Technology

Top 3 exciting tech from CES 2014

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an international event that showcases the upcoming, best and greatest of the electronics devices. This year was no different with more than  a few devices on display, right from laser headlamps for Audi to cutting board iPad holder. There are too many devices/technologies on display, and if you are a self proclaimed technology enthusiast this …

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Path breaking technology breakthroughs for 2013

2013 is at an end, and here starts a season of looking back at the year and see what was really exciting and boring in the timeframe. My top three technology breakthroughs for 2013 are outlined here.   1. Neural network is live! Or somewhere near by, and oh, works only for rats at the moment. The scientists who were …

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Avoid getting heated up by your laptop using a portable cooling desk

Laptops should not be taken figuratively by their name. No matter what they tell you, keeping the laptop on your lap is not really a good idea by any means. It is highly uncomfortable, unproductive and inconvenient. There are a couple of solutions for this: 1. Use laptop for shorter duration Laptop gets really heated up only after sometime in …

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2 good activity software for kids

Technology has moved into a number of directions, changing perceptions, beliefs, and archaic processes in the way. Learning is one such activity, which has been made more fun, engaging and something that is welcome rather than boring. With the fast learning kids of today technology has proven to be a real big boost to the learning activities. Here are two …

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How to easily create unlocked PDFs?

Chrome browser is invaluable in providing some of the functionalities that needed additional software that potentially required a cash transfer from your pocket. One of those really useful features is the ‘Print to PDF’ option. Using it is simple enough. Just right click on a web page > Click on Print. You can select printers available to you or have …

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Google Keep is a simple, but powerful note taker

If you are into maintaining to-do lists, notes and other bits and pieces in variety of paper, books, and tools, you should pay attention here. Google Keep is not really new, but the way everything comes together in the Google world does not fail to impress me. What Google Keep does is pretty simple: Create/edit/delete notes – that consist of …

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Use a password manager for better security

Password managers are not exactly new. But as in other areas of technology, password managers have become increasingly useful and irreplaceable in this age of tens or hundreds of websites or profiles. The most difficult question with password managers is about trust. When you are outsourcing the passwords to a tool, that tool better be the best. You want no …

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Winamp is going away, choose another great media player today

Winamp is going away. This is unfortunate but true. A note on the Winamp site tersely announces that the end date is 20-Dec-2013. Winamp has been my music player for more than ten years now. My association goes back to when we use to wait for CDs from various computer magazines for our dose of software/updates. That continued till now …

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Get your website done in minutes

One of the advisories I have previously given out here and elsewhere is that website building is a technically challenging job. Many people like me stick to platforms like blogger, or WordPress. Nothing wrong in itself, but there is a dependency on policy changes or restrictions introduced by Google or any other third party. This is pretty serious for people …

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The future of programming tutorials

We know good books, not-so-good books, step-by-step tutorials, teaching by examples and all that. They are good and absolutely work at various levels (I am an example of what can become of all that tutoring :). But, the future is anything but that simple. With the advent of audio/video technology, availability of technology tools, and ability to deliver almost anything …

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