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Nov

Instagram used Halloween to test a new, curated video channel


Snapchat has its Stories, Twitter has moments and, as of Halloween, Instagram has ‘Best Videos.’ It’s not the catchiest name in the world, but it delivers. The feature launched with a curated collection of holiday-themed Instagram videos all bundled under a simple headline: “Watch Halloween’s best videos.” Clicking it presents you with a continuous stream of trick-or-treating, singing, scaring and, of course, Thriller dance-offs.

Source: WIRED

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Nov

30 Inspirational wallpapers to help get you through your day


Sometimes inspirational quotes can be cheesy but sometimes a simple reminder is all we need to help get us through our day. We’ve selected 30 wallpapers that will hopefully serve a positive purpose for you as your smartphone’s wallpaper is the perfect place for an inspirational quote. Check them out and pick one or all of them for your device’s wallpaper.

If you see a wallpaper that belongs to you and you would like to receive credit, I would love to give it to you! Just drop a comment in the section provided below with some proof (You know, just so we don’t have people claiming things that are not theirs…) So, please choose those that you like and enjoy!

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Nov

Watson’s melt-in-your-mouth Moroccan almond curry


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Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson‘ is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. As part of an ongoing series, we’ll be preparing one recipe from the book until we’ve made all of them. Wish us luck.

While it’s no great surprise to see Watson conjuring up unusual flavor blends, I was surprised to find such subdued in this Moroccan almond curry. On paper the recipe looked to be leaning toward bland, but its clever combination of all the elements worked. Traditional Moroccan lamb curries have intense flavors highlighted by garlic, onion, sometimes ginger, cinnamon and then sweetened with honey and dried apricot to balance lamb’s strong taste. Here, though, Watson prescribes small amounts of cardamom, cumin, turmeric. All told, the recipe is comprised of four separate parts, which you’ll later pile together. These include: the curry-braised lamb, a pea puree, green salad and plain old basmati rice. This is a great choice if you want to show off for guests, and yet it’s easy too: Because the meal is broken up in stages, much can be done the day before. It’s also mild enough that even the pickiest eater will find some joy in the dish. I fed it to a couple kids under ten and they both ate it up.Slideshow-336825
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Nov

OnePlus X and Chromedroid: Podcast 038


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With Josh sitting this one out, Jonathan leads while Andrew, Joe and Nirave spend a good amount of time saying really nice things about the OnePlus X and the Samsung Galaxy View. One is a decidedly mid-range smartphone with a fairly small display, the other is a decidedly mid-range tablet with a honkin’ big 18.4-inch display. We are split on our thoughts of a merger between Android and Chrome OS, opinions are all over the place, fueled by the basic uncertainty as to what exactly may or may not happen to Android and that other OS that Google has. Enjoy AA Podcast #038.

The Android Authority Podcast – discussing topics in Android every week.

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OnePlus X – Hands on and first impressions
OnePlus X officialy announced
Android to merge with Chrome OS & just kidding!
Samsung Galaxy View hands on & release date

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Recorded on October 30th, 2015 – Hosted and Produced by Jonathan Feist on behalf of Joshua Vergara.

1
Nov

OnePlus X and Chromedroid: Podcast 038


AAPodcastfeatured_image038

With Josh sitting this one out, Jonathan leads while Andrew, Joe and Nirave spend a good amount of time saying really nice things about the OnePlus X and the Samsung Galaxy View. One is a decidedly mid-range smartphone with a fairly small display, the other is a decidedly mid-range tablet with a honkin’ big 18.4-inch display. We are split on our thoughts of a merger between Android and Chrome OS, opinions are all over the place, fueled by the basic uncertainty as to what exactly may or may not happen to Android and that other OS that Google has. Enjoy AA Podcast #038.

The Android Authority Podcast – discussing topics in Android every week.

Links to Podcast

RSS Feed
iTunes
Stitcher
SoundCloud
Direct Download

Relevant Links

OnePlus X – Hands on and first impressions
OnePlus X officialy announced
Android to merge with Chrome OS & just kidding!
Samsung Galaxy View hands on & release date

Follow our Hosts


Joshua Vergara
Twitter | Google+


Joseph Hindy
Twitter | Google+


Andrew Grush
Twitter | Google+


Jonathan Feist
Twitter | Google+


Nirave Gondhia
Twitter | Google+

6b420aba962b4e964c59cfffa3699796
Lanh Nguyen
Twitter | Google+ 

 

Recorded on October 30th, 2015 – Hosted and Produced by Jonathan Feist on behalf of Joshua Vergara.

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Nov

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software


Cyber Attacks

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It’s not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn’t nabbed the latest update to its protection suite, it’s vulnerable — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Researchers are using deep learning algorithms that can spot new malicious code naturally, without database updates.

Source: TechnologyReview

1
Nov

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software


Cyber Attacks

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It’s not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn’t nabbed the latest update to its protection suite, it’s vulnerable — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Researchers are using deep learning algorithms that can spot new malicious code naturally, without database updates.

Source: TechnologyReview

1
Nov

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software


Cyber Attacks

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It’s not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn’t nabbed the latest update to its protection suite, it’s vulnerable — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Researchers are using deep learning algorithms that can spot new malicious code naturally, without database updates.

Source: TechnologyReview

1
Nov

OnePlus X International Giveaway!


Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday.

A big congratulations to last week’s winners of the (3) Nexus 6P Smartphones giveaway: Zoltan A. (Romania), Sherwood John C. (Philippines), Mohamed Wael L. (Tunisia).

This week we are giving away the freshly announced OnePlus X Smartphone!

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Nov

Sound Guys Monthly – November 2015 – Jaybird X2 Giveaway


While October didn’t see many high-profile releases, it was anything but a slow month. We finally got a chance to review the new and improved Fugoo Sport XL, Beats announced its actual new product since the company’s acquisition by Apple, and as usual, a bunch of new and exciting Kickstarters were launched.

But we know why you’re really here: Congratulations to Tomás R from Venezuela, winner of the JBL Flip 3 from last month’s giveaway. Don’t worry, as always, we’ve got a brand new giveaway ready to go. First, let’s take a look at the highlights from last month.

The Beats Pill+ is the company’s first post-Apple acquisition product

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It’s been more than a year since audio giant Beats was acquired by tech giant Apple, but it was only last month that we caught the first glimpse of the company’s future. The Beats Pill+ certainly looks like it will sit well next to a MacBook, but the real question lies in whether or not it will sound any better than the Beats Pill 2.0.

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Pure portable audio: no longer an oxymoron?

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Bluetooth has brought a new level of portability to music, but it comes with its fair share of tradeoffs, with a major one being the DSP used. This transforms the audio in the process, leaving listeners with something that sounds good but isn’t exactly what the engineers who mixed and mastered it intended. The Astro takes a new approach, using hardware instead, just like a “real” stereo.

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Skybuds are wireless earbuds that are actually wireless

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Have you ever looked at a pair of wireless earbuds and noted how much wire is still involved? Sure, they don’t need to be plugged in, but we’ve got to be able to do better right? The Skybuds take a unique approach to solving this problem, and it’s going to be interesting to see how consumers respond to the idea.

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Monoprice expands its home theater lineup with four more additions

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Anyone who has followed Sound Guys for a decent amount of time knows that we’re fans of a good number of entries in Monoprice’s audio lineup, thanks to the great value compared to many other brands. Now the company has added even more to its already-packed lineup, including a tube amplifier for the home stereo set.

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The Outlier is a new Kickstarter for a wooden wireless speaker

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There’s always another way to make a speaker look more striking. We’ve seen Bluetooth speakers using wood before, but The Outlier adds another angle. Literally. The unique shape of the speaker may be the first thing that grabs your attention about this Kickstarter, but Recover, the company behind the campaign, intends to keep it with a variety of different bonuses and stretch goals.

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Coolest of the month: Fugoo Sport XL

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While Fugoo may not be a household name, we’ve been anxiously awaiting our chance to try the Fugoo XL since we first saw it announced at CES 2015. We had high expectations, and the speaker lives up to them.

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Best bang for the buck: RHA S500i

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After reviewing the RHA T10 and T20, we also had high expectations for the RHA S500i, but that wasn’t really fair. The sound doesn’t have the same neutral character as RHA’s higher-end offerings, but the S500i is a nice sounding pair of in-ears for $50.

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Giveaway: Jaybird X2

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Call them the earbuds so nice we’re giving them away twice. Actually, call them whatever you want if you’re the one who wins them. It’s incredibly easy to enter, just hit up the widget below. Want some more info, check out our Jaybird X2 review.

 

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