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  • Apple MacBook Air vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2

    Fix my PC Store
    Andrew Harris
    22 May 2014 | 10:20 am
    MacBook Air vs Surface Pro 2 These days it’s increasingly difficult to shop for devices. It seems that products are being released, one after the next. It becomes daunting to even fathom what specs and form-factors are perfect for you. Here at Fix My PC Store we are going to alleviate some of your stresses by doing the legwork for you — comparing some of the latest devices across categories such as productivity, portability, entertainment capabilities, hardware faculties, and price. However for the “research-intense” OCD buyer types who want to know how it’s supposed to smell as you…
  • Productify and The Rackspace Startup Program

    Rackspace Startups
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Productify, an Alexandria, NSW, Australia startup has built a B2B information management service that simplifies the process for bringing products from supplier to retailer. With Productify, suppliers store all their product information and images online and then share it to retailers online by invitation. Productify tracks the exchange between supplier and retailer and also resizes images automatically to meet individual retailers’ specifications. In this video, Productify’s Founder & CEO Doron Ostrin talks with Rackspace about the importance of the Rackspace Startup Program and…
  • LG Lends Substance to G4 Rumors

    Richard Adhikari
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    LG on Thursday confirmed rumors about the basic look of its upcoming G4 flagship smartphone with a post on its Facebook page. Details about LG's forthcoming G4 flagship smartphone recently were leaked on a Korean microwebsite, generating considerable buzz on the Internet. Photos and other information were published by a number of outlets before the microsite disappeared. Almost everything revealed about the G4, other than its appearance, still falls in the category of rumor, although it's possible the leak was intentional on LG's part.
  • "The performance gap between tablet and laptop has shrunk significantly."

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    "The performance gap between tablet and laptop has shrunk significantly.": From the very detailed review of the new MacBook by Ryan Smith:Compared to the tablets on the other hand the MacBook is still well ahead of any of the tablets – as it should be with Core M’s greater power consumption and the larger chassis – but there’s no denying that by scaling down the MacBook so far, the performance gap between tablet and laptop has shrunk significantly. The MacBook is less than 2x faster than the iPad Air 2 in both benchmarks, which means that within a couple of generations it’s likely…
  • Unboxing Live 155: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

    Gear Live
    Andru Edwards
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is a crazy large phablet-style smartphone, sporting a full 6-inch high definition 720p display. On the back you have an 8-megapixel camera with a bunch of built-in photo editing tools, along with a private mode, easy mode, and even a single-handed use mode. We bring you the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Android smartphone from AT&T in this episode. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel, and don't forget--we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!   Here's how to get the…
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  • Finland's Toroidion electrifies the street with 1,341-hp 1MW concept car

    C.C. Weiss
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Normally more of a place a car manufacturer might go to cold-test its latest sports car, Finland is sliding its name into supercar design in a rather big, bold way. The all-new Toroidion 1MW concept car was designed, developed and built entirely in Finland. The car wrestles the title of world's most powerful all-electric supercar away from the Rimac Concept One. At a full megawatt (1,341 hp), it's one of the most powerful supercars, period. Besides sheer power, the car showcases some interesting technologies with a wide range of potential applications, from a scalable powertrain to a…
  • ULA Vulcan launcher will return to Earth by helicopter

    David Szondy
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has entered the reusable launcher race with its Next Generation Launch System (NGLS), also known as the Vulcan rocket. This replacement for the current generation of launch systems will incorporate a rocket engine assembly that jettisons from the first stage and is snared in mid-air by a helicopter after reentering the Earth's atmosphere.. Continue Reading ULA Vulcan launcher will return to Earth by helicopter Section: Space Tags: Blue Origin, Centaur, Launch Vehicles, Rocket, United Launch Alliance Related Articles: Blast from the past - restored Avro Vulcan…
  • Boss brings sound synthesis to any electric guitar

    Paul Ridden
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    If you fancy expanding your six-string sound beyond the reach of analog stomps, digital effects and power amps and into the world on sonic synthesis, there are a number of ways to go. You could create your own Frankenguitar hybrid like the Guitarduino, or opt for less a less experimental approach by adding a special pickup to your existing axe, such as Roland's divided pickup or the Tripleplay from Fishman. Buying a new instrument with such technology already installed is another option, but Boss has announced an analog-style synth floor unit called the SY-300 that's been designed to be used…
  • New 12-in MacBook vs. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

    Will Shanklin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    We're in the process of reviewing Apple's new 12-in MacBook, but in the meantime we can see how it compares to another Broadwell Core M device, Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro... Continue Reading New 12-in MacBook vs. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Section: Laptops Tags: 2-in-1, Apple, Lenovo, Lenovo Yoga, MacBook, Product Comparison Related Articles: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro vs. 2014 Retina MacBook Pro 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display vs. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro gets lighter and thinner, adds watchband hinge Lenovo's new Yoga 2 Pro: Same versatile form factor, with upgrades all around 12-inch MacBook with…
  • Pedi-Scope is a heads-down display for cyclists

    Ben Coxworth
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    As many bike riders will know, sustained cycling can end up being a pain in the neck – literally. Tilting your head down toward the ground can provide temporary relief from that pain, but then you're not able to see where you're going ... unless you're using a Pedi-Scope, that is. .. Continue Reading Pedi-Scope is a heads-down display for cyclists Section: Bicycles Tags: Comfort, Cycling, Kickstarter Related Articles: All-limb-drive bicycling with Raxibo Xfire system projects a bike lane onto the road Mighty Click wearable lock keeps bikes secure and cyclists safe Flexible Snake Scope…
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    Rackspace Startups

  • Startup Conversation with Steve “Woz” Wozniak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has singled out Greater China–including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan–as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China. Futian District, Shenzhen. River […]
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  • While You Were Offline: Star Wars’ New Droid BB-8 Wins the Internet

    Graeme McMillan
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week the Star Wars universe introduced us to a new droid and Hillary Clinton introduced her new logo. The Internet had opinions on both. The post While You Were Offline: Star Wars’ New Droid BB-8 Wins the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Is There Any Escape From Game of Thrones Spoilers?

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    HBO's Game of Thrones is on a course to outpace the books. Is there any way readers can avoid spoilers? The post Is There Any Escape From Game of Thrones Spoilers? appeared first on WIRED.
  • An Ode to New Horizons

    Adam Rogers
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    New Horizon's first color picture of Pluto and its moon was nothing more than a big dot and a little dot. So why does it resonate so deeply within us? The post An Ode to New Horizons appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oh, Hey, There’s That Batman v Superman Trailer We’ve Been Expecting

    Peter Rubin
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    After a planned Monday trailer rollout was botched by a leak last night, director Zack Snyder went ahead and gave the world the goods. The post Oh, Hey, There’s That Batman v Superman Trailer We’ve Been Expecting appeared first on WIRED.
  • An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

    Adam Rogers
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Imagine if Grand Moff Tarkin had a publicist. The post An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press appeared first on WIRED.
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  • A History Of Sex Ed

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Historian Jonathan Zimmerman on why teachers hate sex ed and democracy is terrible for it, and how a history of the subject is like Seinfeld.
  • Assessing Presidential Doodles

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Like many people trapped in endless meetings, US presidents tend to doodle. Their sketches and scribbles on documents such as memos and White House stationery have long been fodder for analysts seeking deeper meaning. But what would artists say? We asked four cartoonists to critique some presidential doodles — without knowing which POTUS was behind the pen.
  • GoPro Footage Of A Secret Cave Concert

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    In the mountain, there is a secret cave that allows creative souls to share their music and their stories. Will Fourt and Sheila Golden are two songwriters who came to the cave to perform a song off their new album with special guest Alisa Rose.
  • The Film Techniques J.J. Abrams Will Use To Showcase His Star Wars Universe

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    Get ready for some (subtle) lens flare.
  • Germanwings Crash Exposes History Of Denial On Risk Of Pilot Suicide

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    In the days after Andreas Lubitz flew himself and 149 others into the French Alps, investigations have exposed weaknesses by the airline industry in dealing with mental illness among pilots.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Some kids made an autonomous paintball turret and it’s amazing [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Holy Kaw! These kids are impressive engineers. This isn't a remote controlled paintball gun, let's let be clear about that, it's an autonomous sentry gun. That is, it finds and shoots targets on its own. The post Some kids made an autonomous paintball turret and it’s amazing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Fat squirrel overeats, slips into food coma [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    This cheeky squirrel! He broke into a bird feeder and ate himself silly. He wasn't even able to get himself out of the box until he took a short nap. The post Fat squirrel overeats, slips into food coma [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Musician makes incredible music with just samples [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Music doesn't have to come from guitars, pianos, and other instruments. This musician, for example, uses samples to make all of his music, and it's incredible. The post Musician makes incredible music with just samples [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dog doesn’t get pet, isn’t having it [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Part of what makes dogs so great is that they have no politeness filter. If they want something, they just ask for it. This dog, for example, wants to get pet. And when the petting fails to materialize, well...just watch. The post Dog doesn’t get pet, isn’t having it [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Comic book characters with disabilities [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Everyone looks up to superheroes, but how many of us remember that many of these fictional icons overcame great obstacles to go above and beyond? The post Comic book characters with disabilities [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • The writing on the glass is a nice touch. Hadn’t seen that...

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    The writing on the glass is a nice touch. Hadn’t seen that before.
  • Kevin Fox with an amazing find:I’m a digital pack-rat, and I’ve...

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    Kevin Fox with an amazing find:I’m a digital pack-rat, and I’ve been on the Internet a long time. I remember a very different, more playful homepage. I remembered a page that was more Fractal Design Painter and less grids and columns. I remember taking a screenshot of that page because I liked the look of it. But where would it be today?The image, above, is from 1993 or 1994, he believes.
  • nevver: Emotion in Star Wars Films Still not sure this is even...

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    nevver: Emotion in Star Wars Films Still not sure this is even drawn to scale…
  • Undoubtedly the start of a fantastic new meme.

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Undoubtedly the start of a fantastic new meme.
  • "The performance gap between tablet and laptop has shrunk significantly."

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    "The performance gap between tablet and laptop has shrunk significantly.": From the very detailed review of the new MacBook by Ryan Smith:Compared to the tablets on the other hand the MacBook is still well ahead of any of the tablets – as it should be with Core M’s greater power consumption and the larger chassis – but there’s no denying that by scaling down the MacBook so far, the performance gap between tablet and laptop has shrunk significantly. The MacBook is less than 2x faster than the iPad Air 2 in both benchmarks, which means that within a couple of generations it’s likely…
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  • Dutch Prosecutors Launch Criminal Investigation Against Uber For Flouting Ban

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    An anonymous reader writes Dutch prosecutors have announced that they are prosecuting taxi-hailing giant Uber for continuing to disregard last December's ban on the company offering its unlicensed UberPOP service in the Netherlands. The statement declares 'The company Uber is now a suspect...This means a preliminary examination will be started to collect evidence that Uber is providing illegal transportation on a commercial basis,'. Dutch police presented evidence to the prosecutors of UberPOP drivers in Amsterdam ignoring the ban, and at the time of writing the UberPOP service is still…
  • Resistance To Antibiotics Found In Isolated Amazonian Tribe

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    sciencehabit writes When scientists first made contact with an isolated village of Yanomami hunter-gatherers in the remote mountains of the Amazon jungle of Venezuela in 2009, they marveled at the chance to study the health of people who had never been exposed to Western medicine or diets. But much to their surprise, these Yanomami's gut bacteria have already evolved a diverse array of antibiotic-resistance genes, according to a new study, even though these mountain people had never ingested antibiotics or animals raised with drugs. The find suggests that microbes have long evolved the…
  • Rocket Lab Unveils "Electric" Rocket Engine

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    New submitter Adrian Harvey writes The New Zealand based commercial space company Rocket Lab has unveiled their new rocket engine which the media is describing as battery-powered. It still uses rocket fuel, of course, but has an entirely new propulsion cycle which uses electric motors to drive its turbopumps. To add to the interest over the design, it uses 3D printing for all its primary components. First launch is expected this year, with commercial operations commencing in 2016.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am writes David Robson has an interesting article at BBC on the relationship between high intelligence and happiness. "We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness," writes Robson. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan Turing, or Lisa Simpson – lone stars, isolated even as they burn their brightest." As Ernest Hemingway wrote: "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." The first steps to studying the question were taken in 1926 when psychologist Lewis Terman decided to identify and study a group of gifted…
  • Kingston HyperX Predator SSD Takes Gumstick M.2 PCIe Drives To 1.4GB/sec

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    MojoKid writes Kingston recently launched their HyperX Predator PCIe SSD that is targeted at performance-minded PC enthusiasts but is much less expensive than enterprise-class PCIe offerings that are currently in market. Kits are available in a couple of capacities and form factors at 240GB and 480GB. All of the drives adhere to the 80mm M.2 2280 "gumstick" form factor and have PCIe 2.0 x4 connections, but are sold both with and without a half-height, half-length adapter card, if you'd like to drop it into a standard PCI Express slot. At the heart of the Kingston HyperX Predator is Marvell's…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Podcast: Moore’s Law 50th, Music Services, Microsoft and Cyanogen

    Bob O'Donnell
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Bob O’Donnell, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss the impact of 50 years of Moore’s Law, how music services (and video) are evolving, and the potential value and impact of integrating Microsoft’s services into the Cyanogen version of Android. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
  • Apple TV, Roku, and the Future of Television

    Steve Wildstrom
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
     Apple hasn’t made it a secret that the Apple TV will be a key element of the World Wide Developers Conference in June. We can only hope Apple has some major improvements developing. Today, Apple… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Rapid Prototyping is a Game Changer for IOT

    Tim Bajarin
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    When I first started working on tech projects in the early 1980s, the design cycle from product conception to market was about two and a half to three years. Projects I worked on, which included the second generation of the IBM PC and their first laptops, had at least 6-9 months of just discussion about concepts and technology integration before it even got to the initial prototyping stage. Once in that stage, it could take as much as a year to find the right design and then another 9-12 months to get the marketing, channels and channel staff ready to actually sell the product. But by the mid…
  • How the Apple Watch Solves “The Wearable Dilemma”

    Ben Bajarin
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    It has been well documented that the current crop of wearables, mostly those in the health and fitness category, suffer from a steep rate of abandon after a period of time. Reports last year said… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Reinventing “My Music” – Apple’s New Music Service

    Jan Dawson
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Signals that Apple is rapidly approaching launching its new streaming music service are getting stronger all the time. The release notes for this week’s beta of iOS 8.4 made particularly clear something is in the works and it’s coming soon: The iOS 8.4 Beta includes an early preview of the the all-new Music app. With powerful features and an elegant new look, enjoying your music is easier than ever. This preview provides a sneak peek into what we’ve been working on, and what’s to come — the music is just getting started. The new app itself makes changes to the interface, but…
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  • 7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release

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

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

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

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

    Travis Pope
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015 is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system delivered a lot of new features for form factors we just hadn’t seen before.... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • What Are 3 Advantages Of Solar Energy?

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    Solar energy is the energy of the sun exploited. Solar thin “sun” in Latin. The sun’s energy is very powerful and once operated by the use of modern tools can support life. Solar energy is rich, long lasting and, above all, 100% free. Benefits Solar energy does not cause pollution to the ecosystem. The main reason for harnessing energy from the sun is we can not avoid creating the greenhouse effect. It is free of chemicals in the smoke and toxic gases chemically transformed our normal products. artificial atmospheric gases threaten any balance of our land. Accumulation read…
  • Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    The numerous benefits of using solar power to fascinate everyone to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always would throw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the important point. Choosing a solar energy system will allow you to reduce your monthly electricity bills tend to rise occasionally. Current technology more current lifestyle are forcing many people to consume large amounts of electricity from time to time to keep in touch with their computers and mobile phones and other devices that make life…
  • Clear Explanation of Home Solar Power Generation

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    There must be groups of questions about solar energy at home, but can not receive clear answers for them. Here is a list of questions and clear answers about solar energy. I hope you can help everyone who reads the list. 1. What should I do before installing the system? First, you should get a professional to collect information from your home, including the type of property (residential or commercial), the structure of the house, roof, monthly energy consumption and so on. Based on the information gathered earlier, the installer will install an economic plan for you to maximize your profits.
  • Solar Energy – A Few Things You Need To Know

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    If you are interested in solar energy, so I hope this article will give you some answers to questions you have. First Solar is fine if you get a lot of sun. However, when the sky is overcast, your energy will decrease. If you live where there is a mix of sun and clouds, may still be in luck. Some sunscreen products that might be able to use are heating and solar water pumps for swimming pools, water heaters, solar energy and maybe even turn the lights outdoors. Any of them would initially cost less than solar panel systems for the entire house, so it’s a good way to start. Some other…
  • Solar Panels: A Technical Primer

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    As the Earth turns lower on natural resources and traditional forms of energy, we have little humans must trust our creativity and technical ingenuity to keep our buzz civilization. We hope that the future will see all kinds of wild progress in the way we produce, use and save energy. Meanwhile, today already has a lot of gadgets that put us on track to own high-power world. Solar panels are one of the most simple and easy to implement alternative energies that have to date technologies. They use simple principles of energy transfer to bring electricity to your home without causing harmful…
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    Tech Talk

  • 17 TECH TALK

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Marking the impact of Moore's Law. ((Self-ID: CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid has Tech Talk.))

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Apple's new 2 pound ultra-thin laptop is very impressive but TECH TALK is not recommending it for most people. (Magid, self-ID)

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Sprint has joined T-Mobile in offering 20 cents per minute calls plus free data and texting while roaming in certain countries outside the U.S. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today TECH TALK looks at the Basis Peak -- a 199 dollar exercise watch which also notifies you about incoming text messages, e-mail and phone calls. (Magid, self-ID)

    12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Apple Watch is definitely worth a trip to an Apple Store to look at but, says Tech Talk, not necessarily to buy one. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

    Frederic Lardinois
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
     You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome users, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC. So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, low-latency Internet transportation protocol over UDP, a protocol… Read More
  • Cleantech Is Dead, Long Live Cleantech

    Rob Day
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
     I’m old enough to remember when the smartest folks on Sand Hill Road thought cleantech was going to be the next big thing. When venture dollars into the “sector” (really, a loose collection of very different markets and technologies, bundled together under a convenient label) were growing by leaps and bounds year over year. When the New York Times declared “Capitalism… Read More
  • Oh, The Places You Will Go With Hackers

    Danny Crichton
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
     Wanderlust in San Francisco used to mean going anywhere west of Mount Sutro to exotic locales like the Outer Sunset. But a new generation of creative worker, backed by the cloud and increasingly ubiquitous worldwide internet connectivity, is seeking to travel outside of the 7×7 to the wider world of the seven continents. Two startups, RemoteYear and Hacker Paradise, are taking… Read More
  • Gillmor Gang: Money for Nothing

    Steve Gillmor
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
     The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 17, 2015. A trip through the Valley and venture money, 3D goes 360, Microsoft forks Android, and The Gang compares Watch delivery dates. More on Liner Notes on Medium. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @kevinmarks, @kteare Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor Read More
  • With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

    Anthony Ha
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
     Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieg said there’s still something missing — a need he’s trying to fill with his new app Hykoo. See, Vine has created its own set of stars, and Meerkat and Periscope offer new platforms for livestreaming, but Krieg pitched Hykoo as an attempt to build an Instagram for video (which, yes, Instagram itself is also doing ).… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • The Evolution of Communication: From Journalism to Blogging to Tweeting. And Now? Meerkasting?

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:57 am
    I have been thinking about this trend way before Meerkat was a thing. In fact, I believe it first occurred to me before Twitter was a thing. Now before I explain why I think the trend is clear, let me state that I do not believe that each link in this chain replaces the one that preceded it. I believe that each stage remains relevant but its relevancy decreases as the new stage enters. So let’s take a walk down memory lane. Remember websites? I kid. But really, remember traditional journalism? You know, those big sites for which journalists, real journalists would write after completing…
  • Entrepreneurs: It is Officially No Longer Acceptable to Say These Four Words

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) There are many advantages to having an active blog. In fact, I wrote a whole post about why everyone should blog. Branding, traffic, relationships, and so many other reasons people should be generating content of some sort on a regular basis. Over the years however, I discovered one more perk of blogging. Whenever something annoying happens in my world and I notice it is happening consistently, instead of addressing the issue each time, I try to write about it and send that post to the next person who does it. Ok, that sounds totally cryptic. Here are a few…
  • An Interview with the Legendary Mark Suster about Investing, Israel, and the Internet of Things

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Ok, listen, I have done my fair share of legendary interviews. From Om to Woz to Alyssa to Vic to Andreessen, and many many more! Twitter has been monumental in helping me form amazing relationships across the globe and I have zero intention of slowing down. Zuck and Marissa, I am looking at you. I will let you choose who goes first. Anyway, some amazing interviews over the years but this one, this one has a special place in my heart. Honestly, I have been following Mark on Twitter for as long as I can remember and just quietly learning from the man daily for years. There are some people…
  • How to Cope with the Insanely Saturated Social Landscape when Trying to Build a Business

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    If you are active on the social web, surely, you get this question a few times a week, at the very least. “How do you find the time to be everywhere? I mean there are so many platforms out there and you seem to be active on all of them. How do you balance it all?” Truth be told, the social landscape is a little bit out of control. Every week, there is some new app that marketers will tell you, you have to pay attention to if you want to build your brand. First it was just Facebook, then how could you possibly not be on Twitter? Then Linkedin entered the content marketing space? Then…
  • Meerkat, the Israeli Live Streaming App that’s Shaking up the Social Web Explained in 12 Tweets

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    If you have not heard of Meerkat, I have one question for you. How are we even friends? I kid, I kid (partially). But seriously, I have not seen this much buzz about an app since the last Israeli internet sensation, Yo. Want to know what viral looks like? Search #Meerkat on Twitter. You’re lookin at it. — Hillel Fuld (@HilzFuld) March 12, 2015 So what is this Meerkat thing that literally everyone who works in tech is obsessed with? It is a mobile app that lets you go live, as in live video in literally one tap. Once you hit that Stream button, the app automatically tweets for you letting…
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  • Moving time-lapse video pays tribute to victims of South Korean ferry disaster

    Andrea Romano
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    A year after the South Korean ferry disaster left 304 passengers dead or missing, one artist is honoring the victims with a time-lapse tribute. In this stunning and altogether heartbreaking time-lapse video, an artist on YouTube created photorealistic illustrations of a girl who died aboard the Sewol ferry last year. The video apparently shows drawings of the girl at different points in her life as she grows up. At the end, she is drawn wearing an orange life jacket, signifying that the accident took place. The ferry capsized on April 16, 2014, killing hundreds of people, many of whom were…
  • NHL player Jarret Stoll arrested on cocaine, ecstasy charges in Las Vegas

    Sam Laird
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    NHL player Jarret Stoll is in some trouble. The Los Angeles Kings center was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on charges of possessing cocaine and ecstasy, according to multiple reports The 32-year-old is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, and vaulted to pseudo-celebrity status after he began dating sportscaster Erin Andrews in 2013 See also: The golden voice: How an NBA announcer sweetened an overdue dream season Stoll was arrested at the Wet Republic pool lounge at the MGM Grand hotel and casino, CBS Los Angeles reported. He was released on bail soon after, according to Rich…
  • 'Orphan Black' preview: Breaking down the male clones of Project Castor

    Sandra Gonzalez
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Warning: This post contains some promotional images from the first few episodes of Orphan Black Season 3. Read with caution. The male clones of Project Castor are going to arrive pistols blazing on Orphan Black's Season 3, which kicks off Saturday night on BBC America See also: 9 Delightful and Horrifying Moments From 'Orphan Black' Season 2 Finale That is, at least, according to actor Ari Millen, who toward the end of filming Season 2, discovered that he'd soon be playing a quartet of lookalikes on the cult favorite TV show. It was a challenge Millen was excited to tackle, albeit with…
  • At least 35 dead in Afghan suicide bombing blamed on ISIS

    The Associated Press
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS). If ISIS is confirmed to be behind the attack, the New York Times reported that it will be the first time the extremist group has "struck so far from their Middle East home ground." It would mark a major escalation in the country's fight against an affiliate of ISIS that now holds a third of Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate. The attack also comes…
  • 14 cats straight up smacking down haters

    Brian Koerber
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are two types of cats: scaredy cats and cats that don't take any crap The domestic feline is a complex creature, unwilling to step aside for other furry creatures, balloons or doorstops. And the cat slap helps keep the kitty's minions in line Bow down, humans. BONUS: 5 famous cats before the Internet even existed Read more...More about Reddit, Lists, Cats, Funny, and Gifs
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  • Awesome Stuff: Smartphone Proximity Locks For Your Car

    Leigh Beadon
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    For this week's awesome stuff, we're trying out a slightly different format. Instead of gathering three new crowdfunded products, we're going to focus on just one and take a slightly closer look at its progress and prospects. Please let us know in the comments if you like this approach, or if you prefer the old format. This week, we're looking at Loxet: a smartphone-controlled proximity lock for your car. The Loxet is a device that installs in any car with a central locking system and, along with an accompanying iOS or Android app, allows you to lock and unlock the doors and control ignition…
  • SEC Boss Can't Keep Her Story Straight On Whether Or Not SEC Snoops Through Your Emails Without A Warrant

    Mike Masnick
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    For many years now, we've been writing about the need for ECPA reform. ECPA is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, written in the mid-1980s, which has some frankly bizarre definitions and rules concerning the privacy of electronic information. There are a lot of weird ones but the one we talk about most is that ECPA defines electronic communications that have been on a server for 180 days or more as "abandoned," allowing them to be examined without a warrant and without probable cause as required under the 4th Amendment. That may have made sense in the 1980s when electronic…
  • Bill Introduced To Fix Broken DMCA Anti-Circumvention Rules

    Mike Masnick
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    It's no secret that the DMCA's section 1201 is extremely problematic. It's the "anti-circumvention" part of the law, that makes it illegal to circumvent "technological protection measures" even if it's for non-infringing purposes. This is a mess -- especially in an age of DRM trying to lock up everything. Try to get around it, and it's a violation of the law -- even if you're not trying to infringe on the underlying material. This is why Cory Doctorow is running a new effort to eradicate DRM with a target placed firmly on Section 1201. So it's great to see Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Jared…
  • DailyDirt: Water, Water, Not Quite Everywhere...

    Michael Ho
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    California hasn't seen much rain over the past few years, and this drought is really serious now. Culprits of high water usage are popping up in various news stories: almond growers, farmers in general, swimming pools, golf courses, fracking, green lawns, car washes, wineries, etc, etc... Multiple billion-dollar infrastructure plans are underway to try to distribute water more efficiently or make more water available to major cities and key locations. However, the environmental impact studies for some of these huge water projects aren't complete -- and the requirements for them are being…
  • Nevada May Be About To Lose Its Great Anti-SLAPP Law

    Mike Masnick
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    We've mentioned many times the importance of anti-SLAPP laws in protecting people who are being sued solely to try to shut them up. It's still a travesty that we don't have a federal anti-SLAPP law but are reliant on various state anti-SLAPP laws. In case you're not familiar with them, SLAPP stands for "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation." Anti-SLAPP laws basically allow people who are sued to quickly get lawsuits dismissed when it's obvious that the entire point of the lawsuit is to silence whoever is being sued, rather than for any legitimate legal purpose. For years, California…
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    The Register

  • DWARF PLANET Ceres beams back SUNNY north pole FROWN

    Kelly Fiveash
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Dawn spacecraft transmits best high-res images yet, enthuse boffins In the build up to NASA's first science orbit of dwarf planet Ceres later this month, the agency's spacecraft Dawn has been capturing stunning images of the extraterrestrial body.…
  • Verizon FLICKS FINGER at Netflix with skinny à la carte-style TV package for fibre munchers

    Kelly Fiveash
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    OTT behaviour to claw back U.S. market share? Surely not! U.S. cable giant Verizon vowed last year that it would offer channels à la carte to its customers simply because the demand was there. From tomorrow (19 April), the telco's fibre network subscribers will be able to pick and choose the pay-TV they want.…
  • Amazon axes try-before-you-buy AppStore TestDrive facility from shopfront

    Kelly Fiveash
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    No, you can't pet that doggy in the window Amazon customers can no longer preview apps via the online retail giant's TestDrive service before making a purchase, after the firm quietly killed the function on Wednesday.…
  • Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Tortilla de patatas

    Lester Haines
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    The real Spanish omelette – accept no wobbly dining substitute As regular readers know, the Special Projects Bureau's headquarters is a mountaintop redoubt in a sleepy corner of rural Spain, so it was inevitable that we'd eventually turn our wobbly dining attention to the legendary "tortilla de patatas" (potato omelette).…
  • Who runs this world? Sony Pictures CEO jokes about getting UK culture minister fired

    Kieren McCarthy
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:07 am
    And replacing him with former PM's grandson Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton mulled pulling strings to get UK culture minister Ed Vaizey fired to replace him with the grandson of former prime minister Harold MacMillan.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Orange is the New Black confirmed for fourth season in 2016

    Chris Leo Palermino
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    The highly acclaimed drama/comedy series featuring Piper Sherman fighting her way through women’s prison slated for fourth season. The post Orange is the New Black confirmed for fourth season in 2016 appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Precious cargo: Check out this luxurious shipping container home

    Krystle Vermes
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Dallas-based Architect Matt Mooney is making headlines for his creation, PV14, a house created out of steel shipping containers. The structure has features including balconies, a penthouse, and a 40-foot-long pool. The post Precious cargo: Check out this luxurious shipping container home appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • All the gadgets you need to make this the best barbecue season yet

    Drew Prindle
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    Now that grilling season is almost upon us, we took some time to round up the best BBQ tech gadgets to help you conquer your next cookout. From helping you keep your gear clean to just really awesome ways to light stuff on fire, we've got you covered. The post All the gadgets you need to make this the best barbecue season yet appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • NASA tech that converts heat into electricity may recharge your car battery one day

    Kyle Wiggers
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    NASA has licensed thermoelectric material -- material that converts heat into electricity -- for commercialization. It may make its way into cars, manufacturing plants, and more. The post NASA tech that converts heat into electricity may recharge your car battery one day appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • This suitcase-style record player looks like it belongs to a secret agent

    Caleb Denison
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    The suitcase-style record player is making a comeback, and now Electrohome is offering its take on the retro design with this highly affordable fold-up job known as the Archer. The post This suitcase-style record player looks like it belongs to a secret agent appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Stop Searching for the Barcode to Get Through Self-Checkout Faster

    Alan Henry
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The self checkout at the grocery store is amazing, and if you want to speed up your self-scanning game, here’s a tip: Stop looking for the barcode, just swipe it. If you get good at it, you can walk out with a cart of groceries in less time than it would take a checker to scan and bag them for you. Read more...
  • PSA: Remember, You Can Sell Your Broken Gadgets on eBay

    Whitson Gordon
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    It’s a sad day when a beloved piece of tech finally bites the dust. But don’t go throwing it in the garbage! Remember that you can sell broken tech on eBay and put a little cash back in your pocket.Read more...
  • Top 10 Lazy Yet Smart Ways to Spring Clean Your Home

    Melanie Pinola
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s spring cleaning time. Even if you have the urge to clean your home from top to bottom, perhaps your natural laziness is keeping you from getting started. No worries, here are ten MacGyver-ish ways to freshen your home with minimal effort.Read more...
  • Turn IKEA Cubbies into a Rustic Apothecary Chest

    Melanie Pinola
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you didn’t see the before pictures you’d probably never guess that the rustic apothecary chest on the right was actually made from a basic IKEA cubby console. What a transformation.Read more...
  • Today's Best Deals: The Best Headphones, Chromecast, Swimsuits, & More

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Today on Adorama, you can pick up the X version of your favorite headphones for just $109 after a $20 rebate. That's a whopping $60 less than usual, and the best price we've ever seen. If you're not familiar with the these semi-legendary cans, readers voted them in as their favorite pair of headphones on Kinja Co-Op, they finished second in a Lifehacker Hive Five , and Lifehacker editorial named them their mid-range pick for best headphones . [Audio Technica ATH-M50x Headphones, $109 after $20 rebate]Read more...
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    Gigaom Search

  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

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

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

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

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
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    19 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
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  • FBI Accosts Security Researcher Over Fear That He Hacked His Flight

    Maddie Stone
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When airport security researcher Chris Roberts tweeted about his ability to hack the in-cabin control systems aboard his Boeing 747 flight, he probably wasn’t anticipating the quip would get him detained by the Feds. Only some jokes, the FBI doesn’t find very funny. Read more...
  • A Remote Amazonian Tribe Harbors Unprecedented Microbiome Diversity

    Maddie Stone
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    The trillions of bacteria that live on us and in us—our microbiomes—are vital to our health in ways we’re just beginning to understand. Now scientists have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever, in a remote Amazonian tribe of southern Venezuela.Read more...
  • A Self-Inflating, Self-Propelled, Stand-Up Paddleboard

    Maddie Stone
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    With spring coming late on the heels of a brutal winter, it’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner. Still, in a few short months it’ll be plenty warm enough to take your self-inflating, self-propelled paddleboard out for a spin on the water. Uh, say again?Read more...
  • Every Tree in New York City, Mapped By Species

    Maddie Stone
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    New York City is about as urban as urban gets, but even concrete jungles harbor leafy life. At last count, there were 592, 130 trees in the Big Apple, and thanks to the efforts of Brooklyn-based designer Jill Hubley, you can now study them all in a colorful interactive map.Read more...
  • Netflix Sets Its Prices According to Local Piracy Rates

    Maddie Stone
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you live in a country with a lot of piracy, you probably enjoy lower monthly Netflix subscription fees. That’s according to Netflix CFO David Wells, who says that a country’s piracy rate is the primary factor determining the service’s local price.Read more...
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  • Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

    Timothy J. Seppala
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    In case you wanted another behind-the-scenes look at how Google's internet-by-balloon service is doing, now is your chance. The Project Loon team posted a new video showing everything from how it manages its balloon fleet, the balloon creation proces...
  • FCC vote clears the way for lower-cost mobile data

    Jon Fingas
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    Don't look now, but you may soon have more options for mobile internet access beyond the usual wireless carriers. The FCC has voted in favor of rules that not only make a wide 100MHz slice of 3.5GHz spectrum available for mobile data, but makes that ...
  • The world as a work of digital art

    Jon Turi
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    As curious creatures, we attempt to understand the world around us in many ways and nowadays that usually boils down to big data visualization. Whether we're creating models of large-scale systems or breaking down reality into wireframes and exposing...
  • Recommended Reading: The problem with Record Store Day

    Billy Steele
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Record Store Day and the ...
  • Tiny trackpad uses your thumbnail to navigate devices

    Mariella Moon
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    Several companies are working on eye-tracking tech as a way to navigate devices. A team of MIT researchers, however, have their eyes set on another body part: the thumbnail. Graduate students Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Artem Dementyev are developing a ti...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Verizon Fios' shift to 'skinny bundles' runs afoul of ESPN

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    The Disney-owned ESPN says an a la carte subscription plan would violate contracts.
  • William Shatner apparently thinks a Kickstarter-funded water pipeline will save California

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Is William Shatner crazy, or did he just make a bad joke? You might start asking yourself that question after hearing the latest idea from the 84-year-old star: a Kickstarter-funded, $30 billion water pipeline to save California from its devastating drought. In an interview with Yahoo Tech's David Pogue, Shatner says, "I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion ... to build a pipeline ... Say, from Seattle.
  • FCC vote clears the way for lower-cost mobile data

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
  • How Everyone With a Smartphone Can Feed a Hungry Child

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    At this very moment, there are civilians fleeing war in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Ukraine and Central African Republic. There are more refugees now than any time since World War II. War means food shortages. Children suffer the most in these conflicts. They feel the pain of hunger and live with the threat of malnutrition, which can...
  • Verizon's 'customizable' FiOS TV packages violate contract, says ESPN

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    ESPN is fighting back just hours after Verizon announced plans to offer new FiOS TV packages that split up channels into cheaper, semi-a la carte bundles. Extremely powerful networks, like ESPN, can even mandate that its channels are included in the most widely-distributed cable packages. Verizon's announcement was somewhat noteworthy because it appeared to sidestep such stipulations, but now it seems that the operator may have jumped the gun before coming to agreements with its programming partners. The new customizable FiOS packages appear to violate ESPN's rules, as the sports…
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Moscase Is Like Batman’s Utility Belt For Your iPhone

    John Biggs
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
     The average phone case is basically a piece of plastic that protects your device when you drop it. But what if you could add modular features to your iPhone like a heart rate monitor, a grappling hook, or a backup battery? Now you can. Moscase comes to use from Hungary and is being crowdfunded to the tune of $150,000. The case protects your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and has a removable back. You… Read More
  • This DIY Raspberry Pi Laptop Is Perfect For Your Weekend Machinations

    John Biggs
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
     My favorite DIY projects are ones that an idiot like myself can do in a few days. To wit, this Raspberry Pi laptop that lets you create a portable computer with keyboard and mouse with only a few parts. The project uses the PiJuice battery module and a 5-inch TFT module. In this project you simply cut or print a case for the screen – this one uses laser cut wood – and an HDMI cable. Read More
  • Disney’s New 3D Printer Prototype Makes Huggable Things Out Of Fabric Instead Of Hard Plastic

    Greg Kumparak
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
     We’ve seen lots and lots of 3D printers over the last few years, and they almost all have one thing in common: the objects they print are hard* and mostly rigid. What if you wanted to print something soft, instead? Something you can hug, or snuggle with, or hand to your kid without fear of them jabbing it in their eye? Disney is on it. Read More
  • Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

    Jordan Crook
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
     The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise of summer 2014 shipping, the company has yet to ship a product that wasn’t in beta.… Read More
  • This Tiny Sensor Turns Your Thumbnail Into A Trackpad

    John Biggs
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
     Like the football phone or the Dick Tracy two-way wrist radio, humankind has always dreamt of melding two technologies together to create a synergistic improvement on our meager, exhausting existence. Today we have NailIO, a solution that adds a ray of light to our user interface needs by melding touchpads and thumbs. What is NailIO? It’s a wearable sensor that sits on your thumbnail.… Read More
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  • How To Compress Videos

    Karar Haider
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Video compression is extremely important, especially in this era of internet and technology. Even if you are an ordinary user, you may still end up in a situation where you have to upload a video on the web.Now, raw videos are actually quite big in size, which is not good for web, you need to compress the video to make its size and format acceptable for the web, or for your own upload convenience. Video compression is a trade off between size and quality, you need to lose some quality to decrease the size of the file.However, in many cases the decrease in quality is not too noticeable and…
  • Microsoft Responds To Bricked Windows 10 Lumia 520 Handsets

    Tyler Lee
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Owners of the Lumia 520 and its siblings, the Lumia 521, Lumia 525, and the Lumia 526, are reporting that their phones have bricked after installing the latest Windows Technical Preview for phones. So what’s the deal? Was there a bug with the technical preview? Or do these phones not have the capability of supporting Windows 10?Thankfully Microsoft has since issued a statement on the matter. Apparently it seems that due to the size of the technical preview, the handsets were rejecting the recovery images that were being flashed onto their handsets. “The blocks of data were too large for…
  • WikiLeaks Sony Document Hints At Upcoming New Cameras

    Tyler Lee
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    It is only logical to think that Sony has new cameras they are planning on announcing this year, although exactly what model and when the announcements will take place remains to be seen. However thanks to the database of Sony documents on WikiLeaks (via Sony Alpha Rumors), it seems that a few models have been outed in the process.As you can see in the screenshot above which looks like a table pulled from an internal Sony document, it shows the company’s roadmap for the first quarter for the financial year of 2015 which begins in April and ends in June. Based on that, it seems to suggest…
  • Photojojo Wants To Turn Your iPhone Into A Disposable Camera, Sort Of

    Tyler Lee
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:56 pm
    The joys of using a digital camera or your phone to take photos is that you can take as many photos as you like (as long as you have enough memory) without worrying about wasting film, something that kids these days might not be familiar with. However for those that do, there is a bit of nostalgia in the excitement of seeing how your photos developed, and being careful with your shots.Now while film cameras are still around and are still being used, Photojojo thinks that that logic can be applied to smartphones and has since released their Disposable Camera app for the iPhone. How the app…
  • Disney Research Found A Way To 3D Print Interactive Plushies

    Tyler Lee
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:19 pm
    In the past we’ve seen 3D printers create all kinds of solid objects, such as bone-like material used for medical purposes, to even replicating a full-sized motorcycle just because they could. So what’s next in the future of 3D printing? Well as it turns out, maybe 3D printing soft toys could be next.Disney Research has recently come up with a new type of 3D printer which they claim will be able to print soft and deformable objects using layers of off-the-shelf fabrics. According to their description, “Our printer employs an approach where a sheet of fabric forms each layer of a 3D…
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  • Huawei P8 goes official with premium build, respectable specs, low price

    Adrian Diaconescu
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    When Huawei threw its hat in the fancy wearable ring, pricing its debut Watch dangerously close to Apple Watch tags, we started fearing the budget Chinese specialist was signaling an ill-advised change of strategy. Fortunately for the company’s financial prosperity and smartphone competition, the just-announced P8 is by no means an iPhone 6 Plus match. Well, it is from design and performance standpoints, but not as far as retail costs… Continue reading Huawei P8 goes official with premium build, respectable specs, low price Related posts: Huawei Ascend P6 Price Revealed Ahead of Official…
  • Say hello to Huawei’s gigantic, 83 percent screen P8 Max friend

    Adrian Diaconescu
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Is that a Huawei P8 Max in your pocket, or are you just really glad to see me? That’s one question future owners of Huawei’s newest phablet will never hear, since this bad boy’s ginormous footprint leaves little room for confusion. 6.8 inches. 187.2 mm tall and 93 mm wide. 228 grams. That’s not a phone, or a “phoneblet.” it’s a full-on voice call-enabled tablet. But it’s gorgeous, almost all screen, with razor-thin bezels,… Continue reading Say hello to Huawei’s gigantic, 83 percent screen P8 Max friend Related posts: Rumor: Huawei has a flagship smartphone with 4 GB…
  • Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3, US Cellular’s Note 4 and Edge updated to Lollipop

    Adrian Diaconescu
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Samsung’s software makeover machine chugs along undeterred by the various bugs and system instabilities detected in recent Lollipop builds. The smartphone sales rulers are also hands-down the Android 5.0 support champions, at least as far as U.S. carrier-locked versions of their contemporary high-enders are concerned. Previously brought up to date on AT&T and Sprint, the oldie but goldie Galaxy Note 3 is treated to a… Continue reading Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3, US Cellular’s Note 4 and Edge updated to Lollipop Related posts: Sprint ships OTA Lollipop treats to…
  • Samsung adds Cricket Wireless to Galaxy S6 carrier roster

    Adrian Diaconescu
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    To our knowledge, the U.S. carriers that got an early invite at this exclusive release party are all more than capable of handling current orders. With the exception of a few individual versions, like 128 GB configurations or models coated in glitzy gold. Meanwhile, a sixth operator is almost ready to join the fun, picking the standard S6 up on April 24. Granted, Cricket’s modest customer portfolio indicates AT&T’s prepaid daughter company won’t noticeably elevate interest in the “next big thing.”Continue reading Samsung adds Cricket Wireless to Galaxy S6 carrier roster Related…
  • Fable kids tablet is now available

    Stephen Silver
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    Fable, a tablet for children that was unveiled at International CES in January is now on the market, the product’s company, Isabella Products, Inc., said Friday. Geared towards children three to ten, the product is now available at and will hit retail stores next month. It had previously pre launched in a few schools more »Continue reading Fable kids tablet is now available Related posts: Fable childrens’ tablet headed to market in spring MommyTech TV at CES 2015: Fable by Isabella Products Polaroid is Now Selling an Android Tablet for Kids The post Fable kids tablet is…
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  • Gadget Ogling: A Juicy Wristband, a Gamy Wearable and a Dorky Dongle

    Kris Holt
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Asus is taking a common-sense approach to the fitness tracker game by debuting a new watch with a 10-day battery life. Thanks to its square screen, the soon-to-be-released VivoWatch resembles a smartwatch more than, say, a Fitbit. Although details are scant, it appears to have a monochrome screen, which must help extend that all-important battery life. It has a stainless-steel build, and dust and water protection. Its features include a heart rate monitor and sleep tracker.
  • Riding in Driverless Cars Could Be Sickening

    Peter Suciu
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    Self-driving vehicles could increase the likelihood of motion sickness in some riders, suggests a UMTRI study released last week. Motion sickness, also known as "kinetosis," is a condition marked by symptoms of nausea, dizziness and other physical discomfort. Three factors that contribute to motion sickness -- conflict between vestibular and visual inputs, inability to anticipate the direction of motion, and the lack of control over the direction of motion -- could be elevated in self-driving vehicles, the researchers noted.
  • China's Great Cannon Could Point Anywhere When Next Fuse Is Lit

    Richard Adhikari
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:26 pm
    China has a new censorship tool that is causing alarm. It's known as the "Great Cannon." The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab identified the tool in a report released last week. The Great Cannon was first used in March, to launch a large-scale DDoS attack on GitHub and, Citizen Lab said. The attack apparently was designed to thwart efforts to circumvent Chinese censorship. However, the Great Cannon could "be used to attack any target anywhere in the world," said Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne.
  • LG Lends Substance to G4 Rumors

    Richard Adhikari
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    LG on Thursday confirmed rumors about the basic look of its upcoming G4 flagship smartphone with a post on its Facebook page. Details about LG's forthcoming G4 flagship smartphone recently were leaked on a Korean microwebsite, generating considerable buzz on the Internet. Photos and other information were published by a number of outlets before the microsite disappeared. Almost everything revealed about the G4, other than its appearance, still falls in the category of rumor, although it's possible the leak was intentional on LG's part.
  • Opening Windows Source Code Could Improve Security

    John P. Mello Jr.
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich raised a few eyebrows at ChefCon earlier this month, when he aired the possibility of Windows becoming an open source program. Sure, Microsoft's attitude toward the open source movement has mellowed over the years, but the prospect of the company rubbing elbows with the likes of Linux overloads the imagination. Still, there could be real benefits to making Windows an open source operating system -- among them, better security.
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  • RSA Parties 2015

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

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

    Bill Brenner
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
    The language above has been added to exhibitor contracts for RSA Conference 2015. Zenobia Godschalk, a communications practitioner in the security industry and vocal critic of so-called “booth babes” at conferences like RSA and Black Hat, dropped me a line to say RSA added the language to force vendors to stop with the skimpy clothing. It appears the years of blowback over booth babes has had an affect, at least in RSA’s case. In an email, Zenobia said, “We are thrilled to report that RSA has actually changed their language in their vendor agreements this year! It now…
  • What “Hug-Gate” Says About The Infosec Community

    Bill Brenner
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Every once in awhile, someone in the security community says something on Twitter that ignites emotional discussion (some call it drama). This past weekend, it started with a comment about hugs. Someone commented that some security cons involve a lot of hugging and that it makes her uncomfortable. Someone responded with a comment about the benefits of hugs. Then all hell broke loose. Why, the first person asked, do people get offended for not wanting hugs at these events? After all, isn’t it well proven that our industry is loaded with people who suffer from social disorders? Some…
  • Reflections

    Dave Lewis
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    I find myself sitting in a hotel room in some random city this evening with a glass of wine, several open powerpoint decks and Family Guy on the television. A moment of reflection if ever there was one. It occurs to me that Liquidmatrix just had it’s 17th birthday in February. That is a helluva long time for a website of any description. It has been a lot of fun to see the site grow from an insanely (ugly) basic HTML site to a heavily trafficked site with multiple members either writing or podcasting. I’ve been making a lot of architectural changes to the site and now, I’m going to…
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  • Five products you never thought you could buy at CD-R King

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    CD-R King undeniably has become a one-stop shop for any […] You might also like: First, the CD-R King Segway. Now, the Smart Balance Wheel / Electric Unicyle Earlier, I was browsing some photos from the Manila Int... CD-R King now carries the Lightning cable for only P200 Well it’s bound to happen and it’s finally […]... Understanding rechargeable batteries In our quest to be mobile, we have come to...
  • Bluboo X550: 2GB RAM, 5300mAh for $169

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    The smartphone competition is indeed getting tougher as […] You might also like: Lenovo S660, S860 and A526 Launched in PH Lenovo Philippines recently introduced three new Dual-S […]... Leaked: Cherry Mobile Fuze S 5-inch Octa Core with 4,000 mAh battery Just a week after Cherry Mobile announced its latest Oc... Cherry Mobile Thunder 2.0, 5-inch dual-SIM, quad-core phone for only P6,299 Known for its ultra-affordable decently spec’d phones, […]...
  • Giada EN-N2807DL mini-PC announced

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    Giada announced a new addition to their growing portfol […] You might also like: Super mini PC GIADA G300 launched for digital signage Cloud computing and system solutions provider Shenzhen […]... Giada i53 Mini PC Review Don’t let the miniscule form factor fool you, the Giada... Apple Unveils New Mac Mini Apple, today, announced the availability of the new Mac […]...
  • WD outs Purple NV high-capacity surveillance HDDs

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    For those who are keen on replacing their CCTV storage […] You might also like: WD launches WD Purple 3.5 inch hard drives for video surveillance applications WD has recently launched the WD Purple 3.5 inch surveil... Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0, high-speed high-capacity USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston recently announced their latest and fastest US […]... MMDA chooses Western Digital for system storage solution The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has chose […]...
  • Epson bags three TIPA Awards

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    The Technical Image Press Association composed of edito […] You might also like: Epson garners three awards at Technological Image Press Association (TIPA) 2011 Epson has asserted its position as a leader in the... Canon garners six awards from TIPA At the recently concluded 2012 Technical Image Press As […]... Epson projector and receipt printer wins in 2012 Good Design Awards Two of Epson’s products recently won in the prestigious […]...
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  • Mum sends insanely demanding birthday list for her son

    Holly Brockwell
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Not long after this outrageous letter from a woman’s ‘friends’ demanding she stop posting her child on Facebook, this unbelievably demanding birthday list email surfaced on Reddit: Reddit user Razz32‘s work colleague received it from a family with a “very significant income” – not that it’d be any less rude if they weren’t well off. It just adds insult to injury. Our favourite parts of the email: The bit that demands a specific water table “because of how it drains.” That’s not suggesting a present your child would…
  • Summer-ready beauty: 10 summery nail polishes

    Sascha Taylor-Curtis
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    Suddenly the sun is out, winter is over, and it’s time to put away your moody blues and deep, dark berry shades of polish in favour of something lighter, brighter and more tan-friendly.  To help you pick out your next favourite shade, here are nine great Summer nail polishes plus one brilliant top coat to choose from: Probably the prettiest of the bunch, Only Fingers And Toes Bubblegum is the girliest peachy shade you surely ever did see, that will look better and better the more sun-kissed you get.  It’s part of their SS15 Candyland collection and can be found here for £16.
  • Researchers have created a trackpad that fits on your thumbnail

    Holly Brockwell
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    This isn’t a stick-on nail decoration: It’s a tiny trackpad. As in, the kind you have on your laptop instead of a mouse. It’s called NailO, and it’s been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an easy way to “let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone while cooking, for instance.” Here’s a video of it in action: MIT graduate student Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, who worked on the paper announcing the invention, said the idea came from nail stickers: “It’s a cosmetic product, popular in Asian…
  • Pillsy: This smart pouch reminds you to take your birth control

    Becca Caddy
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    It baffles me that in 2015 the most effective way to not get pregnant (behind abstinence, obviously) is to pop a pill each and every day. A method that, admittedly, is achingly simple, yet could be deemed useless if you forget to take it just once, have a stomach bug or (in some cases) take it at the wrong time. Until science delivers a better method, Pillsy wants to make the whole process a bit smarter with a new app and pill pouch combo. According to PSFK, Pillsy comprises of a special pill pouch, which monitors when you’ve popped a pill out of it, and an app that connects to the…
  • Native Union offers luxury marble iPhone 6 cases

    Chris Price
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:52 am
    Is this the craziest iPhone case ever? We’re used to kitchen floors, work surfaces and walls being made out of marble but iPhone cases, that’s ridiculous.  Called the CLIC Marble, it is apparently the first iPhone 6 case cut from real marble. Designed by Native Union who are known for their luxury products, it is made out of a slice of marble as thin as a credit card and is shatter resistant. Says John Brunner, co-founder of Native Union: “We’re always looking for innovative ways to incorporate premium natural materials into our products. CLIC Marble takes one of the…
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  • Ultra Street Fighter IV getting a PS4 re-release on May 26th

    James O'Malley
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Sony has confirmed that the PS3 fighting game will be getting a refresh on the PS4 in the not too distant future. According to the Playstation Blog, the re-release will include the original game and all of the DLC that has so far been released – and the developers have even apparently fixed an input lag that was present in the original release, to the chagrin of fighting game purists. The game will hit America and Europe (including the UK) on May 26th – for $24.99… so expect around £20.
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick is the company’s fastest selling device to date in the UK

    James O'Malley
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    The Fire TV Stick was finally made available to British customers this week, and Amazon says it is the company’s most successful device to date. This means that the £35 stick has outsold all of the various Kindle models, including the Kindle Fire tablet, the Fire TV set-top-box and, of course, Amazon’s disastrous Fire Phone. You can read our Fire TV Stick review here.
  • Sony’s latest Blu-Ray players get Playstation Now support

    James O'Malley
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    If you pick up a 2015 Sony Blu-Ray player, you’ll soon be able to play some PS3 games on it too. According to the Sony blog, an update for the players adds support for Sony’s game-streaming service, which features a large number of PS3 titles. For it to work you’ll need a Dual Shock controller and a pretty fast internet connection. There’s not a PS3 squeezed inside the device – the way it works is the machine that runs the games is on a server somewhere on the internet, with your Blu Ray player and telly only acting as a receive and screen. Sony’s plan…
  • Google launches handwriting input app

    James O'Malley
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    Now there’s a new way to enter text on your Android device: Handwriting. Google has just launched an official handwriting app, and it apparently works in 82 languages both online and offline, and will automatically transcribe your scrawl and turn it into text. Apparently it will even figure out emojis if you draw them. You can grab the app for free here. We’ve no word yet on whether it will work for doctors’ handwriting yet.
  • GTA5 has just become The Matrix

    James O'Malley
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:27 am
    A couple of days ago we brought you GTA5 on Oculus Rift but now Virtuix Omni has upped the ante by using its motion control… thingy… to make murdering people even more realistic. Watch the video above to see how fully strapped into the device with a Oculus Rift on their face a player can run around Los Santos as though they were actually there. It looks like enormous fun. Just don’t tell the Daily Mail.
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  • Netflix will make you salivate with Chef’s Table [Trailer]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
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  • BOE aims to start mass producing OLED displays in H2 2015

    Ron Mertens
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:36 am
    According to reports, BOE Display is starting to order OLED production equipment for its 5.5-Gen LTPS OLED fab in Ordos. BOE aims to to start small-sized OLED production in the second half of 2015. The fab's capacity is 55,000 substrates each month, but these are used for both LCD and OLED production - and OLED capacity will probably be limited at first.BOE Ordos 5.5-Gen AMOLED fabBOE is also planning to build a Gen-8.5 OLED fab in Hefei Xinzhan, which will be used to produce large-area OLED TV panels. The company already established a pilot line in Hefei, which was used to produce 55" 4K…
  • Apple's Watch production estimated at 2-3 million units a month

    Ron Mertens
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:47 pm
    An Apple analyst estimates that Apple Watch pre-orders will exceed 2.3 million units, as less than 10% of iPhone owners will buy Apple's new smartwatch. The analyst says that Apple's production capacity will reach 2-3 million units per month. The main bottlenecks are the haptic vibrator and LGD's flexible plastic-based AMOLED display. Apple will ship between 15-20 million Watches in 2015 (down below Street consensus of 20-30 devices).Apple is set to start shipping the Watch wearable device soon (on April 24th)- with its flexible plastic-based AMOLED display produced by LG Display.
  • A report from Korea claims that Apple contracted JOLED to produce 9.7" AMOLEDs for next-gen iPad tablets

    Ron Mertens
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:23 pm
    JOLED (Japan OLED) was launched in August 2014 by Japan Display, Sony and Panasonic with an aim to become an OLED medium display producer - focusing at first on OLEDs for tables, laptops and signage). A report from Korea's ETNews claims that Apple has contracted JOLED to produce OLED displays for next-gen iPad tablets.Earlier estimates said that JOLED will begin pilot production in the second half of 2017 and mass production in the second half of 2017, which seems more reasonable then the current ETNews estimates which are quite aggressive - mass production for Apple by the end of 2016.Read…
  • Tianma shows a 5.5" Full-HD AMOLED prototype

    Ron Mertens
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    The OLED Association reports that Shanghai Tianma demonstrated a new 5.5" Full-HD (400 PPI) AMOLED prototype. This is the highest-resolution display ever shown by the Chinese display maker, and reportedly they have adopted a subpixel scheme not unlike Samsung's Pentile technology. To achieve the high resolution, Tianma developed a dual-FMM technology in-house.Tianma has been developing LTPS AMOLED technology for quite a while, and according to our information they are getting ready to release the first panels in 2016. Tianma has plans for three separate OLED production lines.Read more about…
  • Sharp announced the world's highest density display - a 4K 5.5" 806 PPI IGZO LCD panel

    Ron Mertens
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    Sharp announced a new 5.5" 4K IGZO LCD display (2160x3840) - that is the world's highest density display at 806 PPI (!). This takes the crowd from the previous record setting display - SDC's 5.1" QHD (577 PPI) Super AMOLED.While it's a bit debatable whether we need such high-density displays in our mobile phones, it seems this race won't stop soon. Samsung is also reportedly working on a 4K panel for the Galaxy Note 5, for example (rumors suggest this will be a 5.9" 4K panel). Some other reports say that Samsung is also developing a 5" 4K panel (which will reach 860PPI).Read more about Sharp…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why Is Fintech Attracting Such High Investments?

    Allan Watson
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    We can write a lot about technological developments of 2014 and new launches being expected in 2015. However, we should never miss out on the prospective growth of a field or industry on the basis of technology around us. Financial technology has silently seeped into our daily beings like water in a plant. And soon, given the growth of the industry, we will grow more and more familiar with apps on our mobile phones that introduce us to peer to peer lending, electronic payment options and trading platforms. Point under focus here is financial technology, the industry that is all set to boom.
  • The Hard Rock Hotel Combines Music & Technology

    Lauren Zeien
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Establishing a brand is hard enough but establishing an icon brand which changes with the music & technology trends and must adhere to worldwide consumers can be an insanely complex task. I sat down with Hard Rock’s Jeff Nolan, Master Historian, and Matt Watts, Director of Music Marketing at SXSW, last month to get the skinny on how Hard Rock Hotels manages their dynamic brand. As an outsider, I assumed the Hard Rock brand revolved around rock music exclusively, however, one trip to any of their properties and anyone will realize its about music as an ecosystem. From Fergie’s earrings…
  • If You’re Competing on Price, You’ve Already Lost the Battle

    Shanon Marks
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tesla Motors has been making some serious waves in the auto industry over the past few years. What makes this so remarkable is the size of the company compared to the major U.S. and foreign automakers. But unlike Audi and BMW, it’s not pricing that sets Tesla’s cars apart. In fact, the company recently introduced a $75,000 Model S 70D. Tesla is winning with its innovation in meeting market needs, not getting stalled on price. Provide Sustainable Value Through Innovation Regardless of a company’s size, innovation is its lifeblood. A lack of innovation is what allowed Tesla to grab market…
  • Bestimators and ROAR for Good Win in Philadelphia

    Ann Diab
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Our search for the best startups in the nation made a stop in Philadelphia to kick off Philly Tech Week last night, where 12 startups gathered to pitch, demo, and network among the community. This year, the Tech Cocktail Startup competition will be taking on a bold new look, so stay tuned as we announce what to expect at this year’s Celebrate Conference! One thing is for sure: These two winning startups have qualified to be in Las Vegas for our big event. And now, the Hottest Startups in Philadelphia are: Philadelphia’s Hottest Startup – Reader’s Choice ROAR for…
  • Lost Your Android Phone? Just Google It

    Ronald Barba
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We all inevitably lose our phones at some point – whether it’s deep inside your couch, buried underneath your sheets, or cooling off in the refrigerator (I mean, I know I’ve done this) – and we’re often lead to spending a crapload of time dedicated to just finding the damn thing. Well, luckily, if you happen to be the owner of an Android phone, you can merely Google for the location of your phone the next time you lose it. Google announced this week a new feature for Android phones that allows users to simply Google for the location of their lost Android phones.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Olympus E-M5 Mark II Camera Receives Firmware 1.1 - Download Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Olympus has made available a new firmware package developed for its E-M5 Mark II camera, namely version 1.1, which now allows fading out audio of movies created with My Clips editing, and improves the speed at which info is displayed when the camera is turned on. In addition to that, if you upgrade your imaging unit to this release, the problem with noise appearing in images captured while shooting with High Res Shot will also be fixed. When it comes to installation, get... (read more)
  • Leshcat Outs Its 15.4 v2.0 Beta 1 Catalyst UnifL Driver - Get It and Update Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Today, after almost 4 months, Leshcat has proudly announced the release of its new Catalyst 15.4 Beta 1 UnifL v2.0, which enables experimental support for Windows 10, unlocks CCC profiles, and includes several other performance and stability improvements. This fresh update sets the ForceVideoPlaybackToIntegrated parameter to “1,” integrates Microsoft’s Update KB3033929 check so that SHA-2 certificates on Windows 7 can be recognized and used, and includes a DX9 performance f... (read more)
  • Canon Provides New Firmware for Some of Its Network Cameras - Version 1.1.0

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Canon has just rolled out a new firmware update compatible with several of its surveillance products, namely version 1.1.0, which adds a new menu option and fixes a memory card recording issue. Before highlighting any changes, you should know that this release is targeted at the following producer’s network cameras: VB-M42, VB-M42B, VB-M620D, VB-M620VE, VB-M720F, VB-H43, VB-H43B, VB-H630D, VB-H630VE, and VB-H730F. For all these models, firmware 1.1.0 adds a new menu sett... (read more)
  • Intel Rolls Out PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth 17.1.1501.01 - Get It Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    Today, Intel has announced the availability of its PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth version 17.1.1501.01, which is targeted at both end customers (such as home users) and IT administrators. Specifically speaking, Intel has provided 6 files for each party: one for each 32- and 64-bit variants of Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems. Moreover, IT administrators also benefit from a zip archive that includes all compatible packages in a single file. In terms of suppo... (read more)
  • Ricoh K-S1, K-S2, and K-3 Cameras Receive New Firmware Versions

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    Today, Ricoh has released new firmware packages compatible with some of its digital cameras, namely versions 1.01, 1.10, and 1.20 for Pentax K-S2, K-S1, and K-3 devices, respectively, which should optimize overall stability, as well as general performance. In addition to that, the new updates will improve performance when using the HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW or HD PENTAX-D FA 70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW super telephoto zoom lenses. Apart from the Pentax K-S2 camer... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

  • Five-million-dollar Shot in the Arm to Boost Innovation in the Healthcare System

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    New technologies to improve life-saving communication, help prevent strokes or advance epilepsy treatment will be helping patients thanks to a new Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program aimed at fostering innovation in Ontario's healthcare system. The AdvancingHealth program is administering a $5 million booster shot for some revolutionary innovations being funded under a collaborative research program matching healthcare system needs and challenges with exciting technologies. Under the program, a partnership between OCE and Ontario's Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, five…
  • 1,600 Jobs Created, $70 Million in Funding Raised by DMZ Startups

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    Canada’s leading business incubator for tech startups, Ryerson University-based DMZ, celebrated its fifth birthday this week. With 1,650 jobs created by the DMZ, over $70 million in funding raised by DMZ-based startups and seven new Ryerson "Zones" inspired by the DMZ, such as Fashion Zone and Launch Zone, to say that the DMZ has come a long way is an understatement. However, as people enjoyed the limitless supply of beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres, they were privy to a special announcement kept under tight wraps until that night: What was, until now, known as the Digital Media…
  • Win a Free Trip to Vancouver for Techvibes Tech Fest

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Vancouver’s tech industry is booming and our tech and digital media companies need your help. There are over 3,500 tech and digital entertainment and interactive jobs opening up over the next six months and the rate at which our companies are hiring is increasing. To help connect Vancouver companies with top talent, the Vancouver Economic Commission, with the support of Microsoft Canada has launched a Win a Trip to Vancouver contest to "transform your career". Here’s what you can win: Return flight from anywhere in Canada (May 13 – 15) Accommodations for two nights in…
  • The Real Reasons LinkedIn Acquired Lynda

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    LinkedIn acquired Lynda last week for $1.5 billion and it represents LinkedIn’s largest acquisition in its twelve-year history. is an online learning platform which lets people take courses on a variety of topics. Topics include anything from web design and learning how to code to courses on body language and managing your time better. LinkedIn explained that it acquired Lynda to create a better experience for LinkedIn users. For example, LinkedIn users will be suggested courses from Lynda that will improve their career prospects or allow them improve their skills…
  • The Freelance Economy is a Barometer for How Demand for Skills are Changing

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    The world is fast progressing towards businesses operating and developing new products and services using a balance of full-time and freelance labor. We used to begrudgingly hire a freelancer to help out once in a while but the stigma behind that is disappearing and businesses no longer have access to the best resources through the full-time market. Each quarter, the world’s largest online resourcing and freelancing platform,, investigates the biggest trends in demand for over 750 skills and uses the insights as a barometer for the changing tide of what kinds of work are…
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  • Rocky Mountain Corporte Growth Conference begins...
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Mile High Tea:  Women Leaders & Dealmakers March 30, 2015;  Monday 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Hyatt Regency, Denver;  Keynote Speaker: Loretta McCarthy, Managing Director, Golden Seeds Investing in women entrepreneurs is a trend that is spreading widely—and not merely as a matter of fairness and equality. It is a matter of superior financial performance. There is a rising tide of recognition that investing in women-led businesses provides a compelling competitive edge. Attendees will learn the predictors of success for early-stage women-owned businesses, what to do after the initial seed…
  • PR gorwing and changing with technology
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    Public Relations in 2015, SEO, Websites, Social Media 1690_ 3/16/15 - Larry interviewed Doyle Albee, president of Metzger Albee Public Relations. Today they work with Healthcare, medical device companies, hardware, software, telecom those types of things. Very involved in digital security of late, which is no surprise - 2014 was the year of the breach, so we do a lot of work in those areas. But we have two big parts to our business. We do what I would call traditional public relations and then we also build web sites and do SEO and that type of thing. These are all public relations efforts…
  • Open Coffee Club...
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Connections made, jobs filled, and freelance positions 1692_ 3/16/15 - Every other Tuesday morning Doyle Albee and Bing Chou host the Boulder Open Coffee Club (BOCC). The idea is to get a bunch of folks from the startup and business community together to talk about current events, job openings and things of that nature, talking about our common interests. Doyle said, "We bounce back and forth. We find a lot of people think they need a passport to go from Boulder-to-Denver or Denver-to-Boulder. And, in fact, you don't, just to be clear. But, we do an Open Coffee Club every Tuesday…
  • ACG Denver counting down - RMCGC....
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    ACG, Thank you Sponsors & Committee Members 1691_ 3/16/15 -
  • Communictions Technology Professionals - The Future
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    CTP - 2015 Future of Technology... 1693_ 3/16/15 -
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  • Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels • Week Of 4/17/15

    Joshua Cohen
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    DisneyCollectorBR continued to hold onto the #1 spot on the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels chart for the ninth week in a row. YouTube’s premiere destination for playtime videos featuring children’s toys ended the week with nearly 101.9 million views. In second place is Taylor Swift. The country-turned-pop star’s online video home saw a 1% increase in views to top out at more than 68.4 million of them. PopularMMOs is next up in the third place position. The top U.S. gamer on the chart this week witnessed a 9% dip in views to score just shy of 68.4 million.
  • Ticketmaster Debuts Original Web Series ‘All Access’ As Part Of Larger Content Push

    Bree Brouwer
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Ticketmaster is out to prove it can do more than just sell tickets. On April 17, 2015, the ticket sales and distribution company released the web series All Access, which showcases the history and attraction of four iconic New York City theaters. In four different episodes on Ticketmaster’s official YouTube channel, All Access profiles Disney’s New Amsterdam Theater, Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, Harlem’s Apollo Theater, and Manhattan’s Irving Plaza. Each episode will feature one of the theaters and key aspects of their unique histories. The episodes will also be embedded on the…
  • Paul Reubens Shares First Selfie From ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’ Set

    Bree Brouwer
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Paul Reubens is bringing his famous 1980’s Pee-wee Herman character into the digital age. Reubens released an Instagram selfie on April 17, 2015, taken from the set of Netflix’s upcoming Judd Apatow-produced film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. Reubens used the official Pee-wee Herman Instagram account to post the selfie of him as the childlike, fictional character with a characteristic wardrobe and laugh that was beloved by many children of the ’80s. Alongside him was actor Joe Manganiello (of Magic Mike XXL fame), who joined the Pee-wee’s Big Holiday cast on April 8. The selfie…
  • Indie Spotlight: Here’s A Guide On ‘How To Make It In USA’

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now.  Read previous installments here.  Looking to pursue your own American dream? How To Make It In USA has some tips–albeit poor ones–that can help you on…
  • Study Reveals Higher Teen Use Of Snapchat, Instagram Among Wealthy Households

    Bree Brouwer
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Teenagers have loved YouTube for years now, but the kids these days are no stranger to other social media and video platforms. Yet Pew Research Center just discovered not all these sites and apps are used equally among teens. The research firm found middle and upper-class teenagers are more likely to use Instagram and Snapchat compared to those from less well-off households. Pew surveyed over 1,060 Americans aged 13 to 17 (or their parents/guardians) over the last several months, starting in September 2014. The firm found that among households earning over $100,000 a year, 15% of teens are…
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  • Conquest 2015 is here. Register NOW!

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings. Conquest 2015, the ultimate start-up conclave, promises to provide you both, along with
  • Ah! Ventures registers its first exit from startup Harness Handitouch

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
      Ah! Ventures, a Mumbai based startup, has just recorded its first ever exit in startup Harness Handitouch. The Chennai based company
  • Zomato opens subsidiary companies in over dozen countries

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Zomato, one of the leading food ordering and restaurant discovery portals is planning on opening subsidiary companies in over a dozen countries
  • Sequoia vs spat goes viral

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    All is not that well in the Indian startup ecosystem., one of India’s most sought after startups and Sequoia Capital, a
  • Mobile Marketing Platform Vserv Raises US$15M In Funding From Maverick Capital & IDG Ventures

    Vardaan<br><img src="" alt="Vardaan" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    Mumbai-based mobile marketing platform startup Vserv has secured US$15 million in funding from US-based Maverick Capital Ventures, with participation from existing investor
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  • The Internet is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen [Saturday Morning Review]

    Phil Schneider
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I was in my final years of high school when the Dot Com Bubble burst. I wasn’t really into tech back then, but I remember how, before the burst, lots of people were acting like we’d finally stepped into the future, as if we’d actually made it and were living in The Jetson’s, minus all of the stuff that made that show awesome. (Flying cars! We were promised flying cars!) And then… Pop! Goodbye, future! However, I was then in my last years of college when this thing called “The Facebook” seemed to pop up over night and, suddenly, the web was reborn!
  • Brik Case – Where LEGO meets MacBook :)

    James Cooper
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a LEGO fan (like I am – I still have several boxes of it…) and an Apple user (like I am – I’m in a room surrounded by fruity tech goodness) then you might just LOVE this! Launched on KickStarter (and completely funded in a couple of days!), this project brings a whole new level of ‘connectivity’ to your laptop!The Brik Case is a snap on top cover for MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs manufactured in 2013 and later which allows you to create any bricky creation on it you wish. It will be compatible with LEGO™, Mega Bloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, or…
  • Church Tech Snack Pack #068

    Eric Dye
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Oh, my. The Internet is going crazy over the latest Star Wars trailer. If you haven’t seen it yet (or would like to see it again), here it is: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 [via YouTube] And so it begins… Say it ain’t so!! // “Spirit Wars: The Grace Awakens” Coming to a sermon series near you this December. (via @MrChurchGuy) — KC Procter (@KCProcter) April 16, 2015 There are some really great slices from the web this week—enjoy! Community Pro Child Theme StudioPress (Genesis) releases a church theme!!!! 5 Reasons Your Church Website…
  • The Power of the #Hashtag [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The topic of hashtags is great because it is this whole world for churches to explore on what it means to engage in a conversation with people. There are several universal hashtags for Christian, of which I look into personally with #chsocm, #churchtech, and #churchmedia. It gives people the ability to talk about a topic and you the opportunity to peer into the conversation. But I wonder if having a hashtag for your church could be useful. I actually talk about this topic in my eBook By The Numbers and noted that 55% of the top 100 churches in America use hashtags on their Instagram…
  • Artoo In Love [Video]

    Eric Dye
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    In all the cuteness of WALL-E… …And all the awesomeness of Star Wars… …Artoo is in love… Enjoy: [Video via YouTube] Artoo In Love [Video] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Elhuyar Fundazioa) A telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his Ph.D. thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of celiac disease. Besides achieving greater resolution and sensitivity, the materials used in these devices are much cheaper and more versatile than the ones used in current technologies (mainly gold and noble metals) so they could offer a potential alternative in the design of biomedical sensors.
  • INRS professors awarded 2 Google research grants

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (INRS) Professors Tiago Falk and Douglas O'Shaughnessy of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have each received a Google research grant to pursue their innovative work in the field of speech processing. These grants will allow two Ph.D. candidates in telecommunications to take part in research for a year and give them the opportunity to collaborate with Google researchers and engineers.
  • Disney Researchers show soft sides with layered fabric 3-D printer

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Disney Research) A team from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a 3-D printer that layers together laser-cut sheets of fabric to form soft, squeezable objects such as bunnies, doll clothing and phone cases. These objects can have complex geometries and incorporate circuitry that makes them interactive.
  • Beyond the lithium ion -- a significant step toward a better performing battery

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt.They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions, using an electrode with a structure like those in many of today's devices.
  • Disney researchers use passive UHF RFID tags to detect how people interact with objects

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Disney Research) Disney Research has demonstrated that battery-free, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be used to cheaply and unobtrusively determine how people use and interact with daily objects, enabling new types of interactive play, smart homes and work environments, and new methods for studying consumer shopping habits.
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    by Ron Miller

  • Cloud 5: HP stays in cloud, Docker's big raise, false security worries

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

    Ron Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    IBM held back with the cloud and had to play catch-up, but it's trying to get ahead of the curve with Internet of Things announcing a major push that includes a $3B investment and a partnership with The Weather Company.
  • Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks IPO Delay And Growth Strategies

    Ron Miller
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    I sat down with Box CEO Aaron Levie last month and I asked him about his company's long IPO delay and what he does from here. He had much to say. PhotoCredit: TechCrunch
  • Ending the tyranny of connected devices

    Ron Miller
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    As it has so often before, Apple sees the future before anyone else. In this case, the new MacBook represents a future without wires. Between the cloud, device-to-device communication, and wireless charging technologies, very soon we could remember wires as a quaint vestige of the past. The new MacBook is the first step. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple
  • Cloud 5: Twitter-IBM partnership, fastest Chromebook, cloud analytics

    Ron Miller
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, the Cloud 5. This week, the fastest Chromebook yet, analytics moves to the cloud and survey finds cloud living up to hype. Photo Credit: Tomma Henckel
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  • This Girl's Message to Her Astronaut Dad Will Give You the Fuzzies

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    When your dad is an astronaut on the International Space Station, you don't get to talk to him a whole lot . . . and nobody knows that better than Stephanie, whose father circles the Earth for many months at a time. Thanks to Hyundai, however, Steph was able to tell her father something very important: that she loves him. While writing out a message visible from space is no easy feat, an army of sedans was able to spell out a "handwritten" message through some impressive synchronized driving. After you watch this heartwarming video, you'll definitely want to call (or write a message for) your…
  • 20 Stoner Memes Perfect For 4/20

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    If you're an avid pot-smoker, then you'll find these stoner memes highly entertaining. (Get it?!) Since Weed Appreciation Day is coming up on April 20, the Internet is extrafocused on marijuana . . . which means plenty of memes about bud, stoners, and everything in between. We've rounded up the dankest of the bunch for your 4/20 enjoyment, so be sure to laugh at these memes before "going green" for the holiday.
  • Watch What Happens When This iPhone Falls From a Skyscraper

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    This is the story of an iPhone that survived a free fall unharmed - a free fall from 42 stories up in the air. Photographer Catalin Marin was on top of the Liberty House building in Dubai shooting the skyline when a strong wind blew his iPhone 6 down to the ground. He then used the Find My iPhone app to get it back, according to BuzzFeed. Marin posted the resulting video to his Instagram page, captioning it, "I had a bit of a mishap this morning - shooting from the 40th floor, my phone decided to go for a ride into the wind. 40 floors down, not a scratch in sight! :-)" Watch and prepare for…
  • Where to Download Free Fonts For Wedding Invites

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    Between the bachelorette party, bridal shower, save the date, rehearsal dinner, and actual wedding-day invites, there are a lot of paper - or, for the most tech-savvy brides, online - goods to go around. If you're designing your own wedding stationery, then a beautiful set of type makes all the difference. Fonts can set the tone for style just as much as the color scheme, and installing custom ones are really easy on both Mac and PC. We've scoured the Internet for the most elegant font freebies the web has to offer. Whether you're planning a romantic retro-, black-tie-, country-, or…
  • 16 iAccessories That Every Mobile Mom Needs

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    If Mom's eyes are always glued to her iPhone or iPad, then we've got must-have accessories that are as chic and practical as she is. Techie moms are too busy to worry about the well-being of their valuable gadgets, so get her something that'll keep it safe, stylish, and within close reach. Take a look at the cord-organizing, tablet-toting, iPhone-hugging gifts that every mobile mom needs in the gallery, and tell us how you're telling your tech-savvy ma how much you love her this Mother's Day. -Additional reporting by Brinton Parker
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    Microsoft Europe

  • Microsoft introduces Surface 3: The thinnest and lightest Surface yet

    MS Europe
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    REDMOND, Wash. — March 31, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. is introducing a new Surface, the Surface 3. Like Surface Pro 3, it’s a tablet that can replace your laptop but is thinner, lighter and even more affordable. Powerful and efficient, Surface 3 is optimized to run full Windows and Office and features long battery life. The ability to run Windows apps and the versatile pen experience1 — great for taking notes or marking documents — make Surface 3 ideal for students, schools and anyone looking for a portable device to get things done. A 4G LTE-ready version,2 Surface 3 (4G LTE), will…
  • Empowering a Generation with Digital Skills

    Alexa Joyce
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    A key conference is taking place in Brussels this week, one where the spotlight will not be on Heads of State, national ministers or EU officials – but on Europe’s youth. The Latvian Presidency’s EU Youth Conference is part of a commitment to engage directly with young people on the issues that matter most to them. And among the topics on the agenda will be the issue of digital literacy. High-level digital skills, encompassing computational thinking, programming and an understanding of how and when to apply technology are increasingly understood to be a core literacy for Europe.
  • European AppCup 2015 Winners Revealed

    MS Europe
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    After an intense round of presentations, the winners of the 2015 AppCup were finally revealed during an awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Centre on 24 March. Each finalist had a chance to impress the jury of experts, highlighting their applications’ innovative features and answering key questions about their work. The judges had a tough choice in front of them, but after careful deliberation, the AppCup 2015 went to: Business-to-Consumer Category Urban Denoiser Signalling the arrival of a new generation of audio players intended for real time working, Urban Denoiser is the brainchild of…
  • Staying on Track for Europe’s Digital Single Market

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

    MS Europe
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    It’s not every day that football fans get the opportunity to meet their superstars. But a dream became reality for 12 of Real Madrid’s biggest fans – or ‘madridistas’ as they are called. During an event hosted at the club’s stadium in Madrid, these 12 Real Madrid supporters got the chance to virtually meet four of the team’s players – Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Chicharito – via a Skype video call for a Q&A session. Real Madrid players, from left, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Chicharito, share a light moment in a Skype conversation Thursday,…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Bike Snowboard – cold and crazy combine in one strange contraption

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are many ways to offer yourself up to dangerous possibilities. You can free solo up sheer rock, free dive to ridiculous depths, or you can strap a snowboard attachment to the front of your mountain bike and travel downhill at an unfeasibly rapid pace. All of these will deliver adrenaline in copious amounts we suspect. The Bike Snowboard is just such an implement of modern distraction. The board clamps to just about any tire, and [...] 167 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Dreampad Mini – channel music through your bones to get some sleep

    Donyae Coles
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Music is relaxing. From birth to adulthood people listen to music to help them wind down. Many people still turn on the radio to drift off to at night. The problem can sometimes be sharing a room when the other person is the silent to sleep type. The Dreampad Mini plays music that only you can hear. The Dreampad Mini is a pad that can be placed over pillows and [...] 179 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Jackpen – the tiny pen for your cell phone

    Donyae Coles
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do you find yourself constantly searching for a pen while you’re out? It’s not really a thing that people carry around much anymore. Not to worry though, the Jackpen is a pen you’ll always have with you, just like your cell phone. The Jackpen actually fits inside the headphone jack of your cellphone. Like a little clip. When not in use, it goes pen side down which keeps the ink in [...] 191 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Exhaust Power Car Jack – a jack that does most of the work for you

    Donyae Coles
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Most (prepared) people have a jack in their trunk. Just in case their faithful ride turns out to not be so faithful and you lose a tire. There are many different kinds of jacks, from the classic the types that you just need one foot to operate. The Exhaust Power Car Jack uses your own exhaust fumes to lift your car. This jack works by slipping it under [...] 185 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • NailO – brilliant fingernail trackpad

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:21 am
    Sometimes you have to take your hat off to the boffins for coming up with something genuinely innovative, and this new concept product is one of those. The NailO is a nail sticker which fits over a thumb and converts your digit to a full blown trackpad. It’s the brainchild of the geeks at MIT – we’re rather surprised it’s not a crazy Kickstarter project yet – and it looks to have real potential. The device [...] 233 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time The mother's companion to the iPad. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Robotix Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. GET MORE... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 2168601 33717 ratings Time: 03:07 More in Science & Technology

    15 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    KIDS REACT TO VCR/VHS VCR Bonus video on the REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): 10 DAYS FREE OF VIDEO & EDITING TUTORIALS! From: TheFineBros Views: 2548763 42152 ratings Time: 07:25 More in Entertainment
  • Quantum Dot TVs: Explained!

    Marques Brownlee
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Quantum Dot TVs: Explained! Quantum Dot TVs: Making a splash at CES 2015! Video Gear I use: Intro Track: Deadmau5 - Slow Down, Start Over ~ ... From: Marques Brownlee Views: 716005 25706 ratings Time: 03:14 More in Science & Technology
  • This Will Revolutionize Education

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    This Will Revolutionize Education Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been percolating since I wrote my PhD... From: Veritasium Views: 889825 32167 ratings Time: 07:23 More in Education
  • Misnomers

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Misnomers NEW LEANBACK: VISIT Singapore!!! TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: There are... From: Vsauce Views: 2669191 91528 ratings Time: 11:26 More in Science & Technology
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  • We weren't kidding about Microsoft's startup shopping spree

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    As I wrote last week ("What's behind Microsoft's not-to-crazy startup spending spree?"), the Redmond company has been making acquisitions at an historic rate to start the calendar year. And today we hear that Microsoft has consumed yet another firm: Datazen, a Toronto maker of mobile business intelligence and data visualization technology for Windows, iOS and Android devices.  Datazen Datazen analytics for mobile devicesTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Health Data Breaches Sow Confusion, Frustration

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    As the privacy officer for The Advisory Board Co., Rebecca Fayed knows a thing or two about privacy and what can happen when it's violated.But when Fayed received a letter telling her that she, like nearly 80 million others, was the victim of a hacking attack on health insurer Anthem, Inc., she couldn't figure out why. Anthem wasn't her insurance provider.ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Worst Data Breaches of 2014"I had no idea that Anthem even had my data," Fayed told a gathering of privacy professionals recently at the National HIPAA Summit in Washington, D.C. "I went running around the house,…
  • iPhone 7 rumor rollup: May the Force Touch be with you

    12 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Perhaps because of this past week’s buzz about Apple Watch going on sale, the iPhone 7 rumor mill has spit out relatively little for Apple fans and the media to overreact about. About the biggest excitement has been figuring out if the next phone will be called the iPhone 6C, 6S or 7.Although the reason for that renaming is of interest. Namely, that Apple might be planning to fit its next iPhone with a variation of the Force Touch technology going into its Apple Watch and 12-inch Retina MacBook. Comments to this effect from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made the rounds after he issued…
  • $1.5B buyout must have those at career-oriented startups smiling

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    I have to thank, the 20-year-old online learning company that LinkedIn just announced plans to buy for $1.5B, for my at least serviceable knowledge of topics from HTML to Excel. A slew of startups seeking to help people learn skills and improve their job prospects might have more than that to thank for if the LinkedIn purchase triggers any more buyout action in this field near-term. online course topics run the gamut from programming to photography to business.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • You've seen Apple logo a million times, but what's it look like?

    6 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    UCLA Actual Apple logo? None of the above Even Apple fanboys and fangirls might be sick of seeing the company's logo, but that doesn't mean they actually would remember exactly what it looks like when pressed. In a new study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, UCLA psychologists found that only 1 of 85 undergraduates could draw the logo correctly from memory.  Fewer than half correctly ID'd the logo when shown it among a number of similar logos. Most of the participants used Apple products.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog

  • Solution: Firefox Hanging / Freezing on Linux

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

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

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

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

    2 Nov 2013 | 1:08 am
    You can install and run s3fs latest version (tested on 1.73) on CentOS 5.5. Please consider this as on update to the s3fs documentation. yum remove fuse fuse* fuse-devel yum install gcc.x86_64 libstdc++-devel.x86_64 gcc-c++.x86_64 curl.x86_64 curlpp.x86_64 curlpp-devel.x86_64 curl-devel.x86_64 libxml2.x86_64 libxml2-devel.x86_64 openssl-devel.x86_64 mailcap.x86_64 cd /usr/local/src wget “″ tar -xzvf fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz rm fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz mv fuse-2.8.4…
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  • US Navy Is Giving Up on Fighter Pilots and Turning to Drones

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    If you were contemplating a career in the Navy as an aviator, better start looking toward the Air Force for your flight fix, the Navy is about to go pilotless. By moving away from crewed aircraft, Mabus said the Navy could develop new fighting craft without needing to factor in the pilot's safety, a process that extended the time and cost of projects Comments
  • Apple Sends Out Ticket Confirmations to WWDC 2015 Lottery Winners

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference has grown to such a big event, developers are not only shelling out $1599 for the privilege of attending, they are now relegated to a lottery status to get tickets for the event. WWDC 2015 is slated to run from June 8 to June 12 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Developers who registered to attend should know the status of their application by Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Pacific. Comments
  • Microsoft Inks Deal with Unity and Unreal Engine

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    Microsoft is now in a cooperative partnership with three top game engine makers to provide full access to Microsoft's Visual Studio to make the process of developing game engines much easier. This arrangement will make it easier for developers to use the familiar Visual Studio suite of features with the most popular gaming engines in the near future, which should help improve the development process for new games. Comments
  • Man Creates Shoes That Grow with the Kids

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    There is all variations of technology and sometimes the least profound brand can make the biggest impact on the world. A World Health worker has designed a new shoe that has the ability to grow with children in the third world to provide them with comfortable fitting shoes for at least five years. Comments
  • Rock Band, Guitar Hero Face Off (Again) This Fall

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    It has been a long time coming, but it's that time again: The time to crank up the music and get your rock nerd on. Come this fall, you will have the choice to play either Rock Band or Guitar Hero, but which one will be the best fit for you? Comments
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    Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

  • Ycombinator - Where unicorns are born

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

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

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

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

    2 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Indoor Location and Positioning will be huge! Apple recently acquired WifiSlam for its indoor mapping and positioning technology. Why? Because we spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc.  Google already has Indoor Maps for many airports and shopping malls. The race is on. The explosion of Smartphones with built in sensors, accelerometer, gyro, wifi radios, and camera make indoor positioning possible.  GPS and Maps are great, but they only work outdoors and with clear line of sight to the sky. GPS was developed by the US…
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  • Unbundling the Banks - Convulsion or Chromewash

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

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

    Pranav Prateek
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Reports are pouring in that the Chinese market is now flooded with counterfeits of the stylish Mi Power Bank from Xiaomi. According to a report in Bloomberg the Chinese manufacturer could not reach its estimated target for power banks of 30 million. Instead, Xiaomi performed very poorly and sold less than half that amount. Key executives within the company are blaming Chinese OEMs for knocking off their products and distributing fakes in the market. It is still not clear what the counterfeit situation in India is, but considering the close proximity of the two countries it may not be wrong…
  • Lenovo A7000 To Have Its First Sale On Flipkart Today

    Criselle Lobo
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:27 pm
    The Lenovo A7000 will have its first sale on Flipkart today. The device is priced at Rs. 8,999 and registrations for the sale have been closed. The device which was launched in India last week is the successor to the Lenovo A6000. At the time of its launch, the Lenovo A6000 was the cheapest 4G enabled phone in the country. The A7000 too will be support 4G speeds and has got a few spec bumps from its predecessor. The device has a 5.5 inch screen with a 720p display. This takes the pixel density to an average 267 PPI.  It runs on a 1.5GHz Octa Core processor and is packed with 2GB RAM. The…
  • Gujarat College Develops Driverless Car In 28 Days!

    Pranav Prateek
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    Move over Google, the Indian Driverless car is here. Two professors and fifteen students from an engineering college in Gujarat have managed to control a car through an app. The car can start, change gears, turn and apply brakes all through commands given from an Android app. It requires 3G connectivity to send and receive messages  and responds to commands given to it from a remote location. The headline making prototype was completed in 28 days by fifteen students under the tutelage of two professors from a Sanand based engineering college. The car used for the prototype is the popular…
  • Moto E 2nd Gen 4G Up For Pre-Booking On Flipkart From Today

    Criselle Lobo
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    The 4G variant of the Moto E 2nd Gen is up for pre-order on Flipkart today. The phone is priced at Rs. 7,999 and its estimated release date is 23rd April, 2015. Flipkart is also bundling a lot of offers with the phone. The phone has a 4.5 inch screen with the resolution of 960×540 pixels. This gives an average pixel density of 245PPI. It runs on a 12.GHz Snapdragon 410 processor and is packed with 1GB of RAM.   The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage but has a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 32GB. The rear camera has a 5 Megapixel sensor but lacks a LED flash. While…
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  • This Week In Techdirt History: April 12th - 18th

    Leigh Beadon
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Five Years Ago This week in 2010, the move to a new type of mass media was accelerating across the board: more people were giving up TV across the board and smart artists were trying smart business models like the classical orchestras using CwF+RtB. The old guard, as usual, was having trouble catching up: Fox and Universal both wrangled release delay deals out of Netflix; copyright threatened the best thing to come out of the second Star Wars trilogy; broadcasters were still futilely trying to push mobile TV; a book publisher was threatening US fans for ordering from overseas instead of…
  • Awesome Stuff: Smartphone Proximity Locks For Your Car

    Leigh Beadon
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    For this week's awesome stuff, we're trying out a slightly different format. Instead of gathering three new crowdfunded products, we're going to focus on just one and take a slightly closer look at its progress and prospects. Please let us know in the comments if you like this approach, or if you prefer the old format. This week, we're looking at Loxet: a smartphone-controlled proximity lock for your car. The Loxet is a device that installs in any car with a central locking system and, along with an accompanying iOS or Android app, allows you to lock and unlock the doors and control ignition…
  • SEC Boss Can't Keep Her Story Straight On Whether Or Not SEC Snoops Through Your Emails Without A Warrant

    Mike Masnick
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    For many years now, we've been writing about the need for ECPA reform. ECPA is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, written in the mid-1980s, which has some frankly bizarre definitions and rules concerning the privacy of electronic information. There are a lot of weird ones but the one we talk about most is that ECPA defines electronic communications that have been on a server for 180 days or more as "abandoned," allowing them to be examined without a warrant and without probable cause as required under the 4th Amendment. That may have made sense in the 1980s when electronic…
  • Bill Introduced To Fix Broken DMCA Anti-Circumvention Rules

    Mike Masnick
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    It's no secret that the DMCA's section 1201 is extremely problematic. It's the "anti-circumvention" part of the law, that makes it illegal to circumvent "technological protection measures" even if it's for non-infringing purposes. This is a mess -- especially in an age of DRM trying to lock up everything. Try to get around it, and it's a violation of the law -- even if you're not trying to infringe on the underlying material. This is why Cory Doctorow is running a new effort to eradicate DRM with a target placed firmly on Section 1201. So it's great to see Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Jared…
  • DailyDirt: Water, Water, Not Quite Everywhere...

    Michael Ho
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    California hasn't seen much rain over the past few years, and this drought is really serious now. Culprits of high water usage are popping up in various news stories: almond growers, farmers in general, swimming pools, golf courses, fracking, green lawns, car washes, wineries, etc, etc... Multiple billion-dollar infrastructure plans are underway to try to distribute water more efficiently or make more water available to major cities and key locations. However, the environmental impact studies for some of these huge water projects aren't complete -- and the requirements for them are being…
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a more
  • Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers of 2015 Announced – ABP Coaches Celebrate

    Guest Author
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warren Knight and Daryl Woodhouse celebrate being named as two of Britain’s top advisers in business. The NextWomen learns more about their achievements which have earned this recognition. read more
  • How to Kickstart Your Fitness for 2015: Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp!

    Clover Lewis
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Clover Lewis visited Xtreme Gym’s Boot Camp to find out what makes it different, what they have to offer, and whether she could handle the workout!  read more
  • An Interview with Kojo

    Lorraine White
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lorraine White, Co-founder and Director of menswear brand, Hashtag Collective, was intrigued when she heard that Kojo, known best for being a comedian and radio host, was writing a book and a romance book at that. Above Romance is the new novel out by Kojo and Lorraine White went to meet him to find out more
  • A Chat With Paula Slier, CEO of Newshound Media International

    Estelle Ah-Kiow
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Estelle Ah-Kiow was lucky enough to catch up with broadcaster Paula more
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    Sample the Web

  • Making music

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

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

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

    C.K. Sample III
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    I’ve had advertisements on this site forever. I just removed them. There’s no point. In any case, if you like the things I tend to write and do and you want to motivate me to keep doing these things / do them more often, I set up a Patreon page where you can become a patron. Although, I must say, although I like the idea behind Patreon, I don’t like the execution much. It’s very inflexible. Why can’t I set up different types of patronage for different endeavors at different price points? Why is everything either recurring by month or recurring by thing created?
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    C.K. Sample III
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    As I tweeted earlier today, I’m now the answer to life, the universe, and everything years old. Kristin asked me if I felt older on the way to church this morning, and my reply was, “I feel like I’m learning new things recently.” This is my first birthday without a dad and it’s about 6 months since he passed. I was struck oddly today by the lack of him calling me up to sing the silly penny song that he’s sung to me every birthday that I can remember (counting pennies you receive for each year behind you). But beyond that small sadness, I’ve been…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionThe Client Mandate on Security5 Truths about Securing Digital WorkspacesTo Increase Downloads, Instill Trust FirstRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:20 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:The Evolving Role of the CIOiPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersSchneider Electric: Riverbed Cloud Steelhead Appliances Support IT Migration to Cloud Computing, SaaS and IaaSGovernance Takes a Central Role as Enterprises Shift to MobileRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

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

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.Learn a large swathe of the API, up…
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  • Make Mom Happy with These 15 Hot Gifts

    Chance Kinney
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    It seems like ages ago when you only needed to look to tech when Father’s Day rolled around. Hopefully you got the memo that times have changed, because moms are gearing up just as much as dads, and you’d be wise not to forget it this year. And it’s even tougher now—everyone is (not always successfully) trying to make tech fashionable these days with designer partners and thriving accessory markets. Point is, mom’s going to want tech this year, and she’s going to want to look good doing it. We’re here to help make that happen. Custom Boombot Rex Speaker…
  • Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-ear Headphones Review

    Scott Schaen
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Looking for a pair of premium over-ear headphones? Monster just released their second version of their DNA Pro lineup. The Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-ear Headphones come in one of three premium finishes and seriously rock. They’re tuned with “Pure Monster Sound” for a full range experience. Download their app and you can tune them to your liking. Their unique design boasts passive noise isolation and all-day comfort. Monster’s DNA design is one-of-a-kind, and they do a fabulous job of keeping the whole lineup on brand. These Pro 2.0s are the largest in the lineup with…
  • Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

    Chance Kinney
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Microsoft didn’t buy all of Nokia when that sale closed last April—for $7.2 billion, Microsoft got Nokia’s devices and services division, along with a short license to keep using the Nokia name on handsets (which Microsoft didn’t waste much time dropping, anyway). Nokia still remained as its own company, with its telecom equipment business remaining as its major source of income. They’re now taking some of that Microsoft money and making a big play in that telecom equipment business by buying rival Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. According to a Forbes report, the…
  • Jawbone UP4 is a Fitness Band that Does Mobile Payments Too

    Chance Kinney
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Jawbone is looking to reassert itself in the fitness tracker game by adding two more fitness trackers to the UP3 and UP Move that were announced late last year. The UP2 and UP4 are attempts to bring Jawbone’s fitness trackers in line with a few greater trends in the fitness tracker market by going more lightweight and adding mobile payments. The UP4 is the one with mobile payments, thanks to a partnership with American Express. Thanks to NFC connectivity, you can make a payment using your American Express credit card by tapping the UP4 to a contactless payment processor. You’ll be…
  • Orphan Black is Coming Back This Weekend – Here’s What You Need to Know

    Chance Kinney
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    It’s been ten months since Orphan Black, one of our favorite sci-fi shows, wrapped up its second season—you might need a refresher to tell clone from clone. Or, maybe you just never finished up the second season in the first place, although we can’t imagine why you’d leave yourself hanging like that. More likely, you’d just like to watch the first two seasons again because they’re amazing. Well, start getting your excuses ready to take tomorrow off, because there are loads of ways BBC America is making Orphan Black available from now until the third season…
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  • Simplify360 CEO comes in defence of Deepika Padukone #MyChoice

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

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
            Indian Research community took the Twitter by storm today with their criticism of government about the compensation to the Researchers. The protest was strong and was widely supported by Twitter community, and the hashtag #RIPResearch went trending in India for throughout the day. Here is the summary of the Twitter storm. Data and Research by Simplify360.  
  • India is now multi author market, Chetan Bhagat gets good competition from Durjoy Datta and Vishwas Mudagal

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Simplify360 Research on most loved English Novels by Indian authors shows an amazing trend of authors fighting for poll position intensely. Chetan Bhagat is still the king and leads the race in terms of overall ranking that combines social and readers feedback in Goodreads, Flipkart and Amazon.   Chetan Bhagat secures a Simplify360 Social Index (SSI) of 8.86 for “Half Girlfriend”, while Durjoy Datta secures second position with SSI of 8.61 for his novel “When Only Love Remains” Losing my Religion by Vishwas Mudagal secures the third position with SSI of 7.88. In…
  • Zhigrana becomes first Nepali Movie to take Social Media Seriously

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Zhigrana, upcoming movie from Golden Yak Entertainment (GYE) becomes first Nepali movie to use Social Media seriously. GYE team believes Social Media has gone main stream in Nepal, which should be taken seriously now given the user numbers in the country. Nepal now has over 44 lacs Facebook users and is expected to have around 20 lacs Twitter users. The country is believed to have over 50 lacs of Youtube viewers. GYE has started using Faebook, Twitter and Youtube as major channels. The promo is released through Youtube, and is promoted heavily in other social channels. GYE has started using…
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  • Fabulous Responsive Template for Blogger

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

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

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Klarity is a cheerful, minimalist template for Blogger that combines white with light cyan and gray accents to produce a clean and urban look. You can also use it for lifestyle blogs, and is fully responsive and optimized for SEO. It has a three-column footer, a right sidebar, social sharing buttons and can be embedded with ads, and is also compatible with several browsers. This beautiful theme is perfect for those who wish to project a chic but not overly feminine impression via their blog. Since it allows you to display large images on the homepage, you can be sure that your readers will…
  • StairWay Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    Stairway is a neat template for Blogger that can be used for a variety of niches. With a bold header image plus headline, your viewers will be wowed at what you’ve got to offer. It’s primarily designed for business and technology-related blogs, but its versatile layout and minimalist look will make it suit any other niche. Its elegant and responsive design mean that you’ll never have to worry about your viewers missing out on your latest posts, anywhere they may be. Other features include: 3 Columns Footer Ads Ready Tabbed Widget Ready Slideshow 2 Columns 1 Sidebar Drop Down…
  • SinCup Magazine Theme for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Developed with jQuery, HTML, and CSS3, SinCup magazine theme for Blogger is vibrantly designed, and will set off your content in such a way that it attracts your visitors’ attention. It’s neat and at the same time modern, and is great for sprucing up a tired-looking blog theme. With a responsive layout, plenty of widgets, SEO optimization, and social sharing buttons, SinCup would make a great upgrade from your former template without making drastic changes to your blog’s functionality and design. If you’re featuring plenty of images in your blog, SinCup’s…
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  • First Impressions: Asus ZenFone 2: Bigger and Better than Before?

    Nimish Dubey
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    It is the phone that currently is in pre-launch overdrive (we have had more hints dropped about it from the communications agencies than we have seen cryptic clues in a daily crossword). And well, you can understand the interest in the Asus Zenfone 2. The first Zenfone launched last year stunned... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Endless Turns TVs into Low-cost Computers, Aimed at First-time Users from Emerging Markets

    Radu Tyrsina
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    Internet-enabled phones are slowly taking over emerging markets, but while it’s a great thing that people from developing nations finally have access to the online world (which in many situations is capped), they lack productivity devices. The overall PC market is said to be declining, but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BOLT² is a Back-up Battery and Wall Charger, has a Huge 6000mAh Battery and Two USB Ports

    Radu Tyrsina
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    Bolt² is a new device that is currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter and it’s described by the team behind as the ‘world’s smallest 2.4A battery backup + wall charger‘. So, this means that this pretty sleek gizmo comes with two separate functions – it functions... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo A6000 Plus Launched at Rs. 7,499 in India, Gets Twice the RAM and Inbuilt Storage of the A6000

    Radu Tyrsina
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    Lenovo has now made available the new Lenovo A6000 Plus smartphones for the Indian audience. And if you have been following the mobile market, then you probably know that Lenovo has already released the A6000 handset on the market. So, just judging by the name, the ‘Plus’, means that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Gets to Pre-Load its Apps on Cyanogen OS; Can we Expect Microsoft Android Devices Next?

    Radu Tyrsina
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Without too much fanfare and through a silent press release, Cyanogen and Microsoft have announced a partnership to integrate popular Microsoft services across the Cyanogen OS. Cyanogen will integrate and distribute Microsoft’s consumer apps and services, as follows – Bing services,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Twitter by the Numbers: Some Interesting Stats

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

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

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Marketers have been on the hop trying to figure out the best ways to attract more customers. Strategies have been reviewed time and again, year after year, focusing on the right pattern to make the best out of their plans. This time, the spotlight is on Digital Marketing. Let’s take a look at some statistics.
  • 25 Interesting Social Media Marketing Stats from 2014

    2 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    Social media has certainly come a long way in the past few years. Here are 25 stats that highlight some social media facts and provide data points that marketers can leverage for greater success in 2015. Marketers will spend $8.3 billion on social media advertising in 2015. 60% of consumers says the integration of social media makes them more likely to share product and services. 96% of social media managers measure number of fans and followers, 89% measure traffic and 84% measure mentions. Around 46% of web users will look towards social media when making a purchase. 78% of companies now say…
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  • Huawei Launches Two Smartphones: Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X (And Here’s What You Need To Know)

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Honor, the e-brand of Huawei, has launched two smartphones in India. The first is Honor 6 Plus, and it comes with a massive 5.5-inch IPS display screen. And the second is Honor 4X with the exact massive screen. As you see these devices for the first time, they look like twins with strikingly similar configurations. […] You can read the original blog post here Huawei Launches Two Smartphones: Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X (And Here’s What You Need To Know).
  • Micromax YU Yureka Review (2015): It’s A Strong Contender In The Budget Smartphone Market

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

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

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

    2 Aug 2013 | 1:26 am
    First-time Mac users, learn how to open Adobe PDF files on your Mac machine. You can read the original blog post here How to Open PDF Files on Mac For Free.
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  • Ex-microsoft designer explains the move away from Metro design

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Windows Phone fans pining for the days of Metro panoramas and integrated experiences have had a tough couple of years, with Microsoft steadily removing many of the platform's user experience differentiators. But as I've argued, there's reason behind this madness. And now an ex-Microsoft design lead who actually worked on Windows Phone has gone public and agreed with this assessment. You may have loved Windows Phone and Metro, but it had to change. A different theory for Microsoft moving Windows Phone closer to Android's UI design, from former Windows Phone executive Charlie Kindel (who now…
  • GNU Hurd 0.6 released

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    It has been roughly a year and a half since the last release of the GNU Hurd operating system, so it may be of interest to some readers that GNU Hurd 0.6 has been released, along with GNU Mach 1.5 (the microkernel that Hurd runs on), and GNU MIG 1.5 (the Mach Interface Generator, which generates code to handle remote procedure calls). New features include procfs and random translators, cleanups and stylistic fixes, some of which came from static analysis, message dispatching improvements; integer hashing performance improvements, a split of the init server into a startup server and an init…
  • Sailfish OS 1.1.4 released for early access

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The next Sailfish OS version has been released for early access users. It's got a few very welcome changes - first and foremost, IMAP idle/push support, meaning emails will now arrive as the arrive, instead of on a schedule. There's also a new split landscape keyboard, and some gesture feedback has been added. In addition, there's a bunch of security updates, improvements to Android application support, and more. Assuming no big issues arise from the early access release, it'll be pushed to regular users.
  • Cyanogen will bundle Microsoft apps

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Rumors of a Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership have been making the rounds recently, and the Android mod maker is confirming them today. In an email to The Verge, Cyanogen says it's partnering with Microsoft to integrate the software giant’s consumer apps and services into the Cyanogen OS. Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office will all be bundled later this year. As part of the partnership, Microsoft has committed to creating "native integrations" on Cyanogen OS. "Taking Android away from Google" to give it to Microsoft. Will these people never learn? Cyanogen…
  • OS X reviewed

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    Nearly 15 years ago, I wrote my first review of Mac OS X for a nascent “PC enthusiast's" website called Ars Technica. Nearly 15 years later, I wrote my last. Though Apple will presumably announce the next major version of OS X at WWDC this coming June, I won't be reviewing it for Ars Technica or any other publication, including the website you're reading now. The best software reviewer in the business calls it quits.
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  • Jura GIGA 5 Automatic Coffee Center Review

    Digital Trends
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Jura GIGA 5 will make you feel like a professional barista in your home, though you’d need a lot of tips to pay for this machine. (8 out of 10) Pros Barista setting lets you step up your coffee game Makes coffee fast Cons Expensive Requires a lot of maintenance What can you […]
  • Asus Zenbook UX305 Review

    Digital Trends
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Asus’ UX305 is the definitive affordable ultrabook. (8 out of 10) Pros Featherweight and super slim Outstanding keyboard Very affordable Cons Modest performance Battery life could be better The Asus Zenbook was the notebook to buy when ultrabooks were first introduced, and over the intervening years it has remained one of the most impressive […]
  • Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smartwatch & Activity Tracker

    Brian Mitchell
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Garmin recently released a $250 lightweight and ultra-thin GPS smartwatch with built-in sports and activity tracking apps for running, cycling, golfing, and swimming. Vívoactive is comfortable for all day wear and smart notifications keep users connected. It features up to three weeks battery life in watch/activity tracking mode or up to 10 hours using GPS. […]
  • Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless Review

    Digital Trends
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    With bass nearly as booming and far more nuanced highs and mids, Sennheiser rivals the celebrity-endorsed headphones from Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. (8 out of 10) Pros Great sound quality Solid bass balanced with good mids and highs Comfortable to wear Cons Still bulky, even when folded in Touch controls are too sensitive […]
  • Nikon 1 J5 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

    Brian Mitchell
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Nikon announced a $500 compact, 20-megapixel interchangeable lens cameras that claims to offer the world’s fastest continuous shooting with AF and the world’s shortest shooting time lag. The new Nikon 1 J5 can shoot at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full Autofocus. It has a new 20.8-megapixel Backside-illuminated (BSI) 1-inch CX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 5A image processing […]
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  • Docs.Zone : The Online PDF File Converter

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

    Deepesh Agarwal
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am
    PDF is a very popular format to store documents in: they stay solid and can't be edited as is. However, when it comes to any manipulations with the files of such a format, it is generally difficult to find the right tool right away. Icecream PDF Split&Merge can become the salvation of the problem of splitting and merging files in an effortless and easy way. Key features: • Splits PDF documents into separate pages; • Splits PDF files onto groups of a certain number of pages starting from a specified one; • Removes pages by their numbers; • Splits custom intervals of pages by…
  • Four Episodes Of 'Game Of Thrones Season 5' Gets Leaked Online

    Deepesh Agarwal
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:14 am
    The most "pirated TV show" in history is once again in news for piracy, this time the first four episodes of the all new "Game of Thrones Season 5" have leaked online a day before the official worldwide premiere on HBO. The leaked episodes seems sourced from one of the review copies sent to the press, within hours of the leak it had already been downloaded 100,000 times. The leak has now spread from private torrent trackers to open-for-all public trackers like Rarbg and Kickass which makes it now impossible to contain.
  • STEMP - The GenNext Smart Thermometer

    Deepesh Agarwal
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    Everything is getting smarter these days, so why not the most used medical equipment to monitor health - the thermometer. Winner of the 2014 G-Startup Competition and the "Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Personal Health" at CES, 2015 - The STEMP Smart Temperature Patch is the thermometer reinvented for the 21st century. Open for crowd-funding support now at Indiegogo, the STEMP™ sensor, medical-grade adhesives, and smartphone apps work together seamlessly to provide immediate, accurate, continuous body temperature measurement. Think of it as the thermometer meets the band-aid.
  • [Video] Grand Theft Auto V - PC Trailer In Full-HD 60FPS Glory

    Deepesh Agarwal
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    As expected Grand Theft Auto V for PC is all set for an April 14th, 2015 release and if you preordered a digital copy of the game you can pre-load it now via Steam or Rockstar Warehouse. Here is the official trailer of the game in it's full glory running at 60 frames-per-second.
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  • A Lesson: The value of content to a business is more than its role in marketing

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

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

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

    Rex Hammock
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    On first glance. the front page of the influential tech news site, Gigaom, appears like yesterday was merely another day at the office: Coverage of the Apple Watch announcement, coverage of the upcoming SXSW Interactive. But then, in what appeared on Twitter to be a surprise to even its employees, Gigaom ceased operations with a post on its front page saying this: Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We…
  • Remembering Marissa Mayer’s 41 Shades of Blue

    Rex Hammock
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    The following is from the current Ideal Email from Hammock Inc. Read the entire idea post here: You Can’t Control How Others See 50 Shades of Blue. Years ago, while Marissa Mayer was still at Google, an article appeared in the New York Times about the way she tested 41 shades of blue to decide which to use in a navigation bar. Many people still use that as a benchmark for the lengths a marketer should go to make sure something works. But there’s a “rest of the story” to the 41 shades test, as shared by Douglas Bowman, Google’s first visual designer. When he left Google to become…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Always Block Google from Accessing your Site’s Search Results

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

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

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

    Amit Agarwal
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    Google Drawings is a simple Microsoft Paint like diagramming application that is commonly used for creating flowcharts and diagrams inside documents and presentations on Google Drive. It offers a few elementary tools before you dismiss Drawings as not worthy of any serious work, take a look at Joshua Pomeroy’s art and you’ll be amazed. Creating Art in Google Drawings Joshua is a Michigan-based visual artist and he uses this basic Google Drawings app to create some very impressive and detailed vector portraits. You can browse through his work on Google Plus and all these images are…
  • Teach yourself Touch Typing with Free Tools

    Amit Agarwal
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Touch typing, or the art of typing with your 10 fingers, can do wonders to your productivity. Most technologically literate people know a bit of typing but if you can type without looking at the computer keyboard, you can get work done faster and gain an edge. Touch typing is also a useful skill to have for mobile and tablet users because when you perfectly know where the keys are, you can “Swype” faster. Master the Art of Touch Typing I learned the basics of typing on an old typewriter. Two decades later, I am busy hunting a good typing software for my kid and the number of…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • How SMS can boost Mobile Engagement

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

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

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

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

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […]
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  • Disney's fabric-based 3D printer puts out squishable objects you'll want to hug

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    The typical, consumer-grade 3D printer creates objects made of thin layers of stiff, brittle plastic fused together. Of course, hard plastic isn’t ideal for all projects, so that’s why researchers from Disney, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon Univeristy have developed a new 3D-printing technique that creates objects out of layers of felt.Disney’s fabric 3D printing method starts by taking a 3D model of an object, and “slicing” into printable layers—a typical part of the 3D printing process. Next, the printer laser-cuts shapes out of adhesive fabric that correspond to the…
  • How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ultra-high-resolution displays with high pixel densities are all the rage now, and for good reason: They look amazing compared to conventional displays. The big problem for PC users is that a lot of software isn't designed with that level of pixel density in mind. If you're running GNOME 3 in Linux, your first boot will have you looking for your reading glasses. (Windows suffers from similar issues with high-DPI displays.) Luckily, you can save your eyes and enjoy that glorious screen you paid for with a few steps. This article will show you how to change the scaling settings for GNOME 3,…
  • Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Two robots that can change their shape on command have provided the most detailed look yet inside the heart of reactor number 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. The reactor is one of three that suffered a core meltdown after the massive tsunami that knocked electrical systems offline at the plant in March 2011, prompting a nuclear emergency that will take decades to clean up. One of the most difficult jobs for the plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is how to safely decommission the reactors that melted down, which are much too dangerous for humans to…
  • Google's Project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Google says its Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky. Such a number would be required to provide reliable Internet access to users in remote areas that are currently unserved by terrestrial networks, said Mike Cassidy, the Google engineer in charge of the project, in a video posted Friday. The ambitious project has been underway for a couple of years and involves beaming down LTE cellular signals to handsets on the ground from balloons thousands of feet in the air, well above the altitude that passenger jets…
  • Comcast to bring two-gigabit Internet service to Bay Area, boost existing tiers

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Comcast said Friday that it will bring its 2-gigabit symmetrical Gigabit Pro service to San Francisco Bay Area consumers in May, sidestepping Google and its own fiber plans. The company also said it will boost the speeds of some of its more premium tiers and add a new Extreme 250 tier.A Comcast spokesman said that prices for each of the services would be announced closer to the launch date. Comcast also said it would upgrade its Performance tier from 50 Mbps (megabits per second) to 75 Mbps, and its Blast tier from 105 Mbps to 150 Mbps, all for free.Comcast previously announced plans to…
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    Data Connections

  • Next Generation Data Preparation

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

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

    Chris Doran
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Chris Doran, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress Easyl Marketers still feel like they are unable to harness Big Data, but self-service data preparation might make that change. Big Data has always been a promise seems out of reach to marketers. For years we have heard how Big Data will change marketing by enabling marketers to be better at their jobs, but I rarely (if ever) hear examples of that actually happening. I am a firm believer in the power of Big Data, so I was curious—do marketers really care? Are they using their data, and if so, how? A Chasm Exists Between Big Data and…
  • 3 Lessons from Modern Marketing Experience 2015

    Chris Doran
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chris Doran, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress Easyl Chris Doran shares his experience at Oracle’s Modern Marketing Experience 2015. Last week, I had the pleasure of flying out to Las Vegas to participate in the Oracle Modern Marketing Experience conference with several hundred other marketers. Though a big reason for our participation is the announcement of our “Data Blender” beta for Progress® Easyl™, I love events like this because they give me an opportunity to listen to all the fun, cool and creative things that my counterparts in other organizations are doing.
  • Announcing the Easyl Data Blender Beta

    Chris Doran
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Chris Doran, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress Easyl The next generation of data preparation is coming soon, but you can get a sneak peek today! Last year, we announced the release of Progress® Easyl™, a self-service data integration and collaboration solution for business users to gain faster insight into data scattered across data sources. Since that time, we have been hard at work incorporating feedback and enhancing the experience. Now, we’re finally ready to show the world what we’ve been up to. Join the Progress Easyl Data Blender Beta The Easyl team publicly…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mark Zuckerberg Q&A

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

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

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

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

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    We Are Living in a Mobile World… We are not living in a mouse and PC dominated world anymore. Most people use their tablets, smartphones, or touchscreen laptops to access the internet, complete their daily work assignments, and communicate with the world. That’s why it’s so important nowadays to have responsive web design. It gives you the same look and feel for a website regardless of the device you are using. It also takes care of other issues such as screen size, pixel resolution, and click versus touch. A responsive website design provides the best viewing experience for the…
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    Lost in Technology

  • EaseUS Todo Backup Free Review

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the delivery of voice communication over the internet – commonly known as IP telephony, internet telephony or a broadband phone service. This system which has been around on the mass market since 2004 has offered small and medium enterprises the opportunity to use ‘big business’ telephone systems at a much cheaper price than traditional phone systems. VoIP is a good telephony solution for your businesses.   Services such as Skype and Google Talk have helped to make the technology more popular and publicly aware, whilst company’s such as…
  • How Football Fans Follow Live Scores

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Checking up on the latest football scores is a real must for true football fans. Check Football Live Scores online. Find out how.   If they cannot make the game or get in front of a TV for Sky Sports News’ Soccer Saturday, the next best thing is to find out the latest scores of their team and their team’s rivals on the internet. Whether it’s via a desktop or on their mobile phone, accessing up-to-date information is not a problem with today’s modern technology. One app with have been checking out lately is Clean Sheets All Round’s Live Scores page. The…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • ShowBox App – User Friendly Video Streaming App

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

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

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 GB Pen Drive Options Under Rs.1000

    Ram kumar
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Looking back, the way we store our digital assets have changed a lot. Right from Floppy Disk, CD, DVD, and now we are using Pendrives for storing our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Web Hosting Secret Revealed (WHSR) Review

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:56 am
    In the time of online marketing, most of the businesses need a reputed website that could enhance their business and make it larger to the world. If... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • More Details Revealed on BMW 7 Series Infotainment System

    Vanja Kljaic
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Recently there has been so much revealed about the highly anticipated upcoming 2016 BMW 7 Series. With such a thoroughly interesting model coming up, it seems that BMW (ETR: BMW) has a hard time keeping things under wraps, as more and more spy shots are being revealed. Earlier this week, a couple of spy shots have revealed the driver’s infotainment system, which comes with a rather peculiar surprise. The dials are half digital, half analogue in the upcoming model it seems. The shots reveal a rather strange setup. It features the wide center screen which takes up about a third of the…
  • Dodge Launches Online Viper GTC Customizer

    Vanja Kljaic
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    For Dodge, the Dodge Viper has been a rather challenging journey. It started early interest, followed by the a lack of sales, all the way to returning the brand to Dodge after it was unsuccessfully marketed under the newly established SRT brand. In all fairness, the new generation Viper is certainly a potent beast and the design is remarkable. On the other hand, the price, alongside with certain quirks and issues, all made sure it wasn’t as big of a success as Dodge envisioned. Now, Dodge is launching an online Viper GTC customizer for new buyers. In a nutshell, it affords owners with a…
  • Volvo Announces Pricing Of XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Electric Hybrid

    Vanja Kljaic
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Volvo (STO: VOLV-B) is bringing the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to the United States. Coming up later this summer, the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is powered by Volvo’s 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor. This combination delivers 394 horsepower which thus allows the vehicle to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds. Revealed by Volvo earlier this week, this model’s pricing in the United States market will make potential buyers seriously consider this vehicle as their new car overall. Thanks to…
  • Star Wars Battlefront Release Date is Nov. 17, 40 Player Battles Confirmed

    Derek Strickland
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    UPDATE: EA has revealed a new official trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront that showcases the game in action. The graphics are incredible, and DICE is really flexing the new Frostbite 3 engine quite a bit with such photorealistic visuals. The footage highlights heroes, Endor environs, and a brief look at first-person dogfigting that’s straight out of a Star Wars flight sim. Original story is as follows. Although Battlefront is just hours away from its official on-stage reveal at the Star Wars Celebration, leaks have sprung up to spoil many of the game’s many surprises. According…
  • Lenovo Goes Budget With A6000 Plus In India

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    After launching the A6000 in the budget segment in India earlier this year, Lenovo (HKG:0992) is now making the upgraded variant of the device, the A6000 Plus, available in the country. The salient feature of the A6000 Plus is the presence of 2GB RAM, which is double that of what the A6000 offers. Internal memory has also been doubled to 16GB. Other hardware is in the form of a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU, microSD card slot, 8MP camera at the back, 2MP front shooter and a 2,300mAh battery. The software side of things sees the inclusion of Android 4.4 KitKat on…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • ShowBox App – User Friendly Video Streaming App

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

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

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 GB Pen Drive Options Under Rs.1000

    Ram kumar
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Looking back, the way we store our digital assets have changed a lot. Right from Floppy Disk, CD, DVD, and now we are using Pendrives for storing our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Web Hosting Secret Revealed (WHSR) Review

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:56 am
    In the time of online marketing, most of the businesses need a reputed website that could enhance their business and make it larger to the world. If... [[ 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

  • F.J. Westcott Flex LED Light Review

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

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

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

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

    Terry White
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    WiFi connected webcams are nothing new. When someone enters this category I quickly look to see if they’re adding anything new or if it’s just a me too product. In most cases there isn’t a whole lot that’s new, but companies do sometimes find a way to improve on an already crowded product category. The Simplicam + Closeli is a standard WiFi connected webcam with a nicer design than most. It has a well thought out base/stand as well as things like a 10 foot “flat” USB cable so that you can more easily hide it in your home. This camera can be monitored from…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • George Lucas Thought “Star Wars” Was Going To Flop

    Lacy Langley
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    George Lucas is the first to admit that he didn’t think Star Wars was going anywhere. During Stephen Colbert’s interview with George Lucas during a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday afternoon, Lucas admitted that the whole process of getting Star Wars made was somewhat discouraging. George Lucas said of the experience, “I showed it to all of my friends early on, but it was mostly [filled with] stock footage of old war movies, and all kinds of stuff.” He added, “They saw it and [said] ‘Poor George.’ ‘What were you thinking?'”…
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Quadruple Coronary Bypass Surgery, Will Make Full Recovery

    Kimberly Ripley
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 68, underwent a successful quadruple coronary bypass surgery on Thursday. Doctors for the former NBA superstar say he is recovering nicely. Time magazine reports that Abdul-Jabbar entered Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in L.A. last week, suffering from cardiovascular disease. “At this time, Abdul-Jabbar would like to thank his surgical team and the medical staff at UCLA, his alma mater, for the excellent care he has received. He is looking forward to getting back to his normal activities soon,” a statement from the hospital reads. “He asks that you keep him in…
  • Brooklyn Beckham Gets Upstaged By Dad

    Lacy Langley
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    Brooklyn Beckham got his bubble popped by his famous, and apparently more popular, dad, David Beckham. As one of the most famous 16-year-olds on the planet, and sporting parents David and Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham was happy to boast about getting one million followers on Instagram on Friday. In a hilarious video posted by Brooklyn Beckham, he tries so hard to play it cool. Brooklyn Beckham tries to smolder and hide his excitement, but is clearly jazzed to be announcing that he has passed the million follower milestone. Until Brooklyn Beckham’s moment is ruined by his daddy, who…
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Family Attends ‘Duck Commander Musical’ Premiere in Vegas

    Kimberly Ripley
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    Members of the Duck Dynasty family reportedly attended the Duck Commander Musical in Las Vegas for its April 15th opening performance. The show is billed as one “the entire family can see,” and it features music that “fuses country, rock, gospel and pop.” The musical based on the Duck Dynasty family is playing at the Las Vegas Rio Hotel and Casino, and promises to be very entertaining. How could it not? Willie Robertson visited with Jimmy Fallon shortly before the show’s premiere, and admitted he was serving as “hair coach” for the show. The Duck…
  • Erin Andrews: NHL Player Boyfriend Jarret Stoll Arrested in Vegas

    Kimberly Ripley
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Erin Andrews probably won’t report on this story. In fact, she likely wants to shy away from it. Her boyfriend, NHL player Jarret Stoll, was arrested on Friday in Las Vegas, on suspicion of possession of cocaine. According to a report from People magazine, Stoll was arrested at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand hotel. He was being held at the Clark County Detention center. A rep for the L.A. Kings, the NHL team on which Erin Andrews’ boyfriend plays, released a statement regarding the arrest. “We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nevada regarding Jarett…
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  • Apple Watch Pre Order Crosses 2.3 Million Units

    Arpit Verma
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    It was stated that the Apple Watch would be the first smartwatch that people would take seriously and will set a barometer which any player who is aspiring to enter the watch or wearables space will have to diligently compete against. The Apple Watch went for pre order last Friday on the 10th of April and since then several people have had the opportunity to try the watch out in the Apple Stores before the delivery starts on April 24th. In this period, there has been a lot of buzz around the watch with the media especially been pretty vocal about how it would take time to get used to a…
  • Yu YUreka Receives the Lollipop Update

    Arpit Verma
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Just a couple of days after the CyanogenMod 12 update hit the shores of the OnePlus  One here in India, the Yu Yureka, another device powered by CyanogenMod OS has been updated with the goodness of Lollipop. Yu had been teasing the update for a while now on Social Media and looks like it was the certification signing which held up the release for CM 12 here in India. Yu clearly mentioned in their press release that the rollout will be in the form of phases which would see all the devices receive the update in the next three days. The update will take the Yu Yureka to Android version 5.0.2,…
  • It is Easier Than Ever to Find your Android Phone by Simply Typing out into Google

    Arpit Verma
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:56 pm
    We have all had that mini heart attack moment, where we have lost the track of where our smartphone is. It could just be around the corner or in our bag, but simply the thought of losing our smartphone is the worst possible thought given how private and important our phones have become today. The device which we are sure will accompany us to our deathbed, is absolutely necessary to be right in the vicinity of our eyes, and if it is not, we are pretty sure someone has stolen it, enough to send our heartbeats racing past the speed of a F1 car. To make sure you are not suffering this, Google has…
  • Microsoft Announces Lumia 540 Dual SIM

    Arpit Verma
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Microsoft Lumia devices are coming in at the rate at which Samsung once may well have been super proud of. However, since 2014, Samsung has slowed down in speed when it comes to offering products focussing largely on product quality than the number that the offer, while Microsoft has gone the Samsung route by throwing a lot to the wall and hoping some of the things would go ahead and stick, making sure it makes some success out of it. The latest move in this direction has been Microsoft announcing yet another budget smartphone in the range with the moniker Lumia 540. the device has been…
  • HTC Announces the E9+ For India

    Arpit Verma
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Keeping in line with the strategy of making sure users have plenty of options when picking up smartphones, HTC announced the HTC E9+ in India. We are not too sure of the moniker of E9+ given that we had only the HTC E8 last year, but it perhaps makes sense cause the flagship device this year looks to be the HTC M9+ rather than the 9 which sadly was not even announced in India. the HTC M9 has received a lot of negative publicity due to the overheating issue of the device especially felt more cause of the metallic chassis which conducts heat more effectively. The E9+, on the other hand is a…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • The Lantronix 10-Minute Challenge!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Initial consignment of Apple Watch sold out in half an hour

    Daris Abraham
    11 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Apple Watch pre-orders started very early in the morning on Friday, 3:01 am Eastern US time. As announced earlier, Apple will start shipping the pre-ordered smartwatches from  April 24th. As the Cupertino tech giant switches from its tradition of buyers lining up in front of Apple stores from the night before, initial consignment of Apple watches was sold out within just half an hour; looks like Apple’s online pre-orders only policy has great implication for its brand new smart wearable. Within an hour of the online order process began, the shipping dates shifted to June and a couple of…
  • Boeing is working on the ‘cuddle chair’ which will allow passengers to sleep more comfortably while flying

    Adeel Inam
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Flying in economy class is difficult for a great number of passengers who cannot afford to travel in a more luxurious portion of the aircraft. With seats crammed together, it is becoming increasingly arduous for flyers to get quality sleep in economy class flights. However, all that is about to change thanks to a new upright sleeping contraption that has been patented by Boeing. The product is officially being called the “transport vehicle seat back with integrated upright sleep support system”. The media, on the other hand, has dubbed the contraption as ‘cuddle chair’. In terms…
  • The Lenovo Elephone P7000, a $230 smartphone with great specifications

    Adeel Inam
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Individuals who thought that the Lenovo’s K3 Note was the best the company has ever made probably haven’t yet heard about the Chinese company’s next smartphone, the Elephone P7000. Consumers ordering the handset during its pre-order session will be able to get a $10 discount, and will only have to pay $229.99. After the session has expired, Lenovo will be charging $239.99 for the handset. In terms of performance, the smartphone is a beast. Armed with a MediaTek MT6752 chipset (keep in mind that Lenovo’s K3 Note is equipped with the same chipset), the Elephone P7000 runs an…
  • Dell Venue 10 7000 aimed at increasing home and office productivity

    Adeel Inam
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    Computer system manufacturer Dell has decided to target consumers looking to increase their overall productivity around homes and offices. The firm has announced Venue 10 7000, a device that runs Google’s Android operating system. Featuring a screen size of 10.5 inches, Venue 10 7000’s renders a resolution of 1600p, which is definitely an overkill for a tablet of that size. One of the drawbacks of owning the tablet is that it will set the user back by $499. The product also features a detachable magnetic keyboard that will up the total price to $629. Coming to the software side of…
  • AT&T customers get exclusive deals on MeMO Pad 7 LTE by ASUS starting today

    Daris Abraham
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    ASUS has come up with a new inexpensive tablet and the company has announced exciting deals exclusively for AT&T customers. With the purchase of an AT&T Next smartphone, consumers can buy the MeMO Pad 7 LTE just for 99 cents. The company is offering the deal from today i.e. April 10; the offer can be availed only at AT&T stores, both online and offline. There are other offers for the tablet for individuals who don’t want to buy another smartphone. AT&T Tablet Installment Pan 3 will allow those people  to get the device by paying $8.75 a month for 20 months. They can…
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    NuRelm » The Manual

  • Welcome Kevin Dadey!

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

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

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

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

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

    Nicole Batac
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    Helping out developers to get more eyes on their apps, Google is using its search engine to suggest apps to users. If you type something in search, they'll prompt you to install a certain app that can help fulfill the need or at least assist you with the search term. Once you install the app, you'll be redirected in the app to what you wanted to do on the web. For example, you're searching for a restaurant, Google might recommend OpenTable for you. Once installed, you'll be redirected to the reservation page of said restaurant. Developers can check out how they can be part of this…
  • Yelp adds Apple Watch integration

    Nicole Batac
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    Yelp users who wonder if the app was coming to the Apple Watch don't have to wonder for too long. The app has been updated to add Apple Watch support. It works mostly like the standalone app. You can look for places to eat at and see how far away they are. You'll even get to see star ratings and reviews as well as the hours they operate. There's even a "Hot & New" button to show you the trending places in the area. The update is already live but we can't say the same about the Apple Watch coming your way just yet.  Source: SlashGear 
  • Google redesigns Chrome OS launcher

    Nicole Batac
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    If you're an early adopter of Chrome OS, this might not come as a surprise for you. But now Google has finally released the redesigned Chrome OS as a stable update for all users. It features a number of Material Design elements. They also introduce a new typeface as well as new look for the Files app and an update of the calculator app. Google has also added support for password-protected zip files. And the customary bug fixes and security revisions have also been added.  Source: Google | Via: Engadget 
  • Improved Adobe Creative Cloud support coming to Android

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    Adobe's Creative Cloud suite of applications and tools is a foremost example of a successful cloud-powered Software as a Service based subscription model. Not only has Adobe seen success in reaching desktop users, it has also made serious inroads into incorporating mobile devices as tools and adjuncts for developers and artists. Adobe is now committing more support and compatibility for Android devices in 2015. With Android 5.0 Lollipop and Google's Android for Work initiative, plus more powerful devices supporting desktop-class performance, Android is now prmed for bigger adoption in the…
  • Emerging Filmmakers use iPad to Create & Shoot at HotDocs Film Festival

    Sonya Davidson
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    HotDocs Film Festival is North America's largest documentary film festival, conference and market. It presents it's 22nd annual edition from April 23- May 3, 2015 in Toronto. Over 210 documentaries from around the world will be screened to the public as well as international delegates in the film industry. Hot Docs also includes a hefy roster of industry conference sessions and events.
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  • Guide to Manually Install Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Update on AT&T LG G2 (D800)

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    A few days back, AT&T started the rollout of much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop software update for LG G2 (D800). The update is available to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) and requires Wi-Fi to update. The update installs v5.0.2 of Lollipop and updates LG G2 from software version D80020y to D80030f. Luckily, it removes some of the bloatware which includes: Browser Bar, Famigo, AT&T Code Scanner and Beats Music. There are still lot of pre-installed apps that you can choose to disable. What’s great is that, this major update doesn’t impacts your…
  • How to Manually Install Cyanogen OS 12 (CM12) OTA Update on YU Yureka

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Just 2 days back, we saw the release of official CM12 Lollipop update for OnePlus One to which lot of OPO users updated manually using our easy guide. Now it’s time for Yu Yureka users to rejoice as the much awaited official ‘L’ update has finally begin to rollout for Yureka smartphone. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Yureka has passed certification and will be rolled out in phases as an OTA (Over-the-air) update over the next 3 days. Here’s Yu CEO and co-founder, Rahul Sharma announcing the release: Just 2 days back we submitted the certification for Lollipop and…
  • Google outs Handwriting Input App for Android – scribble away to glory!

    Cosmic Paladin
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:30 pm
    For the ones who do not have a tablet with a stylus or a device like a Samsung Galaxy Note, inputting the text via handwriting is either something they’ve never tried or yearned for but couldn’t find a good one to try or had to purchase a special app. But what if someone threw in an app for free, that you could use to toggle between the normal keyboard and a handwriting recognition one – makes you happy? yeah Google’s Handwriting recognition app is out now on the Google Play Store and to sweeten the deal it’s FREE! And if this was not enough this app seamlessly…
  • MIUI 6 Global ROM for Redmi 1S Now Available – Installation Instructions

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A few days back, we shared a quick guide on how you can install MIUI 6 on Xiaomi Redmi 1S by flashing the MIUI 6 Developer ROM from China. Well, if you were looking for the Global MIUI 6 for Redmi 1S then your wait is over now! Xiaomi global team has just announced MIUI v6 global beta build for Redmi 1S that will receive regular updates every 2 weeks on basis of feedback gathered from Mi fans and forum community. The MIUI 6 ROM with build version 5.4.10 isn’t currently listed on the Mi download portal but a direct link to it is available. Here are some of the known issues with the…
  • How to Unbrick and Restore OnePlus One to Cyanogen OS 12 Stock Firmware [Fastboot Method]

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    The much awaited Cyanogen OS 12 for OnePlus One was released earlier today through an OTA update and the flashable zip file is available as well. Since then a lot of OPO users are looking to update their device to CM12 which one can update easily by installing the update manually using stock recovery. The process isn’t straight forward if one wants to update to CM 12 from Oxygen OS. Unfortunately, several OPO users have bricked their device some or other way while trying to update it. In case, you’ve bricked OnePlus One or it’s stuck in a boot loop then our guide below…
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    PR Newswire: Consumer Technology

  • Global Sources opens second phase of world's largest electronics sourcing trade show

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    HONG KONG, April 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources' (NASDAQ: GSOL) 2015 spring electronics show second phase opens today with more than 1,900 booths focusing on mobile electronics. Held today through April 21 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, products categories covered include...
  • InfoObjects Named No. 1 Best Place to Work - Again!

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoObjects Inc. of Santa Clara was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Silicon Valley by the San Francisco Business Times/Silicon Valley Business Journal - for the second year in a row. "I am again grateful and honored that...
  • Mentor Graphics Announces New Chief Human Resources Officer

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the appointment of Paul Sale as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective May 7, 2015.  He will be responsible for organizational planning and development, talent...
  • Coherent, Inc. Announces Live Webcast of Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coherent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COHR) today announced that it plans to report second quarter fiscal year 2015 results after market close on April 29, 2015. The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 1:30 P.M....
  • Vortrag von Ofcom und Sky auf der Veranstaltung Connected Britain

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    LONDON, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Führungskräfte von Ofcom, Sky und leitende Kräfte der schottischen Regierung werden auf der Veranstaltung Connected Britain vortragen, die am 16. und 17. Juni in London stattfinden wird. Dies ist die erste Veranstaltung nach den...
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    Monday Note

  • Dailymotion: The Cautionary Tale Of A Gallic “Nugget”

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

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Product reviews of the Apple Watch launch are reaching new summits — and depths. A Business Insider post gave me an idea for a revealing experiment. This isn’t an Apple Watch review — I don’t even have a Watch, yet. I’ve been told that my 42mm alumin-ium Sport model will arrive in “4 to 6 weeks”, mid to late May. Even then, I’ll hold out for my third impression. I’ve learned to distrust my first reaction: I thought the iPod was a bad idea because MP3 players had already been commoditized. The Apple Store? It will never catch on because it…
  • Jumping In bed with Facebook: Smart or desperate?

    Frédéric Filloux
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
      by Frederic Filloux Several major news organizations are said to be in negotiations with Facebook for a hosting deal. This throws the media sphere into an intense debate: Is this a path to prosperity or a dangerous surrender?  The digital media odyssey’s latest chapter: According to a March 23rd New York Times article, half a dozen news organizations are currently in discussions with Facebook for a distribution deal. Cited as candidates for the experiment: The NYT itself, but also BuzzFeed, the National Geographic and even Quartz. (No one actually confirmed the information.) Under…
  • The Internet of Amazon Things

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée With its new ordering system of one-push buttons spread around the home, Amazon wants to simplify lives, theirs more than ours as we’ll find out. In doing so, we’ll face – again – still unresolved issues for the Consumer version of the Internet of Things. Amazon has just announced yet another tentacle into our homes and wallet, the Dash Button: The spirited Don’t Let Running Out Ruin Your Rhythm intro video gives a quick overview of the process: Affix a button near your stockpile of essential goods, push it when the cache runs low, go to the…
  • Notes From The Road: Apple Watch, Apple Car

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
       by Jean-Louis Gassée Taking a closer look at the size and precision of Apple’s manufacturing operations has made me rethink my skepticism about the putative Apple Car. I’ve been in Paris for the last two weeks, mostly disconnected. I won’t wallow in specifics; suffice it to say that the struggle with cable TV, Internet, and cellular providers here is eerily similar to what we commonly endure in the Valley. There is one difference, however: A few hours ago, I watched as a cable technician spliced a fiber connection into our apartment, something I can’t get in downtown Palo…
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  • 4 Reasons Why Vinyl Is Better Than Digital

    Matthew Hughes
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Greetings, peasants! What, still listening to MP3s? That’s adorable. Look, as someone who knows more about music than you, I think it’s my duty to tell you there’s a better way. It’s called vinyl. No, no. Vinyl didn’t die when Janis Joplin did. It’s still very much alive, and is vastly more preferably to listening to music in a digital format. Come, climb on my fixie. We’ll take a trip to the record store, and I’ll tell you the four reasons why you should ditch digital for 12″ vinyl records. 1. Your Taste in Music Will Improve Let’s…
  • New Toshiba Breakthrough Could Kill the Hard Drive Soon

    Andre Infante
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Ever booted up a PC with a solid state drive? It’s almost a religious experience. The speed is hard to believe until you’ve tried it. An SSD is probably the single most noticeable upgrade for non-gamers. Most people don’t really notice if their CPU is slightly faster or they have a few gigabytes more RAM, but they do notice how much faster Windows starts — not to mention how much easier it is to launch memory intensive programs like Photoshop. Why SSD? SSDs can be many times faster than traditional hard drives i.e. hard drives turning a physical disk beneath a...Read…
  • How to Root Your Chromecast

    Christian Cawley
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    What do you use your Chromecast for? Perhaps you stream content from YouTube to a non-smart TV, or use it as a mirror for your Android gaming. You might have a Plex server, and enjoy streaming video from your computer or server to your TV. Perhaps, like me, you get the feeling that even though an increasing number of apps are supporting Chromecast, the device could potentially do just a bit more, beyond its current raft of uses. Want region blocked content streamed through your Chromecast? With a basic device, this isn’t possible, but by rooting the Chromecast, you unlock the…
  • 5 Insanely Useful Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs to Know About

    Justin Pot
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Remember the first time you ever saw the real-time collaboration feature for Google Docs (now Google Drive)? It seems obvious now, but in 2005 seeing changes happen live felt nothing short of magical. Never again would you have to email documents to various co-workers, only to manually add everyone’s changes to a single document. Ten years later and Google Drive continues to improve, Microsoft offers real-time collaboration in their online version of Office, and Dropbox is reportedly working on a real-time collaboration app of their own. Even with all this, though, many people are stuck…
  • No One Wants a Messy Home – Here’s How to Declutter Yours

    Dave LeClair
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    We all have a lot of stuff. Stuff is fun. But sometimes, our stuff gets the better of us, and we end up with an unmanageable, cluttered mess. What causes us to get cluttered? How do we decide what stuff we need and what we don’t? The infographic below shows you all kinds of tips you can use to declutter your home and live a neater, more enjoyable life. Well, more enjoyable if you like neat. If living cluttered is your thing, than ignore the tips here and get more cool stuff! Via LoftBlinds.Co.Uk Click to EnlargeRead the full article: No One Wants a Messy Home – Here’s How…
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  • Need a Job or a Freelancing Gig? Here are 15 Job Boards to Look At

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Are you sick and tired of being chained to a desk and working with people that you do not really get along with? Perhaps you are just fed up with commuting to work and having to face the crowds day in and out. If this is the case, then you may want to think of getting a job as a freelancer. These days, there are so many jobs for freelancers that all you have to do is to get out there and look for the jobs. Okay, maybe “getting out there” is the wrong word to use seeing as you do not really need to leave your home to look for a job. After all, you have the Internet and it is your gateway…
  • 20 Unusual WordPress Themes You May Want

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    A theme can make a huge difference on how your blog would look like. WordPress is one, if not the most popular blogging platform for bloggers who want user-friendly dashboards and easy-to-manipulate features. Because of this, a lot of businesses begin with having a WordPress account first, before moving on to make a website. Bloggers and other individuals who would also like to make their presence known online can use WordPress. What I love about WordPress is that you can choose from such a wide array of themes, both paid and free ones which you can tweak to suit your preferences. Some themes…
  • Top 5 Bags and Backpacks for Your Computer and Camera

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    A few decades ago, choosing a backpack was easy since people never really carried things that needed extra special protection from dings and damages. These days though, it is an entirely different story and with more and more people carrying laptops and pricey cameras in their backpacks, there is a need for bags and backpacks that offer protection from bumps and dings that might render these equipment useless. Luckily, manufacturers have taken notice and are coming out with a vast number of backpacks and bags that are specially made to store these laptops and cameras. They not only come in…
  • 30 Outstanding Examples of Sports Logo Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:26 pm
    A logo can make people understand what a business is all about. These symbols increase the recall that we have as consumers and for businesses, being recognized and remembered is a great deal. I have seen many logos – some are great, while others look like a kid playing with some art materials made it. I have often wondered what makes a logo tick, and after a bit of research, I discovered that although logos may look so simple, so much attention to detail goes on in the process of color selection, font and word use, and the act of creating the final logo design. Since then, I’ve had high…
  • 50 Jaw Dropping Cinemagraphs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:25 pm
    A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. This description would prove to be even truer if applied to a cinemagraph. From the term itself, you may notice the evident linking of the words “cinema” and “photograph” to create something even more dramatic than each of the two when they stand alone. This combination adds an extraordinary effect to any regular image that you might see. What is a cinemagraph? A cinemagraph is a photograph where subtle and repeated movement occurs while the rest of the image stays still. It is done by taking a series of photographs and putting them…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Thumbnail track pad: Unobtrusive wearable sensor could operate digital devices

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone while cooking, for instance. It could also augment other interfaces, allowing someone texting on a cellphone, say, to...
  • Discovery changes how scientists examine rarest elements of periodic table

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    A little-known element called californium is making big waves in how scientists look at the periodic table. According to new research by a Florida State University professor, californium is what's known to be a transitional element, meaning it links one part of the Periodic Table of Elements to the next.
  • A new synthesis method produces novel nanostructures from carbon

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    They are tiny and comprise spherical, sheet-like or fibrous particles. And they consist chiefly of the chemical element carbon. The talk here is about unusual carbon nanostructures that scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm are now producing with a novel method. The researchers have already shown that their nanostructures possess useful catalytic...
  • Diving Electrons: How electrons are solvated in water

    3 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    Chemistry can be quite confusing. In order for the desired substance to be produced in a reaction or for two substances to interact - or not - chemists have to take into account a number of factors. Researchers at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin can now offer them additional access. They have measured how strongly electrons are bound when they are put into water...
  • With Geomagnetic Compass Hooked to the Brain, Blind Rats Act Like They Can See

    2 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    By attaching a microstimulator and geomagnetic compass to the brains of blind rats, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 2 found that the animals can spontaneously learn to use new information about their location to navigate through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats. Researchers say the findings suggest that a similar kind of neuroprosthesis...
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  • Review Of The Saatva Mattress – Simply Put A Great Choice

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Find Relevant Content for Law Firm Marketing & Sales

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

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

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

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
  • Take AIM: Why a Strategic Approach to Marketing is Best

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    Let’s say you need to get to a friend’s house in a city you’ve never been to before. Would you just get in your car and drive around aimlessly, hoping you stumble across the place you need to be? No, of course not. You would get directions. You would determine how to get from point A to point B before stepping on the gas. You would factor things in like driving time and alternate routes, maybe even the weather. The same concept can (and should) be applied to your marketing efforts. Creating a Targeted Plan When deciding on how to market your business, you need to know your end goal. You…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • A Way to Get Much-Higher-Resolution Selfies

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A startup called Light uses a cluster of small camera modules to create top-notch photos. First stop: Your smartphone.Most digital cameras are limited by a key aspect of their design: they have one lens and one image sensor. Light hits the lens and is directed at the sensor to produce a picture. A photography startup called Light is not making most digital cameras, though.
  • Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.It’s a Friday afternoon on the Rwandan side of Lake Kivu, and in what was once a quiet cove, a daring venture is taking shape.
  • Putting Technology in Its Place

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Kentaro Toyama went to India with noble intentions for using technology to improve people’s lives. Now he’s wrestling with why the impact was so small.
  • A Way to Hide Corporate Data from Hackers

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    A system that keeps data on corporate computers and mobile devices encrypted until it is viewed may help prevent breaches.Social-security and credit-card numbers frequently leak or are stolen from corporate networks—and surface on the black market. Adam Ghetti, founder of Ionic Security, says he has invented technology that could largely end the problem. His software keeps corporate data such as e-mails and documents encrypted at all times, except for when someone views it on an authorized computer or mobile device.
  • Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson's Patients

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.Sending pulses of electricity through the brain via implanted electrodes—a procedure known as deep brain stimulation—can relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • Win Free Training for Life

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    Firebrand re-launch Free Training for Life - a unique competition - where one winner can gain unrestricted access to Firebrand's 180+ courses at zero cost.
  • Learn unlearn create destroy- The cycle of a corporations evolution

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

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

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

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

    Julie Clements
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of intricate neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties in communication, social impairments, and repetitive stereotyped behavioral patterns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 88 children in multiple communities in the United States have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Typically, autistic children need physical, occupational and speech therapy; sometimes social and behavioral (ABA) therapy and psychological therapy may also be needed. Providers of these services are reimbursed when the therapy is…
  • Get Your Mobile Optimization in Shape before April 21

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    That mobile optimized search is emerging as the single greatest trend is nothing new. That Google favors websites optimized for the mobile search isn’t new as well. But what’s new is Google’s revelation that by April 21 it will increase its “use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.” In other words, it is set to launch a major update which is supposed to alter the way it assesses the mobile user-friendliness of websites. The nature of the updates has not been revealed and is therefore hazy at the moment. But Google has revealed that this update, actually an…
  • Drug and Device Companies to Disclose Payments Made to Physicians for CME

    Meghann Kiernan
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:26 am
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released their proposed rule for physician payment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a major reversal of policy, according to which CMS now wants the industry to report payments to physicians for continuing medical education. This move would eliminate the current exemption for continuing medical education (CME) in the open payment programs (commonly known as Sunshine Act) that requires drug and device companies to directly disclose payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals. The recent reversal was…
  • Alzheimer’s Takes a Heavier Toll on Women than Men

    Natalie Tornese
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:26 am
    More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s and the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. According to a recent report published in the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, a 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, while a man (the same age) has about a 1 in 11 chance. It was also found that women in their 60s have double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s than breast cancer. The report reveals that out of the 5 million people suffering from this ailment, 3.2 million people happen to be…
  • National Walk for Epilepsy 2015 – An Initiative to Raise Funds for Epilepsy Research

    Julie Clements
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Epilepsy (also referred to as “fits”) is a serious neurological disorder in which the central nerve cells in the brain work abnormally causing seizures. According to 2014 statistics, approximately 2.2 million people have this condition in the United States. It is estimated that about 1 out of 26 people will develop this condition at some point in their lifetime. Each year more than 1, 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with this condition with the incidence being higher in young children and older adults. To highlight the importance of epilepsy awareness, the National Walk for Epilepsy…
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  • Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!

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

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Zuckerberg on recent and net neutrality issue in India. Mark Zuckerberg Over the past week in India, there has been a lot written about and net neutrality. I’d like to share my position on these topics here for everyone to see.First, I’ll share a quick story. Last year I visited...
  • SharePoint 2016 has been officially announced today. SharePoint Server 2016 wi…

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    SharePoint 2016 has been officially announced today. SharePoint Server 2016 will become generally available in Q2 2016, with a public beta planned for Q4 2015. SharePoint Server 2016 will deliver enhancements and new capabilities in three major areas: · Improved user experiences · Cloud-inspired infrastructure · Compliance and reporting Read more details on the Office Blog. SharePoint Server 2016 Update - Office Blogs In February, we shared our vision on the... Read the rest of the story at…
  • Ola Cabs, the biggest cab provider in India is hacked. It has raised $500 mill…

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Ola Cabs, the biggest cab provider in India is hacked. It has raised $500 million in funding, and processes 150,000 bookings a day. Busting Ola Wallet A few weeks ago I was working on some weekend fun project… I exactly don’t remember what that was. I was monitoring my p… Read the rest of the story at
  • Microsoft apps will be bundled on Cyanogen's Android phones later this year. h…

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Microsoft apps will be bundled on Cyanogen's Android phones later this year. Take that, Google: Microsoft apps will be bundled on Cyanogen's Android phones The company that wants to 'take Android away from Google' just signed a deal to bundle Microsoft apps with its operating system. Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Software Lifecycle Automation

  • What do you mean your software works? My solution still doesn’t!

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

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

    Dan O'Connor
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    It has been known for a long time that software when released contains bugs. The nirvana is to release with no bugs at all, however to test every single use case is very unlikely if not impossible. There is always one constraint or another that stops you from testing every possible permutation of your software, and in my experience (other experiences may differ) it could be that there are so many possible permutations that testing every single one would mean the testing period would run into years – even given an increase in QA resources. Amongst these bugs are vulnerabilities within…
  • Ask Sam – BYOD Feedback

    Ask Sam
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Dear licensing professionals, I’ve been working through variety of software licensing issues in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) space and I’m not seeing that the software publishing community has caught up with the variety of systems and environments that companies need to deal with today.  But I want to hear from you – especially those of you in the LinkedIn groups – what issues are you dealing with? Have you been able to establish a licensing program that you feel meets your organization’s BYOD requirements? As many of you know, Microsoft has the new Per User Software…
  • The trick behind communicating effectively

    Dave Westwood
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Communicating through text is becoming more popular and important all the time. The combination of the internet and mobile devices has unleashed text messages, blogs, tweets and a plethora of longer articles and books all available at the click of a button. All these forms have their own sets of rules for effective communication, from the dense code-like texts where the media dictates short dense messages through the koan-like tweets where your philosophy must be delivered in 140 characters or less and on to the longer, more considered and structured arguments that form the basis of books and…
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  • AT&T is this Right or Fare?

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:57 am
    Originally posted on: here is a new problem, with all the new options and deals out there, AT&T is forcing us to pay full price of phones "Next" while we already have been with them for years and years, 25 years for me, and were eligible for new phone, meaning finished a two year contract.  What is this?  Now my bill is about $180.00 every month for a two phone family plan?  Really.Go a head and add your comments, let us know what you think and how you working with this new charges.
  • Links for Web Components and Polymer

    Steve Albers
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Originally posted on: the April 18 Code Camp discussion examples:
  • Hyper-V & PowerShell – How to create a VM with a differential disk

    Waclaw Chrabaszcz
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    Originally posted on: many times you have to create a VM to test something? How many times you have to watch OS installation progress. Enough! All you need is to create a differential disk to your golden image and spin it. There is another advantage of differential disk. You can create a pseudo strip and keep master image on one drive (SSD) and differential disks on other hard drives. I like this setup for my R&D games. It saves a lot of storage and improves VMs performance. Ad of…
  • Chrome Trendnet cloud plugin problem

    Mike Koerner
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Originally posted on: have a Trendnet cloud IP cam at home.  Ususally I can browse to it through the trendnet proxy.  But today it wouldn't work in Chrome.  Kept prompting me to install the plugin.  I knew Chrome was in the process of not supporting plugins so I figured this was the reason.  So how to enable it?google "npapi chrome enable"chrome://flags/#enable-npapi , set to enable
  • C#/.NET Little Wonders: Static Using Statements in C# 6

    James Michael Hare
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    Originally posted on: Once again, in this series of posts I look at the parts of the .NET Framework that may seem trivial, but can help improve your code by making it easier to write and maintain. The index of all my past little wonders posts can be found here Visual Studio 2015 is on the horizon!  In fact, some of you may already have played with the preview and seen some of the many neat new things to come – both in the IDE and in the C# language. For those who haven’t…
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    Slice of MIT from the MIT Alumni Association

  • Photo of the Week by Owen Franken ’68—April 18 , 2015

    Alan Scott
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Curious about Owen Franken? View more of his work via the Franken Photo of the Week category, learn more in this profile, read a What Matters opinion column he wrote called “Life in Brownian Motion,” or visit his Web site.
  • Monumental Sculptor: The One-Time MIT Student Behind the Minute Man and Lincoln Memorial

    Jay London
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Anyone who has spent spring on campus should be familiar with the Patriots’ Day holiday, Boston’s unofficial beginning of spring and the date of the Boston Marathon since 1897. Historically, Patriots’ Day honors the first military engagements of the American Revolution—the battles of Lexington and Concord, which took place about 10 miles west of Cambridge […]
  • How Do You Connect Thousands of Entrepreneurs? Start with Breakfast.

    Jay London
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    MIT alumnus Ron Schmelzer went from serial entrepreneur to Chief Event Wrangler for the monthly meetup TechBreakfast.
  • Science Journalists Sharpen Their Edge at MIT

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    What do serious science writers do for professional education? Come to MIT. For 32 years, about a dozen science writers have join the community as Knight Science Journalism at MIT fellows each year. So far, that’s 320 journalists. For nine months, they get a fresh whiff of science-in-the-making through course work, field trips, and workshops, […]
  • Video: See What’s New at the Glass Lab, Forge, and Foundry

    Julie Barr
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    At MIT, applying theories and skills through hands-on projects has been an educational theme from the very beginning—one which takes unique shape in forge, foundry, and glassblowing activities in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE). This week, MIT celebrated new opportunities in this area. On Monday, the renovated space was reopened as the W. […]
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  • Bad advice for first time speakers

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

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

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

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

    6 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    I use a macbook air as my only computer and I do not have an external display. This means that my screen has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900. For those of you with multiple monitor setups you might think it is odd but it works for me and forces me to concentrate on the task at hand (or it would if I didn't have a tablet and phone as well). Visiting a friend over xmas I connected the laptop to a large HD screen to watch a movie. I was surprised to see that the resolution on the laptop also increased. How was that possible? How was my laptop displaying at a higher resolution when connected…
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  • The Changing Role of IT Professionals

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Information Technology is a great field. With technology advancing at the speed of sound, there is never a period when IT becomes boring, or hits an intellectual wall. New devices, new software, more network bandwidth, and new opportunities to make all this technology do great things for our professional and private lives.   Or, it becomes a frightening professional and intellectual cyclone which threatens to make our jobs obsolete, or diluted due to business units accessing IT resources via a web page and credit card, bypassing the IT department entirely. One of the biggest challenges IT…
  • The Changing Face of Technology and Innovation

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A friend of mine’s son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new developed over the past 5 years was both exciting and moving. To be fair, the guy grew up in an Internet world, with access to online resources including Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications. The interesting part of his re-introduction to the “wired” world was watching the comprehension flashes he…
  • Can IT Standards Facilitate Innovation?

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    IT professionals continue to debate the benefits of standardization versus the benefits of innovation, and the potential of standards inhibiting engineer and software developer ability to develop creative solutions to business opportunities and challenges.  At the Open Group Conference in San Diego last week (3~5 February) the topic of  standards and innovation popped up not only in presentations, but also in sidebar conversations surrounding the conference venue. In his presentation “SOA4BT (Service-Oriented Architecture for Business Technology) – From Business Services to…
  • SDNs in the Carrier Hotel

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

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

  • Business Process Management in the Real World — Why It’s Important to Govern Both Automated and Manual Processes

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

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

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

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

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

    Paul Acevedo
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launched on previous-gen platforms in October of 2014, the Xbox One and PlayStation had already been available for nearly a year. Many Borderlands fans like me who would otherwise be the prime target of The Pre-Sequel had already moved on to new consoles. We all hoped and/or expected Gearbox and 2K to port the game to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 where it would look and run better than any Borderlands console game before it. This year, we got our wish! Not only did The Pre-Sequel recently make its way to new-gen consoles, it also brought Borderlands 2 along for…
  • Listen to The Wombats on Xbox Music and watch The Wedding Ringer on Xbox Video this weekend

    Jonathan Dollison
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    Every week, new stuff drops on Xbox Music and Xbox Video that it becomes hard to keep up. Well, that's where we come in. Every weekend we'll highlight some of the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows just dropped on Xbox Video for your viewing pleasure. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
  • ICYMI: April 18, 2015

    Seth Brodeur
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central! Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
  • Windows Phone Weekly Digest: April 18, 2015

    Seth Brodeur
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features. Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss. Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."
  • Here is why Microsoft wants hamburger menus in Windows 10 for phone

    John Callaham
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    The controversial switch from the ellipsis in Windows Phone 8 to the hamburger menu in Windows 10 for phone was explained by a former, and anonymous, Microsoft employee during a verified Reddit AMA session this week. While the employee chose not to identify himself, he has been verified by Reddit.
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  • Gamification takes motivation to the next level [Video]

    Peter Horsten
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Digital engagement is yesterday’s news. To be successful, you need to get beyond engagement. You need to motivate people to take action – and that’s the promise of gamification. By understanding the essential elements of gamification, you can unleash its power to truly motivate the masses. How does gamification engage and motivate people? What’s different about a digital engagement model? Brian Burke discussed it all during the diner keynote at the CIO Dinershow. Picture credits: CIO DinershowThe post Gamification takes motivation to the next level [Video] appeared first on…
  • The most misunderstood design pattern – Object Pool

    Michał Warkocz
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    Have you ever heard about Object Pooling? If you are a software developer then probably you have. It is usually described as a design pattern that allows you to decrease memory allocations. Is this all Object Pooling is? Well, not even close. The basics To talk about properties of the Object Pool pattern let’s first take a look at what it actually is in code. Based on the MSDN generic the Object Pool implementation for a multithreaded application may look as follows: public class ObjectPool { private readonly ConcurrentBag _items = new ConcurrentBag(); private readonly Func _generator;…
  • No more trouble making a hairdressing appointment

    Ewa Piórko
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    How can a custom-made software solution be a remedy to bad hair days? Read the story of BarberBooking, a project we successfully carried out with one of our key customers from the Netherlands. Clients demand instant communication Do you know what troubles hairdressers and their customers these days? Would you believe they may have difficulty getting in touch to make an appointment? How come, you would ask? Well, in fact it turns out to be quite a problem. Here is a story of how one of our key business partners from the Netherlands, Da Vinci International (DVI), decided to respond to the…
  • Agile contracting: challenge accepted!

    Peter Horsten
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    Agile development based on a contract that has been accepted by lawyers seems impossible. The nature of traditional purchasing and contracting processes does not match the Agile principles. When a project is small you can manage to find a workaround, but for a huge, high risk project the situation is different. The client wants to know what he gets for his money, while in fact he cannot really specify his needs in sufficient detail. Having adopted Agile working principles years ago, at a certain moment we had to face this challenge. And it just appeared to be like Nelson Mandela once said:…
  • DreamFactory — let there be (mobile) API for everyone!

    Daniel Dekanski
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Since the advent of Web 2.0, social interaction is king. Now, almost every single mobile app works in the environment of its users exchanging ideas through content authoring, comments, likes and shares. Even the simplest and most “personal” of them, like personal planners, address books and to-do lists, enable users to put their data in the cloud, share them with others and access them using a myriad of devices and interfaces. The bottom line is that every one of them needs a back-end and an API to talk to. All projects are executed through tight cooperation between back-end…
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  • Arcade Block: March Unboxing

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

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

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

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

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Every year, PAX East has such a wide variety of games to check out and see that you would be hard pressed to try everything. I took a ton of photos... -- Click to Read More --
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  • Hugos 2015 – The Hurricane of Hypocrisy

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

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

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

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

    14 Nov 2013 | 7:02 am
    I have been thinking of doing this for a long time. Actually I plan to extend it to 100 books that I think are a good foundation for anyone to read in order to have a more rounded, more able, and most of all a more independent way of thinking than just unconsciously going along with the greater reactive biomass that is carefully being shaped by TV and other mass media, including this here Internet. Just to be clear then, my criteria for whether a book makes it into my top 100 is primarily based on the practical, real effect it has on you awakening from the dreary, matrix-like slumber induced…
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  • UX For The Real World

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

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

    Desdemona Bandini
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    We have received several reports of a new type of cybercrime gaining steam over the Internet involving LinkedIn, mystery shopping scammers and university professors. The way it works is thieves are hacking into the LinkedIn accounts of respected university professors and targeting their colleagues and former students with a proposition to earn easy extra cash for market research. Knowing that professors command a certain level of respect and authority it is a scam that works based on trusted relationships not only with the faculty whose accounts are hacked, but also with LinkedIn as a trusted…
  • Los Angeles, Meet “Fixed” the App That Fixes Your Parking Tickets

    Desdemona Bandini
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    How many times have you been confused by the contradicting parking signs in L.A.? You know the ones, they go something like this; if it is a full moon on Friday, you can park here for 2.5 hours, as long as you are not in front of a restaurant or see a guy with a patch on his eye standing on the corner. Yeah, purposefully vague. Good news, Fixed, the San Francisco app that helps drivers fight tickets has just launched in Los Angeles after raising an additional $650,000 in seed funding last February. Fixed claims that 50% of tickets are dismissed when challenged. The free app gives drivers…
  • Streaming Live from NMX & NAB All Week!

    Efren Toscano
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    That’s right folks!  We will be streaming live all week from NMX & NAB!  So if you didn’t get a chance to take a trip to Las Vegas for NMX & NAB we will be your virtual tether into the show! What’s NMX? If you are unfamiliar with New Media Expo (NMX) its a prolific new media industry conference that offers a diverse array of content – covering social media for business, blog, podcast and video content creation, distribution, and monetization, the latest social networking tool, tech and trends –– and also covering topics in all vertical niche areas of…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • Setup Google Apps Catch-All Email Address

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

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

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

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

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

    Shivam Srivastava
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Developed and published by Machine Zone, Game of War: Fire Age is a massive multiplayer online strategy video game that has got everyone engrossed and battling for the supremacy of kingdoms. Such has been the popularity of the Game of War: Fire Age that it was one of the top-grossing applications in the year 2014. Gamers were mesmerized with games such as Age of Empires and the games stemming from World of Warcraft series. This game has taken the city building mechanics of both the games to perfection and put them under one banner. You just need to gather resources as they are the ones that…
  • Crossy Road For Mac – Cool Game For Casual Gamers!

    Shivam Srivastava
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Gaming now a days is the new cool thing in the society. Not only children but grown-ups also enjoy the new gaming processes that include unique and amazing graphics; and also those games which have an attractive appeal to the crowd. Crossy Road is one such game with amazing graphics and an interesting appeal which has taken the gaming to all new level. Read More: Indulge Yourself In Pure Pleasure With The Room Two – Download For Mac! CROSSY ROAD was introduced to the world by the famous Hipster Whale Company in 2014. And soon the game shook the game world with a quake. It’s a game which…
  • Indulge Yourself In Pure Pleasure With The Room Two – Download For Mac!

    Shivam Srivastava
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    Smartphone games these days are taking each respective leading app market, quite by storm. From aged people to those small kids, literally everyone is falling for these games. Among these, The Room Two takes a prominent place. This is due to the fact that this game actually incorporates a different level of awesomeness. Read more: Need for Speed Most Wanted For Mac – Free Download! About The Room Two: The Room Two is a 2013 riddle feature game that has been originated by a British-based company called Fireproof Games as a spin-off of its predecessor, The Room. The game was initially…
  • Twickets for Mac: Your Chance to Get Those Exclusive Concert Tickets

    Shivam Srivastava
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
    You know how fast tickets to concerts and other musical events in London and other cities of UK sell off. In fact, in cases where the event is heavily advertised and involves known celebrities and musicians, you could be surprised (and disappointed) to find that all tickets have been sold inside 15 minutes slot of the sale. If you are a big fan of musical and sporting events and never miss a chance to attend them, here is finally an app that helps you to secure your admission rights even if all the tickets have been sold. Yes, I am talking about Twickets, an app that has now been made…
  • Pandora Radio For Mac – The Best App For Music Lovers

    Shivam Srivastava
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    For all those who simply fall for new and freshly released music, nothing can be better than an application that can stay with you all the time and just anywhere. However, relying on any latest released music or radio application is something that can be quite risky. Thus, a boon for all music lovers is here in the form of an application called Pandora Radio. Read More: Sharing Is Now Easier With ShareIt – Get It For Mac! What Does Pandora Do? Pandora web radio is a free application by Pandora which streams music, which you need and whenever you want. With Pandora Radio, you can listen…
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  • An Idealistic Day Of A Coder (Infographic)

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Travel to Alien Planet – Bug Boxes – Engineered Microbes The next time humans intend to set foot on an alien planet, they may not have to travel alone but travel along with small lightweight `bug... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Logitech Bluetooth Adapter : Gadget Review

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Logitech Bluetooth Adapter Offers Simplicity Backed By Performance In the world of gadgets Smartphones are the most talked and bought gadgets which are ruling the world right now. Still there are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Leaked Details, If True, Point To Potent AMD Zen CPU

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    It has been more than a year that the potential new about the next-generation CPU architecture from AMD, and it has been code named which known as Zen however it is running in the fantasy of the fans... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why is My Website Loading Slowly

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    As a website owner, you likely already know the importance of ensuring your site loads quickly. You know that even mere seconds can make all the difference between your visitors sticking around and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Who Makes The Most Reliable Hard Disk Drives?

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:48 pm
    The most daunting question for any PC maker and owners is as to who is best hard drives maker? This story is being constantly followed by the unlimited online backup company called as the Backblaze.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Ipsos Marketing U.S.

  • “Share of Buttons”?  Yeah, that’s a Thing Now.

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

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

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

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

    Paul Crowe
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    In my last article, I shared some R&D conducted by Ipsos on how consumers consume concepts. The results indicated that consumers typically do not consume traditional concepts in a linear fashion: they almost always start with the image and then the headline, moving to the insight and then price (typically at the bottom of the concept) and then moving on to the body of the concept. This result was striking, but also not very surprising. After all, as an industry we typically expose consumers to the entire concept all at once – essentially letting them consume the concept in any order…
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Win big prizes when you sign up for a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge with Smart Postpaid

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    If you’re planning to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, then it might be a good idea to get it at Smart. Not only  you get the this year’s most highly anticipated smartphone to go along with your Smart postpaid plan, you’ll also get the chance to win exciting prizes IF you get it during the device’s official launch weekend. From April 18 to 19, those who receive their Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge units from select Smart Stores nationwide will earn a chance to win exciting prizes, including airfare and accommodations to Hong Kong or Boracay, tickets to the Katy…
  • ASUS PH announces the affordable ZenFone C

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:36 am
    ASUS Philippines has recently announced the newest member of the Zenfone series, the ZenFone C (ZC451CG). Priced at an affordable P4,595, the stylish compact comes with an Intel processor, a vivid 4.5-inch display, and a 5MP PixelMaster main camera. Intel Inside Under the hood, you’ll find a 1.2GHz quad core Intel Atom Z2520 processor with their patented Hyper Threading technology. The tech allows multiple threads to run on each core, allowing for better performance and increased efficiency. To handle applications, the phone comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. Rounding out the…
  • Cignal Subscribers: Get Two Phones and Unlimited Facebook on Sun Plan 399

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Now, here’s a good deal for Cignal subscribers. Sun Cellular is offering two smartphones when you sign up for a new Sun Plan 399. The plan includes unlimited calls and texts to Sun, 250 texts to other networks, unlimited access to Facebook, plus the Alcatel OneTouch Scribe Easy and the 20.05D. The Alcatel OneTouch Scribe Easy runs on Android and is powered by a Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processor. It sports a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen that is protected by scratch-resistant glass, and features a 5MP main camera. It also includes a stylus for easier navigation. The Alcatel 20.05D is a…
  • Quick Review: Imation LINK Power Drive can Store Data and Charge your iPhone

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Despite being great devices, the iPhone and iPad have their limitations. For both devices, it’s limited storage. With no SD card slot for expansion, you are left with few options when it comes to maximizing space. And if you’re using an iPhone, battery life is a pressing matter. Sure you can carry a powerbank and backup your data in the cloud, but Imation has a better solution with for you: The Link PowerDrive. It’s a flash drive and powerbank in one. Features: Data storage and powerbank in one Back photos and videos Built-in stand for iPhone Use with Link PowerDrive app USB…
  • Global Launch of LG G4 is on April 28 and 29

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:57 pm
    The LG G4 is coming! Consumer electronics giant LG Electronics is set to globally launch the much awaited flagship on April 28 and 29 of this year. When the images of the flagship were leaked, everyone now knows what the G4 will look like. And it looks great. Thankfully, the design didn’t stray too far from it’s predecessor, MWC’s Best Smartphone awardee, the LG G3. The global teaser confirmed what we know because of the leaks: The G4 is going for a big change aesthetically, and its doing it by going with the sophisticated feel of stitched leather to adorn some of its back…
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  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2015

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

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

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

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Later today, Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Phoenix, Arizona. This year the defending Champions from Seattle Seahawks will play New England Patriots in the final. If you like, I love watching NFL you might find it even more interesting with some apps for your Android phone. I have found some of the best for you here: 1.
  • What is a Google Chromecast?

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

  • Better Law Firm Copy, Part 3: Benefits, Not Features

    Andre Sólo
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Previously in this series we discussed giving your firm a voice and writing the perfect sales page. But you have lots of other types of pages to write, too—an about page, your home page, attorney profiles and probably lots of others. Each of these pages needs to shine. On some level, each one is working to convince potential clients that they should hire you. So how do you make them as strong as possible? One important way to do that is to make sure you’re focusing on benefits, not features. This advice is repeated often in the marketing world and there’s a reason for…
  • Better Law Firm Copy, Part 2: How to Write a Landing Page

    Andre Sólo
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Previously in this series I talked about how to give your firm a strong voice. This time we tackle one of the most important pages on your site: a landing designed to get clients. These pages are notoriously hard to write, but when done well they bring in lots of new business. How Landing Pages Work A landing page focuses on one problem and how you can solve it. In a law firm, that means you have a landing page for each of your practice areas. Sometimes you’ll want several that focus on different types of cases—perhaps one for construction accidents and one for car…
  • Better Law Firm Copy, Part 1: You Need a Voice

    Andre Sólo
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Recently I talked about bad web copy on law firm websites. Bad copy causes two problems: it loses potential clients and it hurts SEO. The better written your website is, the more engaging it is to future clients, and the more valuable it becomes in the eyes of Google. So what does good copy look like, and how do you write it? Today is the beginning of a three part series dedicated to answering that question. And the first, most important step is developing your firm’s voice—and making sure you project that voice in everything you write. Voice Matters The “voice” of…
  • UK Google Lawsuit Raises Big Questions

    Andre Sólo
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Privacy rights are a divisive issue. If you’re worried that big tech companies are taking too many liberties with our  personal information, then you might be very happy to see the lawsuit that’s gaining steam against Google in the UK—and if so, the British courts have your back. A Court of Appeal just decided that the lawsuit will go forward despite Google’s protests. However, the issue at the heart of the lawsuit isn’t what you’d expect. No one spied on anyone, and no consumer information was sold to advertisers. In fact, Google’s offense looks a lot more like a technical…
  • You Don’t Need an App for That

    Andre Sólo
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Apps are useful. A well designed app can add amazing functionality to a phone or an online experience, using little more than the right data, a 3G connection and a good user interface. With the rise of apps, however, came sales pitches. Marketers have pushed them on business owners left and right, urging every company to launch its own custom app. It’s touted as a way to “improve” your mobile website. But does it? And does every business really need one? The answers to these questions matter, because the cost of developing an app is not small. Depending on the complexity, the amount…
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  • SEOface icons

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    There are a lot of great icon packs in the wild, but if you're particularly looking for some SEO icons like stats, analytics, rankings or localization then you may want a bit more diversity to choose from.
  • Unicode chars are now colored in latest Firefox on Windows 8.1

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

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

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

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

    Associated Press
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly." Websites that don't fit the description will be demoted in Google's search results on smartphones while those meeting the criteria will be more likely to appear at the top of the rankings — a prized position that can translate into more visitors and money. Although…
  • Harvard professor reveals why America's infrastructure is so awful, who is to blame, and how we can finally fix it

    Abby Jackson and Henry Blodget
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    If there's one thing most Americans agree on, it's that our national infrastructure blows. But we never do anything about it. Why not? Who's to blame? And how can we finally fix it?Join the conversation about this story »
  • Subscriptions are enjoying a new prominence as a revenue engine for digital content and apps

    Mark Hoelzel
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Many digital media companies have embraced monthly and annual subscriptions. The business model allows digital media companies to provide a premium experience that offers more than the basic, often ad-supported service level. Subscriptions are enjoying a new prominence as a revenue model for digital content and apps. Internet companies are exploiting the opportunity to boost ARPU (average revenue per user), thanks to recurring payments from a subscriber base. In this new and exclusive report from BI Intelligence we look at how prominent players in five…
  • Apple just unveiled a ton of new Apple Watch Sport band colors

    Maya Kosoff
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Jony Ive revealed a new series of Apple Watch Sport band colors at Milan Design Week this week, 9to5Mac reports. At an Apple showcase on Friday with Phil Schiller and Marc Newson in attendance, Ive debuted never-before-seen Sport bands in new colors, including a number of "skin tone" colors, red, dark blue, and yellow. Umberta Gnutti Beretta, a philanthropist and artist, posted a picture on Instagram showing off the new Sport band colors. While Apple is not currently launching the Apple Watch in Italy, Milan's influence as a harbinger of fashion makes it an important city for Apple to show…
  • Watch the latest SpaceX rocket landing attempt in this mind-blowing close-up footage

    Jessica Orwig
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Elon Musk's private company SpaceX successfully launched a multi-million dollar Falcon 9 rocket last Tuesday, April 14 and then tried to land the first stage of that rocket on a barge.  This was their second attempt to ever try such an incredible feat, and it went better than last time. This time, the rocket actually managed to land on the platform but did not remain in an upright position. Upon falling sideways, it exploded.  Here's the latest, incredible footage of the rocket gently touching down on the platform and then tipping over on its side. SpaceX released a YouTube video earlier…
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  • Keith’s PGP Key

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

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

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

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

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s now almost two years on, since that fateful day at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong when Edward Snowden divulged secret NSA documents detailing unlawful and on-going spying programs carried out in the name of security. Sure we knew the government had ‘a’ spying program, and we’ve all seen Hollywood movies with fictional technology that allowed […]
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  • Hannover Messe 2015: Wibu-Systems presents a collaborative project to support secure Industry 4.0

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

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

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

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

    13 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    A long-time exhibitor, Wibu-Systems is showcasing its technology at its own booth for the first time at this year’s Embedded World. At booth 369 in hall 4, visitors have the opportunity to learn the latest services provided by the new CodeMeter License Central 2.10. This versatile tool for the creation, management, and delivery of licenses now gives manufacturers a simple solution for activating and deactivating functions in the software embedded in machines, production systems and devices.Other highlights at Embedded World include the innovative technologies unveiled by Wibu-Systems last…
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  • Analyst: Apple Watch pre-orders over 2.3 million

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    Analyst: Apple Watch pre-orders over 2.3 million via - Apple may be keeping quiet on sales numbers for the Apple Watch, but that’s not stopping researchers from giving out their own estimates. There have been some over the past few days—the most recent comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst who has a proven track record when it comes to guessing Apple numbers. Kuo estimates the Apple Watch global pre-orders to be over 2.3 million units. Furthermore, the analyst adds that the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition will represent order allocations of 85%, 15%, and less than…
  • Gionee to start their journey in Bangladesh from April 19

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Gionee to start their journey in Bangladesh from April 19 via - Gionee, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, will be officially starting their journey here in Bangladesh from 19th of April. The company has gained much popularity worldwide after releasing the most thinnest smartphone ever measuring only 5.5 mm thick. Later on, they went even further by releasing a 5.1 mm thick smartphone. By starting their operations here, Bangladesh will be the 83rd country in the list of their country offices. You can follow updates of Gionee Bangladesh from their facebook page here. Seems like Gionee official…
  • Huawei announces P8 and P8 Max

    Ehsanul Haque Nitol
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Huawei announces P8 and P8 Max via - Huawei is getting a lot of attention these days and why wouldn’t they? They have announced pretty decent devices in Mobile World Congress 2015 including a really good smartwatch. The most talked about device was the Ascend Mate 7 as well as the Honor 6 Plus. While the first one boasts the ultimate screen to body ratio the later one promises high end image quality with its unique dual rear camera. Now two more devices gets added up to this list, the successor of Huawei P7, the P8 and P8 Max. Huawei P8 Huawei P8 is the successor of P7 keeping the same…
  • Cyanogen bundling Microsoft apps in Android OS

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Cyanogen bundling Microsoft apps in Android OS via - Microsoft and Cyanogen today announced a partnership which will see the latter bundling Microsoft apps in its Android software. Bundled apps include Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Bing. They will show up in Cyanogen’s releases later this year. Microsoft has been trailing in the mobile space for a long time. Windows Phone is nowhere near the top two—Android and iOS—but has carved out a comfortable third place position. Its apps, however, have been doing quite well. Other than their regular apps, Microsoft has…
  • Nokia buying Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Nokia buying Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion via - Nokia may not be around as a smartphone-maker nowadays, but the company is still going strong. Today it announced its plans to purchase Alcatel-Lucent, one of the biggest telecom equipment makers in the market right now. Nokia will pay $16.6 billion in shares for the purchase. They are expected to complete the merger in the first half of next year. There have been some concerns about antitrust issues, but the French government has backed the deal. Nokia will pay $16.6 billion in shares for the purchase. The telecom market is filled with big…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • How Do SEO Poisoning Attacks Impact WordPress Users?

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are many reasons a hacker might want to gain access to a WordPress site, but one that seems particularly topical at the moment is the SEO poisoning attack — a black hat SEO technique to improve the search ranking of sites associated with the attacker or to use a site’s existing search engine optimization […]
  • Monetizing A WordPress Site With Memberships

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are many different ways to make money from a successful publishing venture, but the two most popular are advertising and subscriptions. Of these, advertising is by far the most popular. Web users expect to get content for free, which makes it difficult for publishers and writers to convince them to pay. Advertising is a […]
  • eCommerce Drop Shipping With Magento

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Setting up an eCommerce store often requires significant capital investment for stock and warehouse space. That poses a barrier to entry for many who would like to start a small eCommerce business. Drop shipping is an alternative to the traditional eCommerce process where retailers purchase their products from a wholesaler and then sell items from […]
  • White Labeling WordPress For Cohesive Branding And Improved User Experience

    10 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Most WordPress users don’t care about WordPress. The name of the content management system, the majority of its functionality, its community, and the underlying framework don’t matter one whit to them. They care deeply about publishing content, about making sales, about generating leads — WordPress is just the tool they use achieve those goals. The […]
  • Four Powerful WordPress Theme Frameworks You Should Know About

    9 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you have some development experience and you want to create a unique WordPress site, a theme framework is often the best way to go. When you buy a theme from a theme marketplace or download one from a free theme repository, many design decisions are made for you. Frameworks offer more opportunity to make […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Gamers Connect #4 to be held in Hyderabad, displaying Titan X, Gaming monitors and more!

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

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

    The Sorcerer
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Both Micron and Intel have jointly collaborated on making a new type of 3D NAND which allows them to provide up to 32 layers of flash NAND per package. By doing so, manufacturers can provide storage space up to 48 GB per 3D NAND chip, which will enable even the tiny M.2 form factor based SSDs to have larger amount of storage space to up to 3.5TB and up to 10TB in 2.5″ SATA/SATA Express-based SSD form factors. Apart from increasing storage space per package, it will help to decrease the cost per GB, making it even more competitive against HDDs. It will provide higher bandwidth for both…
  • Nvidia preps GTX 980Ti with GM200 core

    The Sorcerer
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    There’s news developing that Nvidia will be introducing GTX 980Ti using GM200 Core that is also used in Titan X. It is said that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti card will be releasing in few months, at the time time frame as AMD R9 390X GPU launch. With the same GM200 core as in GTX Titan X, it will be interesting to see how both of these graphic cards perform. The timeframe and certain details, however, are not yet confirmed. However, unlike the GTX Titan X, the GTX 980Ti will be a non-reference versions made by its respective AIB partners. According to the reports, the upcoming GTX 980Ti…
  • AIDA64 Benchmark v5.20 released, support for upcoming processors provided

    The Sorcerer
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:09 am
    Finalware has released the newer AIDA64 v5.20 benchmark which provides optimizations for AMD ‘Carrizo’ APU and Intel ‘Broadwell’ series processors, along with support for upcoming Intel ‘Braswell’, ‘Broadwell-H’, ‘Cherry Trail’ and ‘Skylake’ CPUs. Seeing that updates of benchmarking software are rolling in, it’s safe to speculate that these processor and SOC lines up from both Intel and AMD are soon to arrive in the retail markets. AIDA64 also provided support for certain SSDs such as Crucial BX 100, MX 200 and…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Impressed with Google Handwriting Input

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

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

    5 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    After receiving the Android 5.1 update via OTA last week I calmed down. Confidence shot up by a couple of points knowing that my Nexus 5 once more is sporting the latest version of Android. I should be. I’ve never had issues with Android updates in the many years of using Nexus devices. Until now. While the performance and battery consumption have been improved, well as far as I can tell, my Nexus 5 has seen an increase of restarts and crashes. At first I thought it was because of the many apps I cycle through on a typical day. But no. Even after clearing the previously running apps, my…
  • Experts: Stop random drug testing in schools

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:13 pm
    A very interesting piece on Reuters, experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics have come out with a study that says random drug testing in schools is not recommended. It’s expensive, does little to stop substance abuse and may have even led to unwanted effects on students. Could the same be said of random drug testing at the workplace?
  • Liham kay Pareng Noynoy

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:51 pm
    I’ve been wanting to write about how President Aquino has made blunder after blunder with regards to the tragic Mamasapano massacre that took the lives of 44 SAF officers. This letter by Teddy Casino captures my sentiments exactly.
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • 3 Tips For Making Infographics Informative & Creative

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

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    The Survey Says…Original Research Leads to Credibility and Thought Leadership Market research is a staple of the global technology community, thanks to its ability to illuminate trends, provide insights into the forces at work, and help companies make better business decisions. Original research helps you understand your customers’ business challenges, purchase plans, and perceived barriers to adoption. It also gives you credible statistics and insights to inform your content marketing strategy — and to use in content pieces. Two components are vital to research success: 1. Access to…
  • Making Your (Power)Point: 6 Steps to Audience-Centric Storytelling

    Beyond PR
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    There is no more universal love/hate relationship in business than our unending use of PowerPoint. When well crafted, a slide deck can help speakers tell a story that inspires their audience. However, the all-too-common response to yet another PowerPoint presentation is a sea of dull-eyed stares. You’re not alone in looking for the love. As the senior creative manager at PR Newswire, my colleagues often seek my assistance when creating presentations. In addition to providing an aesthetic review, I also find myself guiding them to restructure their stories to improve the clarity, relevance…
  • 4 Truths about the Buyer’s Journey & Content Marketing

    Beyond PR
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Content2Conversion, #C2C15, was a vibrant exchange of ideas for marketers and communicators – like me – charged with designing and executing content marketing and multi-channel demand generation plans. For those not able to attend, I thought I’d share a few of the themes and ideas that resonated with me, especially as I think about the year ahead. The buyer’s journey is linear – never. Many marketers put together flow charts, spreadsheets and plans that depict a straight progression through the marketing funnel – but what’s the reality? The world changes, new business…
  • 3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015

    InformationWeek Blog
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Competition and cloud delivery haven’t done enough to improve enterprise apps. Buyers must pressure vendors for better features, improved usability, and meaningful analytics. With the rise of software-as-a-service, enabled by new tools that support speedier development and implementation, there’s a huge and fast-growing number of enterprise applications available for nearly every business process imaginable. From financial management and customer relationship management to marketing and booking corporate travel, there’s an app (or 20) for that. But more doesn’t always mean…
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    What's On My PC

  • (In My Opinion) – Best Dedicated Photo Resizer Out There

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Needed to batch resize some photos this morning, so I immediately went to FastStone’s website and grabbed the portable version of FastStone Photo Resizer. I was able to resize a folder containing approximately 300MB of photo files (that were of high def) to 100MB without any noticeable loss of clarity in the pics (so that […]
  • Spice Up Your Documents With CopyPasteCharacters

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Have you ever seen documents or emails where someone has “somehow” inserted special characters or symbols in the document and you are wondering, “Where are these symbols on the keyboard?”. These symbols or characters are referred to in the geek world as “alt codes”. These symbols and characters are keyboard generated by pressing the ALT key […]
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender) Did Not Make The Cut

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    Call me crazy, but I have never paid for antivirus software due to the FREE options that are available (and have never had a virus on any of my PC’s — “knock on wood”). I personally do not care for the security suites that often ship with new PC’s and will actually remove them. I […]
  • Microsoft Office Online and Dropbox Are Shaking Hands

    11 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    If you follow the tech news you will know that Microsoft and Dropbox had earlier established a partnership with a goal to make it easier to work with your Microsoft Office applications from Dropbox. This goal is now to the point where the integration between Dropbox on the web and Office Online is a reality. […]
  • Best Sellers In Notebook Computers (at Amazon for Friday, April 10, 2015)

    10 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    I was just reading yesterday how desktop computer sales are down. I do not know if that applies to notebook computers, but here is the top ten sellers at Amazon, as of the date of this posting. What you will notice that these are all low end notebooks (or chromebooks) for under $300… If you […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Happy and Healthy Focus of April Triangle Happy Fix Meetup

    David Menzies
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    CARY, N.C. -- Locally owned positive lifestyle brand Happy Fix® ( hosted the Triangle Happy Fix Meetup Group’s second get-together April 13 in Cary at Café Carolina on Weston Boulevard. The event featured area Happbassadors (happiness ambassadors) connecting with other like-minded individuals and hearing from wellness coach, yoga instructor, and corporate wellness consultant Samantha Attard.“The Happy Fix Meetup Group supports our mission of building a community of Happbassadors who realize that happy feels good and with regular use, positive thinking becomes a habit…
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Donates Over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation

    David Menzies
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with a donation of over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF). “Nestlé Purina PetCare is very proud of our long-standing partnership with the AKC Canine Health Foundation,” said Ann Viklund, Director of Conformation for the Breeder/Enthusiast Group at Nestlé Purina PetCare and a member of the CHF Board of Directors.  “We both are passionate about the mission of helping dogs live longer, healthier lives, and research funded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation is…
  • Integrated Biometrics Lending Expertise to International Security Events in April

    David Menzies
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    SINGAPORE & SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics (, developer of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is following-up its recent appearance at the premier Connect:ID 2015 industry conference in Washington, D.C. with participation in two major international security events in April. Company leadership is in Singapore for INTERPOL World, a biennial trade event for security manufacturers, and will be traveling to Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands later this month for the Biometrics Institute’s 3rd Identities at the Borders…
  • Bell and Howell VP/CTO Brian Bowers Elected to NAPM Board

    David Menzies
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Ramesh Ratan, CEO of Bell and Howell, has announced that Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Brian Bowers has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Presort Mailers. Bowers is a recognized expert in the sorting industry and will serve a three-year term on the board.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve their business development and organizational goals. NCTechNews supplements…
  • BOMbids™ Positioned to Ignite, Revolutionize The Bill of Materials Marketplace

    David Menzies
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Today BOMbids™ ( is pleased to announce the official beta launch of its cloud-based bill of materials marketplace. Designed to empower both purchasers and vendors BOMbids provides a single common database of engaged BOM's (bill of materials) ranging over all business SIC codes. BOMbids offers a straightforward approach for a national spotlight on individual materials lists being procured through various bid formats. BOMbids is a critically essential tool for both sellers and procurement professionals giving them a distinct advantage over their…
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  • Fanboyismo extremo: dos compañeros de habitación se apuñalan por iOS y Android

    Domadis Cabrera
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    La mayoría de las veces no hay nada malo en ser un fanboy de una determinada marca o dispositivo móvil. Normalmente serás ciego a los aspectos positivos de la otra marca/plataforma y pondrás excusas a los fallos de la plataforma que prefieres. Y aunque a veces los debates se acaloran, generalmente las discusiones son alegres, sanas e inocuas. Pero no podemos decir lo mismo de dos compañeros de habitación de Oklahoma. En lo que parece ser el resultado de una gran borrachera, un usuario de Android y su fiel compañero usuario de iOS comenzaron una conversación sobre qué plataforma es la…
  • El iFlash te permite cambiar el disco duro de tu iPod Classic por una memoria Flash

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Apple descontinuó el iPod Classic hace ya casi dos años, pero lo cierto es que el dispositivo todavía tiene sus fans, ya sea por su diseño con la rueda clic o por su gran capacidad de almacenamiento. Muchos de los iPod Classic hoy en día descansan en cajas polvorientas guardadas en trasteros y encima de armarios en espera de que pasen los años y se conviertan en una pieza de colección, o en espera del iFlash. iFlash, es el nombre de un kit de conversión desarrollado por Other World Computing, que permite remplazar el problemático disco duro del iPod Classic por una tarjeta de memoria…
  • Extrae fotos HD desde un vídeo con Taplet

    Domadis Cabrera
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Al grabar un video con la aplicación de la cámara del iPhone puedes tomar fotos mientras grabas. Hay un botón al lado del botón grabar/parar que te permite hacer eso. Y las fotografías sólo pueden hacerse mientras grabas. Pero una vez has terminado de grabar, no hay ninguna funcionalidad integrada que te permita extraer las fotos desde el vídeo. Para ello, es probable que necesites una aplicación de terceros, y posiblemente una que tendrías que usar desde tu ordenador. Taplet es una aplicación gratuita para iOS que puede hacer precisamente eso; te permite grabar vídeos y tomar…
  • Apple lanza la primera beta de iOS 8.4 con mejoras en la aplicación de Música

    Domadis Cabrera
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Cinco días después del lanzamiento de iOS 8.3, Apple ha liberado la primera versión beta de iOS 8.4. La actualización, lanzada recientemente ofrece un primer vistazo a los planes de Cupertino para la aplicación de Música de iOS. La aplicación de Música en iOS 8.4 tiene un aspecto fresco, pero familiar. Y toma prestadas algunas de las características de la última versión de iTunes, incluyendo un mini reproductor, la funcionalidad “Up Next” y una versión de iTunes Radio más ágil. La función Up Next permite reordenar, agregar o saltar las canciones siempre que lo…
  • Descarga música gratis a tu Mac con Flvto YouTube Downloader

    Domadis Cabrera
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    A la mayoría de las personas nos gusta la música, sobre todo si es gratis, y si además podemos descargarla de forma legal entonces es todo un sueño hecho realidad. Y por suerte para los usuarios de Mac, Flvto YouTube Downloader puede hacer eso y más. Flvto YouTube Downloader es una aplicación gratuita para OS X, y básicamente es un convertidor de YouTube a MP3, o lo que es lo mismo, una aplicación que nos permite descargar el audio de los vídeos de YouTube en distintos formatos, incluido el formato MP3. Para empezar a usar la aplicación sólo tienes que descargarla haciendo clic…
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  • Weekend Open Forum: Have you been playing Mortal Kombat X?

    Justin Kahn
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A new entry in the long running Mortal Kombat series released recently. Personally I’ve never taken fighting games all that seriously, but have enjoyed them over the years as a casual player, and especially in local multiplayer set-ups. The Street Fighter series has obviously been doing its fair share over...
  • Your smartphone is equipped with an FM radio tuner that you can't use

    Shawn Knight
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    FM broadcasting (frequency modulation) has been used for decades as a means of entertainment as well as a news-gathering tool. Its use is on the decline, however, as modern technology has made it easier to listen to music on your own terms and gather news from the Internet.
  • Hackers use new geo inference attacks to identify your exact location

    Justin Kahn
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    New research points at the possibility of attackers accessing your location based on some the data that gets left behind when visiting popular trusted websites. Researchers from the University of Singapore claim to have found a new sort of threat that allows attackers to know your location right down to the...
  • Universal credit card Coin now shipping following lengthy delay

    Shawn Knight
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Remember Coin, the Y Combinator-backed startup that promised to streamline our wallets with a do-it-all credit card-like offering way back in 2013? The device is finally shipping as of today to early backers and pre-order customers following a lengthy delay and a six-month beta.
  • 'Halo: Spartan Strike' arrives on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Steam

    Shawn Knight
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on multiple platforms. This twin-stick shooter from 343 Industries and Vanguard Games is the spiritual successor to 2013’s Halo: Spartan Assault, taking place during the events of Halo 2 in 2552 on New Mombasa.
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  • All Signs Point to Solar Power Juggernaut Rolling On

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

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

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

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dear EarthTalk: The cold winter we’re having here in the Northeast has convinced me to finally beef up my home’s insulation, but I’ve heard that spray foam can off-gas noxious chemicals and pollute the indoor environment. Are there safer options? – Rose Donahue, Framingham, MAMaking your home more energy efficient is certainly good for the planet and will cut your heating/cooling bills, but you’re right to worry about chemical off-gassing. According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), most common spray polyurethane foam insulation contains methylene diphenyl…
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  • 4 Reasons Why Vinyl Is Better Than Digital

    Matthew Hughes
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Greetings, peasants! What, still listening to MP3s? That’s adorable. Look, as someone who knows more about music than you, I think it’s my duty to tell you there’s a better way. It’s called vinyl. No, no. Vinyl didn’t die when Janis Joplin did. It’s still very much alive, and is vastly more preferably to listening to music in a digital format. Come, climb on my fixie. We’ll take a trip to the record store, and I’ll tell you the four reasons why you should ditch digital for 12″ vinyl records. 1. Your Taste in Music Will Improve Let’s…
  • New Toshiba Breakthrough Could Kill the Hard Drive Soon

    Andre Infante
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Ever booted up a PC with a solid state drive? It’s almost a religious experience. The speed is hard to believe until you’ve tried it. An SSD is probably the single most noticeable upgrade for non-gamers. Most people don’t really notice if their CPU is slightly faster or they have a few gigabytes more RAM, but they do notice how much faster Windows starts — not to mention how much easier it is to launch memory intensive programs like Photoshop. Why SSD? SSDs can be many times faster than traditional hard drives i.e. hard drives turning a physical disk beneath a...Read…
  • How to Root Your Chromecast

    Christian Cawley
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    What do you use your Chromecast for? Perhaps you stream content from YouTube to a non-smart TV, or use it as a mirror for your Android gaming. You might have a Plex server, and enjoy streaming video from your computer or server to your TV. Perhaps, like me, you get the feeling that even though an increasing number of apps are supporting Chromecast, the device could potentially do just a bit more, beyond its current raft of uses. Want region blocked content streamed through your Chromecast? With a basic device, this isn’t possible, but by rooting the Chromecast, you unlock the…
  • 5 Insanely Useful Collaboration Tools Your Team Needs to Know About

    Justin Pot
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Remember the first time you ever saw the real-time collaboration feature for Google Docs (now Google Drive)? It seems obvious now, but in 2005 seeing changes happen live felt nothing short of magical. Never again would you have to email documents to various co-workers, only to manually add everyone’s changes to a single document. Ten years later and Google Drive continues to improve, Microsoft offers real-time collaboration in their online version of Office, and Dropbox is reportedly working on a real-time collaboration app of their own. Even with all this, though, many people are stuck…
  • No One Wants a Messy Home – Here’s How to Declutter Yours

    Dave LeClair
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    We all have a lot of stuff. Stuff is fun. But sometimes, our stuff gets the better of us, and we end up with an unmanageable, cluttered mess. What causes us to get cluttered? How do we decide what stuff we need and what we don’t? The infographic below shows you all kinds of tips you can use to declutter your home and live a neater, more enjoyable life. Well, more enjoyable if you like neat. If living cluttered is your thing, than ignore the tips here and get more cool stuff! Via LoftBlinds.Co.Uk Click to EnlargeRead the full article: No One Wants a Messy Home – Here’s How…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • PC Matic Parody

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Laura Jackson
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Computers, software and operating systems are getting more and more sophisticated. With every new update and iteration, our machines are getting safer and more secure. There are more safety precautions against hackers and viruses. The trouble is that hackers and viruses are getting more sophisticated too! Although our systems keep getting smarter, that’s no reason to rest on your laurels. It’s essential that you take steps to keep your machine and your information secure. That’s what we’ll look at today. Don’t ignore the updates The constant pop ups tend to drive us mad on our…
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  • Finland's Toroidion electrifies the street with 1,341-hp 1MW concept car

    C.C. Weiss
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Normally more of a place a car manufacturer might go to cold-test its latest sports car, Finland is sliding its name into supercar design in a rather big, bold way. The all-new Toroidion 1MW concept car was designed, developed and built entirely in Finland. The car wrestles the title of world's most powerful all-electric supercar away from the Rimac Concept One. At a full megawatt (1,341 hp), it's one of the most powerful supercars, period. Besides sheer power, the car showcases some interesting technologies with a wide range of potential applications, from a scalable powertrain to a…
  • ULA Vulcan launcher will return to Earth by helicopter

    David Szondy
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has entered the reusable launcher race with its Next Generation Launch System (NGLS), also known as the Vulcan rocket. This replacement for the current generation of launch systems will incorporate a rocket engine assembly that jettisons from the first stage and is snared in mid-air by a helicopter after reentering the Earth's atmosphere.. Continue Reading ULA Vulcan launcher will return to Earth by helicopter Section: Space Tags: Blue Origin, Centaur, Launch Vehicles, Rocket, United Launch Alliance Related Articles: Blast from the past - restored Avro Vulcan…
  • Boss brings sound synthesis to any electric guitar

    Paul Ridden
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    If you fancy expanding your six-string sound beyond the reach of analog stomps, digital effects and power amps and into the world on sonic synthesis, there are a number of ways to go. You could create your own Frankenguitar hybrid like the Guitarduino, or opt for less a less experimental approach by adding a special pickup to your existing axe, such as Roland's divided pickup or the Tripleplay from Fishman. Buying a new instrument with such technology already installed is another option, but Boss has announced an analog-style synth floor unit called the SY-300 that's been designed to be used…
  • New 12-in MacBook vs. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

    Will Shanklin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    We're in the process of reviewing Apple's new 12-in MacBook, but in the meantime we can see how it compares to another Broadwell Core M device, Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro... Continue Reading New 12-in MacBook vs. Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Section: Laptops Tags: 2-in-1, Apple, Lenovo, Lenovo Yoga, MacBook, Product Comparison Related Articles: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro vs. 2014 Retina MacBook Pro 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display vs. Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro gets lighter and thinner, adds watchband hinge Lenovo's new Yoga 2 Pro: Same versatile form factor, with upgrades all around 12-inch MacBook with…
  • Pedi-Scope is a heads-down display for cyclists

    Ben Coxworth
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    As many bike riders will know, sustained cycling can end up being a pain in the neck – literally. Tilting your head down toward the ground can provide temporary relief from that pain, but then you're not able to see where you're going ... unless you're using a Pedi-Scope, that is. .. Continue Reading Pedi-Scope is a heads-down display for cyclists Section: Bicycles Tags: Comfort, Cycling, Kickstarter Related Articles: All-limb-drive bicycling with Raxibo Xfire system projects a bike lane onto the road Mighty Click wearable lock keeps bikes secure and cyclists safe Flexible Snake Scope…
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    John Morris

  • What Makes a Great Web Developer?

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

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

    John Morris
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    If you’re selling yourself this way to potential clients or employers… THIS is why you’re having problems. Watch this clip, then check the full episode on YouTube. STOP Pointing Out All Your Flaws If you're selling yourself this way to potential clients or employers… THIS is why you're having problems. Watch this clip, then check out the whole episode in the comments. #freelance #webdesign #webdev Posted by John Morris on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Watch the full episode on YouTube The post STOP Pointing Out All Your Flaws! appeared first on John Morris.
  • What WordPress Theme Should Developers Use?

    John Morris
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    I used the wrong WordPress theme for about 3 years and it made my life miserable. Finally, I switched it up and have never looked back. Here’s what I learned. Watch this, then check the full episode on YouTube. What WordPress Theme Should Developers Use? I used the wrong WordPress theme for about 3 years and it made my life miserable. Finally, I switched it up and have never looked back. Here's what I learned. Watch this, then check the full episode in the comments. #wordpress Posted by John Morris on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Watch the full episode on YouTube The post What WordPress…
  • What Elance and oDesk Won’t Tell You About Freelancing on Their Sites

    John Morris
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    Have you experienced this too? I know the company line, but this seems to be more of the reality they don’t want to talk about. Watch this video then check out the whole episode on YouTube. What Elance and oDesk Won't Tell You About Freelancing on Thei… Have you experienced this too? I know the company line, but this seems to be more of the reality they don't want to talk about. Link to the whole episode in the comments: Posted by John Morris on Monday, April 13, 2015 Watch the full episode on YouTube The post What Elance and oDesk Won’t Tell You About Freelancing…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • Access Google Authenticator on the Desktop

    Sarah Li Cain
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    No longer are you limited to using your smartphone to use Google’s two-step authentication. There are many apps that you can use easily on your desktop to help keep your accounts more secure.Keep in mind, though, that using a two-step authenticator app is less secure on your computer. Anyone who has access to your desktop can get your security key and log into your account. But if you don’t own a smartphone, using a program on your computer is better than nothing.To use any of these apps to secure your accounts, you need to make sure you go through the usual process to enable…
  • Are Smaller Computers Better?

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    It’s a trend we’ve been observing for a very long time: As new iterations of devices come to the market, their designs are sleeker and smaller than ever before. This has happened with cameras, music players, cell phones, and computers. DIY computer enthusiasts are concerned about the changes that are happening to their favorite platforms to do just about, well, anything. In the grand scheme of things, though, is having a smaller computer better for the user? We’re ready to explore this subject, including almost anything with a CPU within our definition of a computer this…
  • MTE Deals: Portable Gadgets That Make Life Easier

    Charnita Fance
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    If you commute or travel on a regular basis, you understand how important it is to have portable gadgets that you can easily take with you. It’s an added bonus if those gadgets also help to make life easier by offering some type of convenience (e.g. 4G access, Bluetooth support, etc.).Today’s deals are all about portability and convenience. Here are three portable gadgets that would be really great to have on hand for those who are frequently on-the-go.MiFi 2 Unlocked Global HotspotIf some of your gadgets don’t come with 4G access, then you’ll surely be inconvenienced…
  • Back Up and Restore Your Hard Drive Easily with Gnome Disk Utility

    Derrik Diener
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Modern hard drives are an amazing thing. They’re super fast, quiet and have more storage than we know what to do with. Since these drives are so big, people are starting to store more and more important bits of data onto them.Having only one hard drive holding all of your personal documents, pictures, videos and music files can be dangerous. This is why backing up your hard drive is essential. There are many ways you can do this on Linux, but the easiest, most straightforward way is by using the Gnome disk utility.InstallingIf you’re a Gnome user, chances are you already have this…
  • What Is Your Opinion of Selfie Sticks? [Poll]

    Laura Tucker
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    With the advent of smartphones, it’s become incredibly easy to take pictures of yourself. It’s become such a trend that a name has been affixed to the practice: selfies. Now it’s become even easier to take selfies with the creation of selfie sticks. What is your opinion of them?Selfie sticks are easy enough to understand. You put your phone on one end of the stick and operate it from the other. It makes it easier to get a proper distance for a selfie as sometimes our arms just don’t seem quite long enough. But always having one at the ready can be a bit of a pain.
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  • How To Downgrade iOS 8.3 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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

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

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

    shabnam sultan
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    The latest flagship by the Korean giant, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are now officially available. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge comes with an awesome feature of Fingerprint Scanner. The Fingerprint Scanner will let you to lock or unlock the Samsung Galaxy S6 using your thumb. Read on, how to set up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6. How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Galaxy S6 1. Head over to the “Lock screen and security” in the “Settings app” of Galaxy s6. 2. Tap on “Fingerprint” and then “+Add fingerprint”. 3.
  • How To Install PS4 Remote Play On Any Android Device

    shabnam sultan
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:37 am
    Want to use PS4 Remote Play App on any non-Xperia Android smartphone or tablet? PS4 Remote Play App lets you play games from your Sony Xperia devices only, however, XDA developer TheScriptKitty has released a PS4 Remote Play app which can be installed on any Android device running Android 4.4 and above. How to Install PS4 Remote Play on Any Android Device Requirements Android 4.4 and above running on a smartphone or tablet. WiFi-connection. Root access (optional). Custom recovery installed (optional). Best PS4 Games to Play Best RPG Games of 2014-15 1. Download the Remote Play app from XDA…
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • Reform needed after Stephen Dank's AFL anti-doping tribunal verdict

    Julie Tullberg, Digital journalism coordinator at Monash University
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    Sports scientist Stephen Dank outside his Ascot Vale home in Melbourne in, 2013. AAP Image/Julian SmithIf Stephen Dank’s NRL life ban is any indication, the controversial sports scientist faces the daunting prospect of never working with AFL footballers again. Dank, who has been found guilty of 10 breaches of the AFL anti-doping code, will receive his penalty when AFL’s anti-doping tribunal sits on May 5. The tribunal found that Dank’s charge of administering Thymosin beta-4 to Essendon players in 2012 could not be proven. This decision followed the clearance of 34 Essendon footballers,…
  • Giant galaxies die from the inside when they stop making stars

    Amanda Bauer, PhD; Astronomer and Outreach Officer at Australian Astronomical Observatory
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Elliptical galaxies, like this one, are burnt out and no longer making stars. Judy Schmidt and J Blakeslee (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), CC BY-SAGalaxies are star factories. But for some, such as massive elliptical galaxies, their star-forming days are now over. All of their available gas has already been turned into more than a hundred billion stars. Collectively, these galaxies contain about half of all the stars that have ever existed in the universe. In a new study, published in Science, astronomers have tracked down how the fire of star formation burnt out within these galaxies.
  • Brainy bones: the hidden complexity inside your skeleton

    Pascal Buenzli, Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Monash University
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Your bones are cleverer, and more complex, than you might think. Michael Dorausch, CC BY-SAYour bones are savvy. They are light yet strong and they repair themselves when they break. What’s more – although you can’t tell – your bones continually renew themselves, replacing old bone for new. This isn’t unique. Other tissues and cells (most noticeably skin) replace themselves. But bones do it with adaptation, adjusting to meet the body’s mechanical and physiological needs. How does the skeleton achieve something so remarkable? New imaging technology is revealing a previously…
  • Space treaties are a challenge to launching small satellites in orbit

    Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law at University of Western Sydney
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    An artist's concept of two NASA Earth-orbiting cube satellites with a typical volume of just one litre (10cm x 10cm x 10cm). NASA/JPL-CaltechUntil recently the idea of launching a satellite into space was an expensive business and the preserve of governments, international space organisations and multi-million dollar companies. But now, thanks to advancements in microelectronics and miniaturisation, tiny satellites called nanosats or cubesats – some the size of a 10cm cube – are being built at far less expense and launched by university researchers and start-up companies. Australia is…
  • Shedding new light on the search for the 'invisible' dark matter

    Alan Duffy, Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Looking for dark matter in the galaxy collisions such as in Abell 2744, dubbed Pandora's Cluster. X-ray: NASA/CXC/ITA/INAF/J.Merten et al, Lensing: NASA/STScI; NAOJ/Subaru; ESO/VLT, Optical: NASA/STScI/R.DupkeWe can map it, weigh it and simulate it, yet we still have no idea what it is. But dark matter is coming into the spotlight as never before. Astronomers now know that for every grams worth of atoms in the universe, there are at least five times more of a new, invisible matter neither shining or blocking light. We can also create model universes inside supercomputers that reproduce in…
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  • How to use EaseUS Partition Master?

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

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

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    Are you looking for a premium and affordable project management tool for your business? To keep your tasks organized and manageable, there are several project management softwares that can be a good assistant for you — and Wrike is one of them. Wrike is a premium task management tool that offers you a number of […]
  • A Map to the Stores: from Online to Offline with Magento Locator

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    In the beginning was the Store N.B.! The article will be extremely useful for Magento store owners who still doubts the power of offline presence and those who are looking for a new ways of approaching customers via existing offline stores. At the beginning of the era of online stores a simple question popped up […]
  • Benefits of using Power Solutions for your company

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
      T&B Power Solutions provide power quality services and is the leading designer, manufacturer and provider of power readability products. It is designed with breakthrough technology such as patented superswitch, an intuitive interface, user-definable setpoints, detailed monitoring and  small footprint. Using Power Solutions is quite beneficial for your company. Keeping You Up and Running When […]
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  • Twitter moves non-US accounts to Ireland away from the NSA

    Mark Wilson
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Twitter has updated its privacy policy, creating a two-lane service that treats US and non-US users differently. If you live in the US, your account is controlled by San Francisco-based Twitter Inc, but if you're elsewhere in the world (anywhere else) it's handled by Twitter International Company in Dublin, Ireland. The changes also affect Periscope. What's the significance of this? Twitter Inc is governed by US law, it is obliged to comply with NSA-driven court requests for data. Data stored in Ireland is not subject to the same obligation. Twitter is not alone in using Dublin as a base for…
  • Microsoft Open Technologies is closing -- is that good or bad news for open source?

    Brian Fagioli
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Microsoft is a company that can do no wrong lately. It is wisely focusing on devices and services -- its cross-platform support is a total 180 degree turn from years past. Hell, the company is even embracing open source lately, showing that it is listening to customers and taking advantage of industry trends. When Microsoft Open Technologies was founded as a subsidiary of Microsoft -- under Steve Ballmer's reign -- many in the open source community hailed it as a major win, and it was. Today, however, the subsidiary is shutting down and being folded into Microsoft. While some will view this…
  • Office Universal apps preview coming to Windows 10 for phones very soon

    Mark Wilson
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    Microsoft comes under fire quite often for seeming to favor Android and iOS over its own mobile platforms. Apple and Google's mobile operating system have been first in line for all manner of Microsoft apps and services, and it was much the same story with the mobile versions of Office. Today Microsoft is taking steps to allay the concerns of Windows Phone users -- you have not been forgotten! Specifically, the company says that the preview version of Office Universal apps will, or at least should, be made available for Windows 10 for phones by the end of the month. Microsoft has been careful…
  • Reflector 2 adds Android mirroring, Google Cast support

    Mike Williams
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Squirrels has announced Reflector 2.0 with new support for mirroring connections from Google Cast-enabled Chromebooks and Android devices. As before, the program can mirror iPads and iPhones to Windows or Mac, and users are able to connect both iOS and Android devices simultaneously. Screen recording now covers multiple devices, and adds the option to include a voiceover. Improved device management starts with new security options to deny or allow connections before they’re shown. Intelligent layouts automatically position multiple devices to make best use of any space, and you can set…
  • Does it boil? Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 in hot water

    Darren Allan
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    The Galaxy S6 has been subjected to a number of different stress tests since it hit shelves, including full-on bend tests, and simple drop tests -- plus being run over by a car in one case, which it survived and still remained usable. And here’s another -- this time, the Galaxy S6’s foe is boiling water, which it’s being dipped into alongside an iPhone 6. So which handset will be able to stand the boiling heat for longest? That’s the question the below video answers (spotted by Uber Gizmo). Click play and watch to find out… The iPhone 6 only lasted 10 seconds before the screen…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Microsoft releases Surface 3 with full Windows OS; Pre-order starts at $499

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Aron Kramer
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    AudvisorAudvisor IncBusinessFreeDownloadIntroWe all have those lovely moments on some of our days when we come across something inspiring. Wether it be a quote you read on the internet or a moving video send to you by a relative—sometimes we wish these things would come to us in a more gathered, organized way.Today I got the chance to check out Audvisor by Audvisor Inc, an app that seems to do just this. So if you’re lookin for a little bit more advice and inspiration in your life, is Audvisor an app for you? Read on to find out!Tabs of inspirationUpon launching Audvisor I was…
  • CableKeeps Product Review

    Aron Kramer
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    IntroductionHello Tapscape, today I have an awesome product review for you, namely the clever CableKeeps devices by Nice By Design. Do you also hate it when your cables get tangled while traveling or are you clumsy like me and sometimes lose the wire to your charger? Then you don’t need to look further because these plastic fishes are very cute, cheap and most important of all they get the job done! So let’s dive into these little CableKeeps devices right away!Goldie and SpikesThat’s right, these things are named and not only help you get your cables right—they breathe…
  • Klavier iPad App Review

    Aron Kramer
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    KlavierVectro GroupGamesFreeDownloadIntroductionHello once again Tapscape readers, I’m back with another review for you guys today! This time we’ll be reviewing Klavier by Vectro Group. In this app you’ll be exploring the ins and outs of the so called harpsichord, a baroque-themed string instrument used in many compositions from that time.From the screenshots the app looked promising, with two hedgehogs leading you around the instruments and showing you an in-depth guide to how they are structured and played.KlavierAs a musician myself I was very interested in this app,…
  • iOS 8.3 Brings Emoji, CarPlay, Passbook Updates, More

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    The third time’s a charm? Apple has released iOS 8.3 to the public, following a roughly two month beta period. Changes include new diverse emojis and wireless CarPlay, as well as updated versions of Passbook, Photos, Siri and Keyboard.There are, of course, numerous bug fixes, too, and we’ve got a nearly exhaustive listing of those. Let’s dive in.I applied iOS 8.3 via Apple’s popular over-the-air update feature. It came down fast and installed without a hitch (knock on wood so far). If you haven’t installed iOS 8.1.x and 8.2, Apple has rolled those patches forward…
  • Textkraft Professional iPad App Review

    Aron Kramer
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Textkraft Pro - Write text, research, correct & shareInfovoleProductivity$ 9.99DownloadIntroductionHello once again fellow Tapscape readers, today I have an interesting review to share with you. Today we’re reviewing Textkraft Professional, a word processing application for your iPad and iPhone.I think it’s funny how my hands still get tired of writing at school, while typing hours on end behind my laptop never really seems to make me fatigued. It’s kind of a bummer that it’s such a hassle always bringing my laptop to school, otherwise that would be the best…
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  • Top Reasons Why Print Marketing is Still Relevant in the Digital Era

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

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

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

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

    Chethan Thimmappa
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, today announced the launch of Q700 Club for an exhilarating music experience. This new addition to the Club series is targeted at youth who like to hear it loud. For a thrilling music experience, XOLO Q700 Club is packed with Dual front speakers supported by DTS. To add to the joy of music enthusiasts, Q700 Club comes with a pre-embedded Hungama App that offers unlimited Music and video downloads for 3 months, absolutely free. With IP55 protection, XOLO Q700 Club offers protection from dust particles and water splash. Device allows user to enjoy their…
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  • Finally, Stan Lee Gets His Own Action Figure and You Can Own it for $250

    mike chua
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Stan Lee is kind of a living legend of our time. He may not be a superhero, but he is certainly the de facto father of superheroes, including hit characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men, Thor and Fantastic Four. Beyond creating (and co-creating) numerous recognizable characters, he is also an editor, publisher, producer, TV host, actor, and of course, former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. After ‘fathering’ so many superheroes who went on to be immortalized on silverscreen, TV and even action figures, he’s finally getting his very own 1/6 scale action figure. Made…
  • Pop-A-Point Pencil-style Tool Pen Got Struck by Shrink Gun, Becomes Tool Pen mini with Tougher Bits

    mike chua
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    First introduced last year, Tool Pen is sort of a multi-tool, but designed to deal with all manner of screwing jobs and it was the first of such tool that ultilizes the concept of pop-a-point pencil, meaning a bit is pop out to swap for the bit you desire. It was a brilliant concept which eliminates the many screwdrivers and hex tools you need to carry, replacing them with just one pocket-friendly pen-like device. Fast forward to today, the Taiwanese outfit, mininch, is back with a new derivative, simply called Tool Pen mini. As the product name suggests, it is the Tool Pen struck by a shrink…
  • Chrona Not Only Tracks Your Sleep, But Also Actively Improves It

    mike chua
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:37 am
    We have come across countless gadgets that promised to monitor your sleep and most of them works as they should, but to know the sleep data and not being able to act on it is as good as buying a car without an engine, which means you can’t move forward. And that’s not to mention most of these sleep monitors require you to wear something, which may not be as appealing to everyone. That’s for the rest of the sleep monitors, but not with Chrona. Touted as a sleep optimization system, Chrona does not require you to wear anything on your wrist; it wants to be integrated into your sleep and…
  • Nano Tech Wireless Heated Mug Will Keep Your Coffee Hot for 45 Minutes

    mike chua
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    I have to be honest. The idea of a Nano Tech Wireless Heated Mug tickles my soft spot. I won’t easily succumb to sale pitches, but the idea of having a hot beverage for up to 45 minutes, even in cold weather, certainly had me at hello. Heated mugs aren’t new. We have seen USB-powered version, plate warmer type and more, but this one from Green Lama is different. It is has a rechargeable battery that once you get it charged, it can keep your beverage, coffee or whatever, hot for 45 minutes. And when the battery is depleted, just recharge it like you would with any USB-powered gadgets.
  • MINI Heads into the Open Water with the World’s First MINI Surfboard

    mike chua
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    MINI has taken to the sea, but not with an amphibious vehicle as one might have guessed. It now has a surfboard to its name and mind you, that’s a fully working surfboard that we are talking about. Not a concept. Not a prototype. Which is an awesome thing because we hate reading about stuff that we can’t enjoy or buy even if we don’t have the intention of buying. It just feel good to know it is a real thing and not something that sits in the archive and fades into oblivion. Developed by Christopher Weil, head of MINI exterior design and pro surfer Kalani Robb, and working with…
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    Falling Glitter- Formerly That Tech Chick

  • Top 7 Modern Diaper Bags

    Jessica Benton
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Since I’m in the market for a diaper bag, I thought I would share in my searches. I don’t like the traditional diaper bags that we always see. Modern diaper bags are the trendy way to go when carrying around your essentials that you for your baby. Let me know which one you like the most. Charlie Diaper Bag – Light Brown VERSA expandable diaper bag Petunia Pickle Bottom Classically Crete City Carryall honest everything tote Hastings Diaper Bag – driftwood Petunia Pickle Bottom Sashay Satchel – Organic Cotton Girl or Boy Diaper Bag in Grey and White CHEVRON with…
  • Ipsy April Glam Bag

    Jessica Benton
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    My Ipsy monthly glam bag came in. I love opening the mailbox and seeing the bright pink bubble wrapped package each month. It’s like a little monthly birthday gift. I get so excited to open the package and see what’s in my bag. I am almost ALWAYS pleased with my items. It makes the $10 per month well worth it. In my April bag I have a bottle of JulieG Nail Color. The shade is Damsel. It is a pretty pink. I will swatch the nail polish color and of course create nail art with it since I am totally addicted to painting my nails. If you want to see the design follow my nail art…
  • Budget Friendly At Home Facial

    Jessica Benton
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Taking care of my skin has become more and more important to me as the years have gone by. I worry about age spots and wrinkles, along with any blemishes that may pop up and the scars they leave behind. Searching for the perfect products to use to get me amazing skin on my face seems to be a never ending story. I try new things, some I keep around and others I get rid of immediately. I recently purchased the Ultimate Skin Spa System from Vanity Planet Store after seeing it used on the @NaptureElenore Instagram account. She also offered a 70% off coupon code. I could not pass that deal up.
  • Our Decision to Pursue IVF Fertility Treatments

    Jessica Benton
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    I haven’t written a great deal of very personal posts on my blog. Usually you can see what is going on in my personal life on my social media networks. I feel that writing about our decision of IVF fertility treatment will help others and also answer any questions our friends and family may have. So here is our beginning. In The Beginning My husband, Tommie and I met 15 years ago in 1999. I was 22 and he was 30. We walked into our relationship knowing I had 4 children from a previous relationship with my tubes tied and he had none. My youngest child was only 6 months old at the time.
  • Easy Summer Retro Nailart

    Jessica Benton
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    So I guess it’s Mani Monday and I wanted to share my most recent retro nail art design with you. I am so happy I am changing the name of my blog, because I don’t feel all weird when I want to post something besides tech stuff. I feel like I have freed myself from my little bird cage. Now you get all of me, whether you like it or not. Sorry… Like I told you before, I have an entire Instagam account and a Youtube channel dedicated to nail art. I literally paint my nails 4-7 times a week. I promise I won’t share EVERY nail art design here on my blog. That is unless you…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • OnePlus Two Release Date Could Be April 20

    Liviu Anca
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Back in December 2013, former Oppo vice president Pete Lau was founding OnePlus and a few months later, in April 2014, the Chinese company was announcing its first smartphone, the OnePlus One. It’s been a year since the OnePlus One announcement and now we are eagerly anticipating its follow-up. Most reports are saying that the […]
  • TELUS Is Now Selling HTC One M9 at $200 On-contract

    Liviu Anca
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Early March, HTC officially announced their flagship smartphone for 2014, the One M9, during a press conference held in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress tech fair. During the same press event, the officials of the Taiwan-based phone maker promised that the HTC One M9 will be available for purchase on most markets by the end […]
  • Sprint Galaxy S4 Is Now Getting Updated to Lollipop

    Liviu Anca
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Over the past months, Samsung continued to update their high-end smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The good news is that the South Koreans haven’t forgotten about their older phones, so both the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 got updated to Lollipop. Usually, the carriers are behind schedule when it comes to rolling out new software […]
  • Android 5.1.1 Could Arrive Anytime Soon

    Liviu Anca
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    It’s not the first time we are hearing about Android 5.1.1. The yet unreleased software update was seen for the first time on April 1st, when Google updated the Android SDK. Back then, we believed that it might be a subtle April Fools’ prank, but Android 5.1.1 made another appearance. If you visit Google’s Android audio […]
  • Android 5.1 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10: Availability Details

    Liviu Anca
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Last month, Google introduced the Android 5.1 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 10. Unfortunately, only a handful of Nexus devices received the update after the announcement, with Nexus 9 owners still waiting for the maintenance release to hit their terminals. We believe it’s about time to see which Nexus phones and […]
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  • IKEA introduces wireless charging furniture, is coming in late spring

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    IKEA has introduced (pdf) its new wireless charging collection,which has built-in Qi-enabled wireless chargers for mobile phones. IKEA is a Sweden-based  multinational group of companies that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, small motor vehicles and home accessories. They have created a range of wireless chargers that make mobile charging a lot more accessible, yet a lot less obvious. The Wireless Charging collection will be rolled out globally, with U.S. stores seeing availability beginning in late spring.   HOW IT WORKS The furniture uses the most popular…
  • Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and…
  • Mark Zuckerberg clarifies net neutrality of in India

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Recently there is a huge talk about net neutrality in India. Especially Net neutrality supporters were accusing Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s initiative So, 6 companies out of 38 were pulled out from the program. Now Mark Zuckerberg has clarified about his by posting a status message in his facebook account. He says that he fully supports net neutrality and wants to keep the internet open. Net neutrality ensures network operators don’t discriminate by limiting access to services you want to use. It’s an essential part of the open…
  • New wearable device NailO turns your thumbnail into a wireless track pad

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are developing a prototype of a new wearable device NailO that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. The device was inspired by the colorful stickers that some women apply to their nails. “It’s a cosmetic product, popular in Asian countries,” says Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, an MIT graduate student in media arts and sciences. 1. NailO allows for swipe gestures. 2. It is being used as remote controller for one-handed input, such as scrolling recipes online while cooking. The technology could let users control wireless devices…
  • Reduce tumor growth using green tea

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:50 am
    Praised for its health benefits, green tea now has another claim to fame the basis of a therapeutic delivery system for anticancer drugs. The humble cup of tea has long been regarded as a cure-all for the hustle and bustle of modern life.A few months back researchers from the University of Cologne found that green tea can improve the image quality of MRIs. Now, researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have identified another benefit of tea they have successfully used a major component of green tea, a catechin derivative, as the basis for a delivery system for…
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  • Office Delve, rilascio ufficiale per iOS e Android

    Gio Tuzzi
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    Finalmente Microsoft ha tolto i veli al nuovo aggiornamento per la versione Preview di Office 2016 per Mac, che è stata svelata per la prima volta nel corso dei primi giorni dell’ultimo mese di marzo. Inoltre, il marchio di Redmond, ha comunicato l’arrivo ufficiale dell’app Office Delve per i dispositivi mobili Android e iOS, anche se la versione per Windows verrà rilasciata tra qualche mese. Interessante anche la presentazione dell’app Office 365 Video. Il nuovo aggiornamento di Office 2016 per Mac si concentra sulla correzione dei bug più diffusi e su alcuni…
  • Expo 2015, tutte le app utili per l’evento

    Gio Tuzzi
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    E’ molto complicato immaginare Expo 2015 senza alcun tipo di apporto ed appoggio tecnologico. L’ultimo esempio in ordine di tempo è certamente quello del Salone del Mobile, che è iniziato da poche ore, ma può già contare su un’applicazione ufficiale che guidi tutti gli interessati ed appassionati in questa celebre manifestazione. L’app ufficiale dell’esposizione universale prende il nome di Expo Milano 2015 Official App: ci sarà una mappa, suddivisa ovviamente tra le zone più importanti, i cluster ed i luoghi tematici, senza dimenticare i costanti…
  • Nasce PlayStation®Plus Bonus, scopriamone i vantaggi

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Sconti e vantaggi: così potremmo riassumere il servizio offerto da PlayStation®Plus Bonus dallo scorso 8 aprile esclusivamente in Italia, un vero e proprio club creato da Playstation per tutti gli amanti dei videogames e per chi vuole divertirsi, anche senza console. Utilizzando questo servizio, sarà possibile godere di interessanti promozioni e ottenere buoni sconto davvero vantaggiosi. Ma andiamo con ordine:  per accedere a Playstation Plus Bonus, è necessario autenticarsi utilizzando le medesime credenziali utilizzate per accedere a PSNSM , il Playstation Network che consente di…
  • Mytaxy, ecco la risposta ad Uber

    Gio Tuzzi
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Quando chiamate un taxi non riuscite proprio a sopportare i minuti passati aspettando che qualcuno vi risponda? Allora, la nuova app Mytaxy potrebbe fare proprio al caso vostro. Questa nuova applicazione si può scaricare da tutti i principali store online, oppure anche direttamente dal sito ufficiale: il servizio Mytaxy consente all’utente di richiedere l’arrivo di un’automobile ed è sufficiente una conferma da parte dell’autista per poter evitare qualsiasi tipo di inutile attesa. Sono numerosi i vantaggi connessi all’impiego dell’applicazione Mytaxy: grazie a questo servizio…
  • Salone del Mobile 2015, ecco l’app ufficiale

    Gio Tuzzi
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    E’ arrivata l’ora del Salone del Mobile 2015: domani, infatti, prenderà il via la tradizionale rassegna con uno degli appuntamenti più interessanti dedicati all’arredamento. Il Salone del Mobile 2015 si svolgerà da domani 14 aprile fino a domenica prossima 19 aprile presso gli stand di Milano – Rho Fiera: si tratta di più di 200 mila metri quadrati d’esposizione, con la presenza di oltre 2 mila espositori e tante iniziative ed eventi che faranno da contorno. Per chi non ha un grande senso dell’orientamento, quindi, il consiglio è quello di scaricare l’applicazione Salone…
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  • Tips & Tricks: Integrating with Third-Party Mailing Systems

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

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

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

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
    We have been talking a lot about how to create a strong logo, how to formulate your branding and why those things are so important for a small business. A recent infographic from Company Folders illustrates those points and more. Click 'read more' to see the full infographic. Read more »
  • Branding Basics: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    When you are branding your business, your logo is important, but it is not everything. Pretend your brand is a building, the logo is your foundation but without basic elements like walls, windows, a roof, etc. that foundation won’t look like much. This article will help you figure out the basic elements of your brand. Building your branding should be one of the first things you do as a new company. To get started, ask yourself these 4 questions...Read more »
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  • Vertex Standard VX-459 Review

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    The VX-459 is a part of Vertex Standard’s VX-450 Series, which is one of the best handheld radio series on the market. The VX-459 is an Irrigation two way radio, designed to control irrigation systems. It can work with Toro, RainBird, and other irrigation systems. Besides being able to control irrigation sytems, the VX-459 has many other features, including several emergency and safety features. The is water proof for up to 3 feet and 30 minutes and meets the mil specs for durability. Dimension (H x W x D) – 4.29″ x 2.3″ x 1.34″ Weight – 10.44 oz. The VX-459 is…
  • Vertex Standard VX-454 Review

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The VX-454 is a part of Vertex Standard’s VX-450 Series, which is one of the best handheld radio series on the market. It is a high quality, waterproof two way radio with a display screen. It has tons of features, while still being one of the most affordable two way radios available. The VX-454 has many emergency and safety features, meets mil specs for durability, and can go in water for up to 3 feet and 30 minutes. On top of that it has great speaker quality, multiple channel options, and the maximum 5 watts of power in a handheld radio. Dimension (H x W x D) – 4.29″ x…
  • Vertex Standard VX-451 Review

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The VX-451 is the most popular model in Vertex Standard’s VX-450 Series, which is widely considered one of the best handheld radio series on the market. It is a feature rich, high quality, waterproof two way radio, and, most importantly, one of the most affordable two way radios on the market. The VX-451 is loaded with emergency and safety features, meets mil specs for durability, and go in water for up to 3 feet and 30 minutes, making it incredibly durable. Not to mention that it has great speaker quality, multiple channel options, and the maximum 5 watts of power in a handheld radio.
  • Vertex Standard VX-354 Review

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    The VX-354 is one of Vertex Standard’s most popular models. The VX-354 is the same as the VX-351 but with a display screen. It cuts out all of the features that 99% of consumers don’t need and instead focuses on the basics like a 15.5 hour battery pack, the maximum 5 watts of power, top notch durability and sound quality, and a 3-year warranty, all at an affordable price other radio models can’t even come close to. Dimension (H x W x D) – 4.1″ x 2.3″ x 1.3″ Weight – 10.9 oz. The VX-354 is available in UHF or VHF frequencies. The VX-354 is a 5-watt radio,…
  • Vertex Standard VX-351 Review

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    The VX-351 is one of Vertex Standard’s most popular models. Vertex Standard built the VX-351 as an even better version of the VX-231. It cuts out all of the features that 99% of consumers don’t need and instead focuses on the basics like a 15.5 hour battery pack, the maximum 5 watts of power, top notch durability and sound quality, and a 3-year warranty, all at an affordable price other radio models can’t even come close to. Dimension (H x W x D) – 4.1″ x 2.3″ x 1.3″ Weight – 11.3 oz. The VX-351 is available in UHF or VHF frequencies. The VX-351 is a 5-watt…
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  • Ultimate Guide To Finding A Specialist Web Designer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Interesting sessions at SNIA DSI Conference 2015

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

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Read a post the other day that said we would soon reach Peak Code (see ROUGH TYPE Peak Code? post). In his post, Nick Carr discussed a NBER paper (see Robots Are Us: Some Economics of Human Replacement, purchase required). The paper implied we will shortly reach peak code because of the proliferation of software reuse and durability which will lead to less of a need for software engineers/coders. Peak code refers to a maximum amount of code produced in a year that will be reached at some point, afterwards, code production will decline. Software durability, hogwash Let’s dispense…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Top 3 Linux Distributions of 2015 : Ubuntu, Fedora and Arch!

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

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

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

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

    Pubudu Kodikara
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    If you are a Linux user who use Gnome based DEs you might have heard about Numix. A clean flat, elegant GTK theme. The theme have a dark variant which is the most popular and a premium light variant which you need to pay. Because it's so popular many people
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Huawei P8 : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In the previous post, we have already covered about the launching of the Huawei P8 Max which is having a huge 6.8 inch full HD screen, 13 MP camera, 3GB of RAM, 64bit 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. In the very same event, Huawei also launched the Huawei P8 which is very much similar to Huawei P8 Max and even score more in some aspects. The highlighted features of
  • Huawei P8 Max : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Screen size of smartphone is constantly increasing. Once a 5-inch screen size was enough to call a phone as Phablet. Then later Nokia launched Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 and Huawei launched the Ascend Mate 7 which are having 6-inch screens. And now, Huawei went one step ahead and it's latest flagship device P8 Max is going to have the huge 6.8-inch screen. Huawei has recently launched the Huawei P8
  • Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam - Full Features and Specs

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Action cameras are getting more and more popular these days. GoPro cameras started the concept and now the major camera brands are also joining the league of the action cams. Sony is one of the most popular smartphone and camera brand and Sony has recently launched a series of Action Cams which comes with high specs and lots of interesting features. The recent in the series of the Sony Action
  • How to Enable "Hey Cortana" on Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Shaan Haider
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Voice controlled personal virtual assistant is one of the most popular feature of the smartphones. Apple iPhone’s Siri, Google Android’s Google Now and Windows Phone’s Cortana are getting more and more popular everyday and people are using them extensively as well. Cortana is considered to be the most sophisticated, advanced and a virtual assistant with a personality. Due to this, Cortana is
  • HOW TO : Activate and Use Google Now Voice Search using "OK Google" from any Screen and App

    Shaan Haider
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    Voice commands on the smartphone are getting more and more popular these days. Apple iPhone comes with Siri, Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS got the Cortana and the Google’s Android boasts the Google Now. Due to popularity of these voice command virtual personal assistants, even app developers are taking them seriously and integrating their app to work with these smartphone virtual assistants.
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  • Beauty Gadget Review: Philips Lumea Compact

    Sarah Lamb
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ever wondered if the IPL hair removers are really worth their money?  Well I took the Philips Lumea Compact on a bit of a test run over the past few months to find out just that. Spring is on it’s way and the last thing us ladies want is hairy or stubbly legs.  We have ... Read more
  • Super Tough Glass Protector for Saving Your Phone!

    Sarah Lamb
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After my little monkey completely smashed the screen on my Nokia Lumia 930 I decided to research phone screen replacements to see how easy it was to just replace the screen on my phone.  I was surprised to find out that the Nokia Lumia 930 glass screen is actually glued to the LCD and digitizer ... Read more
  • Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear Headphones Review

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    The Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear headphones have been out for a while now and I was lucky enough to give them a go from early on.  This review covers these headphones being tested over the period of 3 months. And I have to say I have not been disappointed. Style These headphones are by far ... Read more
  • Behind the Scenes with Lenovo at #MWC

    Sarah Lamb
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This week I have been fortunate enough to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) with Lenovo. It has been a week of shiny gadgets, beautiful phones and much more. I have had access to executives and staff across a variety of different areas of both the Lenovo and Motorola business areas. Pretty much every question I ... Read more
  • An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year

    Ed Jones
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship ... Read more
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Becoming Steve Jobs

    Joe Kinsella
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Two things made me want to read Brent Schlender’s Becoming Steve Jobs after its release last week: 1) all the media talk from Apple insiders that this was the “real Steve Jobs”, and 2) its simple and compelling premise: exploring how a reckless and arrogant entrepreneur became one of the greatest business leaders of our time. While it was a good read, I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed that it was more about the former (showing a new side of Steve Jobs) and less about the later (how Steve evolved). Let me dispense with what I didn’t like. If you read Walter Isaacson’s…
  • But What About the Hole?

    Joe Kinsella
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I've been reading Brent Schlender's Becoming Steve Jobs this weekend, which is being promoted as the "real story" of the Apple CEO. There is no doubt Walter Isaacson didn't make too many Apple friends with his Steve Jobs biography, which portrayed Jobs as a sort of brilliant but high functioning sociopath. I'll post a review when I'm done but felt the need to pass on this anecdote. The spring after the 1996 acquisition of NeXT, Larry Ellison saw the then Apple CEO, Gil Amelio, at a party and introduced him to Gina Smith, a technology journalist. By this time Steve Jobs had concluded Amelio…
  • The First Stand-up

    Joe Kinsella
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Every day across the tech industry, teams gather for daily stand-up meetings. While the structure varies by organization, the intent is the same: to provide status and identify blocking issues. While I have attended many stand-ups over the years, I have an odd footnote in my personal history: I was at the very first stand-up. The location was 25 Corporate Drive in Burlington, Massachusetts (current headquarters of Acquia), and the year was 1992 or 1993. I was a fresh-faced college graduate who had recently transferred to a small software team in Easel Corporation to join two talented…
  • Using Trello for Hiring

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    Early in CloudHealth I used Trello as a quick and easy way to manage my time. Having a visual board gave me a sense of order that helped better manage my Lean validation. As time went on and the company was formed, I found new uses for Trello, such as managing my sprints, roadmap, personal to-do list and even product documentation. As we started ramping our 2015 hiring, our HR manager and I decided to try a new use for Trello: as a hiring board. The model we adopted was simple: cards as candidates and color-coded labels to denote our different sources (e.g. referral, recruiter, internally…
  • MVF: The Importance of Not Over-investing

    Joe Kinsella
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    The Lean movement has made everyone aware of the importance of a feedback loop in driving the success of businesses, products and features. By driving tight and iterative Build-Measure-Learn loops, organizations can limit the risk of their investments and not overcommit resources toward initiatives that either fail or do not deliver the required results. I have blogged in the past on the importance of the Minimum Viable Feature (MVF) in my company, but recently noticed we started to drift from our roots in one important aspect: over-investing in trying to build great software behind our MVFs.
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  • BitDefender Internet Security 2015 Free 6 Months License

    11 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    BY Ramakanth Recently the Romanian Security firm Bitdefender released the  2015 edition of Bitdefender Internet Security, now the security firm started a promotion and  offering a 6 month License of BitDefender Internet Security 2015 for free to anyone. BitDefender Internet Security 2015 arrives with a more more intuitive and redesigned interface, the new features in 2015 edition include...
  • Steganos Online Shield Free for a Year

    4 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    BY Ramakanth Steganos Online Shield is a VPN software for your windows system that not only anonymize your system and lets you access  geo-restricted content, but  also it will protect your privacy  and prevents malware attacks by  encrypting your internet connection. Normally we think that Internet means absolute freedom, but now in many countries a number of websites […] This is a post...
  • Get Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5 For Free

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    BY Ramakanth  Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5 is a powerful photo, image editor and organizer, which introduces some high-end  editing features while remaining easy to use. The application is designed to provide users with professional-grade photo manipulation capabilities, while also offering great performance. PhotoDirector  normally sells for around $49, but as a Black Friday deal, Cyberlink in...
  • MacX DVD Ripper Pro Giveaway

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:57 pm
    BY Ramakanth Digitary software is  holding an Easter giveaway of MacX DVD Ripper Pro (the latest version) to help users dig out more fun during the holiday, everyone is entitled to get the licensed copy of ultra-fast DVD ripper software for free and enjoy surprisingly huge savings. Grab the freebie and get involved into their  Easter giveaway […] This is a post from Read the...
  • Sticky Password 8 Premium One year License for free

    2 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    BY Ramakanth Sticky Password is a popular password manager that securely stores and protects your online passwords and personal information than your browser. Although your browser can remember all the different passwords you use to log into sites across the web, but it will not be as secure as dedicated password manager such as Sticky Password. Remembering […] This is a post from...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Are Regular News and Events Headlines Helpful?

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Just over a month ago I ran an experimental daily article showing technology news headlines and upcoming events for the day. I was wondering if you found it useful and if you had any feedback about it? In case you ... Read More
  • Time To Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    If you have been putting off making your website mobile friendly then it is time to do something about it – if you are interesting in Google Search that is. From 21st April 2015, Google Search say they will be ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep–Part 2

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    I took the Silentnight “Tech-Free-Zone” sleep related challenge to see if reducing the amount of tech, and making other lifestyle adjustments, could actually improve my overall sleep pattern. The results were interesting and quite an eye opener. In the last ... Read More
  • Home Services Set To Become The Next Big Thing For Online Vendors

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Amazon recently announced Amazon Home Services in what they describe as “a new and simple way to buy and schedule professional services such as furniture assembly, house cleaning, and lawn care”. The idea is to take Amazons massive technical infrastructure ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep?

    Jason Slater
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    According to The Sleep Council March is “National Bed Month”. As they say, “It is the time of year when we like to remind everyone of the importance of getting a better night’s sleep and the role a good bed ... Read More
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  • [Guide] Different Ways to Close and Restart Explorer in Windows

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    This article is a collection of some of our exclusive tutorials which have helped you in learning how to restart Explorer in Windows operating system. Actually many tips-n-tricks or troubleshooting guides posted on our website require you to restart Windows Shell so that Windows can apply the changes made by you. In such situations, you […]
  • [Software Update] Google Chrome 42 Stable Release Now Available for Download

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Google Chrome web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Google Chrome users! Google developer team has released Chrome 42 version to Stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This build includes several security fixes, bug fixes and improvements including: […]
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Preview Available for Download

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    UPDATE: A new version 16.0.3823.1010 of Office 2016 Preview is available for download and update. To update to the new version, go to File -> Account page and click on Update Options -> Update Now option. Finally Microsoft has released a free preview of its upcoming Office suite i.e. Office 2016 to public but there […]
  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 10049?

    12 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 10049 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. Information about new features has been added with screenshots. Also don't forget to check out the changelog given at the end. We know that Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system will be called as Windows 10 which was previously referred […]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10051 for Phones Available for Download

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Technical Preview build in your mobile phone, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released a new build 10051 of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. This build comes with support for more phones along with many new features which we'll discuss later in this topic. How […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • 50 Years of Moore’s Law

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    What are some of the innovations behind Moore’s Law? As technology advancement continues full steam ahead, Applied Materials recognizes and celebrates Moore’s Law on its 50th anniversary. Read more
  • Successfully Protecting Against Power Outages

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Applied’s superconducting fault current limiter has successfully limited faults that could have resulted in power outages in New York. Read more
  • Applied’s Place in the Universe

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Diana Thater exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art is stunning! Incorporating science, art, and display technology, visitors explore the universe in vibrant color and detail.Read more
  • Named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    I’m pleased to announce Applied Materials was once again named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.Read more
  • Applied Materials Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    For the 5th consecutive year, Applied Materials has been recognized with Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier award.Read more
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  • Tough to Type in Your Language on Android, Use Google Handwriting Input Instead

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Tough to type in your language on your Android phone? Use Google’s new application ‘Google Handwriting Input’ instead. This new app lets you type in your language by just handwriting. This app supports more than 80 languages and replaces the traditional keyboard area for handwriting. You can use... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Get OnePlus One’s QuickBoot Feature on All CyanogenMod 12 or 12.1 Phones

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    QuickBoot is a named feature of OnePlus One. Developed by Qualcomm and Cyanogen for OnePlue One, QuickBoot reduces the boot-up time significantly. It is by making changes in the shutdown and reboot sequences. Now you can add OnePlue One’s QuickBoot feature to any phone running Cyanogen OS 12 or... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install Android 5.1 OTA Update Manually on Nexus 4

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    Google has rolled out Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA (over the air) update for Nexus 4. This new update will improve the stability and performance of the Nexus 4 and fixes many bugs that found in the previous build. Also, the new update bring new features like enhanced device theft protection and Wi-Fi... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install Ported Galaxy S6 S Health App on Galaxy Note 4 and Other Galaxy Phones

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:12 am
    If you like to get the original Galaxy S6 S Health app on your Galaxy Note 4 and other Galaxy devices running Android 5 Lollipop, you can simply add it to your device. An XDA contributor AndroidState has managed to extract the app from Galaxy S6 and ported it to work on galaxy Note 4 […] The... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Unofficial CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1 Lollipop) For HTC One M8 (Installation Guide)

    12 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
    Following the release of the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop, developer communities are busy building Android 5.1 based custom ROM for various phones including the HTC One M8. An unofficial build of CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM for HTC One M8 is now available that you can install via a custom recovery... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • Haier – Launches Its Smartphone Lineup In Pakistan

    Bilal Sarwari
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    Haier, a Chinese multinational home appliances and consumer electronics brand launches its Android based smartphone series in Pakistan. Haier has introduced Klassic, Persuit and Esteem handsets in Pakistan at the launching ceremony that held on Thursday. Attending the event was itself an honor. According to the President Ruba-SEZ Group Shah Faisal Afridi, this latest venture is aimed to offer superior quality smartphones at affordable price range to customers, and help them create an exclusive statement and adding a valuable addition to the already saturate mobile industry. The prior vision…
  • How To Select An International Courier Company?

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    If you are a businessman, then for sure you must be aware about the importance of international shipping companies. If you have to ship a large amount of shipments to other countries for business purpose, then it is better to select the right international courier company. There are a number of international courier companies who have a big name in this field, but this doesn’t mean that they are the best and they will provide you top notch service, there are few exceptional companies which might not have the same reputation but their service quality is far better than the former companies.
  • Facts to Consider Prior Choosing Virtualization

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Cloud computing is not a new term for organizations. There has been a lot discusses or written on this technology. There has been noticed a rapid shift of in house infrastructure to cloud computing during the last few years. There have been numerous reasons behind this shift such as prevailing economic conditions that forced organizations to control or cut down their operational expenses and getting rid of unnecessary resources. Perhaps, one of the biggest reasons for this shift is outsourcing. Making Decision: Now, to finalize which option is best suitable for selection, it is of utmost…
  • Choosing an Automated Patch Management Solution

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    One of the main duties every IT department is charged with is patch management. It is for this reason that all IT departments need a reliable patch management solution. Many people often wonder what the best approach is when it comes to patch management. It all depends on the infrastructure and design of a company’s network for both the future and the present.   There are currently two main divisions available when it comes to patch management solutions and each one has its disadvantages and advantages. You can choose to have patch management assimilated into a much bigger management…
  • Voyager 1: NASA’s Most Far Flying Spacecraft

    Bilal Sarwari
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:19 am
    NASA has reported that its spacecraft Voyager 1 has recently entered a region in space that was unexplored till date. This new region is named as – “The Magnetic Highway.” Voyager 1 has spent 35 years putting its efforts for exploring the space with a speed of 11 miles per second. Voyager scientists now believe that it might be the last region that Voyager 1 is traversing before passing through the interstellar space. About voyager 1: An amazing spacecraft Voyager 1 has been traversing around the heliosphere for many years now. As the Voyager meets away from the sun it experiences…
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  • #TheForceAwakens With The Official Star Wars Trailer!

    David Allen
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    It is here and this must have cheered up fans of Star Wars, it’s the first proper look at what the movie is going to be like and it has to be said that J.J. Abrams has done a great job. We want more and we cannot wait until December when Star Wars: The Force […]
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Official Trailer #4 – Legacy

    David Allen
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Finally, after so long Mad Max is back and he has a cool new look too. Tom Hardy takes on the role and to be perfectly honest he does it well enough to make the role his own. Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult also star in this massive road movie across the wastelands, can you […]
  • Is Your Internet Connection Up to Date?

    David Allen
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Savvy entrepreneurs who have grown tired of paying the endlessly increasing costs of voice calling from traditional carriers are turning to VoIP as an effective low-cost solution. VoIP uses your existing Internet connection to deliver your calls over the Internet as voice data, making a traditional calling plan obsolete. VoIP providers can also offer much […]
  • Reel Case Comes With 28 Inch Lanyard!

    David Allen
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Not everyone is going to want a Smartphone case that comes with a retractable lanyard, but for anyone that spends a lot of time outside the idea of something this would sound like a great idea. There are not many Smartphone cases like this around, in fact, this could be the first of its kind. […]
  • Grab It With The ODii Grabber Gadget!

    David Allen
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    There is nothing like the feeling of being useless when something is just out of reach, but that should not be an issue anymore with the ODii grabber gadget. Apparently, not all grabbers are made equal, as this one can get into small spaces and pick up the tiniest things with ease, while on the […]
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  • 4 trends that will shape the future of music in Africa

    Hennie Theron
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Typewriters, rotary dial telephones, cassette tapes, video stores and spools of film- just some items of which next-generation children won’t experience or understand. Technology is a major progress driver in every industry, especially music. Technologies like Napster in the late 1990s and the iPod in the early 2000s, completely revolutionized the industry and changed how […]
  • Brothers for All: the inspiring school teaching underprivileged people how to code

    Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    This week, Brothers For All is starting its first pilot project in two of South Africa’s Western Cape prisons, equipping underprivileged people with valuable coding and entrepreneurial skills. A first of its kind on the African continent, Brothers for All is a spin-off of the non-profit Mothers for All, a local organisation that supports women […]
  • Tuning fork: lessons from Cadence’s failed Kickstarter campaign

    Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Making music is like solving a puzzle. There are structures and rules you need to follow. But unlike puzzles, music requires you to apply the right-side of your brain instead of your left. Stir these two together however, and you just might find something special. Cadence is an open-ended puzzle game brought to life by […]
  • Personalisation: not a technical tool, but a way to build closer relationships with people

    Nicolette Singh
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Watermark Consulting’s 2014 Customer Experience ROI Study confirms what marketers have always instinctively believed: providing a good customer experience makes sound business sense. Leaders in customer experience outperformed the Standard & Poor 500 Index by 26 percent, while laggards actually posted negative returns of -2.5 percent. Here’s the issue: Personalisation is one of the most […]
  • Why businesses should not be intimidated by data governance

    Antoinette van Zyl
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Market forces are driving data awareness as businesses realise that they can derive significant value from effectively analysing data and applying the findings to decisions and actions, and as regulators tighten rules around how data should be managed. ‘Big data’ is still used as a buzzword in business. But data has always been available – […]
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  • Apple Watch versus Android Wear: who has won the Smartwatch war?

    Simon Jones
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Remember when tablets first came out and no one really saw the point, but they found their place? Well it seems the tech world is now making room for smartwatches. While some of the world may still be sceptical, at least five new watches are coming out this year hinting that Smart Watches will be taking centre stage in 2015. Now that Apple are finally playing catch up, the Android versus Apple battle commences once again and our friends at Mobile Phones Direct review the top 4 smart watches out on the market: Apple Watch, Moto 360, LG Watch G R and Kickstarter’s most successful project: the…
  • What is VoIP?

    Simon Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a collection of technologies that allow people to communicate (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the internet rather than through the dedicated public switched telephone network (PSTN), and is the direction in which all communication is travelling. The phoneline and phones in many people’s homes and businesses continue to use the similar technologies to those available a century ago, with analogue audio sent along a copper wire and only digitised about the phone company’s digital concentrator at the end of the road. However, we live in…
  • Compare the Market takes over Orange Wednesdays as ‘Meerkat Movies’

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Price Comparison website Compare the Market has taken over the idea of 2-for-1 cinema tickets with a new promotion dubbed ‘Meerkat Movies’. 5 million existing customers will have exclusive access to the discounts today, ahead of the offer launching nationwide on 3 April. Customers who have bought qualifying products through the Compare the Market website will be eligible for 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a year, with the tickets redeemable through a code on the Meerkat Movies app. Compare the Market Marketing Director Mark Vile commented: “We are in…
  • Thousands fooled by Facebook scam claiming to offer free Qantas flights

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    More than 100,000 internet users have been fooled by a fake Qantas Facebook page, which claimed to offer free first class flights. The page attracted at least 80,000 likes and over 100,000 shares by claiming to offers travellers the chance to win free flights for a year, before it was taken down by Facebook. The fake page is designed to attract a large number of likes before switching into promoting other dubious products and services for which users had not subscribed. Despite selling pages being against Facebook’s terms and conditions, a page with more than 100,000 likes could attract…
  • Life’s Good as LG Set To Challenge Samsung and HTC

    Simon Jones
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    LG have long been on the coat tails of their Korean neighbours Samsung. The Flex and G3 models have failed to get close to sales of the Samsung Galaxy and the brand has fallen down to fifth in the United States mobile market share. But all that could be about to change… The brand have been showing off a range of devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and are confident that they’ll ruffle a few feathers, particularly with the G4 which is all set to be “radically different” to anything LG have done before. Seeing a major overhaul both in design and user experience, the device…
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  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router + Netgear N300 Range Extender Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    I have owned a lot of home internet routers over the years. Why? There used to be a time when I swore that they created them to be unstable and last only 1-2 years. It seemed like every router that I owned suffered from constant disconnects, or just one day stopped working. I’ve had this problem for […]
  • Skybell: Answer the Doorbell From Your Smartphone w/ Giveaway

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
        Have you ever wondered who was at the door, but you did not want to get up to look? I work from home, and very rarely am I expecting anyone to ring my doorbell. I am not the “we are just stopping by” type. If you are coming over, I better know about […]
  • Eco-Friendly Apps to Help You Live Greener

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Now that we know more about how products that we use from day to day affect the environment, many of us have decided to be more eco-friendly. If you are about that life, then you may be wondering how to ensure that you are remaining eco-friendly even when on the go. Well, we know that […]
  • Benefits of Hosting Your Website on a Virtual Private Server

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    When thinking about setting up your website or blog, there are tons of things that that you need to take into account. If the website is going to get a lot of traffic, then you need to think about hosting it on a server that is able to handle the bandwidth and other server resources that a […]
  • iRobot Roomba 870 – Vacuum While You Do Other Stuff

    21 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    As previously mentioned my home is FULL of carpet. When my home was built my girls were only 3 and my boys were newborns. Carpet kept the noise from running around down. And I love being to walk around barefoot and still have warm feet. But cleaning all that carpet takes time. And sometimes when […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • Nata’s Corner: April 2015

    EE Staff
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    For those of you who participated in one of those tournament things, you’ll be amused to hear that the other half’s bracket blew up when Iowa State lost the second game of the first day. Perhaps he should have picked a different game and maybe used a different search engine. I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but we’ve been dealing with spring for about a month now. That always means lots of new things (and a few recycled old ones). One that caught everyone’s attention was a patent that was granted to Boeing for a force field.
  • Nata’s Corner: March 2015

    EE Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chicken Little was right. Twice. Maybe even three times. The other half wants to know when he can get high speed Internet and whether the FCC’s new rules apply or whether he needs to go send a dingo to Congress by jetpack. One of the reasons I don’t use Gmail all that much is because there are a gazillion people who have sent me email and I have no idea who they are or why they wrote to me five years ago. I have to admit that it’s a typical situation – I could have done a little digging and figured it all out – but the people at CNet posted how-to turn off the…
  • Nata’s Corner: February 2015

    EE Staff
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    There are two companies who dominate the online advertising business, right? We all know it’s impossible to keep up with what Facebook does with your information, because every time someone gets a good handle on their privacy settings, they change them. But there’s a pretty straightforward list that helps you navigate what information Google stores about you. Oh, and don’t forget to come up with decent passwords. It seems like every few days, there is a story about the latest scam to hit – usually about two weeks after it’s been filling our inboxes. The most…
  • Nata’s Corner: January 2015

    EE Staff
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    No, nobody got me one for Christmas. Good thing, too, or I’d have had to hurt someone. We stayed pretty close to home this year, and just enjoyed a day of peace and quiet – something that the Other Half has been asking for for years (though if I hit the lottery in the next couple of months, I might consider this for him. And speaking of “asking for for years”, both and Wikipedia are asking for money. In the past, I’ve used this space to run an end of the year list of lists, but some things outlive their usefulness, so I’ve only come up with a…
  • Nata’s Corner: November 2014

    2 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    A month or so ago, Apple announced its Apple Pay mobile payments system and there was a lot written about how it was going to change the world with regard to using your phone to pay in stores. Not so fast, though: two major drug store chains have said “No, thanks“. Of course, the competition isn’t having things much better; CurrentC was hacked last week and it’s still in beta-testing. But I think the stories are missing the point. The other day, we were in a grocery store and instead of pulling out his card, the Other Half actually pulled a couple of bills out of his…
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  • Ben & Jerry’s brilliantly parodies Apple’s ‘1984’ ad in promotion for its new BRRR-ito

    Brad Reed
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Apple's "1984" ad is justifiably one of the most famous in the history of tech and it's also wonderfully easy to parody. Ben & Jerry's has done one of the best parodies of this iconic ad that we've ever seen to help promote its new BRRR-ito ice cream sandwich. Continue reading...
  • The DMV recently declared the license plate ‘370H55V’ to be obscene – can you guess why?

    Yoni Heisler
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    If you're lucky enough to be able to afford a Lamborghini, it doesn't necessarily follow that you have carte blanche to come up with any type of vanity license plate your heart desires. While typical objections to license plate permutations typically focus on overtly offensive words, a Texas man named Safer Hassan recently learned the hard way that even obfuscating an alleged obscenity might leave you with a revoked plate. Continue reading...
  • What the first homepage looked like

    Yoni Heisler
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Many of the earliest website designs to populate the web are nothing more than distant and irretrievable memories. While sites like the The Internet Archive Wayback Machine provide a great way to take a stroll back through Internet time, their index only goes back so far. So it goes with the homepage. Archived versions of Apple's homepage on the Wayback Machine only go back to October 1996, a shame given that Apple had a website up and running for many years prior. Continue reading...
  • After a brief lull, the PS4 is back to trampling on the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS

    Jacob Siegal
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:45 pm
    After being edged out by the Xbox One in December and falling behind the Nintendo 3DS in February, the PlayStation 4 reclaimed its spot at the top of the hardware sales chart in March, the NPD Group revealed in its latest report. Continue reading...
  • French government really doesn’t want you comparing its new surveillance bill to the Patriot Act

    Chris Smith
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    France insists it’s not working on a French version of the U.S. Patriot Act that would give the government massive additional surveillance powers, The Verge reports. But the French government is definitely interested in passing a law that would give it more freedom to collect information in its fight against terrorism, even if local businesses and human rights organizations are criticizing the initiative. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Lenovo A6000 Plus 4G Smartphone With 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage Launched For Rs. 7,499

    Jatinder Paul
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:36 am
    Lenovo has announced the launch of its latest 4G LTE enabled smartphone, Lenovo A6000 Plus, which is improved version of its highly sucessful Lenovo A6000. The A6000 Plus is priced at Rs. 7499/- and will be available exclusively on FlipKart. Registrations on FlipKart has opened today and it will go on sale on Tuesday, April 28 […] The post Lenovo A6000 Plus 4G Smartphone With 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage Launched For Rs. 7,499 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • LG To Give Upcoming G4 Smartphones To Indian Users For Test Drive

    Jatinder Paul
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:54 am
    LG is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone, LG G4 on 28th April. As part of its most ambitious smartphone introduction yet, LG Electronics India will select a handful of Indian consumers who will ‘test drive’ the new LG G4 smartphone weeks before its official launch. The G4 ‘test drive’ programme kick started in […] The post LG To Give Upcoming G4 Smartphones To Indian Users For Test Drive appeared first on TechVorm.
  • You Can Capture Brighter & Sharp Images With Asus Zenfone 5

    Jatinder Paul
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Asus of Taiwan, famous for its notebooks and othe computing products, has created ripples in the mid-range smartphone market in India last year with the launch of Zenfone range of smartphones, which are powered by Intel Atom processors with Hyper-Threading technology. The other important and very useful USP of these smartphones are their superior optics. In this […] The post You Can Capture Brighter & Sharp Images With Asus Zenfone 5 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • HTC Desire 326G DUAL SIM With 4.5 Inch Announced For India

    Jatinder Paul
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Besides flagship M9+ and premium E9+, HTC also added one more budget device to its portfolio of Desire range and announced HTC Desire 326G Dual Sim smartphone for India without revealing its price. The Desire 326G Dual Sim will be available in White Birch and Black Onyx colors with all major retailers from the second half […] The post HTC Desire 326G DUAL SIM With 4.5 Inch Announced For India appeared first on TechVorm.
  • HTC One E9+ With 5.5 Inch QHD Display Unveiled In India

    Jatinder Paul
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Alongside M9+, Taiwanese giant also unveiled its premium phablet HTC One E9+ in India. This phablet features a 5.5 inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution IPS LCD 2K display. HTC has not revealed the price of this device and the same will be announced close on the heels of its availability. It will be available in Meteor Grey, […] The post HTC One E9+ With 5.5 Inch QHD Display Unveiled In India appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • How to Speed Up Windows PC’s Internet and System Performance?

    Robin C
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Microsoft Windows 8 is definitely the best operating system for Tablets and didn’t meet microsoft’s expectation on Desktops and Laptops from its users. It has got lot of bug fixes, improvements when Microsoft Windows 8.1 released for existing Windows 8 users. Addressing various user problems and issues microsoft made plenty of changes and Start menu is one of the top in the line. Though it has not bring back the full Windows 7 Start menu experience, microsoft did made some excellent changes to bring several essential and frequently accessed features to front. Desktop environment…
  • Best External Battery Power Banks for iPhone and Android Mobiles

    Robin C
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    If there is one thing that mobile manufacturers are all same and so close together, it will be Battery Technology. Even the expensive iPhone has battery juice problems and Samsung took advantage of it few months ago by coming up with Wall Hugger commercial to tease iPhone users short battery life. Business users and people who use their smartphone quite heavy, always end up with red color battery indicators before the end of the day or before evening itself. That is the reason, people prefer External Battery Power Bank to charge whenever, wherever they are without any need of searching for…
  • CleanMyMac 3 Review, Is it a Good Cleaner App for Mac OS X?

    Robin C
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Macpaw’s CleanMyMac 3 announced yesterday with tons of improvements in the background without much change to its existing, easy to use Design and UI. You’ve never used this software before? Don’t worry, we have you covered with our Cleanmymac 3 Review with all of its Feature Highlights and details explored. Slow loading mac’s are not new and most of the users try to remove their existing softwares / apps installed or reinstall OS X to boost the speed of OS X. Which is definitely not the recommended way to do. CleanMyMac from Macpaw is an All-In-One utility to speed up…
  • Speedify Review and 40% Discount Promo Offer for Limited Time

    Robin C
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    From the Connectify team, here we have Speedify a revolutionary, new product. Speedify is a very easy to use and the best software to combine multiple Internet connections on Mac or Windows PC. It is an affordable best way to combine and use multiple Internet Connections to get high speed Internet performance in single computer. For example, you can easily combine your WiFi, 3G Dongle, 4G Dongle, DSL Cable to one solid high speed Internet line to use for Heavy file downloads and smooth and faster Internet performance on your Computer. If you are worried about your Internet Connection not…
  • Tweakbit PCSuite Review and 25% Coupon Code

    Robin C
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    How easy it will be, if you can manage all your Windows PC Speed up and Performance related tasks at one place? No more Windows PC Hangs and Crashes. No more Slow Speed Issues, Slow Internet Problems or System Reboot problems with Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs due to poor system management. We have found this one software that does plenty of essential system management tasks automatically to run Windows PC smoothly and keep your Productivity always at 100%. TweakBit PCSuite software is an all in one PC management utility that keeps your Windows PC Clean and well Optimized for Top Speed and…
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  • Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop

    Karan Israni
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    The idea of identify theft wanders in and out of public consciousness depending on a number of factors. If you or someone one know has been a victim, it’s probably on your mind. If there is a major movie released or book published that has identity theft in it, it’s probably on your mind. If … Continue reading Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop
  • Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts (Infographic)

    Karan Israni
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
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  • How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch

    Karan Israni
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    With the brand new Apple Watch set to release at the end of April, more and more mobile users will find themselves relying more than ever on Apple’s voice command function, Siri. Searching on the go is going to be easier than ever for the average user. Siri focuses heavily on local searches – so if … Continue reading How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch
  • 4 Online Tools to Pump Up a Tech Resume

    Karan Israni
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    While many jobs are becoming obsolete, according to Bill Snyder on InfoWorld, there is no end in site for the boom in technology related jobs. With business being increasingly reliant on the Internet, big data, and e-commerce--and entire new markets being created by mobile device and applications--there's an increased demand for qualified tech workers. A … Continue reading 4 Online Tools to Pump Up a Tech Resume
  • Tech for Medical Assistants

    Karan Israni
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The ever-growing medical field relies heavily on technology to operate. Technology helps in every aspect from scheduling appointments and tracking provider schedules to viewing lab results taken in a hospital while in a doctor’s office. Medical assistants must utilize these technologies to do their jobs. Technology will make the medical assistant’s role, as well as … Continue reading Tech for Medical Assistants
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • Freshen Up Your Recruitment Strategies!

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    The team at CV-Library share their top tips on how to ensure your recruitment strategies are fully up to speed. Finding the right talent for your business can be a challenge. Good candidates don’t stay on the market for very long so you have to get your job opening in front of them as quickly as possible, meaning it’s always the right time to freshen up your recruitment strategies. First and foremost consider revamping your job descriptions. Taking the time to wordsmith your job posting can dramatically impact the number and quality of applications you receive. Also think about going…
  • The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like?

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Part 1 of a 10 part serialisation from a new book called The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide, written and published exclusively for The Recruitment Alliance. Chapter 1 – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like? This may be fairly basic knowledge for some people operating within the online recruitment space, but it is essential for anyone looking to master their online recruiting strategy to understand who the operators are, the tools available and what the primary online recruiting channels are. The Operators There are many recruiters operating within the…
  • 10 Motivational Tips. Help Me, How Do I Get Motivated?

    8 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    When I’m at parties and people find out that I am a motivational speaker and sales training seminar leader, they often say something like, “That’s fab, can you motivate me?” Flippant questions aside, motivation is a huge part of what I do when I am consulting with companies to increase sales results and is essential if you want to build a high performance sales team or if you want to be a successful salesperson. Understanding how to motivate yourself to be proactive, positive and focused is critical if you want to be a sales superstar. Check out this email I received… Thank…
  • Make better hires, with these 5 ESSENTIAL SCREENING TIPS

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
      According to extensive surveys on this topic, one in five hires made, was subsequently categorised as a bad hire that cost the business in excess of £50,000… To help you make better hiring decisions I would like to provide you with my 5 essential screening tips Following on from my last article, the 8 things to do before you advertise your next job, here are my 5 top tips for the effective screening of applicants. 1.       Do not try to screen applicants in the job advert. Filling your job advert with pre-loaded qualification criteria is the surest way to put off the…
  • YouTube Strategies for Business

    7 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    What are you doing today that is better and different to your competitors? How do you find and attract new clients or perhaps new employees to your business? If you are not doing anything that differentiates you from the competition, you could be losing out on a huge amount of potential business and talent. One of the easiest methods to differentiate your company is to embrace technology and social media. It is easy and can save you time, money and headaches. One of my favourite social media sites is YouTube and here are some tips, strategies and ideas that can help your business immediately:…
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    Future of Privacy

  • Jules Talks Consumer Privacy and Location-Based Services

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    In a recent episode of Comcast Newsmakers, Jules discussed the many new ways that data about your location is being used — such as navigation or helping you connect with friends. He addressed what can you do to protect the privacy of that data? A conversation with Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair of the Future […]
  • When Opting Out Isn’t the Answer…

    Brenda Leong
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now.  Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision. The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly […]
  • Comparing the Data Broker Bill to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Considering the privacy concerns raised by data brokers, we thought it would be useful to compare how data brokers are treated under Senator Edward Markey’s recent data broker bill, which has considerable support from privacy and consumer advocates (as well as Senators Blumenthal, Franken, and Whitehouse), and under the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The different receptions […]
  • FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Receives Privacy Leadership Award

    12 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    The Future of Privacy Forum congratulates our Senior Fellow, Peter Swire, on receiving the 2015 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Peter has worked with FPF since 2010 on a wide range of privacy and cyber-security issues, such as encryption, Big Data, and many more. His current work with FPF includes […]
  • White House Consumer Privacy Bill Starts an Important Conversation

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    This afternoon the White House released a discussion draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. Jules Polonetsky and Chris Wolf issued the following response: Today’s release of the text of Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights demonstrates the U.S.’s continuing commitment to advance privacy protection for consumers. Although the current system of FTC enforcement actions […]
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    The App Times | RSS Feed

  • MiniTool Partition Wizard 9 Review

    Adeline Gear
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    Partitioning a physical hard drive into multiple volumes is done for a good number of reasons.You may want to improve the overall performance of your PC, install more than one operating system, or manage computer maintenance tasks – activities that will effectively solve a number of computer-related problems. Windows PCs come with a built in […] The post MiniTool Partition Wizard 9 Review appeared first on The App Times.
  • Dialer App for Android That Reveals Complete Caller Info at a Swipe: Truedialer

    Adeline Gear
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    There are plenty of Android apps in Google Play that offer unbelievable customization options for your device, but there are very few apps that transform the way you search your contacts and connect with them. TrueCaller's dialer app TrueDialer hopes to do just that by offering complete contact management support through easy customizations. We take […] The post Dialer App for Android That Reveals Complete Caller Info at a Swipe: Truedialer appeared first on The App Times.
  • Change Android Keypad Settings to Display Number Row

    Adeline Gear
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    The keyboard that comes default with an Android device isn’t the most convenient one to use. It becomes especially more difficult if you have to input passwords that involve numbers, alphabets, and symbols. Long pressing the different keys and switching between the various rows can quickly become a major irritant.  Having a dedicated number row […] The post Change Android Keypad Settings to Display Number Row appeared first on The App Times.
  • Curate the Best Twitter News Feeds from Friends with Nuzzel

    Adeline Gear
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    The sun never sets in Twitter land. There is a constant, unending stream of conversations flowing every second of the day/night that you simply cannot keep up with it. In fact, you’re guaranteed to miss many of the best stories from your friends and followers even if you stay tuned to the channel 24x7. If […] The post Curate the Best Twitter News Feeds from Friends with Nuzzel appeared first on The App Times.
  • TuneMiser Shows if Amazon or iTunes is Selling Cheaper Digital Music

    Adeline Gear
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    Gone are the days when music had to be bought in physical stores. With the entry of iTunes, Amazon and other solutions, music has become a medium that is easily transferable online. That’s not all; digital music downloads are instantaneous, cheaper, and we no longer have to pay for songs we don’t want to listen […] The post TuneMiser Shows if Amazon or iTunes is Selling Cheaper Digital Music appeared first on The App Times.
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    The Verge - All Posts

  • Oklahoma approves execution by nitrogen gas as a backup to lethal injections

    Lizzie Plaugic
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    Yesterday, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin signed into law a bill that approves the use of nitrogen gas for executions in the state. The method, which would effectively asphyxiate death row inmates by forcing them to breathe pure nitrogen through a gas mask, is meant to be the primary alternative to lethal injection, The Washington Post reports. Continue reading…
  • William Shatner apparently thinks a Kickstarter-funded water pipeline will save California

    Dante D'Orazio
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Is William Shatner crazy, or did he just make a bad joke? You might start asking yourself that question after hearing the latest idea from the 84-year-old star: a Kickstarter-funded, $30 billion water pipeline to save California from its devastating drought. In an interview with Yahoo Tech's David Pogue, Shatner says, "I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion ... to build a pipeline ... Say, from Seattle. A place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water." He adds, "How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it above ground — because if it…
  • Verizon's 'customizable' FiOS TV packages violate contract, says ESPN

    Dante D'Orazio
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    ESPN is fighting back just hours after Verizon announced plans to offer new FiOS TV packages that split up channels into cheaper, semi-a la carte bundles. The massive sports network, owned by the Walt Disney Company, said in a statement provided to Recodethat Verizon's new bundles "would not be authorized by our existing agreements." The statement continues, "Among other issues, our contracts clearly provide that neither ESPN nor ESPN2 may be distributed in a separate sports package." The contracts that your cable provider signs to bring your favorite channels to your home often have many…
  • I flew an X-Wing fighter at Star Wars Celebration

    Bryan Bishop
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Get a large group of people together at an event with even the faintest whiff of commercial underpinnings, and you're going to get some fascinating promotional events. Whether it's the Bates Motel at SXSW or the annual flood of tie-ins at Comic-Con, they're an opportunity for companies to hawk their wares by creating one-of-a-kind experiences that will get audiences talking. But here's the dirty little secret: sometimes they're also pretty fun, and here at Star Wars Celebration EA has a booth in place to promote its upcoming game Star Wars: Battlefront. In what they're calling "The X-Wing…
  • 5 film techniques J.J. Abrams will use to showcase his Star Wars universe

    Philip Robibero
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the great pleasures of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is seeing a new director inject his own flourishes into an already visually distinctive series. The Star Wars visual catalog has a few staples that have stayed consistent throughout the series: think transitional wipes and pilot POV shots. Unfortunately, the prequels saw George Lucas expand the toolset with a lot of uninspired tricks: slow zooms on wide shots, Barbara Walters glow, and a stubborn use of a locked-down camera. From the looks of the new Star Wars trailer, J.J. Abrams and his cinematographer, Dave Mindel,…
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  • 4 Best Practices for Mobile Video Every Developer Should Know

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    By Andrew Allison, Head of Supply EMEA, Vungle Mobile video ad spending will grow faster than any other advertising category in 2014, according to eMarketer. For developers, this is great news. Not only can mobile video be a high-impact monetization strategy and increase revenue, but it also provides a more engaging and contextually relevant experience for users. Here are the four best practices to help you get started. 1 Use the power of opt-in Instead of simply integrating video interstitials into a game, developers can choose to create opt-in placements that offer rewards, like in-app…
  • Twilio launches video support through WebRTC

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/AndreyPopov) Popular communications platform, Twilio, has expanded its simple API offerings to include video support through the fantastic WebRTC standard. Launching originally in private beta, it will allow developers to embed real-time video experiences into mobile apps, websites, and more. WebRTC already has strong support in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers Instead of having to set-up their own infrastructure for placing WebRTC-based communication, Twilio's API allows developers to focus on creating great apps through use of their…
  • Research: Stack Overflow reveals the most-loved languages and platforms for 2015

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/J-Elgaard) In the latest research conducted by Stack Overflow, the Q&A resource site for developers, programmers have revealed their most-loved languages and platforms of 2015. Their findings are based on the responses of 26,086 people from 157 countries and consist of full-stack developers, mobile developers, and front-end developers.  Perhaps the most interesting finding is that Apple's new 'Swift' programming language - despite being less than a year old - is programmers' "Most Loved"…
  • Amazon simplifies machine-learning with AWS

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Pogonici) Not content with letting Microsoft grab the headlines this week for cloud news, Amazon has debuted a new 'Machine Learning' service during the AWS Summit in San Francisco which intends to let developers build smart, data-driven applications which can "learn" based on past data.  Machine Learning is a complicated area of expertise which - unless you've spent years studying data science – is out-of-reach for most developers. Large companies such as Netflix have been using AWS for machine-learning about its users' viewing habits, but it's hard work…
  • Microsoft launches Hyper-V containers for cloud performance

    8 Apr 2015 | 4:59 pm
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/filadendron) Microsoft's Hyper-V containers will allow applications to be run at tremendous scales, anywhere, similar to what Google has offered for many years. Of course these containers still require an OS in order to run them, and that's where Microsoft Nano Server steps-in... Nano Server is a version of its Windows Server without all the "clunk" - such as a user interface - in order for apps to run at peak performance. In the case of Google, the company uses 'CoreOS' which is a stripped-version of Linux and the company led a $12 million round of funding for it…
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  • Girls’ Day School Trust engages next generation of girls with education mobility

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is a leading group of 24 independent girls’ schools and two academies in the UK, with nearly 4,000 staff, and 20,000 students between the ages of three and 18. Established in 1872, the GDST continually strives to provide pupils with a first-class environment where girls can fulfill their academic […]
  • Good Technology and VMware settle patent dispute

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Picture credit: Good Technology Good Technology and VMware have entered into an agreement that resolves all pending litigation between the two firms, the two companies have announced. The imbroglio dates back to 2012 when Good filed litigations against MobileIron and AirWatch – the latter now owned by VMware – for patent infringement. Full terms of the agreement between Good and VMware aren’t being disclosed, yet according to a press release both parties have agreed to “a long-term patent portfolio cross-license agreement and to discuss opportunities for joint…
  • The benefits of integrating mobile collaboration into your legacy app

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    (c) Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone you’ll have noticed that the world has gone mobile. According to industry analysts at Gartner, apps developed for mobile devices will outnumber those developed for the PC by four to one in 2015. The meteoric rise of social networking and BYOD, the ubiquitous availability of high speed connectivity and the move to the cloud, means that the working world is no longer governed by a 9-5 mentality. Being connected anytime, anyplace, anywhere is the new normal. In work, as in play, we rely on our mobile devices to…
  • “I got 99 problems but mobile malware ain’t one”: Verizon’s verdict

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    (c) The latest Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) from telco giant Verizon has argued that mobile devices are not a preferred vector in data breaches, among other interesting findings. The 70 page behemoth is a refreshing read, written as it is in a relatively informal style and not the insomnia-inducing texts of competitors. Hence the title for the DBIR mobile section – “I Got 99 Problems and Mobile Malware Isn’t Even 1% of Them”. One interesting fact came in the location of malware; Android is the most popular device for malware…
  • Employers must build a security strategy around “indifferent” generation-mobile employees

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:03 pm
    (c) You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, as the saying goes. But increasingly in terms of mobile security best practice, you can’t teach young dogs new tricks either. For the millennial workforce, employers have got to accept they will be “indifferent” over security and fit policy in around that, rather than force them to comply. If you don’t do this, you risk missing the tangible productivity benefits of a mobile workforce. According to a report from Aruba Networks, six out of 10 ‘generation mobile’ workers are happy to let…
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  • Private Student Loans Without Cosigner

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
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  • Find My Student Loan Information

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
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  • College Student Loans Without Cosigner

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
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