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Free Utility To Make Microsoft Windows 10 Bootable USB Pen Drive

Finally got the chance to give Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview a try, to get it loaded onto a new machine I opted to create a Bootable Windows USB drive as shared ahead. While the Windows 7 Bootable Disk Maker Tool worked fine for Windows 8 Bootable USB, it failed with Windows 10 TP ISO image.

I used the excellent portable, bootable usb disk maker utility Rufus to get the job done, just point the utility to Windows 10 TP ISO as shown below and click the Start button.

Rufus Tool

Intel® Compute Stick - Quad Core Atom CPU With Windows 8.1

HDMI Android and Linux TV sticks are nothing new, but now we have Intel Quad Core powered Windows mini-pcs's as GULEEK i8 which is already on sale and we blogged about it earlier. Intel has also announced their own version of the Mini-PC Stick at CES 2015 as shared below.

The Intel Compute Stick is a new generation device which is a full-featured plug-n-play Desktop computer with a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor, built-in wireless connectivity, on-board storage, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage. The four inches long, ultra-small, power-efficient device will come pre-installed in two flavors one with Windows 8.1 priced at $150 and other one with Linux priced at $89.

The Intel Compute Stick is planned to be released in March, 2015 but as of now the GULEEK i8 seems a better deal considering the fact that it is powered by same Intel branded CPU, is cheaper (for Windows version), has 3000mAh built-in battery, more connectors, comes with a remote control app for mobile phone and is available to order right now for just $103.

Intel Compute Stick

Hyundai BlueLink App Will Let You Start/Stop Your Car Remotely

Leading car manufacturer Hyundai will be debuting their next-generation "BLUE LINK" technology and app at CES 2015, The Blue Link smartwatch app once paired via Bluetooth to the owner’s smartphone allows execution of Remote functions from almost anywhere in the U.S. without any range limits as long as the smartphone has a Bluetooth and data connection. Blue Link Smartwatch features voice activated controls for Remote Engine Start/Stop, Remote Door Lock / Unlock, Remote Flash Lights / Honk Horn, Car Finder, Call Roadside and Call Blue Link.

[Video] LG Fx0 Firefox OS 2.0

There are not many videos available of LG Fx0 Firefox OS 2.0 Smartphone as of today, the uniquely designed smartphone with transparent body is however now launched in Japan for ~ US$415. The Firefox OS powered phone features a 4.7-inch IPS display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage with upto 64GB capacity expansion via microSDXC card, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera. Here is a hands-on video of LG Fx0 Firefox OS 2.0 Smartphone in Russian.

Microsoft Windows 10 To Support MKV, HEVC And FLAC Codecs Natively

Microsoft is adding native support for newer audio and video codecs to the upcoming Windows 10 OS release, the new codecs to come pre-installed with Windows would be MKV - the high-quality container format which can have multiple streams of audio and subtitle along with video, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265 - the successor to de-facto video compression standard MP4 V.264 and FLAC - the high-quality, lossless audio format loved by audiophiles.

Windows 10 Codec

IoT Meets an Everyday Need – Automatic Drink Chilling

Today, its hard to imagine that for every job-to-be-done there isn't an appliance, tool, or flashy new phone app specifically designed for each situation.

This Thanksgiving for example, my mother-in-law showed off some of her newest kitchen gadgets, including a turkey lifting hook. The hook helps you take the turkey off the roasting rack and get it onto the serving plate. That's a pretty specific solution for an infrequent (although potentially challenging) job.

However, who hasn't experienced placing a soda, beer or bottle of wine in the freezer, just to have it freeze solid and sometimes explode into a sticky mess?

Thankfully the forward thinking innovators at Vibrance Technology in Austin Texas have invented a wireless gadget which does this job flawlessly; the Chill Lizard.

Just place the Chill Lizard on a drink, place the drink the freezer, and a wireless coaster buzzes and lights up when your drink is exactly the temperature you've chosen.

No timers. No anxiety. No exploded mess in your freezer.

Automatic Drink Chilling

Vibrance is trying drum up interest for the Chill Lizard via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Check out their Kickstarter rewards, and silly videos.

The Chill Lizard has an elastic velcro band which fits virtually any sized container from a small energy drink to a 3 liter bottle of soda.

The wireless range extends outside of a standard all-steel refrigerator to cover the kitchen, garage, living room, back patio, and dining room (pretty much the whole house).

The device works with your phone via standard Bluetooth and comes with a free app. The app is reported to provide a digital temperature read out, and an estimated time to hit the selected temperature. The app can also be combined with other apps such as If-Then-Then-That (IFTTT) to perform more interesting alerts such as texting your mom, or posting your experience to Facebook.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Complete Schedule

The much awaited event for cricket fans is finally approaching and here we have the final schedule and venue information for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Venue Chart

[Video] Facebook Introduces "Say Thanks" Feature

Facebook is rolling out its new Say Thanks feature, the new feature allows users to create personalized video cards for their friends with just a few clicks. The best part is, all one needs to do is to pick a theme and select which memories (photos and posts from Timeline) they want to be used in the video, once previewed the user simply clicks the "share" button and the final video gets posted on their timeline with friend getting automatically tagged and the video showing up on his or her timeline.

Facebook Say Thanks

ViJump : Technology To Search Inside Videos

Let's agree that the web wouldn't be the same without search engines. When information are flooding, you really need to be selective about what you consume. And nowadays we watch more and more videos - why can’t you search inside them for only those fragments that you are interested in?

ViJump introduces text-searching inside videos. The idea is simple: instead of watching an entire clip you could simply go to the parts of the video that are valuable to you. Wouldn’t it be useful to instantly find your favorite gag from a TV series without clicking through the whole episode? Or to search inside a long and boring one-hour debate with US President in order to get quickly his views on the health care system? ViJump will save your time by enabling this feature for you!

ViJump Video Search Technology

[Video] WattUp : Multi-device, Software Controlled, Wire-free Charging Upto 15 feets

Wireless charger logoInductive wireless chargers are pretty common these days but still require a user to place their devices on the coil-plate or very near to it, new technological progress like COTA Wireless Charger have already opened a whole new world of true wire-free charging and new solutions have started to join the race.

WattUp is a technology which takes the wireless charging concept to a whole new level utilizing dedicated wire-free energy routers allowing electronic devices like cell phones, wearables, tablets, cameras, lighting, remote controls, games, toys and more to get charged from a single base charger. The beauty of the system lies in the fact that all this can be managed and controlled from a software on your devices, allowing the user to Prioritize device charging, manage users, receive charge level alerts, provide instant feedback and control of the wire-free charging environment.

Do watch the hands-on video demonstration of the technology shared ahead.

WattUp Wirefree Charging Tech
WattUp Wirefree Charging Tech

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