Crunchyroll, MLS and Google+ Photos get Chromecast support. Next up Aereo?

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Google’s Chromecast streaming stick didn’t just get love from ESPN this week: Chromecast users can now also cast from the iOS and Android apps as well as the website of the Anime video service Crunchyroll, Major League Soccer’s mobile apps, and Google+ iOS and Android apps. The latter can be used to cast photos and videos to the TV, which is especially useful if you auto-upload all your personal media to Google+. And we might even see Chromecast coming to Aereo as early as Wednesday.

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Google ups the ante on email encryption

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Google (S GOOG) unveiled a new security tool for email encryption Tuesday called End-to-End, as well as a new section to the company’s Transparency Report that details which email providers are taking the necessary precautions to ensure that email is being encrypted in the open web.

The new tool, still in its alpha stage, is a plug-in for Chrome that works by encrypting the email sent between two parties and leaving it encrypted until a user actively decrypts the message in his or her browser. While there are other tools out there that do similar functions, such as Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and GnuPG, Google claims that those tools are more complex than the average person can handle.

While Google said that online security “has always been a top priority,” it’s interesting to note that this service seems catered to folks who are generally nervous about email and feel…

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Solar-Powered Plane Embarks Across The U.S. | Popular Science

What do you say about having the government running around up there? Well there is a solar powered drone that is running around US sky’s there is a plus and a negative side to this, Popular Science magazine recently put out an article describing a drone that can stay up in the sky for 5 years. The essence for this drone is to monitor the sky’s for weather conditions, animal migrations, and contraband smuggling. I like this article because it allows science to express and expand on to newer horizons while applying solar technology to better use. It is a great concept and it gives us the ability to expand further on to ways that can help the environment as well as the population.

But what do you think? can we really take control of what is going on our backyards while the government adheres to public privacy?

Solar-Powered Plane Embarks Across The U.S. | Popular Science.

The New iOS and Android Apps Have Arrived!

Finally, I can access my wordpress blog via my newly purchased iPhone 5s. Yay!

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More and more of us are blogging from our mobile devices. Today, we’re thrilled to announce new versions of the WordPress mobile apps for Android and iOS. Here are some of the new versions’ highlights.

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WordPress for iOS 3.9

The latest WordPress for iOS update is one of our largest app releases to date. This update is remarkable both for the significant changes we’ve introduced, and for the level of dedication it received from our hard-working team members.

Version 3.9 includes a major visual redesign of the app. We decided to drop the sidebar navigation and embrace a tab bar-based layout. The app’s new design allowed us to add numerous visual improvements throughout, including revamped and enhanced Reader, Comments, and Notifications sections. We also created a seamless inline commenting experience to make it easier for you to engage with the content you love. Finally, we made visual improvements to the…

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Cyber attack from your Frig? WTF??

I found this article and wish to share it, basically, in a nut shell can it be possible for house hold appliances inniate a cyber attack?

I honestly doubt that could actually happen, unless someone exploited this new technology and modifies appliances to work as mini servers.

check out the article Connected TVs, fridge help launch global cyberattack says that smart appliances could potentially serve as more than just a grocery list helper, but possibly turning against you. I think this is a bunch of BS, there is no way that a smart appliance is able or capable to do a cyberattack unless it is human programmed to do so.

The article, “Connected TVs, fridge help launch global cyberattack” by Brandon Griggs, CNN

The Future: Is it possible to live without FOOD!!

Synopsis of a Health Nut:

Rob Rhinehart a failed Wireless Communications founder, found himself in  a bind when his company failed to take off. Thus resulted in his stravagant need to save money and use his wits to get by a daily liquid meal of minerals, vitamins, and other necessary bodily essentials. Seeking the knowledge from pirated text books toward a healthier life style by accident and by financial force, Rob read what ever he could regarding nutrients, vitamins. His find gave Rob the necessary tools to invent his own super hydro powered liquid milk that can be used as a sustainable human body energy source alternative.

My point here is to give a wider insight as to how reading and human determination can lead to great things, new inventions, and improved lives.

Please read the full article http://www.popsci.com/category/tags/august-2013

App Barf!!!

As I sit here at work, at 3:58 AM PST, I have done all my work and await the morning shift to arrive. I have been going through the Apple app store and found a few apps that really serve no purpose, for example take “SnapChat” the social media app that enables the user to send a quick snippet of their experience to a friend, but the catch is the fact that when the photo is viewed it disappears in mere seconds. OK, so let me just say, this is a bunch of B.S. (by the way this post is due to a coffee fueled morning brain rush). Or lets see what other app there is like, oh, I don’t know. Take “Banjo”, this app supposedly is bringing the worlds events to our mobile devices, but if you really dig into this app it is not even an innovative concept because it is merely filtering public posts from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus, there appears to have really bad reviews and the content for this app is always the same.

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Then there is this app called the “Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards”, I mean come on developers, take a realistic look at what you are designing.

Some of these apps are not even free, you actually have to purchase them in order to use them, but if you are not satisfied then you are out a dollar ( which is no big deal ).

FYI,

I will be starting a piece on App’s, as I believe it would be nice to inform users of apps and what they are all about.

Thanks for reading.

Computers – Samsung Ultrabook the equal to Apple Mac Air

Technology is an essential part of a daily routine that enables individuals to function in a world dominated by machines. Essentially all machines are the same, they have a CPU, Operating System, power supply, and peripherals. However, there are suttle differences in technology that make one product better or equal to the next. In essence when you hear the title “Ultrabook” it may or may not suggest a better product that has no equal but just the same as its rival.

Marketing plays an essential role when it comes to displaying a product for consumers to drool over, essentially the Ultrabook is equal to a MacBook Air. Which entails some of the operating conditions like Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processors, a fast SSD (Solid State Drive), with the addition of the USB 3.0 connections for rapid file transfers. Since there are many manufactures with various products out on the market, it can become an overly confusing taks of finding the right laptop.

If you are considering a MacBook Air, but don’t like Apple’s iOS. Then consider the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D, which runs windows 7 and now Windows 8. I will be testing out this machine and will be updating this document on a regular basis. My goal is to give, you the reader, the benefit of the doubt that going Apple is not the only way to experience a superior product. There are other equally impressive products out there that rival or surpass Apple.

Update 12/22/2013

Just purchased the Samsung Series 9, will be taking it for a test drive and will follow up with any updates once I get a feel of the machine.

Adding additional information as I gather it, to be as correct as possible with my information….