Netflix Viewers Get Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One This Week

Netflix finally plans to unleash Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season one to their subscribers on Thursday the 20th of November.
With a few twists and turns in the season the addition will be most welcome.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D logoAs season two is in full blown action mode, many might wonder why the first season was missing, but one can only guess, and one theory might be that Marvel want to get out some more out of their Blu-ray and DVD sales for the show, as the digital roll-out will probably diminish the physical sales.

Regardless of the reason, Marvel fans using Netflix will now be able to enjoy their Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for their binge viewing pleasure.
Just in time for the holidays!

We also have a lot to look forward from Daredevil when it premieres.

We wish all you lucky Marvel fans a happy season 1, and here is a season 2 teaser!

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Nokia New Starts Of With New Android-Powered Tablet N1

Actually, it didn’t take long, just a few months for Nokia to continue to develop mobile devices and this time using Android, after the company was sold to Microsoft.

Nokia using AndroidNokia released the Android-based N1 tablet at the Slush gathering that was held in Helsinki. This tablet is featured with a high-definition 7.9-inch screen and a 5-megapixel front camera. Also from Nokia announced the tablet will cost $249 and first will become available in China from February and later will arrive in Europe.

This tablet from Nokia landed just a week after Microsoft dispatched the first Lumia smartphone without the Nokia mark on it.

The tablet N1 is composed of one-piece aluminum box and by the outside design have big similarities with Apple’s iPad mini. The tablet can be found in two colors: bare aluminum or a deep gray.

The Wi-Fi tablet is run by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor. It has a high-resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels on a 7.9 inch screen . Also, it has 32gb integrated and 2gb of RAM memory. With 318 grams weight and 6.9 millimeters thick makes N1 is more slender and lighter than the iPad 3 for example.

Nokia is trying to give a special mark on their tablets that will differentiate from others with the assistance of its own application launcher, called Z, running on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. The launcher lets clients compose on the screen to discover applications quicker. The client interface likewise changes the applications indicated on the front page relying upon usage. The Z launcher is additionally accessible for Android-based smartphones.

This tablet is created in association with Foxconn, whom will likewise produce it.

The N1 is landing on the market during an era when the tablet market has lost some of its popularity, and that will probably make for a much tougher competition between the manufacturers, so for Nokia it will be harder to discover success than previously.

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Apple Releases iOS 8.1.1 To Speed Up iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Performance

Apple has released an announcement that has it developed 8.1.1 to iPads and iPhones, and has treated Mac clients to their first Yosemite upgrade.
But, iOS 8.1.1 is not liable to produce much joy for Apple users, or maybe just in case they are still using an iPhone 4s or iPad 2.

Apple ipad and iphoneApple claims that the upgrade can speed up processes on both devices, after previous users complains on weakly characteristics of execution performances.
This upgrade likewise incorporates various fixes, yet it has not given a rundown of particular bugs that iOS 8.1.1 corrects.

The upgrade can be found in two ways: downloaded over-the-air or through iTunes.

Apple likewise discharged the first significant update for the Yosemite working system, Mac OS X 10.10.1, which guarantees to correct the WiFi issues that raised such a variety of complaints.

Countless number of clients using iMac and MacBook has reported issues to connect to specific Wifi networks, while others have endured unstable connections and wasted time on long loading times.

Apple says that these issues has been removed in OS X 10.10.1, claiming that the upgrade contains “Wifi improvements that improve stability”.

The update is accessible to download now at the App Store, and brings better Microsoft Exchange ties, improves Mail when sending messages from particular providers, and various bug fixes identifying with Time Machine, turning on from sleep etc.

As though that wasn’t sufficient, the firm additionally released an Apple TV upgrade, bringing various bug fixes to the set-top box.

Facebook Wants Your Attention At Work

In a move to get more of your time Facebook is trying to get your attention at work, and to compete with the likes of Google, LinkedIn, and Microsoft while getting you more productive.

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The move is to expand beyond sharing cat pictures, or what you are eating, with your friends to a place where professionals can chat, share documents and network amongst each other.

It might also be a way to promote the usage of Facebook at work as employers can block sites taking most of their employee’s time and losing their productivity.

According to Financial Times, who were first to report on the new service, there is no clear revenue path and there is no subscription fee at the moment.

It might be launched in a couple of months’ time according to rumors, and while waiting please enjoy the Nyan cat,

Dutch Entrepreneur Injects An NFC-enabled Bitcoin Wallet

Taking the cold storage of a Bitcoin wallet a step further, the Dutch Bitcoin entrepreneur and founder of Mr. Bitcoin, Martijn Wismeijer implanted one NFC chip into each his hands.

The idea behind a Bitcoin wallet cold storage is keeping your Bitcoins offline, on an encrypted device securing it further against theft.

NFC chip implant in the soft tissue of the hand

This is usually done on an USB-stick or even a piece of paper, but not in Wismeijer‘s case.

He is using an “RFC Type 2 compliant NTAG216 RFI chipset” which is embedded in a tiny glass capsule, 2 by 12 millimeters, and carries 880 bytes of data, which is more than sufficient for a cold storage wallet, injected into the tissue in his hand between the thumb and the index finger.

“I use it for cold storage, but it’s not cold because it’s 37 degrees Celsius inside my body!” Wismeijer jokingly told ArsTechnica.

The NFC chip was bought with a pre-loaded syringe from DangerousThings.com and injected at a piercing studio after his own doctor understandably denied his request of inserting it into his body.
He commented that while it hurts more than your regular injection, there is no fear of infection as the hole from the injection has healed, but the chip is still noticeable in the tissue.
Even when he scans them he feels no difference, as the chip themselves does not generate any heat.

The reason for doing the deed was, according to Wismeijer, to serve his company, Mr Bitcoin, which is setting up their own Bitcoin ATMs in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Where his private key, with the ones from other colleagues, is used to unlock the company’s Bitcoin wallet when they need to transfer funds in and out of the cold storage.

To unlock they need to scan the chip with either a USB dongle or an NFC enabled phone, which is part of a larger secret key combined together using the Shamir’s Shared Secret.

Eventually Wismeijer envisions using his NFC chips for such things as locking and unlocking his NFC-enabled doors at home.
Something that for example Samsung is offering with their Ezon Digital Lock series,

 

 

Sky Buy Out Itself

In an era where most companies look to consolidate themselves and/or take other other companies, Sky has done both, in a move that unites Sky with Sky and Sky for one giant Sky.

sky_camera_nameMore specifically, it is the British ‘BSkyB’ who are making the moves, taking over Sky Italia and taking on a controlling stake in Sky Deutschland for a unified company, with their first act after doing so being to remove the two Bs from their official name for the first time in 24 years of operation.

A move planned in July but delayed due to pan-continental legal problems, the company will now officially run under the overall guise of Sky, “Europe’s largest entertainment company”.

Taking over primary running operations from 21st Century Fox (who now have a 39.1% stake in the merged company), it is unclear as to whether satellite TV subscribers in those markets will see any changes such as collaborated or shared content, but it is believed that the sharing of executives and ideas will result in the ‘accelerated technological innovation‘ for the group as a whole.

James Murdoch, 21st Century Fox’s ‘co-chief operating officer’ summarised of the deal: “We have always believed that a combination of the European Skys would create enormous benefits for the combined business and for our shareholders. Ultimately, a pan-European Sky is good for customers, who will benefit from the accelerated technological innovation and enhanced customer experience made possible by a fully integrated business.”

Now claiming a total customer base of over 20 million across UK, Ireland (UK), Germany, Austria (Deutschland), and Italy (Italia) rather than ‘x million’ in an individual market, will Sky’s unified front see them build an even greater presence in their fully-controlled markets in Europe? Amongst other operations, for complete self-control, they still need to take Brasil, México, New Zealand

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