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Is Adaptive or Responsive website design the new trend.

Anonymous Coward writes | 42 minutes ago


An anonymous reader writes "It is an open secret to today’s web designers and developers that mobile devices can’t be ignored. As there is an ever increasing number of users who use tablets and smartphones to visit sites instead of desktop computers. So if your site isn’t ready for mobile view, you’re surely going to miss the number of visitors to your site and increase its usage."
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11 Search Engine Optimization Techniques in Panda and Penguin Era

Anonymous Coward writes | about an hour ago


An anonymous reader writes "When the whole world is participating in the rat race to get noticed fist, there is no reason left to fall back and not participate. Coming on the high ranks of the search results gives an add-on advantage to your website over others as it increases the probability of being viewed by the aspiring customers or viewers.In nutshell, getting noticed is after all not a bad thing."
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Visa Security Sense: Fraud News

onutlonzo (3575553) writes | 1 hour ago


onutlonzo (3575553) writes "Combating fraud is easy when you are fully aware of the types of scams out there and how to avoid them. To make sure you’re the first to know about new scams — or old ones with a new twist — be sure to sign up for Visa Fraud News Alerts. Visa will keep you up-to-date and at the cutting edge, ensuring the latest information and fraud-fighting techniques are always at your fingertips. Here are a few of the latest headlines:

EMV chip cards gaining momentum in the United States

Have you heard about chip cards or EMV chip cards? Many people haven’t yet, but may soon start hearing the buzz. As this video explains, EMV chip cards have a tiny computer chip embedded in them that helps make them more secure from cyber hackers. The chip securely stores payment data that currently reside on the magnetic stripe, and enables more secure processing by generating a one-time-use code for each transaction. These features make EMV chip card data nearly impossible to counterfeit and, eventually, a less attractive target for criminals to steal.

Back in August 2011, Visa set a plan for financial institutions and merchants to begin switching to chip cards in the United States. The industry analyst Aite Group projects that by the end of 2015, 70 percent of U.S. credit cards and 41 percent of U.S. debit cards will feature these new chips. That means consumers are going to start experiencing this new technology soon.

Chip cards offer greater security by creating a one-time use code in the transaction data. Because the code is unique to a single transaction, it can’t be re-used to commit fraud even it falls into the hands of data thieves. Eventually, chip cards can virtually eliminate counterfeit payment card fraud. Chip card technology also supports mobile payments, so the investments the industry makes today will help accelerate new innovations now and in the future.

Making a purchase at the checkout counter will be slightly different with "chip cards," but the process will remain fast and convenient. As the infographic explains, cardholders will have to “insert” their card face up into the terminal rather than “swiping” it. Similar to non-EMV transactions, cardholders will then either sign for the purchase, enter a PIN, or do nothing at all for some quick every day transactions.

When a scammer calls

You’re at home and the telephone rings. While the caller’s phone number looks unfamiliar, you’re on the Do Not Call registry, so you answer. Sound familiar?

When this happened to David Lott of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, the person on the other end of the line represented herself as being from the Microsoft Windows Security Center. She informed him not only that his computer was infected, but that he could download an application that would remove the virus – for a price. As you might suspect, the call was a scam. Had Mr. Lott taken the bait, the fraudulent “fee” he would have lost would likely pale in comparison to the potential of having his computer hacked.

While not new, telephone scams continue to fleece unsuspecting consumers. Whether masquerading as a computer company or bank, this brand of fraudster usually requests consumers to share sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers or payment card account details.

The most important thing to remember in these situations is to never give personal information to someone who calls you. While your financial institution may call to report suspicious activity or to confirm that you made a particular transaction, you will not be asked to provide your account information. If this happens to you, dial the number on the back of your payment card to verify the call. Never use the telephone number the caller provides.

Scammers continue to call, because they sometimes succeed. If you are suspicious, end the call immediately. Better to be safe than scammed.

For latest headlines and related news, visit our page here: Visa Security Sense — Fraud News "

Walter Munk's Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment

Anonymous Coward writes | 6 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "His name is Walter Munk, now in his 90s and a professor emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. About 60 years ago, he was anchored off Guadalupe Island, on Mexico's west coast, watching swells come in, and using an equation that he and others had devised to plot a wave's trajectory backward in time, he plotted the probable origins of those swells. But the answer he got was so startling, so over-the-top improbable, that he thought, 'No, there must be something wrong.' His equations said that the swells hitting beaches In Mexico began some 9,000 miles away — somewhere in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, near Antarctica. 'Could it be?' he wrote in an autobiographical sketch. Could a storm half way across the world produce a patch of moving water that traveled from near the South Pole, up past Australia, then past New Zealand, then across the vast expanse of the Pacific, arriving still intact – at a beach off Mexico? He decided to find out for himself. That is why, in 1957, Walter Munk designed a global, real life, wave-watching experiment."

Traffic lights: There's a better way

stephendavion (2872091) writes | 1 hour ago


stephendavion (2872091) writes "MIT researchers develop an improved system for timing of urban lights to minimize commuting times. Anyone who has ever driven a city street and been frustrated by having to stop again and again for red lights has probably thought that there must be a better way. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a means of computing optimal timings for city stoplights that can significantly reduce drivers’ average travel times.

Existing software for timing traffic signals has several limitations, says Carolina Osorio, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT. She is lead author of a forthcoming paper in the journal Transportation Science that describes the new system, based on a study of traffic in Lausanne, Switzerland."

Boston Testing Solar-Powered Benches That Charge Smartphones

stephendavion (2872091) writes | 1 hour ago


stephendavion (2872091) writes "Continuing the trend toward nearly everything becoming smartphone-friendly — from ovens to boxing gloves — benches in the Boston area are getting a technology boost, too. Some park dwellers in the region are already charging their mobile devices via solar-powered benches, which could eventually collect real-time data about its surrounding environment too (think air quality and noise levels).

Smart urban furniture company Soofa (developed by Changing Environments, an MIT Media Lab spin-off) is bringing more of its solar-powered benches to Boston and Cambridge, Mass. parks soon. The name Soofa stems from an acronym the company developed to describe a smart urban furniture appliance: SUFA. To give it more of a Silicon Valley feel, Richter switched the letter u to double o's."

Media Viewer: yet another Wikipedia scandal in the making

metasonix (650947) writes | 1 hour ago


metasonix (650947) writes "As reported on Wikipediocracy today, the Wikimedia Foundation's software developers created a new "Media Viewer" feature to show high-resolution Wikipedia images in a pop-up window. It worked, but had many problems. Result: "One month after implementation, volunteer administrator Pete Forsyth unceremoniously switched the new feature off, only to find his change reverted by none other than the Wikimedia Foundation’s Deputy Director and VP of Engineering and Product Development, Erik Möller, who threatened to remove Forsyth’s administrative privileges. Möller in turn has now been hauled in front of Wikipedia’s arbitration committee, accused of overstepping his authority." This is roughly similar to a group of volunteer police cadets attempting to remove their chief of police, for changing department policy. The story is bizarre, and it perfectly underscores the dysfunctional and twisted internal culture of Wikipedia."

Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

jfruh (300774) writes | 1 hour ago


jfruh (300774) writes "Korean electronics manufacturer LG has shown off experimental see-through, roll-up displays, paper thin and flexible and capable of letting through about 30% of the light that strikes it. The company is eager to sell the concept and promises it'll be arriving soon, though they've shown of similar (though less capable) technology over the past few years and have yet to bring any products to market."
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Revising on few American technologies Skills

Anonymous Coward writes | 2 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "1.Argo Medical Technologies in America

Argo Medical Technologies prepared First Exoskeleton for paralyzed people in U.S: A mechanical exoskeleton deliberate to facilitate paralyzed people walk once more. The machine labeled Rewalk belt on customer’s bodies and assist people with definite spinal cord suffering to hike, stand and sit. Customer has to dress in backpack to clutch the Rewalk battery and computer.

The user also has to dress up wrist machine with buttons to inform mechanical legs at what time to sit down, stand up and begin hiking. Rewalk legs also react to the activities of the customer’s chest. Argo Medical Technologies gets the approval of Food and Drug administration in U.S and now they can advertise their machine in the U.S.

2.American police in Technologies

American police get current weapon GPS bullets: StarChase GPSbullets have the ability to trail the position of suspect’s motor. The GPS bullet is constructed to compose immense momentum quest intact and facilitating the authorities to trail the wrong person beyond having to yourself and others life. The bullet system starts the work by punching a button present inward of a police car. Formerly the bullet is linked to the car the police pause to quest. They have the quality to diagnose suspect’s car position and reached near the car in a short time. According to the Trevor Fischbach president of Starchase “it is very essential gambit for the police.

The system of Starchase GPS bullets is previously adopted in four states of U.S Colorada, Arizona, Florida and Lowa.
Kopin corporation is imperatively yielded Thermal Weapon Sight project for U.S Army: Vice president of Kopin Michael Press declared disembark fighter environment like TWS is the bitter environment for any device to tolerate. We were learned that consistency affair were exposed by the substitute display expertise through wide trialing. Our exclusive AMLCD machinery yet has verified presentation and consistency for the TWS project in more than 15 years operation.

The agreement is valued $ 9 million and for instant release of vital latest sort for the instant release of display modules resolution of Kopin’s VGA. The recital age is nine months. Our latest superimpose demonstrate system for elegant weapon sights can distribute intensity in surplus of 5,000 ft-Lambert for clear daytime utilize or extremely little intensity of 0.07 ft-Lambert for entirely dim environment.This huge intensity demonstrates system have symbology generator absorb only 200 MW demonstration superimpose symbology at 3,000 ft-Lambert intensity that no other visualize system in the universe can compete.

3. American Warfare Salvage Airplane Technologies

Latest Warfare Salvage Airplane is being developing by Sikorsky for a next generation: Recent Connecticut- based united technology’s corporation which is the branch of the company Hartford established a $ 1.3 billion contract to construct four prototypes alongside task and instruction system. Sikorsky has aligned with Lockheed martin corporation to provide expertise.

The latest airplane has additional cabin space and interior fuel aptitude than present Pave Hawk airplane. The airplane will also have the quality T 7000-GE-701D engines constructed by General Electro Corporation, Exhaustion and erosin resistant appliance aero format and compound large-arch major rotor edge to maintain flexibility at immense frequency elevation."

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A committee selected by the environment food and rural affairs (Efra's UK)

Anonymous Coward writes | 2 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "A committee selected by the environment food and rural affairs (Efra) declared pastor must focus strategy in point to protect items of soya, fruit and vegetables required to forage the state’s dairy flock, in last 20 years UK’s self support for food that can be developed domiciliary has decayed 87% to 68%.

The MPs further adopted grasping of mechanics along with robots and genetically transmute yield that foreigner farmland. Chair person and Conservative MP of the Efra committee Anne Mclntosh said ” smugness is a natural danger for upcoming UK food preservation”. “If we craving our food formulation and stock organization to be protect, contractor and government must focus to conformed the shock of climate change, boosting universal need of food and population expansion”.

According to the report gigantic long period threat to food formulation is the crunch of sever weather event emerging from climate diversity. The MPs give the idea to encounter this, is for flea market reduced their stock chain. It is fair this seriously diminish the risk of interruption and support assure customer notice absolutely where their foodstuff arrive attain.

The report says that elevation of self support in vegetables and fruits have decayed in huge extent. “The MPs recommended that a agriculturist should follow to prolong flourishing season by adopting huge greenhouse like the immense Thanet Earth building that at present formulate one third of all the UK’s tomatoes and cucumbers”.

The report also shows that “massive dependence” on exotic soybeans to forage dairy flock and livestock that is approximately 90% of the exotic arrive from Brazil. According to MPs” rapid increasing appeal for protein in India, China and any where indicate trial for soybeans was a important cardinal hazard”. The government should struggle to select alternative policy to forage animals.

George Eustic farming minister confess in April to the Efra committee, food storage is not just around self-support at communal level. In fact free market and cost less transaction universally has earned a very significant part to play in composing assure we have enough food preservation”.

According to the MPs” in utmost 15 years production of the UK’s foremost predominant crop wheat have not elevated “. The formulation of yield expanded by usage of current mechanics, it indicate rigor cultivation where GPS region appliance are used to fertilizer, pesticides andv tailor irrigation in the fields.

The report of GM crops for UK also notified that there were not sufficient youth catching interest in cultivation. This report found that” the UK’s food preservation is strongly guaranteed”. Own Paterson the environment secretary, is ardent follower of GM crops but has practically bisect the financing for variation to humidity diversity in the UK. The previous government advertised a 20 years food preservation policy in 2010 however food preservation is not one of the latest cultivation and food strategies being preferred by the department for environment Efra.

According to Defra spokeswoman “this report shows that UKs food preservation is strongly guaranteed. Approximately £ 450 million spend every year to defend it but we are not satisfied that is why our £160 million cultivation tech policy is spending in expanding current strong varieties of crops further dynamic avail of water and super center of horticulture modernization”."

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FingerReader from MIT – A 3D Printed Text Scanner Reader for Blind People

Anonymous Coward writes | 2 hours ago


An anonymous reader writes "As the name says, FingerReader is a small 3D-printed device fits into your index finger and then point the finger tip towards whatever you want it to read. There is a small camera on the device and it then scans any text line and then converts it into audio using advance computer vision, digital image processing and audio processing techniques."
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