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Motorola's New Ad is Right On Time
Google really wants the new Motorola to succeed... While we have to wait and see if the Moto X 'superphone' will live up to the hype, one thing's for certain: At least Motorola has it's timing right this time. Check out their new ad: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4792iD489D8F5ACCDF99E.png[/img] (Source: ARS Technica) [url=http://ars.to/14Oeoff]Full Story[/url] What do you think about 'Googlerola' taking the "All-American" messaging and the design-it-yourself angle?
Is yahoo mail down for you?
Are there any members here that use yahoo mail? Could you please check to see if yahoo mail is down for you? When I sign in it says they are experiencing technical difficulties. I'm unable to follow up on my support ticket because the password I use for my support ticket is in my Yahoo mail account. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4762i52F78117D1E451DA.jpg[/img]
Google Reader's death makes substitutes see green
Survey says: 10% of former Google Reader users willing to pony up $20 to $45 a yed ar for a high-quality replacement. Half of the users polled by SurveyMonkey, which conducted a survey in late April in collaboration with Feedly, one of the firms that is vying to replace Google Reader, said that they would be willing to pay for an RSS service. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240225/Google_Reader_s_death_makes_substitutes_see_green]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240225/Google_Reader_s_death_makes_substitutes_see_green[/url]
Teenager beats tech giants to launch world's first smart WATCH that has a built-in camera
A group of college students from India - including a designer who is just 17 years old - has beaten the likes of Apple, Google and Sony to launch the world's first fully-featured smartwatch. Called Androidly, the device comes with Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and a camera built-in. The £150 watch can also be used as a phone to make calls and send texts using a phone SIM card and packs up to 16GB of storage. Although other smart watches, including the Pebble and Sony's Live Watch, can wirelessly connect with mobile phones, Androidly is the first to come with the operating system fully integrated. [u][i][b]Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2352647/Teenager-beats-tech-giants-launch-worlds-smart-WATCH-makes-calls-comes-built-camera.html]here[/url].[/b][/i][/u] [u][i][b] [/b][/i][/u] [u][b][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4784i8595D721D47ACF8C.jpg[/img] [/b][/u] [u][i][b]Built-in GPS lets wearers use Google Maps on their
Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain at $3 a month
Spain-based carrier Telefonica will release on Tuesday the very first Firefox OS phone -- the inexpensive ZTE Open. The launch is a significant milestone in Mozilla's attempt to crack the Apple and Google mobile strongholds. Full Read Here:[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57591716-94/firefox-os-phone-launches-tuesday-in-spain-at-$3-a-month/]http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57591716-94/firefox-os-phone-launches-tuesday-in-spain-at-$3-a-month/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4730i7B4DA89AEC7D13ED.jpg[/img]
Surgically implanted headphones are literally 'in-ear'
That's what Rich Lee decided to do. Inspired by an Instructables tutorial on how to [url=http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Invisible-Earphones/]make invisible headphones[/url] using magnets and a coil necklace with an attached amplifier, the 34-year-old entrepreneur went a step further and implanted one such headphone in each ear. Full Read Here:[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57591584-1/surgically-implanted-headphones-are-literally-in-ear/]http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57591584-1/surgically-implanted-headphones-are-literally-in-ear/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4744i5D71A46999F07190.jpg[/img][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4746i1C78DF9DB4EBF5DA.jpg[/img]
Insult someone on Twitter or Facebook? A crime in Grenada
Lawmakers on the island of Grenada are tired of online "mischief." So they've banned it. How might this affect the nation's discourse? So they have passed a law that makes it a criminal offense to insult someone online. Full Read Here:[url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57591666-71/insult-someone-on-twitter-or-facebook-a-crime-in-grenada/]http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57591666-71/insult-someone-on-twitter-or-facebook-a-crime-in-grenada/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4738i4433DB2739563C54.png[/img]
Why are computers so important?
Computer is an electronic device used in almost every field even where it is most unexpected. That is why this age is called as the era of IT. And now we cannot imagine a world without computers. It is made up of two things one is the hardware and other is software. All physical components of computer like keyboard, mouse, monitor etc comes under the hardware whereas all the programs and languages used by the computer are called software. These days computers are the tools for not only engineers and scientists but also they are being used by millions of people around the world. Computer has become very important nowadays because it is very much accurate, fast and can accomplish many tasks easily. Otherwise to complete those tasks manually much more time is required. It can do very big calculations in just a fraction of a second. Moreover it can store huge amount of data in it. We also get information on different aspects using internet on our computer. Full Read Here:[url=http:/
Yahoo kills a dozen more products to sharpen its focus
Yahoo is slimming itself down again by axing 12 of its products, part of an ongoing effort to sharpen its focus on services it thinks people need in their daily lives. The list includes AltaVista, the granddaddy of search engines, and Yahoo RSS Alerts. The other products, including Yahoo Axis, Citizen Sports and Yahoo Browser Plus, are less well known. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.pcworld.com/article/2043290/yahoo-kills-a-dozen-more-products-to-sharpen-its-focus.html]http://www.pcworld.com/article/2043290/yahoo-kills-a-dozen-more-products-to-sharpen-its-focus.html[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4664iCCD2226FA0A4C385.jpg[/img]
Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4640iE5169AFDBEA00D78.jpg[/img] The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new study from ComScore. ComScore's [url=http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Press_Releases/2013/6/comScore_Reports_May_2013_U.S._Smartphone_Subscriber_Market_Share]latest MobiLens report[/url] had no shifts in status among the major phone manufacturers and mobile operating systems in the three months ended in May, but the top two in both fields gained share while the bottom three all lost ground. Apple ranked as the top phone maker with 39.2 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, up 0.3 percentage point from the prior quarter, followed by Samsung with 23 percent market share, up 1.7 points. But HTC , Motorola, and LG, which rounded out the top five, and all lost share. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4642iC78909BD9149721B.png[/img] As the
Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch review: So light. So small. So good.
Not everyone wants to buy an Apple laptop, but serious Windows 8 competitors to the MacBook Air have been few and far between. When Windows 8 systems started rolling out last year, it seemed like PC manufacturers spent all their efforts trying to make some sort of hybrid or convertible laptop. For their regular clamshell notebooks, the most they did was install Windows 8 and put in a touch screen. But, based on the Sony Vaio Pro 13 Touch ultrabook (and its smaller linemate, the [url=http://www.cnet.com/laptops/sony-vaio-pro-11/4505-3121_7-35781039.html]Vaio Pro 11[/url]), it looks like the wait for some interesting ultrabooks might be over thanks to the launch of [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57587411-220/intels-new-fourth-gen-haswell-processors-what-you-need-to-know-faq/]Intel's fourth-gen Core i-series processors[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4636i76C566231E930385.jpg[/img] The carbon-fiber-constructed Pro 13 weighs o
Wearable computers: The next generation
Computing devices you can wear are still in their infancy, but a host of clever new designs are in the works. Get a peek at the brave new world of wearable computers, from sensor-laden surgical gloves to workout clothes that monitor your moves. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/74332]http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/74332[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4630iA3DD6021282FE365.png[/img]
Webmail war: Gmail vs. Outlook.com vs. Yahoo Mail
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have all rolled out major changes to their free webmail services. Which now offers the best organization, message handling, mobile options and advanced features? There's little question that Web-based email has captured a major portion of the user base. The conveniences of webmail -- all your messages in one place, few or no practical limits on storage, access from almost any client device -- make it all the more appealing to generations of users for whom client apps like Outlook are clunky relics. Full Read Here:[url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236988/Webmail_war_Gmail_vs._Outlook.com_vs._Yahoo_Mail]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236988/Webmail_war_Gmail_vs._Outlook.com_vs._Yahoo_Mail[/url]
Researchers boost fiber optics, potentially boosting Internet speed
Fiber-optic cables that deliver Internet service are almost filled to the brim with data, but a novel experiment has demonstrated that they may be able to carry much more. By changing a property called spin of the light waves that transmit information, researchers have discovered a way to not only store more information, but send it over long distances reliably. Full Read Here: [url=http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/06/28/researchers-boost-fiber-optics-potentially-boosting-internet-speed/]http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/06/28/researchers-boost-fiber-optics-potentially-boosting-internet-speed/[/url][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4614i5472423B23D7B224.jpg[/img]
Five reasons Windows 8.1 is a winner
Windows 8.1 has gone a long way towards fixing some but certainly not all of Windows 8's woes. Here are five ways Windows 8.1 improves upon Windows 8. Full Read Here: [url=http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22412/five-reasons-windows-81-winner]http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/22412/five-reasons-windows-81-winner[/url]
Gripe and ye shall receive: Google fixes Gmail for Android
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4594iB0AAD037D07E239D.jpg[/img] [i]Google revamped its Gmail app for Android in June.[/i] Google has come to its senses with its Gmail app for Android. A [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57588211-94/is-the-new-gmail-app-interface-dumb-or-am-i-a-freak/]June Gmail overhaul dropped the delete button by default[/url] from the e-mail software, a move judged to be silly by me and by 88 percent of the CNET readers who responded to our poll. Plenty of other people didn't give a fig, the button's absence wasn't a showstopper, and it could be restored by changing the settings, but I thought it a departure for a company that today is supposed to be fanatical about crafting a great experience for users. Well, happily, it's back. An update to the [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.gm&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5nb29nbGUuYW5kcm9pZC5nbSJd]Gmail app for Android
Don't buy a new PC or Mac before you read this
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4608i301DC0CB9EA971B3.jpg[/img] While summer break has just started for students across the country, that means that the all-important back-to-school shopping season is not far behind. And with it comes a flood of new or updated systems -- everything from traditional laptops and desktops to tablets and hybrids. But before swiping your credit card on a new ultrabook, all-in-one, or convertible, you're going to want to dive a little deeper into the spec sheets. That's because the latest Intel CPU upgrade -- code named [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57587411-220/intels-new-fourth-gen-haswell-processors-what-you-need-to-know-faq/]Haswell[/url], but officially known as "fourth-generation Core i series" -- is offering significant battery life improvements in the first wave of laptops we've tested so far. So, unlike the more ho-hum Intel updates we've seen in years past, there's a real-world payoff in seeking ou
Older Is Wiser: Study Shows Software Developers' Skills Improve Over Time
There is a perception in some tech circles that older programmers aren't able to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, and that they are discriminated against in the software field. But a new study from North Carolina State University indicates that the knowledge and skills of programmers actually improve over time -- and that older programmers know as much (or more) than their younger peers when it comes to recent software platforms. Full Read Here: [url=http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130429114826.htm]http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130429114826.htm[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4606i005CA9C42C9F7587.jpg[/img]
RSS, autocomplete URLs hit new Android Firefox beta
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4598i2B5B60447A43298E.jpg[/img] [i]The location bar on Firefox for Android now disappears automatically to save screen space. It re-appears when you swipe down from the top.[/i] [i] [/i] Mozilla debuted a new [url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5tb3ppbGxhLmZpcmVmb3hfYmV0YSJd]Firefox for Android 23 beta (download)[/url] on Thursday that brought with it a [url=http://blog.seanmartell.com/2013/06/27/rebuilding-a-simplified-firefox-logo/]flatter but more Web-friendly version[/url] of the familiar browser logo. The new logo has been designed, wrote Sean Martell, Mozilla's lead visual designer, with "SVG compatibility and color consistency" in mind. It doesn't ditch detail just for the sake of it, he said in his blog post about the change, but actually adds more detail in some areas. One major detail he pointed out that has changed i
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S review: A smart hybrid that puts the laptop first
Are 11-inch laptops, which we sometimes refer to as ultraportables, suddenly in vogue? You'd be forgiven for thinking so, because after a multiyear drought in which only a handful of models were even worth looking at, we've now got the recent flood, including the revamped [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-macbook-air-11-inch/]11-inch MacBook Air[/url], [url=http://www.cnet.com/laptops/sony-vaio-pro-11/4505-3121_7-35781039.html]Sony's Vaio Pro 11[/url], and now the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S. The Yoga 11S is one of the most anticipated laptops of the year, especially after the very warm welcome its predecessor received. That predecessor, the [url=http://www.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13/4505-3121_7-35477652.html]13-inch IdeaPad Yoga 13[/url], was one of the most talked-about Windows 8-launch laptops. Though it looked like a standard ultrabook-style laptop, the name "Yoga" hinted at the system's big selling point -- that the display can fold fully over to become a tablet. At the
Android 4.3 allegedly caught on Google Play Galaxy S4
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/4592iA6DC72CB9C7EDAF4.jpg[/img] Google's next version of Android may have taken its latest bow courtesy of a batch of leaked screenshots. Images obtained and posted by Sammobile purport to reveal an [url=http://www.sammobile.com/2013/06/28/android-4-3-spotted-running-on-google-play-edition-galaxy-s4/]early Android 4.3 build running on the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4[/url]. The screenshots clearly display the [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url] version number as 4.3, while the model number of GT-i9505G refers to [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s4-google/4505-6452_7-35761621.html]Google's new "pure" version of the Galaxy S4[/url]. Another screenshot shows that Google is apparently sticking with the Jelly Bean moniker for Android 4.3. This isn't the first time Android 4.3 has surfaced in the wild. In May, photos found on the xdadevelopers forum allegedly showed a [url=http:/
Uh-oh: BlackBerry shipped just 2.7M BB10 devices last quarter
BlackBerry sold a humbling 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 devices in its fiscal first quarter. The company disclosed on a conference call Friday that 40 percent of the 6.8 million total BlackBerrys it sold in the period, which ended June 1, ran on its much-ballyhooed next-generation platform. That's a number that most on Wall Street regarded as disappointing. Sanford Bernstein analyst Pierre Ferragu, for instance, had expected sales of 3 million units. The sales figure likely represents the number of units sold to carriers, or the "ship in" figure. It's unclear what the "sell through" figure was -- that is, how many units were actually sold to consumers. BlackBerry did not break out sales between the touch screen-equipped [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-z10/]BlackBerry Z10[/url] and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-q10/]Q10[/url], which comes with the physical keyboard the company's phones have long been known for. The results are just part of an [url=http://news.cnet.
Microsoft promises IE11 on Windows 7
Microsoft today confirmed that Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) will be ported to Windows 7, but declined to name a release date. The announcement, made during a Wednesday session at the company's BUILD developers conference, was first reported by Engadget. Full Read Here: [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240416/Microsoft_promises_IE11_on_Windows_7]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240416/Microsoft_promises_IE11_on_Windows_7[/url]
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