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Read Less to Learn More -- Librum’s Approach to Reading

Like many people, the founders of Librum were faced with a predicament. They were hungry for knowledge and loved reading, but their busy schedules forced the, to put off their desire to learn. So they thought, how can this problem be solved? And so Librum began taking form. They started by getting highly qualified writers to summarize non-fiction books. Books such as “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups” and “Disney War”.

If you love reading but find that you often lack the time, then Librum is for you. The Vancouver-based startup is offering a valuable service to eager learners; free access to a library of non-fiction book summaries. Other websites offer a similar service, but none have come out and made it free. Driven by the desire to make learning material available to everyone, Librum presents users with detailed summaries of today’s hottest non-fiction books. They are currently offering free summaries on their website and will be constantly growing their library. In the near future, they will be releasing an iOS and Android application that will allow you to read summaries on the go.

Librum

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus India Pricing Announced - Pre-Booking Starts Tomorrow

Apple has now officially confirmed the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release dates and prices for India, as expected the newest iPhone's will be available for sale in India officially from Oct, 17 with pre-booking starting as early as tomorrow via distribution partners, namely Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance. Apple's sales partners have also announced the pricing details for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as :

  • Apple iPhone 6 [16 GB] : Rs 53,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 [64 GB] : Rs 62,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 [128 GB] : Rs 71,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [16 GB] : Rs 62,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [64 GB] : Rs 71,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [128GB] : Rs 80,500

As now listed on Apple India's website, the phones will be also made available by Airtel and Aircel, no pricing information regarding the carrier version of the phone is listed at the moment.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus India Pricing Announced

Raspberry Pi Gets A New Modern Web-browser

Raspberry Pi team has been working with Collabora to offer a better web-browsing experience on the mini-computer, their efforts have now getting results in form of Epiphany (aka GNOME Web). The up-to-date, HTML5-capable web browser for the Pi aims to support a reasonably good multi-tab web-surfing experience with ARMv6-optimized 2d rendering and accelerated image and HTML5 video decoding. The new web-browser for Raspberry Pi is offers better interactivity during page loading and faster scrolling.

HTML5 Capable Web-browser For Raspberry Pi

Tox - A New Kind of Instant Messaging

Tox LogoThere would be a bunch of popular instant-messengers out there which we can name without taking a breath, however majority of them can be and are getting snooped into by governmental agencies and hackers. Free, Multi-platform and open-sourced Tox instant-messenger aims to solve this by providing an easy to use method to connect with friends and family without anyone else listening-in. Users can not only enjoy secure and encrypted instant-chats but also voice and video calls without the fear of anybody listening into it, also unlike other big-name services which require you to pay for additional features, Tox is totally free, and comes without advertising.

Tox Interface

Lantern : An app to end censorship

Proxies, VPN and Tor Network have been the most popular tools in hands of users wanting to bypass internet censorship in countries like China, Iran, Syria and North Korea. Lantern a free utility for Windows, Mac and Linux which allows users to bypass internet censorship by routing internet connections via "trusted" friends located in non-restrictive countries. Unlike Tor, Lantern is a tool having the priority to provide access via trusted computers and is not designed to prevent monitoring or anonymize a user's connection. Lantern also makes use of it's cloud-servers acting as proxy to provide access if no trusted peer-to-peer connection via a friend is available, these connections are also faster then other similar tools like GoAgent, Freegate, Ultrasurf, Psiphon and Autoproxy as it focuses to utilize it's proxy-resources in providing access to only "a list of known blocked sites" instead of all websites wasting resources.

Lantern

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The Sorry State Of Bank Of Baroda Internet Banking And Customer Support

I have been a Bank of Baroda customer for almost 11 years now and have enjoyed their services until past few years, it is very sad to see how a bank which claims itself to be "India's International Bank" and offer "A Hi-Tech Convenience eBanking Product suite" via their "BarodaConnect (BOBiBanking) Portal" fairs at the bottom when compared to competition like SBI Online, Axis iConnect, HDFC e-Banking etc. in terms of both usability and convenience of use.

Since, past years I have always found their online portal to be very amateurish and their SMS delivery (for One-time-password) slow - they are even not supported for auto-account updation by wealth management systems like Perfios, Mint etc. as they use an in-compatible login system, adding "insult to the loss" they have now blocked any user having the latest Java version (Jave SE 7 Update 65) out of their portal completely showing the below error - ironically they want you to use Java and bug you with multiple login and Q&A prompts citing higher security measures just to view your account but fail to reply multiple emails and calls when they failed to recognize a new version of Java with "Critical Security Fixes"!!!. We have already written about the security risk of having older Java version on your computer, even Java itself is imposing stricter security measures to mitigate this risk. After, emailing two times without receiving a reply, a visit to the branch and a call to customer-care and waiting for almost 20 days the only solution I had was to "downgrade Java" on my computer as demonstrated next.

Blocked Because Of Java

Now You Can Have Sex With Your iPad !!!

Virtual Sex is definitely something catching-up fantasy of creators and seems like a big market for future. Fleshlight Inc. makers of some very popular sex-toys has now confirmed that they will be developing the strap-on masturbation sex toy accessory/case for iPad after it get pitched by TVMiller.Com and even got featured in GTA V Parody a long-time ago. The company's original advertisement video for "Fleshlight LaunchPad!" got pulled down from Youtube, but we managed to grab a news clip item featuring it for you ;).

Fleshlight LaunchPad!

Youtube To Get A Whole Lot Better...

Google announced a slew of new features at this year's VidCon. After giving the treat for high-quality 4K Ulta-HD video streaming to users, Youtube is all prepped-up to make available streaming support for high-frame rate (HFR) videos at 48 and 60 FPS. With all the new clarity and loss of "cinematic look" on higher frame rates, this would be a feature best suited for video game footage and trailers. Apart for this, Youtube will also enable fans to contribute money to channels and support them, allow uploads of fan contributed video subtitles, better Annotations in form of new interactive information cards which uploaders can program to work across desktop, phones and tablets and more ways to create and generate playlists.

Youtube team has also made available a playlist of these high-frame rate videos as shared below, make sure you watch them in HD quality to load the HFR version.

SOAP : The New Age Router With Touchscreen, Home Automation And Power Of Android

Technology has evolved by leaps and bounds but ironically the Router we use to consume majority of it remained more or less same since years, a brand new router design is all buckled-up to change this soon. Named "SOAP - The Intelligent Router" aims to be the center hub for your home networking, automation, security, storage and parental control needs.

The first thing you would notice about SOAP would be it's novel touch-screen with full Android OS running under it's hood, a very first of it's kind on any router. Soap will be featuring powerful processing power thanks to the ARM CPU's upto quad core with GB's of RAM and inbuilt SSD storage which was unheard of in the world of routers until now. Soap not only boasts of high-speed, cutting edge Wi-Fi routing capabilities but will also feature top home automation protocols built right into it be it Zigbee, Z-Wave, Insteon, Bluetooth 4.0, X10 RF, 433mhz and many more. This is not all thanks to the Android OS, SOAP can also act as you network guardian and offer numerous features like Parental control, network security, entertainment and wireless-storage solution - do watch the video and comparison chart (with other routers) shared below.

Soap Router

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