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Posted by on Oct 13, 2014

After the Apple Iphone 6 #bendgate controversy comes the latest scandal that the Tech giants is facing today—the #hairgate. Some complains started to mushroom in September but it was not later than the first week of October that the controversy made it to the social media limelight. Dubbed as #hairgate, this latest complaint from Iphone 6 users said that strands of hair and beard get caught between the metal case and the glass straps. The controversy started gaining attention when one community member at the 9 to 5 Mac posted a complaint in the website saying that “…my iPhone 6 Plus, keeps yanking out my hair when I’m making call. Initially I thought it was the hair sticking to the screen protector. But upon closer inspection, it was the seam between the glass and aluminum– hair gets stuck and when you try to free it out, it hurts. I believe it’s not only me.” It is difficult to determine whether the issue is true or not, but Twitter netizens were very quick to make #hairgate a rising social media trend, so...

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The Best of the Internet! Waste all your time HERE! 50 sites…

Posted by on May 5, 2014

What would we do without the internet? I don’t ever want to find out.  To prove the value of the interwebs, check out these sites and see how much time you can waste on the best meaningless sites the Net has to offer. Useless 1. Find the Invisible Cow An Internet version of the hiding game Hot and Cold. 2. The Useless Web Generates even more useless sites to waste your time. 3. Hacker Typer Hollywood-style hacker code. Pound on your keys and freak out your boss. 4. Boohbah Zone No words can describe this strange site. 5. Staggering Beauty Make the worm dance with your mouse. (Warning: Flashing images.) 6. Bees Bees Bees This site reveals Oprah’s secret plans. 7. Shady URL Changes URLs to look like viruses. 8. Don’t Even Reply A collection of emails from awful people. 9. Shut Up and Take My Money A shopping website of stuff you don’t need, but you really want. 10. Ducks are the Best Because they are. (Warning: Flashing images.) 11. A Stretchy Hand A digital version of your favorite vending-machine toy from childhood. Educational   IMAGE: PBSDIGITALSTUDIOS 12. Astronomy Picture of the Day Stunning photographs...

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Computers

NVIDIA Pascal: Next Generation Architecture For GPU

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014

The next generation GPU, NVIDIA Pascal, is all out- smarter, sleeker, smaller, and more efficient. This device is sure to change the way we handle data and move it around. The speed at which data is exchanged between the CPU and GPU usually limits the processor’s ability to perform. NVIDIA strives to solve this problem by introducing NVLink, a chip-to-chip communication technology whose speed will definitely be impressed. Data processing is one of the integral facets of the modern-day economy. Therefore, people would need their data processed as fast as possible. Bottlenecks NVLink is obviously designed to speed up the GPU and CPU communication, it will also improve data transfer between GPUs. This means that even graphic transfers will be improved greatly. This is speed, power and efficiency put together. The graphic transfer has been the headache for many people who usually use graphics in their places of work. With NVLink, you can be rest assured that your data are on the right track, quite literally. Size The speed, power and efficiency of the GPU come at a cost of a...

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What Makes Google Search Engine The Best Among Its Counterparts

Posted by on Jun 29, 2013

Millions of internet users go online everyday all over the world and in every minute of it, millions of users conduct internet searches using Google search engine as their most preferred tool. It is undeniable that Google leads the pack among its counterparts even if other search engines try to keep up and improve their performances. Google search has been enjoying this popularity for so many years now and it is hard to say that it is just a stroke of luck. Several factors and reasons do make Google search the leader among other search engines. Why Google Search is the Best? #1) Familiarity You often hear people say, “Just Google it.” Google has become the brand name of search engines. This is something other search engines do not enjoy. Since Google search has been popular for years, it has been instilled on the minds of users as the first choice to use when they need to find something on the internet. In fact, those who are just being acquainted to using the computer and the internet will be welcomed with...

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Iphone 6 #Hairgate: Real or Not?

After the Apple Iphone 6 #bendgate controversy comes the latest scandal that the Tech giants is facing today—the #hairgate. Some complains started to mushroom in September but it was not later than the first week of October that the controversy made it to the social media limelight. Dubbed as #hairgate, this latest complaint from Iphone 6 users said that strands of hair and beard get caught between the metal case and the glass straps. The controversy started gaining attention when one community member at the 9 to 5 Mac posted a complaint in the website saying that “…my iPhone 6 Plus, keeps yanking out my hair when I’m making call. Initially I thought it was the hair sticking to the screen protector. But upon closer inspection, it was the seam between the glass and aluminum– hair gets stuck and when you try to free it out, it hurts. I believe it’s not only me.” It is difficult to determine whether the issue is true or not, but Twitter netizens were very quick to make #hairgate a rising social media trend, so much so that big media outlets have jumped on the issue. Soon enough, tweets about the #hairgate started flooding Twitter. When #bendgate exploded over social media, it was followed by series of posts mocking Iphone 6 advertisements. So it is only expected that after the #hairgate controversy flooded twitter, it was followed by these:   The Guardian, then decided to put this claims to a test.   Video: http://videos-f-16.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/10725576_1543554985856116_1923709782_n.mp4   However, there are also those who are dismissing that the #hairgate issue is fake. Although there is still no comment from Apple about this latest controversy. Mashable said it conducted their own research and concluded that #hairgate is not a thing.   Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkG1qxUEPjk   Until more actual complaints and proofs are raised, the #hairgate issue may still remain inconclusive. Yet, the “gate” issues about the Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 plus is obviously giving a big blow to Apple’s...

Zero-Day Attack – What It Is, And How It Affects You

Zero-Day Attack – What It Is, And How It Affects You

Jul 15, 2014

The mention of a zero-day attack brings jitters to many people who use computers. The term may also be referred to as zero-day threat, zero-hour attack, or day-zero threat. Simply put, it is a threat or attack that takes advantage of computer application vulnerabilities that are yet to be discovered. It may also apply to vulnerabilities which have been discovered, but developers are yet to find a patch or fix for it. Due to having nil or zero days to address or correct the flaw, it is referred to as zero-day. Upon the creation of a fix or patch, it is no longer termed as a day-zero exploit. How Zero-Day Attack Is It Discovered Normally, malware or malicious software writers are among the first people that come across the vulnerability. Upon discovery, they will use it to exploit or manipulate computer applications. This is done through various vectors or avenues which include web browsers, emails, ads and more. By simply opening an application or attachment to an email, the attack will take effect. In order to take advantage of the situation, the malware is engineered. Nonetheless, computer programmers also have a hand in discovering the weaknesses of an application. By learning about an exposure they are able to develop a fix before the writers of malicious software make use of the window of opportunity. What Are The Concerns? The threat only takes place within a certain period known as window of opportunity. This is the period between when it is first noticed and when a fix or patch is released. The window of opportunity always varies. Some exploits are known to have existed for years before they were finally realized or fixed. A classic example is that of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which was discovered in 2008 yet the program had been released in 2001. The effects of the threat or virus include altering how an application is responding, interfering with network or internet security, stealing personal information, banking passwords, account information, credit details, and much more. Handling the Situation When a threat is revealed, developers will work round the clock to contain the situation. Usually, they will work on it without informing the general...

Best Browsing Experience With The Fastest Firefox Browser From Mozilla

Best Browsing Experience With The Fastest Firefox Browser From Mozilla

Jun 17, 2014

As time goes by, so does technology. Software developers on the other hand, are not disappointing as they continue to come up with software that is faster and more efficient. For internet lovers, it is time to celebrate. Mozilla has unveiled the fastest Firefox browser. This means a greater experience as you browse your favorite website. This new version automatically puts Firefox on the market as one of the best browsers alongside the big wigs such as Google Chrome. What Are The Changes in New Fastest Firefox Browser Version? In order to make this browser super fast, there were various changes that had to be made. These changes are aimed at ensuring a better performance, hence more productive. Some of the changes that were incorporated into the new browser include: Overall look. The old look was restyled to give it a more and captivating look. Sleek tabs. The tabs on this new browser are not only sleek but also smooth. This will ensure that users can navigate the internet easily and quickly. Customize tool. This tool will enable users to add or move any features, add-ons and services. This ensures that you can have your browser look and work the way you want it to. Why you should choose the fastest Firefox browser Everyone loves browsing the internet in a fast and easy way. This explains why most people would do anything just to ensure they have a great experience while browsing. By using this new browser from Mozilla you are assured of a faster browsing experience. There are more reasons why you should consider using this browser. Some of the reasons include: Customizable. You have the power to remove or add features that will give you the great experience while browsing. Auto next page. With this browser you can effortlessly view the next page. This is more than enough proof of how efficient the browser is. Shopping suggestions. This browser offers you the opportunity to shop for add-ons. This is bent on ensuring that your tastes and preferences are satisfied even as you browse the internet. Quick delete and search button. You can quickly delete any errors or unwanted pages. Additionally, it is...

Internet Explorer Security Bug And Taking Necessary Precautions

Internet Explorer Security Bug And Taking Necessary Precautions

May 27, 2014

An Internet Explorer security bug by Microsoft has been identified and is being reported to all users of the browser. As it is taking the company time to implement the actual fix, they are giving their users alternative options to address these situations. The security exposure that they are referencing involves giving hackers an opportunity to take over the computer remotely from another location and the user may not recognize it until the damage has been done. Internet Explorer Security Bug Are there Specific Internet Explorer Versions Involved? Since most people are concerned about the specific versions that this bug infects, the response provided has been all of them, from Internet Explorer version 6 of Internet Explore Version 11. However, based on information from FireEye, the hackers are currently targeting the users of Internet Explorer 9 and higher versions. Because the same bug has been used to hack into various U.S. financial firms over the weekend, they are warning all affected users to protect themselves. What to do to Minimize Internet Explorer Security Bug Risks As this news is being released, Microsoft is addressing the issues with their users in order to minimize the risks. So, taking the necessary precautions is one of the first things that they are recommending until the browsers have been modified with the correction and released to the user as an out of cycle security update. Listed below are some things that can be done to make sure customers are not affected by the bug. Switch to another Browser or XP Users Should Upgrade to another Version of Microsoft National security agencies like the Computer Emergency Readiness Organizations from the U.S and the UK are recommending that Microsoft customers switch to Google Chrome or Mozilla Fox browsers until the fix has been made. By making these changes, users will no longer be at risk of hackers taking control of their computers. Additionally, because Microsoft is no longer supporting Window XP operating systems, they are not releasing a security patch to fix this problem. Consequently, they are recommending that users upgrade their operating system from XP to another version of Microsoft. Install Enhanced Mitigation Experience Took kit or Utilize Other...

The Best of the Internet! Waste all your time HERE! 50 sites…

The Best of the Internet! Waste all your time HERE! 50 sites…

May 5, 2014

What would we do without the internet? I don’t ever want to find out.  To prove the value of the interwebs, check out these sites and see how much time you can waste on the best meaningless sites the Net has to offer. Useless 1. Find the Invisible Cow An Internet version of the hiding game Hot and Cold. 2. The Useless Web Generates even more useless sites to waste your time. 3. Hacker Typer Hollywood-style hacker code. Pound on your keys and freak out your boss. 4. Boohbah Zone No words can describe this strange site. 5. Staggering Beauty Make the worm dance with your mouse. (Warning: Flashing images.) 6. Bees Bees Bees This site reveals Oprah’s secret plans. 7. Shady URL Changes URLs to look like viruses. 8. Don’t Even Reply A collection of emails from awful people. 9. Shut Up and Take My Money A shopping website of stuff you don’t need, but you really want. 10. Ducks are the Best Because they are. (Warning: Flashing images.) 11. A Stretchy Hand A digital version of your favorite vending-machine toy from childhood. Educational   IMAGE: PBSDIGITALSTUDIOS 12. Astronomy Picture of the Day Stunning photographs of space. 13. Duo Lingo Learn a new language for free. 14. Hubski A forum of good ideas and conversations. 15. Lizard Point Browser-based educational activities. 16. Music Theory Learn the language of music. 17. Wolfram Alpha A different way to access information on the Internet. 18. Sleepytime A calculator that tells you exactly when to wake up for a good night’s sleep. 19. Code Academy Step 1. Learn to Code. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit. 20. What Should I Read Next? Suggests books and authors based upon your interests. 21. OnReadz Free e-books. Creative   IMAGE: SANAOLENICK 22. Weave Silk Draw stunning symmetrical images with the click of a mouse. 23. I Need a Prompt An idea generator. 24. Qwiki Automatically turns pictures and videos into brief movies. 25. This is Sand Draw things with sand. Gaming   IMAGE: WALKINGCLOUD 26. Sporcle Brain games. 27. Poptropica An interactive online RPG. 28. TagPro Multi-player online capture the flag. 29. Cookie Clicker Click for cookies and level up. 30. Foddy A running game using your keyboard skills. 31. HabitRPG A habit building app that treats your life like a game. 32. Flash by Night A collection of addictive games. Music   IMAGE: HARRYTHEBAU5 33. Party Cloud Automatically syncs music, now you’re a...

What Major Companies Have Done To Prevent Another Heartbleed

What Major Companies Have Done To Prevent Another Heartbleed

Apr 28, 2014

Heartbleed is one of the biggest security breaches we have seen for a huge number of years. There was a line of code in OpenSSL (the encryption technology used by the vast majority of servers) that enabled an attacker to get more information than he was entitled to. In other words, he could get access to your personal details, your login details, and all the content that’s tied to your account. 1. Public Awareness About Heartbleed And The patch It is both shocking and tragic that the bug existed in the technology for 2 years without anyone knowing about it. Well, at least someone outside of the inner circle. Luckily, at the point of writing this, things have been patched up, so there is no reason to panic. Still, it’s generally a good idea to change your passwords, just as a safety precaution. 2. Companies that support the development of open-source technologies Both Google and Facebook have promised to commit at least $100.000 per year to fund open-source projects that are of critical importance to the information technology. This will last for the next three years. One of these projects is OpenSSL, the encryption technology that’s used by pretty much every website out there. Moreover, it can be found in the vast majority of client applications, both desktop and mobile. 3. Online security is an important aspect of our everyday lives The security breach is seen as a reminder not to stop supporting a technology that is the core of so many systems, at least by these two companies. Other corporations are advised to do the same and give back at least something in order to fund the development of this technology. Hopefully, the attack will be an eye-opener to many more of them. 4. Financial aid with no strings attached Jim Zemlin, the CEO of the Linux Foundation, states that the funding does not aim to change the infrastructure of these open-source projects in any shape or form. Instead, it’s just giving blood to them and their developers, so the projects themselves are guaranteed to have a stable future ahead of them. He also expressed his wishes that he wants to see the...

101 of the best websites on the WWW!

101 of the best websites on the WWW!

Apr 25, 2014

Check out these 101 sites to find the most useful tools and sites the net has to offer.  Most the URL’s are short and easy to remember.  Note that some of these sites may become unavailable after publishing…we do not own or host any of these sites. 1 screenr.com record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube. 2 ctrlq.org/screenshots for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. 3 goo.gl shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes. 4 unfurlr.com find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL. 5 24timezones.com find the local time of a city using a Google Map. 6 copypastecharacter.com copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard. 7 postpost.com a better search engine for twitter. 8 lovelycharts.com create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc. 9 iconfinder.com the best place to find icons of all sizes. 10 office.com download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents. 11 followupthen.com the easiest way to setup email reminders. 12 jotti.org scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses. 13 wolframalpha.com gets answers directly without searching – see more wolfram tips. 14 printwhatyoulike.com print web pages without the clutter. 15 joliprint.com reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper. 16 ctrql.org/rss a search engine for RSS feeds. 17 e.ggtimer.com a simple online timer for your daily needs. 18 coralcdn.org if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN. 19 random.org pick random numbers, flip coins, and more. 20 pdfescape.com lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself. 21 viewer.zoho.com Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser. 22 tubemogul.com simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites. 23 dabbleboard.com your virtual whiteboard. 24 scr.im share you email address online without worrying about spam. 25 spypig.com now get read receipts for your email. 26 sizeasy.com visualize and compare the size of any product. 27 myfonts.com/WhatTheFont quickly determine the font name from an image. 28 google.com/webfonts a good collection of open source fonts. 29 regex.info find data hidden in your photographs 30 livestream.com broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen. 31 iwantmyname.com helps you search domains...

StoreDot Nanotechnology Invention For Quick Smartphone Battery Charging

StoreDot Nanotechnology Invention For Quick Smartphone Battery Charging

Apr 19, 2014

In today’s world, smart phones such as Samsung Galaxy S4 and other electronic gadgets like tablets are becoming progressively popular among the masses because of their usability and a wide range of useful applications. But, these power guzzler devices run on traditional lithium-ion batteries and drain them really fast, requiring the need of charging the batteries again. StoreDot has made a groundbreaking achievement in developing a nanotechnology based power solution for the modern day electronic gadgets such as Smartphone and mobile tablets. It is playing a pivotal role in re-shaping and re-designing the next generation mobile technology and device components. StoreDot Focus And Vision The company has its focus on replacing current mobile device technology with a superior technology, which can provide greater performance, more cost efficient, more energy efficiency and greater sustainability. Focusing on all these parameters, it has been engaged in multi-facet experimentation for developing components of superior technology for the next generation electronic gadgets. StoreDot, an Israeli based company has found an energy solution which can fuel a Samsung Galaxy S4 in just 30 seconds, eliminating the inconvenience caused through continuous charging the phone for long durations. It came out of Tel Aviv University’s nanotechnology department, displayed the performance of its new mobile battery on a Samsung Galaxy S4 at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference held in Israel. Technology Solutions: – This Israeli based company is offering technology benefits with diverse physical and electrochemical properties. We have categorized it in the following sub topics- Display– A new generation display technology with a rich color vividness and high resolution. Also, bendable, transparent and paper thin displays in mobile gadgets. Energy efficiency– It’s offering some highly environment friendly and energy efficient displays and other components, which make use of non-polluting materials. The company is against the use of toxic and polluting materials in mobile devices such as cadmium selenide. Rapid Charging– Due to increased electrode capacitance, it offers a rapid charging solution for future mobile devices. Its batteries can charge as fast as in 30 seconds. The company has stated that they are still developing an even superior mobile battery charging technology, which would charge the next generation mobile batteries at warp speed. Extended...

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