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IFTTT app, a Unique app Connection Service

IFTTT app for iPhonesIFTTT, a service that allows you to use specific app parameters to connect two different services or apps, is one kind of service that iPhone users can find more useful. This is a service that can be used to link your computer and iPhone.

Connections between two devices using IFTTT

These type of connections are known as recipes. They are exceptionally easy to use because all you need to do is to specify you This and That in your equation so as to create a recipe. For example,  you may ask your IFTTT to import photos of you saved on your Dropbox to Flickr. Also, you can still condition your IFTTT to send you SMS notifications whenever someone tags you in a Facebook photo.

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Previously, this service used to be available on web based services alone but recently an iOS specifically meant for iPhones hence making the service available to iPhone users. Continue Reading

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The Flying Car

flying carThis generation has been characterized by massive technological advancement and development. These rapid changes have been brought about by institutions and companies which have ventured out in research and innovation. Terrafugia is a Massachusetts company which has been recognized for playing a crucial role in promoting innovative and creative ideas in this generation. Terrafugia as a company has become recognized for the flying vehicle concept dubbed, the Transition. Transition is an innovative idea which embodies the concept of a flying vehicle. That is, it is a form of a plane which can be driven. This has been embraced as a great concept for the pilots who would like to fly in the air and at the same time get an opportunity to have fun on the road. The question which lingers in this regard is, if this innovative idea is great for the pilots, what about the rest of the people? Continue Reading

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Shape Shifting Mobile devices Unveiled

MorpheesThe 29th of April saw the unveiling of prototype mobile devices which have the ability to change shapes. The unveiling of the devices also known as morphees is likely to lay the foundation for future high resolution shape devices. A research paper to be presented during a conference on human computer interface will introduce a new term “shape resolution” that will describe the display and resolution of the new device. Dr. Anne Roudaut, Professor Surinam Subramanian of Bristol’s Computer Science, the lead researchers of the project used the technology to compare resolutions of 6 prototypes built by the team using new technologies in shape material technology like electroactive alloy and shape memory alloy. Continue Reading

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Government of Australia Exploring the Creation of a High Speed Railway Network

High Speed Railway NetworkThe AECOM and its consultants have produced a report for the Infrastructure Department of the Government of Australia, that explores the creation of a high speed railway network. This railway network will cover a 1748 kilometers and will connect major Australian cities. It will be a phased project ensuring high speed connectivity between Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Gold Coast and New castle.This will not only make transport by railway within Australia incredibly convenient and efficient, but is also expected to convert air travelers to the railways. The report studies the feasibility of creating such a network, and estimates costs and revenues. The report anticipates the final phases of the project to be completed by 2058.

The report estimates the railroad network construction costs at close to around $114 billion. It is a project that will take considerable time to complete (nearly half a century) and also requires considerable resources and comes at a very high cost. In this context views of certain exports who have examined the report has been sought on the report and the idea of a high speed railway network for Australia. Continue Reading

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Michigan Tech Scientist Uses Customizable 3-D Print Designs To Cut Laboratory Setup Costs

open-source 3D printer Akin to how open source designs have helped to drastically bring down the costs of software applications to very comfortable levels so that they can now be accessed by a large cross section of the society, open-source hardware designs are now aiding the expansion of science by offering experimental opportunities to almost everyone in the scientific community. In this context, it is interesting to note that the laboratory at Michigan Technological University has published an entire library of open-source optic components (3-D printable) in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. Continue Reading

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Facebook’s New Features

FacebookFacebook being the most popular social network has been implementing new upgrades to make the site more user-friendly. In the last few years, Facebook has experienced an unmatched growing popularity since its development. It has continually been upgrading its layouts and features to ensure that its users get the best out of it. This has been a key trait of retaining its competitiveness and relevance in the social networks despite encountering stiff competition from other social networking sites. Its latest upgrade last Wednesday focused on the development of new profile pages. The reason behind the redesigning was to eliminate clutter from its “timelines” which register postings made by members. Rose Yao, a Facebook official had explained in a blog posting that the redesigning had been done as a result of comments from Facebook users that the timeline layout was difficult to read. Continue Reading

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The New Changes on Facebook News Feed

Facebook news feedFacebook is one of the world’s most profitable companies. The reason for this is related to the fact that the company is always trying to adapt by introducing changes its web page design. Since its inception, the company has hit the headlines more than a dozen times of its intention to introduce new changes to its web page. Recently, the company hit the headlines as it introduced new changes to the look of its News Feed, user settings, and advertisements on the site. With currently over a billion active users, talks of a “Facebook fatigue” are rife in many circles.

The company hosted an event at its headquarters in Melon Park, California to unveil the new changes to its News Feed. This is the second time the company is hosting the media at the same venue to unveil new changes to its web page. Previously, the company hosted an event to unveil a new search feature. In the recent event, it was not apparent whether new changes will be following soon. Sources close to the company are silent on the issue. Continue Reading

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What you need to know about hosting needs for different types of websites

technologyWith the advent of the internet, websites have become a very significant vehicle through which a business can advertise and sell its products and services. The benefits of using such an approach are becoming obvious and numerous. It is therefore important to understand that there are different hosting (see http://awoip.com/) needs for different site types. Obviously the hosting needs for a music site (see http://musicricket.com/) will vary from those of a video (see http://videotide.com/) or charity type (see http://caritasvukovar.com/) auction site which still may be different to those needed for a blog. Continue Reading

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2013 International CES exhibition showcased a new generation.

2013 International CESFrom January 7th to 11th, the biggest names in technology gathered at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the largest fair in the world in this segment. The exhibition focused on mobile phone technology and internet. The Consumer Electronics Association, CEA, said that the 2013 version of the International CES focused on topics such as cloud, art accessories, eBooks, smart phones and tablets.

South Korean company, Samsung, introduced its prototype flexible display, a technology dubbed “Youm” that opens a world of new possibilities for the manufacture and use of devices.

The vice president of Samsung screens, Brian Berkeley, showed “Youm” installed on a mobile phone whose side was also part of the screen because it is made of plastic instead of glass and allows folding. The Samsung Team was technologically lauded for being able to produce a high resolution display (OLED) with extremely thin plastic instead of glass that would not break even if dropped. The phone prototype consists of a hard package the size of a matchbox, with a color screen on the thickness of a sheet of paper. The company also showed a video of a future concept, with a device the size of a phone that opens like a book and shows a screen the size of a tablet. Samsung Youm indicated that screens can be made to bend, fold or roll upon themselves. Continue Reading

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Japanese security firm renting out a private drones

Quadrotor droneSecom, a renowned Japanese Security company is planning to rent out a private drone that will fly to the crime scene and record it live. According to a company spokesman it will be activated as soon as someone sets off the alarm.

The private drone has a small surveillance camera which can send the live footage of the crime scene. This airborne security unit is supposed to be the first private drone being used as a security measure.

Asuka Saito, a spokesman of Secom has said that it is a highly advanced flying robot that is alarmed by any breach in the online security system. She further said that it could be used to check out the live crime scenes and suspicious occurrences in any spot. Continue Reading

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