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  • Get to da Unimog! Schwarzenegger’s miltary-grade Mercedes U1300 is up for sale

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    Andrew Hard
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Good Schwarzenegger impressions are a dime a dozen nowadays, but now, you can drive his car. The Governator’s bespoke Unimog U1300, a five-ton military-grade truck, has been put up for sale for a very Hollywood price: $273,250. The post Get to da Unimog! Schwarzenegger’s miltary-grade Mercedes U1300 is up for sale appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • The Movpak Is An Electric Skateboard That Folds Into A Backpack

    TechCrunch » Gadgets
    Kyle Russell
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
     For those with a long commute to work, the hardest part can be the last mile between getting off of the subway or train and walking to the office. The Movpak is an electric skateboard built into a full-size backpack, designed to make that final stretch a bit less of a hassle without making you pay up for a ride through a car-sharing service. Read More
  • Samsung Level Headphone Series Review: Galaxy Owners Only Need Apply

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    Darrell Etherington
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
     Samsung is trying to add some additional cachet to its brand with a self-produced line of high-end audio accessories, dubbed “Level” by the Korean electronics giant. The Level series includes three different types of headphones, including an in-ear model, an on-ear version and an over-ear variety. The Level In, Level On and Level Over each offer a different experience, but they… Read More
  • $400?! For A Smartwatch?!

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    $400?! For A Smartwatch?!
  • 5 Important extensions make your Google Chrome browser more productive

    Jey Ganesh
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Most of internet user installed Google Chrome browser for surfing. As per the web browser usage survey from January 2013 Google Chrome is best web browser in the World. Why because Chrome browser up to date using cutting edge technology. If you feel any features is missed in Chrome that will be available as extension. Here we have listed important Chrome extension for internet users, this will be helps your work more productive. rollApp File Opener Some people always download document from internet, sometime most of the document is not suitable for their requirement. rollApp file opener helps…
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  • Battery-less device powers a pacemaker using heartbeats

    Ben Coxworth
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Although cardiac pacemakers have saved countless lives, they do have at least one shortcoming – like other electronic devices, their batteries wear out. When this happens, of course, surgery is required in order to replace the pacemaker. While some researchers are looking into ideas such as drawing power from blood sugar, Swiss scientists from the University of Bern have taken another approach. They’ve developed a wristwatch-inspired device that can power a pacemaker via the beating of the patient’s own heart. .. Continue Reading Battery-less device powers a pacemaker using heartbeats…
  • Ceramic-studded carbon fiber fabric made to protect cyclists from road rash

    Ben Coxworth
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    If you frequently ride a bike on asphalt, then it’s entirely possible that sooner or later you’re going to wipe out and end up with some nasty skin abrasions. While such "road rash" can occur just about anywhere on the body, the shoulders and hips are particularly prone to it, as they’re the parts of the body upon which cyclists quite often end up sliding across the road. In order to help protect those areas, Scott Sports has announced a new line of cycling clothing made to protect against road rash ... with a little help from ceramics and carbon fiber. .. Continue Reading…
  • Dryve keeps you dry(ish) on your bike

    Ben Coxworth
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Nobody likes getting rained on while cycling, yet most of us probably aren’t quite ready to shell out for an enclosed velomobile, either. That’s why Swiss company Allnew recently introduced Dryve – it’s a flexible, detachable rain cover for bikes. .. Continue Reading Dryve keeps you dry(ish) on your bike Section: Bicycles Tags: Cycling, Eurobike 2014, Rain Related Articles: Hase Bikes' KLIMAX tricycle converts into a velomobile HelmMate secures your bike helmet and keeps your saddle dry Electric-assist Urban Arrow cargo bike wants to be your second car Victorinox releases Swiss Army…
  • Floating Sauna seeks to set sail in Seattle

    Stu Robarts
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Back in February, Gizmag featured the design for a proposed floating sauna that would be moored on Lake Washington in Seattle. The aim was to create a place of refuge for locals and a space to relax. Now, with a revised design, the project is almost ready to cast off. .. Continue Reading Floating Sauna seeks to set sail in Seattle Section: Architecture Tags: Floating, Kickstarter, Sauna, Seattle Related Articles: Floating sauna to be launched in Seattle Sauna Box turns an old shipping container into a self-contained steam room Mobile sauna offers warm refuge for chilled out surfers One Man…
  • AREND Project aims to ward off poachers with unmanned aerial vehicles

    Nick Lavars
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    Like many a technology before it, the aerial drone is finding applications far beyond military circles, from burrito delivery to surveying broken bridges. One emerging area with huge potential is wildlife conservation, with drones delivering the ability to patrol and detect illegal poachers from the air. AREND (Aircraft for Rhino and Environmental Defense) is an international team of students currently developing an unmanned aerial system with the ultimate objective of combating poaching in Africa's national parks. .. Continue Reading AREND Project aims to ward off poachers with unmanned…
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  • I’ve completely moved to social media

    Robert Scoble
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    After giving it some thought I have completely moved to Facebook at I am putting TONS of great content into there. If you aren’t on Facebook, I’m also on Twitter at or on Google+ at Someday I might come back to the blog, but the world has moved and it is on social media.
  • Knock, knock, is this thing on?

    Robert Scoble
    2 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    We’ve done some updates to the blog here. Hopefully the feeds and everything still works. Now on a modern server at Rackspace, thanks to Rob Collazo for helping me out. Got the latest theme. Improved security here. Updated to latest WordPress. Everything is looking good. Now the trick is to figure out what to do here that I can’t already do on Facebook, which is where I’ve been spending most of my time lately. Are you reading me there? Why not? That’s where you’ll see EVERYTHING I do. Here? I think I’ll start writing longer posts again here and see what…
  • Nokia's Trapster is too far over the freaky line

    Robert Scoble
    28 Jan 2014 | 11:22 am
    Why trust is the new currency in Age of Context and why Nokia lost it here. In the Age of Context lots of companies will go over the freaky line. What is that line? Where at least some people are uncomfortable with the privacy implications of the service. At EVERY speech I’ve given about our new book privacy comes up and people tell me they are scared by this new world that we’re heading into where systems like Google Now help you based on all sorts of private data, from where you are standing to who has sent you airline plans. But there are some “over the freaky line”…
  • Why I got Highlight wrong (and how Bluetooth Low Energy might save it)

    Robert Scoble
    24 Nov 2013 | 7:59 pm
    Back in March 2012 I hyped up Highlight something fierce. I thought it was going to be the next big app. I was wrong. Should have picked Snapchat (which I didn’t see coming because I personally don’t need it very much). Highlight just hasn’t proven to be very addictive to either me or my friends. We talk about it often. I keep running it. Now, what did they do right? They did fix their battery issues. It doesn’t put a major strain on my battery anymore. It does have some users, it’s just that the user count isn’t going up very fast and the UTILITY…
  • Here comes the age of the "personal cloud"

    Robert Scoble
    30 Aug 2013 | 5:34 pm
    Here Scott McGregor, CEO of Broadcom, shows me some new wireless devices, based on Low Power Bluetooth, which will be the “hub” of a new kind of “personal cloud” that will connect sensors and wearable computers to our smartphones of the future. These devices can support hundreds of other wireless devices, each with sensors, lights, or controllers for things on us or around us. This has deep implications for our contextual future (I’m writing a book, titled “Age of Context”). These new devices will cost less than $10 (wholesale) and run on a small…
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  • Google Copies ReadWrite, Dumping "Enterprise" For "Work"

    Owen Thomas
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Google is dumping the tired "enterprise" label for its business products, renaming them Google for Work.Gosh, where have we heard that one before? Oh, right—here on ReadWrite, where, two months ago, we switched our coverage of business tools from the section formerly known as Enterprise to a new section known as ... yes, Work.We can only applaud Google's change. Google has always championed bringing consumer-friendly software like Gmail and Google Docs into the work world. The Google Enterprise name is a leftover from an earlier era—a brief period in Google's infancy when the company…
  • How Big Data Reveals The Secret Life Of Cities

    Alex Salkever
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Data At Work profiles data scientists working at the cutting edge of Big Data.Suppose data scientists could track how people move through cities and towns as easily as e-commerce sites track them online?Don't answer that. It's already happening—thanks, at least in part, to a startup called StreetLight Data.StreetLight founder and CEO Laura Schewel was working on a doctorate in energy engineering at UC Berkeley when she had the “ah-ha” idea of using data from cell towers, traffic-data aggregators and GPS satellites to track people's movement patterns in cities and states across the…
  • Why So Few Women Are Studying Computer Science

    Selena Larson
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    University students around the country are packing up their cars and making the annual pilgrimage to dorm rooms or sparsely-decorated apartments to kick off the school year. They’re pounding the concrete in Ikea for last-minute bathroom accessories, and hugging their parents goodbye until fall break. The university experience prepares young adults for future careers. It teaches them required skills, and introduces them to peers who may one day become coworkers. For one field in particular, the classes, and for now, the future, look similar to the fraternity houses that line a college town's…
  • Vine Stars Are The New Boy Bands

    Stephanie Chan
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you're still reeling from the idea that YouTube stars can cultivate teen fandemonium comparable to 90's era boy bands—get ready, because it's happening again. Vine stars—the niche, digital media celebrities who have gained popularity over fleeting, six second clips—have caught on like wildfire amongst teen girls. The Jack and Jack Digitour tourbusMeet Jack and Jack. Jack Gilinsky, 17, and Jack Johnson, 18, are two teens from Omaha, Nebraska, who garnered fame by creating humorous six-second clips together on Vine. The duo, who arrived in San Francisco last week as a part of…
  • Letting Robots Make Decisions Also Makes Human Workers Happier

    Lauren Orsini
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Despite everything we've learned from science fiction, giving robotic workers more control may be the key to human happiness in the workplace, an MIT study suggests.MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) conducted a study in which three workers—two humans and a PR-2 humanoid robot (pictured above)—completing an engineering task together. There were three conditions to the study: manual, or totally human organized; autonomous, or totally managed by the robot; and semi-autonomous, in which the robot assigned tasks to one person, and the other person assigned tasks…
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  • Radio: Samsung, Xiaomi, Google & Microsoft all trying to be Apple

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Samsung, Xiaomi (the Chinese Samsung) Microsoft and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Macworld’s Kirk McElhearn and Ben Williams of AdBlock Plus. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Apple & Google Android patent lawsuits, Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    24 May 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the iPhone patent wars, Microsoft Surface and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Google’s sneaky cookies, LG Smart TV spying & digital privacy

    24 Nov 2013 | 10:56 am
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the Google’s fine for bypassing Safari privacy settings, LG’s Smart TVs that watch you, and other aspects of digital privacy, along with segments featuring Dann Berg. NOW PLAYING! November 23, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Dann Berg You can tune into the […]
  • Radio: Apple iPhone 5c & 5s, Touch ID

    15 Sep 2013 | 3:08 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the new iPhones, iOS 7, Microsoft Windows Phone and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Leith Speights of Insider Software and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. Warning: I get a little cranky. NOW PLAYING! September 14, 2014 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Leith […]
  • Radio: iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics

    3 Aug 2013 | 11:09 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Jim Dalrymple of the Loop and Stephen Baker of NPD Group. NOW PLAYING! — August 3, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Jim Dalrymple, and Stephen Baker You […]
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  • When It Comes to Innovation, Small Ideas Can Mean Big Wins

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Let’s do some word association. What’s your first thought when someone talks about “innovation” at your company? You probably think of “ground-breaking changes” and “drastic overhauls.” Gmail, the XBox, Nike Air, the Post-It Note. “We’re gonna make millions…” Yes, those certainly fit the definition of innovation. But there’s something to be said for getting the innovation ball rolling […]
  • Listen to Chubby Checker Sing About Dig Dug on a Lost Demo Tape

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Let's take a moment and listen to this song about Dig Dug, as sung by Chubby Checker.
  • The Police Tool That Pervs Use to Steal Nude Pics From Apple’s iCloud

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As nude celebrity photos spilled onto the web over the weekend, blame for the scandal has rotated from the scumbag hackers who stole the images to a researcher who released a tool used to crack victims’ iCloud passwords to Apple, whose security flaws may have made that cracking exploit possible in the first place. But one […]
  • Possible Explosions North of Vatnajökull as Icelandic Eruption Continues

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Quick post today, but is reporting that three small explosions occurred in the area just north of Vatnajökull. The nature of the explosions are unknown at this point, but from the rough translation of the article in Icelandic, they sound an awful lot like a phreatic explosion — that is, explosions driven by steam.
  • The Celebrity Photo Hacks Couldn’t Have Come at a Worse Time for Apple

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The message to the world is that if it's that easy to hack Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud account, it's probably that easy to hack mine, too.
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  • I’m Over at Fast Company. Join Me, Won’t You?

    Harry McCracken
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Just a quick reminder: I’m now happily ensconced in my new gig as technology editor for Fast Company. That means that the vast majority of my tech writing will appear on To see what I’ve been up to so far, you can check out my author page. I do reserve the write to blog here occasionally if I have something to say which doesn’t feel like a good fit for FC. And I’m updating the Technologizer Flipboard magazine with my own work as well as interesting stuff I’m reading elsewhere. But mostly, I’m over at Fast Company–and I hope…
  • TechReads for August 11, 2014

    Harry McCracken
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Apple University revealed. (Brian X. Chen/NYTimes) Apple’s in-house training program sounds very, very Apple-esque.
  • RIP, Jim Frederick

    Harry McCracken
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Jim Frederick, the first editor I had during my time as a tech writer for TIME, died unexpectedly on Thursday night. He was only 42, and I’m still in shock. The loss would be incalculable no matter what the circumstances, but it feels especially jarring and surreal given the bright future Jim was building for himself. Along with his wife Charlotte, he’d just switched coasts from New York to San Francisco in order to start a media consultancy. (I got the LinkedIn notification formally announcing the news just yesterday morning.) Jim’s most obvious legacy will be his work as a…
  • I’m Going to Want a Car With Built-In LTE…Eventually

    Harry McCracken
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Buick owners enjoying their car’s built-in LTE in a photo provided by GM Last week, General Motors invited me to a press event at which it showed off some new Buicks. Normally, such events involve driving new cars. But when we hit the road during this one, I willingly sat in the back seat and fooled around with my phone and tablet–because the primary purpose of the event was to demonstrate the 4G LTE broadband and Wi-Fi hotspot features built into the cars. Across its brands, GM is being particularly aggressive about rolling out in-vehicle LTE connectivity. Most Buick models,…
  • A Celebration of James Garner’s Polaroid Commercials

    Harry McCracken
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    They weren’t the best thing he ever did, or the one which we’ll cherish the most. But with the sad news of the passing of James Garner, it’s worth pausing to remember the commercials he did in the late 1970s and early 1980s for Polaroid. And–this being Technologizer–it’s how we’ll memorialize him here. When it came to celebrity spokespeople, Polaroid wasn’t stingy: Laurence Olivier did the first ad for the SX-70 camera, and Danny Kaye touted the ill-fated Polavision instant movie system. Hiring James Garner was a similarly classy move, but the…
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  • 5 rags-to-riches success stories

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When you think of Dr. Seuss, you probably think of green eggs and ham––ew. But you should be inspired by Dr. Seuss because he started out as a failure. His first book was rejected by twenty-seven different publishers! Good thing he didn’t give up, because now he’s one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time. Michael Jordan was a goofy kid who wasn’t very tall and didn’t come from an athletic family. He made it into the NBA, but his jump shot stank. So he practiced it hundreds and hundreds of times until it was perfect. See the rest of the…
  • Feeling hot, hot, hot: GoPro gets up-close footage of a rocket engine firing [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Standing at the base of a HEAT2X engine test isn’t a sight for the naked human eye to feast upon, so Copenhagen Suborbitals sent in the next best thing, a GoPro Hero3, which lived up to its name, surviving the test and getting blasted off its mount to boot. Hang in there to the end of the video to see how the camera fared. Full story at YouTube via The Blaze. Photography experiments. Graphics credit: Canva  
  • 7 employees you should fire immediately [infographic]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are seven types of employees that you need to get put on the chopping block as soon as you have the opportunity. See this infographic to figure out who will be first against the wall when you’re in charge.   Full story at Lifehack. More business advice. Photo credit: Canva
  • 5 ways to be more efficient at college

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    University is no longer about taking your time, exploring your options, and becoming a better person. It’s about getting out as quickly as possible without being crushed by student loan debt. As sad as it is, that’s the truth. Take a look at these five tips for being more efficient at university. Start by taking courses at a community (or junior) college in order to get transfer credits and get out of that joint as quickly as possible. Also make sure you pick the right friends––a bad group can send you into a time-wasting spiral of partying and sociology (just kidding!). But…
  • Turkey’s tiny two-headed snake

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Unlike a recent post, which we prefaced with the warning that it wasn’t a two-headed snake, this one out of Turkey appears to be the real deal (and far less disturbing than a creeping horde of larvae). According to the BBC: The young snake appears to belong to the Coluber genus of thin-bodied, fast-moving snakes commonly known as racers. Cuneyt Alpguven, who works at Antalya Aquarium’s reptile house, says two-headed snakes are very rare and have little chance of surviving in the wild. “Being two-headed is a major disadvantage, because its anatomical structure makes it more…
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  • Is the open floor plan trend a data security headache?

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    In the age of the open office floor plan, company policies and procedures should define what information can be accessed where and when. Credit: Nuance Today, more and more businesses are foregoing the traditional design setup of cubicles and closed-off offices for an open floor plan. Companies like Facebook and Google market their open-office floor plans to potential employees, touting that the design allows workers to work closely together and fosters a culture of collaboration. It’s a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon: According to the International Management Facility…
  • Infographic: Big data in education

    Megan Anderle
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The main objective of data collection and analysis is to individualize student learning. Credit: James Diedrick Data collection and analysis has become a big priority in colleges and universities, with 79 percent of institutions experiencing substantial data growth and 57 percent of institutions reporting that analytics is a priority when it comes to big data, according to a recent study sponsored by Dell. Most schools aren’t changing their daily lesson plans based on big data analytics, experts say, but the innovations in data management/analytics systems are promising. “A lot of…
  • Why Russian hackers are beating us

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A recent report revealed that one of the recently cyberattacked American banks linked the attack to Russian state-sponsored hackers. Credit: Thinkstock Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players. “Russians are more intelligent than Americans,” Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer for Trend Micro, said. “They’re more intelligent because they think through every action they take to a point where it’s incredibly strategic.
  • The 7 habits of highly effective big data users

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Big data is great, but effectively harnessing it requires effective users. Credit: Getty Personal improvement educator Stephen Covey originally wrote “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” back in 1989. Since that time his approach to attaining goals effectively has been reimagined and reinvented for an infinite variety of disciplines and behaviors — so why not big data analytics? With so much discussion currently rife across the media concerning just exactly how we should approach big data and derive value out of it, it is useful to look at the personality traits…
  • Internet of Things and a connected eel farm

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    That unagi you scarf down at your local sushi restaurant may soon have a link to the Internet of Things. SK Telecom is working with eel farmers in its native South Korea to develop a system of wirelessly connected water sensors that can be monitored and managed from a smartphone. The first pilot of the IoT aquaculture management system is being tested on an eel farm in Gochang, South Korea this month. A set of sensors in dozens of 20-foot-wide eel tanks wirelessly transmit data on water temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen levels to a sensor hub (in fact, the system probably works similarly…
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  • $400?! For A Smartwatch?!

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    $400?! For A Smartwatch?!
  • fuckyeahmovieposters: Interstellar by Jordy Roelofs /...

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    fuckyeahmovieposters: Interstellar by Jordy Roelofs / Sysmatic Oh yes.
  • Durant signs lucrative deal to stay with Nike

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Durant signs lucrative deal to stay with Nike:  Darren Rovell and Marc Stein: With Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike exercised its right to match any rival shoe company’s offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star. A source with knowledge of the deal later told ESPN that Durant has indeed signed with the Oregon-based company. Nike countered Under Armour’s offer of between $265 million and $285 million and believes it will keep Kevin Durant for the next 10 years, sources told ESPN. The most interesting aspect of this isn’t that Nike beat…
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  • You Got Your Windows In My Linux

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    snydeq writes: Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. "Although there are those who think the systemd debate has been decided in favor of systemd, the exceedingly loud protests on message boards, forums, and the posts I wrote over the past two weeks would indicate otherwise. I've seen many declarations of victory for systemd, now that Red Hat has forced it into the enterprise with the release of RHEL 7. I don't think it's that easy. ... Go ahead, kids, spackle over…
  • Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    cold fjord writes Russian President has issued a stark indication of Russia's military capabilities: "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations. This is a reality, not just words." According to, "It's the first time in more than 25 years that Moscow has raised the spectre of nuclear war. The difference this time is that its tanks are already pouring over its western borders." To put numbers behind that, "Russia has moved 4,000 to 5,000 military personnel — a figure far higher than one U.S. official's earlier claim of 1,000 troops. The…
  • Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    criticalmass24 sends news that multiple banks are indicating Home Depot stores are the source of a new batch of stolen credit cards and debit cards that hit the black market today. "There are signs that the perpetrators of this apparent breach may be the same group of Russian and Ukrainian hackers responsible for the data breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang’s, among others. The banks contacted by this reporter all purchased their customers’ cards from the same underground store – rescator[dot]cc — which on Sept. 2 moved two massive new batches of stolen…
  • David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    David Klann works with Driftless Radio, call letters WDRT, in Wisconsin. This is community radio, with no huge advertisers or morning shock jocks with names like Bobba the Fet Sponge. They use open source software for just about everything except accounting, and that includes processing their audio for both OTA (Over the Air) and online streaming. Their transmitter runs a "stripped down" version of Debian, and David is proud that they had 3 1/2 years of uptime -- that only ended when David did a kernel upgrade that forced a reboot. (Alternate Video Link)Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    nerdyalien writes: At some point, haven't all web developers spent an unjustifiable number of hours trying to optimize a desktop site for mobile devices? Responsive web design provides a solution: "develop once, works in every device." However, still it downloads multi-MB images and re-sizes them based on device screen resolution. Retrieving optimized images from the server, based on device (desktop, tablet, phone) and the device's internet connection (fiber, broadband, mobile), has always been an open problem. Recently, a number of freelance developers are tackling this with a new HTML…
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  • Apple Claim Chowder: Cynicism

    John Kirk
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Cynicism All companies suffer from the slings and arrows of outrageous criticism. However, some companies seem to suffer more than their unfair share. If a fool has a hump, nobody notices it; if the wise man has a pimple, everybody talks about it. ~ Russian It is unwise to hold a company in disdain if you are trying to analyze that company. Yet I routinely see Apple labeled and dismissed by…
  • Smart Connected Devices: A New Forecast

    Bob O'Donnell
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    As an analyst, one of the first things I was ever asked to do was put together a forecast. In fact, a key part of an analyst’s job is to dive deeply into a market, learn as much as you can about what the current market size is, understand where it’s going, and use all the insight you can to make predictions about where it’s headed. While there are some mathematical tricks and a certain amount of scientific rigor that can be applied to the process, it’s fundamentally more of a creative, artistic effort. At the end of the day, you have to trust your gut and intuition about where you…
  • Apple Claim Chowder: Killers

    John Kirk
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    With an Apple Event fast approaching, I’m reviewing critiques of past Apple Events to see how accurate they were. Turns out, not very. Critique is needed and welcome. Repeated errors? Not so much. Killers There is a long, sordid history of products being introduced as iPod, iPhone, and iPad Killers. You know the deal. Product “X” is introduced and it will be an Apple Killer because hypothetical products of the future are always superior to Apple products of today, yada, yada, yada. The problem with this theory is that repeated experience has shown that it just ain’t…
  • The 5.5 Inch iRemote For The Apple Home

    Brian S Hall
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    You want to talk about Apple. I understand. They are the biggest tech company in the world. Their products are used by hundreds of millions. Oh, and next week there’s — OMG! — a major Apple event, not at Moscone Center in San Francisco but at Flint Center in Cupertino, the very same location where the original Mac was introduced and where the phoenix-like (i)Mac was introduced, and this can only mean… A new Mac? How can that be? We are all expecting an iWatch. And a large, new iPhone. Two! Some of us are even expecting an iPad XL, complete with badly needed…
  • Mobile Payments: On the Cusp of A New Era

    Ben Bajarin
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    This is the text from the Insiders Big Picture Newsletter that get’s signed up. If you aren’t getting the Insiders Newsletter, be sure to check your SPAM filter. If you are new to Insiders and have not yet signed up, you can use the Insider Newsletter blue button on the right. I hope everyone downloaded and… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
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  • Microsoft Accidentally Tips Windows 9

    Michael Endler
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    With Windows 8 adoption still limping along and a quickly removed blog reference to "Windows 9," is Microsoft about to launch its next operating system?
  • Google Enterprise Rebranded 'Google For Work'

    Thomas Claburn
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Name change aims to better reflect Google's business customers and shift focus from the term 'enterprise.'
  • Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts

    Michael Endler
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
  • Welcome To IT Life

    Laurianne McLaughlin
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Tech's lighter side. Nostalgia. Parody. The agony and ecstasy of IT careers. You'll find all this and more in InformationWeek's new IT Life section.
  • Seattle Children's Hospital CIO: Don't Call Me Superman

    Alison Diana
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    Seattle Children's SVP/CIO Wes Wright says IT needs more Clark Kents and fewer Supermans to get real work done.
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  • HP Slatebook 14: Can Android on a Laptop Work?

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    HP Slatebook 14: Can Android on a Laptop Work? is a post by Kevin Purcell from The HP Slatebook 14 seems like a great idea. It’s an Android powered laptop with nice hardware for... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor and 1080p Launches

    Kevin Purcell
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor and 1080p Launches is a post by Kevin Purcell from Acer and NVIDIA teamed up to finally give Chromebook fans what they want: a... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 8 Awesome Accessories for Back to School

    Kevin Purcell
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    8 Awesome Accessories for Back to School is a post by Kevin Purcell from As students get ready for going back to school soon, they should consider bringing along some accessories to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 10 Best Back to School Notebooks for Every Price Point

    Kevin Purcell
    2 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    10 Best Back to School Notebooks for Every Price Point is a post by Kevin Purcell from As students head back to school this month, most will tote a notebook computer. Here are 10... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo Y50 Touch Review

    Travis Pope
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Lenovo Y50 Touch Review is a post by Travis Pope from The Lenovo Y50 Touch  is a strange beast. All at once, the laptop is meant to straddle the dividing line between two worlds and... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    Tech Talk


    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Car racing has been around for a long time but at a recent IndyCar Grand Prix, TECH TALK learned how teams are using tech and data to compete. (Magid, self-ID)

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You may have seen a skier, biker or runner wearing one of those GoPro action cameras but now they're for the dogs, too. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you're like a lot of people, your smart phone battery could be out of juice before the sun goes down. TECH TALK has some suggestions for keeping it alive.

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amazon has spent nearly a billion dollars to buy Twitch -- a website that streams people playing video games. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The makers of Jawbone, a fitness tracker that also measures sleep patterns, discovered that 93% of their users within 15 miles of the Napa earthquake woke up from the shock and most stayed up all night. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • The Road To Disrupt: Bitcovery And Hammer & Chisel

    Sam O'Keefe
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    On this week’s Road To Disrupt, we’re back with Bitcovery and Hammer & Chisel and revisit their on-stage Startup Battlefield presentation at Disrupt SF 2013. Read More
  • 3DHubs Raises $4.5 Million To Make Local 3D Printing Global

    John Biggs
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    3DHubs, a 3D printer matching service, has raised a $4.5 million Series A to help bring their local 3D printing system to the world. The service, which allows you to find and order 3D prints from printers in your area, is similar to other services like MakeXYZ and 3DLt but is already available overseas. Founded by former 3D Systems employees Brian Garret and Bram de Zwart, the site was one of… Read More
  • Google Partners With UCSB To Build Quantum Processors For Artificial Intelligence

    Frederic Lardinois
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
     Google today announced that it is expanding its research around quantum computing and that it has hired UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) John Martinis and his team — one of the most prolific research groups in this area — to work on new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics. Researchers in Martinis’ lab were among the first to use this technique back in 2008. Read More
  • Announcing The Disrupt SF Hackathon Judges And API Workshops

    Jeffery Bennett
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    We’re less than a week away from this year’s Disrupt Hackathon, and are delighted to announce the judges & API workshops. I, along with TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Editor, Sam O’Keefe, will be your Hackmaster and host for the weekend. Judges In years past, our judges have served as combination of part-bloodhound, part-iron curtain, separating the wheat from the… Read More
  • Microsoft Partners Said To Test Windows 9 Ahead Of Public Release

    Alex Wilhelm
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
     Microsoft is expected to release a technical preview of Windows 9 on September 30th. So if you were looking forward to getting your paws on the code, you have only four weeks left to wait. That is, if you are not a key Microsoft partner. According to NeoWin’s Brad Sams, Microsoft is currently providing some partners with access to the operating system ahead of the public. That’s… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • How and Why to Interview Superstars with Twitter and Google+

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

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

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

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Listen, I have no intention of starting an iOS vs Android debate here so if that is why you opened this article, allow me to introduce you to the little X in the corner… I use an iPhone 5S as my daily phone and until recently, there was no way I was going to replace that with an Android device. Yes, I am fully aware that some of the newer Android flagship devices are more impressive than the iPhone, in both personality and looks, but for me, despite many MANY attempts, I stuck with iPhone. I have played with the Nexus 5. I have even played with the HTC M8.
  • How Favoriting a Tweet Has Replaced Retweeting as the Most Powerful Marketing Tool on Twitter

    25 Jun 2014 | 3:26 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Ok, I agree. Even I rolled my eyes after reading my own title. Sounds like another silly Twitter post trying to tell me that something as simple and trivial as a Twitter favorite is really a secret marketing tool. Sounds crazy, I know. I hope you change your mind after hearing me out. Allow me to begin my opening statements with a question. What, in your opinion, is the difference between sales and marketing? After all, both sales and marketing have the same ultimate goal, to encourage you to buy/use/adopt a product/concept/service, right? I mean if marketing does…
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  • Should You Click on Those Nude Celeb Photos? A Flowchart for Everyone on the Internet

    Max Knoblauch
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    If you're not sure whether you should look at the hacked nude photos of celebrities that were exposed this weekend, let us help you: No. No you should not. If there's any question in your mind, you're probably asking yourself questions like, "Do I be a good person or do I be a not good person?" and "Do I value privacy or do I not value privacy?" Tough one. See also: The Hard Truth About Your Online Life This solid flowchart will hopefully help you figure out where you stand on this complicated issue. Image: Mashable Illustration Max KnoblauchHave something to add to this story? Share it in…
  • Reddit Users Get Remorse Over Nude Pictures, Turn to Charity

    Brian Koerber
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    UPDATE, September, 2, 5:32 p.m. ET: The Prostate Cancer Foundation have shut down the charity referenced below and released the following statement: "A post appeared on Reddit late Monday afternoon, September 1, 2014. A Reddit user directed other Reddit users to make a donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation without the Foundation’s knowledge. We would never condone raising funds for cancer research in this manner. Out of respect for everyone involved and in keeping with our own standards, we are returning all donations that resulted from this post." Remorseful Redditors are…
  • Pro-Russian Rebels Move on Strategic City of Mariupol

    Kristine Yapp
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — As NATO leaders prepared to meet at a summit this week in Wales to discuss, among other things, the conflict in Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels appeared to be pushing further towards the strategically important port city of Mariupol. See also: On the Front: War Comes to Yet Another Town in Ukraine Last week, pro-Russian forces captured the town of Novoazovsk on the eastern coastline near Russia, edging towards Mariupol. Ukraine accused Moscow of sending in its troops and supporting rebels in the take-over. The port city is considered important because it could allow…
  • New York Times Adds Climate Editor After Slashing Environmental Coverage

    Jason Abbruzzese
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    About 19 months after closing down its special team of environmental reporters, the New York Times has named Adam Bryant as editor overseeing climate change and environmental issues for the paper's science coverage Bryant announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday, noting that he will scale back his other responsibilities at the Times as part of the move See also: 6 Digital Challenges for The New York Times' New Editor #Corneroffice will now be airing once a week, as I will be joining @nytimesscience as an editor of #climatechange & #environment coverage! — Adam Bryant…
  • Samsung Unveils Curved Speaker to Join Its Line of Curved Smart TVs

    Adario Strange
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Samsung has introduced a curved speaker to complement its 55- and 65-inch curved TVs The HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar lives up to its name by offering a unique, curved slab of audio that can be used as a standalone unit, or serve as a television stand for Samsung's curved TVs See also: Samsung Shape: the Right Way to Do Wi-Fi Speakers Equipped with three drives, enabling it to deliver sound from three different directions, the Soundbar connects to the television wirelessly via Samsung's SoundConnect Bluetooth function However, the device's look and functionality doesn't come cheap — the…
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  • Blunders By Convicted 'Fast And Furious 6' Cammer Made It Easy To Track Him Down

    Glyn Moody
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Back in May last year, Techdirt wrote about how the UK police worked in worryingly-close collaboration with the local anti-piracy group, FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft), effectively becoming its private enforcement squad. As we noted recently that case has now passed through the UK courts, with Philip Danks receiving 33 months in prison. The severe sentence is noteworthy, but what's really interesting here is how Danks was tracked down. TorrentFreak has written a fascinating follow-up piece explaining just how easy he made it. Apparently, Danks's online alias in the torrenting scene…
  • You Can't Be Fired For 'Liking' A Colleague Calling Your Bosses 'Assholes' On Facebook

    Mike Masnick
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    A couple of years ago, we wrote about a rather troubling legal ruling in which a court declared that Facebook "likes" aren't a First Amendment protected expression. The ruling made little sense. It involved some employees of a local sheriff getting fired after "liking" the Facebook profile of the sheriff's opponent in the next election. Thankfully, that key part was overturned on appeal, with the 4th Circuit appeals court ruling that Facebook likes absolutely could be protected speech. Now, facing a somewhat similar issue, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has similarly concluded that…
  • Why Is Huffington Post Running A Multi-Part Series To Promote The Lies Of A Guy Who Pretended To Invent Email?

    Mike Masnick
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I thought this story had ended a few years ago. Back in 2012, we wrote about how The Washington Post and some other big name media outlets were claiming that a guy named V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai had "invented email" in 1978. The problem was that it wasn't even close to true and relied on a number of total misconceptions about email, software and copyright law. Ayyadurai and some of his friends have continued to play up the claim that he "invented" email, but it simply was never true, and it's reaching a level that seems truly bizarre. Ayyadurai may have done some interesting things, but his…
  • The Brett Kimberlin Saga: A Story Of Wacko Vexatious Lawsuits

    Mike Masnick
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    For years we've been paying somewhat loose attention to the saga involving Brett Kimberlin and his ongoing lawsuits against bloggers. The story was complex and convoluted from the beginning, and only got more so over time. In fact, it got so confusing that it almost became too difficult to jump into the story mid-stream. On top of that, the "partisan" overtones of many of the folks debating the story (on both sides) made it even more of a farce. When Kimberlin lost one of his lawsuits against some bloggers a few weeks ago, we debated writing a story, but there was so much back story to cover…
  • Ferguson Debacle Results In Armored Vehicles Being Removed From Two California Police Departments

    Tim Cushing
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Today's militarized policeman often feels naked without the protection of mine-resistant vehicles, despite very little evidence that such vehicles are necessary to handle the deadly (or is it?) rigors of police work. Citizens, however, aren't so sure they like seeing their law enforcement officers rolling out like they're keeping the peace in the middle of Baghdad. Even better, some representatives are finally starting to feel the same way. Sure, the vehicles and other militarized accoutrements may come cheap, thanks to DHS grants, but even deep, deep discounts aren't enough to justify…
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    Digital Trends

  • Fetishizing cassettes, the dignity of LPs, more from the mind of Robyn Hitchcock

    Mike Mettler
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    From his days in The Soft Boys to his latest solo work, Robyn Hitchcock has seen it all. And he has a pretty good idea what's next: bioimplants, fetishizing dying formats, and a lot more great music. The post Fetishizing cassettes, the dignity of LPs, more from the mind of Robyn Hitchcock appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Star Destroyer vs. Battlestar Galactica? A look at Dreadnought’s formula for fun

    Adam Rosenberg
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Yager Developments' Peter Holzapfel, game director on Dreadnought, shares the first details of the game's episodic story mode, including the fact that veteran comic book writer Dan Abnett is working on building the universe. The post Star Destroyer vs. Battlestar Galactica? A look at Dreadnought’s formula for fun appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Yamaha’s new sound base wants to immerse you in audio with its ‘sound beams’

    Ryan Waniata
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Yamaha jumps into the sound base category with its new SRT-1000. The $500 wood enclosed unit promises to offer better sound immersion than its competitors via Yamaha's proprietary Digital Sound Projector technology. The post Yamaha’s new sound base wants to immerse you in audio with its ‘sound beams’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Samsung unveils its baby M3 multi-room speaker, new curved sound bar at IFA

    Ryan Waniata
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Samsung completes its multi-room speaker trifecta with the junior-sized Shape M3. The speaker marks the most affordable of Samsung's multi-room speaker lineup, joining the M5 and flagship M7. The company also unveiled a new curved sound bar to match its curved TVs. The post Samsung unveils its baby M3 multi-room speaker, new curved sound bar at IFA appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Get to da Unimog! Schwarzenegger’s miltary-grade Mercedes U1300 is up for sale

    Andrew Hard
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Good Schwarzenegger impressions are a dime a dozen nowadays, but now, you can drive his car. The Governator’s bespoke Unimog U1300, a five-ton military-grade truck, has been put up for sale for a very Hollywood price: $273,250. The post Get to da Unimog! Schwarzenegger’s miltary-grade Mercedes U1300 is up for sale appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Bulldog 25K at Malibu Creek State Park Race Report

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

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

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

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

    28 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The Ojai Half Marathon was my second half marathon, the first being the Santa To The Sea race in December. The Santa To The Sea was on a very flat course with an elevation loss but the Ojai race features a bounty of rolling hills. As part of my training for this race, I ran the last 3 miles of the race on one weekend and ran the larger loop part of the course last week. I’m glad I did the training runs and tracked my heart rate because it helped me create a plan of attack for the race. The Course The race starts at a small elementary school just outside of Ojai then it heads down…
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  • Four Ways to Organize Your Money Based on Your Personality

    Molly Triffin
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Not all the money advice you read necessarily applies to your personality—different types of people need to utilize different strategies. Whether you're too much of a perfectionist, a procrastinator, or a stockpiler of needless paperwork, here are four strategies to deal with your money persona.Read more...
  • Gawker Walmart Workers Rant About the "Nonsense" New Dress Code | Gizmodo How to Keep Photos of Your

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Gawker Walmart Workers Rant About the "Nonsense" New Dress Code | Gizmodo How to Keep Photos of Your Naked Body Off the Internet | io9 The Disturbingly Inexact Science Of Food Expiration Dates | Kotaku Even YouTube's Most Popular Gamer Is Sick Of The Comments | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Six Factors that Explain Why You Have Off Days When Exercising

    Thorin Klosowski
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    No matter how often you exercise, we all have that weird experience where a routine will feel great one day and horrible the next. There are many factors at play, but The Wall Street Journal lists the six most common reasons for an off day.Read more...
  • Epiphany Is a Fast, Modern Browser for the Raspberry Pi

    Thorin Klosowski
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Raspberry Pi is a great for a lot of things, but browsing the web was never one of them. Epiphany is a browser built for the Pi that does just about everything a modern browser can do. Read more...
  • Pocket for Android Adds Storage Control, Quick Deleting, and More

    Thorin Klosowski
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Android: The Pocket app for Android was updated today with some handy new features, including the new ability to set your offline storage limits, a new quick delete mode, and improved Evernote integration.Read more...
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  • Connected insoles, jewelry and more. We really need wireless power.

    Stacey Higginbotham
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The more gadgets I collect, the more I long for freedom from the power cord. Charging the internet of things is a pain point that I hope wireless power can solve. Connected insoles, jewelry and more. We really need wireless power. originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Sprint drops prices, doubles data on Boost prepaid plans

    Kevin Fitchard
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Without the distraction of a pending merger, Sprint is now focused on the competition. One of its prepaid arms, Boost Mobile, is cutting its monthly prices by $5 per plan while simultaneously increasing data caps. Sprint drops prices, doubles data on Boost prepaid plans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Google is trying to build its own quantum computing processors

    Derrick Harris
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Google is teaming with a group of UCSB researchers, which has already demonstrated success with a new type of quantum architecture, to design and build its own quantum computing hardware. Google says it will continue its research with D-Wave Systems' quantum computing system, too. Google is trying to build its own quantum computing processors originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Uber expands carpooling to entire city of San Francisco

    Carmel DeAmicis
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Despite some initial execution bumps, Uber is expanding its carpooling feature to the public. Uber expands carpooling to entire city of San Francisco originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Apple: “Certain celebrity accounts” were compromised by a targeted attack

    Kif Leswing
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Apple has released an official statement in response to the hack that released several private celebrity photos on the internet. Apple: “Certain celebrity accounts” were compromised by a targeted attack originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
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  • Finally, a Drill You Can Charge From a USB Port

    Andrew Liszewski
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    It only requires assembling a single piece of Ikea furniture to realize why an electric screwdriver is a worthwhile investment. So if you're in the market for one, Black+Decker's new 4V MAX Lithium Pivot Screwdriver could be a great choice for the sole reason that you can charge it from the same USB adapters you use to top off your smartphone or tablet.Read more...
  • Uber Is Currently Fighting the Battle That Jitneys Lost 100 Years Ago

    Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The mid-1910s saw an explosion of people driving unlicensed cabs. They were called jitneys (slang for a nickel, which was also what they typically cost) and cities across the U.S. scrambled to regulate them. Read more...
  • Scientists Engineer E. Coli to Make Propane

    Sarah Zhang
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    E. coli is an exceedingly common bacteria that lives in many places including your very own gut. It's also a favorite organism for synthetic biologists looking to engineer useful microbes. By inserting just a few genes in E. coli, scientists have found they can coax the bacteriuminto making ready-to-use propane. Read more...
  • A Tiny Battery-Powered Beater That Mixes Better Than a Spatula

    Andrew Liszewski
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Prepara has managed to miniaturize the handheld electric mixer your parents used by eliminating one of the spinning metal whisks and swapping the power cord for a set of four AAA batteries. Not only is it lighter and easier to use, it will also free up a bunch of drawer space.Read more...
  • This Electric Car Charging Picture Going Around The Internet Is Wrong

    Raphael Orlove on Jalopnik, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    This picture does not show an electric car charging in 1905. It's fourteen years off, but that's just the start of things.Read more...
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  • Sound off! Have fitness trackers and wearables improved your health?

    Dave Schumaker
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Smartwatches are all the rage right now, but before we were obsessed with interesting new ways to get more notifications, it seemed like every company was developing a fitness tracker. Fitbit was one of the first with its pocketable tracker. Now...
  • Making a beer selection at happy hour has never been easier

    Billy Steele
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Even the most experienced beer drinker comes across selections they aren't familiar with, especially when traveling to a new locale. To help analyze the selections on a bar's suds list, just snap a picture with your trusty smartphone and let SipSnapp...
  • Hackers are using Google's antivirus tool to test their attacks

    Jon Fingas
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Google's VirusTotal site can be very handy if you're worried about malware; upload a file and dozens of antivirus tools will check to see if it's malicious. However, it's now clear that this site can hinder as much as it helps. Security research...
  • Kyocera's sapphire screen is tougher than we expected

    Brad Molen
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Few things in life are more satisfying than taking out pent-up aggression on a poor, helpless phone, and the Kyocera Brigadier gave me that opportunity this week. Armed with a 4.5-inch Sapphire Shield screen, the rugged Verizon-exclusive device...
  • 'Big players' from US and China reportedly interested in OUYA

    Edgar Alvarez
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    OUYA's remained relatively quiet over the past few months, aside from making content-focused announcements here and there -- such as OUYA Everywhere and the expansion of it. That said, the gaming startup, once a Kickstarter sensation, could be making...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions Tuesday from appeals judges wanting to know whether the program will inevitably lead to, as one judge put it, the government's study of "every American's everything."
  • Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As federal investigators worked Tuesday to determine who stole and posted nude photos of several female celebrities online, the images continued to be removed from various sites.
  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.
  • You won’t have to worry about fragmentation on Google’s latest Android initiative

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Google may have an Android fragmentation problem but the company will finally get to push software updates without interference from device makers and mobile operators to a certain kind of new product, CNET reveals. Google plans to release frequent and timely updates to Android Wear-based smartwatches, including the Moto 360, G Watch R, G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, which lack software complications such as OEM customizations and carrier influences that prevent Google from releasing simultaneous updates for all Android smartphones. According to the company, the updates will be delivered…
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  • 3DHubs Raises $4.5 Million To Make Local 3D Printing Global

    John Biggs
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    3DHubs, a 3D printer matching service, has raised a $4.5 million Series A to help bring their local 3D printing system to the world. The service, which allows you to find and order 3D prints from printers in your area, is similar to other services like MakeXYZ and 3DLt but is already available overseas. Founded by former 3D Systems employees Brian Garret and Bram de Zwart, the site was one of… Read More
  • Samsung Level Headphone Series Review: Galaxy Owners Only Need Apply

    Darrell Etherington
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
     Samsung is trying to add some additional cachet to its brand with a self-produced line of high-end audio accessories, dubbed “Level” by the Korean electronics giant. The Level series includes three different types of headphones, including an in-ear model, an on-ear version and an over-ear variety. The Level In, Level On and Level Over each offer a different experience, but they… Read More
  • The Movpak Is An Electric Skateboard That Folds Into A Backpack

    Kyle Russell
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
     For those with a long commute to work, the hardest part can be the last mile between getting off of the subway or train and walking to the office. The Movpak is an electric skateboard built into a full-size backpack, designed to make that final stretch a bit less of a hassle without making you pay up for a ride through a car-sharing service. Read More
  • Android Wear Is Getting GPS And The Ability To Talk To Other Bluetooth Accessories

    Darrell Etherington
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
     Google’s Android Wear platform is going to gain more powers on a continuing basis, thanks to frequent significant updates, the Android team has revealed. Upcoming features planned for Android Wear in the immediate future include support for GPS on devices, instead of having to rely on connected smartphones, and the ability to work with other Bluetooth wearables in potentially… Read More
  • Heated, Connected Insoles? Whatever Next…

    Natasha Lomas
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
     Are there any limits to the everyday objects that will get connectivity and become controllable via an app? Sanity and smartphone battery life might suggest so, but this soon to launch Kickstarter project which is seeking to crowdfund a pair of connected, heated insoles to warm your tootsies and track your running steps sort of suggests otherwise. Read More
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  • GTA 5 Release Date For PC, PS4 And Xbox One Appears On Newegg

    Adnan Farooqui
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Grand Theft Auto 5 has been around for quite some time now on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Fans of the popular Rockstar franchise have been waiting patiently for GTA 5 release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Rockstar has confirmed that the launch will definitely take place this year but up till now it has not confirmed exactly when this will happen. The GTA 5 release date for the aforementioned platforms has appeared online at a major online retailer. The last report we had about the GTA 5 release date for PC, PS4 and Xbox One come from the people at GAME who claimed that November 1st has…
  • Home Depot Investigating A Possibly Huge Credit Card Leak

    Adnan Farooqui
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Many of us might still be reeling from the massive Target hack that saw millions of credit and debit cards being compromised. A luxury retailer was also found to have been hit with a similar breach around the same time. It has only been a few months since the dust settled on that fiasco and it looks like another might be in the making. Home Depot has confirmed that it is looking into some “unusual activity” and is currently investigating with its banking partners and law enforcement to find out for sure. According to Brian Krebs, a well known computer security journalist who…
  • Apple Says Celebrity Nudes Didn’t Leak Because Of iCloud Breach

    Adnan Farooqui
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    By now you must have heard of the massive celebrity nude photos leak that happened over the weekend. Compromising photos of many well known celebrities were leaked online in a blatant disregard for privacy and the law. It was widely speculated initially that the leak happened due to an iCloud breach that hackers had exploited. Apple did acknowledge that it was investigating the matter. It has issued a statement just now issuing a clean chit to iCloud and Find My iPhone. In its statement Apple says that it was “outraged” when it learned of the theft and immediately tasked engineers…
  • Xbox One Heads To 29 New Markets This Month

    Adnan Farooqui
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    September is a big month for Xbox, or so says Microsoft. The company confirmed today that its console is going to be released in 28 additional countries this month. Xbox One’s expansion in over two dozen new markets comes at a time when Xbox owners are waiting for highly anticipated titles like Forza Horizon 2 and FIFA 15. Destiny is also making its way to Xbox later this month. Customers in these new markets will be able to take advantage of the Xbox One experience for the very first time. Microsoft acknowledges that many markets have been waiting for the console to launch and the…
  • Google Maps Gets Destiny Planet View

    Adnan Farooqui
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Gamers around the world are anxiously waiting for September 9th, that’s when Bungie’s Destiny finally gets released. A lot of hype has already been created for this title, primarily because of the fact that it cost Activision some half a billion dollars.However Bungie isn’t going to stop promoting its new title. The developer has teamed up with Google Maps to present the Destiny Planet View. Its a fictional version of Google’s popular mapping service that’s set in Destiny’s fictional world. If you simply can’t wait for Destiny to be released, like…
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  • Asus ready to drop price bar below $100 for MeMo Pad tablet line

    Adrian Diaconescu
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    We’re nearing a historical moment for low-cost Android tablets, ladies and gentlemen, as Asus is reported to be working on a sub-$100 MeMo Pad. And by that, we mean the next installment in the increasingly popular gadget line will be available for less than a Benjamin right off the bat instead of gradually and time-limitedly getting discounted, like a few of its predecessors. According to credible speculation… Continue reading Asus ready to drop price bar below $100 for MeMo Pad tablet line Related posts: Two New Budget-Friendly Android Tablets Enter The Ring: Asus MeMo Pad 8 and MeMo Pad…
  • Lenovo teases Android Lollipop(?!?)-running Vibe X2, mocks Apple in the process

    Adrian Diaconescu
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Oh snap, it looks like Lenovo has set quite the bold goals for its smartphone business on the heels of an unexpected profits hike and an imminent Motorola acquisition. Still deemed an underdog in the Western mobile sector, the China-based company is going for Apple’s jugular in confirming the glitzy introduction of the Vibe X2 at IFA. For now, Lenovo jokingly claims it can’t say “anything either” on… Continue reading Lenovo teases Android Lollipop(?!?)-running Vibe X2, mocks Apple in the process Related posts: Lenovo Announces Vibe Z LTE Android phone Get ready for onslaught of…
  • Sony teases improved water protection for Xperia Z3 line as more details surface

    Adrian Diaconescu
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Not one to put on a coy act leading up to high-profile product announcements, Sony continues to gradually let inside information relating to its numerous upcoming gadgets trickle out. After confirming three Xperia Z3s are in the pipeline, one or several of which will measure less than 7 mm thin, the Japanese took to Twitter to tease the family’s swimming abilities. That Sony flagships, and occasionally even… Continue reading Sony teases improved water protection for Xperia Z3 line as more details surface Related posts: Rumor: 4.6-Inch Water and Dust Proof Sony Xperia ZR Smartphone Coming…
  • Large smartphones get a boost for video, photography

    Stanley Goodner
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Despite how digital photos from smartphones and cameras can be nigh unlimited, due to being able to delete the chaff, there is value in taking a great shot the first time each time. If not for the sake of photography, then at least to save storage space or time spent cherry-picking. The devices available today have some really great hardware, but that alone isn’t enough to deliver award-winning shots. What you also need is creativity and a steady hand. The latter… Continue reading Large smartphones get a boost for video, photography Related posts: GadgeTell hands-on with some GorillaPod…
  • HP tipped to unveil affordable Stream 7, Stream 8 Windows 8.1 tablets at IFA

    Adrian Diaconescu
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    In addition to spearheading Microsoft’s Chromebooks-crushing actions with a $200 full Windows 8.1-running laptop called the Stream, HP continues to cross swords with Google in the low-cost tablet ring, where Android is substantially ahead of Windows as far as global sales are concerned. But maybe not for long, as the… Continue reading HP tipped to unveil affordable Stream 7, Stream 8 Windows 8.1 tablets at IFA Related posts: Evernote for Windows has been updated, arrives at version 4.5.7 with an Activity Stream Acer Reportedly Looking to Unveil Iconia B1 Successor and Affordable 10-Inch…
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  • Victimized Celebs Blamed for Their Indecent Exposure

    Richard Adhikari
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Apple on Tuesday issued a statement blaming the posting online of more than 100 celebrities' photos in various stages of dishabille on a highly targeted hack attack to gain access to their usernames, passwords and answers to security questions. None of the cases investigated resulted from any breach in the company's systems, including iCloud or Find my iPhone, Apple maintained. However, Apple this weekend reportedly fixed a flaw in its Find My iPhone feature that was believed to have allowed hackers to breach those celebrities' accounts.
  • What Lies Beneath Social Media Users' Self-Censoring Ways

    Richard Adhikari
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    People have been reluctant to discuss whistle-blower Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance activities in social media, the Pew Center Internet Project reported last week. Only 42 percent of the 1,800 adults interviewed by the center were willing to post their views on the topic on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, although 82 percent were willing to discuss it face to face with others. Respondents were more willing to discuss the issue, either online or in person, with others of the same opinion.
  • Leap Motion Gets Your Hands in the Game

    Richard Adhikari
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Leap Motion last week announced a virtual reality headset developer mount for Oculus Rift and a new API that together will take the VR game to new heights. The API feeds raw infrared imagery straight from Leap's sensors to the controller on the headset, giving users a real time view of the environment. The API expands the tracking space to any direction the user is facing. Its field of view exceeds that of existing VR displays so users can track their hands before they come into their field of vision.
  • Digital Clone: You Won't Be Able to Live Without One

    Rob Enderle
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    A very interesting book just hit the market. Written by Martine Rothblatt -- apparently she is America's top paid female CEO -- its title is Virtually Human: The Promise -- and the Peril -- of Digital Immortality. The subject is digital clones, and Rothblatt goes into depth about what they are, when they are coming, and the likelihood they eventually will have equal human rights. The premise is fascinating, and I now can foresee a future when we won't be able to survive successfully without one -- and that future is coming damned fast.
  • Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy

    Jack M. Germain
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June -- yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others. It is also rare to see a first stable release offer the kind of smooth performance and expansive feature set as Peach OSI. Peach OSI is a great starting point for Linux newcomers.
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  • Five security lessons from ‘Mars Attacks!’

    Bill Brenner
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    If you look closely, the 1996 Tim Burton film “Mars Attacks!” offers us a few security lessons. Let the following clip play as I run through some examples… Lesson 1: If you release a white dove over someone’s head before you verify who you’re dealing with, you have failed to practice due diligence. The resulting bad press could damage your brand. Lesson 2: Regarding Jack Nicholson’s speech about two out of three branches of the government still working: Layers of security may be smart, but if it’s badly configured and government-issued, it…
  • 5 Things a Revere, MA Upbringing Taught Me About Infosec

    Bill Brenner
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Growing up in Revere, Mass., taught me some very simple lessons about information security. Note: When people hear the name Revere, they think of these things: Paul Revere’s ride, guns, the IROC-Z automobile, lots of gold chains and language that doesn’t include the letter r at the end of a word. Information security? You probably think I’ve lost what little sanity I had. But I’m serious. Revere incident 1: Me and two friends are followed a quarter-mile up the beach and pounced upon because I apparently said something someone mistook as an insult against his…
  • The Stupid, It Burns

    Dave Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    There are times where I just marvel at the abject stupidity of some folks. Case in point was the posting on Pastebin over the weekend where a group of “hackers” (wow, I use that term lightly) calling themselves “Wycked” posted a database dump from McDonald’s Malaysia. The premise being that they compromised the site. Small problem with that however. You see, the “Havij Injection Project” already posted that same database dump in February 2012. Don’t piss on my leg and tell me that it is raining. The stupid, it burns. The post The Stupid, It…
  • Privacy under fire: Aaron Sorkin saw it coming in 1999

    Bill Brenner
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I’ve long been a fan of “The West Wing,” which follows the drama of fictional president Josiah Bartlet and his senior staff. The series launched well before the privacy debates that are now the norm. But series creator Aaron Sorkin was way ahead of his time all those years ago when he focused on Internet privacy in the season one episode “The Short List.” In the episode, Bartlet has nominated a man for the Supreme Court whose writings suggest a lack of regard for Americans’ right to privacy. During a heated Oval Office discussion, presidential advisor Sam…
  • No Cyber Experience? Strategy! Um…

    Dave Lewis
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Michael Daniel is the person who is on point for shaping cyber security in the US government. I find it rather disquieting that the White House cyber security coordinator espouses his lack of technical knowledge as a plus. From Gov Security: “Being too down in the weeds at the technical level could actually be a little bit of a distraction,” Daniel, a special assistant to the president, says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “You can get enamored with the very detailed aspects of some of the technical solutions,” he says. “And, particularly…
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  • Watch Gilas Pilipinas FIBA World Cup Games Live on your mobile device

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Now you can watch Gilas Pilipinas games live and ad-fre […] You might also like: NimbleTV lets you watch your favorite US TV shows on your mobile device Philippines wins Bronze in World Cyber Games 2012 Free iPhone Games from Gameloft from May 10 to 21
  • Cherry Mobile Ultra On The Go Pocket Router Priced at Php 3,999

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Aside from the TV Box, Cherry Mobile will also be launc […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile ULTRA LTE Quad Core Smartphone Launched Cherry Mobile TV100 TV BOX Priced at Php 3,999 Cherry Mobile Superion Scope LTE Tablet Announced
  • Cherry Mobile TV100 TV BOX Priced at Php 3,999

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Cherry Mobile is set to launch a number of devices soon […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile ULTRA LTE Quad Core Smartphone Launched Cherry Mobile Magnum S 5 Inch Octa Core Android KitKat smartphone priced at Php 9999 Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0, 5-inch dual-SIM, quad-core phone for only P6,299
  • Xiaomi Piston Headphones to be sold at Php 695

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Aside from the Redmi 1S, Xiaomi’s Piston in-ear h […] You might also like: AKG Headphones and Earphones Goes on Sale Hugo Barra talks about Mi 3, Redmi 1s, Redmi Note, Mi Pad and Xiaomi Philippines Launch BOSE Clearance Sale Big Discounts on Headphones and Speakers
  • Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S priced at Php 5,599, goes on sale September 4

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Xiaomi last night announced that it will be offering th […] You might also like: Hugo Barra talks about Mi 3, Redmi 1s, Redmi Note, Mi Pad and Xiaomi Philippines Launch Xiaomi Redmi Complete Specs Xiaomi Redmi Note Complete Specs
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  • Which smartwatch should you buy? Pebble Steel, Nike+ and Cogito

    Tom Pritchard
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Smartwatches are a fairly new member of the gadgets family, and have yet to really reach the same level of popularity as smartphones or tablets. Considering they have yet to ingrain themselves into mainstream society you might not be aware of what smartwatches are, and chances are you have seen many out in the world, but didn’t even realise it wasn’t an ordinary watch. So what are they? As the name suggests a smartwatch is an upgraded watch that is basically a wristborn computer, similar to how a smartphone is a small computer masquerading as a phone.  Because a smartwatch…
  • Chinese cinemas are showing viewers’ comments on screen

    Diane Shipley
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    It’s one thing making full use of a hashtag when you’re watching your favourite TV show (even people who don’t watch the Great British Bake Off were entertained by the initial reaction to #bingate). But it’s another going to see a movie and having other people’s opinions pop up on the screen while you’re trying to have a heart-wrenching personal moment with Meryl Streep. But this could be the future of cinema-going, in China at least. As Quartz reports, at the end of July, an animated martial arts film, Legend of Qin, was released in Hangzhou with viewers’ comments displayed for…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Still the brightest star in Samsung’s Galaxy

    Holly Brockwell
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    With the much-discussed Galaxy Alpha just around the corner, we take another look at Samsung’s current top dog, the S5, to see if it’s still a worthy contender half a year on. Is this the best Galaxy in the universe, or will the Alpha leave it feeling like a beta release? With thanks to Vodafone for the handset.  The handset 7/10 The Galaxy S5 has received all kinds of criticism for its polycarbonate back panel, beset with ‘dimples’ if you’re feeling generous, or ‘pockmarks’ if you’re not. It’s been accused of looking like a plaster, a cigarette package, even the vinyl…
  • Action films make us eat more, says study

    Diane Shipley
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    If you want to bulk up for your next half marathon, you should probably start streaming an action-packed movie with your dinner. If, on the other hand, you want to eat more mindfully, you’d be better off switching on something more sedate. Researchers have discovered that a Hollywood action film is more likely than an interview programme to make us stuff our faces. In a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers assigned 94 students (57 of them women) one of three different clips: either 20 minutes of ScarJo thriller The Island, the same clip from…
  • A Florida university’s opened the first ebook-only library

    Diane Shipley
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Florida Polytechnic University has just opened to students, and has unveiled an 11,000 square-foot library that cost £36 million to build – but doesn’t contain a single book. Well, that’s not quite true: it has books, they’re just not visible; they’re in the cloud. Students can read paper textbooks if they want to, thanks to inter-library loans, but they’re encouraged to fire up their Kindle, Nook, or iPad instead, as the university apparently wants them to be adept at accessing and working with information digitally. This makes sense, given that it’s a…
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  • Epson announce heart-monitoring fitness wristbands

    James O'Malley
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Epson has announced that it is getting into health gadgets, with the launch of “Pulsense” and “Runsense” wristbands. Who knew that Epson doesn’t just make printers? Pulsense comes in two models: the PS-100 is similar to the Fitbit Flex, and will silently log data with only an LED light for display. The PS-500 meanwhile offers more detailed feedback on a screen – showing you your step-count, calories burnt or pulse in real time. Yes – that’s right, pulse. The new bands have a built in optical heart rate sensor. This is similar technology to the…
  • Next Nexus to have a Microsoft Surface-style keyboard?

    James O'Malley
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Google is planning a keyboard built into a cover for its next tablet – rumoured to be the high-end 9″ Nexus 9, according to reports. Android Police has the scoop on the new keyboard/cover, which will fold up in a number of different configurations so you can position the tablet how you like it, in addition to the keyboard. Just like Apple’s keyboard, it’ll use magnets to lock parts into position. Intriguingly, the case itself has a built in battery and can be charged up – suggesting that it will be powered separately to the main Nexus device. It has also been…
  • Sonos update enables the removal of the wifi “Bridge”

    James O'Malley
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sonos has today started rolling out a software update to its devices that will let you users remove the wifi bridge from their home audio setup. Crucially, this also means that future customers will be able to buy the wireless sound system without the added hardware expense. Previously to make a Sonos system talk to your home network, you needed a “Bridge” – a little white box that plugs into your router and talks to the wireless speakers. With the 5.1 software update, Sonos engineers appear to have knocked it out of the equation, instead relying on your existing wifi…
  • Now you can get a step tracker… for your feet

    James O'Malley
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A new piece of wearable technology has been announced that for the first time connects, umm, the soles of your feet to the internet. DigitSole has all of the benefits of a step tracker like Fitbit, with all of the bonus weirdness of having to add sensors into your shoes. The bluetooth insoles talk to your phone, and will track your step count, figure out changes in altitude, estimate calories burnt and will even warm your feet up. Yes, warm you feet up: One of the key selling points of the device (devices? It comes as a pair…) is that by using the smartphone app you can use the soles to…
  • Archos launch the “Music Beany”. Are bluetooth hats cool?

    James O'Malley
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    If you’re the sort of cool kid who understands popular music and likes to listen to banging tunes on your personal stereo – or whatever it is that young people do these days – then you’ll want to get yourself the latest cool accessory: The bluetooth hat. Archos has come up with a beany hat which has built in speakers and a bluetooth receiver – so you can connect it up to your phone and listen to music… through your hat. Apparently you’ll get up to eight hours of tunes out of the device, or 60 hours of stand-by before having to charge it up. Yep,…
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  • Standalone Kinect for Xbox One launches in October for $150

    Andru Edwards
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    When Microsoft removed Kinect from the lower-end Xbox One bundle (making the promise of what Kinect would be go up in smoke,) it also announced that it would make the Kinect sensor for Xbox One available as a standalone purchase for anyone who might want to add it to their console after purchasing one without it, but never announced a date. Now we know that the Kinect for Xbox One will be available in stores in October, and will cost $150. It makes sense that Microsoft would offer Kinect separately, but the extra $50 that it's taking on to the price may made it a dud out of the gate,…
  • Deal of the Day: 3 Years VPN Unlimited Premium for 53 cents per month

    Andru Edwards
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we've got 70% off VPN Unlimited Premium as our Deal of the Day. For the next 6 days, VPN Unlimited is offering 3 years of VPN access for just $19. That is 36 months of VPN access, for roughly 53 cents per month. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better price anywhere. It’s a full account, so any upgrades or new features added over the next 3 years, you’d get access to them as well. For those curious what a VPN is, it is a Virtual Private Network. It allows you to connect to any website anytime you have Internet access.
  • Apple confirms September 9 iPhone 6 event with invitation

    Andru Edwards
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Apple has said that it plans to make 2014 a banner year for the company, offering its most impressive product line-up in company history. Well, the year's been relatively quiet, but that's about to change. The company has just sent out invitations for an Apple Event, set to take place on September 9, 2014. We've been pointing to this date for a few months as the day when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6L will be announced, and it looks like that's exactly what's gonna go down. Additionally, it's been reported that Apple will also announce the long-awaited iWatch, a wearable…
  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Laptop Theft

    Andru Edwards
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    As we close out Device Theft Awareness Month, we wanted to talk about laptop security. We've already covered the device theft statistics, alongside a bunch of ways to protect yourself from smartphone theft. Some may argue that notebooks are even more of a danger to lose than a smartphone, due to the vast amount of personal data stored on them that can be lost or fall into the wrong hands, as well as the cost of replacement. Let's talk about some of the ways to protect both your investment and your data. 1. Password protect your computer. Regardless of whether you use a PC, Mac, or…
  • Deal of the Day: 36% off Limefuel Lite USB battery pack

    Andru Edwards
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we've got 36% off the Limefuel Lite USB battery pack. Whenever I go on a trip, I make sure my Limefuel USB battery pack is in my bag. It's saved me on numerous occasions where my smartphone was about to run out of precious juice while on the go. Today our Deal of the Day brings you $20 off the Limefuel Lite USB battery pack. This one packs in 15,000mAh of power, which is enough to charge the average smartphone over 7 times from empty to full. Two USB ports mean you can charge multiple devices at once, and auto-on/auto-off preserves the…
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  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    In this article, let’s talk about a device which is often referred as a 2014 flagship killer. Why is it called so?  This device is priced as a budget phone, but has the specs, features, design and user experience of a high end smartphone. That makes it worth the hype. OnePlus is a technology startup committed to bringing the best possible technology to users around the world. Created around the mantra Never Settle, OnePlus works towards creating beautifully designed devices with premium build quality. OnePlus One is the first smartphone from this start-up. This write-up concentrates…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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  • The Successor to Siri and Open Data

    Kyle Baxter
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The founders of Siri are working on a new service called Viv that can link disparate sources of information together to answer questions: But Kittlaus points out that all of these services are strictly limited. Cheyer elaborates: “Google Now has a huge knowledge graph—you can ask questions like ‘Where was Abraham Lincoln born?’ And it can name the city. You can also say, ‘What is the population?’ of a city and it’ll bring up a chart and answer. But you cannot say, ‘What is the population of the city where Abraham Lincoln was born?’” The system may have the data for both…
  • ‡ I Want to Know

    Kyle Baxter
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    When I was growing up, I was fascinated by space. One of my earliest memories—and I know this is strange—is, when I was four or five years old, trying to grasp the concept of emptiness in space. I imagined the vast emptiness of space between galaxies, nothing but emptiness. I tried to imagine what that meant, but most of all, I tried to imagine what it would look like. That question, what color empty space would be, rolled around my brain the most. I couldn’t shake it. I would be doing something–playing Nintendo, coloring, whatever–and that question would pop into my…
  • ‡ Apple’s Advantage

    Kyle Baxter
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Monday’s WWDC Keynote was easily the largest set of changes made to Apple’s platforms since iOS 2 was announced in 2008. The effects of what was announced will be felt and discussed for years to come. There is a lot to think through and write about, which I will be doing in the coming weeks. However, something struck me during the keynote that felt fairly small but, upon thinking about it afterward, I think could end up being important to Apple’s future success. Apple announced further updates to their cloud service where you can save all of the photos and videos you take,…
  • ‡ No Answer

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

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

  • The Best Rotten Tomatoes Alternatives for Bollywood

    Pallab De
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    What is a good movie to watch? I am sure that most of you can rattle off at least a dozen movies off the top of your head. However, the real answer to that question is a bit more complex. It’s often very subjective and greatly influenced by personal preferences. Your judgement might not necessarily align with that of a critic. Now, don’t get me wrong. Reviews are important. They can often save you from a couple of hours of agony. But, just a review or two is often not enough to get a sense of how watchable a movie is. This is where aggregators come in. Services like Rotten Tomatoes, which…
  • Another budget smartphone, Lenovo A536 launches for ₹8,999

    Abhishek Baxi
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    Lenovo today announced another sub-10K Android smartphone, the Lenovo A536, positioning it as a powerful multimedia smartphone for people looking to upgrade from a feature phone. The Lenovo A536 features a vibrant 5.0-inch display with capacitive touchscreen offering excellent viewing angles along with integrated sharp 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2-megapixel front snapper. The Dual SIM smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and packs in 2,000mAh battery. Powered by a Quad-Core 1.3 GHz processor, the A536 includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB using a…
  • Airtel launches Wynk, a carrier-agnostic music service for smartphones

    Abhishek Baxi
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecommunications company, today announced the launch of Wynk Music, a carrier-agnostic mobile app designed to introduce music lovers to an expert-curated library of over 1.7 million songs. Wynk is first OTT (over-the-top) app from an Indian carrier, and will work across mobile operators, enabling customers to stream, download, and buy songs with an ad-free experience. The app offers expert curated playlists by moods, artists, and genres. Wynk is available for free on Android and iOS (or on, and allows users to stream songs of their choice online…
  • LG G3 Review

    Pallab De
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    LG has come a long way since its initial clunky Optimus handsets. The first two flagships in the G series did a lot to improve consumer perception about LG smartphones. It didn’t hurt that Google also placed faith in LG and assigned it the responsibility of developing the Nexus devices. The Korean electronics giant is going all out with the new G3. Launched and promoted by Amitabh Bachchan, it certainly has the specs to turn heads. But, how does it perform in real life? Did LG bite off more than it can chew? Keep reading to find out. Appearance, Display and Battery LG G3 Front LG G3 Back…
  • Lava unveils its ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone, Iris X5, at ₹8,799

    Abhishek Baxi
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    Indian handset maker, LAVA International, today announced the launch of LAVA Iris X5, as the successor of its popular Iris X1. With the best-in-class front camera, the phone is dubbed as a ‘Made for Selfies’ smartphone. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Lava Iris X5 features a 5-megapixel BSI+ Auto Focus Front Shooter with LED Flash for low-light imaging that enables clicking perfect selfies with extraordinary detailing at any given time of the day. It packs in a wide-viewing angle shot which allows users to capture pictures up to 84 degree with the front camera. In addition to this, the…
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    OLED Info

  • Philips seeks worldwide lighting partners to "take OLED lighting to the next level"

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Philips today announced the Lumiblade Innovators Club - a call for 100 worldwide lighting developer partners that will "take OLED lighting to the next level", and invest in the future of lighting.This innovators club (which costs €5,000 to join) gives access to a special support team and technical advice - and most crucially Philips' marketing and media support. Philips actually wants to make these partners the central subject of its OLED brand campaign.Read more about Philips seeks worldwide lighting partners to "take OLED lighting to the next level"
  • Samsung still cautious about OLED TVs, may introduce Quantum Dots LCDs next week

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Samsung Display's CEO, Park Dong-gun, said that the time is not yet ripe for OLED TV panel investment for SDC. While Samsung already have the related production and infrastructure technology to produce OLED TVs, they are still waiting for decisions at Samsung Electronics.This is of course in stark contrast to LG, who's far more committed to OLED TVs, and it seems that LG's WRGB technology was a better bet (at least for the moment) than Samsung's direct-emission tech.Read more about Samsung still cautious about OLED TVs, may introduce Quantum Dots LCDs next week
  • LG is selling more OLED TVs in a month then they did in the whole of 2013, will bring prices down further

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    There's an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal dicussing LG's OLED TV push. According to the WSJ, LG is currently selling more OLED TVs in a month than it did in all of 2013. This is great, of course, but LG probably only sold a few thousand (some estimate around 3,000) OLED TVs in 2013, so monthly volume is still very low.While nobody expected the OLED TV market to take off in 2014, this will hopefully change in 2015. Towards the end of 2014 LG is expected to bring its M2 production fab online, which should increase capacity dramatically (about 150,000 55" OLED panels in a month…
  • ITRI shows several new flexible and foldable OLED prototypes

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Taiwan's ITRI institute demonstrated several new AMOLED prototypes at Touch Taiwan 2014. First up, is Taiwan's first foldable AMOLED, a 6" full-color panel that can be folded inwards over 10,000 times.The 6" panel can be folded to a radius of 7.5 mm. The whole panel is just 0.1 mm thick and it was developed with ITRI's own FlexUPD technology which can be used to turn an existing OLED glass line to produce polyimide-based flexible panels. Read more about ITRI shows several new flexible and foldable OLED prototypes
  • September 9th: Will Apple unveil the iWatch with a flexible OLED?

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Apple sent out press invitations to an event on September 9th. They did not say anything regarding this event, besides saying "wish we could say more". It is widely believed that Apple will reveal the iPhone 6 in this event. Apple's new phone is expected to come with a larger display (some say Apple will unveil two new models, one with a large 5.7" panel) - and it won't be an OLED.Apple 2011 flexible OLED watch patentBut Apple may also surprise and finally unveil the iWatch smart watch wearable device. .Rumors have been circulating about this device for almost 2 years now. Most of these…
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  • Faster STT-MRAM via different field-like orientation

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Researchers from the A*STAR institute in Singapore suggest a new design that could make STT-MRAM devices faster. Using a computational model, the researchers tried different designs for the relative orientation of the magnetic fields in both MRAM layers (the 'field-like' term).The strength of the 'field-like' term depends on the device geometry and the materials used. Devices with a strong field-like term has a greater potential to reduce switching times than for devices in which the field-like term is negligible. A better understanding of the field-like term is still needed, but this work…
  • Everspin: 256Mb ST-MRAM chips coming soon

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Here's an interesting video interview with Joe O'Hare, Everspin's Director of Product Marketing. Joe explains the company's MRAM (and ST-MRAM) tech and business, especially how it relates to enterprise SSD, which seems to be the focus of MRAM applications at the moment:During the interview, Joe updates that everspin is now designing a 256Mb chip, and this will be the next product the company will introduce. Currently their highest-density chip is the 64Mb ST-MRAM chip (announced in 2012, but only ramped-up recently).
  • Avalance Technology announce four additional key MRAM and STT-MRAM patents

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Avalanche Technology has been awarded new key patents in the areas of STT-MRAM technology, MRAM integration and manufacturing and perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junction (pMTJ) STT-MRAM. This follows eight new key patents awarded to Avalanche since the beginning of 2014.Avalanche (founded in 2006 and based in California, US) developed patented Spin Programmable STT-MRAM (SPMEM) memory that uses a revolutionary proprietary spin current and voltage switching technology. The company wants to license their technology for embedded applications and also build discrete standalone memory devices. In…
  • Everspin ramps up ST-MRAM chips, unveils three new customers

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Everspin announced the world's first STT-MRAM chip back in 2012, and they started offering it to customers in 2013. So far we only heard of a single product that actually uses those chips: Buffalo Memory's S6C industrial SATA III SSD. Today Everspin announced it is ramping up production, and the company disclosed several new customer and ecosystem relationships.Everspin is collaborating with FPGA leader Altera, and is showcasing three new customers: SMART Modular Technologies, Mobiveil and Mangstor. SMART Modular is demonstrating a PCIe-based, high speed, and persistent FPGA-based memory…
  • Researchers design new multi-bit MRAM storage paradigm

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Researchers from France's SPINTEC/CEA developed a a new multi-bit MRAM storage paradigm that may enable a large density boost for MRAM devices. The researchers achieved up to 4 bits per cell on 110-nm devices.Multi-bit per cell relies on multiple-voltage levels that correspond to various magnetic configurations. this is readable by key features of the electrical response (extrema points). This research used Crocus' Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. Crocus is affiliated with SPINTEC. The team now wants to develop a fully functional multi-bit MLU memory product. They also say that…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Owen Cutajar
    4 Sep 2013 | 2:50 pm
    I’ve been playing with Virtual Machines for some time now, and after realising I can host a number a machines on one server I’ve come up with a plan to put all my company’s servers on one box. The tower I bought for my plan isn’t cutting it though, what do you recommend? Putting all your servers on one box is a great plan. It’s definitely more efficient than lots of small servers, both in terms of power and space. However, trying to fit them all on a tower or desktop isn’t the way forward. You need a proper server, located in a proper data centre to ensure…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • Denver Startup Week: The Intersection of Community and Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Will Schmidt
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This is a sponsored post by Denver Startup Week, and we’d like to thank them for all of their support! Pure magic is happening in Denver. Three years ago a group of entrepreneurs, business owners, city leaders and volunteers led by Ben Deda, Tami Door, and Erik Mitisek got together with the seed of a simple idea: shine a spotlight on the Denver tech community. This simple thought has rapidly grown into the largest free entrepreneurial event in North America: Denver Startup Week. For the third year in a row the entrepreneurs of The Mile High City will rally around business, design,…
  • 5 Reasons Most Tech Startups Fail

    James Timpson
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Starting and maintaining a business isn’t easy, but starting and maintaining a tech company is something else altogether. A study conducted by Startup Compass found that over 90% of all tech startups fail. In this article we take a look at the top 5 reasons why. Even tech giants Microsoft have had their failures. Market Decline The tech industry moves at a very fast rate and would could be in vogue one month could be completely out-of-date the next. For this reason tech products often have a very short lifespan; far shorter than it takes to establish a business from the ground up. Many tech…
  • Sam Altman: We’re Increasing Efforts to Recruit More Black Entrepreneurs Into Y Combinator

    Ronald Barba
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Last Friday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said that the seed accelerator will be greatly increasing efforts to recruit more black entrepreneurs through their program. Y Combinator recently opened up the application process for its 2015 Winter class of startups, and Altman said that they’re hoping to increase the number of black applicants by adding black colleges to its recruiting schedule this fall, as well as working with organizations that have close connections with the black community. “If we were to limit ourselves to founders of one group, we would miss out on a lot…
  • The Pygmalion Effect: You Control Your Employees’ Potential 

    Kira M. Newman
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    In an (in)famous study of elementary school students, researchers tested their intelligence and reported to teachers which ones had performed exceptionally well. But their findings came with a warning: don’t treat these students differently, and don’t tell anyone about the results. The teachers were even observed to make sure they didn’t spend extra time with the superstars. By the end of the year, the students were still performing exceptionally well – but there was a catch. Their test scores from before had been merely average. The experimenters had lied to the teachers, but…
  • Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

    Camila Souza
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including I Can Has Cheezburger, Fail Blog, The Daily What and Know Your Meme, has more than 24 million visitors each month. Huh will be in Chicago Sept. 4th to talk to local entrepreneurs at Tech Cocktail’s Mixer & Startup Showcase  about his experience building a successful business. He will be joined by Talia Mashiad, founder Eved. He is not…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Robo pets make training real for veterinarians

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Researchers at Cornell University have created the first robotic pet simulation centre, giving veterinary students hands-on learning experience. Sharon Reich has more.
  • Countdown to Alibaba IPO is on

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Sources tell Reuters Alibaba will start its roadshow the week of September 8th, and start trading the following week. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Turkish doctor claims unique 3D usage in plastic surgery

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    A Turkish doctor who says he is the first person to use 3D printing in rhinoplasty and aesthetic surgery, is employing the technology to show patients a realistic preview of how their planned surgical procedures will look. Joel Flynn has more.
  • Biofabrication brings lab-grown tissue closer to reality

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    A team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina is using 3-D bio-printers in a process called biofabrication to create new tissue that they hope can one day be used to grow human organs in labs for use in transplants. Nathan Frandino reports.
  • Poland hopeful coal's the future, not just the past

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Polish scientists and mine directors say they're hopeful that successful experiments with coal gasifying could lead to a greater ability to extract deep lying layers of the fossil fuel, and potentially greener ways of using it in a country where CO2 emissions are already high. Joel Flynn reports.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • NETGEAR Updates Its PR2000 Travel Router Through Firmware

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Just now, NETGEAR has made available a new firmware package compatible with its PR2000 travel router, namely version, which can be applied regardless of the operating system that is powering your computer.This new update includes compatibility with various WEP ASCII code, adds a new “Always apply the selected profile” option in order to improve user-defined profile settings, as well as the system configuration.In addition to that, the present release also fixes the DNS Hij... (read more)
  • Download Links Available for Sony’s Latest PS4 Firmware – Version 1.76

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    A few moments ago, Sony has announced the availability of its latest firmware package targeted at the PlayStation 4 system, namely version 1.76, which should be the last software update until the 2.0 firmware build arrives this fall.Just like in the case of Sony PlayStation 3 Firmware 4.65, this new package only improves the stability of the system software through various fixes and enhancements while using certain features. Also, and this is just my opinion, this update might basically p... (read more)
  • MikroTik Outs RouterOS 6.20 Release Candidate for All Its Devices

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Just now, MikroTik has rolled out a new version of its RouterOS that is compatible with all of its routers, switches, access points, and other devices, namely version 6.30 Release Candidate, which adds a few changes that improve usability.For now, the new release modifies the DHCP server’s default lease time from 3 days to 10 minutes in order to prevent the situations where users would run out of IPs. Also, the new update allows binding the IPsec modeconf address to username.However, thi... (read more)
  • How to Install the Tomato Custom Firmware on an ASUS RT-N53 Router

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    ASUS RT-N53 is a mid-range router that supports dual band and USB. Its most positive point is that it’s extremely cheap, but that doesn't mean you won’t be bumping into some problems if you decide to give it a shot. Like with many ASUS routers, the hardware part is decent and the headaches come from the software department. Luckily enough, there’s the possibility of installing an alternative firmware on the device and get it working. We’re talking about alternative pi... (read more)
  • ASUS Launches ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse for the Right-Handed

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    ASUS has released the ROG Gladius gaming mouse, which doesn't have the best optical sensor we've ever seen, but is still pretty good at 6,400 dpi. In fact, the DPI is high enough to demand on-the-fly resolution / sensitivity adjustment, since the settings you use in a strategy game might not be the best for a fist-person shooter where you need to keep the crosshair really stable. Thus, one of the six buttons is used for resolution adjustment alone, which means that you have five left for the... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Day 1, The Announcements

    Bill Petro
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    VMWORLD 2014: DAY 1, THE ANNOUNCEMENTS The largest cloud show of its kind, VMworld 2014 opened with the General Session in Moscone Center in San Francisco. 22,000 attendees from 85 countries are here. The show actually opened 2 days previously, but everyone who is going to be here is at this event. Partner Day and TAM Day were earlier and last night was the welcoming buffet in the Solutions Exchange. I’ll be at the Solutions Exchange later this week demoing in the Cisco booth Platform as a Service and Cloud Management. No Limits is the theme this year. Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO started…
  • VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 4, Makers and Shakers

    Bill Petro
    29 Aug 2013 | 2:30 pm
    VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 4 MAKERS AND SHAKERS For the popular Innovator’s Day at the end of the VMworld Conference…   Jay Silver, Founder and Director Joylabz, and Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs. Jay went to Ken Burns’ place in Massachusetts and went on a nature awareness walk. He had a guide, but Jay didn’t see anything new… so he went to downtown Boston and did some urban discovery. Another student licked his finger and stuck it in the air all around the area… and noted wind patterns that led to a vortex at the center. “If we can see…
  • VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 3, the Gadgets

    Bill Petro
    29 Aug 2013 | 2:07 pm
    VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 3, THE GADGETS During this week amongst 22,500 geeks it was noticeable how many devices I saw, especially mobile devices. Here’s the quick breakdown… Cell phones: iPhones by a vast majority, mostly iPhone 5s. Androids as the largest minority, mostly Samsung Galaxy 3 and 4. Tablets: iPads by a vast majority, with some iPad minis. Androids in the minority, including the smaller Nexus 7 size. Laptops: MacBooks were a surprisingly significant fraction PCs of all flavors Ultra thin laptops running Android or Windows 8, including the Microsoft Surface, were…
  • VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 2

    Bill Petro
    27 Aug 2013 | 5:13 pm
    VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 2 In Day 2, the focused moved to details of the big announcements from Day 1, including NSX, vSAN, and a bit on automation. Carl Eschenbach, President and COO, VMware Carl started with the observation of “More attendees than expected this year, 22,500 attendees rounded up to 23K, making this the largest IT Infrastructure event of the year”. Wikipedia reports that the 2009 Oracle OpenWorld had 37,000 attendees, but let’s not quibble. He recapped yesterday’s announcements: vSphere 5.5 & vCloud Suite 5.5, NSX Network Virtualization,…
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  • 'Get in the Ring' a Wrestling-Inspired Startup Pitch Competition for Canadian Founders

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Are you tough enough to get in the ring with other founders to duke it out and see whose startup comes out on top? Get in the Ring is a startup pitch competition founded by the Netherlands-based Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. Futurpreneur Canada, an organization that fuels the passions of Canada’s young entrepreneurs, is hosting the Canadian round of Get in the Ring. To enter, submit a short pitch video and application online by September 17. A panel of judges will choose five Canadian champions to head to Kansas City to compete at the Regional Finals against other startups from…
  • Apple: Nude Celebrity Photo Hacks Were Not Result of iCloud or Find my iPhone Breaches

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Over the weekend, authentic nude photos of dozens of celebrties of varying fame and industries were leaked onto the world wide web, igniting an internet frenzy that has spawned myriad discussions over everything from privacy and security to what constitutes sexual assault. One major topic of discussion is Apple. Why? Because the photos in the leak—which the FBI is now investigating—are believed to have been access via the tech giant's iCloud service. Apple, consequently, has been caught in the PR storm as much as all the celebrities' staff. Today the Cupertino company issued an…
  • InvestNextDoor a 'Crowdlending' Platform That Won't Let Antiquated Canadian Laws Slow It Down

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Crowdfunding has become part of standard operating procedure for entrepreneurs in the 21st century. But crowdlending has proven elusive in Canada, thanks to an interprovincial power struggle regarding the construction of a national securities regulator. That doesn't mean that Canadian minds aren't coming together to try to make crowdlending a reality. It just means they haven't been able to pull it off north of the 49th parallel. Twelve months ago, Tabitha Creighton knew it was time for a career change. She knew she wanted to do something that would create a legacy—when her friend told…
  • Lawsuit Over Tweets Pushes Political Back Rooms to Forefront

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    There’s no doubt that social media—and Twitter in particular—has had a major impact on Canadian politics and the ongoing mayoral race in Toronto is no exception. But now that impact appears to be spreading over into the legal system. On Friday, in what might be a Canadian first, lawyers at the Toronto firm Shillers LLP served legal notice, the action that starts a lawsuit, on Twitter.   @NickKouvalis - We are the solicitors for Warren Kinsella. Please find attached our client’s Notice of Libel. — Shillers LLP (@ShillersLLP) August 29,…
  • Five Cool Job Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
        Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search.   Gorilla is hiring a Java Web Developer in Montreal. The ecommerce solution company needs a Java specialist with Spring framework experience to join its challenging but rewarding team environment. If hired, the applicant will maintain and improve existing Java sites while working on new projects from start to finish. Three or more years of Java experience is a must, and so is knowledge of MVC architecture and object oriented…
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  • Technologies advancing your powertrain
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Game changing technologies coming to your ride 1597_ 9/2/14 - We're talking with David Moll, venture capitalist and founder of Infield Capital. We asked David to tell us about their work. He said, "Infield Capital. is a fund that invests in early stage technologies for the transportation industry. In particular we are interested in those things that improve the economy and emissions profile for vehicles. That stuff is between the key and the wheel." So they really like things like new advanced combustion engines and new systems like air handling your fuel injection for those…
  • Funding technology oriented companies
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Looking for companies that can have national or worldwide reach 1593_ 8/25/14  [Part 1 of 2]   - Larry interviewed David Brown, President, TechStars. They have grown so much over the past seven years and Larry was seeking an update. TechStars funds technology oriented companies, typically these are web-based or other software companies, but they’ve funded companies that don’t quite fit that mold as well. They are also looking for companies that can have national or worldwide reach. Specifically, they don’t fund biotechnology companies, restaurants, consultancies, or other local…
  • Talk about 'Fresh AIR'...
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Life. It’s about creating yourself 1598_ 9/2/14 - Larry interviewed Mike Hamers founder of LightSpeed Commercial Arts. Mike said, "Everyone is invited to an Artists Reception night of The Fresh A.I.R.: Artists In Recovery group show Friday, Sept. 5th 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at NCAR’s Community Gallery" (located on west Table Mesa Drive Lab overlooking Boulder). This exhibit features 76 works by 20 artists bearing the theme, Through Art, Visions and Dreams, the Light Comes Through. It’s free and viewable to the public 7-days-a-week until September 26th. The Fresh A.I.R.:…
  • "Plug your ears and keep going!"
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Guy Kawasaki: The art of changing hearts, minds and actions 1601_ [archives 2011-09-12] - Three years ago when I last interviewed our guest, Guy Kawasaki, managing partner of Garage Technology Ventures and founder of, we were going through some tougher times, I asked Guy, how do you think this will play out? Guy replied, "I'm not a visionary or an oracle, but I'll tell you what I'd tell an entrepreneur, which is... "Plug your ears and keep going!" Guy's latest and tenth book is, 'ENCHANTMENT, The art of changing hearts, minds and…
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  • Fund This: Small Towns To Get Their Due In “Your Town Show”

    Bree Brouwer
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Welcome to Fund This, a new column here at Tubefilter. Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other similar crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments righthere. Project Name: The Your Town Show Asking For: $6,600 on Indiegogo Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time…
  • Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ Gets A Third Season And An End Date

    Sam Gutelle
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    The first horror series in Netflix‘s original content library is getting a final season. Hemlock Grove, which chronicles the inhabitants of a town stalked by deadly creatures, has been renewed for a third season, with Netflix stating that this go-around will be Hemlock Grove‘s last. Hemlock Grove, as with other high-profile Netflix series, is helmed by a big-name creator. Eli Roth, who is known in the horror community for gory films like Hostel and Cabin Fever, used Hemlock Grove to bring his intentionally-campy style to the Internet. The result was initially panned by many…
  • John Oliver And Cookie Monster Team With Mashable To Read The “News”

    Sam Gutelle
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    John Oliver and Cookie Monster are a pair of traditional media stars who are both popular on YouTube; now, thanks to Mashable, they have teamed up to lead an ace news team. They are the two stars of the “W-ORD Channel 7 News“, a new collaboration that teaches kids about words. According to Mashable, the video is part of Sesame Street‘s Words Are Here, There and Everywhere, a digital resource that focuses on its titular subject. Oliver and Cookie Monster talking about the silent “b” in “crumb”, investigate a story about “chair” losing its…
  • Guillermo Del Toro, YouTube, And Legendary Host Halloween Film Contest

    Bree Brouwer
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    This year, Halloween has a new treat for aspiring horror filmmakers on YouTube. YouTube Spaces and Legendary Entertainment have teamed up to host a Halloween film contest in October, judged by one of the biggest names in horror filmmaking, Guillermo del Toro. According to Variety, the “YouTube House of Horrors: A Legendary Halloween” contest will invite YouTubers to develop a horror short they’ve written and will give them direct access to del Toro. He’ll advise the creators as they work on their shorts, provide a rough-cut consultation, and pick a winner at the end of the contest,…
  • Wheezy Waiter Answers Questions In New Series On Mental Floss Channel

    Sam Gutelle
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Thanks to the charismatic personality of John Green, Mental Floss has established a large YouTube audience to complement the print publication of the same name. Since the channel’s April 2013 launch, Green’s list show has served as its main attraction, but Mental Floss has now added another brainy option for its viewers. Craig Benzine (who is best known to YouTube viewers as Wheezy Waiter) is the host of The Big Question, a series that answers tricky fan-submitted queries. In the first episode of The Big Question, Benzine responds to a fan who wants to know how caffeinated coffee…
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  • Free High Resolution Food Photos

    Eric Dye
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I came across this new resource by way of PicJumbo. PicJumbo is an excellent resource for free, royalty free photos—and best of all—they’re top notch, high quality photos. You’re not going to find it to be an unlimited resource, but it deserves a bookmark in your browser for when you’re on the hunt for good photographs, especially if you need them royalty free. That being said, when I was contacted about Foodie’s Feed and knew it was of the same caliber of PicJumbo, I knew I had to check it out. And I was not disappointed! Foodie’s Feed Foodie’s Feed…
  • The Mobile Landscape [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Youth pastors know this, hippers may know this, and parents with kids know that mobile devices are not the future, they are now. For churches, a mobile device should be more than a phone, it’s the device to inform parents that their child in daycare is upset. It’s the best communication tool for students in youth groups. And it is an untapped possible way of getting people to instantly engage with your community and congregation outside of Sunday and Wednesday nights. [Click for Larger]Here are the three stats that jumped out from the infographic below. The last one on this list…
  • 2 Things Church Tech Volunteers Need

    Chad Ferris
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Depending on the size of your church, your technology budget, and the core vision of your church, ministries can function in very different ways. Before you can build a team you need to know why the team exists. My team’s purpose is to spend time together growing in relationship and serving all those who call our church home. On the tech team we have the distinct privilege of serving not only the body, but the musicians, the teachers, and each other—literally everyone within our Sunday morning community. We do our best to remove distractions and create an environment where our church can…
  • Making Music with Old Technology [Video]

    Eric Dye
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Julian Corrie composed and performed this bespoken music video, saying a final farewell to our forgotten friends of technology: #GoodTimes [via James Houston] Making Music with Old Technology [Video] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • The Summer of Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Eric Dye
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summer was awesome. Especially when you had an ice cream sandwich in your face! Remember this video from earlier this past summer? Yeah, a little freaky. Check out this fun photo project called The Summer of Ice Cream Sandwiches. Considering the previous video and now this, perhaps it was the summer of ice cream sandwiches! You can see more of these fun photos (and the entertaining captions) on The Summer of Ice Cream Sandwiches. Enjoy! The Summer of Ice Cream Sandwiches first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
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  • A look at #VMworld Day 1 and what you should know!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Let me start off by saying, WOW. I mean Mega-WOW.  If you haven’t watched the Keynote from 26AUG2014 yet you definitely ought to.   This VMworld and this keynote focused on what has been taken for granted within the community and the virtualization space for years from a corporate perspective.   This VMworld has focused all eyes and attention on the COMMUNITY.   When the executives of VMware get up and say that the community matters, that the VMware Users Group organization is not only visible but also important to the mission and the success of their…
  • Review of #VMworld Day’s –1 and 0! The word of the days is Community

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    If we had to sum up what those days were about, it has to be community.  Break it down with me… Saturday hit on some major items, such as vBeers, VMworld Community Kickoff, and what followed with vKaraoke! Sunday added to that with the 5K Fun-run, v0dgeball, the vBrownBag opening acts including the VMUnderground party which started after the VMworld Welcome Reception in the Solutions Exchange. If you attended one or more of these events the underlying theme across all of them has got to be put as Community, the convergence of peoples, whether getting together and sharing a drink,…
  • At VMworld 2014 US? Remember VMware Certification Exams are 50% OFF!!!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    What, say it ain’t so! With a title like that?!?! Yea you heard me! VMware Certification Exams are 50% OFF THIS WEEK! Albeit, this week, located AT VMworld, but hey that is half the fun! The full scoop of details can be found out here, with a few select items borrowed from said link ;) Register HERE with promotion code 2014VW50 to take these exams: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)  [VCP550 or VCP510] VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud)  [VCPC550 or VCPC510] VMware Certified Professional – Desktop (VCP-DT)  [VCPD510]…
  • Staying up to date with #VMworld 2014 with mobile apps! (iPhone)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    So here I was wondering, “Ooh… I wonder what is on the Agenda for this years VMworld!” only to initially find disappointment, disappointment and sadness. A search for “VMworld” from my iPad Mini revealed there was one application available for download, I pulled it down ‘registered’ using it, and well, THAT didn’t work, Do not download or use the app which looks like THIS. I mean, it is cute and all but it does not have any data loaded for the event and will not return the results you are looking for! But I also noticed that when I went to do the search in the first place that…
  • Troubleshooting your resume with the OSI Model

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    I’ve been meaning to publish this for a while as part of my ‘Troubleshooting various crap using the OSI Model’ so here is the first in this installment… Troubleshooting your resume with the OSI Model!  This is a bit circular in that you won’t exactly have to go from the top down, or the bottom up for this to work, in fact certain elements may apply more than others so troubleshoot as applicable!   Alright now lets get started! <3 Application This can be both the FIRST and the LAST layer for you it really depends on how you use it! When it comes to a resume though…
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  • Keep Your Accounts Safe - Enable Two-Step Verification Now

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    In the wake of an iCloud breach that made public dozens of celebrities' private photos, online security experts are encouraging users to enable two-step verification across any and all digital accounts that allow it. In most cases, this extra step will involve inputting a verification code sent via SMS to a cell phone number linked to you account. Many services will also let you authenticate an account with an alternate email address or through an authenticator app. So that there's no excuse not to take this extra move in safeguarding your personal data, follow these step-by-step directions…
  • Out-Smart Hackers by Turning Off This iCloud Feature

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Nude photos of celebs like Jennifer Lawrence have been leaked all over the Internet, and many think that Apple's iCloud is to blame. Still, most users don't realize that deleting photos from their mobile devices doesn't necessarily mean they're removing photos from their iCloud account, which is why it's easy for images to fall into the wrong hands. This matters if the photo backup feature is enabled in your phone's settings. Apple and the FBI are looking into the violated iCloud accounts, but before they get to the bottom of it, you may want to do two things to protect your private photos:…
  • This Cooler Is the Most Funded Kickstarter of All Time

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Source: Facebook user The Coolest Cooler If there's one thing that can ruin our beloved outdoor activities like camping, picnicking, and tailgating, it's packing. There are just too many comforts of home that are hard to bring out into the wild. But fear not . . . there may be a way to throw the most epic outdoor party ever with this awesome new cooler, appropriately named the Coolest. This Kickstarter project brings outdoor living (and partying) into the 21st century, and just last week, officially became the most funded Kickstarter ever. It not only surpasses the money raised for the video…
  • Hands Always Full? Try the Loopy iPhone Case

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    The phone case for parents with their hands full - Cool Mom Tech The new iPhone may be an ewallet, too - Newser Why Vine stars have become the new boy bands - ReadWrite Lean how to make baby Groot cupcakes with this recipe! - The Mary Sue This is the Fifty Shades of Grey every Marvel fan wants to see - BuzzFeed Geeky The 4 ways that binge watching will ruin television - Cracked 5 back-to-school apps every student should download - ChipChick What you should watch on Netflix this month - POPSUGAR Entertainment
  • A New High-Definition Video Offers the Best Look at the iPhone Yet

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    There is now (real, we hope) proof that the upcoming iPhone 6's hardware (which we originally weren't so sure about) is going to be gorgeous. The most high-definition leaked images of Apple's new smartphone arrive by way of Russian YouTube user Rozetked in the incredible video footage attached below. Turn on the English subtitles and then get ready to be wowed by the next-generation iPhone, which will most likely be announced at a special press event on Sept. 9. What's different about this leak is that this video breaks apart the device to reveal its interior. An Apple A8 processor chip (an…
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  • HydraCoach – intelligent water bottle keeps you hydrated and healthy

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    There’s no question that water is important. You drink, you prosper. You don’t, you die. Simple equation. But many of us simply don’t drink enough each day to keep us at optimum health, and this can result in some pretty nasty ailments if we’re not careful. But now we can use digital technology to help out. HydraCoach is an ‘intelligent‘ water bottle, it says here, which basically means it keeps track of the fluids you consume [...] 179 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Tox – a new kind of secure instant messaging to replace Skype

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Ever since we heard that a bunch of developers were setting out to create a new secure type of Skype chat product, which couldn’t be broken into or suffer from government or 3rd party eavesdropping, we have been keeping an eye on it. And it’s now at last emerging slowly from the deep shadows of development. Tox is not quite ready for Joe Public consumption as yet, although if you’re enthusiastic you can certainly get a [...] 548 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Power Jacket for iPhone 6 – a 3000mAh battery pack for the phone that doesn’t even exist yet

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    There’s an old Chinese proverb that goes something like this… ‘the man who can sell accessories for an invisible product, is soon to be rich.’ We may not have got the exact words right, but you get the drift. Anyhoo, to prove the point, we’re delighted to present to you the 3000mAh Power Jacket For iPhone 6. Now just in case you’re a little confused, you are indeed correct. The aforementioned iPhone 6 has [...] 267 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Dog-E-Glow LED Light Up Dog Leash – the leash that safely lights your way

    Donyae Coles
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    The dog days of summer are almost behind us but that doesn’t mean your dog is going to stop wanting to go outside. Sure the days are getting shorter and colder, the nights longer and, well, colder. Grab your hoodie and fear not. Although you may not look forward to the thought of taking your pooch on more nighttime strolls, with the Dog-E-Glow LED Light Up Dog Leash [...] 220 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Thanko USB Mini Warm Cold Storage Unit – for controlling the temperature of something very tiny indeed

    Donyae Coles
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Sometimes you need to keep something really small cold and close at hand. Or keep something really small warm. If you think you’re in need of a very tiny cooling or heating gadget next to your elbow, then the Thanko USB Mini Warm Cold Storage Unit is here to help you keep your nano items at the right temperature. This is a really, really small device. Did [...] 191 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • Dropbox Pro plan now offers more storage for the same price

    Dezmon Reid
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
      Beefing up your free Dropbox account with extra space isn’t hard if you know what to look for, but the company just smartly streamlined its Pro plans in case you need even more cloud action. Kiss those tricky tiered plans goodbye: all that’s left now is a 1TB option that’ll set you back $9.99 a month (or $99 a year). Not a bad deal considering that’s how much you would’ve paid Dropbox monthly for 100GB of cloud storage just a few days ago, and the company is sweetening the pot with some neat new sharing and security features too. Left your laptop at that…
  • iPhone 6 – Speculation

    Dezmon Reid
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    The presumptive name for Apple’s next-generation iPhone is iPhone 6. Yes, it will be the 8th generation phone in Apple’s product lineup, internally referred to as iPhone7,1, but don’t let those numbers distract you. Apple can call any phone it releases by any marketing name it wants and the next number after 5/5s is 6. So, iPhone 6. iPhone 6 release date speculation If Apple holds to the same pattern as the last two years, the iPhone 6 will be announced on or around September 9, 2014, with a release date of September 19, 2014. That said, Apple doesn’t always hold to…
  • Apple Announces iPad Air—Dramatically Thinner, Lighter & More Powerful iPad

    Dezmon Reid
    22 Oct 2013 | 7:07 pm
    Press Release : Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text…
  • Apple Unveils iOS 7

    Dezmon Reid
    10 Jun 2013 | 7:53 pm
      SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2013 Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®,…
  • How HTML 5 has changed the way we view the web on tablets

    Dezmon Reid
    10 Aug 2012 | 2:29 pm
    These are decidedly fast-paced times that we are living in, with the developments in digital technology gathering pace at an unstoppable rate, and sometimes these developments do not take the predictable path. When Apple made the decision to embrace HTML 5, rather than Adobe Flash as a platform for its devices, this was seen as (to put it kindly) an eccentric move – but a few years down the line and no-one is talking about it in those terms, as HTML 5 has trounced Flash in the subsequent battle. In fact, one of the major reasons why HTML 5 has risen to prominence so rapidly in the period…
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  • HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory at PAX Prime

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:17 am
    HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory at PAX Prime HyperX Predator DDR4! We got to check it out here at PAX Prime - it is going to be mighty impressive... HyperX Links: Subscribe to the HyperX YouTube channel: From: LinusTechTips Views: 78868 3287 ratings Time: 01:42 More in Science & Technology
  • Whisper Challenge with Jenna! #IntelatPAX

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Whisper Challenge with Jenna! #IntelatPAX Never do the whisper challenge with someone who has studied sign language! Create your button and tweet it to @IntelUSA #IntelGameOn #IntelatPax Official contest details: : From: iJustine Views: 66302 4014 ratings Time: 06:51 More in Science & Technology

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    ELDERS REACT TO OCULUS RIFT Oculus Rift Bonus video on REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): Subscribe to ... From: TheFineBros Views: 3975856 91582 ratings Time: 08:00 More in Entertainment

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    KIDS REACT TO TYPEWRITERS Typewriter Bonus Video on REACT Channel: NEW Vids Sun,Thurs & Sat! Subscribe: Watch all main React Episodes: h... From: TheFineBros Views: 2137920 51299 ratings Time: 07:52 More in Entertainment

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    ELDERS REACT TO GOOGLE GLASS Google Glass BONUS REACTIONS: SUBSCRIBE! New vids every Sun/Thu/Sat: Watch all episodes of REACT From: TheFineBros Views: 5697157 107499 ratings Time: 07:42 More in Entertainment
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  • Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android

    Michael Vallez
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re a fan of puzzle games and block matching games, then Blend: The Game is a new and challenging mobile app that should grab your attention. Especially since this casual iPhone and Android puzzler is a bit more tricky than your average block matching or gem matching game. Why? Because you only get so […] The post Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android!

    Michael Vallez
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Gemstone Jamboree is like Candy Crush Saga, but more enjoyable to play since it does not come with the expensive in-app purchases. This free gem matching game for iOS and Android devices is packed with gameplay, unique level backgrounds, and a fun story complete with unusual characters. Gem matching games are some of the most […] The post Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free!

    Michael Vallez
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Want free music? That is exactly what you will get with the Audials Radio Android Music & Audio app. With Audials Radio you can quickly and easily listen to over 63,000+ streaming radio stations, record songs, and wake up to your favorite radio station – but that’s not all this killer music app has to […] The post Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Save Money with the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money iPhone Finance App

    Michael Vallez
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Want to discover an easy way to save money using your iPhone? If so, you will want to read on to find out how the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money app can help you do just that, with a few simple finger taps. While you may have good intentions when it […] The post Save Money with the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money iPhone Finance App first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • 5 Of The Best Coupon Apps For Your iPhone, iPad or Android!

    Lisa Vallez
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Shopping is a big part of our everyday lives, so why not save as much as you can by using some of the best coupon apps available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play? To make it easier for you to weed through the numerous coupon apps, we have hand-selected 5 top-rated coupon apps […] The post 5 Of The Best Coupon Apps For Your iPhone, iPad or Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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  • Researchers take fresh look at lack of women in IT

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Researchers at Baylor University and Florida State University say the IT industry has relied on outdated thinking about how to get more women into the profession and have put forth a new model to consider.Despite efforts to encourage more women to join the field and rise through the ranks, studies show that women represented just 18% of those graduating with computer and information science degrees in 2011 vs. 37% in 1985.+ Also in NetworkWorld: 10 tips to attract more women to Infosec jobs | 2014 Women in Technology Hall of Fame inductees To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • $50K awarded for system that sniffs out Web app vulnerabilities

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    A pair of researchers from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in Germany have been awarded the first $50,000 Internet Defense Prize for their work in combatting “second-order vulnerabilities” in Web apps—threats that lurk on Web servers until the time is right to strike. The prize is funded by Facebook and orchestrated in conjunction with USENIX, which held its annual Security Symposium in San Diego this week. A Facebook security engineering manager blogged about the award this week. MORE from USENIX: 5 Cool New Security BreakthroughsTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • "Hardcore" Steve Ballmer still a screaming maniac

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Ex-Microsoft CEO and new Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Steve Ballmer has changed industries but not his public speaking/screaming style. Here is he at the Clippers' press conference this week, where the players and coach look bemused and fans are whipped into a frenzy as Ballmer oozes optimism. RELATED: 7 Classic Steve Ballmer videosTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • See 1,000 little robots swarm

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Harvard University researchers have demonstrated a self-assembling swarm of 1,000 small robots and described it in the latest edition of the journal Science. The Self-Organizing Systems Research Group has put together the algorithms and devices, which communicate via infrared transmissions. You don't get much cooler or creepier than this: To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Stanford prof Mirzakhani first woman to win award known as "Nobel Prize in Mathematics"

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    If you've been wondering who to thank for the latest developments in "the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces," that would be Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, who has earned the distinction of being the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal for her work. The medals, doled out by the International Mathematical Union every four years to mathematicians under 40 years of age, are sometimes called the "Nobel Prize in Mathematics." Stanford University Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University professor of mathematicsTo read this…
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  • MSI Radeon R9 285 GAMING OC Video Card Review

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    AMD has launched the $249 AMD Radeon R9 285 video card. We dive into this somewhat confusing GPU. We compare it to the GeForce GTX 760 as well as an AMD Radeon R9 280. We'll discuss GCN differences in this new video card that may give it the edge with some feedback from AMD.
  • UK Government Warns Google, Microsoft & Yahoo Over Piracy

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I would laugh at this but this guy sounds pretty damn serious. "We don't look at any other crimes and say 'It's such a big problem that it's not worth bothering with.' We wouldn't stand idly by if paintings worth hundreds of millions of pounds were being stolen from the National Gallery. Copyright infringement is theft, pure and simple. And it's vital we try to reduce it." Comments
  • BBC Unveils New Computing And Coding Content For Kids

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    This is the kind of content we need for our children here in the states. BBC Children's and BBC Learning today announce a range of content across Bitesize, CBBC and CBeebies that will encourage children across the UK to get involved with computing and coding, with new education resources, lively television series, games and competitions. Comments
  • Running AMD's FX-8370E On Linux

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The alternative OS gurus over at Phoronix have put AMD's FX-8370E processor to the test running Linux. AMD today is rolling out three new FX-Series processors (the FX-8320E, FX-8370E, and FX-8370) while cutting prices on their existing Vishera AM3+ FX processors. AMD sent over the new FX-8370 and FX-8370E CPUs last week to Phoronix (the FX-8320E is still forthcoming) so we are here with the rundown on the Linux performance of these new FX CPUs compared to a wide variety of other Intel and AMD Linux systems with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Comments
  • YouTube Now Allows Fan Funding

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Google has now made it possible to tip your favorite YouTube content producers as long as you are running Chrome or the Android app. Fan Funding is a new way to make voluntary payments to support the YouTube creators you love. If a creator has Fan Funding enabled, you may see an Fan Funding icon in the corner of their video. Click that icon to get started! You can also click the Support button on their channel page. Comments
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  • The Role of the Reflective IS Scholar-Practitioner

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    While there will always be a demand for competent Information Systems (IS) professionals, let’s face it: in this economy, competence isn’t good enough. It’s the merely competent who will get the pink slips when the bottom line demands payroll cuts. The real plum jobs, the kind that provide tenure for those supercompetents who practice them well, are those that have more far-reaching implications than a simple ability to maintain the servers and keep the databases in order. One way to achieve this pinnacle of success is to become a reflective IS scholar-practitioner. What…
  • 13 Ways to Boost Broadband Speed

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    When your broadband speed drops, the first entity to blame is your broadband service provider. But it’s not always their fault.  There are other factors like outdated hardware, problems with your wireless modem, or software glitches  which can significantly lower the speed of your connection. There are things you can do to fix the problems on your end. Check to see if any of these problems are causing a drop in speed and correct them to enjoy a boost in broadband speed. 1. Update your browser – Are you still using an old version of Internet Explorer? It’s time to download…
  • Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

    Jason Welsh
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Do you have children in your house and you want to keep them away from your gadgets? Or your nephews are visiting you quite often? It is already known that smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other devices of that kind are simply irresistible for kids, no matter their age. They are not a simple toy; kids can learn a lot by using a computer, so you shouldn’t forbid them access to this kind of devices, just try to keep them safe. Nowadays, kids are growing up surrounded by such gadgets and they become more tech-savvy day by day. They want to touch everything, to test any gadget,…
  • 5 Examples of Insect-Inspired Robotics

    Adam Thompson
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Everyone knows that robots are merely lifeless machines, no matter how amazing their abilities may be. However, you may be surprised at how often scientists replicate the features and capabilities of living creatures to increase robotic performance. In fact, there’s even a whole branch of robotics called “biomimetics” dedicated to that single premise. The term biomimetics means literally to “mimic life.” Insects are one form of life from which biomimetic scientists draw significant inspiration for new types of robotic technology. Functions and behaviors that evolved over…
  • New IBM Video Tells You How To Survive A Robot Apocalypse

    Adam Thompson
    26 Feb 2014 | 6:49 pm
    A couple years ago the CDC released a guide for surviving the zombie apocalypse. Zombie hunters everywhere rejoiced to have an official guide on that critical topic. Now anti-robot warriors can also rejoice because IBM has released a video with instructions for surviving a robot apocalypse (see video at the bottom of this post). IBM’s hope is that their new cloud platform, IBM BlueMix, will be an effective tool for tracking robots and communicating with other anti-robot warriors. (“In the unlikely event of a cybernetic revolt, your smartphone may be used as a weapon.”)…
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  • Ashya King & Parent Power via Social Media

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    For those who are not aware of the unfolding story, this is a summary from Channel 4 News: The parents of Ashya King spend another night in a Spanish prison, 300 miles from where their son is being treated for a brain tumour, as a petition to reunite them reaches over 110,000 signatures. A judge in Spain ruled that Brett and Naghmeh King must be held [in custody] for up to 72 hours while the court considers whether to grant a British extradition request. The couple, who were arrested in Spain after the five-year-old was taken from a UK hospital without doctors' consent, told the judge in…
  • Nude Pictures hacked in Cloud shocker

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Whoever could have predicted that naked pictures of famous people stuck up in the Cloud would ever be hacked and published. Surely not, I hear you say? Well, in ths case it was an open secret the system was compromised- Business Insider: The ability to gain access to Apple's iCloud accounts has been an open secret among users of porn message boards for years, with enterprising users charging others to "rip" accounts and share nude photos. But even if it was not an open secret, from an information security point of view data in Cloud systems is a nightmare compared to data on your own systems.
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  • Fish Where the Fish Are

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Need to Tell Your Client’s Story to the Media? Catch Them Where Success is a Virtual Guarantee – at an Industry Trade Show As communication professionals, we all have come to learn that the basic premise of marketing is to … Continue reading →
  • Keep Your Friends Close and Your Competition Closer

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The tradeshow floor is filled with hundreds of prospects waiting to meet you.  Unfortunately, the floor is also filled with booths after booths of your competition, scoping out your potential clients and trying to woo them over to their side.  … Continue reading →
  • Booth Setup Day

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s the day before the show.  You’ve bought your booth space and spent weeks and months working to ensure your space at the trade show will draw the most prospects possible. You wake up on Booth Setup Day fully ready … Continue reading →
  • Brush Pass Giveaway: Bags

    17 Sep 2013 | 9:30 am
    In the spy world, a “brush pass” is when two agents meet for a very short period of time and something of value is passed between the two.  In the trade show world, you will be making a large number … Continue reading →
  • Making the Most of Tabletop Downtime

    29 Aug 2013 | 9:30 am
    You’ve gotten to the location of your tabletop show.  Everything is set up and looking exactly as you wanted and you are ready to go!  The only problem?  You’ve got some time to kill before the speaker is done and … Continue reading →
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  • You Can't Be Fired For 'Liking' A Colleague Calling Your Bosses 'Assholes' On Facebook

    Mike Masnick
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    A couple of years ago, we wrote about a rather troubling legal ruling in which a court declared that Facebook "likes" aren't a First Amendment protected expression. The ruling made little sense. It involved some employees of a local sheriff getting fired after "liking" the Facebook profile of the sheriff's opponent in the next election. Thankfully, that key part was overturned on appeal, with the 4th Circuit appeals court ruling that Facebook likes absolutely could be protected speech. Now, facing a somewhat similar issue, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has similarly concluded that…
  • Why Is Huffington Post Running A Multi-Part Series To Promote The Lies Of A Guy Who Pretended To Invent Email?

    Mike Masnick
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I thought this story had ended a few years ago. Back in 2012, we wrote about how The Washington Post and some other big name media outlets were claiming that a guy named V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai had "invented email" in 1978. The problem was that it wasn't even close to true and relied on a number of total misconceptions about email, software and copyright law. Ayyadurai and some of his friends have continued to play up the claim that he "invented" email, but it simply was never true, and it's reaching a level that seems truly bizarre. Ayyadurai may have done some interesting things, but his…
  • The Brett Kimberlin Saga: A Story Of Wacko Vexatious Lawsuits

    Mike Masnick
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    For years we've been paying somewhat loose attention to the saga involving Brett Kimberlin and his ongoing lawsuits against bloggers. The story was complex and convoluted from the beginning, and only got more so over time. In fact, it got so confusing that it almost became too difficult to jump into the story mid-stream. On top of that, the "partisan" overtones of many of the folks debating the story (on both sides) made it even more of a farce. When Kimberlin lost one of his lawsuits against some bloggers a few weeks ago, we debated writing a story, but there was so much back story to cover…
  • Ferguson Debacle Results In Armored Vehicles Being Removed From Two California Police Departments

    Tim Cushing
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Today's militarized policeman often feels naked without the protection of mine-resistant vehicles, despite very little evidence that such vehicles are necessary to handle the deadly (or is it?) rigors of police work. Citizens, however, aren't so sure they like seeing their law enforcement officers rolling out like they're keeping the peace in the middle of Baghdad. Even better, some representatives are finally starting to feel the same way. Sure, the vehicles and other militarized accoutrements may come cheap, thanks to DHS grants, but even deep, deep discounts aren't enough to justify…
  • City Of London Police Issue Vague, Idiotic Warning To Registrars That They're Engaged In Criminal Behavior Because It Says So

    Mike Masnick
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    This was mentioned briefly in our recent post about EasyDNS changing how it deals with online pharmacies, but it's still dealing with bizarre requests from the City of London Police. As we've been detailing, the City of London Police seem to think that (1) their job is to protect the business model of the legacy entertainment industry and (2) that they can do this globally, despite actually just representing one-square mile and (3) that they can do this entirely based on their own say so, rather than any actual court ruling. It started last year when the City of London Police started ordering…
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  • How I Got On TEDx And How You Can Too!

    Skyler McCurine
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Skyler McCurine talks to The NextWomen about her incredible experience speaking at a TEDx event and her journey to the more
  • Reigning as the Entrepreneur of Your Destiny: Inspiration from Career Contessa Founder Lauren McGoodwin

    Octavia Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Octavia Smith talks to Lauren McGoodwin, Founder of Career Contessa – an interview series showcasing women's career stories – about Lauren’s experience with guiding women to reign as the entrepreneurs of their professional more
  • Two German Ladies Make An Eco-IT Bag In Poland...

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    ...And maybe there is a revolution in that.Computers are the new social currency, and how we carry them around is as much our status as our choice between iOS and XP. Tatjana, from Germany, is the associate of mySTid and partner of Samka, the CEO of an innovative computer bag company based in Germany. Tatjana and Samka had been friends for years and lamented the inability to find trendy and sustainable bags for their busy corporate more
  • Startup Diaries: From Farm Life to Glam Life

    Guest Author
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    SkinYoga is the brainchild of sister-trio: Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika. They were born in West Bengal in India and grew up in a 20-acre farm in Gujarat where they grew their own vegetables and milked the cows for their daily dairy. Later, they moved to other countries in order to pursue their respective college degrees. The transition from farm life to the concrete city life inspired them to create SkinYoga and to share with the world the importance of leading a yogic more
  • Network to Net-Give?

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do you decide which of those invitations to networking events, to accept? Alyssa Jade McDonald more
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  • Mourning Beard

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

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

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

    C.K. Sample III
    16 Oct 2013 | 9:22 am
    I just finished giving a presentation to a room of about 30 people at Innotech 2013. The slideshow for the presentation are above, and we shot video of the event, which I will post later after it is edited, uploaded etc. UPDATE: Here’s some video of my talk:
  • Baby Girl Sample 12 weeks 3 days Sonogram

    C.K. Sample III
    14 Jul 2013 | 7:31 am
    Baby Girl Sample 12 weeks 3 days Sonogram, a set on Flickr. Here’s a set of pictures and videos from our sonogram this past week on Thursday. We know she’s a girl and not at risk for various genetic abnormalities thanks to a new blood test that Kristin took before the sonogram. The videos are great, as she’s moving and kicking around. She’s currently the size of one of the small action figures that Jackson plays with. It’s crazy how much more detailed these things are just about 4 years after when we had all this done for Jackson. We have some names in the works,…
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  • VMware Horizon 6 Overview

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    VMware Horizon 6 was announced in April and began shipping in June 2014, bringing a more unified suite delivering more integration with infrastructure and cloud products and more simplicity for all devices. Along with the numerous updates across the Horizon suite, VMware has transitioned to a more traditional product licensing hierarchy. This paper explores the new licensing model and provides an overview of the new features associated with VMware Horizon 6.Request Free!
  • Is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Moving Closer to Reality?

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum along with Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This paper examines the history of NFV and explores the prospects for networking to gradually evolve from a hardware-centric approach to a software-driven model. It concludes with an examination of future market implications and how NFV can help organizations to achieve their goals.Request Free!
  • How the Cloud is Reshaping Virtual Desktops

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Discover the benefits of independence from your physical desktop computer infrastructure.Desktop computing has become an increased cost burden for IT, and a source of frustration for tech-savvy users who expect more flexibility. Cloud-hosted desktops enable companies to mitigate the complexity placed on IT while reducing the risks associated with lost or stolen devices, all at a reduced TCO.Request Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersApplication Release Automation with Zero-Touch DeploymentTaking Your Enterprise Mobile: An Executive ChecklistThe Mobile Strategy Video Series The Impact of Mobile on Business and ITRequest Free!
  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service AttacksPC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionMagic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a ServiceAdapting Security to the CloudRequest Free!
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  • Context-Aware Collaboration: Turning Field Service Workers into Knowledge Workers

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many enterprises, however, have yet to use these services to improve internal operations, such as field service, and other elements of their workforce management solutions. Integrating context-aware services with modern collaboration capabilities can help organizations improve the way they share ideas, resolve issues and improve customer service.Request Free!
  • How to Protect Your Brand in Social Media

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    The very characteristics that make social media incredibly appealing to consumers are the same ones that make it ripe for scammers seeking to exploit the value and power of established brands. It's not unusual for fans and consumers to be exposed to something new every day, whether a promotion, contest, fan page or enticing content. And, without much history to signal what is genuine and what is not, consumers find themselves at risk of being hoodwinked by brand impersonators, malicious account spoofers and counterfeiters.This white paper offers best practices for protecting your brand--and…
  • The State of Enterprise Social Marketing Report

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Marketing on social media is now an imperative for companies seeking to stay relevant to consumers and potential customers. But little research has been conducted to learn how the most profitable brands and companies approach, execute and measure social marketing.In Q1 2014, Spredfast commissioned research from Forrester Consulting to uncover insights on the state of enterprise social marketing programs at the biggest companies across the U.S. and Western Europe. With input from 160 Director-level or above leaders in companies with $1 Billion or above in revenue, this first-of-its-kind…
  • Learn 7 Tips from Virgin America for Building a Mobile Social Intranet on Salesforce1 Platform

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this recorded on-demand webinar, see how Virgin America uses a mobile social intranet to connect its teammates and how they make it easy to use.Request Free!
  • Forrester Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio. But many IT leaders — particularly those at very large organizations — are unsure whether standardized SaaS offerings from Google and Microsoft provide the flexibility they need. These concerns shouldn't prevent CIOs from moving collaboration tools off-premises. We find a burgeoning services sector that can deliver highly customized messaging, teaming, and real-time communication services for…
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  • Samsung Gets Curvy with New Shape M3 Speaker and Soundbar

    Chip Chick Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    At IFA in Berlin this week, Samsung is making noise with two new audio options, one of which works with their Shape Wireless Audio-Multiroom sound system. The new Shape M3 speaker joins the M5, M7, Samsung’s home theatre systems and soundbars, and the Hub that connects them all into one speaker system that can work seamlessly with your mobile devices. The M3 will be the smallest speaker of the bunch, so you can tuck it away even more indiscreetly than the M7, which was designed to be wedged into corners. Like the rest of the Shape family, the M3 can be integrated into one big home…
  • Sony RX10 Gets Firmware Update and Price Cut

    Chance Kinney
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Last year, we reviewed the Sony RX10 camera and found that the fixed-lens, pint-sized camera fell a little short for those looking for a high-end camera. As of this week, Sony is trying to make it up to those aficionados with two pieces of good news—a firmware update and a price cut. The firmware update makes it possible to record video in XAVC-S format, which allows for 1080p recording at 50 Mbps as long as you have an SD card with a fast enough write speed. The format includes more detail in the images recorded, while cutting down on noise. It’s still a compressed format,…
  • 10 Video Games We Can’t Wait for this Holiday Season

    Chance Kinney
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Now that all of the big three next-gen systems have been out for at least a year, we can start to get a feel for what these new machines can really do when they’re pushed to the limit. The launch jitters are out of the way, and the early mistakes have been made. The Xbox One has gotten over Ryse: Son of Rome, while the PS4 and the Wii U deftly avoided early flops by not having very many games to begin with. We’ve learned to expect disappointment when it comes to console launches. In that first year, game developers are still getting used to the new tools at their disposal, and…
  • Did Your Summer Suck? 9 Books That Will Make You Feel Better

    Ali Heriyanto
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    So the summer is practically over and you know what? Good! It was the most awful summer of my life. In fact, it couldn’t go away quick enough. Bring on the winter. I’m ready for short days, cold, snow, and hiding fat under my sweater. About the only thing that was worthwhile this summer were the 9 books (I use that term very loosely, since there are more pictures than words on many of the pages) that I read this summer. Each one with its own sarcastic message or purpose that made me feel better in some small way. If you have been burned this summer by people and not the sun…
  • What is Hello Kitty?

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    One moment, everything makes sense. The next, chaos. For nearly 40 years, we’ve all been comfortable with assuming that Hello Kitty is a kitty. Those simpler days are now gone. The epicenter of this pop culture landscape-altering earthquake is Los Angeles, where the Japanese American National Museum is set to open in October. The museum will be home to a Hello Kitty exhibit to celebrate 40 years. Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, was tasked with writing the texts for the exhibit. She recounted to the LA Times a shocking truth from the Hello Kitty…
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  • TOP 15 IT certification preparation resources

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    IT is the profession of the future and has emerged as the top rates choice for the youth of today. In order to rise to the desired level of excellence in this field, globally accepted certifications have become crucial. Although there are many vendors who are self-proclaimed experts for providing such certifications, their programs and qualifications do not stand a chance. Hence what is required is a comprehensive list of such vendors who provide authentic training and can vouch for their credentials. We have put together a list of 15 vendors who have approved track record. They have…
  • Celebrate Independence Day with Twitter Chat on #BrandIndia

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Simplify360 has planned to celebrate India’s Independence in a unique way. The company is doing a Twitter chat today at 3 PM themed “#BrandIndia with Bhupendra”. Bhupendra, CEO for Simplify360, is talking to some prominent brand experts from around the World regarding India as a brand. The topics to be covered are: 1. How is #BrandIndia today? 2. What did India as a nation missed in last 6 decades? 3. How to build India as a brand of trust and quality? 4. #BrandIndia should be about people or product 5. Role MNC and foreigners play in building Brand India and more. The panel…
  • IBM unveils chip that emulates human brain

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
      The International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American consulting corporation and a multination technological enterprise.  It is headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM not only markets but also manufactures computer software and hardware and also provides infrastructure, consulting and hosting services in various areas starting from mainframe computers up to nanotechnology. Recently, IBM revealed a computer chip which is about the size of a postage stamp and is claimed to spur up the functions of the synapses, neurons and other characteristics of the brain to carry out…
  • Microsoft wants to change the way you see your smartphone’s screen

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    According to Hong Tan who is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research Asia, we should not limit ourselves only to sliding across and tapping our fingers on the screen for interaction with others through tablets or smartphones. Microsoft is working to build a touchscreen technology for all mobile devices which would cater to different sensations based on whatever you type. To give an example, if you are typing on the touchscreen keypad, you will get the feel very similar to when you press a key. Also while you drag or move a file or a group of them, anywhere on your mobile device’s home…
  • What Google Employees Learn in ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Course:

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    ‘Search Inside Yourself’ is a new search program at Google. The program lets you search inside yourself so you can find yourself. This is a free course from Google. The program is specially designed for Google’s employee to teach them emotional intellectuality through meditation. This is a pragmatic meditation procedure which you can use wherever you want. Chade-Meng Tan who teaches the course is one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer.  Meng, the representative of world’s gigantic search engine offers this practical procedure for enhancing…
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  • Effective Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
    Effective is an elegant magazine-type template for Blogger that’s fully responsive. Its dark background makes it easy for your visitors to browse through your content without tiring out their eyes, plus its many features allow you to pack in as much relevant content as you like on your pages. Some of Effective’s features include: 2 columns jQuery slider Dropdown menus 468×60 header banner Related posts Minimalist layout 3-column footer Tabbed widgets 1 sidebar Top navigation bar Web 2.0 Featured section You can find instructions on installing and customizing your template…
  • Simplex Reporter Blogger Responsive Template

    Carmela Maraan
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Simplex Reporter template for Blogger is one of Simplex Designs best templates to date. It’s primarily created for magazine and newsportal-type blogs, but you can also try using it for your personal site, if you update it daily and use plenty of photos or images. This responsive template is optimized for both desktop and mobile use, and its images automatically resize without any distortion or changes to the scale. Its clean design and layout will allow you to pack as much information on your homepage without making it look cluttered, with a vibrant red-black-and-white color scheme that…
  • Belastic Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    This magazine-style template for Blogger will surely catch your visitors’ eye. Belastic Responsive template is a free template that maximizes space while managing to look sleek and professional. Its color scheme is bold and vibrant, with predominantly black-and-white sections highlighted with red-orange accents. It also has an image section that allows you to showcase your photos and images, so you can also use this template as a gallery. Belastic contains several sections where you can feature your most important links, including a featured posts and popular posts section. It also has…
  • Financial Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    Financial Blogger template is a professional-looking theme that’s suited for business blogs. Featuring a customizable image slider, this template will highlight links to your best posts in the header. This template is adapted from WordPress, and has 2 columns, a right sidebar, footer columns, slideshow, social bookmarking icons, tabs, a useful drop down menu, and background pattern. It has a light green-and-white color palette that shows your visitors that your blog is no-nonsense yet approachable, plus a clean and organized layout that you can fill with all the images, links, and…
  • Snortly Free Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    It was the goofy name that caught my attention, though its entire look is quite elegant. Snortly Blogger Template by PinklyTemplates has just been launched, and is perfect for photography and portfolio blogs. It features stylish widgets and professional fonts, plus a threaded commenting system and three-column footer. It’s clean and simple, with a bold transparent gray header and grid-type homepage that displays six of your latest posts. It can also display popular posts in the footer, and is optimized for Facebook. Because of its minimalist layout, your photos and images stand out…
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  • Meet Meizu MX4, a $300 iPhone 6 Look-alike with 5.36-inch Display, 2GB RAM, 20.7MP Camera

    Manish Singh
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Popular Chinese manufacturer Meizu has finally unveiled its new flagship smartphone: the MX4. The handset looks exceptionally well designed, and carries a metal body and looks a lot like the purported iPhone 6 (it even has the home button in the front), that Apple is reportedly launching on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review – That “Easy to Recommend, Difficult to Get” Feeling!

    Nimish Dubey
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Xiaomi has been making its presence felt in the Indian market ever since it rocketed into prominence -‘shot’ seems too mild an adjective to describe the kind of attention the Mi 3 has received on Indian shores. Some might criticise the company for not keeping enough stocks in hand (as we pointed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best 10 Android Apps This Week

    Radu Tyrsina
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    I hope you all had a great weekend, as we now start this week with the usual collection of some of the best new Android apps. Have a look at the previous list from the past week where you’ll find such titles as SwingCopters, WeTransfer, PirateLegends, Mountain and others. This time,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Android One to Debut on September 15th in India as Google Sends out Event Invites

    Radu Tyrsina
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Almost every big OEM out there is showing an increased interest in the market of cheaper smartphones. Google is well-aware of that and in order to provide them with what they need and also stay safe from a possible rise in popularity of such novel operating systems as Windows Phone, Firefox OS and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Redmi 1S Camera Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in its Price Segment

    Raju PP
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    The Redmi 1S is the newest entry to the hot and happening budget smartphone market in India. At Rs.5999 (~$99), it is cheaper than its competition like Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4 and Micromax Canvas Unite. In spite of that, the Redmi 1S carries much superior hardware specs to any of these smartphones,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App [E-Book]

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

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

    C.R. Venkatesh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    DCI participated in mBillionth by showcasing its products, services and digital innovations in an exhibition organized as part of the one-day event. Held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on July 18, 2014, the expo provided us with significant opportunities to benchmark ourselves against leading IT service providers, boost the profile and brand influence of our firm, and interact with potential customers. mBillionth Award, an initiative of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, is a platform that explores the latent potential of the mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South…
  • 6 Steps to Create a Successful Social Media Strategy Plan

    Caroline Prince
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    Every business, be it a well-established brand or an up and coming start-up, knows that social media is an essential part of a solid business strategy. A social media strategy does not simply involve setting up accounts across various platforms and expecting your customer base to magically increase. Just like with any other business plan, a social media strategy requires diligent thought and planning before being put into action. If you are planning to integrate a social media strategy into your business plan, but are not sure of where to begin, here are six steps to help you on your way: 1.
  • 10-Step Checklist to Build & Market a Successful App [Infographic]

    C.R. Venkatesh
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:34 am
    We’ve just launched the 11th infographic in our information graphic series, which details the nitty-gritty of app development and marketing that app creators will need to look into to be successful in their efforts. 10-Step Checklist to Build & Market a Successful App details the necessary course of action – step-by-step from app concept to launch – to help apps reach their full potential. Serving as a business model for developers and creative hopefuls, the infographic is composed of foundational notes and operational checkpoints as well as tips for general success.
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  • iCloud accounts compromised, but iCloud not compromised

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized Apple's engineers to discover the source. Our customers' privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet. None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in…
  • Open webOS renamed to LunaOS, new version released

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    It's been a long while since we announced our Alpha 2 release back in June of 2013, but today after months of very hard work we are very proud and happy to provide our latest release to the community now named "LuneOS". The first eye catching change is the new name we'll be using for our project going forward. The distribution will be called "LuneOS" instead of "WebOS Ports Open webOS" because it wasn't very catchy. Lune is the French translation of moon and refers to the user interface we all love so much in legacy webOS, LunaSysMgr, which is named after the Latin/Spanish translation of…
  • Say hello to those who hate the NSA, but invade women's privacy

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Over the weekend someone released hundreds of revealing photos of celebrities that appear to have been stolen from private storage. In response to this, a bunch of anonymous guys on the internet copied them and posted them all over the town square, because the internet is written in ink and if you are ever a victim once in your life the internet will remind you of it forever. These men are the detritus of human society for whom the internet provides a warm blanket, so let's remove the warm blanket for a minute. If the NSA spies on us, it's a massive violation of privacy and omg government and…
  • FreeRTOS 8.1.0 released

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Version 8.1.0 of FreeRTOS was released a few days ago. Probably the most important feature is support for non contiguous heap space (heap_5.c), needed for allocation of memory (for creation of tasks, queues, semaphores, etc. and also user applications).
  • AnandTech founder leaves site, joins Apple

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple. An Apple rep confirmed that the company was hiring Shimpi, but wouldn't provide any other details. Last night, via a post on the site he founded in 1997, Shimpi said he was "officially retiring from the tech publishing world," but didn't say what he was doing next. "I won't stay idle forever. There are a bunch of challenges out there :)", he wrote. This is great news for him, and after 17 years of some of the best technology journalism in the world, he certainly deserves a change of…
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  • Kwanon: The First Canon Camera Circa 1934

    Brian Mitchell
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Canon is commemorating the 80th anniversary of their first camera, the Kwanon (not a misspelling). Marking Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, the Kwanon was produced in prototype form in 1934, the culmination of the dreams of engineers who wanted to catch up with Europe, the leading presence in the camera industry at the time. The […]
  • Panasonic RP-HGS10 Open Ear Headphones

    Brian Mitchell
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Panasonic just released the $80 RP-HGS10 Open Ear Headphones for active listeners that desire a sweat-proof design. The sport headphones use bone conduction technology to transmit sound vibrations directly to the cochlea through the cheek bones. They are worn next to your ears, not placed over them. This unique, outside-the-ear design lets you enjoy music […]
  • Samsung HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar

    Brian Mitchell
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Samsung just introduced the world’s first TV-Matching Curved Soundbar (model HW-H7500), uniquely designed to seamlessly complement Samsung’s 55 and 65-inch Curved UHD TVs. The Curved Soundbar is crafted with a finely brushed aluminum finish that highlights Samsung’s unique approach to elegance and design. Featuring 8.1 channel support, the HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar delivers immersive sound quality […]
  • Samsung Shape M3 Wireless Speaker

    Brian Mitchell
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Samsung today released the Shape M3 (WAM350) wireless audio multiroom speaker for $200. It is the smallest sibling of the Shape speaker ecosystem that includes the Shape M5 and M7 Wireless Speakers. The Shape M3 Wireless Audio-Multiroom speaker is perfect for home entertaining and parties and offers a more compact yet powerful option for consumers […]
  • Canon imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini Mobile Scanner

    Brian Mitchell
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Canon just introduced the imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini Mobile Document Scanner, which is compatible with both Windows and Mac. It offers a “Plug-and-Scan” capability, so users can scan items without having to install drivers or applications. An additional time-saving option allows users to configure routine scan jobs for quick and easy one-touch access. With a single […]
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  • iPhone 6 To Feature NFC Functionality

    Deepesh Agarwal
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Feld&Volk, a Luxury product brand for iPhone & iPad have came out with some exclusive pictures of the iPhone 6′s logic board which confirms the presence of NFC Technology in the upcoming iPhone 6. The photo below shows the iPhone 6′s motherboard, as highlighted the logic-board features an NXP NFC Chip. Inclusion of NFC chips in Apple products is surely going to be the ultimate "life-saver" boost the technology needed to gain mainstream traction allowing "Mobile Wallets" to become a reality soon.
  • Wakie: The app and social network for giving and receiving real live wake up calls

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Are you the kind of person who loves getting wake-up calls when you stay at hotels, and wish you could bring that experience into your everyday life? Now there’s an app for that: Wakie is a free mobile app that brings together a social network of friendly strangers from all over the world to give each other wake up calls. It’s a great system; in the morning it’s easy to hit a snooze button every nine minutes until you’re late for work, but suddenly speaking with a kind person you don’t know really motivates you to become alert so you can speak with them at least somewhat…
  • Cell Phone Jammers: Next-Gen Security Tech For Jamming Cellphone Use In Prisons

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Cell phones are not allowed in Prisons cause some of the most dangerous plans can be made after being aided with this communication device. But some of these prisoners manage to smuggle cell phones within a Jail by clever means however something even cleverer can now help in checking these unwanted communications. When prisoners get access to cell phones, they can manage to send and receive information through a series of facilities available via the mobile phone; these are calls, texts, social media, E-mails and Internet. Nowadays we have various facilities to check the use of cell phones in…
  • [Infographic] Everything About Raspberry Pi

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
  • Windows 9 Codename Threshold Technical Preview Expected To Release Next Month

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    After some convincing internal builds leaks of Windows 9, we are now hearing rumors that Microsoft is working feverishly towards a release of "Windows Threshold Technical Preview" next month following the earlier announced rapid-release cycle schedule for Windows OS. The newest feature to make it's way into current builds of "Windows 9" would be the ability to upgrade "Windows builds" with a single-click without requiring a complete re-installation of the OS as needed with older Windows OS's.
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  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Fun(d)raising at its Finest

    Rex Hammock
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Forgive me, but you’ll find at the bottom of this post yet another Ice Bucket Challenge video. I was on vacation and somewhat off the grid a couple of weeks ago when the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Ice Bucket Challenge meme hit, so I wasn’t quite sure what the shout-out from Hammock president John Lavey was all about when it hit my in-box. By the time I could get around to responding to his challenge, the meme had grown to epic status. How epic? Today (August 24, 2014), the ice bucket full of contributions being poured onto the ALS Association has crossed the $70 million…
  • The Story-telling Power of Maps

    Rex Hammock
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    I continue to be amazed by the story-telling power of maps. This New York Times interactive map of recent fighter jet and drone strikes in northern Iraq makes me wonder how the use of visualized data used by news media in the form of maps would have changed the way people understood, in real-time, previous wars and conflicts. Yes, social media is changing the face of journalism, but so is data-driven journalism and visualized data of this quality. (Not to be confused with the lack of quality found in the vast majority marketing-oriented infographics.) A couple of weeks ago, for the Hammock…
  • Robin Williams, RIP

    Rex Hammock
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Six years ago, I wrote a blog post about “Why I’m Mourning Michael Jackson’s Death” in which I said this: “I think we all get crazy in our obsession with the deaths of someone like Michael Jackson because he was there, singing in the background, when we experienced so many things we hold dear. The music is still there. The memories are still there. But if Michael Jackson can die, does that mean a part of us dies with him? I think that’s what we mourn. Two years ago, I tweeted this about Whitney Houston: When someone whose music has been part of your…
  • Gonenett

    Rex Hammock
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Today, the company that owns the former hometown newspaper of Nashville and 80 other cities in the U.S. announced its plans to split into two companies. (1) Gannett Good Stuff Inc. and  (2) Gannett Bad Stuff Inc. Gannett Good Stuff will be lots of TV stations and internet companies like and Gannett Bad Stuff will be 81 former local newspapers that will continue their transition into local delivery van companies specializing in distributing bundled advertising circulars to the front doors of local residents each Sunday morning. The rest of the week, the vans…
  • The NYT’s Chronicle: A Timeline of the Usage of Words & Phrases

    Rex Hammock
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    (Above: According to Chronicle, the word “Rex” peaked a century ago. Oh well.) The New York Times has opened to the public a graphing tool called Chronicle, an N-gram viewer that generates a timeline chart of the usage of a word or phrase appearing in the New York Times during the past 162 years. The tool is very similar to Google’s Ngram Viewer a graphing tool that generates a timeline of words or phrases appearing in books scanned into the database of Google Books. Alexis Lloyd, Chronicle’s creator, explains it in this blog post. Quote: Two years ago, I created…
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  • Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video recording app from the makers of the popular smartphone app and social network Instagram. Instagram app itself supports video recording and sharing. For Instagram, launching another app for video recording and sharing may sound confusing. You don’t have to wonder anymore. We will here clear your confusions about Hyperlapse app. Hyperlapse app is not your boring video recording app, it does more than just recording videos. Hyperlapse app lets you easily create professional looking time-lapse videos without any complex settings or expensive camera. It will…
  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features and improvements are at the bottom of this post. But it seems all didn’t went well for some users who installed this update. After installing this update, some Windows 8.1 users complained of a Black Screen at Boot. Microsoft acknowledging the issue and withdrew all the four patches that were part of the August Update. The four patches…
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1 TB or more hard disk space gets filled up. All of these unneeded files causes chaos and increases disorganization in your computer system. Recently, I started facing this inevitable issue myself. My hard disks, (internal and external, which is more than 6 TB in total) got filled up with files. As happens to any user having tons of disk space, I…
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. According to a blog post by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be in…
  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • The 10 Things you can do with the Documents App for iOS

    Amit Agarwal
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Readdle’s Documents 5 is one of my favorite iOS apps. It is completely free, without any ads or in-app purchases, and app is universal meaning it is optimized for both the iPhone and the iPad. The Documents app is hugely popular on the iTunes Apps Store but do you really know about the different things you can do with this versatile app. For starters, Documents is a document viewer but if you are only using the app for reading your PDFs, you’ve only scratched the surface. Here’re a list of things that you can do with Documents on your iPad or iPhone. 1. As a document…
  • How to Sell your Music on the Internet

    Amit Agarwal
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    It is now easier than ever before to sell your music to a worldwide audience. I’ve been a musician since childhood, and while education, travel and then working for a living got in the way of my dream of becoming a guitar hero, I have never given up hope. Indeed, I’ve spent the last couple of years writing and recording an eclectic mix of songs. The next obvious step was to find some way to get them heard, which is where the advent of social media came into its own. Where to Sell your Music Online While MySpace is something of a musical backwater these days, despite Justin…
  • How to Load Disqus Comments on Click

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    The comments on my website are powered by Disqus, the most popular commenting platform that offers a lot more features than what the native commenting engines of Blogger or WordPress have to offer. For instance, Disqus lets me moderate discussions or reply to comments via email itself and commenters can use their existing Facebook or Twitter accounts to sign-in for commenting on web pages. The Disqus widget is loaded asynchronously meaning it downloads the JavaScript in parallel and would not therefore impact the load time of your web pages. That said, the widget still adds lot of…
  • How do you Make Money on the Internet

    Amit Agarwal
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    You may have a well-paying job but it wouldn’t hurt if you can earn a few extra dollars every month utilizing the knowledge and skills that you already have. There are no shortcuts but if you ready to put in the effort and time, here are some “legitimate” ways to help you make money on the Internet. 25 Ways to Make Money on the Internet Start a website or a blog and earn revenue through advertising networks like Google AdSense and BuySellAds. You can even sell your own ads directly through Google DFP. Launch a curated email newsletter using MailChimp and find sponsors or…
  • How to Easily Recognize Web Colors from RGB Codes

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    If you’ve ever customized the design of your HTML website, or tried changing the background color of your social profiles, you’ve probably encountered Hexadecimal color codes. These are a string of 6 characters – like “0066FF” – that you know represent colors but we rarely make the effort to understand them. Here is a simple guide to help you recognize web colors more quickly from their RGB codes. No more guessing or consulting the color palettes. In a typical web representation #RRGGBB, the first 2 digits denote red, the second 2 digital are for green and…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • What is a hosted PBX, and what are the benefits of using it?

    Osterr Wight
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The great appeal of a Hosted PBX phone system is that you can have a sophisticated telephone system for your business without having to outlay massive dollars for expensive telephone equipment. In fact, a Hosted PBX either operates with an existing telephone service or replaces it entirely. It’s easy to use and operate A Hosted […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. Just Upgraded to Google Voice
  • How a Website Overhaul Can Revamp Your Business

    Osterr Wight
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Your website is one of the most powerful promotional tools your business has. However, a ‘bad’ website can be just as detrimental to your bottom line as not having an online presence at all. When was the last time you really thought about your website and if it’s doing what you need it to do? […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog
  • Essential Mac Software from a Windows User

    Wardell Latham
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I’ve been a Microsoft Windows user for most of my life and I don’t imagine that will change any time soon. With that being said there is a fondness by many in the design community for Apple Mac computers which is why I’ve found myself doing a lot of work on a Mac recently. I’ve […] Related posts: Software Spotlight: Greenshot Free Graphic Software Software Spotlight: CLCL
  • The Basics of Awesome Product Photography

    Osterr Wight
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Whether you’re creating an image library for use in web or advertising material or setting up an online store, chances are that many of your potential customers are going to be introduced to your product via a photograph. You only get one chance to make an impact with your first impression, so make sure the […] Related posts: The Basics of Good Web Design How LinkedIn Killed Your Resume 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone
  • How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog

    Osterr Wight
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Companies these days spend millions on branding and packaging. Not because they like pretty things but because it directly leads to higher sales. We buy with our eyes and what’s inside the box takes the back seat. Websites are no different. Only when your blog looks good will the readers stay to see what you […] Related posts: The Basics of Good Web Design 10 Slick New Fonts for Design 5 Tips To Blog Often & Effectively
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  • Google to build quantum computing processors

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Google has partnered with scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara to build new processors for use in quantum computing systems.Quantum computers aim to use properties of subatomic particles to perform calculations millions of times faster than conventional computers, although there are lots of obstacles to overcome for that to happen.Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence team will work with researchers at UC Santa Barbara to build new quantum information processors to help make quantum computers a reality.Today’s computers use electrical transistors to represent the…
  • Hidden but powerful Windows tools: Read about that and more in PCWorld's September Digital Edition

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The onslaught of tech information is relentless. Stay on top of the latest with PCWorld’s Digital Edition. Available as single copies or as a yearlong subscription, it highlights the best content from—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, as well as in a Replica Edition. The Enhanced Edition includes videos, slideshows, podcasts, and other interactive features—all designed for consuming on your tablet. The Replica Edition is a PDF-like version that’s…
  • Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Home Depot said Tuesday it was investigating a possible breach of its systems holding customer payment information tied to credit and debit cards.“We’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate,” Home Depot spokeswoman Paula Drake said via email.The source of the possible breach, as well as the number of people who might be affected, was not immediately clear.Home Depot is “aggressively gathering facts” and will notify customers immediately if it determines there was a breach, she said.If there was, it would…
  • Sony joins AllSeen Alliance to push for common ground in IoT

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Sony has now joined Microsoft, LG Electronics and other consumer electronics vendors in the AllSeen Alliance, strengthening the group’s effort to make “Internet of things” devices work together.The Japanese electronics and entertainment titan joined 10 other Premier members of the group, which includes Panasonic, Sharp, Haier and Qualcomm Connected Experiences in addition to Microsoft, LG and others, the AllSeen Alliance said Tuesday. The group also has 53 Community Members.The alliance formed last December to push interoperability among connected devices such as TVs, smartphones and…
  • Groups: FCC shouldn't overturn state laws against municipal broadband

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should stay out of the way of states that have passed laws prohibiting or limiting city-funded broadband networks that compete with private services, several groups have told the agency.The FCC, considering whether to preempt laws in 20 states that restrict municipal broadband projects, should instead give private broadband providers incentives to better service communities, several representatives of broadband providers wrote in comments to the agency.The city of Wilson, North Carolina, and the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, Tennessee, have…
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    Data Connections

  • Sparked for DataDirect Design Previews at Progress Exchange

    Jesse Davis
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    If you’re been following our blog then you know we’re quickly approaching Progress Exchange, our annual partner and customer conference! We can’t wait to ship off to Orlando, FL just as the cold settles in on the East Coast (October 6-9) for the event, which will include sessions from Progress customers, partners and event sponsors. Not only will attendees learn about the cool stuff that customers are currently doing with Progress technology, but there will be some future-thinking sessions to showcase what you could be doing down the line. With that in mind, we’re hosting a special…
  • Getting to Know Cassandra

    Jeff Reser
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Today’s data-driven world is both a blessing and a curse for IT managers. While Big Data makes it possible to solve business challenges, turning information from different sources into actionable insight can be a real challenge. How do you keep your organization moving forward, but still keep things simple for IT?  With the emergence of open source database management systems like Apache Cassandra, data connectivity is evolving to meet requirements for speed and consistency — and returning some normalcy to IT managers. Cassandra is a NoSQL data store that’s architected for real-time…
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, APIs Oh My! Let’s Talk Data at Progress Exchange

    Jeff Reser
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    45 days to go until Progress Exchange 2014, and our team at Progress DataDirect can’t wait! This year, Progress’ annual partner and customer conference will take place October 6-8 in Orlando, FL. If you attended last year’s event in Boston, you probably remember lots of orange, sparks everywhere and news of significant updates to our Pacific PaaS solution. The focus this year is to demonstrate just how far we’ve progressed (no pun intended) since then! We’ll be talking next generation application development, and all that encompasses – from mobile, to data connectivity, to cloud,…
  • Enhanced Access to Your Solutions

    Greg Stasko
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Many powerful vertical solutions are now available on the platform via the AppExchange – For ITSM (IT Service Management), there is BMC’s Remedyforce. Navatar Group offers Financial Services solutions, and ERP and accounting solutions are available from FinancialForce and RootStock. Veeva offers a CRM solution for the life sciences, to highlight just a few. Standard Remedyforce Dashboard solutions provide varying capabilities when it comes to reporting or analytics. Being based on the platform, the integrated reporting or analytics will likely be…
  • How to Tame Your Raw Data with Easyl + Tableau

    Dion Picco
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Manually building sales reports, performance dashboards and lead analyses can be a productivity killer. Not only does it take time to compile what you need from multiple data sources, but once you’ve gone through the initial process you have to redo it all over again the next time you need a report. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a comprehensive view of customer activity and sales, across different data sources, and in a single dashboard that’s easy to use and update in real-time? With DataDirect and Tableau, you can do just that. During a recent webinar we co-hosted with Dustin…
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  • Tsunami Sites

    Daniel Lew
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you’re on Facebook for more than 5 minutes, you’ve seen people sharing cute, interesting, or intriguing pictures, stories, and videos like this? You can form your own opinion of the brilliance - or stupidity – of the content, but do you have any idea of how much traffic Facebook activity drives to these “new [...]
  • Reputation Hotline

    Daniel Lew
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    There’s a local marketing service that you can practically give away and build a huge local marketing company…. even if you’re a complete newbie! You see, local businesses want Results NOW The problem is most local marketing services simply cannot deliver the “right now” benefits they are looking for! Check out Reputation Hotline here! In [...]
  • Incredible Green Screen

    Daniel Lew
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you’re not using video as part of your marketing campaigns, you need to pay attention to what I’m about to share with you. Ask any marketer worth their salt, and they’ll tell you that video is essential these days if you want to be successful online. Yes, The Video Revolution is definitely in full [...]
  • People Image Creator

    Daniel Lew
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you’re selling or promoting anything online, you know you need eye-catching attention grabbing graphics but QUALITY graphics can get expensive. Wouldn’t you love to have a library of nice images (with transparent backgrounds) that would help increase sales for you? What if you could SELL the images you created ? >> Download People Image [...]
  • Zamurai PBN Blueprint

    Daniel Lew
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New 6-Step Blueprint Shows You How To Rank In Google in 27 days or less Through The Power of Your Own Private Blog Network… Without Having to Spend Thousands of Dollars and without needing any previous experience. => Download Zamurai PBN Blueprint here Once you’re equipped with this 6-step blueprint you’ll be able to: - [...]
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • ITVibes Team Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    ITVibes Support
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    We completed the challenge! The ITVibes team was nominated by the Newton Design and Marketing crew in The Woodlands for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We accepted the challenge and poured ice cold water on each other to support this amazing campaign and spread awareness in the local community. ITVibes also donated to the organization. We challenged others in the greater Houston area to continue spreading the word to help #StrikeOutALS: Darren Miller & team with Hydrological Solutions Sam Thigpen & team with Thigpen Energy David Levin & team with Cloudspace USA Jack Stibbs &…
  • How SlideShare Can Help Your Business

    ITVibes Support
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Have you ever used SlideShare before? If not, you might want to start today. First of all, some of you may be asking, what is SlideShare? It is a social media platform used to promote eye-catching, informative presentations, which can help a business gain the exposure they need. SlideShare began with a simple goal: To share knowledge online. They have grown to become the world’s largest community for sharing presentations and other professional content, according to SlideShare’s website. Why Should You Use SlideShare For Your Business? SlideShare is one of the most overlooked social media…

    itvibes tech
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing Fresh prints is located at 4026 Trey Drive in the Bear Creek area. We specialize in meeting the printing needs of our great city and believe in the value of customer service with a local feel. Let Fresh Prints be your one stop shop for custom printing and personalized clothing. They have several colors and shirt selections to choose from. They aim to please so if you don’t see what you are looking for, tell them what you need and they will find it for you. T-Shirt printing has never been easier with their new custom design studio! You decide how your…
  • Stryker Directional

    itvibes tech
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing Stryker Energy Directional Services, proudly leading the drilling industry in performance, efficiency and integrity. Incorporated in 2010, their management group has over 100 years combined directional drilling experience which allows them to provide you with the application of some of the most extensive and accurate knowledge in the drilling industry. As they have progressed, and with the methods they employ, many of the problems encountered in drilling and producing oil economically have been answered. Nevertheless, controlling the well bore in such a…
  • How to Prevent Your Website from Driving Customers Away

    ITVibes Support
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Have you ever walked into a restaurant in Houston and thought, “I want out of here right now”? Maybe the décor wasn’t appropriate, hostess was rude, seats weren’t comfortable, or it was dirty and smelled badly. Same thing can happen with websites. No, they don’t emit foul odors, thankfully, but they can drive customers away. The goal for your company’s website is to attract and engage potential new clients. But some business websites are like bad restaurants, they send their customers right out the door and they never come back.  The last thing you want to do with online…
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Spotted on UAP

    Furqan Shahid
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Samsung’s upcoming flagship phablet is only few days away from official unveiling. The leaks we have received so far confirm almost all of the specifications. However, if you think that will stop the leaks from storming in, then no. The latest leak is coming from none other than Samsung’s own website. The leak comes in the shape of a UAP (User Agent Profile) and the leak gives us a huge hint of what will the Galaxy Note 4 pack. Other than the User Agent Profile, another leak showing the IFA poster for the Note 4 was also spotted that also gave away the hint regarding the…
  • [How To] Convert Your Android Device Into OnePlus One

    Furqan Shahid
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    For all of you out there who are still waiting to get their hands on the OnePlus One which was released recently and quickly got the title of ”flagship killer’. the Chinese start up OnePlus was a result of former employees who worked at Oppo. The phone quickly became the centre of attention and received a lot of critical acclaim. It offered killer specs in an unbeatable price. However, the invite system was a bit of a bother. But thankfully, even that is being replaced by a pre-order system, this means easier access to the device. The pre-order system will go in motion somewhere…
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Concept Looks Fulgurant

    Furqan Shahid
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    While every tech geek is waiting for Sony’s upcoming flagship and the successor to critically acclaimed Xperia Z2, the Xperia Z3. Some folks over at Concept Phones are looking at the bigger picture. The Xperia Z3 is set to be unveiled at IFA in Berlin that starts on 3rd September, only 4 more days away, and while the whole world is eyeing towards the Xperia Z3, someone went ahead and released the concept of the Xperia Z4. Now this isn’t the first time we are seeing a concept phone but they way its been done is quite intriguing. While we wait for Sony to show us the improvements…
  • Moto X+1 Caught on Camera

    Furqan Shahid
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Upcoming Moto X+1 from Motorola has been enjoying quite a lot of attention for some time. Appearing in numerous leaks, we now have a very good understanding about how the device will be looking and what specifications it will boast. The latest leak is coming from TKTechNews which shows us the back of the device. Now the back does look quite similar to the ones we have seen in previous leaks, but… there is one small change. It seems that this particular Moto X+1 is touting a leather back. This could very well be a result of customisation done through Moto Maker. There are chances that…
  • Say Goodbye To OnePlus One Invite System

    Furqan Shahid
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Almost everyone who is somewhat interested in technology knows about OnePlus and how they stormed the internet with their first ever smart phone and dubbed it as the ‘flagship killer’ of 2014. The catchphrase was somewhat true as the OnePlus One managed to best the likes of Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8. And the best part? The phone was available at the staggering price of $350 (For the 64 gigs version) However, there was a slight issue. To buy a OnePlus One you would have needed an invite, and invites weren’t easy to get. Well, the good news is that the…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Ways To Make Your New Website Super Secure

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    In today’s world of increasing online security threats, building a new website for yourself can be a daunting task. Whether you’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Service Tax On Website And Mobile Ads From 1st Oct

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    The Budget 2014 brought in a major amendment which has impacted the whole online industry and especially the content industry wherein most of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What’s The Golden Key To Online Business Growth?

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Understanding customers or understanding online business growth remains a big challenge that digital marketers and product managers are facing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top Affiliate Programs To Make Money From Your Blog

    Devinder Maheshwari
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Every newbie blogger, I take an exception to passionate ones, approaches the blogosphere with an aim! To reach the aim, they find only one method –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Project vs Resale – How To Pick Right Property Wisely?

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    While opting for buying your dream house, the dilemma of pursuing with a resale property or booking a house in a project always play hide and seek in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News* » Languages » English

  • Japan’s Data Usage Rates Compete With Each Other

    Christian Crisostomo
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    This post originally appeared on VR World. For more Asia Pacific stories visit VR World and ‘Like’ VR World on Facebook. A single gigabyte of data may look small, but it is actually the average amount of data consumed by most smartphone users in the United States. This is assuming of course that these users don’t use their phones to download lots of HD media. In Japan, the trend is quite similar. However, this new survey by MMD tells us something a lot more, which looks almost like a fierce competition between average data consumption rates. The survey data shows that at…
  • ARM signs 50th Licensing Agreement For ARMv8-A Technology

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    ARM announced today the signing of the 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support for 64-bit computing. ARM did not disclose the 27 companies that have signed thus far, but has mentioned that they include all of the top ten companies who sell application processors for smartphones, nine of the top ten application processor companies for tablets, four of the top five companies that provide chips for consumer electronics, four of the top five companies that provide chips for enterprise networking and servers along with eight silicon vendors from Greater China.
  • ‘Firewatch’ Might Be the New ‘Twin Peaks’ of Gaming

    Derek Strickland
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    I think we’ve all seen those giant fire towers while passing down a forest-side road. The towers stretch above the ceiling of trees like an airborne sanctuary, and there Forest Rangers sit in their endless watch. We wonder who they are, how they cope with that seclusion, and what it’s like to be broken away from society to stay sentinel against a raw force of nature. What sacrifices do those brave men and women make for their vigil? What have they experienced in their toilsome journeys? With Firewatch, Campo Santo is telling that story. And they’re even marrying it with…
  • AnandTech Founder Joins Apple, But in What Role?

    J. Angelo Racoma
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    In the world of tech journalism and hardware reviews, AnandTech is considered as a leading source of breaking news and balanced reviews. Founded in 1997 by Anand Lal Shimpi, the site started out with a focus on motherboards, but then evolved along with the times. AnandTech has since branched out into covering and reviewing CPUs, video cards, notebook computers, mobile devices and, in the words of founder Shimpi himself, “anything that mattered.” Yesterday, Shimpi announced that he was leaving AnandTech, having served the site as publisher and editor for almost 18 years. Unlike…
  • Will Bitcoin Remain The Gold Standard For Cryptocurrencies?

    J. Angelo Racoma
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    With Bitcoin gaining popularity and then some semblance of stability in its real-world value, will the cryptocurrency remain in the lead amongst other digital tender? Virtual currencies are not exactly new. While purely digital currencies like Bitcoin are often the subject of news today, technology startups have explored virtual currencies as early as the 1990s. Take for example, which launched a currency called “Beenz” meant for earning loyalty points and paying online. After raising $100 million in VC funding, the startup failed to gain traction and eventually folded…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Ways To Make Your New Website Super Secure

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    In today’s world of increasing online security threats, building a new website for yourself can be a daunting task. Whether you’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Service Tax On Website And Mobile Ads From 1st Oct

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    The Budget 2014 brought in a major amendment which has impacted the whole online industry and especially the content industry wherein most of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What’s The Golden Key To Online Business Growth?

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Understanding customers or understanding online business growth remains a big challenge that digital marketers and product managers are facing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top Affiliate Programs To Make Money From Your Blog

    Devinder Maheshwari
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Every newbie blogger, I take an exception to passionate ones, approaches the blogosphere with an aim! To reach the aim, they find only one method –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Project vs Resale – How To Pick Right Property Wisely?

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    While opting for buying your dream house, the dilemma of pursuing with a resale property or booking a house in a project always play hide and seek in... [[ 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

  • My 1st Photoshop 3D Prints Have Arrived!

    Terry White
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    I will be the first to admit that when I saw that Adobe Photoshop CC had 3D printing capability I thought “oh cool”, but I never thought that I would actually use it. I couldn’t think of a single thing that I wanted to have printed in 3D. It’s great for architects, designers, modelers, and anyone else that wants to turn their concepts into real objects. Again, COOL! However, I just couldn’t think of anything that I wanted to have printed from my own designs. Then I had to give a presentation on it. Anyone that knows me knows that I don’t like to speak on a…
  • What I’m Teaching Next Week at Photoshop World Vegas

    Terry White
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    photo by Jason Lykins It’s almost time for my favorite conference, Photoshop World! It’s time to head back to Las Vegas and I’m really looking forward to it. Not only do I get to see so many of you, but I’m psyched about teaching some updated classes. First up I’m teaching an updated “Intro to Adobe Muse CC” class. I did this class at Photoshop World in Atlanta and it went over great. This time I get to teach it on the brand new rewritten, 64bit native Mac/Win version. If you’ve always wanted to be able to create your own website, but…
  • I went with for all my web hosting needs

    Terry White
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    I haven’t been happy with my web hosting for a long time now. Let me give you a little history of  the sites I have and the various hosting providers I’ve been through. I currently manage: and a site for my family reunion/tree. When I first started doing web hosting I had it all under one roof (except because it’s hosted by my podcast hosting company I was using Network Solutions for all of it including email. While Network Solutions did all I needed…
  • I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Terry White
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    My buddy Scott Kelby called me out on The Grid yesterday and challenged me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I did. I also donated to ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease (and Adobe did a 100% match to my donation) and you can too right here. I challenge my good friends Paul Trani, Jason Levine and Willie Blue. Can’t wait to see your videos guys Enjoy the video and thankfully it was a warm day The post I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
  • What’s In My Bag?

    Terry White
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The good folks over a recently featured me on their site and the contents of my camera bag. You can see all the other photography gear that I use here. People are always asking what kind of gear I shoot with. On the flip side of that coin when I’m out on tour people are always asking about the gear I use on stage to do my presentations. So I thought it was time for a “What’s in my bag?” update. My backpack weighs a ton. Every now and then I take everything out and try to only put back in the things that I’m using on a regular basis. That time has come…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • Labor Day Reflections

    Alex Goldfayn
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    This is how the US Department of Labor describes Labor Day: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. So today, take a moment to consider your achievements: for your organization, for your family, and for the improvement of the lives and companies of your customers. Be aware of your contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being…
  • Doing The Work

    Alex Goldfayn
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I have clients who diligently do the work — grow their lists, communicate value to them, collect testimonials, communicate them, ask for referrals, etc. — and enjoy revenue growth of 20% or more in their first year with me. Almost always, this is millions of dollars in new sales. I have other clients who listen to my advice, but do not apply it. They don’t change their behavior much, and do not enjoy the results they deserve. Further, their market does not get to benefit from their enormous value. You already know what to do. The question is, are you doing it? The distance…
  • Why?

    Alex Goldfayn
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    We are not a road-trip family — we fly — but last week we drove from Chicago to Niagara Falls and Toronto. Which meant more than 20 hours in the car round-trip and between destinations. With two 5-year-olds. And so, they asked “why?” approximately 200,000 times. And we answered. Kids don’t hesitate to clarify, dig deeper, and understand precisely. Adults do. We don’t ask “why” for reasons that boil down to self-limiting beliefs: we don’t want to impose, offend, or project that we do not understand. These are confidence and self-esteem…
  • Video: 4 Revenue Growth Misconceptions

    Alex Goldfayn
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Here’s a new video on the four major misconceptions about revenue growth. Quick reminder that the deep discount for my Growth Masters program ends this Friday.    
  • The Marketing Power of Peers

    Alex Goldfayn
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    When you tell people you’re great, you’re selling. People expect that of you, and take it with a grain (or several grains) of salt. Also, although marketing is no place for modesty, personal moderation, discomfort with boldness, “preferring to let our work” do the talking hold us back from blowing our own horn. All of which is why we must obtain and communicate the thoughts and feelings of our happy customers. With testimonials and case studies, we must let our customers tell their peers about what they love best about us. There is nothing we can say that is more…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Netflix Announces ‘Hemlock Grove’ To Get One More Season

    Chris Crum
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Netflix announced today that it’s bringing Hemlock Grove back for one more season, which would mark the first of Netflix’s originals to be concluded. Hungry for more? #HemlockGrove returns for the Final Season. — Hemlock Grove (@HemlockGrove) September 2, 2014 The show never got the best reviews, but it certainly had a fanbase who will no doubt be disappointed with the news. Personally, I felt that the show only got better with its second season, but I can also see where it doesn’t really need to go on for too long. The reasons for the…
  • ’19 Kids and Counting’ #SoGratefultoGod, New Season

    Kimberly Ripley
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    19 Kids and Counting is set to kick off a new season tonight, Tuesday, September 2nd, and lots of good things are in store for the Duggar family and their fans. Fans will get to witness Jill Duggar’s marriage to Derick Dillard and learn that they are #SoGratefultoGod. That’s the hashtag the happy couple used when they shared with the world that the Duggar family would be gaining a new member in about seven months. This will be the fourth grandchild for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Jill and Derick wed in June, and it was only a couple of weeks ago that they shared their exciting…
  • Princess Diana’s 1981 Wedding Dress and Other Effects Will Be Handed Over to Her Sons on Harry’s 30th Birthday

    Pam Wright
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    It’s hard to believe for some of us, but it has been 33 years since Princess Diana married Prince Charles in the 1981 wedding celebrated around the world. The beautiful dress worn by the princess will soon be returned to her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. According to The Telegraph, Diana’s will stipulated that her brother, Earl Spencer, would be the custodian of the David and Elizabeth Emanuel-designed dress until Harry‘s 30th birthday. Harry celebrates that milestone birthday on Sept. 15. The dress — made of multiple layers of silk, accented with thousands of…
  • Rob Kardashian Making Life Changes?

    Meaghan Ellis
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Rob Kardashian has been a target for media scrutiny for quite some time. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has reportedly gained more than 50 pounds over the past year, and he’s not too thrilled about being seen in public. Back in May, he made his first public appearance to attend his sister Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Yeezus rapper Kanye West. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old reality TV star turned heads for all the wrong reasons. The media immediately went to work pointing out his noticeable weight gain. Rob reportedly opted not to even attend the wedding because he was…
  • LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool

    Chris Crum
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    LinkedIn has killed off another tool. As of Monday, InMaps has gone the way of the dodo. If you try to visit the InMaps homepage, you’ll be redirected to LinkedIn’s help center, where it says: Sometimes we have to retire tools we love so we can focus our attention and resources on creating even better experiences for our members. We’re currently looking at new ways to help you visualize and gain insights from your professional network. That’s why we discontinued InMaps on September 1, 2014. According to TechCrunch, which reported on the feature’s death earlier,…
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  • How to fix the Wifi Drop issue on Android Kitkat 4.4

    Arpit Verma
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    While Android KitKat 4.4 may be the latest version of Android, it is by no means the perfect version of Android that we have been asking for. Despite a lot of positives, KitKat still has a bunch of issues that are fairly well documented, one of the most common ones has been the issue where Wifi connectivity of the device automatically drops off without any reason. This is a common occurrence not just in the devices that run Android in vanilla state but also devices like HTC M8 or the Galaxy S5 which run custom Android skins. However, thanks to XDA Forum, it is not all that difficult to fix…
  • Microsoft Takes the Mickey out of Siri in the latest Commerical

    Arpit Verma
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    It habecome bit of trend in the tech space to take cheap shots at one another, and more often than not Apple has been at the receiving end. You can see this as an evidence of how other OEMs are maybe wary of the growing dominance of Apple and continuous trend setting, but more than anything else, it has made for some really hilarious commercials. Samsung has been the main culprit who has taken every opportunity to push Apple and ridicule it, be it making fun of the rather poor battery backup on the iPhones or smaller displays on them when compared to the Samsung Galaxy devices. However, this…
  • A Pilot’s License or Pilot’s Certificate?

    Arpit Verma
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    For those of us who have friends who fly as a profession, we have definitely heard them say they have a flying or a pilot’s licence after clocking so and so number of Nautical Miles or hours etc. However, on the contrary, if you read on the internet, equally possible is somebody calling the flying licence to be flying certificate. So which one exactly it is? A common notion so far has been that those who are flying commercial aircraft or jets own a flying certificate, while flying licence is reserved for those, who are on space duties. However, this seems a little off the hook in all…
  • OnePlus One Planning to Do Away with Invite System From October

    Arpit Verma
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    One of the charms of owning a OnePlus or Xiaomi devices is the fact that it is next to impossible to acquire one of these for one reason or the other. While OnePlus currently has an invite system where unless you have an invite from the company itself via their internet forums, you cannot own the device, Xiaomi is persisting with a flash sale model in India where you need to register in order to buy the phone when the sale goes live until the devices are not sold out. Both the devices are some sort of achievement to own and no wonder your everyday consumer who may not be the most tech or…
  • Gionee Announces the GPad G5for Rs 14,999

    Arpit Verma
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Chinese smartphone OEM, Gionee mobiles has announced the fifth device in its G series of devices. While not official, the G series for us stand for Ginormous series in the Gionee lineup as the devices here are usually in the phablet series. We had seen the GPad G4 a while ago and the all metal like body reminded us of the likes of HTC One Max. The GPad G5 is the latest addition to the series and the device comes with 5.5 inch 720 P display, in a metal and glass body. The device will go on sale both online and with offline retailers starting next week for about Rs 14,999. The Gionee GPad G5…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • The Recommended Summer Reading List For Bankers And Traders By Jefferies CEO Dick Handler

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    To develop new perspectives, workable solutions, and gain fresh insights, Jefferies CEO Richard “Dick” Handler has issued an imagined “Summer Reading List for Bankers and Traders” giving his employees top 10 Wall Street life... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Which State Is The Most And Least Corrupt State In The United States of America?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Are you curious to know Which State is the most and least corrupt state in the United States of America? Or So in what states can you trust public officials and what places should you avoid? Or the crookedest states in the union? Well, there’s an... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 11 Coolest Cities To Live Across The United States of America

    Amarendra Bhushan
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Forbes Magazine just released its list of the Coolest Cities to live across the United States of America: it named Washington D.C. coolest city in the US. Seattle ranked No. 2 on the list, followed by Austin, Texas, Houston and San Francisco. I... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 12 Largest Cities In The United States For Women In Business

    Amarendra Bhushan
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Among the 100 largest cities in the United States, Washington ranked 1st place, when it comes to opportunities available for women both as entrepreneurs and climbers of the corporate ladders, according to an analysis by Bizwomen, a website... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 5 Chinese State-Approved Anti-Virus Software Vendors: Bans Symantec and Kaspersky

    Amarendra Bhushan
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    China has decided to ban both US-based Symantec Corp and Russia’s Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved anti-virus software vendors among government departments over security concerns. In a tweet on its English language account, the China... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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    Honeytech Blog

  • 5 Reasons why Wireless Charging Never Caught on

    Aditya Shenoy
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    The first thing that comes to mind when you read wireless charging is that of a phone magically charging the moment you’re in a particular zone; just like Wi-Fi. Sadly that’s not how wireless charging works in the present day. You need a charging base on which you need to...Read more »The post 5 Reasons why Wireless Charging Never Caught on appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet

    Honey Singh
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    We have been using our social accounts for networking and chit chat with fellas but do you know that you can also send / receive money using your Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, WhatsApp & Email accounts with the help of Oxigen Wallet. It sounds like internet fantasy but now you...Read more »The post How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet

    Honey Singh
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    We have been using our social platforms for networking, chat and fun. But do you also know, that you can send / receive money using your Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, WhatsApp & Email accounts with the help of Oxigen Wallet? It sounds like the exciting trending hashtag, and it’s true!...Read more »The post How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • 3 tips to save your website from heartbleed bug

    Honey Singh
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Several months ago, a bug was detected in a popular part of cryptography which affected a huge number of websites all over the world. This vulnerability – known as the heartbleed bug – made sensitive information visible to anyone who cared. In some cases, it led to passcodes being released....Read more »The post 3 tips to save your website from heartbleed bug appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • Five Coolest things you can do with Android Wear

    Aditya Shenoy
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    Year(s) ago, you would only look at your watch to check the time or to avoid people. Jokes aside, features like stopwatch, alarm, light, etc that were offered by digital watches soon seemed really fancy.Today, smart watches make these look primitive and the latest in smart watches is Android wear....Read more »The post Five Coolest things you can do with Android Wear appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • Top 33 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Apple and Steve Jobs

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

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

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    How True are these Myths? – Having Diet Coke and Mentos together will make your ‘Stomach Explode’. - Cell Phones Blast and Catch Fire if you use them while Charging. - KFC serve ‘genetically manipulated chicken’. - Do NOT return missed calls from numbers beginning with +375 or +371 because you will be charged between $15 and $30 for every returned call and your contact list and other financial info will be instantly stolen from your phone. Do you know what’s common between the above sentences? They all are hoaxes and urban myths — all absolutely,…
  • Best Android & iOS Cross-Platform Games 2014

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    2014 has been proved to be a year that brought tons of interesting new and improved (updated) apps to both the iOS as well as Android platforms and today in this article, we’ll list out some of the best games of 2014 so far that are available both on Android and iOS. So it doesn’t matter if you are an iPhone or iPad or Android user but if you have been looking for some pretty cool games, then this is your lucky day — we have gathered up the bestest, freshest iPhone/iPad games and best Android games to hit the iTunes and Google Play Store in 2014 so far. Be it the fresh…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • Lantronix Rallies Around Digital Classroom with Launch of Print and Learn (PAL) Program

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

    Mark Tullio
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” —Isaac Newton There are dozens of great quotes attributed to Newton, but the aforementioned quote is definitely one of my favorites.   As one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton’s contributions have impacted all areas of our lives, especially technology. One of the critical success factors for any tech company is “strategic partnerships.” Nowhere is this more critical, and more relevant, than during a market transition – and that’s…
  • SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTown’s “Best Features” Award!

    Mark Tullio
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Today more than ever, the need to keep IT equipment operational 24/7 is critical to the health of a company. Enterprises with distributed branch or satellite offices – such as those in retail, finance, insurance, healthcare, and food services industries – are presented with special challenges, as they need a centralized solution that can manage each location remotely. Our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager is designed to do just that. Recently TweakTown, one of the biggest technical media Web sites in the world, took an in depth look at SLB and liked what they saw! Reviewer Paul…
  • Remote Out-of-Band Access in the World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory

    Mark Tullio
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    (thanks to by Brian Chee, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld Test Center) Imagine the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface. Now think about what a challenge it would be to monitor equipment for such a remote location. This was the problem encountered by Aloha Cable Observatory (ACO), as they sought to replace an old power distribution unit (PDU) with a solution that would supply remote power management, control and configuration for critical seawater systems. Enter SLB! The Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager from Lantronix was selected to securely manage…
  • Sending data from Lantronix to Google Analytics

    Mariano Goluboff
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:51 am
    Google and Lantronix The following is a copy of a guest post from Kurt Busch, CEO, and Mariano Goluboff, Principal Field Applications Engineer at Lantronix as originally posted on Google’s corporate blog at: Background Google Analytics makes it easy to create custom dashboards to present data in the format that most helps to drive business processes. We’ve put together a solution that will make several of our devices (networking and remote access devices) easily configurable to enable delivery of end device…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • NASA’s Opportunity set for another record

    Nidhi Mathew
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Lunokhod 2 rover sent to our moon by the then USSR, held the record for off-Earth rovering distance on an alien surface; it landed on the surface of the moon on 15th January, 1973 and traveled 24.2 miles. In the recent past, on 21st July, 2011, NASA’s rover “Opportunity” broke that record by exceeding 25 miles of traveling on the surface of Mars. Opportunity landed on Mars in 2004. It has so far traveled farther than any other vehicle on the surface of another world other than the Earth. In its slow paced continuous movement, it has collected invaluable information concerning the…
  • One more year before Pluto is breached

    Nidhi Mathew
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    We don’t know much about Pluto other than its name and that it is a dwarf planet far away from the Earth; even NASA’s signature telescope, “Hubble Space Telescope” allows us to merely see its spherical shape and reddish color. It orbits the sun from an approximate distance of 3.65 billion miles and takes 248 years to orbit the sun once. Pluto is shrouded in mystery, but the good news is that we have to wait only one more year before Pluto is breached; NASA’s spacecraft “New Horizons” is scheduled to make a close flyby of the distant planet on July 14, 2015. People in the…
  • iPhone 6 could come bundled with mobile payment

    Nidhi Mathew
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Even though Apple has not issued any statement on the subject, Christina Bonnington of Wired disclosed last Thursday that the iPhone 6 will include NFC (near-field communication) technology. This will be the main attraction of the next iPhone and could come bundled with mobile payment system. Apple will pair NFC chip with its Touch ID fingerprint security system that will enhance the user’s capability from merely being able to purchase iTunes products to be able to make any purchase at the malls. It is the iWallet that enables the customer to control all financial accounts and transactions…
  • MSN Messenger’s final nail in the coffin to be hammered on October 31st

    Adeel Inam
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Microsoft is taking a new initiative that will enable the company to mold a prosperous future for itself. Unfortunately, the company’s Messenger platform is not going to be a part of the utopic vision the company’s CEO Satya Nadella has for the tech giant. The objectives that Nadella has laid out are extremely ambitious; there are several sacrifices that will have to be made for the company to reach the platform that has been laid out in the timeline. Not long ago, nearly 18,000 employees were laid off as part of the changes that the company plans to implement in the coming months.
  • NVIDIA slashes its Titan-Z GPU’s price by 37%

    Adeel Inam
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    While the Titan-Z graphic card released by NVIDIA is placed in an echelon of performance that only one GPU is currently able to match, its exorbitant price  of $3,000 and buggy drivers won’t make the richest computer gamers enticed to purchase it. This is probably because it’s closest rival; AMD’s R9 295 x 2 performs equally against its adversary and costs literally half the price of the Titan Z ($1,499). Perhaps NVIDIA has got its act together from being inebriated, because the price slashing of the company’s current flagship GPU has begun and the best part is that the price slash…
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • Client Spotlight: Fenner Dunlop

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    NuRelm is proud to have been chosen by one of the oldest and most respected firms in the conveyor belting industry when they needed to build a new website.  Their requirements included a complex, multi-layered content approval workflow system, an editable distributor database, and a searchable map for their nationwide network of distributors. Fenner Dunlop is a world leading provider of the safest and most complete conveyor systems and services to the mining and industrial sectors, including belt manufacturing and system engineering. The Fenner Dunlop team has always been a highly…
  • Make Awesome Visuals Out of Google Analytics Data

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Making visuals like this is a quick and easy yet very convincing way to get a client onboard with the direction of their website. Here’s a real example of an existing website that’s a few years old and does not have a mobile or responsive site: Enough said? This website is on track to have more mobile users than desktop users very soon, so it makes sense that they should have a mobile website. On a side note, when using this data, most charts end up looking very similar. You could also make charts for browsers, operating systems, locations and so on. Here’s an explanation of…
  • Uability Testing with Usabilityhub

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    A friend showed me recently; it is a quick way to get some feedback from real users. You can take a random test and receive points which can be used to collect free results on your own tests or, get a paid plan and a set number or results per month. The tests can be custom, include navigation flow, a quick visual glance test or an actual navigation flow test. After seeing results, it is clear that some users have fast fingers or are just clicking randomly to get points.    
  • Your Git Flow Branching Strategy is Easier than ever with Source Tree

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Git Flow is a Git workflow that specifies a set of branching strategies and release management techniques to follow within a project setting. There are a number of Git workflows out there, but our team finds Git Flow to be the most useful. To learn more about Git Flow, you can read the guide here. Git Flow is now even easier for your team to utilize! Atlassian’s Source Tree application has integrated Git Flow into it’s application. To get started, create a git repository and connect it to your Source Tree app. With the repo open in Source Tree, you will see a button in the top…
  • A quick Drupal update guide

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    For starters, I use the Drush command-line shell to make my life easier when updating Drupal. If you don’t have it, get it here on Github: Once installed on your server, you can run through these steps: Updating Drupal core with drush 1. Backup the site. 2. Put site into maintenance mode by going to Configuration > Development > Maintenance mode. 3. Use the “drush up drupal” command. It will only update Drupal core and not the modules. 4. Check to make sure your permissions are correct. I change permissions in the public_html/ directory by…
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  • Monthly in-app subscription model comes to Office on iPad

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The popular Microsoft Office on iPad now comes with more flexibility thanks to a new in-app monthly subscription model that enables users to buy monthly subscriptions to Office 365 — either Office 365 Personal or Office 365 Home — from within Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad.  An Office 365 Personal subscription costs US $6.99 per month. The Office 365 Home subscription goes for US $9.99 per month. The yearly Office 365 Personal subscription costs US $69.99 and annual Office 365 Home subscription costs US $99.99. Source: Microsoft
  • BlackBerry Passport expected to drop on September 24

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    BlackBerry is set to launch their newest enterprise-focused handset, the BlackBerry Passport in simultaneous launches taking place on September 24 in Toronto, London, and Dubai. The invitation we received states, "See the Bigger Picture," hinting at the Passport's lavish 4.5-inch screen. We'll be covering that event live so watch out for news as well as first impressions of the all new BlackBerry handset for 2014.
  • Breaking: Apple dispels iCloud and Find My iPhone security breach

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    One day after news of various private nude photos of celebrities, athletes and models were stolen by hackers and posted online, Apple's released a statement based on their findings. While various media cited an iCloud or Find My iPhone hack was behind the massive invasion of privacy, it appears as if social engineering, password fraud were the methods used to gain access to these accounts. Below is Apple's statement: We wanted to provide an update to our investigation into the theft of photos of certain celebrities. When we learned of the theft, we were outraged and immediately mobilized…
  • WishList: Movpak is a backpack, an electric vehicle, and all kinds of awesome

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Students, commuters, sassy travelers and anyone who has gotten bored with walking, should check out Movpak which is a backpack that integrates a skateboard, which is also an electric vehicle that runs at a top speed of 15 miles per hour with a range of 9 miles. Not bad for a 17 pound backpack that also charges your devices. Expected to ship next year for $1,999, this may be a better way to spend your Google Glass money. The Kickstarter started today a lot of backers are already onboard.
  • Sonos gets smarter with new software and Bridge-free WiFi connectivity

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    A major update to Sonos PLAY:1 wireless systems now enables adding new speakers as well as streaming directly from WiFi without the Bridge product. This development makes it easier to get a Sonos speaker, hook it up to an exisiting WiFi network using a smartphone app and then stream their desired music from services like Spotify, RDIO or others. Check out the release after the break.  
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  • Easily Grant Root Permissions in MIUI v6 Developer ROM with SuperSU

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    Earlier, we shared ‘How to root Xiaomi Mi 3 Indian version’ easily by installing the necessary files through Updater, both for rooting and unrooting. Perhaps, if you’ve updated Mi 3 or Mi 4 to MIUI v6 Developer ROM (based on Android 4.4.4) then you might be looking to root your MIUI 6 device. Well, that’s not required as MIUI developer ROMs are rooted by default! But the root permissions aren’t provided to apps by default. Though, one can grant root access to an app through the Permissions app but that’s pretty annoying in MIUI 6 as there are 5 pop-ups, each with a timer of 5…
  • How to Downgrade Mi 3 from Developer ROM to Stable MIUI ROM

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Want to downgrade your Mi 3 from Developer ROM to Stable ROM? MIUI Developer ROMs are officially provided by MIUI to let interested users test the beta version of upcoming MIUI OS, which helps them resolve any reported bugs and obtain user feedback prior to the final release. The Developer ROMs are updated every week with bug fixes and new features as compared to Stable ROMs that don’t have a regular update frequency. Perhaps, if you’ve installed a developer ROM on your Xiaomi smartphone (Mi 3/ Mi 4) and are encountering serious bugs and app crashes, then you might want to revert back…
  • How to Easily Install MIUI v6 Developer ROM on Mi 3 Indian version

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    MIUI 6 ROM has now been released under the Developer channel for Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4. Users running the developer version of MIUI v5 (v4.8.22) can now update directly to MIUI v6 (v4.8.29) by updating their Mi 3/ Mi 4 software OTA. MIUI 6 packs an entirely revamped UI much similar to iOS 7 and its final stable version will reportedly be released in October. Those who are interested in trying out the stunning MIUI v6 on Mi 3 in India, can do so by installing the MIUI v5 developer ROM and then update it to MIUI v6 OTA. However, MIUI v5 DEV ROM isn’t available for Indian Mi 3 WCDMA version yet…
  • How to Install CyanogenMod Screencast App on Mi 3 to Record Screencast

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    A while back, the infamous Android developerKoush released the ‘CyanogenMod Screencast’ app for Android 4.4.1 devices running CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM. The Screencast app allows you to seamlessly capture a video recording of your Android phone screen and microphone. The record screen feature is really useful for developers to showcase their app through a video demonstration or in case you want to give a video walkthrough of the device interface. Though, Android 4.4 KitKat supports screen recording functionality but it is not available out of the box; requires installing Android SDK and…
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E vs Zenfone 4 vs Moto G [Specifications Comparison]

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Today, Xiaomi announced the availability and new pricing for its entry-level smartphone ‘Redmi 1S’ which is now priced at Rs. 5,999. The Redmi 1S will go on sale exclusively at Flipkart on 2nd September and registration for the same has already started. Just like Mi 3, the Redmi 1S features a nice design, aggressive price and a great hardware for its price. Redmi 1S at Rs. 5,999 is apparently a much better buy over other phones in the similar price segment such as the Moto E, ASUS Zenfone 4 (A400CG/ A450CG), Micromax Unite 2 A106, and even Moto G. Redmi 1S is powered by a 1.6Ghz Quad-core…
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    Monday Note

  • Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts

    Frédéric Filloux
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
      Ten years. That’s how far away in the past the Google IPO lies. Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media. Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  The asymmetry is staggering. By every measure, the digital sphere grew explosively thanks to a combination of known factors: a massive influx of capital; the radical culture shift fostered by a “blank slate” approach; obsessive agility in search of new preys; flattened hierarchies; shrugged-off acceptance of failure; refocusing on the customer;  a keen sense of…
  • Three Years Later: Tim Cook’s Apple

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
      On September 9th, Apple will announce products likely to be seen as a new milestone in Tim Cook’s tenure as Apple’s CEO. You Break It You Own It. This Labor Day weekend sits about midway between two  anniversaries: Tim Cook assumed the CEO mantel a little over three years ago – and Steve Jobs left this world – too soon – early October 2011. And, in a few days, Apple will announce new products, part of a portfolio that caused one of Cook’s lieutenants, Eddy Cue, to gush Apple had the “best product lineup in 25 Years”. Uttered at last Spring’s Code…
  • Shift Happens: Apple + IBM. This Time It’ll Be Different.

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
      Strategic Alliances and other grandly named partnerships never seem to live up to their florid marriage announcements. Apple and IBM are it – again – but this time, Apple is the larger, more prosperous company, and IBM is trying the bad old recipe of regaining growth by cutting down. Let me slip into something more comfortable: Devil’s Advocate robes. Thus togged out, I will explain why this Apple + IBM rapprochement won’t work – or, worse, it will. First, the clash of cultures. Apple is a focused company, its financial statements tell the story: Its money is made…
  • The Future of Mobile Apps for News

    Frédéric Filloux
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
      The modern smartphone is 7 years old and yet, when it comes to designing mobile applications, we are still barely scratching the surface. Today we’ll see how harnessing technology already embedded in a phone can unleash great potential.  A mobile news app has simple goals: Capture and retain reader attention, and repeat the process, several times a day. Pretty straightforward. But not that simple in the real world. For a news provider, the smartphone screen is the the most challenging environment ever seen. There, chances are that a legacy media or a pure-player will find itself in…
  • The Sweet Spot On Apple’s Racket

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
      iPad sales are falling – but the sky is not. We’re merely dealing with a healthy case of expectations adjustment. The tablet computer has always felt inevitable. The desire to harness the power of a computer in the comfortable form of a letter-size tablet with a keyboard, or perhaps a stylus for more natural interaction — or why not both? — has been with us for a very long time. Here we see Alan Kay holding a prototype of his 1972 Dynabook (the photo is from 2008): (credit: Alan prophetically called his invention a personal computer…
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  • 4 Unusual Ways Of Monetizing Your Creative Content

    Matthew Hughes
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Are you a creative person? Perhaps you’re a fiction author, or an investigative journalist. Perhaps you like to write songs and perform them online. Perhaps you’re an artist taking breathtaking photographs, or creating amazing graphics that you then share on your Tumblr. Thanks to the Internet, it has never been easier to share your creative oeuvres with the world. Monetization has always been tricky though. We’ve discussed how to monetize blogs in the past (we even wrote a manual on it). But what if you’re not just a blogger? What if you’re a programmer, or a…
  • Stop Chrome From Hijacking Your Media Keys: Here’s How

    Chris Hoffman
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chrome has support for system-wide keyboard shortcuts. If you install an app that uses media keys — like Google Play Music for Chrome — it will hijack those media keys. Even if you have the Chrome app closed, Chrome will hold onto those keys and not let them go as long as it’s running. You’ll find yourself unable to hit Play/Pause, Forward, and Back to control music in iTunes, Spotify, and other desktop media applications. But this can be fixed! This doesn’t just apply to media keys — Chrome can capture other system-wide keyboard shortcuts, too. Control…
  • How To Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection In Linux

    Danny Stieben
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    You’ve got your shiny new Linux installation on your system for the first time, and everything seems to working perfectly. Everything, except the Internet. And the Internet is important, so a computer that can’t connect to it is virtually useless. Are you confused on how to proceed? Follow this troubleshooting guide to pinpoint the problem. Does Your Internet Even Work? First off, we need to make sure that the problem isn’t somewhere outside of your computer, such as the router, modem, or ISP. If possible, connect to your router via an Ethernet cable and see if you can…
  • Pixlr For Desktop Is A Powerful & Free Creative Editor For Your Photos

    Saikat Basu
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The bad thing about a desktop photo editing app is – well, you can’t access it from anywhere. The good thing is that you can work offline and open high resolution images without a stutter. The popular Pixlr from Autodesk started off as a cloud photo editor. It has now launched Pixlr for Desktop. Windows and Mac users can spare a few megabytes for its fun and powerful tools. Handling high-resolution images isn’t the only thing you can do with it. Pixlr for Desktop is not for the serious Photoshop crowd. It is even positioned differently to Autodesk’s more…
  • 8 Unmissable Tools For Space-Obsessed Chrome Users

    Saikat Basu
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Thanks to cutting edge Web technologies, exploration of space is now more down to Earth. Your “mission control” could be the office chair or the couch at home. With the right space science apps on your smartphone, you can even take your interest in the heavens for a walk. Thanks to our obsession to explore space, organizations like NASA only have to worry about funding. As the Mars One mission proves, there is a legion of people itching to take their space obsession to a bigger stage. The passion begins with education. You can make a beginning on your space journey...Read the…
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  • 20 Breath-Taking Photos Taken From an Airplane

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I realize that humans are flying in giant metal birds. If you were to tell somebody 120 years ago that humans would fly in the future, you’d get laughed at. It’s incredible to sit back and think about how far we’ve technologically advanced in the last century. Seriously, think how crazy it is. Let’s say you had a bad week at work. You feel tired, you feel stressed, and you just want to get away from it all. Well, you can! You can book a plane ticket on Friday evening, fly to the Bahamas just for the weekend, and be back in…
  • Simplicity is Beauty: 15 Beautiful Watches for Minimalists

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Who doesn’t love a beautiful watch? They’re a great way to show that you value functionality while expressing your own individual style. Options are seemingly endless, but if your style is more on the minimalist side of things, you may find it difficult to avoid the flashy styles that seem to be prominent these days. However, if you’re looking hard enough, you’ll find plenty of refined styles that aren’t too over the top. If you’re in the market for a new watch, take a look at these fifteen options that give a polished and professional look without losing any of the style. Alessi…
  • 63 Web UI Patterns From Today’s Hottest Companies

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    What is the secret to beautiful yet intuitive web user interfaces?  The answer might be found in elegant UI design patterns. This eBook from UXPin uses a problem/solution approach to discuss today’s most useful web UI design patterns from top companies including Pinterest, LinkedIn, OKCupid, Spotify, Amazon, Kickstarter, and AirBnB. With an abundance of visuals and examples, Web UI Design Patterns 2014: A Deeper Look at the Hottest Websites and Web Apps Today is a straightforward, easy-to-read guide on web UI design patterns.  From it, you will learn about 63 design patterns as well as…
  • 60 Most Powerful Quotes You’ll Ever Read

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Part of the human experience is finding other people who can relate to us. Some people need to know they’re not alone, while others need a little bit of encouragement to keep moving forward. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we are capable of more than it seems at this moment. No matter what it is that you’re in need of, a powerful quote can go a long way. Soak in a little inspiration from the leaders, inventors, actors, and world-changers to motivate and encourage you today. “I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to…
  • 20 Freshly Baked Icons for Your Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    If you’re in need of some beautiful icons, you’re in luck. Below you will find 20 beautiful icon sets that are worthy to be in your arsenal of design resources. Most of the icons are vectors, meaning you can easily scale each icon to fit your needs. With high attention to detail, these icons were crafted by professionals to give your design work a unique and clean touch. So whether you’re a regular user or a professional designer, I’m sure this collection contains something for everyone. Enjoy! Streamline Icons 1640 iOS style vector icons. Download 1500 Flat…
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    Technology and Physics News from

  • Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E.coli to generate renewable propane.The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil more
  • Biomimetic photodetector ‘sees’ in color

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does. The new device was created by researchers at Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) and is described online in a new study in the journal Advanced Materials. It uses an aluminum grating that can be added to silicon photodetectors with the silicon microchip industry’s mainstay technology, “complementary metal-oxide semiconductor,” or more
  • Drone Delivery: New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
     In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as autonomous messengers that shuttle packages to customers within 30 minutes of an more
  • Harnessing Renewable Energy from Pressure Retarded Osmosis

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at more
  • Coming Soon: Genetically Edited Fruit?

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Biotechnology on August more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • Content Marketing for CPA Firms

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    With how fast Content Marketing evolves it can be hard to keep up with the newest trends in the industry. In this insight Matt shares a new trend that’s leading content marketing for CPA firms. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • Attorneys & Social Media Marketing

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    With social media there are a lot of factors industry professionals like Attorneys need to keep in mind in order to stay compliant with their firms and industry standards. In this Insivia Insight Charley shares some tips to help make sure your profile meets these requirements. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How Lawyers & Law Firms Can Create A Great Bio Page

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Derek shares how lawyers and law firms can create a bio page that draws in their target audience and takes that first step in building a positive relationship.  Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 3 Ways Manufacturers Can Market Using Their Vendors

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    There are a lot of different ways to market your company, but very few think to use resources like their vendors to do so. In this insight Andy describes three different ways manufacturers can benefit from using their vendors with different marketing initiatives. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 5 Simple Steps for Lawyers: Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Linkedin has become the go-to directory for services– and can help your legal practice in two major ways: ValidationAt the very least, a LinkedIn profile has become the modern equivalent of your online resume. This platform allows potential clients, current clients, and colleagues to easily validate your credentials and areas of practice.   New BusinessWhen used correctly, LinkedIn can also be leveraged as a tool to identify and connect with new clients that you otherwise would not have been able to reach in-person. It’s free, it’s growing, and your next client is already searching…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Hidden Obstacles for Google’s Self-Driving Cars

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google’s quest for automated driving.Would you buy a self-driving car that couldn’t drive itself in 99 percent of the country? Or that knew nearly nothing about parking, couldn’t be taken out in snow or heavy rain, and would drive straight over a gaping pothole?
  • A Headset Meant to Make Augmented Reality Less of a Gimmick

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A novel optical technique could overlay virtual imagery on the real world through a compact pair of glasses.Andrew Maimone thinks augmented reality hasn’t been much more than a gimmick so far.
  • Insect Farming Is Taking Shape as Demand for Animal Feed Rises

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As the world grows hungrier for animal protein, insects could be the new way to feed livestock.Most farmers go to great lengths to keep insects at bay. For a growing cadre of livestock and fish producers though, bugs have never been so welcome.
  • Love of Labor

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Automation makes things easier, whether it’s on the factory floor or online. Is it also eroding too many of the valuable skills that define us as people?Messages move at light speed. Maps speak directions. Groceries arrive at the door. Floors mop themselves. Automation provides irresistible conveniences.
  • 2014 Humanitarians | Innovators Under 35

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    By applying technology in novel ways, they are improving lives and expanding opportunities.
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • The Secure Exchange of Protected Health Information

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    By Mike Morper, VP of Marketing, Notable Solutions    To demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, hospitals must fulfill the seemingly contradictory mandates to increase ...
  • FAQ for SQL Server 2014 certifications

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Microsoft has made significant changes to the SQL Server certification track following the launch of SQL Server 2014. Read this FAQ to get to grips with all the changes.
  • Some aspects of Mobile application development

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    With the increased adoption of mobility in modern enterprises, there are certain aspects that need to be kept into consideration for an efficient rollout.
  • First female to win a Microsoft Apprentice of the Year award

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Firebrand Apprentice, Kimberley Bolton, has made history by becoming the first female to win a Microsoft Apprentice of the Year award. An important step in an industry where women make up less than 16% of the workforce.
  • Apache Spark: reviewed by the Hadoop User Group France

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Apache Spark was at the center of conversations and presentations during the April French Hadoop User Group. Since this is a relatively new project, many participants came to better understand the characteristics and features included in this project. More specifically, this blog post will detail t...
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  • OneDrive Needs These 4 Features

    Sahas Katta
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    I have been using Dropbox since 2010 and have nearly 290 GB of storage space in my account. However, I decided to give OneDrive another shot since it comes integrated deeply with my new Windows 8.1 device out-of-the-box. Unlike Dropbox which currently lacks document editing capabilities, OneDrive brings the added benefits of Microsoft Office online integration. This seemed like a good reason to switch, but I quickly noticed a few critical drawbacks after spending a week using OneDrive exclusively for all my documents. Here are some much-needed features: 1) Revision History Dropbox…
  • Hello Smartcar

    Sahas Katta
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:02 am
    Although I do not blog too regularly over here anymore, I would like to share something which I began working on a few months ago. This morning I’m launching Smartcar which aspires to bring automation to the next-generation of connected vehicles. Here’s what it does: We’re starting with two features. The Intelligent Climate technology learns a person’s driving habits and automatically pre-conditions their vehicle to the perfect temperature before they even get into it by anticipating their next commute. In addition, the Intelligent Charging feature helps significantly…
  • Should your start-up host a launch party?

    Martin Shen
    29 Mar 2013 | 9:29 am
    Start-ups have come into vogue. Today’s Silicon Valley has brogrammers, swag galore, and even its own reality TV show. Geeks are the new party rockers and we’re starting to see the resurrection of crazy start-up launch parties. Lean mean start-up machines will tell you that launch parties are poor customer acquisition strategies. And 99% of the time, these bootstrappers are correct. However, at least 1% of the time a well executed party can really accelerate early growth for your company. My start-up, UpOut, threw a low-cost launch party in the Mission District of San…
  • Surface Pro: What The Kickstand?

    Sahas Katta
    3 Mar 2013 | 11:16 pm
    I decided to purchase a Microsoft Surface Pro when it made a debut last month. It seemed like the perfect device which could function both as a laptop and a tablet. Since it features a full-blown Windows 8 Pro operating system, I could use for just about anything including Photoshop or running Ubuntu in Virtualbox when coding. The 128 GB model goes for about $999. Throwing in a type keyboard brings the price tag up to about $1,100. The Intel i5 processor, a full HD display, and a USB 3.0 port makes the package even more attractive. A comparable 11-inch Macbook Air with a 128 GB SSD still…
  • How To Build A Dream Team

    Guest Author
    23 May 2012 | 10:15 am
    Guest Author: Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa (@pierresn) is a French student in ESCP Europe Business School, currently interning in Ifeelgoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the co-founder of the student organization Silicon Students and the summer program Startup Dream Team. Ideas are cheap. They are often stolen and copied easily. Simply having a good startup idea doesn’t guarantee success for entrepreneurs. What matters is the ability to execute that idea and transform it into a real company. This statement is common sense in the startup world and this is why Startup Dream Team,…
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  • Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 31 August 2014

    Joanne Carter
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Wow, another week has passed and thankfully we have captured the very best of mobile photography and art from around the world. It’s another mesmerizing week, full of phenomenal, remarkable […] The post Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 31 August 2014 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • A Letter From Impossible’s CEO

    Joanne Carter
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Dear Impossible Pioneers and Customers, In just a month from now, Impossible will move from the office and shop space it has occupied for the past four years on Broadway […] The post A Letter From Impossible’s CEO appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Huge iOS Photography App Sales This Weekend – Don’t Miss This

    Joanne Carter
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Many app developers are discounting their apps this weekend for Labor Day weekend.  We have rounded up the best of these, take a look below. The discount for Chalkspiration has […] The post Huge iOS Photography App Sales This Weekend – Don’t Miss This appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – CameraBag 2 – Temporarily Free

    Joanne Carter
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    Both the iPad and iPhone versions of CameraBag 2 are free today, we just mentioned the iPad version here, with link. Today is an excellent example to pick them both […] The post iOS Photography App – CameraBag 2 – Temporarily Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iPad Photography App – CameraBag 2 HD – Temporarily Free

    Joanne Carter
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Don’t miss this great opportunity to download CameraBag 2 HD for iPad for free today. CameraBag 2 HD comes highly recommended by and is definitely one you should have […] The post iPad Photography App – CameraBag 2 HD – Temporarily Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • More Than 10.3 Million Americans Newly Insured Under Obamacare

    Julie Clements
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    A new study reports that an estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since open enrollment started last October, with the major gains among young adults and Hispanics. The study was jointly funded by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham, Women’s Hospital in Boston, and the federal government. The researchers’ findings are based data indicating a 5.2 percentage drop in the U.S. uninsured rate since last September for Americans aged 18-64 years. The key findings of the study are as…
  • New Study Links Deficiency of Vitamin D to Schizophrenia

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. Several observational studies have investigated the association between vitamin D status and schizophrenia. The November 2013 issue of Schizophrenia Research carries a study that found vitamin D deficiency to be linked to the first episodes of psychosis (FEP). Another very recent study, published online on July 22, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism highlights the role of vitamin D in psychiatric health. The researchers found a strong association between vitamin D…
  • AP – NORC Survey Observes How Americans Evaluate Physician Quality

    Meghann Kiernan
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    The Affordable Care Act focuses on expanding health insurance coverage to millions of Americans. Americans while getting enrolled in specific health benefit plans and choosing physicians, must consider whether the physician will be able to provide high-quality care. Often, when it comes to defining a quality healthcare provider there is considerable difference between how experts and consumers actually define it. Being licensed doesn’t necessarily mean that a doctor is capable and up-to-date on all best practices. A new poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public…
  • Ebola – An International Public Health Emergency, Declares WHO

    Natalie Tornese
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Defined as the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Since 2007, the organization has only declared such emergencies two other times: for the 2009 swine flu pandemic and for polio in May 2014. According to Margaret Chan, MD, director-general of WHO, “The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest, most severe, and most complex outbreak in the nearly 4-decade history of this disease. [It's] moving faster than we can control…
  • EHRs Not Changing Medical Billing Practices – Study Finds

    Julie Clements
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    The main objective behind the federal government’s initiative to provide incentives to push hospitals and physicians to use electronic health records (EHR) was to improve efficiency and patient safety thereby reducing total healthcare costs. Inappropriate use of the EHR system has been a strong concern since 2012 with the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services alerting hospitals about the wrong use of this system. Hospitals that used this system were billing Medicare for a significantly more amount than hospitals using paper records. They were charging higher for a large…
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    Guiding Tech

  • 5 Helpful iOS Apps When Visiting a New Country

    Alvaro Bernedo
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
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  • Relive The Best Of Pop Culture With These Wallpapers

    Khamosh Pathak
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
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  • How To Use Virtual Desktops On Windows To Improve Your Productivity

    Khamosh Pathak
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
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  • How To Stream Internet Radio On Android And Download Songs

    Khamosh Pathak
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
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  • Top 3 iOS Apps to Help You Prepare and Plan For Your Trip

    Alvaro Bernedo
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
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    HWM Singapore

  • M1 Introduces Mobile Plan for the Disabled

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    There is now a mobile plan targeted specifically for Persons with Disabilities and it’s being introduced by M1 today. The new ConnectSurf plan priced at S$25.68 for Persons with Disabilities will come with a total of 500 minutes of outgoing calls, up to 10,000 SMS/MMS messages and a generous 6GB data bundle. In order to [...] The post M1 Introduces Mobile Plan for the Disabled appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • YouTube Revealed Top 10 Most Viewed Videos in Singapore

    11 Dec 2013 | 12:00 am
    Did any of your favorite YouTube videos make the top 10 most viewed videos in Singapore for the year 2013? Find out which in the list below, and if you’re not a regular YouTuber, you may have missed a couple of these popular videos. So just to ensure you’ve seen them all, we’ve listed the [...] The post YouTube Revealed Top 10 Most Viewed Videos in Singapore appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Intel Splits the Atom and Introduces Quark Processor

    11 Sep 2013 | 1:58 am
    At the Intel Developer Forum 2013 opening keynote this morning, the new Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, described how Intel would keep its pace ahead in every slice of the computing continuum, from servers to desktops all the way down to mobile devices. Developing further into devices beyond mobile with the introduction of the new Quark processor, [...] The post Intel Splits the Atom and Introduces Quark Processor appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Creative Updates Lineup of Sound Cards

    4 Sep 2013 | 2:15 am
    It seems that Creative Technology is on a roll this week with multiple updates to their product lines. This time around, we have three new sound cards joining the lineup. Headlining the announcement is the new Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 external USB sound card followed by the Sound Blaster Audigy Rx and Sound [...] The post Creative Updates Lineup of Sound Cards appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Creative Updates T-Series Speakers with Bluetooth and NFC

    4 Sep 2013 | 2:14 am
    Unveiling at IFA in Berlin this week are three new wireless speaker systems from Creative. The three models joining Creative’s T-series are the new flagship T4 Wireless Signature Series 2.1, the T30 Wireless Signature Series 2.0 and the T15 Wireless 2.0. These new high performance speaker systems will feature wireless connectivity and they will be [...] The post Creative Updates T-Series Speakers with Bluetooth and NFC appeared first on HWM Singapore.
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Apple: No iCloud, Find My iPhone Breach in Celeb Photo Hack

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Apple today said that the hack of celebrity photos did not include a breach of iCloud or Find My iPhone. Instead, "certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords, and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said in a statement. "None […]
  • Celebs Hacked, Nude Pics Posted Online

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Those of you who were perusing the Web on Sunday likely noticed an influx of chatter about Jennifer Lawrence and other young celebrities. The reason? A hacker dropped dozens of nude images of the Oscar-winning actress and other stars online. The leak appears to have originated on 4chan and quickly made the rounds on Reddit, […]
  • Report: Apple Strikes Deal with American Express for iPhone 6 Mobile Paymens

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    The Apple rumor mill continues as we get closer and closer to the company's September 9 event. According to unnamed sources speaking to Recode, Apple has allegedly finalized a deal with American Express—just one of the partners Apple has to work with in order to launch a rumored new mobile payments platform. The end goal […]
  • Report: Apple Pondering $400 Price Point for ‘iWatch’

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    So, given the latest reports from 9to5Mac about Apple's aggressive public relations efforts, are the recent reports of the company's potential price for its new wearable true? False? A way to gauge consumer interest and backlash before Apple unveils the real price, if it even plans to do that at its upcoming September 9 event? […]
  • Tablet Forecast Sinks Amidst Device Competition

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Amidst slower demand, IDC has lowered its tablet forecast for 2014, blaming declining laptop prices, increased interest in wearables and smartphones, and existing tablet owners keeping their devices for longer than usual. IDC now expects global tablet sales to hit 233.1 million units in 2014, down from the 245.4 million it projected in May and […]
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  • It’s official! Get ready for a new iPhone, folks. Apple just sent a select group…

    Avinash Kumpati
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    It’s official! Get ready for a new iPhone, folks. Apple just sent a select group of journalists invitations to a September 9 press event at the Flint Center in Cupertino that will in all likelihood include a new iPhone 6. Read the rest of the story at
  • It’s official! Get ready for a new iPhone, folks. Apple just sent a select group…

    Avinash Kumpati
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    It’s official! Get ready for a new iPhone, folks. Apple just sent a select group of journalists invitations to a September 9 press event at the Flint Center in Cupertino that will in all likelihood include a new iPhone 6. Read the rest of the story at
  • Microsoft has removed over 1500 apps as a part of a scam review to remove crappy…

    Avinash Kumpati
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Microsoft has removed over 1500 apps as a part of a scam review to remove crappy apps from Windows Store and will refund any money spent by consumers on these apps since they were determined to be misleading. How we’re addressing misleading apps in Windows Store As Windows Store expands to reach more customers in more markets with a growing list of great titles, we are continuously looking for ways to improve both customer experience and developer opportun... Read the…
  • Microsoft has removed over 1500 apps as a part of a scam review to remove crappy…

    Avinash Kumpati
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Microsoft has removed over 1500 apps as a part of a scam review to remove crappy apps from Windows Store and will refund any money spent by consumers on these apps since they were determined to be misleading. How we’re addressing misleading apps in Windows Store As Windows Store expands to reach more customers in more markets with a growing list of great titles, we are continuously looking for ways to improve both customer experience and developer opportun... Read the…
  • The United States lacks meaningful competition in its cellular market sector, wh…

    Avinash Kumpati
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    The United States lacks meaningful competition in its cellular market sector, which leads to higher cell plan prices than a growing list of other countries. Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Nomad and Binary Differential Replication

    John DeVito
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Recent conversations have made me think that a blog on how Nomad works with RDC and Binary Differential Replication (BDR) in ConfigMgr would be a good thing.  If you all don’t mind, I’ll take the next few minutes to explain how Nomad handles the retrieval of changed package content. Let’s forget Nomad for a moment.  In the native ConfigMgr environment you create a package.  You deploy that package out your clients and in a (relatively) short time you have the content installed on your machines across your environment.  Does anyone remember the days when the boss made…
  • Planning your Nomad upgrade process

    Troy Martin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you’re like me, one of your favorite activities is upgrading Nomad or ConfigMgr to take advantage of new features. In a simple lab environment that’s quick and easy to do, but experience tells us that in production things are not always quite so simple. So what should you do when planning your production Nomad upgrade process? The first step is to read our recently released Nomad Upgrade Guide. Nomad upgrades are usually easy but you might need to address a consideration or two in the course of your upgrade, depending on your scenario. As with any project, you should start with a…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 3 – Creating a Windows Failover Cluster

    John DeVito
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’re reading this third part of the Creating a Windows Cluster series, welcome back! In the first two installments of the series we covered Using iSCSI to Connect to Shared Storage in Part 1 and Configuring Shared Disk in the OS in Part 2. Now we are at the point where things are ready to actually create the cluster. This installment will be a little longer.  It covers two main tasks.  First, the Failover Clustering role will be installed on the prospective cluster nodes.  Next, the cluster itself will be created and we’ll check some basic configuration items. At this…
  • Key Considerations for Nomad Upgrades

    Paul Thomsen
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with our Nomad team including the product manager, Troy Martin, and other Nomad experts on our recently released Nomad Upgrade Guide. Our Nomad documentation has always been very complete but one topic we wanted to address even more thoroughly was upgrades and related scenarios. As Troy mentioned in his blog posting announcing the guide, there can be special circumstances where additional steps might be needed in your upgrade process. So what might complicate your Nomad upgrade, or your ConfigMgr (SCCM) upgrade that includes Nomad? The ultimate…
  • Are Nomad upgrades always easy?

    Troy Martin
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    That’s a simple question, but as with practically everything in the world of computer management, “it depends” is the right answer. As the product manager for Nomad I would love to guarantee they always are, but there are the occasional exceptions so I’d rather advise you to do a bit of due diligence. To aid that process I’m pleased to announce the availability of a comprehensive new technical whitepaper, our “Nomad Upgrades Guide”, available here: Nomad Upgrades Guide – 1E Resource Center I’ve worked with my fellow product manager, Paul Thomsen, and a broad team of…
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  • Problem Steps Recorder in Windows

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    Originally posted on: just found out a new to me tool, that’s been around for a long time, that could be very useful. It’s called Problem Steps Recorder. Go to the start menu and type in “psr” and hit enter. This pulls up a helpful tool that will take screen shots and let you enter comments to send for a bug report. I’ve found it in Windows 7, but it looks like it is in Windows 8 as well.
  • APress Deal of the Day 2/September/2014 - Pro Microsoft HDInsight

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro Microsoft HDInsight. “Pro Microsoft HDInsight is a complete guide for deploying and using Apache Hadoop on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform.”
  • Upgrading a low end laptop–What a difference an SSD can make!

    Kelly Jones
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Originally posted on: upgraded my daughter’s laptop this weekend, with some incredible results.  We bought this laptop three years ago for general home use and over time it became my daughter’s.  We only spent $350 on it from Best Buy, where it was one of their back to school summer specials.  For the price, it had decent specs and has proven to be rather solid.  It’s a Lenovo B570 with 4GB ram, Intel Pentium processor, 720p 15” screen, and a 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue hard drive. It’s still running Windows…
  • SCCM, MDT and SCVMM – How to convert VHD into WIM

    Waclaw Chrabaszcz
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Originally posted on: is not possible. Due to obvious reasons, VHD is it a dynamic structure like a SQL database, whereas WIM is closer to ZIP file – very static and designed for conserving the storage space by compression and links to duplicated files. What we can do else? We can capture VHD state to WIM. I'm going to perform this operation on Windows 7 machine, so unfortunately this time no PoSH commandlets like Mount-VHD. We will need imageX command, maybe you will need to download…
  • SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials by Basit A. Masood-Al-Farooq, Packt Publishing Book Review

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Originally posted on: Being “stuck” with SQL Server as a heavy user for over 16 years makes my heart tic each time I see a new book or any other reference released. Therefore, naturally I was glad to hear from a Packt Publishing representative on the opportunity to review a fresh off the press (or imaging) book SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials (publisher’s book site) by a very trusted in the #SQLFamily person as Basit. Read it in one large gulp as…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • “Nerd” Defined, Not Derided

    Kate Hoagland
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Nerd pride has come a long way. The once-derided nerd attire of bow ties, suspenders, and thick glasses are now acclaimed as ‘nerd chic’ on fashion sites, while The Big Bang Theory and Nerd Nite events are attracting enthusiasts worldwide. Credit: IMDB While nerd pride may now be reaching a new hay day, Andy Boyd ’87 believes Revenge of the Nerds ushered in its true high point. In the now classic scene, the film’s nerds stand up against the jocks declaring their pride in being nerds. Boyd remembers watching the scene in 10-250 with fellow engineers. “Next thing you knew, all these…
  • Photo of the Week by Owen Franken ’68—August 30, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Garlic, Provence (© Owen Franken). Curious about Owen Franken? View more of his work via the Photo of the Week category, learn more in this profile, read a What Matters opinion column he wrote called “Life in Brownian Motion,” or visit his website.    
  • Which MIT Alumni Were Named to Tech Review’s TR35?

    Jay London
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Kay Tye ’03 MIT Technology Review unveiled its annual list of the top 35 innovations younger than 35—the TR35. The list honors researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs who, according to  TR, are doing exciting work that could shape their fields for decades and solving problems in remarkably different ways. Nearly one third of the 14th annual list are connected to MIT, including 10 alumni. At least one MIT alumnus was named in four of the list’s five categories: inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and pioneers. Julie Shah ’04, SM ’06, PhD ’11 MIT Assistant…
  • Tor Co-Founder: It’s “A Daunting Sense of Responsibility”

    Joe McGonegal
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A decade ago this month, Nick Mathewson ’00 MEng ’00 co-presented a paper at the USENIX Security Conference in San Diego on a project the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory hired him to code. The paper was “Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router.” Nick Mathewson ’00 MEng ’00. Those who have followed the headlines of the last year know what a remarkable run the free anonymity software has had. In its use both within and without of government walls, Tor has become at times both a rallying cry and an enigma for hackers, bureaucrats, and ordinary citizens the…
  • Now on YouTube: The Alumni Association

    Nicole Morell
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Where can you enjoy interviews with world renowned MIT faculty, talks on topics like climate change and exoplanets, and highlights from alumni events? You can find it all on the Alumni Association’s new YouTube channel. In addition to our current TechTV channel, the Alumni Association recently launched a YouTube channel: This channel includes our newest videos and archives from years past. The Alumni Association’s presence on YouTube will allow visitors a chance to share videos from our channel and engage easily. Here is a taste of what you can find on our new…
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  • Hello world!

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Happy 9th Birthday Joomla

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    9 years ago today, on 17th August 2005, I was just one of seventeen brave (or foolhardy) people who announced that they were leaving the very successful Mambo project and starting out on their own. It was a snap decision and truth be told if we had stopped to think about how much work lay ahead of us in the coming months I suspect we might not have been in such a rush. We were greatly helped at the time by Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Centre and I believe we were their first "clients". Just two weeks later, on 1st September, our new baby had a name and the world was introduced…
  • J and Beyond - Chicken Soup for the Soul

    12 Jun 2014 | 1:51 pm
    I arrived at J & Beyond not in the best of moods. I'd been off work sick for the previous month and to be honest I was tired, run down and a little depressed. There are just times when things become a constant battle of frustration and nothing seems worth the effort and that's exactly where I was. After months of preparation for JAB14 I was no longer interested and was determined that this would be my last JAB and probably my last Joomla event. Mood 0/10 I had convinced my JAB teammates to introduce two new features for 2014 and I was no longer certain that the Make it Happen or…
  • Create your own Joomla manual

    28 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Documentation in any Open Source project is seen as the Holy Grail. It's great to have but somehow never quite fulfils the needs of the users. Joomla has an excellent documentation resource but I think it is fair to categorise these docs mainly as "reference" material and not "user guides". There are some excellent books and some truly awful books but without exception they are generic titles targeted as the site builder or site programmer. If you build sites for people or you have had a site built for you, you don't need or want a thousand page manual, you want a simple twenty page guide…
  • Easily create web site images

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

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm is an online gambling, real money online casino destination with quite a few interesting and fun little games to offer.  Whether you’re a long-time fan of video gambling games or are completely new to it, the fact of the matter is that these kinds of quick-loading flash titles are entertaining.  We’re about to look at two specific games offered by the site, “Monopoly Plus” and “Ghostbusters”, both of which are certainly quick to catch the eye… Monopoly Plus Right off the bat, as soon as you load this one up you’re greeted with familiar symbols, color…
  • Couponraja App Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    How many times have you thought to yourself, “you know what, it would be really cool if there was an app that would allow me to more easily use relevant coupons while shopping online or out about town?”  Or, maybe you’re just the type that loves a great deal, especially where saving money is concerned?  Whatever the reason, this smartphone app (designed and used largely in India), Couponraja is certainly worth checking out. To sum things up succinctly – the Couponraja app is a free offering which compiles handy lists from all the major retailers you can think of as well as listings…
  • How valuable is search engine optimisation for businesses?

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    All businesses need to appear near, or at the top, of search engine results lists. This is the first place that consumers turn when looking for any kind of product or service, and they will rarely click past the first few results. You can appear at the top of these lists with the help of internet marketing agencies. The internet has completely transformed the way in which consumers shop for products and services. They no longer walk to the high street or look in the book for local services, they now go online. You can find all kinds of products and services online, and this method brings…
  • The Must Have Apps For Planning A Trip

    Katie B
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    When you are planning a trip, you need all the help you can get. If you’re not lucky enough to have a personal assistant to take care of your travel plans, don’t panic. Your smartphone can do everything a personal assistant would. The plus side is that you don’t have to try and make stilted conversation with your phone, whereas you would have to with an assistant. When you are planning your trip, make sure that your phone is well-equipped to deal with your every fleeting need. Here are the must have apps for planning your trip. Link to image Packing Pro If you can’t…
  • Why It’s Important To Use The Right Software For Your Business

    Katie B
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Computer systems are a familiar sight in any office environment, and even at home we have access to at least one computer in the household! Whether you use a Windows PC, an Apple Mac or some other variant, computer systems are part and parcel of everyday life in the 21st century. For businesses, computer systems have been a godsend. They enable them to automate many time-consuming tasks, and, as a result, boost their productivity and efficiency. So it comes as no surprise that all modern firms own an array of computer systems for their employees to utilise during their working days. Image…
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  • Xbox One developer interview with Woolfe:the Red Hood Diaries creators GriN

    Paul Acevedo
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Microsoft announced a big batch of upcoming ID@Xbox games for Xbox One at E3 earlier this summer. One of the more interesting titles from that announcement is Woolfe: the Red Hood Diaries from Belgian game developer GriN. Woolfe is a 3D action-platformer starring Little Red Riding Hood. The game intertwines her tale with several other fairy tales, creating a dark and unique fantasy world. GriNrecently launched a successful Kickstarter campaign (with just over a day left to contribute as of this writing) to help finance Woolfe's development. We reached out to Wim Wouters at GriN to find out…
  • Custom Live tile creator Hot Tiles! is this week's myAppFree deal

    George Ponder
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    If you are in the mood to spice up your Windows Phone Live Tiles, take a look at the Windows Phone app Hot Tiles! The app lets you create custom Live Tiles to launch apps and access your Windows Phone settings. It is also this week's myAppFree deal.
  • Check out the new WPCentral commenting system!

    Sam Sabri
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    As you may have noticed we've launched an all-new, all-awesome commenting system. This is just the beginning, and we'll be adding many new features in the weeks and months to come. For now, there are three things to highlight – new design that matches our new header, up/down vote support and easy report button to flag inappropriate comments.
  • Last chance to save 20% on Windows Phone accessories!

    Brent Zaniewski
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Labor Day is now behind us but the opportunity to still save 20% on any Windows Phone accessory surely isn't! It's back to the daily grind. But, it's not all bad: There's still time left to get your orders in for cases, chargers, batteries, screen protectors and more here at WPCentral. You'll want to get any unfinished shopping done today, though, because after midnight tonight this awesome discount will no longer apply. So, take advantage of coupon code: 14LD upon checkout and enjoy the savings! Take me shopping!
  • Microsoft re-releases Windows 8.1 'August update' after fixing bugs

    John Callaham
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Microsoft has now re-released the "August Update" for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 after fixing some bugs that were reported by a few PC users after the files were first made available on August 12.
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  • Should I Start A Business? This Will Help You Make a Decision

    Thomas Oppong
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Should I start a business? Asking yourself if you’re ready to start a business may seem like an easy question, but there’s more to starting and running a successful business. Starting your own business could be one of the best decisions you ever make—one that leads to independence, great control over how you work, and possibly big rewards. On the other hand, the risks are high and the challenges could be overwhelming. Greater percentage of new businesses fail. But it’s worth the risk if you are ready and are prepared to launch your idea.There is no better time than the…
  • Becoming A Freelance Driver: 3 Main Considerations

    Thomas Oppong
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Freelancing represents a huge trend in the modern employment market, as technological advancement and the changing outlook of employers continues to drive independent contracting. This is something for contemporary employees and candidates for work to bear in mind, as if they do have aspirations to become their own boss and drive their own professional destiny then now is the ideal time to pursue these goals.It is also important to remember that it is possible to freelance in almost any possible sector or market, so you need not limit yourself to targeting those that have a reputation for…
  • 19 of the Most Exciting and Promising Startups In the UK (This Year)

    Thomas Oppong
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    The startup ecosystem in the UK may not be as vibrant as the startup scene in the US but some startups have consistently caught the attention of the press, businesses and consumers.The UK startup community could see an exponential growth with the British government’s efforts to eliminate administrative barriers and ensure fast-paced growth.“Recent initiatives to help startups include a new grant to give small businesses access to super-fast broadband and the funding of four computer-science projects in schools to find the tech stars of the future” reports wired.These are 19 of…
  • Stop Promoting Your Business. Start Creating Useful Content!

    Thomas Oppong
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    The time to be genuine and human as a business is now. Business is personal, make it personal. Educative content is one of  the best opportunities you can ever have as a business to attract and retain customers who can confidently trust you. There are just too many marketing messages without value. Prospective customers know the difference between messages that add value to their lives and infomercials that pretend to be useful but are actually sales pitches. The time to show the human side of your business is now more important than ever. You have a real opportunity to show your audience…
  • How Synergyse Grew Their B2B Startup to 1 Million Subscribers in 1 Year

    Thomas Oppong
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Originally published by Majid Manzarpour (Founder & CTO @Synergyse) on Medium. Synergyse is an interactive training system for Google Apps.This is our story to date of how we have built and grown our business to provide over 1000 organizations and 1 million people Google Apps training in 1 year.One of the main issues with training is getting people to take it, generally training is not viewed as an exciting activity and something you are forced to do. We decided that this was the problem we were going to solve, we were going to make training fun, interactive and available directly in…
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  • Bring Gaming to the Physical World | Doozy

    Sydney Liu
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    The University of Southern California (USC), is famous for its games program. Widely known for outputting amazing video game talent, USC is considered one of the top schools for learning to make games in the nation. And video games have become a HOT topic. All the conversation and buzz is always around the big video game hits that are coming out. Halo. Black Ops. The list goes on. With giant conferences like E3, showing off the coolest new video games to the world, very few innovations arrive in the game industry that’s off the screen. Enter Doozy, an interactive, life-sized board game for…
  • 3 Questions Every Small Business Should Ask Their Accountant

    David Ehrenberg
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    You need help managing your small business finances. You need a professional partner who understands small businesses and can offer you strategic financial advice, help you to manage growth, ensure you’re in compliance, uncover potential business issues, and keep you on track. You need a strategic financial partner who is in close contact, asking questions and ensuring that they understand your business intimately. If you haven’t already had the following discussions with your small business accountant, it’s time to ask the following. And really, if this is the first time you’re…
  • V.360 | A Camera that Views What’s Around You

    Alex Bae
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    GoPro brought the world a simple unique first person point of view videos to YouTube and other online video sites.  The smartphone brought a lot of Instagram and Vine feeds to the world of social media.  Videos are obviously in the hands of the everyday person, but the tech that they use put a limit on what can be done.  VSN Mobil presents photographers and videographers a new way to capture images and videos with the V.360, a camera that captures 360-degrees. V.360 ability to shoot at a 360-degree view what makes this camera unique.  Both photographers and videographers can only capture…
  • DefCon 22 | DISOBEY!

    Garick Chan
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    The word, “Hacker” automatically instills a sense of fear and mistrust in most people. You might imagine some dark, shadowy nefarious character in a black hat, trenchcoat and possibly donning a Guy Fawkes mask. Or there’s always the popular mid-90s flick featuring phreaks on roller-blades rampaging through metropolitan New York. Whatever your perception may be, an estimated 15,000 attendees showed up for this year’s DefCon 22, an annual event with talks, contests, vendor-booths, charities, workshop training areas and more. The Badge Upon entering most every conference,…
  • Sync Smartband | A Wearable Device for the Family

    Alex Bae
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    There are a multitude of wearable devices on the market.  Health trackers, location devices, smartwatches, etc., etc.  However, many of these devices are made for individuals and nothing stands out as a family device.  Sync Smartband wants to add another device to the wearable market, but with an emphasis on family, safety, and health. “Sync Smartband is an all-in-one activity, location safety, and health tracker device.  It essentially merges several products in the market today.  Activity trackers track steps, calories, and REM sleep.  Location safety trackers track the distance of…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • Register A Domain Name With Google

    Neeraj Rawat
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Google Domains is the latest product announcement from the company which is in beta at this point of time. I had registered many domains with Google via different registrars and recently transferred almost most of them to different registrars as I was facing issues in getting proper support. If you are a regular reader here then you might have read the post of transferring Experts Galaxy to
  • Change SearchStatus Firefox Location to Display on New Version

    Neeraj Rawat
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Firefox and other browser vendors are launching a new version every now and then with new changes in the working of the browser. Few days back, Firefox released a new version and they ended the option or functionality of the add-on bar in the browser, where one of  my favorite add-on SearchStatus was located. SearchStatus is a browser extension that helps in checking many things relevant to a
  • Important List of 2-Step Verification Enabled Services & Websites

    Neeraj Rawat
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Security is a major concern in the digital world and thanks to Google who has launched the feature of 2-Step verification after which many other companies launched the same or similar service. Most of the companies, atleast the giant ones are provinding the feature of 2-Step Verification so that the users can protect their account from unauthorized access. Though, all the companies are still not
  • Download Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome Offline Installers

    Neeraj Rawat
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Browser war is still going on and many new browsers are coming for PC and mobile users. Among all, the main battle is between Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome only, at least as of now. Chrome is almost near to be my primary browser and still, I use it a lot because of the functionality and options it provides. Firefox really needs to ramp up the code if it wants to be a competitor else I won't
  • Winners of Security Combo License Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Its time to announce the winners for Security Software Combo Giveaway. In total 12 valid entries were there. Winners are listed below and I have sent the license keys to them. Please check your email and enjoy the keys :) ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 1) Elkhalil Kacem 2) TorVic 3) Kaushik Medhi 4) Brennan Griffin 5) Natalie Crossan ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
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    Official Blog of Acebyte

  • How to Fixing Error Code 2 for Background Services

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    In an unfortunate circumstance, when the system fails to run these concerned services on logon, it resultantly does not comply with some of your commands. Following could be the grumbles you report in such a scenario. Unable to install applications on your system Unable to launch an application from your system Unable to catch sounds from your system Unable to run a security scan with your antivirus application Unable to transfer data through a local network If you are having some or all of the above said troubles, you might be a victim of Error Code 2. To diagnose your case of difficulty,…
  • Manually Remove Recycler/Autorun Virus from your PC

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The solution is divided into a few simple phases. First, you have to stop the Recycler virus from being operational and then delete it through your Windows Registry. A detailed practice is stated below. Phase 1: Ending Processes The Recycler folder virus is recreated, whenever, deleted from the local drives. This is because of its supportive process running in the background. This process is called CTF Loader and needs to shut down for a proper treatment of virus. To end this process, go to Processes tab of Task Manager by right clicking the Taskbar. If due to some reason, your mouse is…
  • Two solutions to help you Fix Error 0×80240436 in Windows 8.1 App Store

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    “Your purchase can’t be completed. Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed. Error code: 0×80240436”how to solve this problem, go on reading this article. Solution 1: Verify your Microsoft Account For both the purposes of security and synchronization, Windows Store needs a verified identity of user to log in. If you have not verified your Microsoft Account, it could not be used as the login ID for Windows Store. Point your cursor in any of the right corners to bring up the Charms bar Click the Settings icon on Charms bar to view settings charm On the bottom…
  • Two Methods to Fix Unnecessary Low Memory Errors in Windows 8.1

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Perform the solution methods described in this article and fix you low-memory errors easily. Method 1: Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter System Maintenance troubleshooter can perform a full system scan and automatically perform the necessary maintenance tasks. Follow the steps below to run this troubleshooter successfully: Open the Search charms bar by pressing the Windows + F key and then type “Troubleshooting”. In the Settings category, locate and click on “Troubleshooting”. In the Troubleshooting console that opens, click on the view all option from the left pane and click…
  • How to Fix Modern Apps and Windows Store After Upgrading your pc to Windows 8.1

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    This article is aimed to assist those, who have just upgraded their PCs from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 to Fix Modern Apps and Windows Store after upgrading your pc to Windows 8.1. Repair Corrupt Windows Files Right click Windows 8.1 Start button and click to select Command Prompt (Admin) Click Yes button to confirm UAC message In the command prompt screen, type the command line SFC /SCANNOW and hit Enter System File Checker will perform a thorough scan to identify and repair the damaged files Exit Command Prompt, when the scan finishes Repair Windows Store Type Regedit in Windows 8.1…
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  • Download Flappy Bird for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Smartphone games are becoming more and more popular, actually more than what we might have seen on our computers. The main reason behind such a huge success is us, who stick to our phones for hours. Well, if that is the case with you, then here is another viral game that you will stick around. Flappy Bird is a simplest form of endless runner game, quite cranky too as it will be reminding you of those old times 8-bit games. The game is very addictive and interesting things is that, you can have Flappy Bird for PC too. It was originally developed to be used on iOS, latterly developed for some…
  • Download Bluestacks for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Needless to say that Android apps are becoming more and more popular when compared to different mobile OS. People are now moving on to use various Android apps and games on their PC’s. Yeah, you heard it right! Due to many barriers and some other reasons, many of us wants to use Android apps or Android games on our PC. Some of such apps include WhatsApp, Line, Angry Birds and so on. Well, you can also do the same. For this, some sort of applications can be deployed to use, to be specific, Android Emulators, and one such Android emulator is BlueStacks. You can download BlueStacks for PC…
  • Line for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Line is instant messaging application, just like WhatsApp, although with some additional features. It is available for all leading mobile brands and operating systems including Android, Windows Phones, iOS, Symbian and even some java phones. It has many other great features that were quite interesting when compared with similar instant messaging application in the same category. One of the distinctive features that it included was VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). This referred to the use of your data connectivity for voice calling, although we already have some dedicated applications for…
  • Download Cut The Rope for PC

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Are you are a puzzle game freak? If yes, here is what you might have missed. Cut the Rope is a puzzle game known for its spectacular physics. It has various levels that might take you out, as the game is very interesting to play. It was initially released for iOS, although it now available to be played on Android too. It became too popular within a quick span of time after being launched on Google Play Store and remained on the top of the charts in the play store for several weeks. The main reason behind such a huge success was its graphics and a fresh new concept with which the game was…
  • Download Whatsapp for PC Free

    Shivam Srivastava
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Whenever we talk about instant messaging application, WhatsApp is the foremost application that comes to our mind. WhatsApp is a messenger app that allows you to socially connect with people in your contacts, send messages, videos, voice messages, Images, etc using your mobile internet connection. It was a very innovative concept when was initially launched for some java devices. However, the idea was originally taken from ‘Blackberry Messenger’, which was the one of a kind app at that time, which was only available for Blackberry devices. The launch of the application was a huge success…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • Formatting Autocorrect Entries

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

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

    Deborah Savadra
    15 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    Copyblogger recently decided to turn their blog's Comments feature off. I'm following suit ... sort of. Here's why (and how) I'm doing things differently and what difference that makes for you (hint: new courses! new Member-only content!).
  • Keeping Word Commands at Your Fingertips

    Deborah Savadra
    8 May 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tired of searching for frequently-used Microsoft Word features? Sick of clicking multiple times through dialog boxes to set tabs, etc.? Here are three ways to put any Microsoft Word feature or command within easy, one-click reach.
  • From the Comments: A Better Way to Embed Paragraph Numbers

    Deborah Savadra
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    Recently, I wrote about a technique that I'd stumbled across for embedding the current paragraph number within the text of a paragraph. However, one reader posted a comment with an easier solution. Click the link and let me know if this is a technique you'd find useful.
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  • Nexus X – The First Android L Smartphone

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Nexus X (instead of Nexus 6) is highly anticipated smartphone for 2014, which is rumored to be launched by Google sometime this year – most probably being Halloween. As with last year’s pitch,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 25000 Co-opted Linux Servers Drop Malware, Spread Spam and Steal Credentials

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Recently a new report has been released by the security company ESET, Operation Windigo – The vivisection of a large Linux server-side credential stealing malware campaign. This research report was a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook Rolls Out Bandwidth Targeting

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Facebook has launched "bandwidth targeting” as an advertising campaign. Most of the Facebook users use their mobile devices to access Facebook. This ad tech has been created to advertise the products... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google to add manual controls and steering wheel in driverless car

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    So looks like even the software giant have to bend to certain rules. They are being forced to add manual controls which includes steering and pedals, the before starting the test run on the road.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Time Date Stamps: The Solution You Need

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    When you are looking for the most effective way to mark important documents with the date and time, a time date stamp is the solution for you. Forget about having to stamp every item by hand. Be more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • New Blackberry 10.3 OS, Phones Release Date and Specs 2014

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

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

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    As in most developing countries, in Pakistan, we see an expansion of mobile data networks. The old, and truly dated, 2G bands are slowly being replaced by newer, but still not quite as new, 3G bands.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Oculus Rift VR Release Date and Price 2015

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Learn all about Oculus Rift Release Date, Price, Games, Reviews and News. Just incase you haven't heard yet, Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset coming out in the market very soon. Oculus... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Zong 3G/4G internet packages Rates in Pakistan

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Are you new to the market of cell phone carrier? Or are you looking to change your cell phone carrier for some reason? No matter what the reason you have, we think this article will be helpful for... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Innovation Point of View

  • What do Market Research professionals need the most? TIME!

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    If you have been in the market research industry for more than 10 years, then congratulations, you are a survivor. Like all industries our organizations are putting more and more demands on their central market research departments, and often times these demands come with budget cuts. Yes, you are expected to do more with less. Suck it up. With the advent of mobile phones there are many purveyors of platforms that say you can do more with less by accessing that large mobile phone user base. The smartphone user is purported to be the new golden egg of respondents and could possibly counteract…
  • Surfing the Mobile Wave to Deepen Insights – Part 1

    Maureen Evans
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    This post is an excerpt from an Ipsos Ideas article written by the North American head of Mobile Research, Bogdan Dragomir. Bogdan’s an expert in mobile research and has been leading our clients on how to use mobile to deepen insights and get the most out of their research dollars. ———- Cowabunga!  Ride that Wave! The way consumers behave is changing as a result of the digital revolution. According to the US Census Bureau and the CIA Government Factbook earlier this year, mobile penetration in North America has reached beyond 100%. 101% of consumers in the region now…
  • Taking the Manufacturing Out of Manufactured Foods

    Ashley Ericksen
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    It goes without saying that there has been an over-arching health and wellness trend in the food & beverage space for the past several decades, ever since we learned (or at least we thought we learned) that our beloved bacon and butter may be contributing to our waistlines and our cholesterol levels. Of course, over the years as health care professionals, manufacturers & consumers have become more educated, the factors that define “healthy” foods have evolved. These days the trend seems to have shifted from low fat & low cholesterol to benefits including organic, high protein…
  • Disruptive Innovation: Play Blackjack, Not the Lottery

    Brad Bane
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here we go again. Just a month has passed since I wrote the following about my experiences at the Edison Awards, in a blog post uncreatively titled The Innovator’s Dilemma:  “There was a great preponderance of what I call “brilliant individual syndrome,” wherein people stood up, said how smart they were, how they had vision to make things happen…and ignored the six failed innovation attempts that came prior to this success, when they managed to light piles of their own (and others’) money on fire and watch it go up in smoke.”  What followed was a spirited defense (at least…
  • Buying in Facebook and Twitter: A New Data Generator

    Gram Bowsher
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Social media seems to be impacting nearly every aspect of marketing. It allows brands to interact with consumers in a digital space. Feedback and customer service happen in real time. Now, it seems social media may be simplifying the ecommerce channel, giving consumers the ability to make purchases directly in the ads and posts for products they see in their feeds. Both Facebook and Twitter have now begun testing “buy now” buttons to their sites and apps. In both instances, consumers have the ability to click a “buy” button within an ad (which can be prompted to appear based on a…
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  • Segment Mobile Audiences By Usage, Not Just Age

    Randy Giusto
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:39 pm
    The average person has over 100 apps on their smartphone these days, but people far from use all of them. In fact, most people use only 20-30 apps on a regular basis. When I was at Nielsen I dug into this kind of data on a regular basis, and have since seen a lot of data form other sources that pretty much show the same thing. One thing that is apparent is the difference between ages when it comes to app consumption and time spent using the device, with millennials leading in the later category. What I’ve also seen is a further segmentation of people and how they use their smartphone and…
  • Sony Bets Consumers Ready for a Curved TV

    Randy Giusto
    8 Sep 2013 | 1:28 pm
    On Wednesday at IFA in Berlin Sony announced its first curved HDTV. Sony has gone more aggressive with curved than Samsung and LG have. Sony’s new 65-inch curved LED HDTV, the KDL-65S990A will be available to consumers on October 27 for $4000. Curved LED HDTVs are being marketed as new all-in-one cinema experiences. They reproduce the slight curve similar to today’s movie theater screens while reproducing more brilliant colors than previous HDTV generations with its TRILUMINOS Display technology. The curved designs also provide more depth to the view and claim to reduce eye fatigue,…
  • Apple Will Deliver New UX Vision

    Randy Giusto
    3 May 2013 | 12:39 pm
    Refresh Importance Apple is set to do a major refresh of iOS and the first public unveiling is expected to be at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The key is reducing UI complexity while enhancing UX. With Jony Ivy now leading both hardware and software design efforts for iPhone, iPad, and iPod, Apple is closer to making this happen. iOS’ overall look and feel hasn’t radically changed much since 2007, though it was both disruptive and immensely appealing when it debuted. Apple has since been in a leadership position in both smartphones and tablets. The UI and UX of native iOS…
  • Facebook Shows Transition To Mobile

    Randy Giusto
    2 May 2013 | 6:23 pm
    Mobile Ad Sales Rise! Facebook’s revenue was up as it slowly makes the transition to a mobile company. For its first quarter ending March 31, its mobile business rose to 30% of total advertising sales to $375 million, from 23% a year ago. Monthly active mobile users increased to 751 million, up 54%. It was about a year ago that Facebook was discounted as being nowhere in mobile. Since then the company has aggressively fought to change that perception. The boost in mobile helped its overall results and the Menlo Park firm beat Wall Street’s expectations as revenue rose 39% to…
  • First Twitter Post by Warren Buffet

    Randy Giusto
    2 May 2013 | 5:35 pm
    “B fearful when others r greedy. B greedy when others r fearful. #WordsToLiveBy” – Warren Buffet The post First Twitter Post by Warren Buffet appeared first on NewDigitalCafé.
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  • IPC A-610F Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IPC-A-610 is the most widely used electronics assembly standard in the world. A must for all quality assurance and assembly departments, IPC-A-610F illustrates industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies through detailed statements reflecting acceptable and defect conditions, supported by full-color photographs and illustrations. This lates revision, IPC A-610F includes two new SMT termination styles, as well as changes in plated-through hole fill and BGA void criteria. Additionally, wherever possible statements were modified to make readability easier and to enhance…
  • Service Robotics Market by Application and by Geography - Analysis Forecast 2014-2020

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The report includes the segmentation of the geography market for service robotics into four major regions: The Americas, Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The Americas covers countries such as United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and others. The report talks about the Porter’s five force analysis of the service robotics market as well as the industry analysis along with the value chain and supply chain analysis. It includes the most recent happenings in the market under the ‘winning imperatives’ and ‘burning issues’ section and also describes the driving and…
  • Silicon Wafers For Semiconductor Device Processing - Critical Materials Report

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Silicon wafer purchases represent the highest operating expense for many device manufacturers and as a result are a constant target for price reduction. With the continued concentration of the semiconductor manufacturing base to a few large players, silicon producers have little choice but to succumb to the price pressure. As a result, ASP for wafers has declined steadily since 2011 with -14% and -16% in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Over the same period, the silicon market has experienced a steady increase in silicon area shipped at a CAGR of 3-6%. While overall silicon shipments have been…
  • IPC J-STD-001F Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IPC J-STD-001F is recognized worldwide as the sole industry-consensus standard covering soldering materials and processes. This revision includes support for both traditional solder alloys and for lead-free manufacturing. Examples of some of the significant changes are revision to plated-through hole, PTH, minimum fill requirements; criteria for two new SMT termination types; and expanded conformal coating criteria. Whenever possible, the criteria descriptions have been adjusted to make them easier to understand for materials, methods and verification for producing quality soldered…
  • “Reconfigurable Radio - White Spaces M2M Communications” Technologies and Markets

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The report concentrates on the development of White Spaces communications as one of the first technologies that utilizes properties of reconfigurable radio. It shows that the combination of spectrum awareness together with the selection of White Spaces frequencies windows create a new modern multi-applications industry. The report analyzes specifics of White Spaces communications in such environments and reflects communications benefits and issues. The White Spaces communications market is just evolving and promises multiple applications; one of such applications – M2M communications – is…
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  • Lenovo goes South, opens 2 new Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores in Batangas

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    MANILA, PHILIPPINES – August 2014: Lenovo heads South Luzon and opens two new Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores (LMES) in Batangas. One of the two LMES is located at Level 2 in Robinson’s Place Lipa, and is owned and operated by Green Telecommunications Trading Inc. The other LMES is at the second floor of SM City Lipa in Batangas and is being operated by Presnet Cellphone Shop. The two newly-opened LMES will carry a variety of Lenovo smartphone products such as the latest A series which includes the A680, A859 and A526; the new Lenovo S Series such as the S660 and S860; and their premium…
  • The RedMi 1S is coming to the PH and its only P5,599

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
      For those who do not know about it yet, the RedMi 1S is coming to the Philippines. Its only P5,599 and its coming sooner than you think. Mi Philippines will start selling the device on September 4, 12noon through Lazada. The RedMi 1S is a great combination of affordability and hardware. It comes with a 4.7 inch HD screen, a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It probably is the most affordable Quad core Snapdragon toting phone in the country at the moment. I wonder if it will outsell the Mi3. Given most Pinoys’ reservations when it comes to buying online, I…
  • Boomphones Phantom Review: Earphones and Speakers in one.

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Boomphones Phantom is a clever little device that functions like regular headphones with an option to become (as described on the packaging) a “boombox.” Quick review up next. Design: The Phantom on review has a nice matte black color, accented by the red glossy finish of the ear cups. The Boomphones logo adorn the outside part of each ear cup. Overall, it looks good and stylish. It kind of resembles a Beats headset. The Phantom has two modes: an internal headphone mode, and an external “boombox” speaker mode. The external speakers are found at the back of the ear cups, and are…
  • LG G3’s cutting edge features garner prestigious awards

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    At the 2014 Red Dot Design Awards recently held in Essen, Germany, the LG G3 smartphone was given the “Best of the Best” award after winning a total of nine awards in the Communication Design category. Among the smartphone’s features cited in the Awards are its Smart Keyboard, Knock Code, and its redesigned graphic user interface (GUI). LG bested 7,096 entries from 49 countries in the said category of one of the most important competitions in the global design industry. The LG G3’s GUI indeed provides an intuitive, more enjoyable user experience. Redesigned from the ground up, the GUI…
  • New SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive Offers High Performance

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Manila, Philippines, August 2014– SanDisk Corporation recently announced the release of the high-speed SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive that delivers exceptional performance in a tiny form factor, while providing expanded storage for PCs and other devices. Media enthusiasts can transfer a full-length movie in 40 seconds, enjoy transfer speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives and be confident the streamlined USB will offer reliable storage in minimal space. The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive builds upon the success of the popular Cruzer Fit USB flash drive,…
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  • How to change IE Spelling language in Windows 8

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

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

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

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Backing up our data is something all people should do and for that job you will need a good reliable software solution. I have been testing Iperius Backup software for the last couple of days and here is my review. Their solution is available in many different editions based on your needs. You can download your own copy of this software using the link in the bottom of this post, but please read this review first.      Top features of Iperius Backup software Incremental backup and synchronization Drive Image and full system recovery Backup to NAS, USB drives, FTP, Cloud Open…
  • Best Android apps for World Cup 2014

    8 Jun 2014 | 4:24 am
    The World Cup 2014 in Brazil is not far away, so I thought it would be appropriate with a list of some of the best apps for your Android smartphone to make you able to follow the event. For those of us that are living in Europe the time the matches are played may not be easy to fit in to our normal day job. That is why it is nice with a good app where we can follow the event. Unfortunately, Denmark is not qualified, but I am still going to follow this event closely. Here is my list of the best apps I have found on Google Play. Best World Cup 2014 Apps for Android? Jalvasco World Cup 2014…
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  • Google Authorship Comes to a Crashing Halt

    Dave Paul
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Yesterday Google announced the end of its great Google Authorship experiment as it relates to search results. Author snippets won’t be shown on SERPs and authorship markup will not weigh in search ranking, effective immediately. Authorship has had a mixed history. While Google was interested in the idea as far back as 2007, it was only with the launch Google+ that it gained any traction. Suddenly, authors could link all their work back to a single Plus profile and get credit across the web. But the victory was short-lived: by 2013 Google reduced how many author snippets it showed per…
  • EverSpark Joins PR Professionals for Annual PRSA Media Day

    Denae Olberding
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The Public Relations Society of America Georgia Chapter welcomed members and guests to the annual media day Thursday, August 14. EverSpark Interactive’s Dave Paul and Denae Olberding attended the coffee-with-the-media morning session in Buckhead. The pre-lunch discussion featured local media mavens from around the Atlanta metro area. The panel included: Jovita Moore, Evening Anchor, WSB-TV (ABC), Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. and Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat Jim Van Anglen, News Editor, overseeing state news for Georgia and Alabama for the Associated Press in Atlanta Jennifer Leslie,…
  • Penalized by Google? This New App May Be Just the Help You Need

    Ann Bailey
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Lewis Sellers, a young entrepreneur, SEO maven and technical writer, has owned, developed, and analyzed all sizes of Internet-based businesses in his career. Since finishing up his education at St. John Fisher School, Harrogate, U.K., just five years ago, Sellers has developed a strong presence in the SEO world, both as the current managing director at a website design and search engine optimization company and as an industry pro published in the likes of Moz Blog. Now he’s tackling a rather big mountain – a Google-sized one, in fact. He’s preparing to launch an application to solve…
  • What’s New In The World of Google – August 20th 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Have you ever found yourself wondering what the whims of the Google gods are this week? How can you make your site an all-singing, all-knowing powerhouse when it comes to the latest tricks of SEO? Maybe you’d just like to find out more about how Google and search engines work. If so, then EverSpark Interactive’s weekly What’s New In The World of Google meetup is for you. Ever week, professionals from all levels and numerous fields come together to discuss and learn together. Better yet, the meeting is free and open to all. Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, August…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – August 13, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Building links, SEO and navigating the ever-shifting sands of Google’s likes and dislikes is enough to drive even the most calm of website owners to be brink of insanity. If you’ve ever found yourself even simply wondering how Google works, then joining in on EverSpark Interactive’s weekly What’s New In The World of Google meetup should be marked as a must-attend on your calendar. You’ll learn all the latest going’s-on with the search engine giant, and also a few tricks you can take home with you. Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014…
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  • 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.
  • Simple SCSS spinner animation

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

    19 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nowadays, encoding stuff is not a secret anymore and we're using data URI for small images, SVG's and even custom fonts. After all, this is one of the best ways to minimize the number of HTTP requests. On this matter, I thought about making a list with some online conversion tools you can use right away.
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  • The Leaked Photos Of McKayla Maroney Were Taken When She Was Under Age, And Reddit Is Freaking Out

    Maya Kosoff
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    McKayla Maroney, a member of the U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team in 2012 at age 16, was among the celebrities whose pictures were part of this weekend's massive nude photo leak. After learning that Maroney may be underage in her leaked photos, Reddit moderators are freaking out. The moderators of a subreddit called The Fappening, where many of the celebrities' leaked photos have been posted, published a warning to its users on Tuesday afternoon. The mods say that all pictures of gymnast McKayla Maroney will be deleted since they could potentially be classified as child…
  • An Enormous House Fit For A Silicon Valley Billionaire Just Sold For Nearly $29 Million

    Madeline Stone
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    An enormous estate in Hillsborough, California has sold for $28.8 million, Curbed SF is reporting. The 36,000-square-foot home is very castle-like, with Gothic doorways, art galleries, and 13 fireplaces.  Still, the house has all of the amenities you would expect from a modern mansion, including two swimming pools, tennis courts, and a high-tech home theater.  The home was previously listed for $48.9 million in 2011, and though it's not clear who the owner is, some rumors have hinted that the seller was Robert Lent, cofounder of software company Ariba. Regardless of the owner, this…
  • AOL’s Brand CEO Is Stepping Down To Run A Venture Fund That Promotes Women

    Maya Kosoff
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Susan Lyne, the CEO of AOL’s brand group, is stepping down, according to Re/code. Lyne will now head up an AOL-owned venture fund that promotes women-fronted digital startups. The "fully funded" and "relatively dormant" venture fund is tentatively called the Build Fund. It will invest in woman-run startups.  AOL told Re/code that investments will primarily be made in companies related to "consumer Internet areas, including e-commerce and media." Lyne left Gilt Groupe in February 2013 to come to AOL. Before that, she ran Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. And prior to…
  • What It's Like Working For Uber: Awesome And Stressful With 100-Hour Weeks

    Alyson Shontell
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    What is it like working at today's hottest startup, $17 billion Uber? It's awesome — in a stressed-out, always-working sort of way. Former employee Melanie Curtin says she used to "daydream about leaving Uber" all the time. She spent a year in the company's DC office where she was a community manager. She left in 2013. Now she is the director of communications for another startup, OpiaTalk. Curtin wrote about what her experience was like as an Uber employee. For the most part, her description is glowing. "The team is freaking awesome," Curtin writes on LinkedIn. "They’re ready to listen…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Chinese Smartphones Are On The Rise

    Dave Smith
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    In the second quarter of 2014, five of the biggest Chinese smartphone makers — including Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Coolpad, and ZTE — accounted for about 75 million worldwide shipments. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, had only shipped 74 million smartphones during that time.  Based on company data charted for us by Business Insider Intelligence, all five Chinese smartphone vendors combined to comprise about 30% of all Android phones shipped in the first quarter of the year. According to BII, these vendors, which offer quality and affordable low-end and mid-tier…
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  • BadUSB Uncovered

    7 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    The recent demonstration at Black Hat 2014 of BadUSB, a security vulnerability that surfaces when using the USB interface, is a hot topic in the international press. But the topic that the international press hasn’t covered is what is really behind a BadUSB attack and how does it work?Every USB flash drive consists of a controller chip and at least one memory module. The controller is in charge of the communication with the computer via the USB interface and manages the memory module. In principle, a USB flash drive can be thought of as a microcomputer that, upon being plugged in, boots its…
  • NEO2014 – spotlight on Industry 4.0: Wibu-Systems, one of the five finalists

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
  • Industry 4.0, Security and Product Protection: the hot topics by which Wibu-Systems wowed the international Manufacturers

    7 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    Cyber-attacks, industrial espionage, and product piracy are rapidly growing; such problems are global and threaten both society and international manufacturers of all industries. German companies in particular develop valuable know-how with a competitive edge. The offensive affects know-how in machinery, medical devices, and intelligent systems, aka Cyber Physical Systems, alike. Wibu-Systems, one of the world's leading security providers, offers products and technologies for protecting the intellectual property against product counterfeiting and tampering.Oliver Winzenried, CEO of…
  • Wibu-Systems and Wincor Nixdorf join forces to increase security

    4 Jun 2014 | 5:36 am
    Wibu-Systems and Wincor Nixdorf expand their long-term collaboration and offer their respective expertise in the area of Digital Rights Management, IT services, and Service Desk solutions to the market. In times of industrial espionage, eavesdropping scandals, cyber-attacks and mysterious backdoors in routers and firewalls, endpoint encryption is crucial to protect business. Since 2009, Wincor Nixdorf uses CrypTA (Cryptographic Technician Authentication) to ensure authorized access to test and diagnostic functions. This solution provides individual rights required in the working environment…
  • 25 years Wibu-Systems = software protection Made in Germany

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
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    11 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    (function() { var load = function(url, callback){ if(document.getElementById(‘evp3-assets’)) { // Let’s wait till it’s loaded var i = setInterval(function() { if(typeof EVP3 == ‘undefined’) return; clearInterval(i); callback(); }, 5); return; } var script = document.createElement(‘script’); = ‘evp3-assets’; script.type = ‘text/javascript’; if(script.readyState){ script.onreadystatechange = function() { if(script.readyState == ‘loaded’ || script.readyState == ‘complete’) {…
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  • What Can Big Data Do For eCommerce?

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Big Data is something of a nebulous concept, and like many ideas without a clear definition, it’s been seized on by various writers and pundits as the next big thing. It’s easy to write endlessly about something when you aren’t forced to constrain yourself to practicalities. The eCommerce industry is nothing if not pragmatic, ever […]
  • WordPress Misconceptions: Do You Need A Custom WordPress Design?

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    I was recently talking to a friend who wants to create a site for his small business. He’s a landscaper, and needs a simple site — perhaps a few pages to describe his services, a contact form, and a blog. As someone who is fairly knowledgeable about WordPress web hosting, it’s difficult for me to […]
  • Don’t Fall For ICANN Domain Protection Certificate Scam

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    In a recent blog post, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) revealed a scam in which registrants of top-level domains like .com and .net are approached by fraudsters and told that they need to buy a certificate to “protect their domain”. Although the certificates are well designed and incorporate official ICANN graphics, the […]
  • WordPress 4.0 Beta Is Ready For Testing

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Every few months the wizards who develop WordPress put out another release. It’s always an interesting time for WordPress users and watchers, who are eager to see what benefit the new features and enhancements will bring to their site (or, if you’re more pessimistic, what new annoyances they’ll have to deal with). In this article […]
  • Roundup of July’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Another month has passed and we’re back with a new roundup of the web’s best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento content. July saw the release of both ExpressionEngine 2.9 and a new WordPress beta, as well as  the official announcement that Magento Go and ProStores will be shut down. And, of course, Germany won the World Cup. Knowing it’s hard to keep up […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Public letter to Roydon Cerejo, the new corporate marketing and PR for Asus India

    The Sorcerer
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Hi, First, congratulations to you for 1up in your career. You were a senior reviewer in Tech2 for (I am assuming) a very long time. Being a corporate marketing and PR even for a brand like Asus is a huge responsibility. I hope you do it to he best of your abilities. I as a reviewer would like to remind you of few errors that you’ve made in your past reviewers, which may have inadvertently made to lose their hard earned money and maybe even make lose interest in PC overall. To ensure that this doesn’t get brushed away as a ‘rant’, I’ll use your last graphic card…
  • Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Motherboard Review

    The Sorcerer
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Gigabyte shipped its Z97X-SOC motherboard for testing, which was also used to test Intel Devil’s Canyon 4790K processor. The board uses orange and black colour combo and its aimed to attract gamers/ enthusiasts. In my opinion, having a motherboard designed and marketed specifically for extreme overclocking to a crowd where they’ll either use an air or liquid cooling solution (either closed looped, pre-built or custom) will make them look somewhere else, probably similar version of the board minus the switches. This is something that not just applies towards Gigabyte. Of most of…
  • CM Storm Rapid-i (SGK-4040-GKCM1) Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review

    The Sorcerer
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    CM Storm Rapid-i mechanical gaming keyboard is something that I wish their CM Storm Quickfire TK was- a small keyboard with directional keys. The main cons I highlighted was that CM should have ditched the Numpad and provide dedicated buttons for navigation and special keys. The end result is what you see here! A lot of people do not use Numpad, and if you buy a full-sized mechanical keyboard, you end up paying a premium for a keyboard where you’ll use it far lesser than you would do for multimedia and even macro keys. Keyboard designs like this help to keep the cost down while providing…
  • Intel i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon Processor Review

    The Sorcerer
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Intel talked a lot about the Haswell Refresh processors codenamed Devil’s Canyon, and they were very excited about it . The newer Haswell (codename: Devil’s Canyon) came with certain improvements in comparison to earlier processors. Difference was mostly on the physical side of the processor. Intel used a ‘next generation thermal interface material’ in the hopes that it would please enthusiasts and overclockers who found that older model Haswell processors used a thermal paste under the integrated heatsink, though many would have preferred to see Intel using solder. The…
  • Intel prepping NUC with Broadwell and Braswell CPUs for 2015

    The Sorcerer
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Details about Intel’s second generation Next Unit of Computing (NUC) have surfaced via slides from Intel’s latest roadmaps. According to the roadmap, Intel will be introducing its Broadwell-powered NUC by Q1 2015, whereas Braswell based NUCs will arrive by Q2. Broadwell NUCs will support M.2 storage drives, along with wide-arrays of connectors, NFC and wireless charging features. Braswell-powered units will have native support for SDXC UHS-I memory cards. There’s also native USB 3.0 ports, with one of them dedicated for charging. These devices support SO-DIMM memory kits of…
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  • IT Budgets Struggle With Data Growth

    Wall Street and Technology
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Data is growing exponentially and IT managers are worried about budgeting for future storage. More sustainable solutions must come from the business lines. Technology executives overwhelmingly agree their greatest struggle is managing the rapid growth of data and the resulting strain it is placing on their budgets, according to a recent survey of 350 IT managers. 

The survey, which ran over a few months, was conducted by data storage solutions Tarmin and Angel Business Communications. Sixty-six percent of respondents said they are expected to manage and store an exponentially…
  • Timeless Storytelling Tips For Content Marketing & PR

    Hilary Jansen
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    These are invaluable insights from an editor that I plan to use as I format my PR and content marketing projects. It’s so easy to slip into auto-pilot and push out the company name/ brand/ products rather than think about what will resonate with audiences and make them engage. Some of these tips are very specific (e.g. try to keep all paragraphs under 30 words and to three lines) and I plan to put this tip into practice and test the results. A little restriction on my writing never hurt! Which tips are new to you? This is an edited version of Timeless Storytelling Tips from Former PR…
  • Should Every Brand Be On Instagram?

    Meredith Corley
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    I read an interesting article in Fast Company that made the bold statement: every brand should be on Instagram. My first reaction: yeah….right. ::Cue face-palm:: As a PR professional I’ve always counseled my clients that it’s not worth joining every social channel just to say you’re on there. Not only can it be a time suck, but if your audience isn’t there – why bother? But honestly, as I contemplate some of the facts and figures this author touts I’m starting to waver on my original eye-roll reaction. Not completely – I’m still feeling…
  • Google To Factor Security In Search Results

    InformationWeek Blog
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Websites that don’t support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results. Google has begun considering the security of websites as a factor in how it ranks them in its search index, a shift that can be expected to increase support for encrypted HTTPS connections at websites. In a blog post on Thursday, Zineb Ait Bahajji and Gary Illyes, webmaster trends analysts at Google, said that Google has been testing support for encrypted connections at websites as a search ranking factor. “We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as…
  • Infographic: Make Your Marketing Strategy POP

    Hilary Jansen
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    UBM Tech polled 1000+ tech professionals to learn about their event actions and preferences. Based on their answers, we compiled the list of marketing tools you need to engage tech buyers – from the office, to events, and back.
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    What's On My PC

  • WALLPAPER – Tanks In The Sky

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Used to have the A10 Warthogs doing test runs in my area… The Warthog is basically a tank in the sky.  Found this wallpaper that says it all. GET IT HERE
  • ANDROID – A FREE Smartphone And Tablet GPS Navigation App That Requires No Internet Connection

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    When you use your smartphone or tablet as a GPS Navigator, the mapping component often needs to handshake with the internet in order to perform the map updates. This is all fine and good if you are in areas where the updates can occur. An alternative solution that will make your phone and/or tablet a […]
  • Use The Google Authenticator App To Receive 2-Step Verification Codes

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Yesterday’s post I featured a really important layer of protection for your Google Account (especially Gmail); called 2-Step Verification (see article GMAIL USERS – Use Google’s 2-Step Verification For Stronger Account Security) . I hope you have considered activating 2-Step Verification to keep the bad guy’s from compromising your account. If you did take my advice, I want […]
  • TECH DEAL – SanDisk Ultra II 240GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD)

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    I don’t know if this is a Labor Day special or not, but Amazon has the SanDisk Ultra II 240 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive at 38% off the regular price. SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) The SanDisk Ultra II SSD is an easy and affordable way to upgrade […]
  • GMAIL USERS – Use Google’s 2-Step Verification For Stronger Account Security

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    There are many Google account holders (i.e. Gmail) that are unaware of Google’s 2-Step Logon Verification Process. I have been using 2-Step Verification for over a year and I feel much more at ease knowing that my Google Account is at a much higher level of protection from the account being stolen or compromised. If […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Akili Software, Inc. Growing Social Connections Through Social Responsibility

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Akili Software, Inc., announced today the launch of its new social media campaign. Fully committed to the idea of social responsibility, Akili has partnered with the non-profit Wine To Water™, started right here in Raleigh, to do just that. The idea was simple: one dollar for one Like. Efforts began with the launch of Kili™ Referral Manager, Akili Software’s first web application for non-medical home care companies. But rather than using Facebook simply as a tool for publicity, Akili founder Michelle Harper, was determined to do something bigger. Always looking for a…
  • GCFLearnFree Debuts Photoshop Tutorial

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. --, an online-based educational organization, has launched a free Photoshop Basics tutorial. The tutorial includes 10 lessons and 5 videos that involve performing a variety of tasks in the imaging program, and covers free and low-cost alternatives learners can use as well. “This has been our most requested topic for quite a while,” says Stephen Lee, lead instructional designer for’s Technology curriculum. “With our new tutorial, learners can use downloadable examples to get hands-on experience with Photoshop. We’ll also show learners…
  • Myers Bigel Attorneys Recognized for Excellence in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    David Menzies
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Ten attorneys from Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, have been named to the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. “Well-respected, independent third-party organizations and publications like Best Lawyers continually recognize Myers Bigel attorneys as leading the field in the quality of patents they produce and defend for our clients,”…
  • NC COIN Promotes Karen Shank to Business Development Director

    David Menzies
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- NC COIN (North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology) is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Shank to Business Development Director. Shank will provide leadership to the 501(c)3 organization as it expands its services this fall to engage a diverse community of active leaders in biotech, agriculture, and nanotechnology to accelerate ideas, drive business, and establish a culture for growth throughout North Carolina.“Karen has a hard-to-find combination of skills and industry knowledge that are essential to COIN’s continuing development…
  • Advanced Fraud Solutions Recognized in 2014 Inc. 5000 list

    David Menzies
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- Advanced Fraud Solutions, a leading fraud and risk detection software provider has been recognized by Inc. magazine on its prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies.“We’re honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine,” said Lawrence Reaves, CEO of AFS. “We continually strive to help our customers eliminate fraud and identify transaction risk, our achievements would not exist without their success. We are excited that we can improve their overall growth with our own.”The Inc. 5000 is a challenging list to…
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  • Apple está desarrollando su nueva plataforma de pagos en cooperación con Visa, MasterCard y American Express

    Domadis Cabrera
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Apple planea convertir su próximo iPhone en una cartera móvil a través de una asociación con las principales redes de pago, bancos y minoristas, según una persona familiarizada con la situación. El acuerdo incluye a gigantes de la talla de Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. y American Express Co. y se dará a conocer el 9 de septiembre junto con el próximo iPhone, dijo la persona, que pidió no ser identificada porque las conversaciones son privadas. El nuevo iPhone hará que los pagos móviles sean más fáciles mediante la inclusión de un chip de comunicación de campo cercano (NFC) en el…
  • Padre crea una página para su bebé recién nacido al estilo de la web de Apple

    Domadis Cabrera
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Andreas Kleinke es el nombre de un antiguo empleado de Apple que para anunciar el nacimiento de su bebé Jonathan Henry, decidió crear una increíble reproducción de la página de producto del iPad Mini pero reemplazando todo el contenido con información relacionado con su bebé. Kleinke no solo copió todo el diseño de la página, sino también las descripciones, y el resultado es hilarante. Por ejemplo, el sistema operativo del bebé Jonathan Henry aparece como “No-Android (gracias a Dios)” y las operadoras son mamá y papá. Navegar por la página resulta ser bastante…
  • Nuevas imágenes de la tarjeta lógica del iPhone 6 confirman que el nuevo teléfono de Apple si soportará tecnología NFC

    Domadis Cabrera
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Sonny Dickson, es bien conocido por sus fugas precisas de piezas y componentes internos del iPhone y el iPad. Y hoy ha vuelto a dejar a los ingenieros de Apple con las caras largas tras la publicación de imágenes recién liberadas de la placa lógica de un iPhone 6. Esta no sería nada del otro mundo, si no fuese porque la tarjeta lógica incluye un chip NFC hecho por la empresa holandesa NXP. Cortesía de Feld&Volk, las fotos filtradas muestran componentes adicionales en la placa lógica del iPhone 6, además del NFC, incluyendo el chip AVAGO y el procesador A8 de Apple, que se supone…
  • Apple está construyendo un gran edificio en frente del Flint Center de cara a su evento del día 9 de septiembre

    Domadis Cabrera
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Ya sabemos que Apple celebrará su evento especial el 9 de septiembre, y la compañía ya ha empezado a construir una gran estructura en el Flint Center en Cupertino, California. El Flint Center ha sido el escenario de eventos de Apple en el pasado, siendo el más notable hace treinta años, cuando Steve Jobs presentó el Macintosh original. El propósito exacto de la estructura se desconoce, pero puedo decirles que está siendo vigilado muy de cerca por la prensa durante su construcción. Según MacRumors: Para la ocasión, parece que Apple ha estado construyendo una estructura masiva en el…
  • Bloomberg confirma que Apple presentará un dispositivo vestible (wearable) junto con el iPhone 6 el día 9 de septiembre.

    Domadis Cabrera
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Tal y como habíamos informado, el día de hoy Apple ha enviado las invitaciones a la prensa para un evento para los medios el próximo día 9 de septiembre. Durante ese evento la compañía podría desvelar la próxima generación de iPhone, pero algunos informes también indican que podría presentar un dispositivo portátil vestible (wearable) al mismo tiempo. Y ahora un nuevo informe de Bloomberg le da más crédito a esa posibilidad. Ahora, la compañía con sede en Cupertino, California, intentará repetir la hazaña en los elementos vestibles, un grupo emergente de dispositivos que…
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  • Ouya said to be holding acquisition talks with multiple Chinese Internet giants

    Shawn Knight
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Ouya signed a deal with Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi last month to bring their Android-based games to Chinese living rooms. Apparently Ouya likes it in China as the latest rumor out of Re/code claims the company has engaged in preliminary acquisition talks with several big players in the country.
  • Open webOS for mobile lives on as LuneOS

    Justin Kahn
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The Open webOS project is still alive and well. After over a year since the last major Alpha 2 update, the port has received a name change and is now going by LuneOS. While the latest release supports the Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 (2012), and the HP TouchPad,...
  • Apple issues statement on celeb photo hack, says iCloud / Find my iPhone not to blame

    Shawn Knight
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Apple on Tuesday issued an update on their investigation into the unprecedented theft of photos of dozens of celebrities over the weekend. In it, the Cupertino-based company said none of the cases they’ve looked into resulted from a breach in any of their systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. ...
  • Judge unfreezes overseas data search warrant, Microsoft says it won't comply

    Himanshu Arora
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    A federal judge last week lifted a stay on her earlier order directing Microsoft to hand over a customer's email stored in an Ireland data center to US officials. The software giant has no intention to comply, and will fight the ruling instead.
  • Minecraft 1.8 'The Bountiful Update' is out

    Erik Orejuela
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Roughly a year after 'The Update that Changed the World' landed, the team over Mojang has released the next major update for their ever popular block builing game, Minecraft. This release has reportedly taken Mojang developers more than 300 day to create, and as one would expect, comes with a long list of improvements, additions as well...
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  • Top Football Schools on Green Efforts

    PR Newswire
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm, one of the longest-standing online energy comparison websites, is a big fan of both football and saving energy. As the college football season starts, we decided to take a look at top football universities and see how they stack up in their sustainability efforts.We started with the Associated Press’ Top 25 preseason list and designed our own criteria for ranking these same 25 schools on their green efforts. While there are many standards to choose from when examining sustainability, we examined each school’s stadium sustainability efforts, campus green…
  • World Water Week: Communities Must Cooperate to Meet Global Challenges

    PR Newswire
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Global leaders gathered in Stockholm today for the 24th annual World Water Week, urging the energy and water communities to work together to face some of the main challenges of our time, providing clean drinking water and energy for a growing world population.The theme of 2014 World Water Week is “Energy and Water”. Water and energy are interdependent in more ways than not. We need energy for pumping, storing, transporting and treating water, we need water for producing almost all sorts of energy. An increase or decrease in one will immediately affect the other. The two…
  • 2015 Product Line Offers Enhanced Green Features, Smart Home Automation

    Guest Post
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Blu Homes today announced its 2015 Product Line of premium architect-designed homes, all of which boast enhanced features and generously expanded square footage at significantly lower prices. With its 2015 Product Line, Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), America’s leading provider of premium prefab homes, has been able to increase square footage and upgrade features—including many standard smart and green additions—while dropping home prices by up to $140,000.To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please…
  • Third Round of Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

    PR Newswire
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Governor Tom Corbett (HARRISBURG, Pa.) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants will open on Saturday, Aug. 30 and will provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.“Pennsylvania continues to move in the right direction by creating opportunities to convert vehicle fleets from imported oil to homegrown, clean-burning, affordable natural gas,” Gov. Corbett said. “We encourage all who are eligible for…
  • First GREENGUARD Certified Television

    Guest Post
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and LG Electronics USA today announced the landmark achievement of GREENGUARD Certification for LG’s newest OLED TV, model 55EC9300. This certification is the first of its kind and sets a new precedent for television manufacturers to help create healthier indoor environments.Televisions amass considerably more surface area in homes and built environments today than they have in decades past. Complex components, plastics and other substances in TV products can create significant potential to contribute to high chemical…
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  • 4 Unusual Ways Of Monetizing Your Creative Content

    Matthew Hughes
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Are you a creative person? Perhaps you’re a fiction author, or an investigative journalist. Perhaps you like to write songs and perform them online. Perhaps you’re an artist taking breathtaking photographs, or creating amazing graphics that you then share on your Tumblr. Thanks to the Internet, it has never been easier to share your creative oeuvres with the world. Monetization has always been tricky though. We’ve discussed how to monetize blogs in the past (we even wrote a manual on it). But what if you’re not just a blogger? What if you’re a programmer, or a…
  • Stop Chrome From Hijacking Your Media Keys: Here’s How

    Chris Hoffman
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chrome has support for system-wide keyboard shortcuts. If you install an app that uses media keys — like Google Play Music for Chrome — it will hijack those media keys. Even if you have the Chrome app closed, Chrome will hold onto those keys and not let them go as long as it’s running. You’ll find yourself unable to hit Play/Pause, Forward, and Back to control music in iTunes, Spotify, and other desktop media applications. But this can be fixed! This doesn’t just apply to media keys — Chrome can capture other system-wide keyboard shortcuts, too. Control…
  • How To Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection In Linux

    Danny Stieben
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    You’ve got your shiny new Linux installation on your system for the first time, and everything seems to working perfectly. Everything, except the Internet. And the Internet is important, so a computer that can’t connect to it is virtually useless. Are you confused on how to proceed? Follow this troubleshooting guide to pinpoint the problem. Does Your Internet Even Work? First off, we need to make sure that the problem isn’t somewhere outside of your computer, such as the router, modem, or ISP. If possible, connect to your router via an Ethernet cable and see if you can…
  • Pixlr For Desktop Is A Powerful & Free Creative Editor For Your Photos

    Saikat Basu
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The bad thing about a desktop photo editing app is – well, you can’t access it from anywhere. The good thing is that you can work offline and open high resolution images without a stutter. The popular Pixlr from Autodesk started off as a cloud photo editor. It has now launched Pixlr for Desktop. Windows and Mac users can spare a few megabytes for its fun and powerful tools. Handling high-resolution images isn’t the only thing you can do with it. Pixlr for Desktop is not for the serious Photoshop crowd. It is even positioned differently to Autodesk’s more…
  • 8 Unmissable Tools For Space-Obsessed Chrome Users

    Saikat Basu
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Thanks to cutting edge Web technologies, exploration of space is now more down to Earth. Your “mission control” could be the office chair or the couch at home. With the right space science apps on your smartphone, you can even take your interest in the heavens for a walk. Thanks to our obsession to explore space, organizations like NASA only have to worry about funding. As the Mars One mission proves, there is a legion of people itching to take their space obsession to a bigger stage. The passion begins with education. You can make a beginning on your space journey...Read the…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Comprehensive PC Matic Impresses

    The Pit Crew
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Long time tech columnist Fred Langa recently completed a comparison of several popular Windows maintenance utilities. Langa cites PC Matic's comprehensive scanning and reporting as superior to Reimage and System Mechanic. The post Comprehensive PC Matic Impresses appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: PC Matic Earns August 2013 VB-100 Certification PC Matic Home Security protection has completed and passed... PC Matic Update PC Matic now allows you to customize your scanning... PC Matic Earns December 2013 VB-100 Certification PC Matic security protection has completed and…
  • Where are the New Enthusiast Level AMD Processors?

    Burn World
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Has AMD written off the enthusiast processor market? The post Where are the New Enthusiast Level AMD Processors? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Will New Intel Processors Spark the Desktop PC Market A closer look at new Intel processors that just might... Windows Guides: Enthusiasts Guide to Intel’s New Processors An Enthusiasts Guide to Intel's New Processors and the... Windows Guides: Field Guide to Today’s Processors This guide offers a basic explanation of these five...
  • Promise of Nude Celebs is Prime Phishing Bait
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Those designing phishing scams know that the promise of nude celebrity photos will be too much resist. The post Promise of Nude Celebs is Prime Phishing Bait appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 4 Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from Phishing It only takes about a minute or less to... 5 Most Dangerous Phishing Subject Lines Whenever possible avoid emails with these 5 subject lines.... Windows XP Phishing Scam Cybercriminals have launched a new wave of phishing attacks promising...
  • The World Didn’t End With XP

    Leo Notenboom
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Microsoft killed support for Windows XP and we are all still standing. The post The World Didn’t End With XP 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... New World of Windows Updates Does this mark the end of service packs for the... Time to Stop Using Microsoft Security Essentials ? Leo goes directly to Microsoft to clarify recent comments...
  • Join the PC Pitstop Team

    The Pit Crew
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    We are looking for an Entry Level Developer. The post Join the PC Pitstop Team appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Come Work at PC Pitstop We are looking for an energetic and motivated software... Welcome to PC Pitstop…Even if you made a typo We only wish it could be under happier circumstances! PC... Join us for a Live Community Chat You are invited to join us for one or...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Create, Mount, and Burn ISO Image Files for Free

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Most online tutorials that I have found describing the process of creating, burning, and mounting ISO image files are written separately or are only about doing one process, so this guide is going to describe some free software that you can use to create and manipulate ISO images files for all purposes. Basically, the software is split into three categories: software to create an ISO image file from a folder on the hard disk or from a CD/DVD, software to burn an image file to a CD/DVD and software to mount an image file as a drive in Windows. How to Create an ISO Image File There are two free…
  • How to Disable Settings, Services, and Programs in Windows 7/8.1

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Even though most people never change the settings on their computers, there are some situations where it’s very useful to be able to turn off or disable a certain program, service, or setting in Windows 7 or Windows 8. For example, over the last few years working as an IT Professional, there have been many occasions where it has been proven very useful to disable the firewall in Windows, to disable the popup blocker in IE or to disable the autorun/autoplay feature for the CD/DVD drive. Disabling items such as regedit, task manager, hardware devices, cookies, etc should only be performed…
  • How to Automatically Remove Unwanted Pre-Installed Software from Your Computer

    Aseem Kishore
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    So you just bought a new computer and can’t wait to start using it right? So you fire up that bad boy eagerly awaiting the cool new features and instantaneous loading of programs with a single click of the mouse, but what do you get? Annoyingly and shockingly, your new computer boots up and greets you with popup ads, lots of shortcuts to useless programs and useless services with enough icons on your desktop to fill up half the screen on your new widescreen display! It’s 2014 and the only computer I have bought that doesn’t have any bloatware on it is the Google Chromebook.
  • How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

    Aseem Kishore
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably deleted something important on your computer that you need to recover ASAP! Hopefully, the files or folders that are now gone were deleted only a short while ago because the more data that gets written to the disk, the more chance that the section of the hard drive that contained the data will be overwritten with new data, thereby making your recovery chances a lot lower. Before we get into the different ways to recover deleted files, first make sure you check a couple of things: 1. Always check the recycle bin to make sure your…
  • Free Up Disk Space using TreeSize

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Trying to figure out where all of your hard drive space has disappeared to is often quite a challenge in Windows with all of the hidden folders and temp directories! As an IT Professional, one tool that I use almost every other day is TreeSize, a small utility that tells you exactly where all of your hard drive space is currently allocated. Using TreeSize Free edition, you can immediately see which folders and sub-folders are taking up the most hard disk space. Once you have that info, it’s a piece of cake to quickly free up hard drive space taken up by temp files or other useless data.
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    Tech Spikes

  • Why Do Companies Use Digital Marketing?

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

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

    Laura Jackson
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    With thanks to Matt Kieffer for the image The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) have been available on our phones for the last decade or so. It allows people to share their experiences via photos to their family and friends. Advances in technology have opened the door to brands to target these people. Mobile advertising as a whole is struggling with its image. The thought of banner advertisements popping up on a smartphone does fill you with dread. Big brands, such as Ikea and Starbucks utilise mobile advertising in the most engaging way. They both use a variety of rich media which is ideal…
  • What Makes a Website Successful?

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    This is the big question – and it can be a hard one to answer. This article aims to do just that, providing lots of possibilities and information en route. Will your site be more successful as a result of reading what we have to share? There are plenty of successful websites out there. Equally, however, there are even more websites that are struggling to get any visitors and have not achieved any real success at all. It is difficult to figure out what should make one website successful and what makes another sink without trace. We can work out some of the elements of course, but we should…
  • Use the best equipment in the industry including Red Epic hire

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    It is important that anyone in the filmmaking industry uses the latest and best cameras and equipment, but buying this equipment generally costs a small fortune. It is a lot more cost-effective to hire the equipment you need, and this will also allow you to use the best models available throughout the industry. When you work in the television and film industry it is essential that you are using all the best and latest equipment so that your project looks fantastic and is obviously of the highest standard – this is true of adverts, television shows, films and documentaries. This means that…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Ceramic-studded carbon fiber fabric made to protect cyclists from road rash

    Ben Coxworth
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    If you frequently ride a bike on asphalt, then it’s entirely possible that sooner or later you’re going to wipe out and end up with some nasty skin abrasions. While such "road rash" can occur just about anywhere on the body, the shoulders and hips are particularly prone to it, as they’re the parts of the body upon which cyclists quite often end up sliding across the road. In order to help protect those areas, Scott Sports has announced a new line of cycling clothing made to protect against road rash ... with a little help from ceramics and carbon fiber. .. Continue Reading…
  • Dryve keeps you dry(ish) on your bike

    Ben Coxworth
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Nobody likes getting rained on while cycling, yet most of us probably aren’t quite ready to shell out for an enclosed velomobile, either. That’s why Swiss company Allnew recently introduced Dryve – it’s a flexible, detachable rain cover for bikes. .. Continue Reading Dryve keeps you dry(ish) on your bike Section: Bicycles Tags: Cycling, Eurobike 2014, Rain Related Articles: Hase Bikes' KLIMAX tricycle converts into a velomobile HelmMate secures your bike helmet and keeps your saddle dry Electric-assist Urban Arrow cargo bike wants to be your second car Victorinox releases Swiss Army…
  • Floating Sauna seeks to set sail in Seattle

    Stu Robarts
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Back in February, Gizmag featured the design for a proposed floating sauna that would be moored on Lake Washington in Seattle. The aim was to create a place of refuge for locals and a space to relax. Now, with a revised design, the project is almost ready to cast off. .. Continue Reading Floating Sauna seeks to set sail in Seattle Section: Architecture Tags: Floating, Kickstarter, Sauna, Seattle Related Articles: Floating sauna to be launched in Seattle Sauna Box turns an old shipping container into a self-contained steam room Mobile sauna offers warm refuge for chilled out surfers One Man…
  • AREND Project aims to ward off poachers with unmanned aerial vehicles

    Nick Lavars
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    Like many a technology before it, the aerial drone is finding applications far beyond military circles, from burrito delivery to surveying broken bridges. One emerging area with huge potential is wildlife conservation, with drones delivering the ability to patrol and detect illegal poachers from the air. AREND (Aircraft for Rhino and Environmental Defense) is an international team of students currently developing an unmanned aerial system with the ultimate objective of combating poaching in Africa's national parks. .. Continue Reading AREND Project aims to ward off poachers with unmanned…
  • Nanoparticle coating cleans cashmere with light

    Darren Quick
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    Cashmere is a fine quality wool whose delicate nature generally means a trip to the dry cleaner is required to deal with any stains on an article of clothing made from the material. But now researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a self-cleaning coating made up of nanoparticles that removes stains from cashmere by exposing the garment to light. .. Continue Reading Nanoparticle coating cleans cashmere with light Section: Environment Tags: City University of Hong Kong, Clothing, Coatings, Nanoparticles, Self-cleaning, Textile Related Articles: Treated cotton cleans…
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    John Morris

  • 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…
  • How to Get Your First Web Design Client (Step #2 is especially important)

    John Morris
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Getting your first PAID web design client is the most important action you can take for your coding career… whether you plan to be a freelance web designer long-term or not. It’s THAT important because it immediately makes everything much more clear: You see if you actually like coding You figure out what your clients expect from you You understand what to charge and why And, most importantly… you gain CONFIDENCE. You get to see first-hand that people WILL pay you money to code for them and that you CAN deliver. On the flip side, NOT getting your first client leaves…
  • How to Position Yourself to Get More Freelance Jobs

    John Morris
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    I was recently asked: “How do I fill out my profile on sites like Elance and oDesk? How do I fill them out in a way that’s honest but more impressive than leaving them blank?” Here’s the simplest way I can put this… Your unique situation can and SHOULD be positioned to highlight your advantages. For example, when I started looking to get hired for freelance IT jobs I was completely self-taught and I believed that was a disadvantage. I believed coders who had gone to school were in a better position than me and would have an easier time convincing clients to hire…
  • Most Web Designers Don’t Do This… But It’s How I Get 99% of My Freelance Jobs

    John Morris
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Most freelancers and web designers immediately roll their eyes when I say the word, “branding”. Mostly because they’re thinking of big brand branding done by companies like Coke or McDonalds… that’s “not meant to actually make sales”. Yet, “branding” is how I get 99% of my clients. In fact, you’re here reading this right now because of the “branding” I do. So, if you can put aside all the mis-information you’ve probably heard about the word “branding”… Check out the video below and let me show you…
  • The Most Important Freelance Job Getting Activity You’re Not Doing

    John Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Most web designers don’t this. Most web designers think it’s dumb or not necessary. Most web designers roll their eyes when I bring it up. Most web designers are also BROKE. There’s one single thing I’ve done that most other web designers don’t do (or don’t do that well) that brings me 99% of my freelance jobs… And, in this video I’ll show you what it is (and how to do it RIGHT): photo by: Dan Moyle The post The Most Important Freelance Job Getting Activity You’re Not Doing appeared first on John Morris. Related posts: Most Web Designers…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • How to Remove Duplicate Entries from Context Menu on Your Mac

    Mahesh Makvana
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    When you right-click a file on your Mac, you will see a bunch of actions that you can perform on the selected file. One of these options is “Open With” and that lets you open the selected file with one of the apps you have installed on your Mac. For instance, if you right-click on a video file, you will see various video player apps appearing in the “Open With” menu. Sometimes you will see the same app appearing more than one time in this menu. Though it will not harm your machine, you might want to remove the duplicate entry from your context menu to make it neater.
  • Make Tech Easier Deals: The Award-Winning MacLovin’ Bundle

    Mark O'Neill
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    As well as the most useful tutorials on the web, we here at Make Tech Easier also want to give you some amazing deals. These twice-weekly deals, courtesy of Stacksocial, could be hardware or software. But whatever it is, it is guaranteed to be cheap and useful.Below are three deals which have been specially selected by us.1. The Award-Winning MacLovin’ Bundle – $861.00 $39.99 (95% off)What a deal this is! A huge bundle of Mac software worth $861.00 and it is being offered to you at an amazing $39.99!! That’s a huge 95% reduction!But be quick, as the countdown has begun for the…
  • How to Encrypt DNS Traffic in Ubuntu Using DNSCrypt

    Vamsi Krishna
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Almost every Internet user makes hundreds of DNS (Domain Name System) calls every day, and you probably are not aware that your DNS queries are sent in plain text. What this means is that people managing your DNS server (mostly provided by your ISP) can see where you are heading to on the Internet.Even if you are using VPN services to secure your Internet connection, most VPN services won’t encrypt your DNS traffic. Moreover, these plain text DNS queries are prone to attacks like man-in-the-middle-attacks, DNS hijacking, etc. If you are really concerned, you can now encrypt DNS traffic…
  • How to Create Impress.js Presentations on Linux

    Gary Sims
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    There are many different ways to create slides for a presentation on Linux. You can use OpenOffice, LibreOffice or even Microsoft Office (via Wine). Your completed presentation will be either an .odp (OpenDocument format) or .ppt (Powerpoint format) file, which you use via the suites mentioned above (or a viewer app) to give your presentation. Without the right software installed, the presentation can’t be viewed. Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a presentation that runs in a web browser, a presentation built using HTML, Javascript and CSS? Thanks to impress.js, you…
  • Can Supercomputers Cure Cancer? A Look at IBM’s Watson

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    If you’ve been following technology since the mid-90s, you’d probably vaguely remember IBM’s “thinking” computers and how they seemed to be the prelude into what could possibly become a revolution in information gathering and logic processing. After “Deep Blue” beat Gary Kasparov at chess in 1996 and “Watson” aced a game of Jeopardy in 2011, it became clear that computers were destined for something greater than following simple instructions. We are coming closer to creating digital brains, and are possibly going to fare better as a result…
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  • Top WordPress Themes for Yoga Studios or Yoga Instructors

    shabnam sultan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Yoga is a popular and ancient form of exercise which helps to find inner peace by uniting mind, body and spirit. Yoga is ideal solution to find inner peace in today’s hectic city life. Many Yoga Studios are running these…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014 10 Best e-Commerce WordPress Themes in 2014 6 Best Premium Coming Soon WordPress Themes 2014 7 Top Best Selling WordPress Themes 2014 6 Best CDN To Speed Up WordPress
  • Get Best Shopping Deals At DealGuru

    shabnam sultan
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    Online shopping has become a trend these days, who would not enjoy shopping for various products from comfort of home or office! From gadgets, apparels, shoes, digital cameras, smartphones to home decor stuffs you can shop for anything online these…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Buy/Sell Mobile Phone Using Free Online Classifieds Top 8 Essential Tools For Online Entrepreneurs Buy Cases And Sleeves For Macbook/iPad From Booq How Do You Look Online? What is Medical Identity Theft and How Bad is it?
  • AskMe App Review – Ask Anything

    shabnam sultan
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    There are lot of apps available for smartphones for various purpose. Suppose you are planning to go out with your friends or family then obviously you would be searching for shopping malls, movie halls and restaurants nearby your locality. Normally,…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Sync Android With iTunes Download Google Drive For Android Download VLC Beta For Android 7 Best Travel Apps For Android 7 Cool Lock Screen Replacement Apps For Android
  • 10 Best Video Players for Android

    shabnam sultan
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Screen size of Android smartphones are getting bigger and better enabling you to watch HD video content with ease. There are million apps available in the Google Play Store for Android devices with many video players for Android. However, not…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Sync Android With iTunes Download Google Drive For Android Download VLC Beta For Android 7 Best Travel Apps For Android 7 Cool Lock Screen Replacement Apps For Android
  • 6 Best CDN To Speed Up WordPress

    shabnam sultan
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    Website Speed is important for better user experience and more over to get better position in Google search results as Google is taking site load speed in to consideration. Website owners want to have faster loading web pages, Content Delivery…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox Top 10 PayPal Alternatives Top 9 WordPress Security Plugins to Secure your Website
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  • Get any youtube video made as GIF now!

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

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

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

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

    Tharun Venkatesan
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:14 am
    Following the expectation of Micromax to launch Windows Phones, today the first two Windows Phone 8.1 based devices are unveiled in a meet with media. The two phones Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 were announced at a low price and are expected to hit the store shelves next month. Micromax’s Canvas Win W121 sports a 5-inch HD IPS display, an 8 MP rear camera coupled wit an LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera. It comes with an 8GB of built in storage and supports expansion up to 32GB with microSD card. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor with 1GB of…
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • Adverts on the road could be a distraction for drivers

    Steven Most, ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at UNSW Australia
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Would adverts on the road take your eye of the driving? (Digitally altered image.)Flickr/Patrick Nouhailler, CC BY-SAPeople have to take in a lot of information when driving, including the locations of other road users, lane markings, signals, speed limits, directions and the dashboard display. It only takes a second to be distracted, so what if drivers now have to contend with adverts on the actual road surface? Councillors in Parramatta, New South Wales, recently approved a plan to allow just that – painted advertisements on the surfaces of roadways. Who could deny the appeal of the…
  • Mutating Ebola viruses not as scary as evolving ones

    Rob Brooks, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology; Director, Evolution &amp; Ecology Research Centre at UNSW Australia
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from the surface of a Vero cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line. NIAID My social media accounts today are cluttered with stories about “mutating” Ebola viruses. The usually excellent ScienceAlert, for example, rather breathlessly informs us “The Ebola virus is mutating faster in humans than in animal hosts.” But what does that even mean? Should we be terrified of mutant viruses? The story is based on a paper just published online at the journal Science under the title Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus…
  • We are all made of stars

    Tanya Hill, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Senior Curator (Astronomy) at Museum Victoria
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Astronomers spend most of their time contemplating the universe, quite comfortable in the knowledge that we are just a speck among billions of planets, stars and galaxies. But last week, the Australian astronomical community came together to turn their collective gaze from looking outwards to looking inwards. Professional astronomers alongside other scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff, examined what we as a profession can do to improve gender, racial and sex-based equity within our field. Observing the stars above and the stars within. Tambako the Jaquar/Flickr I spend…
  • LIVE STREAM: Smart Science symposium with Chief Scientist

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    You can join in the discussion from 11.30am AEST.Alessandro Valli/Flickr, CC BYPlease note: the live stream has now finished. A video of the the live stream will be available soon. Australia in 2025 will be strong, prosperous, healthy and secure and positioned to benefit all Australians in a rapidly changing world. We are told that Australia will need a diverse economy built on sustainable productivity growth, knowledge-based industries and high value goods and services. How will science address the challenges of the future? You’re invited to take part in the discussion. This symposium held…
  • Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format

    Eric C. McCreath, Lecturer at Australian National University
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm helped make Open Document Format popular.Flickr/Josep Puigdemont, CC BY-SAWe often wish to share electronic documents with friends, colleagues, business or government, and the software application we use to prepare these documents will save them in a particular format. Any application that later loads the document will also need to be able to understand this format. If an organisation can control the format, and convince people to use it, then they can use this as a very powerful tool to create a monopoly in the market. This monopolisation extends between entities, as people…
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  • How SMS lost its place after the introduction of WhatsApp

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    The reign of sms disappeared after the arrival of WhatsApp. WhatsApp is the ultimate cross-platform messaging app that has gained popularity with its free text messaging, audio and video messaging support. Previously, users were required to pay a cent for each text message or buy a monthly sms pack, but today they can do that […]
  • LG G Watch R v/s Samsung Gear S Smartwatch [Comparison chart]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    LG and Samsung both announced two new smartwatches today- the LG G Watch R and the Samsung Gear S. The LG G Watch R is an Android powered circular smartwatch, whereas the Gear S has a curved display based on Tizen OS. Both consist of 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage capacity. Directing towards their […]
  • BigRock offers 35% off on Web Hosting only for today

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Popular web hosting partner BigRock is offering a 35% discount on web hosting just for today. BigRock is a leading web hosting service in India who gained popularity its extraordinary hosting services and plans. With this offer you can buy hosting starting at Rs. 59/month and can avail the following features: Unlimited Domains Unlimited Disk […]
  • ARCHOS launches Android and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    ARCHOS today launched five Android and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets- the ARCHOS 50b Platinum and 45c Platinum Android smartphones, 101 Oxygen Android tablet, 40 Cesium Windows Phone smartphone and the 80 Cesium Windows 8.1 tablet. Have a look at their specifications below: ARCHOS 50b Platinum (Android phone) 45c Platinum (Android phone) 101 Oxygen (Android […]
  • LG G3 Stylus or Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Which one would you prefer to buy?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    LG recently launched it smartphone cum phablet- the LG G3 Stylus with 5.5-inch display which is said to be a good alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Both the devices have almost similar qualities excluding a few differences in their features and specifications. The Galaxy Note 3 has a display screen of 5.7-inch […]
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  • Wearable Technologies Could Make Manufacturing Immersive Hyper-Experience

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    The application potential of wearable technology is mostly talked about for entertainment or health and fitness.  However, it could also have a major impact on business environments as well, particularly in the manufacturing space.  Hubert Selvanathan, Principal, joins the conversation on the potential use cases for emerging wearable technology that will make manufacturing safer and more efficient. Click here to read more ...
  • Services in a Cloud World - Identity Crisis or Opportunity?

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The Cloud and its impact on the technology industry has been well documented.  What is less examined, however, is the way Cloud migration dramatically impacts the Professional Services (PS) businesses of technology companies.  The role of PS is shifting away from traditional services towards increased focus on customer adoption and retention, creating an opportunity for PS to play an integral role in defining the customer experience and driving overall enterprise growth.  Neil Jain, Partner, and Claire O’Neill, Manager, outline five key considerations for PS executives as…
  • Understanding What Makes the Smart Home Work

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new hot topic of the day.  While companies are thinking about use cases and implications of IoT, it is also useful to take time to understand the different technologies behind it all.  Bill Bien and Singu Srinivas, Partners, describe the technologies that are prevalent today and those that are emerging, and how those technologies are fundamentally shifting the consumer drivers of IoT's future growth. Click here to read more.
  • Big Data Realized: Developing New Data-Driven Products and Services to Drive Growth

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Big Data has matured to the point where it has the potential to create vast opportunities for tech companies.  However, few established enterprises have taken the steps to capture the full value that Big Data could deliver.  While many tech companies already have information assets on which they can capitalize, they struggle to take the next steps to identify and commercialize new data-driven offerings.    Hubert Selvanathan and John Zuk, Principals, discuss four considerations that are critical to creating a successful Big Data offering.  Through these…
  • What to Do When "Best Practices" Aren't?

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Following "best practices," tried and true business frameworks that dictate how things should be done to get optimal results, is generally a good idea.  However, given the context and situation, "best practices" might actually be counterproductive and harmful to an organization.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, explains his views on the potential pitfalls of best practices in an ever-evolving business environment. Click here to read more ...
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  • Office 365 gains new themes option, monthly subscriptions come to iPad

    Mark Wilson
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
      Seemingly refreshed after a day off yesterday, Microsoft now hits us with two snippets of Office-related news. iPad users will now be able to sign up to a monthly Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home subscription from their tablet. Nothing has changed about the subscription model itself, but now if you try to do something in the free version of the Office apps that require a subscription, you can upgrade there and then without having to scuttle off to your computer. You may be reading a Word file free of charge, but if you decide you want to edit it, you can upgrade with a few taps.
  • NETGEAR announces the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router

    Brian Fagioli
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    In my home, I use the Apple Airport Extreme router for all of my Wi-Fi needs. It's a great performing router, but in typical Apple fashion, it is limited and proprietary. While most modern routers have four wired connections, Apple's offering has two. While most routers offer a web-based settings configuration, Apple forces the user to use special software that is only available for Windows, OS X or iOS. As someone who uses Linux often, it is frustrating that I cannot configure the router from any distro, including my favorite, Fedora. Quite frankly, I'd rather not have Apple software on my…
  • Cloudfinder for Box free for business users until January 2015

    Ian Barker
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    As the market for storing and sharing files in the cloud has grown, Box has become one of the most popular solutions. As a result lots of other add-on products have grown up around it offering added security, compliance and more. The latest to join the Box ecosystem is backup specialist eFolder with its Cloudfinder product, a multi-platform cloud-to-cloud backup service. Cloudfinder for Box provides an encrypted, tamper-proof SafeHaven and second-site location for Box and other critical SaaS data. It also reduces the administrative burden thanks to self-service point-in-time restores,…
  • I'm anti-censorship! I won't try to silence those who criticize me

    Mark Wilson
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    A week ago I wrote about my feelings of ennui towards the iPhone 6, asserting that there was just nothing to get excited about. Some people agreed, but many didn't -- it was to be expected really. What was particularly interesting was not just the discussion that started here in the comments on BetaNews but also that the article spread further afield. It was picked up by Macworld whose resident columnist The Macalope, er, disagreed with what I had to say. You'll notice that I've provided a link to the Macworld article which, despite quoting 46 percent of my post, The Macalope failed to do…
  • integrates cloud backup with ConnectWise to help MSPs add value

    Ian Barker
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    The ConnectWise system management platform is popular with managed services providers, with more than half of MSPs worldwide using it to enhance efficiency and control for their clients. Now cloud backup company has announced that it's integrated its enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery platform with ConnectWise to allow MSPs to offer an extra layer of service. This integration will give IT service providers a complete view of their customers' data usage, alerts, billing and other activities from within the ConnectWise platform, streamlining their management and…
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    Tech Prezz

  • QDOS Q-Pic is a Bluetooth Shutter for your Phone Camera; pricing £19.99

    Louis Jacob
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Ever wanted to take a selfie in a good position but got stuck with the camera button on the phone?. Well this small and handy accessory for your smartphone may solve the problem. The...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Meizu MX4 with 5.36” IPS Display launched in China; Specs and Price

    David Robert
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Folks at Meizu has finally unveiled their most anticipated Android smartphone, Meizu MX4. The smartphone is its first octa-core device with 4G capability. And as rumored, the device comes with high-resolution display coupled with...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Reddit launches Ask Me Anything App for iOS

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Reddit is one of the popular social media and user-promoted content aggregator with millions of users. Unfortunate that there hasn’t been a mobile application for its popular Q&A session. It is shame that a...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Image of Motorola Moto G2 in Flipkart’s Warehouse spotted

    Louis Jacob
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hm! Here is a new leak, this time courtesy of GSMArena. The device is non other than upcoming Motorola Moto G2. Motorola has already teased the device via its event invite. The invite did...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Microsoft China “accidentally” teases “Windows 9″

    David Robert
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    When a new products or an update is in work, only way for users to know about it is leak  until the company itself confirms and sometimes leaks reveal facts. Well, Microsoft has “accidentally”...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Spice Fire One Mi FX1 launched in India with Firefox OS at Rs. 2,229

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

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

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 is budget smartphone with metal build with 5inch display. So is it worth your money or not, read on to know more. Look and Feel The phone looks very much similar to HTC one because of the squarish rounded body. The phone has a metal build with some white plastic […]
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: Amazing Value for Money

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Xiaomi, pronounced as Sha-o-mi, a new entrant in the Indian market has made consumers crazy with its pricing. Recently launched Xiaomi Mi 3 is the device which is making headlines these days and caused a serious threat to its competitors. Look and Feel Mi 3 comes with a aluminium magnesium body with a impressive 5inch […]
  • Google Nexus 360 Concept Phone

    Himanshu Gupta
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Google Nexus 360 is a concept phone based on the most popular series of Android based smartphone. 91 mobiles has come up with this concept which makes the smartphone not only a standalone phone but also wearable device. 91 mobiles has come up with a creative visualization of Google Nexus 360 concept phone which offers […]
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  • How to Disable Auto Upload to iCloud, Dropbox and Google

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.disable auto upload to cloudEveryone is using Cloud. Every mobile operating system out there now comes built in with some form of Cloud integration. For Apple users its the iCloud and for Android users its Google’s Auto Backup. There are some other popular cloud file hosting services like Dropbox which uses similar features to keep your data backed up.But it is not always recommened to keep your data uploaded on the Cloud. No matter how much a company assures you that the data you upload is safe, there will always exist new exploits…
  • Facebook Approved Way to Share Links in the Post Click Bait Era

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.If you are someone who manages a web property or owns a Facebook Fanpage, you are already aware of the improvements that Facebook is making to its News Feed to make it better for users.If you are not aware read this : News Feed FYI: Click-baitingIn this change they have majorly focused on eliminating Click baiting techniques followed by pages on Facebook.This involves sharing incomplete information in the post and urging the user to click through to a website in order to get the complete information.Usually the user is unsatisfied by the…
  • Instagram Launched Hyperlapse App, Download Here

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Instagram HyperlapseInstagram is launching a new app today, this app is set to compete with professional Digital Photography gears such as DSLR. This is a standalone app and won’t be integrated with the existing Instagram app.The app creates stabilized moving timelapse videos which is mostly done using complex digital photography tools and softwares. With the app you can record a video and with the built in algorithms it creates an ultra smooth video, you can choose the playback speed of the video ranging from 1x to 12x.This will…
  • Flappy Bird Sequel, Swing Copters will Drive You Insane

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Creator of the insanely addictive game Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen is back with a new game. The interface will look familiar with the similar 8-bit type color and characters. But this game seems 10x harder than Flappy Bird (atleast for the first few hours).The game called Swing Copters is equally addictive and will drive you nuts instantly due to its ridiculous mechanics. For the first 50 or so tries, my high score was a whooping 1. :/Then after countless attempts I managed this.swing copters high scoreThe game features a man with a copter…
  • Truecaller 1 Year Premium Account for All

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Truecaller is a worldwide mobile database which helps you identify unknown phone numbers. The Truecaller database contains list of mobile numbers and their owner names. These are gathered from either public phone database or from user’s phone book (#Privacy).Truecaller offers a Free version of their service for all users which has all the essential features like identify callers but with Advertisements. It has more to offer for Premium users.The premium plan costs around 0.99$ per month or you can complete offers from the app and get…
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  • Fantastic Customer Review for MixPad and WavePad from NCH Software

    NCH Software
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    I've used a 360Systems ShortCut since 2000.  It finally had to be put to rest (IDE drives are very rare!)Initial exposure to MixPad, and, eventually WavePad told me these were what I needed.  At 71 years of age I regularly voice over for local and regional clients.  I also produce an irregular video blog, the audio of which is separately produced.Most of my instruction for MP and WP came from you tube videos from individuals, and from NCH Software.  With those, my self-teaching permitted me to go directly to a desired process or function, and the system - while…
  • Verity Parental Control Software Featured on

    NCH Software
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Responsible parents know they can’t personally monitor their children’s Internet use 24 hours a day, so they rely on parental control software to stop their kids from viewing inappropriate or dangerous things. Verity recently made’s list as one of the top parental control software packages available. TopTenReviews called it an “effective tool for making your children safer online.” Here’s why. The Ability to Block or Approve Specific SitesParents who are worried about their children accessing specific websites or applications can use Verity to ensure that they…
  • A Great Testimonial from a customer about NCH Products

    NCH Software
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    I am a performing musician and a guitar instructor.  I discovered NCH Software products quite by accident a number of years ago.  I liked the way the products worked and have now used about 6 different titles.  In both my teaching and performance lives I’ve found many uses for NCH software.  One of my favorite programs is WavePad Sound Editor which I use so much it’s like I can’t function without it.  I have it licensed on 3 computers now.One of the activities I did in my guitar lessons was to record my student’s performance of some song or piece of music they…
  • Great Review from MGMedia Networks

    NCH Software
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    - Michael Gardner, Los Angeles -"I want to thank all involved with NCH/Express Invoice for putting out this software which is easy to use, user friendly, and reasonably Priced. A couple years ago my Social Media business grew to a point where just using a pen and paper and a calculator just was not good enough anymore. I purchased a few invoice programs to see which is good for me. While others less expensive were okay but just had too much details missing, and others more expensive were just too hard to ...comprehend, the NCH Express Invoice was just perfect. I have been keeping up with…
  • HourGuard for Android Now Available

    NCH Software
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:37 am
    One of NCH Software's best Business Products is now available on Android devices.  HourGuard TimeSheet Software for Android allows users to track time spent on customer projects. The app is simple and easy to use.HourGuard on Android devices frees up focus on work without having to worry about logging hours or tracking time. The software includes reports on time spent on tasks and sub-tasks.  This is a great product for anyone billing by the hour. HourGuard Features:* Push a single button to start/stop time* Mark tasks complete, active, or closed* Runs in the background without…
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  • Mobile Payments: Apple, Visa, Master, Amex Teaming Up

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Lots of companies have tried — ie Google, Microsoft, Square, etc — but none have cracked the mobile payment code. The latest rumor indicates is that Apple, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are talking mobile payment partnerships.Quoting Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin, aka a knowledgeable source, Bloomberg is reporting Apple plans a major mobile payment push with the release of iOS 8, Touch ID and its next-get smartphone, which some are calling the iPhone Air.“Love it or hate, Apple drives a lot of standards in the industry,” Bajarin said in an interview. “They are the…
  • iPhone Air: Apple’s Flagship 5.5″ Smartphone

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Not a new idea, per se, but it now seems a more compelling one. There is no iPad 5 because we got the iPad Air. So, has the time of the iPhone Air come? As marketing ideas go, transitioning the iPhone from a “But, it’s one more!” lifecycle trajectory to a proven brand value position seems a slam is running a bit of fluff that contains 1.1 things. First, the 0.1 part is a video of a purported 5.5-inch iPhone 6L body (below). The thing worth actually thinking about is the notion that Apple will name its phablet sized 5.5-inch smartphone not the iPhone 6L…
  • Anand Retires from AnandTech, Joins Apple

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    One of the smartest, and likable, guys you will ever meet has just quit (well) the company that bears his name. Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech fame has officially retired from the tech writing and reviewing game, and will be going to work at Apple.If you want to understand what is new, interesting, well-done and/or crappy about OS X “Whatever,” or Windows 8 for that matter, you need to Ars Technica’s read John Siracusa. He just gets the operating system.If you need to understand the finer selling points of an Apple MacBook Air, or any other ultrabook, then Anand Lal Shimpi is…
  • iWatch Price Pegged at $400, Say Insiders

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    When Apple introduces new category defining products, like the iPhone and iPad, the company gives developers months to develop new apps before product ships — ecosystems matter! Additionally, unlike its primary competitor, Google, Apple makes money by selling hardware, not your personal data. Hence, the iWatch price won’t free let alone cheap.Or, so goes the latest rumor out ReCode’s John Paczkowski.But let’s catch up a little first. Yes, the iWatch is expected to be introduced at Apple’s September 9 Media Event, though physical shipping product won’t arrive…
  • OMG! Fortune FREE Slots Android App Review

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    OMG! Fortune FREE Slots Casino 0DownloadOMG! Fortune FREE Slots, developed by LuckyFish Games, is an Android App that will appeal to your gambling side where you get the opportunity to play all your favourite casino games from the comfort of your sofa.All the big games are included with OMG! Fortune FREE Slots, including slot machines, scratch cards, bingo, and of course wheel of fortune, as well as tons more. In fact, there’s over 25 different games for you to explore and earn in, including a new casino game every week, as well as free gifts and hourly bonuses to help you on your way…
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  • Philips W3500 Review: A Decent Android Smartphone

    Chethan Thimmappa
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Highlights for Philips W3500  1.3 Ghz Quad core Processor 5” Smartphone Dual SIM (GSM and WCDMA) 5 Mega Pixel camera with built in flash. The Philips w3500 is a large phone with 5 inch WFVGA display running on 1.3Ghz camera.  I found the phone fits perfectly into your pocket also the build quality is fairly good.  This Philips phone runs on 4.2.2 version of Android OS  (Jellybean) . Quickly you can notice the large screen with Philips logo.  The Phone comes with 2 slots for SIM card and 1 slot for memory card ( up to 32 GB). Initial set up Setting up the phone was easy.  After…
  • Google Smart Contact Lenses Explained

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes. Under a new development and licensing deal between Google and the Alcon eyewear division at Novartis, the two companies said they will create a smart contact lens that contains a low power microchip and an almost invisible, hair-thin electronic circuit. The lens can measure diabetics’ blood sugar levels directly from tear fluid on the surface of the eyeball. The system sends data to a mobile device to keep the individual informed. Google co-founder Sergey Brin said the company…
  • Asana Teamwork app is now available for iPhone & iPad

    Chethan Thimmappa
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
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  • SITA gets Smartwatch with Boarding Passes

    Chethan Thimmappa
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. SITA Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable tech by providing boarding passes for Android watches via its API available now on A simple alert via Android Wear technology will remind the passenger of their flight at the appropriate time and location. A quick swipe reveals the boarding pass and a second swipe displays the barcode allowing the passenger to get through the airport checkpoints and board the…
  • Lava rolls out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update through FOTA for Iris 504Q+

    Chethan Thimmappa
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    LAVA International Limited, a fast growing company in the mobile handset industry, announced Android 4.4.2 KitKat update over FOTA (Firmware- over-the-Air)  for LAVA Iris 504Q+. With its latest update of Android 4.4.2 KitKat, LAVA Iris 504Q+ shall offer an improved user experience through an enhanced user interface, superior battery life and software performance. A new dialer app has also been introduced in the update which lets users to automatically prioritize contacts according to the most frequently dialed numbers in the phone book. Whenever a user gets a call from an unknown number, the…
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  • This 1957 Evinrude Flying Saucer Fishing Boat Is So Radical That It Should Be Called ‘Fishing Saucer’

    mike chua
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    this is not the latest in boat design, though it might look like one and we would obliged to think it will still look pretty out-of-this-world even in fifty years time. in fact, it was a designed circa 1950 by maritime company Evinrude and was said to be the work of Brooks Stevens. while the U.S. military has experimented on flying saucer flying contraption without any obvious practical success, this Evinrude outboard fishing boat, aptly named Flying Saucer outboard, was the opposite. it did sail, albeit briefly. however, we shan’t question the boat’s hydrodynamic efficiency and…
  • Samsung Introduces The World’s First Curved Soundbar To Match Your Curved UHD TV

    mike chua
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    first it was the curved TV and now, Samsung thinks that a regular soundbar would look totally out of place and therefore, the team at Samsung has cracked their brains and devised a matching Curved Soundbar to work in conjunction with the firm’s Curved TVs, completing what the South Korean electronics maker refers to as a ‘Total Curved Solution’. the Curved Soundbar, designated model number HW-H7500/H7501 is set to make its debut at the IFA 2014, along with the M3 Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system. the Curved Soundbar is designed with the 55- and 65-inch Samsung Curved…
  • Swarovski Adds Samsung Gear S Strap Peppered With Fine Crystals To Its Swarovski For Samsung Collection

    mike chua
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    if you think Samsung Gear S is not quite worthy of being called a jewelry piece, then perhaps the addition of a Swarovski elements-studded Samsung Gear S Strap should do the trick. this latest ‘Swarovski for Samsung’ joins the likes of the Swarovski x Samsung Galaxy Note 3 cover to provide the much needed bling some consumers have been longing for. by the look of the lone picture available to us, i must agree that it does make the Gear S looks a little on the lavish side and possibly qualify it as a jewelry piece too. the strap is made with Swarovski’s new Crystal Fine Mesh…
  • LG Teamed Up With Swarovski To Embellish Its Curved OLED TV With Aurora Borealis Crystals

    mike chua
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    at the upcoming IFA 2104 in Berlin, LG’s Curved OLED TV is literally going to shine – thanks to the addition of 460 luminescent Aurora Borealis crystals that the Austrian jewelry company helped to apply to the TV’s stand. referred to as the ‘Crystal Stand’ which props up the 4mm thin curved display TV, three different sizes of the Aurora Borealis crystals were hand-applied using specially made stencils to create what LG described as “subtle, but elegant sparkling pattern that turns a cutting-edge television into a work of art.” well, we can’t…
  • The “Clamp” Puts A Pipe Clamp On Your Finger. Is Industrial’s Take Of A Ring At Its Very Best

    mike chua
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    if you are a nonconformist and one who loathe mainstream pop culture, then wearing a platinum ring is probably out of question. heck, even a skull ring would probably look way too mainstream to you cos, you know, it is after all, a mainstream symbol of rebellion. in such case, perhaps The “Clamp” Ring by Taiwan-based design studio, Drilling Lab, would suit you best. as the product name kind of implies, the ring draws its inspiration from industrial pipe clamps which usually consists of a flexible ring with open ends, joint by a special screw. well, the ring is pretty much designed…
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    The Opinion

  • Criminals thrive in the indulgence of Society’s understanding

    Santhosh Balasubramanian
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Editor’s Note: The title may confuse you. Some words may confuse you more. But read the post twice. Understand what the author has implied and I am sure this post will amaze you. “Criminals thrive in the indulgence of Society’s understanding” Indulgence! The ability to resist our whims and desires. The very quality in which we Indians, the most revered civilization on Earth, ought to expertise. Of course, it is a solid constituent and a part and parcel of our everyday life. In the name of our motherland, in the way we lead our living, in the view that we care to have on others’…
  • Another Day, Another Victim. Do Candle Light Vigils Actually Help?

    Abishek Kumar
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Accidents tend to happen all around us. A quick glance at the daily newsletter will make one realize how insecure and unpredictable our dwelling region is. Mishaps occur at every corner of the world and there is nothing a single being can do to prevent it. One need not say less, about the devastating events of 9/11 in America and 26/11 in India. They are the proof of existence of the most ruthless and cold-hearted clan of the humans. One can absolutely do nothing, to prevent the assaults by a group of terrorists who are motive less and driven by an unending thirst for blood. Also, in light of…
  • How 5th Pillar Helped Me Get My Passport Without Bribing (Part-2)

    Aadhithya Sivalingam
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Yola! The blog has a refurbished new look now. This time all the focus entirely on the content. Lot of changes in policy of acceptance of posts by contributors. Contributors can contribute on any of the topics listed in the categories in the toggle menu on your extreme right. This is the second part of series of posts on 5th Pillar. Here the author tells us how bribing isn’t the option while obtaining the passport and how he received it without bribing. A lesson to be learnt and to be put in practice. I got my passport. And this is how I got it. The Process Register online Pay the…
  • A Pillar to Support the Democracy- 5th Pillar (Part – 1)

    Sai Varun
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    As a part of Independence day The Opinion set out to showcase one of the most important pillars of hope. 5th pillar is an Anti-Corruption organization dedicated to the Nation. On this day why not our “just words” turn into nation changing actions? This post is the first in the series of posts that we are about to publish about the 5th Pillar and corruption. This post gives you a small introduction about the organization and it goals. Importantly THE ZERO RUPEE NOTE. Interviews and more about the organization and corruption to follow. Read on. Before that sign up yourself to our…
  • Smart Classes – Blessing or Burden?

    Abishek Kumar
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Credits: In this modern world which is predominantly ruled by gadgets, the latest feather in the cap (or is it?) is the “Smart Classes”. As the gadgets which we carry around with us get “smarter”, we, the most advanced life form, find ourselves on the back foot in some cases. One such advancement is the smart class. It has redefined the whole learning process. The days of “fun” and “interaction” in the education system has become a thing of the past. Nowadays with the advent of smart class, the expectation of learning new concepts, and…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Best Android Phones in September 2014

    Liviu Anca
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Contents:Amazon Fire PhoneLG G3LG G2Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung Galaxy S4Samsung Galaxy Note 3HTC One M8HTC One M7HTC One MaxNexus 5Motorola Moto XMotorola Moto GSony Xperia Z1Sony Xperia Z2style="color: #4c4c4c;">New smartphones are released every month which makes it pretty hard to keep track with the latest launches. It’s even harder to make a decision when it comes to purchasing […]
  • Galaxy Note 4 to Cost the Same as Note 3’s Launch Price, Claims Russian Retailer

    Babu Mohan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Looks like the rumor mill just can’t stop buzzing about the Galaxy Note 4. Just yesterday we got our first glimpse of the IFA poster for the Galaxy Note 4 and the user agent profile of the device leaked on the official Samsung mobile site. Today, we seem to be getting a good idea of […]
  • New Xperia Z3 Compact Leaks Before Release Date, To Come in Four Colors

    Babu Mohan
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    While we’ve seen many leaked pictures of the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 compact has so far been a little camera-shy with not many leaked pictures showing it off in all its glory. And now with just under a day left for Sony’s IFA event, we see the Xperia Z3 Compact leak in a set […]
  • Best Android Tablets in September 2014

    Bogdan Pirvu
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Contents:Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 EditionSamsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1Sony Xperia Z2 TabletKindle Fire HD 8.9Kindle Fire HDX 8.9Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0LG G Pad 8.3Kindle Fire HDKindle Fire HDXNexus 7 2012Nexus 7 2013Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0The summer is […]
  • Best Smartwatches in September 2014

    Alex Dumitru
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Contents:Samsung Gear LiveSamsung Gear 2Samsung Gear 2 NeoSamsung Gear FitLG G WatchSony Smartwatch SW2Pebble SteelPebbleSmartwatches are probably the biggest trend in technology nowadays and all phone and tablet makers are now struggling to compete on the newly created market. Google came to help by releasing Android Wear, an operating system developed especially for wearable devices, […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Obama talks about Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    U.S President Barack Obama is delivering a message to the people of West Africa regarding America’s support in combating the Ebola outbreak. Video Credit: White House channel. To know more about Ebola watch the video at
  • Erich Fromm Quotes

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Erich Seligmann Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist.Born: March 23, 1900, Frankfurt, Germany Died: March 18, 1980, Switzerland Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.There is only one meaning of…
  • Google plans to hold an event on September 15 in India. It may launch Android one or Project Ara

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Google is sending invitation for  an  event in India on September 15.  The invitation is not having any specific details about the event.  It is just saying that “block your date for an exciting new announcement from Google”. Image credit:NDTV Most of the people are guessing that this event is for launching Android One program. Google had already announced about Android one program during Google I/O 2014 few months back. Android One is a reference platform. i-e It’s a set of rules that device makers can follow to make low-cost phones. It makes it easier for manufacturers…
  • Google is testing Delivery Drone System "Project Wing"

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    Google's research division Google X is developing a system of drones to deliver goods. This Drone Delivery System is named as "Project Wing". Google X has been working on this project for the last two years secretly. Recently it tested the drone delivery system at Queensland in Australia. The Drones successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers The self-flying vehicle itself consists of four electrically-driven propellers with a wingspan of about five feet; it weighs just under 19 pounds and can take off and land without a runway.
  • Anais Nin Quotes

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Anaïs Nin was an author born to Spanish-Cuban parents in France.She wrote journals,novels,critical studies, essays and short stories.Born: February 21, 1903,France Died: January 14, 1977,United States Full birth name: Angela Anais Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.Life is truly known only to those who suffer,lose,endure…
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  • Website Tips: Refrain from Auto Play

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Well that's annoying.When you walk into a store, or a shopping center, or even a restaurant, you cannot help but notice the look of the building and the layout of the products. The general appearance and upkeep is important to not only bring customers back, but to have knowledge of the store spread by word of mouth. No matter how polite the sales-people are, how amazing the products, or how delicious the food is; if the store looks dilapidated, the products are all over the floor, or the food comes from the kitchen as a mess on the plate, people will not want to come back.  That's why…
  • Interview: The Creator of Web Comic Spinnerette

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    This week, sat down (well, talked back and forth via e-mail) with web cartoonist Krazy Krow, the writer of Spinnerette.  Here's what we found out about him and his comics.E-junkie:So first question, what made you decide to start your web-comic?KraKro:  It was a 14 hour road trip to Florida!  I was in the back of the car wondering, ‘what if a superhero had a mutant power that was really hard to hide?’ The whole comic idea started from the six arms, and fat suit.E-junkie:Were you primarily influenced by other web comics, comic books, or newsprint comic…
  • Top Five: Awesome & Ethical Online Coffee Sellers

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Don't Bug Me Yet, I Haven't Had My CoffeeCoffee… some call it poison, some call it the best part of the day, some call it magic! This dark liquid is popular all over the world, but the best style or way of making it is contentious among aficionados. We love coffee of all styles - cold-brew, city roast, cafe au lait, espresso, french press, percolator, drip system, kups and pods, a double mocha chai non-fat soy latte – and are always looking for the next best product and method. Here are a handful of places to get the stuff that allows us to make this awesome beverage. And, when buying…
  • Increase Your Sales with a Custom Look

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    If you are looking to start-up your own online business - or already have one that you want to make more your own – a good option is to design your own purchase buttons.  Many online shopping cart systems allow the user to customize the code and change the image.  In E-junkie it can be done with the Buy Now, Add to Cart and View Cart buttons, and the buttons within the cart itself. There are some companies out there that will design these for you.  But you can do it yourself and with little to no cost, by getting a image editing system.  These programs (though not at the…
  • 3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Entrepreneurship has always been the engine running the growth of our economy. Small businesses are launched every day to varying levels of success. Internet based businesses comprise a large part of this trend. Due to low entry barriers, aspiring entrepreneurs have been looking to the internet to experience their dream of working for themselves; but many are falling short.Statistically, 4 out of every 5 businesses fail within 18 months. There is some debate regarding these numbers and what 'failing' really means. The hard truth is that most that don't fail or go bankrupt are…
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  • Can Your Business Survive Ten Years?

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    In business terms, ten years is now even longer than it ever has been before. In today’s digital age, making it that long is definitely something to be applauded. Our modern landscape changes on such a regular basis that it can be often very difficult for businesses to keep up, particularly if they’re in a […] The post Can Your Business Survive Ten Years? appeared first on Skyje.
  • More Friends, More Sales: How to Run a Social Referral Campaign?

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Every business enterprise has its own set of objectives. However, the main goal of every business, be it a Fortune 500 company or a local barista is to increase sales and ultimately profits. Business owners must keep improving their marketing tactics to acquire new customers and grow their business. When it comes to increasing the […] The post More Friends, More Sales: How to Run a Social Referral Campaign? appeared first on Skyje.
  • 5 Important Usability Tips for Your New Website

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    We hear a lot about website usability and how important it is to create a site that is user friendly, but not too much on what that means.  Sure, “user friendly” is rather self-explanatory in that your site should be friendly to the user (right?), but how do you make a site user friendly?  In […] The post 5 Important Usability Tips for Your New Website appeared first on Skyje.
  • 15 Bootstrap Landing Page Templates

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    If you’re looking to showcase a product or service, having a well designed landing page is essential. It’s also wise to throw up a coming soon page before launch in order to collect e-mail addresses and generate some buzz. Bootstrap is a fantastic framework for creating landing pages due to it’s responsive design capabilities. With […] The post 15 Bootstrap Landing Page Templates appeared first on Skyje.
  • 4 Business Automation Tools You Should Be Using By Now

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    While the world slowly struggles out of the financial crisis of 2008, most companies face fierce pressures on keeping their prices low to cater to as many customers as possible. It’s only a scrappy handful of brands like Chipotle, Pepsi or Apple that have actually raised their prices and yet have seen their bottom lines […] The post 4 Business Automation Tools You Should Be Using By Now appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • VMworld 2014 projects Marvin, Mystic, and more

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    [This post was updated after being published to delete NDA material - sorry, RL] Attended VMworld2014 in San Francisco this past week. Lots of news, mostly about vSphere 6 beta functionality and how the new AirWatch acquisition will be rolled into VMware’s End-User Computing framework. vSphere 6.0 beta Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) is in beta and extends VMware’s software-defined storage model to external NAS and SAN storage.  VVOLs transforms SAN/NAS  storage into VM-centric devices by making the virtual disk a native representation of the VM at the array level, and enables…
  • Cloud storage growth is hurting NAS & SAN storage vendors

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Strange Clouds by michaelroper (cc) (from Flickr) My friend Alex Teu (@alexteu, from Oxygen Cloud wrote a post today about how Cloud Storage is Eating the World Alive. Alex reports that all major NAS and SAN storage vendors lost revenue this year over the previous year ranging from a ~3% loss to over a 20% loss (Q1-2014 compared to Q1-2013, from IDC). Although an interesting development, it’s hard to say that this is the end of enterprise storage as we know it.  I believe there are a number of factors that are impacting  enterprise storage revenues and Cloud storage adoption may be…
  • Another Y2K-like problem, this time Internet routers are the problem

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Read an article today in Wired about The Internet has grown too big for its aging infrastructure showing up as a serious problem that’s soon to be more widespread. This Y2K-like problem is associated with the Border Gateway Protocol  (BGP) routing tables entries which represent IP address prefixes.  Internet routers keep BGP tables in Tertiary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM, sort of like a virtual memory page table only for router addresses) and there are physical limits as to how many BGP entries will fit into any specific Internet router.  Some routers crash when they exceed…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • 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  
  • Transforming the Data Center – Bangalore, India

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Microsoft MVP community, Bangalore IT Pro, Bangalore PowerShell User Group, and Microsoft are proud to announce the Transform Data Center (in-person) event in Bangalore, India. This event is hosted at the Microsoft Office in Bangalore. Registration (limited seats): I will speaking here on Azure Backup and Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager. Deepak Dhami (PowerShell MVP) will…
  • WPC 2014 – One-click deployment of SharePoint Farm on Azure

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    At WPC 2014, Scott Gu announced several new capabilities in Azure and one such new capability is the templates available for ready deployment. Scott demonstrated creation of a SharePoint 2013 farm that can be highly available and demonstrated that we can customize the SQL and other settings. This is a great feature and I couldn’t…
  • Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a service – MVA

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    If you are in the Microsoft Virtualization, System Center or Cloud expertise, there is a Microsoft Virtual Academy event planned for Windows Azure Pack. This event is scheduled to happen on July 16th and 17th. IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability…
  • Azure Automation and PowerShell at PS Bangalore User Group

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    I will speaking about Azure Automation at the upcoming PS Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) meeting on July 19th, 2014. Also, the theme of this user group is to talk about PowerShell in the context of Azure and System Center. We have our newly awarded PowerShell MVP, Deepak, joining us for a session on System Center…
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    Computer News, Tutorial and Freeware Download

  • Approximatrix Simply Fortran 2.15 Build 1704

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Approximatrix, LLC | More programs | Homepage Trial / $40.00 USD 72.9 MB / Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 August […]
  • Mcool

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: diystar | More programs | Homepage MIT License / $0 1.3 MB / Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit August 25th, 2014, 04:08 UTC [view history] C: […]
  • Cute Web Phone Number Extractor 1.4

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Ahmad Software Technologies | More programs | Homepage Demo / $10.00 USD 2.3 MB / Windows All August 13th, 2014, 22:24 UTC C: Office tools Other Office Tools Cute Web Phone Number Extractor is a reliable software that enables you to find multiple phone numbers […]
  • Connected Field 2.14.11

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Infowise Ltd | More programs | Homepage Trial / $449.00 USD 2.8 MB / Windows 2003 / 2008 August 11th, 2014, 02:33 UTC [view history] C: Internet Servers Server Tools You can now create cascading master-detail relationships between two or more lookup fields in SharePoint […]
  • Lab128

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Sergei Romanenko | More programs | Homepage Trial / $599.00 USD 16.3 MB / Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / […]
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • HOW TO : Backup and Download Orkut Data, Scraps and Images on Your Computer

    Shaan Haider
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Orkut was once the most popular social networking site, specially in India and Brazil. Google ruled the social networking world for many years with the help of Orkut. Slowly the Facebook started getting popularity, thanks to the hyped attached to it. It diminished the popularity of the Orkut and since Google is concentrating more on Google Plus, they are going to shut down Orkut finally just like
  • Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 4 'Unpacked 2014 Episode 2' Launch Event Live Stream Online

    Shaan Haider
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Note 4 on 3rd September , 2014 at the Samsung Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event. This is going to be a huge event as it will be concluded simultaneously in three cities – Berlin, Beijing and New York. The event at the Berlin will be the global one. Samsung has already sent the invitation to media persons to attend the Unpacked Episode 2 event clearly giving the
  • What Do People Do with their Smartphone in the Bathroom (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    In this modern age, it seems like no one has time to spare. People work long hours and are increasingly expected to be reachable at any moment; so it comes as no surprise that we are constantly connected to our devices. If it isn’t work, we’re posting to social media, playing games, or chatting with friends. Most people don’t put their devices down even to go the bathroom. An infographic put
  • Wickedleak launches Wammy Note 3 with Octa-core Processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP Cam and Dual SIM

    Shaan Haider
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    These days smaller brands are what ruling the smartphone market with their nice specs, at least on paper, and competitive price. Wickedleak has just launched the Wammy Note 3 which is a 5.2 inch phablet running on latest Android 4.4 KitKat and a 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor. Few of the highlighted features of Wickedleak Wammy Note 3 are full HD 1080p screen, 2 GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and 5MP
  • HOW TO : Hide Your Facebook Friends List

    Shaan Haider
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Facebook is the most popular social networking site and it is also the most criticized when it comes to user privacy settings. Facebook keeps changing the privacy settings frequently and making it harder and confusing for the users to get the exact privacy they want on Facebook. Facebook usually provides the options to hide your status updates, images etc to unknown people. But what if you do
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • The Four Phases of Cloud Optimization

    Joe Kinsella
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Several years ago I joined a company that was in the middle of a frantic architectural transition that prioritized speed over cost. During my first few months I watched our Amazon Web Services bill creep from $100K per month to over $350K. While at first our CEO was accepting of the growing costs as a necessary one-time expense, when the AWS bill surpassed $350K, he realized we were putting our business at risk. The result: a new mandate to optimize the cost, usage, performance, availability and security of our cloud infrastructure. What followed in the next year was a journey that took my…
  • Tag vs Resource-Based Cost Allocation

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    As cloud cost allocation becomes mainstream, there are two distinct models that have emerged: tag-based and resource-based cost allocation. While both models have the potential to meet the needs of an organization, the differences warrants a deeper understanding in order to select the right solution for you. This article will explore the two different approaches, and outline the relative advantages and disadvantages of tag versus resource-based cost allocation. About Cloud Cost Allocation Most organizations will have several different ways they want to report their costs. These perspectives…
  • Choosing the Right Cloud Cost Allocation Solution

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Cost allocation is a well understood accounting practice in IT organizations. But finding the right solution to support your business needs presents some significant challenges. In this article we will explain the key differences that make cloud cost allocation reporting complex. We will review the available options, and outline requirements you can use to find the right solution for your organization. Why Is Cloud Cost Allocation So Hard? While allocating costs for physical IT infrastructure is an activity that has been performed for multiple decades, cost allocation in the cloud is an…
  • My Monkey Mind

    Joe Kinsella
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    The founder & CTO of Sonian, Greg Arnette, recently suggested I read 10% Happier, the personal journey of an ABC correspondent who discovered meditation as a way to calm his “monkey mind.” I’d never heard of monkey mind before, which is a Buddhist term that means "unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable". But after reading the book and attempting my first almost laughable meditation session, I self-diagnosed myself with a serious case of chronic monkey mind. It’s amazing I never noticed it before, but I sometimes have…
  • 6 Things You Might Not Know About Amazon Reserved Instances

    Joe Kinsella
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Reserved instances allow you to make a one-time payment to Amazon in return for a discount on your compute costs. The rationale for reserved pricing is simple: by getting customers to commit to the usage of specific infrastructure, Amazon can better manage their capacity, and therefore pass these savings on to their customers. By now we are all likely well aware of the various options for reserved instances, including types (Heavy, Medium, Light) and terms (1 and 3 year). But here are 6 thing you may not know about reserved instances. 1 - The Dual Benefits Reserved instances provide two…
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  • Get Wise Care 365 Pro free for a Year

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    BY Ramakanth Wise Care 365 Pro is a superb program that combines elements of long-standing favourites such as CCleaner and Glary Utillities and could become your next essential tool. Using system-cleaning tools like Wise Care 365 Pro will really help to improve your computer’s performance and prolong its useful life.   Wise Care 365 Pro is a […] This is a post from
  • Kaspersky Fake ID Scanner launched for Android Devices

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    BY Ramakanth Kaspersky Lab has developed Kaspersky Free Fake ID Scanner – a tool which enables Android device owners to scan their devices for all of these vulnerabilities that put users’ valuable data, privacy and even money at risk and ascertain that no applications that exploit them are installed on their devices. Kaspersky Fake ID Scanner app does not close the […] This is a post from...
  • Get Leawo Blu-ray Player for Free

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    BY Ramakanth Leawo Blu-ray Player is an extremely good media player that can play general media files as well as Blu-ray discs.   As a professional Blu-ray / DVD Media Player software Leawo Blu-ray Player can play all kinds of Blu-rays and DVDs on Windows 8.The comprehensive Playback Navigation within this Blu-ray player software allows you to […] This is a post from
  • MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Review

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    BY Ramakanth MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal is one of the simplest and most powerful data recovery utility, it’s a must-have utility for home, office and professionals. As is known to all, Windows does not provide any native recovery solution to users, instead provides the Recycle Bin as the last line of defense. Once you have emptied […] This is a post from Read...
  • Steganos Privacy Suite 15 Free License

    10 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    BY Ramakanth Steganos Privacy Suite 15 is a good security suite for data protection, it’s easy to use, powerful and has lots of built-in modules to safeguard your data and privacy. A one year license of Steganos Privacy Suite 15 will cost around $70, but if you are interested in using  this privacy protection suite, then now you can get Steganos […] This is a post from
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • The Annoyingly Commonplace Failings of Online Banking User Interfaces

    Jason Slater
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Online banking might be a convenience but it is not always all its cracked up to be. It is almost as if banks don’t seem to consider the needs of regular customers when they design online banking user interfaces. These ... Read More The post The Annoyingly Commonplace Failings of Online Banking User Interfaces appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Solememo My vision N16 Bluetooth Speaker

    Jason Slater
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    In this review we will be taking a look at the Solememo My vision N16 Bluetooth Speaker. Wireless Bluetooth speakers, designed for mobile devices, are becoming pretty commonplace these days so new entries need to really stand out if they ... Read More The post Review: Solememo My vision N16 Bluetooth Speaker appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Kickstarter Project: Flyshark iLepo360 Ultrathin Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard

    Jason Slater
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    We have looked at Bluetooth keyboards, for mobile devices, a number of times and, on the whole, have been pretty impressed by the innovation of many of them. When considering mobile keyboards there is one recurring issue and that is: ... Read More The post Kickstarter Project: Flyshark iLepo360 Ultrathin Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Fellowes AeraMax DX95 Air Purifier

    Jason Slater
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    In this review we will be taking a look at the Fellowes AeraMax DX95 Air Purifier. The DX95 Air Purifier is a four-speed fan which also purifies the air through the inclusion of a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter and ... Read More The post Review: Fellowes AeraMax DX95 Air Purifier appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Photoshop Tip: How To Fix Edit Original Opens In Paint Instead of Photoshop

    Jason Slater
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    When working with bitmap images in Illustrator, on Windows 8, it is often useful to retouch the original JPG or PNG image. This is usually achieved by selecting the image then heading into the Edit Menu and selecting Edit ... Read More The post Photoshop Tip: How To Fix Edit Original Opens In Paint Instead of Photoshop appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • [Software Update] Opera 24 Now Available for Download

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Opera web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Opera users! Opera team has released new Opera 24 for Windows and Mac which comes with following updates: Tab Previews: Hover your mouse cursor over a tab to preview its content Private […]
  • [Tip] How to Import/Copy Other Web Browsers Bookmarks in Opera?

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Today we are going to share a useful tip for Opera users. This tutorial will allow you to: Import bookmarks from other web browsers in Opera Export or take backup of Opera bookmarks If you are using Opera web browser, you might be aware of the new "Bookmarks Bar" which was added in Opera 19. […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 4.17 Now Available for Download

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    UPDATE: New version 4.17 released which comes with improved browser support. Please check the changelog given below for details. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary unused files from your system which helps your computer to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces […]
  • [Software Update] Google Chrome 37 Stable Release Now Available for Download

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Google Chrome web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Google Chrome users! Google developer team has released Chrome 37 version to Stable channel for Windows and Mac. This build includes several security fixes, bug fixes and improvements including: DirectWrite […]
  • [Fix] “Windows cannot Change the Password” Error Message in User Accounts in Control Panel

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    If you are having problems in changing your user account password in Windows, this tutorial will definitely help you. Recently an AskVG reader "Andre Christian" contacted us regarding following problem: Hi VG, I want to change my Windows user account password, but it shows the following error: User Account Control Panel Windows cannot change the […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Mike Splinter Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Sure, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that is taking over social media. And, yes, it has been a tremendous fundraiser for the ALS Association as the organization combats Lou Gehrig’s disease through research, services and education.Read more
  • Imaginative Innovation Solves Global Challenges

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    When imagination and technology are focused on addressing everyday problems around the globe, amazing solutions are created.  This year’s 25 Tech Award finalists have applied technology to benefit humanity with projects that include deploying drones to prevent animal poaching in developing countries, designing a machine to deliver anesthesia in medical clinics without access to compressed oxygen or continuous grid power, and creating a mobile app to promote carpooling in busy Latin American cities.  Read more
  • The Changing Face of Semiconductor Investment

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Innovation is alive and well in the semiconductor industry. That was a key takeaway from the strategic investor panel at the second annual Silicon Innovation Forum at SEMICON West, and one I can’t reinforce enough within the venture capital (VC) community.Read more
  • Applied Materials Recognized for Leading Green Power Use by EPA

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Applied Materials is pleased to be recognized once again for our commitment to green energy. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership report released this week, Applied ranked No. 82 on National Top 100 list of the largest green power users, No. 13 on the list of Top 30 Tech & Telecom companies and No. 26 on the FORTUNE 500 list.Read more
  • Applied Materials Citizenship Report

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    I am pleased to share the Applied Materials 2013 Citizenship Report which reflects the company’s commitment to social responsibility. I invite you to learn more about our environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices and community investments by exploring the report.Read more
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  • Recalibrate Your Android Phone’s Battery without Root

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    Recalibrating your Android phone’s battery is not a risky job. You can simply do that with minimal fuss and without root access, but you need to identify whether your battery needs calibration or not. The following guide lets you know how to recalibrate your Android phone’s battery as well as how... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update Sony Xperia T to Android 4.4.4 KitKat with CM11 Official ROM

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Sony Xperia T will not get official Android 4.4.4 KitKat update, but you can update it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat with CM 11 official ROM and enjoy features like the Heads Up notification, new theme engine and more. The following method shows you how to update your Sony Xperia T to Android 4.4.4... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Google Cast Beta Extension for Chrome Now Supports Full HD Streaming (Download)

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    A downside of Google Cast extension for Chrome browser is that currently it lets you set the streaming quality to 720p only, but the current beta version of the Google Cast extension supports 1080p full HD streaming. The casting contents now look much better on the big screen, even the pixels are... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Experience MIUI 6 UI on Any Android Phone

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    The user interface of MIUI 6, the latest OS for Xiaomi smartphones, is visually stunning and has a flat design. It looks a lot like iOS, iOS 7 in particular. You can experience MIUI 6 UI on your Android phone by installing MIUI Express Launcher. The latest version of the launcher (v.6) will bring... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Enjoy Music on Your Phone by Streaming Songs from Your Cloud Storage

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    Want to enjoy music on your Android phone by streaming songs from your cloud storage services such as GDrive, Dropbox, Box and OneDrive? Here is how you can simply do that with an app called CloudAmpz. CloudAmpz is free and straightforward to setup and use. It is able to playback audio (MP3, FLAC... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Apple Is Totally Screwed

    Michael Arrington
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Apple has a very large problem right now. I’m not talking about legal liability over the nude celebrity photos and videos being posted all over the internet right now (dubbed “The Fappening”), although I think that’s also an issue. Celebrities tend to have aggressive attorneys, and the damages here are extreme – some celebrities have had careers ended from leaked photos (while others have benefited) But a much larger crisis looms – everyone, and I mean everyone, now knows that everything private they’ve done with their iPhone, if they use iCloud, is…
  • Lyft Line v. The Humble City Bus

    Michael Arrington
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    One or two tweaks and Lyft Line will…reinvent the city bus. The last tweet exchange below is the best, imo. No idea what that’s all about. @rstephens @shaunemiller @lyft If you take this to its logical conclusion you get…a city bus. — Michael Arrington (@arrington) August 29, 2014 @rstephens @lyft they should set up places where people gather to get on a Lyft Line, and people can get off at any of these “stops”. — Michael Arrington (@arrington) August 29, 2014 @rstephens @shaunemiller @lyft so it’s like a small, more expensive bus — Michael Arrington…
  • Explicit GoTenna Use Case: Buying Drugs

    Michael Arrington
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    I read about GoTenna yesterday – a neat little device that connects to your phone via bluetooth that allows you to send messages to other people using GoTenna even if cell service is out. It basically turns your phone into a handheld UHF radio with encryption (which you can’t do as a normal citizen with a CB). Watch the video here on the GoTenna site. I noticed the guy smoking (and selling) marijuana yesterday and chuckled. Someone at Hacker News noticed the same thing and commented on it. Another says “I think they are quite deliberately pointing out that dealers can…
  • They Might Be Tearing Down The Creamery To Build Condos

    Michael Arrington
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    If you’re involved in the startup world in San Francisco you’ve likely been to the Creamery on Townsend and 4th street. It’s iconic, even if only recently so. In 2012 I wrote about the Creamery in a post talking about the shift in startups from the Palo Alto area to San Francisco, noting that “CrunchFund has probably closed (meaning the verbal agreement part) more deals there than anywhere else.” Other press cemented the cafe’s reputation as the place to do business. Today there are probably at least a handful of startup meetings going on there at any given…
  • Fifteen Months Later

    Michael Arrington
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    My defamation action against Jenn Allen, the woman who falsely accused me of rape last year after I ended our relationship, is over. She retracted her statements and apologized, which is the very relief I sought before filing this action, and I accordingly dismissed the lawsuit. The settlement agreement is here. Unfortunately, when you have been accused of rape — even provably falsely as I have been — there’s no way to “win”. For the rest of my life, when someone searches my name on the internet, the word “rape” will appear somewhere among the…
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  • 7 hot tips for creating content-driven marketing campaigns

    Nicola Nel
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    South Africans can tell a great story — hang around a braai with a bunch of them for long enough and the stories will start flowing quickly. In terms of content marketing, the country’s people are great at telling stories in traditional media such as print, radio and TV. South Africa punches above its weight […]
  • netsurferDUAL 8 review: local pride

    Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    South African gadgets aren’t great, or memorable. Can you name three, or even one smartphone/tablet developed in South Africa? No? Allow me to assist. The Netsurfer range of tablets are South African-developed and have been knocking about for years. They’re low-cost, aimed at the mass-market and are ideal entry-level Android machines for those who’re unfamiliar […]
  • 7 of the sexiest sounding cars of all time and the tech behind them

    Andy Walker: staff reporter
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:38 pm
    There are arguably three important things car lovers consider when purchasing a performance car. Firstly, its speed and prowess around the twisties and in a straight line. Secondly, its exterior aesthetics and overall sex-appeal when parked in pristine beachside locations. But lastly, and perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of the civilian’s Batmobile, is […]
  • Xoin introduces prepaid bitcoin to drive SA’s ecommerce and adoption

    Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Bitcoin in Africa is brewing with potential. From Ghana to Kenya there are interesting startups trying to tackle the issue of remittances while in South Africa, popular payment gateway PayFast recently introduced bitcoin integration to over 30 000 of its ecommerce clients. Although this may be very exciting, the adoption rate of the cryptocurrency is […]
  • 3 simple ways to stay focused on your social media efforts

    Anton Koekemoer
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    For all the digital marketing professionals using social media marketing, you have to follow a couple of specific rules. You have to engage with your target audience, follow the rules of each social media channel you use, monitor, listen, being authentic, blog, and measuring your results. In my experience, there have been many times when […]
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  • Finally, a Drill You Can Charge From a USB Port

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    It only requires assembling a single piece of Ikea furniture to realize why an electric screwdriver is a worthwhile investment. So if you're in the market for one, Black+Decker's new 4V MAX Lithium Pivot Screwdriver could be a great choice for the sole reason that you can charge it from the same USB adapters you use to top off your smartphone or tablet.Read more...
  • Uber Is Currently Fighting the Battle That Jitneys Lost 100 Years Ago

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The mid-1910s saw an explosion of people driving unlicensed cabs. They were called jitneys (slang for a nickel, which was also what they typically cost) and cities across the U.S. scrambled to regulate them. Read more...
  • DuckieTV brings TV show tracking and torrent searching to Chrome

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Keeping track of TV shows can be quite the daunting task if you like to watch several of them. While it may be easy to keep track of some air dates, you may have troubles remembering exact air times or networks the show airs on. DuckieTV is a new Chrome extension that you can use […] The post DuckieTV brings TV show tracking and torrent searching to Chrome appeared first on gHacks Technology News.
  • You won’t have to worry about fragmentation on Google’s latest Android initiative

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Google may have an Android fragmentation problem but the company will finally get to push software updates without interference from device makers and mobile operators to a certain kind of new product, CNET reveals. Google plans to release frequent and timely updates to Android Wear-based smartwatches, including the Moto 360, G Watch R, G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, which lack software complications such as OEM customizations and carrier influences that prevent Google from releasing simultane
  • Scientists Engineer E. Coli to Make Propane

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    E. coli is an exceedingly common bacteria that lives in many places including your very own gut. It's also a favorite organism for synthetic biologists looking to engineer useful microbes. By inserting just a few genes in E. coli, scientists have found they can coax the bacterium into making ready-to-use propane. Read more...
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  • Competition: Win £100 iTunes or Google Play voucher

    Tim Dickinson
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    We’ve teamed up with the fine folks from Three Mobile to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend at either the iTunes or Google Play. The app stores for iOS and Android are what really makes the mobile phones from those two operating systems stand apart from the competition – and £100 should be plenty to buy all the games and apps you need along with a few tunes and movies on top. All you need to do to enter is like us on Facebook, follow @TechFruit on Twitter and leave a comment below with your top tips to keep your phone safe at festivals and events.
  • How does the Huawei Ascend P7 compare?

    Tim Dickinson
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Telecommunications giant Huawei is making another push to grab some of the smartphone market share outside of China with the Ascend P7, but how does the flagship 4G smartphone compare to the leading smartphones on the market today? Design Huawei describes the phone as lighter and thinner than the competition, and they may well be right with the P7 just 6.5mm thick (139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5 mm) and weighing in at 124g. That makes it slimmer than the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, and lighter than its Android competitors as well. However, beyond just its size there is little in…
  • Five interesting new Android apps for 2014

    Simon Jones
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Smart phones have opened up a whole world of possibilities. Long gone are the days when mobiles were simply used to make calls and send a few texts, these days you can do practically everything on your trusty mobile; from playing games to online shopping, whatever you need there’s likely an app that can help. Below you’ll discover just 5 of the best Android apps created by top mobile app developers. Secret Social media has taken over the world in the last decade. However, one thing it lacks is privacy. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are great for getting your every thought out there, but…
  • EE’s move to charge extra to skip the queue with “priority support” is a farce

    Tim Dickinson
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Mobile phone network EE has made a controversial move by offering customers the ability to “skip the queue” for support, angering many customers. Premium support is not a new idea, but for a company where forums are filled with complaints of people struggling with slow speeds or getting any connection at all, it looks very much like giving two fingers to their customers. People put up with poor support (and paying for it) from companies such as Ryan Air because they are offering budget basement prices – you get what you pay for. However, EE is not marketing itself as the…
  • Russian hacking crew CyberVor use botnet to steal 1.2 billion usernames and passwords

    Tim Dickinson
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from thousands of websites, in what is believed to be the biggest data breach in history. Hold Security, a US-based security firm with a history of uncovering large-scale hacks, claim that a Russian cyber gang dubbed ‘Cybervor’ stole over 4.5 billion records, of which 1.2 billion appear to be unique, from 420,000 websites and FTP sites. The stolen credentials include over 500 million email addresses. The hackers initially bought smaller databases of stolen credentials on the black market and used them to attack email…
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  • Chevrolet Brings Full 4G LTE Technology to Line of Vehicles

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    The future is here! WiFi in the car? Yes, please! Imagine the possibilities… It was not too long ago we never would have imagined that one day we would be able to navigate where we were going in our cars. We never would have thought about connecting our smartphones to our cars to take calls. […]
  • Pulling Off the Great Vacation Caper!

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    You may have noticed (or not) that I’ve been very quiet the past few days. Blogging life had to take a backseat for a bit. I was busy scheming!! For the past week or so I have been shopping, packing, and preparing in secret… If you are reading this, I’m headed to the airport with […]
  • Tips on Protecting Your Laptop & Data From Theft

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    You may remember some of my personal stories of laptop theft. Back when I worked an office job I had an office on the ground floor of the building. I was a desktop support technician so my office was usually full of computing equipment. However, I usually took my own laptop home with me. The […]
  • How Secure is Your Data? Tips on Protecting Data on Your Smartphone

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    As already mentioned, August is Device Theft Awareness Month with Absolute Lojack. Smartphone thefts are at an all time high. And while losing your shiny new toy will hurt, it is the data on your device that is even more valuable. We use our smartphones to connect to our email, bank accounts, social media accounts and […]
  • Protect Your Household Electronics with SIMPLR w/ $150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR™ I’ll admit that when I purchase small electronics I usually opt out of the extra service plan offered by the retailer. However, with some items I have accepted the terms. And I have been able to put it to use a few times. There is no […]
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  • Nata’s Corner: September 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    There’s been a lot written about the death of Robin Williams. I won’t go in and add my two cents, because it won’t be  as poignant as this tweet from Evan Rachel Wood, “Genie. You’re free.” We’ll miss you Robin. About three weeks ago, the news was full of stories about how Russian hackers had stolen almost 1.2 billion email address and password combinations by purchasing stolen databases and attacking providers and social media. Then last week, just as the local news was reporting on another bank attack by Russian hackers, I got an email from my bank…
  • Product Analyst

    Recruiting Coordinator
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for a Product Information Architect to create, deliver, and drive best in class product features for online and mobile applications. Our ideal candidate will thrive and succeed at building great products with process discipline. This person will build requirements and define business rules. This person will enjoy being creative and innovative, while being able to translate vision into detailed product specifications. Responsibilities: Organizes all the separate pieces of information/content present on the site/app/etc. and develops a project roadmap…
  • Senior Java J2EE Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    The Position: Experts Exchange’s Development team is seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to build upon our existing web applications.  The role will consist of working with a team to architect and implement solutions for deploying application enhancements and features to the Experts Exchange web site.  Candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and fixing bugs in the web platform, as well as assisting Quality Assurance to maintain a high quality application. Responsibilities: The Development team designs and implements web technologies using Java. Candidate…
  • Junior Java J2EE Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange’s Development team is seeking a motivated candidate to build upon our existing web applications. The role will consist of working with a team to implement solutions for deploying application enhancements and features to the Experts Exchange web site. Candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and fixing bugs in the web platform, as well as assisting Quality Assurance to maintain a high quality application. Primary Responsibilities: The Development team designs and implements web technologies using Java. Candidate will be responsible for…
  • A/B Testing & Optimization Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for an A/B Testing & Optimization Specialist to join the Conversion, Engagement & Retention Team. This position is responsible for conceptualizing, testing, analyzing and optimizing workflows on with the goal of acquiring new members and increasing member engagement. The size and diversity of or website will provide you a constant variety of interesting and challenging work that will require you to bring your “A” game every day. Primary Responsibilities: Create requirements documentation for new tests with clear and…
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  • All signs point to a mid-November release for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One and PC

    Jacob Siegal
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Now that we know for sure that Grand Theft Auto V is still on track to be released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, all that's left for Rockstar Games to announce is the release date. There have been a few hints about the exact date the game would be released in the past, but after several online retailers temporarily listed the same date this week, the puzzle pieces are beginning to fall into place. Continue reading...