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Configuring Network Folder Sharing On Radxa Rock

Radxa Rock - the cheap and powerful quad-core mini-computer has already receiving great success with majority of stock vanishing across all major online distributors. Luckily, I had received my Radxa Rock a while back and has now successfully taken over the job of my Wireless Network Attached Storage (NAS) from Raspberry Pi.

The process of setting up NAS on Radxa Rock is much more easier then Raspberry Pi as the external disk is automatically detected and mounted on every boot (Thanks to Ubuntu Desktop based Linaro image), but when using the folder sharing via Samba Share we need to add an extra line to smb.conf to make the data accessible over network.

Network Folder Sharing Over Samba

Radxa Rock - The $99 Quad Core, 2 GB RAM Mini Computer With Android And Linux Support

Raspberry Pi - the hacker friendly, cheap mini-computer started a whole new niche of users tinkering with these easily accessible hardware and open-source software to create awesome projects. There are now a plethora of such ARM development boards from single-core, dual-core to quad-code varieties having all sorts of ARM CPU options like Rockchip, i.MX Freescale, Samsung Exynos etc. with various RAM, connectivity and falsh storage options.

Radxa Rock is the newest entry into this arena and seems to pack a solid punch of hardware and software power, powered by Quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processor the board manages to clock as high as 1.6Ghz and as low as 324Mhz, balancing between performance and power saving. The single-board computer uses RK3188 as the quad-core CPU and comes with 2GB DDR3 @ 800Mhz, 8GB Nand Flash, Micro-SD SDXC up to 128GB, Mali400-mp4@533Mhz GPU with OpenGL ES 2.0 support, video output via HDMI 1.4 up to 1080p@60hz, integrated Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi with external antenna, LAN, RTC, IR, USB OTG, S/PDIF, headphone jack, built-in microphone and 80 pins including GPIO, I2C, SPI, Line in, USB 2.0, PWM, ADC, LCD, etc. allowing users to easily connect rock with breadboard or other sensor boards.

Radxa Rock

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.

Sendly

LithiumCard: This is the Gen-Next HyperCharger you need now

There are a lot of battery packs and portable "power banks" retailing for cheap allowing users to recharge their mobile gadgets on-the-go, however brand new LithiumCard is the future of HyperCharging that is available right-now at affordable prices during their crowd-finding campaign at indiegogo.

This awesome must-have utility for mobile gadget users comes in a slim and sleek design with multiple trendy color options, is only 5 credit cards thick, has all the cables you ever need to charge your gadgets (micro-USB and Apple Lightning), generates the power of a wall charger using HyperFET drive technology which outputs over 2 Amps of fast and safe energy, can charge two devices at the same time, is tough enough to hold device weights on it's cables without any damage and can also stick to back of your gadgets using it's NanoStik technology. Do watch the video posted after the "Read More" link.

LithiumCard
LithiumCard
LithiumCard

Electric Eel - The Open Source Digital Condom Enhances Pleasure Using Electrical Pulses

Condoms would be the most widely used safety "device" for protected sex world-over, the only drawback they face is the decreased sensation and pleasure while using them. While we have seen technological advances in almost every aspect of our life, sex has not got it's share of any major new enhancement. This is soon going to change as Bill Gates has taken the initiative to offer a prize of $100,000 to the winner of their "Condom Improvement Contest" aiming to increase practice of safe-sex. The project has promoted many to make the "GenNext Condom" and one such entry is an open-source "Digital Condom" startup named "Electric Eel" which "shockingly" uses tiny electrical shocks to improve pleasure offering better sexual experience resulting in higher usage of condoms and safety for both partners.

Samsung S5 Official Unveiled : 4K Video Capture, Dust & Water Resistant, Finger Print Scanner And Heart Rate Monitor

Samsung has officially unveiled their new flagship cellphone Galaxy S5, with tagline "going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers" the phone features a 2.5GHz Quad core application processor, 2GB RAM, 5.1-inch 1920×1080 display, fingerprint reader on the home button, a heart rate monitor next to camera flash, dust and water resistant body, 16 megapixel camera with 4K video capture and adjustable focus powered with the latest Google Android 4.4 (KitKat).

Samsung S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 features 4K video capture, dust & water resistant body, finger print scanner and heart rate monitor and is powered by 2.5GHz Quad core application processor running Google Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Manufactured by: Samsung
Model: Galaxy S5
Product ID: S5

This is what Google's 3D phone Project Tango can achieve...

We shared the news about Google's experimental 3D phone - Project Tango yesterday. Here’s an actual 3D map of a room captured with Project Tango phone, you can clearly see there is definitely a potential for this device to get success.

[Video] Google’s "Project Tango" Is An Experimental Phone With 3D Vision

Google has now lift the curtain off their experimental 3D phone codenamed - Project Tango. The phone in it's current prototype avatar is a 5” gadget having customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. These sensors allow the phone to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you. The phone features a custom version of Android and is now being provided to interested developers across the globe, the software's includes development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard Android applications written in Java, C/C++, as well as the Unity Game Engine. A demonstration video showing capabilities and use-case scenarios was also shared with public as posted below.


Project Tango

[Video] Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

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

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