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Google Android 6.0 Codenamed "M" - What To Expect...

In 2012 at the Google I/O event, Google announced Android Jelly Bean on June 27th, and its release date followed on July 9th, 2012. During the Google I/O 2013, Google announced the release of Android Kitkat via the Google’s Official Blog on October 31, 2013. During the event at Google I/O 2014, the announcement of Android Lollipop occurred on October 15th, 2014. Afterward, its release was later during the year on November 12th, 2014 via the Google’s Official Blog. The yearly trend seems to be similar to Google’s announcement and release of higher versions of Android. It seems like history usually repeats itself. Hence, if we go by the history then there is expectations of Google to release the latest version of Android with the codename M in its upcoming event; Google I/O 2015 conference. The announcement could happen late this month of May since the developer conference begins on May 28th, 2015 and ends on 29th in Moscone Center West in San Francisco, CA. Its release is expected to happen later during the year between the end of October and early November.

Google Android M

Google has always named its previous versions of Androids after their sugary treats during the conference starting from Apple to the latest one Lollipop. Therefore, going by the company’s naming trends in history; individuals have started guessing what the next Codename M could be. Perhaps it could be Marshmallow, Mint, Mentos, Milkshake, M&M, MilkyWay, Macaron, Muffin, etc. Several individuals bet it would mostly be Marshmallow, but there’s no assurance yet; thus time will tell.

People have a lot of expectations about Google Android 6.0 Codenamed M. The first one is improved security; Android M may bring about a significant change in protecting the privacy of users. According to Android Headlines, Google might introduce Smart Lock to its next version of Android to enable users to keep their phones and details safe from unauthorized access. It would save the users from having to create passwords several times to secure their smartphones. Besides, the Smart Lock would ensure that the Android users can connect their phones to Bluetooth and NFC gadgets and remain unlocked, even though; the smartphones are connected to such devices. This would be a great way to save the users who rarely lock their phones. Additionally, there are anticipations that Android M might include a feature that can block apps from seeing the user’s contacts. For instance, users would choose either to let apps like Facebook access their locations, but deny them the access to their contacts. Isn’t this an achievement? Of course, it is and enhances the security of the users.

CHIP - The $9 Computer

CHIP Computer Logo$35 Raspberry Pi has the crown of being world's smallest and cheapest computer, but this seems not to be the case anymore. C.H.I.P. - a brand new entry to the mini-computing scene has already been successfully crowd-funded at kickstarter, the "100% open-source" product features attractive functionality and power for a price-tag of $9 which includes a 1Ghz A13 Allwinner CPU, 512MB of DDR3 RAM, 4GB NAND storage, USB, Micro USB, Video/Audio/MIC Composite, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wifi 802.11B/G/N.

The tiny C.H.I.P. SOC is designed to run Debian Linux including modern desktop GUI apps like LibreOffice, VLC, or the Firefox or Chrome web browsers. Best of all, CHIP runs mainline Linux, which means it’s easier than ever to keep teaching it new tricks without inheriting a pile of kernel patches. Do watch the introduction video shared by MAKE magazine of this exciting new development for maker's community.

CHIP Tiny Computer
CHIP Connections
CHIP Computer Features

Nextear - The worlds smartest wireless earphones with studio quality sound

NEXTEAR is a new crowdfunding project which has already got subscribed 327% of it's $20,000 production goal target. The now hit tiny wireless earphone project features some nifty tools under the hood - an almost invisible pair of earphones having studio quality sound with 4 hours of playback, can charge your phone, hold 16GB of data and also features a LED light.

Nextear Animation

US Automakers Want Users To Stop Repairing Cars Citing Copyright Concerns !!!

This is one aspect of technology usage in automotive industry that none should have anticipated, the application of "copyright laws" like DMCA to your vehicles because they are now computing platforms. Automakers are doing their bit to support copyright law provisions which would prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying vehicles, Automaker OEMs and their lobbying organizations have filed comments to the federal agency saying cars have become too complex and dangerous for consumers and third parties to handle. The automotive industry has now raised concerns that modifying these ECUs and the software coding that runs them could lead to vulnerabilities in vehicle safety and cyber security. The "copyright" angle to the dispute arises from a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which defines it's applicability to "rolling computing platforms". The U.S. Copyright Office is now examining whether provisions of the law that protect intellectual property should prohibit people from modifying and tuning their cars.

ECU OBD Connection Error

STEMP - The GenNext Smart Thermometer

Everything is getting smarter these days, so why not the most used medical equipment to monitor health - the thermometer. Winner of the 2014 G-Startup Competition and the "Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Personal Health" at CES, 2015 - The STEMP Smart Temperature Patch is the thermometer reinvented for the 21st century.

Open for crowd-funding support now at Indiegogo, the STEMP™ sensor, medical-grade adhesives, and smartphone apps work together seamlessly to provide immediate, accurate, continuous body temperature measurement. Think of it as the thermometer meets the band-aid.

The GenNext Smart Body Temperature Patch

The GenNext Smart Body Temperature Patch

[Video] Windows Hello – Biometric Authentication For Instant Access On Windows 10

Despite being the most widely used authentication system of the digital world, Password based authentication have their own set of issues and challenges. Whether it be the compromised security situation due to leakage and brute-forcing of passwords or be it the inconvenience of memorizing passwords and the hassle to input them every time for access.

Microsoft has tried to tackle the issue in Windows 8 by using Picture Login Feature, their are also some third-party apps like face-recognition authentication app Blink! as an alternative. Taking things further, Microsoft will be introducing Windows Hello Biometric Authentication Technology in upcoming Windows 10 devices. The new authentication system utilizes a variety of biometric inputs like fingerprint, face, or iris scans, in addition to hardware and software fingerprinting to allow seamless, secure and instant user recognition and sign-in.

Windows Hello

According to Microsoft, Windows Hello was designed to replace insecure password based authentication and deliver enterprise grade security and privacy for it's users. The technology makes authentication a simple matter of looking at or touching a device running Windows 10 and be immediately signed in. The new technology is designed to be much safer than traditional passwords, the combination of user biometric data and the device signature are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services. Do watch the video shared below for a demonstration and further introduction to the technology.

Tenorshare ReiBoot: Free iPhone/iPad/iPod Reboot Tool

iOS users have to deal with DFU mode, recovery mode and iOS stuck every now and then - there is even a redsn0w WTF mode. Maybe you need to put iDevice in recovery mode because you can’t update or restore iPhone, iPad or iPod, use recovery mode to fix Apple logo screen stuck, force iPhone to restart in case of DFU mode stuck/black screen of death, etc.

Tenorshare ReiBoot is a wonderful solution to all these problems, making it possible to induce the recovery mode and DFU mode, as well as exit either in an effortless manner, in a one-click operation. If your device is already in recovery mode or DFU mode, ReiBoot will identify it accordingly, allowing you get out of both modes with the same easy one click operation.

Exit DFU Mode

Beware This 'Killer USB' Can Literally Explode Your Computer

Cyberspace is the battle-ground of the future, we have already seen cyber-weapons like Flame and Stuxnet. Imagine what can be the outcome if technology allows someone to burn down/explode your computer just like a bomb simply by getting you to plug-in a USB drive?

Well the possibility is now a reality, 'The Killer USB' is for real and has successfully being demonstrated to burn down a computer just by inserting it in the USB port as explained ahead.

Killer USB
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