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Sendly - Get 75% Discount On Mobile Recharges In 100 Countries

Rebtel is a well-known name as an established VoIP service provider, the company has now launched their Sendly Mobile App enabling Apple iOS and Google Android users to Top up prepaid phones of friends and family in 100 Countries. To promote the application the company is shelling out HUGE discounts - a whooping 75% discount on the users first recharge.

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Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion, the question is what about your privacy now?

Facebook "Likes" WhatsApp in a big way, so big, that they bought it for a whooping deal valuing $19 billion. The deal involves paying WhatsApp team a total of $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock and $3 billion in restricted stock vested over several years. It is to be noted that this deal is worth more than what Facebook raised in its own IPO, this is not all - the acquisition is not only the company's largest but also bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.

WhatsApp strictly stuck to the "No Ads" and "100% Private" no data sharing policy for long maintaining the 450 million monthly active userbase, with this acquisition the big question is "What about privacy and intrusive advertising which facebook is often associated with?". Well both facebook and WhatsApp has written about this as shared below.

facebook buys whatsapp

Ever imagined why the mouse cursor is tilted and not straight?

The mouse-cursor is the single most watched icon for any computer users without a doubt, but did you ever cared to think why it is tilted and not straight? Well somebody did and asked about it at "User Experience" (UX) section of Stack Exchange - the popular Q&A website and finally got the answer.

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SugarSync Starts Ditching Free Customers, Here's How To Move Data To Other Free Services

SugarSync stopped offering Free usage-tier some time ago, and has now started purging old free accounts. SugarSync is ditching free-users including users like me who promoted SugarSync in there early days and earned free referral bonus (140+GB in my case). This is not all, these guys are so unprofessional that when contacted about the issue few months ago I was told that since I have referral bonus my account will be ok and will not be purged in February, which was not the case. Thankfully I received an automated account-purge notice by email and contacting them again I was told that the earlier support staff was mistaken and all free accounts will get purged.

Sugarsync bad review

With account cancellation getting near-by I was left with the task of moving my data to alternative free cloud-storage services, since I am on a slow internet connection downloading and re-uploading was not an option. Thankfully, there are free-to-try services allowing cloud-to-cloud data transfers which comes handy in situations like this where users are left in the lurch.

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

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB SSD Weighs Just 8.5 Grams

We are all aware of amazing impact of SSD's on a computer's speed, just imagine the boost to possibilities of portable computing with availability of new "Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD" disks boasting the industry's first one Terabyte solid-state disk drive all packed inside an ultra-light and ultra-thin form-factor sizing just 3.85mm in thickness with an weight of just 8.5 grams.

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 1TB SSD

Evena Eyes-On™ X-Ray Glasses Can See Through Your Skin

Do you think Google Glass is cool? Think again after you checkout the Evena Eyes-On™ X-Ray Glasses which can see through your skin. Before you get too excited about the possibility of "see-through cloths" X-ray vision do let me clarify that Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses is meant for medical professionals enabling them to clearly see the veins beneath your skin, which helps their decision for picking the “best” vein to stick you with a needle saving you from multiple pricks at wrong areas. Don't forget to watch and share the excellent real usage video of this cool X-Ray vision gadget posted below.

Evena Eyes-On

Happy Deepwali And New Year To All...

Best wishes to all on Indian festival of Deepawali and Hindu Calender New Year.

Toyota's Killer Firmware : The Computer Inside Your Now "Smarter Car" Is Already Causing Human Death

While everyone is looking forward for an era of self-driven Smart-cars, the recent verdict of a jury against Toyota holding it responsible for a crash in which a passenger was killed and the driver injured due to faulty firmware in their car raises some serious questions about software bugs causing fatal accidents.

Recently, Google revealed using customized version of Ubuntu Linux for their Smart cars. And after this verdict the big question which needs to be answered is - isn't like any other software platform the embedded smart-brain of these future cars suspectable to hardware/software defects and also vulnerable to already demonstrated car hacking/hijacking?

Confused Smart Cars

Toshiba FlashAir - SD Card with Embedded Wireless LAN

Unlike the Huawei UltraStick SDCard shared a few days earlier, Toshiba's FlashAir Wireless SD-Card concept is nothing new as we already have wireless SDCard Eye-Fi readily available.

FlashAir™ – with it's punchline being "the simple way to shoot and share" comes in 8 and 16GB capacities and is fully SDA compliant Flash Memory with a built-in wireless LAN Access Point. The WLAN feature allows access to the data stored on the SD Card without the need to remove the Card or plug a cable to the device. Simply connect the remote host by linking it to the WLAN Access Point of the FlashAir™ SD Card, start a browser tool and all data of the card can be read and transferred from the FlashAir™ SD Card to the remote Host. The setup des not require any software installation and one can simply plugin and start accessing the data on the card over WiFi secured with WPA2 password.

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