Thursday, December 19, 2013

Turn an old Computer into a web server!

Turn an old Computer into a web server!: "wondering what to do with that network cable and that old computer you have collecting dust in your basement? well here's a little something that might be of some use to you.

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YouTube finally comes to Roku | TechHive

YouTube finally comes to Roku | TechHive: "Roku’s streaming set-top box has so many channels and services that it seems like you can watch anything on it, except sneezing pandas. Until now. YouTube finally has an official Roku channel, but only on Roku 3 players to start.

Roku 3

With the new channel, Roku 3 owners in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland can watch all those deliciously viral videos, as well as subscribed channels, in up to 1080p HD."

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Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE11 vs. Firefox |

Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE11 vs. Firefox | "Browser makers all say they want websites to be able to do everything that standalone applications are capable of. I've even heard one vendor posit that a very sophisticated program like Adobe Lightroom could eventually land in the browser. For this to happen, browsers need a lot more capabilities and lot more speed. The good news? Browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera are headed in exactly that direction. Today's browser can both do more things with your PC than their ancestors could, and they're able to do them a lot faster."

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How to keep your iOS 7 devices secure

How to keep your iOS 7 devices secure: "As their power increases, we're storing more and more of our important and personal data on our mobile devices. That's why it's of paramount importance that we make sure they're as secure from prying eyes as possible. Thankfully, iOS 7 has improved security features designed for just that. If you're the proud owner of an iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or 5th-gen iPod touch, here are some simple tips you can use to improve the chances your valuable data won't fall into the wrong hands."

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Top 10 coolest high tech toys for kids

Top 10 coolest high tech toys for kids: "Christmas is just around the corner and the hunt for the best kids toys out there has never been more exciting. With iPhone-controlled toys, customizable robots and smart toys that aim to teach kids life skills while entertaining them, the latest breed of high-tech toys have a lot to offer. Even books and pens, augmented with a little technology can read to kids or coach them to write. If you're looking to surprise junior with toys that feature a delightful technological twist, Gizmag's top 10 coolest tech toys for kids should give you plenty of ideas."

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8 Creative Uses for Google's Chromecast

8 Creative Uses for Google's Chromecast: "oogle’s Chromecast, which was announced last July, came into a crowded scene of gadgets that let you watch web-content on your TV. From the Roku to Smart TVs, there are lots of ways to get online videos onto your TV screen. What’s really cool about the Chromecast is that it goes far beyond just letting you watch online videos on your TV."

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