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Samsung Adds Multi-Window Support To Android Similar To Windows And MAC's

Multi-tasking on Smart-phones and tablets is nothing new and almost all major Mobile OS utilizes them one way or another, Samsung has now gone a step ahead and added multi-window support to there TouchWiz interface on Android tablets.

Samsung is working on a Multi-Window interface for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 devices. The feature not found on any other tablet lets users run applications side-by-side with features similar to Window/Mac application frame (Title bar, maximize, close and drag functions). This super handy feature should be available on Samsung tablets soon but other android users need not worry as "Cornerstone" is a similar solution for other devices is also in works. Do watch the Samsung multi-window and Cornerstone demonstrations below.

Samsung Interface

Speaktoit, the top-rated Android virtual assistant, adds a Premium option for increased Assistant control

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Speaktoit, a popular virtual assistant app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone, has just announced a new Premium service that users can upgrade to after they’ve downloaded the free app. (Keep reading for a chance to use Premium for free.) The basic version, which has been downloaded over 6 million times since launching in October 2011, will remain free, but Android users (Premium will come to other platforms soon) can pay $2/month or $20/year to use enhanced features.

So what do users get if they upgrade? A few things, but the most noteworthy and unique in the virtual assistant space, in our opinion, is the ability to teach their Assistant to say or do anything the user wants, customized to whatever phrase the user chooses. This eliminates instances when you ask your Assistant to do something and they don’t understand your command. Now, you can quickly program your Assistant to respond to the way you talk. For example, teach your Assistant to open your phone’s camera when you say “Cheese,” or teach it to open Google Maps with a list of nearby gas stations when you say “I need gas,” or teach it to read you the latest news when you say “What’s happening?” It’s essentially one big shortcut that does as much as you want it to.

Speaktoit

The Premium version also includes more voice options for your Assistant (different genders and accents), an uncapped number of daily requests of your Assistant, and premium support for troubleshooting any issues that arise.

Audi Concepts Future Car With OLED and Laser Lights

Audi is a leading car brand known for it's premium offerings, and it's not only automated driving they have in stock for future technology. There is no doubt that Lights are one of the most fundamental safety feature on any automobile, and Audi wants them to get better - be it signaling people behind you with digital signage utilizing OLED displays or with Laser lights which ensures safe driving in foggy conditions with poor visibility. Do check out the video demonstration of both these technologies below.

Liquipel 2.0: Molecular Level Spray Makes Your Devices Waterproof

Liquipel

Water has always been one of the biggest threats to our electronic devices, a solution is now availble which does not require users to deploy exterior casing to make them waterproof.

Liquipel’s patent-pending watersafe™ coating acts as nano sized armor for an invisible waterproof coating of your electronic devices. Watch out for video demonstrations of applying Liquipel and how it protects your devices when in water.

Liquipel

Linux Powered Rifle With "Auto Aim" and "Wireless Video Streaming" Feature Dawns A New Era Of Tech Assisted Firearms

tracking point

Influence of technology into the physical things we use today is increasing at an unrepresented rate, be it the automobiles we use or any other day-to-day things which were not associated with technology earlier. After home printable 3D gun we have another devlopment linking technology to guns - A computer assisted Precision Guided Firearms with Linux powered scope featuring an heads-up display allowing users to "MARK", track and shoot a target precisely. The gun can also stream live video to WiFi devices for an accurate view on a bigger screen (tablet).

To shoot, you simply need to "mark" the target, which illuminates it on the tracking scope. Once marked the "Smart Gun" takes into account the range of target, ambient temperature-humidity, the age of the barrel, and lots of other parameters to provide all the vitals corrections to get the perfect shot displaying accurately where the round will go. This is not all - the image recognition routine keeps track of the "mark" in the scope's field of view, and a user simply needs to squeeze the trigger to get the perfect shot anytime. Do watch the video posted above and below to see this amazing technology in action in real life hunting conditions, if you like you can even order the rifle now starting at $17000 a piece.

Installing and Configuring MiniDLNA Server On Raspberry Pi

We have already setupped the Raspberry Pi to download files from internet and share them wirelessly over network acting as an NAS. Now it's time to further enhance this functionality to share multimedia content (audio/video/images) using DLNA protocol so our Raspberry Pi can act as an self contained multimedia downloader and server.

Enabling DLNA allows compatible networked device like TV's, cellphones, music systems and computers to enable seamless sharing and playback of digital media between devices. DLNA uses Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for media management, discovery and control. Follow the instructions ahead to install and configure popular Linux DLNA server utility MiniDLNA on Raspberry Pi running Raspbian.

DLNA server detected by Sony Bravia

aria2 - The Best Lightweight, Multi-protocol, Multi-source Download Accelerator For Linux

In search for the most stable yet low resource consuming download accelerator for my Raspberry Pi NAS, we have tested and written about excellent utilities like Transmission Bittorrent Client, pyLoad and FatRat which gets the job done. However, after extensive testing with all these I can now easily conclude that the best download manager for Raspberry Pi (or any other low-resourced Linux computer) is - aria2.

aria2 is an versatile multi-platform, multi-protocol download accelerator with lots of powerful features not available in any of the competing applications like the ability to download the same file from multiple URLS and protocols. Aria2 is available for Linux, Windows and Mac and supports multi-protocol, multi-segmented parallel accelerated downloads from HTTP,HTTPS,FTP,BitTorrent and Metalink protocols with download resume capability. Despite being a lightweight command line utility, you won't feel the lack of an GUI as it supports an XML-RPC interface for remote-control - there are quite a few handy GUI's available like web-interfaces, desktop clients and native mobile applications.

aria2

Autostarting Applications and Scripts After Launch Of LXDE GUI

We can launch applications and scripts as services during boot at various Linux run-levels as demonstrated earlier, however at-times we need to launch applications or perform scripted tasks only after the Graphical interface is loaded. For example in my usage scenario with Debian running on a Raspberry Pi, few services were failing to work as expected when launched using inti.d method as they require the host to be properly connected to the internet which only happened (in my usage scenario) after the GUI started loading.

Here is another handy way to auto-launch applications and scripts in a similar manner to "autostart" in Windows, we will be using LXDE "/home/pi/.config/autostart" folder to create shortcuts which will launch our executable after GUI starts loading.

LXDE autostart

Amazing Technology Will Popup Physical Buttons On Your Flat Touch Screen Tablet When Needed...

Miss the physical buttons when using cellphones and tablets, well you soon wont. Tactus Technology has developed a new tactile user interface for touchscreen devices that does exactly that. Tactus provides a new dimension to touchscreens by enabling real, physical buttons that rise up from the surface on demand, and then recede back into the screen, leaving a perfectly flat, transparent surface when gone. Watch out the CES2013 demonstration video posted ahead.

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