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8 Ways to Make your Google Chrome Browser more Faster

It is an undeniable fact that Google Chrome is one of the fastest web browsers at present. It serves web pages at a very fast speed then many other browser present in the market currently. Google Chrome saves time and enhance your productivity. However being an application, it also gets effected day by day in terms of both speed and performance accompanied with some weird error messages. However there could be lot of reasons behind it, but most probably it happens because

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1. We keep on installing several add-ons to increase its functionality but don't uninstall them after usage, it lays much emphasis on its performance.

2. We are not used to change the default options due to which browser gets loaded with lots of browsing history and other information like forms login, cookies, session history etc. and this all slows down the working speed of browser.

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eHarmony Hacked, In the time of Valentine’s Day

eHarmony_logo_0 Online dating site eHarmony has been hacked, eHarmony is asking some of its users to change their passwords after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity to a potential security breach of customer information. Aziz Maakaroun, business development director at vulnerability management specialist Outpost24 said- “In the run up to Valentine’s Day, the timing of this purported breach could be fairly disastrous for dating website eHarmony," Maakaroun said. "For any existing customer, being told that your details have potentially been hacked is hardly an aphrodisiac." Databases are a popular attack vector for hackers. A SQL injection vulnerability (An attack technique used to exploit web sites by altering backend SQL statements through manipulating application input) on a secondary site created a possible means for screen names, email addresses and hashed passwords to be extracted. eHarmony has a massive infrastructure (MapReduce, Hadoop, MySql, etc). Doing security audits is difficult enough, even more so on third-party software.

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Robotic Hand made with a Balloon and some Coffee Grounds!


Why bother with expensive artificial fingers when a vacuum-powered beanbag works better? Robots are great at manipulating objects like automobile parts and circuit-board components. But what about a glass of orange juice, a ball bearing, or a raw egg? Expensive, Terminator-style artificial hands are awful at picking up everyday objects. But the human hand is an incredibly delicate instrument, capable of firmly gripping objects and not letting go until we decide we’re good and ready. Robot hands tend to be both clunky and metallic, and often result in dropped items. But no longer.
image00The secret lies in the coffee. You’d think that was a typo, but not so much. Scientists from Cornell, the University of Chicago and iRobot have created human-analogue hands using nothing but coffee grounds, party balloons and a vacuum pump. It is inspired by Cornell's new, innovative robotic gripper (a sort of shape-shifting balloon hand), Steve Norris of Norris Labs decided to go DIY and make his own home-brewed replica at a lower cost. Heinrich Jaeger throws that out the window, and has built a hand that can pick up almost anything out of a balloon, coffee grounds and a vacuum pump.

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To Stop Piracy, 5 Movie Studios sue File Sharing service -"Hotfile"

Hotfile Movie studios are now suing a website that provides file sharing service "Hotfile". It seems like movie studios are bringing down the heat on file-sharing services , one at a time, all over the internet. According to documents filed with the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida Miami Division, Five Hollywood studios including Disney Enterprises Inc, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, Universal City Studios Productions, Columbia Pictures Industries and Warner Bros Entertainment Inc on Tuesday filed suit against Hotfile Corp and Hotfile manager Anton Titov. The Motion Picture Association of America Inc said -"Hotfile profits from this theft by charging a monthly fee to users who download content from its servers. Hotfile also operates an incentive scheme that rewards users for uploading the most popular files -- which are almost exclusively copyrighted works. Hotfile profits richly while paying nothing to the studios for their stolen content."

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How to Enable Facetime on iPad 1

Facetime falls under the category most important but absent features of iPad, all credit goes to apple’s delayed feature releases. Even the first generation iPad doesn’t have support to some of the basic things like video chats etc. If there had been a front camera, it could have covered the 10 inch screen very nicely. But now, you can enjoy having facetime on your iPad using a hack named “Intell“. However this actually doesn’t fulfills your complete requirement but you would become able to see the other party, and also voice will be transmitted from your side and they could be hearing you too. Here is the configuration which is to be done on your iPad in order to enable facetime on iPad.

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To Take Off for Some Aerial Thrills, ‘Flight’ Elevates Paper Airplanes to a Whole New Level

Patience, diligence, and a passing knowledge of schoolyard aeronautics is the basic requirement for building a perfect paper airplane. However it is very easy to get your winged creation from one side of the playground to the other; but getting it across the continents requires a little more horsepower and some more knowledge. In order to make transcontinental journey, 'Flight' puts you in control of a paper airplane but it requires some serious modification for doing the same.

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Hotmail’s New Disposable eMail Service could let you to throw gMail away

Microsoft is going to introduce throw away email addresses for their Hotmail users. You might have thought that Hotmail was already for chuckaway email addresses, but this software giant will now make it much easier to redirect mail to your existing primary address. Targeted at subscribers who need an email address just to sign up for a forum or some online service temporarily, this service will allow them to create a sub-address with their existing account. Now, Users will be able to create up to 5 new email addresses per year. To create a sub-address, Hotmail subscribers can already use add a +sign and a word to the first part of their email address. This means you still give away part of your address.Disposable Mail service

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Usage-Based billing plan threatened to be killed – Canadian Government

Canada’s Industry Minister Tony Clement has announced via Twitter that the Harper government will repeal the CRTC’s decision if the commission does not rescind it itself. He has announced it after fews days when Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) sanctioned “Usage-Based Billing” (also called metered Internet) for Bell. Usage-based billing arguably destroys any competitive advantage because it forces third party Internet access providers, who lease lines from ISPs such as Bell, to cap their bandwidth.

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A Futuristic Keyboard Concept Phone by Lin Jian Feng

Thanks to iPhone and Brigade because of them, we got rid of slender phones with large faces. The concept of those types of slender phones was tossed out of window. We want our phone like a Super-Powerful computer in our palms. Here comes The “perfect phone” for you, one with a huge display, slide out keyboard, mouse-esque controls and Windows 7 as operating system - What else we want?. We can say, it is a phone meaty with healthy real estates. The desginer of this perfect phone who has used keyboard concept, is Lin Jian Feng.

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A Revolutionary Powered Fishing Reel Toy in the field of Augmented Reality

Takara Tomy Co., Ltd. which is a Japanese toy, children's merchandise and entertainment company created from the merger of two companies: Tomy (founded in 1924 as Tomiyama) and long-time rival, Takara (founded in 1955), on 1 March 2006, always comes up with its new toy's inventions. This time Takara Tomy has come up with Augmented Reality-Powered Fishing Reel Toy.

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