mardi 30 avril 2013

Samsung announces 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung announces 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung announces 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 03:37 AM PDT

Samsung has announced it's 7-inch phatblet to give the most popular Nexus 7 some tough competition.

In News: Linux 3.9, Twitter for Glass, LibrePlan 1.4

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 06:40 PM PDT

Not two months have passed since the 3.8 release (now part of many Linux distros, including Ubuntu 11.04), and a brand new 3.9 is already out. Rumor has it Twitter is officially adding another device to its portfolio--Google Glass. LibrePlan is a collaborative tool to plan, monitor and control projects and has a rich web interface which provides a desktop alike user experience.

Google NEXUS 11 and Samsung's Love for 11 inches

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 06:03 PM PDT

If what we hear from the folks at SamMobile, a news site dedicated to Samsung devices, is correct we may see an 11-inch Google NEXUS soon. Not just that, Samsung seems to be working on its own Galaxy Tab 11.

lundi 29 avril 2013

Google Predicts Stock-Market Crashes, Study Suggests

Live Science (04/25/13) Stephanie Pappas

University of Warwick researcher Tobias Preis and colleagues have found a method of predicting whole stock market shifts based on publicly available data on Google Trends search terms.  The team tracked 98 search terms such as "debt" and "derivatives" from 2004 to 2011, and compared the searches to Dow Jones Industrial Average closing prices.  To test whether the terms searched in the week prior to any given closing day could predict market direction, the researchers developed an investing game.  If searches for financial terms went down, they opted to buy stocks and hold them with the expectation of value rising, and if searches went up, the researchers would "short" the market by selling stocks they did not own, with the intention of buying later at a lower price.  The researchers theorize that if investors feel concerned about the stock market, they will search for financial information before selling stock. The researchers were able to increase their mock portfolio by 326 percent by holding onto stock when searches on the word "debt" decreased and shorting the market when searches increased.  Beyond predicting the stock market, online activity on Google and other sources, such as Wikipedia, could aid in forecasting disease spread, civil unrest, and election outcomes.

How to convert PDF to Image? Linux

  1. Install imagemagickInstall imagemagick
  2. Using a terminal where the pdf located: convert file.pdf file.png (.png or .jpg or any other format). will create file-1.png ... file-i.png ... file-n.png where n the number of pages.

or using the poppler-utils packages containing the utility pdftoppm capable of converting pages from a pdf file to ppm, png or jpeg format:
pdftoppm -png file.pdf prefix
will produce prefix-01.png etc. for each page.

samedi 27 avril 2013

KDE's Plasma Active Gets an IM Client in KTp Active

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 07:50 AM PDT
While KTp is a desktop application suite for KDE, KTp Active is a similar solution for the mobile platform, especially tablets. It was conceived with the goal of integrating Real Time Communication deeply into the Plasma Active workspaces and applications.

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 06:37 AM PDT
Here it is finally, having made to India just today. If you are one of the gazillion Galaxy S series fans, you can get yours right now at Rs. 41,500.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 02:01 AM PDT
Google has amended it's Google Play Developer Program Policies to patch the loophole Facebook was exploiting.

vendredi 26 avril 2013

Open Microsoft Office documents directly in Chrome

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 02:12 PM PDT
You can now easily view MS Office document in the Chrome browser.

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 12:09 PM PDT
Open Shot is a great open source video editing software for Linux.

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 05:47 AM PDT
Good news for KDE fans, Kubuntu 13.04 is now available for free download.

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 05:10 AM PDT
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has announced the release of version 13.04 aka Raring Ringtail.

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 04:09 AM PDT
Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) is just a few hours away now.

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 04:08 AM PDT
The day is not far away when you will have to position your face in front of your laptop or phone's camera and say the words "open sesame" or "let me in" to access Gmail.

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 04:08 AM PDT
ThinkDigit has reported of an expected launch date of 26th April in India, a date on par with its US equivalent, perhaps because of the huge popularity of Galaxy series of phones in India.

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 02:06 AM PDT
Acquia has entered into an agreement with Capgemini Digital Services. Acquia will collaborate with Capgemini Digital Services to develop and operate content driven applications that deliver rich, immersive digital experiences for its clients.

jeudi 25 avril 2013

KDE is the most welcoming and warm community, says Krita maintainer Boudewijn Rempt

KDE is the most welcoming and warm community, says Krita maintainer Boudewijn Rempt

KDE is the most welcoming and warm community, says Krita maintainer Boudewijn Rempt

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 10:52 AM PDT

KO GmbH, a Germany firm, has announced the commercial support for Krita, one of the commercial-grade sketching application.

AICTE is putting Indian students under US surveillance

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 03:49 AM PDT

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) may be an education body, but it needs quite some education itself.