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  • Of Hard Candy and Attentive Apples

    Chris Pirillo
    Chris Pirillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Fridays are dandy — Especially this one; It’s Hard Candy Day In this, our sweet nation! Not that you have to show proof of citizenship to enjoy it! Thanks to our Super Gnomies for sweetening my appreciation for everything! Thank you! TLDR – Is Apple Listening to Feedback? Pirillo... Read the full article on http://chris.pirillo.com/
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    18 Dec 2014 | 7:35 pm
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  • Of Hard Candy and Attentive Apples

    Chris Pirillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Fridays are dandy — Especially this one; It’s Hard Candy Day In this, our sweet nation! Not that you have to show proof of citizenship to enjoy it! Thanks to our Super Gnomies for sweetening my appreciation for everything! Thank you! TLDR – Is Apple Listening to Feedback? Pirillo... Read the full article on http://chris.pirillo.com/
  • Our Retirement Plan is to Not Retire

    Chris Pirillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Retirement is supposed to mean that you don’t have to work anymore so you can enjoy the years you have left doing the things you love. But what if the work you do also happens to be something you love? I ponder the ramifications of retirement in Pirillo Vlogmas 964! Read the full article on http://chris.pirillo.com/
  • How to Get Through Bad Times?

    Chris Pirillo
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I’m not sure anybody’s got a great answer for this question, but… well, we tried in Pirillo Vlogmas 963! Read the full article on http://chris.pirillo.com/
  • Finding Favorite Holiday Movies is Fun

    Chris Pirillo
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    My top three favorite Christmas movies? I tried to narrow it down in Pirillo Vlogmas 962. Does Jedi agree? You’ll just have to see! Read the full article on http://chris.pirillo.com/
  • PCs Now More Personal and Cute

    Chris Pirillo
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    When I was your age, PCs were blocky and beige, kid! Now, they come in every shade of adorable. Don’t make me say “cute.” I have some pride! Thanks to our Super Gnomies for keeping me on task (and being, like, super cute)! TLDR – PCs Are Now More Personal and Cute Pirillo... Read the full article on http://chris.pirillo.com/
 
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  • Is Apple Listening to Feedback?

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:35 pm
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  • Instagram Filters, iTunes DRM, I'm Looking for an 8-Bit Family

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:27 pm
    It is Chocolate Covered Anything Day! http://www.lockergnome.com/homestead/feastables/2014/12/16/happy-chocolate-covered-anything-day/ https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/couple-wins-1m-suit-against-major-bank-outrageous-002552031--abc-news-topstories.html Couple wins $1 Million against major bank for robocall harrassment. New Instagram Filters - Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, Perpetua Iowa to allow drivers to use new mobile app as official driver's license in 2015 Nokia's HERE maps app now available for free on Google Play; iOS version coming in early 2015 Google News to shut down in Spain Dec. 16…
  • Your Questions in the Vlogs, PCs Are Now More Personal, Everything is Cute

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
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  • Tell Your Story, Apps, Christmas Memories

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
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  • Is Microsoft Making a Comeback?

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
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  • Cyber-Securing the Way to Territorial VPN Freedom

    Chris Pirillo
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Three Years Of VPN Unlimited Premium: Safeguard your online activity and access territory-restricted websites — even works on your mobile devices! The Cyber Security Developer Bundle: Steer clear of online miscreants with 60 hours of hacking and secure development ...continue reading The post Cyber-Securing the Way to Territorial VPN Freedom appeared first on LockerGnome.
  • Dragons Dictating MacBook HyperDrive Speed

    Chris Pirillo
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Dragon Dictate Speech Recognition Software for Mac: Use your voice to effortlessly type, control Mac apps and transcribe audio files! HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander: A tiny MicroSD, MicroSDHC, and MicroSDXC memory card adaptor for your MacBook!
  • Getting Some Sugar on National Hard Candy Day

    Chris Pirillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Even if you’re from somewhere that doesn’t celebrate it, I think you’re sweet enough to enjoy National Hard Candy Day with the rest of us! It's a good a day (National Hard Candy Day) for you to finally try bacon candy: http://t.co/0shz0eBjLC #referral ...continue reading The post Getting Some Sugar on National Hard Candy Day appeared first on LockerGnome.
  • 3M ePrivacy Filter Software Secures Your Privacy in Public Places

    Chris Pirillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The job you see me doing a lot of the time takes place in the privacy of my workshop. And because ...continue reading The post 3M ePrivacy Filter Software Secures Your Privacy in Public Places appeared first on LockerGnome.
  • LEGO Minecraft Set 21118: The Mine

    Chris Pirillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Growing up in Iowa and on the later-20th century side of child labor laws, I never had to secure my family’s well-being by working 16-hour shifts down at the mine. This makes playing with LEGO Minecraft sets — like The Mine (21118) ...continue reading The post LEGO Minecraft Set 21118: The Mine appeared first on LockerGnome.
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    Forum Discussions - Geeks

  • Talking about cruises. . .

    Geenome
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:43 am
    Over the years I had thought about going on a cruise, just never got around to it. Then a friend said her and her husband were going on a 9 day cruise to Vanuatu (north, north, East of Australia, roughly, lol) with two other people that we work with and she suggested that I should come with them. It'll be great she said. Yeah, I thought "oh what the hell, why not". So I booked my ticket and went with them on the cruise.  Take note, I had never been to sea before, and my friends were all geared up with seasick remedies to take with them. (a quick insight to the end of the cruise, I never had…
  • Away for so long . . .

    Geenome
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    Well I guess it's been a while, lol, since I logged in here. But hi to everyone that's still hangin around. I've been thru a few changes in my life since I was last on here. Back to being single, but loving it. Still doing a few PC repairs now and again, but usually just with friends. I've actually gone into a new vocation, one that I had never thought about doing, but finding I really like it. Currently working at a retirement village in the kitchen and serving in the dining rooms. Met a lot of friendly (and not so friendly) elderly folk. And I'm currently going through some personal…
  • Adobe Muse & Dreamweaver Alternatives

    Charles Abrahams
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Hi all, I have been slowly teaching myself web design and going through tutorials on Lynda and YouTube. I have been using Adobe Muse and Dreamweaver but Muse is too static and doesn't work with WordPress which is a feature most web designers hate. I have been using Dreamweaver too but it is nothing compared to the ease of use as Muse. Too much all at once and less drag and drop.Can anyone recommend a great drag and drop/wysiwyg alternative to Adobe Muse with the same ease of use as Muse? No coding and may be able to work with WordPress.Looking to avoid coding but I am learning code and I will…
  • The Future of the Internet - Blogs, Sites, Social Media, YouTube, etc

    Charles Abrahams
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Hey guys, I am a die-hearted user of the internet and by extension, the word wide web. First there was the net, then the web, then we had blogs, now we have YouTube and social media. People don't even have to blog or do websites but I want to know:1) Have blogs become more popular than regular websites or have we seen the era of blogging peak? Are blogs going to be outdone by regular web design with the emergence of html5 and php?2) Have social media and havens like YouTube eradicated the need to read when they can just view audiovisual content? My YouTube channels have more subscribers and…
  • Simple-To-Use Logo Creators/Generators, Free or Paid

    Charles Abrahams
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Does anyone know a simple to use program that can create stunning logos using simple text or around simple text? I tried using the big ones like Adobe Photoshop and Corel but I failed big time. Can't manage those heavy duty stuff. Good thing I didn't spend money on them, just tried the trial. But I just need something simple that can create or generate a stunning logo just be using text. Can anyone help? Any simple to use software, whether application or website? I need something stunning but not with a lot of colours and over the top designs. Just something presentable for a blog or website.
 
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  • Four short links: 19 December 2014

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    Distinguishing Cause and Effect using Observational Data — research paper evaluating effectiveness of the “additive noise” test, a nifty statistical trick to identify causal relationships from observational data. (via Slashdot) Clustering Bitcoin Accounts Using Heuristics (O’Reilly Radar) — In theory, …
  • #Ebook Deal/Day: Hadoop Application Architectures - $21.49 (Save 50%) Use code DEAL

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    19 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    Get "Hadoop Application Architectures" today using code DEAL and save 50%!This sale ends at 2:00 AM 2014-12-22 (PDT, GMT-8:00).
  • Clustering bitcoin accounts using heuristics

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Editor’s note: well explore present and future applications of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies at our upcoming Radar Summit: Bitcoin & the Blockchain on Jan. 27, 2015, in San Francisco. A few data scientists are starting to play around with cryptocurrency …
  • What you need to know for the hardware-software convergence

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    As I noted in “Physical and virtual are blurring together,” we now have hardware that acts like software, and software that’s capable of dealing with the complex subtleties of the physical world. So, what must the innovator, the creator, the …
  • Four short links: 18 December 2014

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Popular Chinese Android Smartphone Backdoored By Manufacturer — Coolpad is the third largest smartphone builder in China, and ranks sixth worldwide with 3.7 percent global market share. It trails only Lenovo and Xiaomi in China and is the leader of …
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  • Learning Scala

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    Learning Scala is an introduction and a guide to getting started with functional programming (FP) development. Written for programmers who are already familiar with object-oriented (OO) development, the book introduces you to the core Scala syntax and its OO models with examples and solutions that build familiarity, experience, and confidence with the language. It also includes more challenging topics of Scala development, such as immutable data, anonymous functions, strong typing, flexible syntax.
  • Make: Getting Started with Arduino

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Arduino is the hot open source prototyping platform for artists, hobbyists, students, and anyone who wants to create interactive physical environments. Getting Started with Arduino is co-authored by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, and incorporates his experience in teaching, using, and creating Arduino.
  • PostgreSQL: Up and Running

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:28 am
    Thinking of migrating to PostgreSQL? This clear, fast-paced introduction helps you understand and use this open source database system. Not only will you learn about the enterprise class features in versions 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4, you’ll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than a database system—it’s also an impressive application platform.
  • Designing and Developing for Google Glass

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    Creating apps for Google Glass is more involved than simply learning how to navigate its hardware, APIs, and SDK. You also need the right mindset. While this practical book delivers the information and techniques you need to build and deploy Glass applications, it also helps you to think for Glass by showing you how the platform works in, and affects, its environment.
  • Maker Pro

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Maker Pro is a book of essays by more than a dozen prominent and up-and-coming professional makers (Maker Pros). Each essay includes advice and stories on topics such as starting a kit-making business, taking a hardware project open-source, and plenty of encouragement to "quit your day job." This book is a reference for anyone who dreams of turning a hobby into a small business, and features stories from well-known professional makers; it will turn aspiration into inspiration.
 
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  • Metaprogramming Elixir

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Write code that writes code with Elixir macros. Macros make metaprogramming possible and define the language itself. In this book, you'll learn how to use macros to extend the language with fast, maintainable code and share functionality in ways you never thought possible. You'll discover how to extend Elixir with your own first-class features, optimize performance, and create domain-specific languages.
  • Bitcoin

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin could prove to be much more significant. This O’Reilly report takes you beyond the currency (Bitcoin 1.0) and smart contracts (Bitcoin 2.0) to demonstrate how the blockchain might become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking.Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the…
  • Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Useful and fun Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X shell scripts.
  • CoffeeScript

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Over the last five years, CoffeeScript has taken the web development world by storm. With the humble motto "It's just JavaScript," CoffeeScript provides all the power of the JavaScript language in a friendly and elegant package. This extensively revised and updated new edition includes an all-new project to demonstrate CoffeeScript in action, both in the browser and on a Node.js server. There's no faster way to learn to write a modern web application.
  • Getting Started with CNC

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum,…
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    Wrox: All New Titles

  • JavaScript and jQuery for Data Analysis and Visualization

    Jon Raasch, Graham Murray, Vadim Ogievetsky, Joseph Lowery
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Go beyond design concepts—build dynamic data visualizations using JavaScriptJavaScript and jQuery for Data Analysis and Visualizationgoes beyond design concepts to show readers how to build dynamic, best-of-breed visualizations using JavaScript—the most popular language for web programming.The authors show data analysts, developers, and web designers how they can put the power and flexibility of modern JavaScript libraries to work to analyze data Read More...
  • Python Projects

    Laura Cassell, Alan Gauld
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
      A guide to completing Python projects for those ready to take their skills to the next levelPython Projects is the ultimate resource for the Python programmer with basic skills who is ready to move beyond tutorials and start building projects.The preeminent guide to bridge the gap between learning and doing, this book walks readers through the "where" and "how" of real-world Python programming with practical, actionable instruction. With a focus on Read More...
  • Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1 and Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 Ebook Bundle

    Imar Spaanjaars, Jon Galloway, Brad Wilson, David Matson
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Build your ASP.Net skills with this superb eBook bundle that includes full copies of both Wrox Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1 and Professional ASP.NET MVC 5.  Whether you are new to ASP.NET or an accomplished programmer this exclusive bundle will enable you to develop dynamic, data driven websites.  Read More...
  • Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013 and Professional Visual Studio 2013 Ebook Bundle

    Martin Hinshelwood, Mickey Gousset, Brian A. Randell, Brian Keller, Martin Woodward, Bruce Johnson
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Ramp up your Visual Studio software development with this comprehensive eBook bundle from Wrox. This exclusive bundle contains all you will need for your Visual Studio projects using two of our bestselling Visual Studio books, Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013 and Professional Visual Studio 2013.  Read More...
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  • Preview: Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #36

    llyzabeth
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This is what comes from getting so busy with the holidays, you stop checking the released lists: the latest issue of IDW’s Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye hit comic stores, a week before I expected it. That’s what I call an early Christmas present. See below for a preview of issue 36.Read OnPreview: Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #36
  • Movie Issues: Gremlins

    Leland Pierce
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s still the holiday season and we here at Movie Issues HQ are in full swing. We watched watch a Christmas movie that really doesn’t deal with Christmas as the focus, it’s more of the backdrop against some other plot. Thus, 1984 horror/comedy Gremlins was picked. Directed by the great Joe Dante and staring Zach Galligan,  Phoebe Cates and introduces the world to the cutest mogwai  ever, Gizmo. The fantasy creature all the kids wanted in the 1980s. So please download, grab some nog and listen in as we enjoy the insanity that is Gremlins.�Read OnMovie Issues: Gremlins
  • December Trades from Dark Horse Comics

    llyzabeth
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    If you’re looking for a few more gifts for friends and family (or for yourself, go on, you deserve it) Dark Horse has released several trade paperback and hardback collections in time for holiday shopping. See below for the titles on sale now.Read OnDecember Trades from Dark Horse Comics
  • Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #5

    Anthony Silva
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    GABBY IS DYING FOR HER ART! IN STORES NOW!  With the Doctor half the man he should be, under the draining influence of an alien tourist trap, Gabriella is left to shoulder the burden of saving him, the planet, and the future of art in our galaxy – and all on her first off-world trip, no less! Trapped in a terrifying creative retreat, where what was once beautiful has been rendered corrupt and horrifying, is Gabby strong enough to reverse whatever has been done to the Doctor and save an intergalactic artistic community from itself? You’d better hope so! And who, or what, are the…
  • Night Vale Recap: Episode 58 “Monolith”

    llyzabeth
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s the last Welcome To Night Vale episode of 2014! (By a staggering coincidence it’s also the last Night Vale recap of 2014, how bout that?) Night Vale loves to celebrate the holidays, and by “celebrate” we mean “protest the mysterious monolith that has appeared in front of city hall, or protest the protestors, or get dragged off by the Sheriff’s Secret Police.” You know, the usual. Join the twins as they recap Welcome to Night Vale Episode 58, “Monolith.”Read OnNight Vale Recap: Episode 58 “Monolith”
 
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    A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

  • The wrongness of relativism

    Jason
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Instagram had 13 employees when they sold for a billion dollars. Was there any startup founder who didn’t feel depressed when that happened? Yes, depressed. All those years of toil and sacrifice, the pain of scaling a complex organization and a complex product, scratching and clawing for revenue growth month after month, and you’ll never have that sort of exit, and 26-year-old Kevin Systrom did it in only 2 years, with 13 buddies, with $0 in revenue, never having had to worry about gross margins or hiring at scale or making sales calls or running out of money. “It’s…
  • For marketing early startups: Deep, not wide

    Jason
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Watch a bunch of interviews of founders of successful companies, and here’s what you don’t hear: We tried eight different marketing channels — AdWords, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, social media, events, retargeting, SEO, guest-posting, PR, and so on. All of them worked a little bit, so together it was substantial — a trickle from each that added up to a river. Then we optimized each of them, improving each a bit more every month, and sure enough revenue doubled every year. That’s never how it works. Spreading your precious money and even more…
  • The Lindy Effect on startup potential

    Jason
    29 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 10 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time. — Tom Cargill, Bell Labs However long the project took to get “close to done,” it will probably take that much time again to really be done. It’s funny because it’s true. Why is it true? Here’s a novel way to frame it: When you’re exploring something new, where the terminus is unknown, you never know how far along the path you are. On average, however, you’re…
  • The hidden benefits of Uniform Culture

    Jason
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    This article originally appeared on the WP Engine Blog. I don’t mean “uniform” as in “identical.” (Although, that’s not a bad definition of culture: The attributes that we all share.) I mean “uniform” as in, “Wearing the same clothes, thereby reducing individuality.” We have a swag culture at WP Engine, particularly in T-shirts. Because we have a phenomenal Artistic Director (Seth), folks actually want to wear our shirts: After bad morning, I received an overly generous box of swag from WP Engine. Day: made. Thanks @shaptora…
  • Pricing determines your business

    Jason
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s often said that you shouldn’t talk about price during customer development interviews. The usual justification is that your goal is to uncover the details of your potential customers’ lives and pain-points, whereas a mention of price turns attention away from that topic, diverting the discussion to budgets and comparative value. But I disagree. Price is as important as any other feature to determine product/market “fit.” How many times have you heard someone agree that “it would be great if someone did X,” but when show them someone did do X, but…
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    Online Geeks

  • Electronics Zone

    Techie
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    A huge collection of free Electronic Circuits & do-it-yourself (DIY) electronic circuits covering a wide range of categories in electronics like audio, music,home/garden related,computer hardware,radio,robotics etc to name a few. There are also links to sites that offer hobby electronic kits and other electronics hobby related stuff. The post Electronics Zone appeared first on Online Geeks.
  • EmbeddedDay

    Techie
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
      EmbeddedDay is the personal blog of electronic engineer Ioannis Kedros. Except of posts about engineering, technology and science you can find some of his projects as well. The post EmbeddedDay appeared first on Online Geeks.
  • DPS – Electronics from A to Z

    Techie
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    DPS – Electronics is a professional magazine devoted entirely to development and fabrication in electronics industry, with the focus on the following area: CAD, CAE and CAM software Circuitry design and development PCB fabrication, assembly, testing Components Measurements and testing Standards and regulations Management and markets Their magazine has the following regular columns on: Development CAD/CAE/CAM PCB fabrication Electronic components Measurements Market and technology news Calendar of events   Calendar of events offers an up-to-date overview of local and international…
  • Gadgetronicx

    Techie
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    This site brings cool Electronic designs and  well explained tutorials suited for all the Electronic engineers and Hobbyists. You can also find Embedded Programming tutorials and projects based on both Basic and Advanced Microcontrollers. The post Gadgetronicx appeared first on Online Geeks.
  • TechVenue – Your Business Technology Calendar and Event Promotion Specialists

    Techie
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Find Your Illinois Regional Business Technology Events Here. TechVenue.com is a Worldwide Promoter of Technology-Related Business Events. Promoter of local & worldwide technology-related business events organized geographically in an easy-to-use set of calendars. They are serving several groups such as event seekers by simplifying the task of finding the events and organizations that meet your individual needs. They also serves event producers and coordinators to simplify the task of getting the word out to an audience that is interested in what you have to offer. They also caters formal…
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    Scraps of My Geek Life

  • Canon Family Gifts at Best Buy #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason #spon

    Michele
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Full Post: Canon Family Gifts at Best Buy #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason #spon This is a Best Buy sponsored post. Do you buy family gifts for the holidays? One of the first family gifts we bought after we were married was a Canon camera. We were starting a family and we knew that taking photos was going to be very important. Both of our families had always purchased Canon cameras so that is exactly what we bought. It wasn’t the Canon EOS Rebel T5i because it was 18 years ago, but we have been purchasing Canon cameras since that first one . We stayed with the Canon cameras because we…
  • Hairfinity, Vitamins for Healthy Hair #Hairfinity #Spon

    Michele
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    Full Post: Hairfinity, Vitamins for Healthy Hair #Hairfinity #Spon Being healthy means keeping your entire body healthy including your hair. Hairfinity Hair Vitamins has developed a vitamin with the purpose of making your hair healthy. Healthy hair means it looks beautiful. What is Hairfinity Hair Vitamins? Hairfinity is a nutritional supplement formulated with essential nutrients for healthy hair. This hair specific formula contains Vitamins A, C, and D, a B-Vitamin Complex, Biotin, MSM, and more. Hairfinity is clinically proven to increase the hair growth rate by 155% while decreasing…
  • Intel Quality Nextbook at Walmart Prices #Giveaway #UnwrapINTEL

    Michele
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Full Post: Intel Quality Nextbook at Walmart Prices #Giveaway #UnwrapINTEL This is a sponsored post. I love the look on my kids’ faces when they open their gifts on Christmas morning and they unwrap something really awesome that they want (and need.) I love that more than getting gifts. That means a lot of work goes into the planning of Christmas gifts. I search for the highest quality products at prices I can afford. Check Out Nextbook at Walmart Walmart is offering an Intel Nextbook 10.1 at an unbelievable price. The 10.1 Nextbook is both a tablet and a laptop so it’s the…
  • ProFlowers and ProPlants Delivers Live Holiday Decor to Your Doorstep #Giveaway

    Michele
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Full Post: ProFlowers and ProPlants Delivers Live Holiday Decor to Your Doorstep #Giveaway This is a sponsored post. Tis the season to decorate! Do you go crazy with decorations for the holidays? I love the time from Thanksgiving through the end of the year. All the lights as you drive through neighborhoods. Getting out all my decorations that have been hidden away for 11 months. I never thought about adding live plants and flowers to my holiday decor. ProFlowers contacted me and asked if I’d like to try adding live plants and flowers and take photos to share with you. ProFlowers…
  • Smart Passwords Will Keep You Safer Online #MasteringAuto

    Michele
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Full Post: Smart Passwords Will Keep You Safer Online #MasteringAuto This is a sponsored post. As we head into the holiday shopping season, scammers are hard at work trying to get your passwords in any way they can. The best defense is a good offense. That holds true for passwords. It’s a lot easier to be proactive than it is to clean up the mess when a scammer gets hold of your passwords and credit card information. I have teamed up with MetLife Auto & Home offers tips to help keep you safer online. Let’s start by looking at the passwords you use to access your accounts…
 
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    Nerd Reactor

  • Will.I.Am launches i.amPULS Smart Band

    James Martinez
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This week Will.i.am hosted an in-store experience to launch his own wearable smart band called the PULS. A few months ago he showed off his new device to the world. It’s not just a smart band that connects to your phone, instead it is a phone. This week it’s finally available, and to celebrate the occasion will.i.am hosted a VIP reception offering guests a concierge experience to set up the new PULS smart band. Several celebrities showed up at the reception including RedFoo from LMFAO. This PULS band isn’t just another smart device you put on your wrist and forget about in a few…
  • Toys’R’Us canceling hundreds of Amiibo pre-orders

    Chris Del Castillo
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The Amiibo craze is getting more hectic all the time. Earlier today Toys“R”Us sent out an email to hundreds of people who have pre-ordered many of the wave 2 and wave 3 Amiibo figures, including the TRU exclusive Lucario. From there many of the confused and angry took to Reddit to try to get some answers, but customer service had no clue what was going on. They did confirm that the orders were canceled, telling many to wait until Monday for a response. Other responses include telling them to purchase on the Toys”R”Us eBay. Oh, it gets better. Lucario once again appeared on…
  • Skylanders Trap Team Light and Dark Expansions will be available this weekend

    James Martinez
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Skylander fanatics, you’ll soon be able to master new in-game elements with a pair of new Skylanders Trap Team expansion packs. These will be arriving at your local Toys “R” Us this weekend. The new Trap Master Knight Mare and Knight Light will join the Skylanders lineup as part of the new Trap Team’s Light and Dark Elements Expansion pack. (You can view the gallery below.) Each pack will include a character figure and a Trap accessory that allows gamers to trap and control both Light and Dark villains. As the cherry on top, players will also get a location piece that unlocks new…
  • New Final Fantasy XV trailer introduces female Cid

    Chris Del Castillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Square Enix released a new trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV during Jump Festa in Japan. It features new gameplay, a teaser battle with Titan and a casual stroll through a town. The most interesting part is seeing the one character’s name you see in nearly every Final Fantasy game, Cid. In Final Fantasy XV, Cid will be a non-playable character, the team’s mechanic, and her full name will be Cidney. Final Fantasy XV still has no release date announced, but a downloadable demo will be available with early copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in March. FFXV is still in…
  • Mark Wahlberg to return in Transformers 5

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Did you enjoy Transformers: Age of Extinction? Did you enjoy Mark Wahlberg taking over Shia Labeouf’s spot as the main human lead? If you are, then this piece of news should be interesting for you. If you’re not, then you’re screwed, because director Michael Bay will likely keep on doing these films as long as they make Hasbro and Paramount a lot of money. The people have voted with their dollars. During the promotion of The Gambler, Wahlberg told MTV News whether he had a contract to do more Transformers films. “Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” he said.
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    Geek Super

  • VOIP Provides Affordable Phone Solutions for Business Owners

    Abdul Rehman
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:44 am
    Even with all the technology available today, reliable phone service is still vitally important to small business owners. While small businesses have different needs based on the products they sell or the services they provide, the one thing they all have in common is the need to connect with their customers and clients. An affordable, … Continue The post VOIP Provides Affordable Phone Solutions for Business Owners appeared first on Geek Super.
  • New Advances In Online Intelligence And Search

    Abdul Rehman
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The Internet is a rich universe of knowledge that gives ordinary citizens and private companies unparalleled access to information once confined to persons in intelligence and legal fields. The information is so expansive that there are entire industries now built around the concept of making it easier to sort through and locate the type of … Continue The post New Advances In Online Intelligence And Search appeared first on Geek Super.
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet for $449 Only; Save $50 Now!

    Shah
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    Today we have a great deal for Sony Xperia Z2 fans with $50 saving on its smart tablet. Yes here you can get Sony Xperia z2 tablet just for $449.99 instead of $499.99.     Now you have smart opportunity to get clean & smooth interface with perfect battery life at $50 off. Just click … Continue The post Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet for $449 Only; Save $50 Now! appeared first on Geek Super.
  • 5 Tips to Extend Smartphone’s Lifespan

    Abdul Rehman
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Are you ready to replace your smartphone after only a few months? If the wait until the end of your phone contract to replace it seems to take an eternity, you might want to find new ways to optimise your smartphone’s performance. So follow these superb tips to extend smartphone’s lifespan and keep it running … Continue The post 5 Tips to Extend Smartphone’s Lifespan appeared first on Geek Super.
  • 5 Reasons Why Do I Need Yearly Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

    Shah
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    The air conditioning system of the home is a main component of comfort during the hot summer months. Without a properly functioning air conditioning unit, you can have an uncomfortable home that is stifling hot and no relief from the outside temperatures. To keep your unit in top running condition, you will need to have … Continue The post 5 Reasons Why Do I Need Yearly Air Conditioner Tune-Up? appeared first on Geek Super.
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  • Gresso Regal Is The Best Looking Android Phonet — Costs £3,199

    David
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Gresso—similar to Vertu—enjoys making devices way out of the range of most customers. The latest device, named the Gresso Regal, goes for $4,999 (£3,199) on the market and is one of the best looking Android phones of the year. Competing in a market with the HTC One M8 Gold Edition, various gold iPhones and other [...]
  • BT In Talks To Acquire EE For £12.5 Billion

    David
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Telecom giant BT Group has reached “exclusive negotiations” with wireless operator EE, to acquire the joint venture between Orange and Deutsche Telekom for £12.5 billion. First reported a few months ago as a decision between EE and O2 has finally been confirmed. BT chose EE over O2, due to EE’s largest customer base, 4G spectrum [...]
  • Huawei Talkband B1 Review

    Tomi
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We take a look at how well the Huawei Talkband B1performs in out full Review of Huawei's wearable health and fitness tracker
  • Skype Translator Offers Real Time Translation Between English and Spanish

    David
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    Microsoft has released the Skype Translator Preview, offering real-time translations between English and Spanish (or vice versa) through voice and video call. The service has been shown off before, previously offering real-time translation between English and German, but the preview service looks to only offer Spanish and English as dedicated languages, with more coming soon. [...]
  • Apple To Work With Samsung On iPhone 6S and Apple Watch

    David
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Apple has been moving away from Samsung as the primary chip manufacturer for the iPhone since 2012, but it looks like the two companies will return to partners in 2015 with the iPhone 6S and Apple Watch. Samsung continues to manufacturer over a third of all iDevice chips, but this is a lower number than [...]
 
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    Geekasms

  • For the Ultimate Lord of the Ring fan – A Bag End Litter Box and Eye of Sauron Scratching Post

    Michael
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    In celebration of the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the fine folks over at Super Fan Builds have turned to warm the hearts of all cat lovers, and of a major Tolkien fan by turning Bag End into a kitty litter box and the Eye of Sauron into a cat [...]The post For the Ultimate Lord of the Ring fan – A Bag End Litter Box and Eye of Sauron Scratching Post appeared first on Geekasms.
  • Top Reasons You Should Invest In An Apple Computer

    Michael
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Roland Tanglao We all know how much more expensive Apple computers can be compared to their Microsoft counterparts. However, there are many reasons machines from that manufacturer are far superior to anything else on the market today. If you’re completely new to Apple computers, you’ll want to pay close attention to all the points made [...]The post Top Reasons You Should Invest In An Apple Computer appeared first on Geekasms.
  • THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Final Trailer

    Michael
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The final trailer has been released for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and it takes us back through the Hobbit trilogy. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the [...]The post THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Final Trailer appeared first on Geekasms.
  • DOCTOR WHO – New Trailer for “Last Christmas”

    Michael
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:34 pm
    The BBC has released a short new trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special “Last Christmas” The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base and under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!The post DOCTOR WHO – New Trailer for “Last Christmas” appeared first on Geekasms.
  • This Is What The Future Of Driving Looks Like

    Michael
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    If science fiction has taught us anything, it’s that the cars of the future will be amazing. Sci-fi writers and filmmakers have always explored the future of cars. From the flying vehicles of Star Wars to the talking cars of Nightrider, the future has been already been predicted. The good news is that the real [...]The post This Is What The Future Of Driving Looks Like appeared first on Geekasms.
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    Technorama

  • Technorama Ep420: 420 – Yeah, right!

    Kreg Steppe
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Coming up in this episode… iKea iRobot and *I* don’t know if this show will be any good. Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes. Feedback Trampas: Barbie story On This Day In History for December 17, 2014 Today is December 17, the 351st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of the 2014. It was on this date in 497 BC that the first Saturnalia festival was celebrated in ancient Rome. That same date in 1790, was the Discovery of the Aztec calendar stone. First performance of the Unfinished Symphony by Franz…
  • Jackie Chan on Comedy and Action

    madmarv
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Found this on Fstoppers. The video goes into what makes Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong produced work more memorable and engaging than his Hollywood productions and US film making in general.
  • Technorama Ep419: The TurDucken of Podcasting

    Kreg Steppe
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Coming up in this episode… Barbie Annoying Mistletoe How much is the voice of Vader worth Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes. Feedback Voice mail: Trampas – what show is this again? On This Day In History for November 26, 2014 November 26 is the 330th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining in 2014. It was on this date in 1778, In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui. Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was 209 years ago today. 151 years…
  • Tetris – Player Piano

    madmarv
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Awesomely cool little tribute to everyone’s packrat-aholic distraction game. Love the way they put the pinball machine into the body of the piano. Reminds me a lot of the Piano Guys.
  • Technorama Ep418: Podcasting Turkeys

    Kreg Steppe
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Coming up in this episode… Alcohol laws Firearms in space Unicorns Listen below with the audio player or Click Here for complete show notes  from the show. (image courtesy Robot Space Brain) [powerpess] Feedback Mark Sheppard writes: On Technorama 417, it was mentioned you could stream your show on Justin.tv. Justin.tv is no longer around. Charles Stell writes: Hi Chuck,  How is the new house?  The podcast sounds good. Great to have you and Kreg back “on the air” again. I had to turn off the Star Trek movie episode.  Too many crazy images flying around between my ears as…
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    Geeky Portal

  • Practical And Surprising Information On Digital Signage For Businesses

    M Faisal
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    Digital signage represents a significant and exciting new trend in the advertising industry. This new innovation in marketing and communication can dramatically impact how companies target their audiences, deliver messages, and create memorable, effective ads. The use of digital screens with high-resolution graphics and audio capabilities allows firms to share their information with the general public in a highly personal and interactive way. And signage solutions have never been so readily available, nor so inexpensive.Read more »
  • The Importance of an Online Presence

    M Faisal
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    With more than 500 websites being launched every single minute of every day, the competition to build an online presence is ever-increasing. The digital age is well and truly upon us, and with the rise of mobile phone and tablet culture, it's more important than ever to embrace all the offerings of the internet from affiliate marketing to social media.Read more »
  • 17 Best Smartphones of 2014

    M Faisal
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Check out the list of currently best smartphones in the world, and if you are planning to buy a smartphone and you have debt issues, be sure to check Top 10 reviews for debt consolidation and find yourself a suitable solution.Read more »
  • Bank4you - a new virtual bank for travellers will launch in October

    M Faisal
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A new player has joined the online-banking market, the British Bank4you, which obtained the FCA license in London. The bank has its headquarter there as well. Bank for you is an Internet banking service designed for those who often travel and need a worldwide banking solution. Bank4you has started its activity on European and Asian markets and is planning to expand it to the CIS countries, the Middle East, North and South America. Thus modern Bank4you will make it possible for its customers to get financial services on favorable terms, wherever they are. “We see our niche clear. First of…
  • 5 Best iPhone Games of 2014

    M Faisal
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    If you are an iPhone owner and game fanatic, then it is pretty hard to keep a check on all the new games on the App Store. Each day dozens of apps get approved by the App Store editorial team, while several of them are rejected. Therefore, today I’m going to share 5 best iPhone games of 2014 that are worthy to give them a try.Read more »
 
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  • A look back at 2014: a visual review

    Leslie Hunsinger
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    2014 has been one of the busiest and most exciting years of my life. Between married life, huge exciting things happening for the Geek Girl Pen Pals Club, running a busy Etsy store, and helping out the ladies of Geek … Continue reading →
  • Awesome Sci-Fi Movies that are also Chick Flicks

    Leslie Hunsinger
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Science Fiction encapsulates so many kinds of films. Anything from a speculative future where technology has advanced far beyond its current state (and we’ve created super epic pancake-making robots), to the idea of close encounters of the adorable ET alien … Continue reading →
  • 5 Fandom Friday: Black Friday Purchases I Would Sacrifice A Night Of Sleep For

    Leslie Hunsinger
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    *Please remember to like my NEW Facebook page here! Thanks!* I am so glad I am finally able to partake in the glory that is 5 Fandom Friday. It’s a project started by 2 of my favorite geek girl bloggers, … Continue reading →
  • My Internet Firsts: A Weird Adventure Through My Internet Beginnings

    Leslie Hunsinger
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:08 pm
    AOL Instant Messenger, Geocities, chat rooms… Don’t lie, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Well folks, put down your Tamagotchis and lend an ear, because tonight, I’ve just been remembering all the weird stuff I used to make and … Continue reading →
  • TWIP: Halloween, NYCC, eBay Design, and D & D

    Leslie Hunsinger
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    My sister, Natalie, and I went as Daria and Jane for Halloween this year, and we won the “Best Group Cosplay” award in our office! Please do not mind my horribly photoshopped hair. I think Natalie looks freaking awesome! I’ve … Continue reading →
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    The Talking Geek

  • Response to the “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” Teaser

    Kyle Souza
    29 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Well, two weeks after it has been released I finally have some time to sit down and get all this off my mind, smh.  Anywho… First off, here’s the teaser (watch it, even if you’ve seen it a million times, the 1,000,001th time is just as good as the first): Let’s go scene by scene here: Opening & Finn Appears: Is this Tatooinee? We don’t know; if it is cool, and if it isn’t that’s okay too, but I think it is. Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to hide there for a long time undiscovered by Emperial forces, and based on the released synopsis we know Luke…
  • Goodbye My Friend

    Kyle Souza
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Last night while I was giving Jovi and Jaspyn a bath my mom gave me a call to say he had passed away.  We had talked about it a couple times over the last two weeks, he wasn’t doing well, tired more often, not eating well… but it still punches you in the gut pretty hard.  We met in California seventeen years ago.  That’s more than half my life at this point, I’ve known him longer than I’ve known my youngest sister even.  He ended up coming with us to Seattle and living with my mom for fourteen years.  And I am just so glad he did, so glad my mom let him.
  • Free ArcGIS Training Online from Esri

    Kyle Souza
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    There are currently 26 free “Web Courses” available from Esri.  I am a huge fan of these courses, they are well organized, provide a certificate of completion, and actually teach you usable things.  Web Courses utilize informational videos, reading material, interactive videos, and quizzes to teach an reenforce concepts and skills.  These free classes on ArcMap and other Esri technologies are a great way to get introduced to the software, prepare for an exam,  and/or “refresh” yourself and get certificates on things you’ve learned before. Here are the 26…
  • Of Procs and Percentages

    Kyle Souza
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In Marvel War of Heroes many cards have an Ability. Each Ability is paired with a Usage stat, the Usage defines the likeliness of an ability activating in battle. In gaming circles the Usage is commonly referred to as the “Proc Rate”. Based on my personal experiences, talking with other players, and performing online research here is what I have deduced: 1. There is a specific percentage of likeliness for each proc rate. 2. Ability level augments the proc rate slightly. 3. Card rarity augments the proc rate further. 4. Card position within your deck augments proc rate as well. Base…
  • MW Cleaners Coupon – Clean One Shirt, Get One Cleaned FREE!

    Kyle Souza
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Here is my favorite monthly coupon from MW cleaners thus far, Dry Clean one Men’s or Women’s shirt, get the 2nd one cleaned for FREE!  I took 16 shirts in (it had been a few weeks since I took any) and only had to pay for eight!  It is only good for five (5) more days, so don’t delay! Here is the “Buy One Get One Free” coupon: Each month a new coupon is posted by MW Cleaners on their site on the “Monthly Specials” page, http://www.mwcleaners.com/monthly-coupon.html. You can get a reminder of the coupons in an email by signing up on this page. The…
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    Agents of Geek

  • Victory Fanfare: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of DEADPOOL

    Johnny Ketchum
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Hello all and welcome to another edition of Victory Fanfare! With everything I’ve been up to the last couple weeks I haven’t had much time for my usual things. What I did do was pick up a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • THE HAUNTING OF DEBORAH LOGAN – DVD Review

    Travis Grimm
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    A new found footage film? Yes. With a slight twist that makes it stand out? Double yes. Synopsis: Mia Medina (Ang) has finally found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • FXX Announces New Late-Night Animation Block

    Jason Bree
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    FXX is officially getting into the late-night animation business. On January 22nd, the FX and FOX sibling will launch a one-hour late-night block that is essentially Animation Domination HD, but it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Low-Budget Films Inspire Parodies With an Adult Twist

    Agents of Geek
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    There have been plenty of films over the years that have poked fun at popular franchises with a parody. Austin Powers made fun of James Bond, Vampires Suck spoofed the Twilight franchise, and of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Composer Kristian Sensini talks ROCKS IN MY POCKETS

    Jim Napier
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    We recently had the chance to interview composer Kristian Sensini about his new project Rocks In My Pockets. The film is currrently an early contendor for Latvia’s Best Foreign Language Film... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Technology & Gadget Blog

  • Beginners Guide To Purchasing Internet Security Software

    Rob Boyle
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Original article on GHL website - Beginners Guide To Purchasing Internet Security Software If you are new to the Internet and don’t know much about Web security, the available options may seem confusing at first. Even if you are not totally a novice to the Internet, you still need to do all you can to fully secure your system. Protecting your PC is just as essential as wearing your seat belt whilst driving. The following article is a beginner’s guide to buying Internet security software which you should find easy to implement and understand.   Windows updates Windows updates are…
  • Top 10 Techie Gift Ideas for the Holidays

    Andrea Fisher
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    Original article on GHL website - Top 10 Techie Gift Ideas for the Holidays The holidays are here, and fortunately for tech lovers, there are plenty of hot gadgets to select from this year.  Whether you are looking for the best in Bluetooth-enabled devices, action cameras to something as simple as a key finder, there’s literally the perfect fit for virtually anyone. Here are the 10 top techie gifts to explore this holiday season: 1.  Tile MSRP: $25.00 Tile is just the key for anyone who constantly loses things. It’s a wireless tile fob that uses a Bluetooth signal to locate any number…
  • Funding Facebook

    Rob Boyle
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    Original article on GHL website - Funding Facebook An Infographic that looks at one of the biggest tech success stories over the last decade – Facebook, and outline the correlation between funding and growth in terms of number of users and revenue generated. Courtesy of Country Finance Group
  • Are bingo players skewing the gaming stats?

    Rob Boyle
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Original article on GHL website - Are bingo players skewing the gaming stats?Today, gamers are a difficult breed to identify. It used to be that you’d be pretty safe assuming that most gamers were male and, quite often, loners. They’d choose time in a darkened room gaming by themselves than taking part in real life. However, according to a report into online habits and gaming that was brought out this year, this stereotype of a gamer no longer applies. For a start, gamers are no longer predominantly male. A report by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) in the UK looked at the gaming…
  • Preparing your business for Christmas shoppers

    Rob Boyle
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Original article on GHL website - Preparing your business for Christmas shoppers Festive shoppers provide many retailers with a much-needed financial boost. During this busy period, companies can see sales soar. However, if you want to make sure your business capitalises on the Christmas shopping frenzy, some savvy planning is required. These top tips should help you to achieve your goal. Improve your in-store experience with free WiFi One key area to consider is WiFi. Only a few years ago, the notion of providing mobile web access to shoppers was alien to many retailers. However, shrewd…
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    Computimesinc

  • Why you need to consider money lenders in Singapore

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Singapore is a nation that has been experiencing great levels of development in their infrastructure and business all around in the past decade. It is inevitable to not realize the innovative structure of new businesses in Singapore such that employment is increased and money lending is an essential activity in the nation. Money lending has become essential with an aim of continually boosting the economy and increasing the wealth of the plebeians as well as the wealth of the overall nation. Types of loans offered by moneylenders Money lenders do offer a variety of loans to their clients and…
  • Stop Dragging Your Feet: Three Reasons Why Your Amazon Customers Are Impatient About Their Orders

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Running an Amazon store need not be a drag. But it can quickly become one if you don’t have the necessary tools and resources to get your orders managed and fulfilled in a timely and cost effective manner. The truth is that the fulfillment process, and keeping customers updated, can leave many Amazon store operators dragging their feet. Find out what your customers really want and how you can appeal to their desires, so you retain a top store ranking and enjoy a steady stream of inbound sales. Customers Want Instant Updates When a customer places an order with your online store, they want…
  • Finding an Event Registration Tool That Matches Your Requirements

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The internet has pretty much changed the way in which we do everything, and registering for an event is no different. If you or your business regularly host events, there is now an expectation that you make it possible for people to register online. The days of RSVP’ing to a formal invitation or e-mail are pretty much gone, as the majority of people either do so via social media or a section on your main website. The good news for you is that finding an event registration tool like Zeguestlist that matches your specific requirements is now easier than ever. While that news may be music to…
  • Gaming Industry Thriving On Digital Trials

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Video games are increasingly prevalent in all corners of technology, thanks in large part to the explosive popularity of mobile gaming. And just like other aspects of technology, the gaming industry is constantly evolving to cater to the needs and desires of consumers. One of the most interesting things about how the gaming industry has developed in recent years, alongside general technological advancement, is in how games have been marketed to players. As is true in many industries, one of the best ways to interest a potential consumer in a product is to let the consumer actually try said…
  • Why Returns Management Software Can Be the Saving Grace of the Ecommerce Industry

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Product returns are unavoidable. According to a dated Time Magazine report, they exceeded $2 billion in 2012, a 10 percent increase from the year prior. Today, continuing this trend, returns are estimated to be in the $220 billion dollar marker, with a vast majority of returns being initiated just after Black Friday (the popular U.S. retail shopping holiday) or Cyber Monday (the popular online U.S. shopping holiday). In related reports, most often the return of a product that was ordered from an online retailer is not the fault of the customer. In fact, in about 65% of instances, the online…
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  • Is It Good? Ms. Marvel #10 Review

    Jordan Richards
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    See all reviews of Ms. Marvel (10)I’m not exactly sure why, but last month Ms. Marvel was nowhere to be found from Marvel. Honestly, its presence was definitely missed by me, since Ms. Marvel is easily Marvel’s best comic currently. It has so much heart, emotion, personality, and soul to it that not having it around was quite sad. With the newest issue finally out, we can get back to the series. Is it good? Ms. Marvel #10 (Marvel Comics) Buy From Amazon Kamala Khan has finally found all of the missing teenagers and kids, but it turns out that they weren’t kidnapped. No, they came and…
  • Is It Good? Earth 2: World’s End #11 Review

    Jordan Richards
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    See all reviews of Earth 2: World's End (10)This edition of Earth 2: World’s End sees Mister Miracle take on Darkseid. Seems kind of unfair, doesn’t it? Who ya got? And is it good? Spoilers Below! Earth 2: World’s End #11 (DC Comics) Buy From Amazon Writers: Daniel H. Wilson Artists: Scott McDaniel and Paulo Siqueira Story: After Mister Miracle’s failed attempt with the Boom Spheres, Darkseid is now free. Fury steps in to help Miracle fight the tyrant off, but then out of the blue, Big Barda betrays them which forces Fury to stay behind to cover him. Miracle tries to make a run…
  • Graveyard Shift (1990) Review

    Mark Pellegrini
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    I was one of those kids in the early ’90s that was blessed with access to not only HBO, but HBO2 and even the coveted HBO3. My friends were so jealous. In addition to that privilege, my elementary school weekends were a thing of beauty, as I was given permission to stay up as late as I wanted watching TV on Friday and Saturday nights. And now you know the secret origin of how I became a horror fan; staying up as late as physically possible for an elementary schooler and watching whatever scary movie cable had to offer. Among the many, many scraps of cable refuse I ingested during my…
  • Is It Good? 13 Coins #3 Review

    John F. Trent
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:23 am
    See all reviews of 13 Coins (3)John Pozner has been brought into the world of The Sons of Noah and The Fallen’s political machinations continue. Is It Good? 13 Coins #3 (Titan Comics) Buy From Amazon Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson start off 13 Coins #3 with Manny Hernandez. The scene begins perfectly innocent, but quickly devolves into a “what the f…” moment. However, this scene still does not provide any background on who Manny is or why he is important to the story. It is hard to invest oneself in a character when one has literally no idea who he is after three issues!
  • Is It Good? Wonder Woman #37 Review

    Tyler Sewell
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    See all reviews of Wonder Woman (4)This week we get Finch’s second issue of Wonder Woman after assuming the role of the series’ creative team. With Wonder Woman’s mother having just melted, how will she react to the loss and how will she balance her responsibilities to the world of man and the island of Themyscira? And of course, is it good? Wonder Woman #37 (DC Comics) Buy From Amazon Alright. Where do I begin? Well, let’s break down the storyline: In the previous issue Diana voiced her concerns with managing her various roles as a queen, superhero, God, and girlfriend. Currently…
 
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  • Midwest FurFest hotel evacuated after 'intentional' chlorine release; 19 hospitalized

    GreenReaper
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    Midwest FurFest's hotel was evacuated for several hours and nineteen people were hospitalized after what appears to be an intentional release of chlorine gas. A broken plain glass jar containing a white powder was found in the ninth floor stairwell after reports from room 963 of a strong chlorine smell that forced the occupants onto the balcony. A standard "box alarm" at 1:03 AM was quickly elevated to a hazardous materials and third-alarm emergency response. The adjoining convention center was used to house attendees until the area was made safe, with the all-clear sounded at 4:21 AM.
  • Obituary: Colin Palmer, NZ furry webmaster and fursuiter

    GreenReaper
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    New Zealand furry fan Colin Palmer died unexpectedly on November 15, aged 39. He is survived by his partner, Nipper. Colin maintained several furry websites, including furry.org.nz and the NZfurry mailing list, and (as Nicol Firefox) furry image and story archive Cub Central. He featured prominently in media coverage as a New Zealand fursuiter, provided hosting and IT support for FurcoNZ, and participated in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Colin received a BSc in Computer Science from the Victoria University of Wellington in 1997, and worked for over twelve years as a systems…
  • Paul Kidd seeks funding for a new furry tabletop RPG

    oldhans117
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Noted furry author Paul Kidd has a new post-apocalypse RPG in the works: the "GeneStorm" Role Playing Game. A tabletop RPG set in "a gloriously weird, wild post-apocalypse", its Indiegogo campaign had, as of Tuesday night, raised just over $1000 of its $6500 goal. Contribution rewards include PDF and hardcopy editions, as well as "adorable stuffy toys". Funding closes December 15.
  • 'This Furry Life' seeks producers, writers, correspondents

    Potoroo
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Potoroo, host of the Fuzzy Notes podcast, is developing a new podcast that models itself after NPR's This American Life with a focus on the stories of the furry fandom. Like the popular program, it will choose a theme and tell several stories based on that theme, but focused on the furry community – its people, history and culture. Currently in its early stages, Potoroo is seeking interested furs who may want to contribute. The goal would be to create a monthly show using segments produced by members of a collective through research, interviews, and narrative audio storytelling. He is also…
  • Doing the FA tango; one step forward, two steps back

    Rakuen Growlithe
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    One must wonder whether it's time Dragoneer stepped down as head of Fur Affinity, as he continues to make poor leadership decisions. Earlier this year, he stirred controversy by announcing Zaush, who'd been accused of rape, as development lead for Project Phoenix. This time he has made sure there are no lingering doubts over the suitability of his appointments by choosing a fur with a history of maladministration. StarryKitten was recently announced as the new head of the FA tech team, tasked in part with “bringing more transparency” to FA. Some noticed that StarryKitten had only…
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  • What All Wise Men Fear

    Desperado
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    This is a poem I wrote as I felt myself question my way of living and from there the words just flowed until this lengthy piece was written. I don’t usually write poetry so any feedback would be appreciated. I hope you enjoy reading ‘All Wise Men Fear’.   Living my life in fear Is it a life of living? Keeping my mind in clear Thoughts of what life is giving Give it a moment’s reflection Mirror the fear it is chilling Cold as a father’s protection Neither reliant nor willing Will it still teach me to give? When I have too much to lose Am I allowed to still live? Even after the…
  • The Relationship Waiting Room

    Desperado
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Waiting Room “Good things come to those who wait.” Do you agree? How long is it reasonable to wait for something you really want?   To be honest with you, this is a bit of a challenging question. You see, there is a popular saying amongst my people that goes something along the lines of; “The fruit from the tree of patience is sweet.”   I somewhat agree with that. Waiting makes you appreciate something more. If you see something and buy it immediately, it doesn’t sit in your mind for long so you don’t tend to appreciate it as much. Whereas something that you’ve had to…
  • Is Fog Beautiful? Most Definitely Not!

    Desperado
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    IS FOG BEAUTIFUL? MOST DEFINITELY NOT! So I was having a casual conversation with my friend and she posts a random picture of a bus-stop on a hillside covered in fog. Well, not exactly random considering she lives on a hill but I still class it as random in the conversation. Well, she posts this picture and writes the following caption below it:  “What a beautiful foggy day?” Upon seeing the words ‘beautiful’ and ‘foggy’ in the same sentences, something must have triggered inside my head. I realised how much I despised the fog. This may have something to do with the difficult…
  • 10 Minutes of Awesomeness!

    Desperado
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Ready, Set, Done! Our ten-minute free-write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached. (Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).   This, I must admit is very interesting. To write whatever comes to mind is an interesting topic to write about. Well it’s not really a topic but I like to write without thinking. It’s just following where my thoughts go. You and I can both read my thoughts as they enter my head.  To be honest, I am not sure where this is going but I would like to find out. Ten minutes is a lot of time to…
  • When ‘Oil’ meets ‘Water’, you make an Emulsion!

    Desperado
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Oil, Meet Water Of the people who are close to you, who is the person most unlike you? What makes it possible for you to get along? There will be certain people in your life that you meet and you click with them immediately. You know they think like you, have similar interests to you and you can talk for days on end with that person. However, there will always be certain people that you won’t be able to get along with very well. Simply because you have different ideologies and the thinking processes you carry cannot be shared. I found such a person and he just so happened to be both…
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  • Grayson #5 Review – We All Die at Dawn

    Jessica Halladay
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Issue 5 finds Dick, Helena and Midnighter with a woman about to give birth in a helicopter that is in the process of hurtling to the ground. Talk about excitement! Grayson has been trying to stop Paragon from using body parts from a villain for his own nefarious plans. The baby being born has the heart of this villain inside her. The helicopter does crash. Helena is injured and the mother of the baby has died. What happens next makes this Dick Grayson fangirl happy to see. We have Dick carrying a baby and valiantly protecting and caring for her. Midnighter doesn’t care much for the baby,…
  • The Legend of Korra 4×12 and 4×13 Review: ‘Day of the Colossus’ and ‘The Last Stand’

    Farid-ul-Haq
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:20 pm
    I don’t know where to start with the two part finale of The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance. Should I talk about the action that took place, the new spirit portal opening or Korra and Asami making things official? It was a bold move but a very welcome one by creators Michael DiMartin and Bryan Konietzo. Team Korra survived Kuvira’s attack. I was expecting someone major to die, but I was glad that didn’t happen. The finale was filled with emotional moments throughout, and Mako and Tenzin came really close to dying. I actually thought Mako was going to sacrifice himself to take down the…
  • Ascension: SyFy’s 3 Night Event Hits the Right Notes

    Angel
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:08 pm
    It seemed that after Battlestar Galactica ended, SyFy has been struggling to find its footing once again. It went through a rebranding and began airing content that had very little to do with the science fiction that attracted viewers to the channel in the first place. In the past year they’ve stepped up their game with quality science fiction programming like Dominion and Defiance. Now they’ve done it again with the unique concept mini series Ascension. This series managed to span half a dozen genres in just three nights, crossing from science fiction to murder mystery to…
  • Freedom of Expression Doesn’t Account for Taste: Release ‘The Interview’

    Angel
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    When I first saw the trailer for The Interview I rolled my eyes and complained that the concept was in very poor taste. Writing a script about assassinating a current world leader, especially one who is the head of a country we already have extremely bad relations with, should strike anyone as a really terrible idea. Most people I’ve talked to seemed to feel the same. The market would have spoken and it would have been a small blip on the radar, quickly forgotten and ignored. But then things escalated. Sony got hacked by North Korea, terrorist threats were made, and the movie got…
  • Happily Ever After, a Review of “Myth & Magic: Queer Fairy Tales”

    Jamie
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    “Happily ever after” has always been a bit of a misnomer. After all, it isn’t possible that everyone can live happily ever after. And those happily ever afters were always a bit restrictive anyway, implying that only a certain type of people were allowed to have one. In Myth & Magic: Queer Fairy Tales, editors Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman have assembled a collection of well-known tales presented with a queer twist, proving that anyone – regardless of sexual orientation – deserves a happily ever after. There are sixteen stories in Myth & Magic, each one…
 
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  • Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    IMDB Storyline: After the Dragon (Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) leaves the castle, the people of lake town see a threat coming, the orcs, dwarves, elves, and man prepare for war. Bilbo (Martin Freeman) sees Thorin (Richard Armitage) going mad and tries helping everyone. Meanwhile, Gandalf (Ian McKellen) still needs to break out of the orc prison. My Thoughts: This is the Hobbit movie you are looking for. There is action and destruction from the beginning. There were moments that my mind did wander but for the most part the movie was action packed and had some great sequences. As always…
  • The Librarians S1, Ep. 3 "And the Horns of a Dilemma" Review

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The second episode saves the day. A shorter time slot to fill and deliberate attempt at explaining characters while keeping the action flowing made this episode much easier to watch. If the writers can hold this pace for most episodes I’ll be content to keep watching. This week we pair off our trainees giving opportunity for some one on one interaction style character tuning. Cassandra and Ezekiel get separated in the labyrinth from Eve and Jake while all are being stalked, hunted rather, by an oversized overpowered minotaur bent on killing them all.We learn more about Cassandra’s…
  • Throwback Thursday: T & C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage is a skateboarding and surfing game published by LJN for the Nintendo Entertainment System in February 1988. The game shares its name with the world famous surfboard manufacturer, Town & Country Surf Designs, and is based around the company's mascot characters, known as "Da Boys" (Joe Cool, Tiki Man, Kool Kat, and Thrilla Gorilla).This game was so much fun. It did take my brothers and I quite some time to figure out the surfing part but once we did, we were golden. It was always fun making the Thrilla Gorilla jump high off the waves.
  • The Librarians Series Premiere Review

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    I had the opportunity to watch all “The Librarian” movies and the series premier back to back. I can’t think of a better way to really get a solid perspective on where the producers and directors are going with a project. Director Juan Feldman finds a way to stretch the show out for two hours. This I find painful at times. But it was certainly in keeping pace with the movies. They were painfully slow at times too. Our only hope here is that now with four main characters the story will move a little smoother.If you haven’t seen it yet, things to look forward to, include for one,…
  • Resurrection S2 Ep.9 "Aftermath"

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Recap: Tom dies from being hit by the car.  Everyone is taking Tom's death pretty hard.  Janine locks Rachael in the house to keep her from leaving.  Rachael hits her over the head and escapes.  Henry tells Maggie that he is going through with the factory deal with Brian.  Margaret tries to get Fred to do something to prevent it, but he refuses.   He ends up getting Henry's money back for him anyway, while exposing Brian's plan to cheat him in retaliation for the fire in the 30s.  Henry confronts Margaret with the truth about the fire and Barbara's…
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  • Essential tips to consider when buying a laptop!

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    There are many different laptop sizes, features and prices, which makes it a challenge to pick the appropriate one based on your needs. Follow these tips that can help you make the right decision when buying a laptop: 1. USE: All-Purpose: to do a little bit of everything you can consider anything from an inexpensive 15-incher to a lightweight 11- or 13-inch system. Business/Productivity: to write and edit texts, manipulate spreadsheets and create presentations, you’ll want a laptop with a good keyboard, durable design and sharp screen. Gaming: to play high-end games, go for a laptop with a…
  • ATTENTION: New computer virus locks files and demands payment!

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    It’s called the CryptoLocker 2.0. It blocks users from accessing their files, steals valuable information, and then makes you pay to get it back. You accidentally click a bad link on the web and then you’re encouraged to download Adobe Flash. Once it’s on your computer it spreads and then locks you out. Your files are locked away using ‘bank-level’ encryption, so even with the most advanced technology, it could take decades to decrypt. Once you’re infected, keep in mind that the only way to get access to your files is to pay up. Depending on how valuable…
  • How to Install a DVD or CD Drive on a Computer

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    You may have heard friends talk about “burning” their own custom CDs and DVDs, and you’re wondering how you can do it yourself. With a rewriteable CD Drive, you can burn your own disks. You can install a rewriteable optical drive by following these steps: Choose the right DVD drive: Check the system requirements of the DVD drive to make sure your computer is capable of supporting it. Read the installation instructions that come with your DVD drive or CD drive: Some DVD drives require that you install drivers or software before you open your computer and install the DVD drive…
  • Important tech terms!

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Do you ever find yourself confused when you hear terms like UI and UX? Or maybe you’re all about downloading the “latest apps”, but you’re not totally sure what “app” actually means. It’s time to start learning some of today’s most important tech vocabulary. Here are the definitions of 10 tech terms that you hear on the daily: The Internet vs. the Web -Internet, is millions of computers interconnected in a global network, these can talk to each other to send and receive data around the world in the instance of a second. -Web is the system where some of that data is kept in the…
  • Mozilla accidentally left email addresses out in the open!

    admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration. The new data security breach resulted from database dump files being left in an unprotected location on a server for around three months beginning May 4th. The files had been generated during the migration of a testing server for early builds of the bug tracking software, according to Mark Côté, the Bugzilla project’s assistant lead. Users of bugzilla.mozilla.org, the official Mozilla bug tracker…
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    The History of Bad Ideas Podcast

  • Episode 50! Swinging Into Love!

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
      The HOBI gang celebrates episode number 50!  The guys talk Chris Pratt abs along with unnecessary sequels ranging from Independence Day 2 to the Walking Dead.  Jason reveals more Sony leaked e-mails and how clueless a studio can be with Spider-man even with a Spidey Summit!  The guys outline what they would do to set the Spider-man franchise on the right track, including a new reality show and they still try to figure out how much it really costs to make a penguin movie!   Jason gushes over the series finale of Sons of Anarchy while Blake discusses why he…
  • Episode 49--Jeff Loses His Pants: Someone has an Agent

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The HOBI gang welcomes musician and fellow geek Chris Bednar into the BOB Studio! Chris delivers a NEW HOBI theme song and gives his interesting theories about Game of Thrones.  The guys discuss the latest geek news including Arrow, Star Wars and yes, even more Game of Thrones!  Jeff explains why he loses his pants first in strip poker and Blake goes off another tangent!  The gang try to figure out how the Penguins of Madagascar cost $125 million to make and they list their Top 5 Favorite Movie Quotes that they use in their everyday language.
  • Episode 48---Wrestling with the Walking Dead!

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
    HOBI is on a tangent!  Jason defends wrestling and men in spandex while Blake goes postal defending Dungeons and Dragons!  Blake and Jeff try to encourage Jason to come to the dark side of RPG's and we find out that Blake has been watching the wrong Star Wars trailer for the last week!  The gang debate the Fall Season Finales of Gotham, Walking Dead and Arrow while trying to recast the characters from Gotham!  HOBI gives some shout out love to some podcasters and the guys list their Top 5 Talk Show Hosts!
  • Episode 47--Trollops and Turkey Legs!

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    It's Thanksgiving at the BOB Studios! Blake, Jeff and Jason welcome movie critic to the stars, the Ditt-man, back to HOBI!  The gang talk all things geek including drafting a new King Arthur's court, debate the latest Rocky sequel and the Ditt-man's latest movie review of Transformers: Age of Extinction!  Blake tries to woo our UK listeners while Jason and Jeff debate the latest Jurassic World trailer!  The gang list their Top 5 Geek Things They are Thankful For and Jeff goes off the rails with his own "History of Bad Idea", much to Jason's chagrin! 
  • Episode 46--'Til Geek Do Us Part!

    Jason Brigger and Jeff Nau
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    HOBI is back with a new episode talking all things geek! Jeff, Jason and Blake welcome Blake's wife, Michelle into the studio!  The guys and wife talk Spider-man, Dungeons and Dragons and what it's like to be married to a podcaster (not that exciting!).  The gang recast the cast of Cheers with athletes, actors and rappers?  Jason does his best imitation of Lewis Black as they talk Taylor Swift and the gang lists the Top 5 Movies They Want Made with Female Characters!  All this and Blake's wife answers all the tough questions about Blake!
 
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  • The Pirate Bay domain is back Online, Waving a Pirate Flag

    Steve Keaton
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The pirate Bay was shut down on December 9, due to a raid by Swedish authorities. After nearly two weeks of downtime of the official domain of The Pirate Bay, it is showing the first signs of life. The Pirate Bay Site Goes Back Online The PirateBay.se is now waving a Pirate flag, ...
  • Chromebook gets ‘OK Google’ and Intel Easy Migration App

    Jamie Samuelson
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Inferse Chromebook gets ‘OK Google and ‘Intel Easy Migration’ App functionality. Google has made an effort over the last year to enhance the identification and functions of the feature. Users can use ‘OK Google’ with Chromebook, Intel Easy Migration This small service, named “Intel Easy Migration’ help users to move ...
  • Google sues Mississippi Attorney General for doing MPAA’s dirty work

    Anirudh Sharma
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    The Tech giant is taking legal action against the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, saying that he exceeded his authority in suing the search giant over piracy. In its suit, the Tech giant points to emails that were released from the Sony Pictures entertainment massive cyber attack. The e-mails appear ...
  • HYPERLOOP TRANSIT PROJECT RETURNS WITH NEW PROGRESS

    Anirudh Sharma
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    Industrialist Elon Musk’s Hyperloop mass transit system, that was revealed last year as a potential alternative to high-speed railways, may actually get itself built. A California startup actually believes that this futuristic transportation system can be built safely, affordably, and can be used to connect cities across the United States. Hyperloop ...
  • How A Paper Mache Dragon Is Made

    Keith Hearn
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    A very cool time-lapse video of a paper mache dragon being made.
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  • This Bio-Drone Grows Itself, And Then Melts Into Sugar if it’s Lost in Action

    Freak Sense
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    Drones are used very often now days and for many things that you might even have seen one flying around your neighborhood. But this newest type of bio-drone will probably leave you gawking regardless though. A team of undergraduate researchers from Stanford University came up with a new bio- drone that could be a quadcopter or a tri-propeller, […]
  • Windows 10 update Rolling out today Requires Office to Uninstall

    Freak Sense
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    If you are using both Windows 10 and Office, here is something you haven’t see. Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul revealed in his tweets that coming Windows 10 update rollout, would include an Office security update that would also install on Windows 10. But the twist is, as compared to the other Windows versions on the market, this […]
  • Microsoft unites communication between Skype and Lync

    Freak Sense
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Microsoft has announced a new step towards the creation of a unified communications platform. Users who use Lync, can now make video calls to Skype contacts and vice versa. To take advantage of this new feature, you need to install the latest versions of the two messaging client and proceed with the merging of contacts, […]
  • Top 20 Most Vulnerabilities in Softwares in Q3 2014

    Freak Sense
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    Secunia has released a report, that shows a list with the 20 programs recorded with most vulnerabilities during the months of August, September and October. The report says that there were 1,841 total security faults. Some of them are fixed after being disclosed. Most vulnerabilities was recorded in Google Chrome On the top of the chart […]
  • Google Chromecast launched today in India

    Freak Sense
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    The much-awaited Google Chromecast is finally launched in India today, at the Great Online Shopping Festival event (GOSF). The device looks like a USB flash drive, that lets people stream videos from the Internet to a television from a laptop, tablet or phone. It is currently available in 10 countries including US, Germany and Denmark. Google partnered […]
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  • Ten Pound Drop – #4 – Unlimited Resolve

    Unlimited Resolve
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another post for my weight loss series, The Ten Pound Drop. This is my fourth post for my third week of weight loss, which has gone kind of meh. WEIGHT Last Week: 198.80 LBS / 90.17 KG This Week: 201.06 LBS / 91.20 KG Change: +2.26 LBS / +1.03 KG So I have kind of just regressed back to my previous week of my weight loss. Of course, this is bad. Really bad. Considering just how many weeks I am in to this, this is terrible for my weight loss. However, I do have to admit that I didn’t actually take my weight under the best…
  • Breaking the Cage; Battle of Friends – One Piece 770 Review

    Desperado
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    One Piece Chapter 770 Review After a two week break, I was hoping for a chapter to inspire me to write considering I had also had a two week break myself. I guess the One Piece Withdrawal had kicked in again. CHAPTER 770 – THE SPEAR OF ELBAF   LUFFY VS BELLAMY II It is finally happening. Luffy and Bellamy are actually having a fight. Not as enemies this time but as friends. That gives this fight so much more importance. It’s not very often Luffy has to fight someone he thinks of as a friend and it changes the way he reacts. That punch was awesome, I have to admit but Luffy would…
  • Ten Pound Drop – #3 – Unlimited Resolve

    Unlimited Resolve
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another post for my Ten Drop series. This is the third post following my second week of the weight loss, which has gone pretty excellent. I was super surprised about my weight this week, which was so freaking awesome since last week I really screwed up and I still managed to lose weight! WEIGHT Last Week: 201.60 LBS / 91.44 KG This Week: 198.80 LBS / 90.17 KG Change: -2.8 LBS / -1.27 KG Alright, so this was super awesome considering the first week didn’t go so well. I didn’t think that last week would have gone so…
  • Ten Pound Drop – #2 – Unlimited Resolve

    Unlimited Resolve
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    Yo guys! Unlimited Resolve here, also known as Tai, bringing you another post for my Ten Pound Drop series. This is the second post following my first week of weight loss. I will be talking about how my thoughts have changed during the first week or so of this series. I was rather surprised at my weight after the first week, although I do think I know why it happened.   WEIGHT Last Week: 201.50 LBS / 91.40 KG This Week: 201.60 LBS /91.44 KG Change: +0.10 LBS / +0.04 KG Alright, so this is obviously quite unfortunate. I am extremely disappointed in myself for not having lost any weight.
  • FIFA 15 BPL Team of the Week 8

    BronzePanic
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Hey guys, this is Bronze Panic bringing you FIFA 15 BPL Team of the Week 8. This weeks Barclay’s premier league was pretty slow going. No jaw-dropping moments to captivate us here but some run of the mill performances by some stand out players. Chelsea league leaders dropped two points against a solid, well drilled Sunderland and Man City clawed back at the top spot by beating the Saints away. While at the bottom of the table Leicester City suffer a loss to QPR in a must-win game for both teams. Here’s my eleven. Simon Mignolet has been out of sorts recently but this week he…
 
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