Monthly Archives: January 2016

How much money spent to buy


In October last year, a student named Ved Sanmay from Babson College in Massachusetts made a startling claim. At that time, he admitted that he had managed to domain name even if only for a minute.


“I hope that an error will occur (when you try to buy the domain But I can actually complete the transaction and the balance on my credit card declined,” said Ved on LinkedIn account.

Believe it or not, the money spent to buy Ved when it was USD 11.99 only. Fortunately, the search engine giant and contact Ved realized as soon as possible.

Ved success (even if only in a matter of minutes) was very interesting Google Security. Ved was immediately offered a sum of cash. According to Ved, the number was not more than USD 10,000.

After months of mystery, it finally revealed the face. Through an article entitled “Google Security Reward 2015”, Google claims to have given cash to the value of USD 6006.13 Ved.

Regardless of the truth claims of Ved, the question is, why the numbers seem odd? The reason Google was not as interesting, such as the nominal pronunciation (at a glance) similar to pronounce the word “Google”.

Another interesting fact, Google will eventually double the amount of the gift of knowing Ved use it to do good with the money donated to the Art of Living Foundation, India.

WhatsApp Will Eliminate Annual Fee

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One of the most popular chat application, WhatsApp, finally formally removing a subscription fee of US $ 1 per year. This information is published directly by Jan Koum, Chief Executive WhatsApp some time ago.

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In an occasion in the DLD conference in Bavaria, Koum confirms that the annual registration fee WhatsApp will be removed. This decision and the plan will take effect immediately.

Subscription fee waiver reason this was done because the previous method (subscription fees) was not running well. Through a description of the blog, WhatsApp said there are still many users who do not have a debit or credit card number is also the reason for this change is done.

Therefore, WhatsApp plans to get revenue from the monetization of communication between corporations and individuals. However, given the current already has a parent company WhatsApp, Facebook, earning no longer a top priority.

“Starting this year, we will have tested the tool that allows the user to wear WhatsApp to communicate with the corporation or organization is desirable,” said WhatsApp in a statement through the blog.

Later through this service users can communicate directly with the bank when there is a transaction that indicated a problem, or with airlines when flights are delayed.

This policy change also known to be one way to continue to strengthen WhatsApp markets in developing countries, such as Brazil, Indonesia, and South Africa. The third country is known to have considerable WhatsApp users.

Browsing Incognito Mode in Chrome Not Always Safe

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When it wants to access the internet for more private in the Google Chrome browser, usually many users will choose to use incognito mode. Therefore, this mode allows browsing on the internet is not stored in the browser history.

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However, the events experienced by a student of the University of Toronto recently found that not always incognito mode promising surfing privacy.

Is Evan Andersen, who plans to be logged on to play Diablo III, was welcomed by the porn video seen some time ago to use incognito mode in Google Chrome.

Andersen said that he has closed the browser after watching the video. However, upon discovery of an error in drivers from Nvidia GPU, video memory is not erased.

So, when he tried to load the frame buffer, the graphics card instead draw what last used by Google Chrome. In fact, the information should not be stored because it access to incognito mode.

However, Andersen claimed that he could solve the problem. According to him, a patch for the GPU driver can be used to ensure that the buffer always be erased before it is sent to the application.

Furthermore, he explained that it is usually done by the operating system to the CPU RAM. Therefore, it is natural that it also occurs with the GPU. In addition, Andersen said that Google Chrome can remove its GPU resources before stopping.

Nevertheless, a blog created by Andersen, both Google and Nvidia are already aware of these problems. Unfortunately, Google said that it could not be repaired because the incognito mode in Chrome is not designed to protect users from other users on a single computer.

Meanwhile, the NVIDIA explained that the problem is related to memory management that is in the Apple operating system, and not the graphics card NVIDIA. Therefore, the NVIDIA driver has followed the policy of the operating system. Moreover, these problems are also not found in the Windows operating system.

This problem is not a first for Google Chrome. Previously, Google also already know that there is a similar problem occurs for the mobile version of Chrome.

Got Over 10 Million Subscribers, Apple Music Threatens Spotify

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Had left millions of customers while testing is completed, now Apple Music has been gaining momentum back. Even the growing population and were able to beat the performance of the early competitors is Spotify.

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In the early days of his presence, Apple Music is indeed a positive response. No less than 15 million customers to try the service for three months. But when the trial period is completed, the service left a lot of customers.

A total of 8.5 million users of Apple Music in the trial period do not want to subscribe. Leaving only 6.5 million paying subscribers in October.

Currently slowly Apple Music continues to increase subscribers. In a recent report stated that the digital music streaming service has grossed 10 million paying subscribers in the first six months. The amount is even able to beat the achievement of Spotify

However, if the number of paying subscribers totaled Spotify is still on top Apple Music. Carrying up to now, the music service founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon it has 20 million paying subscribers.

Although closed to within 10 million subscribers, many predicted Apple would be able to overtake Spotify Music. Mark Mulligan of them, Midia Research analyst, said Apple has the potential to become a leader in the service of music in 2017.

That belief is based on the number of collections owned by the musicians as well as support for Apple Music. Plus the music streaming service has penetrated Android platfrom, which would make it more popular.

Equipped Drone World’s Smallest Camera Features

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Axis vidios claimed as the world’s smallest drone. Devices with this camera has a size of 1.5 square inches.

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Despite its small size and can be grasped by the hand, Axis Vidius can record 420p image. Latest drone is also equipped with features video streaming, WiFi and can fly for five to seven minutes.

Vidius controller comes with 2.4 GHz and can be controlled via a smartphone or tablet. This brand-new device reportedly began entering the stage of pre-orders with shipments on January 29, 2015.

Prior to January 7, the drone is priced at USD75. Passing from January 7, Axis Vidius sold for USD95.
Because of its small and weighs less than 0.55 pounds, users do not need to register with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States. As is known, the FAA launched an online registration drones last December.

FAA encourages pilots and drone owners to register their devices until February 19 at a cost of $ 5 per registration. Drone registration program in the first day to the second record as many as 45 thousand applicants.