Brian Agbay

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You can now bring your 2011 Nook Tablet back to life with CyanogenMod 13

When tablets became the next big thing in 2010, every tech company jumped into the fray hoping to monopolize on the trend. There are definitely lessons to be learned from the dirt cheap Android tablets, Fusion Garage’s JooJoo, and the like—notably, how companies quickly stopped supporting them. …

5 digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you're a keyboard person, in Windows, press the Control button and click the link. On a Mac, use the Command button and click the link.<p>There are …

CoreOS unveils Rocket, a possible competitor to Docker

CoreOS, the Linux operating system specialist that’s been busy this past year making sure its technology powers Docker containers, detailed on Monday …

Reconciliation draws closer for Skype-like chat on the Web

The future of Skype-like communications on the Web appears more secure with reconciliation in a standards debate that pitted Microsoft against Google and Mozilla.<p>On Tuesday, authors of a Web technology called Object Real-Time Communications (ORTC) published a draft of their specification they …

Software

How To Record Slow Motion Video With Your iPhone 5s

- Jul 24, 2014<p>The iPhone 5s brought with it improved video features, not the least of which included slow-motion video capabilities that can record …

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

- Jul 21, 2014<p>If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile …

40 best iPhone and iPad games of 2014 (so far)

If you're an iPhone and/or iPad-owning gamer in 2014, you truly are spoiled for choice when it comes to new titles.<p>This year has seen a steady flow of innovative, creative and above all super-playable games for Apple devices in pretty much every genre, from hardcore RPGs and twitch-action games to …

Obama To Host First White House Maker Faire on June 18

Attention all tinkerers and inventors: The White House wants you.<p>The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it is hosting the first-ever “White House Maker Faire” on June 18, and that day that will also be proclaimed a nationwide “Day of Making.”<p>The White House got an assist from alternative …

Maker Faire

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …

JPush does paid push notifications — but its big opportunity is in data collection

Notification push for apps has disrupted the mass message services ran by telecom operators in China.<p>Chinese operators charge every single message sent by businesses to their customers, which could add up to millions. That cost, to businesses who have developed mobile apps, now has been reduced to …

Google Compute Engine Goes Into General Availability

Google, the company well known for keeping products in beta for the longest time, has just announced that its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, Google Computer Engine (GCE) has gone into general availability. Along with the GA announcement and in a move that we’ve come to expect from the …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Amazon DynamoDB Serves Trillions Of Requests Per Month While Counterpart SimpleDB Is No Longer A Listed Product On AWS

An Amazon executive said today at AWS re:Invent that NoSQL database DynamoDB now serves trillions of requests per month to its users. The news is in contrast to SimpleDB, another AWS NoSQL database, which is no longer listed on AWS product page, a sign that the world’s largest cloud service is …

Amazon to add Postgres to its most-favored database list

Amazon(s amzn) plans to add Postgres database support to its relational database service or RDS. That would put Postgres (aka PostgreSQL) on an RDS …

Google Launches Standalone Chrome Apps Developer Tool

Google today launched the Chrome Apps Developer Tool. In short, the company has ported the developer-mode setting of the chrome://extensions tab in its Chrome browser to a standalone Chrome App.<p>The app offers a cleaner and easier-to-use layout, lists apps and extensions in separate tabs, lists …

Garantia Has The Advantage Over AWS When It Comes To Redis, The Popular NoSQL Database

Last week, Garantia Data raised $9 million in a Series A round led by Bain Capital and Carmel Ventures. The company had previously raised $3.8 million in seed funding to fund its managed service for deploying and scaling Redis, the popular NoSQL in-memory database. The funding comes as Garantia …

Running a SaaS Startup? ChurnBee is a Simple Dashboard to Track Your Growth

ChurnBee, from the team behind Newscurve, has just launched in beta form, bringing a simple approach to understanding business and customer data for for SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)-focused startups.<p>The software gives SaaS startups access to key business metrics like Monthly Recurring Revenue …

Stackdriver Adds Automation Tools And Endpoint Checks To Its AWS Monitoring Solution

Stackdriver, a monitoring service for Amazon Web Services, is adding a number of policy-driven automation features to its platform today. Instead of just getting alerts when there are issues, users can now also decided how to fix these without having to manually start and stop servers. In addition, …

New Joyent Service Offers Analytics Without Having To Move Data

Data is really hard to move. It becomes pretty much intractable as it increases in mass. Sure it can be pulled out, but that takes time and bandwidth and incurs a host of costs typically associated with using a cloud service. To really get the most of all that stored data, it’s increasingly …