Friday, 30 November 2012

Explore a Google data center with Street View

This is a really good look inside Google.See how your Data travels the net.

UN about to take control of the internet? (Long Read but "IMPORTANT" post)

The future of the web will be decided in a dark room by UN politicians and authoritarian governments — at least according to Google and some other opponents of the International Telecommunication Union’s plan to reform its 25-year-old guidelines. Leaked documents have shown that ITU members are interested in adding more internet regulations to the ITU’s mostly telecommunications-focused rules, something critics worry will let countries justify repressive filtering of the internet or upset the current balance of power by pushing more regulation. Supporters, meanwhile, hope it will help internationalize the internet, counterbalancing the more US-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which currently manages domains and controls the internet’s backbone.
Starting December 3rd, these concerns will come to a head, as ITU members meet in Dubai to discuss proposals and hammer out a treaty. The debate over the new regulations has been going on for years, and it will likely continue well beyond this meeting. As the meeting gets underway, we’re likely to see a lot of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt -- some of which may be justified. Before talks begin in earnest, here’s what’s on the table, who’s involved, and why it matters.

How the ITU could put the internet behind closed doors

This is very interesting and is for anyone who uses and loves the internet and its freedom.
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Thursday, 29 November 2012

SOCIAL MARKETING - The State Of Union Address 2013

Google: Behind the Screen (47 min long Documentary)

This 50 minutes documentary gives an in-depth look in the world of Google and search.
What if all the world's information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere?
This is the goal of Google, and the company seems to be realising its core mission at an amazing speed: through its popular search engine, through Google Earth, with which users can find any kind of information based on geography, and through Google Print, a project in which Google digitizes complete libraries.
Google is divulging ever more information, in the process hiring the smartest people in the industry. But is the company aware of the responsibility it has, being the guard to all the world's information, including personal information about its users?
This documentary takes a look into the world of Google, in the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California and in its London offices. We see --among others- Vint Cerf, named 'the father' of the Internet who explains the inner workings of Google as a company. Since 2004, Cerf has been working for Google, helping them to develop new applications for the Internet. What is his view on the development of the Internet, and on the role Google plays in today's world?
With its motto 'Don't be evil', Google seems to have the best intentions. But there are also claims that Google is slowly turning into Big Brother, keeping track of its users and continuously making decisions about the information it provides to an ever faster growing number of users.
Will Google turn out to be a new Library of Alexandria, serving as a middleman that brings all useful information to anyone? Or is it turning into a monopolistic Big Brother that challenges the freedom of information?
Research: Martijn Kieft Director: IJsbrand van Veelen

BroadConnect BroadWorks Call Center

BroadConnect Telecom offers call center solutions that are both flexible and affordable.
Our solutions provide a feature-rich Call Center environment built on a carrier-class platform.
The rich feature set allows companies to greatly improve customer care, create virtual call centers anywhere and manage and calls effectively and efficiently through a centralized phone number or set of phone numbers.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Differentiating between VoIP and SIP

Although the acronym for both VoIP and SIP appeared to be similarly confusing, their definitions make it easier to understand their differences. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are technically as different as night and day. In fact SIP is a signaling protocol that uses Voice over IP as a trunk, or base.

PadFone 2 - two years in development, seamless one-step docking

ASUS PadFone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Has Apple Really Ever Invented Anything?

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" (TED Talks)

I Love TED Talks.This is a very good outtake. A little over a year old but still very relevant. As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy. Read our community Q&A with Eli (featuring 10 ways to turn off the filter bubble):

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Patent wars over wiretapping VoIP & surveillance backdoors into Internet chats

After Microsoft acquired Skype, we looked at a Microsoft patent called "Legal Intercept" meant for monitoring and recording VoIP communications. At that time, there were questions about if Microsoft would ruin Skype by making a backdoor for easy spy and pry government and law enforcement access. But a California-based company called VoIP-Palalready had such a surveillance patent that is meant to "allow government agencies to 'silently record' VoIP communications."
The Microsoft patent was filed in December 2009, but a company called Digifonica (International) Limited had filed a similar wiretapping VoIP patent in 2007. Then, in May 2012, VoIP-Pal attained five VoIP patents from the acquisition of Digifonica Gibraltar. One of the five patents is called "Lawful Intercept" and is meant for "intercepting VoIP and other data communications."
According to Infonetics Research, the VoIP services market will grow to 410 million subscribers and will be a $74.5 billion market by 2015. VoIP-Palquoted that forecasted dollar amount in May when the company successfully beta-tested the newly patented technology on its ground-based server. Then in August, Voip-Pal completed a successful beta test of 'soft switch' VoIP network framework. The company defined Lawful Intercept as:
a revolutionary technology that addresses the national and international demands by governments to enable law agencies the ability to perform scheduled and live intercepts (wiretaps) on Digital Voice telephone conversations. Network Service providers such as Skype may soon want to be in compliance with government regulations regarding Lawful Intercept.


Some good tips for all you people who are worried about the Internet spying on you.
*Me personally I do not mind.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Rothesay Netherwood School Selects Next-Generation Avaya Network to Enhance Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Learning

TORONTO – Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions and services, today announced that Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick, Canada, has selected Avaya to build a next-generation, collaborative network that removes technology bottlenecks and supports the school’s innovative approach to collaborative learning.

An independent, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 6 to 12, Rothesay Netherwood draws students from around the globe. The school’s aging network infrastructure was unable to keep up with its 21st century demands, limiting online collaboration inside and outside the classroom. Some buildings lacked network connectivity, while some classrooms lacked phones. The school provides laptops for each student, but had no easy way to enable secure network access to the personal tablets, laptops and smart phones that students increasingly bring with them to campus.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

What if materials could defy gravity?

What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air? ZeroN is a physical and digital interaction element that floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation.

Installing Avaya IP Office - as quick as getting a cup of coffee!

Watch as Christian Wright walks you through the installation of Avaya IP Office in less than 7 minutes - about as quick as it takes him to brew and drink a cup of coffee. Built from the ground up specifically for small and medium-size businesses, IP Office delivers the communications capabilities big businesses are used to—with the elegant simplicity and ease of use small businesses consider a "must have." Learn more at

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Scopia® Video Conferencing: It Just Works

Video conferencing is moving out of the boardroom and into the real world. Scopia® video solutions from Radvision, an Avaya company, connects customers, clients, colleagues, students, teachers, technicians, trainers, doctors, patients and more in high-quality, interactive face-to-face meetings using almost any video-equipped device over any type of network.For more information on RADVISON Check out Broadconnect.

Free vs Paid

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

This is truly inspirational. Ironically I found this video less than 24 hours after sitting and listening to Steve Wozniak speak about his life.
DJ FOCUS I love it.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Introduction to Aquaponics

For all my fellow humans, This is an Introduction to "AQUAPONICS" in my personal opinion this is a very "Useful" Technology that might one day help with growing food crisis around the world.Not to mention this can be done on a small scale level or a large commercial scale. What can be better than growing your own vegetables & fish?

Macbook Pro SSD Upgrade (2011/2012)

This is very "Useful"

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Avaya Channel Introduces Its New Radvision Video Products

As part of their unified communications program, Avaya recently announced that the members of Avaya Connect Channel Partner Program can receive the training to become authorized to sell Radvision Scopia video solutions. This will provide a way for Avaya partners to enhance their competencies and capabilities with the advancements of interoperable features and video alternatives for collaboration in real-time.
The Avaya Connect channel partners that have the training and authorization to sell the new Scopia solutions can attain the highest levels of service integration and technical support.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Parrot AR.Drone Range Test

I will be getting this soon & using it with a Go Pro camera to get arial shots for Videos I produce.

Samsung in Last Development Phase for Flexible Screens

Samsung is reportedly in the last phase of development for flexible screens, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new screens will use plastic instead of glass to create devices that are lighter and bendable. Most importantly, they won’t crack! (Goodbye, spider-webbed displays.)
Samsung has been working on these displays for a long time now, and it’s likely that the company will have new phones with plastic screens as early as the first half of next year. With the competition heating up, the company definitely needs to get it out there as soon as possible. LG has a Liquid Crystal display version that it is trying to get to market, so Samsung is pushing ahead to make sure it’s the first company to the finish line.
Samsung is relying on its OLED technology to make flexible screens a reality. Currently, the tech is used in Samsung’s top phones, but the company is still using glass surfaces on those devices.
Nobody’s saying how much Samsung is investing in the technology, but the company can afford it after a stellar year of sales. The Wall Street Journal reported that Samsung’s third quarter profits surged 91% from last year’s number to approximately $6 billion. (Even if the company has to give Apple a billion provided the lawsuit doesn’t work out, that’s still a boatload of cash.)

Why Flexible?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Stand For Your Life! (The standing desk)

A recent study says sitting for more than three hours a day shaves years off your life expectancy. Forbes reporters take a number of 'standing desks' out for a spin in this special report.
To order your very own 'standing desks' check out this link

Dragon Dictate (Now you can talk to your MAC)

I love this App. Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 has been designed to turn your talk into text faster and more accurately than ever before. Just speak your mind to capture ideas at home, work or on-the-go, create content, cruise through email, search the Web, or control your Mac. See how Dictate works and the latest feature enhancements.
I will be using this App to help me write my short storys, I will keep you posted on how it works out.

Videoconferencing Adoption with the Polycom QDX 6000

Videoconferencing Adoption with the Polycom QDX 6000

An excessive transformation is being accomplished with conferencing technologies.
Values of real-time cooperation are arising on the enterprise radar. Creating a new level
of awareness and demand for cooperation are caused from the economic conditions
around the world and the increasing environmental concerns. Enduring tough economic
climate, as well as cost control is being looked upon by organizations. Small and
medium sized businesses are realizing the advantages of virtual collaboration to replace
traveling. As well as the additional increase, in the use of video by the people has
broadened the business users’ horizon for video adoption. The SMB is evolving in to
the next prime target market for a bounty of business technologies ranging from IP
technology to mobility answers to videoconferencing.

Monday, 12 November 2012

New technology that will change the world

HULC a human assisting robot will be available to the handicapped in 5-10 years and will alllow them to walk again!!!

The iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S 3 (Review of both)

With Xmas right around the corner its wise to make Informed purchase. The iPhone 5 and Galaxy S 3 are very different phones. The former has a smaller screen, thinner design, and an operating system that is very much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of experience. The Galaxy S 3 has a huge display and a much larger form factor that is more conducive to gaming and video watching, but perhaps a bit difficult to use with just one-hand. In this video, we compare the merits of both the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S 3!

Soundflower (Proper Audio Re-Routing for Mac)

Soundflower is a powerful, but yet light tool to use for many situations and times. Soundflower re-routes your audio and media to another place, so you can broadcast it, Record it, or even hide it from something else. I show the best uses for Soundflower, and demonstrate them throughout the video. I also show a closer look at the application, and the best uses for it.
Enjoy Soundflower for FREE:
I love this App.

Make Your iPad a Second Monitor (dual display)