Windows 10 Upgrades Will Cost $119 Starting From July A target of One Billion Devices In Two Years After less than a year after launch, multibillion dollar tech giant Microsoft is closing in on its target of having its latest iteration of Windows run on one billion devices. As of now, currently 300 million devices run Windows 10. That’s an additional 30 million devices added to the 270 million ...

The 8 Best Windows Linux And Other Operating System Clones According to Wikipedia's usage share of operating systems almost 10% of computers accessing the internet are still running Windows XP and a staggering 53% are running Windows 7.Windows Vista never really gained momentum and has just under 2% of the market whilst Windows 8 is the second most popular operating system with 18% of the market. Windows 10 was released ...

Google Loon Is Here ‒ What Does This Mean For Sri Lanka? A few months ago, Google’s Project Loon wan the talk of the town. Excitement peaked when it was reported that the first balloon had entered Sri Lankan airspace to begin feasibility tests. Although the excitement appeared to die down after a while, the fact of the matter is: Google Loon is finally here. A Little Background Project Loon is one ...

What We Saw At ACES Hackathon 2016 ACES Hackathon, held annually for the last 5 years was held from the 29th of April to the 1st of May 2016 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. The hackathon, organized by the Association of Computer Engineering Students (ACES), brings together undergraduates from the Faculty of Engineering and Science for 3 days to develop their creative skills to ...

NicNac – Anything on demand Anyone who travels regularly in Colombo knows the awful amount of time and energy it takes away in doing so. If you have to make a few stops along the way then things get even more difficult. Sometimes roads themselves aren’t the things that are busy. We get busy with our work and are often left with the need for ...

A comprehensive review of the Redmi Note 3, manufactured by China’s No 1 phone manufacturer (yes they outsell Samsung and Apple by a clear margin).  While Xiaomi is yet to get public attention in Sri Lanka (as only Dialcom markets this in Sri Lanka, none of the big names have yet taken up this brand), the brand has got superb attention in India, China, and great online ...

Roar Startup Bundle ‒ April 2016 With various online payment platforms and the likes venturing into Sri Lanka, and even some homegrown payment solutions hitting the scene, we at Roar feel quite confident in assuming that Sri Lanka is moving into a new era where digital trading is concerned. But where exactly do startups fit into this picture? Well, April’s startup bundle features two such new ...

So, that happened and I had to spend a considerable amount of time choosing new passwords. I really didn’t write about how I manage my passwords. I thought about writing this tip because it’s a game of battle between convenience and confidentiality. People choose weak passwords because they are easy to remember. But easy to guess at the same time. ...

I screwed it up again. I logged into one of my e-mail accounts from a shared computer owned by someone else. This is something I never do (unless there’s a top urgency) because I fear keyloggers. So now, time has come to change the passwords. Next factor of two factor authentication will keep me protected, but still need to fix ...

Ban Imposed By India On Certain Chinese Products In a rather surprising and unexpected course of action, the Government of India announced that they would be implementing a ban on the import of items such as mobile phones, dairy products and steel products from China. The ban is said to be effective as of Monday 2nd of May 2016. What Was The Reason For India To Drop The ...

Google Launches Mode Watchbands For Android Wear Damn Google, back at it again with the new standards. This time for watchbands, more specifically Android Wear Smartwatches. Called “Mode”, the idea is devilishly simple. Google is basically hoping to make the process of swapping out your Android Wear smartwatch band as easy as it is on the Apple Watch. Enter Mode Watchbands The first set of band available ...

Viber adds End-to-End Encryption and PIN protected Hidden Chats features Viber is the latest messaging platform to join WhatsApp, Telegram, and Apple iMessage, who strengthened their default privacy features in recent times.IN BRIEFViber, the popular mobile messaging app announced Tuesday that it has added full end-to-end encryption for video, voice and text message services for its millions of users.Here, the end-to-end encryption means only you and the person you are ...

Microsoft Retires Xbox 360 After Successful 10 Year Run After a very productive 10 year run, Microsoft will cease production of the Xbox 360  Launched in 2005 and spanning across 10 years of unforgettable gameplay, Microsoft has finally killed power to the production lines of the Xbox 360. In a blog post from Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, he explained how the “Xbox 360 means a lot ...

Google Play Music Now Supports Podcasts In an attempt to win over the hearts of those who are podcast enthusiasts, Google Play Music was rumored to implement support for podcasts. This was brought up again in October 2015 where they said that it would be coming in the next few months. Podcasts for everybody! Announced via the OfficialAndroid blog, Google announced a Podcast section for it’s ...

How To Start A Company In Sri Lanka Once embroiled in a fiery civil war which enshrouded its trade, performance, and pithy picturesqueness, Sri Lanka has since emerged from the conflict-driven tumult and is making a fresh appearance on the global stage. Shedding a tempestuous past, the country is moving forward into an auspicious future modulated by socioeconomic reconciliation, reconstruction, and recoupment. Presently, the commercial marketplace is characteristically ...

Plattar just completed a US$843,000 seed round What is Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality, where digital graphics and sounds are layered onto the real world to give viewers more ways to interact with objects, has been touted as a game-changing technology. Plattar to the rescue Just imagine there was a website that allowed you to create, manage, and distribute augmented reality (AR) content? Well look no further. Plattar, an ...

The only platforms LIRNEasia is currently studying are those used for micro work in the IT and ITES sector. There our focus is on inclusion. But, this article shows we should consider looking at more platforms. Deepthi, the single mother of a teenager, says she has tried other types of self-employment. She worked as a goldsmith, nursing home careperson and, ...

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