Spotify Rolls out Video Streaming to Android

Spotify announced in May last year that the company is going to introduce videos and podcasts to its streaming service line-up. While the launch date was being speculated at that time, it sounded promising to be able to watch videos as well.

On January 25th, 2016 the VP of Spotify, Shiva Rajaraman, told the Wall Street Journal that an update for Android is being made available soon. The next day, video streaming finally arrived on Spotify on Android devices. So now, ...

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Google Donates 25,000 Laptops in a Philanthropic Effort to Provide Education to the Refugees in Europe

While the media may have gradually phased out most of the refugee crisis in Europe, Google has given them a chance to put it back in the front page by donating 25,000 Chromebooks to the refugees trying to reconnect. This amounts to approximately $5.3 million. The thoughtful grant comes from Google.org which is the non-profit venture of Google. The company is trying to provide an easy access to education to the numerous individuals who lost their homes and are trying ...

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MinecraftEdu–Microsoft Boosts Student Engagement

Microsoft’s Minecraft has been a popular game since its launch in 2009. The game has sold 22 million copies and is one of the best-selling PC games. The game started getting the attention of children when it launched its mobile version. The tech giant is now planning to launch the game in the education market. Microsoft plans to release MinecraftEdu this summer. It is a modified version of the game which has been altered for classroom use.

MinecraftEdu was developed by ...

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5 Tips to Protect Yourself against Hackers

If it is a hardware or a software, it is hackable. This is the first thing that you must remember. A lot of them can be difficult to hack, but that does not mean that it cannot be hacked. A real hacker who really wants your information will get it. While some may not portray a lot of threat, there are nefarious hackers who could access your personal information and misuse a lot of your personal data.

While some hackers are ...

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Brave – Re-inventing the Browsing Experience

Brendan Eich, the former Mozilla CEO has announced launch of an Internet browser that takes annoyance out of the web browsing experience – Brave, a browser that is free of ads and cookies. The browser blocks everything except content that you specifically want. This means you are going to have an ad-free experience if you switch to Brave. The browser will continue to allow clean ads which are meant to fund website owners as well as Brave users. All Brave ...

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Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Support for IE 8, 9 and 10

On January 12th, Microsoft ended support for all older versions of Internet Explorer. A final patch was released to deliver the last few bug fixes. This came along with an ‘End of Life’ notification encouraging users to upgrade to IE 11 or Microsoft Edge. For the uninitiated, Microsoft Edge is the company’s successor to Internet Explorer. It has been built for Windows 10.

End of Support means that these versions of internet explorer will not receive security updates and you will ...

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Google Teams up with Ubilabs to Create the World’s Largest Model Railway Exhibit

Two months of preparation and experiments along with 600 hours of work on location has resulted in the world’s largest model railway exhibition. Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany is an interesting Street View attempt by the teams of Google and Ubilabs. This is not your usual model railway exhibit. We are talking about 13,000 kilometers of track with almost a thousand trains. The model has 335,000 lights and over 200,000 figurines spread across the sprawling 14,000 square feet ...

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Gimp – the Best Open Source Image Editing Tool (for Free)

Gimp, short for GNU Image Manipulation Program is an open-source image editing tool that has been around since 1990s. The application has evolved in time alongside the computer and is now one of the most powerful image editing applications available for free. GIMP is available for Windows, Mac as well as Linux users. Its latest version, Gimp 2.8, is an effective alternative for Photoshop. While Photoshop has its own charm, GIMP is available for free and accepts all plugins and ...

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Windows 7 Continues to Dominate the Market

Microsoft has been moving towards the future introducing the world to new versions of the Windows Operating system to stay abreast with new technology being used in devices. Windows 8 and Windows 10 have been created with touch screens in mind so that users find the OS to be viable for new devices as well. So why exactly do we have Windows OS users so deeply rooted in operating systems that are dated? According to data from NetMarketShare, ...

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Inventor Builds a Drinking Robot Buddy

Drink with friends, and you can call it a party. Drink alone and you will find yourself in a depressingly lonely situation. This is exactly what South Korean inventor Eunchan Park felt like when he sat down to drink without company. As the inventor remembers the Christmas of 2012 when he drank all by himself, he said, “Drinking alone was definitely terrible! So I couldn’t drink any more”. So Park put an additional glass of Soju in front of him ...

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