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June 26 2014


Technology News - Computers, Internet, Invention and Innovation Tech from CNN.com

Technology News - Computers, Internet, Invention and Innovation Tech from CNN.com

updated 5:21 PM EDT, Wed June 25, 2014

Aereo, the embattled startup that captured shows from the broadcast airwaves and let users stream them digitally to their computers, smartphones or tablets, is essentially dead after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Web

An era of fumbling for spare change and driving in circles in search for a parking space may be coming to a close. FULL STORY

By Jordan Friedman, Special to CNN

Filed under: Innovation

When the Library of Congress comes to mind, most of us don't think of movies, TV shows or old-school vinyl. FULL STORY

Google already is a major player in search, online mapping, social networking and other key functions of the Web. Now it wants to sell domain names, too. FULL STORY

By Caitlin Schmidt, Special to CNN

Filed under: Web

At age 17, Brienne Ghafourifar achieved a world record. She became the youngest college graduate to raise $1 million in venture funding for her business. FULL STORY

Tristan Walker is no stranger to the startup hustle. FULL STORY

As a teenager, Roger Pontz's eyesight began to fail. Doctors told him there was nothing they could do to save his vision and over the years his sight deteriorated until, by the age of 40, he was completely blind. FULL STORY

By Samantha Bresnahan, CNN

Filed under: Innovation

Sydney has had a radical makeover this summer, with the famous Opera House dressed in snakeskin and the underpass dotted with flowers to mark the city's Vivid festival. FULL STORY

Here's one way to make your iPhone hacker-proof: Ask hackers for advice. FULL STORY

By Laurie Segall, CNNMoney

Filed under: Mobile

Clint Dempsey may have scored the go-ahead goal for the United States in what would ultimately be a gut-wrenching tie with Portugal in Sunday's World Cup game. But on social media, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was three times as popular as the American striker. FULL STORY

There are two good reasons to own a giant trampoline. FULL STORY

As fans of "Grey's Anatomy," "ER" and any other hospital-based show can tell you, emergency-room doctors are fighting against time. FULL STORY

Rumored for years, the long-awaited smartwatch from Apple may finally become reality in a few months. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Mobile

Google is tackling the gender imbalance at its company -- and the entire tech industry -- head on with its new Made With Code initiative. FULL STORY

This week, the White House played host to a robotic giraffe, a 3-D printer that made Obama-shaped pancakes, and a first 3-D presidential portrait. FULL STORY

"On the streets the sidewalks are cluttered with street vendors, animals, streetlights and other obstacles which make them uncomfortable even for sighted people," explains Professor Meenakshi Balakrishnan, a computer engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, in Delhi. FULL STORY

By Meera Senthilingam, for CNN

Filed under: Innovation

Symantec's chief operating officer, Stephen Gillett, has an impressive resume that includes executive stints at Starbucks, CNET and Best Buy. He's also a level 70 paladin and priest with a particular focus on healing abilities. FULL STORY

Twitter is extending its push into "social TV." FULL STORY

The Supreme Court has limited patent protection for "computer-implemented" inventions, including a range of software and data-processing systems, in a closely watched business case that attracted the attention of dozens of tech giants. FULL STORY

You can keep them for only a week. But T-Mobile is handing out free iPhones, along with a trial run of its cellular service, in the latest in a string of unorthodox promotions for the No. 4 wireless carrier in the United States. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Mobile

Google and Microsoft will include a so-called kill switch in the next version of their smartphone operating systems, authorities announced Thursday. FULL STORY

BlackBerry reported a surprise profit in its fiscal first quarter. And investors loved the news. FULL STORY

Amazon's new Fire Phone does a lot you've never seen a smartphone do before. But that may not be enough to win over many new customers. FULL STORY

Those early birds who start their day with a visit to Facebook were met Thursday morning with a rare error message: The social media giant appeared to be down. FULL STORY

From Doug Gross and Alanna Petroff, CNN

Filed under: Social Media

A startup called QuiQui wants to deliver drugs to San Francisco residents -- using drones. FULL STORY

The worst kept secret in Silicon Valley is that tech firms have a major gender diversity problem. At company after company, men dominate the top jobs. FULL STORY

Amazon wants you to buy its first smartphone, the Fire, which it unveiled Wednesday. But it also wants you to use that phone to buy more stuff ... from Amazon. FULL STORY

By Doug Gross, CNN

Filed under: Mobile

T-Mobile just made it a lot easier to stream music on your phone. FULL STORY

Amazon entered the smartphone business Wednesday -- and made a big splash doing it. FULL STORY

Can you really call it a messaging app when there's no actual message-writing taking place? FULL STORY

The latest effort to bring Bitcoin into the mainstream: brand a college bowl game. FULL STORY

Just when you thought BlackBerry was on its last life, it looks like the former mobile giant is attempting a comeback, with a little help from Amazon. FULL STORY

Apple's newest iMac comes with something that's arguably even nicer than a faster processor and more memory: A more affordable price tag. FULL STORY

As expected, Facebook has launched a Snapchat-like mobile app that lets users trade ephemeral photo- and video-based messages. FULL STORY

Yahoo, one of the most prominent Silicon Valley companies with a female CEO, still has an overwhelmingly male work force and leadership. FULL STORY

It's a truth of warfare in the digital era: Bullets and bombs often are augmented by status updates and tweets. FULL STORY

As recently as 2011, Hillary Clinton was seen by many as a respected but polarizing figure: Smart and accomplished, sure, but controlled and somewhat humorless. In the infamous faint praise of her rival-turned-boss Barack Obama, she was "likable enough." FULL STORY

Six major retailers will be making it easier to secure good deals on their websites. But Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, is staying away from the initiative. FULL STORY

In recent years, the gaming industry has seen a number of hyped trends come and go: games on social networks, 3-D gaming, systems that let you control in-game avatars by moving your body. FULL STORY

Amazon is gearing up for another big move into hardware. FULL STORY

Will using mobile navigation apps soon join texting-while-driving on the list of government-enforced no-no's for drivers? FULL STORY

Hot or Not, an online platform where people rate the attractiveness of participants, took the Internet by storm over a decade ago. FULL STORY

Over its extensive history, 3-D entertainment has seen its share of successes and failures. FULL STORY

By Caitlin Schmidt, Special to CNN

Filed under: Innovation

Imagine turning the ocean into drinking water, ending traffic jams, making policing smarter and creating buildings with zero carbon footprints. This city of tomorrow may already be here. FULL STORY

External airbags. Laser headlights. Cars that park themselves. Here are 10 innovations that are transforming the driving experience. FULL STORY

Doug Gross

Who is Slenderman?

He's the Internet's own monster, a ghoul who lurks in its darkest corners and, like the Web itself, has mutated time and again to suit the dreams and desires of his devotees. FULL STORY

Brandon Griggs

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing can reproduce the vascular systems required to make organs viable. Scientists already use the machines to print tiny strips of organ tissue. And while printing whole human organs for transplants is still years away, the technology is rapidly developing. FULL STORY

Larry Frum

Can 'Mario Kart 8' save the Wii U?

It's the gaming industry's gold standard, once named by Guinness World Records as the most influential video game in history. Now, Nintendo is turning to "Super Mario Kart" once again. FULL STORY

10 ideas to change the world

10 ideas to change the world What if the U.S. had only two time zones? Should all public transportation be automated for safety? And maybe it IS time to reinvent the wheel. Meet 10 bold ideas that could shape our future. FULL STORY


June 25 2014


DriveSavers Data Recovery Joins EMC’s Technology Partner Program

Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:00am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

DriveSavers Data Recovery Joins EMC's Technology Partner Program

Company Expands Data Recovery Services as a Bronze Tier Partner to Enterprise Customers

DriveSavers, Inc., the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announced today it has joined the EMC® Technology Partner Program (ETP). DriveSavers is expanding its expert data recovery services to EMC's global enterprise customers as a Bronze tier partner.

EMC, the global leader in delivering information technology as a service (ITaaS), will provide customers with the opportunity to take advantage of DriveSavers industry recognized fastest, most reliable and secure data recovery services. The company recovers critical data from hard drives, solid-state drives, RAID, NAS, SAN and other enterprise storage environments.

DriveSavers will act as a direct resource for EMC's unified storage enterprise customers. Unified storage helps to consolidate data for applications and virtual servers onto a single, efficient and powerful platform. In the case of data loss due to unplanned events, DriveSavers has the capability to recover lost critical data from these unified storage environments, no matter the size.

"DriveSavers Enterprise recovery team has been helping EMC customers recover critical data already for many years, and is proud to now be recognized as a formal ETP partner," said Chris Bross, senior enterprise recovery engineer, DriveSavers. "In the rare event that a customer loses data from a VNX or VNXe storage product, it could be a significant loss. We stand ready to provide expert recovery services 24/7 for any critical situation."

For more information on DriveSavers' partnership with EMC, please visit: http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/ep/emc-partner/

About DriveSavers Data Recovery

DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery service in the industry. All of the company's services meet security protocols for financial, legal, corporate and healthcare industries and it is the only company that posts proof of its annual SOC 2 Type II Audit and HIPAA data security and privacy compliance. DriveSavers adheres to US Government security protocols, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Data Security Rule (GLBA), the Data-At-Rest mandate (DAR) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). DriveSavers engineers are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensic technologies and operate a Certified ISO Class 5 cleanroom. Customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, US Army and Sandia National Laboratories.

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June 24 2014


Tips On Buying Music Composition Software

Music composition is a complex affair if you do not have the right kind of software to help you out. But when you do find the perfect software, composing complex tunes becomes a task that is as enjoyable as it is effortless. You dont need to have vocal skills or play an instrument beautifully to create musical masterpieces when you have music composition software. All you need is a passion for music and the ability to weave together the perfect notes to create enthralling music and your software will do the rest.

If you are convinced that composition software can help you make it big as a music composer, here are some basics for you to note before you start shopping for one. You get music notation software as well as composition software in the market. Notation software can be considered a word-processor for the notes that you put down for your tunes. It does not create a finished musical offering for you, complete with instruments and effects.

Software for music composition actually creates musical pieces in accordance with your inputs or your instructions. So if you want to create compositions, music notation software will not do the job.

Ask for recommendations

Composition software is nowhere near as expensive as acquiring the entire instrument and accessories gig that you will need to mix and match and experiment with various sounds and tones. However, it is still prudent to ask like minded music enthusiasts for recommendations of composition software. There are many different kinds of software available with varying functionalities. Doing some research on different types of music composer software will give you a good idea of what features to look for as well as an idea of which products are more popular.

Test it out

Even if any specific software gets a huge number of recommendations, make sure you give it a try before you buy it. Test out one of your own compositions on it to see if it really gives you the output you expect. Does it have the features and functionalities that you would ideally like to use when composing? This testing may take a while. That is why going for software that comes with a money back guarantee for returns within a reasonable time limit is a good idea.

Compare features and price

Compare the features offered by the software of your choice with that of others. Match the prices to see if your choice is really giving you full value for the money you will pay. When carrying out the comparison it is necessary to make sure that you are paying special attention to the features that you will actually use. Paying more for a feature packed software but not using all of the features is not really a worthwhile investment.

Ownership of compositions

Some software products come with a stipulation of a royalty payment that has to be made by you for compositions that use the samples in the software. Avoid these products because it is best to have full ownership of any music that you produce using the software. Of course, it is a good idea to have several samples or base tunes and effects in your software so that you can create completely original pieces with ease. A good choice of instruments, sound effects, tones and pitches helps you add special touches to your music so that it is completely unique. Music composition software with these features gives you complete freedom to unleash your musical genius.

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December 07 2013


How To Own 50 Wii Games With 50 Bucks

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Nintendo's Objective Nintendo as a business have usually been about promoting the exciting side of gaming. With the Nintendo Wii they wanted to bring this forward even additional. The thing we're thinking about most is not portable systems, consoles, and so forth, but that we wish to get new people playing games." The Nintendo Wii was The first console to bring about a new way of playing video games. If a girl has played them when, she will want to play them once more. Top4 Action clearance categories There are numerous games incorporated in action clearance categories, such as Mary Galaxy, Sonic mysterious ring nights (Dream Wizard), Paper Mario, which wants a particular language, Super Monkey Ball, Wario mainland swing. The objective of playing those games is to become more patient and feel over complicated factors in a logic way. William Wright, an American computer game designer is credited with the design and style of 'Spore' although Maxis, a video game developer company, boasts of possessing developed it. The game requires a player to manage the improvement of a species from its unicellular stage correct up to its evolution into an intelligent creature. It can be downloaded from the Electronic Arts. Why do gamers genuinely unlock there Wii? Now with the new technology and with the assist of some genuine Wii hackers the Mod-chip has seen its final days for the Wii. Now gamers are soft modding exactly where you no longer have to crack open your Wii and solder a Modchip without having knowledge.

The excellent issue is that it's not required to purchase all the characters obtainable, but rather pick the ones you like. You can also swap with your friends. The figures can be utilized in future games so it may not be a waste once the game is lastly place to rest. I first went to the search engines on-line to uncover out what all possibilities I could uncover on Wii repair or Wii troubleshooting. But don't take my word for it, just go out and play it! The Wii Unlock Technique is a new Wii computer software program by me James Dean which will help you play any homebrew or backup games anytimes. Woods 11 has also transformed the way in which you improve your stats. Even so sadly, the software program for performing this is not technically supplied by Nintendo. What does that mean?

Got an external hard drive? A new light bar now dons the front of the controller, and is supposed to indicate the wellness level of the player in the game. Insert the Wii Blaster. The user manual suggests that the board should be employed barefooted, as socks or footwear fail to give the amount of grip needed for employing the board. The final one particular is really rare whereas the earlier two are observed much more typically. You can download and shop games, save and edit games, and retailer images.

October 19 2013


Wii Controllers

Further Wii-motes and Nunchucks What gaming player wouldn't really like a couple of additional remote control devices? The standard system only comes with one particular Wii-mote and a single Nunchuck. Several games can be played by a single, two, 3, or 4 players, so getting a couple of additional around can make any gathering come to life! This turned out to be a steep challenge for most game publishers who were struggling for sympathy. Wii is certainly way less difficult on the pocket. Bottom line: Wii has enjoyable games and good controllers; for the amount you shell out, it's practically a steal. The art is spectacular, such as animate fluidity in character motion, specularity, refraction, lighting, particle effects, reflection, transparencies. The music is much more than acceptable - light when needed, and dark in the boss fights or other tense scenarios. This Wii game also offers players the opportunity to join forces and help every single other progress via the galaxies. On higher of that, there are six a variety of pre-set residence procedures obtainable collectively with the capability to create your personal rule variations. Most importantly, you will locate nine diverse boards total with two utilising the brand new 3D urban center style and also the other 7 sticking to your familiar model, which variety in the typical style to jungle and ice themes. Though there's certainly some great variation right here, it is actually disappointing to determine only two 3D metropolitan regions included for the release, especially since they make a good supplement for the recreation.

You will want to unlock your personal Wii method to attempt out backup game titles. A fresh Nintendo wii is locked as nicely as not capable to execute backup games, if you want to use back-up game titles, you have to unlock it, to complete the job we can deliver 2 achievable selections: 1) Placing in some mod-chip. two) Setting up an unlocking plan on your Nintendo wii console. Patrick Warburton, Richard Steven Horvitz, and other people do extremely nicely in the voice acting and make the game entertaining. A lot of parents could be reluctant to invest the sort of funds the developers are asking, but if you want to spoil your young youngster, and why not, get them the game and stop becoming so stingy. Apart from, there is so much funds in the western globe today that we don't know what to do with it. But from what I read on some of the game websites, it sounds like the web possibilities is 1 explanation people are loving the Wii. All regions are brought to life via easy but crisp and colorful visuals that stand as one of the strongest graphical presentations to be found on the Wii. Combat encounters are relatively basic and frequent, but never put on out their welcome.

The company has taken risks in the previous that paid off such as the Gameboy. Who could think about back in 1987 that we would be taking our gaming with us wherever we went? Wii-Specific Flash Games Now that the Wii has been about lengthy sufficient for revolutionary indy game developers to tinker with it, we are beginning to see the rise of a whole new type of Wii Flash game. As of now they are taking pre orders for the remedy and I am confident that it will be a big hit for Wii followers. The above-mentioned procedure is referred to as the softmod method. But if you can't devote a lot of time or you aren't born with an ingrain video game ability, most games are just as well hard for the normal adult particular person.

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August 21 2013


The 10 Best Wii Games For Kids 5 To 8

Properly lets just say I played the heck out of some Metroid and now I want to brush up on my Resident Evil! Blown away once more. The graphics had been decent, but what truly hooked me was the play handle. Players wanting a genuine challenge will seek all 120 stars in the game - accurate completion. Nintendo's Tokyo studio genuinely made this game for the Wii. It hosts the very best graphics of any Wii game. Wii Sports Resort Island Flyover i Points The following table includes Island Flyover's 80 i Points. The point is in the middle, slightly over the ocean, just above a Mii in a canoe. Comply with the path among Wedge and Major Islands, enhance up to them, and fly into the point. The players win costs and prize tickets that can be exchanged for products for your character to wear, which is just one particular more factor that keeps you coming back to this game. Although there are some breakout games that have created the jump from Flash to console, it's quite uncommon. We did try to apply to the WiiWare plan to attempt to make that jump simpler for the author, but Nintendo has yet to get back to us.
Ensure you study the fine print in their account details' page properly. Validate that the only genuine account service costs integrated would undoubtedly be a minimal monthly fee or the principal lifetime enrollment charges. Be certain to check out on the net ratings and the site's track record just prior to you acquire Wii games on the net. modding wii is really straightforward with this tool. It's normally an inference that the site is a very good a single. Be sure your anti-virus is up-to-date and firewall rights are normally turned up prior to downloading the games to shield your personal computer. Kinect for Xbox 360 The gaming console has always had a controller. Like the computer has a mouse and a keyboard. The Kinect does the same with the Xbox 360, it takes the controller away and allows you, the player to interact straight with the game.

It has specific similarities with games like Killer7 and Suda 51 but differs from them in that it is primarily based on social problems. Compete with pals in the multi-player mode. Michael Jackson: The Encounter: Relive the well-liked dances and wonderful music hits of the King of Pop, with this Wii dance game. Beneath these very same laws, you have the appropriate to make a single copy of any media you own as long as it is not given to any person else. But this is where you have to be cautious. I will give you ten motives why I enjoy the Nintendo Wii, and ten motives why I hate it's guts.
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July 24 2013


The Pros And Cons Of The Nintendo Wii Console

The heyday of Survival Horror seems to be the PlayStation 2 era, but if you personal a Wii then there are fairly a handful of survival horror games to play. Of course, since the Wii is backwards-compatible with the GameCube, you can play these games as nicely. Time to load up on the Resident Evil franchise! Klonoa then is a bit of a threat, being not only a remake of the original PlayStation classic, but a extremely faithful one particular to boot. Fortunately, its old-school charms have survived the years intact, and whilst the Wii version will not have the impact that the original had, it regularly delivers the goods. A two-dimensional platform within a three-dimensional space, Klonoa is set in Phantomile, a gorgeous and ingenious series of twisting and turning paths that are a pleasure to navigate. then the Nintendo Wii will certainly maintain you satisfied. Now a days individuals are extremely fond of motion games. It's a future of Motion Gaming. Gone is the camping out for your game console blues. Now, you can get the Wii and its bundles and accessories just about anywhere. You can also shop on-line at most electronics locations like Amazon, Newegg and Best Acquire.

Xbox 360 Kinect Vs. PS3 Move In the Wii vs. Move match-up, meet the contenders. No matter how regularly you contemplate your self to turn into swinging the Nintendo wii distant, with no the need of MotionPlus - plus the game will enable you play with no it (you only may possibly not wish to) - it feels quite much as if the game is sort of making factors up. There is surely a number of carrying out it. A single can use mod chips to Softmod Wii gaming technique. I saw the ads on the television (plus the one particular that my neighborhood Wal-Mart plays constantly back in the electronics department). So the quoate is, Do you want far more out of your Wii or are you satisfied sufficient with it the way it is?If you are not satisfied check this down. This innovation enables each and every user to do a lot of factors with the wii now, aside playing the identical games more than each and every day.

Xbox 360 It has a huge library of games, and loyal game developers base. This technique calls for manual installation. This indicates that you have to modify the hardware of your console manually. The Xbox 360, on the other hand, is for hardcore gaming fans, with titles like Halo, Gears of War, and Alan Wake to its credit. What do you get once your gaming unit is unlocked? Subsequent one particular is, Racquet Sports Nintendo Wii game.
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How To Find A Nintendo Wii For Christmas

Employing this toolkit game developers have developed games like Tetromino Challenge, a "falling block game" that advertisements a new twist to this sort of puzzle game - literally. In order to turn the falling blocks players need to really twist the Wii remote. If you have a few pals more than you may possibly want to verify out Sheep Occurs -- a 4 player game that challenges players to maintain their sheep safe. As a result in direct light, as you would count on in a vehicle traveling down the road for the duration of the day it washes out. It performs far better at low light. Not necessarily the fault of the screen is the difficulty of making use of the Wii in a vehicle. And considering that they are application they might be uninstalled if you want (although they are so valuable that you will never ever want to uninstall them). But even these kinds of application aren't a piece of cake to install. It's since these specifics is reasonably complicated and not very easily available on the net, folks really are lost even though attempting to mod the Nintendo wii. With no a lot ado, we becoming with our leading favorites of the best Wii games ever. This game is even far more challenging than any other Mario game you played. You will discover some spherical worlds, gravity-altering traps with vibrant graphics.
When final have you observed a truly outstanding Wii game considering that the inception of Wii Sports and Wii Resort? The player simply areas the Wiimote into the charger when completed playing. This gives two advantages in that it gives a tidy way to store the Wiimote as well as becoming healthful for the environment by making use of fewer batteries. There has been some analysis completed on some of the games and details that has been proven is as follows: Wii Golf burns three 1/2 calories a minute Wii Tennis burns 8 calories a minute Wii Boxing burns 210 calories in 30 minutes The Wii Exercising Games are very easy for any individual to use from young children to adults. There is a limit of up to eight loved ones players to develop a profile. This has an apparent advantage to the customer as it compares rates from all the suppliers of the unit which negates the require for the customer to commit hours browsing internet sites searching for the best rates. My husband and brother-in-law had each just graduated college. Money was not anything my brother-in-law had, so we encouraged him not to purchase us something pricey. In the months leading up to the wedding, he had talked about getting us a video game console of some sort, "you know, to cool down when you're fighting." My husband and I constantly assured him that we didn't need video games.

Top5 Arcade Shooting It is a game that a person took the rifle in game rooms. The Wii offers hundreds of games, from the old Nintendo classics to new, original releases. The Wii comes bundled with Wii Sports, a masterful game that each shows off the motion sensitive controls for the Wii, but also a game that has appeal far outside traditional gaming audiences. Unlocking your Nintendo Wii can be an incredibly demanding chore for you, if you do not know where and how to begin. PlayStation three Move The greatest console of them all, is the PlayStation. They come in diverse colors and materials and you get the opportunity to choose a case that interests you.
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