Technology

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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Google

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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Difference Between Plasma And LCD TV: Find The Better One For You

Difference Between Plasma And LCD TV: Find The Better One For You

Jul 4, 2013

Though outer appearance of plasma TV and LCD TV is similar but the difference between plasma and LCD TV is in their technologies which make them altogether different from each other. To review the difference between both the TVs you should about their working individually. Difference between plasma and LCD TV : a comparative study of technologies Plasma TV: The technology used in Plasma TV is based on the fluorescent light bulbs and its display is based on cells. During the manufacturing process of Plasma TV neon-xenon gas is injected and sealed in the narrow gap between the two glass panels of each cell. The plasma TV creates images when the gas in these cells get electrically charged and strikes with blue, red and green phosphors in these cells known as pixel. Due to the formation of images by burning of phosphors Plasma TV had eliminated the need of electron beam scanning and bulky picture tube of traditional TV but the problem of screen-burn of static images and heat generation of traditional TV still exists. LCD TV: The LCD panels of the TV are made of two polarized and glued together layers of transparent materials one of which is enabled it hold the liquid crystals by coating it with special polymer. Images are formed in this TV by blocking or passing the light through these crystals when current is passed through them individually. But the images are made visible through an external source like florescent bulb as LCD crystals do not emit any light. So because there is nothing to light up like in Plasma TV, LCD TV needs lesser power to operate and emits lesser heat and no radiation as compared to Plasma TV. Comparative difference between Plasma and LCD TV Advantages and disadvantages of Plasma TV as compared to LCD TV Plasma TV has better contrast ratio, better color accuracy, and ability to provide deep black images, wider side-to-side viewing angle and better motion tracking in fast motion pictures than LCD TV. Apart from all these positive points there are certain negative points about Plasma TV as compared to LCD TV. Plasma TV has to be used in darkened room due to...

What Makes Google Search Engine The Best Among Its Counterparts

What Makes Google Search Engine The Best Among Its Counterparts

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 this practice, thus, further making Google search more popular. #2) Multiple Languages Google search allows the use of various languages, making it very easy to use by people of all races. This is very helpful for those who do not use English as their main language and still want to be able to make local searches on their own dialect. #3) Clean and Easy to Use Page Even the novice will not be intimidated when they visit the Google search home page. The page is clean with no unnecessary buttons that will make things complicated. The user only needs to type in what it is he needs information about and the search results will be displayed immediately. Should the user make mistakes on the keywords, Google will even suggest the most significant searches to correct errors. #4) Trillions of Sites Indexed Google search has indexed trillions of sites, so it is highly possible that you will find what it is you are exactly looking for. This makes the results offered by Google highly relevant. Google uses spiders that crawl the entire web and index...

Google Webmaster Tools: A Technical Support To Websites And Urls.

Google Webmaster Tools: A Technical Support To Websites And Urls.

Jun 29, 2013

In the fight to maximize internet traffic resulting from site’s visibility in Google search, Google webmaster tools is a feature to reckon with. This is an arena where users can check their site’s visibility in Google searches. And an added bonus includes the fact that it is free. Google web masters provide a full fledged detailed report on a site’s visibility on Google search. How to add a web site into Google Webmaster tools? One can start by opening the page http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/#utm_source=en-et-gwcblog&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=sitemaps-us-gwcblog. In order to add the web site to Google web masters, one needs to log into the aforementioned site using their Google account. And the entire process requires the addition of a Meta tag to the web site which remains hidden to the viewers. After logging in, users will be guided to a page where an option to add URL will be given and after entering the full URL; they will be guided to a verification page. This verification doesn’t hamper the site’s ranking in Google searches. If the user already has an account in Blogger.com, the website leading to it can be added without undergoing any verification process. What sites can be added? Following is a list given by Google: http://example.com/ https://example.com/ ftp://ftp.example.com/ http://bar.example.com/ http://foo.bar.example.com/ http://www.example.com/foo/ http://www.example.com/foo/bar/ http://foo.bar.example.com/catalog/dresses/ And if a sub domain to the web site is available, then it has to be added separately to the Google Webmaster tools. Also, it supports Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) while adding the site. Threefold advantage of using Google webmaster tool: Here are some of the advantages of using Google Webmaster tools: Knowing Google’s view of the website in question- Users can learn how Google indexes and enlists their sites for a Google search and also they come to know the problems Google faces, if any, while searching for their sites. Querying about traffic and discovering external links- Data can be viewed, classified or downloaded about external and internal links with the latest link reporting tools. Also, there is an advantage of knowing which Google query drives viewers to the web site and how frequently. Sharing information about the site: Perhaps, Google Webmaster tools’ best feature, it tells users about their...

Google Adsense – An Introduction To Find The Way Of Income.

Google Adsense is one of the finest ways to add an income stream to your blog or website. It does, however, require a bit of effort to draw the kind of visitors that will allow you to profit. The general idea is the same as an offline business. Once you attract visitors to your site, you will be presenting them with advertisements of products that they will be interested in. The more traffic you have, the more chances someone will click on a Google Adsense ad. That number of clicks is what ultimately determines the amount of money that you are going to make from your site’s advertisements. The difficulty of getting visitors is compounded when you take into account the fact that there are thousands of marketers who are trying to get the attention of the same amount of visitors. There are plenty of theories about how to overcome all of the others, but if you are looking into Google Ad sense there is a basic idea that you will need to keep in mind. Great content and unique content are two of the most valuable things on the internet today. A lot of people like the idea of running a blog, but not many people are willing to put in the work to create the content. Some just don’t know anything about SEO and will end up hiring professionals to handle it for them. In any case, you will need to know a little bit more about how Google Adsense works. Google Ad sense works a lot like affiliate marketing. You create an account, sign in, and agree to promote the product, the product just happens to be chosen by Google. Whatever money Google makes off of these ads, a portion goes to you whenever someone clicks on them. An advertiser pays a fee to have it appear and Google pays you a fee when it is clicked. The key to getting the most clicks is to get the most traffic, like we previously mentioned. The ads are closely related to a number of things. The content of your site as well as the browsing habits of the visitor tell Google Adsense...

Google Website Optimizer Impact And Its Benefits.

Google Website Optimizer Impact And Its Benefits.

Jun 27, 2013

Google Website Optimizer was a website optimization tool that had helped webmasters and marketers to increase the number of visitors to their sites. These helped bring satisfaction and higher faster conversion rates through the continued testing of the different web content combinations. It tested everything that existed as a HTML code that includes copies of products, assurances of points of actions, headlines, fonts, forms, product reviews and the calls for action. In the converse funnels it was used at multiple stages. Google Website Optimizer Roles. With the optimizer the webmasters were able to test different version of a whole page. The A/B test which is a combination of multiple elements of a page as the body copy, images or the headings is commonly known as multivariate testing. The conversion rate needed to be double what it was if one was to take the next step. When the conversion rate is higher than20% then the possibility of doubling it did not exist. One needed to think through what they were testing with the Google Website Optimizer in terms of where it would have a greater impact. Today it is no longer available and was made part of the Google Analytics which one can use in testing their website and reaping the benefits from the segmentation that are robust and are easily used. Like the Google Website Optimizer it has incorporated content testing to help one achieve their goals of optimizing, testing and measuring. The content experimentation will help in the optimization of the goals that one has set. In this way it helps in making choices of the content, layout and page designs that are effective. Content Experiments has a setup wizard which will take the user step by step in setting the experiments. In this way one is able to launch new tests faster. One will be able to make use of great features such as advanced segmentation of the reports, easier tagging and the optimized goal conversions. Anyone that still has the Google Website Optimizer tags needs to remove them from their pages especially when the experiments with the Google Website Optimizer have been completed. Redirection is no longer being done and it...

Google News FAQs Before Posting An Article

Google News FAQs Before Posting An Article

Jun 26, 2013

In 1998 Google was established with a primary goal to organize information about the entire world and make it accessible to anyone with an internet connection. After a few years Google extended its search feature to images, maps, videos, shopping as well as news. Google news draws news headlines and details from the best sources and provides a list of reliable information related to current events. Although this news comes from media or news outlets, however from maintaining some strict rules, smaller sites can also post news which will be featured on Google news. Let’s discuss how. Post a News Story In The Proper Format: Generally a person use press release format in their articles to ensure that they appear in the form of a news story. The primary format should be text rendered in hypertext markup language coding or HTML. It is the basic form of coding in all websites. Do not post your articles in PDF format since they will not be listed on Google news. If you are unsure whether an HTML coding is used in your site, ask the person who posts the story on your website. If it is only a picture or video it will appear under videos or images. Maintain A Proper Pattern In Your Article on Google News: A news based article should not be informational type articles like how-to, advice or any other fictional type. Also ensure that it is not an advertisement or announcement. Also make sure to post a complete well finished article on Google News. At present, a suggested Google news website is checked once. If certain changes are made on the site, it will not be shown in the link on Google news. All these checks are done by a software program using web crawling features to download websites that properly fits a criteria. It is used in Google news to choose the news programs and review the story suggestions received daily. Format A Proper URL Before Posting: A permanent and unique URL is a must have for any news story suggested by you. Quite a number of news stories are posted on a single page by several sites each day. To...

Google Adwords Tools With CRM Solutions For Better Marketing

Google Adwords Tools With CRM Solutions For Better Marketing

Jun 23, 2013

Companies are using Google AdWords tools these days in combination to the online CRM solutions for the betterment of their business. They prefer to use online CRM solutions because they provide them flexibility of use, opportunity to save manpower as well as resources and better data connectivity due to its unique and unconventional nature. Online CRM solutions are also liked by businesses because its software has to be maintained by the vendor providing it to them. It also helps the companies in saving their time, money and efforts along with server space required to store the data of CRM to integrate it with the existing solution of the company. Some of the benefits of the combination of CRM solutions and Google AdWords tools are being discussed in this article for your guidance.  Google Adwords Tools Benefits For Better CRM Solutions Increase in the percentage of lead conversions: The sales force of a company can analyze different trends of the market with the help of online CRM solutions as they allow the sales force to access larger number of customers. Systems like Pay per Click or PPC offered by Google AdWords tools help the companies in advertising their product to a particular group of potential customers in a better and effective manner. Such methods can also allow the companies in converting their leads to actual buyers of their products. Better opportunities of optimization on search engines: Search engine optimization is used to attract new clients in a better manner. If you use right type of keywords then you can increase the number of hits on your website which can be possible by online CRM program of Google AdWords. In this way companies can access to their potential customers with a combination of market analysis through CRM solutions and Google AdWords tools like PPC. Companies can also recode their websites to allow search engines help in directing more client to your website. Helps in combining data into one system: As the combination of keywords created with the help of Google AdWords and CRM solutions help the companies in attracting new and potential customers to company’s website you should also understand the after effect of these combinations on...

Google Analytics Do You Really Need?

Google Analytics Do You Really Need?

Jun 22, 2013

It is important to monitor your website traffic constantly, and web analytics can be called the thermometer of your site. You need to study what is going on with your website to learn from this, and Google Analytics is a great tool to do it. Why do you really need Google Analytics? You have to study the effectiveness of your online marketing and advertising methods, and Google Analytics will help you a lot. Measurement is an all-important task, and executives and business owners understand this fact, according to Brian Clifton, in his book, Advanced Web Analytics. What about an improvement of 383% in your conversion rate? This is what you can get when you use Google Analytics in your website. You will get all the web data you need about your website in an easy-to-use platform. Marketing professionals are able to see right away what is working and what is not working on their websites. For instance, they will be able to see whether a particular page is getting any visitors at all from a particular campaign. This web analytics software gives them the data they need via alerts and reports. It is important to note that the interface of this software, although user-friendly, is very sophisticated, and marketers can create customized and automated reports whenever they need them. Another advantage of using Google Analytics is that you will be able to identify problems after redesigning your website. You will easily identify problems with server redirects, what is going wrong in particular pages, improvements in efficiency, and identify opportunities for growth. This web analytics tool allows you to expand your business because you will be measuring what both your customers and visitors want. It is possible to know how much time a visitor is spending in a specific part of your website, and improve your return on investment. History Google Analytics started in 2005 and turned the entire industry upside down, according to Justin Cutroni, in his book, Google Analytics. Web analytics became an inexpensive task, and this caused a shift from the website to people. In 2007, Google released the second version of this web analytics software, giving the industry another shot in the...

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