Four Weird Social Networks That You Won’t Believe Are Real Before there was Facebook, there was MySpace. Before there was MySpace there was, Friendster. Before Friendster, there was Friends Reunited. Go back even further in time and you’ll find AOL Instant Messenger. Social media isn’t anything new. But the internet’s gotten MUCH weirder over the years, and if Facebook and Twitter are still sane, it’s because millions of users have found ...

What Does Android One Mean For Sri Lanka? TL;DR: Android One is huge news. Especially in Asia, where Google’s tie-in with local brands Karbonn, Micromax and Spice are driving waves of international interest towards Indian smartphone manufacturers. Every publication – from Engadget to the Economic Times of India – is talking about Android One and India. But what does this mean for us Sri Lankans?  Firstly, what IS Android ...

On the Chopping Block: Etel’s Octa-Core Flagship, Reviewed E-Tel has been proudly touting that it’s the 3rd bestselling phone brand in Sri Lanka. It could be quite possible – they’ve had a some successful feature phones, and some pretty competitively priced ‘driods in their offering. Like all manufacturers, though, they’ve been aiming higher and higher. The Curiosity 09 is their latest shot – an octa-core smartphone for Rs ...

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IKEA has a wonderful new ad poking fun at Apple by marketing their print catalog in the same breathless style. It’s a charming take on the merits of a book (no charging required, high resolution photos, instant loading) and really quite smart advertising. That said, it’s also a bit ironic. Don’t you think? 75% of the product images in this ...

The best headsets for 5K and under You have a killer playlist. You got the device too. What more do you need? A headset. No scratch that. You want a good headset. But there’s a catch. You can’t spend and arm and a leg to get one either. So what to do? You go to a mall and scout around for hours on end looking for the ...

How to SSH without a password What’s SSH & SSH Keys SSH A.K.A Secure Shell is used to make remote connections between computers to execute commands. A username and password is used for the authentication purpose when establishing the connection. If you have a very strong password, it’s almost 100% secure to use SSH since the data transmission is encrypted through SSH. But are you comfortable ...

Nokia in 2012/13 managed to get single to double digit market share in many markets with its Lumia 520.  Motorola had been brought over by Google decided to take that concept to the next level in the Android world, and put out the Moto G.  Until the emergence of the Moto G, budget android phones were very badly spec’d and ...

Surfing The Space Winds The Problem: Exploring space is hard because you need a lot of fuel, which is heavy, which means you need more fuel, etc. Bad loop. The Solution: Surf the gravity around planets, moving slower but at little to no energy cost. In the 1400s the oceans were as huge and seemingly impassable as space is to us today. And early ...

All hail the Mighty Prawn!!! Planet Earth is inhabited by around 3 – 30 million species. Of them, 97% consists of invertebrates while the remaining 3% are vertebrates. It’s no secret that the Animal kingdom has astonishing members in it and we humans have not witnessed much of these wonders. Well, recently I came to know about one of the most amazing creatures in the ...

Pushbullet: The Little App That Connects Everything TL;DR: Pushbullet bridges the gap between the PC and your Android or iOS device. It’s simple, and it really works, and everybody loves it. If this catches on, we might have THE go to app of this year. All smartphone users would know how we switch and shuffle between apps like use Google Voice, Hangouts, Drive and Chrome to ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge Galaxy Note Samsung’s One of High end top-level smart phone. Samsung just announced the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge during its press conference at the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin. This time Samsung is making new different with the display. Curved edge screen to get the notifications. With this Samsung looks  move one step FWD ...

A Note With An Edge and a 3D Headset – Samsung’s New Weapons The world tends to stand up and take notice whenever Samsung does something. This time, they’ve rushed out ahead of the anticipated “big iPhone” – and they’ve sent to battle not one, but four products – two smartphones, a cool new smartwatch AND a Virtual Reality headset straight out of the Occulus labs. Shots fired! So, in order of curiosity: 1) The ...

Sony’s Strange New Bag of Tricks: Xperia Z3s, Better Walkmans and More If anyone’s been watching the techscape in the past few hours, you’ll have realized a startling fact: Sony’s gone on an absolute massacre. Along with Samsung, they’ve spewed forth a slew of products to keep consumers and tech sites busy for weeks. First in our lineup is the resurgence of Sony’s legendary Walkman brand. Meet the Walkman A17, a music player – ...

Unlike prolapsing, hyperlapsing is awesome. Above is an hours tour through Colombo compressed into a few minutes (and edited in iMovie). We shot it on an iPhone running the app Hyperlapse, from Instagram. The tech itself is amazing. I really think that personal video is on the cusp of becoming as ubiquitous and high quality as personal photography has ...

Tech Guru Episode 06 – Tech in Sinhala Tech Guru Episode 05 – Technology in Sinhala #Apple #MacPro2014 #PocketPrinter #UrbanGlider #pCell Every Wednesday @ 7.30 PM on Ada Derana 24×7 (Dialog TV Channel 13) Or visit http://techguru.lk Review of The Week: Appe Mac Pro 2014 – 00:17 Urban Glider – 06:09 Zuta Pocket Printer – 08:22 pCell Technology – 09:30 Renault Kwid – 12:03 Watch All Episodes: http://techguru.lk ...

The Daily Mirror – How Not To Do Web Ads The Daily Mirror (don’t click that) is the english newspaper of record in Sri Lanka. They have the most successful news website in the country which is also, simultaneously, quite possibly the worst website on earth. For reference I include something calling itself the worst website ever: I would venture that this intentionally bad website is actually more readable than ...

Governments provisioning e government services have to address two specific policy principles with regard to infrastructure: ensure universal access to their services and assure a higher level of reliability than with comparable private services. I will leave the second principle for later discussion. Unlike a decade or so ago, governments today do not have to rely solely on common-access centers ...

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