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  • Has LG gone mad? Leathery G4 tipped to cost more than base Galaxy S6

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

    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results from a study presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 demonstrate that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • YouTube Marks 10 Years of Nondisruptive Revolution

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

    Parth Patel
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:45 pm
    You must be using iphone, ipad or ipod which is great but sometimes you might have noticed some difficulties in sharing file or images from iphone to PC. This is the biggest disadvantage in apple products that you cannot transfer files directly. You have to use iTunes for that but even in that also there are some limitations. Even third party apps won’t work fully. So here we will talk about an awesome software called Coolmuster iphone to Computer transfer tool which is one of the best tool to transfer files from apple device to computer Even you can backup you’re messages too.In…
  • JoT #2131: Apple's lecherous plan for more Apple users!

    The Joy of Tech
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    The bare truth about all those personal interfaces! If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thanks!
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  • SABRE engine concept passes US Air Force feasibilty test

    David Szondy
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    Reaction Engines' Skylon reusable spaceplane project has been given a boost, with analysis by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) confirming the feasibility of the SABRE engine cycle concept that lies at its heart. .. Continue Reading SABRE engine concept passes US Air Force feasibilty test Section: Space Tags: Engine, Launch Vehicles, Rocket, Scramjet, Skylon, Spacecraft, US Air Force Related Articles: SABRE on course to chill SKYLON into orbit Britain invests £60 million in Skylon spaceplane SKYLON spacecraft's engine passes critical test ESA review finds 'no…
  • Senzati turns the Mercedes Sprinter into a four-wheeled luxury jet

    C.C. Weiss
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    A popular theme among van converters is taking inspiration from the skies to a create a van that travels like a luxurious private jet, and the Mercedes Sprinter provides a natural base vehicle for such endeavors. The latest outfitter to throw its hat in the ring with the likes of Becker and Brabus is the UK's Senzati. Its simply but effectively named Jet Sprinter conversion includes everything from massage-equipped reclining seats, to a full multimedia system, to a bathroom with waterfall sink. .. Continue Reading Senzati turns the Mercedes Sprinter into a four-wheeled luxury jet Section:…
  • Apple Watch: Early impressions

    Will Shanklin
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:31 pm
    In case you haven't heard, a smartwatch from a little fruit company in California started shipping today. Gizmag has an Apple Watch in house, along with some early thoughts (very early, mind you, as we're going to take some time before running our full Apple Watch review)... Continue Reading Apple Watch: Early impressions Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Smartwatch, Wearable, wearable computing, wearable electronics Related Articles: March 9 Apple event likely geared to Apple Watch The Apple Watch Giveaway Enter today for your chance to win an Apple Watch Apple Watch…
  • Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards

    Ben Coxworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Although we've seen at least one off-road skateboard with built-in suspension, aftermarket suspension systems for more traditional boards are few and far between. The designers at California-based Avenue Trucks, however, are out to change that. They claim that their suspension trucks should improve the skateboarding experience in several key ways. .. Continue Reading Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards Section: Outdoors Tags: Kickstarter, Skateboard, Suspension Related Articles: SurfSkate skateboard uses 360-degree rotating trucks for more natural flow Swing Blade skateboard…
  • Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept

    C.C. Weiss
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Just a month and a half ago, Qoros was a Chinese-Israeli automaker showing off vanilla, nondescript designs like the Qoros 3 City SUV (those missing doors are there to help highlight the interior, not for visual effect). We knew that change was in the air, and after the Shanghai auto show, Qoros is now the warped mind behind one of the meanest, strangest small crossover designs in recent memory. The Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept may be friendly to the environment, but it's downright nasty to anyone that looks over in its direction. .. Continue Reading Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept…
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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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  • The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River

    Hilary Rosner
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Los Angeles' river, a long-neglected wasteland, is about to become an urban oasis: a linear, riparian Central Park. The post The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River appeared first on WIRED.
  • Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders

    Jake Spurlock
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    WIRED announces the rebirth of Webmonkey, with a new podcast on what happens behind the scenes at WIRED, and what's happening in the greater web community. The post Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell

    Graeme McMillan
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    If there's a running theme to this week's online stories, it's the idea that being a celebrity is fairly weird. The post While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell appeared first on WIRED.
  • Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In this Geek's Guide to the Galaxy author and Ex Machina director Alex Garland discusses why sci-fi films need more big ideas. The post Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s appeared first on WIRED.
  • You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist

    Brianna Snyder
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Googling and Facebooking allows us to expedite intimacy when we need it most. We should embrace it. The post You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 50 gorgeous & inspiring typography quotes

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    Can't get enough of gorgeous typography? Then you won't want to miss this post from Canva's Design School that not only provides nourishment for your creative soul, but also points you in the direction of some amazing designers to provide fresh, new ideas for your own graphic designs. The post 50 gorgeous & inspiring typography quotes appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dog has his very own swing [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Did you know that dogs can have swings, too? Of course they can, but they use their teeth. Watch this little dog try to get on his swing, and then enjoy himself swinging. The post Dog has his very own swing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 incredible trees from around the world

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    While we mere mortals measure our lifetime in decades, trees can measure theirs in millennia, and over thousands of years, their forms become both weird and wonderful. The post 10 incredible trees from around the world appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Give this cyclist a medal. In the middle of a long endurance ride, he trades out a bottle of water for a can of beer. Bummer for the spectator who had his beer taken, though. The post Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Caesar’s greatest military victory explained [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Julius Caesar is among the most lauded generals in world history. If you're not a huge history buff, though, you have no idea why. This video explains his genius by delving into his greatest military victory: The Battle of Alesia. The post Caesar’s greatest military victory explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Lashdots writes: Amid the unveiling of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook's wrist distracted from another new product last month: ResearchKit, an open source iOS platform designed to help researchers design apps for medical studies—and reach millions of potential research subjects through their iPhones. Alongside the company's new frontiers, like the car and the home, Cook told Jim Cramer last month that health "may be the biggest one of all." As Fast Company reports, Cook says Apple's devices could could help pinpoint diseases within decades—and position the company at the center of a…
  • Nepal Earthquake: Facebook To Google, How Tech Is Helping Survivors Reach Out

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    An anonymous reader writes: In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal, many social media sites and mobile applications have come up with features that could help locate friends and loved ones. From the Times of India: "Social networking website Facebook, and Google's Person Finder have helped locate the whereabouts of those stranded in quake-hit areas. For instance, members of one Himmatramka family residing in Birgunj in Nepal marked themselves safe on Facebook. 'Our relatives back in India were worried about our safety. So, we marked ourselves safe to inform them,' said Nitesh…
  • Tiny Robots Climb Walls Carrying More Than 100 Times Their Weight

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    schwit1 writes: Mighty things come in small packages. The little robots in this video can haul things that weigh over 100 times more than themselves. The super-strong bots — built by mechanical engineers at Stanford — will be presented next month at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, Washington. The secret is in the adhesives on the robots' feet. Their design is inspired by geckos, which have climbing skills that are legendary in the animal kingdom. The adhesives are covered in minute rubber spikes that grip firmly onto the wall as the robot…
  • In New AI Benchmark, Computer Takes On Four Top Professional Poker Players

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am writes: Stephen Jordan reports at the National Monitor that four of the world's greatest poker players are going into battle against a computer program that researchers are calling Claudico in the "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Claudico, the first machine program to play heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em against top human players, will play nearly 20,000 hands with each human poker player over the next two weeks. "Poker is now a benchmark for artificial intelligence research, just as chess once was. It's a game of exceeding…
  • Declassified Report From 2009 Questions Effectiveness of NSA Spying

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    schwit1 writes: With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program code-named Stellarwind, which collected information on Americans' calls and emails. The report was from the inspectors general of various intelligence and law enforcement agencies. They found that while many senior intelligence officials believe the program filled a gap by increasing access to international communications, others including FBI agents, CIA analysts and managers "had difficulty…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Podcast: Q1 2015 Tech Earnings, TV Services, Mobile Web

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

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

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

    Ben Bajarin
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Today, I thought I would use some interesting tidbits from Facebook’s earnings to highlight some of the broader themes I have been writing about. Those who read my analysis often know my conviction is the… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Google Project Fi: an attempt to control the stack

    Jan Dawson
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Yesterday, Google finally announced the wireless service that’s been reported for months. Named Project Fi, it acts as a somewhat unique MVNO, piggybacking off both Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks as well as making heavy use of around a million WiFi hotspots. Reporters have been covering many angles of this news and I’ve talked to a few of them. Today, I thought I’d share a little of how I view what’s actually been launched. Incidentally, we talked about Google’s MVNO ambitions on the Techpinions podcast back in January and a transcript of my remarks can be…
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  • Google Project Fi: Reasons to Love and Hate It

    David Wagner
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    Google's Project Fi is an interesting set of contradictions. Here's what we love and hate about it.
  • Apple Watch Launch: 6 Things We Know Now

    Nathan Eddy
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Now that hotly-anticipated Apple Watch is out in the open, users have been revealing new capabilities and in some cases, confirming suspicions about the Watch's practicality. From tiny screws to how waterproof it is, here's what we learned about the smartwatch.
  • Apple Watch: My In-Store Demo

    Kelly Sheridan
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    The first shipment of Apple Watches reached eager owners on April 24. We stopped at an Apple Store in New York City to test one out.
  • Windows 10 App Updates, Earnings Report: Microsoft Roundup

    Kelly Sheridan
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    The good: positive quarterly earnings report, promise of Office 365 security updates, new Windows 10 Build. The bad: Windows, Office financials. Here's a look at Microsoft's week.
  • Internet Of Things: The Rubber Meets The Road

    Chris Taylor
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    IoT can demonstrate meaningful business value today, but there are still significant challenges to meet.
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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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  • Energy Efficiency: The Impact Of Renewable Power

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

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    Red electric left unprotected against EMP and solar flares; It would take the US $ 2 billion to fix … -Opinion- We here in America do not realize how old our infrastructure. See were the first in a number of areas. It was good, it gave us a great advantage over the rest of the world. The problem is that now a disadvantage. Its been over 50 years since our main electrical infrastructure has been established. Hurricane Sandy showed a flash of vulnerability. When the storm hit New York and New Jersey, which has almost erased all coastal areas of both states. But there was another…
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    Tech Talk


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

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

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

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Marking the impact of Moore's Law.

    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)
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  • Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Dies In Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

    Mike Butcher
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
     Dan Fredinburg, a respected Google executive who headed privacy for Google X and lead its product management team, has died in the avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by the huge earthquake in Nepal. The natural disaster has already killed over 2,000 people in the region and devastated infrastructure. Some 18 other climbers have been killed in what is being described as the worst… Read More
  • Don’t Turn Internet Independence Into Government Dependence

    Daniel Berninger
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
     April marks the 20th anniversary of the commercialization of the Internet, ironically, the very same month that the Federal Communications Commission’s new Open Internet regulations were officially published, tossing the Internet into a public utility model characterized by stagnation and ambiguity. The rules kill the “permissionless innovation” they purport to protect by… Read More
  • Hello?! Nokia Releases Official Statement Denying Reports It Will Return To Mobile Handsets

    Mike Butcher
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
     Nokia sold its handset business to Microsoft last year, but since then rumours have bubbled up now and again that the firm is planning to return to the mobile space. Citing anonymous sources, Re/code recently lit the touch-paper on a round of new stories floating this idea. It reported that the firm was plotting more mobile moves, spearheaded by Nokia Technologies, the division which handles… Read More
  • Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head

    Jon Russell
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:43 am
     Xiaomi is making a push to be a local player in India. Days after unveiling its first phone customized to the South Asia country (the impressive $205 Mi 4i), Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata. Read More
  • A Journey To Intelligent Design

    Stephen Marshall
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
     If you’re looking for zeitgeist Biblical metaphors for the tech sector, you can’t do much better than the Tower of Babel. Human civilization a hundred years after the Flood; monolingual and gathered in a city called Babel. They become possessed with the mission of building a tower to the heavens. Which they begin… 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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  • Toddler's uncontrollable laughter will lift anyone's mood

    Brian Koerber
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Experiencing new things as a kid is a learning process — a hilarious, learning process filled with uncontrollable laughter Toddler Buzz and his father Tom Fletcher, a guitarist for the band McFly, took to the fields and discovered how dandelion seeds are dispersed The result? Buzz found it extremely amusing, and Tom did as well, saying in the video's comment section: "This is why being a Dad is awesome." Woman can't contain tears when she meets her adorable new puppy Here's how you can get a $10,000 gold Apple Watch for just $349 And this is why you should never flip off monkeys Michael…
  • 3 Americans among thousands killed in Nepal earthquake

    Anita Li
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Three Americans were killed in a powerful earthquake that devastated Nepal's capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, and left at least 2,500 dead. The U.S. Department of State confirmed the deaths on Sunday, but did not provide their identities. "United States expresses its deepest condolences to family and friends of victims," it told ABC News in a statement. See also: How to help earthquake victims in Nepal Two of the Americans died in an avalanche triggered by the 7.8-magnitude quake on Saturday, the network reported, which killed at least 17 people in total. Google executive Dan Fredinburg,…
  • 20+ job openings in social media and data development

    Julie Zhang
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Are you hunting for a new career? The Mashable Job Board is the ideal place to search for your next big move. More than 3,000 employers in tech and digital have posted on our board, and they're looking to fill positions from Mashable's community. Each week, we highlight five recently posted openings. Check out some of this week's newest listings, below, and be sure to read our Job Search Series for valuable career tips. Position: iOS DeveloperCompany: RainLocation: American Fork, Utah Rain is a full-service digital agency, comprised of storytellers, designers, developers and bright minds from…
  • Photos: The aftermath of Nepal's deadly earthquake

    Laura Vitto
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    A deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, causing extensive destruction and loss of life As many as 2,500 people are dead. As rescue teams work around the clock, pulling more victims from the rubble, that number is expected to rise. See also: How to help earthquake victims in Nepal Meanwhile, doctors and volunteer medical staff have worked to treat the injured at local hospitals and makeshift clinics. On Mount Everest, where the earthquake caused a massive avalanche, search teams are working to rescue and treat survivors. At least 17 people have died on the mountain. Have…
  • Woman can't contain tears when she meets her adorable new puppy

    Brian Koerber
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    First impressions are very important You probably shouldn't cry the first time you meet someone, but when you're meeting an adorable puppy, fighting off the tear factory may be difficult The video, above, shows one woman's tear-filled introduction — after five long years of waiting — to her new puppy, who doesn't seem to mind the crying. Here's how you can get a $10,000 gold Apple Watch for just $349 And this is why you should never flip off monkeys Michael Jackson treadmill routine blows your workout out of the water Hiker films Chilean volcano the moment it begins to erupt Read…
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  • This Week In Techdirt History: April 19th - 25th

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

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

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

    Tim Cushing
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    The UK's Freedom of Information law was a long time coming. In contrast to the United States government, which (begrudgingly) (and only sort of) threw open its filing cabinets for its citizens' perusal in 1966, the UK's version didn't go live until 2005, after nine years of legislative maneuvering. Tony Blair, who started the push as an opposition leader, was already expressing his regrets five years later. “Freedom of information,” he wrote in his 2010 memoir, “A Journey.”“Three harmless words. I look at those words as I write them, and feel like shaking my head…
  • DailyDirt: Can't Trust Your Tastebuds

    Michael Ho
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Our senses can be fooled pretty easily. A blue dress can look like it's white. And if our eyes can be fooled so easily, our tastebuds don't really stand much of a chance. If someone tells you a bottle of wine is aged and expensive, it's not easy to disprove that assertion with a taste test. Here are just a few other ways to fool people's tastebuds. Jimmy Kimmel regularly tricks unsuspecting people for his late night talk show, and one of his pranks includes setting up an organic juice taste test that actually gives people samples of beverages such as Skittles blended in water, melted…
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    Digital Trends

  • Back to the future: 10 retro technologies that refuse to die

    Joe Donovan
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Think dot-matrix printers, boomboxes, and floppy disks are dead? Surprise, they're still being made. Check out a few of our favorite retro technologies that should have when we ushered in the digital age. The post Back to the future: 10 retro technologies that refuse to die appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Nokia says it doesn’t have plans to make or sell consumer smartphones

    Jason Hahn
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    Reports of Nokia’s interest in returning to manufacturing smartphones have been greatly exaggerated. The Finland-based communications technology company released a straightforward statement restating that it has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer smartphones. The post Nokia says it doesn’t have plans to make or sell consumer smartphones appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • What is a zero-day attack, and can anything defend against it?

    Chris Stobing
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Zero-days. You've heard about them in the news, across the net, even on Digital Trends -- but what are they really, and is there any hope of stopping them? The post What is a zero-day attack, and can anything defend against it? appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Google and Facebook launch tools to help find people affected by the Nepal earthquake

    Jason Hahn
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    Google and Facebook have launched tools to help people find and track friends and relatives in the areas affected by Saturday’s tragic magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, which killed more than 2,200 people. The post Google and Facebook launch tools to help find people affected by the Nepal earthquake appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Russian hackers got a peek at some of Obama’s emails last year

    David Nield
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
    The hackers that gave the White House and State Department such a hard time last year managed to get access to some of President Obama's correspondence along the way, a new report says. The post Russian hackers got a peek at some of Obama’s emails last year appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Leona Divide 50k 2015 Race Report – DNF

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

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

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

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

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

    Alan Henry
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    A trusty knife is indispensable. Whether you just use it to open boxes and packages, trim or strip cable, cut rope for camping or any outdoors activity, or just like having one in case you need one, you have tons of options. This week we’re looking at five great options, based on your nominations.Read more...
  • UsableHomeButton Makes Firefox’s Home Button Useful Again

    Alan Henry
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Firefox: Usable Home Button transforms the “Home” button in Firefox to a quick button that takes you to the homepage of any website you’re visiting. So for example, if you were reading this article with it installed, one click would take you right back to the Lifehacker main page. Read more...
  • Today's Best Deals: Cameras, Grills, and Car Gear for Summer

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Sony’s Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera is a worthy successor to the groundbreaking NEX-7, and Amazon’s matched their previous best offer on the shooter today. Read more...
  • This Week's Top Downloads

    Whitson Gordon
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
  • The Best Way to Shuffle and Randomize a Deck of Playing Cards

    Patrick Allan
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The whole point of shuffling a deck of cards is to randomize the order of them as best you can. For the best results, you need to give the deck at least seven basic rifle shuffles.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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  • Cost Obsessions Around the World, According to Google Autocomplete

    Maddie Stone
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you ever wondered what sorts of things people are looking to buy in the Middle East, Russia or West Africa, look no further than Google, which has all of our data. That, at least, is what the cost guide website did, by examining the top Google autocomplete search terms for every country on the planet.Read more...
  • UK Cinema Workers Can Earn $1500 For Catching "Cammers" In the Act

    Maddie Stone
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you work at a UK movie theater, there’s never been a better time to go pirate hunting. Until June 30th, UK cinema employees can receive up to 1000 British pounds, or 1500 US dollars, for catching would-be bootleggers in the act.Read more...
  • Two Ways You Can Join Nepal's Earthquake Relief Effort From a Computer

    Maddie Stone
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    There are a few important ways you can contribute to the Nepal earthquake relief effort from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.Read more...
  • Today's Best Deals: Cameras, Grills, and Car Gear for Summer

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Sony’s Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera is a worthy successor to the groundbreaking NEX-7, and Amazon’s matched their previous best offer on the shooter today. Read more...
  • These Images Show the Night Sky That Hides Behind Our City Lights

    Maddie Stone
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you live in LA, or any major city for that matter, you’ll know there’s something very unusual in the image above. It’s called the Milky Way, and it’s about as exotic as a cougar sighting. Read more...
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  • Nokia denies that it will resume making phones

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    We hope you weren't counting on Nokia reviving its phone business. The Finnish firm is now bluntly denying claims that it's planning to return to making phones -- there are "no plans" to make or sell any, Nokia says. That's not surprising given both ...
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: Chevy's concept car, LED bulbs and solar lanterns

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla made headlines again this week with the official (sort of) announcement that it will be unveiling a...
  • Your Tor-based email isn't as secure as you think

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    A recent security breach just provided a painful reminder that Tor's anonymity network isn't completely foolproof against truly determined intruders. The email service SIGAINT is warning users that someone recently launched a sustained attempt to bre...
  • Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    Believe it or not, police have a real problem with identifying suspects who are identical twins -- unless you're willing to spend a month sequencing genes, DNA samples are all but useless. They may be far more effective in the future, though, as Brit...
  • Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts

    Jon Fingas
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    It's all too common to see ne'er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car maker's website and its Twitter account, but also fou...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.
  • Nokia denies that it will resume making phones

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
  • Nokia denies reports that it's reentering the phone business

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    After rumors sparked up last week that Nokia has plans to get back into the phone business, the Finnish company today made the unusual move of publicly discrediting those claims. It's been a year since Microsoft closed the deal to purchase Nokia's phone business, but that hasn't stopped murmurs that Nokia would some day throw its hat back into the ring. Recode stoked the fire last week with a report that Nokia has plans to reenter the consumer handset market as soon as next year. Whatever Nokia's plans may or may not be, the company is restricted by its agreement with…
  • The NSA made a coloring book for kids

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Last week we met Dunk, the NSA's captivatingly weird Earth Day mascot, and now it looks like he's not the only anthropomorphic creature in the NSA family. Dan Raile at Pando Daily went to the RSA security conference last week, and returned with a prize: an NSA-themed coloring book.
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: Chevy's concept car, LED bulbs and solar lanterns

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • The Apple Watch Can Be A Sixth Sense

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

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

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

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

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

    Tyler Lee
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Earlier this week there was a report out of China that supposedly quoted Nokia China’s president who “confirmed” the company’s plans to return to handset manufacturing. This was somewhat exciting news as it has been speculated that this could mean we could look forward to some Nokia-made Android handsets.Unfortunately it seems that the report is not true. According to an official statement released by Nokia, “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false, and…
  • Starbucks Network Snafu Results In Free Coffee For Everyone

    Tyler Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    If you thought that Starbucks’ drinks were always a tad expensive, then today would have been a great day to capitalize on the company’s network outage. It seems that due to the systems going down, the coffee chain’s point-of-sales system was affected as well which forced the company to give away free drinks.It was initially thought that it was a localized issue but it turns out that not only did it affect Starbucks outlets nationwide, but it even affected outlets all the way in Canada. Safe to say that patrons are pretty pleased with the situation, although those who bought their…
  • Lumia 830’s Discontinuation Hints At Lumia 840’s Impending Arrival

    Tyler Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    The Microsoft Lumia 830 was announced in the later part of 2014 but it looks like its successor, the rumored Lumia 840 could be getting ready for an announcement soon. This is according to a report from NPU who claims that their source has informed them that this is because Microsoft has hastened the launch of the Lumia 830’s successor.It has also been noted that the handset has been discontinued in the Indian market which also hints that a successor is imminent. It is unclear if other markets that the Lumia 830 is in has discontinued the model as well, but so far it looks like India is the…
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Release Date Leaked, Set For 6th November

    Tyler Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    A couple of days ago Activision posted the first teaser to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Based on what we saw, it certainly looks like it’s shaping up to be a rather exciting game, but the question is when might we be able to get our hands on it? Well assuming the rumors are right, the folks at Kotaku have received an image (see above) which allegedly shows the release date of the game.The image above is that of pre-order cards that will be handed out to GameStop retail locations this Sunday where it is expected that the first official non-teaser trailer will be released as well. However it…
  • WhatsApp Calling Makes Its Way Onto BlackBerry 10 In Latest Update

    Tyler Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    While users on Android have enjoyed WhatsApp’s voice calling feature for a while now, there are still some platforms that have yet to receive the feature. It was only earlier this week that the feature rolled out to iOS and the good news is that if you’re a BlackBerry user, it looks like the feature is now available for you guys as well.According to reports, the latest update for WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 (which is version will bring about the voice calling feature. The feature will be the same as its iOS and Android counterparts so there’s no difference here, although there…
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  • Acer tackles US smartphone scene with $80 Windows 10-ready Liquid M220

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Acer announced a plethora of devices today, and one is […] You might also like: Acer Liquid E leads Acer’s smartphone line Acer is more know for its notebooks but last week,... Acer Liquid E Ferrari Special Edition Review Acer is more known for its laptops than their mobile... Starmobile Jump Max 4.5-inch Dual Core smartphone with 3000 mAh battery for only Php 3,690 Another recent release from Starmobile is the Starmobil […]...
  • Firefly Mobile announces the Intense 64 LTE for Php7,999

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
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  • New parenting trend? Over-protective dad tracks daughter with a drone

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

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

    Holly Brockwell
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    We're at Acer's global press conference in New York today, and we're excited to see them unveil a new 5.5-inch phone with a stonking 4000mAh battery. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has 2600, the HTC One M9 has 2840, the OnePlus One has 3100 and even the soon-to-be-released Honor 6+ can't match it, with 3600 mAh. In short, it's a beast. The post Acer’s new phablet has a truly enormous battery appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • You can write on Acer’s new tablet with a pencil

    Holly Brockwell
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Acer unveiled a whole heap of products at their New York global conference today, and we were there to give them all a try. One of the first things to catch our eye was the new Acer Iconia One 8 tablet with Precision Plus technology. That basically means it responds more accurately to touch - but it also means you can write on it with anything from a stylus to an actual pencil. The post You can write on Acer’s new tablet with a pencil appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Pure Digital – Pure POP Maxi DAB+ review

    Ashley Norris
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:58 am
    Over the last few months audio company Pure Digital has released series of DAB+ Pop radios so called because they boast a big pop up button on their tops. Now we have the daddy of the group the Pure POP Maxi. The post Pure Digital – Pure POP Maxi DAB+ review appeared first on ShinyShiny.
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  • Another smaller iPhone 7 rumour emerges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anupam Varghese
    15 May 2014 | 10:36 pm
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Three Ways to Globalize Your Business Right Now

    Thomas Holl
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Across all industries, businesses continue to challenge themselves with the question: how can we expand globally in order to help our business flourish? It’s an important question, as I have learned, and one that has no easy answer. However, through my experiences as an innovator in the music industry with Traktor, a leading DJ software that has revolutionized the field, and e-learning sector with Babbel, a leading language learning app that offers 14 different languages, I’m going to share three ideas that can help lead to global success: 1. Develop a solid product. If you believe in an…
  • Cloud-Based Application Delivery: Who’s Leading the Way?

    Tracy Vides
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) provide load balancing, acceleration, traffic shaping and other services that improve the performance, availability and security of web applications. ADCs have traditionally come in the form of appliances, however a new type of service, known as the Application Delivery cloud is now emerging. Why Application Delivery Belongs in the Cloud This service provides an integrated, scalable, and cost-effective solution for traditional enterprises, such as banks, healthcare and government organizations that operate their own data centers, as well as enterprises…
  • Lessons from Someone Building Their First Mobile App

    Michael Bruch
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Building my first mobile app, Willow, has been a journey so far. What started as a spark and a drawing on a piece of paper has now become a growing social network. Though I still have a ways to go and lots more to learn, there are several things that I didn’t know when I started Willow that would have saved me a lot of time and money. I hope that some of these insights will help you as you start your company. Research If you think you have a great idea, spend a ton of time researching potential competition. Who are they and what do they do? How is your product different? Who is funding…
  • 10 Ways to Optimize Your Brand for the Digital World

    Joydeep Bhattacharya
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Digital devices have made their way in our lives. Laptops, smartphones, mobiles and tablets have enabled us to remain connected with the digital marketing channels all the time. Brands have to revamp their current marketing strategies in order to reach audiences who are spending more time watching videos on YouTube than to watching television. This shift towards online digital media has forced marketers to rethink the methods through which they reach their audiences who are not omnipresent on a single channel. The demand is for a segmented marketing strategy that caters to the needs of the…
  • 5 Predictions for the Future of E-Commerce

    Alex Hepgurn
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    There was a time when shopping meant dragging yourself to the mall to pick out furniture or to look for decent clothes. But despite the inability to truly replicated that physical material feel, the e-commerce industry has been gathering its band of loyalists. Market research analysis shows, however, that even the recent boom in e-commerce is likely to slow down – this isn’t essentially a bad thing, though. With the exciting, incredibly volatile, and changing scenes in the e-retail industry, there’s very little wriggle room for mistakes: which means companies will have to pull…
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  • How to use HandBrake’s queue feature to convert multiple videos.
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    You like videos, right? Then you’re probably familiar with HandBrake, the open source video conversion tool. Encoding a single file is pretty straightforward, but the program has the ability to set up a cue and go through a bunch of shows while you are away from your computer. Here’s a quick video walkthrough on how to use this feature I put together for a friend.
  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
  • Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day. Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio when Jaksta does that too is addressed at the end of this post.) Either program will do the media capture, but there was still a problem I needed to…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Apple Watch's low key launch

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

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

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

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The bat-wing U.S. Navy drone that became the first autonomous airplane to take off and land on an aircraft carrier accomplishes yet another milestone, becoming the first unmanned aircraft to undergo aerial refueling. Ben Gruber reports.
  • 'Safest bike ever' devised by British entrepreneur

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:38 am
    A British inventor says his Babel bike is the safest bicycle ever produced. Crispin Sinclair - son of famous British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair - hopes the bike's safety cage, double seatbelt, and host of other measures will inspire non-cyclists to get in the saddle. Jim Drury went to see it in action.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • ASUS Update Firmware for RT-AC87 Routers - Download Version

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

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

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Today, ASUS has provided its DSL router owners with a new firmware package, namely version, which resolves several WiFi, WPS, UI, and Network Service filter related issues, as well as numerous other problems. This update is targeted at customers that are using at least one of ASUS’s DSL-N66U, DSL-N16U, and DSL-N14U routers. Also, the C1 version of the producer’s DSL-N55U, DSL-N12U, DSL-N12E, and DSL-N10 device models are also suitable for this release In terms of... (read more)
  • Intel Iris and HD Graphics Build 4170 Is Live - Download and Apply Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Intel has just made available the version of its Iris and HD Graphics driver, which applies the display audio driver and includes support for 5th Generation Core CPUs with HD Graphics 5500, HD Graphics 6000, and Iris Graphics 6100. In addition to that, besides the aforementioned drivers, build 4170 also installs Intel’s OpenCL driver, Media SDK Runtime and Graphics Control Panel. When it comes to changes, this update implements key enhancements ... (read more)
  • Intel NUC Kits Benefit from a New BIOS - Download Version 0247

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Intel has just made available its 0247 BIOS version compatible with NUC5i3RYH, NUC5i3RYK, NUC5i5RYH, NUC5i5RYK, and NUC5i7RYH NUC kits, which includes new BIOS options, as well as fixes. Specifically speaking, this new version adds the ability to enable/disable Wake from S3, S4, or S5 via CIR from the Secondary Power Settings page, and allows selecting the CIR Remote Controller Type in Legacy Device Config settings. In addition to that, Intel’s update fixes the problem w... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    Future Design School launched today. FDS is a new institute "focused on facilitating design thinking and youth entrepreneurship," providing students with education that "fosters creative problem solving and breakthrough ideas." “FDS is a response to growing demand from parents who want to foster their children’s creativity and innovative mindset,” said Sarah Prevette, founder of FDS. “We want to empower youth through design experiences that equip them with the tools and knowledge to engineer innovative solutions.” The school has multiple offerings for youth…
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  • Indie Spotlight: ‘Anamnesis’ Is A Striking, Tense Psychological Thriller

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

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

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

    Sam Gutelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    On April 24th, 2015, the Hubble Space Telescope turned 25, and in order to celebrate its birthday, National Geographic premiered a special called Hubble’s Cosmic Journey. The hour-long TV special, which is narrated by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, first arrived on the National Geographic Channel on April 15th. As the scientific society prepares more airings, it has turned to Melodysheep for some additional promotion. The auto-tune artist, who has more than 267,000 subscribers on YouTube, has created a video called “Window on the Universe” that provides a musical…
  • YouTube Adds Search Filter For 360-Degree Videos

    Sam Gutelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    In March, YouTube announced support for 360-degree videos shot on cameras like the Kodak SP360 and the Ricoh Theta. Since then, the online video community has heeded YouTube’s call for panoramic footage by delivering thousands of videos shot with 360-degree cameras. In order to help viewers find these hi-tech offerings, YouTube has added a new filter to its search page that lets users filter out 360-degree results. The 360-degree filter works just like any other filter on the site. From a drop-down menu, YouTube users can choose to limit their search results by clicking a button labeled…
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  • Please Help Us Pick A Hashtag! [Podcast #51]

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

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

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

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

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

  • Parents sound off on mobile device use by children

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Academy of Pediatrics) Smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, but parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego.
  • Use of pocket-sized ultrasound device reduces need for further testing in clinical settings

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

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

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Toyohashi University of Technology) Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed a cell manipulation tool to trap and release single cells in a parallel arrangement in open-top microwells. Using microfabrication techniques, the researchers developed a hollow microprobe array with designed parameters. Single cells were trapped by suction and released by a flow generated through the probes. In the future, this tool will enable the reconstruction of microenvironments of stem cells, which can be employed to investigate stem cells for regenerative medicine.
  • York's anti-malarial plant given Chinese approval

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of York) A new hybrid plant used in anti-malarial drug production, developed by scientists at the University of York's Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, is now registered as a new variety in China.
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  • Cloud 5: The AWS story, Apple-IBM partnership, container primer

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

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

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

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

    Ron Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    IBM held back with the cloud and had to play catch-up, but it's trying to get ahead of the curve with Internet of Things announcing a major push that includes a $3B investment and a partnership with The Weather Company.
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  • Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five

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

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

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

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

    Brad Grier
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Thanks to the kind friends at Beamdog I’m able to up the ante for incentives to my sponsors of my 24hr game-a-thon participation in Play4Paws2 — supporting CaliCan Rescue Foundation. Butt Kicking, for Goodness! Baldur’s Gate. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale. These games hold a special place in my heart. I was at the Edmonton Baldur’s Gate launch party when I was covering it for local TV news. Then later, when I worked for BioWare, I contributed to the marketing and communications efforts of these games and the Infinity Engine that they’re built on. At the time,…
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  • How to Create a Wedding Hashtag No One Else Will Have

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    Photo by Watson-Studios via Style Me Pretty There are some brides who ask guests to unplug at their wedding, and some who ask guests to go all out with the photo snapping and sharing. If you're the second type of bride, you're probably already brainstorming your wedding hashtag - you know, the one phrase that guests will use on Instagram and Twitter to round up pictures of your big day. Instead of the more standard conventions you've probably seen all over the place (something like, say, KardashianWestWedding or KimandKanye2014), we bring you 21 unique, creative ideas you haven't thought of.
  • What Happened When This Guy Tried to Kill a Spider Should Be a Lesson to Us All

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    You see a spider and go to kill it with a broom - that's the end of it, right? Wrong. For one unlucky guy, the spider was actually a mama wolf spider with dozens of babies on her back, so you can imagine what happened once he attacked. The horrifying video was uploaded earlier this month and already has more than two million views. Let this be a lesson to us all.
  • Your Favorite Nintendo Characters Have Been Turned Into 8-Bit Wine Labels

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Anyone who remembers the good ol' days when NES ruled our boxy televisions is bound to miss them dearly. Thanks to VinePair, we've found the perfect way to turn that childhood obsession into a perfectly acceptable adult obsession. If you're a certain age, one which is older than you'd like to think about, the NES and its early-to-mid 1980s franchise games hold a special place in your heart. From Mario to Mike Tyson, no graphics can ever rival certain characters in their 8-bit glory. With that in mind, we decided to combine our childhood obsession with our current one. The result: 8-bit…
  • 18 of the Most Satisfying Things That Could Ever Happen to You

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Life can be all kinds of stressful until you find cash money in your pocket or bobby pins when you need them most - amiright? Ahead, check out life's little pleasures that have been shared on social sites. Day = made.
  • Which Harry Potter Quote Matches Your Zodiac Sign?

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    "The inner eye does not see upon command," says Professor Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and that is certainly true . . . but luckily, astrology doesn't come from the mind! Also lucky for us is that a Tumblr user figured out a way to match astrological symbols with relevant quotes from the Harry Potter series, and the results are scarily spot-on. From the stubborn Taurus to the compassionate Pisces, check 'em out. Taurus: "Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it." Gemini: "Curiosity is not a sin." Aquarius: "You fail to recognize that…
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    EU Policy Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ferret posts this week

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

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

    Debra Atlas
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    There’s way too much plastic in the world and the lion’s share of that is used for plastic water bottles. Too often, those bottles are getting tossed rather than recycled. Thankfully, the W Hotel chain is doing something about that. W Hotels now feature Ekocycle sheets, a brand of sheet developed by Coca Cola in partnership with rapper will. i. am. First introduced in North America on April 13th, these eco-friendly sheets are made [...] 185 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Garmin nuviCam – satellite navigation and dash cam all in one

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    You have to hand it to the dedicated satellite navigation folk, they’re not giving up easily. You’d have thought that with the massive growth of smartphone use, along with the greatly improved Google Maps service these slightly outdated devices would have been consigned to the scrap heap of technology by now. But not so. The new Garmin nuviCam is a case in point. This sleek range of dedicated satellite navigation systems comes with a bunch of [...] 226 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Ding – simplify the process of topping up your phone

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:49 am
    Anyone on a pay as you go phone plan will know it can sometimes be quite a hassle to top up the fees. You can use cards, sometimes text messages or free calls, but it can still be a hassle. Likewise when you’re trying to top up someone else’s phone, say if you’re a parent. Now there’s a new service which promises to make it easier. Ding acts as a central clearing house for top up [...] 249 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Facebook and Microsoft stands against incessant Government Spying

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

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

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

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

    Dezmon Reid
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    GoldKey a security company announced at CES their new communication system that allows a completely independent cell phone built into a watch. The GoldKey Secure Communicator is a completely independent cell phone built into a watch. It has a built-in camera, an HD video camera, and internal flash storage of 8 GB – not to mention a GPS, high quality speaker, microphone, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Best of all, the Secure Communicator comes with GoldKey inside, making it a dual-factor authentication device featuring Secure Email, Encrypted Cloud storage, Secure Phone Calls, and fully…
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    YouTube Help
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am From: YouTube Help Views: 2436678 0 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Howto & Style
  • People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time The mother's companion to the iPad. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Robotix Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. GET MORE... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 2554399 36939 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! Help support... From: TheFineBros Views: 2620774 42702 ratings Time: 07:25 More in Entertainment
  • Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions In which Hank does what people on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit told him to do. Turned out OK, I think. Here's where I asked: From: vlogbrothers Views: 331136 15925 ratings Time: 04:00 More in People & Blogs
  • 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: 722828 25772 ratings Time: 03:14 More in Science & Technology
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  • Hilarious random startup website generator is pretty damn realistic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Solution: Firefox Hanging / Freezing on Linux

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

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

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

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

    2 Nov 2013 | 1:08 am
    You can install and run s3fs latest version (tested on 1.73) on CentOS 5.5. Please consider this as on update to the s3fs documentation. yum remove fuse fuse* fuse-devel yum install gcc.x86_64 libstdc++-devel.x86_64 gcc-c++.x86_64 curl.x86_64 curlpp.x86_64 curlpp-devel.x86_64 curl-devel.x86_64 libxml2.x86_64 libxml2-devel.x86_64 openssl-devel.x86_64 mailcap.x86_64 cd /usr/local/src wget “″ tar -xzvf fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz rm fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz mv fuse-2.8.4…
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  • The Witcher 3 Gets Precious Cargo 60fps PC Video

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    If you are thinking of buying The Witcher 3 from CD Projekt Red based on the gameplay video, please be aware that it may not be as good as it looks, at least on the Xbox. An Xbox One promotion for the game is showing the PC version running at 60 fps, while the Xbox version of the game runs at 30 fps. Microsoft has since apologized for not adding a disclaimer earlier. Comments
  • Google Loses Executive in Nepal Earthquake

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    A longtime Google executive was among the causalities in the Nepal earthquake. Dan Fredinburg, who was in Nepal attempting a climb of Mt Everest, was killed when an avalanche triggered by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit his base camp. An experienced climber, Fredinburg co-founded in his spare time Google Adventure, a company team that "translate[d] the Google Street View concept into extreme, exotic locations like the summit of Mount Everest or the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. Comments
  • Galactic Civilizations III Now Set for May 14 Release

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    This week, Stardock Games announced that its latest game, Galactic Civilization III will be released on May 14th. By the title, this is obviously the third in the franchise from Stardock, bringing with it a host of new updates to the series. Comments
  • Netflix's Library to Get Shakeup on May 1st

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    It's that time again when Netflix rolls out its new monthly programming, bringing a ton of new and original content to the streaming channel while dropping some of the aging movies and TV series' in the Netflix lineup for May. Subscribers will be getting a bunch of new content scattered throughout the month, including things like A Madea Christmas, Inglorious Basterds, The Boxtrolls, and a bunch of other relatively new content. Interspersed into it all are some Netflix Originals. Comments
  • How to Set Up the Apple Watch in 16 Steps

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    The Apple Watch is now out and you were able to score one early, that's great, but now what? You can probably tell the time and several other basic maneuvers but little else. The guys over at The Verge have an exhaustive 16 step detailed guide on how to set up and use your new Apple Watch. We're here to help. This article explains the major steps you will need to go through to set up and understand your new Apple Watch. It is virtually identical for all versions of the watch, from the least-expensive Sport on up to the Edition. Comments
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    Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

  • Ycombinator - Where unicorns are born

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pranav Prateek
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Reports are pouring in that the Chinese market is now flooded with counterfeits of the stylish Mi Power Bank from Xiaomi. According to a report in Bloomberg the Chinese manufacturer could not reach its estimated target for power banks of 30 million. Instead, Xiaomi performed very poorly and sold less than half that amount. Key executives within the company are blaming Chinese OEMs for knocking off their products and distributing fakes in the market. It is still not clear what the counterfeit situation in India is, but considering the close proximity of the two countries it may not be wrong…
  • 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…
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  • This Week In Techdirt History: April 19th - 25th

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

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

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

    Tim Cushing
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    The UK's Freedom of Information law was a long time coming. In contrast to the United States government, which (begrudgingly) (and only sort of) threw open its filing cabinets for its citizens' perusal in 1966, the UK's version didn't go live until 2005, after nine years of legislative maneuvering. Tony Blair, who started the push as an opposition leader, was already expressing his regrets five years later. “Freedom of information,” he wrote in his 2010 memoir, “A Journey.”“Three harmless words. I look at those words as I write them, and feel like shaking my head…
  • DailyDirt: Can't Trust Your Tastebuds

    Michael Ho
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Our senses can be fooled pretty easily. A blue dress can look like it's white. And if our eyes can be fooled so easily, our tastebuds don't really stand much of a chance. If someone tells you a bottle of wine is aged and expensive, it's not easy to disprove that assertion with a taste test. Here are just a few other ways to fool people's tastebuds. Jimmy Kimmel regularly tricks unsuspecting people for his late night talk show, and one of his pranks includes setting up an organic juice taste test that actually gives people samples of beverages such as Skittles blended in water, melted…
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  • Chaotic Moon Sponsor from Hell reel for the Moontower Comedy Festival, starring me!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nimish Dubey
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    Apple fans can have a new accusation to level at Xiaomi, the company that some call the “Apple of China.” After being accused of copying/being inspired by/paying tribute to the Cupertino company in product terms, now their Vice President is likely to be accused of a copyright violation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Watch Teardown: Top 6 Things we Discovered About Apple’s First Smartwatch

    Radu Tyrsina
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Some of you are eagerly waiting for the Apple Watch to arrive at your door, and I’m sure you can’t wait for it to finally arrive. Today is the day when Apple’s first smartwatch officially launches to millions of customers, and the guys over at iFixit thought it’s the perfect... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Officially Launches Outlook for Android as the App Comes out of Preview

    Radu Tyrsina
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Microsoft has first released its Outlook personal information manager app for Android users three months back in beta form, and now the app is in its 1.0 version. Microsoft has now removed the ‘preview’ tag from its free Outlook for Android app, which is now available as a free download... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Recognized by Clutch as a Global Leader in Mobile App Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Good news for Pebble and iOS users: Pebble has just posted on Reddit that it is working with Apple to make sure that rejections like this will no longer happen. Still a work-in-progress, but we're working with Apple to clear up any misunderstandings to make sure rejections like the handful of recent ones don't happen again - they're being super responsive the concerns that bubbled up (much appreciated!). Apps are still getting approved with mentions of Pebble support in the description or metadata (e.g. RunKeeper). For now, developers should continue with their iOS app update plans and…
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  • Sony STR-DN860 & STR-DN1060 Hi-Res Wi-Fi Network A/V Receivers

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

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

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

    Digital Trends
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Portable, durable, and incredibly simple to fly; Parrot’s Bebop drone is probably the best quadcopter you can get for under $500. (7 out of 10) Pros Highly portable Durable design Excellent autonomous features Affordable price Cons Imprecise tablet controls Limited battery life Parrot was one of the first companies to make a splash in […]
  • Apple Watch Review

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    The Apple Watch has been ticking away on my wrist just shy of 24 hours, and while it’s no longer called the iWatch, it really is "my watch" and Apple’s most personal gadget yet. The iPhone-compatible smartwatch comes in 38 flavors, with different case materials, colors, sizes and interchangeable Apple Watch bands. None are inexpensive. […]
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  • Nextear - The worlds smartest wireless earphones with studio quality sound

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Apple Advertises New Products: The Prestige

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Your Mobile Phone can Detect Earthquakes

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

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

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

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

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

  • How SMS can boost Mobile Engagement

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

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

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

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

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […]
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  • Google removes Nexus 7 from its store, but the Nexus 9 lives on

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    If you were looking to buy a Nexus 7, you’re out of luck as Google’s 7-inch tablet is no longer available for purchase from Google’s online store. If you visit the Nexus 7 page on the Google Store, you’ll be presented with a message stating that “the Nexus 7 is no longer available for purchase.” It’s unclear as of this writing whether Google has discontinued the Nexus 7 outright, or whether it’s merely out of stock or is planning to release a refreshed version. At the time of its release in 2013, we praised the current Nexus 7 as “the best 7-inch tablet that money can…
  • Internet steady in Nepal after earthquake but last-mile connectivity an issue

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Internet is playing an important role in communications in Nepal after a devastating earthquake, as phone links were choked by the large number of people trying to connect.Internet service was disrupted after the earthquake hit near the capital city of Kathmandu on Saturday and cloud services provider Akamai said its traffic to the country saw a steep decline just after 6:00 UTC.Nepal Telecom survived the earthquake while smaller Internet service providers experienced outages, Internet performance monitoring company Dyn said. It had earlier reported that the earthquake had rattled the…
  • Developer coaxes Amazon Echo's Alexa into talking with Nest and Wink

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ever since Amazon announced the release of an SDK (software development kit) for its Echo interactive speaker early last month, we’ve been salivating at the prospect of using Alexa (Echo’s built-in virtual assistant) as a smart-home factotum. It appears some of the developers with access to the SDK are thinking along the same lines. One such developer is Holland, Massachusetts-based web engineer Jeffrey Bachand, who has come forward with a video of him using Echo to control his Nest Learning Thermostat and Wink smart-home hub. In the 71-second YouTube video, first reported on by Engadget,…
  • Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebrating

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    The wait is over. Debian 8.0—“Jessie”—will be released on April 25, after a nearly two-year development cycle for the next release of this long-standing Linux distribution.Microsoft is even throwing Debian a birthday party, complete with cake. Sure, it’s basically just an advertisement for Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing platform, but it’s still amusing.Software, security, and desktop updates As usual—with every Linux distribution, really—the biggest changes you’ll notice are package updates.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Starbucks hit by major computer failure

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Starbucks suffered what appears to be a major computer system failure late Friday.Stores in Boston, New York, San Diego and other cities appeared to be affected, judging from hundreds of customer and employee posts on Twitter. Some stores are giving away drinks, are only accepting cash, or have closed, according to the messages.In San Francisco, an employee at one store said they were giving away free drinks, though he did not offer many other details. He said he was not sure when service would be restored.Starbucks did not immediately respond to telephone calls and emails requesting…
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    Data Connections

  • New Functionality Added to DataDirect Connect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Google Going More Mobile Than Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dell Vostro models and their features

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is Nintendo Abandoning SNES Virtual Console Games?

    Derek Strickland
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Nintendo might stop releasing Super Nintendo games for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, the beloved if not underwhelming marketplace that makes a back catalog of select SNES favorites accessible on the Wii U. Nintendo’s recent shift to include Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games on the Virtual Console looks to be the culprit, and the Japanese gaming giant may just phase out the platform altogether. According to Natsume, the renowned dev studio responsible for a number of golden oldies, Nintendo has no more interest in the 16-bit realm. Engadget spotted the following quotes on the…
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Release Date and Beta Info Leaked

    Derek Strickland
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    Although Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set for a reveal tomorrow, it looks like the game’s release date and beta access info have been leaked ahead of schedule. According to a leaked GameStop promo the Black Ops 3 release date is  November 6, 2015–a date that falls right in line with Activision’s (NASDAQ: ATVI) usual release month for the franchise. Black Ops 3 will have the standard “pre-order for beta access” sales gimmick that’s commonplace for AAA first-person shooters, so there’s no big surprise there. What is a surprise is that the beta will…
  • Petition to Remove Paid Mods on Steam Hits 67,000 Signatures

    Derek Strickland
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:22 am
    Valve’s recent decision to monetize Skyrim mods has the PC gaming community up in arms. The controversial move has ignited a maelstrom of outrage and disdain, and gamers everywhere are taking to social media, forums, and even conducting petitions and polls to make their voices heard. One such petition has amassed a considerable number of signatures, reflecting just how unpopular Valve’s new marketplace really is. So far this particular petition has accumulated 67, 502 signatures within 22 hours. It’s an open letter to both ZeniMax Media (Bethesda…
  • The Apple Watch Gets the iFixit Treatment

    Sam Reynolds
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    The smartwatch from Apple (NASDAQ: APPL), the Apple Watch, was made available for pre-order earlier this month and was made available today. As with any popular gadget, the folks at iFixit were eager to get their hands on it to give it the teardown treatment. The iFixit team was able to find its Taptic Engine, the 205 mAh battery, and processor. As far as the device’s display goes, the team wasn’t able to determine the exact make of it. They suggest that the rumors indicating that it would be manufactured by LG (KRX:066570) hold true, but were not able to fully determine the manufacturer.
  • Solitaire Returns in Windows 10

    Sam Reynolds
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:02 am
    With Windows 8, a number of classic games that have always held a place in the Start Menu disappeared. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) didn’t kill off games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts entirely, it did pull them out of the Start Menu and push them into the obscurity of the Windows Store. But with Windows 10 Microsoft is looking to right many of the wrongs of Windows 8, and plans to bring back Solitaire. The discovery was first made by twitter user @stroughtonsmith. Solitaire is back! — Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) April 23, 2015 There’s no word yet…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Dell Vostro models and their features

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

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

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

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

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

  • Linda Thompson Says Elvis Thought Bruce Jenner Was Good-Looking

    Mike Tuttle
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Linda Thompson was married to Bruce Jenner from 1981 to 1986. When the world was anxiously awaiting Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer, Linda Thompson posted an Instagram message supportive of Bruce and the big reveal he was expected to make to the world. He collage was captioned: “Once a champion of Olympian magnitude…now a champion for those who share the struggle to just be who they are. #compassion #acceptance #tolerance #education #evolution #kindness #inclusion #freedom #peace,” Now that Bruce’s interview with Diane Sawyer is in the books, Linda Thompson is…
  • Whitey Bulger Movie Too Soon? Victim’s Family Thinks So.

    Mike Tuttle
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Whitey Bulger is in a maximum security prison in Florida. He is 85 years old now. The gangster was on the run for 16 years before finally being captured in 2011, sentenced to two life terms plus five ears, and locked away for good. Now Johhny Depp has a new movie about Whitey Bulger called Black Mass that many think is a return to form for the actor who has spent much of the last 10 years playing pirates, cartoonish figures, and a few forgettable normal ones. But Whitey Bulger killed people. And those people have families. And some of those family members think that Johnny Depp’s new…
  • Angelina Jolie Rips U.N. a New One

    Mike Tuttle
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Angelina Jolie recently addressed the United Nations, and her remarks were stinging. One of the big concerns that Angelina Jolie has is the situation in Syria. She involves herself in that heavily. “Since the Syria conflict began in 2011, I have made eleven visits to Syrian refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Malta. I wish that some of the Syrians I have met could be here today. Any one of the Syrians I have met would speak more eloquently about the conflict than I ever could. Nearly four million Syrian refugees are victims of a conflict they have no part in. Yet they are…
  • Chloe Sevigny Has Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media

    Mike Tuttle
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Chloe Sevigny has a new book full of photos of herself. But Chloe Sevigny is never very happy with the photo she sees of herself online. While one of these things may seem to conflict with the other, in fact they combine to explain why Chloe Sevigny released that book in the first place. Chloe Sevigny feels that she has lost control of her image. “That’s probably the reason I wanted to do the book,” she told Style Magazine. “[It’s] just a way for people who are fans of mine to see the real me, I guess, or those images could then be propelled even more. I mean, I don’t…
  • Lori Loughlin and Husband Fine with John Stamos Reunion

    Mike Tuttle
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Lori Loughlin doesn’t even know if she is going to be in on the new Full House spin-off, Fuller House. But the show has raised so much speculation lately that everyone seems to be grabbing for every little piece of speculative news they can get about it. Lori Laughlin did reveal that the new Fuller House is a new take on the old idea. In the original, three men raised girls in one house. Lori Laughlin revealed that the new show reverses that. “They have been working on this for a while. It’s originally a spin-off idea for Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber. Three…
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  • Motorola Moto 360 with Steel Band Launched in India

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

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

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

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Samsung has been very active in the world of wearables. They were in fact, the very first brand to come out with a smart watch, when they announced the Samsung Gear way back, along with the Galaxy Note 3 device last year. Since then, several smart watches have come out of Samsung’s labs though for some reason or the other, they have never been huge blockbuster hits that the likes of Apple Watch or even the Motorola Moto 360 have been. Looking to rectify that, it has been revealed that Samsung will bring out a round dial smart watch, a bit like the Moto 360. Samsung has revealed a sneak…
  • Sony Announces the Xperia Z4 in Japan

    Arpit Verma
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Sony has announced its latest flagship device, the Xperia Z4 in Japan. The device announcement was a non-event and there was no announcement of the device for the global media. The device brings the same Omni balance design which is basically a sandwich of glass with metallic frame that we have seen with the Z3 and other Xperia devices at least in the flagship segment. The display is a 5.2 inch full HD display, with Sony not going for the Quad HD display which have become bit of a standard these days for flagships. It comes with a 20.1 MP rear camera and a 5.1 MP front-facing snapper. The…
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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

  • Apple to resurrect iPod lineup with 4 inch iPod; A7 chipset and better camera

    Adeel Inam
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Apple’s iPod lineup of products were seen as an obsolete gadget, considering how iPhones and iPad Mini were able to perform the exact same functions. Now, it appears that the Cupertino tech giant Apple plans on refreshing its long running product with its iPod sixth generation. The iPod is expected to feature a plethora of improvements, including a better performing camera sensor, and a 64 bit capable processor running inside a powerful chipset. The iPod sixth generation is expected to feature a 4 inch screen size and while the resolution being rendered on those 4 inches have not been…
  • Lenovo K80 spotted with 4 GB mobile power house running Intel Atom SoC for $290

    Adeel Inam
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo had announced earlier,a $60 smartphone that would cater to the entry-level mobile markets called A60. The company now intends on targeting the high-end smartphone market with a device that is expected to carry a price tag less than OnePlus One, at least in the surrounding areas of China. The device is being called K80, and is expected to house 4 GB of RAM coupled with a powerful Intel Atom SoC. Additionally, K80 will possess a 5.5 inch screen size, labeling itself as a device possessing a phablet sized form factor that will be rendering the 1080p resolution.
  • Sony reveals its latest smartphone – the Xperia Z4

    Daris Abraham
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Sony revealed their latest Smartphone, the Xperia Z4. For now, the Smartphone has only made an appearance in Japan and the announcement about the latest device too was only in Japanese. Sony has not confirmed a global launch date as of now. The Sony Xperia Z4 is similar to the Z3 and has the same screen size of 5.2 inch. The Z4 is thinner in comparison to the Z3 and measures about 6.9mm in thickness. The handset comes with a Snapdragon 810 processor and a 2GHz along with an eight core and 64 bit that makes the Smartphone work seamlessly fast. One of the best features that the Z4 comes with is…
  • Users who root their Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge will not be able to use Samsung Pay

    Adeel Inam
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Rooting Android handsets might grant users access to other inaccessible domains on Google’s mobile platform, but for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, it is a whole new story altogether. The South Korean smartphone giant had acquired mobile startup firm LoopPay, in order to rival Apple’s NFC payment feature for iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. However, those who intend on frequently using the payment service in the near future will find that they will be unable to do so if they end up rooting their expensive smartphones. This is because alongside the disabling of Samsung Pay,…
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra coming to markets soon

    Adeel Inam
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Irrespective of how egregious Sony Mobile might be performing in the smartphone industry, that is not stopping the Japanese tech company from releasing a flurry of smartphones. In addition to its Xperia Z4, Sony will be expanding its handset portfolio with the release of Xperia Z4 Compact, Xperia Z4 Ultra, and Xperia Z4 Mini in the near future. Thanks to a source, given below is a list of codenames that have passed Postel certification. They are as follows: E5663 E5803 E6683 E6833 It appears that all devices with codenames starting with the letter ‘E’ are the ones placed in the…
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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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  • Canadian Reviewer Weekly Roundup 4/19-4/25

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

    Nicole Batac
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Google is extending the cooperation of its desktop and mobile platform further with new features. This time around, you can write notes and set alarms on Chrome browser on desktop and send these to your to your Android smartphone. You simply need to type “note to self” or “send a note” and you’ll get a Google Now kind of card where you have to input the note and select the device you want to send it to. You’ll get a push notification and your phone and you just need to select whether to copy or save the note. For alarms, you can type “set an…
  • Tesla’s site and Twitter account gets hacked

    Nicole Batac
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Hackers seem to have gotten into both Tesla’s website and official Twitter account. Around 5PM ET, tweets showed up on its page that suggest that the site was no longer handled by the company. It doesn’t seem like anything to grave but it was still an unsophisticated prank of sorts. They changed the account name to #RIPPRGANG and they even posted a number and said to call it to get a free car. Their site also seems to have been compromised. Tesla managed to get back control of both accounts. Although, even Tesla’s founder Elon Musk got his personal account hacked into. That…
  • Review: Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless headphones

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla If you’re going to buy just one set of headphones and want to use it for enjoying music and also for communicating, Sennheiser’s Urbanite XL Wireless is a superb all-around set. Sennheiser’s Momentum top of the line of over ear headphones were one of the most impressive sets I tested over two years ago, they excelled mostly because of great fit and comfort as well as truly magnificent audio quality regardless of what type of music I was listening to.
  • Parents can now manage kids' screen time with the PBS Kids app on their Apple Watch screen

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    PBS KIDS Super Vision, the number-one children’s educational media brand’s revolutionary app for parents, is now available for Apple Watch. The free app gives parents the “super power” to easily engage with their kids’ digital media time wherever they are – in the kitchen, at work or on the go.  With PBS KIDS Super Vision for Apple Watch, parents can limit their children’s screen time on by setting a simple Play Timer on Apple Watch. The fully featured PBS KIDS Super Vision App for iPhone and iPod touch includes…
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  • Battle of the Flagships – Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Mi 4 vs Asus Zenfone 2

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

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

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

    Cosmic Paladin
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Gionee has high regards for the Indian market and recently held a grand event in Hyderabad to unveil the Elife S7. While that was towards the top end of the categories, Gionee has now launched one at the entry level, pitched against the likes of Moto E (2015), Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000 / A6000 Plus and such – and they call it the Gionee Pioneer P4S under the ‘Pioneer‘ series. This phone was originally launched in China back in November 2014 and now lands to India. The key highlight of the phone is the ‘Flip‘ case/cover usually seen with the Samsung Galaxy…
  • How to Root LG G2 running Lollipop with ‘LG One Click Root’

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    Recently, we posted a guide on How to update AT&T LG G2 D800 to Lollipop by manually installing the official FOTA update. In case you’ve updated your LG G2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and want to root it then you’re at the right place. One can easily root almost all variants of LG G2 running Lollipop OS in 1-click with ‘LG One Click Root‘ tool. Besides G2, this tool supports several other LG phones like G3 (all variants), G3 Beat, G2 Mini, G Pro 2, etc. The tool comes in two versions, one is GUI based while older one works via script method. By rooting G2, you will be…
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    Monday Note

  • Funding Innovation: France’s Image Problem 

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

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

    Frédéric Filloux
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
      by Frederic Filloux No one should be happy with the sale of French video streaming Dailymotion to Vivendi. Not buyers, nor the the startup’s management team –and certainly not the venture capital community. (First of two articles)  DailyMotion was meant to be a YouTube competitor. The two companies were actually born almost simultaneously in 2005. Unfortunately, Dailymotion remained deeply French (even though his CEO later resettled in California). Over the last two years, it has become a typical French political football, kicked around by a succession of two cabinet…
  • 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…
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  • 1,000 iOS Apps Have Crippling SSL Bug: How to Check if You’re Affected

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

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

    Joel Lee
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    We could all stand to learn a little more science. Science governs our day-to-day lives, and understanding how the world works is one way to be more appreciative of everything around us, both now and in the future. Arguably, the most interesting ideas in science are those that occur in the field of science fiction, mostly because those are the kinds of ideas that we’ve yet to see with our own eyes. After all, who wouldn’t be flabbergasted by a real-life hologram experience, as seen on Star Trek? But science fiction is still fiction, and sometimes fact is wilder than...Read the…
  • How Do You Watch Movies? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    Dave Parrack
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    There are a multitude of ways to watch movies in this day and age. Movie theaters are still an option — although maybe not for much longer — and there are also Blu-rays, DVDs, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and (the ever-present) option of piracy. So how do you watch movies? And why? Scurvy-Ridden Landlubbers! To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the Poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Be Honest, How Often Do You Pirate Copyrighted Content?” Out of a total...Read the full article: How…
  • Interesting Facts About LEGO Told With LEGO Bricks

    Dave LeClair
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    LEGO bricks are a part of many of our childhood memories. They are a fun activity, whether you’re doing your own thing and making whatever pops into your hear or following the plan for a specific set, LEGO bricks always make for a good time. They’ve been around for a long time, 50 years to be exact, and they’ve had some pretty amazing sets come out over that period. LEGO has also seen some absurd growth, and some insanely valuable sets release, as shown in the infographic below from Mashable. Check it out, and then hit the comments section below...Read the full article:…
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  • 1,100+ Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

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

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

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

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

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Presentation is everything. Especially when it comes to business cards. Here is the scenario. Let’s say you’ve spent the past few hours creating a business card for your client. Now you need to present your design in a professional manner. Are you honestly going to send them a 2D image of the front and back design? I hope not… You should use a mockup instead. By using a mockup you will boost the value of your work while showcasing it in a real life setting. Below you will find twenty-five free business card mockups. Almost every single mockup tends to use smart objects.
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Engineering the Smallest Crack in the World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Law Firm Marketing – Getting People to Share Your Articles

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

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

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

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

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

  • Machine Dreams

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

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

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

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A startup called Light uses a cluster of small camera modules to create top-notch photos. First stop: Your smartphone.Most digital cameras are limited by a key aspect of their design: they have one lens and one image sensor. Light hits the lens and is directed at the sensor to produce a picture. A photography startup called Light is not making most digital cameras, though.
  • 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.
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  • Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 26 April 2015 – TheAppWhisperer

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

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Fabulous! I am delighted to announce that my latest article as Contributing Editor for LensCulture has just been published. This time I interviewed Amy Leibrand about her stunning mobile photography. […] The post My Latest LensCulture Article Published with Amy Leibrand appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Art – APPart Artist Interview with Damian De Souza – TheAppWhisperer

    Bobbi McMurry
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Every now and then, when perusing Flickr you run across an image that makes you stop dead in your tracks. That’s what happened to me the first time I saw […] The post Mobile Art – APPart Artist Interview with Damian De Souza – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – MPro – Giveaway!

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    MPro is a popular app, it has been designed specifically for monochrome photography. It operates in uncompressed mode to save internal processing to achieve higher quality processing. It is possible […] The post iOS Photography App – MPro – Giveaway! appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 24 April 2015

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:28 am
    Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. The Color of the Day was Lavender Herb (16-3310) with the adjectives and nouns, ‘Gifted, Independent […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 24 April 2015 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Efficient Medical Billing Processes Enhance Patient Satisfaction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Learning and knowledge sharing culture at 1E

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • We are the 1%, building Joomla for the 99%

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Ramos Q7 is a 7-inch Windows Phone made for the Chinese market

    John Callaham
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    A Chinese OEM named Ramos has introduced a massive 7-inch Windows Phone 8.1 device, the Ramos Q7, in that country, but most of its other hardware features are in the low-to-mid range.
  • Nokia denies online reports it will start making and selling smartphones again

    John Callaham
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Nokia has issued an official statement that denies recent online reports that the Finland-based company will make and sell smartphones once again. The statement refers to a story posted on a China-based website on Friday that allegedly quoted the head of Nokia in that country. That report said Nokia would being making Android-based smartphones in one of its Chinese facilities.
  • This week in Xbox One news - April 26th, 2015

    Jez Corden
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news! This week, we're looking at Gears of War HD rumours, Square Enix's E3 plans, Deus Ex cat pictures, and more! We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed, but I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumours and talking points into one handy post every weekend! So without further ado, here's our latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.
  • Grab this Lumia 1320 skin case in black or white today for just $3.95!

    Brent Zaniewski
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1320 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device.
  • Watch us play How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition for Xbox One and Windows PC

    Paul Acevedo
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Every weekend the Windows Central streams an Xbox One and/or Windows game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours, and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers! Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT), we'll be playing How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition. Take the survival mechanics of State of Decay and mix them with a cooperative twin-stick shooter with a sense of humor and you get How to Survive. We want you guys there, chatting along. So…
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  • Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Hackers Breached White House Network According to recent story published by CNN, Russian government hackers have breached the White House’s computer systems late last year and have gained access to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon : Gadget Review

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Lenovo brings the latest iteration of its famous ThinkPad Carbon series of laptops which simply aims at providing an alternative between fashionable and business laptops. ThinkPad series has kept up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The New Shopper Research Imperative — Hiding In Plain Sight?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Victoria Espinel
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    The global software industry – exemplified by the unparalleled success of American-born innovation – is changing the way we live. Software creates jobs. It sustains vibrant economies. And it enables us to do amazing things by connecting human ingenuity with technology to not only improve how we live our lives every day but also turn […] Related posts: Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Pass the Innovation Act Supreme Court Action on Patents Leaves Room for Reform
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Unboxing, Quick Look and Antutu Score

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

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

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

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Is PC making a comeback? If so, ASUS Philippines is leading the charge. The consumer electronics giant recently showcased four new mini PCs at the R Space in Makati. Each PC is built and designed for a variety of uses from gaming to homeworks. ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) GR8 The ROG GR8 is a smallish gaming PC with console looks and impressive specs. The 2.5 liter chassis houses an Intel Core-i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX 750Ti graphics card. With enough power to run the latest games in high detail at 1080p resolution without a sweat, this high-performance PC also has ROG gaming features…
  • The Redmi 2 will go on Sale on April 28

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi 2 smartphone will soon be available in the Philippines. The catch? The Redmi 2 will go on sale on April 28. The good news is its only at ₱5,999. The Redmi 2 brings a powerful smartphone experience at an affordable price. Xiaomi Redmi 2 key specs: 4.7 inch HD screen (1280 x 720, 312 PPI), protected by AGC Dragontrail glass  Quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 Adreno 306 GPU 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB) 4G dual SIM and dual standby capability 8MP BSI f/2.2 rear camera 2MP BSI front camera with 720p video recording 2200mAh battery MIUI 6…
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  • How to Create a full Backup in Windows 8.1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Andre Sólo
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Is Yahoo working in a secret search engine to replace Bing? According to a recent leak, the answer might be yes—and it may already be offering results to a small percentage of users. Bing and Yahoo A little background is in order. Most people think of Yahoo and Bing as separate search engines, which is true to an extent. Yahoo is its own company, has a search service and at one time was among the leading innovators in search technology. However, since 2009 Yahoo search results are actually delivered by Bing. The truce is an uneasy one. Bing’s search engine does the work, but…
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  • 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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  • The most troubling thing about Russian hackers reading Obama's unclassified emails

    Michael B Kelley and Reuters
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama's unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting US officials. What makes the intrusion troubling is the content of those emails.  Officials conceded to the Times that, "the unclassified system routinely contains much information that is considered highly sensitive: schedules, email exchanges with ambassadors and diplomats, discussions of pending personnel moves and legislation, and, inevitably, some debate about…
  • All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report (AAPL)

    Jay Yarow
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    Apple reports earnings for the March quarter after the market closes on Monday, April 27.  Get ready for another monster report.  Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales, and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue which would represent 23% growth. Apple's revenue growth is expected to be driven by strong iPhone sales. Analysts are anticipating Apple sold 58.1 million units, which would be an impressive 33% increase.   If Apple sells 58.1 million iPhones, it…
  • Mark Zuckerberg shared his motto for success: Don't give up

    Julie Bort
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    Everyone knows the story of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook, dropped out of college and by age 23, thanks to the site's success, became a self-made billionaire.Join the conversation about this story »
  • Facebook has a brilliant feature that can help anyone who may be in danger from the Nepal earthquake (FB)

    Lisa Eadicicco
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    Facebook wants to use its massive network to help those who may be in danger from the Nepal earthquake with a feature called Safety Check.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Saturday that the company activated Safety Check for those affected by the earthquake.  "When disasters happen, people need to know their loved ones are safe," he wrote in a Facebook post. "It's moments like this that being able to connect really matters." The feature, which was announced in October, is simple and does exactly what its name implies. If you're near a natural disaster, you'll receive a…
  • E-commerce is finally disrupting the $300 billion a year health and personal care industry

    Cooper Smith
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    At $300 billion a year in sales, health and personal care is the second-largest retail category in the US behind groceries. However, like the grocery industry, e-commerce has yet to really disrupt the American drug store. Only 7% of health and personal care sales occurred online last year according to the US Census. For comparison, more than 20% of home furnishing sales and 30% of electronics sales occur online.  But more consumers are beginning to shop online for products that they'd typically go to a drug store to purchase. About 36 million US consumers shopped online for…
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  • Tech Journalism in Malaysia is disappointing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Micromax unveils Canvas Spark running on Lollipop for $79 via - Micromax has added a new smartphone to their entry-level Canvas series Canvas Spark running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. This time, Micromax will be opting for flash sales exclusively at Snapdeal similar to Xiaomi’s strategy. In brief, Micromax Canvas Spark comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, the device holds a so-so MediaTek MTK6582M chipset runnning on a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor speed and 1GB of RAM. For camera, the phone sports a 8MP rear…
  • Buy OnePlus One at ease without the invite system!

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Buy OnePlus One at ease without the invite system! via - Craving for the flagship killer smartphone, OnePlus One but cannot buy due to the invite system? Worry no more. For OnePlus’s first anniversary in the smartphone arena, the brilliant Chinese startup has announced that the OnePlus One smartphone will no longer be sold through the invite system and can be bought from all the supported regions. What’s interesting is that the decision of ending the invite system comes at a time when Xiaomi announced open sale for its smartphones in India. The open sales for OnePlus One will open…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • Oasis Workflow Plugin Is A Powerful Editorial Workflow Manager For WordPress

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kingston HyperX Skyn Gaming Mousepad Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Writing Headlines with Impact

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • NCTech4Good Conference, Workshop Coming to Chapel Hill June 4-5

    David Menzies
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The 2015 NCTech4Good Technical Conference and Workshop will be held in Chapel Hill, NC, at the William & Ida Friday Conference Center on Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5. The conference is designed to help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and consultants promote their missions, build relationships, use data more effectively, improve their Websites, and generally improve communication.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services…
  • CargoSphere Supports Livingston's Expansion Goals

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- CargoSphere, the leading, cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces Livingston International's commitment to a long-term contract to support expansion of their global freight forwarding and NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) business areas.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…
  • State of Technology Conference Speakers Announced

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Organizers of North Carolina’s annual statewide tech conference, State of Technology, have released an initial roster of speakers.  The conference, hosted by the North Carolina Technology Association, is slated for Friday, May 15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, with 500 leaders expected to attend. The event will open with a keynote from a top global IBM executive, John Kelly, SVP of Solutions Portfolio & Research, who will share how organizations are driving transformation through the integration of big data, cloud, ecommerce, mobility, security and…
  • Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. Awarded 10-Year, $20B Contract

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    CARY, N.C. -- Carolina Advanced Digital was selected by NASA within Group C (small business set-aside) in the most recent round of SEWP V contract awards. The 10-year contract caps at a value of $20 billion and marks a major endorsement of Carolina Advanced Digital's excellence in networking and security solutions, as well as its proven performance record fulfilling Federal contracts.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve their…
  • Junior League of Raleigh Announces 2015 Women’s Conference

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Junior League of Raleigh’s Team Community Connect will host the second annual Empowering Women’s Conference, an interactive, day-long event focused on preparing women to advance in their careers,  at the League’s Center for Community Leadership on Saturday, May 2. The 2015 Women’s Conference will begin with complimentary breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and will provide personal and professional development opportunities for all Triangle women. Participants can register to attend the free event at is…
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  • Mantén tu iPhone siempre cargado con las baterías externas de Anker [sorteo]

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

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

    Domadis Cabrera
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Si ya recibiste tu Apple Watch y estás listo para revisar a fondo todas las características y funcionalidades de tu reloj, entonces te alegrará saber que la guía oficial de usuario del Apple Watch ya está disponible. La Guía de Usuario del Apple Watch está disponible en la sección de ayuda de la página web de Apple, y también estará disponible en la iBook Store. Hay 22 secciones en el manual de usuario, y cubren muchos detalles que no se han mencionado en los videos de Recorrido Guiado. Encontrarás consejos sobre todo lo esencial, desde como ver el estado del tiempo hasta cómo…
  • Cómo instalar Popcorn Time en cualquier dispositivo iOS sin necesidad de jailbreak

    Domadis Cabrera
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    El día de hoy les quiero hablar de Popcorn Time, un servicio de streaming de torrents bastante popular, y que a menudo se le llama el “Netflix de los piratas”, porque ofrece igual o más contenido que el propio Netflix, pero GRATIS. Pues bien, por si no lo sabías, hay una aplicación de Popcorn Time para iOS, y se puede instalar en cualquier dispositivo con iOS 8.x, incluyendo el iPhone 6, y sin necesidad de jailbreak. A continuación te explicamos de manera rápida como instalar la aplicación. El procedimiento es bastante simple y no necesita de la App Store, pues como habrás…
  • El Apple Watch funciona como mando a distancia para los vehículos Porsche más modernos

    Domadis Cabrera
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    El Apple Watch puede ser utilizado como un mando a distancia cuando se empareja con alguno de los modernos vehículos de Porsche, gracias a una nueva actualización del servicio Porsche Car Connect. A través del Apple Watch los usuarios pueden bloquear su coche, encenderlo, localizarlo e incluso controlar cosas como el aire acondicionado o el reproductor de audio. Si bien hemos visto el despliegue de un montón de aplicaciones para el Apple Watch en las últimas semanas, Porsche es uno de los primeros en combinar el reloj inteligente de Apple con los coches, y el resultado es impresionante.
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  • Open Forum: What kind of mouse do you use?

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Anyone that spends a considerable amount of time in front of a monitor can attest that finding the right mouse is a must. While there are plenty of boxes to tick when searching for a suitable pointer, for me, it ultimately comes down to comfort.
  • Researcher claims that attackers can easily bypass current OSX security tools

    Justin Kahn
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Most Mac users feel as though they are impenetrable to viruses and malicious software, but according to one researcher that is not the case. While Apple has its fair share if security measures in place, recent data has surfaced suggesting those tools are “trivial” for any attacker to bypass. For...
  • Watch this typewriter pound out ASCII selfies

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Typewriters are obsolete, you say? Try telling that to Dmitriy Morozov. The Russian artist, engineer and musician took a Brother sx-4000 typewriter and combined it with an iSight camera, an Arduino kit and lots of ingenuity to create what has to be the world’s first typewriter capable of printing ASCII...
  • Redesigned Google Glass will be out soon says eyewear partner Luxottica

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Not much has been revealed about the second coming of Google Glass after it was essentially discontinued earlier this year. One thing we have learned recently, however, is that Google’s partnership with Italian eyewear maker Luxottica remains intact.
  • Independent testing confirms Snapdragon 810 SoC runs hot and throttles early, often and severely

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Samsung elected to skirt Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC in favor of its in-house Exynos solution to power the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The rumor mill claimed the chip ran too hot for Samsung’s liking, an accusation that has since been independently corroborated by Ars Technica.
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  • Putting a Price on Carbon: A Tough, But Necessary, Nut to Crack

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

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

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

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

    Jason Ridge
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    For more than five years EarthTechling has been one of the leading clean technology blogs. As you know we stopped publishing new content about a couple months ago.But today, I’m pleased to announce that after a long look and discussions with several interested parties, we’ve found a new team to drive EarthTechling forward.The goal was always to be a leader in information that inspired action, and we are happy to see the new owners taking pride in relevant and actionable information. This new team is well suited to continue these efforts while continuing to expand the reach and…
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  • 1,000 iOS Apps Have Crippling SSL Bug: How to Check if You’re Affected

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

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

    Joel Lee
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    We could all stand to learn a little more science. Science governs our day-to-day lives, and understanding how the world works is one way to be more appreciative of everything around us, both now and in the future. Arguably, the most interesting ideas in science are those that occur in the field of science fiction, mostly because those are the kinds of ideas that we’ve yet to see with our own eyes. After all, who wouldn’t be flabbergasted by a real-life hologram experience, as seen on Star Trek? But science fiction is still fiction, and sometimes fact is wilder than...Read the…
  • How Do You Watch Movies? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    Dave Parrack
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    There are a multitude of ways to watch movies in this day and age. Movie theaters are still an option — although maybe not for much longer — and there are also Blu-rays, DVDs, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and (the ever-present) option of piracy. So how do you watch movies? And why? Scurvy-Ridden Landlubbers! To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the Poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Be Honest, How Often Do You Pirate Copyrighted Content?” Out of a total...Read the full article: How…
  • Interesting Facts About LEGO Told With LEGO Bricks

    Dave LeClair
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    LEGO bricks are a part of many of our childhood memories. They are a fun activity, whether you’re doing your own thing and making whatever pops into your hear or following the plan for a specific set, LEGO bricks always make for a good time. They’ve been around for a long time, 50 years to be exact, and they’ve had some pretty amazing sets come out over that period. LEGO has also seen some absurd growth, and some insanely valuable sets release, as shown in the infographic below from Mashable. Check it out, and then hit the comments section below...Read the full article:…
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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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  • How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    David Szondy
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    Reaction Engines' Skylon reusable spaceplane project has been given a boost, with analysis by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) confirming the feasibility of the SABRE engine cycle concept that lies at its heart. .. Continue Reading SABRE engine concept passes US Air Force feasibilty test Section: Space Tags: Engine, Launch Vehicles, Rocket, Scramjet, Skylon, Spacecraft, US Air Force Related Articles: SABRE on course to chill SKYLON into orbit Britain invests £60 million in Skylon spaceplane SKYLON spacecraft's engine passes critical test ESA review finds 'no…
  • Senzati turns the Mercedes Sprinter into a four-wheeled luxury jet

    C.C. Weiss
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    A popular theme among van converters is taking inspiration from the skies to a create a van that travels like a luxurious private jet, and the Mercedes Sprinter provides a natural base vehicle for such endeavors. The latest outfitter to throw its hat in the ring with the likes of Becker and Brabus is the UK's Senzati. Its simply but effectively named Jet Sprinter conversion includes everything from massage-equipped reclining seats, to a full multimedia system, to a bathroom with waterfall sink. .. Continue Reading Senzati turns the Mercedes Sprinter into a four-wheeled luxury jet Section:…
  • Apple Watch: Early impressions

    Will Shanklin
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:31 pm
    In case you haven't heard, a smartwatch from a little fruit company in California started shipping today. Gizmag has an Apple Watch in house, along with some early thoughts (very early, mind you, as we're going to take some time before running our full Apple Watch review)... Continue Reading Apple Watch: Early impressions Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Smartwatch, Wearable, wearable computing, wearable electronics Related Articles: March 9 Apple event likely geared to Apple Watch The Apple Watch Giveaway Enter today for your chance to win an Apple Watch Apple Watch…
  • Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards

    Ben Coxworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Although we've seen at least one off-road skateboard with built-in suspension, aftermarket suspension systems for more traditional boards are few and far between. The designers at California-based Avenue Trucks, however, are out to change that. They claim that their suspension trucks should improve the skateboarding experience in several key ways. .. Continue Reading Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards Section: Outdoors Tags: Kickstarter, Skateboard, Suspension Related Articles: SurfSkate skateboard uses 360-degree rotating trucks for more natural flow Swing Blade skateboard…
  • Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept

    C.C. Weiss
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Just a month and a half ago, Qoros was a Chinese-Israeli automaker showing off vanilla, nondescript designs like the Qoros 3 City SUV (those missing doors are there to help highlight the interior, not for visual effect). We knew that change was in the air, and after the Shanghai auto show, Qoros is now the warped mind behind one of the meanest, strangest small crossover designs in recent memory. The Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept may be friendly to the environment, but it's downright nasty to anyone that looks over in its direction. .. Continue Reading Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept…
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  • What Are the Best Sources of Potential Freelance Jobs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Darren Curnoe, Human evolution specialist & ARC Future Fellow at UNSW Australia
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    2015 has already been an amazing year for human evolution science. We’ve witnessed an uncanny convergence of discoveries on the beginnings of the human genus, Homo, and all that it implies for understanding the evolution of a range of human characteristics, including culture and tool making. Yet, the implications of this research run much deeper than most people would immediately think. Let me explain. 50 years of dogma This year’s major discoveries touch on a number of major historical themes in human origins research, spanning decades of investigation. The implications are broad,…
  • Budget cuts are harder if people know the benefits of research

    Maggie Hardy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    An uncertain future for science funding as the federal budget draws closer. Maggie Hardy, Author providedAn old academic joke you start to hear around federal budget time goes something like this: “Researchers could strike but no one would care, because no one would know we’ve gone until 10 or 15 years later.” Most of us working on the coal face of science probably won’t see any outcomes in our lifetime – although with the rapid developments in technology that may be changing. It takes a large degree of foresight to continue funding research when we know the result is decades away,…
  • No more science fiction: 3D holographic images

    Min Gu, Professor of Optoelectronics at Swinburne University of Technology
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    In the 1977 movie Star Wars, Princess Lea recorded a holographic message that was delivered to Obi Wan Kenobi. Screenshot from Star Wars/Lucasfilm/20th Century FoxThree dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars. The success of James Cameron’s 3D movie Avatar caused a tremendous worldwide interest in flexible, high-definition and floating display devices. In fact, the dream of optically displaying a 3D object has been constantly driving the revolution of…
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  • How to Find Fresh Ideas for New Blog Content?

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

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

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

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

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    Are you looking for a premium and affordable project management tool for your business? To keep your tasks organized and manageable, there are several project management softwares that can be a good assistant for you — and Wrike is one of them. Wrike is a premium task management tool that offers you a number of […]
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  • Nokia won't produce phones, but could return to smartphone business by brand-licensing

    Manish Singh
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if Nokia started manufacturing phones again? If the recent reports are to be believed, the Finland-based company is planning to do just that. Citing its sources, Re/code earlier this week reported that the company will be returning to the phone manufacturing business by 2016, and would launch a couple of Android smartphones. Too bad, that’s not happening. Nokia announces today that it doesn’t intend to return to the smartphone manufacturing business, squashing all the recent reports that claimed otherwise. On its website (via Reuters), the company notes that the…
  • Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD -- this is the drive you've been waiting for [Review]

    Brian Fagioli
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The absolute best upgrade for any computer that's operating system is running from a hard disk drive, is a solid state drive. Why? The performance increase is significant, while SSD prices are decreasing. In other words, you can speed up your PC without hurting your wallet. The problem, however, is deciding which SSD to buy. While affordability and speed are important qualities, I tend to put a premium on reliability. Of course I want the drive to be fast, but the contents of the drive -- important documents and family photos -- trump anything else. Luckily, Samung's offerings have proven to…
  • Google and Facebook offer support after Nepal earthquake

    Mark Wilson
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    When disaster strikes, technology can often be put to good use. Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal this week, Google and Facebook are among the companies helping those in the area, as well as people looking for friends and relatives. Google's People Finder does very much what it says on the tin. It's a very simple website that enables people to publish requests for information about loved ones, as well as giving those with information somewhere to share it. Facebook's Nepal Earthquake Safety Check provides a similar feature. Google People Finder can be accessed through…
  • Philips lets you control your Hue lights from Apple Watch

    Alan Buckingham
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    Yesterday was the big day for Apple Watch, and also a big day for companies looking to capitalize on the hype and sales. We've seen Amazon jump on board, along with many others. Now the top lighting manufacturer in the world is getting into the game also, as Philips announces that it will be offering customers the chance to control their Hue lights right from their wrists. Hue, if you aren't familiar, is a line of lightbulbs that are internet connected and can be controlled from multiple devices -- Apple Watch is the latest. "We know that light is at the heart of the digital home,” says…
  • Did you buy Apple Watch? Tell us about it

    Joe Wilcox
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Today we closed our poll asking readers if they would purchase the first fruit from the field tended by Tim Cook. Apple Watch marks the era of new gadgetry developed on the CEO's, er, watch. Sales started today, which effectively meant preordering two weeks ago. All three models are sold out from the company's online store, which lists ship dates as "June" for orders placed April 24. Are you one of the lucky Apple Watch buyers? That's assuming you feel lucky. Two-thousand forty-nine people responded to our poll, with a stunning (and, honestly, unbelievable) 42 percent planning to buy the…
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  • Microsoft releases Surface 3 with full Windows OS; Pre-order starts at $499

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Is Google’s Project Fi a game changer? Given that searchzilla compares it to their Nexus device program, which has failed for years to succeed commercially let alone change the world, one perhaps shouldn’t hope too much.Moreover, how revolutionary is any wireless carrier that charges $10 per gigabyte? Seriously, that’s what Verizon and AT&T charge, though that premium price only delivers the T-Mobile and Sprint networks.Yes, Project Fi has launched, but the early hype has already dissolved into disappointment and not a little derision. Here are the details: • $20 for…
  • iPhone 7 Rumor Roundup: Liquid Metal, Force Touch, More

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    iPhone “next” rumors tend to be wild and crazy right up until Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in June. Thereafter things settle into familiar and predictable patterns. That said, it’s April and the iPhone 6s, nay, iPhone 7 is the talk of the town and, boy oh boy, it’s gonna be freaking awesome!But wait, isn’t Apple expected to ship the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this year? Yes, that’s probably what the Cupertino company will ship come September. However, inside and Asian supply chain sources are saying this year’s Apple…
  • Prot-On iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Prot-OnProteccion On-LineUtilitiesFreeDownloadIntroSometimes it can be hard holding all your files and resources for whatever need in one collected place. Whether your storing pictures on multiple e-mail addresses or just can’t seem to find out in which map you left that one file—these days it can get very messy.Some people like the chaos but if you have all your files spread around the web it also makes you an easier target for hackers. Maybe you’re more organized than I am and are just searching for a safer way to store your files.In both cases, we got a great app for you guys…
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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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  • Torch T2 Bike Helmet Continues to Keep Cyclists Safe with Lights

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

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

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

    mike chua
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Don’t fret over your aging car’s lack of premium driver-assist features found in today’s luxury car, because Garmin has a brilliant solution, called Garmin nüviCam LMTHD Portable Navigation Device, that will make even the most beat up ride feel like a sophisticated car with those awesome features. Not only will it add GPS navigation to your car, but also bless your car with a dashcam and premium driver-assist features including Forward Collision Warning that will alert you if you are too close to the car ahead and Lane Departure Warning, where audio and visual alerts will be presented…
  • Turing Phone Promised Secured Communications Encased in High-tech Liquidmorphium Material

    mike chua
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:11 am
    After the Edward Snowden fiasco, the world probably saw a bump in the number of people who are paranoia about digital communication security, which in turn opens up a market for secure communication handsets made for everyday people. In fact, we have seen quite a handful on this blog, including one from Boeing, 1DataWorld, Elektrobit, the Blackphone – just to pick out a few. Going on the secured route affords differentiation from the bulk of the competitions, instead going on an all-out spec slug showdown. While that may seem enough for most, a new entrant by the name of Turing Robotic…
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    Falling Glitter- Formerly That Tech Chick

  • Pink Samsung S6 Cases

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Benton
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Myspace was the place to be online a few years back. I can remember when I first created my account and customized my profile back in 2005. It was one of the first social networks that caught attention of even those who were not very internet savvy. You could find long lost friends and even keep up with your kids who were age to have an account. Remembering Myspace We posted updates, found music and posted pictures and shared them with our loved ones. Our Myspace profiles served as our little personal corner on the internet. At the same time, we began to print less pictures because everything…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Sony Xperia Z4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Battle

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

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

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

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

    Babu Mohan
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    Xiaomi today announced the Mi 4i smartphone at a huge launch event held in New Delhi, India. Xiaomi International Vice President Hugo Barra and Xiaomi CEO and Founder Lei Jun were both present on stage to officially unveil the latest Xiaomi smartphone, inspired by India and its culture. The Mi 4i is also Xiaomi’s first […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gio Tuzzi
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Uno degli svantaggi degli smartphone è sicuramente quello di non avere un cestino: in tanti casi, infatti, è possibile cancellare inavvertitamente delle immagini e poi recuperare foto su Android non è proprio una passeggiata. Fortunatamente, a differenza di quanto pensino tanti utenti, recuperare foto su Android è possibile su ogni tipo di dispositivo mobile con sistema operativo Android ed iOS. Esistono dei programmi dedicati proprio al recupero dati smartphone, infatti, che permettono anche di recuperare foto su Android, rimettendo insieme i dati ed estraendoli per fare in modo che…
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  • Tips & Tricks: How to Use Our Newsletter/Update Feature

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Object store and hybrid clouds at Cloudian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Spot Fake Apple Lightning Cable (Infographic)

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

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

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In the previous post, we have already covered about the launching of the Huawei P8 Max which is having a huge 6.8 inch full HD screen, 13 MP camera, 3GB of RAM, 64bit 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. In the very same event, Huawei also launched the Huawei P8 which is very much similar to Huawei P8 Max and even score more in some aspects. The highlighted features of
  • Huawei P8 Max : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Screen size of smartphone is constantly increasing. Once a 5-inch screen size was enough to call a phone as Phablet. Then later Nokia launched Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 and Huawei launched the Ascend Mate 7 which are having 6-inch screens. And now, Huawei went one step ahead and it's latest flagship device P8 Max is going to have the huge 6.8-inch screen. Huawei has recently launched the Huawei P8
  • Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam - Full Features and Specs

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Action cameras are getting more and more popular these days. GoPro cameras started the concept and now the major camera brands are also joining the league of the action cams. Sony is one of the most popular smartphone and camera brand and Sony has recently launched a series of Action Cams which comes with high specs and lots of interesting features. The recent in the series of the Sony Action
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  • Beauty Gadget Review: Philips Lumea Compact

    Sarah Lamb
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ever wondered if the IPL hair removers are really worth their money?  Well I took the Philips Lumea Compact on a bit of a test run over the past few months to find out just that. Spring is on it’s way and the last thing us ladies want is hairy or stubbly legs.  We have ... Read more
  • Super Tough Glass Protector for Saving Your Phone!

    Sarah Lamb
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After my little monkey completely smashed the screen on my Nokia Lumia 930 I decided to research phone screen replacements to see how easy it was to just replace the screen on my phone.  I was surprised to find out that the Nokia Lumia 930 glass screen is actually glued to the LCD and digitizer ... Read more
  • Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear Headphones Review

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    The Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear headphones have been out for a while now and I was lucky enough to give them a go from early on.  This review covers these headphones being tested over the period of 3 months. And I have to say I have not been disappointed. Style These headphones are by far ... Read more
  • Behind the Scenes with Lenovo at #MWC

    Sarah Lamb
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This week I have been fortunate enough to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) with Lenovo. It has been a week of shiny gadgets, beautiful phones and much more. I have had access to executives and staff across a variety of different areas of both the Lenovo and Motorola business areas. Pretty much every question I ... Read more
  • An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year

    Ed Jones
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship ... Read more
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Book Review: Delivering Happiness

    Joe Kinsella
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    I just finished Tony Hsieh’s book, Delivering Happiness, which is an autobiography of his tech journey from Illinois to the acquisition of Zappos by Amazon. As an avid reader of tech non-fiction, I can’t get enough startup stories behind the story. It’s great to get away from the sterile founding stories that go from idea to success with no interruption. The real stories are always messier, a lot less certain of themselves, and much more interesting. Tony’s book was a little off the beaten path for me since I was neither a customer of Zappos nor someone who followed his career. The…
  • Becoming Steve Jobs

    Joe Kinsella
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Two things made me want to read Brent Schlender’s Becoming Steve Jobs after its release last week: 1) all the media talk from Apple insiders that this was the “real Steve Jobs”, and 2) its simple and compelling premise: exploring how a reckless and arrogant entrepreneur became one of the greatest business leaders of our time. While it was a good read, I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed that it was more about the former (showing a new side of Steve Jobs) and less about the later (how Steve evolved). Let me dispense with what I didn’t like. If you read Walter Isaacson’s…
  • But What About the Hole?

    Joe Kinsella
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I've been reading Brent Schlender's Becoming Steve Jobs this weekend, which is being promoted as the "real story" of the Apple CEO. There is no doubt Walter Isaacson didn't make too many Apple friends with his Steve Jobs biography, which portrayed Jobs as a sort of brilliant but high functioning sociopath. I'll post a review when I'm done but felt the need to pass on this anecdote. The spring after the 1996 acquisition of NeXT, Larry Ellison saw the then Apple CEO, Gil Amelio, at a party and introduced him to Gina Smith, a technology journalist. By this time Steve Jobs had concluded Amelio…
  • The First Stand-up

    Joe Kinsella
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Every day across the tech industry, teams gather for daily stand-up meetings. While the structure varies by organization, the intent is the same: to provide status and identify blocking issues. While I have attended many stand-ups over the years, I have an odd footnote in my personal history: I was at the very first stand-up. The location was 25 Corporate Drive in Burlington, Massachusetts (current headquarters of Acquia), and the year was 1992 or 1993. I was a fresh-faced college graduate who had recently transferred to a small software team in Easel Corporation to join two talented…
  • Using Trello for Hiring

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    Early in CloudHealth I used Trello as a quick and easy way to manage my time. Having a visual board gave me a sense of order that helped better manage my Lean validation. As time went on and the company was formed, I found new uses for Trello, such as managing my sprints, roadmap, personal to-do list and even product documentation. As we started ramping our 2015 hiring, our HR manager and I decided to try a new use for Trello: as a hiring board. The model we adopted was simple: cards as candidates and color-coded labels to denote our different sources (e.g. referral, recruiter, internally…
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Are Regular News and Events Headlines Helpful?

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Just over a month ago I ran an experimental daily article showing technology news headlines and upcoming events for the day. I was wondering if you found it useful and if you had any feedback about it? In case you ... Read More
  • Time To Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    If you have been putting off making your website mobile friendly then it is time to do something about it – if you are interesting in Google Search that is. From 21st April 2015, Google Search say they will be ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep–Part 2

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    I took the Silentnight “Tech-Free-Zone” sleep related challenge to see if reducing the amount of tech, and making other lifestyle adjustments, could actually improve my overall sleep pattern. The results were interesting and quite an eye opener. In the last ... Read More
  • Home Services Set To Become The Next Big Thing For Online Vendors

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Amazon recently announced Amazon Home Services in what they describe as “a new and simple way to buy and schedule professional services such as furniture assembly, house cleaning, and lawn care”. The idea is to take Amazons massive technical infrastructure ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep?

    Jason Slater
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    According to The Sleep Council March is “National Bed Month”. As they say, “It is the time of year when we like to remind everyone of the importance of getting a better night’s sleep and the role a good bed ... Read More
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  • [Fix] Google Chrome Showing XP Style Classic Blue Titlebar in Windows Vista, Not Using Aero Glass Theme

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    If you are using Google Chrome web browser in Windows Vista operating system, you might have noticed that it no longer uses Windows Vista's default Aero theme to draw titlebar and the whole window frame. In older versions of Chrome, it used to utilize Windows theme to create window frame so users were getting Aero […]
  • [Tip] Customize Start Screen Tiles Background Color, Text Color and Logo in Windows 8.1

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    When Microsoft introduced Start Screen and tiles feature in Windows 8 operating system, all tiles had same background color based on Start Screen's background color. But with the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft changed this behavior. Now each tile has different background color based on the associated program's icon. In other words, the tile pulls […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.05 Now Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of CCleaner is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.05 to public which comes with many improvements and changes mentioned in the changelog given at the end. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning […]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10061 Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Technical Preview version in your computer, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released another new update Build 10061 of Windows 10 to public. The new build is available for download via Windows Update, so it'll be automatically downloaded and installed in all computers running Windows 10 […]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10052 for Phones Available for Download

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:24 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 10052 of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. This build comes with fixes for many issues which we'll discuss later in this topic. How to Update or Install This […]
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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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  • How to Downgrade OnePlus One to Cyanogen OS 11 from Cyanogen OS 12

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    This tutorial is intended for those who want to downgrade their OnePlus One to Cyanogen OS 11S from Cyanogen OS 12S. We will show you where to download stock Cyanogen OS 11 firmware for OnePlus One and how to install it on the phone with a single click. The Cyanogen OS 12 OTA (over the... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Galaxy S6 (All Variants)

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S6 is an awesome smartphone with many features, but if you want to add new features, enhance performance, try out custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, customize with Xposed Framework or install certain apps, you need to have root access and custom recovery like TWRP or CWM on Galaxy S6;... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) to Android 5.1 with CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) users can now update their phone to Android 5.1 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM. HTC will not release Android 5.1 Lollipop update for One Max anytime soon, however users who are impatiently waiting for the new Lollipop OS can enjoy Android 5.1... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Enable Native Voice Call Recording Feature on Rooted Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Like Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge has also native voice call recording feature, but deactivated the feature for specific reason. However, rooted Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users can enable the native voice call-recording feature, if this feature is legal in your country. There is... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Save WhatsApp Conversations, Images and Videos to Google Drive and Save Storage Space

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:03 pm
    WhatsApp has added Google Drive backup feature to the client, which means it now lets you save your WhatsApp conversations, photos and videos to your cloud storage account Google Drive. This long awaited feature not only keeps your conversations safe, but it also saves valuable space on your phone.... [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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  • Zero G Anti Gravity Case For The iPhone Owner!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    Imagine being able to safely and securely stick your iPhone onto almost any flat surface allowing you to use it hands free or with one hand. This would be great, but what are the chances of the iPhone falling to the ground and ending up damaged? With the Zero G case has been designed to […]
  • Wake Up To The I’m Up Alarm!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Getting up in the morning can be a right chore for some people and so in order to skip past the alarm there is the snooze button and this just helps you to get up late, which makes you late right through your day until it all starts over again. This is an interesting new app […]
  • The Thin And Strong Vallett Wallet!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Many of us use a wallet, but often they lose shape and appear to be bloated even though it is carrying the same amount of stuff. However, the Vallett is different, it’s thin and stays thin, which means it is going to be good all of the time. The Vallett is made from carbon fibre […]
  • Charge Your Smartphone Fast With Charge Doubler!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    If there is one thing worse than finding that your Smartphone has a low battery, it has to be how long it takes to charge it back up. Most of us can afford the odd half an hour now and then, but sometimes this is not long enough to provide a complete charge and this […]
  • Stikey Your New Smartphone Accessory!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    Stikey is a magnetic wall mount, a handy cable tidy, a magnetic Smartphone stand and it can be attached to your key ring for easy portability. It is not that often that you get one device with so many different features and functions, but the Stikey might be the only accessory you need for your […]
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  • How do you go about managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice?

    Andre Steenkamp
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Over the past 10 years, organisations have seen the control they used to have in their interactions with their customers slip slowly away. Where you used to build your brand with big TV ads and manage your reputation through your media relations department, consumer perceptions and attitudes about your company are now increasingly formed by the word on the social media grapevine. In the past, a customer that was pleased or unhappy about your product or service might have told 10 friends or family members, who may have each told another 10 over the period of a few weeks. Now, a [...] The post…
  • 5 super-luxurious SUVs that ask the question: who needs a limousine?

    Ryan Bubear
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    A generous handful of people out there are wealthy enough to pay someone else to drive them around. And, no, summoning an Uber driver doesn’t count. Nope, not even Uber Black. We’re referring instead to those elite individuals who have full-time chauffeurs on their books (have a look at our earlier feature on the top chauffeur-driven cars for stinking rich technophiles). Such a well-to-do character clearly prefers the comfort of the rear seats to the apparent hard work of the driver’s perch, and thus recruits a professional driver to do his or her on-road bidding. Read more on…
  • Windows 10 updates, ‘Mad Max’ mayhem and ‘GTA V’ wildlife: the TGIF Video Roundup

    Staff Reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:36 pm
    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: the TGIF Video Roundup We’ve been shirking our Friday duties of bringing you the best videos from around the web, and you know what, we’re bad. Bad Gearburn! Read more on Gearburn. Related articlesSamsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: the TGIF Video RoundupVideo: BlackBerry…
  • Do startup founders make great CEOs?

    Surekha James
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Calling yourself a CEO is easy. All it takes is getting a stack of business cards made, and slapping your name and the CEO title on them. There is, however, a journey that a founder has to take to become a CEO. So to ask the question “Do founders make great CEOs?” is perhaps uninformed because, for a startup founder to become a good CEO, he needs to actually learn how to get there. There’s an excellent post by venture capitalist, Ben Horowitz that highlights the importance of teaching founders to be CEOs. Because really, being a CEO is an entirely [...] The post Do startup founders make…
  • 6 trends that will help accelerate Nigeria’s tech revolution #MWA2015

    Paul Adepoju
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    On Day One of Mobile West Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, a panel of five experts predicted what they believe are the next things that would happen to accelerate the evolution of the tech industry in Nigeria. Members of the panel were James McNab who’s Africa’s MD of Basebone, Toyosi Akerele, founder and CEO of RISE Group, Omatsola Osawaru Barrow sales executive at MTN Nigeria, Valentine Obi who’s CEO of eTranzact International, and Emmanuel Revmatas — a director at Samsung Electronics West Africa. 1. Relevant and engaging apps Barrow believes in the next few years we will…
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  • Why we rejected that news you sent us

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    It’s no secret that we get a lot of pitches sent in by email here at The Next Web. We obviously don’t write about everything that’s sent to us, but quite often we don’t explain why we’re passing on coverage of a particular announcement. This silence on why we said ‘sorry, no’ or simply never replied at all, often frustrates the startups and PR companies that email us. We’d love to reply to everyone and explain why their pitch didn’t make the cut, but if we did that we’d ha
  • A Clever Flip-Dot Display Uses Lego Brick Bitmaps 

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Flip-dot displays certainly have an old-school charm about them, and they win extra points for energy efficiency. But I think I like them even better when they’re controlled by Lego bitmaps and built to spell out the word “awesome” like this one is.Read more...
  • How gaming can improve our cognitive abilities

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Group created a game shown to improve the ability to multitask.
  • Cost Obsessions Around the World, According to Google Autocomplete

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you ever wondered what sorts of things people are looking to buy in the Middle East, Russia or West Africa, look no further than Google, which has all of our data. That, at least, is what the cost guide website did, by examining the top Google autocomplete search terms for every country on the planet.Read more...
  • How Guided Search Is Changing Pinterest’s Business

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Guided Search moved Pinterest beyond its "social scrapbooking" roots.
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  • YouTube turns 10

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Over the last ten years YouTube has become increasingly ingrained in our lives, creating its own celebrities that have following bigger than most popstars, and defining online video. When Google bought YouTube for $.165 billion in 2006, many thought that the search giant had paid over the odd for the service that had not turned a profit. However, then came the iPhone and the mobile revolution, where suddenly everyone had a camera in their pocket at all times, ready to shoot videos of their friends, activities, and anything that happens around them. Bandwidth improved just as the quality of…
  • Apple Watch versus Android Wear: who has won the Smartwatch war?

    Simon Jones
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Remember when tablets first came out and no one really saw the point, but they found their place? Well it seems the tech world is now making room for smartwatches. While some of the world may still be sceptical, at least five new watches are coming out this year hinting that Smart Watches will be taking centre stage in 2015. Now that Apple are finally playing catch up, the Android versus Apple battle commences once again and our friends at Mobile Phones Direct review the top 4 smart watches out on the market: Apple Watch, Moto 360, LG Watch G R and Kickstarter’s most successful project: the…
  • What is VoIP?

    Simon Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a collection of technologies that allow people to communicate (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the internet rather than through the dedicated public switched telephone network (PSTN), and is the direction in which all communication is travelling. The phoneline and phones in many people’s homes and businesses continue to use the similar technologies to those available a century ago, with analogue audio sent along a copper wire and only digitised about the phone company’s digital concentrator at the end of the road. However, we live in…
  • Compare the Market takes over Orange Wednesdays as ‘Meerkat Movies’

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Price Comparison website Compare the Market has taken over the idea of 2-for-1 cinema tickets with a new promotion dubbed ‘Meerkat Movies’. 5 million existing customers will have exclusive access to the discounts today, ahead of the offer launching nationwide on 3 April. Customers who have bought qualifying products through the Compare the Market website will be eligible for 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a year, with the tickets redeemable through a code on the Meerkat Movies app. Compare the Market Marketing Director Mark Vile commented: “We are in…
  • Thousands fooled by Facebook scam claiming to offer free Qantas flights

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    More than 100,000 internet users have been fooled by a fake Qantas Facebook page, which claimed to offer free first class flights. The page attracted at least 80,000 likes and over 100,000 shares by claiming to offers travellers the chance to win free flights for a year, before it was taken down by Facebook. The fake page is designed to attract a large number of likes before switching into promoting other dubious products and services for which users had not subscribed. Despite selling pages being against Facebook’s terms and conditions, a page with more than 100,000 likes could attract…
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  • Western Digital My Cloud EX2100 Expert Series Review w/ Giveaway

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    For years I have had the motto that you can never have enough storage. However, that can get out of hand. When I got my first desktop external hard drive, the max size available was 500gb. Now this is still quite a bit of space, but when you are using it to back up several computers, […]
  • Business Marketing: 4 Ways to Reach Your Audience

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    As a business owner, getting the word out about your product or service is very important. Marketing is a key component of every business as it entices new customers to try your product or service and reminds existing customers to continue their patronage. Of course there are more traditional forms of marketing, which include print advertisements, […]
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router + Netgear N300 Range Extender Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    I have owned a lot of home internet routers over the years. Why? There used to be a time when I swore that they created them to be unstable and last only 1-2 years. It seemed like every router that I owned suffered from constant disconnects, or just one day stopped working. I’ve had this problem for […]
  • Skybell: Answer the Doorbell From Your Smartphone w/ Giveaway

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
        Have you ever wondered who was at the door, but you did not want to get up to look? I work from home, and very rarely am I expecting anyone to ring my doorbell. I am not the “we are just stopping by” type. If you are coming over, I better know about […]
  • Eco-Friendly Apps to Help You Live Greener

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Now that we know more about how products that we use from day to day affect the environment, many of us have decided to be more eco-friendly. If you are about that life, then you may be wondering how to ensure that you are remaining eco-friendly even when on the go. Well, we know that […]
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  • An engineer has come up with a brilliant new cooler design that beer lovers will adore

    Brad Reed
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    With summer less than two months away, you're probably thinking about going on some fun outdoor excursions that involve taking some beer with you in a cooler. However, the current coolers on the market are something of a bummer since they tend to be both heavy and unwieldy. Denver-based engineer Scotty Allen is trying to change all that, however, with a brilliant new cooler design that will make bringing beer along with you to picnics and hikes easier than ever before. Continue reading...
  • Comcast and TWC lit $32 million on fire lobbying the government to pass their merger

    Brad Reed
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    This will be heartbreaking for many of you to hear, but it seems that Comcast and Time Warner Cable spent a total of $32 million lobbying the government to sign off on their merger and they still didn't get what they wanted. In a big Politico report called "Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger shows limits of lobbying," we learn that Comcast and TWC pulled out all the stops to get their merger approved but that it still wasn't enough. Continue reading...
  • Lenovo’s new monster phone features 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery

    Brad Reed
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Earlier this week, we posted a video showing you why having 4GB of RAM on your phone is awesome -- basically, it lets you seamlessly multitask even when you're running several graphics-intensive applications at once. Now Lenovo has come out with a new phone called the K80 that combines this capability with a massive 4,000mAh battery to boot. Continue reading...
  • Why Groupon refused to pay a security researcher who discovered serious XSS bugs

    Yoni Heisler
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    It's very common these days for tech companies Google and Microsoft to offer hackers and security researchers big bucks if they're able to find security vulnerabilities that could pose serious threats to important software and services. Google in particular often hosts its own hacking competition where the search giant puts millions of dollars on the line for anyone savvy enough to skirt around Google's built-in security schemes. Recently, one security researcher found a number of high-level vulnerabilities on Groupon's website. Groupon promptly patched the security holes but, as it turns…
  • Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don’t freak out about it

    Chris Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Apple’s Watch is, at the end of the day, a product that will suffer damages including standard wear and tear. So don’t expect it to be any differently than regular watches from that point of view -- and that goes double for the watch's bands, including the Sport fluoroelastomer and Leather bands, according to pictures posted by 9to5Mac. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Moto 360 Smartwatch With Metal Bands Launched In India At Rs. 19,999

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Motorola has introduced the Moto 360 smartwatch with metal bands in India for Rs. 19,999. Like other devices of Motorola, this new metal band smartwatch will also be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The metal bands are available in light and dark chrome shades of solid stainless steel. The Moto 360 has iconic design and features a […] The post Moto 360 Smartwatch With Metal Bands Launched In India At Rs. 19,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Asus Zenfone 5 Is A Good Performer In Budget Segment#MyAsusZenFone

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Hardly a day passes when we hear the launch of a new smartphone or smartphones either by a Chinese company or an Indian company, although both are made in China, with litttle bit tweaks here and there and with new model name and number. In such a scenario, the budget customer gets confused what to buy when […] The post Asus Zenfone 5 Is A Good Performer In Budget Segment#MyAsusZenFone appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Micromax Canvas Tab P480 With 7 Inch Display, Dual SIM Calling Android Tablet Launched At Rs. 6,999

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Micromax has launched today its 7-inch Canvas Tab P480 tablet, which is the company’s third device in the revamped Canvas Tab series, after the P470 and the Intel-powered Canvas Tab P666. The Canvas Tab P480 is priced at Rs. 6,999. This tablet comes in the color options of Blue and White. The Micromax Canvas Tab P480 will […] The post Micromax Canvas Tab P480 With 7 Inch Display, Dual SIM Calling Android Tablet Launched At Rs. 6,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Amazon Introduces Shopping App For Apple Watch

    Jatinder Paul
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    To enable its existing and prospective customers not to miss any shopping opportunity, the world-renowned online retail giant has introduced its shopping app for the upcoming Apple watch. The Amazon shopping app will be available on Apple Watch in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, U.S. and U.K. Designed for the on-the-go customer, the shopping […] The post Amazon Introduces Shopping App For Apple Watch appeared first on TechVorm.
  • LAVA Iris Alfa L with 5.5-inch Display, 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, Lollipop OS Launched At Rs. 8,000

    Jatinder Paul
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    LAVA Internationa, one of the established Indian brand in the mobile handset industry, today added a new member to its Iris brand of smartphones with the launch of Iris Alfa L. The L denotes for the latest Android Lollipop OS 5.0, which runs this smartphone. The Iris Alfa L is available in white and metallic grey […] The post LAVA Iris Alfa L with 5.5-inch Display, 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, Lollipop OS Launched At Rs. 8,000 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…