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VLSub Downloads Subtitles to VLC Player Automatically

It's not really hard to find subtitles online for your digital movie collection, but you can save a couple of steps with the VLSub extension for VLC media player.

After downloading the extension from Github, just drop it in the appropriate folder.

  • Windows: C:/Program Files/VideoLAN/VLC/lua/extensions/
  • OS X: /Applications/
  • Linux: ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/

My Mac's VLC installation didn't have an extensions folder, but creating it manually worked just fine. Now, whenever you load up a movie, you can find VLsub in the View menu on Windows and Linux, and in VLC > Extensions on a Mac. The interface will automatically attempt to fill in the file name of your movie, but you can change it if necessary, and even add season and episode numbers for TV shows. VLSub will run a search for matching subtitle files, allowing you to pick the one you want and download it immediately. When you close the extension's window and start your movie again, the subtitles will appear automatically.

VLSub isn't doing anything you couldn't do yourself, but it can save you a minute or two to get you back to your movie sooner.

VLSub | GitHub via Make Tech Easier


WiFi 802.11ac: What You Need To Know

Recently 802.11ac WiFi devices have started to emerge, but just what is WiFi 802.11ac and How fast is it? 802.11ac is a supercharged version of 802.11n, which is the current WiFi standard, offering link speeds ranging from 433 megabits-per-second (Mbps), through to multiple gigabits per second. To achieve these speeds which are dozens of times faster than 802.11n, 802.11ac works exclusively in the 5GHz band, uses a huge amount of bandwidth (80 or 160MHz) and operates in up to eight spatial streams (MIMO) and a utilizes technology called beamforming.

How 802.11ac works: At its core, 802.11ac is essentially an updated version of 802.11n, which itself introduced some very exciting technologies that brought massive speed boosts over 802.11a and g. Whereas 802.11n had support for four spatial streams (4×4 MIMO) and a channel width of 40MHz, 802.11ac can use eight spatial streams and has channels up to 80MHz wide, which can be combined to make 160MHz channels. Even if everything else remained the same, this means that 802.11n has 8x160MHz of spectral bandwidth to play with, vs. 4x40MHz, this is a huge difference that allows 802.11n to squeeze vast amounts of data across the spectrum.

802.11ac introduces 256-QAM modulation (an increase from 64-QAM in 802.11n), which fits 256 different signals over the same frequency by shifting each signal to a slightly different phase. In theory, this quadruples the spectral efficiency of 802.11ac over 802.11n. Spectral efficiency is a measure of how well a given wireless protocol/modulation/multiplexing technique uses the bandwidth available to it. In the 5GHz band, where channels are fairly wide (20MHz+), spectral efficiency is not so important; in the cellular or mobile bands though, channels are often 5MHz wide, which makes spectral efficiency very important.

802.11ac also introduces standardised beamforming (802.11n was non-standardized, which made interoperability an issue). Beamforming is essentially transmitting radio signals in such a way that they are directed at a specific device. This can increase throughput and also reduce power consumption. Beamforming can be done with smart antennae that physically move to track the device, or by modulating the amplitude and phase of the signals so that they destructively interfere with each other, leaving just a narrow, not-interfered beam. 802.11n uses this second method, which can be implemented by both routers and mobile devices.  Finally, 802.11ac is fully backwards compatible with 802.11n and 802.11g, this means you can buy an 802.11ac router today and it will work with your older WiFi devices.

Just how fast is WiFi 802.11ac?  Well there are two answers: the theoretical max speed that can be achieved in the laboratory, and the practical max speed that we will receive at home or in the office, surrounded by lots of signal altering obstacles.  The theoretical max speed of 802.11ac is eight 160MHz 256-QAM channels, each of which are capable of 866.7Mbps — a total of 6,933Mbps, this is slightly short of 7Gbps. That’s a transfer rate of 900 megabytes per second! which is more than you can squeeze down a SATA 3 link. In the real world, due to channel contention, you probably won’t get more than two or three 160MHz channels, so the max speed comes down to somewhere between 1.7Gbps and 2.5Gbps. Compare this with 802.11n’s max theoretical speed, which was 600Mbps.


Google Releases OEM Patch For Major Android Security Flaw

In a follow up to our recent report regarding how an Android Security Bug was found to let hackers gain system access, Google has released a fix to its Android original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) for this bug, named: Android security bug 8219321 as unearthed by Bluebox Security in February this year. The flaw was confirmed from Google’s Android Communications Manager, Gina Scigliano, she said “a patch has been provided to our partners.” She also mentioned “Some OEMs, like Samsung, are already shipping the fix to the Android devices.”

The flaw in question will allow a hacker to turn a legitimate app into malicious files by modifying APK code without breaking the app’s cryptographic signature. In response to this, Google has already modified its Play Store’s app entry process to scan for the exploit so apps that have been modified using this vulnerability can no longer be distributed via the Play Store. Bluebox Security discovered the hole in Android’s code, which it claims could potentially affect 99 percent of Android devices, back in February and informed Google at that time. (but only made it public recently). Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was named then as one Android device that had already been patched, so it seems likely that this model is the device Gina Scigliano referred to when she cited Samsung as a manufacturer already shipping a fix. The problem for Android users is that even though Google has now in fact released a fix to its OEMs, they still have to wait for the maker of their particular handset to implement and ship the fix. This also poses another question, how long before their particular carrier tests it? Having to wait around to receive updates is a byproduct of the freeness and fragmentation of the Android sphere, still, it does not sound like this particular Android flaw has been widely exploited thus far. Scigliano has told ZDNet: “We have not seen any evidence of exploitation in Google Play or other app stores via our security scanning tools. Google Play scans for this issue and Verify Apps provides protection for Android users who download apps to their devices outside of Play.” But just because it has not been widely exploited yet, does not mean it will not be…does it?


Some Of The Tools To Fight Against SOPA and PIPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) are two bills that sound like they have a mildly positive aim but, in reality, have serious potential to negatively change the internet as we know it. Here are some tools that can help you keep track of SOPA and PIPA as well as prepare for problems in case they pass.

Protect Yourself in Advance

Google Chrome users can pick up the No SOPA, which reveals which sites support SOPA when visiting them. If you're interested in writing a letter to supporters, boycotting their sites, or simply be aware of their support, this extension can help with identification.

Google Chrome users should check out MAFIAAFire Redirector, which will intercept any domain names typed into your address bar and load via the site's numeric IP address instead. Firefox users have the choice of two extensions, DeSOPA and MAFIAAFire ThePirateBay Dancing, which do the same thing.

Additionally, Reddit users are creating a SOPA emergency list that hold the IP addresses of various sites. In the event these extensions don't work out or there isn't one for your browser, you'll be able to make edits to the hosts file on your computer to override any blocked sites. For now there's no sense in doing anything because there is no problem yet, but it's good to be prepared for the worst.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

Hot News from MegaUpload, Enterupload, FileSonic, FileServe, and other File Sharing Sites Closed


The following filehosts are either dead or has DISABLED their download/sharing/affiliate program functions:

Wupload is Smart Early Closed its Affiliate Program.
#Wupload not available in U.S. anymore Banned US IP.

Filepost started suspending accounts with infringing material and not yet paying members.

Deleting Massive Files and still not paying its affiliates (Same Owner of Fileserve).

Same Owner of Fileserve and same as Filejungle.

FileServe can only be used to download and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally. If this file belongs to you, please login to download it directly from your file manager.

All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally. If this file belongs to you, please login to download it directly from your file manager. Filesonic closes it’s affiliate program.

Enterupload now redirecting their website to Luxury Network and I think to avoid SOPA because their server in US.

This is the NEW MEGAUPLOAD SITE! we are working to be back full again.


10 Foods Good For Body

Healthy Foods
VIVAnews - Let food be your medicine. The words of ancient Greek physician named Hippocrates was so popular in the medical world. Messages that are then encouraged the scientists to figure out the benefits of food for health.

For years, nutrition experts conducted a study to identify the nutritional benefits of certain foods. They studied proteins, carbohydrates, calories, fats, minerals and vitamins to determine health benefits for the human body.

Here are some foods that provide many benefits to the body, as quoted by the website Methods of Healing.

1. Honey

Research shows that honey contains antibacterial and antiviral. Studies over the mention of honey useful for wound healing and good for digestive health.

2. Green Tea

Research shows that green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease. Green tea is also believed to help prevent type two diabetes and osteoporosis, and relieve inflammation of the intestine.

3. Walnuts

Eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts every day can be a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

4. Blueberry

Is one of the fruits with high antioxidant levels. The content of substance in it to help slow down aging, reduce the risk of diabetes, lower cholesterol, improve motor skills, and support urinary health and eyesight. Blueberries also have anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Pomegranate

As a fruit rich in antioxidants, a study showed that pomegranate helps reduce the risk of heart disease and lowering blood pressure. In fact, help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of certain cancers.

6. Spices

Cinnamon helps lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. Ginger helps to improve digestive health, and contains anti-inflammatory. Benefits of ginger for the prevention of cancer is also being studied. While anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric is believed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and reduce the risk of cancer.

7. Yogurt

The best thing is plain yogurt. The content of calcium, magnesium, Vitamin B-2 & B-12, and probiotics are known as good bacteria in the gut, digestive system healthy and beneficial immunity. Regular consumption of yogurt is also believed to help lower cholesterol.

8. Dark chocolate

Type of brown offers good benefits for the cardiovascular system as well as protection from cancer. Not only that, eating dark chocolate can also generate a good mood for the emotional and mental health.

9. Salmon

Salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, low calorie, low saturated fat, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Salmon health benefits including prevention of diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer and cardiovascular system healthy.

10. Broccoli

Broccoli is full of vitamins like folic acid, vitamin A, B6 and K. Minerals such as calcium and potassium make it more healthy. Broccoli is considered a healing food that is activated by the phytochemicals indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane, helps fight cancer.

11 Tsunami Was Devastating in The World

,VIVAnews - An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude that rocked the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Monday, October 25, 2010, causing a wave of deadly attacks, the tsunami. All the settlements are located on the west coast islands were hit by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.

Indonesia is no longer familiar with the disaster. In December 2004, the great tsunami occurred in Aceh. Then the next three months occurred in Nias. One more year, exactly 17 July 2006, the tsunami also occurred in Pangandaran, West Java.

Tunami track record was already in place since 6000 BC. Scientific media page records list all-powerful tsunamis that have occurred on Earth.

6,000 BC

Large cluster in Sicily snow avalanches and falls into the sea. Landslide that occurred at 8 thousand years ago has sparked the tsunami spread across the Mediterranean Sea. There is no historical record of this disaster. Only the scientists estimate tsunami geology at 320 kilometers per hour has reached a height of 10 floors building.

1 November 1755

After the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon, Portugal, and shook much of Europe. Many people who take refuge in the boat. However, the tsunami would occur. No doubt this disaster killed more than 60 thousand people.

August 27, 1883

The eruption of Mount Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, triggering a tsunami that drowned coast of Sumatra, northern Java, and the Thousand Islands. Wave strength can drag coral weighing 600 tons to the beach. 36 thousand people have died in vain.

June 15, 1896

Waves as high as 30 feet emerged shortly after the earthquake in Japan. All of the tsunami that swept the east coast. 27 thousand people died.

1 April 1946

Large earthquake in Alaska cause big waves in Hawaii. Disasters are often referred to as the "mystery" April Fools tsunami "that killed 159 people.

July 9, 1958

8.3 Richter magnitude earthquake in Alaska sends out a wave of up to 576 meters in Lituya Bay, Alaska. It is the largest tsunami recorded in modern times.

Fortunately, the tsunami occurred in isolated places, so it does not cause many casualties. Tsunamis are only left two fishermen died, because the ship sank, hit by the waves.

May 22, 1960

The largest earthquake ever recorded of 8.6 magnitude in Chile. This earthquake created a tsunami that struck Chile Beaches within 15 minutes. High waves occur up to 25 meters. The tsunami killed 1,500 people in Chile and Hawaii.

March 27, 1964

Alaska Earthquake "Good Friday" measuring 8.4 magnitude, caused waves of 67 meters at Valdez Inlet region, Alaska. Wave at 640 kilometers per hour, killing more than 120 people. Ten of them were from the Crescent City, California, who also got sent waves as high as 6.3 meters.

August 23, 1976

Tsunami in the southwest Philippines killed at 8 thousand people. This great wave also triggered earthquakes in the vicinity of the beach.

July 17, 1998

An earthquake with magnitude 7.1 force generate a tsunami in Papua New Guinea. BESA wave quickly kill 2,200 people.

December 26, 2004

All-powerful earthquake with a strength of 9.3 magnitude rocked the Indian Ocean, off the west coast of Aceh. Largest earthquake during the last 40 years has led to high waves in North Sumatra, West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, the East Coast of India, Sri Lanka, even to the East Coast of Africa.

At least 320 thousand people from eight countries died. This disaster is the biggest death throughout history.

March 28, 2005

Three months later, tsunami also occurred in Sumatera. Off the coast of Nias Earthquake measuring 8.7 Richter which sparked a major tsunami that killed 1,300 people on Nias Island, West Sumatra.

Mysterious Code in the U.S. Cyber Command Logo

WASHINGTON (AFP) - 9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a. Not
just a random number, that's a chunk of code passwords listed in the new logo U.S. Cyber Command.

Technology magazine, Wired, challenged his readers to uncover secret codes on the logo which also illustrated the globe, a bald eagle perched on a shield decorated with crossed swords and the thunder and the child is key.

Wired Comments that respond to various kinds of answers ranging from a row of numbers and letters mean one by one until the suggestion to interpret it based on tongue-in-check.

"It is a passcode to enter a WiFi network at their headquarters," writes kmadams85, one reader who tried to crack the code of secret U.S. military agency that.

Many interpret that it is a series of missions to U.S. Cyber Command
dienskripsikan the MD5 hash code. Wired also said on Thursday (8/7) that it takes three hours for a reader to decode it.

U.S. Cyber Command is one of the most sophisticated military facility security system and is responsible for protecting military computer network under the command of General Keith Alexander who also heads the National Security Agency, the U.S. oversight agency that is confidential.

The meaning of these rows of numbers and letters in English, namely:
"USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes, and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense networks and information; prepare to, and Pls directed, conduct full-spectrum military operations in cyberspace actions in order to enable all domains, Ensure US / Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the Same to our adversaries."

Source: ANTARA News

Microsoft Office 2010 Operations Guide Released And available for download

Following the General Availability (GA) of Office 2010, Microsoft has provided a range of content designed to streamline the adoption of the productivity suite. “Operations guide for Microsoft Office 2010” is an illustrative example in this regard, with the company offering customers looking to embrace Office 2010 guidance on how to maintain and manage the suite in their organization. Obviously, the documentation is set up to simplify administrative tasks related to Office 2010 after the product has been deployed within an IT infrastructure.

“This book provides information about how to maintain and manage your installation after you have deployed Microsoft Office 2010. The audience for this book includes IT generalists, IT operations, help desk and deployment staff, IT messaging administrators, and consultants,” Microsoft stated.

IT admins will be able to tap a variety of information, including how to maintain and update Office 2010, but also details about the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM,ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool. At the same time, the Redmond company describes various tasks such as applying refreshes to the latest iteration of its productivity suite, but also removing Outlook 2010 in favor of an older version, and even installing and uninstalling languages after Office 2010 is in place.

Tasks such as the management of users' configurations for Office 2010 are also dealt with in the whitepaper, just as the need to modify configurations after deploying the productivity suite. “After you install Office 2010 on users' computers, you can make changes to the installation by using the same tool that you used to customize the installation originally. By running the Office Customization Tool (OCT) and creating or modifying a Setup customization file (.msp file), you can customize the Office installation. For example, you can add or remove features, modify user settings, or add or remove files or registry entries,” Microsoft stated.

Office Home and Business 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.

Office Home and Student 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.

Office Professional 2010 RTM Build 14.0.4760.1000 is available for download here.

Source: Softpedia News

VLC Media Player 1.1.0 Final for Windows 7

Almost a month after offering early adopters the Release Candidate of VLC 1.1.0, VideoLAN wrapped up and released the final Build of the media player, sporting a wide range of enhancements. Even as early as the RC, version 1.1.0 of the VLC Media Player brought to the table a consistent evolution in terms of performance stability and reliability, but also expanded codec support, and numerous bug fixes. According to VideoLAN, the latest release of VLC is better equipped to dealing with HD content, will deliver a superior audio experience to its predecessors, comes with extensions and web improvements, has more to offer to developers, and is faster and lighter.

As far as HD capabilities are concerned, VLC 1.1.0 now features “GPU decoding on Windows Vista and 7, using DxVA2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2. GPU decoding on GNU/Linux, using VAAPI for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2. DSP decoding using OpenMax IL, for compatible embedded devices. Improved support for MKV HD, including seeking fixes, and 7.1 channels codecs. [And] support for new codecs, like Blu-Ray subtitles, MPEG-4 lossless and VP8,” VideoLAN stated.

The fact that VLC 1.1.0 plays nice with VP8 is a consequence of the introduction of WebM decoding and encoding support. In addition to improved web plugins, the recently released version of VLC also delivers improved streaming capabilities. At the same time, the media player sports new add-ons and script frameworks, which should make it easier for developers to extend the application. VideoLAN also worked to streamline VLC 1.1.0 as much as possible, having boosted the decoding speed by up to 40% especially in HD resolutions. On top of this, the application’s code has been rewritten, and the overall functionality of the media player optimized.

In terms of Audio experience, VLC 1.1.0 now offers “integrated playlist in the Qt4 interface. Multiple views (like album art) in the playlist in the Qt4 interface. Support for AMR-NB, Mpeg-4 ALS, Vorbis 6.1/7.1, FLAC 6.1/7.1 and WMAS. CDDB and CD-Text works now on the Windows port when listening to CD-Audio. Support for DVD-Audio files (.aob). Improved meta-data and album-art support,” according to VideoLAN.

VLC 1.1.0 Final for Windows is available for download here.

Source: Softpedia News

Windows 8: 32-bit vs. 64-bit

The installed base of 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 has reached 46% in June 2010, vs. 54% for 32-bit (x86) Windows 7, according to statistics released by Microsoft. It is clear from the data shared by the Redmond company that end users are starting to choose x64 systems and equivalent Windows 7 editions over older x86 architectures. The software giant underlines that this is an increasing trend, and that it expects 64-bit Windows 7 to become the norm, and 32-bit Windows 7 the exception. Of course, the question now is, what will the future hold for Windows 8?

Microsoft does have a few options. It could of course continue to serve both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 8, just as it did with Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Or it could drop the x86 flavors of Windows 8 altogether, and produce only x64 Windows 8 SKUs. This would certainly be a bold move for the software giant, but Microsoft is sure not to come to a conclusion in this regard without carefully considering the overall impact.

In June 2010, just 1% of all Windows XP machines were running a 64-bit copy of the OS, and just 11% of Vista computers had the x64 version installed. The vast majority of XP users, 99% are still running 32-bit systems, and the same is valid for 89% of Vista customers.

Only now, a little over eight months since the advent of Window 7, does 64-bit computing appear to be on the brink of becoming ubiquitous, and making 32-bit architectures a thing of the past. x64 processors have been available for a while now, but only 64-bit Windows 7 seems to have gained sufficient traction, in concert with new OEM computers shipped worldwide, to push x86 processors onto their shelve in history.

There already is a precedent. In 2009, Microsoft offered the first x64-only Windows operating system. With the introduction of Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows 7 Server), the software giant dumped support for x86 processors completely. Could a similar move be considered for Windows 8?

End users are certainly behind the x64 adoption wave. 64-bit platforms and modern CPUs pave the way for parallel processing, mean more RAM (up to 192 GB for Windows 7), better security etc. But it seems that the entire world is slowly arriving to a consensus, as far as 64-bit is concerned.

There are factors outside of Redmond to take into consideration

“OEMs today have fully embraced 64-bit. We have seen many OEMs convert entire consumer lines of PCs to 64-bit only – which can be seen quite a bit today in North America. According to Stephen Baker at NPD, 77% of PCs sold at retail in April 2010 in the U.S. had a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 pre-installed. And businesses are adopting Windows 7 64-bit as well. According to Gartner, by 2014 75% of all business PCs will be running a 64-bit edition of Windows. Intel recently migrated to 64-bit Windows 7,” revealed Brandon LeBlanc, Windows Communications Manager on the Windows Client Communications Team.

“As I mentioned previously, there are more compatible hardware and software for PCs today thanks to the amazing work from our partners (ISVs and IHVs) making their products compatible with 64-bit. Through the Windows Logo Program (the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo today), hardware partners are required to develop 64-bit drivers for their devices and software partners are required to have their applications compatible with 64-bit Windows 7. This groundwork was laid with the Windows Logo Program for Windows Vista and carries through to today with Windows 7,” revealed Brandon LeBlanc, Windows Communications Manager on the Windows Client Communications Team,” LeBlanc added.

Of course it is still too early to ask Microsoft in which direction it will go with Windows 8. And too early for the company to start sharing its plans with the public. The unconfirmed schedule for the delivery of Windows 8 indicates that Windows 7’s successor will be offered in mid-2012. In this context, by the summer of 2011, when the first Beta of Windows 8 should drop, we can also expect the company to reveal whether its next Windows client will be x64-only or not.

There are aspects independent from Microsoft that will undoubtedly influence this decision. If the adoption of x64 PCs and Windows 7 continues at the same rate, then a x86 flavor of Windows 8 will be less likely. But if a high uptake rate works in concert with original equipment manufacturers also dumping 32-bit, and with the ecosystem of hardware and software solutions around Windows shifting the focus to 64-bit entirely, then a 32-bit Windows 8 would simply no longer make sense. It’s worth noting although that just 2 years ahead of the reported delivery date for Windows 8, Adobe still has to produce a 64-bit version of Flash, although the plug-in is ubiquitous, and x64 Internet Explorer has been available for quite some time. And Adobe are by no means not alone.

What do you think? Should Microsoft make Windows 8 exclusively 64-bit, and continue selling 32-bit Windows 7? Or should the company deliver both x86 and x64 flavors of Windows 8, per the Windows 7 and Windows Vista model?

Source: Softpedia News

Windows 8 Has Been Cooking for Over a Year Now

The next iterations of the Windows client and Office productivity suite have been cooking for over a year now. Of course, for the vast majority of this period, the two products have been in planning stage, meaning that no actual coding was done. Still, it is critical to note that Microsoft has started focusing on the evolution of Windows and Office, even before Windows 7 and Office 15 were finalized. Specifically, the Redmond company has been planning the Windows 8 and Office 15 releases.


Ken Johnston, the Group Manager for the Microsoft Office Internet Platform & Operations team, offered proof of this in June 2009. At that time, Windows 7 was in Release Candidate (RC) stage, and Office 2010 was approximately over half a year away from the Beta milestone. And yet, the software giant was already looking ahead, and discussing what was next, after Windows 7 and Office 2010, formerly codenamed Office 14.

More than one hundred senior engineering managers and architects along with a few executives gathered this week to discuss some of the evolving ideas around Office 15 for a one day offsite focused on improving the Office engineering system. One of the key elements of the meeting was to bring in new thinking from outside of the Office organization. The first guest presenter was Mike Kelly who had been part of the Office organization before joining the Microsoft core engineering strategy team Engineering Excellence. In his presentation he shared some really amazing prototypes of new collaboration and build system tools as well as some industry analysis. The second presenter was Craig Fleischman, also a former Office manager who was now working on Windows. Craig presented some of the plans the Windows team has for Windows 8,” Johnston indicated at the time.

Right about now most readers are probably hoping I’ll spill some information about Windows 8 and Office 15 but sorry, I can’t do that. All I can say is that while neither Windows 7 nor Office 14 have shipped, we are hard at work developing plans for the next versions. Craig finally got to a slide about Windows 8 and services,” he added. (emphasis added)

Speculations reveal that Windows 8 might have already hit the Milestone 1 (M1) stage of the development process. Of course, Microsoft is completely mum on the Windows 8 project, and the company is expected to remain that way until the Beta drops, sometime in mid-2011. If all goes well, Microsoft could release Windows 8 around the summer of 2012.

Source: Softpedia News

European Union Urges Transparency existence of UFOs


BRUSSEL - A member of parliament urged EU member states to unlock the secrets of an unknown flying object (UFO).

MPs named Mario Borghezio it gives a reason if society has the right to know about everything related to the objects whose existence is still a pro-contra.

"The EU needs the documents 'X Files' itself, where all people can access information on everything about UFOs, including data held by the military," said Borghezio, as quoted by the Straits Times, Thursday (07/08/2010).

According Borghezio, all governments in the countries of Europe must disclose information, and stop what he called a 'systematic silencing'.

In a data held Borghezio, years ago, the United Kingdom published online approximately 4000 pages which contain about humans meeting with aliens, which occurred during the 1980s until the 1990s.

And during the last three years the British defense ministry has gradually melepaskn confidential information about UFOs, in line with the demands of the Freedom of Information.

Borghezio also said it is important to have a center of scientific research related to UFOs. (Srn)


Duel 'Read' JavaScript, Froyo & iOS4 Who Won?

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple and Google has just released a new version of their operating system, ie, IOS 4 and Android 2.2 or Froyo. By the analysis, both OS are pitted ability to read JavaScript. So who won?

Tests conducted by Ars Technica with the V8 and SunSpider benchmark. And the result, in the run JavaScript code in Web browsers Froyo almost three times faster than the iPhone ios 4.

"We compare these findings by conducting tests with Apple's mobile Safari browser on the iPhone 4," explained Ryan Paul of Ars, as quoted from his web page, Thursday (07/08/2010).

"The results showed that the Android device is significantly faster in executing JavaScript than the iPhone, scoring more than three times better on V8 and almost twice as fast on SunSpider," he added.

However, different results shown by Engadget. From their testing, the iPhone iOS4 ahead of Android Froyo thin. However, in tests they pinned the latest Flash Mobile Froyo with version 10.1.

"Of the five versions of sites that we tested desktop to open, three of those sites, BBC News, gdgt and The Onion, iPhones 4 is consistent approximately two to three seconds faster, and the Nexus One (Froyo) of approximately one to two seconds faster when opened the New York Times, "said analsisi Engadget.

The conclusion from these statistics show that Froyo can be significantly faster than the IOS 4, without Flash.


Take NASA's Space Exploration Through Game

WASHINGTON - NASA has canceled plans to return to the Moon, but the video game lovers can explore the lunar landscape with a new free online game released by the U.S. space agency.

Game called "Moonbase Alpha" allows players to join the exploration team game in progress at the Moon's south pole with futuristic 3D model.

"In the Moonbase Alpha, you are invited to contribute to become an astronaut working for human expansion and further research," NASA said in explanation of the game, as quoted by AFP on Wednesday (07/07/2010).

Expeditions in the plane suffered damage due to blow the meteor. This is where the adventure will begin immediately.

"With limited by time, you and the team had to repair and replace equipment to restore the production of oxygen into the settlements," NASA said.

To achieve their mission, the player of this game should use the interactive command center, and mobile robotic units memperbaikin. Players also test the dexterity of the right and optimal allocation of resources available, because it is the key to the success of the whole team.

NASA says this game is designed to involve and educate students about technology, employment opportunities and space exploration in the future.

Moonbase Alpha can be played by one or up to six players. NASA said the game was the beginning of a NASA project to develop online multiplayer games.

If interested, the game is available in


Start the Bluetooth 4.0 Adopted

WASHINGTON - The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) finally gave permission for formal adoption of Bluetooth Core Specification version 4.0, which enables energy saving devices.

Bluetooth 4.0 itself has been officially announced in April. But this time the GIS to add new capabilities to the device battery technology issues. According to SIG, Bluetooth 4.0 enables the device to operate only with a coin battery and can last up to years and years.

"Details regarding these specifications can be downloaded from the official website of GIS. But GIS also post additional details on low-power Bluetooth technology to the Web," wrote the official description of GIS, as quoted by Yahoo News, Wednesday (07/07/2010).

GIS illustrates how the addition of low power using very short data packet (at least eight octets to the maximum 27 octets) are transferred to one megabit per second, using a technology that can maximize their time without using new batteries.

This specification also places a greater burden on small pieces of logic controller rather than the entire host device, to determine when the entire system should be built.

In addition, the increase in modulation index has actually increased the effective range of 30 feet or more, up to 200 meters. Specifications low power 24-bit impose redundancy check (CRC) on all packages, designed to analyze the data corrupted. AES-128 encryption is also used.

SIG has said previously that it expects the first 4.0 Bluetooth devices will appear at the end of the year or in early 2011. (Srn)


Pirate Bay 'Warehouse Pirated Software' hijacked Hacker


Helsinki - the Pirate Bay site which is known as 'warehouses of pirated' hit the stone. This time not because of a massive raid by Swedish police, but the site is broken into by hackers group of Argentine origin.

Argentine origin hacker group claimed to have been breaking into the Pirate Bay database using SQL injection techniques that utilize a number of holes in the system of those sites. hackers get a user name, password and email addresses and IP user.

Softpedia, Thursday (07/08/2010) launched, these hackers who call themselves Ch Russo comes from Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to him, the Pirate Bay vulnerabilities found in groups of hackers in which he heads.

These groups have not yet been contacted by the Pirate Bay since the burglary. Russo said that until now has not fully repair the Pirate bay vulnerabilities that exist.

Russo said, she could change and modify the data owner of the account with the same technique.

"We did not intend to sell these accounts, their information is still safe until now," said Russo.

Pirate Bay continues to be the spotlight since its emergence. The last case in May 2010. At that time, CyberBunker, IP transit service providers to shut down the court ordered access to the Pirate Bay. (Srn)


Mystery Man Horse on Google Street View

 Human horse Google Street View camera caught in Scotland (Google Street View)

VIVAnews - This is something that was warmly discussed by the community of Aberdeen in Scotland: the emergence of the figure of 'human horses'.

'Human horses' did not bother people because he does not bother humans. Only human beings 'heads' this horse appears on the camera shots cars Google Street View, which was passing a street in Aberdeen.

When the image perpetuated by the roadside Hardgate, Aberdeen, the man was staring at the horse car that was Google's Street View panoramic tour taking photos at that location.

Besides the horse-headed, he was wearing a purple long-sleeve shirt, black jeans, and reportedly also 'have' tails. According to, news of the horse the more widespread human presence when Twitter user named Russell Moffat, telling about 460 horses followernya about the emergence of humans in Google Street View.

Since then, the story of human horses were covered by various international media. However, until now there has been no acknowledgment from anyone about who the real man, who was behind the mask of the horse.

However, some readers of the BBC website that send many emails and provide information to the BBC that they also had the chance to meet with the human horses.
One of them, Stefan Kleen from Germany, who said that he and his wife also met human horses at a festival in Germany. last week. "He (the horse's head) only speak English, so we we did not talk much," said Kleen told the BBC.

Men named John Ainsworth also feel confident that it is a human horse she met at the Norwich area earlier this year, when walking in the park Wensum Park. "I guess I was just hallucinating when first seen. However, I later realized that it is a reality," said Ainsworth.

However, other readers of the BBC was not so impressed with this news. Gareth Remblance say that the human horses only people who want to draw attention to it. "Horse Boy is not just a private person. But he is a cheap mask. I have seen examples of such masks on the Download Festival at Donington," he said.

This bizarre incident was not the first for Google Street View. Previously, in February, Google Street View images in Norway could take pictures of two men dressed in full scuba diving with glasses (snorkle) and fin shoes, middle Street View car chase, brandishing spear fishing.

Google Street itself is a feature in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic photographs captured by the Street View car in a lot of highways around the world.

Street View own existence could invite controversy recently. Later revealed that the vehicle not only to capture Street View images, but also record the flow of Internet data is transmitted via an open WiFi network, the Street View car passed it.

Oscar 'The Black', the first bionic cat

 Oscar, the first bionic cat (

VIVAnews - Oscar lying helplessly weak. His jet black, bathed in a gush of fresh blood.

The bottom two hind legs, corn cutters tertebas by a passing vehicle.

But that was before, about nine months ago. Now Oscar, the black cat, can re-run. well get a new title: world's first bionic cat.

As quoted from the BBC, through a four-hour surgery, veterinary surgeon, Noel Fitzpatrick managed to install the prosthetic foot to a three-year-old British kitten that.

At the foot of the remaining Oscar, Dr. Fitzpatrick punch a hole with a drill so that it can be installed a metal implant that serves to replace a broken lower leg.

In metals, it is hoped will grow Oscar meat and cover the implant. Then, later in the trunk of the implant, will also be connected to an artificial paw that will give a natural touch to the Oscars.

This operation is something revolutionary and could provide a procedure that may be applicable in humans.

At least, with legs bioniknya, Oscar can return to normal activities such as: walking, running, even jumping.

"Oscar has capitalized on his new foot better. Now he is doing the things done by any other normal cat. It's very, very phenomenal," said Mike Nolan, owner of Oscar, told abcnews. (Umi)

Students Successfully Create Spiderman Gadgets

 'Spiderboy' in action at the school wall

VIVAnews - crush on Spiderman comic book character turned out to make a junior high school age children managed to make a gadget to crawl on the walls, like a spider.

Kono Hibiki, a boy 13 years old, who was a student at King's College School in Cambridge, England. Since childhood she dreamed to be able to act like his idol character Spiderman. Now Kono succeeded in realizing his desire that with the help of an instrument which he designs himself.

This smart kid makes the tool armed with two machine vacuum cleaner Tesco Value 1.4 kW electrical power, which is on the market just sold for USD 23.

Machine working vacuum sucking the air in the region bearing a hook that will sustain the body Kono climb walls.

The tool designs for five months for taking a technology subjects at school. According to the teacher's lessons, Angus Gent, she initially hesitated when Kono expressed his intention to make this gadget a wall climber.

However, Kono finally managed to prove it. "He designed it all alone. This is very impressive for a kid his age. I am very proud of him," said Ghent, The Sun quoted from the site.

With these tools, Kono to climb the walls in sekolahannya and got a new nickname: 'Spider-Boy'. "When I was little I liked to wear Spiderman, and like all his films. Now I am glad to be climbing the walls like Spiderman," Kono said.

Although allowed to crawl the walls of his school, Kono requested not to climb too high. In fact, by his parents even Kono was banned for testing the equipment to climb the walls of his house.

"My mom says this is a brilliant idea. But she forbade me from using this tool in my room. My mother worried that I will make the house so the ceiling collapsed."

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