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Raspberry Pi Recovery System (New Out Of Box Software - NOOBS) is here to help you get started...

Making life easier for Raspberry Pi users, the core team has announced a new, feature packed "Raspberry Pi Recovery System" aptly named New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS). The utility allows users to select and install operating systems for the Raspberry Pi on an SD card without technical details like partitioning or card imaging.

The Recovery system creates a FAT partition on user supplied SD card with highly-compressed versions of various supported OS images like Raspbian, RaspBMC, Pidora, OpenELEC, ArchLinux and RiscOS. Just like recovery apps for Mac OS X the RasPi recovery allows users to press SHIFT while booting to launch it and use features like ability to easily reinstall the existing OS, install a different one, launch web-browser for online support or edit config.txt file using a handy editor for troubleshooting.

NOOBS main windows

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.4 Direct Download Links

Few days ago, Apple made OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 Final update public. The update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and features a number of fixes to improve the overall operating-system stability, compatibility, and security. The update is available for immediate download via Apple Mac Store, users having difficulty downloading the update from there can directly download using the links shared below using any download manager with convenience of multi-threaded download with resume support.

Mac OS X Combo Update 10.8.4

[Infographic] What if you bought Apple shares instead of a 17" PowerBook G4 in 2003 ?

Apple share prices have jumped leaps and bounds in the past few years, and the infographic shared below (click Read more) is a testimony to that.

Motorola Debuts Edible Password Pill For Authentication With External Devices

The head of Google-owned Motorola’s research division, introduced an ingestible vitamin prototype that transforms your entire body into an authentication passcode at the D11 Conference last week. Developed by Proteus Digital Health, the FDA-approved pill includes wearable and ingestible sensors that work together to detect ingestions and physiologic data.

Solution for iMac's inability to connect with WiFi 802.11n only access point

Tweaking your WiFi configuration for maximum throughput sometimes have adverse side-effects, we have already seen how changing your WiFi channels can create problems with non-standard or incompatible WiFi cards.

Having customized your WiFi config can also create strange problems like WiFi being visible and connectable but with limited functionality and no web-browsing. As evident from the screenshots on the right and below my iMac running Mac OS X 10.8.2 is having issue communicating with my router, after researching over the internet reading numerous forums and help articles I finally figured out the solution experimenting with my router config.

iMac having trouble connecting to 802.11n only mode

[Video] Burglars beware - the hovering "home drone" will hunt you down

Japanese security firm Secom has a warning for would-be robbers - keep your eye on the sky because a soon-to-be-launched security drone will track you down. The drone has been designed to fly to the scene of a break-in and wait until the perpetrator tries to leave.

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
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