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Internet security is one of the most important things to consider when you have a laptop or PC connected to the internet. There are thousands of different threats available online that will attack anyone that isn’t secure. If you have a PC or Laptop, or both, then it’s important you have a look at the below top 10 tips that will help keep you secure when browsing the internet.
Top 10 Internet Security Tips For PC & Laptop Users
Everyone knows about Craigslist, not just because there is a great chance you can meet a creep on there. They know about it because it's easy to use, free, doesn't contain ads, and gets mentioned on TV, online, etc. What people may not know, is that there are reliable, easy-to-use alternatives to the online person-to-person trade scheme of Craigslist. One of those alternatives, is the simply and beautifully designed HorizonPage
No credit card or a contract is required to start a Fusioo 14-day trial for free Why should Fusioo be put to the test? The answer stems from the profile of the software: it is the first fully customizable CRM, as well as a unique project management tool.
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If you are a movie or TV buff, you’ve heard about live TV, right? You’ve heard about the newest way you can enjoy an entertaining night binge watching your favorite movie or TV series. All of these are made possible through the advent of streaming TV services such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling Television and more.
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Hercules Computing has come up with a new approach to computing. Recently, they have invented the newest and most portable PC that fits in the palm of your hand. Hercules Palmtop brings full computing power right in your hand and pocket. The PC runs on Windows 10 Home edition. Hercules Palm Top, The Most Portable Windows 10 PC, means endless possibilities to both the students and the working class. The one outstanding feature about its portability is the weight - just less than 4oz or 104g (just the weight of about two eggs).
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Drones (UAV’s) are expanding their possibilities and nowadays they are used in all sorts of businesses. Drones are a valuable tool for a selection of major industries as businesses have the opportunity to utilize commercial drones for commercial applications.
Let’s have a look at some of the best commercial drones on the market,
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Offering a huge variety of products for low prices, Alibook can find you the best AliExpress goods you may need. Although, the site mostly deals with fashion commodities, occasionally we can encounter some wanted technological equipment. The plot is simple.
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Amazon has just created another successful echo speaker that is high-quality and has lots of impressive features at a reasonable price. It is called an Amazon Tap Bluetooth Speaker. It is an “Alexa-enabled speaker”, which means you need to set it up first with an Alexa app on your smartphone, so you can have access to music and a lot more.
Check out the new Amazon Tap >>
Gear best is celebrating its second anniversary. Interested parties have a couple of days to decide on taking advantage of attractive deals as part and parcel of the promotional event. You may embark on the newest and hottest options, and explore the trendiest offers.
Check out Gearbeast deals here>>
The cost of acquiring cell phone signal booster is $349.99, how about getting it free of charge. Believe me, you can get the new Free WeBoost Eqo cell Phone Signal booster by simply participating in the home sweepstake. This booster has the capability to boost the signal of your phone and other mobile devices within the radius of 1200sq.
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What technology can greatly improve the development of human technology and consumer electronics? One of the solutions is charging technology.
The development of rechargeable battery technology has lagged behind the development of human technology. According to Moore’s Law, when prices remained unchanged, the number of components on an integrated circuit can accommodate as well as performance doubles every 18 to 24 months. Learn more here>>
It’s confusing when people first hear about Magento. If you’ve never had an interaction with eCommerce, you might have never heard about it. Magento is a powerful eCommerce tool, a platform actually, that has been built as an open source framework. Learn more>>
Vitastiq: Medical Revolution or Technological bullsh**?
The Vitastiq appears to be a revolutionary product that can empower the user to be proactive in preventative medicine. But is this device truly reliable?
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Video of this product was recently launched by Amazon showcase the effectiveness of the Amazon drone delivery. Jeremy Clarkson, ex Top Gear host who now is going to start in the new Amazon programming showcases a drone which launches vertically and then turns into a airplane kind of mode in the mid transit. With a range of 15 miles this is the most accomplished product in the market which can be used for delivering.
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If you are out in the market looking for a smartphone case that looks good while at the same time increases your battery life and signal strength then you could give mJoose a shot. Yes, you heard me right mJoose is the first smartphone case that apart from giving protection to your smartphone, increases its battery life and strengthens connectivity, that means longer smartphone usage,better call quality and fewer dropped calls. Check out mJoose here>>
Diwali (festival of lights) is the most important Hindu festival of the year. Keeping up with the level of excitement BestBuy has introduced the special Diwali Gift cards.
Learn more about Diwali and BestBuy e-gift cards>>
MagCable makes plugging in and charging your phone while doing day to day tasks so much easier! By being the highest class of magnet available in the industry, the neodymium magnet ensures that your phone is firmly attached at all times during charging and even if it were to fall behind your desk, it effortlessly stays on allowing you to easily find it. Learn more here>>
To find the right coding bootcamps switchup.org created a comprehensive guide to help match you with the best coding bootcamps in the world. Whether you are looking for in-class or online coding schools, switchup.org has an intensive database that is easy to navigate and explore.
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boomBOTTLE+ (plus) fearlessly goes into places where no other speaker has gone before. It is shaped like a cylinder and can be easily mounted on the water cage on your bicycle. A 6000 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery keeps the music flowing for up to 15 hours. The USB on the speaker can also be used for charging your mobile devices on the go.
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A man cave is not complete without technology, and BestBuy has made it easier than ever to achieve your man cave dreams by compiling few ideas. Go ahead, follow your dreams. Be a man, have a cave, but first check out BestBuy Man Cave Project.
Next Hacker IPPS LDT is a worldwide group of like-minded computer programmers. Their mission is to organize and host international programming events that connect talented programmers with corporations. The team specializes in planning and producing high quality competitive programming events.
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Even though the Tizen limitation, Gear S2 so far looks quite amazing especially the user interface. It has made significant improvement from its earlier Tizen wearable devices. Top major US carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T have already announced their intentions of selling Gear S2. Learn more about Gear S2 >>
Taking advantage of infra-red technology, the Touchjet WAVE takes the regular home viewing screen and brings it into the modern era by allowing the user to finger swipe, zoom, play games, watch smart TV and all the other amazing things you can do on a tablet simply by installing a small device on top of the TV.
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Pear Designs’ buds feature an undeniably lovable metallic finish and a staggering six-hour battery life. This versatility brings the dream of giving music or any audio to super active individuals who cannot afford to have heavy cords trailing down their neck or support bulky Bluetooth headsets to reality. Learn more here>>
NEEO, the thinking remote, is a special device that is set to revolutionize the way we live. It is always cumbersome to have on your table numerous remotes to control devices such as the music system and television separately.
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Yes that’s right folks, creator Joe Lemay has discovered that the microwave is not just for frozen dinners anymore!
Learn more about Rocketbook, the microwavable notebook.
The advent of smart technology, especially in our mobile phones has meant the world of difference in regards to how we operate our lives. This is the key reason why the world deserves Universal Swappable Mobile Charger, PWR SPRK, and why it was invented in the first place.
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Ecocapsule has a measurement of 446.8 x 240.7 x 248.7 cm and consists of a floor space that measures 8 square meters. The Ecocapsule can be transported through a trailer and can has various functionalities.
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Solo Smart Drone is the perfect complement to GoPro® cameras and is the first drone to fully support control of GoPro while in flight (provided you have a Hero 3 or Hero 4 model). In addition, Solo is the first-ever drone to be powered by two integrated Linux computers.
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Voyo is a soon to be launched gadget designed by San Francisco based startup, Voyomotive. The Voyo is a telematics gadget that aims to save you gas by shutting down and restarting your car’s engine. This would save a lot of fuel especially in traffic jams or long stop lights. Learn about Voyo
The Neptune suite promises to make your life easier. It’s hard to call the Neptune smartwatch (called Neptune hub) a smartwatch with all it can do. Its promises to be not just the brains, but the heart and soul of your tech life. So you can do away with your tablet, phone, and have a watch on your wrist. Check out Neptune Suite
Unlike other USB sockets that replace one of your sockets with USB ports, the SnapPower Charger cover adds a USB port to them. It’s simple and elegant and will blend with your existing wall decor.
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Luna has come up with a bleeding edge technological sleeping mattress cover wonder that actually tracks snoozing patterns, and if you can believe it ... man and woman temperature preferences ... simultaneously.!
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Luna Smart Mattress Cover
Nokia C1 is going to rock an Intel processor and with the release of the 14nm broadwell chipset by intel just around the corner this could be a great move for Nokia.
It also has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a crisp 5-inch IPS display and an 8MP rear and a 5MP front camera.
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The Flame Angel flashlight carries the spirit of the beautiful fish its named after. Its beautifully crafted with marine grade alloys and has a brilliant, powerful flash that brings life to underwater videos.
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The flying car from Back To The Future is becoming a reality and it is coming soon! Really soon!
AeroMobil 3.0 will undergo manufacturing within the next 2 years, which means we might see cars taking off like planes from the side of the road in 2017.
Watch Aeromobil 3.0 fly >>
Stratos Bluetooth Connected Card is promising to flatten down your wallet by combining all of your credit, debit, loyalty, gift, and membership cards into one that is accepted everywhere.
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Pixie is a smart tag. Actually its more of a sticker. Tag (Pixify) the devices you want by attaching a Pixie tag on it, then give the item a name using the free app. This tag uses augmented reality to locate your stuff!
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It’s almost spring, although it doesn't quite feel like it at the minute, but here at TechPicks, we won't be letting that stop us planning how to spend those long evenings out in the garden.
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Myo fits around your forearm and uses proprietary EMG muscle sensors to detect muscle movement and electrical impulses and then converts this movement in real-time to control your chosen device.
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Within minutes, Pebble raised $500,000 which was their goal for the Kickstarter campaign. As I am writing this post the campaign pledges are pouring in like crazy, right at this moment they
Learn more about Pebble Time>>
Glow, the innovative headphones that blend superb design with even better functionality, are coming to the market and they are sure to make a wave. Learn more about Glow Headphones>>
Swyp takes the classic card form and allows users to switch between cards they have stored on the Swyp using the handy scroll buttons built in to the card.
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Fly12 is a 400 lumens front facing light with built-in Full HD 1080p/30fps video that encompasses a 180 degree viewing angle, recorder directly onto a 16GB micro-SD storage along with a handy timestamp.
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Ever see all these new safety features coming out in new cars, and think, “I wish my beat-up 2005 Ford Focus could do that”? Well I do, and then I found out about CarVi.
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This new Kickstarter campaign is expanding the use of CHIPS to be compatible with more activities, making CHIPS truly the worlds first universal use headphones.
Read more about CHIPS universal headphones>>
HTC just added a new smartphone in their Desire family known as the HTC Desire 510. With the launch of this new mid ranged smartphone HTC aims to capture the mid ranged market with their competitive desire smartphones.
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If you think Nokia was dead then think again as the company recently announced their new Android tablet under Nokia’s own branding. This was an un-expected move by the Finland Company that sure shocked us all as Microsoft now has the rights to Nokia’s branding.
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Last week Google announced that they were going to launch the latest version of Android for Nexus 4 as well and posted a few factory images on their developer’s website.
Read more about Nexus 4 Android L>>
Android Wear recently received a new update that fixed a lot of bugs and added some new features to the device but Android Wear is also waiting for the next big thing that a lot of smartphones are also waiting for, Android 5.0 along with which we are expecting addition of more features and visual changes.
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This news is not confirmed yet but it looks like LG might be working on a mid-ranged smartphone that will be running the latest version of Android known as Android Lollipop 5.0 that will go under the model name LG-H44x. There was a device spotted though from LG also running Android Lollipop but an earlier version by the model name LG-H440n. The smartphone had a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
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If you live in Canada and are the owner of a HTC ONE M8 then there is a good news for all of you according to a tweet today posted by the Vice President of HTC. The tweet stated that all the HTC ONE M8 owners are going to receive the new Eye Experience software update today in Canada. The new Eye Experience software update brings a lot of new camera features to the camera on the HTC ONE M8.
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While smartphone manufacturers are dealing with 2k and even 4k displays, Apple might have a totally opposite concept when it comes to display technology. According to a report by China Apple is working on a new technology that is going to be used on the next iPhone probably the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and will feature a glasses free 3D screen
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Rumors of Nokia planning to enter the smartphone market has started rising but it’s not the first time something like this came up as before this we have been hearing about the same rumor from time to time, but nothing is sure yet as these are just rumors.
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Just when we thought tablets were taking over the world, HP shifted all eyes toward the PC industry by introducing what we believe is the best PC ever made, Sprout.
It is the next big thing. The future of the PC and the bridge between reality and imagination. HP took us by surprise, and what a nice surprise it is.
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Now you don't need to scramble your phone to order or sit at your monitor hoping that the pages load fast. The Amazon Dash buttons are so easy to use that even your kids can place the order for you.
Don't worry you have to approve it first. See the Amazon Dash Buttons
What if I told you,
there is one website SmartDNS.com
which compiled a list of all available services and rated those services on a 100% scale.
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Indiegogo campaign which raised 491% of its goal in 2 days promises to deliver you some cold news! (If you like to be cold, you might like this)
Cool Fat Burner Vest>>
Ryan Craven AKA Mr Hoverboard created a hoverboard by using four leaf blowers, and a board. He also created a website asking people to help him create his dream a reality.
Read more about this DIY hoverboard>>
Microsoft Lumia 1030 expected to feature 50MP rear camera with 4th Gen short-pulse LED Flash.
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Reports about Samsung that the company was preparing to launch the successor to their Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone known as Samsung Galaxy A5 in the month of November but that won't be the case anymore as ET News has reported that Samsung will be postponing the launch of their Samsung Galaxy A5.
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Use your smartphone to open your front door, it’s that simple! Pair your smartphone, using Bluetooth, with the simple to install lock, and then use the app to unlock your door just by being near it! All you have to do is approach your door.
Learn more about August Smartlock
The new Inspire 1 drone by DJI. is the bridge between professional drones, and consumer drones, but the price tag still about $3000.
Read more about Inspire 1 4K drone>>
Google Maps till now could only tell its users about some information regarding their destination and an estimated time it would take them to get there but that is going to change as with the new update Google is adding a lot more into this process.
Read more about the new Google Maps update>>
We recently came to know that Samsung has decided to completely change the design of the smartphone with their next Galaxy flagship device. The new design dubbed “Project Zero” will completely change the way Galaxy smartphones look and it will be the biggest change in the design of the Galaxy line of smartphones since the first Galaxy smartphone was made.
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Motorola and Lenovo are officially together
It’s been almost ten months now when Google announced that it was going to sell Motorola to Lenovo and today Lenovo announced that the deal is finally complete and Motorola is now in the hands of Lenovo.
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Plastc card is an e-ink touch screen card which let you store up to 20 cards. You can store credit, debit, loyalty, gift, and access cards on plastc then you just swipe the e-ink screen to choose the card you want to use.
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According to some sources, some of the Lumia devices running the latest Windows OS 8.1 cannot set Google Chrome as its default browser
Read more about Chrome on Windows 8.1 Phones>>
SIMPIZ, a technology company came from Silicon Valley, has debuted the iTron product in the 2016 CES. Though it’s just a mobile power product, if iPhone used the product’s exclusive DUBI charging chip, iPhone can be charged to 100% in three minutes, never need to worry again about the problem of mobile phone battery life.
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