20 January 2015

Positive and Negative Aspects of Google Now Launcher



Google now launcher is one of the best android launchers ever built. Google's materialistic design pretends you that you are using Android 5.0 Lollipop even you are using the older version of android. It's out for the Android Versions Kitkat and Jellybean. To be accurate 4.1 and above. Even the best has its positive and negative aspects. 

Positive

  • Material design. This is the best option for people who prefer plain and clean UI for their phones since it is not too complicated and confusing. Some launchers that are pre loaded with the phone such as Blinkfeed launcher for HTC are too complicated to use and people users will be bored of the look over the period of time, but everybody loves the clean and neat UI
  • Animation. Now you can see the where a response is coming from when you touch something. App drawer pops up from home button on your screen. In the original build of Android L we can see much more animations and touch feedbacks. It does not change the look of notification bar or some of the apps that comes pre installed with the phone. 
  • Google Now. You just swipe right or just say "Okay Google Now" from any screen or even when your phone is locked to access your google now. It can perform all sort of tasks which is integrated with google cards. It can search your phone for content like Apps, Chrome Bookmarks and History, All your contact datas, Play books, Play Movies TV, Play Music and it can also look for content in 3rd party apps.

Negative 

  • One one only negative aspect is Lack of customization. 
  • No1. You cannot disable google now in your homescreen. HTC users may likes have google now launcher with their native news feed app Blinkfeed. That is not possible.
  • You cannot hide apps in the app drawer. You may want to hide certain apps from app drawer due to some privacy issues, but it is not possible. 

  • It will not allow you to use some of the widgets that comes pre installed in your phone. I am a HTC user. It is convenient for me to have a people widget when I swipe my screen right. Google Now Launcher hides the people widget that comes pre installed and it shows the direct dial widget. 

16 February 2014

Will windows phone division develop a new hardware for android platform?


Will windows phone division develop a new hardware for android platform? There were many rumours in this particular issue. But recently the Wall Street journal have been published an article that says that Microsoft's handset making division will launch a new device that will run in android platform in the Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona.

So why would Microsoft, which has its own mobile platform, sanction its soon to be mobile making division to build an Android-powered device? Being as Windows Phone has failed to challenge Android’s reach at the lower end of the smartphone market.

Switching to Android for budget devices would be one way for Microsoft to slice itself a larger portion of a very large (and growing) chunk of the smartphone pie. The device would also not resemble vanilla Android in terms of its UI, but would rather be a fork of Android just as Amazon has forked Android for its Kindle Fire tablets and to further its own ends, not Google’s with Nokiasoft apparently dressing the interface to make it look like Windows Phone

The newspaper’s sources confirm the handset will be unveiled later this month so presumably the project has been okayed by Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella.

13 February 2014

Most realistic iPhone 6 Concept by Joseph Farahi


We’ve seen concepts of the iPhone Air before, but This actually looks like a device Jony Ive could design. This is Joseph Farahi’s 5.1-inch iPhone 6 concept.Extremely thin yet not so thin that it would be structurally weak Farahi imagines the iPhone 6 has featuring a 10 megapixel camera capable of recording 4K video, a 5.1-inch display, and a new Lighting 2 connector that is faster than the previous one. That’s certainly possible, given that Lightning was designed to be adaptable to new technologies without physical changes. I’m not sure about this “Retina Display 2’ with RGBY pixels, though. RGBY is a real thing, made by Sharp, but tests have shown that it can’t show any colors that regular displays can show… although that may be because there’s simply no media out there that actually contains information on the yellow channel. Seems like a sketchy tech for Apple to embrace, frankly.


What I like most, though, is the edge-to-edge display. Concepts oven feature bezel-less iPhones, but they’re always wildly impractical: you just can’t have a display that reaches the edge like that right now. Farahi’s edge-to-edge display has just enough bezel that the iPhone 6 looks like it would still be structurally sound, but it’s still almost imperceptible.

12 February 2014

A Device That Syncs Music Throughout Your Whole House, From Ex-Google Guys


Have you ever tried to stream music wirelessly to multiple speakers in your home at the same time through Bluetooth or even something like Apple's wireless audio and video streaming technology AirPlay, you might have noticed that the tunes coming out don't actually sound very good. 

Beep is an audio adapter Developed by two Ex-Google guys that will not only let you stream music wirelessly to any speaker in your house, but will sync that music perfectly between multiple rooms, all at a fraction of the cost of other systems, and with an aesthetic any design lover will appreciate.



To control Beep, you can either press the knob to turn it on or off, or turn it to adjust the volume.In fact, if you're not using your Beep, it could be mistaken for a metal sculpture.


Given the popularity of Apple's AirPlay, which ships built into every iPhone, iPad, and Apple router sold, that might seem like a solved problem, but not so, Wi-Fi loses packets of data all the time, and latency delays can vary wildly between multiple devices connected to the same router. That's the reason that AirPlay can't synchronize multiple speakers playing in different rooms, and why companies that do specialize in such solutions are so expensive: a Sonos component that does roughly the same thing that Beep does costs$349.99. Comparatively, the Beep is a steal at just $99 each.This initial product is up for pre-order with wider partnerships planned for the future.

10 February 2014

Google Glass in NYPD to help identify and apprehend suspects

10:56 AM Vasee karan

Could Google Glass be employed by law enforcement agencies to help identify and apprehend suspects?Officials Of NYPD says that the force is testing Glass to see how it could aid officers in the field.

Google Glass is a wearable computing device that allows a user to search for information, take pictures and even record video with a built-in camera. Glass also offers a heads-up display -- what looks like a small screen in a viewer's vision is actually being projected onto the eye with a small prism.

The search giant said the company wasn’t working with law enforcement agencies on the project. That likely means the NYPD must have participated in the Google Glass Explorer program in which an interested party is required to first fill out an application for the spectacles.  If approved, the buyer must then shell out $1,500 for the opportunity to participate in the program.


“We signed up, got a few pairs of the Google glasses, and we’re trying them out, seeing if they have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes,” the NYPD official told the site. “We’re looking at them, you know, seeing how they work.”

Police in San Francisco are already using Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphones in a similar manner. Officers can tap into the force’s database to pull up information about a suspect including a rap sheet and even mug shots. They can also perform warrant checks from the handset. Such data and tasks could just as easily be displayed in Google Glass, one would imagine.

09 February 2014

Bye Bye! Flappy bird. Yes, We can't play it anymore

12:21 PM Vasee karan

Yes! Flappy bird distribution on App Store, google play and market place is to be stopped any time. According to the tweet from developer of .Gears who developed the game. He said I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore. In tweet. 

Thank god, Humans can be saved before it's too late. 

You know that the pillars in the game is stolen from supermario! At first even I thought that he is taking the game down because of the copyrights issue. It's not. This decision is entirely personal he said. The news comes one day after the game received a wonderful new update that improved its frame rate along with adding new bird colors and a night time level. Still it's easy to see how the explosion of press for the small developer has been causing stress.

Said Nguyen in another tweet, "I can call 'Flappy Bird' is a success of mine. But it also ruins my simple life. So now I hate it." He went on to say that he plans on continuing to make games. Despite what we thought of it, Flappy Bird is reportedly making the Vietnam-based developer around $50,000 a day in ad revenue.

08 February 2014

Google has once again proven itself to be a true corporate leader for equality, with a Doodle


On the eve of the XXII Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Google is taking a stand for athletes, gay, straight, or otherwise, with a new doodle on the Internet search engine's website. The logo is a harsh critique of the Russian government, which is currently hosting the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi.
The page now shows a winter sports competitor above each of the six letters in the U.S. Internet giant's name, set against backgrounds in the six colors on the gay pride flag - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
The international outcry over the law, signed by Putin last year, threatens to undermine his hopes of using the Games to portray Russia as a modern state that has come a long way since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT rights organization, praised Google for what it called a move to show solidarity with LGBT Russians and visiting athletes.
A piece of the Olympic Charter is quoted beneath illustrations of several Winter Olympic sports:
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."

"Google has once again proven itself to be a true corporate leader for equality," HRC President Chad Griffin said.

Five things you need to know about the doodle

1. Google is One of Many Websites Taking a Stand Against Russia

2. The Olympic Charter was Written in 2013

3. LGBT People in Russia are Violently Repressed

4. The United Nations Secretary-General Issued a Statement

Many professional athletes, gay and straight, are speaking out against prejudice. We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people. We must oppose the arrests, imprisonments and discriminatory restrictions they face.

The United Nations stands strongly behind our own 'free and equal' campaign, and I look forward to working with the IOC, governments and other partners around the world to build societies of equality and tolerance. Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st century.

5. President Obama Would Not Go to the Olympics

Some Cool Dude Hacks Xbox and Control Video Games by Playing Piano

12:14 AM Vasee karan

Ever since the Wii’s motion-based controls re-established Nintendo as a gaming powerhouse back in 2006, video game designers have been rethinking the way we interact with our systems.

Now, a new hack of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and an electronic keyboard takes things to an extreme, letting you control the classic fighting video game Tekken by playing the piano. The project is clearly a labor of love, having taken its creator a full semester to assemble.
The piano sends a MIDI signal to an Arduino microcontroller, which, in turn, sends it to the circuit board of an arcade stick. The result is a fighting game controlled by tickling the ivories. And as Boing Boing points out, the creator (who goes only by the name Mc Cool) actually managed to win the round captured for posterity on his Vimeo page.

The TekkenPiano from Mc Cool on Vimeo.


Heyho, This is the final product of my project for interaction design. Took the whole semester, to get this to work but it was worth it. How it works: The piano sends a Midi-Signal, which is transferred to an arduino. According to the signals, the arduino triggers transistors, which then trigger inputs on a paewang PCB (This is the PCB of an arcadestick). The paewang is connected to an Xbox360 (you can also use it on PS3).

06 February 2014

Facebook agrees to do a look back video for Berlin on his dead son

11:17 PM Vasee karan

You all aware of the Facebook look back video. With the help of automated tool it can able to build up video of everyone using Facebook ever since they have joined Facebook. The 62-second clip notes the year you joined Facebook, then shows a handful of your most-liked posts and a seemingly random selection of your photos -- all set to instrumental music.

In the URL Facebook.com/lookback you can see your video. 

Facebook agreed to create a Look Back video of a dead man after his father made a tearful plea in a video that went viral.
"All we want to do is see his movie. That's it," said John Berlin of Arnold, Mo., in a video posted on YouTube. The video had more than 835,216 views as of Today.

Here is the video 


Jesse Berlin died on Jan. 28, 2012, at the age of 21, Friends and family can post messages and photos to Jesse's Facebook page, but they cannot access his page to create a Look Back video, Berlin said.

Berlin first tried e-mailing Facebook and got an automated response. He then tweeted at Mark Zuckerberg. He knew it was unlikely that he would hear back from the company.
"Then it just dawned on me that people post these videos and sometimes they go viral," Berlin said.
While recording the video, Berlin did not expect to get so emotional, he said. "It's just what happened."
A representative from Facebook called Berlin on Wednesday evening to say the company would "cut some red tape" to make the video available in a few days, Berlin said. Facebook also told Berlin it was looking into a policy to memorialize Facebook pages for people who have lost loved ones, Berlin said.
Facebook confirmed that it is creating a video for Berlin.
"I touched the hearts of a lot of people," Berlin said. "I wasn't trying to do that, but I did ... I just wanted to see a one-minute video."

05 February 2014

Welcome Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft



This is an remarkable event in the history of technological era. The software giant have selected its new CEO. For a long time Microsoft have been searching for the new CEO who can run Microsoft efficiently on era of computing. He is an Indian born American. Finally Satya Is appointed as the new CEO of Microsoft succeeding Steve Ballmer. He was an executive vice president of  Microsoft's cloud and enterprise groups. 

The 46-year-old Nadella will take over immediately, allowing Ballmer to retire early.and Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution.

"I think playing cricket taught me more about working in teams and leadership that has stayed with me throughout my career," Nadella said after his appointment as Microsoft CEO was announced.

Cricket-loving Satya Nadella will get a base annual salary of USD 1.2 million as new CEO of Microsoft Corporation, but his overall package after taking into account bonus and stock awards may reach USD 18 million (Rs 112 crore) a year besides various other perks.
As per his new employment agreement, the Indian-origin CEO of USD 78-billion software major will be paid his salary on "semi-monthly" basis at an annual rate of USD 1.2 million (Rs 7.5 crore).
His first day on the job he's sent a letter to the whole staff. In the letter, Nadella speaks of what he thinks makes Microsoft a great company, and where he thinks it can go in the future. He warns that "While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation."

You can read the letter in its entirety below.


From: Satya Nadella

To: All Employees
Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Subject: RE: Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s New CEO

Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work. I came here because I believed Microsoft was the best company in the world. I saw then how clearly we empower people to do magical things with our creations and ultimately make the world a better place. I knew there was no better company to join if I wanted to make a difference. This is the very same inspiration that continues to drive me today.

It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great company of ours. Steve and Bill have taken it from an idea to one of the greatest and most universally admired companies in the world. I’ve been fortunate to work closely with both Bill and Steve in my different roles at Microsoft, and as I step in as CEO, I’ve asked Bill to devote additional time to the company, focused on technology and products. I’m also looking forward to working with John Thompson as our new Chairman of the Board.

While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation. This is a critical time for the industry and for Microsoft. Make no mistake, we are headed for greater places — as technology evolves and we evolve with and ahead of it. Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world.

As we start a new phase of our journey together, I wanted to share some background on myself and what inspires and motivates me.

Who am I?

I am 46. I’ve been married for 22 years and we have 3 kids. And like anyone else, a lot of what I do and how I think has been shaped by my family and my overall life experiences. Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things. So family, curiosity and hunger for knowledge all define me.

Why am I here?

I am here for the same reason I think most people join Microsoft — to change the world through technology that empowers people to do amazing things. I know it can sound hyperbolic — and yet it’s true. We have done it, we’re doing it today, and we are the team that will do it again.

I believe over the next decade computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. The coevolution of software and new hardware form factors will intermediate and digitize — many of the things we do and experience in business, life and our world. This will be made possible by an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud, insights from big data, and intelligence from machine learning.

This is a software-powered world.

It will better connect us to our friends and families and help us see, express, and share our world in ways never before possible. It will enable businesses to engage customers in more meaningful ways.

I am here because we have unparalleled capability to make an impact.

Why are we here?

In our early history, our mission was about the PC on every desk and home, a goal we have mostly achieved in the developed world. Today we’re focused on a broader range of devices. While the deal is not yet complete, we will welcome to our family Nokia devices and services and the new mobile capabilities they bring us.

As we look forward, we must zero in on what Microsoft can uniquely contribute to the world. The opportunity ahead will require us to reimagine a lot of what we have done in the past for a mobile and cloud-first world, and do new things.

We are the only ones who can harness the power of software and deliver it through devices and services that truly empower every individual and every organization. We are the only company with history and continued focus in building platforms and ecosystems that create broad opportunity.

Qi Lu captured it well in a recent meeting when he said that Microsoft uniquely empowers people to "do more." This doesn’t mean that we need to do more things, but that the work we do empowers the world to do more of what they care about — get stuff done, have fun, communicate and accomplish great things. This is the core of who we are, and driving this core value in all that we do — be it the cloud or device experiences — is why we are here.

What do we do next?

To paraphrase a quote from Oscar Wilde — we need to believe in the impossible and remove the improbable.

This starts with clarity of purpose and sense of mission that will lead us to imagine the impossible and deliver it. We need to prioritize innovation that is centered on our core value of empowering users and organizations to "do more." We have picked a set of high-value activities as part of our One Microsoft strategy. And with every service and device launch going forward we need to bring more innovation to bear around these scenarios.

Next, every one of us needs to do our best work, lead and help drive cultural change. We sometimes underestimate what we each can do to make things happen and overestimate what others need to do to move us forward. We must change this.

Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it's not just work, but something that will improve other people's lives. This is the opportunity that drives each of us at this company.

Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources, and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance. And as the new CEO, I can’t ask for a better foundation.

Let’s build on this foundation together.

Satya

Here's the video of Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer welcoming him to Microsoft as a CEO 
And also the video of his first interview. 






04 February 2014

Dangerous Android Trojan Oldboot hits 350,000 devices. Alert!


Android is the world's most popular smartphone operating system, it follows that malefactors would develop some of the most harmful malware for it. A program called Android.Oldboot represents the first-ever Android bootkit: a Trojan that can reinstall itself every time the system reboots.

Oldboot has infected over 350,000 devices worldwide, according to Russian security firm Doctor Web.However, most of the compromised devices (92%) are located in China, which is not surprising, since the Trojan Android.Oldboot is intended for Android-powered devices in China.


The bootkit targets Android's kernel, the deepest part of an OS. Not only is malware extremely difficult to remove from the kernel, but it can also rewrite a device's rebooting procedures from there. Even though Android anti-virus software can remove the offending program, these anti-virus programs cannot prevent the malware from reinstalling itself upon each reboot.

Doctor Web explains: “This malware is particularly dangerous because even if some elements of Android.Oldboot that were installed onto the mobile device after it was turned on are removed successfully, the component imei_chk will still reside in the protected memory area and will re-install the malware after a reboot and, thus, re-infect the system.”

The Hottie Finder, a Facebook App that Will Present You With Percentage of Hotness.

11:37 AM Vasee karan

Everyone knows that Facebook started as a social network that allowed Harvard students to rank the attractiveness of their peers. So on the eve of the site’s 10th anniversary, it’s only appropriate to revisit its roots with a program that is equally shallow in concept.

The Hottie Finder, a Facebook app that swallows your social circle’s profile photos, ingests them using a facial recognition software called Rekognition and spits them back out with (seemingly) arbitrary rankings of attractiveness.

How it works?

The Hottie Finder leverages the advanced facial recognition technology by Rekognition.com -- the world's leading image processing API platform. Rekognition offers all-in-one cloud based solution for image recognition using the state-of-art computer vision technology.


This is me 93% hot According to the app

The Hottie Finder measures key points on your face to make judgments on your gender, age, race and emotion — all things we know without doubt contribute to your attractiveness as a human being.

You Can Now Download Facebook's New 'Paper' App for iPhone

10:24 AM Vasee karan

Facebook’s Paper, the social network’s News Feed makeover app for iPhone, is now available for download in iTunes. The new Paper experience by Facebook, announced last week, is a customizable photo and video-centric app that allows you to view posts from your friends, as well as articles on different topics that interest you. 


Facebook introduced Paper, a new standalone app for iPhone that brings together your News Feed, news articles, videos and more into a single well-designed, distraction-free location.Paper takes a wholly different approach to what is essentially the same source material, offering up full-page themed content to keep you focused.


You build the content out, choosing from a dozen-plus different topics in categories like food, sports, science and design, with Facebook pulling content from “emerging voices and well-known publications.” And that, really, is where the whole Flipboard comparison holds water here.

We’ll have full our full thoughts on Paper for iPhone posted soon, but you can grab the app right now for free. Paper is currently only available for iPhone.

03 February 2014

Apple is Developing Wireless Charging for its New Gadget iWatch


You would have heard much about the rumours of Apple iWatch, which has been in lime light since the past one year. Apple is looking forward to develop an alternative power supply for its iWatch. They are testing alternative charging methods to increase the power and maintain the battery life. 

Some of the sources say that Apple is in the process of testing the wireless charging method with magnetic induction. Which is different from the technology used in Nokia Smartphones. It might also use solar energy by using the curved glass screen as solar panel in iWatch most probably. Apple patented a flexible battery that could "easily couple with a flexible solar panel layer" 

Yet another involves "charging the battery through movement, a method that is already used in many modern watches," the Times said.

"A person's arm swinging could operate a tiny charging station that generates and pushes power to the device while walking." Apple filed a patent for the technology in 2009.

iWatch has been a garnering lot of attention in the recent times, and the company has supposedly filed for the trademark in several countries like Japan, Mexico and Taiwan. Apple has been in slight troubles over making the iWatch including challenges with the screen technology, battery problems, and possible manufacturing bumps.

Apple has yet to officially introduce a device with wireless charging support, but a smartwatch seems like it'd be an ideal place for the company to start using the tech.The Apple iWatch is still very much a rumor at this point, as the Cupertino firm hasn't made any official announcements regarding any upcoming wearable devices.

Frustrating Flappy Bird, Which Dominates the Entire App Store and Google Play

12:08 PM Vasee karan

Flappy Bird, a game you can barely play for more than a few seconds without throwing your phone across the room in frustration, is dominating the App Store and Google Play. As for the Flappy Bird game, its deceptively simple appearance with graphics that harken back to the era of 8-bit gaming, is actually one of the hardest games you’ll ever play. And yet the gameplay involves nothing more than tapping your screen to keep a flying bird from running into green pipes that look like they've been snatched out of Super Mario Bros. Yes, that’s the extent of it. There’s no other challenge or story.
As you quickly die and die and die again, the urge to press “OK,” and “Start” seems impossible to resist, so you continue to re-spawn your stupid little bird and try to pass your best score.
Like most endless runners, Flappy Bird is a game with no conclusion that subsists solely on your hunger for a higher score and your dumb, completely illogical belief that you will in fact get any value out of playing, let alone feel like you're getting better at the task at all.
Game developer 29-year old Nguyen Ha Dong runs an indie game studio called .GEARS based in Vietnam. “.GEARS is not a company,” he notes. “It is just myself now but I have to use term ‘we’ to prepare for changes in the future.

02 February 2014

128,100 feet above Earth’s surface With a Go Pro

10:50 PM Vasee karan

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended 128,100 feet above Earth’s surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. He broke the speed of sound while free-falling back to Earth, setting three world records in the process.

The stunt was called the Red Bull Stratos and it helped Baumgartner set three world records as he fell 128,100 feet to the Earth's surface. Video of his jump basically broke the Internet as everyone tried to wrap their brains around the idea that a dude just walked off the edge of a stratospheric balloon like it was the diving board at the YMCA.




The whole thing is pretty incredible, and speaks to GoPro's ability to capture the sort of extraordinary moments that we haven't previously been able to see on camera. The company will also air a 30-second Super Bowl ad showing a third person view of Baumgartner disappearing into space.

"Sometimes you have to get up really high to see how small you are," he says

Katy Perry made Twitter history, becoming the First Person Ever with 50 M followers

11:46 AM Vasee karan


Katy Perry made Twitter history Friday, becoming the first person ever with more than 50 million followers on twitter microblogging website.Twitter Counter, a service for tracking Twitter usage, said Perry had picked up tens of thousands of followers since Thursday, as she roared her way to 50,025,667.


50 million Twitter followers this week, becoming the first user hit the milestone after losing the race to 40 million followers to Justin Bieber in June 2013.

Bieber, who was recently arrested for a DUI in Miami, is close behind with 49.2 million followers.

A "fake follower check" on StatusPeople.com reports that 34% of Katy Perry's followers are fake, based on data retrieved from her first 50,000 followers, which isn't necessarily a fair assessment. But in November, StatusPeople conducted a deeper dive and discovered 42% of "33,000 followers across her first 1.25 million followers" were fake.

 Here are top 10 "most-followed" Twitter users:
  1. Katy Perry (@KatyPerry): 50 million followers
  2. Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber): 49.2 million followers
  3. Barack Obama (@BarackObama): 41.2million followers
  4. Lady Gaga: (@LadyGaga): 41 million followers
  5. YouTube: (@YouTube): 38.9 million followers
  6. Taylor Swift: (@TaylorSwift13): 38.7 million followers
  7. Britney Spears: (@BritneySpears): 35.6 million followers
  8. Rihanna (@Rihanna): 33.8 million followers
  9. Instagram (@Instagram): 30.5 million followers
  10. Justin Timberlake (@JTimberlake): 30.2 million followers

01 February 2014

Anna Chapmanis Hacker, Spy, and Now a Fashion Designer


Russian national, Anna Vasil’yevna Chapmanis was staying in New York City when she was arrested with nine others under the charge of working for the Illegals Program spy ring under the Russian Federation’s external intelligence agency.
Chapman, who was deported from the US to Russia in 2010 after a long-term Russian intelligence operation of so-called sleeper agents was uncovered by the FBI, claims her new mission is imbued with the same values as the old one, and is inspired by Russian patriotism.
Chapman gained celebrity status right after her arrest by the FBI. Her pictures and videos went viral on the web. Chapman again earned a lot of media attention on 3 July 2013 when she asked Edward Snowden to marry her. For you to recall, Edward Snowden is an American computer specialist and former CIA employee and NSA contractor who disclosed classified details of several top secret United States, Israeli, and British government mass surveillance programs to the press.
She is one of the most famous spies of post-Soviet Russia, but now Anna Chapman has a new career – as a clothes designer. Her range of dresses and handbags, under a label that will bear her name, was launched at afashion show in Turkey earlier this month and will soon go on sale in Russia.
"I find it very sad that we managed to send people to space, but we couldn't organise a proper textiles industry in our country," said Chapman, 
"If we want to stay independent from everyone who is trying to influence us, then we need to produce our own things, then we need to give work to our own people and learn together."

31 January 2014

Microsoft Offers Credit to 'Ditch for PS3' for an Xbox One

11:09 PM Vasee karan

Microsoft is tempting PlayStation gamers to give up on Sony's seven-year-old system and upgrade to its next-generation hardware with in-store credit to its retail locations.

 "Ditch your PS3" marketing push offers $100 of trade-in credit toward an Xbox One at the Microsoft Store in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. 

This eye-catching PS3 trade-in program is actually good for anything at the company's retail stores, not just an Xbox One, according to the official offer page.

 Welcome to the all-in-one, Xbox One.

  • For a limited time, bring in your PS3, Xbox 360 S or Xbox 360 E and receive $100 of Microsoft retail store credit.
  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • See store associate for more detail.

Offer page says
Nice try Microsoft

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