Thursday, July 31, 2014

MC2 Post 1885 Who IS Buying on the DIP







MC2 StockTech Check.

 



Markets Lose July Gains as Mid-East problems show little signs of Letting Up.

Wingman.


 

Headlines:  
  
GoPro's IPO dip is looking for More Reality. 

Making New Content Channel Videos.



Micron DIP amidst Samsung memory chip slow down 


Is Real.


But Qualcomm still looking good with Apple partnership and 


a Big Fall piggy-back promise.

 


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Is China Eating Samsung's Lunch?


No sense (or dollars) playing on the low end



Samsung Q2 earnings: a disappointing quarter,


but new high-end phones are on the way


From:  https://finance.yahoo.com

TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/m74x62y
 


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Found  This Tech Review Site that looked kind of  interesting



Check it Out and  see what you think.



Wingman 






Link:     http://www.techpowerup.com/




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Move Over SharkNado, Here Comes 


the MONSTER !!!












Most 'Xtreme' meal: Red Robin's 3,540 calorie 'monster'


 




From:    http://www.freep.com

 




Maybe the name “monster” should be a clue. If not, the nutrition watchdogs at the Center for Science in the Public Interest have news for you: A “Monster” double burger, served with “bottomless” fries and a “Monster” milk shake at the Red Robin burger chain is not very good for you at all.


At 3,540 calories, it’s the “single unhealthiest” meal the group could find on more than 200 chain restaurant menus it reviewed for the 2014 edition of its not-very-coveted Xtreme Eating Awards. The awards go to dishes and combos especially high in calories, fat, sugar and salt.


 

Yummy.


 


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Monday, July 28, 2014

MC2 Post 1888 Dollar Stores Agree to $8.5 Billion Merger After Icahn Push








So What's the Big Deal?  You Ask ???

LOTS.



From:    http://www.businessweek.com


 




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ZILLOW BUYS TRULIA FOR $3.5 BILLION



Both stocks up more than 90% this year.

 




Real estate listings site Zillow has agreed to purchase Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, the companies announced in a joint statement.


It's a 25% premium to Trulia's Friday close.
Each Trulia shareholder will get .444 Class-A Zillow shares.


Zillow shares are halted. Trulia is up 16%.


Bloomberg had reported Thursday that Zillow was seeking $2 billion.



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The Mergers and Acquisitions Game is still Working


Apple Buys Booklamp and Swell



Swell for Podcasting




Booklamp to compete with  Amazon

 


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Your Smartphone will replace Room Keys at


Hilton hotels by end of 2016

 


Within a couple years, most people will never need to visit the front desk at a Hilton hotel ever again. The company plans to let customers use their smartphones to unlock room doors at most Hilton-owned hotels by the end of 2016. That's over 4,100 properties in all, so it's not entirely surprising that the plan to make plastic key cards obsolete will take some time. But other improvements will arrive sooner, according to The Wall Street Journal.


 


Link:  http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/28/5944499/smartphones-will-unlock-doors-at-hilton-hotels


 


TinyURL:  http://tinyurl.com/mj3r3yv
 

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Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock

 



 





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Friday, July 25, 2014

MC2 Post 1887 Amazon's Q2: Sales up 23 percent but misses the mark on earnings









On Wall Street (CNBC):   

They call that a  Slide....




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Like the Title of the new series on AMC,  Amazon was less of a Catching Fire (with the new Amazon Phone) and more of  a  HALT  on earnings.

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From:   http://www.zdnet.com

 


However sales were up with a revenue of $19.34 billion, an increase of 23 percent year-over-year.
Wall Street was expecting a loss at 14 cents per share on a revenue of $19.34 billion.

 
In reaction to a much larger-than-projected loss, Amazon shares started to tumble in after-hours trading by as much as five percent.



Focusing on the slew of products the Seattle-headquartered corporation unveiled during the second quarter (and even the last few weeks), CEO Jeff Bezos reflected on the quarter in prepared remarks:









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Thursday, July 24, 2014

MC2 Post 1886 Canvas fingerprinting and Evercookies








Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014





You may have been hearing about it since yesterday: the new way of profiling your computer (and, with enough other data, you) without leaving either traditional 
cookies or flash cookies on your system.

Those cookies you can get rid of.   The new “evercookie” you can’t even see — although your own system created it on orders from a site or sites you visited.

 

The underlying technique is “canvas fingerprinting.” Here’s some not-too-geeky info on how it works.





From:   http://www.backwoodshome.com


 






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Blender Tutorial - Powerful Curve Control 

with Hooks


Sci Fi Animator

In this tutorial for beginning Blender users, we look at a great way to get your curve-based objects prepared so you can animate them. Blender 2.65.

I posted about Sci Fi Animator as an add-on to my late Blog, but I didn't have alot to sayabout it  SFA has just become my second best favorite Video Blender Tutorial Guy.

I guess the part I like the best is the casual way he presents the Lessons.  Reminds me ofKhan, from Khan Academy.  The Lessons are bite size,  gets thru the steps nice and quick. You can really Learn stuff from this Blender Guru.

 A++ on this Guy.

 


Wingman.


Link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hn3YY0Vgbo



TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/pxa6ee5




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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MC2 Post 1885 The New Updated Tools of ES File Explorer





For Your Android Device:  Phone or Tablet




A You Tube Tutorial




 From:   http://www.youtube.com



 






Even works on the Amazon Kindle Fire...

 





Published on May 23, 2013

 




Video tutorial on the latest ES File Explorer 3.02 app 
on the Kindle Fire. You can download the app 
from the Amazon Appstore.



 



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Meet JIBO, The World’s First Family Robot


Friendly, helpful and intelligent. 
JIBO is the real deal, from 
social robots pioneer Cynthia Breazeal. 
JIBO can’t wait to meet you.



 
TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/mftw3x5
  


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Blender Tutorial - Modeling a Parabola Easily with Conic Sections



Published on Jan 20, 2013




In this tutorial for new Blender users, I show you the fun and easy way to make important mathematical curves via conic sections within Blender, using the Boolean Modifier. 


Blender 2.65.


From:    https://www.youtube.com


 



Link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JzdTpB-_Uc&list=PLMYtDzby1wdZqO1IaTtphJYIMbDYXy9P8&index=1


 

TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/ltxk7xt


 

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Blender Tutorial - Powerful Curve Control with Hooks


 


Link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hn3YY0Vgbo


 


TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/pxa6ee5



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Monday, July 21, 2014

MC2 Post 1884 How to easily edit -- and -- modify apk files ! ! !




(Simple, Noob Friendly)



Minions also welcome...







You also need WinRAR!




From:   http://forum.xda-developers.com



 







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Business > Technology





Microsoft CEO  Pivots Sharply with 18,000  Job Cut






From:  http://www.mysanantonio.com



 




LOS ANGELES (AP)Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for the company to make its own devices.

 



 








Although some cuts had been expected ever since Microsoft acquired Nokia's mobile-device unit, the number amounted to 14 percent of the Microsoft workforce — about twice what analysts had estimated.

 

The cuts will include some 12,500 jobs associated with the Nokia unit — nearly half of the 28,000 employees Microsoft brought on board in April through the acquisition.

 
When the cuts are complete, the company will still have about 10,000 more employees than before the Nokia acquisition, with an overall headcount of 109,000.



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BREAKING:    Next Major Version of Android to Finally 



Remove Dalvik and Set ART as Default!


 





From:   http://www.xda-developers.com


 




Ever since we first saw ART appear alongside the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, we all knew that it would eventually replace the aging and relatively inefficient Dalvik runtime compiler. Well folks, the time is now upon us, as commits made late last night to the AOSP master branch show Dalvik getting the axe and ART being set as the default.

 

The changes in question are in the form of merged commits 98553 and 98618. The former is responsible for the removal of Dalvik from the AOSP master branch, and the latter switches the default runtime compiler to ART.

 




TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/qjhyntv
 


 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

MC2 Post 1883 A Blender Cookie Goodie and a NEW Updated PI






Most of these are gleaned from my Google+ following of  


Adventures in Blender




Blender Basics Tutorials  from Blender Cookie 

(279 videos)

 


Blender Basics - 05 - Shading and Lighting

 



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New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on 

USB ports, adds microSD and more

 


There's a new tasty treat in town for mini computer fans, and its name is the Raspberry Pi B+. Two years after the model B came out, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is back with a new revision that includes more GPIO pins, more USB ports, a microSD slot, improved audio, and lower power consumption.

The new board is priced the same as the model B at $35 and is available starting Monday from many resellers. You can also order the new board online via the Raspberry Pi Foundation's two primary manufacturing partners: 


Element 14 and RS Components.

The new Model B+ is not a Raspberry Pi v2, the Foundation said in a blog post on Monday. Instead, it's a final revision to the original Raspberry Pi board that includes the same 512MB of RAM and the same Broadcom BCM2835 SoC 

as the B board.


 

Link:   http://www.pcworld.com/article/2453391/new-raspberry-pi-model-b-doubles-up-on-usb-ports-adds-microsd-and-more.html


 


TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/lm3te2f



 


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