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Bitcoin Sinks after China restrics yuan exchanges

Bitcoin Sinks after China restrics yuan exchanges

According to BBC, Bitcoin fell to less than half the value it recently traded for, following report s of fresh action by Beijing last month to restricts trade in the virtual currency. BTC China said that local payment companies have been blocked form providing it with clearing services. It means that the firm the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange in terms of trading volumes, can no longer accept yuan-based deposits. Prices tumbled following the news.

One Bitcoin was trading for as low as 2,560 yuan (421 US dollars), with Japan-based MtGox seeing the exchange rate for one Bitcoin fell from 717 Us dollars to as low as 480 US dollars in Wednesday’s trade. “A lot of people put Bitcoin’s rise over recent months to China where interest in it has going through the roof”, said Emily Spaven, editor of digital currency news site CoinDesk told the BBC. “People are getting frightened that with new regulations the country could now drop out of the ecosystem. Going forward, it’s certainly not the end of Bitcoin, but people have been panic selling”.

MIT prepared a tracking system(WiTrack) that can work through walls

MIT prepared a tracking system(WiTrack) that can work through walls

Research team at MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in CSAIL ( Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) prepared a high-resolution 3D motion tracking system which can work  through walls. From a static location connected to a computer , the system can track you as you walk around the house and even if you hide behind the wall. This system has a superb resolution by which it can understand the gestures of the body ( like if you lift your hand) as well.

This system is known as WiTrack which stands for Wireless Tracking. WiTrack is more cost-effective and the simple combination of hardware and software than Microsoft tracking system called Kinect. Microsoft Kinect tracking system tracks via infrared cameras which can’t track the person or object behind the wall. Such technology is known as computer vision. In order to develop the results from infrared cameras, Kinect processed through complex algorithm whereas in WiTrack process is pretty simple because cameras aren't used in it.

MIT prepared a tracking system(WiTrack) that can work through walls

WiTrack tracks you or an object with the help of radio waves. These radio waves are so low-power. According to research team, these waves are 100 times weaker than WiFi waves and 1000 times weaker than mobile waves. WiTrack consists of four antennae — one that transmits radio waves, and three receivers. According to Fadel Adib, one of the researchers working on WiTrack, the transmitted radio waves are “structured in a particular way to measure the time from when the signal was transmitted until the reflections come back.” Because the three receivers are spaced apart, it’s possible to triangulate the delay of these reflected signals, to build up a 3D map. Developers say, this system works accurately in the range of 10-20cm (4-8inch).

Research team of MIT has also developed some tracking systems to track through the walls, but in which one system consisted on a very large antenna while second worked with WiFi. Both systems were enormous in size as well as poor in performance.

WiTrack tech can be popular in future due to its cheap cost and good performance, but there is not any likelihood of its usage in future. Kinect is more efficient than WiTrack as it can track up to millimeter. Moreover, WiTrack can only track one person or object in one time. Developers say they can increase its efficiency to track more than one things. In the last I would like to  say if this system isn't as per our requirements then at least we can utilize this tech for some other usages such as when person reaches at home light turn on automatically.

Samsung is preparing to launch Galaxy Glass

Samsung is preparing to launch Galaxy Glass

Samsung was early to market with a smartwatch in the Galaxy Gear, and now it looks like it might be one of the first in the mix with a glasses-based computing device. A new report from the Korea Times (via Verge) suggests that Samsung is currently developing a Google Glass competitor, which is in fact provisionally named “Galaxy Glass,” set for launch in September at the annual IFA tech conference.

Google has yet to put a firm timeline on the consumer launch of its own Google Glass wearable computer, which is available to developers and early adopters via Google’s ‘Explorer’ program. Some reports had suggested a general launch for late 2013, but then later information from Google revised the release timeline to sometime in 2014. Samsung could conceivably beat Google to the punch, but as we saw with the Galaxy Gear, that’s not necessarily a good thing.

The Gear was likewise telegraphed before its actual launch, with Samsung coming right out and admitting the device was on the way at IFA. This time around, there’s no named source discussing the device, but the Korea Times does quote a Samsung official as saying that the potential in the market is huge, and that Samsung is very interested in getting a first-mover advantage in the space.

As for what Samsung Glass would do, it sounds like it would essentially provide a basic heads-up display for your smartphone on your face, pushing notifications, music playback information and basic controls to the lens of a head-mounted display.

Samsung getting in among the early crop of device-makers hoping to ride this trend is in keeping with its recent strategy, which seems to be one of putting everything they can out as a shipping product. It’s a plan that gets them lots of props as a company eager to pursue innovation and drive new product development, but the first-mover advantage has only questionable use value if these first generation products keep failing to impress.

Both the smartwatch and the eyeware-based computing models are interesting because OEMs seem to be pursuing them fairly aggressively without any evidence that this is a direction consumers necessarily are interested in. We’ll apparently see in September if Samsung has managed to build a face computer that moves the tech forward, however.

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm, DeepMind in 400 Million dollars

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm, DeepMind in 400 Million dollars

The recent chatter regarding Google’s acquisition-driven moves to become the world leader in artificial intelligence will likely increase now that the company has reportedly acquired DeepMind for $400 million.

According to a report from Re/code, Google has confirmed the acquisition of the London-based artificial intelligence firm, but would not offer any further details.

Very little has been publicly shared regarding exactly what DeepMind does, adding to the mystery surrounding Google’s artificial intelligence aspirations.

On the DeepMind website, the company says its mission is to combine “the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.”

This latest acquisition builds on other recent robotics and artificial intelligence-oriented buys by Google including DNNresearch, Wavii and Boston Dynamics.

5G Network 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G Developed by South Korea

 5G Network 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G Developed by South Korea

The country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) announced Wednesday that it would invest 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) to develop 5G technology that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G LTE and quick enough to allow users to download full-length films (usually an 800-megabyte file) in one second.

MEST plans to roll out a trial 5G service by 2017 and have a commercial service available by 2020. In addition to developing the 5G network itself, MEST will prioritize developing new, key features for 5G, including Ultra-HD streaming, hologram transmission and upgraded social networking services.

South Korea's government estimates that projected sales for related industries that would use the 5G infrastructure could reach up to 331 trillion won ($310 billion) from 2020 to 2026. MEST wants to implement the plan with cooperation from operators like SK Telecom and Korea Telecom as well as Samsung and LG.

Samsung announced the results of its own early 5G tests last May. The company claimed that it managed to produce a 1.056 Gigabit per second signal to a distance of up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) and has similar plans to have the service commercially available by 2020.

The company's tests used 64 antennas to get around the problems with the high frequencies needed to transfer data at higher speeds by rapidly switching between which transmitter and receiver beams carried data depending on which could get the clearest signal.

Despite the company's claims regarding using 5G as a potential network, the lack of published confirmation has drawn skepticism from some in the tech industry.

Just after Samsung made its announcement, Forbes denounced Samsung's claims as "hyperbole," taking issue with the technology Samsung claimed it used, especially the vague details surrounding the 64 antennas used in Samsung's tests.

Though some may write off talk of 5G as being little more than a marketing gimmick, other regions are also looking into developing the next-generation network. According to the Digital Agenda for Europe, the EU has their sights set on 5G and also hopes to be ready to support the increase in traffic expected in 2020.

The first pen drive for android smartphone or Tablet by Sony

The first pen drive for android smarphone or Tablet by Sony

Japanese Electronics maker, Sony, has launched the world’s first pen drive, which can be connected to your Android smartphone or tablet. This new drive is a “2-in-1 device”, with MciroUSB and standard USB2.0 plugs into a tiny package allowing users to connect it with both desktop computers and smartphones.

 It is devised to grant flexibility to the Android users by maki9ng the file tarnsfer between mobile devices simple and brink, witout the requisite of any Wireless Connectitivity. In roder t omake it work with your device, your phone must need to run Android 4.0 or higher since it is explicitly intended for devices with Android’s On The Go (OTG) connectivitiy, which is usual in most phones running Android 4.0 Ic Creams Sandwich and above.

These Dual-USB pen drives have a Black base, but their locking caps are available in three different colors including white, black and blue, with the capacities 8, 16 and 32GB.

LG announced to launch Chrombase, an all-in-one Google chrome OS desktop

LG announced to launch Chrombase, an all-in-one Google chrome OS desktop

Chrome OS was not introduced in desktop computer as an OS before LG became pioneer in this step.  Recently LG announced to launch Chorme OS base computer. Chrome OS is a Google’s operating system and I  personally think that LG wants to complete with Microsoft Windows.

The new cutting-edge tech is similar to Mac computer in which you will find all-in-one desktop with built-in moniter. A cute full HD screen in 21.5-inch size will absorb your attention. LG will use Intel Celeron processor , 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and also will come with a mouse and keybnoard. Additionally, the computer comes with and HDMI port, three USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 prot and an Ethernet port. In the last two years, Chromebook laptops have begun to make a dent in the sales of Windows machines.

In addition to LG, Google has also worked with HP, Acer Dell, Samsung and others to release Chrome OS desktops and laptops. Chrome OS computers can’t install software like Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Instead, everything is done through the Chrome Web browser.

Google boasts that the simplicity of Chrome OS doesn't require users to constantly update the software or their security because the company does everything for them through the cloud. LG plans to showcase the new machine at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where a price and release date are expected to be announced.

Google introduced smart contact lens

Google introduced smart contact lens

International Diabetes Federation said. “We think the world is losing the battle against diabetes disease.” But I suppose Google is still zealous to conquer the end of diabetes that’s why it introduced speculative technology in contact lens called “Smart Contact Lens”

The aim of smart contact lens is to measure the glucose level of Diabetes patient. Typically diabetes patient pricks his finger to test his glucose level that’s the manual sort of test. Google embedded a tiny wireless chip and hair-thin antennae between two layers of lens. This chip is 50 times thinner than a human hair. There is a glucose sensor with chip embedded in the smart contact lens.

The sensor has enough potential to record the reading of glucose level after each second. In order to make it more outstanding, Google is striving to integrate LED light that will  light up when the certain level of glucose approaches crossed threshold.

So far smart contact lens is still in the developing phase in GoogleX lab. Although Google has accomplished its clinical research studies but still Google thinks that it needs some experts and partner companies related to medical tech development. Talking to FDA (Food & Drug Administration) Google said, “It wants to work with some partners who are particularly developing medical equipment and gadget.”

Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition tech expected to be used in next iPhone version

Facial recognition technology is still controversial, but it has developed in recent some years. Now this technology can recognize face with high accuracy.  In the earlier year, Google banned on facial recognition technology in its Google glass wearable technology until some laws standards are not developed in this regard.

To read about Google Glass click here

Lately Apple Company won patent of Facial recognition technology that’s why experts are expecting that probably Apple will use facial recognition technology in its next iPhone version. On the other hand Obama administration is also preparing laws for facial recognition. National Telecommunication and Information Administration will conduct first meeting in this regard in 2014 expectedly.

It is imperative to set some laws for facial recognition technology because this tech can intervene in private lives of people. For that very reason it is very necessary to review general aspects of legislation before launching this technology.

Microsoft "Project Siena" app for making Windows 8 apps

Microsoft "Project Siena" app for making Windows 8 apps

Microsoft has launched "Project Siena" on the Windows Store, essentially an app that allows  users to create thier own Windows-based apps. Prject Siena launched and is designed for "business experts, business analysts, consultants and other app imagineers" who don't have any programming experience. "Sieba apps are as easy as editing a document. You place some visuals on a canvas," reads the app's notes. "You look them up tp your data. YOu customize how your app looks and works.

Then, if you need special logic and intelligence, you write some Excel-like expressions. You can use your app immediately, or share it with colleagues or world." Microsoft provides a few ideas of what kind of apps can be created, including those to explore media-rick product catalog sand create ensembles, apps used on the spot to resolve customer service bottlenecks and logistics exceptions, and apps for auditing and inspecting a manufacturing facility through photos, videos and pen and voice notes.

 Features include the ability to connect to corporate and web data, the ability to add business logic and intelligence using Excel-like expressions, and more.

3D printing manufacturing revolution

3d printing manufacturing revolution

According to experts, safety and reliability standards and mandates will need to be developed and implemented for products that can be churned out on a whim. Technical education and training will likely be impacted. Legal issues pertaining to ownership, patent protection, trademarks and copyrights and credentials for individuals using the technology will need to be resolved before 3D printing reaches new levels and new frontiers. In the U.S. and elsewhere, the 3D printer is enabling a “maker movement,” as an increasing number of people apply the technology to their daily lives.

In the business world, 3D printers are used at dental labs to make custom crowns in less than one hour and at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to fabricate a new type of fuel injector. Future industrial applications include food production and the printing of human bone and tissue. What’s more, 3D printers are showing up in basements and garages of U.S. households as the do-it-yourself community embraces the powerful tool to make everything from model trains and translucent chess pieces to circuitry and musical instruments. Three-dimensional printers make products by following instructions from a computer and stacking raw material — plastic, metal or other substance — into layers. Whereas, in conventional design and manufacturing, computer-based models are developed and then adapted to machining.

3d printing manufacturing revolution

Also check What is 3D Printing?

“Among the many advantages of 3D printing is the capability of the system to print on demand when an object is needed,” said Hod Lipson, co-author (with Melba Kurman) of the book “Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing,” who recently addressed a special session on advanced manufacturing arranged by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Many of the consumer 3D printers on the market are “selective deposition” types that squirt, squeeze or spray liquid, paste or powdered raw material through a nozzle. Found today in many homes and schools, the selective deposition models are also a favorite of food-loving enthusiasts, who use the printers to create dough, frosting and other culinary treats.

At its recent 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, ASME brought together the manufacturing community to discuss these issues, and the experts concurred that 3D printing will enjoy a promising future. For more information, visit

Samsung faces $150k Drops of its Ultra-HD TV On South Korean Market

Samsung faces $150k Drops of its Ultra-HD TV On South Korean Market

How many dollars do you spend on an ultra-HD TV? If you would like to  answer $150k then perhaps you wish to go far Samsung's 110-inch television at the same price in South Korea. According to me, the TV is four times greater than the model you have in your living room at this moment. This giant tech brand will embark your high resolution experience more.

You perhaps recall the OLED craze, presented by  Samsung & LG. Physically, the superb thin screens turned up a bit too costly and couldn't beat other current mainstreams in the market. If I am not wrong, I suppose last week Sony and Panasonic also warped up their market with OLED entirely. Samsung is expecting to have well market with its new technology to satiate the demand for ultra high definition TVs. Samsung will also launch it in China, the Middle East and Europe. Samsung couldn't get the contemplation of North America on its ultra HD TV so far, nevertheless I would like to recommend you to go far this handsome brand if HD TV means  a lot to you.

The NSA is preparing a Quantum Computer to crack all kind of encryption

The NSA is preparing a Quantum Computer to crack all kind of encryption

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal two NSA programs that seek to build a “useful quantum computer” that can break all known forms of classical encryption. Such a quantum computer would obviously give the NSA unprecedented access to encrypted communications, but a working quantum computer is also vital for defensive purposes: If someone else gets their hands on a quantum computer first, then it is the US government that will suddenly have all of its encrypted communications cracked wide open.

According to the documents leaked by Snowden and published by The Washington Post, there are at least two programs that deal with quantum computers and their use in breaking classical encryption — “Penetrating Hard Targets” and “Owning the Net.” The first program, Penetrating Hard Targets, is funded to the tune of $79.7 million and includes efforts to build “a cryptologically useful quantum computer” that can “sustain and enhance research operations at NSA/CSS Washington locations, including the Laboratory for Physical Sciences facility in College Park, MD.” The second program, Owning the Net, deals with developing new methods of intercepting communications, including the use of quantum computers to break encryption. (Read: Move over, quantum cryptography: Classical physics can be unbreakable too.)

The NSA is preparing a Quantum Computer to crack all kind of encryption

As always with Snowden’s leaks, it’s not actually surprising that the NSA is working on quantum computing and cryptography, but it’s still a bit weird to see its plans laid bare. The mathematical, cryptographical, and quantum mechanical communities have long known that quantum computing should be able to crack classical encryption very easily. To crack RSA, the world’s prevailing cryptosystem, you need to be able to factor prime numbers — a task that is very difficult with a normal, classical-physics CPU, but might be very easy for a quantum computer. We say “might” because no one has built a fully functioning multi-qubit quantum computer yet — and that’s why there’s so much attention on who will build the first cryptographically useful quantum computer.

As for when we might actually see the first useful quantum computer, I would put my money on “the next five years.” We are now getting to the point where coherence on a single-qubit level is not so much of an issue, allowing researchers to move onto the trickier topic of stringing multiple fully entangled qubits together, and the necessary error checking/fault tolerance measures that go along with multi-qubit setups. From what it’s published so far, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, which is carrying out the NSA’s quantum computing work under contract, doesn’t seem to be leading the pack in terms of building a quantum computer. IBM, with its superconducting waveguide-cavity qubits, appears to be closer to realizing a quantum computer.

The NSA is preparing a Quantum Computer to crack all kind of encryption

Despite Snowden’s leak, then, it is at least somewhat comforting that the NSA doesn’t appear to be ahead of the rest of the industry. In reality, something like a working quantum computer would be so hugely significant that it would be impossible for the NSA to develop it internally and keep it a secret. In short, even if the NSA does develop a quantum computer to intercept all of your encrypted communications, there will almost certainly be other international actors with quantum computers that will keep the US government in check.

LG's bringing Ultra HD OLED TVs in more sizes to CES

LG's bringing Ultra HD OLED TVs in more sizes to CES

In 2013 Samsung & LG competited with their first few commercially released OLED HDTVs, & now at CES 2014 we're proceeding on to round two. The curved 77-inch Ultra HD OLED shown as a concept late last year will return, this time rocking a model number (77EC9800) and focus on specs (3D, upscaling, apps and processing of 4K video) that makes it seem due for release very soon, along with 55- and 65-inch sizes. It's also showing off a second gen 55-inch curved OLED HDTV (no ultra) that it claims has "more recyclable materials and considerably fewer parts" than its predecessor. While being green is nice, we're most interested in knowing if the 55EB9600 can ship for a price well below $10,000.

Flat TV fans will have to live with the same 55-inch "Gallery OLED" from a few months ago (and possibly US release information?), however the most important news will probably not be seen on the show floor. LG closes its press release with word that it's expanding production in a number of countries outside Korea, with plants in Brazil, Poland, China and Thailand already built. Of particular interest to us is a facility in Mexico opening later this year specifically meant to serve the North American market. Now that OLED TVs are a reality the race has moved to who can produce an affordable version, and these new plants will go a long way towards helping LG do that.

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Acer presents 27-inch touch monitor and Android PC

Acer presents 27-inch touch monitor and Android PC

Probably the greatest method to pay regard Acer's going up range of Android "all-in-ones" does not seem as PC replacements, or even as giant tablets, but rather as touch-sensitive monitors that have the additional benefit of being able to execute their own OS. Precisely that applies to the latest model, the TA272 HUL, whose 27-inch, 2,560 x 1,440, 10-point touch panel makes it remarkable well equipped as a monitor for a Windows 8 PC. As an alternate, an "NVIDIA Tegra quad-core processor," which we suspect might be an old Tegra 3, will permit the unit to run primary tasks and media playback in Jelly Bean even when the source PC is switched off.

The TA272 HUL is available with 16GB of onboard storage, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs and a 2-megapixel webcam, all for an RRP of $1,099. For reference, that's at least $100 more expensive than a similarly specced Acer monitor without Android (the T272 HUL), so you'd need to be so certain that you'll put that built-in OS to good use.

The Dual Device Backup Battery

This device has a small size like the size of a pack of gum. It can charge two electronic devices simultaneously. It can full charge twice two devices either two tablets or two smartphones before needing a charge itself. The unique USB charging cable - with Apple 30-pin/micro USB/mini USB tips - connects to virtually any portable electronic device without requiring adapters. The battery automatically detects the type of device to which it is connected and adjusts the amount of power delivered accordingly. About the size of a pack of gum, the battery has built-in surge protection that prevents damage to devices while they are charging. Recharges via USB with included cable or via AC with your device's AC adapter. 1" H x 1 3/4" W x 3 1/2" L. (5 oz.)

7 things embarked Google in 2013

Author: Kurnia Cruzz

This year Google celebrated its 15th anniversary though it showed none of the creeping complacency that has derailed other dominant tech companies. Nevertheless, 2013 was a simply another year for a search giant engine during which it solidified its place in the center of just about every area of the internet economy.

One of the four horsemen of the internet age along with Apple, Facebook and Amazon (Samsung is angling to be no.5), however Google claimed to be the only one to compete in all areas including hardware, social networking, retail, TV and of course search engine. Despite of  its performs that is better in some areas versus others (ahem, Google Plus), you can’t completely count Google out in any of them as Google has managed to make huge gains this year of its internet media services even though this seeming lack of focus.

As a result of its success a variety of new products releases and acquisitions from Google Glass to the Moto X to Chrome cast. I have listed up some of Google’s most important moments over the past year that contributed to its exponential rise.

1. Google Glass

Since Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, Google has been playing catchup. Though this strategy has proven extremely effective, for the first time in 2013 the mantle of innovation was passed from Apple to Google. This was largely possible because of Google Glass known as the first optically-driven wearable computer aimed at general consumers.

Until 2014 Google Glass isn’t set to hit the mass market but the company began disseminating units to an unspecified number of “explorers” early this year. Consequently that led to a wave of publicity and a black lash. Now as the year comes to close, uncertainty about the viability of the category continued.

The primary issue of a Google Glass is a chicken-and-egg problem since so few people own a pair and not yet socially acceptable. A major part of the glass experience is receiving weird looks from others. However, Google could work out some of those kinks like having a partnership with fashionable eye wear brand Warby Parker that would likely yield some less geeky designs. Even if the Glass is colossal flop, the products has succeeded making Apple look comparatively timid with its line up of mildly tweaked phone such as the iPhone 5C or 5S also tablets and rumored iWatch.

2. Android Takes 81% of the Market

Many consumers continue to equate with the iPhone smartphone, four fifth of all smartphones actually using android system that means the market of smartphone is shaping up into a small PC segment. Although in android phone Google play the role as Microsoft in windows  which is a cash cow for Microsoft but Google doesn’t actually make money from Android as it was designed to sell advertising with such a large chunk of market which make Google has brilliantly transformed the desktop era to the mobile age.
Different perspective comes from Apple companies regarding Android smartphone market that shaped small PC mobile. This can be seen based on the interview with Bloomberg Business week in September. Apple CEO Tim Cook cited stats showing that despite android’s market-share dominance with 55% of mobile traffic comes from iOS devices and he also indirectly dubbed many of Android-based devices as “junk”which is become a moot point when your intention is to sell ads

3. Google Buys Waze for $1.1 Billion

In 2012 Google maps earned new respect for the world after Apple’s disastrous introduction of maps. The mapping category keeps envolving. Waze is an Israeli company was ahead of the curve with incorporating real-time information such as traffic into maps. Many realized waze was one of very few companies that offer such data along with its own credible mapping infrastructure which set off a bidding war that reportedly included Apple and Facebook.  As a result of winning the world respect Google maintained its reputation as the internet’s premier cartographer

4. Moto X Launches

Google and its Motorola Unit announced their first smartphone designed called the Moto X in August (this was also the first major release to follow the company’s $12 billion purchase of Motorola). The moto X bring its touchless control which brings your phone life by uttering “OK Google now”, appeared in a new line of Verizon Droid smartphones the week before the Moto X was unveiled but it seems still lacked any strong differentiators even though the Moto X received positive reviews.
In other words, Moto which was seen as a hedge against patent trolls hasn’t yet seamlessly integrated into the company and appears to be just one of many partners like albeit one that Google owns. As a result of the product reviews it can be said that  this wasn’t seen as a breakthrough and  a tough challenge with so many other android manufactures.

5. The Introduction of Chromecast

After the Google TV and the Nexus Q, Google tried once again to colonize the TV with Chromecast dongle that looks like a USB drive. The Chromecast attaches to a TV’s HDMI port instead of plugging into a USB port and let you beam content from your computer, phone or tablet into a TV.
Chromecast is a workaround rather than an all-encompassing solution like Apple TV and it seems to finding its audience. In October, Google’s new apparatus was the best-selling gadget on Amazon.

6. Google Stock Hits $1,000

Google stock entered the four-figure range, Joining an elite club including Price line Seaboard and Berkshire Hathaway in October and  It was such psychological barriers are often meaningless- a looming stock split will send it back to three digit territory soon but it underscored the company’s stellar financial performance this year.

7. Google Play Passes 50 Billion App Downloads

This summer, as apple announced its 50 billions downloads on the app store Google was also crowing about the same number of downloads. After the app Store, Google play launched as an android market a few months later in 2008. However, Google play was seen as an also-ran next to the app store for much of the ensuing period. This is partially launched happens due to developers generally release iOS versions of their apps ahead of their Android iterations — in fact, often months ahead.
That may be changing,  If Android does get the edge in new development, it will be harder for consumers to defend their devotion to iOS as well. With more than 80% of the global market justifying an iOS-first strategy is increasingly difficult.

Android augmented reality apps

Android augmented reality apps

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality (AR) is a cutting edge application which has been programmed to show physical printed drawings into life display. It takes the input from martphone camera and performs its tasks. This groundbreaking technology consists of many features, such as you can put your artwork come into life on your mobile device screen. You can see the animation movement from any angle (in 3D style) you want to see. You can zoom in and zoom out the playing animation. You can stop, pause and play the animation. Along with motion display you will hear different music according to drawing objects. For instance, if there is a dragon drawn on the paper with fire out from its mouth. While you will over your smartphone camera on this drawing, you will hear fire music.


Required iOS 4.3 or later compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Augmented Reality doesn’t work on iPd and iPhone 3, 3S.

Benefit of Augmented Reality for Educational Content

Since augmented reality changes the printed drawing into life, for that very reason it is very interesting thing for pupils. It presents a worth following trend to learning innovative interesting and augmented reality apps available for making the class environment a best. I compile three apps to share with you. These apps very useful for pupils:

(1) Google Sky Mapp

Android augmented reality apps

This app is so useful for astronomy learners. With the help this app students can explore the stars and constellation directly.


Google Sky Mapp is available for Android phones only.



Android augmented reality apps

This app teaches math skills (add and subtract) using real-world scenarios which allow for virtualization while solving math problems.


FETCH! LUNCH RUSH is available for iPhone.


(3) GeoGoggle

Android augmented reality apps

This app is a robust medium to learn geographical skills for pupils. It uses 3D compass in order to calculate altitude and the distance between two points.


Android 2.1 and higher OS


Augmented Reality is a very profitable business is the world, Estimated 670 Million dollars will be invested this year in this business. ColARApp website is very hot for augmented reality drawings. You can also download some interested drawings from

Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Virsualization brings hard nut to crack technologies which are not comprehensive for all enterprises besides few giant of them. Virtualization consists of scores of benefits for trivial businesses, including cost savings and IT efficiency. And options such as Orable’s VirtualBox  ( and VMare Workstation ( have put the technology within reach of small business budgets. Here are some suggestions for how you can leverage the power of virtualization in your small business.

Replace an old or unsupported machine

It happens often enough: The developer of an niche software that you’re using goes out of business, or the software in no long supported. The original installation files are nowhere to be found, and you aren't sure of the configuration settings anyway. Rather than spending money to replace a perfectly working app, or keeping your fingers crossed hoping the machine running it will last a couple more years, why not just virtualize the entire PC? That’s easy enough using software such as the free VMare vCenter Converter ( This allows you to continue using the unsupported software on any desktop or laptop with sufficient RAM and a decent processor, albeit in a virtualized environment.

Obviously, running unsupported software is never desirable from a security perspective. Be sure to only run virtual machines (VMs) containing such apps behind a firewall.

Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Create a system backup

Using the same method outlined above, you can make a “snapshot” of a server into a VM as a system backup. A VM backup can help your business quickly get up to speed after a catastrophic hardware failure. While a VM copy is no substitution for daily data backups (you will need the data backups to restore your server), having a recent image handy can keep business downtime to a minimum and buy you time to acquire and configure new physical hardware.

Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Provide Internal Services

Are you looking to setup a Wiki for internal use or testing out a Jabber IM deployment within the company internet? In such scenarios, virtualization makes it easy for businesses to setup an environment without cluttering up existing machines or having to purchase new hardware. If the initial deployment or trial is successful, the VM can be easily moved onto a dedicated virtual server machine or quickly expanded simply by tweaking VM parameters such as RAM and CPU allocation.

Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Support Mobility

Mobile devices have allowed business users to work from virtually anywhere, but there are times when an employee will need to access a PC-only app from the road or use a desktop browser for websites that won’ load properly on a mobile one. Fortunately, Remote Desktop Protocol-clients for iOS, Android, and Windows RT enable users to connect to their office workstations in this situation. Rather having employees connect directly to their desktops, set up a VM to server as the RDP host, making sure to configure only the services that they need. Keeping work machines segregated this way adds an extra layer of security.

Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Enhance security

The prevalence of cyber attacks targeting Web browsers puts your business data at increased risk. An easy, inexpensive way to combat it is to limit Web browsing activities to a virtual environment that has no access to sensitive files. Should a hacker break through the Web browser, a quick restart will conveniently erase any malware or modified system files (assuming the VM was started in read only mode).

Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Distribute apps without having to install them

Apps can also be packaged and distributed a VM image. This is a great method for transporting your favorite apps on a flash drive between home and work, and is also a way to ensure that your software demo will not fail due to missing drivers and code libraries. Finally, this tactic can also be used to run multiple instances of an application such as Yahoo Messenger and Skype, with different instances mapped to different accounts.