Megaleecher.Net

Making technology work for you...

Get Your Free Subscription By Email:

Better Performing Wayland Windowing Software Bypasses XServer Completely On Raspberry Pi For Smoother User Interface

Many Linux distributions including the official Debian based Rasbian distro for Raspberry Pi makes uses of X11 or XServer windowing software to render the user interface, the problem is X11 is not optimized to use the graphics core of RasPi efficiently resulting in degraded lagged window composition. The Raspberry Pi core team has now decided to bypass X11 completely and move over to the open-source Wayland composition protocol.

The overall results are really exciting, while still in development the team prepared a video demonstration comparing the two and results are really promising. The video comparison and links to details including how to install the technology preview on Raspbian are shared below (click Read more).

Wayland Windowing Software

[Video] Windows 8 vs iPad : Less talking, more doing

When is comes to mobile devices I have always adored the fast and sleek Windows 8 Metro UI, couple that with some excellent tablet designs and versatile form factors and you should have an winner. Sadly, that has not been the case and Windows 8 tablets are struggling to keep pace with it's main competitor - the Apple iPad. To revive competition, Microsoft has once again waged an advertising attack comparing the two head-on pinpointing what Apple iPad lacks, do watch the video below (click read more).

Windows 8 Tablet vs iPad

[Video] 2014 Mercedes S Class Magic Body Control System

We have been posting regular updates to newest technological advancement in automotive industry by mainstream car manufacturers like Renault, Audi and Mercedes apart from the "Self Driven SmartCars" developed by tech giant Google, after the smart Mercedes car which can automatically brake and swerve around pedestrians we now have another video on an awesome new feature which will be part of the upcoming "2014 Mercedes S Class" - the Magic Body Control System.

In simple words Mercedes Magic Body Control (MBC) system uses a series of smart hardware and software systems to scan the road ahead and adaptively adjust suspension system in split-seconds to offer a truly magical bump free smooth ride. Just watch the video posted below (click Read more) and see the difference in car’s composure over bumps with and without the MBC system, using this technology one can be sure they won't spill there drinks even when the driver misses the bump ahead.

Mercedes S Class Magic Body Control System

This Nifty Little Trick Allows Users To Share Single Earphone With Two Different Music Streams For Each Earbud

The "There's An App For That" tagline once again proved to be very much correct, since we now have a free app which allows Apple iOS users to share their earphones with anyone nearby while each listening to different tracks at the same time. Splitr gives users two independent music players, each earbud (left and right) can not only stream two different music files but also allows independent volume controls. The application interface is as simple as it can get, with all controls splitted on the main screen for quick access as shown below.

Splitr

Pidora - Fedora Remix Optimized For Raspberry Pi Now Available For Download

While users can easily install and use multiple operating-systems on Raspberry Pi using BerryBoot, the beauty of an removable media card as operating-system loader is the simple plug-n-boot ease of use. The official Debian Linux port is the most widely used and supported distribution for Raspberry Pi, but specialized OS like RasPlex, Xbian and Raspbmc are also available for download with more and more Linux distributions getting ported for the platform by the developer community. Adding another excellent addition to the ever growing list of dedicated, RPi optimized builds of various Linux distributions; Fedora joined the club with release of Pidora - a Fedora Remix optimized build for the Raspberry Pi computer.

Pidora is an RPi optimized build of Fedora (Fedora Remix) featuring software packages from the Fedora Project compiled specifically for the ARMv6 architecture for use on the Raspberry Pi. Unique features of this build are Graphical firstboot configuration (with additional modules specifically made for the Raspberry Pi), Compact initial image size with auto-resize for maximum storage afterwards, unique feature allowing IP address information readable over speakers and flashed with the LED light for true headless mode on setups lacking a monitor or display, easy package management using Yum, included support for programming languages (like C, Python, & Perl) and libraries capable of supporting external hardware such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI) out-of-the-box.

pidora Fedora Remix Installer For ARM

Urine Analysis At Home - There's An App For That.......

Apple holds the trademark for punchline "There's an app for that" and rightly so there is an app for almost everything one could imagine using technology to help them with. To take things to another level altogether, an Indian startup "Biosense Technologies" has came up with an innovative iPhone app which lets users do Urine medical analysis at home at a fraction of cost and time of lab tests.

A chemically active urinalysis reagent strip or "dipstick" is used to test urine samples, the chemically coated patches on these pads change color when dipped in urine - reacting to the contents present in the sample. The color change, that happens gradually over a specified time period after dipping the strip, helps identify the concentration of different analytes in urine. The uChek system makes use of your smartphone camera and intelligent software to function similar to most commercially available semi-automated urine analyzer machines.

How uCheck Works

[Video and Images] Awesome iPhone 6 Concept WithTwo Quad-Core A7 Processors, Edge-To-Edge Display And Other Neat Little Features

It's almost certain that Apple iOS 7 will get unveiled at the upcoming WWDC 2013, and if leaks are to belived the next Apple iphone will be called Apple iPhone 6 and not iPhone 5S as rumored earlier. Amongst all the iPhone and iOS concepts we have seen so far this iPhone 6 concept is the best, featuring an Aluminum+Carbon Fiber Unibody Enclosure, a Lightning+MagSafe connector, Multi-Touch gesture support, two Quad-Core A7 processors, and a Retina 4.5-Inch 754×1296 333dpi display enjoy the concept images and video shared below.

Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPhone 6

Speaktoit Adds Unique Usability Features to Virtual Assistant App

Speaktoit, the popular virtual assistant for Android, announced Friday that it has introduced several new features that will expand the app's range of functions and make it easier to use. Users can now ask the app to read emails aloud, and Speaktoit will also allow for easy hands-free navigation while driving. Speaktoit also added a feature that enables premium users to wake the device up with a voice command when the display is off, making it the first virtual assistant capable of doing so. More information is below.

Speaktoit 3D

No hands, ma!: Speaktoit Premium now allows users to do something that no other app does: wake their device up without using their hands. A simple command of "Hey Assistant" is all that's needed to bring the sleeping display to life, thanks to integration with new technology by Sensory (see a video demonstration here).

First 3D Printed Gun Sketches Released Publicly, United States Department of Defense Bans The Files, Pirate Bay Takes Over Distribution

As planned DEFCAD released the fully 3D printable gun sketches online which clocked up more than 100,000 downloads within its first two days of release. Soon after getting popular the United States Department of Defense kicked in and censored the file downloads claiming control of the information. However, 3D printable CAD files for the world's first 3D printable pistol named "Liberator" are still available for download on numerous other file-sharing portals and torrent websites like ThePirateBay.

The 3D Gun

It seems the censorship by United States Department of Defense, and the media coverage it resulted eventually lead to the issue and files getting more limelight and publicity. Resulting to this popularity, the full first page of ThePirateBay's 3D file section is now populated with various torrents of these files only.

Increasing iOS 7 web traffic confirms imminent release at WWDC 2013

Web-analytics can reveal a great detail of information about the user browsing a webpage, these stats also reveal the identity of web-browser and operating-system used by the user. While everybody is speculating the announcement of Apple iOS 7 in upcoming WWDC2013, the rumors got more weight as mobile site publishing company Onswipe is reporting big increase in iOS 7 traffic to the mobile-sites it monitors. According to Onswipe, traffic from Apple devices running iOS 7 increased significantly over the past few days, mostly from San Francisco and Cupertino, where Apple's HQ is located.

This is just one of the many helpful tips we have posted, You can find more stories here,
Do subscribe to updates using your favorite RSS feed reader or using the secure FeedBurner email update form on top of this post.