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It has been a very long time since Microsoft, or any other OEM for that matter, released a full-fledged flagship smartphone powered by Windows Phone. However Microsoft has kept the momentum going with several mid-range and low-end devices with which it seeks to infiltrate into new markets. It appears that one such device might soon be making its way to T-Mobile.

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VLC is one of the world’s most beloved media players. It’s used by millions of people around the world on a wide variety of platforms, this open-source media player is the darling of many. The official VLC app for Android has been updated recently and eagle-eyed users might spot a few changes, even if the app seems more or less the same. One major feature that has been added in the update is the ability to continue playing video in the background.

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LG has released a new application which allows people who own its latest and greatest Android Wear smartwatch to make calls directly from the wearable device. LG Call is the app in question and it’s only available for the LG Watch Urbane. The company has released other Android Wear smartwatches but this app will only work with the Watch Urbane.

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A couple of months back the YouTube for Kids app emerged on the scene, the app aims to make it safer for children to access YouTube and watch age-appropriate content without venturing too deep into the world’s largest online video streaming website. The YouTube for Kids app has now been updated and two new features have been added.

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All right, so we have more or less established the pattern that there is no such thing as a free lunch in this world. Well, if that is the case, are there anything else that will be free? Apparently so, as one will be able to enjoy free gaming on Xbox Live over this weekend on the Xbox 360, now how about that? This just goes to show that Microsoft does have a heart for the older generation hardware owners. It must be said, however, that Microsoft did hold regular free multiplayer weekends for Xbox Live Silver members as well in the past, so that they can be hopefully enticed to end up as subscribers, but over the passage of time, such weekends ended up as less frequent, being a real rarity these days.

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ms-ntrigIn February earlier this year, we did bring you word on how Microsoft is mulling over whether they should pick up the company known as N-Trig or not. Well, now that we are in May, it looks like a deal has been done and dusted, a confirmation has trickled out from Microsoft concerning their N-Trig purchase. Just before we continue, it would be good to refresh one’s memory concerning what N-Trig does – this is the company that deals with advanced digital pen technology, basically high tech styluses.

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passwordSecurity in the digital world can be a particularly sticky subject – and regardless of what you hear, there is no 100% foolproof way of ensuring that a particular digital system is truly secure and failsafe. It simply does not work that way, although cracking some systems can be a really tough job, but not impossible. In one of the more recent events concerning security, it looks as though system passwords at one of London’s busiest railway stations have been shown off in a BBC documentary, where that sensitive list was printed and attached to the top of a station controller’s monitor.

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transparent-oled-displayA window is just that – a window, right? Well, it seems that there is more than meets the eye where modern day windows are concerned. In fact, here is a new method or technology that would not let you look at a window in the same manner, ever again. We are talking about a high-tech light shutter which will be able to transform your windows into LCD displays.

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dna-microscope3D printing technology has certainly jumped by leaps and bounds over the years, and it does not look as though it is about to slow down anytime soon. Well, researchers over at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have come up with a highly affordable 3D-printed attachment which is capable of transforming smartphones into sophisticated microscopes. When used alongside this new device, a smartphone is capable of detecting single DNA strands, while analyzing them to diagnose diseases which will range from cancer to Alzheimer’s without bulky and expensive equipment.

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backyard-smithBackyard blacksmith Phil Baumhardt has a creative streak in him, so much so that he is capable of transforming vehicle trash into what would be deemed to be treasure by the Vikings. When Baumhardt was still scavenging for materials, he came across a pair of suspension leaf springs, and these were, in all probability, thrown out during a trailer or vehicle repair. He realized that these were made out of high carbon steel, which is the similar material that is used to make survival knives and stage combat swords. Hence, he ended up smelting that to harvest required material to make a Sax, which is what you would call a single-edged short sword that were used by the Vikings of yore

Read full post →Old Vehicle Parts Turned Into Viking Weapons