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  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Smartphone Theft

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    Andru Edwards
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    As we mentioned last week, we're celebrating Device Theft Awareness Month in conjunction with Absolute LoJack. We gave you a rundown of just how big a problem device theft is nowadays, with over 3 million people becoming victims of smartphone theft just last year alone. It's a growing problem that you can protect yourself from, and this week we wanted to share three tips that you can do to avoid permanently losing your device or data in the event of loss. 1. Create a passcode for your device. This is a simple method of protecting the data that lives on your device in the event of…
  • Lenovo Goes Global

    strategy+business: TECHNOLOGY
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A buyout of IBM's PC division gave Lenovo a global footprint, but it took years to mesh the two corporate cultures. Now, Lenovo is an emerging powerhouse in consumer technology, and one of the few Chinese companies to become a household name around the world.
  • Is Microsoft Moving Backwards with Windows 9

    PC Pitstop TechTalk
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Why Microsoft is faced with a 'stark choice' of directions with the next OS. The post Is Microsoft Moving Backwards with Windows 9 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Moving Rows and Columns in Microsoft Word Word allows you to use the mouse for many... Moving from Hotmail to has officially ceased operations. The site now redirects... Moving Drivers Between PCs Updating drivers can be tricky and in the rare occasion...
  • Cities Are Making Spiders Grow Bigger and Multiply Faster

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands.
  • Church Tech Confessionals [Video]

    Jeremy Smith
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The following video was made by Grace Church and there is not much more details to go with it, but this video encapsulates so much that I see in church tech. Of course, the video is made tongue and cheek for the humor factor, but there is an element of truth behind every one of the statements made. I wonder how many churches have departments that do not play well together, are not polite to their church techies, and look down on the volunteers and staff. I’d love to hear your own confessionals below and if you need a black bar over your eyes, don’t put your name in it—LOL!
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  • Scientists developing remote-control cyborg moths

    Ben Coxworth
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    We've been hearing a lot about the development of tiny flying sensor-equipped robots, that could be sent into areas such as disaster sites to seek out survivors or survey the damage. However, why go to the trouble of designing those robots from scratch, when there are already ready-made insects that are about the right size? That's the thinking behind research being conducted at North Carolina State University, which is aimed at converting moths into "biobots." .. Continue Reading Scientists developing remote-control cyborg moths Section: Science Tags: Cyborg, Insect, MAV, North Carolina…
  • Graphene-treated rubber bands used as inexpensive body motion sensors

    Ben Coxworth
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Graphene is a cutting-edge wonder material, used in applications ranging from solar cells to supercapacitors. Rubber bands, on the other hand ... well, they're not so high-tech. By combining the one with the other, however, scientists have created ultra-cheap body motion sensors that could make a big difference in the field of health care. .. Continue Reading Graphene-treated rubber bands used as inexpensive body motion sensors Section: Science Tags: Graphene, Motion sensor, Rubber, Trinity College Dublin, University of Surrey Related Articles: Pitch drop experiment caught on video ...
  • MIT scientists use polymer scaffold to stimulate bone growth

    Anthony Wood
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    A team of chemical engineers from MIT has developed a new method of stimulating bone growth, by utilizing the same chemical processes that occur naturally in the human body following an injury such as a broken or fractured bone. The technique involves the insertion of a porous scaffold coated with growth factors that prompt the body's own cells to naturally mend the damaged or deformed bone... Continue Reading MIT scientists use polymer scaffold to stimulate bone growth Section: Medical Tags: Biomimicry, Bones, Cells, Healing, MIT, Polymer Related Articles: Radical tissue scaffold to treat…
  • Wall-Mounted Standing Desk has the spine to stop you sitting

    Dave Parrack
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    We've seen lots of standing desks here at Gizmag, including cheap and cheerful cardboard efforts, expensive automatic affairs, and even one that turns any office chair into a temporary compromise. And now we have a standing desk that doubles as a piece of modern art. .. Continue Reading Wall-Mounted Standing Desk has the spine to stop you sitting Section: Around The Home Tags: Desk, Ergonomic, Office, Standing Desk, Wall-mounted, Wood Related Articles: Cardboard desk promises green and affordable way to work standing up StorkStand turns an office chair into a standing desk Press Fit standing…
  • New bike pump hides in the crank axle

    Ben Coxworth
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you own a higher-end road or mountain bike with a Shimano drivetrain, then chances are it's got a "secret" storage compartment: the hollow space in the axle, that connects the Shimano Hollowtech cranks. While you're not going to be able to fit your phone or wallet in there, you can pop in the new CrankPump CO2 tire pump. .. Continue Reading New bike pump hides in the crank axle Section: Bicycles Tags: Cycling, Kickstarter, Pump, shimano Related Articles: Pump bicycle tires with your seat: BioLogic PostPump 2.0 BTPS replaces bike tire pressure gauge with sensors and a phone The…
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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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  • Want A Job In Tech? Become A Linux Expert

    Matt Asay
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Over the past 20 years, Linux has ascended from a Finnish student's hobby to the world's most dominant operating system—one that runs everything from high-performance computing to mobile. Yet companies still can't get the Linux talent they need, at least for the price they're willing to pay for it.See also: Keep Learning Linux—It's The FutureTo help meet this demand, the Linux Foundation today announced a new Linux certification program. But you have to wonder whether this is anything but a stopgap.The Need For LinuxA quick glance at job postings suggests that demand for…
  • Twitter Tightens Photo Policies Following High-Profile Deaths

    Selena Larson
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Twitter is tightening its policies on harassment and graphic imagery following the deaths of Robin Williams and U.S. journalist James Foley, who was reportedly beheaded by jihadis in Syria. On Tuesday, the company stated it will now remove certain images of deceased individuals at the family's request.Twitter announced its clarified guidelines on images of deceased Twitter users soon after graphic images reportedly depicted Foley's beheading by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria began circulating on the social media site. Twitter quickly deleted the images…
  • Google Wants To Control Every Character You Type

    Lauren Orsini
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Imagine a typeface that unites all the world’s languages. A publisher could print a book in Arabic, Cherokee, Egyptian Hieroglyphics and more—all without swapping out fonts.That’s what Google is attempting to accomplish with Google Noto, a free font family that currently supports 96 languages, and aspires to support them all. Noto stands for “no tofu,” where tofu are what font professionals call those empty white boxes that appear when a character isn’t supported in a typeface. Started in 2012, the Noto font family now spans 100,000 characters. This month, Google partnered with…
  • Want To Start An Open Source Project? Here's How

    Matt Asay
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    You have a problem. You've weighed the pros and cons of open sourcing your code, and you know you need to start an open-source project for your software. But you have no idea how to do this.Oh, sure. You may know how to set up a GitHub account and get started, but such mechanics are actually the easy part of open source. The hard part is making anyone care enough to use or contribute to your project.Here are some principles to guide you in building and releasing code that others will care about.First, The BasicsYou may choose to open source code for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you're…
  • Get Ready To Say Goodbye To The Traffic Light

    Bradley Berman
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation.The traffic light turned 100 years old this month. At the rate things are going, though, it seems unlikely to survive another century. It might not even make it past the next decade.The first electric traffic light, installed on Aug. 5, 1914, in Cleveland, was intended to bring some order to the chaos of mass-produced automobiles that were starting to flood the roadways. Now, a century later, these cars are on the cusp of driving themselves and communicating directly with each other.An early traffic lightTogether, those…
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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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  • Are Rabbits Pets Or Meat?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Some people are incensed that Whole Foods is selling rabbit meat, and the debate they're caught up in reveals how we contradictorily relate to different creatures in different ways.
  • Things Everyone Else Is Better At Than You

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Some of the simplest things in life are really hard, right?
  • Did I Drop A Bomb On My Buddy?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    An American bomber pilot and German foot soldier become friends years after the fall of Hitler — without realizing how dangerously close their paths had converged.
  • U.S. Commandos Tried To Rescue Foley And Other Hostages

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A United States Special Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer authorized by President Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
  • If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality?

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane, and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby. Can that baby be an American citizen?
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  • Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” redone as a waltz [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Now that the original girls in need of a good time are getting up there in years, bouncing on beds and high-kicking down the halls of Daddy’s house aren’t exactly what the doctor ordered, so Postmodern Jukebox released this vintage 1912 version of the song. You can still wear a corset, just make sure it’s under a dress that covers those scandalous ankles of yours. Full story at YouTube via Laughing Squid. Ladies just want to have a pleasant time. Graphics credit: Canva  
  • The absolute saddest kayaking video you’ll ever see [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Landlubber Max was somehow conned by his friend Sarah into taking a river kayaking trip and hilarity ensues when he finds himself sinking without a clue what to do. She assures us he survived the trauma, though he should probably pack waterwings if he plans on trying it again. Full story at YouTube. Not your typical kayak video. Graphics credit: Canva
  • 5 ways to cut unnecessary stress from your life

    Josh Urich
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone has stress in their lives––some of it is necessary stress, stuff that keeps us alive, but some of it is unnecessary stress. Learn how to identify and ditch that unnecessary stress in this article. For example, one way to ditch stress is to start paying attention to when you’re stressed. It takes practice to actually be mindful when you’re freaking out about something, but it pays off. Another key to losing that unnecessary stress is to recognize when you don’t have control over a situation. So much stress in our lives is the result of us trying to control that…
  • Meet Kama, surfing’s next pig — um, big — thing [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    If humans were born to surf, they would have been born with fins, yet we all know that kind of logic doesn’t hold true, so we can’t see why other intelligent mammals can’t join in the fun, too. Kama’s owner realized he had something special on his hands when the pig fell into the water and started swimming, and, turns out, he knows his way around a surfboard as well. Fortunately, his human companion doesn’t mind him hogging the spotlight. (Yeah, like we could resist that one.) Full story at YouTube. Surfing pigs…what’ll they think of next? Graphics…
  • Is this why older adults can’t stay asleep?

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    A loss of neurons in a part of the brain that serves as an on/off switch for sleep may explain why so many older adults suffer from insomnia. “In many older people with insomnia and other patterns of sleep disruption, the underlying cause is unknown,” says Andrew Lim, assistant professor of neurology at University of Toronto. “We provide evidence that loss of neurons in a particular region of the brain that controls sleep may be an important contributor to insomnia in many older individuals.” Full story at Futurity. More research news from top universities. Photo credit: David van der…
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  • The fastest-growing states for tech jobs

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    What state is adding technology jobs at the greatest rate? My guess would have been Washington, where Seattle has become a center for cloud computing. Giant enterprise software maker Oracle announced last week that it would base its new cloud technology center there. Mammoth online retailer Amazon, of course, has its headquarters in Seattle, and its web services are based there. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud business, is in the area, as is Google’s, and data services provider Century Link has cloud operations in the city after buying information security software outfit Tier 3 in 2013. Texas…
  • Japanese tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others are using automated greenhouses and sensor-controlled fields to help produce high-quality vegetables. Credit: Reuters/Fujitsu Ltd. SHIZUOKA/OSAKA Japan (Reuters) – Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce. Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd. and others — seeking niche business opportunities to offset a downturn in demand for their consumer electronics — are touting automated greenhouses and…
  • The budding 3-D food world: Print your dinner

    Annie Epstein
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This wedding cake shows that sugar can be printed in intricate ways. Credit: 3D SystemsFood printing is part of the expansive 3-D printing market, which research firm Canalys predicts will grow from $2.5 billion globally in 2013 to $16.2 billion by 2018, a compound annual growth rate of 45.7 percent. The burgeoning food printing industry is drawing innovators not just from the food world. “I think the most interesting thing that will come out of [3-D food printing] is people will be designing food who never thought they would,” Dylan Reid, CEO of 3-D printing company,…
  • US hospital hack began with Heartbleed, security firm claims

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The recent breach of patient data from hospitals in the US may have been the result of the Heartbleed bug. Credit: Thinkstock U.S. hospital chain Community Health Systems (CHS), which said in a regulatory filing this week that 4.5 million patient records were stolen in a hacking incident, may have been the first really big victim of the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed, a serious flaw in the OpenSSL encryption standard, was revealed back in April – it made it possible for attackers to peek into the memory of OpenSSL-protected systems, allowing them to pick up passwords, login details and so on.
  • Big data: Benefits, drawbacks in addressing Ebola

    Norman Rozenberg
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    String-like Ebola virus particles shedding from an infected cell. Credit: NIAIDThe World Health Organization, along with several presidents of West African nations, announced an intensified response plan to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on July 31. Meanwhile, a computer algorithm designed by John Brownstein, an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Clark Freifeld, a research software developer at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, had been tracking the Ebola outbreak and had already flagged the worryingly high incidence of the virus nine…
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  • Cash exceptionalism

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Cash exceptionalism: Horace Dediu: The graph lets us answer the question “What would have happened if Apple had not paid any dividends, bought back shares and taken on debt?” The answer is in the blue line. It would be about $210 billion today. There are about a dozen companies other than Apple worth more than that amount. Even more insane: had Apple not instituted the dividends and buy backs, they would be well on their way to having $1 trillion in cash. A trillion dollars.
  • Where have all the burglars gone?

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    Where have all the burglars gone?: Tallinn on the decrease in crime around the developed world in recent years: But the sheer scale of the drop—and its broad persistence in the face of the deepest economic depression in a century—make a new crime wave seem unlikely. Policing is still improving; heroin and crack-cocaine consumption continue to fall; and no one is likely to reintroduce lead into petrol. The period of rising crime from the 1950s through to the 1980s looks increasingly like an historical anomaly. A portion of the theory reminds me a bit of Minority Report’s “pre-crime”.
  • These seem to have escaped my iPad and manifested themselves in...

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    These seem to have escaped my iPad and manifested themselves in physical form.
  • The new typewriter, indeed. From Tom Hanks, no less. And...

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    The new typewriter, indeed. From Tom Hanks, no less. And it’s pretty great — works with bluetooth keyboard as well! They actually 3D modeled three of Hanks’ vintage typewriters — and created three new fonts.
  • Let there be beer.

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Let there be beer.
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  • Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    mdsolar writes that a study suggests that tuberculosis first appeared in the New World less than 6,000 years ago and it was brought here by seals. After a remarkable analysis of bacterial DNA from 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists have proposed a new hypothesis for how tuberculosis arose and spread around the world. The disease originated less than 6,000 years ago in Africa, they say, and took a surprising route to reach the New World: it was carried across the Atlantic by seals. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, has already provoked strong reactions from other…
  • Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    MojoKid writes We're often told that having a kill switch in our mobile devices — mostly our smartphones — is a good thing. At a basic level, that's hard to disagree with. If every mobile device had a built-in kill switch, theft would go down — who would waste their time over a device that probably won't work for very long? Here's where the problem lays: It's law enforcement that's pushing so hard for these kill switches. We first learned about this last summer, and this past May, California passed a law that requires smartphone vendors to implement the feature. In practice,…
  • Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    schwit1 writes: Scientists have found that, despite a complete ban since 2007, ozone-depleting chemicals are still being pumped into the atmosphere from some unknown source. "Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012. However, the new research shows worldwide emissions of CCl4…
  • At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 3 and 4 of 6)

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Today's videos are parts three and four of our casual interview with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and one of the most influential open source boosters around. (You supplied the questions. He supplied the answers.) We had a lot more to say about Tim yesterday when we ran parts one and two of our video interview with him. (Today's alternate Video Links: Video 3 ~ Video 4; transcript covers both videos.)Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    An anonymous reader writes eBooks are great and wonderful, but as The Guardian reports, they might not be as good for readers as paper books. Results from a new study show that test subjects who read a story on a Kindle had trouble recalling the proper order of the plot events. Out of 50 test subjects, half read a 28-page story on the Kindle, while half read the same story on paper. The Kindle group scored about the same on comprehension as the control group, but when they were asked to put the plot points in the proper order, the Kindle group was about twice as likely to get it wrong. So, is…
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  • A Greeting From the Past

    Steve Wildstrom
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Back last spring, after surgery for removal of a brain tumor, I thought I’d be back after  a couple months of recovery. The process, however, turned out to be much slower and more complex than I expected to the point where I am still the victim of a number of problems. I’m still not ready to really return, but let me bring you up to date on progress. The good news is significant physical progress, especially in recent weeks. I’m now getting around a lot better and am even about to make my first brief out of town weekend trip. I’ve especially made progress in recovery…
  • Analyzing the Surface Pro 3

    Ben Bajarin
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    I’ve spent the past week with a Surface Pro 3. I’ve used every previous version of Surface and given what the promise of a 2-in-1 PC was supposed to be, the Surface Pro 3 is the closest yet to fulfilling that promise. I was very harsh on the original Surface and, while my overall thesis (which we will get to) on the 2-in-1 PC form factor has not changed, my stance on the Surface itself has softened. Don’t consider this a review of the Surface Pro 3. There are many good reviews of the Surface Pro 3 and serious buyers should read those as well. I’d like to do a more…
  • Windows 9 “Threshold” Could Pose a Real Problem for Microsoft’s Partners

    Tim Bajarin
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    For the last 30 or so years, Microsoft has created new versions of their OS, usually in four or five year increments and each new major iteration has driven strong growth in PC sales. Their hardware partners count on this to help them deliver more PCs to customers since demand for PCs rise when a… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Device Usage Diversity

    Bob O'Donnell
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    When we think about how devices and their usage are evolving, it’s tempting to talk about the rise of one versus the decline of another. But the reality is much more complex. What’s actually happening is that people are acquiring more devices, while simultaneously engaging in more activities, and then splitting those activities across their growing cadre of devices. Things used to be simple. People created documents on PCs, made phone calls on mobile phones and watched live broadcasts on TVs. Sure, there were a few outlying examples, but even just 10 years ago (heck, 5 years ago for many…
  • America Needs Entrepreneurs. Instead Of Programming Teach Children Fantasy Football.

    Brian S Hall
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    America needs entrepreneurs. Men, women, boys, girls, native-born, immigrants, smart, skillful, driven, capable entrepreneurs to propel the economy, create jobs, spur innovation and build something from nothing. I believe to do this, to create a sizable generation of entrepreneurs, we should teach fantasy football to all children. Yes, really. Again and again we are told all children should be taught computer programming. Perhaps. I suspect however that teaching computer programming is a false idol, a way of telling ourselves we are prepping our children for the future, even though the future…
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  • 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.
  • HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 Review

    Xavier Lanier
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 Review is a post by Xavier Lanier from The HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 is a solid machine that should satisfy anyone looking for a highly mobile computer .... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    Tech Talk


    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    While technology in cars can lead to distracted driving, it can also make cars safer. Today, TECH TALK takes a look at collision avoidance systems. (Magid, self-ID)

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As tensions mount in Ferguson, Missouri around police-community relations, a group of teens from Georgia have created an app that lets communities around the country rate their police departments. It's called Five-0, a name inspired from the TV show. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A web service called GoAnimate can turn almost anyone into an animator.The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ask.FM, a Latvia-based anonymous question and answer site that has come under scrutiny because of bullying, has a new owner, a new CEO and a new chief safety officer. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Apple is likely to announce a new iPhone in September and that means lower prices for used iPhones which -- right now -- are often surprisingly high. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Sony Doesn’t Know Why The PS4 Is Doing Well

    Kyle Russell
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
     Earlier this month, Sony announced that it has already sold 10 million units of its PlayStation 4 game console since its launch last November, a record-setting figure for the company’s hardware. In an interview with Eurogamer published yesterday, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the company doesn’t really know why its console is doing so well in… Read More
  • Suits Optional As New Digital Team Moves Into The West Wing

    Cat Zakrzewski
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
     Mikey Dickerson, the engineer credited with saving the botched rollout of, moved into the White House earlier this month to lead the new U.S. Digital Service (USDS). But just because he’s working a few steps from the Oval Office, Dickerson said he won’t be changing his style. “People are putting up with me walking around [Executive Office Building] and the… Read More
  • A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

    David Hirsch
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
     For the last few years there has been a lot of talk in the venture capital industry about automating the home and leveraging Internet-enabled devices for various functions in manufacturing and the traditional workplace. The first wave of this was the use of the smartphone as a remote control, like the Nest’s ability to allow consumers to control their thermostat using their smartphone.… Read More
  • HP Slips After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Fiscal Q3 Revenue

    Alex Wilhelm
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
     HP shares are off nearly 1 percent in after-hours trading despite posting better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter revenue, and in-line earnings per share. In its fiscal third, HP had revenue of $27.585 billion, ahead of an expected tally of $27.01 billion. The company earned $0.89 per share on a non-GAAP basis, matching expectations precisely. On a GAAP basis, not excluding certain costs… Read More
  • Move Over, Uber, SF Residents Can “Yo” A Smart Car To Take Them Anywhere They Want Tomorrow

    Sarah Buhr
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
     A very gimmicky Mercedes-Benz campaign hopes to tap into the SF tech millennial market tomorrow by offering free rides in its smart electric vehicles to anyone who sends them a “Yo.” Starting at noon on August 21, smart will place pop-up signs at two outdoor locations in San Francisco – one in the Mission and one in SoMa. Anyone who reads the sign and then sends out a… 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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  • Ferguson Live Updates: Eric Holder Calls for Change in Personal Appeal

    Brian Ries
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Mashable is following the latest from Ferguson, where protesters and police are squaring off over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. See Tuesday's live coverage here. 3 things you need to know on Wednesday, Aug. 20: Attorney General Eric Holder visited the city and called for "concrete action," telling community members change is possible. St. Louis County police said they arrested 51 people overnight, and that most were from the area. A 25-year-old man was named in Tuesday's police shooting that left him dead. REPORTERS IN FERGUSON, Mo.: Amanda Wills (@amandawills), Ashley Codianni…
  • Protesters Hang Huge Palestinian Flag From Manhattan Bridge

    Chris Taylor
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Pro-Palestinian protesters scored a major propaganda victory Wednesday with the unfurling of a giant Palestinian flag from one of the most visible bridges in New York City. The flag reads "Gaza. Boycott Divestment Sanctions," and was unfurled around 7pm ET. It was removed by New York Police roughly 30 minutes later. It appears to have been timed to the arrival of a group of about 300 protesters who were crossing the nearby Brooklyn Bridge on their way to City Hall in Manhattan See also: Inside the 'Terror Tunnels' in Gaza New York journalist Nick Pinto was crossing the Brooklyn Bridge with…
  • 24 Hours Later, St. Louis Police Release Video of Officers Shooting Knife-Wielding Man

    Brian Ries
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    A man wielding a knife outside a north St. Louis convenience store was shot dead on Tuesday by St. Louis city police officers, whose department then moved fast to release video and 911 tapes related to the incident. The shooting came less than two weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead in nearby Ferguson, also by a police officer. The St. Louis shooting further inflamed protesters in a community already raw with anger over police aggression. See also: Ferguson Teens: Acting Tough. Risking Their Lives. Hiding Their Fear. In a video released by police, shot on a witness' cellphone,…
  • NFL Adds Football to Apple TV Menu of Sports Channels

    Adario Strange
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Sports fans just got another reason to consider integrating Apple TV into their home entertainment systems, after it was announced on Wednesday that NFL Now is launching on the device With this addition, Apple TV users can access free National Football League content, including archived video highlights of games, clips, original shows created by NFL Media, live press conferences and films created under the NFL Films banner See also: Apple TV: The Little Hobby That Wouldn't Die Users will also have the option of upgrading NFL Now by signing up for NFL Now Plus, a $1.99-per-month…
  • 10 Moments From Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video That Will Destroy Your Innocence

    Neha Prakash
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    (If it wasn't clear from the headline, this video and the GIFs that follow are extremely NSFW.) It's Nicki Minaj's butt's world — we're all just living in it The rapper debuted her video for Anaconda Wednesday and it's, well, oh my god, look at her butt. The song is a throwback to Sir-Mix-a-Lot's 1992 classic "Baby Got Back" that borrows a lot from the song. But Nicki, of course, takes booty-shaking to the next level in a cheeky video set in the jungle (or an infomercial for blenders). Then she gives Drake a lap dance (!!!!!!!) Both Drake and Nicki teased (pun very-much intended) the…
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  • DailyDirt: I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up 2.0

    Michael Ho
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the US, over half of the mobile phones people are using are smartphones, so it's not surprising that there's a nascent market for smart devices trying to take advantage of this existing user base. Wearables like smartwatches and smartglasses are nifty gadgets, but there could be other smart-things that might be hanging around necks or strapped to our arms in the near future. One feature for all of these smart accessories could be personal protection -- allowing the wearer to signal to friends/family/police in an emergency situation. Here are just a few examples (that are available for…
  • Konami Flip-Flops On Fan-Remake Of 'Metal Gear', Decides To Shut It Down

    Timothy Geigner
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Eventually, video game companies are going to have to come to terms with the fact that their biggest fans can also be immensely creative and that they often want to channel that creativity towards adding to the game franchises they love. Thus far, the vast majority of fan-driven projects having anything to do with video game franchises are met with stonewall takedowns and cease and desist letters. The most frustrating of these are when mixed signals are sent to the fans engaged in these projects, where the people doing the work are under the impression that their efforts have been cleared for…
  • Behind The Veil Part 5: Comcast Metrics For All Employees As Simple As ABC, Always Be Closing

    Timothy Geigner
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    In the ongoing fallout Comcast is facing due to the high-pressure sales tactics of their non-sales employees, the company has consistently indicated that these employees are not behaving in a manor consistent with the company's wishes. The common thread in most of these stories consists of customer service duties being handled by customer retention reps as often as not and complaints or attempts to cancel service being met with sales pitches instead of service. Comcast has specifically indicated that these examples are outside of the way they train employees to conduct their business.
  • Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Claims Its Layoffs Are Because It's Invented A New Way To Buy Patents

    Mike Masnick
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Times are tough for a patent troll, apparently. A year ago, we noted that Intellectual Ventures -- the world's largest patent troll, who brought in billions of dollars by getting companies to pay up a shakedown fee to avoid lawsuits over its giant portfolio of patents (mostly cast off from universities who couldn't find any other buyers) -- was running out of cash. While IV did convince Microsoft and Sony to dump in some more cash, IV's litigation strategy is in shambles. Various lawsuits are dropping like flies without any of the big wins that IV promised. Meanwhile, while its heavy lobbying…
  • There's A Reasonable Debate To Be Had About Showing The James Foley Beheading Video, But Claiming Its Illegal To Watch Is Ridiculous

    Mike Masnick
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By now you've probably heard of the barbaric and tragic beheading of journalist James Foley by the extremist group ISIS. There's an ongoing debate happening as many people sought to have the video (and screenshots) removed from the internet. Twitter and YouTube are actively removing such things, and even shutting down some accounts of people who are sharing those links. Mathew Ingram has a fantastic discussion about whether or not it's the right thing for these companies to be removing those images and videos, and our own Tim Geigner has been weighing whether or not to write about the…
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    Digital Trends

  • Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith to team up with their daughters for Yoga Hosers movie

    Rick Marshall
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Kevin Smith's next film will feature his daughter, Johnny Depp, and Depp's daughter in a comic-book style movie set in Canada titled "Yoga Hosers." The post Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith to team up with their daughters for Yoga Hosers movie appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Former Deus Ex and BioWare devs kickstarting Sienna Storm

    Will Fulton
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The lead writer for Deux Ex and a senior designer from BioWare have joined forces as Digital Knights to Kickstart a hand-drawn, cyberpunk, spy thriller called Sienna Storm. The post Former Deus Ex and BioWare devs kickstarting Sienna Storm appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • EA Sports cancels Season Ticket and Sports Arena subscriptions

    Will Fulton
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    EA Sports Season Ticket, an annual subscription service that allowed early access to the publisher's sports games and discounted DLC, will be phased out by early 2016. The post EA Sports cancels Season Ticket and Sports Arena subscriptions appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Samsung to cough up $2.3 million for lying to U.S. government

    Williams Pelegrin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Samsung has reached a settlement with the Justice Department. The settlement, priced at $2.3 million, is a result of Samsung lying to the U.S. government about where its products were manufactured. The post Samsung to cough up $2.3 million for lying to U.S. government appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • With new Nest compatibility, your Big Ass Fan can now talk to your thermostat

    Drew Prindle
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    In addition to all of its nifty environmental sensors and preference-learning abilities, the Haiku smart fan can now work with your Nest thermostat to optimize the temperature of your home autonomously The post With new Nest compatibility, your Big Ass Fan can now talk to your thermostat appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • The Minimalist Loft Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you're a fan of the "less is more" approach to interior design, you might appreciate this minimalist workspace setup.Read more...
  • Dan Harmon Explains How Laziness Can Actually Guide Your Success

    Patrick Allan
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Dan Harmon, the creator and producer of the television show Community, openly admits that he's a lazy person. Of course, Harmon also believes that your laziness can be your guide to what you want to succeed in.Read more...
  • Practice Your Pan Flip Technique with Dried Beans

    Patrick Allan
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Knowing to how to properly pan flip is an essential skill for any sauteing sorcerer or sorceress. Practice makes perfect, and using dried beans let's you practice without fear of making a mess.Read more...
  • Most Popular Rewards Credit Card: Chase Amazon Rewards Visa

    Alan Henry
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    A good rewards card will give you perks and benefits, and as long as you use it wisely, it can actually be a great tool to help you save money—not fall into debt. Last week we asked for your favorites , then looked at the five best rewards credit cards . Now we're back to highlight the community favorite. Read more...
  • Gawker Ariana Grande Is a Kabbalist and Suspected Serial Killer | Gizmodo How Antiperspirant Works (

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Gawker Ariana Grande Is a Kabbalist and Suspected Serial Killer | Gizmodo How Antiperspirant Works (And Who It Might Hurt) | Jalopnik Feds Want American Teens To Just Get Drunk And Have Sex In The Woods | Kotaku Japanese Viewers List This Summer's Most Popular Anime | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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  • Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system

    Jeff John Roberts
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    There's another piece of good news on the patent troll front as a new Patent Office appeals system appears to be doing its job. This month, it agreed to invalidate a map-related patent challenged by Apple and Google. Apple and Google crush map patent in early test of Patent Office’s new appeal system originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Vine’s new features may help it with marketers but could repel its teen audience

    Carmel DeAmicis
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Vine's newest feature lets users import video into the app. This is bound to delight the brands trying to reach teens, who can now produce prettier Vines, at the risk of alienating the teens themselves. Vine’s new features may help it with marketers but could repel its teen audience originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

    Derrick Harris
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield. It's just the latest in a string of investments at the intersection of agriculture and data. Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • VMware buys CloudVolumes to deliver apps in real time

    Barb Darrow
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Company says combo of CloudVolumes and Horizon will expedite real-time delivery of Windows apps to desktops. VMware buys CloudVolumes to deliver apps in real time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker

    Derrick Harris
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Twitter has developed a system called BotMaker to deal with its spam problem. Essentially, BotMaker scans messages before they're posted, after they're posted, and as part of bulk data analyses in order to determine what's spam and then deal with them accordingly. Twitter details its anti-spam system, BotMaker originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • Hey Hey Hey What Is Going On Here? Saved By the Bell is 25 Years Old

    Leslie Horn
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When I wake up in the morning, and the alarm gives out a warning and—holy shit Saved by the Bell first aired 25 years ago today. You're old, Preppy. Read more...
  • The Weirdest Album From 1964 Was From A Sleep-Talking Lyricist

    Jordan Kushins
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There are regular ol' spoken word albums, and then there's The Dream World of Dion McGregor. This curiosity, distributed by Decca Records in 1964, is a recording of the songwriter talking in his sleep, ostensibly narrating aloud whatever strange nighttime visions running through his brain.Read more...
  • Uber Officially Opens Its API In a Bid To Be Everywhere

    Sarah Zhang
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    It's official: Uber wants to be everywhere in your phone. The rideshare company has unveiled its rumored API, which at launch will be integrated into apps including those from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, OpenTable, Starbucks, Time Out, and TripAdvisor.Read more...
  • Scientists Hack Cryptography Keys By Simply Touching a Laptop

    Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    It sounds like something out of an episode of Spooks: Researchers have discovered a way to use simple touch to decode the cryptography keys that are intended to secure your information. It's as easy as gauging the electric potential coursing through your computer while it's working. Read more...
  • The First Automata Trailer Is Finally Out and It Looks Spectacular

    Adam Clark Estes
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    If Blade Runner and I, Robot gave birth to a new movie starring a bald Antonio Banderas, it would look just like Automata, the latest vision of our inevitably dystopian future . That future—or at least the way director Gabe Ibáñez has imagined it—also looks pretty dang awesome. Well, spectacular is probably a better wordRead more...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • UPS says hackers may have stolen credit card data from 51 of its stores

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Logistics firm UPS said on Wednesday that customer credit and debit card data may have been stolen from 51 of its UPS Stores across the United States. The company found malware capable of recording card information and sending it to a third party on cash register systems in one percent of its 4,470 UPS Store locations — 51 stores in 24 states. UPS started to investigate a possible breach on July 31st, after the Homeland Security Department released a report warning that hackers would use nefarious software to target remote access systems designed to allow employees to access corporate…
  • U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerry

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    David Cameron just can’t quit you, BlackBerry. In its latest in a series of blog posts touting government officials who still rely on BlackBerry for mobile communications, BlackBerry highlights why U.K. prime minister David Cameron is still sticking with the company despite all the troubles it’s gone through over the past few years. “Wherever I am in the world, I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed,” Camerson said in a report cited by BlackBerry. “And indeed as I have done on I think almost every holiday that I…
  • HP revenue inches up after years of decline

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue rose for the first time in three years, nudged by improved computer sales everywhere except Russia and China. Meanwhile, HP profit in the recently ended quarter ebbed to $985 million compared to $1.39 billion in the same period a year earlier, due in part to cost savings from a massive effort by chief executive Meg Whitman to find new momentum as lifestyles shift from personal computers to smartphones and tablets. Sales of home and business computers were bright spots in the quarter despite pressure on the overall personal…
  • Silicon Valley startup accelerators on the hunt for health-tech talent

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    These technology firms all received mentorship and money from Silicon Valley's so-called startup machine, Y Combinator. Now, for the first time in its nine-year history, the accelerator program is actively recruiting health-technology startups. To attract top talent in healthcare and biotech, Y Combinator recently tapped medical executive Elizabeth Iorns as a part-time partner. Sam Altman, Y Combinator's president, told Reuters he expects to see a growing number of venture capitalists investing in early-stage biotech and digital health companies.
  • Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are looking for two people whose selfies appeared in the online storage account of a Southern California burglary victim.
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Sony Doesn’t Know Why The PS4 Is Doing Well

    Kyle Russell
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
     Earlier this month, Sony announced that it has already sold 10 million units of its PlayStation 4 game console since its launch last November, a record-setting figure for the company’s hardware. In an interview with Eurogamer published yesterday, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the company doesn’t really know why its console is doing so well in… Read More
  • A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

    David Hirsch
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
     For the last few years there has been a lot of talk in the venture capital industry about automating the home and leveraging Internet-enabled devices for various functions in manufacturing and the traditional workplace. The first wave of this was the use of the smartphone as a remote control, like the Nest’s ability to allow consumers to control their thermostat using their smartphone.… Read More
  • Despite FAA Setbacks, Amazon Prime Air Makes Notable Engineering, NASA And Aerospace Hires

    Sarah Perez
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
     Something big is going on with Amazon Prime Air, the e-commerce giant’s research project focused on delivering packages in 30 minutes or less using unmanned drones. And it’s not the dubious story about drone testing in India, which frankly, doesn’t pass the sniff test in terms of accuracy. Prime Air is shaping up to be more than a marketing stunt, it seems. The company… Read More
  • OnBeep To Tackle Group Communication Wearables With $6.25M In New Funding

    Darrell Etherington
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
     Stealth startup OnBeep got a little less stealthy today, announcing a new Series A round of $6.25 million in funding including investment from Riche Levandov of Avalon ventures, and including previous seed funding from WordPress-creator Matt Mullenweg and others. The company revealed a bit about their secretive product development back in January, when they talked about their efforts… Read More
  • Nook And Samsung Announce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, An Android Tablet For Reading

    John Biggs
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
     In an effort to bring the Nook platform to a more familiar – and more fully-featured – device, Nook has announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a 7-inch tablet made primarily by Samsung. It includes something called the “Barnes & Noble Advantage,” a deeply linked app that allows for book downloads as well as tech support “It’s the first ever… Read More
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  • Cambridge Audio Unveils Trio Of Wireless Speakers

    Tyler Lee
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    When it comes to audio products, Cambridge Audio is a name that is familiar amongst the audiophile circles. Granted it might not be as popular compared to more mainstream brands like Bose or Logitech, but it does have a pretty good reputation. That being said, if you’re looking for new wireless speakers, Cambridge Audio has recently unveiled a trio of new speakers for you to choose from. These speakers come in the form of the Cambridge Audio Go v2, the Go Radio, and the Bluetone 100 Wireless Speakers. All three speakers are of the wireless variety so if you don’t want to deal with the…
  • New Alleged 4.7-inch & 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Rear Casings Leaked

    Tyler Lee
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Assuming that Apple doesn’t pull a fast one on us and unveils something completely different on the 9th of September, we’re sure that pretty much everyone knows what the iPhone 6 is going to look at. Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models are expected to look identical, save for their sizes, and now thanks to newly leaked photos, photo comparisons between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model have surfaced. As you can see in the image above, it shows both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s rear casing and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s rear casing compared to one another. Safe to say that the difference in…
  • HTC One M8 For Windows Rumored For UK Release In Q4

    Tyler Lee
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    When HTC announced the HTC One M8 earlier this year, we’re sure many of you guys are in agreement that the phone is a beautiful piece of technology. HTC then made Windows Phone users really happy when they announced the HTC One M8 for Windows, but so far it seems that Verizon will be carrying the handset for now. HTC did mention that other carriers in the US would soon start carrying the handset with AT&T launching a registration page of their own, but what about the rest of the world? When can they expect global availability of the phone? Well according to the folks at Neowin, they…
  • HP Continues Promoting Windows 7 Over Windows 8

    Tyler Lee
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    While Windows 8 might be the latest operating system from Microsoft, it seems that the Redmond company is having a hard time trying to convince its OEM partners to promote and use the operating system. In fact it seems in HP’s latest round of advertising and promotions, the company has focused on Windows 7, instead of Windows 8. HP recently sent out emails to its customers where they are boasting about the availability of Windows 7 on their computers, both desktops and laptops. This is actually not the first time that HP has “ditched” Windows 8 in favor of Windows 7. Apparently they…
  • iPad Air 2 Will Have 2GB RAM [Report]

    Adnan Farooqui
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The rumor mill is primarily concerned with the iPhone 6 these days but often we hear something about the next generation iPads as well. If Apple sticks with its usual release cycles then we’ll be treated to new iPads later this fall. A new report out of Asia today suggests that Apple will be doubling the amount of RAM in the iPad Air 2. The tablet is believed to be powered by the company’s A8 processor, which will debut with the iPhone 6. TechNews cites sources within Apple’s supply chain which claim that the amount of RAM is going to be doubled from 1GB to 2GB. The end…
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  • HTC confirms IFA 2014 presence, 64-bit Desire phone incoming?

    Adrian Diaconescu
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The already crowded list of IFA protagonists is about to overflow, as HTC has just joined Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG, Acer and Asus in a collective effort to tease the hell out of Berlin’s prestigious consumer electronics trade show. Much like all the other confirmed IFA participants, HTC looks intent on keeping things vague in the lead-up to the tech fair,… Continue reading HTC confirms IFA 2014 presence, 64-bit Desire phone incoming? Related posts: HTC brings to light Desire 816, Desire 610 upper mid-range Androids at MWC 2014 Samsung sends invites for September 3 press event, Galaxy…
  • Cambridge Audio unveils Bluetooth wireless speaker trio

    Stanley Goodner
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Cambridge Audio is really good at one thing, and that’s speakers (and the accessories that go with). The way they go about crafting audio products, one might think it’s equal parts engineering and magic. You’ll always hear more coming out of Cambridge Audio speakers than what they look like they’re capable of. And the sound is nothing shy of impressive. If you’ve been interested in a new wireless speaker, but want something… Continue reading Cambridge Audio unveils Bluetooth wireless speaker trio Related posts: The Cambridge Audio Minx Go Speaker Brings Sophistication to Sound 50…
  • Sharp’s new phone barely has a bezel. Is that a good thing?

    Joe Paone
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    It’s a widely accepted point of view that bezels are unsightly, unnecessary and a plain old bummer. But are they really that bad? Sharp’s Crystal AQUOS smartphone My TV has a thin bezel, but it’s still visible. That said, it doesn’t bother me too much. In fact, it may be a net positive, in that it serves to “frame” the TV so the image doesn’t bleed into the wall. After all, isn’t that what picture frames are used for? LG and Samsung are currently marketing “ultra-thin” bezel TVs, which have just a smidge of bezel — barely… Continue reading Sharp’s new phone…
  • ZTE Nubia 5S Mini LTE available stateside for $280 with 13 MP/5 MP cameras

    Adrian Diaconescu
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    A household name in the Chinese mobile phone industry for years now, ZTE is slowly but steadily coming out of its fail-proof shell, taking a leap of faith on a US market that’s still reticent to OEMs hailing from that particular part of the world. Wisely detecting an overcrowding of the high-end niche, ZTE is trying its best to gradually earn the American audience’s trust, starting with users on… Continue reading ZTE Nubia 5S Mini LTE available stateside for $280 with 13 MP/5 MP cameras Related posts: ZTE intros Nubia Z7 Quad HD smartphone, Z7 Max and Mini with FHD resolution ZTE…
  • HTC One M8 for Windows available with Verizon pacts at $100, coming soon to AT&T

    Adrian Diaconescu
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    The convolutedly but appropriately named HTC One M8 for Windows has gone official at last, after a lengthy buzz buildup, and as expected, its loyalty lies exclusively with Verizon. For a limited time only though, as AT&T will be adding the Windows Phone to its rich smartphone portfolio before long. On Big Red, the all-metal bad boy costs $99.99 with two-year carrier agreements, and we have no… Continue reading HTC One M8 for Windows available with Verizon pacts at $100, coming soon to AT&T Related posts: HTC One (M8) for Windows not a Verizon exclusive, European launch possible…
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  • Barnes & Noble Thrusts Nook Into Samsung's Galaxy

    Richard Adhikari
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday jointly announced the Samsung the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. It is essentially the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet, rebranded and preloaded with B&N's content. The move immediately sparked a not-quite-favorable comparison to Amazon. "It's an impressive effort, but even if they take a beachhead, they can't hold it," said tech analyst Rob Enderle. "Amazon can easily afford to counter them if they need to, and it is more likely to run them out of business more quickly."
  • HTC (M8)s With Microsoft

    Richard Adhikari
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    HTC, which in recent years spurned Windows Phone for Android, on Tuesday returned to the Microsoft fold with the launch of a Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. The HTC One (M8) for Windows debuted as a Verizon Wireless network exclusive. The two-year contract price at Verizon Wireless is $200. AT&T also will carry the phone, but it hasn't said when that will be. The HTC One (M8) for Windows is identical to the recently unveiled Android version, except for the OS.
  • Leaked Moto 360 Specs Impress, Price Point Iffy

    Richard Adhikari
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    Specs of the forthcoming Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola appeared briefly on a Best Buy Web page this week, sparking increased chatter about the device. Concerns about price -- the watch was listed at $250 -- tempered the usual gasps of delight from geeks. Amazon lists a Samsung Galaxy Gear for $150, a Gear Live for $180, a Gear 2 Neo for $200, a Pebble Steel for $230, and an LG G Black Titan for $233. Given that Android device users are notoriously less willing to spend money than their iOS counterparts, who will purchase the Moto 360?
  • The Connected Car, Part 3: No Shortcuts to Security

    Jack M. Germain
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The connected car is becoming a reality, but the gadget-filled roadways it travels will be paved with several options for in-car technologies. These choices pose challenges for carmakers. Whichever technology wins the race, one of the biggest concerns for OEMs is their electronic security. The Linux Foundation wants an open source platform in the pole position. The nonprofit consortium already has a fully functional Linux distribution. Automotive Grade Linux is a customizable, open source automotive software stack with Linux at its core.
  • Google Straps On Jetpac to Take Search to New Heights

    Erika Morphy
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Google has acquired Jetpac, according to a statement that appeared Friday on the Jetpac website. Jetpac is the creator of a handful of apps, including City Guides, which analyzes Instagram photos and then automatically creates guides based on the collected data. That information translates into a lot of options for users. They can find bars that attract a younger crowd, the most scenic hiking trails, or the hippest coffee shops, for example. Jetpac has covered some 6,000 cities around the world using this approach.
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  • E-readers bring hope to Africa's schools

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Heaps of trash pile up for miles in Kibera, a district of Nairobi that houses nearly 1 million people and is one of the poorest slums in the world. Aluminum shanties fill the horizon, and an odor of urine cuts through the air. A man trots through the narrow, unpaved streets on a camel.
  • 'Dungeons & Dragons' goes digital

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    The world of Dungeons & Dragons, the iconic role-playing game that has captivated millions since the 1970s, is more than just rolling dice on a table top. In 2014, it is computer games, books, online comics, miniature figurines and more, aimed at staying relevant in a digital age.
  • 'Dungeons & Dragons' goes digital

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    The world of Dungeons & Dragons, the iconic role-playing game that has captivated millions since the 1970s, is more than just rolling dice on a table top. In 2014, it is computer games, books, online comics, miniature figurines and more, aimed at staying relevant in a digital age.
  • 2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Grab a glimpse of the near future. Plans for the desert city of Lusail include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • 2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Grab a glimpse of the near future. Plans for the desert city of Lusail include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • Weak Passwords: Mel Brooks warned us

    Bill Brenner
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Look back more than 20 years and you’ll find that we were warned about the dangers of weak passwords long before it was much of a thought in anyone’s minds. The warning came from Mel Brooks in a 1980s Star Wars spoof called “Spaceballs.” Observe: Class dismissed. The post Weak Passwords: Mel Brooks warned us appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
  • How About an Award for Sleaziest Vendor Booth?

    Bill Brenner
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    So here’s an idea… Since many of us are in agreement that security vendors should have booth displays at security cons that reflect the strength of their technology instead of resorting to booth babes and trashy signs, why not do a little something to hold their feet to the fire? Let’s have a contest at each conference for sleaziest booth. The vendor who wins gets a design-to-be-determined award sure to amplify their embarrassment and encourage them to grow up. Thoughts? Update from James: Took a picture of the Fortinet booth babes, posted it to twitter with an unhappy…
  • Black Hat 2014 and Media FUD

    Bill Brenner
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    I get it. I really do. I used to be an online journalist, and I know how much pressure there is to bring in page views. I’m sure I’ve even written a few headlines that played up the fear factor to get clicks. I’m human, and humans are often misguided. But if I’ve learned anything, it’s that throwing around words like “terrifying” and “scary” do more harm than good — especially when you’re using them at Black Hat, BSidesLV and DEF CON. Scanning the headlines this morning, I came across this: “Eight Terrifying Things To See…
  • To Those Missing Security Summer Camp

    Bill Brenner
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I’m seeing a lot of friends online bumming out because they can’t make it to Black Hat, BSidesLV and DEF CON this year. I feel for them. I missed four years in a row — 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 — because of a scheduled family event that landed in the same calendar position as the Vegas events. I don’t regret skipping Vegas those years. Not for a second. In my world family comes first. But I won’t lie. There were points along the way where I got depressed. I love going to security conferences. I like the feeling I get when I’m able to do a lot of writing…
  • (ISC)2′s New App Security Council

    Bill Brenner
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    Truth: I used to think (ISC)2 was one of the most useless organizations on the planet. They never seemed to listen to the people who had invested in their CISSP training. A couple years ago, people even started to brag about letting their certifications expire. But something happened that gave me renewed faith in the organization. A bunch of talented, well-known security professionals started running for seats on the (ISC)2 board, and now we have powerful voices for improvement, including Wim Remes, Jennifer Minella and Liquidmatrix’s own Dave Lewis. I also got to know Executive…
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  • Smartsun is the £1 wristband that tells you when you’ve had too much sun

    Hayley Minn
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    If you’re prone to burning, and are never sure when you’ve been in the sun too long, it could now be as simple as wearing a UV-sensitive wristband, namely Smartsun. Designed by Swedish scientists, the new light-reactive bracelet changes colour from yellow to pink, warning wearers that it’s time to slap some sunscreen on and head into the shade. What’s great about Smartsun is that the bands have been designed for different skin types, as some people burn much more easily than others, me included. While the bands only cost £1, they only last a day, so could actually end up being…
  • Is this the perfect formula for a viral video?

    Sadie Hale
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    The internet knows no bounds when it comes to strange videos. We saw the Evolution of Dance, the falling grape lady and the panda sneeze uploaded during the early years of YouTube, while later contributions include the infamous wedding entrance dance, Dove’s ‘evolution’ video and the five-second-long dramatic chipmunk. But many of the most popular videos of all time seem to feature cats or babies - apparently they just appeal to us! So if both are combined, does that make it the ultimate viral video? YouTuber TexasGirly1979 seems to have got it right. It all…
  • Google’s Photo Sphere app finally comes to iOS

    Diane Shipley
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    They’ve been keeping it as an exclusive for Android users for the last year, but today Google has finally released a version of its innovative app Photo Sphere for iOS. The free app allows you to take a 360-degree picture by pointing your camera in the direction of several blue dots that appear on screen. Once you’ve covered as much of the area around (and above and below) you as possible, it automatically puts them together, to recreate the experience of being there. (Google’s released a video to sell you on the idea, if you want to know more about how it works.) You can…
  • Readers absorb less from Kindles than paper books, study finds

    Sadie Hale
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    A study has found that people absorb ‘significantly’ less when reading books from a Kindle than when reading from their paper counterparts. As part of Europe-wide research examining the effects of digitisation on the reading experience, 50 readers were given the same 28-page short story by Elizabeth George and asked to read it – half of them using a Kindle, half on paper. They were then asked questions relating to characters and settings, among other things. According to the Guardian, the lead researcher on the study, Anne Mangen, found that ‘the Kindle readers…
  • Bad at parties? Your oxytocin levels could be to blame

    Diane Shipley
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Hate parties? Feel socially anxious? Never know the best thing to say to other people and want to become a hermit after at least half the time you spend having to make polite conversation? Turns out you’re not antisocial, misanthropic, or weird. You just don’t have enough oxytocin. Scientists had been studying this hormone, which promotes bonding and feelings of togetherness (and is secreted when we hug, as well as when/if we breastfeed), as a possible explanation for autism, because it’s lower in children diagnosed with the disorder. But new research from Stanford University School of…
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to WiiU

    James O'Malley
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The head of the studio developing the latest Call of Duty game has confirmed that the game won’t be heading to the WiiU after all. Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games tweeted the following in response to a fan asking a question: @1422644 no, no WiiU. That was an Activision decision. We are focused on XboxOne, PS4, and PC. — Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) August 20, 2014 Whilst the game was never confirmed for WiiU, the announcement will no doubt be seen as more bad news for WiiU gamers after last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts found its way on to the console.
  • WATCH: Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 18 minutes

    James O'Malley
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Whilst Pierce Brosnan might not be too great at Goldeneye 64, check out this video of someone being really rather good at Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It’s a speed run – completed in an astonishing 18 minutes. To achieve such a time the player uses glitches in the game to skip around and the best bit is the video is commentated – so you can begin to understand just how many thousands of hours practice he put into it. Bravo, Sir.
  • iPhone 6 taking design cues from iPad Air?

    James O'Malley
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    The latest iPhone 6 leak shows that it could be taking hardware design inspiration from its bigger brother. Check out this photo – as posted by Tom’s Hardware that shows a redesigned case – looking more rounded, and more like the iPad Air. Compare to the below: Pic from PocketNow Making the design consistent like this would not be at all surprising – so we’re prepared to say that even if this image is a fake, it probably won’t be far from the truth. We should learn more on September 9th, when Apple is holding a big press conference.
  • Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

    Stuart O'Connor
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    As our “second” screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that “bigger is better” just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live – with 85 per cent also saying that the TV is their preferred screen. The research from BroadStream Solutions, which polled a sample of the UK population in conjunction with YouGov, also found that 83 per cent of Brits still use the television…
  • Could windows soon be turned into solar panels?

    James O'Malley
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    Solar panels are the future – but are also difficult to fit into the home. But what if your windows could be used to generate power? New research from Michigan State University suggests solar cells could be completely transparent – replacing boring old glass. According to Science Daily the way it works is rather than absorbing visible, light, the cells instead only absorb non-visible light: think ultraviolet and infrared. This means that the glass can remain perfectly transparent (without appearing tinted) whilst still generating electricity. Brilliant. This could conceivably mean…
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    Gear Live

  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Smartphone Theft

    Andru Edwards
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    As we mentioned last week, we're celebrating Device Theft Awareness Month in conjunction with Absolute LoJack. We gave you a rundown of just how big a problem device theft is nowadays, with over 3 million people becoming victims of smartphone theft just last year alone. It's a growing problem that you can protect yourself from, and this week we wanted to share three tips that you can do to avoid permanently losing your device or data in the event of loss. 1. Create a passcode for your device. This is a simple method of protecting the data that lives on your device in the event of…
  • Deal of the Day: 40% off Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth headphones

    Andru Edwards
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we've got 40% off the Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth headset as our Deal of the Day. This pair of noise-isolating buds stream music and calls wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device. They're lightweight and have an ergonomic fit to maximize comfort during long listening sessions. Outside noise is blocked, and AptX means you get HD audio support. Instead of paying the full price of $100, today they're just $59.99. Save 40% on the Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth headset Don’t forget, if you’re looking for…
  • EA Access now open to all Xbox One owners

    Andru Edwards
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    EA Access, the new subscription gaming service from EA, is now available to Xbox One console owners. Just log in and download the EA Access app, and you'll have unlimited access to a select grouping of EA titles for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 per year. The service launches with FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4, and Peggle 2. The company says there is more to come, and that one a game is added to the Vault, it stays there. So, for your money, you get unlimited access to a growing list of EA games. Additionally, EA Access members get 10% off on EA digital purchases on Xbox One.
  • Deal of the Day: 57% off BACtrack S35 Breathalyzer

    Andru Edwards
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we're hooking you up with an awesome 57% discount on the BACtrack S35 Breathalyzer. This Deal of the Day is a portable breathalyzer that you can keep on your keychain to have with you anytime you need it. Now you have a way to seeing what your blood alcohol content happens to be after happy hour or a night out, allowing you to make a much more informed decision about what to do next. Goodbye DUIs. Typically selling for $70, this deal gets it to you for $29.99 with free shipping. Here's a list of the top features of the BACtrack…
  • Kicking off Device Theft Awareness Month with #AbsoluteUncovered

    Andru Edwards
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    A few weeks ago we talked about what what you can do to protect yourself in the event that your smartphone, tablet, or laptop gets lost or stolen. We even took a 24-hour #DigitallyDark challenge where we gave up our smartphones for 24 hours to see how it would feel. Well, August is Device Theft Awareness Month, and we wanna talk more about what you can do if you find that you're one of over 3.1 million Americans who'll likely fall victim to smartphone theft this year. A staggering 1.4 million people who lost their devices in 2013 never got them back--that is 4.5 million lost and…
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  • Download Mailbox for Mac – Public Beta

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Mailbox announced the public beta of their Mac app yesterday and also launched several new features including draft support and the ability to snooze messages until you get back to your desk. Mailbox has been a popular application to access emails on mobile devices. They are bringing this same interface to desktops too (OS X only). Similar to the the iOS version, Mailbox for Mac maintains a very minimalist look, with lots of white space and neat fonts. It also supports full-screen display for more screen-area and less disturbances. The Mailbox uses your Dropbox (Parent Company –…
  • Shop Pirate: Helps you with Deals and Coupon Codes in India

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    There was a time when the ghost of Indian ‘can’t touch, won’t buy’ mentality bugged online retailers. But things seem to be taking a roundabout now. India has finally arrived at the e-commerce scene and how! In 2013 the e-retail segment took a whooping leap of 80% in the overall revenue and it is expected to increase another sevenfold in the next five years. Presently country’s online market-space is worth $3.1 billion annually, which is likely to become $22 Billion by the end of 2020 owing to improvement in internet connectivity, logistics and other infrastructure related…
  • Intex Announce & Price Aqua Style Smart Phone at Rs.5990/-

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Intex technologies today launched Aqua Style, the new aqua range at a magnum opus event organized in Bangalore today. The company has also roped Sudeep as its brand ambassador for Karnataka, to reiterate its commitment to the local market. The all new Aqua Style runs on 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system and is powered by 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor. The smartphone comes with 5 MP rear camera that allows you to take pictures in different modes including Panorama, HDR and Continous shot. Boasting its dual-sim capabilities, the phone supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi, ensuring full time connectivity…
  • Virtually Explore Heritage Sites in India, Thank you Google.

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Starting today, people around the world will be able to virtually explore over 1400 cultural objects from India on the Google Cultural Institute, including new panoramic imagery of 76 heritage sites, and 30 new immersive exhibitions of arts and historical institutions from across India. With the support of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Google is releasing new 360-degree online imagery of 76 iconic historical sites, including the Safdarjung Tomb, Ellora Caves, and Purana Quila. These immersive panoramas, collected using Street View technology, are available for viewing on…
  • How to save Facebook Posts, Links and Videos to Read Later

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    Facebook is a fantastic platform; you have so much of interesting information and content shared by your friends flowing on your News-Feed. Sometime you may want to archive it for your future reading or references. In such situations, we always saved the same on the browser bookmarks or used Evernote or Pocket, if you were toggling between different computers or devices. Well, you don’t need to do it anymore. Facebook has just launched a new feature called “Save,” which lets users save links, places, music, movies, TV shows, places and music for later viewing. Only you…
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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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  • LG's 55EA9800 curved OLED TV now shipping for $2,799 in the US

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    It feels like I'm writing the same post over and over again - LG lowers the price of their OLED TV again... Only 7 days ago I posted that LG's 2013 OLED TV model, the 55EA9800 is down to $3,198. And I estimated that it's likely we'll see a 55" OLED TV for less than $3,000 very soon. Well! That did not take long. Amazon is now offering the EA9800 for only $2,799 via online retailer MCMelectronics.LG recently launched their new 2014 55" curved FHD model (the 55EC9300) for $3,499. They probably do not produce the EA9800 no longer, so supply for the older model is probably limited. LG will…
  • Winstar details their PMOLED, flexible OLEDs and OLED lighting developments

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    Winstar, a leading PMOLED producer from Taiwan, hosted a seminar in June 2014, and they gave two OLED lectures - describing their OLED products in the present and the future development expected from Winstar.There's some interesting details in there. First of all, while Winstar is currently producing glass-based PMOLEDs, the company is also developing flexible PMOLED panels. One of the major challenges is encapsulation and Winstar is using ALD technology for this at the moment, developed in collaboration with ITRI.Read more about Winstar details their PMOLED, flexible OLEDs and OLED…
  • LG is developing an Android Wear smartwatch with an OLED display

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    LG announced their first-gen Android Wear smartwatch (the G Watch, which uses an LCD display) in March 2014, and the company is already reportedly getting ready to release the 2nd gen smartwatch next month during the IFA 2014 trade-show.LG G WatchAccording to Korea Times, the new G Watch 2 will adopt an OLED display, produced by LG Display. If this is true, it's highly likely that this is a flexible OLED. After all, LG Display does not produce non-flexible small OLED panels. Read more about LG is developing an Android Wear smartwatch with an OLED display
  • Motorola's Moto 360 watch uses an LCD, not an OLED

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    On March 2014 Motorola showed their first smartwatch, the beautiful Moto 360, and it will launch it on September 4th. It was widely speculated that it adopts an OLED panel - especially as it is always on and the battery drain on an LCD will be quite large.But today Best Buy posted a product listing by mistake (they took it off-line a short while later) which revealed the Moto 360 specifications: and it uses a 1.5" 320x290 round LCD panel. This is quite a disappointment, I really hoped this beautiful time piece has an OLED display. Read more about Motorola's Moto 360 watch uses an LCD,…
  • Where are the OLED monitors and OLED laptops?

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    An OLED-Info reader recently raised the question - where are the OLED laptops and OLED monitors? This is an interesting question. Samsung currently produces AMOLEDs ranging in size from 1.63" for wearables to 10.5" tablet displays and LG Display is mass producing 55", 65" and even 77" OLED TVs.Samsung 12.1 inch laptop prototype, 2009It seems that technically there shouldn't be a problem producing 13-15 inch OLED panels for laptops or even 20-25 inch panels for monitors. In terms of pixel density, these panels will be simpler to make compared to Samsung's mobile phone panels. Even a 13" 4K…
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  • 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…
  • RENs used to create MTJs for MRAM devices

    19 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    Researchers from New Zealand's Victoria University are developing MRAM devices (MTJs) based on rare earth nitrides (RENs). RENs, grown under ulta-high vacuum are both magnetic and semiconducting.The team is basing its work on europium nitride, which is not usually magnetic, but has been "tricked" into behaving like a magnet by being produced with slightly too few nitrogen atoms. Those RENs are grown in France's Centre for Research on Hetero-Epitaxy and Applications.Source: ZDNet
  • Graphene Quantum Dots to enable next-gen flash memory devices

    19 Jun 2014 | 2:36 am
    One of the problems with flash memory is that it is sensitive to defects. To solve this problem, researchers from Samsung Electronics are developing flash devices based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs). The performance of such a device is promising, with an electron density that is comparable to semiconductor and metal nanocrystal based memories. Those flash memory can also be made flexible and transparent.The researchers used GQDs in three different sizes (6, 12, and 27 nm) between silicon dioxide layers. The memory of the QDs depend on their sizes: the 12 nm dot for example offers the…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rivet News Radio Raises $1.7M to Become the Pandora for News Radio

    Ronald Barba
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The Chicago-based HearHere Radio – the company responsible for Rivet News Radio - announced earlier today that it has raised $1.7 million in Convertible Promissory Notes in an effort to become the the Pandora for news radio, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. Investors in this round include the Associated Press, A.H. Belo Management Services, Whittier Ventures, and Ringleader Ventures, as well as individual backing from the company’s employees, family and friends, and Chicago venture capitalist Steve Miller (founder of Origin Ventures). Rivet Radio is HearHere’s…
  • #ALSIceBucketChallenge: The Modern Day Chain Letter You’re Too Scared to Break

    Camila Souza
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Remember the chain letter emails you used to get on your Hotmail account? It went something like, “If you don’t send this to five of your friends, your dog will die.” You quickly forwarded it to your five friends and hoped to never get another one. Is it me, or did a lot of people feel the same way about the #ALSIceBucketChallenge social media phenomenon? There is no debate that the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has proven to be one of the most successful social media campaigns to-date. Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates and even Oprah dumped a bucket of ice on their…
  • Enable Top Talent to Compete for Your Positions with CareerStarter

    Heather Huhman
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Is your company looking to hire young and ambitious talent? CareerStarter, a competition hiring platform, helps company locate and attract top talent. This platform evaluates the talents and skills of candidates, and determines whether they’re able to perform well in a job once hired. How does CareerStarter work? CareerStarter is a competition hiring platform that enables employers to evaluate candidates on a variety of information. Employers can have candidates upload videos, biographies, portfolio samples, and more, in order to locate the best talent for their company. For employers.
  • Steve Repetti: South Florida Startups Want “The Next Big Thing” To Stay Local

    Camila Souza
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Steve Repetti has been an active investor in various area codes, but he is now based in both Fort Lauderdale and Nashville. Repetti is the CEO, RadWebTechnologies, co-founder of CrunchFire Venture, as well as a member of New World Angels and Miami Innovation Fund. Repetti has also been active in trying to bridge the gap between South Florida’s regions: the north that includes West Palm Beach and Boca Ration, and the south that that includes Miami. What do you look for when making the decision to invest? What is your process like? Depends on whether it is a passive investment or active…
  • Crowsnest Joins Techstars Seattle Class of 2014

    Amanda Quick
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Crowsnest recently moved from Syracuse, New York, to Seattle as one of the ten teams to join the Techstars Seattle class of 2014. According to a press release, more than 600 teams applied for the program, and 31% of the applications came from outside the United States. “It was a very competitive selection process with many excellent candidates, however, I am very confident in our choices for this year’s class,” says Andy Sack, managing director of Techstars Seattle. Crowsnest is an ecosystem, a hub, and an API that helps manage your devices in a creative way. We interviewed two of the…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Patient receives first implant in U.S. to prevent cluster headaches

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    U.S. researchers implant a neurostimulator in a patient's cheek to provide relief from painful cluster headaches. This is the first time the device is being tested in the U.S, and hopes are high that the neurostimulator can short circuit the nerves that cause the debilitating headaches. Sharon Reich reports.
  • Hoverbike aims to take aviation to a new level

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    UK-based Malloy Aeronautics is preparing to test a manned quadcopter capable of out-manouvering a helicopter and presenting a new paradigm for aerial vehicles. A 1/3-sized scale model is already gaining popularity with drone enthusiasts around the world, with the full-sized manned model expected to take flight in the near future. Matthew Stock reports.
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue in Brazil

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    A UK-based biotech firm is developing a new weapon to kill off the dengue virus. Researchers in Brazil are producing millions of male mosquitoes genetically modified with a gene that kills off their offspring. The plan is to release the GM males into the wild where they will mate with females who will give birth to mosquitoes that carry a gene that kills them before they reach maturity. The scientist say that if done on a large scale, the dengue-carrying mosquito population could be decimated in a matter of months. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Eco-friendly bench keeps your tech fully charged

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Boston is installing solar powered "smart" benches in its public spaces. The design team behind the "Soofa" say it's the bench of the future, giving park goers a comfortable seating area that doubles as a mobile phone charger. Sharon Reich has more.
  • Codecademy CEO Zach Sims on going global

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Aug. 19 - Free online education platform Codecademy has announced a new global initiative to teach people the digital skills needed to succeed in today's workplace.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • Seiran II Mid-Tower Case from Raidmax Can Hold Really Long Graphics Cards

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    Many desktop cases that boast about support for very long graphics cards can do it because they have removable HDD cages, or at least one set of bays that can be pulled out. That's not how Raidmax goes about things. Indeed, the company decided to just do away with the HDD bays altogether. It still has three of them (3.5-inch drive bays, that is) but they are located at the bottom of the case. The space where HDDs are usually placed in PCs is left empty. This might cause problems if your SATA... (read more)
  • Western Digital Red HDDs Power I-O Data's New External Drives

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Some companies that sell storage devices don't actually make the storage units themselves. At least, not always. They tend to use the drive created by specialists. In this case, we're bringing you the I-O Data HDJA-UTW line of external hard drives, which happen to really be drive enclosures holding one WD Red HDD from Western Digital each. Technically speaking, WD Red HDDs were made for NAS devices (network-attached storage), but they work just fine in other situations too. Clearly, I-O Dat... (read more)
  • The Awesome New USB Type-C Cable Won't Be Inaugurated at IFA 2014

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    With IFA just around the corner, a colleague and I are getting ready to head over to Berlin, where IFA 2014 will take place from September 5 to 10. We expect to see many things there, from new computers and displays (like ultra-wide curved screens) to new 3D printers and systems featuring DDR4 RAM. Phones and wearables will also surely be in abundance there. Alas, there is one technology that won't be very well represented: the USB Type-C connector. You know, the Universal Serial Bus techno... (read more)
  • No, This Is Not a Router, It Really Is a Full PC from Acer

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    Miniature personal computers usually look like tiny little blocks, and can be mistaken for media players. However, some go even further, minimizing the outer shell so much that you can think they're routers or I/O docks unless you look closely enough. Such is the case with the new Acer Veriton N4630G mini PCs. They look like I/O docking stations even though they have either a 4 MB cache, 3.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-4570T CPU (Veriton N4630G-i54570X) or the dual-core, 3 GHz, 3 MB cache Int... (read more)
  • Gaming DDR4 from G.Skill, Ripjaws 4, Pictured and Priced

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Even though consumer DDR4 was supposed to only be launched next year, makers of RAM have decided to release a preliminary gaming range now. After all, the Haswell-E Core-series and Haswell-EP Xeon central processing units both support the technology. And while the chips are, indeed, made mostly for professional workstations, they still need DDR4 RAM, and it's no harm if they happen to possess fancy heatspreaders. They need coolers anyway. Besides, if you want to make a hardcore gaming PC, or... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Talking Connected Cars with Mojio's CEO Jay Giraud at GROW

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Late last year Vancouver's Mojio (pronounced MO-jee-oh) announced that it has closed a $2.3 million seed financing round led by Relay Ventures, with participation from 500 Startups, and BDC. Mojio is a cloud-connected device for cars. Supported by a smartphone app for iOS and Android, Mojio unlocks and connects real-time vehicle information to a user’s life. From parking payments to turning off lights as a user leaves home, Mojio automates everyday tasks while keeping driver safety and convenience top of mind. According to Mojio CEO Jay Giraud, “Mojio is creating a custom driver…
  • Tim Hortons Submerges Customers in Pure Darkness to Promote First New Blend in 50 Years

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Tim Hortons saw smashing success on social media this week with the launch of the #TimsDark Experiment. Leveraging the power of the internet, the Canadian coffee chain launched a clever two-minute video on YouTube that's garnered nearly a million views in less than a week. The video sees a small-town Timmy's get painted entirely in black, with no lights on the inside ("I can't see shit," one patron says). Submerged in complete darkness, wary customers question the decision to enter until they're greeted with the coffee company's first new blend in half a century: the dark roast.  
  • Five Cool Job Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
        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. Bionym is hiring a Developer Relations Manager in Toronto. The creator of a wearable biometric authentication device Nymi needs someone to support the large environment of third-party developers working on solutions for the device. The successful candidate's main focus will be bringing international developers into the Nymi framework, guiding them to provide beneficial designs. Three or more years of application development is must, as…
  • 15-Year-Old Canadian Entrepreneur Brings His Startup to Market

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    While most of the teens at the Shad Valley tech and entrepreneurship camp in July focused on their science projects, Alex Gillis might have been a bit distracted by the business he’d started two months before. He is now launching the business, which places a small electronic monitor in retail locations like coffee shops to track the customer traffic and spending, and provide data on customer behaviour. Gillis and his partners call their service Bitness and the little device the Bitness Beacon. And he hopes to have them in scores of locations by the time he’s midway through Grade…
  • Five People You're Gonna Want to Meet at the GROW Conference

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Five People You Should Meet At GROW By The GROW conference always has many extremely successful and impressive keynote speakers. This year's conference is taking place in beautiful Whistler, BC and here are the speakers you need to see. Joanne Fedeyko, Executive Director, The C100 By Joanne Fedeyko is a native Albertan who earned her CMA designation in 1995. She has experienced a diverse career in the startup, consulting, telecommunications, aviation and nonprofit sectors. Sid Paquette, Director, OMERS Ventures By Sid has…
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  • "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…
  • Celebrity status in the realm of...
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    What do Leonard Nimoy, Krista Marks, Vinton Cerf, have in common 1600_ 8/11/14 - [archives/2010-09-27] ...Celebrity status in the realm of science and technology; business, commerce and community, creators, educators, visionaries, philanthropists, leaders, adventurous, courageous people! You will find them and many more stand-out-leaders from actor, astronaut, genius to outspoken critic. Visit the w3w3 Podcast Directory for a comprehensive collection of our most important business leaders over the past eleven years. You won't find all these celebrity interviews any place else. Ask…
  • Digital Broadband Migration affecting you
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Digital Broadband Migration: Internet Ecosystem 1598_ 8/11/14 - [archives/2010-02-15] Each panelist had their own take at The Digital Broadband Migration 2010 Conference: Examining the Internet's Ecosystem. Read a few excerpts and then listen to the panel discussion. Phil Weiser, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice moderates the panel ("What frightens me, makes me nervous - from the U.S. perspective losing our engineering talent, the Internet no longer being U.S. centric, patent litigation, a lack of cooperation among key players");…
  • Wrapping up an interesting season
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Living Business Lessons - Archives revisited... Hind sight is a beautiful thing! As we work to achieve our goals, the past may be holding the key to your success. This week, the following stories are from 2010, 2011, 2012 and are archived on the website. When the chips are down, Michael Bristow says, " Keep at it, eventually there will be a turn around." 1599_ 8/11/14 - [archives/2011-01-13] ARCA Biopharma, Inc. is a Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. Larry interviewed…
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    9 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Tap into the Value of Business Podcasts 1597_ 8/4/14 - When was launched in January 1999, podcasting was virtually unheard of. Today it is part of the World Wide Web norm. For speed and efficiency, the w3w3® Podcast Directory has one overall Annual INDEX - and for each year is also broken up by month. Check it out… w3w3® Podcast Directory 2011
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  • Fund This: $55,000 Needed for More Adventures of Peter and Wendy

    Bree Brouwer
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:24 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 New Adventures of Peter and Wendy – Season 2 Asking For: $55,000 on…
  • Crackle’s ‘Sports Jeopardy!’ With Dan Patrick Arrives September 24

    Bree Brouwer
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    While Crackle already carries a range of entertainment, from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to Chosen, it’s adding one specifically for all its sports lovers. On September 24, 2014, Sports Jeopardy! will join the ranks of Crackle’s original series. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Sports Jeopardy! is a television quiz show in the form of (unsurprisingly) its namesake, Jeopardy, with a specific focus on the world of professional and athletic teams, individuals, and achievements. Each 30-minute episode will be hosted by Emmy-award-winning sportscaster Dan Patrick, and will be…
  • Mashable Releases ‘Monumental’ Debate Series With Elliott Morgan

    Bree Brouwer
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Get ready to for one of the internet’s most trafficked news destinations to discuss more than “news, information & resources for the Connected Generation.” Mashable just announced its new online video series Monumental, which finds famous YouTubers and entertainment personalities debating which four items in a given category should be “immortalized” onto a digital picture of Mount Rushmore. The series is hosted by Elliott Morgan of ex-SourceFed fame. Each episode starts with eight different contenders fighting for a spot on digital Rushmore within a chosen…
  • Channel Frederator Network Adds 200 New Channels To Its Roster

    Bree Brouwer
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    While you were relaxing on the beach this summer, the Channel Frederator Network, home of such favorite cartoons as Bravest Warriors, was working hard signing deals with over 200 new YouTube channels. The additions bring the burgeoning multi-channel network’s ranks up to more than 550 partners. Focusing only on original animated content, the MCN signed with such established and up-and-coming animators as FlashFacilitoChips, RusPlaying, LewToons, Flying Panda 1990 and David Firth’s delightfully creepy Salad Fingers “This is a milestone, not only for our network, but for all of…
  • Nominees Announced for the 4th Annual Streamy Awards, Tune In September 7

    Bree Brouwer
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    The Emmys aren’t the only can’t-miss awards show coming up. Nominees were just announced by dick clark productions and Tubefilter for the 4th annual Streamy Awards, presented by Coca-Cola and streaming live from Beverly Hills on September 7, 2014. Nominees fill up an impressive 47 categories and range from YouTube celebrities, to Vine videos, to traditional yet innovative television networks using online video and social media to engage viewers outside of its typical medium. Last year’s show hosted by Chris Hardwick (who you can check out in action in the video below) boasted 7…
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  • What I Learned On Vacation: Check Your Email

    Eric Dye
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last month I had a vacation of sorts (as I mentioned before). During this time, I had some personal revelations about my life—both personally and work wise. I lend this to the fact that I spent multiple days at a time unplugged and completely disconnected from the Internet. No laptop. No tablet. No smartphone. I highly recommend you do it sometime—if not regularly. Not only did it force me to pause, clear my head, and have some self-reflection, but it also gave me a chance to contrast what I considered to be my ‘normal’ life with actual living. One of the things I learned and would…
  • Church Usher Training Video

    Eric Dye
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The video below is from Chick-fil-A and was “created to remind us that everyone we interact with is a chance to create a remarkable experience.” While it was produced as a type of training video for their employees, I think many church usher teams (as well as anyone on church staff or volunteers) should consider sharing this and/or made this a part of their training process. Every Life Has a Story So…church tech sound guy…the next time someone complains about the volume—remember this video. And you…church graphic designer…the next time you’re asked to…
  • A Fun Way to Mark Your Bible

    Jason Vana
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I love marking up my Bible when I study. I’m not sure if it’s the graphic designer in me (I like pretty colors) or the former English major coming out (sentence diagrams!!), but I just enjoy dissecting the text and finding the deeper—and much more personal—meaning. A quick flip through my Bible will prove my case. Highlights, underlines, arrows pointing to notes I wrote in the margins, boxes, color coded markings—it’s like a playground for my studious brain. But there’s one problem in this wondrous glory-land I call marking my Bible: It’s hard to find the…
  • Need for Remote Video Conferencing?

    Eric Dye
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When some people hear the phrase “remote video conferencing,” they inwardly cringe. In the past, remote video conferencing was less than ideal, to put it kindly. Those who are familiar with past methods of communication via video calls are well aware of the long stretches of unexpected silences and frequently posed question, “Can you hear me?” These frustrating breaches in communication created a sense of hesitation among business owners and managers concerning the use of video conferencing technology as a means of communication. However, recent innovations and advances in video…
  • Church Tech Confessionals [Video]

    Jeremy Smith
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The following video was made by Grace Church and there is not much more details to go with it, but this video encapsulates so much that I see in church tech. Of course, the video is made tongue and cheek for the humor factor, but there is an element of truth behind every one of the statements made. I wonder how many churches have departments that do not play well together, are not polite to their church techies, and look down on the volunteers and staff. I’d love to hear your own confessionals below and if you need a black bar over your eyes, don’t put your name in it—LOL!
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to US airports between 2009 and 2013.In laboratory tests, the team was able to conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner. The team modified the scanner operating software to present an 'all-clear' image to the operator even when contraband was detected.
  • Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions.
  • Seeing a molecule breathe

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Academy of Finland) For the first time, chemists have succeeded in measuring vibrational motion of a single molecule with a femtosecond time resolution. The study reveals how vibration of a single molecule differs from the behavior of larger molecular groups.
  • New CloudLab will help researchers test new cloud architectures

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A $10 million National Science Foundation grant to create CloudLab will be distributed to partner institutions in addition to University of Massachusetts Amherst, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Clemson University, Raytheon BBN Technologies and US Ignite. CloudLab will consist of 5,000 linked cores, or computers, that will be free for research and classroom use and should be up and running by spring 2015.
  • Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (National Science Foundation) Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by European explorers.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • 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…
  • Free, discounted, and reduced Certifications and Training!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    So I came across this gem not too long ago (I’ll be duplicating their content here in the event that it ever ‘disappears’ from the source)  Also I’ll be introducing some additional training resources and such which they did not cover or reflect, to make sure you have access to as much Free as possible! Interested in becoming a SolarWinds Certified Professional FOR FREE?!?! SolarWinds Offering Free Virtual Classroom Training for Current Customers! SolarWinds Expands Free Training and Certifications! Free Training, Labs, Videos and more from Microsoft, VMware and @TrainSignal! That…
  • With three weeks to #VMworld whether veteran or rookie attendee your must do list!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Here we are with only 19 days until I leave to get there, leaving you approximately three weeks to get ready! Let’s make sure you’re ready! I’m sure by now you’ve already read in-depth The OMG ridiculous single point of awesome for attending VMworld 2014 San Francisco!!! and all of the citing references in past posts, right?! So let’s focus on what is most important at this point! Are you REGISTERED for VMworld?!? This has been covered at length, and some more length in my previous posts on the subject, but have you visited the VMworld Registration page and signed up / paid and all…
  • With #VMworld around the corner it’s time to plan for #vRelax!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Well hello there fellow VMworldians!  It’s about that time again! For those veterans of #vRelax it will be happening again.  For those who aren’t familiar, here is the low down. :) VMworld and well the World in general are hardcore busy places where we are on our feet all of the time and taking a regular beating.   This is where #vRelax comes into focus!   I discovered this little Foot Reflexology place in San Francisco Chinatown a little over 10 years ago, and I’ve been going ever since.  In fact for the past 4-5 VMworlds we’ve been attending…
  • How to suppress annoying shell warnings on your ESXi hosts in vCenter!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    So there you are logging into one of your vCenter’s and then WHOA WHAT IS GOING ON, WHY IS THERE A YELLOW TRIANGLE ON MY SERVER Then you click on your server, go to the “Summary” tab and notice it has some ERRORS! Oh my! But you might say to yourself… “Yea, I enabled remote ssh and local shell, so why is it warning me about this?!” Well, now you don’t need to be annoyed by non-essential ‘warning’ messages which detract from REAL and ACTUAL error messages! This is easily enough fixed by simply going to EACH of your servers, clicking “Configuration” then going to the…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Short Stack: Eucalyptus shocks world by joining OpenStack, state of the OpenStack union and 4 ways OpenStack is good for IT

    Ron Miller
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, the Short Stack where I scour the web looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week we look at a long-time OpenStack critic deciding to switch and stop fighting, the state of the OpenStack union (with a bent toward service providers) and four ways OpenStack is good for IT (in case you need some fodder to bolster your OpenStack argument).
  • Amazon Web Services could have ace in the hole

    Ron Miller
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    AWS has become everyone's favorite whipping boy as they face stiff competition from some serious companies including Microsoft, Google and IBM, but before we write off AWS altogether, they might have an advantage nobody considered. Photo Credit: Elvert Barnes on Flickr. Used under CC-BY SA 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: How companies use OpenStack, crowd sourcing the OpenStack Summit and Rackspace quits IaaS market

    Ron Miller
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web looking for the best OpenStack links I can find. This week, we look at someone who is documenting different OpenStack implementations, how the OpenStack Summit is crowd sourcing which sessions it will run in Paris and Rackspace exiting the IaaS business.
  • Spain's Linking Tax Taxes My Patience

    Ron Miller
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Spain's new tax on linking to Spanish newspaper articles is ill defined and short sighted and ends up protecting a dying industry, while undermining a vibrant one. In fact, it makes no sense at all. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: Amazon's earnings report triggers strong debate, Australia wants to go cloud and how cloud changes IT mindset

    Ron Miller
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the very best cloud links I can find. This week, we discuss the great debate over Amazon's earnings report, what it means to AWS and the impact it has on other cloud service providers, The Australian government's move to the cloud and cloud's disruptive impact on IT.
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  • Gwyneth Paltrow Slips Into a Bikini For Her Ice Bucket Challenge

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Gwyneth Paltrow pulled out all the stops for her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video, which she posted to Instagram on Wednesday. While wearing a bikini in her backyard, Gwyneth announced her promise to donate to the ALS Association before nominating Cameron Diaz, designer Stella McCartney, and her ex-husband, Chris Martin, to take the challenge next. Last week, Gwyneth was nominated to be covered in cold water by fellow lifestyle goddess Martha Stewart. Watch Gwyneth's video above, and check out the rest of the celebrities that have been taking the plunge for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • Robert Pattinson's Ice Bucket Challenge Is More Like a Hot Hose Down

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Robert Pattinson has officially joined the ranks of celebrities getting in on the ALS ice bucket challenge fun, and it is everything you could have hoped for. Straying away from the expected, Rob treats us to what only can be described as a superhot wet t-shirt moment. (You can see his stomach!) Interestingly enough, the video popped up on pal Zac Efron's YouTube channel on Wednesday, just one day after Zac nominated him. Watch the video for the first time below!
  • Fill Out Our 2014 Emmys Ballot For a Chance to Win $1,000!

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The 2014 Emmys are right around the corner, but before the awards are passed out on Aug. 25, we're giving you a chance to predict the winners. The television enthusiast who makes the most correct guesses can win $1,000!
  • The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Turned Hollywood Into a Wet T-Shirt Contest

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Yes, the ALS Association is an amazing organization with a great cause, but we know the real reason you are watching all those ALS ice bucket challenge videos - the hot dudes. Some of Hollywood's best-looking men have taken part in the challenge, and quite a few of them have decided to take on the icy water while either showing skin or wearing shirts that suddenly turn very sheer once they've gotten wet. We bet they know exactly what they are doing, and it's definitely piqued our interest! Keep scrolling to see the hottest ice bucket challenges, and don't forget to check out the very best…
  • You Have to Love Verne Troyer's Water-Conscious Ice Bucket Challenge

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    By now you might be pretty burned out watching celebrities take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but this latest video is guaranteed to make you smile. Austin Powers star Verne Troyer accepted the challenge after being nominated by DJ Steve Aoki, but instead of the standard ice water plunge - and because California is in the middle of a serious drought - Verne decided to do something a little different. Watch his hilarious challenge video now, and see more of the funniest Ice Bucket Challenges from celebrities so far.
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    GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news

  • Are video conferencing rooms the future of employee communication?

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    With the increasing use of video technology in today’s business market, more companies may be moving toward the dedicated video conference room. There are a variety of options for these rooms, and the benefits are good news for companies as they improve telepresence, increase efficiency, and reduce long-term cost for the business. With all of the advantages of this technology, video conference rooms may well be the future of employee communication in the modern work field.   Improved Telepresence One of the major benefits of having a video conference room is the ability to improve…
  • Unlocked Oppo Find 7a is now available for preorder

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    We covered devices from Oppo before, and speaking of which, it seems that one of Oppo’s devices is now available for preorder, so let’s have a closer look. Oppo Find 7a is a 5.5-inch device that uses 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and it’s powered by quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. Additional specs include 16GB of storage space,13-megapixel camera on the back and 5-megapixel front camera for video calls. There’s also 2800mAh removable battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. If you’re in the United States you’ll be pleased to…
  • Lenovo announces two new laptops: Z40 and Z50

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you want to enjoy in multimedia on the go, you might want to check out these two new laptops that come from Lenovo. Lenovo Z40 and Z50 are designed for entertainment, and both of them come with Full HD 1920×1080 displays. In addition, they have Dolby Home Theater sound system and they are powered by AMD’s APU, but if you’re into gaming, you can get AMD R7 GPU. Although most laptops come without optical drive, Lenovo Z40 and Z50 come equipped with DVD player/burner. As for the size, these laptops are just under an inch thick, so you will be able to carry them with you at all times.
  • Kolibree Smart Toothbrush is now available on Kickstarter

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Not that long ago we wrote about Kolibree smart toothbrush, and if you liked this device, today we have more information about it. Kolibree smart toothbrush comes with Bluetooth connectivity, sonic technology, an 8-axis accelerometer, a magnetometer and a gyroscope. This toothbrush also comes with companion app that will show people how to brush their teeth, and it will keep records of their brushing sessions and display progress in user-friendly dashboard. Kolibree is also releasing an API that will allow developers to create their own games in order to motivate users to brush their teeth…
  • Lenovo announces FLEX 2 laptops

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Lenovo is well-known for its computers, and speaking of Lenovo, this company has added two new laptops to its FLEX lineup. FLEX 2 line comprises two models, they share the same hardware specs, and only difference between them is the screen size, since one models comes with 14-inch display, while the other one has 15.6-inch display. FLEX 2 laptops are flexible and they can be tilted all the way around at a 300 degree angle, which means that you can use them like a tablet on a stand. As for the hardware, these laptops come with up to Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, or you can…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Top Five Apps For Making The Most Of Those Last Minute Summer Getaways

    Donyae Coles
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Summer is almost over but there’s still a few days left to squeeze in some fun. Sure there’s probably not enough time to visit a far off exotic location, but certainly a weekend getaway or a day trip. So in the name of spontaneous summer adventures, here are our top five apps to make the most of that last minute summer getaway. 1) Field Trip This app runs [...] 397 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Snap Macro Lens – take cool macro photos with this whimsical smartphone attachment

    Donyae Coles
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    A good camera with fancy lenses can be very, very expensive. Which may not be something that everyone who wants to take up photography can handle. But most people today do happen to have a cell phone with a camera. With the Snap Macro Lens, even armed with only a cell phone, you too can take photos of our tiny world. The internet is flooded with photographs of everyday objects in extreme [...] 175 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • TANDA Zap – clear confident skin is just a Zap away

    Dil Soomro
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Acne is a phase that almost every man, woman, girl, and/or boy has to go through once (or even multiple times) in their lifetime. There are no solid permanent treatments for this skin condition, at least no cheap treatments. However, technology can now help you get rid of this unpleasant condition without any side effects. The all new TANDA Zap is is a dermatologist-approved and FDA-cleared home acne treatment system designed specifically [...] 161 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Regular readers will know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect smartphone for a few years now. The criteria is pretty simple. First and most important, it must have a battery life of several days before needing a charge. It also has to have a great price, be as powerful as possible, offer infinitely expandable storage via microSD cards and preferably be dual SIM. We’ve just found that phone. The THL 5000 is the latest new [...] 1,200 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Red Ferret Sony SmartWatch 2 Giveaway – FINAL 48 HOURS!

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    The clock is ticking down to the end of our super giveaway for a Sony SmartWatch 2, so if you were thinking of entering, now’s the time to do it. Put it off and it might be…gasp…too late! So let’s not hear any more excuses, stop whatever you’re doing and… CLICK HERE TO ENTER! Best of luck. 57 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • Humans Need Not Apply

    CGP Grey
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Humans Need Not Apply Discuss this video: ## Robots, Etc: Terex Port automation: http://www.... From: CGP Grey Views: 1758861 63961 ratings Time: 15:01 More in Education
  • Röyksopp & Robyn "Monument" (Music Video)

    The Creators Project
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Röyksopp & Robyn "Monument" (Music Video) The official music video for Röyksopp & Robyn's 'Monument' directed by Max Vitali off the mini album 'Do It Again.' Watch the behind-the-scenes here: https:/... From: The Creators Project Views: 656500 9032 ratings Time: 06:49 More in Music

    3 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    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: 1940573 49788 ratings Time: 07:52 More in Entertainment
  • Top 10 Technology Predictions That Turned Out to be False
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Top 10 Technology Predictions That Turned Out to be False You could not be more wrong... Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 technology predictions that turned out to be false. Ch... From: Views: 417307 7097 ratings Time: 09:26 More in Entertainment
  • Kacy Catanzaro at the 2014 Dallas Finals | American Ninja Warrior

    American Ninja Warrior
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Kacy Catanzaro at the 2014 Dallas Finals | American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro shocks the ANW universe once again and becomes the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama. SUBSCRIBE: About American Ninja Warrior: NBC... From: American Ninja Warrior Views: 8652711 37340 ratings Time: 07:31 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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  • "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…
  • "The finest computers money can buy"

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Get ready for another throwback TV series: WGN America next month debuts "Manhattan", the story of the atomic bomb project during World World II. In this scene from the show, which launches on Sunday, July 27, we're introduced to the whiz-bang computers of the day... RELATED: New movie "The Imitation Game" puts spotlight on Alan Turing and the Enigma code during World War IITo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Celebrating SysAdmin Day on Instagram

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    The world celebrates the 15th Annual SysAdmin Day on a social network that wasn't around at the start of this last Friday of July event.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • AT&T Exclusivity Hindering Amazon Phone Sales

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    While AT&T exclusivity may be hurting Amazon phone sales, I don't think the price is doing it any favors either. Amazon keeps sales numbers secret but the firm came to that conclusion by tracking ad impressions generated by the phone's users. The fairly tepid sales are in large part thanks to the exclusive sales arrangement with AT&T, something we noted at launch didn't exactly scream cutting edge. Comments
  • Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The SSD Review crew just put the finishing touches on their review of the Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD. If you are looking for a large solid state drive, this review will be of interest. Although performance may not be the best, Kingston is targeting a specific demographic with this SSD, that being the beginner who will be migrating from a hard drive. Having said that, the included accessories within this SSD present a completely different outlook, one that we have yet to see from any other. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Cases: BitFenix Prodigy M Gamer @ Cooling: Scythe Tatsumi CPU Cooler @ pcGameware ETC.: RAM Disk Guide @ TechARP Zotac Zbox ID92 Mini-PC @ Tech Report Input: Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury @ TechSpot Storage: AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD @ eTeknix Video: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 @ ocaholic
  • Stop Buying Games At Launch

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    I think more and more people are starting to realize something you guys have known for a long time, buying games at launch is not such a good idea. Early adopters pay the most for a game and get the least finished version of the release. It's often worth it for them to play it along with the huge rush of other fans who want to be there first, but you don't have to join them, even if many are perfectly happy to sign up for the journey of a game's patches and updates and price drops rather than the pure destination of just playing the damned thing. Comments
  • Intel And Unity Collaborate To Extend Android Support Across Intel-Based Devices

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Intel and Unity Technologies today announced a strategic collaboration to advance the development of Android*-based applications on Intel® architecture. The agreement accelerates Intel's mobility push as millions of developers using the Unity development platform can now bring native Android games and other apps to Intel-based mobile devices. Unity adds support for Android across all of Intel's current and future processors including both the Intel® Core™ and Intel® Atom™ processor families. Unity will ensure Intel product enhancements, including both graphics and CPU performance…
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  • 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.”)…
  • For Professional Designers: Website Builder Showdown: Webydo vs Adobe Muse

    Adam Thompson
    6 Jan 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Professional web designers have been frustrated for years by coding. According to surveys conducted among web designers, about 70% of a budget is spent on coding. It is a major expense, increasing the cost of a project, thus eating into a designer’s profit margin. Coupled with the rapid growth of ecommerce and businesses needing an Internet presence, a designer’s workload can become problematic. Quick but professional turnaround is key, which leads some designers to visual website design platforms. Adobe, one of the most well-known companies in the design industry, recently…
  • How Free Call Software is Changing the Phone Industry and How we Talk to Each Other

    18 Dec 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Technology is revolutionary and has a continuous affect on the world we live in. As a new technology is discovered, the existing technology is going to be dramatically altered, and even sacrificed. TV killed the radio star; the mobile phone made landlines obsolete, and now free calling software is changing how we communicate and altering the well-established phone industry. The Phone Industry The phone industry has experienced faster and more dramatic changes in recent years then it has seen in the past 2 decades. Although it’s not great news for the phone industry, it is great news for…
  • ‘Smart’ Traffic Lights Could Cut Commute by 60%

    27 Nov 2013 | 12:28 pm
    Here is some good news for commuters and anyone who has a short traffic fuse. Someone has finally “built the better mousetrap” of the traffic light world, and it looks as if the days of spending over 165 hours a year sitting at red lights may be quickly going the way of the dinosaur. In-Dash Traffic Lights There are currently two developing ideas vying for the title of Traffic Savior. The first idea involves the elimination of traffic lights completely. Engineers would develop an in-dash system that would alert one vehicle to the presence of another. Using this advanced wireless…
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  • UK needs to fund Innovation, not Entrepreneurs

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Very interesting article in the Economist about "Entrepreneurial" vs "Innovation" economics. the whole article is well worth reading as it is one of those very rare items in the UK "Tech Startup" space - a systemic analysis with actual numbers. There are 3 key points dealing with the UK's current Startup / "Every Person is an Entrepreneur" craze: Firstly, State money is wasted on funding too many entrpreneurial SMES with too little money, they do nothing for the economy overall: ....once you take into account the number of SME jobs lost after the first three years of their creation, there is…
  • The Cambrian Era of Robotics

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    Robobuzz (Source: NESTA - see link in text) As readers of this blog may know, we started watching Robotics again in about 2008* when it became clear to us that the advance of Moore's Law meant that finally enough computer power and battery life made it possible to build robots with all their systems onboard, so they could become self-mobile and (to an extent) self directing. This change was labelled "3rd Generation" robotics (as always it was hyped long before it became reality, but over the last 5 years or so there has been a tipping point), and heralded a "Cambrian Explosion" in new robot…
  • Yo! Its the Bubbletime

    18 Jun 2014 | 3:48 pm
    People Invested $1 Million In An App That Just Says ‘Yo’ "It’s not just an app that says Yo,” says Mr Arbel. “It’s a whole new means of communication" 'nuff said... are we getting to an age when every startup gets $1m just for existing? Will tomorrow see $1m for an App that says Ni! ? As was noted by James Surowiecki* in the New Yorker, the problem is increasingly not getting started and seeded these days, its finding a way out the Darwinian stew of all the other crap ideas encouraged to start up - and this ain't the way to fix that. * Author of Wisdom of Crowds
  • Twitter Soap Opera - we told ya so

    13 Jun 2014 | 3:28 am
    When the Twitter IPO was mooted, we believed that although the company has potential, one of the major risks to its future valuation was its management - see here for example, where we wrote : 6. As always though, realizing potential comes down to execution. - The FB team are very focussed, Twitter is harder to judge - lots of change at the top over the years, we wouldn't be at all surprised if they bring in an "Eric Schmidt" figure. The fun and games this week was totally predictable (see above...), now we await part 2 of our prediction - an Eric Schmidt type character brought in to reassure…
  • Google's Self Drive Cars - just another Toll Road play

    19 May 2014 | 2:21 am
    From The Atlantic, it would seem that Google self drive cars rely hugely on the information about the road.: Today, you could not take a Google car, set it down in Akron or Orlando or Oakland and expect it to perform as well as it does in Silicon Valley. Here's why: Google has created a virtual track out of Mountain View. A Googler demonstrates what the self-driving car "sees." Note the background world on which the light traffic lights and their sightlines are displayed: that's the track. The key to Google's success has been that these cars aren't forced to process an entire scene from…
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    Spy Blog

  • 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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  • DailyDirt: I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up 2.0

    Michael Ho
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the US, over half of the mobile phones people are using are smartphones, so it's not surprising that there's a nascent market for smart devices trying to take advantage of this existing user base. Wearables like smartwatches and smartglasses are nifty gadgets, but there could be other smart-things that might be hanging around necks or strapped to our arms in the near future. One feature for all of these smart accessories could be personal protection -- allowing the wearer to signal to friends/family/police in an emergency situation. Here are just a few examples (that are available for…
  • Konami Flip-Flops On Fan-Remake Of 'Metal Gear', Decides To Shut It Down

    Timothy Geigner
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Eventually, video game companies are going to have to come to terms with the fact that their biggest fans can also be immensely creative and that they often want to channel that creativity towards adding to the game franchises they love. Thus far, the vast majority of fan-driven projects having anything to do with video game franchises are met with stonewall takedowns and cease and desist letters. The most frustrating of these are when mixed signals are sent to the fans engaged in these projects, where the people doing the work are under the impression that their efforts have been cleared for…
  • Behind The Veil Part 5: Comcast Metrics For All Employees As Simple As ABC, Always Be Closing

    Timothy Geigner
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    In the ongoing fallout Comcast is facing due to the high-pressure sales tactics of their non-sales employees, the company has consistently indicated that these employees are not behaving in a manor consistent with the company's wishes. The common thread in most of these stories consists of customer service duties being handled by customer retention reps as often as not and complaints or attempts to cancel service being met with sales pitches instead of service. Comcast has specifically indicated that these examples are outside of the way they train employees to conduct their business.
  • Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Claims Its Layoffs Are Because It's Invented A New Way To Buy Patents

    Mike Masnick
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Times are tough for a patent troll, apparently. A year ago, we noted that Intellectual Ventures -- the world's largest patent troll, who brought in billions of dollars by getting companies to pay up a shakedown fee to avoid lawsuits over its giant portfolio of patents (mostly cast off from universities who couldn't find any other buyers) -- was running out of cash. While IV did convince Microsoft and Sony to dump in some more cash, IV's litigation strategy is in shambles. Various lawsuits are dropping like flies without any of the big wins that IV promised. Meanwhile, while its heavy lobbying…
  • There's A Reasonable Debate To Be Had About Showing The James Foley Beheading Video, But Claiming Its Illegal To Watch Is Ridiculous

    Mike Masnick
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By now you've probably heard of the barbaric and tragic beheading of journalist James Foley by the extremist group ISIS. There's an ongoing debate happening as many people sought to have the video (and screenshots) removed from the internet. Twitter and YouTube are actively removing such things, and even shutting down some accounts of people who are sharing those links. Mathew Ingram has a fantastic discussion about whether or not it's the right thing for these companies to be removing those images and videos, and our own Tim Geigner has been weighing whether or not to write about the…
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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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  • 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!
  • 5 Proven Ways to Motivate and Retain Your Technology Team

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Staff retention grows harder and harder with every new generation. With the old tried and true system of incentives not nearly as effective as it once was, it's time to start thinking beyond the norm. This guide breaks down five key areas for retaining your tech staff:The work environmentEducationHardware/software programsPerks of hard workRecognitionWhen your staff understands the extent at which you are willing to go to keep them around, they will repay you with hard work and loyalty.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service AttacksPC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionMagic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a ServiceBYOD Security That WorksRequest Free!
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    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Power in automotive systems is not stable and is often subject to fluctuations and noise. Proper installation of the power conditioning devices in relation to the hardware you are trying to protect is important. With the Vehicle Best Practices Installation Guide you will learn the background on the problems and solutions as well as guidance for the installation of in-vehicle networks as well as guidance to overcome these obstacles.Request Free!
  • Webinar: Extending Active Directory to Office 365

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Since its launch in 2011, Microsoft's Office 365 has quickly become the collaboration software of choice for many organizations. While some are choosing Microsoft for the first time, most Office 365 customers have a history with Microsoft Exchange running on top of a Microsoft infrastructure which includes Active Directory as the main identity store serving as the Exchange server backend. The top concern for many adopters is federating access with Active Directory.This webinar will discuss delivering:Federated single sign-onUser on-boarding and synchronizationMicrosoft's offering - pros &…
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  • 3 Ways the New Generation of Video Conferencing Benefits Sales Organizations

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Download this eBook to learn how sales teams like yours are leveraging cloud-based video conferencing to sell more, travel less, hold forecasting meetings and train sales reps more effectively.Request Free!
  • 3 Ways the New Generation of Video Conferencing Benefits Marketing Professionals

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Download this eBook to learn how marketing teams like yours are leveraging cloud-based video conferencing to collaborate more effectively with global teams, meet with agencies and build relationships with partners.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Social Media - Free Kit

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Essentials of Social Media, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Social Media related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Social Media research:Request Free!
  • Video Killed The Web-Conferencing Star

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Blue Jeans reveals national survey data demonstrating the power of video-centric meetings. According to the survey, the majority of professionals prefer all of their online or remote meetings to include face-to-face video of meeting participants. Download the infographic for the full list of stats.Request Free!
  • Don't Let Competitors Hijack Your Mobile Traffic

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tablets and smartphones already make up 35% of organic search traffic and very soon the majority of search traffic will be mobile. Start turning the tables on your competitors today by discovering common mobile errors, implementing clear cut mobile SEO techniques, and understanding why mobile configuration is not a one-size-fits-all solution for Marketers.Request Free!
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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a Budget Tablet for Bookworms

    Chance Kinney
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    As was foretold by prophecy back in June, the Samsung Nook tablet is arriving this month. The collaboration between Samsung and the recently spun-off Nook Media has resulted in a 7″ tablet going by the name Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. You’ll be able to find the new tablet in Barnes & Noble stores and online as of today, but should you? It’s the lightest Nook ever, so there’s that. It’s 9.74 oz, which still lags behind the 7.8 oz of the Kindle Paperwhite. Depending on what position you contort yourself into when you get to reading, that difference might matter…
  • Omate X is a Solid Attempt at a Fashionable Smartwatch

    Chance Kinney
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    If we’re being honest, Smartwatches are a bit of a hard sell. You’re shelling out good money for something that makes you not have to reach in your pocket, which isn’t all that intriguing. But, put that in a fashionable wristwatch that we’d wear anyway, smart device or no? Hey, might as well grab one. Omate is the latest company to go the high fashion route for their Smartwatch. The functionality in the Omate X is nothing new—it pushes notifications from your phone onto the watch’s 1.54″ capacitive touchscreen over a Bluetooth connection, including…
  • HTC One M8 for Windows Phone

    Chance Kinney
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    The HTC One M8 is getting a re-release, and while it looks the same from the outside, the inside is getting an overhaul. We’re not talking about the specs, either. HTC is releasing a version of the One M8 that runs the Windows Phone OS, and it’s launching exclusively at Verizon. The Windows Phone version looks to be the same in terms of hardware—it runs on a Qualcomm 801 SoC with 2.3 GHz CPUs, has 2 GB of RAM, and has a 5″ 1080p display. You’re still getting the same HTC UltraPixel camera on the back and a 5 MP front camera, both of which have BSI sensors and are…
  • How Hello Kitty Took Over Our Pencil Cases

    Chip Chick Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    She’s turning 40 this year, but don’t dare call her over the hill. From the sound of it, the Hello Kitty world domination tour is just getting started. A new BBC article follows Hello Kitty from her humble beginnings as a drawing for kindergarteners to worldwide icon capable of inciting riots. The mouthless one has become Japan’s ambassador of cute and, on occasion, literally a Japanese ambassador. Like, the government made her a tourism ambassador. Pretty sure Mickey Mouse can’t claim that, and worse still for the mouse, the cat is pulling in millions more per year in…
  • Hands on with Sharp AQUOS Crystal, An Affordable and Frameless Smartphone

    Ali Heriyanto
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Sharp hasn’t been the biggest player in the smartphone market, but they are definitely impressing us with their new AQUOS Crystal smartphone for Sprint. For starters, this phone has just what we have been dreaming about – and that is a five-inch borderless HD display that goes right to the edge of the phone. The result is a mobile experience that is more immersive, and dear we say it – TV like. Unfortunately, the resolution is just 1280×720, which is solid, but could be even better. But it’s not just the visuals that impresses with the AQUOS Crystal smartphone…
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  • 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…
  • Saudi Arabia Is Set To Boost With The Joint Venture Of Tech Mahindra And Midad Holding

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    The biggest news in the tech market is that Tech Mahindra, a leading organization has entered in a joint venture with the Midad Holding. Midad Holding is a subsidiary of Al Fozan that is a part of diversified interests in Saudi Arabia. Both the companies are combining their strengths with this venture. The Midad holding would be giving its advantage in the region and the global influence of the Tech Mahindra would be adding on the synergic value. This combination is surely about to be the biggest boon for the customers of Saudi Arabia. When asked to the leading officials of the Tech Mahindra…
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  • 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…
  • Living Room Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Living Room Blogger Template is a classy black-and-white theme that will perfectly highlight blogs about interior decoration, home living and lifestyle, and furniture. With 2 columns, right sidebar, a slideshow menu, and rounded corners, this striking blog template will make your visitors feel like they’re peeking into an elegant home showroom. An image of a living room, also done in black and white, on the header completes the look. Living Room Blogger template also features popular posts with thumbnails and links in the sidebar. Because of its simplicity, you can also use it for…
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  • OnePlus Launch in India Nears as Company Starts Hiring Personnel

    Manish Singh
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    The hugely popular smartphone amongst geeks, OnePlus One could soon officially arrive in the Indian market. The Chinese manufacturer is keen on foraying into India, one of the world’s largest smartphone markets, and is in fact looking for a General Manager of OnePlus India. Bridget Hickey, the PR... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Amazon ‘Droning’ India for Prime Air Test Drive, This Could Be Why

    Manish Singh
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    Last year the US technology giant Amazon announced Prime Air, a project through which the company plans to deliver customer’s packages using drones. The company was hoping to get this project up and flying in the US air by 2015. But now an Economic Times report claims that the company is going to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OVAL Helps You Monitor and Locate Your Belongings

    Manish Singh
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    Yesterday we saw a very interesting smart padlock that you could control with your smartphone, today we have spotted yet another intuitive sensor, called OVAL which detects the motion, acceleration and several other aspects of the objects it is connected (or linked) to. OVAL detects motion,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sharp’s Aquos Crystal 5-inch Smartphone Comes With a Borderless Display and Modest Specs

    Radu Tyrsina
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    Sharp announced a new line of devices called Aquos Crystal, which will be available at Japanese carrier Softbank, and in the USA through Sprint. It’s nice to see Sharp expanding beyond Japan, as most of their recent releases were aimed at domestic consumers. Now, thanks to the partnership... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Galaxy Mega 2 Said to Have a 5.99-inch HD Display, Samsung Exynos 4 SoC, 2GB of RAM and 12 MP Camera

    Radu Tyrsina
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    After the release of the Galaxy Alpha with metal slides, which seems to be aimed at the upcoming launch of the iPhone 6, the Galaxy Note 4 is the next big release Samsung fans are looking forward to. But before that happens, it seems that Samsung has YET another one smartphone ready for release... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 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.
  • 5 Effective Ways to Monetize Freemium Apps

    Raja Manoharan
    23 May 2014 | 3:21 am
    App monetization is a hot topic today. More and more app developers are finding that their users don’t want to pay to download an app – they want it free, and they’re willing to suffer through advertising and other marketing methods to get that free price point. In fact, free apps routinely outperform paid apps in all categories save a couple (business utilities and navigation). Does that mean you’re doomed never to make a profit from your efforts? Not at all. Freemium has become the new standard, and some experts expect it to account for up to 93% of the global app market in just a…
  • Top 6 Tips to Get Your Content Shared

    Mercy Livingstone
    13 May 2014 | 3:14 am
    Getting your content shared is essential for anyone engaged in online marketing of any kind. Going “viral” is the goal, but it’s harder to achieve than you might realize. Truth be told, there’s no golden rule, no magic bullet, that guarantees your content will go viral. In fact, most marketing experts have no idea why one post goes viral when another doesn’t achieve that critical mass. However, while viral spread might be the Holy Grail of online marketing, creating content that get shared is more important. You might never attain “viral” status, but good content that’s shared…
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  • RetroBSD: Run old BSD Unix on a microcontroller

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Modern microcontrollers are becoming quite beefy. The Microchip PIC32 line is actually an implementation of the MIPS32 4K architecture - and with 512K of flash and 128K of RAM you can even run Unix! RetroBSD is a port of BSD 2.11 for the PIC32. You might not be able to run X11, but it is still very useful and a great reminder of how small Unix used to be - and how far it has come.
  • HTC One M8 for Windows unveiled... For very few people

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    As expected, HTC has just announced a new smartphone with Windows Phone called the HTC One M8 for Windows. The new device is the same as the HTC One M8 with Android, albeit it comes with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 preinstalled. Sounds great, especially since it may be possible to dual boot or switch operating systems once the XDA crowd gets its hands on this thing. But then... The HTC One M8 for Windows is an exclusive device for U.S. carrier Verizon. Yeah. Good luck, with that.
  • How to boot a PDP-11

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Via TechCrunch: You want to play Adventure, but don't know how to turn on the PDP-11? These instructions are for booting our dual rack machine from its RL01 drives, although booting the single cabinet machine from the RK05 is very similar. How to boot a PDP-11. Yes.
  • Interview: Jim Yurchenco, creator of Apple's first mouse, Palm V

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    While the article focuses on Jim Yurchenco's work on building Apple's first mouse, as a Palm adept, I'm obviously more interested in his other great contribution to the computing world: he built the Palm V. "That was a really important product for us, and the industry", Yurchenco says. "It was one of the first cases where the physical design - the feel and touch points - were considered to be as important as the performance." That wasn't lost on users; the device sold like wild and helped shape modern gadget-lust. Ars Technica's review of the device came with a disclaimer: "Remember, if you…
  • The anti-Facebook

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, Nextdoor is a odd outlier among today's social networks. Signing up is an onerous process, requiring substantial proof of both your identification and address. People post messages, but they are seen only by others in the immediate area, and there is no share or retweet button to proliferate messages across the network. It feels more like a modern update on a message board or web forum than a social network. But it has struck a chord across the country. When The Verge first reported on Nextdoor back in July of 2012, it was in 3,500 neighborhoods.
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  • JL Audio 10TW1 & 12TW1 Car Subwoofers

    Brian Mitchell
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    JL Audio just released two all-new TW1 Thin-Line subwoofer drivers, which feature proprietary patented Thin-Line woofer technology optimized for the smallest enclosures. The 10TW1 (10-inch) and 12TW1 (12-inch) car subwoofers offer outstanding fidelity thanks to DMA-optimized motor systems and highly linear, FEA-optimized suspension systems. JL Audio’s patented Concentric-Tube suspension technology keeps TW1 mounting depths very […]
  • Nest Protect Review

    Digital Trends
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Functional and far smarter than your old smoke detector, the Nest Protect is back — minus the gesture recognition. But more work is still need to make the smart home truly brilliant. (6 out of 10) Pros Easy setup Clear warnings, including spoken alarms Cons No more gestures to shut it off Limited integration with […]
  • LG 22CV241 Chromebase Review

    Digital Trends
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Fast, affordable, and blessed with a solid display, the LG Chromebase is the best all-in-one you can get for under $400. (8 out of 10) Pros Modern looking aesthetics Attractive display Quick hardware for the price Solid bundled peripherals Cons Display stand feels flimsy Poor display controls Chromebooks have taken the computing industry by […]
  • OCZ RevoDrive 350 Review

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    OCZ Technology Group was one of the first companies to produce a PCI-Express SSD. Released in 2010, the RevoDrive was a product that demonstrated the true potential of solid-state storage, with record-breaking sequential transfer speeds possible only when the drive was freed from the comparative limitations of the SATA bus. Since then, there have […]
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows Smartphone

    Brian Mitchell
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    HTC announced a Windows phone version of their flagship smartphone called the HTC One (M8), which is now exclusively available at Verizon Wireless for $99.99 with contract. It marks the first time an iconic flagship device offers multiple operating systems. The smartphone offers the same all-metal unibody design and an elegantly curved back as the […]
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  • Lantern : An app to end censorship

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Proxies, VPN and Tor Network have been the most popular tools in hands of users wanting to bypass internet censorship in countries like China, Iran, Syria and North Korea. Lantern a free utility for Windows, Mac and Linux which allows users to bypass internet censorship by routing internet connections via "trusted" friends located in non-restrictive countries. Unlike Tor, Lantern is a tool having the priority to provide access via trusted computers and is not designed to prevent monitoring or anonymize a user's connection. Lantern also makes use of it's cloud-servers acting as proxy to…
  • New Apple Lightning Cable Could Feature A Reversible USB Connector

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    We shared the news about the any-side-in USB connector a few days ago, the new design just got standardized and will take time to reach consumer products. However, Apple seems to have gauged the frustration of users and have already provided a solution for a reversible USB cable which will work with existing ports (most probably under backward compatibility mode) and won't mind the side you plug it in. A new leaked image from trusted source Sony Dickson who has managed to leak correct details about Apple products earlier shared the image as shown below having the new Apple Lightning Cable…
  • This UV Camera Will Show Skin Of Future You, Today...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
  • New 10Gbps USB Cables Won't Mind The Side You Plug Them In

    Deepesh Agarwal
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Majority of us must have cursed the "one-way-in only" approach of USB ports, specially when working in those hard to reach places on a computer. Thanks to the now finalized new USB 3.1 specification, the reversible USB Type-C standard would be the next upgrade to the technology offering users the ease to shove the cable any-side they want. Almost similarly sized to the current micro-USB Type-B connector specification, the Type-C version of the USB 3.1 standard will also feature data-rate of 10Gbps which is twice as fast as USB 3.0. The new specification also supports power-delivery capacity…
  • Sync Smartband: Family Health, Location, and Activity Tracker

    Deepesh Agarwal
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    First of it's kind, the Sync Smartband aims to be the only solution for all your family health, location and activity tracking needs. Sync is a simple to use, no-frills wristband which will monitor your family's fitness, sleeping habits, and your even your loved one's location. The app will allow friends, caregivers, and others to connect with Sync and retrieve vital information in case of emergency.The best part is there are No recurring subscription charges like other GPS tracker services. Sync tracks steps, calories, sleep patterns, and notifies you if loved ones wander too far.
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  • 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…
  • How John Seigenthaler Changed Wikipedia

    Rex Hammock
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    John Seigenthaler, the legendary editor of Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean, died yesterday (Friday, July 11, 2014) in his Nashville home. In addition to recounting his remarkable career in journalism and public service, an event nine years ago that’s now referred to by early contributors to Wikipedia as “the Wikipedia Seigenthaler incident” earned a paragraph in Mr. Seigenthaler’s New York Time’s obituary. As a Nashvillian and admirer of Mr. Seigenthaler for decades, I was angered in 2005 by that thoughtless and vulgar prank that became one of…
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  • Getting started with drones

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • The Different Ways to 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 25 “legitimate” ways to help you 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 use a subscription model where people…
  • 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…
  • How to Send Out of Office Replies in Twitter

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Twitter, for many, has become a preferred medium of communication. Your email messages may never get read or, in the worst case, may get caught in the Spam folder but tweets and @mentions are very likely to get noticed. When you are travelling or going on a vacation, with limited access to the Internet, you often create an “out of office” reply in your email program to let people know that you won’t be able to respond to them right away. How about doing something similar for people who are trying to reach you through Twitter? What will the Twitter Auto-Responder do Unlike…
  • How to Create RSS Feeds for Twitter

    Amit Agarwal
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Twitter has dropped support for RSS Feeds but there is a simple solution that you can use to generate RSS feeds for your various Twitter streams including Twitter search results, user timelines, favorites and even Twitter lists. Without RSS feeds, it is difficult to use your Twitter data elsewhere. For instance, you can no longer create recipes in IFTTT that get triggered when there’s a new tweet that @mentions you. You cannot import your Twitter timeline automatically into your blog. You cannot track Twitter search results for certain keywords in your RSS reader. How to Create RSS…
  • Google Drive No Longer Offers Web Hosting [Workaround]

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    Remember you could host websites on Google Drive for free? All you had to do was create a public web folder inside Drive, upload your HTML and CSS and the Drive would generate a website. The process was so easy and you could host static websites, Facebook Pages or even JavaScript based apps inside your Google Drive. Well, Google has recently upgraded the Google Drive interface for everyone and, according to the support page, the web hosting feature is no longer available in the new Google Drive. You can still create public folders inside Drive but the option to publish that folder as a…
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    Wardell Design 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
  • Tips for Keeping your Confidential Files Safe

    Osterr Wight
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
      The ramifications of lax data control and security can be devastating. Stolen or leaked trading secrets and personal information can result in bankruptcy and falsified identifications, completely transforming the lives of those affected. With so much at stake, it is therefore important to invest in a secure, well-thought-out storage system for either your business […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. 4 tips for your Business Facebook page
  • Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System.

    Osterr Wight
    29 May 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Great! So you’ve decided that a new phone system is in order. Excellent decision. Statistics show that up to 70 per cent of businesses with outdated phone systems report that they are unable to keep up with the current demands of the business world. If you happen to be one of them the following information […] Related posts: 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Tips for Keeping your Confidential Files Safe Updating Your Logo
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  • Analysis of tweets around Ferguson shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle?Twitter posts related to the shooting last week of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, started appearing a full two days before cable news outlets like MSNBC, CNN and Fox News put the story in prime time, according to a report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.Roughly 146,000 posts related to the shooting were published to Twitter on Saturday, Aug. 9, the day Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, Pew researchers found. MSNBC and Fox did not devote prime-time coverage to the shooting and the…
  • The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The UPS Store said Wednesday that malicious software was found on the systems of 51 of its franchises in 24 U.S. states, although no fraud has been detected yet.The subsidiary of United Parcel Service, which has 4,470 U.S. stores, said in a notice that customer names, postal and email addresses and payment card information may have been exposed.The earliest evidence of malware found on a system dates to Jan. 20, The UPS Store said. Most of the 51 stores were affected between March 26 and Aug. 11, when the malware was removed. The UPS Store said it is now safe to use payment cards at its…
  • Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.Tablets with low-resolution screens are already selling for $45 on Amazon, many of which have single- or dual-core processors from a Chinese chip company called Allwinner.But the prices could fall under $35 when Allwinner ships its “fully formed” quad-core A33 chip for only $4, said analyst firm Linley Group in a newsletter this week.The chip’s quad-core processors will deliver better performance than older chips, and be capable of supporting 1280 x 800…
  • VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Extending its desktop virtualization stack, VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a 3-year-old startup that developed software for delivering virtualized applications on the fly.“Fundamentally customers are trying to move to a world where they can reduce complexity and cost not just by simplifying application management infrastructure, but by leveraging real-time application delivery to reduce support costs,” wrote Harry Labana, CloudVolumes’ senior vice president and chief product officer, explaining the potential appeal of his company’s software, in a blog post announcing the…
  • HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Hewlett-Packard reported a slight uptick in revenue for the second calendar quarter as its PC sales increased again.HP’s revenue climbed 1 percent to $27.6 billion for the quarter ended July 31, the company announced Wednesday. It was the first year-on-year revenue growth HP has reported in three years.The modest rise came almost entirely from PCs, however, and it’s unclear how long that business will keep recovering. Companies are still refreshing PCs after Microsoft ended its support for Windows XP, but those gains won’t go on forever.Still, HP is benefitting for now. Sales in its…
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    Data Connections

  • 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…
  • New Tableau to MongoDB ODBC connection that respects NoSQL data

    Sumit Sarkar
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Tableau analysts may or may not know about the challenges in exposing NoSQL data sources, such as MongoDB, to data visualization tools like Tableau, Qlikview, Spotfire, Microstrategy, SAP Lumira, SAS, Birst, etc.  Progress DataDirect loves a good challenge and engineered the first reliable SQL connector to MongoDB using ODBC/JDBC.  Progress Software acquired the Modulus Node.js and MongoDB development platform, so we might know a thing or two about MongoDB data – rather than follow the widely unpopular flattened schema approach. Getting Started on reliable Tableau connectivity…
  • The Odata Connection

    Jeff Reser
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Data access for mobile and web apps has long been a pain point for many businesses, but the problem is becoming increasingly challenging as more and more people turn to turn smartphones as their primary devices. This is putting pressure on businesses to develop apps, and develop them fast. The lack of standardized connectivity, such as an ODBC or JDBC equivalent for mobile development, left a lot of data siloed and underutilized. However, with the recently announced capabilities of DataDirect Cloud, businesses can leverage the Open Data Protocal (OData) to address those issues. For those that…
  • Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Wrangling Data

    Dustin Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Dustin Smith, Product Marketing Manager at Tableau Software If you’re in sales or marketing then it’s very likely you have a data wrangling addiction. Don’t deny it, we’ve all been there. You hop between any number of systems in a given day (Salesforce, Eloqua, Oracle, SQL Server, HubSpot, etc.) and the only way to take control of your world is to dump all that data into one place and try to make some sense of it. For many it starts innocently enough by just needing to mash-up two Excel spreadsheets. Soon, however, it spirals out of control as the data gets bigger and you keep adding…
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  • Katoko – The Coolest Woocommerce Theme With Developer License

    Daniel Lew
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Katoko gives you the power to open your own online storefront. The theme has been built to integrate with some of the most popular woocommerce plugins available, allowing people to use their favorite system without any conflicts. Click here to check it out! Yes, katoko is Premium WordPress woocommerce theme with perfect design and suitable [...]
  • Paged Profits Formula

    Daniel Lew
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I have two questions for you. What if you could offer a unique service that every Facebook fan page needs but nobody is offering? I mean, Something extremely different from all those SEO and Reputation Management services. And What if you could type in a simple ‘search code’ into google and get instant access to [...]
  • Speed Affil Unlimited Personal License

    Daniel Lew
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    You’re always faced with a choice when you set up your affiliate marketing sites: + Use a WordPress theme + Do it in HTML WordPress gets the site online quickly… but WordPress sites can load slowly. Every plugin and theme feature makes the site slower and slower, which hurts your search engine results. Remember: Google [...]
  • Video Suite Pro

    Daniel Lew
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Isn’t it AWESOME if someone could provide All READY TO GO stuff needed to make Videos? And Yes FINALLY, Ankit Mehta (Hidden Ace of Spades) & PLR King Dr. Amit Pareek are launching a Product that has Everything One Needs for making the Entire Video! It Works with almost every video creation or slideshow software. [...]
  • LiftLocal Display Ad Builder + Network – Single License

    Daniel Lew
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Check out this incredible new software for Local Marketers and prepared to be BLOWN AWAY! You now have the ability to: Automatically build ads so HOT that your local clients will be shocked at how nice they are…even if you’ve NEVER designed an ad before in your life! Run locally target ad campaigns for your [...]
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • If You Don’t Have Thick Skin, Get Off the Internet.

    Tamar Weinberg
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Within the last 6 weeks, I’ve begun to understand why Facebook is such a narcissistic medium. If you’re sad, no one wants to deal with you. They may give you support, but if every post was sad and depressing, that trickles down to how you ultimately end up feeling. If you’re controversial, someone else will have another opinion and unfriend you. Happiness (without ego) is the only way to maintain good friendships, and usually, doesn’t impart negative judgments. Let’s dig into the second item there: controversy. As of late, there’s been a pretty big trend…
  • How to Be Truly Efficient with Your Time at Work and at Play

    Tamar Weinberg
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    While I’ve been relatively silent, 2014 has been a really fun year. I’ve been dabbling with projects of all shapes and sizes, finding myself doing lots of exciting work in sales to business development to strategy to customer service. In fact, I’m still hunting for the thing that marries all of those passions. But while I hunt, I want to share what I’ve been up to as of late. Recently, I formed an alliance with someone some of you probably know. Together, we’re teaching tactics that will make you more efficient with your life and your business. If that is…
  • How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

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

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

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


    itvibes tech
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing About 20 years ago, Levin started a full service IT Company in Houston, Texas and over time he perfected the concept of the boutique IT business. Eventually he had around 30-35 customers, five employees, and was working out of his house. It was a small but efficient organization, very flexible, everything was monitored remotely, and he was delivering results to his clients. He was making a difference. About 20 years ago, Levin started a full service IT Company in Houston, Texas and over time he perfected the concept of the boutique IT business. Eventually…
  • ITVibes Honors Their Customers with Special Event

    ITVibes Support
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    ITVibes first Customer Appreciation Day was a fun, educational, and business networking event honoring our clients. It was held yesterday at The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce in their beautiful new building on Lakeside Blvd. The food was specially prepared by Chef Michael from Tomball and served in the Chamber’s distinguished new Lakeshore Board Room. Jill Cufr, ITVibes Content Manager, gave a presentation on Content Marketing – SEO & Blogging Tips. Following topics were discussed during the seminar: Importance of Content Writing, Knowing Your Target Audience, Keyphrase Research, SEO…
  • How to Use Google Analytics to Find Out Where Your Traffic is Coming From

    ITVibes Support
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Do You Want to Know How People are Finding Your Website? Have you ever driven down I-45 in Houston and thought, “Where is all this traffic coming from?” A lot of business owners wonder the same thing about their websites. Where is my website traffic coming from? How are people finding my company’s website? It’s an important question to ask because when you know your traffic’s biggest sources, you have a better idea of where to spend your time and effort. In this blog, we’ll share some basic information on how Google Analytics can help you route traffic to your site and…
  • IORE

    itvibes tech
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Houston Web Design & Marketing The Institute of Orthopedic Research & Education IORE was founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal it is to advance orthopedic care through advances in research and teaching relating to the treatment of Musculo-Skeletal Disease and Injury. IORE is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center one of the largest medical centers in the world. Our Mission Our fundamental academic and research mission is to provide the staff and facilities required to enable Orthopedic Faculty, Residents and Fellows to develop leadership in…
  • Photo Nanny

    itvibes tech
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing We simplify life and help preserve what really matters-your stories-your life-your history! Photo Nanny has been providing white glove photo organizing and photo scanning service since 2005 as well as coffee table book creation. Using unique organizational techniques, our photo organizing team sorts, scans and digitally converts new and outdated media to current format, and designs custom books, slide shows and other graphics to share and preserve your family’s stories. In addition to preserving the past, we also organize digital photos and provide…
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Benchmarks Appear

    Furqan Shahid
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is back, and this time it is showing off in the AnTuTu benchmark. The Exynos 5433 touting variant of the Galaxy Note 4 made rounds on AnTuTu and is showing some impressive performance. By impressive, it means that the new processor bested Snapdragon 805 and took the spot close to the Tegra K1 by Nvidia. But considering how we are not going to see that in a smartphone, it is safe to say that currently, the Exynos 5433 is the fastest processor in the smart phone industry. The Note 4 carries the model number N910C for the Exynos 5433 variant and N910S for the Snapdragon…
  • HTC One M8 For Windows Goes Official

    Furqan Shahid
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    HTC has lifted the curtains off of the One M8 for Windows and it is finally official. However, the phone is exclusive to Verizon and we can’t say whether the exclusivity is timed or not. The phone will be going on sale tomorrow and if you are planning on buying it from the website, it is available readily. So what is changed on this iteration of the HTC One M8? Apart from the operating system, nothing. HTC One M8 For Windows run on Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. Apart from this, there is no other feature. This means the dual camera set up is still there along with…
  • Asus Teases Company’s Smart Watch

    Furqan Shahid
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Seems like LG won’t be only one revealing itss mart watch at IFA. Rumours about Asus revealing its own smart watch started appearing and it has been some time, but now we have concrete proof that Asus will indeed take the stage at IFA and reveal the company’s smart watch. This is coming straight from Asus’ Twitter account where the company decided to post a very subtle yet quite intriguing and obvious teaser of the upcoming smart watch with a famous quote from Khalil Gibran that says ‘Time has been transformed and we have changed.’ The image, however,…
  • Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Goes Official

    Furqan Shahid
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Sony just went official with a new phone in the Xperia line up. The Xperia M2 Aqua. Yes, it is a reiteration of the already released Xperia M2 but with a bit of a twist. The name pretty much gives everything away, the Xperia M2 Aqua is company’s first phone that comes with the highest level of certification, the phone is IP68 certified (as a matter of fact, that is the highest level of dust and water resistance we have seen on a smart phone) For those who don’t know, the IP68 certification means that the Xperia M2 Aqua is completely dust tight, as for the water resistance, it can…
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Will Be Having 1 Gig of RAM?

    Furqan Shahid
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    All the Apple loyalists are still waiting for Apple to announce the upcoming iPhone 6. Despite not having any official word from the company itself, things haven’t been so quite. We already know that Apple is planning on launching two iPhone variants with different screen sizes and a possible difference in specifications. The latest report we have is coming straight from a Chinese social networking website that goes by the name ‘Weibo‘ and according to the report, it seems like iPhone 6 will be having 1 gig of RAM. Just like its predecessors. It may not be entirely true…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    There were many reasons to put off starting a blog in the not-so-distant past, but times have changed. Gone are the days of needing to be an expert... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why We Should Use WordPress for Your Website?

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    WordPress was first launched in 2003. In those days, it was seen as a fairly simple (but still useful) CMS (Content managing system) for blogging... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SendInBlue Review – Easy Marketing Solution For Your Business

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The word “Marketing” applies for both small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale businesses. Without Marketing you’ll end up with a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ASKME – Connect With Millions Of Businesses Within Your City

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    Initially when I saw this app’s YouTube advertisement, I was kinda curious and thought about giving a try. I installed it and I loved its UI.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • InkThemes Review: SEO Friendly & Fast Loading WP Themes

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    We already have a lot of things to do to get our businesses out on a much better track, since trends change every now and then. Heck’s is all... [[ 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

  • Why Console Exclusivity is Fading

    Derek Strickland
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Exclusive games once defined the brands they were attached to and were major motivators in terms of console choice. In those days gamers chose the platform that aligned with their taste in gaming, and for the most part, these titles stayed within their selected exclusive boundaries. Even a quick cursory glance at the industry is enough to see that things have longed changed since those days where the Xbox and PlayStation 2 reigned supreme. And the definition of “exclusive” has shifted quite a bit. Now we have concepts like timed-exclusives, pre-loading and a slew of key AAA…
  • Steve Ballmer Quits Microsoft Board

    Sam Reynolds
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Just a few days shy of the first anniversary of his announcement that he intended to resign as Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, the Ballmer era of Microsoft has come to a close. Steve Ballmer announced his resignation from Microsoft’s board — a position he’s continue to hold since resigning as CEO — Tuesday citing his responsibilities as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and other duties making him too busy to serve on the board. “In the six months since leaving, I have become very busy. I see a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study…
  • HTC Storms Japan with New Flagship Phone

    Christian Crisostomo
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    HTC hits the shores of Japan with an announcement of its brand new flagship phone. HTC’s new J Butterfly, the latest flagship smartphone by the Taiwanese tech company, finally takes off in Japan officially just a few days ago. It was introduced during the HTC Conference 2014, and it is currently set to enter the Japanese tech market under a KDDI carrier subscription. The new J Butterfly (HTL23) smartphone is highly compared to the previous HTC One (M8), due to the model sharing many of its common features. It has a 5-inch 1080p superLCD3 screen for example, and will also be powered by…
  • AMD’s Radeon SSDs Officially Launch

    Sam Reynolds
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    AMD’s long rumored Radeon SSD line has finally launched thanks to a partnership with Toshiba’s OCZ storage division. The Radeon-branded drives will be available in three sizes, 120, 240, and 480 gigabytes, and will use the Barefoot 3 controller coupled with Toshiba’s A19 NAND flash. “The AMD Radeon brand is synonymous with performance and quality amongst PC gamers,” said Roman Kyrychynskyi, director of memory, at AMD, in a statement. “With the new AMD Radeon R7 Series SSDs powered by outstanding OCZ Storage Solutions IP, we bring that reputation to the SSD market with a series of…
  • Fujitsu Boosts Business Data Analytics with QlikView

    Christian Crisostomo
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Fujitsu’s business analysis machine is now enhanced with a new business intelligence tool. Fujitsu Limited had just announced its plans to use QlikView starting this mid-August. The business intelligence tool will be embedded to the company’s currently used big data solution, and will be provided as an enhancement data analysis model for future business operations. For those who are not familiar with QlikView, it is a software tool developed by Pennsylvania-based data virtualization products company Qlik Technologies. The interface of the software provides easily viewable business…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    There were many reasons to put off starting a blog in the not-so-distant past, but times have changed. Gone are the days of needing to be an expert... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why We Should Use WordPress for Your Website?

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    WordPress was first launched in 2003. In those days, it was seen as a fairly simple (but still useful) CMS (Content managing system) for blogging... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SendInBlue Review – Easy Marketing Solution For Your Business

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The word “Marketing” applies for both small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale businesses. Without Marketing you’ll end up with a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ASKME – Connect With Millions Of Businesses Within Your City

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:43 am
    Initially when I saw this app’s YouTube advertisement, I was kinda curious and thought about giving a try. I installed it and I loved its UI.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • InkThemes Review: SEO Friendly & Fast Loading WP Themes

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    We already have a lot of things to do to get our businesses out on a much better track, since trends change every now and then. Heck’s is all... [[ 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

  • 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…
  • August 2014 Update: 3 NEW Features in Adobe Muse CC

    Terry White
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
      Right on the heals of the 2014 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud in June, the Adobe Muse team has already come out with a NEW feature update for August 2014. In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you 3 NEW features in Adobe Muse CC for this August 2014 Update. While you’re here, check out this video on How To Create Custom Page Navigation Menus Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a…
  • I Built My Photography Website with Lightroom and TTG

    Terry White
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    As much as I love using Adobe Muse CC to create websites like, I have one website that was better to build using Lightroom 5 and the NEW CE4 Web Publishing Suite from The Turning Gate. My site is built 100% from Lightroom and the plug-ins from The Turning Gate. While I can certainly have a more customized site using Adobe Muse CC, the one thing that makes it better to do this site in Lightroom is the ease of updating it when I have new photos and videos. It starts with Collections Each of my Portfolios are Collections in Lightroom and from there I can…
  • How to Use Photoshop Generator to Make iOS Webclip icons for your site

    Terry White
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
      In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop Generator to make webclip icons for your website so that when people bookmark your website to their home screens on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch they’ll get your custom icon. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only in the App! My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod…
  • Thank You for Attending the 2014 Adobe Create Now World Tour!

    Terry White
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    On behalf of Jason Levine, Paul Trani, Terry Ryan, Andrew Trice, Rufus Deuchler, Michaël Chaize, Dennis Radeke, our other co-presenters, organizers and staffers, we want to give you guys a big THANK YOU! The Adobe Create Now World Tour for the 2014 Release of Creative Cloud has been a tremendous success and we’ve been on the road non-stop since June 18th. It was great seeing so many of you in person and having you come up to me and tell me how much you enjoy my content. While it’s always flattering to be asked to sign autographs, I was floored when a fan wanted me to autograph…
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    SunBlogNuke Team Blog

  • Ultimate DNN7 Blogging Module

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

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    As our blogging module #SunBlogNuke# are applied in more DNN websites, some clients requires customization based on their specific requirements. The unique UI layout including theme will be a common issue. Toady we would like to share tokens reference of theme view with some samples so that you can get started to customization easily.
  • Compatible SunBlogNuke v5.8 Building for DNN5

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

    11 May 2014 | 4:45 am
    As you know, the simple method GetTab(int tabid) was obsolete and has been replaced by GetTab(ByVal TabId As Integer, ByVal PortalId As Integer, ByVal ignoreCache As Boolean). If you want to call the new method, we have to pass the additional parameter “PortalId”. In common,  the object PortalSettings can be easy to get with DNN context, such as special dnn module & page; however, it may be inaccessible in some sceneries, such as separate aspx page or handler. Then is there any way to get the correct tab info with this new method? Now there is a simple trick to do it with passing into…
  • DNN7 Blog Integrated with ModuleSearchBase

    10 May 2014 | 7:08 am
    Recently we are building a totally new branch of #DNN #Blog #Module – SunBlogNuke based on DNN 7.1 core framework. As you know, DNN7 indeed introduced lots of awesome features, including advanced url rewrite solution. There are more topic about DNN7, however, we just share some interesting things about new class "ModuleSearchBase".
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • 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…
  • Entrepreneurs Should NOT Grapple With Facebook

    Alex Goldfayn
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    The Wall Street Journal has an article today about small business owners marketing on Facebook, where ad prices are up and clicks are down. You can read the article here, but you may need a subscription. A graphic appears with the piece, titled “Marketing Avenues,” listing the top five marketing methods for firms with fewer than 500 employees: 1. Company website – 50% 2. Facebook and/or other social media – 27% 3. Print yellow pages – 25% 4. SEO / Organic Search – 18% 5. Internet yellow pages – 15% This list is indicative of why companies actually…
  • 10 Pillars Of Revenue Growth

    Alex Goldfayn
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A little bit longer than usual today. Which one of these will you spend 15 minutes applying today? Hit “reply” and let me know. The communicated plan has a much greater chance of getting done! 1. Always, focus on your value. It’s far more compelling. Don’t tell me about your technical specifications of process. Tell me about how I’ll be improved after I buy from you. 2. Simpler is always better. Simplify your product, service, marketing effort and messaging. Then simplify it again. 3. Even in your marketing, help people. That’s all we’re doing…
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    Music Without Labels

  • Grouplove live at SDSU [Review] [Photos]

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Since 2001, Honda has dipped into the arts and music scene by sponsoring a US tour that features some of that year’s biggest musical acts. This year, the Honda Civic Tour features the radio popular Grouplove as the co headliners (along with Portugal. the Man) for the first leg of the tour. The formation of … Continue reading
  • Ballyhoo! Live at the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach [Photos] [Review]

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Nearly 20 years ago in Aberdeen, MD, a mix of punk, reggae, and pop came together through the formation of Ballyhoo! 5 albums later and thousands of albums sold, Ballyhoo! still continues to play music to the fans they’ve accumulated over the years. The band’s 5th studio album, Pineapple Grenade, was released in the middle … Continue reading
  • The Bul Bey @ The Fire [Show Review]

    Philosofox the DJ
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Say what you like about southwest Philadelphia’s The Bul Bey, the man knows how to throw a party. In celebration of the recent release of the music video and single for “Where I’m From” and the forthcoming release of his project Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies, he got a few friends together at The Fire. … Continue reading
  • Voss – The Book of Michael, Chapter 2: Hunger Pains [Review][Free Download]

    Philosofox the DJ
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Philadelphia rapper Mike Voss has released the second chapter of his Book of Michael mixtape series, Hunger Pains. Like many east coast emcees, he’s been steadily broadening his beat selection for a while now, making regional distinctions less and less relevant as he moves toward national prominence. On this release he firmly proves his mastery … Continue reading
  • Local spotlight: Nathan Darmody

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    It’s interesting the kinds of people you can meet while waiting in line. Last year, I found myself talking with a young local singer/songwriter, who happened to also be part of Allstar Weekend, a pop band who rose to fame through the Disney Channel network. Since departing the band, Darmody has been able to focus … Continue reading
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • ADHD Can Be Diagnosed By Tracking Eye Movements

    Ellisha Rader Mannering
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a serious disorder that is common in people of all ages, but more commonly affects children and young adults. The symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, racing thoughts and trouble paying attention or concentrating. There is no psychological way to diagnose the disorder. Doctors use several different tests and assessments to diagnose people with ADHD, but a new study shows that there may be another method that works just as well. The study was conducted by Tel Aviv University and published in Vision Research. It shows that involuntary eye…
  • Bruce Willis Shows Letterman His “Corny” Invention

    Ann Casano
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Summertime. A season for hitting the beach, backyard grilling, and of course enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables. Ever wonder if there was an easier way to eat corn on the cob? Bruce Willis visited David Letterman on Tuesday night to introduce his new invention called Hands-Free-Corn-Eating System. Willis is an avid musician and harmonica player. His musical influence clearly impacted the design of his hands-free device. The ear of corn is attached to a harmonica neck wrap, which if adjusted properly, will position the sweet treat at mouth level. Willis even showed the audience how to apply…
  • Katie Holmes Dry Spell: Is Tom Cruise To Blame?

    Lindsay McCane
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Since having her daughter Suri, Katie Holmes has seemingly disappeared from the Hollywood scene. Besides an occasional paparazzi shot, Katie has been MIA, and many of her fans have wondered if her ex-husband Tom Cruise is to blame. Now, it seems that Katie is having a rebirth in her career and is working on reestablishing herself in the acting world. Katie currently has four films completed and awaiting release, not including her latest project The Giver that is currently in theaters. In a recent interview with DuJour magazine, Holmes opened up about her marriage to the Mission: Impossible…
  • Netflix Engineers Made More Cool Features That The Company Likes, But May Never Release

    Chris Crum
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Netflix engineers have built some interesting features for the service, which could be quite popular with users, but they may never (and probablywill never) see the light of day. This of course means Netflix had another Hack Day. They hosted one in February, and came up with some pretty cool stuff. You can read about all of that here. Last week, they did it again, and have now shared some highlights: Netflix said on its tech blog: The teams produced hacks covering a wide array of areas, including development productivity, internal insights tools, quirky and fun mashups, and of course a…
  • Google Capital Backs Thumbtack, Its 8th Company

    Chris Crum
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Google Capital is leading a $100 million series D round of funding in Thumbtack, a service that is described as helping people “accomplish the personal projects that are central to their lives”. Also contributing to the funding are past investors Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital, and Javelin Venture Partners. Thumbtack has raised a total of $150 million to date. What Thumbtack actually does is introduce people to “qualified professionals” in over 700 categories throughout the U.S. to help them complete projects. Customers answer questions about their needs, and…
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  • Google’s Photo Sphere App is now Available on iOS

    Arpit Verma
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    Google Camera has a nice interesting feature called the photo alongside several others like the ones to produce a fake blur in the background of your subject. These photo spheres, which are basically the 360 degree view of a scenery can be shared on Google maps to help those who are looking for directions as well as across Social Media to give a greater perspective of the scene to your friends, have become as popular as the Panorama effect. Since iPhone’s default camera application does not have the feature by default, Google has seized the opportunity and made the photo sphere feature…
  • HTC M8 for Windows Phone is now Official

    Arpit Verma
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    It is exactly like the HTC M8, but it runs Windows Phone 8 and therefore shamelessly can be proclaimed to be one of the best Windows Phone device yet. Welcome HTC M8 for Windows Phone.   What happens when you take the best Android smartphone and slap Windows Phone on it? Needless to say you get the best looking Windows Phone smartphone out there, and that is exactly what HTC has done with the M8 for Windows. The device has everything that we have come to love about the original M8 but runs Windows Phone 8.1 when it comes to OS. The smartphone has the Dual Camera rear setup and as a…
  • HTC Announces Butterfly 2 in an event Japan

    Arpit Verma
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    Remember the HTC J Butterfly? It was the original 1080 P smartphone, the very first smartphone to pack a true HD display. The J Butterfly was followed by the HTC Butterfly S and that device is now being followed by what HTC are calling, the HTC Butterfly 2. The device was launched in an event held in Japan earlier today. The smartphone is a cross between the design that we have seen on the HTC M8 or E8 and the previous generation Butterfly devices. You have the large bezels on top and bottom of the device to accommodate the boom sound speakers, delivering 25% louder experience than the M8,…
  • Gionee Announces Android 4.4 KitKat Update for Pioneer P4

    Arpit Verma
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Continuing with their efforts to ramp up the popularity and trust in their brand, Gionee Mobiles have released the Android 4.4 KitKat update for their mid range smartphone Gionee Pioneer P4. In a PR note, Gionee confirmed that the update will be available OTA for the users of the device and can already be downloaded as it has been made live already. The Gionee Pioneer P4 follows the likes of Gionee S5.5, E7 Mini and CTRL V5 in bringing the latest Android version on board. This is a stellar effort from the Chinese manufacturers as they continue to outline that they are paying heed to the…
  • Catch the Stroke of Midnight Hour Concert with Farhan Akhtar Tonight at 11:30 PM

    Arpit Verma
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    As India gets set to celebrate its 67th Independence day, Oxigen Wallet, the largest Mobile money transfer application in India is set to treat everyone with a unique online concert. It must have happened with you before where you wanted to watch your favorite artist perform and simply either did not have the money or the tickets sold out faster than you could purchase them. To facilitate all this and propagate the message and liberate money this Independence day, Oxigen has therefore decided to bring you an Online concert which you can watch from the comfort of your living room, and still…
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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

  • 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.
  • 10 Innovative Ways of Using a Smartphone

    Honey Singh
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:58 am
    Cellphones are quickly becoming a thing of the past, as smartphones are becoming cheaper and more accessible to millions of people around the world. It’s no longer enough for a phone to be able to call someone or send them a text—consumers expect them to do just about anything you...Read more »The post 10 Innovative Ways of Using a Smartphone appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • 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…
  • Top 5 Best Tips for Starting a Successful Website or Blog

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Whether it’s for a new business or for personal use, the benefits of going online are well documented. Websites are a great way to advertise and reach as wide an audience as possible but they must be carefully constructed if they are to achieve the desired results. Thankfully, today if you have a website or a blog, it is an effective tool to share thoughts, promote business expand your web presence. Whether it is going to be a personal blog, a discussion forum or a family picture (photo) gallery, launching a website has never been easier. Creating a new website is an exciting idea, but…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • 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…
  • Lantronix + dweet + freeboard: Connecting a microcontroller’s serial port to the Internet of Things

    Mariano Goluboff
    27 May 2014 | 8:56 am
    Talking to my customers, everybody is asking about the Internet of Things. There is so much information about the IoT, that it can be confusing to figure out how to solve your specific business problem with all the options available. Where the rubber meets the road is putting hardware, software, and services together to get to a cogent solution. All while reducing costs and time to market, of course. So when I heard someone wanting to connect to Bug Labs’ I was intrigued. Here’s a service that claims to make the sending of data very easy. I don’t even have to sign up for a free…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • New Samsung flagship phablet specifications leaked

    Adeel Inam
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Samsung might be experiencing some trouble with the lack of revenue in recent months, but it is not going to hamper the progress of the smartphone manufacturing giant in delivering its flagship devices to the technological populace. While the Galaxy Note 3 was a beast in terms of performance and features, it is about to be usurped by its successor; the Galaxy Note 4, whose specifications have been leaked. The Galaxy Note 4 will possess a 5.7 inch screen, which is the same screen size as its predecessor, with a slight touch in upping the total number of pixels in that screen size. First off,…
  • Amazon’s Fire Phone updates fixes several bugs and issues

    Adeel Inam
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    The e-commerce giant and Jeff Bezos’ Fire Phone might be packed with a lot of great features; but there were initial problems that were to be encountered with the device, as expected. While it is common for software to start developing bugs and issues overtime, the fact that these issues are able to get written off or at the very least mitigated, is very impressive. While the device did not have technical specifications that would leave users awestruck, it has enough features to steal their hearts. The first update for the Fire Phone has allowed users to finally take control of the…
  • Every seat on this plane is a window seat

    Nidhi Mathew
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Depending on how you would like to perceive the idea, the IXION Jet concept either has no windows or it has windows all over. Nevertheless, it will engage every passenger on board with the environment outside. A Paris based design company, Technicon Design, has come up with the concept of IXION Windowless Jet. The idea is to provide a 360 degree view by capturing the scenery using cameras mounted on the plane’s exterior. The interior walls of the aircraft are floor to ceiling monitors that display what the cameras see. Shouldn’t we say, then, that every seat on this plane is a window…
  • Scary robot swarm unveiled

    Nidhi Mathew
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The world of robotics is taking a futuristic turn; instead of depending on a single robot, a complex task would be performed by a large group of self-organizing robots. The scary robot swarm was unveiled at Harvard University where roboticists have successfully designed and developed 1024 mini robots called “Kilobots”; each of these robots occupies a space of a couple of inches and has three wired legs to stand on. Kilobots work as a team and enjoy great coordination between themselves; they receive command through a pair of infrared emitter sensor. The team of researchers built these…
  • Pokemon ready to debut on iPad

    Nidhi Mathew
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Pokémon, the game franchise owned by Nintendo, is planning to extend its availability on iPad devices. The company has confirmed that the game will be available for the iPad later this year, but has not yet specified when it will get the official launch. A diehard fan of Pokémon, Josh Wittenkeller, recently posted the news through twitter, along with an image of the Pokémon card game. Obviously, Pokémon fans are eagerly waiting for the hour when the game will debut on their iPad. The much anticipated game is the same Pokémon Trading Card Game Online that people have been playing on PCs,…
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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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  • Developer applications for the MasterCard N>XT hackathon now open

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Applications are now open for MasterCard's N>XT hackathon! MasterCard is challenging developers to Lead the Retail Revolution by competing to create a 'next-generation application to enhance the customer retail experience in-store and online." Garry Lyons, MasterCard’s Chief Innovation Officer, will officially open the event at 9 a.m. on October 4th. The event will run until Sunday, October 5th, giving developers less than 48 hours to build their idea. 
  • Android gets Afterlight photo-editing app

    Nicole Batac
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    If you dabble in smartphone photography, Android devices just got another extensive photo editing application. Afterlight offers a wide array of tools for you to play with. It lets you adjust everything from brightness, exposure compensation, shadows, temperature, highlights, contrast, etc. You can control these with a slider that appears at the bottom of the screen. The US$0.99 app also offers you a total of 59 filters, including 27 original filters, 14 created by Instagram users, and 19 special “seasons” filters. If that isn’t enough, you also get 66 textures that add…
  • CEA: Majority of US online users own tablets

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    A report coming from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) says that more than half (54 percent) of online U.S. consumers indicate they own tablets, a four percentage point increase since January, according to research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Consumer Outlook on Tablets (August2014 Edition, a semi-annual report examining trend information on consumer behavior and sentiment regarding tablets, also shows tablet owners' purchase intent for all consumer electronics devices increased to 62 percent since January – a nine percentage…
  • PayPal adds in-store payments and other features to Windows Phone app

    Nicole Batac
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    PayPal is updating its Windows Phone app to be up to par with its Android and iOS counterparts. The new version of the app now offers support for in-store payments, check-in to pay, searching and redeeming offers, and ordering ahead for local businesses that accept PayPal. The company also said participating restaurants will let you pay while you’re at the table by viewing the bill on your smartphone, meaning you don’t have to wait for the end of the meal to pay. 
  • Microsoft updates Skype to only send you chat notifications on one active device

    Nicole Batac
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    If you have Skype on your smartphone, tablet, and computer, we’re pretty sure you get annoyed by the simultaneously pinging of those devices when you get chat notifications. Microsoft is fixing the problem with a new update. Skype has a new “active endpoint” feature that will only send you chat notifications on the device you are using. For example, if you are chatting on your phone, then the notifications will only show up on your phone. At the same time, the chat history is still synced across multiple devices so if you want to pick up the conversation on another device,…
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  • Guide to Identify Fake Xiaomi Mi Power Banks

    9 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    XIAOMI, the Chinese company that recently started its operations in India is currently creating a lot of buzz with its flagship smartphone “Mi 3”, a high-end Android phone launched at a highly competitive price of Rs. 13,999. Mi 3 is being sold in India exclusively through Flipkart and it’s next to impossible to buy it, due to intensely high demand and low supply. Xiaomi is also known for their PowerBanks and accessories such as eye-candy covers for phones. Unfortunately, Xiaomi hasn’t introduced their accessories line-up in India yet which is said to arrive with the launch of Redmi…
  • How to Uninstall CLauncher App on Android

    3 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Clauncher, a product from Mobogenie is apparently a rogue homescreen launcher application for Android. There are various rogue apps that get downloaded unknowingly when normal users access warez and other downloading sites. Such sites run intrusive advertisements that tend to automatically download APK files of unwanted apps, Clauncher is one example. These ads trick users by displaying a pop-up, like for instance ‘Phone getting slow!’ and then suggest them to installing such apps to make your phone fast. This way most users fall into the trap and install the downloaded APK, after which…
  • Features that make Hike Messenger Win over WhatsApp – Send Photos in Original quality, Send Any Files up to 100MB, Better Privacy & more

    2 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    There are various widely popular cross-platform instant messaging apps available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Nokia. Some of the top chat messenger apps are: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Line, WeChat, Hike, and Viber. Of these Hike messenger, which is highly popular in India is now topping the charts by currently being the #1 App in ‘Top Free apps’ category on Google Play and currently #3 on iOS App Store. Hike, made with love in India has over 20 million users and is adding over 300K new users every day. Personally, I feel ‘hike’ is amazing and a better…
  • Download HTC One M8 File Manager for Android

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Most of the companies ship their smartphones with a custom user interface (UI) like Samsung’s TouchWiz, Sony’s Xperia UI and HTC’s Sense 6. Besides a custom UI, Android phones usually have several apps pre-installed unless they’re running stock Android. While a File Manager app is very essential for every Android device, it sometimes doesn’t comes pre-loaded, like for instance on HTC smartphones. A file manager applications allows you to explore and manage the internal and external (SD card) data on your device such as documents, photos, music, APK files, etc. which otherwise…
  • Flipkart offering Rs. 2000 Off on Moto G (8GB & 16GB variant) for a Limited time

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Flipkart, the major Indian online retailer has raised a massive $1 Billion in its recent funding to become the “mobile e-commerce company of the future.” The users seeking to buy a smartphone in India are currently at rejoice as they’ve numerous options to choose from and that too at a very competitive pricing. Some of the best budget phones are now exclusively available through eCommerce channel like Flipkart in India, such as the likes of Moto G, Moto E, Xiaomi Mi 3, Asus Zenfone 5, etc. Apparently, after the launch of Mi 3 in India at an extremely affordable price tag of Rs.
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    PR Newswire: Consumer Technology

  • MediaTek inaugure un centre de recherche et développement à Bengaluru

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    - MediaTek investira plus de 200 millions USD dans ses ambitieux projets d'expansion sur le marché intermédiaire supérieur (super-mid) de l'Inde HSINCHU, 21 août 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek a annoncé ce jour l'ouverture d'un nouveau...
  • Reports Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    BEIJING, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) ("" or the "Company"), China's largest online marketplace serving local merchants and consumers, today reported its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter 2014...
  • 1.8.1 eyewear - Uma forma inovadora de comprar óculos online

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    SÃO PAULO, 20 de agosto de 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A nova marca de óculos 1.8.1 eyewear acaba de lançar o seu e-commerce, disponibilizando para os seus consumidores um canal dedicado para apresentar os novos produtos e o conceito da marca. Um dos principais pilares...
  • Eric Forst Appointed Vice President Of Client Services, Tracx

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracx, the leading unified enterprise social media platform, today announced that Eric Forst has joined its executive team as the Vice President of Client Services. This new role within the organization reinforces Tracx's commitment as a...
  • Northrop Grumman Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per share on Northrop Grumman common stock, payable Sept. 17, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Sept....
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    Monday Note

  • 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…
  • App Store Curation: An Open Letter To Tim Cook

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
      With one million titles and no human guides, the Apple App Store has become incomprehensible for mere mortals. A simple solution exists: curation by humans instead of algorithms. Dear Tim, You know the numbers better than anyone — I don’t need to quote them to you — but we all know that the iOS App Store is a veritable gold mine. Unfortunately, the App Store isn’t being mined in the best interests of Apple’s customers and developers, nor, in the end, in the interests of the company itself. The App Store may be a gold mine, but it’s buried in an impenetrable jungle. Instead…
  • Macintel: The End Is Nigh

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    When Apple announced its 64-bit A7 processor, I dismissed the speculation that this could lead to a switch away from Intel chips for the Macintosh line for a homegrown “desktop-class” chip. I might have been wrong. “I don’t know exactly when, but sooner or later, Macs will run on Apple-designed ARM chips.” Thus spake Matt Richman in a 2011 blog post titled “Apple and ARM, Sitting in a Tree”. Richman explained why, after a complicated but ultimately successful switch from PowerPC chips to Intel processors in 2005, Apple will make a similar switch, this time to ARM-based…
  • News on mobile: better be a Danish publisher than a Japanese one

    Frédéric Filloux
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
      This is the second part of our Mobile facts to Keep in Mind (see last week Monday Note – or here on Quartz). Today, a few more basic trends and a closer look at healthy markets for digital news.  Last week, we spoke about the preeminence of mobile applications. Not all readers agree, of course, but I found more data to support the finding; among many sources, the remarkable Reuters Institute Digital News Report (PDF here) is worth reading: 47% of smartphone users say they use mainly apps for news According to the report, this figure has risen by 6 percentage points in just one…
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  • GPS III: Where Are We? And Where Are We Going?

    Andrew Bolster
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fifteen years ago, the first GPS-enabled cellphone went on the market. It flopped, but the form factor it pioneered, combining near-military grade communications equipment with a consumer device has stayed with us. You can’t turn a corner without your phone or your watch or your shoes telling you where to go because they know exactly where you are. But this wasn’t always the case. A Brief History Of The GPS We take GPS for granted as a ‘commodity’, a grand gift from Regan-Era Star Wars Cold War MADness that occasionally teaches high schoolers about relativity. The…
  • What A Futuristic City Of 2040 Will Look Like

    Ryan Dube
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    You nudge your head to the side, scrolling through holographic pages of the morning news, as your capsule catapults down the frictionless tube on your morning commute to work. In this future snapshot, there are three or four very real technologies that are due to become a part of daily life by the year 2040. You’ll discover a cacophony of today’s fringe technologies that have the greatest likelihood of making it into the urban life and landscape of the future. Finally, we’ll take a look at one of the coolest CGI images of just such a future city, displaying many...Read the…
  • 7 Best Tools To Print To PDF

    Justin Pot
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    What’s the best PDF printer for Windows? We checked 7 of the most popular options to find out. It’s kind of shocking that printing in Windows 8 doesn’t come with a PDF option; Mac and Linux users have had this by default for years. Windows users still need dedicated software, and it’s all of varying quality. PDF printers let you save any file you can print as a PDF, meaning that any computer on Earth can open it without much trouble. Because these programs disguise themselves as regular printers, you can use them to create a PDF file in any program that...Read the…
  • Watch Premier League Goals On Vine Or Reddit Straight Away For Free

    Tim Brookes
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Last week the English Premier League told fans to stop posting television footage of goals on Vine, which means that next week there will probably be considerably more Premier League goals on Vine. As the 2014/15 football season kicks off, TV and online outlets have once again snapped up many of the media rights. Such paywalls prevent fans who don’t want to pay for satellite subscriptions or premium online services from seeing the goals until the BBC airs Match of the Day late on Saturday evening. But now thanks to Twitter’s looping video service Vine and the ability to…
  • Calibrate & Maintain Your MacBook Battery For Best Performance

    Dann Albright
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    As your MacBook ages, your battery performance decreases — that’s just a fact of life. But if you correctly calibrate and maintain your battery, it’s possible to improve performance and put off replacing it for as long as possible. Calibrating Your MacBook Battery If you have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro, you should calibrate your lithium-ion battery once a month. According to Apple, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs released after mid-2009 are pre-calibrated and don’t require calibration. Other laptops, however, can benefit from a calibration. Batteries have…
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  • Organize your Brain: The Best Tools for Writers

    Jessica Millis
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here is a very random list of tools and resources you can use when you are writing. There are tools for helping to organize your thoughts, days, your workload, and your research. There are even websites that help you cite, write, fact check, and even organize some help for your work by having others do it for you. Let’s take a look. InfoPlease You can organize your research with InfoPlease. It is a research resource where you can get all your information in one place. It is an almanac, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, biography reference and an atlas all in one place. Open Office…
  • 20 Reasons You Should Start Your Business Now!

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    So you have a dream, but may you be too afraid to pursue it. A dream to start a business can be particularly scary, because in some cases your financial security depends on it. Whether or not you may realize it, thoughts like these are based on fear. After all, your dream is unique and important to you, so you should not push it away. Here are 20 reasons why you should start your business now. Do not let fear run your life Fear is one of the worst things for motivation. If you want to accomplish a lot in life, you cannot let fear be any part of it. Time never stops Death is an unfortunate…
  • 20 Cool Instagram Accounts to Follow (Plus A Special Bonus You Won’t Want to Miss!)

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    With over 200 million monthly active users, Instagram is a great source of inspiration. There are tons of talented photographers, designers, and creatives sharing their work with the world. Finding these creative minds can be a challenge, but I’m here to help. If you’re looking for some sence of creativity in your news feed, the following accounts are bound to inspire and motivate you. Enjoy! Robert Jahns Robert posts surreal photos that are bound to blow your mind. Murad Osmann Murad travels with his girlfriend and posts pictures of her leading him by the hand. The idea is…
  • 12 Benefits of Co-working Spaces

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Working at home, in a cubicle, or at a café all have their own perks. Working at home allows you the freedom to not have to leave the house, a cubicle helps you to focus on your work, and a café allows private work time in a relaxing environment, plus coffee. However, there are also downsides to these as well: at home, you may succumb to lazy behavior, and in a cubicle one can become antisocial. A café may have all the resources you need, but you may feel it necessary to buy something every time you work. A co-working space, however, solves all of these problems. Why, you may ask? Lockers…
  • Summer Stock Photo Providers – A Curated List

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:13 pm
    As a website designer or developer, you know you won’t produce a user-friendly product relying on text alone. You’ll need to spice things up will a few high quality images that draws the reader in. One solution is the use of stock photography. For larger projects, you’ll find having access to providers of stock photographs and images is essential. Fortunately, there are numerous online providers who can meet almost any requirement you have for one or more image types, as most of these providers have a substantial inventory from which you can make a selection. Prices will…
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    Technology and Physics News from

  • Harnessing Renewable Energy from Pressure Retarded Osmosis

    Science News Desk
    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?

    Science News Desk
    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
  • Algorithm extracts audio by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video

    Science News Desk
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof more
  • “Active” surfaces control what’s on them

    Science News Desk
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. The work might enable new kinds of biomedical or microfluidic devices, or solar panels that could automatically clean themselves of dust and more
  • Refrigerator magnets: New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents

    Science News Desk
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 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…
  • Marketing for Manufacturers: Wire-net Presentation

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Marketing for Manufacturers This presentation was given at Wire-Net to a group of manufacturing and related companies about startegic marketing with high-level tips across a wide array of channels.   Some of the Topics Marketing As A Science Personas Marketing Plans Search Optimization Pay-Per-Click E-Mail Marketing Marketing Automation   Need A Speaker on Marketing Topics? Have Andy Halko speak to your organization.
  • Homepages vs. Landing Pages

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:27 am
    You may have heard the term “landing page” page before and wondered how it’s any different from your websites home page. The two are actually quite different and have their own unique way of converting your visitors. A homepage is the entrance to your website – a portal to the rest of your site with the goal of exploring it. It’s usually visited by those who have a direct link to your website. Most of the time the visitors already know you or have done business with you. Your homepage has navigation to other parts of your site such as blogs, products, services, resources, etc.
  • #Ten2Win: Manufacturing Search Engine Optimization Strategy

    4 Jun 2014 | 6:52 am
    The Client in Need An experienced manufacturing company that’s been around for over 60 years has hired a new CEO. He is looking to revamp the company’s digital presence to help drive leads to the sales team. The Issues at Hand The Website is currently lacking SEO as well as the pieces needed to optimize, such as content and social presence. 12% of the site’s visitors are from mobile, but the site isn’t optimized for mobile, nor is there a mobile version. Internally, the site is outdated and slow to load resulting in poor usability. The lack of a site hierarchy, indexed pages, and…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • 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.
  • Innovators Under 35 | 2014

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Our 14th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.
  • Robots Rising

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do robots kill jobs? Not necessarily.
  • The Man Who Really Built Bitcoin

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Who cares about Satoshi Nakamoto? Someone else has made Bitcoin what it is and has the most power over its destiny.In March, a bewildered retired man faced journalists yelling questions about virtual currency outside his suburban home in Temple City, California. Dorian Nakamoto, 64, had been identified by Newsweek as the person who masterminded Bitcoin—a story that, like previous attempts to unmask its pseudonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, was soon discredited. Meanwhile, the person arguably most responsible for enabling the currency to swell in value to $7.7 billion, and with the most…
  • A Chinese Internet Giant Starts to Dream

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Baidu is a fixture of online life in China, but it wants to become a global power. Can one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence researchers help it challenge Silicon Valley’s biggest companies?Punk bands from Blondie to the Ramones once played in Broadway Studios, an age-worn 95-year-old neoclassical building surrounded by strip clubs in San Francisco’s North Beach. But early on this bright June morning, a different sort of rock star arrives. A small crowd attending a tech startup conference swarms around a tall, soft-spoken man in a blue dress shirt and navy suit who politely…
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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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  • Color Lake – Another iOS Photography App Giveaway

    Joanne Carter
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    As we just mentioned in our brand new Color Lake tutorial by Jerry Jobe that we have published here, we have promo codes of Color Lake to giveaway to our […] The post Color Lake – Another iOS Photography App Giveaway appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App Tutorial ‘Water Battle Part 1: Color Lake

    Jerry Jobe
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    We’re delighted to publish this fabulous new technical tutorial with the creative app Color Lake.  Jerry Jobe has once again created a comprehensive and fully immersing tutorial, we are sure […] The post iOS Photography App Tutorial ‘Water Battle Part 1: Color Lake appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • New iOS Photography App by Google – Photo Sphere Camera – Now Available

    Joanne Carter
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Google have launched a brand new iOS Photography application called Photo Sphere Camera. Essentially, it allows the photographer to capture 360-degree images and publish them directly to Google Maps or […] The post New iOS Photography App by Google – Photo Sphere Camera – Now Available appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Stackables – Updated

    Joanne Carter
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    Stackables is a very popular app for iOS effects layering and blending, packed with over 200 effects and it has just been updated with some great features including a new […] The post iOS Photography App – Stackables – Updated appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Camera+ Updated

    Joanne Carter
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    One of the most popular image capture and editing apps for iPhone photography, Camera+ has just been updated. They have added a new adjustment to the Vignette effect in The […] The post iOS Photography App – Camera+ Updated appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Android Vulnerability Detected

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    The users of android phones have to take particular care to ensure that their devices are not vulnerable to a malicious element. Such an element enables applications in the phone to make calls even if permission has not been given to do so. Curesec, a well known German Security firm, brought this vulnerability to the […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • 15 Cool Smart Phone Gadgets

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Smart phones have become so useful these days its a wonder how we ever manged without them and as if  they weren’t awesome enough their is a wide selection of phone gadgets and accessories you can get to compliment your cell phone, here is a list of 15 of the best gadgets for your mobile phone; […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • Xbox one rumours

    29 Aug 2013 | 7:13 pm
    Yes! It is about to come. The all new next generation console, Xbox one was recently unveiled by Microsoft which allowed game addicts to have peek at its absolutely mind blasting features. However, there are still a lot of rumours doing the rounds regarding its release date, specifications, features and of course the prices. We […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • Pi has returned – GIGABYTE offers a chance to win a lot of cash

    21 Aug 2013 | 4:37 am
    Contest at  $5,000 Dollars Cash, Plus Hardware Prizes Up for Grabs Benching SuperPi on AMD FM2 and AM3+   One of the well known manufacturers of computer motherboards and graphic cards, GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., has very recently announced that it will conduct its latest overclocking contest named “Pi is returned” at All […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • SP-HF150 Genius speakers – Music enthusiasts will love this

    21 Aug 2013 | 4:21 am
    One of Taiwan’s very well known computer peripherals and accessories manufacturer, Genius has launched a new set of speakers which will make you addicted to them. These USB powered speakers are having an aesthetic look due to their wooden design which makes your desktop look all the more alluring.  The  genius speakers have been designed […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
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  • 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…
  • US Medicaid Enrollment Reaches 6.7 Million

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to expand the health insurance coverage to millions of Americans through a combination of public programs and private-sector health insurance expansions. A recent report reveals that the new enrollments in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs aimed for the poor people have reached 6.7 million after the implementation of healthcare reforms last year. The new figure that mainly comprises state Medicaid plans (that existed before Obamacare) and the Children’s health insurance plan, showed an enrollment increase by about…
  • A Third of Total Knee Arthroplasty in the U.S. Deemed Inappropriate

    Meghann Kiernan
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Knee replacement is an effective orthopedic operative procedure for people with severe knee damage from arthritis or injury. This procedure is proven to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and helps people quickly resume normal activities. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. The study, published in the June issue of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that total knee replacements more than tripled between 1993 and 2009. An increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the…
  • New Study Findings on EHR Switching Trends

    Natalie Tornese
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:38 am
    Electronic health record (EHR) adoption rate continues to rise in the United States with many hospitals and physician practices progressing strongly towards meaningful use and the implementation of this system. Even with the growing rates of implementation, clinician dissatisfaction remains a prominent issue. As per Physician Practice 2014 Technology survey, EHR implementation continues to be the most critical technology issue for physician practices. Reports suggest that about 17% of practices reveal that adoption and implementation of this system is a critical issue, about 16% say it lacks…
  • Extra Dose of Polio Vaccine Speeds Up Global Eradication Efforts

    Julie Clements
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious viral disease which mainly affects young children. The condition upsets a person’s nervous system and can cause paralysis. Thanks to the polio vaccine, dedicated healthcare professionals, and parents who vaccinate their children on schedule, polio has been eradicated from this country for more than 30 years. Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) that is administered orally can be given by volunteers and does not require trained health workers or sterile injection equipment. A new research published in The Lancet reveals that giving an extra dose of…
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    Guiding Tech

  • How to Access Android Widgets on Any Screen

    Ashish Mundhra
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • StatusDuck Review: A Flawed But Convenient Dock Replacement For Mac

    Alvaro Bernedo
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
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  • GT Explains: What Are Sleep Tracking Apps, How They Work and the Best Ones

    Khamosh Pathak
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
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  • Top 4 Relaxing Sounds Apps for iOS and Android

    Khamosh Pathak
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
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  • Top 2 Free Digital Signature Apps For Android And iOS

    Khamosh Pathak
    18 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

  • AT&T Gigabit Internet Coming to Cupertino

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    AT&T today confirmed plans to light up the heart of Silicon Valley with gigabit Internet: Cupertino, California. Home of Apple, and neighbor to Google and Facebook, Cupertino is the first California city to receive AT&T's gigabit broadband speeds. "Cupertino is leading the way in creating an environment that fosters innovation, and the deployment of ultra-high-speed […]
  • Microsoft Goes From Cellar to Stellar in New Antivirus Test

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Many independent antivirus testing labs have taken to calling Microsoft Security Essentials their baseline, separate from the products undergoing testing. If an antivirus can't do better than Microsoft, it's a poor product indeed. However, Dennis Batchelder, director of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), contends that lab tests don't reflect the product's actual user protection, […]
  • Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today stepped down from the company's board, though he plans to remain Redmond's top shareholder. Ballmer, who left Microsoft in February after Satya Nadella was named CEO, pointed to a "hectic" schedule as his reason for departing. "In the six months since leaving, I have become very busy. I see […]
  • 4.5 Million Patient IDs Compromised in Hospital Hack

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    One of the country's biggest hospital operators, Community Health Systems, on Monday announced that its computer network was the "target of an external, criminal cyber attack" which saw the compromise of patient identification data for "approximately 4.5 million individuals." The attacker or attackers are believed to have originated in China, according to Community Health Systems […]
  • Latest iPhone Rumors Focus on Battery Power

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    With just three weeks before Apple is expected to announce its next iPhone (or iPhones), the rumor mill shows no signs of slowing down. According to photos leaked from China, for example, the first of Cupertino's two new handsets—the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6"—will run on an 1,810mAh lithium-ion polymer battery; the iPhone 5s sports a 1,440mAh […]
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  • Breaking: Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board “I bleed Microsoft — ha…

    Avinash Kumpati
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Breaking: Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board “I bleed Microsoft — have for 34 years and I always will,” Ballmer writes to Nadella. “I continue to love discussing the company’s future. I love trying new products and sending feedback. I love reading about what is going on at the company. Count on me to keep ideas and inputs flowing.” Read full email - Steve Ballmer steps down as board member at Microsoft As I approach the six month mark of my retirement... Read…
  • Like the Lightning connector, the next Apple USB cable could be reversible. Leak…

    Avinash Kumpati
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Like the Lightning connector, the next Apple USB cable could be reversible. Leaks of the cables have been flowing out of Asia surrounding the Apple supply chain. Read the rest of the story at
  • Watch Bill Gates take the funniest ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ so far, this is going…

    Avinash Kumpati
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Watch Bill Gates take the funniest ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ so far, this is going viral! Mark Zuckerberg challenged me to dump a bucket of ice water on my head to raise awareness for ALS.I’m always up for a challenge.Now I’m passing it on to On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Chris Anderson from TED, and Elon Musk. You have 24 hours… Read the rest of the story at
  • Yahoo shut down 31 of the 38 startups it acquired since CEO Marissa Mayer took o…

    Avinash Kumpati
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Yahoo shut down 31 of the 38 startups it acquired since CEO Marissa Mayer took over two years ago. Yahoo’s revenue declined for the fourth time in the last five periods last quarter, falling 3% from the previous quarter. Read more: Read the rest of the story at
  • Yahoo shut down 31 of the 38 startups it acquired since CEO Marissa Mayer took o…

    Avinash Kumpati
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Yahoo shut down 31 of the 38 startups it acquired since CEO Marissa Mayer took over two years ago. Yahoo’s revenue declined for the fourth time in the last five periods last quarter, falling 3% from the previous quarter. Read more: Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • 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…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 2 – Configuring Shared Disk in the OS

    John DeVito
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Continuing along from the previous installment of this series (Using iSCSI to connect to Shared Storage) we’ll take a look at configuring the disks you have attached to your prospective cluster nodes. In the previous article we used one of several methods for connecting to shared storage. Regardless of the method employed, you will continue preparing for your cluster by configuring the disks in the OS of each node. We should all know the steps to initializing disks and creating partitions, but I’ll go through them here, with an additional note or two about some things you’ll…
  • The Dark Side of SQL Server… When Good Queries Go Bad

    Andrew Mayo
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    It was said somewhere in Lord of the Rings that Wizards ‘are subtle and quick to anger,’ and substituting ‘SQL Server’ in this phrase proves to be also true. Over the last couple of years I have had a number of issues with SQL Server which specifically involve self-referencing updates. A self-referencing update uses the destination table in the query associated with the update. These problems occasionally cause catastrophic, unpredictable degradation in query performance which has caused CM syncs to suddenly degrade and in some cases never complete. It is becoming evident that…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 1 – Using iSCSI to Connect to Shared Storage

    John DeVito
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I have been involved in creating High Availability solutions for our NightWatchman Enterprise products and as part of that work have recently worked with Windows Failover Clustering and NLB clustering in Windows Server 2012.I thought it might be good to share my experiences with implementing these technologies. I’ve built multi-node failover clusters for SQL Server, Hyper-V, various applications, and Network Load Balancing clusters. The smallest clusters were two node SQL Server clusters. I’ve built 5 node Hyper-V clusters. The largest clusters I’ve built were VMware…
  • HttpClient performance

    Garfield Moore
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    I was able to dramatically improve the performance of HttpClient by removing one line of code. Take the below snippet; var httpClientHandler = new HttpClientHandler() { UseDefaultCredentials = true, PreAuthenticate = false, ClientCertificateOptions = ClientCertificateOption.Automatic }; var webclient = new HttpClient(httpClientHandler); The offending line of code is highlighted. This code averaged 20 seconds per 100 requests. Using the default ClientCertificateOption.Manual this improved to 4 seconds. I couldn’t understand why this would be, so I cracked open HttpClient with Jetbrains…
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  • Processing Kinect v2 Color Streams in Parallel

    Chris Gardner
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    Originally posted on: Kinect v2 Color Streams in Parallel I've really been enjoying being a part of the Kinect for Windows Developer's Preview. The new hardware has some really impressive capabilities. However, with great power comes great system specs. Unfortunately, my little laptop that could is not 100% up to the task; I've had to get a little creative. The most disappointing thing I've run into is that I can't always cleanly display the color camera stream in managed…
  • Our own Daily WTF

    Dennis Vroegop
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Originally posted on: you're a developer, you've probably heard of the website the DailyWTF. If you haven't, head on over to and read. And laugh. I'll wait. Read it? Good. If you're a bit like me probably you've been wondering how on earth some people ever get hired as a software engineer. Most of the stories there seem to weird to be true: no developer would write software like that right? And then you run into a little nugget of code one of your co-workers wrote. And then you realize:…
  • Avoiding Hacker Trix

    Mike Benkovich
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Originally posted on: week we're doing a session called "Avoiding Hacker Trix" which goes thru some of the top web exploits that you should be aware of. In this webcast we will cover a variety of things including what we call the secure development process, cross site scripting attack, one click attack, SQL Injection and more. There are a bunch of links we cover, but rather than having you copy these down I'm providing them here... Links from the slide deck: Anti-XSS Library Download…
  • APress Deal of the Day 20/August/2014 - Node.js Recipes

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Node.js Recipes. “Node.js Recipes is your one-stop reference for solving Node.js problems. Filled with useful recipes that follow a problem/solution format, you can look up recipes for many situations that you may come across in your day-to-day server-side development. ”
  • APress Deal of the Day 19/Aug/2014 - Beginning Windows 8

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Beginning Windows 8. “Beginning Windows 8 is the complete guide to understanding the power and flexibility of Microsoft’s latest operating system to help you get the very best out of your computer.”
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Creating Community–One Photo at a Time

    Nicole Morell
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Stata Center. La Grande Voile . Lobby 7. The Great Dome. MIT’s campus has no shortage of iconic structures and willing photo subjects. With the help of services like Instagram, novice photographers can snap shots of MIT and share them with thousands. The Instagram app—in case you are not familiar with it—is a social network and photo sharing service that gives amateur photographers a chance at a huge audience. Currently it’s a top ten app on iTunes. Instagram uses hashtags just like Twitter to allow users to find content. The right tag can garner hundreds of views and likes. Photo…
  • MIT Admissions Blogs Turn 10: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This map shows the many places mentioned by bloggers. Guest blogger: Chris Peterson, assistant director of Admissions In early August, the blogs turned ten. We celebrated by asking a bunch of former bloggers to come back and blog for us. In case you missed it, here’s an index of their entries: 50 Reflections by Ben Jones Right back where we started from by Mollie B. ’06 Cue the montage music by Melis A. ’08 I Remember… by Anthony R. ’09 Reflecting on 10 Years by Kim D. ’09 Fake it ’til you make it by Laura N. ’09 How To Fumble Your Way Through…
  • Who has MOXIE now? (Mars)

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Living on other planets has seemed a bit farfetched because essential supplies for humans—oxygen and water—are not readily available. Now, MIT is stepping up to the oxygen challenge—for both humans to breathe and rocket fuel to ignite for a homeward journey. You could say MIT has the moxie to invent MOXIE. MOXIE, an oxygen factory for Mars. NASA recently announced that the MIT-led payload, called MOXIE, will be among the seven instruments that will accompany Mars 2020, a planned $1.9 billion roving laboratory similar to the Mars Curiosity. An MIT News story describes the project:…
  • Photo of the Week by Irina Medvedev SM ’01—August 16, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Family outing (©Irina Medvedev). Irina Medvedev is a photographer in Cambridge, MA. View more work on her website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • The World through the Lens of MIT Students

    Jay London
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A camel selfie from Petra, Jordan (Felipe Lozano-Landinez ’16, MISTI Israel). All photos courtesy of MIT GECD. According to MIT’s Global Education Career Development (GECD) office, nearly 40 percent of MIT undergraduate students spend part of their undergraduate years studying or research abroad in programs like MISTI, IAP, D-Lab, UROP, and the Institute’s Public Service Center. Because of these programs, MIT students are making global connections much earlier that previous generations. But how are these students learning abroad, and how are they connecting with the world? MIT…
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    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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  • 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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  • ICT Training Development Survey

    4 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC is preparing our ICT courseware development plan for 2015.  We would be very grateful if you took a minute and filled out the following linked survey. We are not collecting any personal or location information – just interested in what your organization would find useful for professional ICT training and courseware. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please send us a note at
  • Asian Carrier’s Conference 2013 Kicks Off in Cebu

    3 Sep 2013 | 9:35 pm
    The 2013 ACC kicked off on Tuesday morning with an acknowledgement by Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) CEO Napolean L. Nazareno that “we’re going through a profound and painful transformation to digital technologies.”  He continued to explain that in addition to making the move to a digital corporate culture and architecture that for traditional telcos to succeed they will need to “master new skills, including new partnership skills.” That direction drives a line straight down the middle of attendees at the conference.  Surprisingly, many companies attending and…
  • What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training?

    30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 pm
    Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind.    Cloud computing is different.  In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a framework employing a variety of technologies – most notably virtualization, to solve business problems or enable opportunities. From our own practice, the majority of cloud training students represent non-technical careers and positions. Our training does follow the CompTIA Cloud Essentials course criterion, and is not a technical course, so the non-technical…
  • Connecting at the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle

    29 Aug 2013 | 1:45 am
    International telecommunication carriers all share one thing in common – the need to connect with other carriers and networks.  We want to make calls to China, a video conference in Moldova, send an email message for delivery within 5 seconds to Australia – all possible with our current state of global communications.  Magic?  Of course not.  While an abstract to most, the reality is telecommunications physical infrastructure extends to nearly every corner of the world, and communications carriers bring this global infrastructure together at  a small number of facilities…
  • Why IT Guys Need to Learn TOGAF

    12 Aug 2013 | 6:00 pm
    Just finished another frustrating day of consulting with an organization that is convinced technology is going to solve their problems.  Have an opportunity?  Throw money and computers at the opportunity.  Have a technology answer to your process problems?  Really?. The business world is changing.  With cloud computing potentially eliminating the need for some current IT roles, such as physical server huggers…, information technology professionals, or more appropriately information and communications technology (ICT) professionals, need to rethink their roles within organizations. Is…
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  • 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…
  • Clever Ways Recruiters Can Help You To Get A Job

    Katie B
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:07 pm
    When we want to get a job, we know that there are loads of ways that we can seek out suitable positions. For instance, we can go online and search through the various job boards on the World Wide Web, and we can even search for jobs on the go using some handy smartphone apps. But have you ever wondered how recruiters find those positions for job seekers in the first place? Here is some insight into the wonderful world of recruitment! Photo Source Word of mouth The power of the spoken word is so great that it is used as a way to influence people and their decision-making on a daily basis.
  • These Amazing Cooking Apps will Make you a Master Chef

    Katie B
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Do you enjoy cooking, or would like to get into it as a delicious hobby? Just about anybody can learn to cook like a pro with the right guidance. Technology is getting more and more useful each day, and now an iPhone or tablet can be the perfect companion to have in the kitchen with these apps! Teach Me Sushi Preparing sushi is far from easy; you’ll know this if you’ve ever tried to make your own. This app gives you plenty of step by step guides to make all of your favourite sushi dishes, from basic to advanced skills. You’ll nail this amazing dish before you know it! Photo Author The…
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  • Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Science as a Service

    John Myers
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes are very fun to experience, and you can mitigate the risks with preparation, practice, and a really good skiing helmet. Data science is one of those “high risk/high reward” concepts in technology. An organization can gain huge financial rewards by…
  • F5 Takes on Policy Orchestration, SDN

    Tracy Corbo
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Jim Frey contributed to this blog post. On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, F5 Networks held an analyst summit at the company’s tech center in NYC. It was a great opportunity to catch up and see what was new and where the company is headed. The company appears to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, looking to redefine its role in the data center as virtualization makes headway into the network domain under the banner of SDN. While true production SDN remains in its infancy, with no single approach emerging to solve all the ills of the network world, there is no debating that programmability will…
  • The StorHouse is Open

    Jim Miller
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Welcome to “The StorHouse”! This house will accommodate all areas of storage, and there is plenty to cover. As a product manager in storage for 20 years, I had the opportunity to see some pretty interesting changes in the market. Events such as the move to distributed computing, the advent of technologies like virtual disk and snapshot copies and moving from large single large expensive disk (SLEDS) with huge 11” platters to a single solid state PCIe card with 6TB of capacity. Disk storage costs have fallen from over $1,000 per GB to under $.10 per GB with 4TB SATA drives.
  • Optimizing Change by Understanding Value

    Dennis Drogseth
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A little over a year ago, I got into a rather animated argument about whether IT could measure its performance by the “value” it delivered rather than by purely measuring “costs.” My dinner companion insisted that IT could now, always, and forever only be measured on costs. I disagreed. In fact I had just planned [...]
  • Stoking the Application Pipeline with PaaS: Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Platform

    Julie Craig
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Dominique Vernier’s blog, “Leverage SaaS and PaaS to speed up application development,“ provides an excellent overview of IBM’s cloud-based approach to software development and delivery. IBM’s introduction of the Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) to the marketplace earlier this year builds on the existing capabilities of Jazz (/ introduced in 2008. While Jazz addresses the requirements and design stages of the application lifecycle, Bluemix extends IBM’s cloud-based capabilities to development, testing, and production as well. The Bluemix PaaS runs on Cloud Foundry…
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  • Bing now has over 100 cities with Streetside imagery and 3D maps

    Sam Sabri
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Bing has just updated their Streetside and 3D city database. You'll now find over 100 new cities with new Streetside images and 3D map support.
  • Lumia Cyan is going out to many Lumia 920s worldwide, here is the full list

    Daniel Rubino
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The Lumia Cyan update is going wider and wider each day. Starting yesterday and into today, many countries in Europe and the Middle East began getting the dual 8.1 and firmware update to their phones. Lumia 920 owners can rejoice. Even if your country is not listed, you know it is getting close. As usual, we have gone through and documented by region, country, and carrier those that are eligible for the Lumia Cyan update! For non-Lumia 920 users, you can check your phone on our Cyan tracker page.
  • This is Cortana with the Dot View case on the HTC One for Windows

    Daniel Rubino
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Cases are always an optional accessory on phones, but the Dot View case for the HTC One M8 for Windows is much more than just protection. The case is interactive, showing owners useful information like the time, current temperature and the current conditions. The case is 'dot view' because of the mesh screen gives users a dot-matrix picture of that info. On the new Windows Phone version, Microsoft and HTC added something unique to the equation: Cortana integration. Although all Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the US get Cortana, the HTC One (M8) for Windows goes a step further by adding a…
  • Weekly photo contest: Outdoors

    Sam Sabri
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    It's time for another weekly photo contest. Last week we decided to tackle motion with our Windows Phone cameras. Now this week we'll try and capture the outdoors. Get outside and shoot!
  • Xbox One Titanfall bundle discontinued

    John Callaham
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer has revealed that the company won't offer the Xbox One game console in a bundle with Respawn Entertainment's sci-fi shooter Titanfall anymore.
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  • How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat)

    Daniel Dekański
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Fonts have always been a vital part of brand identity and UI design. With the development of modern Web standards it has become easy to implement customized fonts in websites, but native mobile apps somehow still lag behind in this area. Platform guides warn us against unleashing our creativity in that aspect and state that the built-in fonts have been optimized for memory and performance constraints of mobile devices. I think today, with more and more horse power under the hood of our latest mobile gadgets, we should not limit ourselves to the modest assortment of default typefaces. Going…
  • Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas?

    Patryk Borowa
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever heard of the business model canvas? If so, then you know that it is basically a board of basic elements which need to be evaluated in the process of creating a product and the business around it. Have you ever wondered if such a model could be created for a software design process? I did and here are my thoughts on it. Obviously a detailed implementation cannot be touched by such a “bird’s eye architecture-cheat-sheet” but I think a general description with some design tips can be achieved. So without further ado I bring to you: “The 11 blocks of software…
  • Durandal — your new favourite client-side framework

    Patryk Borowa
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    So you were researching JavaScript frameworks to host your new single page application? Was angular too much or perhaps you don’t have time to learn its relatively complex structure? If answers to both of these questions is “Yes”, then you are probably looking for Durandal, let me introduce it to you. Building blocks Durandal is a client side MV* framework which means it will give your application structure to keep everything neatly organized with views, models etc. It is also an SPA oriented framework and what this means is that you get routing, application state management and easy to…
  • AndroidAnnotations & RoboSpice — the best of both worlds

    Daniel Dekański
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:04 am
    Either you like it or not, application development today is more like playing with building blocks than writing advanced algorithms. Probably 90% of anything you could want to achieve code-wise is already there, and the smartest ones in the room will be those who use that inventory rather than reinvent the wheel. The real adventure nowadays is to use existing pieces to create something innovating and attractive. The real engineering is the ability to combine available libraries and frameworks into something that works flawlessly in every conditions. In one of my previous posts I showed you…
  • Better spend your social marketing budget on valuable fans!

    Peter Horsten
    21 May 2014 | 6:01 am
    It sounds obvious to spend your social budget to please valuable fans, doesn’t it? So why aren’t we doing so? It looks like we are shooting in the blind, meanwhile complaining that the ROI of social media is poor. Fortunately, it’s possible to learn who your valuable fans are and what they appreciate. Once you are aware of that, the magic begins. During infoShare 2014 (22-23 May) in Gdansk we will discuss this topic by sharing our concerns and experiences with today’s social media practices. This post originally appeared at PetersOpinion.comView original post Abusing social media is…
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  • This Is The Best Reason Why So Many People Hate Their Jobs

    Thomas Oppong
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Why do so many people hate their jobs? was originally asked on Quora. This answer (one of the best) by James Altucher (Blogger, author, social media, investor) received 1.8k upvotes.Jobs are modern-day slavery. We are paid just enough to live and not more. You are punished if you ask for more.We are often verbally abused on the job. Sometimes (more than is reported), physically abused, raped, castrated.The government gets up to 50% of your paycheck and then 10-20% of that goes to kill people on other parts of the planet, including our own children.We are deluded into thinking our…
  • 5 of The Best Publicity Stunts in London: 2014

    Thomas Oppong
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    1. Paddy power go the full montyThe marketing department at Paddy Power must be an incredibly fun place to work at the moment as they continue to conjure up a sequence of headline grabbing stunt. Their gatecrashing of the Brit Awards red carpet in February 2014 was no different.  Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories was the talk of the town and when Daft Park turned up at the Brit Awards in their robot helmets and suits, stars such as Katie Perry and Beyonce were obviously keen to mingle with them. They shocked the onlooking superstars and paparazzi alike when, in true…
  • Why You Should Grow Your Brand with Facebook Advertising

    Thomas Oppong
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    There are many ways to market your business online, so when it comes to determining the best use of your advertising budget you could quickly become overwhelmed. Some business owners like to stick with what they know or those search ad campaigns that pop up the most. However, an important advertising resource that might get overlooked is the use of Facebook.Consider the following five reasons to use Facebook advertising. If you don’t know how to advertise on Facebook, today may be the day to learn.1. Reach Thousands of People on a Tiny Budget. In the US, the minimum spend for Facebook is…
  • The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Social Media Marketers

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Every successful social media marketer is required to stay engaged at all times. Social marketers connect with customers and manage multiple social accounts on daily basis. They stay up to date about industry trends. Social marketers do a whole lot of tasks to be successful at what they do. Most companies are yet to fully leverage social media tools for marketing purposes. And they are most likely to adopt social management systems in the near future to reach millions of prospective customers who are constantly using social apps.These are a few of the many things social media marketers do on…
  • 5 Strategic Ways You Should Be Using LinkedIn

    Thomas Oppong
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    LinkedIn is the leading business professional network you should leverage to increase your network of professionals. LinkedIn’s membership increased to 313 million from 296 million in the first quarter of 2014.You should not overlook the importance of LinkedIn for you and your business. If you are not using LinkedIn fully yet, it’s about time your took it serious to increase your business connections and expand your network. So many businesses are generating leads and making sales on LinkedIn today. Business professionals have made profitable connections, secured jobs, won…
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  • 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…
  • Other States Should “Line” Up Behind California | A Tale of Process, Andreesen & Lyft Line

    Mike Montgomery
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    When ride-sharing company Lyft announced its new service Lyft Line — which, for those unaware, lets people headed in the same direction share the cost of a ride together — the first thing I thought of was the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Weird, I know. But CPUC was behind last year’s rule legitimizing for-profit ridesharing companies like Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber for legal operation within the state. Without that action, it’s safe to say an idea like Lyft Line would’ve been a major uphill climb — if it saw the light of day at all. At the announcement of the new…
  • Silent Beacon | Your Personal Alert System

    Alex Bae
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    The constant fear of being alone in certain situations can create some problems.  Even the thought of one of your loved ones alone can strike uneasiness at times.  Thanks to the ever-growing landscape of technology, the ability to have a personal warning/emergency caller is available for anyone in need.  Silent Beacon is creating a device by changing the infrastructure of personal alarm systems without the user shelling out tons of cash to own one. “Silent Beacon is a Bluetooth device that connects wire-free to your smartphone, which works as an alert system similar to a LifeAlert, but…
  • Smartest Motorcycle Helmet Raises over $900K in One Day | Skully AR-1

    Efren Toscano
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    In just one day the Skully AR-1 was able to nab funding of over $900,000 and counting on Indiegogo and they still have a month left! Absolutely crushing their goal of $250,000.  For those who may not be familiar with the Skully AR-1, its a motorcycle helmet with heads up display, review camera and GPS navigation.  Voice commands let you keep a grip on the handlebars, and smartphone pairing gets the headgear online.  Skully is doing an introductory price of $1,399 if you should be one of the first to get the helmet when it ships in May 2015. The price goes up to $1,499 if you wait until…
  • Is That An Egg in Your Fridge? How One Quirky Company is Crowd-sourcing the Internet of Things

    Jennifer Tuohy
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    One of the earliest Internet of Things inventions, Quirky’s Egg Minder lets you check the number of eggs you have in your fridge while you’re browsing the dairy aisle at the supermarket. Technology used to be about sending people to the moon. Now it’s about figuring out how many eggs are in your fridge when you’re at the store. The democratization of tech impacts our daily lives in many more ways than that trip to the moon ever will. Today, we all walk around with super computers in our pockets. Technology is literally in the hands of the masses. A tangible result 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 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…
  • Using Google as a Pro

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Presented below are the most effective tips to use Google like a professional, and conquer its territory with full authority. Be Exact One of the most basic and largely famous search methods is the usage of quotation marks. This trick allows users to view results that match the exact phrase enclosed by quotation marks. For example, if you type“table workload”, you will only see websites that contain the exact word “table” followed by “workload”. Also, this trick works for finding exact-word queries. This means that entering “playing” will also generate outcomes including the…
  • How to Choose a Satisfying Laptop

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
      Read this laptop-buying guide, we present to you a list of comprehensive steps that will show you how to go about finding your perfect laptop and meeting your chosen one in the most appropriate way possible. Here are the seven main components to look out for: CPU The cheapest models contain the AMD E Series or Intel Pentium CPUs, which might struggle to process advanced software, but will carry out less intimidating tasks perfectly well, like web surfing, connecting with friends or family, playing traditional games, etc. However, if you want something that is more powerful, don’t…
  • Unnecessary Services You can disable in Windows 8 (8.1)

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Described below are some of the services involved in Windows 8, which can really act imperviously towards smooth functioning of your system. Application Experience: Processes application compatibility cache requests and is mostly helpful in Server systems Block Level Backup Engine Service: Known as WBENGINE assists in performing backup and recovery operations. If you are not engaging backup activities, the service is does not need to stay active. Certificate Propagation: Deals with digital certificates concerning smart cards only and should be disabled if not employing any smart card…
  • How to Fix Boot Error 0xc0000225 in Windows 7

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:10 am
    Listed below are the possible solutions for fixing Boot Error 0xc0000225 in Windows 7, depending upon the reason of its occurrence. Rebuild Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Configure Active Partition   Rebuild Boot Configuration Data (BCD) The resolution is helpful, when your system is facing a spoiled Boot Configuration Data (BCD). In such a situation, it is recommended to rebuild this component of windows through command prompt. See below for a systematic procedure. Insert Windows Installation Disk and Restart your computer Select Time, Language, and click on the Next button Click on…
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  • Get Fruit Ninja for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    Fruit Ninja is a puzzle kind game, although it doesn’t indulge you in any kind of puzzles. It is a rather simple game, with a Gameplay that is quite figurative with the name of the game itself. The game has a million following across all the mobile platforms on which it is available. Fruit ninja is available on all leading mobile operating systems as, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Blackberry and some others too. Must Read: Download Temple Run for PC (Windows 7/8/XP) Plot of the game is very simple, as you are just required to cut the fruits to make points. In reality there isn’t any so…
  • Download Temple Run for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Temple Run is an endless runner type game, which became the most popular game when initially launched on the respective mobile operating systems. Temple Run was initially launched for iPhone by imangi studios, and gradually the game proved to be a huge success for the developers. The reason behind this enormous success was the new concept of mobile gaming that they had put across the users. Soon Temple Run began to spread its fins on some other mobile operating systems such as Windows Phones and Android. With its launch on the Android OS, the story was no different and it proved to be a…
  • Download Telegram for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Instant messaging apps are now becoming most convenient way of sharing information among each other and to socialize. There are some well-described and popular instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, ChatOn and many others. Each app has its own distinct set of features. As you cannot deny the fact that nothing can now beat the popularity of WhatsApp, in spite if you are on a search of an alternative to Whatsapp here is the best option you might have come across. Telegram can be a good alternative to Whatsapp as it has all the functions that Whatsapp possess along with some other added…
  • Download Hill Climb Race For PC

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Racing games seems to be unleashing the creativity of the modern games. As far as the games of the modern smartphones are concerned, the situation is more or less similar. There are racing games, which can never be thought of, as implementing a new concept in the same category of game is bit more complex. One such racing game is Hill Climb racing. It is a 2D game with a spectacular physics in the game mechanics. The controls are real time which are acceleration and brakes only, although the game have many twists and turns packed in it. The game is quite interesting to play, and it is…
  • How to Extract Images From A PDF File

    Shivam Srivastava
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    The PDF (Portable Document File) has now became the most superior and effective way of document exchange across all web. It has several great features like right protected, password protection and many others. However, there are some unwelcomed instances when you want some exta features in case of PDF files and you’re left with nothing, which at time can be very frustrating. Specially the case when you need to have the images extracted from the file. Extracting images from a PDF file is not too complex process if you have the right tool. There are many ways of getting this done. Must Read:…
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  • How to Resolve Bluestacks Graphics Driver Issues

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Bluestacks is an amazing software that allows to run android games and apps on computers. Playing android games on big computer screen is so much fun and only gamers addict will understand this.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Intel Inside Your Headphones

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Intel is the best company known for developing high class processors and certain electronic chips that are used in 90% of laptops and other electronic gadgets. Intel has always tried to develop... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Internet Traffic Disruptions Imminent As Routing Tables Approach Limit

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Short Disruption in Internet Traffic Routing Short disruptions in Internet traffic routing occurred recently which has been attributed to a short surge of registered IPv4 network routes that have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Save Money With Coupon Service

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Coupons and coupon code are provided to enable the consumer to indulge in a purchasing expedition wherein the customer is at an advantage in purchasing products according to their requirement which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Chromebook tend to function better than Apple and Android tablets

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Both Windows PCs as well as Mac have been traditionally fighting to have their dominance in the desktop landmark as seen in the business sector. On the other hand, we notice Android tablets jostling... [[ 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

  • 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…
  • Join the Next Generation of Market Research Solutions

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When searching the term “Market Research” on Wikipedia, the definition is followed by the suggestion that market research “is a very important component of business strategy.”  We agree!  And it’s only going to become a more critical component as we enter the “hyper-creation” phase of our post-great recession economy. Technology enables us to design faster; to create new products quicker, essentially technology enables us to innovate at lightning speed.  From Mobile research to online communities and testing ideas overnight, market research is accelerating at a rapid pace,…
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    BSA TechPost

  • Privacy Protection Is at Stake in Microsoft’s Battle with the DOJ

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

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

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

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

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

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Electric UAVs 2014-2024

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be deployed in the next few years for both civil and military missions. Early adoption of new technologies will be employed: from smart skin to structural components and intelligent motors with integral gearing. Electric power makes the use of wheel power for take-off possible because electric motors can give maximum torque from stationary. It gives us near silent operation, in the air and on the ground, with virtually no noise or gaseous emissions, something valued in both military and civil applications. For long range UAVs where batteries…
  • The Global Market For Carbon Nanotubes To 2024

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Once the most promising of all nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are in danger of being usurped in conductive applications by graphene and in composites by nanocellulose. However, CNTs will remain competitive against these materials, and potentially complementary. After considerable research efforts, real products are coming to the market. Transparent conductors, battery additives and transistors represent the most promising markets for CNTs. They are widely viewed as viable candidates as alternatives to ITO in transparent conductors and the main candidate to replace silicon in…
  • Electric Boats, Small Submarines and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) 2014-2024

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Marine electric vehicles are now a rapidly growing market due to new capability, affordability and legislation banning or restricting internal combustion engines. Our research finds that the market for electric water craft, including those on and under water, will increase rapidly from $2.6 billion in 2013 to $7.3 billion in 2024. In addition there is a market for electric outboard motors that will more than triple in value as high power pure electric versions become increasingly viable. There is also a new market for water borne electric aircraft.
  • Global PV Pricing Outlook 2014

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The global PV supply chain has rebounded strongly from the overcapacity-induced lows of 2011 to 2013, with robust demand growth from markets such as China, Japan and the U.S. coming into contact with a fitter, leaner supply chain. With 2014 expected to be the PV market's tightest supply year in nearly half a decade, supply constraints and rising input costs are expected to result in meaningful increases in pricing across the PV value chain.
  • Mobile Sensing Wearables - Market Dynamics Report

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sensor-infused and cloud connected wearables are disrupting today's smart devices and will create a $50 billion industry within the next five years. With over 400 unique products, the mobile sensing wearables market tripled in 2013 over the previous year and continues to accelerate with the emergence of new product categories such as smart watches, smart glasses and a range of consumer wearable sensors as well as growing industrial and enterprise solution.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Sony Announces Mid-Range Water-resistant phone, Xperia M2 Aqua

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
    We have all heard stories of how tough Sony’s flagships are. Now, Sony is bringing that waterproof toughness to the mid-range sector with their recent announcement of the Xperia M2 Aqua. What makes the Xperia M2 Aqua mid-range is the specs. The phone comes with a 4.8 inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU, Adreno 305 graphics, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sony’s UI on top. There is no information on the price as of the moment. The specs aren’t bad at all. It’s UI (backed by KitKat) will most likely be smooth. And the 8MP camera…
  • Sharp Releases Near-Bezeless Smartphone

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    Well this looks interesting. Sharp has recently unveiled a near-bezeless phone in the form of the Aquos Crystal. Although the chances of it coming to the Philippines is next to nil, this Android phone will be coming to Japan and the US (non-GSM). What’s interesting about the Aquos Crystal is its design. Looking at the images, you’ll notice that there’s almost no bezels on the top and sides of it’s 5-inch screen. You’ll also notice that the front camera is located at the bottom. Other specs include the 5-inch 720p screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400…
  • Cherry Mobile Flare 3 Review: Its the Best Flare Ever!

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The Flare 3 is currently a hit for the local company Cherry Mobile. Inventory runs out wherever it was sold. I’ve already gushed about it during my initial impressions of the device. Now, let’s find out why this P3,999 wonder is the “Best Flare Ever.” Full review up next. WHAT’S IN THE BOX: The packaging of the Flare 3 is pretty simple and efficient. The box is about the size of the unit. Inside, you’ll find the usual stuff: Flare 3 unit, battery, micro USB cable, charger and the user manual. HARDWARE AND DISPLAY: So what do you get for only P3,999? Well, according to Cherry…
  • Smart Announced Availability of LTE-Advanced. 5G is here!

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I can’t believe that its been 2 years since Smart Communications launched Long-Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G in the country. I was eager to test it as soon as I got my hands on an LTE capable phone. It was fast. YouTube videos loaded, with minimal to none buffering times. And now, Smart has announced the availability of a faster LTE-Advance (LTE-A)/5G. The local telco has been testing the service since August last year, and they were able to record speeds of up to 209.66 mbps. Pretty fast if you ask me. As claimed by Smart: With LTE-A, a 10MB file takes less than a second to download,…
  • Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha. Its not your typical Galaxy phone.

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In case you haven’t read about it yet, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha last week. The Korean electronics giant has always been known to have multiple products in different categories, so I thought it was going to be another flagship. Turns out this one is a bit different. Its definitely a premium handset, but not really a flagship. It looks like the design is a departure from your typical Galaxy phone. First, it sports an aluminum chassis (albeit the back is plastic). It also has a rather “smallish” 4.7 inch 720p SuperAMOLED screen. Although it looks a bit like an…
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  • 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…
  • Windows 9 coming in 2015?

    27 May 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Image credits: I normally don’t comment on IT rumors, but I think that this one is too interesting not to share. According to multiple source on the Internet Microsoft will release their next operating system, Windows 9 in 2015. If they stick too their normal roadmap we can expect to see the first beta versions at Microsoft Build conferences in April 2015 and properly the final RTM version properly about October 2015. Same sources are expecting Windows Phone 9 and properly also the next version of Office expected to be named Office 2015. Some of the new things about…
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  • 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…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – July 30, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you have a website, you need a good SEO plan. But how do you keep up with the whims of Google? With EverSpark Interactive’s What’s New In The World of Google weekly meetup, your search for the latest Google goings-on and SEO tips and tricks is over. Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 from 8am – 9:30am. Space is limited — so be sure you RSVP to get your front row seat to what’s always a lively discussion.  Even if you’re not positive you can make the meeting, you can always play a little catch up with our blog recap posts.
  • Twitter Offers Analytics for Organic Tweets

    Dave Paul
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Twitter is one of those things you’re “supposed” to do. It’s a way to reach your audience and promote your brand, essentially for free. But how much are you actually reaching people? Do your tweets get read, do your links get clicked, and would paying to promote tweets be a great marketing spend or a total waste of cash? Until recently, those are questions most business owners couldn’t answer. That’s because “organic” tweets—the ones you send out every day, without paying anything—had no analytics support. No data. No way to see what was working. Twitter changed that a…
  • Google Unveils Publisher Center to Optimize News Content

    Dave Paul
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    For owners of news websites, Google has opened the door—at least partly—to the way in which it will identify and display your content in Google News. The opportunity comes in the form of the new News Publisher Center which was announced this week in a blog post by Google engineer Eric Weigle. The center lets news publishers make changes to the official Google record of their sites, in three main ways: Updating basic site details like name and site labels Updating the structure of your site by adding, removing or changing section URLs Most critically, labeling each of your sections with a…
  • SEO Evolution Sparks Agency Shake-Ups

    Dave Paul
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Search Strategy Is Influencing Ad Strategy—Even Offline BBDO Atlanta Shifts to Digital as Content Marketing Proliferates We’ve written in depth about how content is everything in Internet marketing these days. But this is a shift that has ripples far beyond company blogs. The new focus on content affects not just website development and social media, but the world of advertising more broadly. So how is content marketing shaking things up? The most obvious example is in what counts as search engine optimization. As industry veterans know, SEO practices once consisted of little more than…
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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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  • Take A Tour Of Imgur's Quirky San Francisco Office

    Joey Cosco
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Imgur has come a long way since its humble beginnings more than five years ago. Earlier this year the company announced it has more than 130 million visitors monthly, roughly the same as Buzzfeed, Fortune reported. Still the startup is working in the same space it's had for almost three years, CEO and founder Alan Schaaf told Business Insider. Before that, operations were based out of Ohio, where Schaaf studied. This fall, Imgur is making the move from its small downtown San Francisco office near Union Square to a more appropriately sized space in Jackson Square. But before they begin packing…
  • HP's Ongoing Layoffs Have Dragged Down Its Best Quarter In Three Years (HPQ)

    Julie Bort
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    HP reported Wednesday its first jump in year-over-year quarterly revenue in three years. You would think that investors would be thrilled. But the stock didn't soar in after-hours trading on Wednesday. It dropped a tiny bit. Wall Street is wary 0f HP's ongoing, extended layoffs. And analysts aren't sure if this great quarter, driven by PC sales, isn't a one-hit wonder. To recap: HP bested analysts sales expectations by $570 million, fueled by 12% growth in HP's PC business. It reported $27.6 billion in revenue, up 1% over the year-ago quarter. Analysts were expecting $27.01 billion in…
  • Former Apple Employee: Here's The Story Of How Steve Jobs Decided He Would Take 50% Of The Mobile Ad Market (AAPL)

    Sam Colt
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's mobile advertising platform  iAd  in 2010 with a big claim: iAd would instantly take 50% of the mobile ad market Jobs touted some of the brands that had committed to iAd: Nissan, Chanel, Best Buy, and others. "We think we’re off to a pretty great start and we’ll report back to you on how we do," Jobs told the audience at Apple's developer conference, WWDC, in 2010. Apple was going to become a major player in advertising overnight, it seemed. But, it turns out Jobs had a funny way of getting Apple to the 50% mark.  According to…
  • All The Cords You Use To Charge Your Phone Might Be Obsolete Soon

    Rebecca Borison
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    No matter how good mobile phones may get, we're still held back by one major problem: battery life. Every couple hours we're forced to plug back in and find ourselves tethered to a wall. The battery life problem is unlikely to be solved anytime soon, but the plugging into a wall problem may soon be a thing of the past. A number of companies are trying to figure out wireless charging technologies. And according to Rahul Mangharam, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, this is the year that wireless charging will truly start to take off. "We are…
  • These Are The First Photos We've Seen Of What Could Be The 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 (AAPL)

    Sam Colt
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Photos of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6  the larger of the two models expected to be released on Sept. 9  have surfaced online, according to 9to5Mac. We've seen renders of the larger iPhone 6 before, but this is the first time we're seeing what appears to be the phone's actual shell. This week we learned that the larger of the two iPhone coming out this fall might be called the iPhone 6L. If true, this would be a neat way to distinguish between the two handsets. On the other hand, the L in iPhone 6L supposedly stands for Large, and you'd think Apple could come up with a better name…
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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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    Web Hosting Blog

  • 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 […]
  • WordPress Basics: Combating WordPress Comment Spam

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    If you have a WordPress blog, you will get comment spam. WordPress comment threads can become a mess of nonsense comments and link spam. Luckily there are tools available that will take care of the great majority of comment spam, although bloggers will still have to keep an eye out, both false positives and false […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Intel to release HEDT i7 Haswell-E processors sooner than planned

    The Sorcerer
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Intel decided to speed up the release plans for its next-generation Haswell-E HEDT processors by several weeks, according to the new reports. It is now being told that Intel is ready to introduct the Core i7 5800/5900 series in August. According to the source, the Haswell-E would be out on 29th August, 2014. Earlier, the launch date was set for September. Its not known what is the reason that Intel decided to speed up the launch. The models that will come out are the Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K, Core i7-5820K and Core i7-5960X. These will be the first desktop processors from Intel with…
  • Ubisoft plans to take PC gaming more seriously than before

    The Sorcerer
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Ubisoft had a habit of not being in the PC gamers’ good books, usually because sideline them by not releasing the PC variant of the game at the same time with console counterparts. Their activation system for PC gamers and their drive to promote multi-platform games made matters worse. However, the company made a pledge that they will focus more on PC gamers from today onwards.   Ubisoft’s Alain Corre told MCV,”We listen to feedback from players and continue to adapt accordingly. For instance, we switched to a simple, one-time activation for our PC games; a standard…
  • Metal Gear Solid 5 coming to PC via Steam

    The Sorcerer
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Konami Europe’s website accidentally leaked information about Metal Gear 5: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain for PC via steam. Konami took down the information from its website, but as usually many news outlets and gaming enthusiasts have picked up the news. After the leak, Hideo Kojima confirmed that the 5th installment will be available for PC. Earlier, these titles were available for the previous and current gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony, but Konami never released it for the PC. The previous titles, the original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was…
  • ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ will be a timed exclusive for Xbox One and 360 consoles

    The Sorcerer
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Microsoft made an announcement that practically pissed off the fans and gaming enthusiasts irrespective of the platform (except Xbox 360 and one owners)- Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider title will be a Xbox exclusive. The initial announcement said that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be available for 2015 exclusive for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles, but for a temporary period. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer spoke to another source,“Yes, the deal has a duration. I didn’t buy it. I don’t own the franchise”. The initial announcement was made by both Crystal Dynamics…
  • Sierra returns, shows off Indie game titles

    The Sorcerer
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    Activision made an announcement recently that they have resurrected Sierra Entertainment. The former defunct studio will be handling indie games development for Activision starting off with King’s Quest franchise. The company has resurrected Sierra Entertainment to diversify its gaming portfolio and its presence. Sierra’s journey started in 1979 by developing single 8-bit games for Apple II. The senior director of external development for Sierra Bob Loya said,“Sierra’s goal is to find and work with talented indie developers working on their own amazing projects, or…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • CIOs Cede Digital Transformation Ground To CMOs

    InformationWeek Blog
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    With a majority of businesses realigning technology and business this year, CIOs must step up and assume an active role, according to Altimeter Group research. Altimeter’s “2014 State of Digital Transformation” report defined digital transformation as “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touch point in the customer experience lifecycle.” Some 88% of executives and digital strategists indicated that their company is undergoing a formal digital transformation effort this…
  • 30+ Killer Headline Hacks To Amp Up Emails, Tweets, Posts

    Meredith Corley
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Ah ha! So you opened my blog post, did ya? Was it the Buzz Feed-esque number at the beginning of the title? The catchy buzz words like “killer” and “hacks?” I read an interesting article on Buffer about maximizing your click-rates, providing one of the most extensive lists of headline formulas (yes – formulas) I’ve seen. Apparently there is some real science behind a good clickable tweet or headline! “On average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy.” The well known quote above is by the late…
  • 10 Tips for Creating Wildly Successful Infographics

    Beyond PR
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Want a summary of this post? Check out the infographic! Infographics are playing a larger role in visual storytelling efforts. When they are thoughtfully designed, they provide attention-grabbing visuals that also help the reader better comprehend and remember the message. This added value to the reader often encourages further engagement and sharing. Based on my experience creating infographics that are used in PR Newswire’s press releases, blog posts and presentations, here are some best practices for designing infographics that drive results: Design Basics These tips can be applied to…
  • Social Strategy: Network-Curated Ads?

    IWK Social Business
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    If you have anything to do with your company’s social media strategy, it is time to stop ignoring Instagram. Often dismissed as the new place where teens post selfies and foodies post pictures of their lunch, Instagram is quietly becoming a marketing powerhouse. And the success of its piloted marketing program is pointing to something many CMOs and CIOs charged with enterprise social media strategy don’t want to admit: the networks who create the communities know more about customers than advertisers do. The success of Instagram’s marketing efforts are pretty startling.
  • Infographic: 10 Tips for Creating Wildly Successful Infographics

    Beyond PR
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Infographics are playing a larger role in visual storytelling efforts. When they are thoughtfully designed, they provide attention-grabbing visuals that also help the reader better comprehend and remember the message. This added value to the reader often encourages further engagement and sharing. Based on my experience creating infographics that are used in PR Newswire’s press releases, blog posts and presentations, here are some best practices for designing infographics that drive results: To see the full post on best practices, click here. Originally posted Aug. 6, 2014 on Beyond…
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  • Um outro dia-a-dia.

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

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

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

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

    Pathroc S/A.
    13 Mar 2013 | 8:05 pm
    [METRICS] As mudanças provocadas pelo uso intenso de novas tecnologias têm mudado nossa percepção e propondo novas bases para a construção teórica em diferentes áreas e segmentos de mercado, exigindo assim o repensar urgente dos pressupostos e modelos adotados nesse mercado global.  Mapear essas mudanças contribui na construção de novos insights seja empresariais, acadêmicos ou
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    What's On My PC

  • Geek Squeak – How To Make The Windows 8 Task Manager Become A Desktop Widget

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    This geek squeak is a quickie, but is pretty neat.  If you have Windows 8, right click on the Windows 8 taskbar at the bottom of your screen, and click on Task Manager.  When Task Manager loads, click on the Performance tab. On the left side of the Performance Tab you will see graphical user […]
  • A FREE Online Website Status Monitoring Service

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Several days ago I went to go to a popular site and could not get the page to load. I later found out that there was an outage. Following that experience, I started thinking it would be nice that a person could go to a centralized location to determine what sites are working and what […]
  • Geek Squeak: A Quick Way To Shutdown Windows 8

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Navigating Windows 8 can be a challenge to the point that even locating where to shutdown the computer is like looking for an Easter egg. An easy way to Shutdown Windows 8 is to go to the desktop and use the Alt + F4 hotkey combination. When you press these keys in combination, a “Shut Down […]
  • ScribeFire – A Browser Based Blogging Editor

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    This past week I decided to completely do a Windows 8 OS re-install on my PC (HP m8100n). My computer is over 7 years old, is used extensively on a daily basis, and has been through the Windows Vista, 7, and the 8 operating systems, without doing anything really major; other than replacing the power […]
  • Repost: A Browser Zoom In and Zoom Out Tip

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Have you ever visited a web site where the text size is to small to read or you are finding that your eyesight (like mine) is going downhill, and reading certain elements varies from page to page? Here is a “little known and little used” computer tip for you internet users… By holding down the […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Happy Fix® Launching Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Positive Lifestyle Programs

    David Menzies
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    THE PEAK OF GOOD LIVING: APEX, N.C.  -- North Carolina’s happiest startup, Happy Fix® (, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of positive lifestyle programs to spread the message that Happy Feels Good. The targeted goal of $1,750 will go toward developing new products in addition to creating Happy Fix Road Shows and Meetup Groups run by Happbassadors across the nation to bring together a variety of positive lifestyle practitioners, service providers and thought leaders. “This Kickstarter campaign is one of the ways we’re jump-starting the Happy…
  • SEKO Logistics Worldwide Systematizes Rate Management and FMC Tariff Publishing with CargoSphere

    David Menzies
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- CargoSphere, the leading cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces SEKO Logistics, a global supply chain and logistics management company, has completed implementation of CargoSphere's contract and rate management system and Rate Mesh. Over 100 SEKO personnel in Asia, U.S., Europe and Latin America are using the CargoSphere system for rate searches, quoting, self-publishing of FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) tariffs and management reporting. In addition, SEKO…
  • NCBA Foundation's Camp Challenge Concludes 21st Year

    David Menzies
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation’s Camp Challenge, a financial literacy summer camp for high-achieving, low-resource middle school students, has successfully concluded its 21st summer. For the first time, Camp Challenge was held at YMCA Camp Weaver in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Camp’s eight weeks of programming wrapped up on Friday, August 8.  Camp Challenge strives to impart positive financial management habits and foundational principles to North Carolina middle school students through a summer camp learning experience.  Campers come…
  • NC Developers Urged to Compete in National Hackathon for $30,000

    David Menzies
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    ATLANTA, GA. -- The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, today announced that it will host its first ever, Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational which will be held on August 19th and run until September 17th. The event is expected to draw teams of programmers from across the nation to compete for $30,000 in cash and prizes, while helping to give (hack) back to three of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations:…
  • Highwoods Properties Announces Chief Financial Officer Retirement and Successor

    David Menzies
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that Terry L. Stevens, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire at the end of September. Stevens, 66, will be succeeded by Mark F. Mulhern, 54, who currently serves on the Company's Board of Directors, and is currently the CFO of Dallas-based Exco Resources, Inc. (NYSE: XCO).Ed Fritsch, President and CEO of Highwoods, stated, "Terry has been an exceptional contributor to the Highwoods senior leadership team as our CFO for the past 11 years. I know I speak on behalf of the entire Highwoods family when…
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  • Las acciones de Apple cierran con un nuevo precio record de 100.56 dólares por acción

    Domadis Cabrera
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Después mantener flotando justo por debajo de la marca de los 100 dólares por varias semanas, las acciones de Apple finalmente superaron la marca al cierre de hoy con un máximo histórico de 100.56 dólares. Eso rompe el récord de cierre anterior por acción, que era de 100.30 dólares, y que fue establecido el 19 de septiembre de 2012, durante los días previos al lanzamiento del iPhone 5. La noticia de hoy se produce tan sólo unos meses después de que Apple autorizará una división de acciones al 7-1 (antes de la división, el precio de cierre de hoy habría sido de 703.92 dólares),…
  • Mailbox ahora también disponible para Mac

    Domadis Cabrera
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Mailbox, el cliente de correo electrónico de Dropbox y que hasta ahora se había mantenido restringido a los dispositivos móviles, ahora está llegando a los ordenadores escritorios la marca Apple a través de una nueva aplicación para Mac. La aplicación todavía está en fase de beta pública cerrada, de modo que si la quieres tendrás que solicitar un “betacoin” para el acceso, a pesar de ello, la aplicación se ve muy bien. La beta de Mailbox incluye soporte para borradores, para que los mensajes no terminados se almacenen localmente y eventualmente se sincronizará entre…
  • Google lanza la aplicación de Photo Sphere Camera para el iPhone

    Domadis Cabrera
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    La aplicación de cámara por defecto en el sistema operativo Android lanzó la funcionalidad conocida como Photo Spheres para los usuarios de Android hace ya bastante tiempo, y ahora Google ha decidido lanzar una aplicación dedicada de Photo Sphere Camera para los usuarios de dispositivos iOS. Con la aplicación, los usuarios pueden crear imágenes de 360° y compartirlas con cualquier persona, a la vez que les permite publicarlas en Google Maps. La aplicación sólo funciona en el iPhone 4S y otros dispositivos más recientes. La aplicación se puede descargar de manera gratuita haciendo…
  • Descarga los nuevos fondos de pantalla de OS X Yosemite

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Apple lanzó hoy OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, y la compañía añadió una serie de nuevos fondos de pantalla a la configuración predeterminada en la versión preliminar. Los nuevos fondos de pantalla no fueron el único cambio en la liberación. Apple también presentó iconos rediseñados en Preferencias del Sistema, preferencias de Mail y Safari, barra de menús y elementos de interfaz de usuario retocados en todo el sistema. A continuación se muestran los cinco nuevos fondos de pantalla incluidos en la última versión de OS X. Puedes descargar los fondos de pantalla en tamaño…
  • Apple ganó un premio Emmy por su comercial navideño del 2013, ‘Incomprendido’.

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Aunque no todo es perfecto en el mundo de la publicidad de Apple, hay que reconocer que sus comerciales no suelen pasar desapercibidos, y tanto es así que la compañía recién ha ganado un premio Emmy por su anuncio del iPhone titulado como “Misunderstood” (en español Incomprendido) y que se lanzó durante las navidades pasadas. El comercial del iPhone resultó ganador del premio Creative Arts Emmy, que a su vez es otorgado al “comercial más sobresaliente” del año, a pesar de que el anuncio fue lanzado oficialmente en diciembre de 2013. Para los que no lo hayan…
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  • Hacking traffic lights is easy if you have the right gear and some basic know-how

    Shawn Knight
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Security researchers from the University of Michigan have demonstrated that it's possible to hack into public traffic light systems. And as it turns out, doing so isn't all that difficult so long as you have the appropriate hardware and put in a little effort.
  • Google's new Glass patent depicts a sleeker wearable

    Shawn Knight
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Google Glass may be hip and trendy among select technology enthusiasts but there's no denying the hi-tech eyewear carries a bit of a social stigma. That's because current iterations of Glass aren't exactly trendy and stick out like a sore thumb.
  • Google says its made over 890 improvements to search in the past year

    Justin Kahn
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    While Google search may appear to some as a somewhat static service that remains generally the same year after year, the company is constantly adding updates in order to stay on top of the competition. In a recent Google+ post, the company's head of search, Amit Singhal, says Google has...
  • Snapchat reportedly wants to get into the news delivery business

    Shawn Knight
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Snapchat, makers of the popular self-destructing photo and video app by the same name, is interesting in getting into the news delivery business. The company has reportedly held talks with at least a dozen newspapers, magazines, television networks and even advertisers according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • CD Projekt RED releases 37-minutes of gameplay footage from The Witcher 3

    Justin Kahn
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If, like many of us, you have been anxiously waiting for more info on CD Projekt RED's latest iteration of the Witcher series, you're in luck. Now uploaded to the The Witcher YouTube channel, you can watch 37 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from Wild Hunt (video below).
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  • Clean Green Energy – 300 Million Kilowatt Hours Of Energy Saved

    PR Newswire
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Clean Green Energy LLC (CGE) today said customers of the company have saved more than 300 million kilowatt hours of energy since the company’s founding. That milestone is the equivalent of $33 million in energy cost savings, or powering about 28,000 average American homes for a year.“Three hundred million kilowatt hours are equivalent to 450,000,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions or the effect of planting nearly 170,000 acres of trees,” said Bryan Zaplitny, president and CEO of CGE. “We were among the first fifty ESCOs (energy services companies) in the United…

    Curated Post
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatts (MW) of wind, 21 MW of solar, and 5 MW of hydropower.For the first seven months of 2014, renewables have accounted for more than half (53.8%) of the 4,758 MW of new U.S. electrical capacity that has come on line with solar (25.8%) and wind (25.1%) each accounting for more than a quarter of the total. In addition, biomass…
  • Court Ruling Helps Transition Grid to Renewables

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    On Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 1000, which eliminates many obstacles in the way of modernizing the electrical transmission grid. D.C. appeals court uphold a federal order mandating more competition and coordination in the electricity transmission grid. Photo credit: ShutterstockMore than 40 states, industry groups,and utility companies had filed the challenge to the order saying that the federal government had overstepped its authority. But environmental groups came to its defense, since the order not…
  • Commercializing Viable Energy Storage Systems

    PR Newswire
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Andalay Solar (OTCQB: WEST), a leading manufacturer of integrated solar power systems, announced a collaboration with Highpower International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, to launch a pilot project that will provide technologically advanced energy storage systems for Andalay Solar customers and enhance system performance while keeping the cost reasonably affordable and viable.Given the relatively high cost of the power grid, this energy system is designed to help customers avoid and reduce…
  • Students Demand Clean Energy

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education. So why is the “Cool Schools” issue such a big deal? I’ll give you a hint: It’s not because of the schools.Over the last few years, I’ve spoken to many different audiences about how clean energy is going to change our world—I never get tired of talking about it. And people seem to appreciate hearing the good news that we’re already well on our way to a future without fossil fuels. But one particular audience always leaves me with a net surplus of…
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    Techline Info

  • Tech For the Guys in Hardhats

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Technology wears many hats. It is a central part of everything we do. It is the ubiquitous fabric of modern society. It is no longer just for nerds and geeks. It powers every kind of human endeavour including law enforcement, crime solving, medicine and healthcare, entertainment, even religion. Nothing is left untouched by technology. One […]
  • SMS Codes for activating Sony Six channel in your DTH connections

    12 Jun 2014 | 2:37 am
    Watch FIFA World Cup 2014 on Sony SIX, the new sports channels, which is normally not included in any of your basic DTH packages. All DTH operators are providing this channel as an addon channel with your existing channel packs Here the  SMS codes for various DTH operators in India to activate Sony SIX. Videocon […]
  • How to Copy, Erase, Edit or Translate the texts within images using Google Chrome.

    26 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    To manipulate the texts within an image, you need to download the same and use some image editing applications like Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, InkScape etc. If you are an average computer user, it is always painful. Now a new Google Chrome plugin comes enables you to copy, erase, edit or translate the texts within the […]
  • Linux Mint 16 – A practical alternative for Windows XP

    26 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Linux Mint is an Ubuntu based GNU/Linux with a user friendly attractive interface. If you are new to Linux Desktop versions, no doubt Mint Linux is the best option for you. Best user friendly interface If a windows user switches to some Debian destros like Ubuntu , fedora etc, no doubt at least in the […]
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  • GPS III: Where Are We? And Where Are We Going?

    Andrew Bolster
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fifteen years ago, the first GPS-enabled cellphone went on the market. It flopped, but the form factor it pioneered, combining near-military grade communications equipment with a consumer device has stayed with us. You can’t turn a corner without your phone or your watch or your shoes telling you where to go because they know exactly where you are. But this wasn’t always the case. A Brief History Of The GPS We take GPS for granted as a ‘commodity’, a grand gift from Regan-Era Star Wars Cold War MADness that occasionally teaches high schoolers about relativity. The…
  • What A Futuristic City Of 2040 Will Look Like

    Ryan Dube
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    You nudge your head to the side, scrolling through holographic pages of the morning news, as your capsule catapults down the frictionless tube on your morning commute to work. In this future snapshot, there are three or four very real technologies that are due to become a part of daily life by the year 2040. You’ll discover a cacophony of today’s fringe technologies that have the greatest likelihood of making it into the urban life and landscape of the future. Finally, we’ll take a look at one of the coolest CGI images of just such a future city, displaying many...Read the…
  • 7 Best Tools To Print To PDF

    Justin Pot
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    What’s the best PDF printer for Windows? We checked 7 of the most popular options to find out. It’s kind of shocking that printing in Windows 8 doesn’t come with a PDF option; Mac and Linux users have had this by default for years. Windows users still need dedicated software, and it’s all of varying quality. PDF printers let you save any file you can print as a PDF, meaning that any computer on Earth can open it without much trouble. Because these programs disguise themselves as regular printers, you can use them to create a PDF file in any program that...Read the…
  • Watch Premier League Goals On Vine Or Reddit Straight Away For Free

    Tim Brookes
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Last week the English Premier League told fans to stop posting television footage of goals on Vine, which means that next week there will probably be considerably more Premier League goals on Vine. As the 2014/15 football season kicks off, TV and online outlets have once again snapped up many of the media rights. Such paywalls prevent fans who don’t want to pay for satellite subscriptions or premium online services from seeing the goals until the BBC airs Match of the Day late on Saturday evening. But now thanks to Twitter’s looping video service Vine and the ability to…
  • Calibrate & Maintain Your MacBook Battery For Best Performance

    Dann Albright
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    As your MacBook ages, your battery performance decreases — that’s just a fact of life. But if you correctly calibrate and maintain your battery, it’s possible to improve performance and put off replacing it for as long as possible. Calibrating Your MacBook Battery If you have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro, you should calibrate your lithium-ion battery once a month. According to Apple, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs released after mid-2009 are pre-calibrated and don’t require calibration. Other laptops, however, can benefit from a calibration. Batteries have…
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  • Hackers Crash the Yacht Club

    Burn World
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Chicago Yacht Club was a rich target for hackers. The post Hackers Crash the Yacht Club appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Should You Worry About the Latest Security Breach Things you should consider when you hear about a... Windows Talk: 3 Reasons to Encrypt Your Laptop Laptop encryption consequently has become a valuable way to... Files You Must Backup to Survive a Hard Drive Crash This article goes through which files we should back...
  • Who Is On Your WiFi?

    The Pit Crew
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    3 FREE Windows utilities that will help you see who is 'sharing' your WiFi network. The post Who Is On Your WiFi? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Who Is Stealing Your WiFi Is your wireless Internet connection sometimes mysteriously slow? It's... Dangers of Letting Neighbors Borrow Your WiFi So you gave your neighbors your network key -... Ask Dave Taylor: How to Join a Secure WiFi Network How I got my Win7 Dell laptop to connection...
  • PC Matic Success Stories

    The Pit Crew
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over the world who share their thoughts about how PC Matic improved their computers. Here are some of our favorites... The post PC Matic Success Stories appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: PC Matic Success Stories of the Week Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over... PC Matic Success Stories of the Week Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over... PC Matic Customers on TV Everyday we hear from PC Matic users from all over...
  • Windows 9 Preview on the Way

    The Pit Crew
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Multiple reports suggest that Microsoft is preparing to release a preview of the next Windows OS (Windows 9) within the next month. The post Windows 9 Preview on the Way appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Observer: 6 Touch Apps for the Windows 8 Preview Well we have arrived in the month of February... Dave’s Computer Tips: Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Today the customer preview was released to the general... Another Windows 8 Preview Coming in June This week, Microsoft announced another step towards a final...
  • Is Microsoft Moving Backwards with Windows 9

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Why Microsoft is faced with a 'stark choice' of directions with the next OS. The post Is Microsoft Moving Backwards with Windows 9 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Moving Rows and Columns in Microsoft Word Word allows you to use the mouse for many... Moving from Hotmail to has officially ceased operations. The site now redirects... Moving Drivers Between PCs Updating drivers can be tricky and in the rare occasion...
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  • Troubleshoot Keyboard and Mouse Not Working in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    One of the USB ports on my desktop computer stopped working after I had plugged in a USB device and removed it without ejecting. I’ve done it a million times, but it looked like my luck finally ran out. The port seemed fine in Device Manager because there were no error or warning icons. So after doing a bit of reading online, I came across a Microsoft article that told me I should go ahead and uninstall the USB Host Controllers under USB Serial Bus Controllers in Device Manager. After that, you just have to restart your computer and Windows should find the hardware again and install it.
  • How to Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually Encrypted

    Aseem Kishore
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:52 pm
    I recently subscribed to a VPN service for my personal use so that my Internet connection from home is completely encrypted. With all the spying and hacking revelations going on these days, I don’t mind having a little bit of extra security on my side just in case. Once I had installed the software on computer and connected to the VPN, it seemed to be working fine as far as I could tell. However, being a techie person myself, I couldn’t just accept that everything was working without actually verifying that the encryption was enabled. So even though I hadn’t played around…
  • How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8.1

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today’s article is a quick tip on how to troubleshoot problems in Windows 8.1, which you will most definitely run into using Microsoft’s shiny new OS. However, most problems don’t require booting into safe mode or following a 10 step guide to fixing WiFi problems. Microsoft has also gotten smarter and included a lot of tools and help guides in the OS itself to diagnose and fix problems. I’ve found that teaching my clients how to use these built-in tools saves me a lot of time because they are able to fix problems in Windows 8.1 themselves. In this article, I’m…
  • The Best Free Apps for a New iPhone

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:48 am
    When I first got up new iPhone 5S (thanks to my parents), I instantly went to the app store and starting downloading apps! Having a smartphone and not using apps is like having a computer and only using it to browse the Internet. If you have an iPhone, you’re also lucky because the Apple app store is still better than the Android app store in terms of number of apps and quality of apps, in my opinion. So what are the best free apps to download for your new iPhone right away? Well, there are a bunch! Obviously, everyone will have their preferences, so I’ll try to keep this list…
  • View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

    Aseem Kishore
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:36 am
    Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks stored on my Mac. This is great because I can easily connect to those wireless networks whenever I’m in range again, even if it’s 6 months later. However, there are times when I need to know the password for the Wifi network, usually because I have to connect another device like my iPhone or iPad to the network. There is no way I ever…
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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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  • Scientists developing remote-control cyborg moths

    Ben Coxworth
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    We've been hearing a lot about the development of tiny flying sensor-equipped robots, that could be sent into areas such as disaster sites to seek out survivors or survey the damage. However, why go to the trouble of designing those robots from scratch, when there are already ready-made insects that are about the right size? That's the thinking behind research being conducted at North Carolina State University, which is aimed at converting moths into "biobots." .. Continue Reading Scientists developing remote-control cyborg moths Section: Science Tags: Cyborg, Insect, MAV, North Carolina…
  • Graphene-treated rubber bands used as inexpensive body motion sensors

    Ben Coxworth
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Graphene is a cutting-edge wonder material, used in applications ranging from solar cells to supercapacitors. Rubber bands, on the other hand ... well, they're not so high-tech. By combining the one with the other, however, scientists have created ultra-cheap body motion sensors that could make a big difference in the field of health care. .. Continue Reading Graphene-treated rubber bands used as inexpensive body motion sensors Section: Science Tags: Graphene, Motion sensor, Rubber, Trinity College Dublin, University of Surrey Related Articles: Pitch drop experiment caught on video ...
  • MIT scientists use polymer scaffold to stimulate bone growth

    Anthony Wood
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    A team of chemical engineers from MIT has developed a new method of stimulating bone growth, by utilizing the same chemical processes that occur naturally in the human body following an injury such as a broken or fractured bone. The technique involves the insertion of a porous scaffold coated with growth factors that prompt the body's own cells to naturally mend the damaged or deformed bone... Continue Reading MIT scientists use polymer scaffold to stimulate bone growth Section: Medical Tags: Biomimicry, Bones, Cells, Healing, MIT, Polymer Related Articles: Radical tissue scaffold to treat…
  • Wall-Mounted Standing Desk has the spine to stop you sitting

    Dave Parrack
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    We've seen lots of standing desks here at Gizmag, including cheap and cheerful cardboard efforts, expensive automatic affairs, and even one that turns any office chair into a temporary compromise. And now we have a standing desk that doubles as a piece of modern art. .. Continue Reading Wall-Mounted Standing Desk has the spine to stop you sitting Section: Around The Home Tags: Desk, Ergonomic, Office, Standing Desk, Wall-mounted, Wood Related Articles: Cardboard desk promises green and affordable way to work standing up StorkStand turns an office chair into a standing desk Press Fit standing…
  • New bike pump hides in the crank axle

    Ben Coxworth
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you own a higher-end road or mountain bike with a Shimano drivetrain, then chances are it's got a "secret" storage compartment: the hollow space in the axle, that connects the Shimano Hollowtech cranks. While you're not going to be able to fit your phone or wallet in there, you can pop in the new CrankPump CO2 tire pump. .. Continue Reading New bike pump hides in the crank axle Section: Bicycles Tags: Cycling, Kickstarter, Pump, shimano Related Articles: Pump bicycle tires with your seat: BioLogic PostPump 2.0 BTPS replaces bike tire pressure gauge with sensors and a phone The…
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  • 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…
  • 2014 Trends That Could Make You Obsolete, Should You Use Code Frameworks, and How to Attract High-Paying Clients Using Content

    John Morris
    5 May 2014 | 9:04 am
    Segment 1: Web Design Trends You Need to Watch Out For (2:56) Several years ago when the “Web 2.0″ movement hit, I lost my entire freelance business because I didn’t actually know how to code. I had been using MS FrontPage to build static HTML web sites for clients. And the move to dynamic database-driven web sites killed me. That taught me to pay close attention to web trends and to break them down to understand the larger motivations at work. So, I could begin to predict trends and stay ahead of the curve. In this segment, I break down 8 of the hottest web design trends in…
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  • How to Use DiskCryptor to Encrypt Partitions in Windows

    Vamsi Krishna
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    For users who are affected by the recent TrueCrypt security issue, DiskCryptor is a great alternative to TrueCrypt for Windows, and it can be used to encrypt and protect all data containers or partitions including the system partition (OS-installed partition). If you are switching over from TrueCrypt, here is how you can use DiskCryptor to encrypt partitions in WindowsEncrypt Partitions using DiskCryptorDownload DiskCryptor from its official site and install it like any other software. Once installed, you may have to restart your Windows machine.After the restart, launch DiskCryptor. You will…
  • The Best Markdown Editors for Windows

    Paul Ferson
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Writing has become easier than ever before thanks to the advent of word processors and spell-checkers, but they are not ideal for all users. Many people are not satisfied with how the standard word processor/text editor works and are looking for ways to become more productive. That’s where Markdown comes in. If you are a fan of the Markdown syntax and are looking for a great Markdown editor for Windows, here are some useful ones you can consider1. MarkdownPadThe nature of Markdown means it’s easy to find Windows software with a particular focus on it. MarkdownPad is one of the…
  • How to Rename Files in Linux

    Ivana Isadora Devcic
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    Renaming files is not a particularly advanced operation; as long as it’s done on a small number of files, it usually doesn’t require special tools. However, when there’s an entire folder of photos from last year’s vacation waiting to be renamed, it might be wise to consider some time-saving tricks or apps.There are two general approaches to batch file renaming: it can be done either via the command-line interface or by using a standalone application. Linux users already know how powerful the CLI can be, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there are several…
  • How to Set Up a Local Web Server on Windows, Mac, and Linux

    Jamin Becker
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    When developing a website, a web designer needs to be able to see his webpages the same way the end user would. Sometimes simply clicking on and viewing your HTML files in the web browser is enough, but if you want to test dynamic content, you will need to set up a local web server. Doing this is quite simple and can easily be accomplished on Windows, Mac, and Linux. There are many types of web servers available, but we will be using Apache as it is the most common server around, very easy to set up, and compatible with all major operating systems.Set up local web server on LinuxApache was…
  • Smart Ways to Use a Tablet

    Rudolph Musngi
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Tablet computers are everywhere. You see them in coffee shops, in your office and even in schools. Because of the greater power it provides than smartphones and the portability it offers against laptop and desktop computers, tablets sit in the borderline of power and portability.However, despite the prevalence and ubiquity of tablet computers, there are still some of us who are still trying to decide if we really need one. There are some who don’t even know what to do with theirs. If you are sitting on the fence, here are some smart ways to use a tablet.1. Use it as a Second MonitorSome…
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  • 30+ Best Free URL Shorteners

    shabnam sultan
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 am
    URL Shorteners, are you aware? URL Shorteners are tools or services provided which converts long URLs into short URLs in few seconds. Users clicking on short URL will be redirected to the original URL. These days many bloggers/webmasters are using…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 15 Awesome Website Builders to Create Free Website 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox 15 Tools to Search for Perfect Domain Name Top 10 PayPal Alternatives
  • 6 Best Music Streaming Apps for Android

    shabnam sultan
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Internet has changed our lives and music is no exception. Today there are various music streaming apps for smartphones which lets music lovers to stream music online without downloading or purchasing. If you are a music freak and like to…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Android Spy Software Increases Chances Of Longevity In A Romantic Relation Why Do Android Developers Fail To Get Rich Readability App For Android Download Now Download Max Payne Mobile APK For Android 7 Best Racing Games For Android
  • Top 9 WordPress Security Plugins to Secure your Website

    shabnam sultan
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Top WordPress Security Plugins for bloggers to save their WordPress blogs from hacking. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platform, however, WordPress is like any Content Management System and is vulnerable to hacking and hence securing WordPress blog…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads Customize WordPress Admin Panel Using 5 Simple Techniques 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
  • How to Buy Xiaomi Mi 3 in India – Alternative Method To Flipkart

    shabnam sultan
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    Xiaomi Mi 3 is a powerful smartphone priced at Rs 13,999 having awesome key features, 5-inch display, 13MP camera, Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM along with other features. However, Xiaomi Mi 3 is one of the difficult phone to purchase as…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: BlackBerry Bold 9900 & 9930 – Features,Photos & First Look Video Watch Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 Live Webcast Best Cricket Apps for Your Smartphone in 2013 6 Valentine’s Day Apps for BlackBerry Smartphones T-Mobile Started a Mobile War with its Early Termination Program
  • 6 Best Premium Coming Soon WordPress Themes 2014

    shabnam sultan
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    At times you might be working on a new website or redesigning theme of your website, it is better that you add a “coming soon” page so that your readers can get notified when your website is coming live. By…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 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads Customize WordPress Admin Panel Using 5 Simple Techniques
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  • 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…
  • Lenovo unveils its Kitkat based K920 at Mobile Asia Expo

    Haris SP
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:26 am
    Lenovo’s K920  an Android 4.4 powerhouse was revealed at the Mobile Asia Expo 2014, Shanghai. The K920 runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system. Hence one can be guaranteed that the OS won’t be outdated for atleast a year from now. Lenovo has skinned the interface with its own UI customization. The Lenovo K920 boasts a 6-inch , 2560×1440 resolution display. Its slim bezels keep it relatively compact when compared with other 6-inchers in the market.This phone runs on 2.5 GHz  quad-core Snapdragon 801. It is the same processor that powers HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy…
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  • 'I consider science a luxury': In Conversation with Ada Yonath

    Renee Beale, Curator, Chemistry Cultural Collection at University of Melbourne
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Professor Yonath gained inspiration from an unlikely source ... hibernating bears.EPA/Brais LorenzoIsreali crystallographer Ada Yonath shared the 2009 Nobel prize in Chemistry for her work the ribosome – a protein-building structure central to life found in all living cells. Professor Yonath determined the ribosome’s molecular structure using a technique called X-ray crystallography and her work has led to understanding of how antibiotics work as well as new drug targets. She currently heads a research group at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Curator of the University of…
  • Early humans lived with Neanderthal neighbours

    Rachel Wood, Research Officer, Radiocarbon Facility at Australian National University
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Tom Higham and Katerina Douka uncover evidence that early humans and Neanderthals lived alongside each other for thousands of years.Thomas Higham , Author providedA new study has dated the final days of the Neanderthals and found they lived at the same time as the earliest modern humans in Europe. Rather than seeing Neanderthals suddenly vanish at the time modern humans appeared in Europe, we see a patchwork of the two species living side by side for several millennia. The study, published today in Nature, explores two of the key issues in Palaeolithic archaeology: did Neanderthals and modern…
  • For top broadband policy, look no further than Canada

    Robert Imre, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at University of Newcastle
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The Great White North is about as similar to Australia as any other country ... so why don't we follow their lead?Winston Wong/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAYou might have seen communications minister Malcolm Turnbull raising the issue about Australian press not discussing policy problems and solutions from overseas, in a speech delivered at the Lowy Institute Media Awards last week: The Australian media rarely reports how different countries have approached what are usually shared and very familiar issues that are topical in our own country, even if the issue is dominating the news. So let’s do…
  • Lizards help us find out which came first: the baby or the egg?

    Oliver Griffith, PhD Candidate Evolutionary Biology at University of Sydney
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Australia's southern grass skink gives birth to live young and a valuable species for understanding placenta evolution.Jacquie Herbert, Author providedHave you ever wondered why we give birth to live young rather than lay eggs? Scientists have pondered this for a long time and answers have come from an unlikely source: some of Australia’s lizards and snakes! In research published this month in the American Naturalist, my colleagues and I at the University of Sydney studied reptile pregnancy to identify the factors necessary for a placenta to evolve. Although most reptiles lay eggs, live…
  • Where's the real value in Tesla’s patent pledge?

    Tyrone Berger, PhD candidate (Law) at Monash University
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Will anyone jump on the Tesla patent bandwagon?raneko/Flickr, CC BYWith the much-anticipated arrival next month of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla’s Model S to Australian shores, it’s a good time to revisit Tesla’s pledge to freely share patents. Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, wrote a statement on the company’s blog entitled All Our Patent Are Belong To You back in June. In a short announcement giving some context to the company’s decision, Musk claims that the electric vehicle industry as a whole would benefit from an “open source” approach towards…
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  • Samsung and Barnes & Noble present the Galaxy Nook 4 Tablet

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Samsung and Barnes & Noble collaborate to introduce the Samsung Galaxy Nook 4 Tablet. Galaxy Nook 4 is specifically designed for e-reading and includes free content worth $200. It includes your favorite Nook apps and the bestselling newspapers and magazines those you can subscribe and get delivered straight into your Nook 4. Moreover you can […]
  • ZTE launches the Nubia 5S mini LTE for US consumers for $279.99

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    ZTE launched its latest Nubia 5S mini LTE smartphone in the US today. The phone was first launched in China back in November. Nubia 5S mini LTE is a mid-range Android phone packed with quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 13MP camera. It has a screen size of 4.7-inch HD IZGO display that delivers vivid images. […]
  • Lava Iris Pro 30+ with 13MP camera launched for Rs. 11,990

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    After the launch of Lava Iris Pro 30, Lava once again launched its successor, the Iris Pro 30+. Lava Iris Pro 30+ has a 4.7-inch display that works on OGS technology protected by Asahi Dragon Trail glass. The phone has a rear 13MP camera that is capable of taking raw images and dual SIM compatibility. […]
  • Xolo’s new budget phone the Q610s announced for Rs. 7,499

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Xolo is popular for its Android budget phones that include a varied range. Xolo recently launched the Q510s for Rs, 6,499 and today it announced the new Xolo Q610s with 4.5-inch display. Xolo Q610s has a compact body and runs on 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. It operates on the latest Android KitKat and has […]
  • Nokia Lumia 530 to be available in the UK next month for £60

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Microsoft announced the availability of Nokia Lumia 530 in the UK from September 4 onwards where consumers can purchase the phone just for £60. Lumia 530 operates on Windows Phone 8.1 update, the latest version of Windows Phone. This is one among the cheaper Windows Phone devices that is an appropriate choice for budget smartphone […]
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  • Internet of Things Delivers Business Value Now

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The Internet of Things and the economic ecosystem surrounding it are growing rapidly.  That aggressive growth represents a tremendous business opportunity for enterprise IT systems vendors in the future, but if executives play their cards right, it represents a very real opportunity now.  Bill Bien, Partner, weighs in on how CIOs and other decision makers could best capture that value both now and in the future.   Click here to read more ...
  • Who Will be the Data Keepers?

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    As data traffic grows to be more complicated and more difficult to deal with, there inevitably will come a point where the choice of which data gets retained and which data discarded becomes pivotal.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, ruminates on the increasing scale of data storage, the necessary decisions that will have to be made, and the people who will have to make those decisions. Click here to read more ...
  • Disruptive Innovation: A Flawed Idea?

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Every executive claims that they want disruptive innovation.  However, disruptive innovation is not necessarily as beneficial as it has been made out to be.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, examines the idea of disruptive innovation and asks whether or not "Managed Evolution" is a better approach for further progress. Click here to read more ....
  • Successful Software Selection: Do Your Due Diligence

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    When it comes to software vendor selection, more complex due diligence processes might not necessarily be better.  A recent survey from Software Advice has shown that small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses most satisfied with their software-selection projects used basic due diligence during the selection process.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, weighs in on why less complex due diligence processes work for SMBs and which tactics are the most important. Click here to read more…
  • Economics 101: How the Cloud is Changing More Than Just Technology

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    While the impact of cloud computing on technology has been widely discussed, the impact of cloud on the macroeconomic landscape has largely gone unnoticed and undiscussed.  Affiliate Partner John Parkinson gives his views on the various ways the cloud impacts the bigger economic picture. Click here to read the full article ...
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  • Arch-based Linux distro KaOS 2014.08 is here with KDE 4.14.0

    Brian Fagioli
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The Linux desktop community has reached a sad state. Ubuntu 14.04 was a disappointing release and Fedora is taking way too long between releases. Hell, OpenSUSE is an overall disaster. It is hard to recommend any Linux-based operating system beyond Mint. Even the popular KDE plasma environment and its associated programs are in a transition phase, moving from 4.x to 5.x. As exciting as KDE 5 may be, it is still not ready for prime-time; it is recommended to stay with 4 for now. In the midst of disappointing releases from the big names, relative newcomer KaOS keeps plugging away and focusing…
  • Auslogics Browser Care 2.0 puts you back in control of your browser’s key settings

    Nick Peers
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Auslogics has released Auslogics Browser Care 2.0, a major new version of its Windows browser management tool that’s aimed at novices. Version 2.0 adds a new system health scanner tool, promises better handling of Chrome, Firefox and IE plugins, fixes all known bugs and implements an improved browser cache cleanup feature. The new system health scanner tool is clearly aimed at encouraging users to upgrade to Auslogics’ flagship optimization tool, BoostSpeed. It alerts the user to thousands of potential “issues”, but clicking the link merely redirects to a download page for…
  • NFL Now comes to Apple TV in time for the season

    Alan Buckingham
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The football (US version -- apologies to those in the rest of the word) season is getting under way, as the NFL kicked off the pre-season two weeks ago with the traditional Hall of Fame game. At the same time, the league has been pushing out its new Now app to various platforms like Xbox One, Fire TV and Roku. The latest to get the new service is Apple's living room solution, the Apple TV. Like its rivals, the tiny box is getting the app, which brings the NFL alive in video format. This adds the massive library of NFL Films, along with original content, made specifically for the app, as well…
  • Threshold: Windows for the Neanderthal set

    Randall C. Kennedy
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    What’s with all this excitement over Windows "Threshold"? I get it that Microsoft sort of fumbled the ball with Windows 8. I also recognize that the subsequent tweaks and retrofits (Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Update 1, Windows 8.1 Not-Update-2, et al) are viewed by many as "too little, too late" to save the product. However, I’m sensing a deeper disturbance in the force here. When it comes to Windows Threshold, there’s a palpable aura of anticipation -- a kind of electric expectancy, and its emanating from what I like to call the "Neanderthal set". You know the type. The IT dinosaurs. The…
  • Samsung partners with Barnes and Noble for Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK -- but why?

    Brian Fagioli
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Samsung makes great products -- you really can't go wrong with anything it makes; televisions, washing machines, tablets -- all wonderful. Sure, some people don't like the interface that the manufacturer uses for Android, but those people are just being whiny -- TouchWiz is fine. Just install Nova launcher if it bothers you that much. Today, Barnes and Noble is releasing Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. While Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets do not have standard Android or access to Google's Play Store, this new tablet does. In fact, it is essentially just the regular 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 with the…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Unlocked ZTE Nubia 5S mini with LTE on Pre-order in the USA

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    It has been a while since the ZTE announced its Nubia 5S mini but hasn’t yet made it to the coast of the USA. Finally it has reached unlike its previous models, the ZTE...Unlocked ZTE Nubia 5S mini with LTE on Pre-order in the USA head over to Tech Prezz
  • New Images of iPhone 6 with complete new design spotted

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    You may have already seen several leaks of the most anticipated iPhone ever iPhone 6 but you haven’t seen a render like this new leak giving you exact idea of the iPhone 6 fully assembled....New Images of iPhone 6 with complete new design spotted head over to Tech Prezz
  • B&N releases Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook; pricing $179

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    We had reported Barnes & Noble’s plan  to launch a Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet a while ago. It had already announced the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook and promised to launch it in the early August. Though it took...B&N releases Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook; pricing $179 head over to Tech Prezz
  • Leak, Meizu MX4 to come with QHD Display?

    David Robert
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    It seems like the China’s smartphone manufacturer Meizu is working on a new device with high-resolution display, means QHD display and a purported screenshot has been leaked which the source claims to be of next...Leak, Meizu MX4 to come with QHD Display? head over to Tech Prezz
  • Sprint Sharp Aquos Crystal pricing revealed

    Louis Jacob
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Sharp announced its latest Crystal devices couple of days ago and Sprint had sent out an event invites  with some hint that the carrier would get the device to the US consumers.  And this...Sprint Sharp Aquos Crystal pricing revealed head over to Tech Prezz
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  • Live a Facebook App Free Life, No Need to Install Messenger App

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.facebook messenger appFacebook has decided to force its Facebook Messenger application on mobile users. Users have started receiving notification in their Facebook App that in order to read their messages, they need to install the Facebook Messenger app separately.People are not a fan of the Facebook App for its notorious memory and battery usage. Now its only going to further upset users after being forced to install another Facebook application that is equally notorious.Also the new Messenger app has been the victim of many privacy…
  • Google Now Launcher for All Androids with “OK Google” Hotword Detection

    2 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google Now Launcher came along with the Google Nexus 5, with features like “OK Google” hotword detection on the Homescreen. The launcher was not officially available for all Android devices but it could be sideloaded to other devices with the APK.Still not all devices supported the launcher but now Google has made the Google Now Launcher available for all Android devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.Google Now Launcher features.The launcher is filled with features. These are a few of them.1. Google Now on the Homescreen…
  • Read Webpages without Clutter Using Clearly Addon

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Clearly LogoEvery webpage you access online has a few different sections. The main part of this is the content section which usually contains the Title and the content part with images and videos. The other section includes the webpage’s header,footer, sidebar and social share buttons, ads etc.When browsing webpages these are common and doesn’t get in the way. But when you are reading some intense articles like a story or something or when the webpage is too cluttered with unwanted stuff. There is an easier way to read these…
  • Facebook Launched Bookmarking Feature ‘Save’

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.This feature was being tested by Facebook on a few number of profiles. Today it seems the bookmarking feature was released to public, atleast I got it today. Introducing this feature has made it simpler to bookmark stuff we see on our News Feed. No more taking screenshots or bookmarking in the browser.Your Saved bookmarks are private and only visible to you unless you decide to share it.You can bookmark Links, Places, Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows, Events and the Archive probably contains all your past bookmarks.This will come very handy…
  • How to Get Unlimited Skips & Play Any Song on Spotify Mobile

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.spotify iconSpotify was made available for free on Mobile and Tablets last year. Premium users can enjoy complete features of Spotify across all devices while Free users on Mobile are limited to only Shuffle Play with a limited number of Skips (6 per hour). That is very limited for someone who has a huge playlist.The Tablet version of Spotify is somewhat different. This version doesn’t have any limitations on the Skips nor does it force you to use only Shuffle Play, you can select a playlist and play any song anytime and any number…
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    Do More With Software

  • 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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  • Video Calling Android App Review

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    DownloadVideo Calling, developed by Droid Apps Plaza, is a way of calling your friends and family for free. By utilising your Facebook info, simply logging in connects you to all your existing friends.Upon installing the Video Calling app, you’ll be prompted to login to your Facebook account. For the privacy concerned of us out there, the developers state that the login is purely used for connecting with your friends, so you won’t see any unexpected posts on your Facebook wall.The application utilises your existing WiFi and/or Mobile network connection so won’t cost you any…
  • Monsta Points chore charts Android App Review

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Monsta Points chore charts Education 0DownloadMonsta Points chore charts, developed by Adapkit, is an app that aims to take the standard chore chart used to reward your children for doing their jobs and bringing it into the 21st century.Allowing you to set and track chore progress for your kids, Monsta Points is an easy to use app that will motivate your kids to earn rewards by performing chores.Completing chores will reward you with Monsta Points which can be earned by completing agreed goals such as taking the trash out, making the bed, or completing your homework.- Easy to use and fun…
  • Spray Can iOS App Review

    Henry Dowling
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Spray Can -sketch,draw,paintrapidrabbit GbREntertainmentFreeDownloadThe touch interface on our modern mobile devices seems like it was purpose built for finger painting, doesn’t it? So it’s no surprise that there are a plethora of drawing apps available, from incredibly detailed art packages to the most basic doodlers. Rapidrabbit’s Spray Can aims to fit somewhere in between, structured as an easy to use, hard to master graffiti-style drawing app, but with a trick up its sleeve.The trick? A neatly implemented social networking element to connect likeminded artists. After…
  • Bye Bye Ballmer: ‘I Bleed Microsoft’

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Steve Ballmer is and has always been a larger than life individual. And, now that he has been retired from Microsoft six months and successfully purchased the Los Angeles Lakers, the former Microsoft CEO has retired from Microsoft again. Yes, the man who will forever be “monkey boy” (clip below) has resigned from the Microsoft Board of Directors.That can be no doubt whatsoever, Satya Nadella runs Microsoft. Steve Ballmer has made it absolutely clear who’s the boss now…Dear Satya,As I approach the six month mark of my retirement and your appointment as CEO, I have been…
  • iOS 8 Beta 6: Carrier Testing Only, Golden Master Near

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    iOS 8 Beta 6 is here and it isn’t for developers, let alone the rest of us. However, the arrival of this “carrier testing only” iOS 8 beta signals quite clearly that final code is almost ready to ship. Not Golden Master, but the next best thing.Boy Genius Report reports that Apple has seeded iOS Beta 6 (aka Developer Preview 6, build 12A363d) to its carrier partners. This special OTA (over-the-air) version of iOS 8 beta actually is actually not special at all.What is unusual, however, is the fact that Apple has seeded a carrier only iOS 8 Beta 6, but not a developer…
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  • 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
      You can download the asana teamwork app from here.   TwitterGoogle+
  • 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…
  • Oplus launches XonPhone 5

    Chethan Thimmappa
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Oplus today announced the launch of its revolutionary 5” Smartphone – ‘XonPhone 5’ exclusively on, the largest online marketplace in India. The event was held in New Delhi’s Shangri-La Hotel on July 24th, 2014.  Under this partnership between Oplus and, the latest smartphone by the former, XonPhone 5 will be exclusively available on the latter’s website and accessible for purchase for 25 million+ Snapdeal members across 5000+ towns and cities. XonPhone 5 comes powered with a MTK 6582 Quad core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Processor, a 1 GB RAM, a 5” capacitive…
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  • Avtoros Shaman 8×8 ATV Is An Off-road Beast That Can Maneuver Sideways.

    mike chua
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    if you thought Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6‘s six wheels weren’t enough to cut through marshes and swamps, then perhaps going on eight wheels could, but that eight-wheeler is not from prestige marque like Mercedes. it is from a Russian truck maker, Avtoros and the vehicle in question that will let your conquer virtually any kind of terrains you can throw at it is the Avtoros Shaman 8×8 All-Terrain Vehicle. as the name implies, this truck has eight wheels and is designed specifically to go anywhere Russian landscape has to offer, be it marshes, snow, steep terrains –…
  • Hexhog Gives Wheelchair-bound Users The Power To Explore The Backcountry Terrains

    mike chua
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    being wheelchair bound does not mean one has to be restricted to the confines of proper roads. with the Hexhog All-Terrain Wheelchair, wheelchair users will be empowered with the ability to explore the vast wilderness and backcountry areas which conventional wheelchair can’t go – all thanks to the vehicle’s patented flexing chassis and a six-wheel drive system. yes. you heard that right. not two. not four, but six wheels – necessary for tackling the tough, unforgiving terrains. powered by a pair of permanent magnet pancake motors, driving all six wheels through…
  • Chivote iPad Case & Stand: A Non-binding, Stylish Way To Keep And Use Your iPad

    mike chua
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    we have seen quite a lot iPad cases, but not a whole lot that’s crafted entirely out of leather that is also a stand like the iPad Leather Case & Stand by Chivote. the thing about most iPad cases is, they are usually ‘binding’, as in you need to clip the device into place to enjoy the full protection and possibly, using it as a stand. not everyone’s cuppa, obviously. the ‘not everyone’ usually prefers to have their iPad naked and yet, wish it could be protected and propped up as and when they desire. this is where Chivote’s design stands out. the…
  • Deepblue2 Acoustic Suspension Bluetooth Speaker Has An Insanely Huge 6.5″ Woofer And Packs 440W

    mike chua
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    is it possible to get a huge sound without sacrificing valuable real estate in your living? a decade earlier, it may be an impossibilities, but thanks to the technological advancements, now you can and the Deepblue2 Bluetooth Speaker System by Peachtree Audio is one such audio system to do that. it promised full-range, powerful sound equivalent to a big HiFi stereo setup, packed into an unassuming box that takes up just 590 square centimeter (or 86 square inch) of space. not only does it frees up valuable console space, but at 16 lbs (7.3 kg), it is lightweight enough to be relocated around…
  • Fuhu’s New Kid-friendly Android Tablets Are So Huge That They Are Better Off At Home

    mike chua
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:11 pm
    the nabi Big Tab Android Tablets from California-based Fuhu may not be the biggest slates we have seen, but it is certainly the world’s first Android tablet built just for kids. though so, these massive tablets of 20-inch and 24-inch display sizes, are still perfectly suitable for grown ups and elderly too. the idea behind going big is, it allows for sharing to promote, as the company said, “social interaction, communication, collaboration, and socialized learning.” so the Big Tab slates are basically geared at families, where possibly three generations can have a good time…
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    The Opinion

  • 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…
  • Knowledge Flux – Is Potential Limiting the Transfer?

    Naren P.R
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    From The Editor: I found this article so interesting that I couldn’t resist posting it immediately. A college professor’s honest opinion and thought on what’s the basic fault in transfer of knowledge from one person to another which in this case is depicted as the one between a professor and a student. The analogical interpretation has to be lauded. Warning: Read it twice to get the depth of the opinion. Credits: On the other day in my lecture to III year undergraduate students of chemical engineering, I was talking on how the…
  • In the Mood for Love

    Shivlal Viknesh
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
      “In the mood for love”, the title sets the tone of the entire movie given life by the acclaimed mood setter Wong kar wai. The movie explores the complicated or confused relationship between two neighbors who are betrayed by their husband and wife. I don’t reveal anything about the plot since everything is left to be felt by viewers. Master Wong kar wai does not want to show the face of the husband and wife involving in adulterous relationship to asset that they are ordinary masked people living around us and to register only the reactions of the victimized husband and wife…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • ZTE Nubia 5S Mini Announced for the US: Available Starting August 27 at $279

    Liviu Anca
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Many of the smartphone owners based in the US already own a ZTE device, but some of them might not eve know it. The Chinese phone maker has provided smartphones for carriers for years, but, most of the times, those phones were re-branded. The company’s presence on the North American market has grown and now […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to Get Ultrasonic-enabled Cover?

    Liviu Anca
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date is less then a month away and, as we are getting closer to the event, more details about the new handset are surfacing online. Samsung’s previous launches have shown us that each time a new flagship is revealed, the South Korean company also introduces loads of new accessories. […]
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android 4.4.2 OTA Update Now Being Pushed to AT&T Users

    Liviu Anca
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android 4.4.2 OTA update is now being rolled out for the AT&T variant of the smartphone. As you may know, the AT&T Galaxy S4 Mini was still rocking Android 4.2 even though other carriers like Verizon or US Cellular rolled out the KitKat update since June. So, if you happen […]
  • Android 5.0 L Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10: What you need to know

    Liviu Anca
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Android 5.0 L update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and other supported devices will undoubtedly be released later this year. When? We can’t know for sure, as Google didn’t reveal the release date of the new update, but we are confident we can make pretty accurate estimations based on the […]
  • HTC One Max Gets Android 4.4.2 Update with Sense 6.0 UI at Verizon

    Bogdan Pirvu
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    The Verizon One Max is now receiving the brand new Android 4.4.2 build with HTC Sense 6.0 UI update. Check your phone’s notification panel and see if the new firmware upgrade is available for download. It seems like today is a great day for HTC phones users all over the world. Earlier today, the European […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is becoming popular

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is becoming a hot topic in Social media.  ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  is done by famous tech leaders, celebrities and various people. An ALS ice bucket challenge nominee is taped pouring icy water down onto his or her head, then posts the video online and nominates others to do the same. The challenge must be completed within 24 hours, and those who do not complete it usually donate $100 to an ALS-based charity. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects…
  • Google launches Classroom tool for teachers worldwide

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Google has launched Classroom a new tool designed to help teachers communicate more effectively with students as part of its Apps for Education suite. Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom is open to all Google Apps for Education users.The goal is to help teachers “spend more time teaching and less time shuffling papers,” wrote Zach Yeskel, Classroom product manager. Google launched a preview of Classroom in May.Google says more…
  • John W. Gardner Quotes

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    John William Gardner, was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson. During World War II he served in the United States Marine Corps as a captain.Born: October 8, 1912,United States Died: February 16, 2002 Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom, Public Welfare MedalLife is the art of drawing without an eraser.True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.Some people strengthen the…
  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha, a 4.7-inch smartphone with Metal Frame

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    The South Korean company Samsung has announced a new smartphone “Galaxy Alpha” with a metal frame that is smaller and thinner than its flagship model. Samsung says a metal frame and curved corners give the Galaxy Alpha a “sophisticated” look. The Galaxy Alpha is powered by an octa-core chipset and it runs the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operarting system. It is having 32GB Internal Memory, But there is no microSD expansion slot. Samsung is highlighting the metal frame and other design aspects of the Galaxy alpha than its specifications and features. Samsung describes the…
  • Yahoo acquires Zofari

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Yahoo as acquired the local search startup Zofari, to bolster local search.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zofari is an app that enables users to create ‘place stations’ based on their favorite restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods. “While we’ve built an experience we couldn’t be more proud of, we’re a small company and have always dreamed of reaching users at a greater scale,” the Zofari team said. “After meeting some of the amazing folks on the Yahoo Search team and hearing about their vision, the decision to join was an easy one.” You can still access the…
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    Two Way Radios

  • How Do I Prolong My Two Way Radio Battery Lifespan?

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Here are 5 tips to help you get the most out of your two way radio batteries: Turn the radio off while it’s charging Don’t leave it on the charger for more than one night at a time Wipe it off regularly with a napkin or paper towel to prevent dust/grime build up Store the battery in a dry place at room temperature (extreme environments and temperatures are not good for the life of the battery) Replace batteries older than 18 months – batteries will wear out after 12 to 18 months Note:Make sure the battery really is the problem.  Sometimes the charger may be the issue, not the…
  • How Often Should I Replace My Two Way Radio Batteries?

    11 Mar 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The purpose of this blog post is to help you get the most out of your two way radio batteries.  A very common question is, “How often should I replace my two way radio batteries?” Answer:  You should replace your two way radio batteries every 12 to 18 months. Note: Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radio batteries are covered by a 1-year warranty.  If your battery breaks within the warranty, we’d be more than happy to assist you in getting a new battery pack through the warranty.  If your battery is out of the warranty, we have great prices for new batteries on our website: …
  • Why Two Way Radios Instead of Cell Phones?

    7 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The purpose of this blog post is to list some of the many reasons why your business should use two way radios instead of cell phones.  Below we have listed five of the most important reasons: 1.      You Save Money Yes, that is correct.  Two way radios cost less than cell phones.  Two way radios are a one-time fee, whereas cell phones have monthly fees and data plans.  Two way radios have NO monthly fees.  Once you buy the two way radio, it’s yours free and clear. 2.      Two Way Radios Increase Efficiency With two way radios, you can instantly communicate with all of your…
  • What is the Difference Between Motorola and Vertex Standard?

    4 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
      Motorola, the number one two way radio brand in the world, and Vertex Standard, the number three brand, manufacture the highest quality radios.  This blog post will cover the basic differences between Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios. Motorola Motorola is the number one two way radio brand in the world.  They are trusted.  They produce the best radios on a diverse scale.  Motorola radios can meet the needs of countless applications, from low-tier, to medium-tier, to high-tier.  You will see Motorola radios being used in almost any industry.  Motorola produces the…
  • What is a Watt in Regards to Two Way Radios?

    28 Feb 2014 | 1:56 pm
    What is a watt in regards to Two Way Radios?   Answer:  In regards to two way radios, a watt is a measure of power that translates to range.  This blog post will answer any questions you may have about two way radio watts. How many watts do two way radios come with? That depends on the model you are using.  Handheld two way radios are available in the following watts: 1-watt, 2-watt, 4-watt, and 5-watt.  5-watts is the maximum wattage for handheld radios.  Below is a breakdown of each of the watts: 1-watt: 1-watt is the minimum wattage for handheld two way radios.  1-watt two way…
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  • – Convenient Hosting for WordPress

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    First version of WordPress was released more than 10 years ago – in May 2003. Since then this platform has become the gold standard for opening personal blogs, starting online shops and creating communities. WordPress now powers more than 60 million websites and blogs and this number is still growing. However, in order to run […] The post – Convenient Hosting for WordPress appeared first on Skyje.
  • CSS Driven Internationalization using Better-DOM: Your Way to Tackle Internationalization

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    If you wish to read a website as a user, you wish for that website to be in a language you can read. For most English speaking countries, the website should be in the English language. But, what happens if the website is targeting cross lingual countries? For a long time developers have been working […] The post CSS Driven Internationalization using Better-DOM: Your Way to Tackle Internationalization appeared first on Skyje.
  • Logo Design: 6 Important Logo Design Tips

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Business logo is a bit tricky matter mainly because it involves a fair volume of small factors and each of them is necessary in order to a perfect logo. When coming up with a logo, we need to present our brand in ideal way and as well we need to control that may be does […] The post Logo Design: 6 Important Logo Design Tips appeared first on Skyje.
  • Five Free Tools You Should Be Using for Running Your Design Business

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Starting a design business can be a tough job, as you have to face various roadblocks. Most of the web design companies find it difficult to stay ahead of the competitors due to lack of manpower and resources. There are a number of factors like – man power, budget, business plan etc. that affect the […] The post Five Free Tools You Should Be Using for Running Your Design Business appeared first on Skyje.
  • Social Media With Morals

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    When you think of Social Media and its uses, chances are, you’re not thinking about helping the needy first and foremost. Sure, the viral aspects of social media do allow charities to do ridiculously well, as campaigns such as #NoMakeUpSelfie and of course, Stephen’s Story have taught us. But even with that in mind, you’d […] The post Social Media With Morals appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • 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 problem, this time Internet routers are at 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…
  • IBM’s next generation, TrueNorth neuromorphic chip

    8 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Ok, I admit it, besides being a storage nut I also have an enduring interest in AI. And as the technology of more sophisticated neuromorphic chips starts to emerge it seems to me to herald a whole new class of AI capabilities coming online. I suppose it’s both a bit frightening as well as exciting which is why it interests me so. IBM announced a new version of their neuromorphic chip line, called TrueNorth with +5B transistors and the equivalent of ~1M neurons. There were a number of articles on this yesterday but the one I found most interesting was in MIT Technical Review, IBM’s…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • 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…
  • Windows PowerShell MVP for another year!

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    I am happy to share this news once again. In fact, for the fifth time The past year has been a very interesting one. With the release of PowerShell 4.0 and DSC, I had a chance to reach out to large number of community members and help them understand the new technology. I am sure…
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    Computer News, Tutorial and Freeware Download

  • 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 / […]
  • TwinkiePaste Portable 1.79 Build 333

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: G&G Software | More programs | Homepage Trial / $19.00 USD 1.6 MB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8 64 bit August 5th, 2014, 03:14 UTC [view history] C: Portable Software Office Clipboard A lot of people find […]
  • Free Graph Maker

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Media Freeware | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 1003 KB / Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8 64 bit July 29th, 2014, 16:34 UTC C: Multimedia Graphic Graphic Others Free Graph Maker is a simple and user-friendly piece of […]
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Maxx Mobile launches MX200 with 5,200 mAh Battery, Dual-SIM, Camera at Rs. 1,848 : Full Features and Specs

    Shaan Haider
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    One of the thing about which smartphone lovers always make hue and cry is the battery performance of the devices. With the rise in the amazing screen, power hungry processor and HD games, we are never satisfied with the battery backup of our smartphones. Feature phones and low end phones usually perform better than the smartphones in terms of good battery backup. Maxx Mobile, which is one of the
  • Watch MTV VMA 2014 Live Stream Online Free

    Shaan Haider
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    MTV VIdeo Music Awards are back. The MTV Video Music Awards 2014 are scheduled to be held on August 24th and the venue of the event is going to be The Forum in Inglewood, California. This is going to be the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards and there will be lots of awesome performances to make it a special event. Beyoncé and Iggy Azalea are leading the nomination with 8 nomination and Eminem
  • Complete Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs, Features and Price Leaked by Online Retailer

    Shaan Haider
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Just few days before we have posted the leaked images of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and its retail box showing the design and hardware specs and features of Samsung Galaxy Note 4. And now an Indonesian online retailer Erafone has listed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on its website showing all the hardware specs and price of Samsung Galaxy Note 4. After realizing their mistake, they have removed the
  • HOW TO : Enable Zoom-In Feature in Instagram iPhone App

    Shaan Haider
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Instagram is one of the most popular smartphone app. People use it heavily to share pictures and small video clips. Though Instagram provides lots of nice filters and effects, there are certainly few things which are very annoying about the Instagram. The first thing is that it supports uploading the pictures only in the square 1:1 shape, second one is that it does not provide the option of
  • Samsung Officially Unveils the Galaxy Alpha : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:17 am
    After lots of leaked images of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Alpha showing it’s design, hardware features and specifications, Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. As we were seeing in all the leaked images of Galaxy Alpha that it is going to have a metallic design and designed to give competition to upcoming iPhone 6. Now when the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is officially
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  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Review

    Sarah Lamb
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    For the past month I’ve been using my shiny new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s laptop as my main machine. My first impression of this laptop is that it is small and understated… In fact you might be tricked into thinking it was a low powered machine based on its size when in fact it has […]
  • Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphone Review

    Sarah Lamb
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Being a big fan of in ear headphones and a Sennheiser fan I was excited to be able to have a good play with the latest MOMENTUM on-ear headphones in the Brazilian World Cup colours.  After all you can’t help but get swept up in what was World Cup mayhem! I’m not usually one for […]
  • The smallest phone charger ever…

    Sarah Lamb
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you are anything like me then inevitably pretty much every time you are about to head out you check your phone and there is no charge in it. It’s a really common problem.  Even worse you are already out an you’ve just found that it’s low on charge and will run out before you […]
  • 5 Things to do when Facebook is down…

    Sarah Lamb
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:22 am
    Many of you are sat there wondering what to do with yourselves whilst Facebook is down… Well here are a few simple ideas: Try a new or different social media platform.  Most people have reverted to Twitter or G+ whilst Facebook sort out their site but why not also consider browsing a few pinboards on […]
  • 24 Hours with the Acer Iconia A1 830

    Sarah Lamb
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    We’ve recently got our hands on the latest tablet from Acer.  It’s been released quietly and without the usual fanfare of PR promotion but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this is an insignificant device.  What is this device that we speak of… well it’s an 8″ tablet that looks VERY similar to […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • 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…
  • CloudFront: A Low Cost Alternative To Premium CDNs

    Joe Kinsella
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    I've been noticing a steady uptick in the interest in Amazon CloudFront recently, driven by what appears to be a commoditization in the CDN market. This market shift is opening up an opportunity for less feature rich / more cost effective offerings to compete with the premium services such as Akamai. One of the challenges in adopting CloudFront as your CDN is that it is not a premium service. It lacks many of the features and tools users have come to expect from more sophisticated offerings. But in return it has one compelling advantage: it is cheap. So for those of you looking to gain the…
  • Sprint Planning at CloudHealth

    Joe Kinsella
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    While sprint planning is an important activity for any software development organization, it takes on a new level of criticality in a startup. A good sprint planning process can improve the likelihood for success of a young company; a bad one can directly contribute to its failure. So I’m always curious to hear how others run their sprint planning, in part to pilfer new ideas, but also since it provides incredible insight into how other organizations work (note: nothing reveals the good, bad and ugly of an organization faster than attending a sprint planning meeting). So I thought I’d…
  • Random Things I Learned Building Software

    Joe Kinsella
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    I remember the moment I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my career building software. I was at my first job post-college, in my early twenties, and in the office at 9 PM writing code. The company I had joined was on the verge of spiraling out of control, I was working yet another 70+ hour week, and my team was under intense pressure for what seemed like an impossible deadline. But all I could remember thinking is: "I can't believe I'm getting paid to do this job!" In over 20 years, that passion for building software has never left me. I've performed almost every role in a software…
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  • 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
  • RoboForm Everywhere Free 1 year License

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    BY Ramakanth RoboForm Everywhere is a security and time saving application for your PC and mobile devices.It lets you to login into your favorite websites easily without the need to remember passwords, acts as a password manager and password generator, fill the forms quickly or automatically , Saves you time in sweepstakes and more you can access […] This is a post from Read...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • 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.
  • Get Your Party On With Pringles #pringlespartytour

    Jason Slater
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    What can we say about these brand new party speakers from Pringles? The word fun springs to mind. One of the neat things about the speakers is that you can connect several together and pipe your music across them whilst ... Read More The post Get Your Party On With Pringles #pringlespartytour appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Well-Lit LED Dimmable Bulbs

    Jason Slater
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    LED light bulbs provide a range of benefits over other energy efficient bulb lamps and look set to be the future for lighting. Not only can they match low power wattage but they are also dimmable – a problem that ... Read More The post Review: Well-Lit LED Dimmable Bulbs appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Canva: Simple Online Layout and Design Tool For Images

    Jason Slater
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    If you need to design a cover, for say a self-published book, then it may be worth taking a look at Canva. Canva is an online design tool that aims to take the time and complexity out of producing graphical ... Read More The post Canva: Simple Online Layout and Design Tool For Images appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Facebook: Sorry, Something Went Wrong.

    Jason Slater
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Well, it sounds honest. The message received when trying to access Facebook today, using a web browser, says it all. “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.” There is ... Read More The post Facebook: Sorry, Something Went Wrong. appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • [Nightly Update] “Check for Default Browser” Option Moved to General Tab in Mozilla Firefox 34.0 Preferences

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever some interesting stuff is found in Nightly build of Mozilla Firefox web browser. So keep checking this page regularly. Download Links: Nightly | Aurora | UX (latest UI improvements) UPDATE 70: In latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla has moved "Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser […]
  • Bitdefender Total Security 2015 Giveaway Winners List

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Hello everyone Its time to announce our giveaway winners. Recently we organized "Bitdefender Total Security 2015" giveaway: AskVG Giveaway We are glad to see that many AskVG readers found the giveaway useful and participated. We want to provide one license to each reader but we have only 11 free licenses to giveaway so following are […]
  • [Review] Which DTH Service Provides Maximum HD Channels in India?

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    UPDATE: Dish TV has added 1 new HD channel &pictures HD at LCN 13 which increases its HD channel count to 38. Ever since we posted our exclusive reviews and comparisons between India's major DTH (Direct-To-Home) services and also shared secret tricks to access hidden service menus in their set top boxes, various readers have […]
  • [AskVG Giveaway] Bitdefender Total Security 2015 Free License Keys

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    UPDATE: Giveaway closed. Keep visiting this page for new giveaway offers. Hello everyone We are back with an exciting giveaway! This time the giveaway product is one of the most popular security suites "Bitdefender Total Security 2015". Bitdefender Total Security is a complete security suite for Windows which comes with an antivirus, anti-spyware and 2-way […]
  • Windows 8.1 August Update (aka Update 2) Now Available for Download

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Last week we told you that Microsoft is going to release "August Update" (previously rumored as Update 2) for Windows 8.1 on August 12, 2014 and now the update is available for download. The KB number of August update is KB2975719 and its available for both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) editions of Windows 8.1 […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • 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
  • Eteris Welcomed

    10 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    July 7, 2014 was a momentous occasion for Applied Materials as we revealed Eteris™ - the new, post-merger name for our combined company with Tokyo Electron. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve gathered up some key pieces of news coverage along with commentary on the new name from our followers and friends.Read more
  • Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Unveil Eteris

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Today Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron achieved another important milestone in our merger as we unveiled the new company name. Eteris™ is bold, speaks to what makes us unique, and is representative of our future together and what we aim to achieve.Read more
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  • How to Change LG G3’s Soft Key Style (No Root Required)

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    LG G3 lets users change its soft keys styles. For example, you can change your LG G3’s soft keys to Android L like soft key and several soft key styles are available to choose. Here is how to add more soft key style to LG G3 and switch between them. What is great with this […] [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Root All US Variants of LG G3 with One Click Stump Root

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    The LG G3 can now root successfully with one click-rooting tool called “Stump Root”. This tool supports all US variants of LG G3 (D850, D851, LS990, VS985) including the troublesome Sprint variants and very simple to use. Here is how to use Stump Root app to root your LG G3. Stump Root is a... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Disable LG G3’s LED Notifications, If it Disturbing You (How to)

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    LG G3’s LED Notifications is a handy feature if you put your phone into silent mode most time. The LED blinks for missed calls, text messages, emails and incoming calls, but blinking your G3’s LED can be disturbance at night. If the LED notification is disturbing you, there is an option to disable... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Fix Phone Isn’t Supported by TowelRoot Issue

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm
    TowelRoot is a device independent root tool packaged up into an Android app. Although it is originally developed to root some particularly troublesome Android phones, it should provide root access on all phones. However, on some phones you will end up with an error message “phone isn’t currently... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Fix Play Store Error After Updating Nexus 5 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Recently I have come across a Play Store error on my Nexus 5 after updating it to the Android 4.4.4 KitKat. When I open Play Store, it repeatedly pop ups an error message and stopped working. After a little research, I have found a solution and immediately solved it. Though you can simply fix this... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Are You Looking for Cheapest 3g Plan in Punjab? Get Idea!

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Third fastest thriving and largest mobile operator in India, Idea Cellular is committed to provide seamless and economic data services. Today, the 3G footprint of Idea covers 28 states in India. It has set up its own network in 13 major states and the rest of the country as per Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) contracts. 3G Network of Idea Cellular is going to provide seamless experience to the customers in Punjab like never before, who are anxiously awaiting for the most preferred and oldest mobile operator to introduce its 3G services. Started from Chandigarh which is the capital city of Punjab,…
  • Marvellous Technology By Amazon

    Guest Author
    31 May 2014 | 2:44 am
    What is Iphone 5 Armband? It is one of the Amazon suprising phone technology introduced after an extensive concentration and exertion both of thought and experimentation. Iphone 5 arm band is equipped with divergent tools and techniqes of safety, operation, accessibility, facility of tune and taste coupled with many others qualities and coverages. This is one of the protectors of the phone, a guarantor for its rescue under many odd conditions. If guaged in the deep sense, it have become a direly inevitable need for those who are looking for newer and easier modes of use of modern mobile…
  • Casinos – Earn Money While Having Fun

    13 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    Casino is the modern world is much like an amusement park that is indoors for adults. There are various kinds of things that are going on within the casino like along with the gambling, musical shows, shopping centres, lighted fountains and various other kinds of themes to attract the guests. Its existence is not possible without the game of chance that is the gambling that is played there, and it is the result of this popularity that the game is now also played on net as casino online. Games like blackjack, slot machines, keno, craps and baccarat etc of billions of dollars every year.
  • Best 15 Bug-Tracking Applications

    9 Mar 2014 | 4:15 am
    Furthermore, project schedules etc. Development of such payments can help you work quickly and keep a monitoring of what to repair and what the issues are, and you usually wish to keep a tab on outstanding issues. The best results are likely to be way much better than you’d normally accomplish if you add a bug and issue-tracking system in your workflow. Furthermore, you’ll have achieved these outcomes more proficiently than previously. For that purpose, we’ve compiled a summary of the very best 15 bug-tracking programs for your comfort and ease. Do let’s understand…
  • GTA 5 Cheats & Tricks to Earn Fast Money – Awesome!

    Bilal Sarwari
    5 Feb 2014 | 11:29 am
    Like a veteran player, you wouldn’t be concerned about the methods for getting rich in the specific hands per hour. However, using the different options set in GTA 5, you might need a suggestion or two to generate game riches at lightening fast speed. Because GTA 5 is all about getting rich, get some crucial decisions during the game one-of which might be to pull the money of the initial man you see. Rob Just Rob Rob, yes rob is the best GTA 5 Cheat. Just enter theft and keep adding to your tally of riches from the beginning of the game itself. Subsequently, buying the currency markets will…
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  • Embracing the age of the customer: where content and commerce come together

    Nick Durrant
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    According to an Accenture Industry report, 68% of Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) demand an integrated, seamless online experience, regardless of the channel. This statement rings true for the expectations thrust upon companies who are building their brands online and relying on both ecommerce and content to set themselves apart, possibly not considering […]
  • These are the 11 most challenging boss battles of all time

    Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    I’ve been gaming since before I could read, and if I could have played Game Boy as a Foetus (Womb Raider?), I would have. With gaming, it’s the accomplishments that please the most, and no accomplishment is as great as beating a really tough boss. As such, I’ve collected a list of the most challenging […]
  • These are the 7 youngest drivers in F1 history

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    News has broken that Max Verstappen, currently 16 years old, has been signed up to race for the Toro Rosso team for the 2015 Formula One season. That means that by the time he takes part in his first race, he’ll be the youngest driver in the sport’s history. Now, it probably doesn’t hurt that […]
  • Are there lessons for startups in the demise of African bank?

    Aki Kalliatakis
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    In times of distress, institutions have curators to look after them, people don’t. This is perhaps the biggest lesson for consumers from the African Bank debacle. It’s a tough lesson, but learn it well. African Bank Investments Limited, or ABIL, built a client-base of 3.2 million people, but is now under curatorship and faces huge […]
  • South Africa’s first Bitcoin ATM comes to Johannesburg

    Staff Reporter
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    If you’re not virtually mining it or relying on the kindness of the internet, the most common way of getting Bitcoin cryptocurrency is to trade at an exchange. The latter requires you to make an EFT, which can take a few days to complete, and requires you to manually match bids on the exchange. Another […]
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  • U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerry

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    David Cameron just can’t quit you, BlackBerry. In its latest in a series of blog posts touting government officials who still rely on BlackBerry for mobile communications, BlackBerry highlights why U.K. prime minister David Cameron is still sticking with the company despite all the troubles it’s gone through over the past few years. “Wherever I am in the world, I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed,” 
  • Hey Hey Hey What Is Going On Here? Saved By the Bell is 25 Years Old

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When I wake up in the morning, and the alarm gives out a warning and—holy shit Saved by the Bell first aired 25 years ago today. You're old, Preppy. Read more...
  • Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.Tablets with low-resolution screens are already selling for $45 on Amazon, many of which have single- or dual-core processors from a Chinese chip company called Allwinner.But the prices could fall under $35 when Allwinner ships its “fully formed” quad-core A33 chip for only $4, said analyst firm Linley Group in a newsletter this week.The chip’s quad-core processor
  • UPS says 51 stores infected with credit card stealing malware

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    First Target, then supermarkets, and now our package stores. What's next?
  • The World Is A Horrible Place So Let's Go To The Most Remote Locations On Earth

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you need me, I’ll be waiting out this wretched summer at my POLE OF INACCESSIBILITY. GORP, a nutricious and tasty snack you should pack before your journey to one of the following remote destinations. Flickr: wwnorm Ever have one of those days/weeks/months/seasons where you wish you could zap off to a place so remote, so desolate, that no one could talk to you and there is definitely no WiFi? Turns out there's actually a scientific definition f
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