Installing VLC or KM Media Player Voids Your Laptop Warranty !!!

A company denying warranty service for laptop speaker damage if VLC Media Player or KMPlayer is found installed sounds ridicules, but that's exactly the case with DELL where users are being denied repair of blown speakers if the above popular media-players are found installed on their laptop. The company's argument is - "When using VLC media player, volume can be increased to max output. This eventually distorts the speaker output. If audio/video playback is continuously done using VLC with max volume (100%) over a period of time then even if the volume is kept at a lower level sound would be distorted. This distortion is permanent. ". But as put forward by VLC's main developer (and shared below), that the media-player simply uses Windows officially provided API's like every other media-player and the problem lies with the fact that DELL is using inferior quality, cheap components where their sound-card is outputting at max 10W, and the accompanied speakers can only take 6W causing the damage. Don't miss the VLC's main developer answer to DELL shared at Hacker News posted after the "read more" link below.

Dell Vs VLC

Mozilla Adds Firefox Accounts And Brand New Highly Customizable UI Named Australis

Mozilla has introduced several new features to Firefox Aurora, the pre-Beta build branch of Firefox. The company has introduced Firefox Accounts, improved Sync and a brand new sleek user-interface with ability to be highly customizable and minimalistic, once tested in Pre-beta and Beta branches these changes will make there way into the Release branch in coming months.

Firefox Aurora

Virtual Reality Is The Future Of Gaming

Super immersive "Augmented Reality Games" will the computer gaming technology of 2014. Zero Latency, a company specializing in VR technologies is already showcasing their work in this field and from all angles it looks very impressive. Do checkout the video below.

Fitnect - Download the future of augmented reality powered 3D fitting room now on your computer

We have seen many Microsoft Kinect Hacks and this one takes the prize for being the best of them all. Fitnect is an interactive 3D virtual fitting room application using a combination of augmented reality, cloth physics and full body motion capture to offer an excellent glimpse into the future of fitting room. The best part is, you can download this right-now on your computer and use anyone of the popular motion sensor like Kinect, ASUS XTION Live, PrimeSense or Carmin 1.08 to get this virtual mirror and amaze everybody. Do watch the video shared below.

3D Fitting Room

Fixing The Horrible Windows "Unable To Access" Network Resource Error

Microsoft Windows has came a long way since the dreadful days of common OS crashes and BSOD's, I have been using my current install of Microsoft Windows 7 since past 2.5 years and never faced any major annoyance. Suddenly, few days ago my computer failed to connect to any shared network folder and greeted me with the error "Windows cannot access \\machine\sharedfolder, error code 0x80004005" every-time I tried accessing a network resource as shown below. Strangely, the computer was discovering other computers on the network and I was able to ping and SSH into them like my Raspberry Pi Network Attached Storage (NAS). After, trying everything from messing with firewall settings, completely uninstalling Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, enabling all sorts of networking services and changing security policies nothing worked. After 5 days of reading numerous articles on the internet I finally managed to nail this and solve this problem as shared below.

Unable to Browse the Network

Sysinternals Process Explorer v 16.0 Now Comes With VirusTotal Integration

Sysinternals Process Explorer has been one of the most indispensable utility for diagnosing misbehaving applications and fixing malware's. Process Explorer shows you all the information about any application running on windows including which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded, network, security, performance and a lot more. The utility has now get integration for another indispensable tool for researching malware's, the multi-engine anti-virus scanning utility VirusTotal. The integration also shows a rare sight of co-operation between two rivals Microsoft (Process Explorer) and Google (VirusTotal).

Sysinternals Process Explorer v 16.0

Fixing dllhost.exe Constant CPU Usage And Memory Leak

A long ago we shared a solution for "Windows 7 Lock-up While Using Windows Photo Viewer" which involved dllhost.exe's incompatibility with Kaspersky Antivirus. I recently faced a similar issue where Microsoft's genuine dllhost.exe file was constantly using 25% of CPU with ever increasing RAM (a memory leak) consumption, this time it was not the Kaspersky incompatibility causing the issue but a Windows 7 bug how it handles thumbnail generation. The reason for the issue was a broken video download on my Desktop, Windows was trying to generate thumbnail for that broken/incompatible video file and failing causing the constant CPU usage - the solution was to simply delete the problematic file or move it to a inner folder in which case the problem will occur only when accessing that particular folder.

dllhost.exe causing high cpu and RAM usage

Google Patents Advertisement Powered Taxi's Offering Free Rides To Users

Google has been awarded the patent for an ad-powered taxi service, the patent describes a service from Google where it would allow advertisers to offer customers a free ride to their place of business. Google will be flexing its targeting capabilities to locate the user's current location and display "free ride" advertisement either via cell phone or from a stationary kiosk in a public area. The highly targeted ads would also track how often you use (by asking Google account authorization before giving free ride) the discounted or free transportation to make a purchase, and if found using too many free rides without buying something, do not offer you a free ride next time. The users can also offer additional information about themselves and who else is with them to get better recommendations from advertisers. For example, a family looking for a free-ride to a restaurant and advertisers bidding against each other just like Google Adwords to get them to their place, advertisers would also be able to better target offers (like free deserts for kids) using your purchase history and other factors in the user's profile.

Google's Advertisement Powered Taxi

Leawo iTransfer Giveaway – Free iPhone/iPod/iPad Transfer Software

Great news for all our readers! Leawo Software, the trusted multimedia solution provider, cooperates with GOTD to give away its best-selling iPhone/iPod/iPad transfer software – iTransfer on January, 27, 2014. The software normally costs at $29.95. But thanks to Leawo and GOTD starting such a wonderful giveaway, you could get the registration code of Leawo iTransfer for totally free.

What should be mentioned is the iTransfer giveaway lasts only one day on GOTD. However, you could still get this great iPhone/iPod/iPad transfer tool for free on Leawo Spring Promotion from January 27 to February 12, 2014.

Leawo iTransfer Giveaway

This iWatch Concept Is By Far The Best Gadget I Have Ever Seen !!!

We have shared numerous gadget and smart-watch concepts, but this one is "the best" of them all. The design concpet is based on the slim form factor of Nike FuelBand but incorporating UI components from iOS 7. The front of the device is a curved touchscreen and there’s a single Home button on the left-hand side, with two more buttons on the right-side for volume control. The whole concept of having a fully-functional smart-phone interface in your wristband is simply brilliant, just imagine the ease of use and fun of having a uber-cool smart-watch, cellphone and fitness tracker all placed nicely on your waistband. DO NOT MISS THE EXCELLENT CONCEPT VIDEO POSTED BELOW SHOWING UI IN ACTION.

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