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Disable Java : Security Tip by US

The US Department of Homeland Security warned that a security update of Oracle’s Java software for web browsers does not do enough to protect computers from attack, sticking to its previous advice that the program be disabled.

“Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it,” the Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in a posting on its website.

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Lenovo Yoga Series Laptops

Windows 8 – this is the latest buzz in the operating system market…. mainly because of its typical tiles GUI. But most of the critics opinion is that a Windows 8 OS is easy to use and well defined for a Touch Screen instead of just using a Keyboard and a Mouse.

But we are very much used to play around with a Keypad and a mouse…. So the blend of having a Touch Screen (i.e using a Tablet PC) and having a Keypad (i.e using a Laptop) would really excite us right??


Lenovo Ideapad Yoga Series is the answer to the above questions…. here are three base configurations for the Yoga 13. For $999, you get an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Even with a folding touch screen, that seems pricey for a Core i3. But, for only $100 more, our review unit trades up to a Core i5 CPU and doubles the RAM. Finally, for $1,299, the CPU gets a bump to a Core i7 model. Of the three, the middle-ground $1,099 version certainly seems to be the best bet.

For any 13-inch laptop, battery life is key, and even more so for an ultrabook, which is specifically designed for use on the go. Add a tablet experience to that — tablets being basically never used while connected to a power outlet — and any Windows 8 hybrid or convertible needs to have excellent battery life to be taken seriously. Most of the current wave of Windows 8 systems we’ve seen have done a decent job on this front, despite powering touch screens and accelerometers.

The Yoga 13 ran for 5 hours and 30 minutes in our video playback battery drain test. That’s an above-average time, and with some smart use of sleep mode when you’re not actively using it, could stretch to last a full workday. At the same time, pure tablets, such as Apple’s iPad or Microsoft’s Surface RT, can run much longer, and full Windows systems are not quite in that ballpark yet, absent gigantic snap-on secondary batteries.

Different Modes


Multi Angle View


Tablet Mode


Laptop Mode


Tent Mode


Description Yoga 13
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3217U
Operating System
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8
  • 4GB, 8GB DDR3
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • 333.4 x 224.8 x 16.9 mm (13.1 x 8.9 x 0.67″)
  • 1.0MP 720p HD integrated webcam
  • 13.3″ HD+IPS capacitive multitouch display (16:9 widescreen) (1600×900)
  • 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs)
I/O Ports
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 USB 3.0 port
  • Combo jack
  • HDMI
  • 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC)
  • 128GB SSD (256GB coming soon)
Wireless Connectivity
  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless
  • Bluetooth®
  • AccuType keyboard
Battery Life
  • 8 hours
Security Features
  • OneKey® Recovery


There’s a good reason companies such as Intel and Microsoft have used the Yoga 13 as a prime example of a Windows 8 laptop done right. The folding screen opens up many possibilities for sharing and display, and the tablet mode, while not perfect, isn’t really any worse in practical terms than that of any other Windows 8 convertible. The Yoga 13 has a great, premium feel at a semipremium price.


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Cisco Linksys – Smart Wi-Fi Routers

Smart Wi-Fi routers are the trending technology because we are moving from traditional Wired Communication to Wireless communication and because of the advantages in Wireless communications- many organizations are trying to make the most use of it and integrate all such features which might make the user feel more comfortable.

Smart Wi-Fi – the name says it all, it has several other capabilities from just being a Wireless Router to connect to various Devices. The routers offer new tools for home network monitoring and control, and new mobile apps for anytime, anywhere remote access of files, photos, videos, music and more.


Easier Management and Setup

To make home networks easier for consumers to monitor and control, Linksys is also introducing a smart network map, a new Smart Wi-Fi tool that will be free for new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers. The smart network map displays a visual representation of the home network and all of the connected devices to give users valuable information about network connectivity and current bandwidth usage so they can easily control devices, resolve issues, and get the most out of their home network.

To further simplify setup, Linksys’ new Smart Wi-Fi Routers can be installed from most tablets and smartphones or from a browser on a PC, without the need for a setup CD. Consumers simply connect to the router with their computer, tablet or smartphone, and then follow the simple set-up wizard to complete the installation. An optional Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account can be created following the set-up process to provide easy control of the home network, including settings, connected devices and Smart Wi-Fi tools on virtually any device, anytime, anywhere.

Simple Tap with NFC capability

To simplify connecting devices to the network, SimpleTap™ is now available with all Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers. SimpleTap simplifies the process of connecting devices to a home network, making it as easy as one touch of a button or a quick tap of a card. With SimpleTap, users can take advantage of Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) in a number of ways such as using the NFC card shipping with all 802.11ac enabled Smart Wi-Fi routers, pushing the physical WPS button on a router or pushing the WPS button in the router’s browser or app interface.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Apps

Among the apps coming for Linksys Smart Wi-Fi are a several that will take advantage of the platform’s new ability to remotely access storage connected to the router. Four of the apps using this new capability are expected to be available in the spring.

App name Developer Description
FileFinch Fresh Consulting FileFinch helps users create a personal, highly secure cloud solution using their own hardware. Users simply connect a USB flash drive or hard disk to a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router and click to link their account. They can then access their files anywhere.
Qnext for Facebook Qnext Corp. Qnext lets users privately access and share large files, without uploads, with Facebook friends from a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router.
HipPlay Axentra Corporation HipPlay allows users to access, play and share pictures, music and videos stored at home from anywhere on a mobile device.
save@home Xoriant With save@home users single-click to save pictures from a smartphone to their personal cloud at home rather than “backing” up pictures.


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Use USB More Productively….

We would use a USB to store Data, but there are many more applications of it. Today, we will discuss some of the top ideas which can be used to convert USB from just a Storage Device to a much USaBle device.


1. Install a full-featured apps suite
Using a full-featured apps suite is one of the most common ways to get the most out of your USB pen drive. These suite of tools can help you run just about any software right from that small piece of hardware. They are basically a collection of portable versions of popular tools, organised in an impressive manner. The most popular among these is PortableApps. Another good one is WinPenPack. Try them out and use the one that fits your needs the most.

2. Use it as a bootable device
Using a CD/DVD to install an operating system is out of fashion, apart from being less convenient. Use your pen drive to create a bootable version of an OS you are likely to use each day. Heck, you could also use it to boot multiple operating systems. Interesting, no?

3. Use it to store data safely
Got a lot of pen drives lying around? Why not use some of them as an encrypted storage of confidential data. Most of the popular encryption tools, like TrueCrypt, offer a way to encrypt an external drive. If you want to store and use passwords from it, powerful password managers like LastPass and KeePass offer portable versions to help you carry them around. The setup might take some time but could come in handy on a rainy day.

4. Use Windows To Go
Not many know that the Enterprise version of Windows 8 can be run completely off a USB pen drive. Of course the drive should be 32 GB or larger but then those aren’t hard to come by these days. Here’s a guide on how to set it up. This isn’t useful to the everyday Windows user but I am sure many business owners would find it interesting and might just consider handing over their employees such Windows To Go enabled drives so that they could work in a familiar environment from any computer.

5. Use it to run Dropbox or Google Drive on other computers
You start working on someone else’s, or may be a public computer and you realise that all your important files are on Dropbox (or Google Drive). And you’ve always hated their web versions. What do you do now? How about a thumb drive running the portable version of those tools? Dropbox portable should be available in the Portable Apps suite or you could set it up separately. Google Drive portable can be used via SyncDocs.


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The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is one of the largest showcases of new technology in the world.

Hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association in Las Vegas, CES 2013 will open to press and exhibitors from every facet of the electronics industry.

We’ll wait to descend upon the gambling capital of the world for four days of basking in the glow of the latest computers, televisions, cameras, phones and more.

CES 2013-580-75

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PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for the platforms you care about.

Easily create apps using the web technologies you know and love:HTML, CSS and JavaScript


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As We have written in our previous articles about LYTRO , the team has come up with a more better solution.


Hoping for some after-the-fact focusing in your next smartphone camera? Well, you’ll have to wait around a year, but Toshiba’s planning exactly that with a new module that houses an array of 500,000 tiny lenses. Within a 1cm-thick unit, these lenses are layered in front of the camera sensor, which can capture slightly different images from each lens arrangement. Those picture can then be combined in a “complete” picture using Toshiba’s own software. Apparently, the camera will also be able to measure the distance between objects in the shot — similar to how 3D images are captured — with the user then able to shift focus between close and distant detail, or even create images that are in-focus throughout. Toshiba says the module will also be able to capture video with a similar degree of focus management — something that Lytro hasn’t got around to just yet. The sensor is still a work in progress, but the manufacturer plans to commercialize the module before the end of 2013. Toshiba is looking to ally itself with multiple smartphone (and tablet) makers — and here’s hoping that it finds its way into a device outside of Japan.

A blend of both hardware and software would give us a enlightening experience. 


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A high-level depiction of the Spaun model, with all of the central features of a general Semantic Pointer Architecture.


A high-level depiction of the Spaun model, with all of the central features of a general Semantic Pointer Architecture.

One of the challenges of understanding the complex behavior of animals is to relate the behavior to the complex processes occurring within the brain. So far, neural models have not been able to bridge this gap, but a new software model, Spaun, goes some way to addressing this problem.

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MegaDroid Project

As part of ongoing research to help prevent and mitigate disruptions to computer networks on the Internet, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in California have turned their attention to smartphones and other hand-held computing devices.

Search For The Tool

Sandia cyber researchers linked together 300,000 virtual hand-held computing devices running the Android operating system so they can study large networks of smartphones and find ways to make them more reliable and secure. Android dominates the smartphone industry and runs on a range of computing gadgets.


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Sound Search – Search for your Songs!!!!

We heard of Google Search, Google Instant Search, Google Image Search, Google Voice Search….. and now Sound Search from Google Android. With this you can search for the songs when you hear it while you are traveling in a bus or at a Multi Brand Store, you can immediately click on the Sound Search widget on the Android Home screen and it will recognize the song for you and provide you with a download link (at times)….

“What’s this song?” Starting today, the Sound Search for Google Play widget is available to download from the Play store, so you can start identifying music playing around you, directly from your Android device’s homescreen.


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