Alvieno Sm

42 Flips | 8 Magazines | 7 Likes | 1 Follower | @AlvienoSm | Keep up with Alvieno Sm on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alvieno Sm”

6 future Android phones to keep an eye on: January 2015 edition

2015 may have only just begun, but the first smartphones of the year are right around the corner. CES, which is less than a week away, will give us our first glimpse at this year’s smartphones, and there will be plenty more to come over the next twelve months.<p>The world of Android is full of …

Phones

What beginners need to know about running a VPN on Android

If you’ve ever gone to Starbucks or Tim Hortons to use their public network on your smartphone or tablet, you should know that this could potentially be a bad idea. A public network isn’t very secure, thus it is easy for hackers to steal your data. While it is very uncommon. it’d be a terrible …

Information Systems

How low will oil fall? $30 is possible

Look out below! The plunge in oil prices may not be over just yet.<p>Oil took another hit Wednesday, sinking below $53 to a level last seen during the Great Recession. It's hard to recall that crude oil traded for over $100 a barrel as recently as July.<p>Few saw the energy meltdown coming. Now that it's …

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

The ability to ‘sculpt’ individual photons is a crucial step towards a secure network of powerful quantum computers<p>Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and …

Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly.<p>Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, …

New Image Format BPG Looks To Replace The Popular JPEG

There is a new image format called BPG (Better Portable Graphics) designed by the French programmer Fabrice Bellard and it promises to deliver better …

A friend gave her an antibiotic; now she's fighting for her life

<b>(CNN) —</b> It started with a sore throat on Thanksgiving and an antibiotic from a friend who wanted to help.<p>Now 19-year-old Yaasmeen Castanada is fighting for her life inside a California hospital's burn unit, suffering from an allergic reaction that's so severe she has large open wounds all over her …

Co-founder of Pirate Bay says it should stay closed

Earlier this week, Sweden's police took down The Pirate Bay, the world's most contentious torrent site. One person who won't be mourning the closure is co-creator Peter Sunde, who would be happier if the site never came back. Just one month after being released from prison, Sunde took to his blog …

Intel Releases New Platform To Kickstart Development In The Internet Of Things

The world’s largest chipmaker, Intel, is finding out there’s lots of money to be made from the ever-growing world of connected devices. Created last year, its Internet of Things business unit is on track to reach $2 billion a year in revenue with 18 percent annual growth.<p>Today, Intel is announcing …

Typhoon Hagupit lashes Philippines - CNN.com

People seek refuge inside a temporary evacuation center in Quezon City, Philippines, on Tuesday, December 9. Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines<p>Typhoon Hagupit hits …

5 ways to make your Wi-Fi faster

Tired of slow Wi-Fi? Fear not: Faster Wi-Fi speeds are possible, if you're willing to work (and pay) for them.<p>The good news is that many broadband companies are doing their part. Many cable providers are now offering lightning-fast Internet speeds. But if your Wi-Fi router isn't set up correctly, …

Thousands flee as Hagupit nears Philippines

A powerful typhoon has brought heavy rains and strong winds to eastern Philippines, toppling trees, overturning tin roofs and cutting power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.<p>Hagupit - Filipino for "smash" - moved in from the Pacific Ocean and made landfall over …

2015: The year when the oil crisis ends?

The 1970s marked a turning point in the relationship between oil and power.<p>It was a decade when upheavals in the Middle East held the West 'over a barrel'- quite literally, giving rise to the so-called petro-politics that have since dominated the global stage.<p>First came the 1973 crisis, when OPEC's …

Albert Einstein archive reveals the genius, doubts and loves of scientist

The letter from the 22-year-old Albert Einstein revealed his delight at fathering a daughter, Lieserl, with his sweetheart, former classmate and future wife, Mileva Marić. How the new mother took the missive is less than clear.<p>Posted to her from Berne, Switzerland, on 4 February 1902, the letter …

Source: Wife of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi arrested in Lebanon

Lebanese authorities have arrested a wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- the man spearheading the Islamist terror group's sweeping rampage across Syria and Iraq -- said a source with knowledge of the arrest.<p>The woman is one of al-Baghdadi's two wives. Her arrest came as part of a "planned …

10 best Steve Jobs emails

Steve Jobs has been dead three years, but his words live on -- and continue to be used against him.<p>Emails sent by Jobs have surfaced once again in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple (AAPL) for making iTunes the exclusive store for iPod music. Jobs' emails are characteristically frank, …

Kickstarter of the Week: FLIO – A Slim & Portable Wooden Laptop Stand

- Nov 30, 2014<p>In today’s connected society, many of us carry our laptops wherever we go. We know that using a laptop sitting on a desk or table is …

Android Circuit: Samsung's Smartphone Disaster, Micromax Attacks Android One, The Worst Lollipop Bugs

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including a long-term review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the unwanted Galaxy S5 handset, Lollipop bugs and special features, Sony’s new strategy for the high-end, thoughts …

20 World-Changing Discoveries Made By Accident

But surprisingly frequently, world-changing innovation comes from a lucky accident, provided the right person is there to realize the accident's implications.<p>In some cases, a clumsy spill or drop led to the creation of some new substance. In others, unclean or unsafe lab practices revealed the …

Wikimedia

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

Startups

Hackers Just Exposed Thousands Of Gamer Passwords From Sony, Microsoft, And 2K

According to CNET, the Pastebin link includes usernames and passwords for 2,131 PlayStation Network users, 1,473 Windows Live users, and 2,000 2k Game Studios users.<p>The hacking group had previously said it didn't want to leak customer data, but explained why it changed its mind in the Pastebin …

Microsoft Windows

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

Apple Store

Disaster Strikes For Vishy Anand In Game 6 Of The World Chess Championship

Anand never recovered on Saturday and went from holding a draw with the black pieces to melting into a puddle of defeat.<p>It was one of <i>those</i> moments: when the entire game turned, literally, on one move. The shocking thing is that it was Carlsen who made the critical mistake — but Carlsen who …

How many billionaires are there in the world?

<b>Age:</b> Immaterial<p><b>Appearance:</b> Proliferating<p><b>Really? Because all I seem to hear about is people getting poorer and poorer.</b> Not everyone. Only those who weren’t rich to start with.<p><b>That is almost everyone.</b> Oh, tish and pish! Why don’t you look on the bright side for once?<p><b>Which is?</b> That the number of …

10 of the Best, Worst, and Craziest Phones Nokia Ever Made

Microsoft began ushering in a new mobile phone era last week by phasing out the Nokia branding from its flagship devices. With the brand destined for a software-only future, we have rounded up the best and worst creations ever to leave Nokia's doors.

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …