, sell it, swap it? The UK's main competition regulator is looking to build its knowledge of how consumer data is collected, used and traded by businesses.…
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    The Joy of Tech

  • JoT #2100: Blizzards!

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    East coast/west coast... which would you rather play in? If you enJoyed the comic, please retweet or share the URL... thank you!
  • JoT #2099: With geek power...

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    Why is it that those who have it, don't know how to use it? If you enJoyed the comic, please retweet or share the URL... thanks!
  • JoT #2098: Historical films can be such drama queens.

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

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • JoT #2096: Move or die!

    20 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Sitting is out to kill you! If you enJoyed the comic, please retweet or share the URL. That is always much appreciated by your humble artists.
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    Digital Trends

  • Google says Glass lacked impact, and makes version 2.0 sound like a far off dream

    Andy Boxall
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    According to a Google executive, the recently cancelled Google Glass Explorer program lacked impact, and was withdrawn so the team could take a break and rethink strategies. The post Google says Glass lacked impact, and makes version 2.0 sound like a far off dream appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • NFL, brands look to social media to manage Super Bowl buzz

    Mike Flacy
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 pm
    With Super Bowl attendees turning to Facebook and Twitter to chat about the big game, social media is top of mind for the National Football League as well as brands looking to capitalize on Super Bowl moments. The post NFL, brands look to social media to manage Super Bowl buzz appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Miami restaurant mogul cooks up 186-mph speedboat to match his Aventador

    Andrew Hard
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Miami restaurant mogul Gino Gargiulo owns a $1.3 million speedboat to match his Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4. The cross-surface speedsters wear a matching bright yellow color scheme. The post Miami restaurant mogul cooks up 186-mph speedboat to match his Aventador appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Take your music into the rapids with Drytunes

    Ryan Waniata
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Drytunes isn't your ordinary Bluetooth speaker, but a weatherized case designed to take your music, and your gear into virtually any aquatic environment. The post Take your music into the rapids with Drytunes appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • This portable device battery is waterproof and as tough as military equipment

    Joshua Sherman
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Looking for a new external battery that can handle thick and thin? The Poseidon external battery is waterproof, shockproof, and designed to military specs. The post This portable device battery is waterproof and as tough as military equipment appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Santa To The Sea Half Marathon and 2014 Recap

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

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

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

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

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

    Eric Ravenscraft
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    While South Park may have been ahead of the curve with designs made of colored paper, the rest of the world has started to catch up. Today's design features a modern, flat look with high contrast colors and plenty of shadows.Read more...
  • Keep Your Bad Decisions from Getting Worse by Mastering Acceptance

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We all make a few bad decisions here and there, but sometimes we let those bad decisions turn into paths to things much worse. Learning acceptance and coming to terms with your bad decisions can help you move on in the right direction.Read more...
  • "Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time"

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your idea of success can help you set better goals and see that we all really just want to be masters of our time.Read more...
  • Find Out If You're Ready to Move to a New Place with a Simple Equation

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Moving can be a huge pain , especially if you're indecisive about whether you really want to move at all. Using a simple formula—or adapting it to your liking—can help you logically determine if it's time to uproot your life or not.Read more...
  • Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect F

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect Faster Internet | io9 11 Ways The Future Could Turn Out Differently Than You Expect | Jezebel The Cops Don't Care About Violent Online Threats. What Do We Do Now? | Kinja Popular PostsRead more...
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  • Anonymized Credit Card Data Really Isn't Very Anonymous

    Jamie Condliffe
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it's anonymized. But a new study from MIT reveals that analysis of just four purchases made on your card can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy, even when your details are removed.Read more...
  • Scientists Have Made a Möbius Strip Out of Light for the First Time

    Jamie Condliffe
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    While you can twist physical materials into a Möbius strip—to make chairs , tables and even buildings —until now it's been impossible to do the same with light. But researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have changed that.Read more...
  • Beautiful New Photo of the Mouth of the Beast Nebula

    Annalee Newitz
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The European Southern Observatory has published a new Very Large Telescope photo of the cometary globule CG4 or, as they call it, The Mouth of the Beast.Read more...
  • There Are Five Other Countries Hidden In This Norwegian Flag

    Chris Mills
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    This is either an incredibly simple or incredibly lazy ad, depending on your point of view. To try and demonstrate the number of locations that Norwegian Airlines flies to, M&C Saatchi hid the flags of five other countries in the Norwegian standard. Well, sort of. Read more...
  • Drug Dealers Are Using Nokia Dumbphones To Stay Ahead Of "The Feds"

    Chris Mills
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    According to a story from the UK edition of Vice (a story which, I hasten to add, relies on a source named 'K2' and should therefore be taken with the requisite gallon of salt), drug dealers in the fair city of Birmingham have turned to dumphones in an attempt to evade the police. Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • The Big Picture: Virtual Los Angeles' minimalist skyline

    Timothy J. Seppala
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:14 am
    Hello darkness, my old friend. No the image above isn't a minimalist poster for the Jack Nicholson classic Chinatown on Etsy, it's what Grand Theft Auto V's version of Los Angeles looks like when the game's textures are stripped away, leaving just th...
  • BT says faster broadband is coming, but it could take 10 years

    Nick Summers
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:39 am
    Everyone in the UK wants super-fast broadband in their home. The most reliable and effective solution right now is fibre, which every internet provider uses as the backbone for their network nationwide. But there's a problem -- the fibre often stops ...
  • Jay Z is buying Spotify rival Tidal for $56 million

    Aaron Souppouris
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    So this is something. The Scandinavian press is buzzing right now with the news that Jay Z is buying the Norwegian company behind the high-quality music streaming service Tidal. The rapper and entrepreneur made a 464 million Krona (roughly $56 millio...
  • DARPA's new tech lets robots learn from YouTube videos

    Mariella Moon
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Things would be a lot easier for roboticists if their creations can learn from any instructional video they watch without further programming. While we're still far from teaching robots complicated skills using just a playlist of YouTube clips, a Uni...
  • Saygus' over-specced phone costs $550 for early birds

    Timothy J. Seppala
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:53 am
    How do you prove your device isn't vaporware? Put a price and pre-order date on it. Well, that's what Saygus is doing with the V2 (pronounced V-Squared) that we spent some time with at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, at least. If you reserve...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • ​Jolla takes second bite at crowdfunding with a 64GB Sailfish OS tablet

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    Jolla is taking a second crack at its Indiegogo campaign that crowdfunded its first tablet into existence.
  • Jay Z takes on Spotify with $56 million purchase of Aspiro

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:18 am
    Jay Z is making a play in the music streaming business. The 45-year-old rapper and entrepreneur is buying Swedish tech company Aspiro for 464 million Swedish crowns ($56 million) in cash. Aspiro currently operates a pair of music streaming services: the ad-free WiMP and high-definition Tidal.
  • DARPA's new tech lets robots learn from YouTube videos

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
  • Jolla Tablet returns to Indiegogo with more storage and better battery

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    Finnish tech company Jolla has re-opened funding for its first ever tablet on Indiegogo with an improved 64GB device. As well as improved storage, the updated tablet has been given a slight battery bump (4300mAh to 4450mAh), a fully laminated display, gyroscope and compass sensors. The new tablet also offers support for microSD cards up to 128GB in size, but that comes with a catch. "Due to Microsoft’s licensing limitations," says Jolla, "cards over 32GB that are formatted in Jolla Tablet will not be readable with Windows computers or devices that advertise microSDXC…
  • AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:52 am
    After years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Inc is starting to warm up to Wall Street. The No. 1 U.S. online retailer was unusually forthcoming during its fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday, saying it will break out results this year, for the first time, for its fast-growing cloud computing unit, Amazon Web Services. This was a shift in tone for Amazon, which typically refuses to disclose more than the most basic details, including how many members belong to its $99-a-year Prime program or if its wide-ranging investments are paying off. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has…
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And “Reset”

    Darrell Etherington
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
     Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette wasn’t too optimistic about the future of Google Glass on today’s Google earnings call for Q4 2014. The executive took some time to highlight the project as an example of when Google is willing to take a step back and rethink something that isn’t working out, even when they’ve made a considerable investment in… Read More
  • Video Review: BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

    Matt Burns
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
     The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche. With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s actually a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a… Read More
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Success Is Mostly Android’s Loss, Giving iPhone Plenty Of Room To Grow

    Darrell Etherington
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
     Apple’s newest iPhone customers aren’t just old customers upgrading older devices – in fact, the vast majority are migrating from other platforms. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that a large percentage of consumers buying iPhones lately are coming from devices that aren’t iPhones, and that most of those are shifting over from Android.… Read More
  • Check Out The Official Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Set

    Darrell Etherington
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
     Lego is no stranger to building epic sets as tie-ins timed with the release of big movies, but the upcoming SHIELD Helicarrier set (via Wall Street Journal) might take the cake in terms of scale. Lego’s version of the floating command and control vessel used by Marvel’s fictional global super spy and defence agency is made up of just under 3,000 pieces, and includes small… Read More
  • AutoBot Raises $6M To Drive Development Of Its Car Diagnostic Tools

    Catherine Shu
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
     AutoBot, a Beijing startup that makes diagnostic tools for cars (not the robots in disguise), has raised a $6 million Series A from Gobi Partners and ABC Capital. The company will use the funding for marketing, hiring and product research and development. AutoBot’s main product is the AutoBot Mini OBD (on-board diagnostic) device, which users can plug into their car’s OBD-II outlet… Read More
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  • Alleged Canon 5Ds Photos And Specs Leaked

    Tyler Lee
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:21 am
    With the Canon 5D MK II being discontinued, Canon launched the 5D MK III, but even then that was almost three years ago which means that it probably wouldn’t come as a complete shock if Canon had a newer 5D camera in the works. In fact thanks to recently leaked specs and an image from Digicame-Info (via Canon Watch), we could be getting our first look at the new Canon DSLR.The camera, if the rumors and image are to be believed, will not be called the Canon 5D MK IV. Instead the camera will be known as the Canon 5Ds and there will also be a variant called the Canon 5Ds R. Unless these are…
  • LG G4 Could Come With A 3K Display [Rumor]

    Tyler Lee
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:20 am
    The LG G3 was one of the first mainstream branded Android phones to make it onto the market with a QHD display which was actually pretty impressive. It also set the tone for phones that were released after it which we saw happen in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Nexus 6, so could LG be looking to set a new standard with the LG G4?According to MyLGPhones, they were sent in a tip by one of their tipsters who pointed them at the LG User Agent Profile. According to the UAProf, it mentions a certain device that goes by the model number LG-VS999 and according to the data, it will come…
  • Motorola Reportedly Sells 3 Million Smartphones In India

    Tyler Lee
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:20 am
    So now that Lenovo officially owns Motorola Mobility, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that they would try to shift some of Motorola’s efforts over to China, but hopefully Lenovo recognizes that not only is China a potentially huge market for Motorola, but that they not forget that India is just as big.According to a recent report from The Economic Times of India, it seems that Motorola is doing pretty well for themselves in the country as they have managed to sell 3 million smartphones since February 2014 last year. Does that come as a surprise? Hardly. You might recall that last…
  • Nokia 8210 Feature Phone Is The Drug Dealers’ Phone Of Choice

    Tyler Lee
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
    Remember back in the day of the feature phone where Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS were considered luxuries? Nowadays just about every smartphone has such features and to not have these features would certainly raise a couple of eyebrows. However while most of us would turn our noses at these feature phones, there is a market out there for such devices – the drug dealing market.In a recent story run by Vice, it turns out that phone of choice for drug dealers is none other than the Nokia 8210 feature phone. Of course back in the day, the Nokia 8210 was considered one of the more premium…
  • ZTE Blade L3 Has Been Launched

    Tyler Lee
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    Just the other day ZTE launched the ZTE Blade S6 and if you thought that was all the company had up their sleeves, think again because it looks like ZTE has since announced the ZTE Blade L3. However unlike the ZTE Blade S6, the ZTE Blade L3 will come with some pretty low-end specs, which we guess is great for the budget shopper.So what are we looking at? The phone will feature a 5-inch qHD 960×540 display. It will be powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor and will be accompanied by 1GB of RAM, which we guess should be good enough to get the job done, but if you’re looking for…
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  • TechnologyTell Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go keyboard

    Stanley Goodner
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    To some people, a keyboard is just a keyboard. But they may be the same type who can pick any random mechanical pencil off of retail peg-hooks and feel completely satisfied. I don’t know how to do that, since even mechanical pencils are tools in my eyes. And any tools I use – knives for the kitchen, trimmers for the backyard, or keyboards for writing/gaming – are carefully chosen for the long-term. It all comes down to personal choice and what feels best. Since I spend much time typing every day, a keyboard is pretty important to me. So let me tell you what a huge deal it is to have a…
  • PSA: Razer Nabu X smartband goes on sale for $50

    Adrian Diaconescu
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    One of the most intriguing wearable devices to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month can be now picked up from Razer’s online store. The Nabu X is as basic and minimalistic as “smartbands” come, but it’s only $49.99 and it does everything an activity tracker should do. It synchs up to both iPhones and Androids running 4.3 and up, and… Continue reading PSA: Razer Nabu X smartband goes on sale for $50 Related posts: Misfit Flash promises to track your fitness and sleep for just $50 Not enough ultra-low-cost activity tracker options? Here’s one more, priced…
  • Microsoft Office released for Android Tablets

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    There definitely is no lack of good applications for Android, but one thing that has been missing from their artillery was Microsoft Office until recently. Microsoft announced the general availability of their famous Microsoft Office for Android tablets, today, which means it’s available for all Android tablet users. The company announced that they are removing the “preview” label off their Office for Android apps and Word, Excel and… Continue reading Microsoft Office released for Android Tablets Related posts: Microsoft Office for iOS and Android coming in November? Microsoft support…
  • Get your fancy elegance on with Braven’s latest LUX speaker

    Stanley Goodner
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    2015 is definitely starting to look like the year set for colors and styles. If you read the second half of my 2015 CES wrap-up, you’d know that when it comes to personal audio, black is outsold by color options. Now, black will always have a place in my heart and on my tech, but it’s nice to own other gear with some lively pop. Braven, known for their… Continue reading Get your fancy elegance on with Braven’s latest LUX speaker Related posts: Braven Unveils Portable, Water-Resistant 710 Bluetooth Speaker BRAVEN rugged BRV-X speaker ready now for outdoor adventure BRAVEN 855s Speaker,…
  • Samsung Galaxy J1 goes official with humbler-than-expected internals

    Adrian Diaconescu
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Just when we were ready to hail Samsung’s return to form in the low-cost Android smartphone space, the oft-rumored Galaxy J1 timidly broke cover in Malaysia, shattering sweet dreams and debunking wishful speculation. Basically, Sammy merely changed the name of its latest budget contender, ditching fancy monikers like Young or Star, and keeping around the underwhelming nature of an uber-feeble Moto E rival. Forget rival, the J1 can’t even… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy J1 goes official with humbler-than-expected internals Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S5 expected on at least six US…
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  • SpaceX Video Stirs Excitement for Falcon Heavy

    Richard Adhikari
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    SpaceX on Thursday released a computer-generated animation demonstrating how the three Falcon 9 cores of its Falcon Heavy rocket, scheduled for launch later this year, would return to Earth. The boosters would land vertically at a selected site. The Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world, being able to lift more than 53 metric tons, or 117,000 pounds, into low earth orbit. That's equivalent to a Boeing 737 fully loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel, and it is more than twice the payload of the next closest operational space vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy.
  • Canada Levitates Data from File-Sharing Sites

    Richard Adhikari
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Canada's spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment, has been eavesdropping on 102 free file upload sites, including Sendspace, Rapidshare and Megaupload, which has been shut down. A CSE program called "Levitation" lets analysts access information on 10-15 million uploads and downloads of files from such sites daily, according to documents released by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Levitation can monitor downloads across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America.
  • There's a GHOST in Linux's Library

    Jack M. Germain
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Patches for GHOST, a critical vulnerability in glibc, the Linux GNU C Library, now are available through vendor communities for a variety of Linux server and desktop distributions. Qualys earlier this week reported its discovery of GHOST, a vulnerability that allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials. Qualys security researchers found the GHOST flaw and worked closely with Linux distribution vendors in a coordinated effort to develop a patch for all affected systems.
  • Tech-Savvy Cubans Build Their Own Private Internet

    Richard Adhikari
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Because Cuba's government makes it difficult for all but a handful of Cubans to access the Internet, people in Havana and other parts of the country reportedly have linked thousands of PCs to create an informal network known as "StreetNet," or "SNet" for short. The network was built with commercially available equipment. The PCs are connected by WiFi antennae and Ethernet cables strung across streets and over rooftops. SNet's main uses appear to be sharing gossip and news, accessing popular TV shows and movies, and playing online games.
  • POS Terminals Rich Vein for Gold-Digging Hackers

    John P. Mello Jr.
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Hackers are like gold miners. Once they find a rich vein for their malware, they mine it until it's dry. Point-of-sale terminals are such a vein. Following the success of the Target breach in 2013, the hacker underground was quick to rush more POS malware to market. "Attackers have recognized that the physical point-of-sale terminal is a new viable soft target," said Christopher Budd, threat communications manager at Trend Micro. "So we saw an increase in interest in malware that targets that."
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  • The Oracle of Security Flaws

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

    Bill Brenner
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Last week I wrote about the new anti-hacking laws President Obama plans to float in his State of the Union address and how the proposals are Draconian at best. I noted that it’s in our power to educate the masses and stop this thing before it becomes law. To that end, I have something to share with you. Derek Watson — better known in the security community as Blak Dayz (blakdayz) — posted the following call to action: Hackers. It’s time to UNITE. With these new proposed laws, they are literally coming for our freedom. If you are interested in joining in a fast…
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 0x50

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

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

    Bill Brenner
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    For the last few years I’ve been praising Microsoft for taking great strides to improve security. This morning, I’m tempted to take it all back. For the last decade, Microsoft has issued advance notifications the Thursday before each security patch release. It’s been a valuable service, helping IT security practitioners to be better prepared. Yesterday, the software giant announced it was ending the service, claiming that not enough people are using it. It’s a bad move that comes on the heels of other bad moves, which includes slashing a lot of good security talent in…
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  • High-performance GPU: Asus Strix GTX 960

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    With computer games getting more realistic and advanced […] You might also like: NVIDIA gives the GeForce GTX 650 Ti a “Boost”, mid-range GPU with a high-end feature NVIDIA recently introduced their GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boo […]... ASUS Ultimate Pro Gamer’s Bundle Gamers are in for a treat from ASUS. For a... ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini coming soon for your mini gaming rig If you’re building a compact gaming rig that you can...
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    28 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Microsoft Windows still reign over desktop and laptop u […] You might also like: Microsoft shows off Windows 8, looks like Windows Phone on steroids Microsoft showed a bit of their latest operating system […]... Windows Phone 8: What should you expect? Microsoft recently announced their latest mobile OS, Wi […]... Microsoft offers Windows 8 Pro upgrade for just $39.99 Here’s some good news coming from Microsoft. They […]...
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    OPPO today announced the availability of OPPO R5 in the […] You might also like: OPPO N3 priced at Php 29,990 in PH, available starting January 10, 2015 Launched October of last year in Singapore together wit […]... Oppo R5 Octa Core, thinnest smartphone at 4.85mm Aside from the flagship Oppo N3, Oppo has also launched... OPPO Find 7 launched in PH A phone brand in China has entered the local market...
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  • 11 more things to improve your home workout

    Tom Pritchard
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    Let’s face it, getting yourself a gym membership can be incredibly expensive and depending on where you live you might not get much choice in where you can go. But there’s nothing stopping you from exercising at home. There’s no monthly fee, and you don’t have to worry about things like closing times and the obnoxious tools that congregate in the gym for some reason. You will need to get yourself some kit though, and while we did show you some earlier this week, there are still other things you should probably check out for your own home workout. Garmin Vivofit with…
  • Huawei’s Ascend P8 smartphone is launching in London in April

    Tom Pritchard
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Huawei has announced the Ascend P8, it’s next flagship smartphone, and has revealed to Gizmodo UK that it will be launching at a special event in London on April 15th. Jerry Huang, Huawei’s global marketing director, revealed to the site that wearables are its priority for March’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it will be launching its latest flagship device a month later. Kevin Ho, president of Huawei’s handset product line said: “We launched the P6 in London and maybe we launch our new flagship in London this year. I think in the London market we are…
  • Binge-watching has officially been linked to depression

    Diane Shipley
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    I know. In other news, the sky is blue, water is wet, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s not a reliable source of medical advice. I don’t think anyone’s likely to faint with surprise that binge-watching shows (on TV or via services like Netflix and Amazon Prime) has been linked to feeling low. But there’s been little research until now that proves there’s a connection. Yoon Hi Sung, Eun Yeon Kang, and Wei-Na Lee from the University of Texas surveyed 316 people aged 18-29 about how often they watched TV (on any device), how often they binge-watched, and how often they felt lonely, depressed, and…
  • Soon you might be able to report crimes online

    Tom Pritchard
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    For many years the easiest way to report crime has been to phone the police and speak to someone. But that can be a bit of a hassle since you actually have to find the right phone number for your local police station. Thanks to the magic of the internet that might be about to change. Home Secretary Theresa May has just announced plans to let people report crimes online, and according to the announcement, The Home Office is working with police in Surrey and Sussex to develop the new system. The purpose is to give people an easy way to report crime, in such a way that reduces the workload of…
  • Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J1

    Tom Pritchard
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Earlier this month we saw some leaks that showed off a brand new budget-level phone from Samsung, the Galaxy J1. Samsung has now officially launches the phone. The phone comes with a 4.3-inch 480p display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, microSD expansion, dual SIM, an 1,850 mAh battery, a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera, and runs on Android KitKat. Looks like the leak was fairly accurate then, even if it did overstate the power of the processor and the amount of RAM. We don’t have any pricing information to go by just yet, but considering the specs I…
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  • The first Surface Pro 4 rumours emerge – two screen sizes?

    James O'Malley
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    When Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3 last summer, it was a breath of fresh air – and was perhaps the first decent attempt at a laptop/tablet hybrid (the first two Surface devices weren’t great). Six months on though and we’re hearing rumours of what we can expect from the Surface Pro 4. According to TechieNews, the new devices will come in two variations: 12.9″ (same as the SP3) and a new, larger 14″ iteration. On the inside we can expect a 2160×1440 screen, 16GB of RAM and apparently up to 1TB in storage space. And of course, it will run full Windows…
  • BT planning to launch 1000Mbps broadband in 2016 or 2017

    James O'Malley
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:28 am
    BT has announced plans to roll out its “G.Fast” broadband technology, which could see speeds rocket up to 1000Mbps – up from a maximum of about 80Mbps now. According to ISP Review, the new service will be faster as it will replace the current “Fibre to the cabinet” technology – in that your connection is sent over a fibre optic line to the green box at the end of your street, before switching to copper wires to get into your house. The new “G.Fast” tech apparently works in a similar way, but because it uses a different set of transmission…
  • Huawei Ascend P8 coming in April

    James O'Malley
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    Huawei will be launching a new flagship smartphone in April – the Ascend P8 – and it will be makings its debut in London. According to Gizmodo UK, the company won’t be announcing this year’s iteration at Mobile World Congress, which is being held a month earlier in March because there the focus will be on wearables. It’ll be interesting to see what the company does with the P8 – we’ve no indication as to what expect yet, but we did rather like last year’s model, the P7. We’ll keep you posted.
  • Definitive proof that The Simpsons is getting worse

    James O'Malley
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    It’s almost a law of the internet that any discussion about The Simpsons will inevitably turn into a discussion of when The Simpsons stopped being good. For the first decade, it was some of the finest television ever made – and yet now, 25 years on each new episode feels more and more like they’re going through the motions because they don’t know how to do anything else. Brilliantly, coder Kevin Wuhoo has come up with a way to quantify this decline – he’s created a website that will take the IMDB scores of individual episodes of a series and chart them on a…
  • Game preview: Life Is Strange

    Stuart O'Connor
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Meet Maxine Caulfield. She’s 18, a bit shy, awkward and geeky, has just moved back home to the small town of Arcadia Bay in Oregon after five years in Seattle, and is studying photography at the Blackwell Academy – a high school that is well regarded for its strength in the arts. Oh, and she has the power to manipulate time. Max is the main character in the new five-part adventure game Life Is Strange, from developer Dontnod and publisher Square Enix. It’s a game about choices and consequences, similar in structure to the adventures we have seen from Telltale Games. The…
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  • Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pallab De
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    Opera Software has always had a fairly sizeable and loyal fan base. The decades old browser never quite went mainstream, at least not on the desktop, but it attracted droves of power users thanks to its innovative streak and host of unique features. However, with its switch to the Chromium engine, Opera ditched almost everything that made it unique, and in the process disappointed most of its power users. It has gone from being a cutting-edge internet suite to a light-weight Chrome shell. There are still many users who use Opera 12 – released over two years ago, as their daily driver.
  • Bing Pulse Comes to the State Of The Union Address

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

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

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

    Romit Mehta
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Skype has been updated for iOS on January 14, and per a blog post on Skype Blogs, they have now made it possible to quickly search for contacts and start conversations quicker via an update to the chat picker. According to the post, the following two enhancements are part of the latest update: In Skype 5.9 for iPhone, when you start typing a phone number in the dial pad, Skype will suggest contacts with matching phone numbers, making it faster to find who you want to talk to. We’ve also updated the new chat picker to make starting conversations easier. Once you’ve chosen who you want to…
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  • Samsung reports strong OLED sales in Q4 2014, expects OLED shipments to increase in 2015

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Samsung released quarterly results for Q4 2014 - revenues were $48.6 billion (-11% compared to last year) and the profit was $4.9 billion (down 36%). Mobile revenues fell 23%, but the company saw strong DRAM demand and growing TV and mobile panel sales.Regarding SDC's OLED display unit, earnings improved, "led by increased new premium products shipments". SDC expects OLED shipments to increase in 2015 due to expansion of customer base. SDC also aims to increase flexible panel sales. Read more about Samsung reports strong OLED sales in Q4 2014, expects OLED shipments to increase in 2015
  • Apple: the Watch will ship in April

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Apple's CEO Tim Cook announced that the company aims to ship their first wearable, the Apple watch, in April 2015. Officially Apple said that the phone uses a "flexible Retina display", which doesn't really tell us anything regarding the technology, but according to several trusted sources, the Watch uses a flexible OLED display.It's highly likely that the flexible OLED supplier is LG Display. This has been reported months ago. We reported that Apple may be interested in signing a deal with SDC too for the same flexible OLEDs, but apparently that did not happen. Read more about Apple: the…
  • LG Chem details the price of their 320x320 mm and truly flexible OLED lighting panels

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:38 am
    A couple of weeks ago LG Chem announced that they have started to mass produce the world's largest OLED lighting panel at 320 x320 mm. The panels are 0.88 mm thick and feature 60 lm/W, CRI of over 90 and an output level at 800 lm - 1,200 lm. LG today revealed that the panels cost $680 per panel (lower prices for bulk orders).LG Chem also announced that they completed the development of their "truly flexible" plastic-based OLED panels. They now offer engineering samples for $250 and mass production is expected by July 2015. Prices will be lower when mass production starts.Read more about LG…
  • Digitimes sees a 36% growth in LG and Samsung's accumulated OLED capacity in 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Digitimes Researchers says that they expect LG Display and Samsung Display accumulated OLED production capacity to grow 36% in 2015 (up from the 24% expansion in 2014).Most of the growth at Samsung Display will come from its upcoming 6-Gen A3 flexible OLED production line, while LG Display is focused on its new M2 8-Gen OLED TV line. LG will also increase its flexible OLED capacity, but this will not be as significant as the OLED TV expansion. Read more about Digitimes sees a 36% growth in LG and Samsung's accumulated OLED capacity in 2015
  • Philips aims to spin-off its OLED lighting business unit

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Philips announced its intention to spin-off its OLED activity. Philips is searching for a buyer for its whole OLED business activity. Following the spin-off, Philips Lighting will focus on LED based connected systems and services.Philips has been one of the leaders in the OLED lighting industry for years, so this is a major announcement and a very interesting one - and only time will tell whether this move will be positive or not for OLED technology. From my contacts at Philips it seems that this is seen as a very positive development for OLEDs...Read more about Philips aims to spin-off its…
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  • Everspin raised $29 million from Global Foundries, Western Digital and others

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

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

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

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

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Everspin Technologies entered into a partnership with GlobalFoundries to build fully processed 300mm wafers with Everspin's ST-MRAM technology, starting with GF's 28-nm and 40-nm low-power CMOS platforms. As part of the agreement, GlobalFoundries invested an undisclosed amount in Everspin, and they already acquired ST-MRAM processing equipment (40-nm).Everspin hopes that the new agreement will help drive ST-MRAM adoption and will offer higher volume production at lower cost. The company reports that they shipped over 40 million MRAM chips - which represents very fast growth as in August 2013…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

  • CEO of Snapchat to Speak at the Montgomery Summit

    Will Schmidt
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Recently the Montgomery Summit, presented by Macquarie Capital, announced the speaker lineup for their two-day conference designed to bring investors and leading executives from private growth tech companies together. The speakers are: Patrick Soon-Shion, founder of NantWorks Evan Spiegel, founder and CEO of Snapchat Andy Jassy, head of Amazon Web Services Fred Luddy, founder of ServiceNow Paul Debevec, VR expert and USC professor “These speakers are the vanguard of some of the fastest growing technology innovations,” says James Montgomery, founder of The Montgomery Summit. “Evan…
  • Spreesy Turns Any Instagram Account Into a Business

    Will Schmidt
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Spencer Costanzo and Braydon Batungbacal might be two young college dropouts, but they’re two young college dropouts with a plan. Specifically, their plan is to make Instagram shopper-friendly via their platform, Spreesy. You see, there are quite literally tens of thousands of people selling products on Instagram. Costanzo and Batungbacal simply want to capitalize on that market by giving sellers a way to accept payments directly through Instagram. It’s a quick, three step process: Post as usual on your Instagram following the guidelines (link) to turn your post into a product that can…
  • Who is Tampa Bay’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

    Julia Fischer
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Tech Cocktail is returning to Tampa Bay and we couldn’t be more excited!  We’ve teamed up with our local Tampa Bay Ambassador Gracie Stemmer to bring Tech Cocktail’s Mixer & Startup Showcase to the Tampa Bay area on February 4th, 2015 as part of Tampa Bay Startup Week. Join us on this entrepreneurial CELEBRATION taking place at Startup Week Chase Basecamp, where you will meet industry leaders and hear from Tampa’s Hottest Showcasing Startups. But BEFORE the Tampa Mixer & Startup Showcase,  we want you to vote for your ONE favorite startup! That’s right, we…
  • Microsoft Ventures: What to Expect at the Accelerator

    Ann Diab
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle. The team from the Digital Work Accelerator has been traveling across the country to conduct pitch events and information sessions to help startups apply to the accelerator. Got a question? Add your question here: Click to Tweet:@MSFTVentures @techcocktail #digitalwork #QnA The final days are here! The Microsoft Ventures Digital Work Accelerator program is anticipating all final applications for the program from startups who are looking to change the way we work. The deadline is Friday,…
  • Draper University Appoints New CEO and Launches Draper Ecosystem

    Ronald Barba
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Draper University, the unique program established by renowned venture capitalist Tim Draper which aims to empower a new generation of entrepreneurs through education and mentorship, has announced today that it is bringing on current Draper Dragon Fund managing director, Andrew Tang, as its new CEO. In addition, it also announced the launch of the Draper Ecosystem – an expansion of available venture funds, education and mentor opportunities, and incubation programs for those within the Draper Network. “I am thrilled to have Andy on board; he has a fantastic blend of experience in…
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  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
  • Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day. Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio when Jaksta does that too is addressed at the end of this post.) Either program will do the media capture, but there was still a problem I needed to…
  • Quickly mass delete pending comments from an ExpressionEngine database.
    2 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    Ever get bombarded by a spammer in your ExpressionEngine comment system and want to delete, say 16,747 pending comments all at once? Run the following query on your MySQL database and kiss that spam goodbye. (Please, make a backup on your database before doing this though!) DELETE FROM exp_comments WHERE exp_comments.`status` = 'p'; Spam be gone.
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Nanoscale sensor could help wine producers and clinical scientists

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    A nanosensor that mimics the oral effects and sensations of drinking wine has been developed by Danish and Portuguese researchers. Jim Drury saw it in operation.
  • Mobile heat tech the Google maps of energy savings

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    A Boston company has come up with a new and efficient way for homeowners to save money on energy costs, a timely innovation given the impact of this week's snow storms in the northeast US. The company is using a newly developed technology that can map heat signatures for entire cities in matter of days, generating data that could potentially produce billions in energy savings. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Amplifying tiny movements to visualize the invisible

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    A new video recording method that amplifies seemingly invisible motion could lead to a touch-free vital signs monitor, and offer a new tool for engineers to gauge stresses on bridges and tunnels in real time. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Chinese study shows monkeys can be taught to recognise themselves

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    New research by Chinese scientists that underscores the simian capacity for learning shows that rhesus monkeys can be taught to recognise that the face staring back at them from the mirror is their own, a technique that may be used in training human patients with cognitive and neurological deficits. Amy Pollock reports.
  • Hector the robot mimics a giant stick insect

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    A robot based on a stick insect can navigate difficult terrain autonomously and adapt to its surroundings. Tara Cleary reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • AMD Leaks Godavari A10-8850K and 11 Other APUs

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    AMD's accelerated processing units, or APUs for short, are currently in the Kaveri generation, but there is always a new range in the works, and we finally know what to call the next one other than Kaveri Refresh: Godavari. That's not all that we can share, however. Thanks to a pretty blatant leak that happened through VR-Zone, we know what the full product line will look like. There will be twelve processors in the Godavari collection, spread across the A10, A8, A1 and Athlon series. We ar... (read more)
  • New DeadSilence PC Case from Aerocool Is Tinted Black

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    “Black Widow” is a term that has been used to name many things, from a nasty spider race whose females kill their mates after copulation, to fictional red-headed spies. Now, a computer case bearing that name has been launched. In truth, this is not such an unusual thing. Black Widow has been used so often for high-end IT products that it borders on overuse by this point. Still, there's something to say about the term, it still has its allure even after all this time. AeroCool may have decid... (read more)
  • MSI Intros GTX 960 and 970 Limited Edition Graphics Cards to Celebrate 100 Million Sales

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:50 am
    Micro-Star International has its own color preferences, with red being the primary hue when it comes to graphics cards, and most other products really. However, sometimes it makes exceptions, like, say, when a sales milestone is reached. MSI recently sold the 100 millionth NVIDIA-based graphics card, so it figured this deserved, no, demanded some way to celebrate. The way it chose to commemorate the occasion was fairly straightforward: releasing two new graphics cards. These boards are diffe... (read more)
  • AMD Slashes Radeon R9 290X Price, Pokes at NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 and Its Not-4GB Memory

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:58 pm
    If you've been keeping tabs on the graphics card market, you are probably familiar with the GeForce GTX 970 graphics card from NVIDIA and the latest woes surrounding it. Naturally, AMD could not just let the matter go by ignored. For those new to this arguably overblown mess, it has come to light that the GeForce GTX 970 graphics card from NVIDIA can only use 3.5 GB of its 4 GB at full throttle. 0.5 GB are sectioned off because of the SMM arrangement, causing them to work more slowly. NVIDIA... (read more)
  • OCZ ARC 100 and Radeon R7 SSD Devices Receive Firmware 1.01 – Update Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:53 pm
    OCZ has just announced the availability of firmware 1.01 targeted at its ARC 100 and Radeon R7 solid state drives (SSDs), which is a mandatory update that brings numerous stability and reliability improvements and should be applied as soon as possible. Moreover, version 1.01 enhances the SSD’s read retry on bad block list, as well as its robustness of uncorrectable error handling, and resolves a specific problem with DDR corruption on 480GB capacity drives. When it comes to upgrading your dr... (read more)
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    Storytelling For Startups

  • Setup Instructions for v2.41

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

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

  • Netflix Canada Has Less Content Than in US, Yes – But It's Better Quality

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    There's no denying Canadians have less content to watch on Netflix than in the US. But things may not be quite so grim as we like to believe. Yes, we have less content—about half as much, in fact. But we also have more content than the UK, or Brazil, or any other country in the world besides America. Moreover, the quality of our content is argubaly the highest in the world: we have lots of hit TV shows and movies that the US subscribers don't actually have access to. Data from Netflixable, first published by the Toronto Star, is the strongest evidence of this yet. The data shows, for…
  • Startup of the Year Winner VarageSale Among Tech Fest Toronto Participants

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Techvibes Tech Fest, a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the fastest growing companies and job seeking talent, is coming to Toronto. Looking for a job or investigating career options? On February 19th chow down on some delicious appetizers at Steam Whistle Brewing while meeting some of the Executive team & Hiring Managers from FreshBooks, Wattpad, Shopify, VarageSale, Architech, BNOTIONS, Intelex, Big Viking Games, Rubikloud, Hubba, EventMobi, BrainStation, Intelliware,, and Top Hat. At previous Tech Fest events participating companies have showed off their company…
  • TeamSnap Assists League and Club Organizers With All-Star Communication and Management Tools

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    For the longest time, team sports have had reputations as being poorly organized. It was not because the coaches were incompetent or because the players were disorganized; it was because there was a lack of easy-to-use tools. In addition, the market for communication, management, and scheduling apps is as crowded as a defensive zone in the forth quarter. TeamSnap, an application designated for teams and clubs management, has a simple philosophy to break away: elite customer service and great user experience. Team communication is paramount, whether it’s on the field, on the rink, or…
  • Canadians Wait Obscene Lengths of Time to Get Their Money from Banks, Report Shows

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Canadians pay some of the highest fees in the world for financial services and new data released by Wealthsimple indicates that they are also burdened by lengthy transfer out times.  The technology-driven investment manager examined hundreds of accounts and found that some funds were received in as little as five days—while others took almost two months. Canadian financial institutions have the technology required to transfer funds out of a client’s account in a timely matter, but they end up dragging their heels, according to Wealthsimple. In addition, clients pay, on…
  • Slyce Acquires SnipSnap App to Create All-in-One Mobile Shopping Solution

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Visual product search platform Slyce has acquired SnipSnap. The Canadian company scooped up the US-born app for $6.5 million. SnipSnap was the first company to develop image-recognition technology for scanning and interpreting coupons with a mobile device. Launched in 2012, Philadelpha's SnipSnap now has more than four million users, who have snipped a combined 100 million coupons. Slyce will begin integrating its visual-search technology into the app, improving the speed and accuracy of coupon detection for all SnipSnap users. The acquisition will also allow Slyce to combine the SnipSnap…
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  • Macroeconomics effect on venture capital...
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    Venture Investments at Highest Level Since the Internet Bubble 1663_ 1/26/15 - Larry is talking with our friend Ryan McIntyre, Managing Director at the Foundry Group, and Larry wanted to get Ryan's take on the economic future. But Ryan tells us as a venture capitalist who works in the technology industry and specifically in the very early stage startups, they don't spend much time at all focusing on the macroeconomic environment. Ryan's involvement in a company comes when it's a couple of people and an idea through hopefully an acquisition or an IPO, a success case. But,…
  • Christina continues to amaze....
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mentor, startup accelerator, board participation 1664_ 1/26/15 - In 2013 she won a $250,000 Take the HELM grant to open Startup Institute's New York campus. In her free time, she is an amateur athlete, with 18 half marathons, 2 triathlons, and 2 marathons under her belt... Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network continue their interview with Christina Wallace, the Founding Director of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History focused on…
  • NCWIT Hero + American Museum of Natural History....
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Founding Director of BridgeUp; STEM, a New Educational Initiative 1659_ 1/20/15 - Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network are interviewing Christina Wallace, the Founding Director of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History focused on introducing girls and minorities to computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Previously Christina was a Vice President at Startup Institute, the Founder…
  • Amazing products - Brilliant people
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    Creating and operating large-scale web applications 1651_ 1/05/15 - Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, is back with another in the series of interviews with fabulous entrepreneurs. Lucy is joined be Larry Nelson, co-founder of Talk Radio. They are interviewing Kate Matsudaira, Founder of popforms. Kate has spent her entire career working on amazing products with brilliant people. Now, she wants to transform the way we think about career development and is on a mission to create tools that help superstars shine at work. Before…
  • Increase awareness, increase interest, increase attendance...
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    2014 Coming EVENTS w3w3® Media Network - Schedule & Plan All New Photos - Check Them Out View 2015 Biz/Tech Scheduled Events SUBMIT Your Event Dates – 2015 Thank You! 2014 DECEMBER 12/17 W Day Hanukkah Begins 12/21 Su First Day of Winter 12/24 W Christmas Eve!!! 12/25 Th MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!! 12/26 F Kwanza Begins 12/31 W New Year's Eve: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 !!! Associations: Use this Business Community Calendar ... List your special events and monthly meetings…it's FREE! *** Does your organization have a Special Event that should be listed on the w3w3®…
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  • Mondo Media’s “Like, Share, Die” Makes TV Premiere On Fusion

    Sam Gutelle
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Viewers who tune into the Fusion channel at 10:30 PM EST on January 29th will be given three options: Like, Share, Die. That’s the name of the new program produced by Mondo Media, one of the biggest animation MCNs on Youtube. Like, Share, Die, which was first announced in October 2014 and will run for 20 episodes, will bring the often-crude, sometimes-crass, and always-colorful animations of the Mondo network to TV. Each 15-minute episode will feature a selection of sketches, with Josh Faure-Brac serving as the show’s head writer. Mondo exec Aaron Simpson and Brandon Burch of…
  • One-Third Of CBS’ Digital News Channel Viewers Watch Via TV

    Bree Brouwer
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Back in November 2014, CBS announced its plan to launch a free yet ad-supported, 24-hour news channel called CBSN. The cable network now has some exciting statistics to show off from its digital news initiative, including the fact one-third of all CBSN’s tuned-in consumers watch the channel on a big screen via a connected TV or by way of a set-top box. According to International Business Times, CBS had no idea so many viewers would prefer to watch CBSN on their TVs. “While we knew that connected TV devices would be important drivers of usage for CBSN, we didn’t anticipate just…
  • YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Calls YouTube “Complementary” To Traditional TV

    Bree Brouwer
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki believes Google’s online video site and traditional media fit together quite well. In a guest column on Variety, Wojcicki expresses her desire for traditional media creators to learn how to effectively use Google’s online video site within their own industries. Wojcicki urges creators within TV, film, and other forms of more established media to start considering different ways to incorporate YouTube into their business models. YouTube’s CEO says that while TV and YouTube are essentially both video, their formats and purposes differ, which makes the two media…
  • Nintendo Shares Revenue As Its Creators Program Launches Beta

    Sam Gutelle
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Eight months after it first announced its plan to split revenue with YouTubers who play its games, Nintendo has launched its Creators Program in beta. Thanks to the new program, Nintendo will give creators the majority of revenue on all relevant videos. The Creators Program includes two separate services for creators. Some gamers will use the program to monetize individual videos that feature Nintendo content. On those videos, creators will earn 60% of ad revenue. The second option turns Nintendo into an MCN of sorts; creators have the option to set up channels dedicated to Nintendo games,…
  • YouTube Millionaires: Scam School Is A “Gateway Drug” For Young Magicians

    Sam Gutelle
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Welcome to YouTube Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about YouTube success. Read previous installments of YouTube Millionaires here. Looking to drink on the cheap? Brian Brushwood has you covered. Five years ago, Brushwood and Revision3 launched Scam School, a channel that offers magic tricks and easy-to-execute bar tricks for its viewers. Now, Scam School lives underneath Discovery Digital Networks‘ TestTube banner and Brushwood has…
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  • 7 Offline and Online Tools for Easy Church Promotion

    Katherine Halek
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    If your church has some great outreaches planned, but you’re wondering how to let people know, remember that you have many avenues available to you for getting the word out. This article will provide you with event advertising ideas far beyond just a sign on the church lawn. Many of these strategies are applicable to weekly services as well as one-time events. Create an Advertising Budget. An advertising fund doesn’t have to be massive, due to all of the low-cost and free options available. Involve the whole church in the decision-making process — most of the money in the budget is,…
  • Has Your Church Entered the New Millennium?

    Eric Dye
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    [This is a sponsored post from] It is not surprising that religious institutions have been the most reluctant in entering this new technological age. With tried and true methods that have been used for decades, many church leaders did not really see the need to change. Now what they have realized is that by not conforming to some of the technology they are losing members in their religious community. As people become attached to their technological devices, they are becoming detached from their faith. If you have not yet starting catching up with technology to get your…
  • Becoming a Better Writer Series: Writing More Effective Sentences

    Rachel Blom
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this Dutchgirl’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, we’ve looked at many issues already. Today, we’re focusing on the very foundation of writing: sentences. Let’s start by defining what I mean by effective sentences: An effective sentence has rhythm, communicates the message you want to get across and invites the reader to read further. Three goals to achieve then, in order to make a sentence effective. How to go about this? Four things matter: One key thought per sentence, also known as purpose driven writing. Rhythm. I’ve covered this in depth in a previous post as well.
  • 4 Myths About Online Giving

    Kent Woodyard
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    As the Director of Business Development for a faith-based online and mobile giving provider, I spend most of my days talking with pastors and church leaders about the ways in which technology can transform the “giving culture” at their churches. During these conversations, I am often struck by how hesitant many church leaders are to engage with digital giving tools. Despite the fact that less than 7% of transactions in the United States are conducted via cash and check, many thousands of churches continue to count on cash and check donations for 100% of their annual budget. Even more…
  • Win A Free Membership Account from PixelKit!

    Eric Dye
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    We’ve searched high and low, and we’ve finally found the perfect solution for designers, developers, bloggers, and anyone else who needs or wants a great UI kit for their site or app. Let us introduce you to PixelKit. This amazing fundamental library is full of high-quality UI kits and all kinds of resources for you and your online project. What You Get 3 of our readers will be lucky enough to win a full year’s PixelKit membership account. What does a membership account get you? Here are just a couple of the benefits included in your subscription: Access to over 5000 premium graphics…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Diamondra sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean not threatening land

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Diamondra is currently in the middle of the Indian Ocean and is not threatening any land masses at this time.
  • Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering) Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. The materials, called perovskites, are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but had never been thoroughly studied in their purest form: as perfect single crystals. Using a new technique, researchers grew large, pure perovskite crystals and studied how electrons move through the material as light is converted to electricity.
  • Vehicle body made from cotton, hemp, and wood

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Carbon and glass fibers reinforce synthetics so that they can be used for vehicle body construction. But in this regard, there is an abundance of potential found in natural fibers -- obtained from hemp, cotton, or wood. If you combined bio-based textile and carbon fibers, you can obtain extremely light yet very sturdy components.
  • CU-Boulder-created app first to use gesture for language learning

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Colorado at Boulder) While you might think a person shaking her phone or tablet from side to side is having issues with the device, she might actually be playing a game that has her mimicking a steering wheel motion as part of a language lesson.
  • Business Secretary Vince Cable announces £40 million for UK synthetic biology

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £40 million investment in UK synthetic biology at the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology.
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    by Ron Miller

  • Investors Throw Datadog A $31M Bone

    Ron Miller
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Datadog helps companies track their infrastructure and software across cloud or hybrid environments, and today, investors threw that dog a juicy $31M bone. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Hybrid Cloud is a concept, not a market

    Ron Miller
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    I was taken aback in a conversation with a large-company cloud executive last week when he referred to the hybrid cloud as a market. To me, it's just a concept, not a sales channel. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Microsoft Faces Stiff Mobile Challenge

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

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

    Ron Miller
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Less than a week after Google shut down the Glass Explorer's program, Microsoft enter the fray with a new device called the HoloLens and this thing looks pretty cool. Suddenly the battle for the face computer is heating up.
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  • Teenage Engineering designed a set of incredible pocket synthesizers that cost $59 each

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

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

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

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

    Brad Grier
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) — — Brad Grier (@bgrier) December 17, 2014 Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) originally appeared on on December 17, 2014. The post Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) appeared first on
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  • The Easiest Ways to Stream the Super Bowl Without Cable

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Crowded bars on Super Bowl Sunday are basically the worst, so here's the next best alternative: watch the whole game on your mobile device or laptop! NBC Universal usually requires a cable subscription for users to access live streams on NBC apps or the web, but this Sunday, you can catch the game for free, without logging in. Just head to one of these sites or apps to watch the Patriots and Seahawks duke it out: NBC Sports Live Extra mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone NBC Sports Live Extra site Coverage begins Feb. 1 at 12 p.m. EST. If you're outside of the…
  • This Concept Is Everything You're Hoping For the iPhone 7

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Some people are just getting their iPhone 6s, but many are already looking for the next big thing. Designer Yasser Farahi created an elaborate concept of what the next evolution in iPhone might look like. À la the Pantone color of the year, Marsala, Yasser is thinking Apple will go with muted, earthy colors for the iPhone 7. His vision of the phone is a device that's much thinner and evolved in every way. One of the features we're hoping for is stereo audio when holding the iPhone in landscape mode and wireless charging capability. Keep on clickin' for a closer look at what the iPhone 7…
  • Finally! An App Cure For All Dying Phones

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    This app forwards calls and texts when your battery is running low - PureWow Smart phones, smart homes, and now, smart desks - NotImpossibleNow Maybe Microsoft's Surface tablet isn't dead after all - ReadWrite Bill Gates reveals what makes him feel stupid - Newser Men are more open to learning about feminism when this movie star is involved - The Mary Sue Supergeeky engagement rings we secretly want - Chip Chick David Beckham says he's basically an Uber driver for his kids - POPSUGAR Moms
  • So You Agree, You Think the New Mean Girls Game Is Really Pretty

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    You don't have to smell like a baby prostitute to be one of the Plastics. The Mean Girls mobile game ($4), available now, is the groolest app So Much Drama Studios has come up with in a long time. Choose to become Cady, Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Janis, Damian, Aaron, or Kevin when the game is launched. As your character, you'll try to take down the new group of Plastics attempting to reign over North Shore High. Each character has its own special abilities, and you can invite your Facebook friends to help you take down your enemies. There are even different play modes like "You Can't Sit With…
  • Bill Gates's 1 Regret in Life Will Surprise You

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    Bill Gates dropped by Reddit for his third AMA this week. The billionaire, philanthropist, and all-around stealthy businessman answered questions on everything from artificial intelligence to his biggest regret in life. Keep reading to see all of Gates's totally fascinating answers to some tricky questions. Is there anything in life that you regret doing or not doing? I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages. I took Latin and Greek in High School and got A's and I guess it helps my vocabulary but I wish I knew French or Arabic or Chinese. I keep hoping to get time to study…
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  • Review: Hive Home – easily manage your home heating from any connected device

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

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

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

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

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

  • Boostcamp awards early stage businesses

    MS Europe
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    The winners of the 6th edition of Boostcamp were appointed during the Final at the Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels (MIC Brussels). This acceleration program for early-stage businesses consists of a series of hands-on, practical workshops in key areas of knowledge for starting entrepreneurs, including business models, sales, marketing, finance, and  practical aspects.  The program includes sparring sessions with experts from a wide variety of backgrounds. The three winners were distinguished on the criteria of business potential, the maturity of the project, and the quality of the…
  • Inspiring youngsters to code should be as fundamental as ABC

    Don Grantham
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Despite early signs of recovery, unemployment continues to stunt economic growth throughout Europe. What concerns policymakers is youth unemployment, coupled with the alarming lack of digital skills that prevents people from finding work. Our core mission at Microsoft is to empower every individual and organization to do more and achieve more. To that end, in 2012 we launched Microsoft YouthSpark, a company-wide initiative which is also a signed pledge of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, aiming to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world over 3 years. YouthSpark…
  • Trust, transparency and cooperation – principles for cloud computing in the financial services sector

    Dervish Tayyip
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    For the past eight years, the annual International Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference has gathered together expert academics, computer scientists, lawyers, and policymakers to debate the latest legal, regulatory, academic and technological developments in privacy and data protection. I was honored to be asked this year to contribute some remarks during a panel discussion on “Cross-Border Flows of Personal Information for Financial Services”. My fellow panelists included Jan-Willem Verheijden, Policy Officer at the European Commission; Steve Wood, Head of Policy Delivery…
  • Europe stands at the threshold of computer science education

    Simon Peyton Jones
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Europe stands on the threshold of a major revolution in the way we teach our children of computing. A succession of major European reports (Royal Society, Informatics Europe, CEPIS) has diagnosed the problem, and there is a settled consensus on what to do. Yet progress is slow and patchy. Let’s fix that! It is no longer enough simply to teach our children how to use computers. To a large extent they know this already (albeit perhaps less than they suppose), but more importantly technology changes so fast that the subject is out of date before it hits the classroom. What we should do instead…
  • Football in the cloud: How business can outplay threats

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

  • Spoolee – the quick and easy solution for your earbud cord issues

    Donyae Coles
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Tangled earbud cords are annoying. Just, really annoying. We may try to roll them neatly before putting them back into a pocket or a bag but that never lasts for long. It’s like there are gnomes or something living in our pockets that delight in tangling our earbuds. The Spoolee is an easy and quick solution to the problem. Spoolee is like spool for your earbuds. You have to wrap them around the [...] 178 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Tempo Environment Monitor – good for indoor and outdoors

    Donyae Coles
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Temperature changes can be very bothersome in the home. Not only do they leave you uncomfortable, but they can also end up costing a pretty penny when it’s bill time. The Tempo Environment Monitor helps you get a handle on the temperature of the world around you. It’s not just the temperature though. The Tempo also tracks humidity and barometric pressure for any space you’re in. You can use this information [...] 188 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • DittoForm – the dressform that’s made just for you

    Donyae Coles
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dressforms are not usually considered techy products. This one is the exception to that rule. The DittoForm is a dressform individually made using 3D scanning technology to perfectly conform to the owner. Normal dressforms generally come in two types, a fixed size and the kind that you can adjust. Either of these options do not perfectly conform to the body of the dress wearer. The DittoForm is based on the exact body of [...] 183 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Brando Top 10 USB Warmer Gadgets – when it’s super chilly outside, let the techs keep you toasty inside

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    Climate change or no, things are getting pretty cold in places. Like very cold. So in the spirit of neighborly support and cooperation we thought we’d bring you the Brando Top 10 selection of USB warmer gadgets to help keep the frost at bay, wherever you are. 1. USB Heating Blanket II – $20 We’re not sure what’s stranger, the fact that there’s a version II of this product, or the fact [...] 991 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Vileda Cordless Bagless Dusting Robot – even stupid robots need a home to go to

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:22 am
    So listen, not all robots can be smart OK? In amongst all the clever cookies like Roomba, Neato and Asimo there needs to be some dunces to even things out. Robots which just whirl around and look like they’re doing something really autonomous and useful. This Vileda Cordless Bagless Dusting Robot is a perfect example of what we mean. Sure it’s got a passing resemblance to something that actually works for a living, with sensors [...] 175 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • CES 2015 : Typo2 Review

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

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

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

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

    Dezmon Reid
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    At CES 2015 Sony introduced new products, partners and experiences to its evolving SmartWear range – a sleek stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, new Lifelog collaborations, and concept wearable devices, including a multi-sensor, waterproof headset prototype, from Sony Corporation, designed for optimising performance and providing real time insight on the running track. “Our approach to smart, wearable technology is based on the fundamentals of building depth and variety in user experiences, and providing choice with beautiful, functional products,” said Kaz Tajima, Senior Vice…
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  • Quantum Dot TVs: Explained!

    Marques Brownlee
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Quantum Dot TVs: Explained! Quantum Dot TVs: Making a splash at CES 2015! Video Gear I use: Intro Track: Deadmau5 - Slow Down, Start Over... From: Marques Brownlee Views: 586660 24271 ratings Time: 03:14 More in Science & Technology
  • Americans Review Japanese Beauty Products

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Americans Review Japanese Beauty Products We gave Americans some strange Japanese beauty products… Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Humble Cheeze License... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 3010387 33232 ratings Time: 03:29 More in Science & Technology
  • This Will Revolutionize Education

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    This Will Revolutionize Education Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been... From: Veritasium Views: 765039 29773 ratings Time: 07:23 More in Education
  • Misnomers

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Misnomers NEW LEANBACK: VISIT Singapore!!! TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagra... From: Vsauce Views: 2450164 87769 ratings Time: 11:26 More in Science & Technology
  • Waiting For Your Crush To Text You Back

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Waiting For Your Crush To Text You Back Text me maybe? Like BuzzFeed Violet on Facebook: Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: ------------... From: BuzzFeedViolet Views: 796032 17419 ratings Time: 01:18 More in People & Blogs
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  • Tech conference in Middle of Nowhere attracts John McAfee, Atari founder & more

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:35 pm
    H Con For a guy whose well-documented arrests and escapades in Central America in recent years alternately confused and fascinated tech industry watchers, John McAfee's headlining appearance at an upcoming conference in Alabama that gets its name from the "h" in the middle of the word "nowhere" comes as little surprise.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Network Engineer cracks Best Jobs in America for 2015 list

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    If you're reading this blog post on Network World, there's a good chance you're in a hot job market.Glassdoor, the jobs and career marketplace that recently scored $70M in venture funding, has released its list of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015 and tech-related jobs fared well. The job rankings are determined by earning potential based on average annual base salary, career opportunities rating and number of job openings.Among those cracking the list: Software Engineer - Glassdoor Job Score: 4.6  Number of Job Openings: 104,828 Average Base Salary: $98,074 Career Opportunities Rating:…
  • Sorry Buddy: One Tech Company Super Bowl XLIX Commercial That Won't Air

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    In rounding up the techiest Super Bowl XLIX commercials for you yesterday I saw a mention that web site domain provider Go Daddy was going to rely on scantily clad women as well as animals to spread its message during the game. Little did I suspect that the animals are what would get the company in hot water this time.But following a public outcry after Go Daddy previewed the ad yesterday, the company has pulled the commercial, in which a pup named Buddy falls out of the back of a truck, makes a courageous trek home, only to found out he's been sold via a Go Daddy-based website. The ad was…
  • Hottest Enterprise Network & Computing Startups of 2015

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

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Apparently Wikipedia is having a rough time keeping its editors from getting involved in all the Gamergate controversy so they had to dish out some bans. A group of trusted, long-term volunteer English Wikipedia editors (known as the Arbitration Committee) is now reviewing the conduct of the editors who participated on the Gamergate controversy article discussions. Their mandate is to review editor conduct, and address disruptions so that Wikipedia can remain a civil, productive place for all editors. They may do so through issuing warnings, bans, or other means. The Committee does not…
  • Serious Vulnerability in Blackphone Exposed Messages, Location

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I thought this phone was supposed to protect you from this kind of stuff. According to Mark Dowd, director and founder of Australia-based Azimuth Security, the vulnerability existed in Silent Text, the Blackphone messaging application developed by Silent Circle. The app, which allows users to send text messages and files securely, is also available for other types of smartphones running Android and iOS. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Cooling: BeQuiet Pure Rock Heatsink @ FrostyTech ETC.: Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse @ Modders Inc. MSI Nightblade PC @ ocaholic The TR Podcast 169 @ Tech Report Motherboards: G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4 2800 @ Technic3D Video: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 960 @ eTeknix
  • AMD Kaveri-Refresh Coming Summer 2015?

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    If I am reading this right (via translator), the folks at Sweclockers claim that AMD will be launching a new APU this summer. Kaveri "Godavari" is generally identical today and uses the same infrastructure, ie socket FM2 + and support for DDR3 memory at 2133 MHz. This includes four cores Steamroller and up to eight GCN cores, ie 512 stream processors. Again becomes instead retained TDP values with higher frequencies, anything that is said to bring in 10-15 percent higher performance against the current 7000 series. Comments
  • Google Announces 4th Quarter And Fiscal Year 2014 Results

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Google Inc. today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. "Google's full year revenue for 2014 was $66 billion, up 19% year on year," said Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google, "and this quarter, our revenue was $18.1 billion, despite strong currency headwinds." Google Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $18.10 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, an increase of 15% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. Google Inc. reports advertising revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs (TAC). In…
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  • Disappearing Google Glassholes

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

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

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

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

    8 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    There is a crisis in the British Accident & Emergency (A&E) system at the moment, the causes are are a "perfect storm" of previous decisions, mainly around reduction in funding in the end to end care system overall, and the usual crop of winter bugs, especially ones that over-impact the ever-increasing numbers of elderly. But this week I discovered a possible self-inflicted cause - their own expert self-diagnosis system on the NHS website will erroneously send people who can safely medicate at home to A&E. (As I understand it is the same system that the medically unqualified telephone…
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  • Microsoft Announces Improvised Windows 10 And It’s Awesome!

    Pranav Prateek
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:27 am
    Microsoft recently released the consumer preview of Windows 10 with some sweeping changes to the earlier versions. We feel, it may be the best Windows to be released by Microsoft. For starters, it’s free if you upgrade within a year of its release. With this announcement, Microsoft moved away from its earlier policy of releasing Windows which had to be purchased each time it came out with a new version. Users on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 will be eligible for a free upgrade. A second feature called “continuum” also caught our attention. With continuum,…
  • Samsung To End Partnership With Qualcomm For Galaxy S6

    Pranav Prateek
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Samsung and Qualcomm have enjoyed success together in the past with Qualcomm Snapdragons being used by Samsung in almost every major device. However, Samsung has decided to put an end to this partnership. According to some reports, it looks like Samsung is ready to exclude Qualcomm processors for the Galaxy S6 in favour of its own chipset. Reportedly, problems arose when the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipsets overheated repeatedly during testing of the Galaxy S6. Also, Samsung has recently gave out signals that it doesn’t want to rely on other companies with the launch of Tizen powered…
  • Blaupunkt India launches Cape Town 940

    Aditya Shenoy
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    Blaupunkt, a key player in the Indian car infotainment market has launched its first android based double-din car headunit today.  Their models are named after cities and following the tradition the latest model is called the Blaupunkt Cape Town 940. With the launch of Cape Town, Blaupunkt brings to market, the next generation of in-car entertainment to the masses.  The Cape Town is an Android powered head unit  and offers roughly the same functionality an equivalent Android Phone. The headunit features a 6.8 inch Capacitive touchscreen with a few physical buttons and a volume knob. They…
  • Much Awaited HTC Desire 826 To Hit The Chinese Markets

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Earlier at this year’s CES’15, HTC expanded its Desire series of smartphones by launching HTC Desire 826 and HTC Desire 320. During its launch there were no specific details revealed on the availability of these devices. Although in a recent announcement, HTC said that the Desire 826 will go on sale in China from today i.e. 29th January. Users in China can buy it from HTC Eshop website. A variant of Desire 826 with 16GB of storage is priced at CNY 2,299 (around INR 22,600) and another variant with 32GB storage capacity is priced at CNY 2,499 (about INR 24,500). Desire 826 is offered as a…
  • Xiaomi launches Mi4 in India for Rs. 19,999

    Criselle Lobo
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    Chinese smartphone maker has launched their last years flagship, the Mi4 in India today. The phone is priced at Rs. 19,999 and will sell exclusively on Flipkart with registrations starting today itself. The phone sports a 5 inch display with the resolution of 1920×080 pixels which takes the pixel density to 441 PPI. It is packed with 3GB RAM and runs on a 2.5GHz Quad Core processor (Snapdragon 801). The rear camera has a 13 Megapixel sensor which does 4K recording and it also has a front camera with an 8 Megapixel sensor which is good for people who like clicking self-portraits. The…
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  • Chinese Newspaper And Citizens Find Spyware Purchase Orders On Dozens Of Police And Local Government Web Sites

    Glyn Moody
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    It is hardly news that the Chinese authorities spy on their citizens, but a story in Global Voices adds a couple of fascinating twists to the story. The Beijing Times newspaper discovered that a district police department's Web site had a purchase order for surveillance software: Beijing Times found the purchase order on the website of the Wenzhou district police department, took a screen capture of the order, and posted it on social media with a brief explanation of its origins. The purchase order includes two items: software for injecting trojans onto mobile phones, and a trojan for spying…
  • The MPAA Forces Craft Brewer To Abandon Its 'Rated R' Beer Brand

    Timothy Geigner
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    The MPAA. Usually that's all I'd have to say and then we could all have good combo laugh/cry over exactly how cartoonishly dickish an organization could be. But now it's entered the realm of alcohol, where trademark silliness is all too prevalent. But if any of those previous stories looked petty, the pure petty stones on these MPAA folks will astound you. Yes, it has come to this: a craft brewery has been forced to change the name of its celebrated "Rated R" beer brand. This, people, is as stupid as it gets. A few weeks ago the MPAA sent a cease and desist letter to Minneapolis beer brewery…
  • DailyDirt: Ingredients For Creative Environments

    Michael Ho
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There are many, many studies on creativity and possible ways to improve the creative output of a group. Monetary incentives are often presented as a way to get people to produce more ideas, but some studies show that money isn't actually a great motivator. Obviously, there are a lot of factors that can influence how creative people are, but it would be nice to isolate a few and see if we can eliminate some practices that are downright detrimental to creativity. It would be great if we found out what really could inspire people, but maybe we shouldn't put too much pressure on the…
  • Drug Dealers Swapping Down To Old Cellphones To Stay One Step Ahead In The 'Tech Arms Race'

    Tim Cushing
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The FBI, along with seemingly every law enforcement agency in the country, wants a backdoor into every new, encrypted-by-default cellphone, arguing that without this, the "bad guys" will win the "tech arms race." The DOJ cited this same "arms race" in its (losing) argument against a warrant requirement for cellphone searches. To hear law enforcement tell it, today's criminals are racing far ahead of today's under-equipped cops, who are stymied by their billions of federal drug-chasing dollars, automatic license plate readers, warrantless GPS tracking, building interior-scanning radar devices…
  • FCC Redefines Broadband As 25 Mbps, Angering Broadband Industry Perfectly Happy With Previous, Pathetic Standard

    Karl Bode
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    For a few months now, the FCC has been hinting that it was preparing to raise the base definition of broadband, and now it has officially made it happen. Voting 3-2 along party lines (because having goals is a partisan issue, you know), the agency declared that we're officially raising the standard definition of broadband from 4 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up to 25 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up. That means, with the flip of a pdf announcement (pdf), millions of you technically no longer have broadband. In fact, with the FCC's decision the number of unserved broadband households has jumped from around 6% to…
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  • Startup Diaries: Social Media or Bust

    Lorraine White
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White of Hashtag Collective talks to The Next Women about utilising Social Media for your more
  • Inspiring Change Through Design – The ABURY Design Experience

    Andrea Kolb
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Harper’s Bazaar Germany is presenting this unique open call to international fashion students and emerging designers to preserve world crafts and more
  • Virgin StartUps: Help For Small Businesses

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

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

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

  • Ditched my Cintiq Companion and upgraded my Surface Pro 3

    C.K. Sample III
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    So yesterday, I went to the Microsoft Store at the Domain, and traded in my just under a month old i5 128GB Surface Pro 3 for the top of the line i7 500GB model. I did this with funds I made from selling my Cintiq Companion this past week on Amazon Marketplace for ~$78 more net profit than I originally paid for it (thanks to getting it this summer when Wacom was running a summer ~$500 off sale + Cintiq Companion’s being hard to come by currently while everyone awaits the release of the newly announced Cintiq Companion 2). Aside: If you want to sell old gear fast at reasonable prices,…
  • No more advertisements

    C.K. Sample III
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    I’ve had advertisements on this site forever. I just removed them. There’s no point. In any case, if you like the things I tend to write and do and you want to motivate me to keep doing these things / do them more often, I set up a Patreon page where you can become a patron. Although, I must say, although I like the idea behind Patreon, I don’t like the execution much. It’s very inflexible. Why can’t I set up different types of patronage for different endeavors at different price points? Why is everything either recurring by month or recurring by thing created?
  • 42

    C.K. Sample III
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    As I tweeted earlier today, I’m now the answer to life, the universe, and everything years old. Kristin asked me if I felt older on the way to church this morning, and my reply was, “I feel like I’m learning new things recently.” This is my first birthday without a dad and it’s about 6 months since he passed. I was struck oddly today by the lack of him calling me up to sing the silly penny song that he’s sung to me every birthday that I can remember (counting pennies you receive for each year behind you). But beyond that small sadness, I’ve been…
  • I love my new Kindle Voyage

    C.K. Sample III
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    Thanks to my in-laws, Curt & Marian, I got a brand new Kindle Voyage (WiFi with Special Offers) for Christmas, and so far it’s been a great upgrade from the low end model Kindle that had replaced my Kindle Paperwhite that I broke over a year ago (flew out of my bag while I was slinging said bag into the trunk of my car; Kindle Paperwhite landing screen down on the parking lot pavement). The 300 dpi screen is definitely noticeably sharper than previous generations and the lighting has been improved since the Paperwhite came out. It’s now very even, with no noticeable dark…
  • C.K. Sample III
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    No more standing desk This is a brand new shot of my office at Chaotic Moon. The past year and a half, I’ve been working at a standing desk, but this morning I walked in, grabbed a free chair, removed the four screws from the legs of my desk that were holding it at standing height, and adjusted them down to a comfortable ergonomic height for me to work while seated. Why? Well, first off: there have been many positive side effects from working standing up over the past year and a half. All of the lower back issues that I had been having all but disappeared last year. My legs and ankles…
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    Chip Chick

  • Spike Lee is Less Intimidating as an 8-Bit Pixel Backpack

    Chance Kinney
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Sprayground is going pixelated for two of its new backpacks, the Power Up Pixel Wings Backpack and the Spike Lee Pixels Collab Backpack. Both of them will give you sweet new 8-bit powers. The Power Up Pixel Wings Backpack looks like something Mario would get if he ingested a different sort of mushroom, with bright, vaguely psychedelic wings sprouting from the sides, giving you the power of imagined flight that only the right kinds of mushrooms can confer. Meanwhile, the Spike Lee Pixels Collab Backpack features a pixelated version of Spike Lee and gives you the power of being an…
  • Intel Gets Down to Business With New 5th Gen Core vPro Processors

    Chip Chick Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Following up on the introduction of their 5th generation Core processors at CES 2015, Intel is announcing the enterprise versions in their Core vPro processor line. Intel’s vPro processors have long been giving businesses the same power as the consumer versions, plus hardware-enabled goodies like more encryption options and ease of access and control for IT staffers. This year, Intel is focusing more on cutting wires. While Intel’s WiDi technology, which makes it possible to wirelessly connect a PC to a monitor, is not new, Intel is adding some new features to that wireless…
  • Want to Install DOS On Your iPhone? Now You Can!

    Chance Kinney
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    The days of Minesweeper being packaged in with your PC are, criminally, long gone. So, we need to look to other sources to get our fix of the original addicting time waster not called solitaire. One way to do that is with Power DOS, an iOS app that just hooked us all up with our notoriously hard-to-save smiling friend once more. I guess it’s kind of a disservice to call Power DOS an app, though. While you do download it from the app store, it’s actually a fully fledged DOS operating system (yes, I know that’s redundant) that you can play around with. That means you can…
  • I Bet You Forgot These Shows Debuted After the Super Bowl

    Chip Chick Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    While there won’t be any television shows debuting after the Super Bowl this year (The Blacklist will be resuming its second season), plenty of other years in the past have used the big game as a springboard for fantastic ratings success—both for the episode after the Super Bowl and for episodes and season to come. And, while there have been plenty of failures, too (so it goes with television), we’ve had more than a few breakout success thanks to almost unreal numbers of people that tune into the Super Bowl (111.5 million last year!). Family Guy Arguably the most recognizable…
  • MommyTech TV – Hands On With TempTraq, the Temperature Patch for Babies

    Chip Chick Staff
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The whole idea behind smart technology is to make life easier. And, nobody needs life made easier more than new parents—the constant worrying, the lack of sleep, and the never-ending to-do lists can get really stressful, so it’s always welcome when a device like TempTraq makes child rearing not only easier, but more reassuring. We already took a look at what TempTraq does—a small, soft patch to be worn by babies that takes regular temperature measurements, alerting parents when their baby’s temperature spikes unexpectedly. We got to see a demo of TempTraq in action when Matt…
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    Blogger Templates, Tutorials, Tools | WordPress Themes |

  • Social Magazine Free Blogger Template

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

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

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

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

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

  • Amazing: Android Shipped Over 1 Billion Devices Worldwide in 2014, First Time Ever

    Radu Tyrsina
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:49 am
    Google has achieved a truly amazing features with its Android operating system – more than 1,000,000,000 devices have been shipped in 2014. A fresh report coming from Strategy Analytics informs us that Android shipped 1,042.7 billion smartphones for the past year, accounting for 81 percent of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Have Hugo Barra and Co. Scuttled the Expensive Android Flagship?

    Nimish Dubey
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Six months. Half a year. A hell of a lot can change in that sort of time in technology terms. In July 2014, Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra made a room packed with the nation’s tech media gasp and break out in appreciative applause when he announced the superbly specced Mi 3 at a price that was mind-bogglingly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OnePlus ROM Gets a Name – OxygenOS (Global) and H2 OS (China)

    Raju PP
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:58 pm
    It’s been a while since OnePlus announced its move to have its own ROM, after Cyanogen’s snub in India. And the Hong Kong based company has finally revealed the name for its new ROM – H2 OS (or HydrogenOS) for China, and OxygenOS for the rest of the world. For the uninitiated,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ZTE Blade S6 is an iPhone 6 Look-Alike with Snapdragon 615, 2GB RAM and 13MP Camera for $250

    Radu Tyrsina
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    Apple has had an amazing first quarter, managing to sell a mind-blowing amount of almost 75 million iPhones, which is the entire amount of handsets sold by Samsung. So, if you wanted further proof that Apple’s handset is a trend setter and the smartphone that matters the most on a global... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Releases Free Word, Excel and PowerPoint Apps for Android Tablets and Outlook for iPhone/iPad

    Radu Tyrsina
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    I think you’ll agree with me when I say that Microsoft has changed a lot for the past few months. I am referring mainly to the period after Windows 8.1 was released. It’s obvious that this is a company which tries to reinvent itself in order to stay fresh, modern and innovative in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Dot Com Infoway - Latest Technology, Web Development & SEO Blog, News, Updates and Tips

  • Top SEO Memes of 2014

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

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

    C.R. Venkatesh
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    We are happy to announce that we have been featured in AppIndex’s Directory of Top Indian App Developer Agencies for 2014. AppIndex’s curated list aggregates leading mobile app creators in India and their details, making it easy to locate reputed and reliable firms in the app development space. In addition to helping us stand out in an ocean of competition, our listing in AppIndex helps buyers with a specific need reach us easily. It also helps them find, compare and zero-in on service providers based on criteria such as geographic location and budget.
  • What’s New in iOS 8? [Infographic]

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1 Aug 2013 | 10:41 am
    Learn more about XKeyscore, which is probably the most advanced spying tool out there. You can read the original blog post here What is XKeyscore and how can it track your personal information?.
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  • Report: Apple gives Chinese government access to source code

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
    While there was no other information available on the paper’s website, the tweet echoes a report in the Beijing News (link in Chinese) that Apple chief executive Tim Cook informed Lu last month that Apple would let China's State Internet Information Office conduct "security checks" on all products that it sells on the mainland. China has been concerned that Apple devices like the iPhone enable the company - or worse, US intelligence agencies - to spy on Chinese citizens. [...] What would "security checks" entail? Apple hasn't provided any information on the matter and did not respond to…
  • How I built the developer's dream keyboard

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Working one day in August of 2007, I couldn't help but realize that my regular PC keyboard didn't serve me as much as possible. I had to move my hands between the various blocks of my keyboard excessively, hundreds if not thousands of times per day, and my hands were uncomfortably close to each other. There must be a better way, I thought. This realization was followed by an overwhelming feeling of excitement as I thought about creating the perfect hacker keyboard 0 and later, the realization that, as a software developer, I was hopelessly clueless about hardware.
  • Apple's crazy iPhone sales prove that hardware still matters

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    As vast and sophisticated as the mobile tech industry may have become, in the end it still relies on some very basic ways for making money. You can either sell hardware, like Apple's doing, or sell ads, which account for roughly the same proportion of Google's regular income. Netflix and Amazon's Kindle store have found success as cross-platform services, but spending on mobile software is unlikely to ever match that of the old days when we paid for Windows, Office, and Photoshop on the desktop. It's easier to sell things that a person can touch and interact with physically. This is why HTC…
  • "Have you ever kissed a girl?"

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    An old (2010) story from former Sun employee Jeremy Allison. David Miller wrote (at the end of a long email explaining how Sparc Linux used cache optimizations to beat Solaris on performance): "One final note. When you have to deal with SunSOFT to report a bug, how "important" do you have (ie. Fortune 500?) to be and how big of a customer do you have to be (multi million dollar purchases?) to get direct access to Sun's Engineers at Sun Quentin? With Linux, all you have to do is send me or one of the other SparcLinux hackers an email and we will attend to your bug in due time. We have too much…
  • Microsoft to invest in rogue Android startup Cyanogen

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    Remember the nonsense from CyanogenMod CEO McMaster we talked about a few days ago? It turns out the motivation for the baseless comments from McMaster may not exactly be his own. As always, follow the money. People familiar with the matter say Microsoft is putting money into Cyanogen, which is building a version of the Android mobile-operating system outside of Google's auspices. Microsoft would be a minority investor in a roughly $70 million round of equity financing that values Cyanogen in the high hundreds of millions, one of the people said. The person said the financing round could grow…
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  • Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1MM Review

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Toshiba announced back in September 2014 that it was backing off certain consumer markets to focus on the more lucrative business ones. While that means that its Qosmio, Kira, Chromebook and Satellite brands might fade over the next 12 months, other brands like Tecra, Portégé and Satellite Pro might survive the cull. The latter sub-brand […]
  • Pipo X7 Review

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    We first encountered the Pipo brand when we reviewed the W2 a few months ago. The tablet left us with a good impression of the China-based company, especially when it came to value for money. So much so that we’ve asked for another device from them, the X7, which promises to hit the right notes […]
  • Sony HDR-AZ1VR Review

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    How it works The AZ1VR is really neat and simple to use. You fix the camera to your helmet (or handlebars, or surfboard), strap the remote to your wrist, make a few camera set-up adjustments, hit Record… and go! Best action cams Best GoPro accessories Camera reviews and news The AZ1VR is sold as a […]
  • Dell UP2715K Review

    Digital Trends
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    The Dell UP2715K is too expensive to be practical, but we could stare at it for weeks. (8 out of 10) Pros Attractive design Great ergonomic stand 5K looks outstanding Cons Low-resolution content is iffy Limited calibration controls In September of 2014, before anyone had heard of the iMac with Retina display, Dell teased its […]
  • Microsoft Xbox One Review

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    The new Xbox that emerged at launch was both traditional and under-featured, a disappointment borne of a company reeling from the negative reaction to its original vision and trying to offer something else in a short space of time. In a now infamous u-turn, Microsoft scrapped plans for the always-online revolution that would have allowed […]
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  • Spartan - The Internet Explore Killer From Microsoft

    Deepesh Agarwal
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:41 am
    Microsoft has announced the Internet Explorer killer, company's Windows 10 will ship with a brand new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan.” Designed for Windows 10, Spartan is a single browser developed for the entire Windows 10 device family - from keyboard and mouse on the Windows 10 desktop to touch, gestures, voice, controllers and sensors on other devices. The new web-browser from Microsoft is designed to offer a more interoperable, reliable, and discoverable experience with advanced features including the ability to annotate on web pages, a distraction-free reading experience, and…
  • DirectX 12 Makes Appearance In Latest Windows 10 Build

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

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

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

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

  • Writing by Talking Instead of Typing

    Rex Hammock
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    (What you’re about to read was dictated by me into a machine.) Through the years, I’ve purchased numerous iterations of dictation software from the company now called Nuance. For some reason, dictating has never worked for me. Perhaps it’s because I was born after the Don Draper era. When I graduated from college, I could type 80 words a minute, which is probably faster than I can think. I can probably type faster than that now, but as anyone who has read this blog knows, the faster I type the more goofy things I say. And one of my rules of blogging is to not work over the…
  • A Hands-free Review of the Interview

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

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

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

    Rex Hammock
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    (See Update) November 14, 2014, via Reuters: Of 16 Glass app makers contacted by Reuters, nine said that they had stopped work on their projects or abandoned them, mostly because of the lack of customers or limitations of the device. Three more have switched to developing for business, leaving behind consumer projects. Last year, I observed in a post–one that included an email exchange  with Don Norman of Nielson-Norman and author of The Design of Everyday Things–that I believed the product release of Google Glass was bungled by Google. As much as I’m a fan and customer of…
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  • Traveling and photography (Part 1)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 40 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a minor update towards the major update 40.0.2214.91, bumping up the version number to 40.0.2214.93. You can see the official log about this minor update here. The major version released before this minor update came with a number of fixes and improvements. The notable ones are: Updated info dialog for Chrome app on Windows and Linux. A new clock behind/ahead error message. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading…
  • Sticky Password Premium Review

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

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • Download your WhatsApp Contacts

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

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

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

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

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

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Steam Machines could be the PC that time passed by. These small computers, designed for streaming games in your living room, were intended as an alternative platform for gamers during the dark years of Windows 8. But what actually happened—or rather, didn't happen—with Steam Machines makes their future uncertain.The time for Steam Machines was ripe—over two years ago, when the dramatically altered Windows 8 threw everyone for a loop. Valve founder Gabe Newell called the new OS “a catastrophe,” “this giant sadness,” and “unusable.” He wasn’t the only one: Minecraft’s…
  • Turn your whistling into song with the tap of an app

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you fancy yourself a Mozart of the shower, Casio has an app that will write entire compositions based on what you whistle or sing.Chordana Composer is a simple iOS app that can take snatches of melody and expand on them according to user preferences.While the songs aren’t exactly works of musical genius, the app is another example of how computers can emulate human creativity.Designed for iPhone and iPad, Chordana Composer has a basic user interface with an abbreviated keyboard and simple editing tools. Users can input a melody by whistling, tapping the on-screen keyboard or manually…
  • Selling passwords for $150, and other dumb ways users threaten corporate security

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Corporate passwords for sale, $150 OBO. That, apparently, is how little some employees may take in exchange for compromising their company's security. SailPoint’s Market Pulse Survey, compiled from responses from 1,000 workers from large companies with at least 3,000 employees, offers vivid examples of how easily one person can create a lot of risk—and why passwords alone are simply inadequate. Here are some highlights:  1 in 7 employees would sell a corporate password for as little as $150. 56 percent of those surveyed admit to reusing passwords across corporate applications they…
  • Sling TV review: Television's future is still in development

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sling TV changed my TV-viewing habits in less than a week.Since my family ditched cable TV six years ago, the television has become less of a fixture in our house. We still use Netflix and a handful of other apps on occasion, but the process of finding something to watch often feels like more trouble than its worth, and many evenings go by where I turn to my phone or tablet for entertainment instead.Dish Network's Sling TV, a $20-per-month service with live access to ESPN and 10 other cable channels, brought back the couch potato element that's been missing all these years. It's so easy to…
  • Not into football? Stream a few movies this weekend: Here are Oscar nominees, winners, and several overlooked gems

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This week we checked out Netflix's Oscar-nominated original documentary Virunga and found it very much worth watching. While we were in an Oscar-type mood, we found some other, previous nominees and winners, as well as some good movies that maybe should have been nominated. Amazingly, there are crime films, cult films, and rock films among them, as opposed to the usual "serious" stuff that often captures the spotlight. Finally, allow me to introduce you to, a new and free streaming service for Lionsgate movies.Recommended on Netflix Virunga Netflix’s own feature documentary…
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    Data Connections

  • The Data Wrangler: Tips for Easy Data Prep Part II

    Rich Julius
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    For the second installment in the Data Wrangler series (see my previous post), I wanted to share with you how to easily blend data from Google Analytics with marketing campaign data from systems like Eloqua, Marketo and Salesforce. For example, let’s say you want to correlate the landing pages from an email campaign with the analytics for those pages so you can discover more about what happened when email recipients clicked through to landing pages. Blend Google Analytics data with Your Marketing Data To blend Google Analytics data with data from a marketing automation system, you need a…
  • Progress Easyl and Tableau: A Match Made in Heaven

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

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

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

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

  • Rich Mindset

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

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

  • Marketing Strategies During Challenging Economic Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Things You Need To Think About When Launching An SEO Company

    Pradeep Kumar
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Do you like the idea of starting an online business that could help other company bosses to reach their digital goals? Do you have a background in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SEO Clients: Which Do You Have?

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

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

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

    Pradeep Kumar
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Working for other people your entire life will mean you never have the chance to earn the big money. No matter what career you might be in, you could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • Taiwan Is the 14th Among 186 Countries In the World on Economic Freedom Rankings

    Jimmy Chuang
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Taiwan was ranked the 14th in the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom for 2015, which was three notches up from a year earlier. The foundation said that Taiwan scored 75.1 points in the 2015 index, up 1.2 from a year earlier, to take 14th place among the 186 countries in the world covered by this year’s index, up from the 17th in 2014. Taiwan’s score in the index has improved since 2009 and hit a new high this year. In the Asia Pacific region, Taiwan was ranked as the fifth among the 42 countries that were covered, following Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, and…
  • Taiwan is on Google Play’s Top-Five Market List

    Jimmy Chuang
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) said on Jan. 28 that Taiwan is one of the top five markets for its app store by revenue. “It was not a surprise to see three Asian markets in the top-five list given the high smartphone penetration rates in these countries, which in turn leads to strong demand for mobile games,” said Chris Yerga, vice president of engineering and head of Google Play in Asia Pacific. “The top five Google Play markets are in Asia – Taiwan, Japan and South Korea – and the United States also was part of that group.” Yerga, however, did not elaborate the fifth market or give…
  • Xiaomi’s Mi Note Helps Boost Taiwanese Suppliers’ Business

    Jimmy Chuang
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Xiaomi’s newly launched 5.7-inch flagship smartphone – Mi Note – seemed to help boost several Taiwanese contractors’ business. On Jan. 15, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Note flagship smartphone that features ultra-slim design, a more powerful processor, improved cameras and better display resolution. Priced at US$412 for the Mi Note Pro and US$372 for the Mi Note in China, the former sports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and a quad HD display, while the latter is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, and a full HD display. The Chinese smartphone maker…
  • Unreal Engine 4 Proves the ‘Uncanny Valley’ is Closing

    Sam Reynolds
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:24 pm
    There might be a day when Ikea uses the Unreal Engine as a virtual showroom. That day might be far off, but after you see the the tech demo “Unreal Paris” from Dereau Benoit you’ll understand the versatile power of the Unreal Engine 4. Benoit’s Unreal Paris focuses on showing how the engine can render textures and and lights in an environment we are all familiar with — an apartment. It proves that the “uncanny valley” — the telltale visual giveaways that allow someone to determine what’s fake and what’s not — is closing fast. While these…
  • How the PC-98 Shaped Japan’s PC Industry

    Christian Crisostomo
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    For many the history of computers is a string of western events and discoveries, all attached to a single line that led to the development of modern PCs. But even as the IBM 5150 (NYSE: IBM) was being developed in the United States, Japan was already making history with its own personal computers and the PC-98 is perhaps the most important of them all. A rising sun The PC-98 started as project PCX-04, NEC’s (TYO: 6701)  first venture into the 16-bit computing era. The series’ first model, the PC-9801, was released in 1982. It came equipped 5Mhz processor running on Intel’s…
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • Update: SAS revenues hit record $3.09B but weakening Euro hurts

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    Driven by strong growth in cloud computing-related data analytics and with the help of a growing number of partners, SAS drives revenues to a record high and extend its profitability for a 39th consecutive year. But currency "headwinds" - a weakening Euro and strengthening dollar - cut into what would have been an even better year, says a top SAS executive.
  • Google's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of Google's fourth-quarter financial results.
  • Citrix restructuring plans to cut 900 jobs

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Cloud-computing software maker Citrix Systems said it would cut about 700 full-time and 200 contractor jobs as part of a restructuring to improve operational efficiency. It's unclear how many, if any, jobs cuts will be in Raleigh.
  • Peter Diamandis's 'Bold' a reminder of how entrepreneurs will control the world's fate

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Vivek Wadhwa: Just as an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs that ruled the Earth and made way for small furry mammals, a new wave of planetary disruptions is about to occur. The new asteroid is called "exponential technology."
  • SXSWedu selects Lea(R)n as finalist in 2015 LAUNCHedu competition

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    The Triangle-based edtech company continues to gain steam and has been chosen as one of 10 global education startups to present in March at the SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Things You Need To Think About When Launching An SEO Company

    Pradeep Kumar
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Do you like the idea of starting an online business that could help other company bosses to reach their digital goals? Do you have a background in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SEO Clients: Which Do You Have?

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

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

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

    Pradeep Kumar
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Working for other people your entire life will mean you never have the chance to earn the big money. No matter what career you might be in, you could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • OWC Creates a Better Thunderbolt Dock

    Terry White
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    In 2013 I got the Belkin Thunderbolt Dock and I’ve been quite happy with it. So what could change in two years? Well, a lot. The basic principle is the same. A Thunderbolt dock allows you to plug in a single Thunderbolt cable into your Mac and expand the ports giving you more USB 3 ports, Firewire 800, audio line in/line out, etc. The NEW OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock does what you would expect but offers 5 USB 3.0 ports instead of 3. It offers 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports, and HDMI (with 4K support) in addition to Firewire 800, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio in/out. Two of the five USB 3.0 ports are also…
  • My Favorite Lightroom plugin Client Response Gallery gets Upgraded!

    Terry White
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    I’ve talked about and shown The Turning Gate’s Client Response Gallery plugin for Lightroom. This plugin produces a totally customizable web gallery to get feedback/pic selections from your client. I couldn’t imagine being a photographer without this awesome solution. Last year The Turning Gate moved all of their popular web publishing solutions to their CE4 platform. The obvious omission was the Client Response Gallery (CRG). What the CE4 platform enabled was the ability to use Lightroom’s “Publish Services” to update your website (no matter where…
  • Web Hosting Sale! – Ends January 31, 2015

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

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

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

  • Opening and Closing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Robin Wright Reunites With Fiancé Ben Foster in the City of Love

    Pam Wright
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    Robin Wright has her engagement ring back on her finger and is celebrating her reunion with fiancé Ben Foster in the City of Love. The on-again-off-again couple were spotted enjoying a romantic dinner Wednesday in a back room at L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon in Paris. Ben Foster was said to be “very attentive and sweet” to Robin Wright, an onlooker told People magazine. “They were very low-key and cute together. You could tell he was really into her,” said the source of the couple who split in November before reuniting before the Golden Globes. Robin…
  • Amanda Seyfried Makes Her Debut Off-Broadway Replacing Tatiana Mislay in ‘The Way We Get By’

    Pam Wright
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    Amanda Seyfried is set to star in her first off-Broadway production in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By, replacing Tatiana Maslany. Second Stage Theater said Thursday that Amanda Seyfried is taking over for Mislay, after the Orphan Black star had to pull out of the production due to filming schedule conflicts. Amanda Seyfried will star opposite Thomas Sadoski — best-known for his roles in Wild, The Newsroom and as a 2009 Tony Award-nominated actor for LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty — at New York’s Second Stage Theatre. The play recounts the tale of Beth and Doug, two people…
  • Robin Wright, Ben Foster Back Together Again

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Robin Wright of House of Cards and her actor fiance Ben Foster of Lone Survivor are reportedly back together again after a brief breakup last year. Wright has even been spotted once again wearing her engagement ring. People magazine reports the two were recently seen strolling around Paris together. It seems the two were spotted dining in a back room at L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon in the City of Love on Wednesday. A source says Ben Foster “was very attentive and sweet” to Robin Wright. “They were very low-key and cute together. You could tell he was…
  • Penelope Cruz Makes Gwyenth Paltrow Jealous, Signs On To ‘This Man, This Woman’

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Penelope Cruz can add making Gwyneth Paltrow jealous to her list of life’s accomplishments. So what did she do to make the Goop founder feel that way? It apparently took place during the filming of their hit film Mortdecai, in which both Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz star, along with Johnny Depp. Paltrow was dishing about her experience on set–kissing Johnny Depp–to Rachael Ray. That’s when she admitted her jealousy. “I ruined probably 15 takes–which was funny at first,” Paltrow explained about their kissing scene, in which they both keep gagging…
  • Gwen Stefani Segues from ‘The Voice’ to Lipstick

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Gwen Stefani was phenomenal on her first season of The Voice, and some fans are bummed she won’t return for the next season. That doesn’t mean they can’t still enjoy their favorite judge. In addition to Gwen’s music, fans can soon buy something new she’ll eventually be peddling on the retail market. In addition to her fashion line, Gwen Stefani has a new lipstick line in the works. “I am working on some lipsticks,” Stefani told People magazine on Tuesday. “This red that I’m wearing right now is a prototype.” As anyone who has seen Gwen Stefani on…
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  • First Images of the Moto E Second Gen Show Up

    Arpit Verma
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Motorola Moto E is due an upgrade this year. After relative success of the Moto E in its earlier days, the device succumbed to the competition provided by the likes of Mi 1s as well as the Android One devices which in a way played on the strengths of the Moto E and bettered it for the same price point. However, looks like Motorola will come back in the game and stronger than ever with an interesting Upgrade to the Moto E. The surfaced leaks show a shape that is strikingly similar to the previous generation of the Motorola Moto E, however it is the internals and few add-ons which have caught…
  • Xiaomi Planning to sell the Devices via its own Website in India?

    Arpit Verma
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:49 pm
    After introducing the trend of flash sales which virtually everyone in the mainstream smartphone consumer tech world seem to have hooked on to, Xiaomi is planning to move away from Flipkart to its own website for hosting the sales of their products. It is worth noting that in China, all the Mi products are sold directly from their website rather than any sort of an exclusive partnership. The only reason, why we feel, this model was not implemented in India was due to the issues with warehousing and logistics coupled with the fact that Xiaomi had no idea about how hit the products will be with…
  • Snapchat Adds a new Discover Feature giving Brands an Opportunity to Push Content

    Arpit Verma
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
    If you asked any teenager between the age of 17 and 21, which application he uses the most, there is a fat chance it will be Snapchat. Given the disposable nature of the platform, teenagers are very comfortable with the platform for the harmless fun element of it. It is due to this wide range of audience that is already on Snapchat why several of the major brands such as Lacoste and Pepsi have started gradually utilizing the platform for digital marketing opportunities. Snapchat to their credit, seems to want to embrace this and has added a brand new Discover section which is visible just on…
  • Xiaomi Announces Mi4 in India

    Arpit Verma
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:53 pm
    After announcing it in China back in July, Xiaomi has finally brought the much-anticipated Mi4 to India. The device was unveiled at a press event in New Delhi yesterday which saw Xiaomi give out some very interesting statistics such as having sold already more than a million smartphones in India in about 8 months of existing in the country. Xiaomi also announced plans to set up an R&D center in India exclusively which will start taking up shape soon. MIUI 6 was officially announced too and the update for the same to the Mi3 users has already begun rolling out. The star of the show…
  • PushBullet Comes to Mac OSX

    Arpit Verma
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Widely used and loved productivity application, Pushbullet has finally made its way to Mac OSX. You will need to be on Yosemite to be able to download the application from the Apple Store for Mac. In a blog post, explaining the move, Pushbullet announced the big move, crediting the introduction of extensions which have enabled them to make this big move finally by bringing the easy sharing service to the most advanced Operating System on computer. The entire note from the Pushbullet team reads: This past year marked a monumental step forward for the Apple ecosystem. Extensions brought…
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    Sai Digital Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • xPico Wi-Fi Helped ZANO Drone Soar at CES!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tesla’s ‘INSANE’ button amazes riders

    Nidhi Mathew
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    California based Tesla Motors is already known for its exceptional electric vehicles; its founder and CEO Elon Musk always has innovative ideas and he is never shy of trying those ideas at the assembly lines. He didn’t bluff consumers when he put the ‘INSANE’ button in Tesla’s new model of luxury sedan S P85D; it enables the car to pick up from 0 MPH to 60 MPH (Miles per Hour) in just 3 seconds. Brooks, a guy who owns a S P85D, drove around some family members and friends in his car. Check out the 3:16 minutes ‘dragTimes’ YouTube video he posted demonstrating how Tesla’s…
  • Wicker launches private photo sharing feature behind Facebook kitties

    Daris Abraham
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    Are you in search of a way to share images with friends on social media platform with added security and privacy? Well, you are in luck as Wicker launches private photo sharing feature behind Facebook kitties. Dubbed as WTF (Wicker Timed Feed), the app allows users to privately share photos on Wicker with as many as 151 friends at a time. If you keep receiving stream of cat photos on your timeline, expect hidden messages behind those Facebook kitties; they are not necessarily gestures by devout pet owners. The images behind those cat pictures would stay around for 24 hours and they will…
  • New iPhones push Apple to make record profit

    Nidhi Mathew
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:46 am
    Apple Inc. has announced the company’s earnings for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015; the earning resulting from the holiday season’s sale has astonished industry insiders, a mind blowing revenue that totals $74.6 billion. The Cupertino based tech giant has bagged a profit of $18 billion during the same quarter of the fiscal year. Apple’s other competitors were nowhere near this kind of revenue and profit; Microsoft, for example, made a profit of just $5.86 billion during the same period. It is not difficult to see what the driving force behind this remarkable achievement was; the…
  • Cyanogen looking to slowly reduce Google’s control

    Adeel Inam
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    During a San Francisco event, Kirt McMaster, the CEO of Cyanogen, talked about the plans he has for the future. For most part, the company talked about taking “Android away from Google”. The company’s current plan is to provide an open version of Android on a much deeper level since the ones that are currently being rolled do not possess the characteristics that the company had envisioned. Chinese start-up OnePlus, which released the “Nexus Killer” OnePlus One, is one of the many firms that Cyanogen has partnered with in order to provide a 3rd party solutions. With the company…
  • Cablevision offers Wi-Fi mobile service for $9.95 a month

    Daris Abraham
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Cablevision, a New York City based cable TV company, has made an attractive announcement for mobile phone users. For those who already subscribe to its Optimum Online service, Cablevision is offering Wi-Fi mobile service for only $9.95 a month. Others can enjoy a plan of Wi-Fi only data along with talk time and texting just for $29.95 a month. People presently living in urban environment frequently find themselves in public Wi-Fi hotspots; the multitude of such spots has prompted Cablevision to introduce “Freewheel”, a Wi-Fi service that will use bi-directional data transmission…
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  • Microsoft's Office apps arrive for Android tablets

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Microsoft has fulfilled its promise to get Office 365 available on all platforms regardless of whether they are competitors or not. Microsoft Office apps are now available for Android tablets. This is great news for owners of Android tablets 7-inches or larger which already subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 and who wnat to be able to edit and create Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents on their mobile device of choice. To be eligible to run Office,your tablet should be running at least Android 4.4 KitKat. They also have to have an ARM-based processor and 1GB of RAM or above.
  • The Recitator iOS app reads content for you, so you don't have to

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    Do you have a pile of text to read? Recitator is an iOS app that takes your ebooks, pdfs and text files and reads them to you. Recitator also saves the last text position. The next time you open a document you can continue listening at the same position. The app speaks EPUB, PDF and TXT files. You can use iTunes File Sharing or Dropbox to transfer the files.
  • Nissan recalling 768,000 Rogue SUVs globally for electrical shorts, hood latches

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Nissan has initiated the recall of 768,000 Rogue SUV's globally including 69,300 sold in Canada under two separate recalls, specifically to fix electrical shorts that could cause fires and faulty hood latches. The recalls cover more than 552,000 Rogue small SUVs from 2008 through 2013 plus Rogue Select SUVs from 2014. Nissan says the Rogue Select wasn't sold in Canada but the Canadian recall applies to 53,312 of the other Rogue models. Snow and salty water can reportedly seep through the driver's side carpet to a wiring harness, causing electrical shorts. No injuries have been reported due to…
  • Ford recalling 220,000 vehicles in the US, Canada and Mexico

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Ford has recalled 220,000 vehicles for a defect that can result in doors possibly flying in the event of a crash. Ford recalled 194,889 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 9,948 in Canada and 108 in Mexico. Included models are 205,000 2010-13 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor sedans due to an issue with the spring that controls the interior door handles.  Ford is also recalling 16,100 units of the 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans. This time a potential issue with safety belt fasteners that may not have been tightened properly. No accidents have…
  • PS Vita losing functionality with cancellation of YouTube, Near and Maps

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Sony has decided to remove functionality from the PlayStation Vita with an upcoming software 'update' that will remove the Near, YouTube and Maps functionality from the portable gaming device. Sony has not explained why it is removing these features which further limit what the device can do outside of playing games. The PS Vita's predecessor, the PlayStation Portable, was noted for various features that enabled it to go online, access online radio stations, RSS feeds, and even read eBooks. The Vita had a lot of that functionality removed and it seems that Sony is set on limiting connectivity…
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  • Xiaomi Mi 4 Hands-On Photos (Indian 3G Variant)

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Xiaomi officially launched the much awaited smartphone ‘Mi 4‘ in India a few days back at a price of Rs. 19,999. Apparently, a lot of people are disappointed with the Mi 4 pricing as it’s no more affordable, specially for a phone that lacks 4G LTE and comes with 16GB of storage. But when it comes to design and looks, Mi 4 looks really beautiful and premium. The Mi 4 features a unibody design with a metal frame construction and the sides have polished chamfered edges. As per Xiaomi, a 309g steel board undergoes through 40 steps and 193 processes to craft the gorgeous…
  • How to Manually Update Indian Mi 3 to MIUI 6 Official Stable ROM

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:36 pm
    With the launch of Mi 4 in India on Jan 28th, Xiaomi also started rolling out the much awaited MIUI v6 Stable ROM update for Mi 3 users in India. Some users have already got the latest MIUI 6 update on Mi 3W in India while others are stuck with MIUI 5. If you can’t wait anymore, then you can have it right now by installing the Stable MIUI v6 OTA update manually on Mi 3 Indian version. The update isn’t available on MIUI download portal yet but the link for official OTA zip file is out now! The update sized 542MB will update your Mi 3 in India from MIUI 5 version: KXDMIBF34.0…
  • How to Unbrick and Restore YU Yureka to Cyanogen OS 11 Stock Firmware

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    In case, you’ve bricked Micromax Yureka or if your YU Yureka is stuck in a bootloop then this guide is what you all need. The below stated procedure allows you to flash the official Cyanogen OS 11 factory image on Yureka and help you restore it back to factory condition. The guide is very easy and doesn’t requires using any commands or a toolkit. A simple script will let you automatically flash the stock firmware on Yureka in less than 2 minutes. If you’ve a custom recovery installed or your phone is rooted then that will be replaced to default state as well. The…
  • Xiaomi launches Mi 4 in India for Rs. 19,999, Sale begins from Feb 10

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    At an event in New Delhi today, Xiaomi has finally launched the much awaited smartphone ‘Mi 4′ in India at a price of Rs. 19,999. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is the successor of Mi 3 that was launched here back in July. Xiaomi has received an overwhelming response from Indian audience since the launch of Mi 3 at a very affordable price. After Mi 3 was discontinued, Xiaomi managed to retain the attention by introducing the Redmi 1S and Redmi Note at a competitive pricing. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has now introduced Mi 4 in India that was announced in China, back in July last…
  • YU Yureka Review – Best Combo of Performance & Software YU can get for Rs. 8,999

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Back in December, Micromax announced “YU Yureka”, the first smartphone from Micromax’s new brand YU that went on sale in second week of January. This new brand “YU” (pronounced as You or U) is a subsidiary of Micromax, the second-largest handset maker in India. With the launch of YU, Micromax has deployed a completely different approach that seems to be working well for the company. The YU devices such as Yureka are meant to be only sold online and runs Cyanogen OS, a widely popular custom ROM based on Android. Apparently, Yureka is a re-branded version of the Chinese phone Coolpad…
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    Monday Note

  • Forking Apple Brands

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

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

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

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

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Smartphones existed before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on January 9th, 2007. But by upending existing technology platforms, application distribution, and carrier business models, he kickstarted a new era of computing whose impact is yet to be fully understood. I knew one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre: Bernard Maris. We weren’t friends, just pleasantly casual acquaintances through the in-law side of my family. Typical Parisian dinner conversations “rearranging the world” led to a Palo Alto visit and an interview for a small Charlie Hebdo…
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  • Broadband Is Getting Faster, Super Bowl XLIX Is A No Drone Zone [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    The need for speed, droning on about the Super Bowl, creating GIFS with Imgur, building playlists with Retrojam, the Mophie Super Bowl commercial, and surfing the Net like it’s 1999. The FCC Redefines Broadband Hang on! My broadband wasn’t broadband under the 2010 US definition, only 448k upload. My kids fight over who gets to use Skype/Facetime! — Pauline Rigby (@paulinerigby) January 30, 2015 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to change the definition of Broadband. The minimum download speed required for an Internet connection to be considered as Broadband…
  • Not Thinking About The Security Of Your Data? You Should Be

    Dave LeClair
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    With how much we all use the Internet now, there’s a lot of our data out there. In some cases, it’s okay for the data to be public, but there’s a ton of stuff that we don’t want the world to see. This is the kind of data that you need to protect. Whether it’s with strong passwords, encryption, or other methods, it’s more important than ever that you take the proper steps to keep it safe. What can you do to protect your data? How can you make sure that your identity isn’t stolen? This infographic breaks it down...Read the full article: Not Thinking…
  • Buy Your Board Games Online From These Sites

    Christian Cawley
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Q: When is gaming not quite gaming but at the time actually gaming? A: When you’re doing it with a board, or some cards. While we’re sat before our monitors and TV screens, mashing keypads and strafing, while swapping insults with our online opponent/colleagues, it’s easy to forget that there is a whole lot more to gaming. From Monopoly to the original version of Civilization, board games have been with us for many years; Chess is a good example of this, and that game itself is a variant on other games that came before it. Online, you’ll find some great...Read the full…
  • 5 Ways You’re (Accidentally!) Being A Condescending Jerk Online

    Joel Lee
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Internet arguments are a fact of life, and no matter how much is written about proper online etiquette we always come back to one unshakable truth: it’s normal to be a jerk on the web. But here’s the thing: you might be a jerk and not even realize it. While it’s one thing to be mean and contemptible, it’s a far more subtle sin to be a jerk through condescension. There are certain attitudes and phrases that we all exhibit on a day-to-day basis that can unknowingly derail an otherwise productive conversation. So stop being a jerk. (I’m just as much...Read the full…
  • How To Get Paid Android Apps For Free, Legally

    Christian Cawley
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Finding the cost of apps and games for Android prohibitive? You shouldn’t. Several avenues exist for you to get your most-wanted apps for free. Yes, you read that right: I said free. After all, you don’t want to be paying 5 or 10 dollars for an app that your friends got for free, do you? The best option here is to get yourself clued up on how to pay as little as possible for apps and games, and the only way to do that is to know what you want. Getting Started: Make A List Before you go looking for...Read the full article: How To Get Paid Android Apps For Free, Legally
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  • 40 Popular Design Quotes to Inspire You

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Designers come in many shapes and sizes, hues and shades, areas, and facets of expertise. Architects, interior designers, urban planners, and landscape architects are all involved in the creation of spaces people live, work, and play in. Graphic and Industrial Designers Graphic designers use their innate artistry, digital know-how, and the bottomless world of visual media for effective communication, usually for a brand or website. Their close cousins are industrial designers who build new designs from scratch. These designs are used in everyday life, from cars to furniture to toys to medical…
  • The Motherload: 80+ Free Stock Photo Websites

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    If you’re a frequent reader of our website, you’ve probably noticed that we use stock photos on a regular basis. I try my best to find relevant images which will benefit your reading experience. I’ve recently received emails from people asking me where they could find 100% free stock photos for their projects. Today we gathered a solid collection of royalty free image websites. As bloggers, designers, students, teachers, and business owners we need stock images to make our life easier. Paying every single time you need a royalty free image is a pain in the butt. Fortunately…
  • Top 10 YouTube Channels for Photoshop Tutorials, Tips and Tricks

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Oh, the things that you can do with Photoshop! Imagine having the power to change how a picture looks, remove all the unwanted imperfections, add some details, and a whole lot more with just a few points and clicks. This is why Adobe was definitely on point with this creation, knowing that it gives people the chance to create what they believe is perfection. Think you have what it takes to dabble with Photoshop? Here are some YouTube channels that you can subscribe to as you try to master the ins and outs of this magical software. Photoshop Tutorials Photoshop Tutorials feature professional…
  • Say It with Style: 25 Sexy Hand Lettered Logo Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    What could be more beautiful than a hand-written letter? It’s organic, sexy and personalized. Letters present you a unique opportunity to go crazy and creative since they can be easily shaped, fashioned and linked to one another. The fascinating magic of letters is that you can curve, lengthen and accord them in whichever way you like, in whatever representation or symbolism you want to impart. This is precisely the reason hand-lettered logo designs never go out of style. There’s something quite liberating with designing logos using hand-written letters. These logos are: Organic – They…
  • 20 Innovative Examples of HUDs and GUIs

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

  • Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises - this is the promising application stemming from a discovery made at EPFL and published in Nature Nanotechnology. Other potential uses: miniaturising our electronic devices and developing resilient circuits.
  • Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene

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

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

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

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Imagine that you could tell your phone that you want to drive from your house in Boston to a hotel in upstate New York, that you want to stop for lunch at an Applebee’s at about 12:30, and that you don’t want the trip to take more than four hours. Then imagine that your phone tells you that you have only a 66 percent chance of meeting those criteria — but that if you can wait...
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 5 Tips to Market Your Growing Real-Estate Development Business

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

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

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

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

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    For Manufacturers it can be a struggle to capture the right customers. In this insivia insight Andy shares a few tips to make this process a success. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • The Purpose of Silicon Valley

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Capital and engineering talent have been flocking to seemingly trivial mobile apps. But would we really be better off if more startups instead went directly after big problems?The view from Mike Steep’s office on Palo Alto’s Coyote Hill is one of the greatest in Silicon Valley.
  • Why the Time Seems Right for a Space-Based Internet Service

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    What started as a service to help customers buy goods from Alibaba retailers has grown into a serious finance business all its own.Not many years ago, Jane Yang, a 26-year-old civil servant in Beijing, paid her landlord in three-month installments with a stack of 100-yuan notes. To pay her utilities—water, electricity, and home Internet bill—she went to three separate banks, where she handed cash to a teller. The process was “very time-consuming and irritating,” she remembers. Even as skyscrapers and gleaming shopping malls cropped up around China’s capital, most middle-class…
  • Technology Repaints the Payment Landscape

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Is it possible to live for 48 hours on nothing but Bitcoin?Propped up next to me on the red sofa in my room at the boutique Hotel Modez in Arnhem, the Netherlands, my iPad has its screen on the Bitcoin exchange ­, and the value of the crypto­currency is dropping, moment by moment. At breakfast one bitcoin had been worth over $400, but the value has been sinking for the past 30 minutes and has now hit $383. I know I’m blowing it.
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • Learn unlearn create destroy- The cycle of a corporations evolution

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:27 am
    What was once mainstream will soon become obsolete. History is replete with innovation disrupting established players. US Steel from once being the market leader to a company that had to file for bankruptcy protection. Retailers like BestBuy and Barnes and Noble from being market leaders are having tough competition from much late entrants in online commerce arena. An interesting research says that in 2013 89% of US households had a mobile connection in comparison to 71% having a landline connection. Can we visualize what the future for fixed line telephony might be.
  • Ethics! An Oxymoron or a business reality

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Two mission statements that tell a story
  • Dow Chemical Transforms its Myriad of Data into Real-time, Actionable Manufacturing

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

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

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    TechQuarters – a Firebrand Apprenticeship partner - was last night crowned Small Employer of the Year in the Regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The award recognises their continued contribution, commitment and success through their Apprenticeship programme. TechQuarters will now compete in the National finals, to be recognised as the best Small Employer of Apprentices in the United Kingdom.
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  • Pic of the Day (16) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    Here’s day sixteen of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day […] The post Pic of the Day (16) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Journalism On The Day of the Charlie Hebdo Shootings…

    Joanne Carter
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Fascinating account of mobile journalism on the day of the Charlie Hebdo shootings by Nick Garnett  – North of England Reporter for BBC Radio 5 live. “On the day of […] The post Mobile Journalism On The Day of the Charlie Hebdo Shootings… appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Mobile Photography App Tutorial – Artista Impresso by Jerry Jobe

    Jerry Jobe
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    We are delighted to publish this very interesting tutorial of the new app by JixiPix Software called Artista Impresso.  Over to you Jerry. (Foreword by Joanne Carter). Artista Impresso retails […] The post iOS Mobile Photography App Tutorial – Artista Impresso by Jerry Jobe appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.

    Joanne Carter
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    The Columbus (OH) Museum of Art and the #jj Community present #MobilePhotoNow, the largest mobile photography exhibition ever organized by a museum, February 6 – March 22, 2015. #MobilePhotoNow highlights the […] The post COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART AND THE #JJ COMMUNITY UNVEIL LARGEST MOBILE PHOTO EXHIBITION appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Pic of the Day (15) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    Here’s day fifteen of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day […] The post Pic of the Day (15) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Includes New Code for Chronic Care Management

    Meghann Kiernan
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:43 pm
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed physician fee schedule for the year 2015. This fee schedule includes a new code for chronic care management (CCM). It also features projected pay cuts required by the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to determine physician payment. Medicare would begin to pay physicians $41.92 that can be billed not more than once per month for managing patients with two or more chronic conditions outside of face-to-face office visits. Earlier (in the year 2013), CMS had authorized a new medical billing code for…
  • US Hospitals Fail to Meet EHR standards – Study Says

    Natalie Tornese
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Implementation of electronic health records is considered a practical solution that will help streamline processes in healthcare settings, while also ensuring enhanced patient care and support. However, a recent survey conducted by the American Hospital Association found that most American hospitals have failed to meet the new national standards for electronic health record keeping. It was found that these hospitals have made considerable delay in implementing EHR systems such as online messaging and automatic prescription tracking. Majority of the hospitals in the United States utilize…
  • Telehealth Coverage Increased by Medicaid

    Julie Clements
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:53 pm
    With the full implementation of the Affordable care Act (ACA), the demand for healthcare services are expected to increase at a rapid pace. The expansion of the Medicaid program along with the introduction of new health insurance exchanges have enabled people to have increased access to health insurance coverage though access to healthcare services may not be easy. Telehealth services has become an important tool for increasing access to care as this will allow physicians to reach more number of patients by integrating electronic information and telecommunication technologies into…
  • Emergency Room Closures Linked to More Hospital Deaths

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

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

  • What Is Broadband? 25 Mbps, FCC Says

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:33 pm
    The FCC today moved to increase the definition of broadband from 4 to 25 Mbps. In 2010, the commission ruled that speeds of 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload constitute broadband. But that benchmark "is dated and inadequate for evaluating whether advanced broadband is being deployed to all Americans in a timely way," the […]
  • Apple Close to Beating Samsung in the Smartphone Race

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Forget the Patriots and the Seahawks: Apple and Samsung take the crown for biggest rivalry of 2015. According to Strategy Analytics, the electronics giants tied as the world's No. 1 smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter. IDC released similar data, but crowned Samsung the victor, with a mere 600,000 units over Apple: 75.1 million vs. […]
  • Apple Goes Bug Hunting With iOS 8.1.3

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Heads up, iPhone and iPad users. Apple has rolled out an iOS update, which squashes a number of bugs affecting the mobile operating system. Launched Tuesday evening, iOS 8.1.3 also offers some stability and performance improvements, including a better updating experience. On a sour note, however, the update does not fix the slow Wi-Fi and battery-drain […]
  • Newest Google Fiber Cities Revealed

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Google today confirmed that it will roll out its super-fast gigabit Internet service in 18 cities across four metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham. The cities are among the 34 that have been working with Google over the past year to see if it made sense to deploy Google Fiber. The search giant was […]
  • Apple Watch Starts Shipping in April

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    The long-awaited Apple Watch will begin shipping in April, Apple confirmed today. CEO Tim Cook made the announcement during a Tuesday earnings call with investors. He did not provide an exact shipping date, or provide details on pricing. Cupertino has said that the Apple Watch will start at $349, but it comes in three versions, […]
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  • Flash is almost dead, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browse…

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Flash is almost dead, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. Read the rest of the story at
  • iOS 8.1.3 is available now with a note saying that it will reduce the amount of…

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    iOS 8.1.3 is available now with a note saying that it will reduce the amount of storage required. Remember people yelling at Apple about storage issues for software update? Read the rest of the story at
  • iOS 8.1.3 is available now with a note saying that it will reduce the amount of…

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    iOS 8.1.3 is available now with a note saying that it will reduce the amount of storage required. Remember people yelling at Apple about storage issues for software update? Read the rest of the story at
  • According to a Forbes report, IBM is laying off more than 110,000 employees, tha…

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    According to a Forbes report, IBM is laying off more than 110,000 employees, that's 26% of the company's workforce. Next Week's Bloodbath At IBM Won't Fix The Real Problem I’ve been hearing since before Christmas about Project Chrome, the code name for what has been touted to me as the biggest reorganization in IBM history. Well, Project Chrome is finally upon us, triggered I suppose by this week’s announcement of an 11th consecutive quarter of declining...
  • Microsoft just released a new build (January) of Windows 10 to members of its Wi…

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    Microsoft just released a new build (January) of Windows 10 to members of its Windows Insider Program. Some notable features in this build - Cortana on the desktop, updated start menu, new Xbox app, and more.January build now available to the Windows ... Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Steve Klos presenting at IBM Interconnect

    Matt Antos-Lewis
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Steve Klos will giving a joint presentation with IBM at the IBM InterConnect conference at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Wednesday February 25. The presentation will cover the reasons why authoritative software identification is critical to the enterprise and how IBM has risen to the challenge to provide SWID tags in all software it provides to the market.  It will also cover specific details of how larger enterprises with more complex software environments can utilize SWID tag data to identify relationships between software products and physical, or virtual systems.  The presenters will…
  • A Day in the Life of a ConfigMgr Administrator: Part 3

    Brent Hunter
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Keeping the Distribution Point (DP) servers’ Lights On Point-of-View: from a ConfigMgr Administrator to his Manager, discussing how he/she spends their day managing a ConfigMgr environment. This is the third part of my four-part story that details what we did in our company (in a previous life) to help reduce the DP server management nightmare. Part one of this story (trying to troubleshoot a ConfigMgr distribution problem) can be found here. Part two of this story (investigations into possible solutions) can be found here. A little background first: we had 140 distribution points in…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 6 – Creating a Network Load Balancing Cluster

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

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

    Dan O'Connor
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Did you know that, according to a paper from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the vast majority of successful security breaches to corporate networks are made using basic techniques, and that by implementing just four critical security controls you could remove 85 to 90% of threats? These four controls have been cut down from a list of 35 that a branch of the Australian government called the Defence Signals Doctorate put together based on their analysis of the cyber-attacks they were subject to. The four controls are: Regular Operating System Patching Regular…
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  • MutationObserver in HTML5

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    Originally posted on: were just in a code review and one of the guys showed how he was using the MutationObserverer with our search control to get tiles to resize after the list (Knockout observable). I hadn’t heard of this before and it looks very useful. Read the linked page (from 2012) to learn more about it. It’s supported on all but Opera mini and started in IE 11 and is a more performant than the old Mutation Events that have been deprecated. You point the MutationObserver to the DOM…
  • Windows 10 – Going Backwards

    Tim Murphy
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    Originally posted on: I’m not sure how, but I seem to be an outlier in this point of view.  I am finding that almost everything they are doing to Windows 10 to make it more acceptable to the masses is taking away features that I preferred in Windows 8.  It isn’t that I thought everything was great and didn’t need to be improved, but these are features that I found at the very least useful and in most cases efficient.  I’m just going to hit on the big ones here. Let’s start with the left…
  • WebJobs QueueTrigger not working?

    Chris Skardon
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Originally posted on:’ve just spent quite some time trying to figure this out, you read many good things about WebJobs, and as luck would have it, you’re in the market for some nifty backend processing whenever something is added to a queue, so now seems a good time to take a proper look. So, right click on my web app, and select ‘Add, New Web Jobs’ and create a new WebJob project. Then start adding my code: class Program { static void Main() { var host = new JobHost(); host.RunAndBlock(); }…
  • SharePoint is evolving! Are you?

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
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  • To SaaS or not to SaaS

    Herve Roggero
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    Originally posted on: companies servicing specific industries have technology assets that could be transformed into a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. Your business may have a unique, proprietary technology that your industry could use. So packaging your intellectual property into a SaaS offering may make sense; you could essentially rent your ‘savoir faire’ to your industry, or even to multiple industries depending on how generic the technology is. For example, if you know how to process insurance…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Want a Dog? There’s an App for That.

    Kate Hoagland
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    An average of seven million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, and 2.7 million are euthanized, according to the US Humane Society. In Silicon Valley, 40 percent of adoptable shelter pets were euthanized in 2013. Meet Cynthia Typaldos SM ’81, founder of a number of Silicon Valley tech startups and a pet owner […]
  • Join MIT’s Entrepreneurial Culture via MOOCs

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Sign up for Entrepreneurship 101 and 102, the free massive open online courses (MOOCs) that are based on the legendary MIT course 15.390 New Enterprises, which has launched hundreds of MIT startups, such as A123 Systems, Lark, and Okta among others
  • Alum Books Podcast: Betraying the Assassins’ Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • SDNs in the Carrier Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Leveraging Security Policy Orchestration to “Bake Security in” to SDDC Environments

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tweetium dev releases multiple updates overnight, implements a bunch of improvements

    Rich Edmonds
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    Tweetium is a popular, highly-rated Twitter app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and the phone version of the app has today been bumped to version 3.2.3. Version 3.2 hit the store overnight, but due to bugs being spotted in the recent release, the developer rolled out a further three updates to sort everything out – talk about rapid updates.
  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 Intel graphics driver update for Surface Pro 3

    Rich Edmonds
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    Microsoft has rolled out an Intel graphics driver update for the Surface Pro 3, running Windows 10. The update affects the Intel graphics component installed on the tablet and is a bug fixing patch, meaning any related issues previously encountered with Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3 should be eliminated post-updating.
  • VLC beta for Windows Phone picks up a small update with some UI improvements

    Rich Edmonds
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    The app was last updated just a few days ago, but that hasn't halted the VLC developers from releasing yet another update. Today, version 1.0.11 hit the store, bringing with it some notable improvements.
  • Phone Insider app for Windows 10 Preview updated, renamed to Windows Insider

    Daniel Rubino
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Windows 10 for phones is on the way, at least in preview form. Tonight, Microsoft began laying more groundwork for the Technical Preview by updating their Phone Insider app. Originally found on the Store a few weeks ago, the Insider program will let people download early builds of Windows 10 to their phones before general release. The major change to the app is the name to Windows Insider, matching the name of the desktop preview program. Besides the previous domain account support, there is also the ability to now log in the Insider service using your Microsoft Account.
  • Brazil's TIM network rolls out Denim for the Lumia 930

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Good news for Lumia 930 users on Brazil's TIM network: your Lumia Denim update has arrived. We were tipped off to this by a reader, and sure enough, Microsoft's update page shows that it has started rolling out.
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  • King of the Nerds: First Impressions

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    As a very proud, resident nerd in a field of my nerd-friends, I was surprised to hear about a show run by Metatron (Curtis Armstrong’s... -- Click to Read More --
  • Dying Light Launching Tomorrow January 27

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

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

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

    24 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    This week while I was browsing the Apple App Store, I came across this new SimCity app in the featured section. Some backstory for you, I was a... -- Click to Read More --
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  • Putting People at the Heart of Your Startup Needn’t Be a Chore

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    The key to the success of any business, a point reiterated by practically every corporate thinker out there, lies with its people. Your employees can make or break an organisation and no matter how much time, money and effort you put into developing an innovative new product or service, without the right people to help you realise your goals you’re going nowhere. Finding individuals who can work together smoothly as part of a team as well as excel by their own initiative is a hard enough task on its own, but how do you keep track of their progress and..
  • The Most Practical Reasons to Start Your Own Business (Right Now)

    Thomas Oppong
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    There are countless reasons why you may not be interested in starting a business;  It’s too risky, you might go into debt, you’ll probably lose your savings, your social life will suffer, and the list goes on. The potential for failure and loss discourages many would-be entrepreneurs from giving it a go. But with all the uncertainties about starting something new, there are equally practical reasons why you should. Most people who really want to go into business on their own will find every reason why they should give it a try. If you just don’t want to take that path, you…
  • Do What You Love: Tips on Turning Your Hobby Into Something Profitable

    Thomas Oppong
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    Are you interested in trading the financial markets but unsure where to start? It may be far removed from the slick city trader stereotype, but your arts and crafts hobby could come in handy when looking for opportunities to trade. A specialist subject is a good place to start Warren Buffet, the most successful investor of the 20th century, claims it’s best to invest in the things you know the most about. For example, you wouldn’t buy shares in a company without understanding the business model and how the company makes money. While you may need to develop your trading skills..
  • Startup Traction: Here is How to Go From 1 to 100K Users

    Thomas Oppong
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    Attracting users takes more than just launching something cool. If you build it, they won’t come unless people can’t possibly live without it. That doesn’t happen often. Only amazing habit-forming products get users hooked right from the beginning. Even that takes more than a simple feature. If you focus on building an amazing product, people will find it, use it and talk about it. That is the basic foundation you need. Companies like Twitter, Foursquare, Reddit etc. now have millions. People are activity using them on daily basis. And you wonder how that came about.
  • On Delivering Amazing Customer Service

    Thomas Oppong
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Companies out there that are looking to put their best professional face forward have a few different options. It can be challenging to present a professional face when a company has to handle customer inquiries from many different mediums. If a business wants to solicit contact from customers through phone calls, then it is imperative that those businesses have a phone number that represents their brand well. In addition, certain phone services, such as call forwarding and professional greetings, can transform a business’s image in the eyes of customers. People want the best customer…
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    iphone game review | ipad game review | ios games

  • Blood Brothers 2 (DeNA Corp) : There will be blood !

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
        Blood Brothers 2 by DeNa Corp. is a turn based strategic RPG, sequel of the famous Blood Brothers. The action takes place in a dark fantasy world called Arnashia. Your goal is ... Read More
  • Rocket Cars (Illusion Labs) : New Fun Racing Game !

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
        Rocket Cars by Illusion Games is a new fun arcade racing game for your iphone and ipad. The feeling of the gameplay is nice, the races are quite entertaining, and the tracks ... Read More
  • Swinging Stupendo : And you thought Flappy Bird was hard ?!!

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
        Oh my god ! You are missing Flappy Bird ? You want to feel frustrated because this game is insanely hard but also super addictive ? You want to throw your ipad ... Read More
  • WWE Immortals (Warner Bros)

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
        Get ready for some intense action and extreme 3 on 3 battles ! Last month Marvel gave us the amazing fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions, this month Warner Bros is bringing ... Read More
  • Space Marshals – Awesome top down shooter

    18 Jan 2015 | 2:57 am
        Space Marshals by Pixelbite is a new 3D isometric tactical top-down shooter in 3 episodes (episode 1 is already out). You are Space Marshall Burton, hunting for dangerous fugitives after a disastrous ... Read More
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  • Bindo POS | A Simple and Affordable iPad POS System for Businesses

    Alex Bae
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Retail lives by the point-of-sales (POS) systems. Without it, the world of retail would simply not exist. One glaring problem arises for many POS systems, and it’s the technology its built on. POS systems are coded on old tech and causes many problems and expenses for a lot of businesses. Bindo created a POS system to create a cheaper and simpler system for businesses to use. “Bindo is a point-of-sales and integrated local marketplace for local retail stores. Basically, we have a point-of-sales system that runs on an iPad that goes into the store and merchants use it to do things like…
  • How to Take Control of Your Hive of HDMIs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Apple’s Patent - `Multi-Function Input Device’ It has been reported that Apple has been granted a patent known as `Multi-Function Input Device’ by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office recently... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook to Sell Real-Time Super Bowl Ads, Taking On Twitter

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    Super Bowl Facebook – All New Marketing Gaming Plan For the first time during a football championship, Super Bowl Facebook is deploying an all-new marketing gaming plan which will help companies to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Windows 10 on Your Phone: What We Know So Far

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Recently, saw the unwrapping of many ambitious features and products centering around windows 10 operating system by Microsoft. The company also presented and exhibited demonstrations of new apps,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Will Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air Use One Port to Rule Them All?

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    There has been lot of rumors doing round pertaining to the new MacBook Air, which got lot of people full with enthusiasm. However, if you are thinking it is about the Retina Display then you are very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Linuxy Hopes and Dreams for an Inferno-Free 2015

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Linux is hoping for a wonderful year and future ahead and they have complete power in their hands to make the year 2015 a better year. Might not be a reality, but at least in theory, Devuan could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Earn a high passive income online with Likedreviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange establishes a standard reporting format for exchange of information between supply chain participants about conflict minerals contained suppliers' products. IPC-1755 supports reporting at the company and product level, as mutually agreed upon between partners.
  • Optoelectronics - 2015 iNEMI Roadmap

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The roadmap identifies major trends in the evolution of Optoelectronics, with an emphasis on identifying potentially disruptive events (business and technology). It provides the information needed to identify critical technology and infrastructure gaps, prioritize R&D needs to meet those gaps, and initiate activities that address industry needs.
  • Thermal Management - 2015 iNEMI Roadmap

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The roadmap identifies major trends in the evolution of thermal management technology, with an emphasis on identifying potentially disruptive events (business and technology). It provides the information needed to identify critical technology and infrastructure gaps, prioritize R&D needs to meet those gaps, and initiate activities that address industry needs
  • 2015 Medical Market Tracker

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The medical market is expected to outperform the overall semiconductor industry with a predicted annual growth rate of 11 percent. Long term this market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent per year. Currently the value of semiconductors used in medical applications is around $4.2 billion and constitutes close to 12 percent of all semiconductors used in the industrial market
  • Energy Storage and Conversion Systems - 2015 iNEMI Roadmap

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Energy Storage and Conversion Systems - 2015 iNEMI Roadmap is the most comprehensive roadmap published to date by the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI). The complete roadmap report is available here. The 2015 Roadmap was developed by 20 Technology Working Groups (TWGs) in response to inputs regarding technology needs from representatives of OEMs in six Product Emulator Groups (PEGs). These groups included more than 650 individuals from over 350 corporations, consortia, government agencies and universities, located in 18 countries.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    30 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
      Another year has almost past and I will like to wish your all a Happy New Year and hope to see you back here on my blog, again next year. What happened on in 2014? I must admit that I have not been super active posting new post on this blog in 2014. There has
  • Review of Google Nexus 5 from LG

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

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Soon it will be Christmas again and just like last year, I will help you out with some ideas for great tech gift to put under the tree this year. As always, there is a lot of great new gadgets and electronic that could make the perfect gift for every guy and girl with interest in technology. Here
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  • Pinterest: Every Bit as Manly as You Are

    Andre Sólo
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    If you’re an avid Pinterest user (or pinner, as the site prefers) you may have noticed a change to the search results you get on the site. Specifically, if you’re a man your search results just got a lot, well, manlier. That’s because Pinterest now changes which search results you see depending on whether you’re registered as a male or female. The change was first picked up by the Wall Street Journal, and since confirmed by Pinterest. Search results for thousands of terms are customized based on gender, sometimes looking almost completely different for men and…
  • Is Google Going to Crack Down on Non-Mobile Websites?

    Andre Sólo
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    We just discussed how mobile SEO is more important than ever. And a big part of mobile SEO is simply making a website that’s clean and easy to use on a mobile device. But this issue just went from amber alert to red alert now that Google is sending out warnings to webmasters en masse. The warnings started coming in mid-January, and a surprisingly huge number of websites have received them. They don’t say any immediate action has been taken against the websites, and are worded to be a sort of helpful heads up. But coming from the world’s biggest search engine, you…
  • Is Mobile SEO on Your To-Do List? Here’s Why It Needs to Be

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

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

    Andre Sólo
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:49 am
    Rachel Lindteigen recently penned a great piece on how to manage SEO for different local branches of a franchise. This presents a real problem for SEO because there are often individual websites, or pages on a single domain, for each location. They all represent the same brand and try to rank for the same keywords—often in very nearby geographic areas. We’ve found that different locations of any chain business can have similar problems, even if they’re not actually franchised. So how do you get them all to rank without cannibalizing each other? Rachel offers a few…
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  • Unicode chars are now colored in latest Firefox on Windows 8.1

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

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

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

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

    3 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
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  • Xiaomi Showed Its Customers A Map Of India That Made Them Furious

    Rob Price
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has inadvertently reignited a century-old geopolitical dispute between India and China, Quartz reports. Officially the most valuable startup in the world, the company is growing at a rapid rate by selling high-quality, low-cost smartphones and other devices. (It's been described as the "Apple of China," and has also been accused of stealing Apple's designs.) The growing market in India is key to Xiaomi's ambitions — according to a BBC report, it hopes to sell as many as 100,000 handsets in the company every week. But at a new product launch in Delhi,…
  • A Bug In Apple's Online Services Let Developers Log Into Other People's Accounts

    James Cook
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    There was a major problem in Apple's iTunes Connect services yesterday that meant that developers logging into their accounts accidentally ended up in control of other people's apps. TechCrunch reports that any developers logging into iTunes Connect, the online portal that lets people manage their apps and track downloads, found themselves looking at something unexpected. What app developers usually see on iTunes Connect is a dashboard with all of their apps. But yesterday, they saw apps belonging to different people. Most definitely was auto logged in to a blackberry account on iTunes…
  • Jay Z Has Bought One Of Spotify's Biggest Rivals For $56 Million

    James Cook
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    Jay Z has acquired the company behind WiMP, one of Spotify's biggest streaming rivals, for $56 million, the Financial Times reports. WiMP is hugely popular in Scandinavian countries. It is a rival to Spotify and offers a similar music-streaming service. The company behind WiMP also runs Tidal, a Norwegian version of the service. Project Panther Bidco, a company owned by Jay Z, offered $56 million for the company, Aspiro, which is based in Sweden. Reuters is reporting that Aspiro's main shareholder has already accepted Jay Z's offer, virtually sealing the deal. Jay Z isn't the first rapper to…
  • The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Dina Spector
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Friday.  1. Japan and Jordan are still working to secure the release of two of their nationals held by Islamic State militants after the deadline passed for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner in exchange for the captives. 2. Greece's new radical government will hold its first talks with eurozone finance ministers and begin negotiations on reducing the debts on its bailout deal.  3. British fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers over the English Channel on Wednesday. 4. Russia…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AMZN, GOOG, MSFT, TWTR, BABA)

    James Cook
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    Good morning! It's going to be cloudy in New York. Here's the tech news you need to know going into the weekend. 1. Amazon beat on earnings per share in its Q4 earnings. Stock was up 14% on the news. 2. Google stock was down 2% after missing EPS and revenue estimates. Google is stable, and that's boring to investors. 3. Spotify is looking to raise $500 million in new funding. This could offset the IPO by another year. 4. A Delhi woman allegedly raped by an Uber driver is going to sue Uber. She says the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures. 5. Xbox Live was down for three hours…
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  • What happened in the MAS hack. All questions answered, one question asked.

    Keith Rozario
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Late in January the Malaysian Airlines website ‘supposedly’ hacked by Lizard Squad. You  might remember Lizard Squad as the guys who ‘hacked’ the XBox and Play Station network over the Christmas holidays, and I’m using a lot of ‘quotes’ here because Lizard Squad didn’t really ‘hack’ XBox One or Playstation, they merely DDOS-ed it. What is DOS-ed I hear you say? A DDOS attack is one where you flood a server with so much web traffic, that the server is no longer able to serve content to legitimate customers. Imagine if you got 100…
  • Watch SuperBowl in Malaysia

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

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

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

    Keith Rozario
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    A couple of days back, I was at my in-laws doing some browsing on their PC. Now my in-laws have a Windows XP laptop, that isn’t secured, which is fine because as far as I can tell, I’m the only one that uses it. Most of them now go to their phones or tablets for internet access–nobody uses PCs anymore!! But I noticed something strange. I wasn’t able to access Amazon, which was where I was browsing for some Christmas shopping (but not logging in of course). Somehow every time I typed on the browser, it would re-direct me to a Lazada advert. Now this looks…
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  • Automatisierungstreff 2015: Device Protection and Secure Boot on Raspberry Pi for an IoT-powered world

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

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

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

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

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    This press release is available only in German language.
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  • Goldberg: A new smartphone company launches in Bangladesh

    Ehsanul Haque Nitol
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Goldberg: A new smartphone company launches in Bangladesh via - The mobile phone market in Bangladesh has reached a whole new level. With the introduction of 3G in Bangladesh a new surge of demand was created in this market. Even with several mobile companies in the market, these demand is yet to be fulfilled. Thus, new mobile phone companies are emerging in the scene. With this, Goldberg, has stepped into the smartphone arena looking forward to cater the tech needs of the people here in Bangladesh. Goldberg, a concern of Khansons group, vows to change the mobile phone industry with their…
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 releases in Bangladesh

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 releases in Bangladesh via - The all metal unibody designed Galaxy A series smartphones are up for grab at any of the Samsung Smartphone Cafe here at Bangladesh. Targeting the young generations, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 smartphones. The all metal unibody designed smartphones is now a growing trend and keeping that in mind, Samsung is now offering the ultra slim  A3 and A5. But don’t make this elegant looking smartphones fool you because they really fall under the affordability margin if you are expecting the price to be sky high. The…
  • Bring home a Snapdragon with Walton Primo Z

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

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

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

  • GHOST glibc Security Update Post

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

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

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

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

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

  • AMD preps Kaveri Refresh desktop APUs “Godavari’

    The Sorcerer
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Share This: AMD will be introducing newer lineups of APUs. These, however, are ‘Kaveri Refresh’ models named ‘Godavari’. AMD also shipped some Kaveri Refresh samples to certain companies so APU should be out for retail by June. These are aimed as low-t0-mid end variants. According to the information in hand, AMD would be releasing twelve models of newer AMD APUs, ten of which are A-Series variant and two for the Athlon series. Just like the 28nm-based Kaveri APUs, Godavari will have a choice of two or four steamroller cores and use the same FM2+ sockets. It is unknown…
  • Gigabyte VGA outs its versions of GTX 960 cards: G1 Gaming and OC Edition

    The Sorcerer
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Share This: Gigabyte VGA released three variants of the GTX 960 GPUs. Starting with the “GV-N960G1 GAMING-2GD” G1 Gaming GTX 960 GPU. The VGA team said via their press release that this is based on a 6-phase GPU design with their Windforce 3x cooling design. This model has 2x dual-link DVI, 3X DisplayPort and 1x HDMI. Along with the G1 Gaming variant, VGA guys also released a GV-N960WF2OC-2GD and GV-N960IXOC-2GD. The specification comparison of these cards are as follows: GV-N960G1 GAMING-2GD GV-N960IXOC-2GD GV-N960WF2OC-2GD Chipset GeForce GTX 960 Core Clock (Base / Boost) 1241/…
  • Nvidia corrects its GeForce GTX 970 technical specification details

    The Sorcerer
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    Share This: Earlier, I posted about the numerous complaints relating GeForce GTX 970 issue with memory allocation and also highlighted some reports of VRAM bandwidth issue. The complaints were very large in numbers and also can be searched easily in GeForce forums. Responsible PC Tech journalists, reviewers and news reporters (like Hardware BBQ) have highlighted this issue and also have put forward possible explanation for this error. But at the same time, the internet was filled with reports and also posted a video of in-game recording with GTX 970 where glitches and stuttering could be…
  • Nvidia says GTX 970 works the ways its designed to work

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

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

  • Pope Francis: Commit to Social Justice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A FREE Backup Software Solution For Computers At Home

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    What I have found (over the years) is that most folks, who own computers at home, do not back up their files. The reason, in most instances, is that folks feel it is beyond their level of comprehension and is a difficult task. Today, I want to share with you a FREE backup software solution […]
  • Get Perfect Copies Of Your Windows Registry (for XP and Newer)

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    Registry Backup is a program by that has the ability to use the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service to make a perfect copy of your Windows registry. recently upgraded the program (to v2.0). I have featured this utility on the blog in the past and due to its’ powerful ability to backup the […]
  • No you are not Microsoft and no I don’t have a virus…again

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog:Once again I was lucky enough to find a web page that said that my network was compromised and my computer had a virus…don’t fall for it.
  • Portable App Screen Reader That Is A Notch Above The Windows Accessibility Option (for screen reading)

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    Found this portable app, called Screen Reader that has been developed for people with visual impairment that is a notch above the built in Windows accessibility option (for screen reading). Simply download, unzip and run the executable to launch Screen Reader. I have been using Screen Reader to read back my blog posts and other […]
  • HP 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 50 Packs For $5.99 With Promo Code (Limited Time Offer)

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Newegg has a 50-Pack Spindle of HP 4.7GB 16x DVD-R Discs (DM00070B) for $16.99 – $11 off with coupon code EMCAKNP76 [Exp 1/29] = $5.99 with free shipping. Has certified speeds up to 16x and each DVD-R holds up to 4.7GB of music, video or other data. Perfect for backing up your data at a […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Another Major Financial Services Firm Selects Cicero Discovery™

    David Menzies
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    CARY, N.C. -- Cicero Inc. (OTCBB: CICN), a leading provider of activity intelligence and improvement software for the back office and contact center, announced today that a highly respected, globally known financial services and brokerage firm with hundreds of branch offices has selected Cicero Discovery to map the employee journey and identify the barriers to productivity and a positive customer experience.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help…
  • SXSWedu selects Lea(R)n as finalist in 2015 LAUNCHedu competition

    David Menzies
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Lea(R)n, creator of the award-winning online resource for educators, LearnTrials, today has been named a finalist in the fourth annual LAUNCHedu startup competition on March 9-12 during the SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve their business development and organizational goals. NCTechNews supplements quality reporting provided by respected media…
  • B&W Vølund Awarded Contracts For More Than $200 Million For Biomass Power Plant in Wales

    David Menzies
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, has been awarded contracts by Margam Green Energy Ltd. for more than $200 million to engineer, procure and operate a state-of-the-art biomass power plant in Margam, Wales. B&W Vølund’s consortium partner, Interserve Construction Ltd., will build the plant.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services…
  • Viztek Sees 20 Percent Year-Over-Year Growth in PACS/RIS/EHR Installs

    David Menzies
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Viztek, a digital radiology and health IT innovator, today announced 20 percent year-over-year increase in software sales for the 2013-2014 calendar year. As physicians today are competing with hospital systems for the purchase of walk-in urgent care clinics, and forming multi-specialty clinics, Viztek was able to successfully capitalize on this trend with its versatile and innovative RIS and PACS solutions. Additionally, the expansion of the Viztek DR product line, with the introduction of the ViZion + wireless DR panel and the rapid adoption of the Viztek U-Arm and…
  • Four NC Tech Startups Win $150,000 in Innovation Awards

    David Menzies
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    HICKORY, N.C. -- What do an industrial 3-D printer, a lightbulb that works in a power outage, a robot that assembles walls in new home construction, and a “human body in a bottle” have in common? They are the genius products developed by the four new recipients of Innovation Fund North Carolina’s (IFNC) latest round of funding awards. These innovative startups, all based in North Carolina, will receive $25,000 and $75,000 in grants and loans from IFNC, a privately-funded organization committed to growing jobs, economic growth, and educational opportunities in North Carolina. IFNC awards…
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  • Apple lanza iOS 8.1.3. Incluye mejoras de estabilidad y algunas correcciones de errores

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Apple recién acaba de lanzar iOS 8.1.3, una nueva actualización de software para los usuarios del iPhone, el iPad y el iPod Touch. La actualización está disponible vía OTA a través de la sección de Actualización de software de la aplicación de Ajustes. La actualización incluye las habituales correcciones de errores y mejoras de rendimiento, y en particular pretende reducir la cantidad de almacenamiento libre necesario para realizar la actualización. Apple lanzó iOS 8 en Septiembre, cerca del lanzamiento del iPhone 6 y del iPhone 6 Plus, y iOS 8.1 añadió soporte para Apple Pay a…
  • Nuevos renders del iPad Pro y el MacBook Air de 12″ uno al lado del otro

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

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Apple presentará mañana sus resultados financieros correspondientes al cuarto trimestre del 2014, y muchos analistas esperan que la compañía anuncie, por primera vez, la venta de más iPhones en China que en Estados Unidos. Según diversos analistas, hubo dos puntos clave que ayudaron a que China superara a Estados Unidos como principal bastión de ventas de Apple. En primer lugar, á el hecho de que Apple se asociara con China Mobile el año pasado, la operadora de telefonía móvil más grande del mundo, lo que le permitió a Apple llegar a millones de nuevos clientes. En segundo lugar,…
  • Prueba de volumen: ¿Quieres saber cuál es el iPhone más ruidoso de todos?

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

    Domadis Cabrera
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Como de costumbre, Apple disfrutó de ventas históricas durante la pasada temporada navideña, y aunque la compañía no revelará sus resultados oficiales hasta el 27 de enero, si nos basamos en el último informe de activación de teléfonos inteligentes de Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, está claro que Apple dominó la temporada de compras navideñas, al quedarse con un 50% de todos los teléfonos inteligentes activados durante el último trimestre del 2014. Dicho esto, es más que probable que Tim Cook anuncie otro trimestre con ventas récord, sobre todo, si tenemos en cuenta…
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  • Prosecutors present evidence in Silk Road trial that links $13.4M in Bitcoins to Ulbricht's laptop

    Shawn Knight
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Since his arrest in October 2013, alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht has maintained that the Bitcoins confiscated by the FBI do belong to him and are a result of early investments he made in the cryptocurrency – not proceeds from running an illegal online drug marketplace.
  • Dying Light Benchmarked, Performance Review

    Steven Walton
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Dying Light takes place in an expansive urban environment where players navigate using free running 'parkour' mechanics while scavenge for supplies to craft weapons and defend against the city's growing infected population. It's the first game built with the Chrome Engine 6, which is a proprietary 3D game engine developed...
  • Coder shrinks chess game into a 487 byte program

    Tim Schiesser
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    In a pretty incredible feat of coding, a programmer named Baudsurfer has managed to squeeze an entire, playable game of chess into a single 487 byte program. Unless your computer's storage drive is filled to the brim, you'll definitely be able to play this compact version of the classic board game. ...
  • Nintendo launches revenue-sharing affiliate program for YouTube users

    Shawn Knight
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Nintendo has launched a new revenue-sharing program for content creators that wish to use copyrighted Nintendo material in their YouTube videos.
  • Microsoft wants to invest in Cyanogen to help take Android away from Google

    Shawn Knight
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Microsoft is said to be investing in rival mobile operating system Cyanogen in an apparent attempt to help pry Android out of the hands of Google.
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  • The Sun is Setting for EarthTechling

    Jason Ridge
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    For more than five years we have been one of the leading clean technology blogs. As of January 27th, 2015 EarthTechling will cease operations and no longer publish or distribute new content. However, we will continue to maintain our current site to serve the thousands of links that republishing our content each and every day.This decision was not easy. Over the past several months we’ve looked far and wide for possible partners or acquisitions, but we have been unable to secure the funding needed to keep our dream alive. It’s a painful change, but one that we must make. We hope…
  • Louisville: All-electric ZeroBus Fleet Launches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Technology wears many hats. It is a central part of everything we do. It is the ubiquitous fabric of modern society. It is no longer just for nerds and geeks. It powers every kind of human endeavour including law enforcement, crime solving, medicine and healthcare, entertainment, even religion. Nothing is left untouched by technology. One […]
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  • Broadband Is Getting Faster, Super Bowl XLIX Is A No Drone Zone [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    The need for speed, droning on about the Super Bowl, creating GIFS with Imgur, building playlists with Retrojam, the Mophie Super Bowl commercial, and surfing the Net like it’s 1999. The FCC Redefines Broadband Hang on! My broadband wasn’t broadband under the 2010 US definition, only 448k upload. My kids fight over who gets to use Skype/Facetime! — Pauline Rigby (@paulinerigby) January 30, 2015 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to change the definition of Broadband. The minimum download speed required for an Internet connection to be considered as Broadband…
  • Not Thinking About The Security Of Your Data? You Should Be

    Dave LeClair
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    With how much we all use the Internet now, there’s a lot of our data out there. In some cases, it’s okay for the data to be public, but there’s a ton of stuff that we don’t want the world to see. This is the kind of data that you need to protect. Whether it’s with strong passwords, encryption, or other methods, it’s more important than ever that you take the proper steps to keep it safe. What can you do to protect your data? How can you make sure that your identity isn’t stolen? This infographic breaks it down...Read the full article: Not Thinking…
  • Buy Your Board Games Online From These Sites

    Christian Cawley
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Q: When is gaming not quite gaming but at the time actually gaming? A: When you’re doing it with a board, or some cards. While we’re sat before our monitors and TV screens, mashing keypads and strafing, while swapping insults with our online opponent/colleagues, it’s easy to forget that there is a whole lot more to gaming. From Monopoly to the original version of Civilization, board games have been with us for many years; Chess is a good example of this, and that game itself is a variant on other games that came before it. Online, you’ll find some great...Read the full…
  • 5 Ways You’re (Accidentally!) Being A Condescending Jerk Online

    Joel Lee
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Internet arguments are a fact of life, and no matter how much is written about proper online etiquette we always come back to one unshakable truth: it’s normal to be a jerk on the web. But here’s the thing: you might be a jerk and not even realize it. While it’s one thing to be mean and contemptible, it’s a far more subtle sin to be a jerk through condescension. There are certain attitudes and phrases that we all exhibit on a day-to-day basis that can unknowingly derail an otherwise productive conversation. So stop being a jerk. (I’m just as much...Read the full…
  • How To Get Paid Android Apps For Free, Legally

    Christian Cawley
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Finding the cost of apps and games for Android prohibitive? You shouldn’t. Several avenues exist for you to get your most-wanted apps for free. Yes, you read that right: I said free. After all, you don’t want to be paying 5 or 10 dollars for an app that your friends got for free, do you? The best option here is to get yourself clued up on how to pay as little as possible for apps and games, and the only way to do that is to know what you want. Getting Started: Make A List Before you go looking for...Read the full article: How To Get Paid Android Apps For Free, Legally
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    Cara Menurunkan Berat Badan | Tips Diet Sehat

  • Bernapas untuk menurunkan berat badan

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

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

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

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

    Ask Dave Taylor
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Tired of being tagged by your friends or so called friends in Facebook posts? Find the remove tag link. The post How to untag myself from a photo or post on Facebook? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: How to Identify a Facebook Photo There are no tools on Facebook to help identify... The Secrets to Uncluttering Facebook It isn’t that hard to clear all of the... Ask Dave Taylor: Making Facebook Stalker-Proof With the rise of the digital age and social...
  • PC on a Mouse

    The Pit Crew
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    You liked the idea of a PC on a Stick - how about a PC on a Mouse? The post PC on a Mouse appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 95% of World’s ATMs Run Windows XP 95% of the ATMs on the planet are running... The Windows Club: Using your PC without a mouse or keyboard This tutorial will tell you how to: Use the... Our Favorite Tips: Moving mouse cursor with keyboard arrows Step by step instructions on how to use the...
  • How to Pick a Monitor

    Dave's Computer Tips
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Which monitor best meets your needs? The post How to Pick a Monitor appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Ask Leo: How do I monitor what changes in my registry? One part of most program's installation process is modifying... Windows Talk: Buying the Right External Hard Drive? There is no doubt that buying the right external... 5 Basic Yet Very Useful Windows 7 Tips As a growing number of XP users move to...
  • 25 Worst Passwords of 2014

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The 25 most commonly used passwords online. The post 25 Worst Passwords of 2014 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked Reports are emerging of 5 million Gmail passwords leaked to... Techlicious: Millions of LinkedIn & eHarmony Passwords Stolen Professional networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony confirmed... Why You Must Use Different Passwords Using a single password for all of your online...
  • 5 Reasons CIOs Should Consider Windows 10

    John Dodge
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    John Dodge thinks businesses should pay close attention to Windows 10 and offers 5 reasons enterprises should consider an upgrade. The post 5 Reasons CIOs Should Consider Windows 10 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Enterprise CIO Forum: CIOs struggle to find BYOD comfort zone "Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" in the enterprise is... Should You Be Able to Bring Angry Birds to Work John Dodge exposes the myth that enterprises must let... Enterprise CIO Forum: Only 10% of Top CIOs are Social A new survey shows that very few of the...
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  • Best Ways to Quickly Hide Windows Applications

    Aseem Kishore
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:43 am
    You’ve probably run into the situation at home or at the office where you were doing something confidential on the computer and someone else came by right at that time. If you haven’t planned ahead of time, the only thing you could do is try to minimize the application, which is fairly slow and will give the other person enough time to see what you were doing. In this article, I’m going to show you a couple of methods for quickly hiding your applications and windows, some of which will be more obvious than others. Depending on who you are trying to hide the windows from…
  • How to Burn Windows Movie Maker WMV Video to DVD

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:13 pm
    By default, Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista included Windows Movie Maker (WMM) for creating and editing home videos. With Windows 7, it became a separate product part of the Windows Live Essentials suite. The latest version was released in 2012 as Windows Movie Maker 2012 for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Depending on your version of Windows, you may or may not be able to burn a WMV file to a DVD from WMM. Windows Vista and Windows 7 both included a free program called Windows DVD Maker, which was sadly removed in Windows 8. Using Windows DVD Maker, you can burn a WMV file to DVD directly…
  • Best Free Public DNS Servers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Moment Case turns your iPhone 6 into an even better camera

    Simon Crisp
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    After launching a pair of photography-improving lenses for smartphones last year, Moment is back on Kickstarter with a new case which aims to turn the iPhone 6 into an even better camera. The Moment Case features a multi-state shutter button enabling more traditional DSLR-like shooting, and a built-in mount which allows users to easily attach the firm's interchangeable lens. .. Continue Reading Moment Case turns your iPhone 6 into an even better camera Section: Mobile Technology Tags: iPhone, Kickstarter, Photography Related Articles: Gizmon iCA is an iPhone case for classic camera buffs…
  • Bluewire Bluetooth headset can record your calls

    Chris Wood
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Bluewire is a Bluetooth 4.0 headset designed to let the user record up to 1,000 hours worth of calls. The device will record both sides of a user’s conversation, is wireless charging-enabled and offers extra functionality including a built in flashlight and “find my phone” feature. .. Continue Reading Bluewire Bluetooth headset can record your calls Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Bluetooth, Crowdfunding, Headset, Indiegogo Related Articles: Primo3 combines wireless headphones, sports tracking and music player Bluetooth-Headset and USB stick combo BlueAnt V1 voice controlled Bluetooth…
  • In pictures: 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show

    C.C. Weiss
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    It may be bitingly chilly and damp in Northern Germany right now, but that didn't stop the region's attention from turning to blue skies and bluer seas. Gizmag caught the tail end of this year's Boot Düsseldorf boat show and found a host of impressive new boats, personal watercraft and ocean toys. We bring you inside the show in our photo gallery tour. .. Continue Reading In pictures: 2015 Dusseldorf Boat Show Section: Marine Tags: Boats, Dusseldorf Boat Show 2015, PWC, Submarine, Watercraft Related Articles: EXOCONCEPT takes a distinct position on personal watercraft Seagoing Granturismo…
  • Cycling in Central London set to get safer with new superhighways

    Adam Williams
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    Following an announcement from London mayor Boris Johnson yesterday, cycling in central London looks set to become significantly safer. Two new Cycling Superhighways are planned for the city, and – subject to final approval from Transport for London – work on building the routes will begin in March. .. Continue Reading Cycling in Central London set to get safer with new superhighways Section: Architecture Tags: Construction, Cycling, Infrastructure, London, Transport Related Articles: Mayor of London unveils £1 billion cycling masterplan Mayor of London unveils plans for UK's first…
  • Roscosmos video replaces our Sun and Moon with well known stars and planets

    Anthony Wood
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    At some point in their lives, who hasn't looked up at the sky and gazed in wonder at Earth's closest companion? Hanging a dizzying 384,400 km (238, 606 miles) above us, the Moon has stood like a silent sentinel throughout our species' short existence. It has enticed some to visit and inspired others to look to the universe beyond. The Russian space agency Roscosmos recently released series of videos shot from the perspective of Earth, showing us what it would look like if other planets and stars took the place of our Moon and Sun... Continue Reading Roscosmos video replaces our Sun and Moon…
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    John Morris

  • 7 Steps to Get New Web Design Clients on Autopilot

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

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

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

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

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    In Linux you can easily set a particular window to be always on top of other windows by right-clicking on the title bar and selecting the “Always On Top” option. This is useful when you need to constantly refer to the information in a window. However, if you are more of a keyboard user, you will find it troublesome to reach out to your mouse to activate the “Always On Top” function. Here is how you can set a keyboard shortcut for the “Always on Top” function in Ubuntu.Note: this tutorial will work for most Linux distro, though the way to set the keyboard…
  • 7 Useful News Aggregator Apps for Windows 8

    Maria Krisette Capati
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Want to keep up with the latest news and updates on your Windows 8-powered devices? Here’s a list of seven useful news aggregator apps that you can download for free from Windows App Store. They are also available in other platforms. Anything you need to know about technology, business, lifestyle, geek stuff, rumors, etc., you can personalise and filter in one news board while on the go.1. FlipboardPersonalise your own news magazines with a smorgasbord of information using Flipboard. You can sign-up via email or Facebook to enjoy the full features. The gestures for navigation such as…
  • 3 Ways To Find Your Mac’s MAC Address

    Mahesh Makvana
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    The MAC (Media Access Control) address of your Mac helps other peripherals on your network to uniquely identify various components on your machine. Each of the physical parts of your Mac has a MAC address that is unique and is used by external resources for connections. If you are required to enter this address somewhere or if you are just curious to know what this address is for your machine, here’s how you can find out. Below are three easy ways to find out your MAC address, although all of these will return the same address. So you can go ahead with whatever way you find easier.1.
  • How to Add Emails to Google Tasks Within Gmail

    Kim Barloso
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Email is generally part of everyone’s daily routine. Most of the time our tasks for the day will depend on the contents of our email messages. So it’s not uncommon that some of us may associate our to-do lists with our email correspondence. You probably can’t count the times when you thought of something you needed to do upon receiving an email but end up forgetting it later.If you use Gmail in Google Chrome, there’s a handy extension that allows you to see your Google Tasks along with your Gmail inbox. RightTasks for Gmail is a free Chrome extension that places a…
  • How to Customize the Lock Screen on KDE

    Ivana Isadora Devcic
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    There’s a popular saying that “if there’s something about KDE you don’t like, there’s probably a button that lets you change it“, and the default lock screen might be one of the things you’d like to change. Whether you’re an Android, Windows or Mac OS X user, you’re probably familiar with the lock screen feature. It’s a simple and quick way to protect your computer from unauthorized access while you’re temporarily away from the keyboard.KDE offers three types of lock screen: simple locker, Desktop Widgets, and screensaver. The…
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  • 5 Best Smartphones You Can Buy in the UK- Best smartphones of 2015 UK

    shabnam sultan
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Mobile technology has changed in recent times, smartphones have not only gone bigger but better also. Mobile handsets manufacturing companies like Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony have been pushing new devices to the users. Looking forward to buy best smartphones in UK in 2015, find the top best smartphones in UK which you can buy. In UK you can buy a smartphone SIM-Free which is with contract or without contract or unlocked version. 1. iPhone 6 If you an Apple fan then iPhone 6 is the smartphone which you can buy. iPhone 6 has a bigger 4.7 inch display, slimmer This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 (3G) Launched in India for Rs.19,999

    shabnam sultan
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Xiaomi has launched Xiaomi Mi 4 in India at a price of Rs. 19,999 ($320). The smartphone will go on sale on Flipkart from 10th February, registrations starts 6 pm IST today. The Xiaomi Mi4 was launched in China in 2014. The smartphone features a 5-inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage. It runs on Android 4.4.3 KitKat and sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel camera on the front, packs a powerful battery of 3,080mAh battery, 3G support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Xiaomi Mi 4 comes with This is a…
  • iOS 9 Features, Release Date- iOS 9 Packed With New Features

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

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

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

  • Going a long way to do a quick data collection.

    Helen Maynard-Casely, Instrument Scientist at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Like many a scientist before me, I have spent this week trying to grow a crystal. I wasn’t fussy, it didn’t have to be a single crystal – a smush of something would have done – just as long as it had a bit of long-range order. But no. Hours spent staring at a screen as the sample I wanted to study failed to sort out its atoms into something I could work with. Look it is pretty, but it’s not the crystal I was looking for. Author Sitting, staring at an experimental failure rather does make you think about and question many things. Moving on from the ‘why did I have this stupid idea…
  • How to raise tasty cannibal crabs

    Sri Juwana, Research professor at Research Center for Oceanography at Indonesian Institute of Sciences
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Cannibalistic crabs are hard to hatch and rear, but researchers in Indonesia are finding ways to stop them from eating each other. alexsvirid/ShutterstockDo you like eating crabs? In Jakarta, enjoying the tasty crustaceans has become a hot trend, as more restaurants with names like The Holy Crab and Cut the Crab open up. Crabs are delicious delicacies, great to serve with spicy sauce, either fried or grilled. While crab meat is not yet a big part of the traditional Indonesian diet, crabs are already big business, here and globally. Crabs are very popular in China and the United States, the…
  • The football skills needed for victory in the Asian Cup final

    Kevin Ball, Doctor; Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics at Victoria University
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Socceroos all-time leading goal scorer Tim Cahill shows some of his ball skills to some young fans. AAP/Newzulu/Adam MarstersWatch out for some clever footwork and ball skills in this weekend’s Asian Cup final when the Socceroos face South Korea at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Saturday. The championship – played on Australian soil for the first time – has already shown off some amazing skills in a game many regard as the “true” football game. Tim Cahill’s bicycle kick – in the quater-final of the Socceroos against China – was one of many spectacular goals in the cup, so far.
  • Wheel Life - Cycling Recollections of the 1950s & 1960s

    Craig Fry, Associate Professor, Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:41 am
    Australian cycling seems in great shape these days, with good crowd numbers at the elite races and championship events, and a new media broadcast deal by Cycling Australia set to boost coverage and public profile. An exciting new crop of elite road and track riders is emerging on the premier race podiums at home and abroad. And the heritage races of Australian cycling continue, with monuments like the 62nd Sun Tour (our oldest road stage race), the 100th Melbourne to Warrnambool classic (Australia’s oldest and the World’s second oldest road race), and the 118th Austral Wheelrace (oldest…
  • Ancient exoplanet discovery boosts chances of finding alien life

    Daniel Huber, Astronomer at University of Sydney
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    An artist's impression of the oldest known system of terrestrial-sized planets, Kepler-444. Tiago Campante/Peter Devine, University of Birmingham, Author providedOne of the crucial variables in calculating the likelihood that alien life exists elsewhere in our galaxy is the number of stars that possess planetary systems, and the proportion of those planets that might be suitable for life. So the discovery of no less than five sub-Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting an ancient star, Kepler-444, which is not too distant from our own solar system, has significant ramifications for the…
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  • 5 Takeaways on How to Re-Purpose Your Content

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

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

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

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    Have you ever come across such type of situation when you have accidentally blotted out the Deleted items folder of Outlook? What could be more precarious than loosing access to all your important mails? Unfortunately, such kinds of mishaps can eventuate and restoration of lost data becomes a tough task to perform. Here, we are […]
  • Samsung reveals Galaxy A7 smartphone with a slimmer metal unibody design

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

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

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

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:58 pm
    As wearable devices become smarter and more seamlessly integrated with each other, they represent a potential source of convenience and productivity.  However, a flip side exists where wearables are both a distraction and a security risk at the enterprise level.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, explains the implications of wearable devices to enterprises and what IT departments must consider moving forward. Click here to read more ...
  • From M2M to IoT: Old Industries Must Learn New Tricks

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

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

    Mike Williams
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Microsoft has unveiled its official Outlook app for iOS, a free email client based on the Accompli app it acquired at the end of last year. An Android version is also available, although only as a preview. The download gets you a unified view of your emails, calendar and contacts from all your accounts. Outlook for iOS works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365,, iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail, and can attach files directly from your email, OneDrive or Dropbox. As with desktop Outlook there’s a built-in calendar, notifications for appointments and easy mail filtering. Mobile…
  • Nokia shows sharp Q4 profit growth

    David Curry
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Nokia’s best decision might have been selling its mobile division to Microsoft for £5 billion, removing the sinking division and giving the Finnish company enough capital to re-invest in networking and mapping technologies. The results are already noticeable; Nokia reported £2.84 billion in revenue and £331 million net profit in the fourth quarter, compared to £2.60 billion in revenue and £17 million in net loss last year. Networking sales increased by 10 percent since last quarter, partly due to strong interest in North America. Nokia also managed to maintain a strong portfolio of…
  • 5 things Microsoft's Android-powered CyanogenMod Lumia needs for success

    Brian Fagioli
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:10 pm
    While I don't usually speculate on rumors, sometimes they are just too interesting to ignore. Imagine my surprise to hear a rumor from the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft has allegedly invested $70 million in Android ROM-maker, Cyanogen. Think about that for a moment -- the company behind Windows, investing in the Linux-based CyanogenMod operating system -- insanity! Sure, it does sound crazy, but it's totally plausible that the new Microsoft, focusing on software and services, could jump-start its mobile offering by embracing Android and dumping the seemingly-stalled Windows Phone (or…
  • If your internet connection isn't at least 25Mbps, it's not broadband

    Mark Wilson
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For a long time, the official definition of a broadband connection is one that delivers a download speed of at least 4Mbps. Now the FCC has increased the lower limit so any connection that has a download speed of less than 25Mbps and an upload speed below 3Mbps will no longer be considered a broadband connection. If you look at your line stats and feel a little let down, you're far from being alone, and the FCC feels your pain. The Federal Communications Commission voted to increase the minimum speed as part of an ongoing effort to push ISPs into offering higher speeds. The reason? The modern…
  • Follow Super Bowl 49: Patriots vs Seahawks on Twitter with #SB49

    Brian Fagioli
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Hey bro, it's almost Super Bowl Sunday! You know what that means, right? Testosterone and fatty foods. For one day a year, weak computer nerds like me pretend to be men by watching NFL football and eating junk food. Truth be told, I enjoy watching American football, but for the most part, I am happier watching Big Bang Theory or The Bachelor with a nice cup of herbal tea! Don't worry, if you are a computer nerd that isn't interested in watching sports, you can at least use technology to enhance the Super Bowl experience. How? With Twitter, of course! Yes, between watching the commercials, you…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Dell’s New XPS 13 Ultrabook released; Specs and Price

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

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

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

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

    24 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
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  • ‘Facebook Lite’ Android App Launched, Size: 252KB (APK)

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

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

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

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

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

    Katrina Canlas
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Simple Radio by Streema lives up to its name of being a simple app that allows quick and easy streaming of music from a large selection of radio stations available both locally and from abroad. It has over thousands of radio stations to choose from, which includes both AM and FM stations. It is currently available for free on Google Play with several in-app purchases to heighten further your listening experience. It is at version 0.2.10 and is compatible with devices that have Android 4.0 or better.Quick StartSimple Radio by Streema comes with a pretty straightforward interface. Upon…
  • PDF Reader 6 Premium iOS App Review

    Henry Dowling
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:11 am
    PDF Reader 6 Premium - PDF Annotation, Audio Notes, Doc Scanner, and Voice Reader (Text-to-Speech)Kdan Mobile SoftwareUtilities$ 1.99DownloadThe humble PDF has become the global standard when it comes to document sharing. In the same way that many people don’t differentiate between Google and the internet, Adobe’s PDF is now synonymous with its purpose – when someone needs to email their CV, fire off a contract draft, or pop a school assignment onto a USB drive and take it to the printers, they do it with a PDF.In its ubiquity, app developers have rushed to create the…
  • Audiobooks Now Android App Review

    Katrina Canlas
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    If you enjoy the company of literature by your side but doesn’t have the spare time to read, you can choose to listen to audio books. With Audiobooks Now, you can have audio books anytime and anywhere on your Android smartphone or tablet.Audiobooks Now is app developed, a topnotch online book and audio book rental service. It is currently available on Google Play at version 4.1.2. This app is relatively small that it can easily fit the huge memory of your phone or tablet with size of only 1.1Mb. It is compatible for Android 2.2 and up.Wide Variety of TitlesAudiobooks Now…
  • Tim Cook: The Best CEO Ever? Seriously…

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:46 am
    Yes, as you probably already know, Apple yesterday delivered its best ever quarterly results. In fact, giant oil companies with oligopoly market control of finite fossil fuel resources have never made this much money. So, is Tim Cook the best CEO ever or what?Apple reported a profit of $18 billion on revenue of $69 billion for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, which ended December 27. The power behind those stellar numbers were 74.5 million iPhones — nearly 10 million more than Wall Street guesstimates — and 5.5 million Macs.“This volume was hard to comprehend,” CEO Tim Cook said…
  • Warship Solitaire iPad App Review

    Aron Kramer
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    Warship SolitaireNexx StudioGames$ 0.99DownloadWarship Solitaire is the newest addition to the games of Nexx Studio, who also brought you games like Glow Puzzle and Pig Shot. I got the chance to check this new game out and review it for Tapscape. The basicsWarship Solitaire takes a lot after the classic two player game Battleship. The game consists of a grid with columns divided both horizontally and vertically. Each column is represented by a number of 0 to 4, respectively telling you how many ship parts are in each column. In each level you’ll have to discover a ship made out of 3…
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  • Significant Tips To Create Awesome UX Designs

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

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

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

    Athul S
    1 Jan 2015 | 3:59 am
    How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android: We all are very much comfortable with the traditional left-to-right text alignment. But left hand users may feel more comfortable in a right-to-left text alignment for taping and all. If your device’s system language is one that uses a right-to-left script (like Arabic, or Hebrew), the change from LTR to RTL is done automatically. To force right-to-left layouts on your Android device follow the below steps, Step 1: Go to Menu and select Settings Step 2: If you can see Developer Options and access it you can skip this step, else continue with…
  • Indian Government Orders To Block 30+ Websites

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

    mike chua
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Philips, or should we say WOOX Innovations, is taking their audio and video products very seriously. It has unveiled the 2015 Philips Fidelio range of audio products, that promised to take sound excellence to the next level, onboard the luxurious Pink Lady Yacht on January 29, 2015 (we are still feeling sore for missing it) in Singapore. In case you aren’t familiar WOOX is a Gibson Brands company and the brand licensee of Royal Philips, and hence the mention of its name here. The products revealed include four Fidelio headphones and a wireless soundbar. Under the headphones range, it touts…
  • MB&F Has a Clock That Uses Soviet-made Nixie Tubes to Tell Time

    mike chua
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Nixie tubes, aka cold cathode displays, were what folks use when LCD and LED haven’t been invented. Much like incandescent bulbs, they are beautiful, but not quite efficient. Despite so, we have seen them put to good use in clocks even till today. You can even DIY one yourself if you want to, but nothing will be comparable to what MB&F and Frank Buchwald has came up with: the MB&F Nixie Machine. So what the heck is a Nixie Machine? Well, its an pretty over-the-top clock that uses Nixie tubes to present you with hours, minutes, and seconds, or day, month, and year in date mode. So,…
  • GreenBox, The Eco-friendly Pizza Box, is Pitching Itself to Shark Tank

    mike chua
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Introduced as far back as 2009, the GreenBox is an eco-friendly pizza box that can be broken down into four plates, while the remainder box can be converted to a storage container for leftovers. A brilliant idea indeed, but we surely have no idea what those folks have been up between then and now. Anyways, one thing for sure, they are still alive and kicking, and will be hitting up ABC Television Network’s Shark Tank to pitch their green business idea, though it is not clear what’s their proposal at this point. The only way to find out is to catch the show on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9…
  • Floating Iron Man Mk II Simulates Flying, is Probably The Coolest Iron Man Toy Money Can Buy

    mike chua
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:34 pm
    This is going to put a big smile on any Iron Man’s fans: a levitating Iron Man toy that simulates the metal-suited superhero flying. Finally, right? I mean all this while, what we have been getting are pretty much down-to-earth stuff and if you want it ‘flying’, your best bet would be the transparent display stand that sometimes come supplied with the action figures. But not this particular toy here. Dubbed Egg Attack Action Iron Man 3 Mk-II Magnetic Floating Version, this thing here really ‘flies’, well, I mean float – thanks to the combination of attracting…
  • Colorware’s $300 a Piece 24K Gold Plated Game Controllers Sold Out in Matter of Days

    mike chua
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Colorware made its name dishing out custom paint jobs for gadgets, where they are known to spice up those otherwise boring gadgets with brilliant colors of your choosing. That said, we certainly did not expect them to turn out 24K gold-plated examples, but did anyhow and the gadget or gadgets of choice that Colorway chose to put the midas touch are Sony Playstation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One controllers. We are not sure what’t the rationale behind this. Perhaps, it was a test of the market’s enthusiasm for such opulent treatment? We don’t know. Anyways, the controllers were said to have…
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    National Broadband Network news and information

  • Dangerous glass fibers in cigarettes worsen lung damage for smokers

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

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

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

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

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

  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10

    Liviu Anca
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Late last year, the folks at Google pushed the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update to the owners of the Nexus 7 2012 WiFi. Without a doubt, the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 is on its way to the users, as well as the update for the latest […]
  • Motorola Sending out Invites to Droid Turbo Soak Tests, It Could Be Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Liviu Anca
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Back in October, Motorola and Verizon announced a new member of the Droid family. It’s called Droid Turbo, is one of the most powerful handsets around, and it comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Now we hear that Motorola is sending out invitations to Droid Turbo owners, asking them to test a new software release. The […]
  • LG G Flex 2 to Arrive at Carphone Warehouse on March 19, Pre-registration Now Live

    Liviu Anca
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    Earlier this month, LG officially announced the launch of G Flex 2 at Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas. The G Flex 2 follows the recipe of its predecessor, sporting a curved P-OLED display and high-end hardware specifications. Now we hear that the new smartphone of the South Korean phone maker will be available […]
  • Alleged Moto E 2nd Gen Photo Hits the Web

    Liviu Anca
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    Motorola’s Moto E is, without a doubt, one of the most popular low-budget smartphones on the market. With decent technical specifications and a price of only $129.99 contract-free, the handset has quickly became a favorite among the customers who don’t want to spend a fortune on a smartphone. Last year, Motorola released the Moto G […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Is Now Rolling out in Russia

    Liviu Anca
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:49 am
    If you live in the remote and cold Russia and you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, then you should keep an eye on the notifications panel. According to this XDA post the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has arrived. It seems though that, for the time being, only the uses […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Google plans to test its Project Ara phones at Puerto Rico, and releases ad to promote Ara

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

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

    9 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has posted a status update in his Facebook account about the Threats he had faced from extremist from Pakistan. Read below his status update. few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that offended him. We stood up for this because different voices — even if they’re sometimes offensive — can make the world a better and more interesting place. Facebook has always been a place where people across the world share their views and ideas. We follow the laws in…
  • Google releases Project Ara MDK 0.2 which gives details about Ara Module Market Place.

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    Google has released new version of the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for its Modular phone system “Project Ara“. The Module Developers Kit (MDK) defines the Ara platform for module developers and provides reference implementations for various design features. The Ara platform consists of an on-device packet-switched data network based on the MIPI UniPro protocol stack, a flexible power bus, and an elegant industrial design that mechanically unites the modules with an endoskeleton. The MDK can be downloaded from Read below the highlights of the changes…
  • Facebook Acquires Speech Recognition Startup

    5 Jan 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Facebook has Acquired An 18-Month-Old Speech Recognition Startup, “We’re excited to have them onboard,” Facebook said. “Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone and build amazing experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform—technology that understands natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help,” said on its blog. provides an API for building voice-activated interfaces and already has over 6,000 developers on its platform.’s interface will remain open and free after it joins Facebook, according…
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  • Android senza fili. E’ possibile?

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Siamo nel 2015 ma ancora non abbiamo visto la dipartita dei cavi. Siamo ancora piuttosto dipendenti nell’usare cavetti di vario genere, anche per prodotti che hanno una  funzione Wifi praticamente perenne. Qualche soluzione c’è per fortuna, specialmente per Android. Diamo un’occhiata a qualche metodo di sincronizzazione e ritocco dati che non utilizzano i fili. Airdroid…è il programma-must per chi vuole fare queste cose. Si tratta d’un App che sincronizza il nostro pc con lo smartphone, condividendo la maggior parte delle funzioni in modo diretto. Possiamo anche mandare e…
  • Airpnp, trova in pochi minuti il bagno più vicino

    Gio Tuzzi
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    A volte può capitare di dover fare un bisogno e di non riuscire proprio più a sopportare la coda che si è formata per il bagno: la risposta, d’ora in poi, potrebbe arrivare proprio dalla tecnologia. Potrebbe anche apparire uno scherzo, eppure è la pure la verità, visto che è sufficiente prendere in mano lo smartphone e poi effettuare il download dell’app Airpnp. Airpnp corrisponde alla nuova app che offre agli utenti la possibilità di decidere su quale toilette puntare per espletare i propri bisogni, che sia ovviamente vicina al luogo in cui ci si trova, ma al tempo stesso, abbia…
  • Faith fit, la salute dello spirito con i valori cristiani

    Gio Tuzzi
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    Nel corso degli ultimi anni si stanno moltiplicando le applicazione dedicate al fitness ed alla cura del proprio corpo, ma certamente ne mancano altrettante che si occupano della cura dello spirito. Quindi, diversi sviluppatori a stelle e strisce si stanno occupando di risolvere questa lacuna: in particolar modo, direttamente dalla diocesi di Orlando è stata lanciata una nuova smart app che va a combinare i valori della cristianità con l’importanza di vivere correttamente la propria vita. Faith fit si può considerare un software estremamente innovativo, sia per quanto riguarda i…
  • Invisible Boyfriend, crea il fidanzato/a immaginario

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

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    e-junkie has a number of non-profits clients, in fact we even provide our service to qualifying non-profits at a discounted rate. To help facilitate collecting donations for non-profits, e-junkie has a feature that will allow buyers to name their own price.First, keep in mind that our button code images are basic and if you want a button that says “Donation” you will need to customize that on your own.To create a name your own price/donation product start by clicking the Add Product link. Remove the checkmarks from the Single File Download and Let Buyer Edit Quantity in Cart options and…
  • 4 No-Nonsense Tips for Raising Funds Online

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

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

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

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

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Visit All Charged Up ( at BOOTH # 10421 for great deals on the golf industry’s favorite radios – Vertex Standard communication radios starting at $169 and irrigation radios starting at $339. FREE shipping and FREE programming for all radio orders. All Vertex radios come with a belt clip, battery pack, charger, and an industry leading 3-year warranty. Stop by to say hi and pick up a free golf divot tool! Use our knowledge to determine which radio is right for you and take advantage of our unbeatable prices. All Charged Up knows the golf industry and proudly provides the…
  • EVX-531 Vertex Standard New Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Launch

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $329.00  – Now You Can Evolve to Better Communication You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $329.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC 888-560-0758 or Visit us at:…
  • EVX-534 Vertex Standard Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Launch

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $359.00  – Now You Can Evolve to Better Communication You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $359.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC 888-560-0758 or Visit us at:…
  • EVX-539 Vertex Standard Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Launch

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $398.00  – Perfect for remote activation of Golf Course Irrigation Systems.  Water Proof You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $398.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC…
  • EVX-531 Vertex Standard Digital/Analog From $329.00

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $329.00  – Now You Can Evolve to Better Communication You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $329.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC 888-560-0758 or Visit us at:…
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  • What Does the Future Hold For SEO?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Existential threats

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Not sure why but lately I have been hearing a lot about existential events. These are events that threaten the existence of humanity itself. Massive Solar Storm A couple of days ago I read about the Carrington Event which was a massive geomagnetic solar storm in 1859. Apparently it wreaked havoc with the communications infrastructure of the time (telegraphs). Researchers have apparently been able to discover other similar events in earth’s history by analyzing ice cores from Greenland which indicate that events of this magnitude occur once every 500 years and smaller events typically…
  • What’s next for Nexenta

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

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

  • Containers – What are they? Why do you need one? – Part 1

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Containers? No, not the shipping containers but the much-hyped container technology in the computer industry. I am sure even if you have not used any of the existing container technologies, you must have at least read or heard about them. I am not the first one to write about containers and this is certainly not an in-depth overview of container technologies. I will eventually get there and show you how you can deploy different container technologies. This series of articles is about my own thoughts and a documentation for my own reference. In the process, I wish to help my readers as well.
  • Reboot Camp Bangalore – Learn about Microsoft Cloud offerings from the experts

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Bangalore IT Pro, PowerShell Bangalore, and BDotNet groups along with Microsoft are organizing the Reboot Camp Bangalore on January 31st. Reboot Camp is a India-wide event organized by Microsoft communities and is an in-person event. The Bangalore event features several community rock stars and Microsoft evangelists talking about Microsoft Cloud offerings both from a IT Pro and Developer point of view. I will be speaking in the IT Pro track about Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Windows Azure Pack for building private clouds. Here is the complete agenda: Start Time Session Speaker…
  • Azure Resource Manager and DSC in PowerShell 5.0 at the PSBUG December Meet

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
    At the PowerShell Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) December meeting, I will be talking about Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and changes to DSC in Windows PowerShell 5.0 preview. The ARM session will introduce the concept of resource groups and templates and demonstrate how to customize templates. In the DSC session, I plan to show a demo of partial configurations and class-defined resources in DSC. Here is the overall agenda: 9 AM – 9.30 AM – Registrations 9.30 AM – 10.15 AM – Changes to Desired State Configuration in PowerShell 5.0 – Ravikanth Chaganti, MVP 10.15 AM…
  • Microsoft Technical Communities got recognized at TechEd India 2014

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

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

  • HOW TO : Find How Many "Egg" Twitter Users are Following You

    Shaan Haider
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:21 am
    If you are a Twitter user, you should be knowing about the default “Egg” profile picture on Twitter. This is what every user gets right after signing up at Twitter as a profile picture. The idea behind the image is that you are a new user who is just coming out of the egg in the world of Twitter, tweets and the Twitter Bird. But to create an identity of your own, you change this default pic and
  • Top 8 SEO Tips and Trends of 2015 to Achieve Better SEO Ranking (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    Search Engine Optimization is one of the biggest online industry these days. One of the main reason behind is that nearly every business is joining the world of Internet and just like the offline world, getting ahead of your competitors in the online world is important too for the success. And that is why, SEO is an important part of the Internet and online world. Does not matter if you are a
  • HOW TO : Use WhatsApp on Web Browser and Computer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Requirements Not Found In My Job Descriptions

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    I get asked on a regular basis what I’m looking for in engineers. I think most people are expecting the answers found in a typical job description - e.g. CS degree or equivalent, 4+ years commercial software experience, work experience with modern language (i.e. Python, Ruby, Scala), multi-threaded programming, and so on. But there is a fundamental truth of hiring that often gets lost in traditional job descriptions: great engineers are not defined by their degree, number of years experience, or the technologies they work with - but by their core abilities / traits. Here are the 5 abilities…
  • 10 Steps To Finding a Job at a Boston Startup

    Joe Kinsella
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    It’s no secret some of the best job opportunities in the Boston area are in technology startups. Last year venture capitalists invested almost $5 billion in local companies, making the tech sector one of the fastest growing segments of our local economy. In addition to the professional freedom and challenges that comes with joining a startup, the re-opened IPO market and a steady flow of M&A hold out the possibility of financial success should you pick a winner. But choosing the right startup can be challenging for professionals already in the community, and even more so for those…
  • 46th Anniversary: The Mother of All Demos

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Last year while reading Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, I was surprised to learn about The Mother of All Demos, a presentation by computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart in 1968. A YouTube video of the presentation is provided below. In the video you can see the heritage of many of the modern technologies and services upon which our industry is built (e.g. personal computer, mouse, document collaboration, peer to peer networking, and more). "I don't know what Silicon Valley will do when it runs out of Doug's ideas." --Alan Kay
  • The Mind of Marc Andreessen

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    I’ve made a few visits to Andreessen Horowitz over the last two years, and each time paid little attention to the books on the wall to wall bookshelves in the lobby. Arriving a little early for an informal coffee meeting last November, I spent a few minutes reviewing the books, which ranged from histories (e.g. Ambrose’s D Day) to tech non-fiction (e.g. Innovator’s Dilemma) to self-help / how-tos (e.g. Learning Rails). When the partner I was meeting came out, I couldn’t help but ask: “Where do all the books come from? Partners bring them in?” “Oh no,” he said. “Those all…
  • Coffee Talk from the Silicon Valley

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

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

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    BY Ramakanth Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015 is a feature-packed PC maintenance and optimisation suite that keeps your computer in good shape and ensure it performs at the peak of its powers. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015 is nothing but a re-skinned version of  WinOptimizer 11 and the version number is 11.00.50. Over time your windows installation start to lose its fizz … Continue reading Ashampoo...
  • Sticky Password 8 One year License for free

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

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

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

  • 28th January Is Data Protection Day, Five Quick Things You Can Do

    Jason Slater
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Get ready for Data Protection Day (also known as Data Privacy Day) tomorrow, 28th January, and plan to take a little time in tightening up your online privacy. The aim of the day is to raise public awareness about personal ... Read More
  • HipChat Server Expands Behind The Corporate Firewall

    Jason Slater
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Atlassian have announced HipChat Server which allows the service to be hosted behind an Enterprise firewall. The useful service, which also has a mobile version, brings people together in a platform that, as it says is, “actually built for business”. ... Read More
  • Twitter Introduces 30 Second Videos

    Jason Slater
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    What would you say and do in just 30 seconds? Considerably more than could be said and done in a 6 second loop but then Vine is in a different position than Twitter. Probably more even than the 15 second ... Read More
  • How To: Dealing With Error Running Windows 10 Technical Preview In VirtualBox

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

    Jason Slater
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    If you have an interest in the next version of Windows it is available for download, as a Technical Preview, from Microsoft. As a technical preview the software should be assumed to be beta so don’t replace your existing Windows ... Read More
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  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 9926?

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:21 am
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 9926 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 the name of Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system is Windows 10 which was previously referred […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.02 Now Available for Download

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:15 pm
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of CCleaner is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.02 to public which comes with improvements in Firefox cleaning and Disk Analyzer tool. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary […]
  • How to Restore Old Speed Dial Page and Move New Navigation Bar Back to Top in Opera?

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    If you are using Opera web browser or if you are regularly following this blog, you might be aware of the fact that a new version 27 of Opera has been released and available for download to public. Apart from new features and fixes, this new version comes with following 2 new things: Modified Speed […]
  • [AskVG Giveaway] Free License Keys of MiniTool Power Data Recovery for All

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    NOTE: This page is updated whenever a new giveaway is organized. So keep checking this page regularly for new giveaway offers. Hello everyone We are back with another exciting giveaway! This time the giveaway product is "MiniTool Power Data Recovery". MiniTool Power Data Recovery is an easy-to-use and all in one file recovery software for […]
  • Vivaldi: New Web Browser from Former CEO and Co-founder of Opera

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    Recently Microsoft announced about Spartan, a new web browser to be included in the upcoming Windows 10 operating system and today another web browser has arrived on Internet. If you are using Opera web browser, you might have heard about John von Tetzchner, the former CEO and co-founder of Opera. He left Opera in 2011 […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Consumers Love Big Screens

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    This next post in our series examines consumer attitudes towards TV displays with a focus on screen sizes and key trends coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Not surprisingly, our recent consumer survey showed that bigger is better: respondents worldwide desire big flat screens. Read more
  • Happy Holidays!

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Happy Holidays from the Applied Materials Blog Team. Read more
  • Applied Ventures’ Holiday Wish List

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    From 3D printers to personal drones, the Applied Ventures team shares what tops each of their holiday wish lists. Read more
  • What Consumers Want from Their Displays

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

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    There are so many apps on the Play store coming up these days for enabling your flashlight as a torch, but to turn the torch on and off is a cumbersome job. This is because you have to unlock the phone, open the torch app to turn it on and off. There is, however, a […] The post A Faster Way... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with CyanogenMod 12 ROM (Unofficial)

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S3 mini will not get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update officially, however you can enjoy the latest Android OS on it is by installing AOSP based ROMs like CyanogenMod. Novafusion custom ROM developer has released a stable Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM for Galaxy S3 mini. The ROM is based... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Install CyanogenMod Theme on Other Android Phone

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

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are decent phones. If you want to install certain powerful applications or customize it with Xposed Framework needs root access on it, but first you need to unlock its bootloader. However, the problem here is you will lose warranty as well as delete the DRM security... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Safeguarding Your Smartphone’s Data While Using Public WiFi

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gesture Recognition – The Next Big Thing?

    Mary Desilva
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Our expectations about what exactly our computers can achieve is changing. We’re no longer tied to PCs or even laptops, and flexible technology is starting to hint at a future where electronics easily (and consistently) interface with our everyday lives. Organic electronics is groundbreaking enough, but an additional ‘wow’ factor in future tech has to be gesture recognition. It’s surprising just how much can be achieved with organic electronics, and the incorporation of flexible technology and its use in applications such as bio-scanners is interesting. What makes this possible is the…
  • Benefits Of Relying On Websites For Renting Appliances

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    In case if you are broke with all the renovation that you have done for the new house, it is better to check out for websites that offer appliances for lease. The merchants make it easier to hire the appliances and other electronic equipment like the television set and heaters. One can easily rent heater or financing camcorder that is readily available with all the websites. However, it is always better to choose only those that are proficient in the business. The electronic items will have the same quality and will work as per the needs of the buyer. An agreement for the items that are…
  • Analogue to Digital. Just “Upgrade after Upgrade”.

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

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

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

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    When the BBC announced that top espionage series Spooks would be cancelled, it was the end of an era. But not the end of Spooks it would seem because Spooks and Harry Pearce are back, but this time it is on the big screen with a spectacular movie based on the hit BBC TV series. […]
  • Trailer For Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Aftershocks!

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:23 am
    When Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD took its break we were left wondering who is going to get out alive. Well the release of the Aftershocks trailer tells us little bits, but the big picture is still hidden from view, as it should be. We cannot wait for this cool series to return in a few […]
  • Mr Selfie! A Story About Modern Life!

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    As we travel around for work or for pleasure, there is an awful lot to see, such as; different people, interesting locations and sometimes something exciting might happen right in front of us. Yet it seems that today a lot of all that is being missed and its all down to the smartphone. Next time […]
  • OctoFire Hub For All Of Your Connection Needs!

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    This is the OctoFire 8 Port USB 3.0 Hub, its super fast and pretty stylish too, which is exactly what you need from a USB Hub in the office or even at home. There are more devices than ever that require a USB port to plug into; the trouble is computer designers have been reducing […]
  • Ted Is Back! Can You Handle It?

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:43 am
    Once again that grown up teddy bear known as Ted, will be hitting the big screens and everything else if the last movie is anything to go on. This is probably one of the only movies featuring Teddy Bear that the over 18’s will be queuing up to see. Ted 2 once again will be […]
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  • The Conference In Detroit

    Michael Arrington
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Detroit. It was once the factory of America. No more. For most of us, Detroit has been a city in decline for much or all of our lives. The population has declined rapidly, and everyone has seen the images of abandoned buildings, drug violence and abject poverty. In other words, Detroit is the perfect place to begin anew. There is an energy there as people begin to rebuild. A willingness to experiment. A stubbornness to succeed. Tech startups can play a pivotal role in rebuilding, but infrastructure is needed. We are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of Detroit based startups looking…
  • The Ethics Of Publishing Hacked Information

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

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

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

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

    Ian Drummond
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    As consumers’ media habits shift from evening primetime to ‘always-on’ screen time, marketers need to rethink how they interact with their customers. Digital consumers use more than one device at a time for different purposes; they access content on the go; and they depend on different devices in different contexts. As marketing professionals, our challenge […]
  • How important is design for your business in 2015?

    Liné van der Merwe
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The business year is just a few weeks old yet it’s already setting an aggressive pace thanks to a tougher economic climate, savvier customers and an explosion of disruptive tech. To stay relevant in an always-on and increasingly competitive world, innovative design thinking should be on the 2015 business agenda. 1. Design solves business problems […]
  • ‘Mortal Kombat X’, Conan’s ‘Minecraft’ and Freddy’s pizza: this week’s TGIF Video Roundup

    Staff Reporter
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:29 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? It has been a long, long week and the best way to bring it to a close is with a round of your favourite beverage and our TGIF […]
  • Google earnings disappoint analysts while ad revenue continues to grow

    Staff Reporter
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Apple blew investors out of the water with its record earnings. So did Facebook. Google, on the other hand, fell short of analysts predictions with its fourth quarter earnings rounding up to US$18.10-billion, up 15% from last year this time. If the numbers are going up, why are investors still yawning at these numbers? Advertising […]
  • Amazon has a mixed Q4, scores at least some profit

    Myolisi Sikupela: Staff Reporter
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    This week has been financial reports. The figures give us an idea of how tech companies in the market and against each other. The latest figures to come for its fourth quarter is Amazon. Amazon has just released its fiscal Q4 earnings, reporting US$29.33-billion in revenue, $214 million in net profit representing US$0.45 per share. […]
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  • Ramblings of an Entrepreneur

    Renee Schmidt
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The life of an entrepreneur is not a particularly easy one. Doors open one day and for weeks or months new ones can remain shut. When doors are shut and no amount of knocking will open them, there’s nothing to lean on but certainty. Sometimes that certainty stems from a distant reminder of when a door unexpectedly flung open in the past. Other times that certainty borders on mania, stemming from nothing more than an inexplicable knowing from within. People sometimes remark to me of their admiration of how far I’ve come as an entrepreneur (how far is actually debatable, but that’s a…
  • True Happiness Can Only be Found in the Absence of Noise

    Renee Schmidt
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    It’s been quite a while since I’ve picked up my proverbial pen and sat down to write a blog post.  Anyone who understands me well also understands that my mind is constantly abuzz with information, thoughts, and ideas. But for whatever reason I’ve lately been unable or unwilling to take a breather —and a moment—to express myself. It’s been a compounding problem, as I’ll soon explain.  Over lunch yesterday with a dear and long-time friend who I hadn’t seen in a while, I was offered some simple and valuable advice: just start writing. And so I am. In an increasingly…
  • Fox Business LIVE: Will Consumers Buy into Amazon’s Fire Phone?

    Renee Schmidt
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Fox Business News ( features Renee Schmidt (@FoxBusiness) Renee Schmidt, Founder & CEO of and consulting firm SheSquad is quoted as a tech pundit on the new Amazon Smart Fire Phone and emerging mobile industry trends. June 19, 2014 – Fox Business News LIVE Featured on Fox Business News under Technology at
  • Fox Business: Tips for Cleaning Up Your Digital Life

    Renee Schmidt
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fox Business News ( features Renee Schmidt (@FoxBusiness Renee Schmidt, Founder & CEO of and consulting firm SheSquad is quoted as an expert source on technology, offering tips on how to clean up your digital life. June 6, 2014 – Fox Business News Featured on Fox Business News under Personal Finance at [Take the time to review who or what you follow online ... “We don’t often realize how all the stuff coming at us is shaping our world view,” Schmidt says.] [“Unless you periodically take a look at your public view on…
  • Your 401K: Gourmet Coffee vs. Financial Livelihood

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

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    Software supremo Microsoft is investing in a start-up that wants to give Google Android a good kicking. Microsoft has written a cheque to power up Cyanogen, which is building a version of the Android mobile operating system outside of Google’s auspices. more»
  • Turn your whistling into song with the tap of an app

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you fancy yourself a Mozart of the shower, Casio has an app that will write entire compositions based on what you whistle or sing.Chordana Composer is a simple iOS app that can take snatches of melody and expand on them according to user preferences.While the songs aren’t exactly works of musical genius, the app is another example of how computers can emulate human creativity.Designed for iPhone and iPad, Chordana Composer has a basic user interface with an abbreviated keyboard and simple e
  • Sling TV review: Television's future is still in development

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sling TV changed my TV-viewing habits in less than a week.Since my family ditched cable TV six years ago, the television has become less of a fixture in our house. We still use Netflix and a handful of other apps on occasion, but the process of finding something to watch often feels like more trouble than its worth, and many evenings go by where I turn to my phone or tablet for entertainment instead.Dish Network's Sling TV, a $20-per-month service with live access to ESPN and 10 other cable cha
  • Not into football? Stream a few movies this weekend: Here are Oscar nominees, winners, and several overlooked gems

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This week we checked out Netflix's Oscar-nominated original documentary Virunga and found it very much worth watching. While we were in an Oscar-type mood, we found some other, previous nominees and winners, as well as some good movies that maybe should have been nominated. Amazingly, there are crime films, cult films, and rock films among them, as opposed to the usual "serious" stuff that often captures the spotlight. Finally, allow me to introduce you to, a new and free streaming ser
  • Selling passwords for $150, and other dumb ways users threaten corporate security

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Corporate passwords for sale, $150 OBO. That, apparently, is how little some employees may take in exchange for compromising their company's security. SailPoint’s Market Pulse Survey, compiled from responses from 1,000 workers from large companies with at least 3,000 employees, offers vivid examples of how easily one person can create a lot of risk—and why passwords alone are simply inadequate. Here are some highlights:  1 in 7 employees would sell a corporate password for as little as $15
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  • Five UK startups tipped for great things in 2015

    Jamie Hughes
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    With YPlan winning plaudits for its pioneering mobile ticketing app, online food delivery service Just Eat now operating 13 new countries and finance providers such as Crowdcube breaking new investment records, UK tech businesses surpassed expectations in 2014 and have raised the bar high for the year to come. Small businesses are now receiving more government recognition and according to Speakers Corner’s Technology Expert, Kate Russell, crowdfunding is supposed to have injected $65 billion into the global economy by the end 2014. So with startups finding more ways to raise funds and with…
  • Apple posts record profits but have lost its inspiration

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Apple has posted the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company, but while they lead all other technology companies in the financial stakes, they have lost their position as a visionary in the field. Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its first fiscal quarter, soaring past the previous record of $15.9bn set by ExxonMobil in 2012, as a result of record sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The Cupertino-based company beat analysts expectations by a large margin, selling 74.5 million iPhones in the three months to 27 December, a number described by Apple CEO Tim…
  • All businesses need to be connected now

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The integration of the internet and web-enabled services into our daily lives means that it doesn’t matter if you are running a local restaurant or a startup trying to become the next Facebook – fast and reliable broadband has become a necessity. A slow connection will mean complaints form staff who cannot complete their tasks, managers who cannot access their projects, and even worse it could stop sales from going through. Email and social media obviously require internet access, but even the phone systems in most modern offices have moved to VoIP technology, leaving a business…
  • Why Three buying O2 is bad for consumers

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

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

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

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Ok, so let’s talk about it. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Were you like the majority of the population who made a resolution to get in shape or exercise more? You are not alone. I think I make the resolution every year…. and I blow it right away. LOL! However, this year I […]
  • Fun and Safe Features to Look For in a New Car w/ $100 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway

    2 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    When MetLife Auto & Home asked me to write about features in new cars this was easy because #1 I love talking about cars. Attending the Chicago Auto Show every year is always a blast. #2 It is fresh in my mind – This past summer I embarked on a journey that I had never taken by […]
  • Will Video Conferencing Reduce Business Travel?

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:53 pm
    You cannot search for the benefits of video conferencing without seeing several points on how it will save on travel. This is something several businesses find to be attractive about video conferencing. Businesses are always looking for ways to save money in their larger budgets, including travel costs. It seems that every day we see […]
  • Great Last Minute Gift Ideas from RadioShack to #GiftSmart

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    You may have noticed that your neighborhood RadioShack is not what it used to be. When I was younger it seemed like RadioShack was the place where we would go if we needed cables or adapters for our stereo systems. They have changed with the times and now RadioShack is a great place to #GiftSmart […]
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  • Bring AdBlock to the real world with Brand Killer

    Jacob Siegal
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:50 am
    If you live in the city, you've probably stopped noticing the advertisements that flood your vision every time you leave your place. They're so omnipresent that they've just become an inseparable part of your world, but what if you could block them out just like you block the ads on your computer? Continue reading...
  • Google Fiber is going out of its way to make rival ISPs miserable

    Brad Reed
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Remember when AT&T issued a high-decibel shriek that reclassifying ISPs as common carriers would kill off its ability to invest in future network buildouts and upgrades? Well, it turns out that not every ISP thinks that way. Continue reading...
  • Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge expected to include Gear VR support

    Jacob Siegal
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Against all odds, the Gear VR turned out to be an incredibly cool accessory. Unfortunately, unless you own a Galaxy Note 4, you aren't able to use one, but according to SamMobile, that's going to change. SamMobile's sources say that both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge will support the virtual reality display when they launch later this year. Continue reading...
  • How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170

    Brad Reed
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    MacBook Pros are great computers but they can always benefit from getting a nice hardware upgrade. A Redditor at r/apple who goes by the name of ZuluZuluZuluZulu has posted a quick guide for anyone who wants to make their old MacBook Pro run like brand new for a relatively small sum of just under $170. Continue reading...
  • The funniest thing you’ll see today: Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces off against an M1 Abrams tank

    Brad Reed
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Tennis legend Novak Djokovic has stared down Federer and Nadal... but he's never faced a foe quite as fearsome as this. YouTube user timtimfed has created a hilarious video in which a digital Vietnam-era M1 Abrams tank is edited in with footage of Djokovic playing a match at the Australian Open. The result shows that Djokovic is more than capable of beating the tank at tennis, although that still doesn't stop the tank from being a sore loser and blowing him up at the end. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • The PlayStation Mobile Experience With The Sony Xperia Z3

    Guest Author
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be the year of mobile gaming that will transform smartphones into the next real console. Mobile gaming has exploded in popularity over the last several years. Big Fish Games notes that the global mobile games industry will reach nearly $24 billion in revenue by 2016. It was […] The post The PlayStation Mobile Experience With The Sony Xperia Z3 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Cyanogen OS Powered YUREKA Smartphone Selling Like Hot Cakes

    Jatinder Paul
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    That India is a huge market for sub Rs. 10,000 smartphones can be confirmed with the fact that many smartphones priced less than Rs. 10,000 are selling like hot cakes in this country. The YUREKA smartphone introduced last month is one of such device, which is priced at Rs.8,999. As announced by YU, the new […] The post Cyanogen OS Powered YUREKA Smartphone Selling Like Hot Cakes appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Videocon Z40Q Star & Videocon Z50Q Star Smartphones Launched Starting At Rs 4499

    Jatinder Paul
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:22 am
    Videocon Mobile has introduced today two affordable smartphones – the Videocon Z40Q Star and the Videocon Z50Q Star. Both the devices are available in Blue, White and Red colors at a price of Rs. 4,499 and Rs. 5,999, respectively. Videocon Z40Q Star sports a 4-inch WVGA Capacitive Touch Screen, and runs on Android KitKat 4.4 OS. It […] The post Videocon Z40Q Star & Videocon Z50Q Star Smartphones Launched Starting At Rs 4499 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Hike Introduces Free Voice Calling

    Jatinder Paul
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    Hike messenger, India’s homegrown chat application, has introduced free ‘Hike Calls’. The introduction of this feature will allow hike users to call each other for free, over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi and across the globe in over 200 countries. The introduction of hike calls has come in within a month of hike making it’s first […] The post Hike Introduces Free Voice Calling appeared first on TechVorm.
  • ZTE Unveils Blade S6 Smartphone With Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core Chipset & Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Jatinder Paul
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    ZTE, a leading Chinese brand, has expanded its portfolio of Blade series and launched today Blade S6 4G LTE smartphone at an event in Hongkong. As its name suggests, this smartphone boasts of six key featuresh the company claims are designed to provide customers from across the board with world-class user experience. The new features […] The post ZTE Unveils Blade S6 Smartphone With Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core Chipset & Android 5.0 Lollipop appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Best Free Mail Apps for Mac OS X

    Robin C
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    The search for best email apps for mac os is a never ending one and we cannot say that one email client serves the purpose of different types of users. Whenever we talk about Productivity Apps for Mac, Email Client stands first in the line and we need choices to see which one meets our requirement. Couple of years ago we wrote Best Email Apps for Mac OS X Mountain Lion that includes both premium and free mail apps for mac. Most of the Macbooks and iMac’s now running OS X Yosemite, so its time to bring the updated list of email apps for mac for the year 2015. Also, if you have recently…
  • Best Wallpaper Apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Robin C
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have big screens which also means high definition wallpapers will look gorgeous and make your iPhone super gorgeous, the moment you tap on Home button. We have hand picked few best wallpaper apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that are compatible with iOS 8 and has HD wallpapers. Also the list of wallpaper apps we have here, is rated with most 5 starts in App Store by existing users who have used them already to make their iPhone screen look great. If you were using smartphones for long time, since Nokia Symbian era, then the first app that comes to…
  • Stellar DBX to PST Converter Tool Quick Review

    Robin C
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Stellar Data Recovery tools are pretty popular among Windows users. They offer various other tools and utilities for Windows, Mac users not just for file and data recovery, also for converting files to various other formats. They have several productivity apps and tools in their store and today, we have got one for quick review. Stellar DBX to PST Converter that helps you convert Outlook Express .dbx file format to Microsoft Outlook .pst file format. You can convert multiple .dbx files at the same time (bulk convert .dbx files) and make them compatible with Office 365, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML and…
  • Microsoft HoloLens an Augmented Reality Headset [Video]

    Robin C
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Wednesday’s Microsoft Event is super successful and it is definitely a good come back for the software giant. Microsoft Hololens is the coolest gadget in town and it is really good that there were no leaks or rumors about it, and it came as a huge surprise to make the event truly enjoyable. Microsoft Hololens creates full HD holographic display that are virtual images in the real world you see after wearing them. Microsoft Hololens Developer edition were kept in the presentation and many allowed to see how it works. The official video introduction of Hololens looks very impressive and…
  • WhatsApp Web Chat Client Released with Limits and No iPhone Support

    Robin C
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:41 pm
    It was a rumor during the month of December 2014 and now the announcement officially came out and WhatsApp Web Chat Messenger is now available for public use with limits. You can now use WhatsApp on Linux, Windows PC, Mac OS X with one of the supported mobile device. It is yet to be more user friendly like Telegram Web Messenger, but for a start, its a good job by WhatsApp Team. WhatsApp Messaging App is popular mainly because of its wide platform compatibility and has plenty of users who are not ready to move to other messaging apps anytime soon. WhatsApp Web Chat Client currently not…
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  • Five Ways That Self-driving Trucks Will Change Freight Delivery

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:58 pm
    If you've ever had a tough time parallel parking your car on a busy side street, you may have dreamed of what it would be like to have a self-driving vehicle that could take over such a challenging moment on the road. The technology is here and available. Freight delivery and shipping services will be … Continue reading Five Ways That Self-driving Trucks Will Change Freight Delivery
  • 3 Keys to Successful SEO in 2015

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:40 pm
    SEO isn't static—it's changing all the time, and to be successful a company needs to stay on top of new trends and advances. 2014 brought many changes to the world of SEO, and 2015 will be no different. If a business were to apply the following three keys to their SEO strategy for the New … Continue reading 3 Keys to Successful SEO in 2015
  • 5 Gadgets Every Event Planner Needs

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The job of an event planner has always been three-fold: secure the perfect event space, attract the right people and make the event meaningful for all participants. While the job has not changed, the tools to do it certainly have. Event planners these days must be tech savvy to ensure that their events will be … Continue reading 5 Gadgets Every Event Planner Needs
  • Why Technology is Valuable to Small Businesses

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Small business owners must use the right tools to increase daily productivity. According to Payment Key Stone, a business must accept credit cards to remain competitive. If your bottom line needs a boost, the experts at Wells Fargo recommend several tools and technologies that you should consider. Financial Management Software By using financial management software, … Continue reading Why Technology is Valuable to Small Businesses
  • Smart ways to grab the latest technologies without spending much

    Karan Israni
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    You have your smart phone in your pocket, forget calculator, you have smart phone in your hand, ignore digital camera, you have your smart phone on your table, do not drag the digital photo album, you just bought the latest smart phone, you forget mp3 player. Everything you need to lead your life, you always … Continue reading Smart ways to grab the latest technologies without spending much
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • Recruiting Predictions and Trends 2015 – The CV-Library Crystal Ball

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Recruiting Predictions and Trends 2015 – The CV-Library Crystal Ball The world of recruitment is constantly evolving. With technology, industry shifts and economical changes shaping hiring and recruitment trends, those in the know are uniquely positioned to offer insight into the future of online recruitment. That’s why CV-Library asked fourteen of the UK’s top agencies to provide us with their recruiting predictions for the year ahead. Read on for their top tips on what to expect in 2015. “Leisure operators are starting to provide a better work/life balance for employees. The most…
  • The Magic of Thinking Big or Bigger Still

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Okay! So I borrowed part of the title from David Schwartz “The Magic of Thinking Big” but, so what? It’s a good one and I like it. If you’ve been following my missives on goal setting, you’ll know that I have already alluded to the fact that when setting goals you ought to set them big. So here it is for the record, think big and set big goals! If you’ve ever read a book on goal setting or personal development, you will have read that you should set big goals. If you’ve ever had a boss who told you to set goals, he will have said this to you at some point. If you’ve ever…
  • Big Data – What it is and why you can ignore it

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    Big Data is a buzz word that I believe can be happily ignored. It is yet another technical term that has been corrupted by the masses and so, loses its meaning. This corruption itself does not concern me, however the concept that Big Data is in some way better than ordinary every day Data is frustrating as the opportunities of data lie in what you do with it rather than how much of it you’ve got. Big data is a general term around very very large data sets and the technology to manage this data; hopefully resulting in some useful application of this vast, constantly changing ocean of…
  • You don’t need to be Super Man or Super Woman

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Many recruitment managers see it as their job to motivate the recruiters that they employ and manage. They invest management thinking time working out ways to ‘keep their staff motivated’ and their creativity in devising ways to encourage recruiters to sell more, can be impressive. However, is this time well spent? Surely, if they hired more self-motivated individuals in the first place, they would not need to spend as much time monitoring and encouraging motivation in the workplace? Recruitment expert Mike Walmsley shares with the benefits of selecting…
  • Are you ready to be the Pied Piper of Recruitment in 2015?

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Did you know? Recruitment consultants that know how to use the social web can become influential super connectors in their chosen sector. With your first-hand knowledge of client and candidate needs combined with the power of social media to build communities of contacts, recruitment consultants are now less poachers to fear, and more Pied Pipers to follow. Now there are probably several questions that start to enter your mind and they are all taken over by… Fear of Social (Media)! It doesn’t work… And then more questions filter through the thought process: Do you have an effective…
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    Future of Privacy

  • Moving the Internet of Things Forward Without Hard Numbers on Risks

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Today’s release of the FTC’s long-awaited report on the Internet of Things concludes that connected devices are “likely to meld the virtual and physical worlds together in ways that are currently difficult to comprehend.” It’s this great unknown where it seems many of the revolutionary benefits and more abstract risks from connectivity lie. While the […]
  • FPF Statement on FTC Internet of Things Report

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    The Report, which appropriately does not call for IoT specific legislation, reflects the fact that the Internet of Things is in its infancy, and strongly supports context as a way to assess appropriate uses.  The staff recognized concerns that a notice and choice approach could restrict unexpected new uses of data with potential societal benefits.  They sensibly  incorporated […]
  • Student Privacy Boot Camp for Ed Tech Companies

    Brenda Leong
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    The Future of Privacy Forum – which recently spearheaded the White House-endorsed “Student Privacy Pledge” with SIIA – has now partnered with ReThink Education to present a new and timely “Student Privacy Boot Camp” for ed tech companies. The goal of the training program is to gather ed tech companies – startups, small- and medium-sized companies […]
  • Student Privacy Pledge Hits 90 Signers!

    Brenda Leong
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    We are pleased to announce that as of today, additional signatories to the FPF/SIIA Student Privacy Pledge include Aegis Identity, Agency for Student Health Research, Avepoint, besimpler, CPSI Ltd., Google, Khan Academy, Kidhoo, makkajai, MMS, National Student Clearinghouse, Navvie, Ripple Effects, Student Lap Tracker, and Tools4Ever.
  • Beacons in Airports Provide Information for Travelers

    Stephany Fan
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Readers know we support  responsible beacon technology practices. Today’s story illustrates how airports can provide real-time updates about travel plans, accommodations, and flights to travelers by using beacons. According to Luxury Daily, recent surveys show 53 to 77 percent of travelers in the United States would like for airports to send real-time updates on gate […]
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    The Hiltmon

  • Eliminating Google Analytics Referral Spam

    Hilton Lipschitz
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    It seems that the Google Analytics use of a public tracking code was a mistake. Anyone can use your tracking code on their site, which adds to your traffic, or they can create ghost visits and spam referrals by hammering Google Analytics with your code while never visiting your site. Oh, and the codes are easy to guess, so they do not even need to know about your site. In most cases, this is perfectly harmless (IMHO) as only Google Analytics data is affected and your reports look funny. Your ad stats, if not Google, remain the same as they are independent. The only reason I am talking about…
  • StackOverflow Programming

    Hilton Lipschitz
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    StackOverflow Programming happens when much of the functionality of an application is copied and pasted from the code examples found on StackOverflow. Unfortunately, it’s becoming the most popular and common programming paradigm amongst younger programmers, leading to (1) shockingly shoddy, bug laden, slow, incomprehensible, unmaintainable programs that work only once, and (2) to programmers who do not understand what they are doing, their work and how to solve problems. For example1, one of my interns came into my office this week to see if there was a way to do dates and times easily…
  • Write Timestamps Containing Milliseconds to MongoDB in C++11

    Hilton Lipschitz
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:42 pm
    It took me several hours today to figure this one out, so I thought I’d write it up lest I forget. I have a C++11 application that rapidly writes new documents to a MongoDB instance and I need high-resolution timestamps to determine the order things were written. The problem is that the C++ standard time_t structure reports in seconds, so builder.appendTimeT("updated_at", std::chrono::system_clock::to_time_t(std::chrono::system_clock::now()) ); creates an ISODate without milliseconds in MongoDB. There are many solutions to be found using Boost::time1, but since my code needs to be…
  • CodeRunner 2

    Hilton Lipschitz
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Nikolai Krill released a major update to CodeRunner today, and I highly recommend it to all programmers no matter what languages you use. In my case I write a lot of code in C++, Objective-C, Ruby, Javascript and HTML as part of large, complex projects. Often I am unsure how best to write a snippet or function. One way would be to create a branch in the project, run and experiment, deal with compiling, branch again to try another solution, compile some more and work it out. But that is a slow process (and quite dangerous if you leave these experimental branches in, or forget to branch at…
  • What to Write About Next?

    Hilton Lipschitz
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    I was asked in a blog comment today how I decide what to write about. And once decided, how do I go about doing it. In this case, the answer was easy, I