Opinion: If Steve Jobs Ran Nokia Once upon a time, there was a company that made phones. They made smartphones phones with great design relative to their times. They had great cameras, an OS that many considered smart and friendly, and every time they put out a high-end phone it was the talk of the streets. Unfortunately, this company dropped the ball. People might say they gave ...

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Recently we used Redis server on Ubuntu 14.04. And I just thought about writing a blog post to show how to build Redis on Ubuntu server or desktop editions. First of all you have to go to Redis site and download the redis source code. Redis siteCopy the download link from redis site. Currently download link looks like this "http://download.redis.io/releases/redis-2.8.17.tar.gz". ...

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Gaussian function Gaussian function is a function of the below form a, b, c and d are arbitrary real constants. The graph of a Gaussian is a characteristic symmetric "bell curve" shape that quickly falls off. The parameters a is the height of the curve's peak b is the position of the center of the peak c (the standard deviation, sometimes called ...

Google’s New Lineup: the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player After months of leaked specs, fuzzy images and mockups, the rumors are finally true. The long awaited Nexus 6 is here. And it brought company. Nexus 6 To start off with, the newest Nexus phone (codenamed “Shamu” after the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid-1960s), was rumored to be produced by ...

Everything You Need to Know About Android Lollipop Four months after Google I/O (and plenty of debates on what it would be called), Google has finally revealed the latest version of Android: Lollipop. Besides the all-important name, what else did Google reveal about Android 5.0? Not much, really: we’ve already been shown all of Lollipop’s major features. We’ve seen the lovely Material Design, the battery saver, the ...

How To Pick A Camera: The Beginners’ Guide The amount of cameras available in the market is too damn high. You’re probably here because you have a penchant for photography, but you don’t know where to start. Fear not, you have come to the right place – we’ve come up with the ABC of identifying the ideal camera to suit your needs. First off, picking a camera is ...

Ello…Is It Me You’re Looking For? We’ve all seen the “Ello” tide. I’ve lost count of number of people who’ve messaged me asking about Ello and whether everyone’s switching over – and could I give them an invite, please? Now, this isn’t to say I’m popular (I’m not) but this latest addition to a veritable ocean of already existing social networks fired up the social media ...

Opinion: Why Sri Lankan Apps Really Suck Apps developed by local companies and individuals really spark my curiosity. Having studied software development and dabbling in mobile app development, I know it’s no easy task to build this stuff. I recently had to do a review of apps for the local populace (see the apps for Aunties guide). A couple of hours perusing through the Google Play store ...

The Walpola Building: Inside the Hidden Heart of A Telco “And this is where we handle all the billing,” said Asanga Ranasinghe, IT manager at Hutch Sri Lanka, gesturing at a cabinet that stood about seven feet high. Rows of blue lights blinked hazily inside. I stared at it. It didn’t seem very impressive. “All of it?” I asked. “All of it.” “So what if I press this button here?” ...

16 Lankan Tech Companies Bound for Australia This Year If you were given the chance to take your business ideas into a foreign market with the promise of expandability and increased revenue, would you take it? Well for 16 chosen companies, that chance just became a reality. ICTA (the Information and Communication Technology Agency) of Sri Lanka is powering a mission for 16 companies to Australia to coincide with ...

The Four Most Popular Software Companies in Sri Lanka It’s fair to say that we get into a lot of tech events. By and large, if there’s a public event in the Lankan IT industry, you can be sure of spotting someone from Readme at the back tapping away on a laptop. But when it comes to tech companies, we find that there’s just a few names that we ...

Windows 10 The New Windows OS : No Windows 9! Windows 10 ,.|su ths lsh,d Thd fudfyd;lgj;a is;=jdo ? ieu fokdu jdf.a is;df.k isáfh Microsoft mejiq mßos windows 9 kñka ñ,Õ windows tl ,Õosu ths lsh,hs . t;a miq.sh 30 fjksod ( 30 iema;eïn¾ 2014 ) Microsoft San Francisco j,os Microsoft mejiqfõ Windows 9 la ke ta fjkqjg Windows 10 t,solajkjd lsh,hs . Windows 10 DesktopWindows 9 kñka n,dfmdfrd;a;= jq ...

Microsoft’s New Windows: First Look Microsoft’s had a bit of a patchy record with Windows releases, but there’s no ignoring them. Windows 10, the latest incarnation of, well, Windows, was unveiled yesterday. And yes, it IS Windows 10 – they’ve skipped over 9 completely. There’s some interesting tidbits to be dug out of the Verge live blog of the event, where Microsoft demoed a Technical preview ...

Intel’s NUC: the Real-Life Steam Box And The Future Of The PC By now unless you’ve been living under a rock or similar, you’ve probably heard about Intel and their NUC. Called the Next Unit of Computing, they’re very, very small form factor PCs – designed by Intel. And when I say small, I mean small. The first prototypes of these devices measure 4×4 inches. Yes, inches. I was amazed when I finally ...

Today, I encountered a problem when the edits I made to ‘/etc/hosts’ file on a Linux box didn’t work as expected. In the /etc/hosts file I added the following line, 192.168.50.2 shaakunthala.com And to test, issued the following command, $ ping shaakunthala.com And the result was, PING shaakunthala.com (184.168.221.17) 56(84) bytes of data. That’s not the IP address I wanted ...

So Telenor is about to hit the market. They’ve got to work smarter, lacking the billions (USD 15, but I’ve heard even larger numbers) Ooredoo is committed to invest. Being the late comer, Telenor is betting on service quality as well as extensive marketing network to ensure success. While MPT assigned 13 companies and shops to sell its SIM cards, ...

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