Ostrich Facts

  • Ostriches can run faster than horses if no one rides on them.

  • Ostriches can be ridden in races.

  • Male ostriches can roar like lions.

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Mobile Websites: The Future of Business Websites

To any business, a mobile website is as important as a website itself. More and more users have begun to look for solutions on the go, and it is likely that this population would soon surpass conventional desktop visitors. This phenomenon could turn out advantageous to regional businesses, especially, which focus on providing locality-based services and solutions because almost a third of the local searches are done on mobile devices.

But the commonly misunderstood notion about a mobile website is that it is as good as a regular website, resized to fit into a smaller screen. That is not going to be of much help because the browsing conditions are very different on a mobile device than on a desktop. Some of the most important reasons are,

1. Mobile devices are used on the verge of making decisions.

2. The screen real estate is relatively smaller.

3. Sites optimized for mobiles are given priority on mobile searches.

The real problem lies not in realizing how important a mobile website is; it is to create a mobile website. Not everyone has the expertise required to build a business website and also optimize it for mobile devices. Professionals who offer these services come with a price tag that not everyone can afford. How then will emerging businesses that direly need a website, get it done?

That is where free website builder, Zoho Sites, come in. Zoho Sites empowers users to set up beautiful websites for their businesses, without having to write even a single line of code. It is ideal for small businesses that don’t have the monetary bandwidth to hire top-notch designers and developers to get their business website going. It lets you create a business website and a mobile optimized version, effortlessly. You build the regular website by dragging the visual elements into place, and the mobile website is generated automatically. When your visitors look you up on a mobile device, they are directed to the mobile-optimized version automatically, so there is no separate URL to remember.

So, HTML and other technology should not stop anyone from creating a business website that is optimized for mobile devices as well. Create your own business website today.

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HTC Cancels Plans of Full-Sized Tabs on Windows RT but Continues Plans on 7-inch Tab

The Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer, HTC Corp., has plans on halting the manufacture of full-sized tabs running on Mircrosoft’s Windows RT OS for the concern that the demand is very weak, the people knowledgeable about the matter said.

The smartphone manufacturer has decided to stop making the tab due to the reason that the cost is high and the demand is weak compared to tabs running on Android OS and iOS. The report came from the people who declined to be identified because the company’s plans are not publicized.

But HTC Corp. is still planing to make and release a 7-inch tab with the Windows RT OS based on the new ARM chips / ARM’s Technology within this year.

htc windows rt tab

With the tight competition going on with smartphones, HTC is one of the companies who are suffering but coping with the slide of sales. Due to the decline of profit, this forced the company to select products that will edge out to the market and lead a single spot in the competition.

According to researcher IDC, the sales of Windows RT has been lagging since its introduction. There are only 200,000 units of tablets handling Microsoft’s OS sold in the first quarter of 2013.

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Razer Unleashed 14-inch Razer Blade and Refreshed 17-inch Razer Blade Pro

Thursday, Razer unleashed their latest 14-inch Razer Blade laptop designed for extreme gaming. The hardware maker also released a refreshed version of their 17-inch Razer Blade with an even more powerful hardware and improved battery life without sacrificing the 0.88-inch profile. To sweeten the deal, Razer slashed off $200 from the price tag.

Min-Liand Tan, Razer CEO, claimed that the new 14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop is the “thinnest gaming laptop in the world” in an event with the press at the Dolby Theater. Razer CEO also touted about the upcoming Razer Blade with a 0.66-inch profile which makes it just half the thickness compared to M14X of AlienWare.

17 inch razer blade pro
According to Min-Liand Tan, the Razer Blade is loaded with an extreme performance packed in such a very slim design by redesigning the platforms and thermal architectures. He also said that the gaming hardware is packed with “more performance per cubic inch” compared to other gaming-designed laptops.

Both the refreshed version of 17-inch Razer Blade and 14-inch Razer Blade sports the latest Intel’s Haswell CPU and NVidia’s GeForce GTX 765M GPU, which is considerably a very powerful hardware and adds more processing power to the gaming laptops. Both the Razer Blade and the Razer Blade Pro gaming laptops are now equipped with the full SSDs or solid state drives (standard 128gb SSDs) and storage options of 256GB and 512GB.

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PayPal Co-founder Peter Theil Offered $100,000 to British Teen to Help Create a Company

Paypal co-founder and Tech tycoon Peter Theil has offered Andrew Brackin, a British teen, with $100,000 to help in creating a technology firm but with a condition that he has to attend a university in San Francisco for two years.

The British teenager is one of the youngest businessman to offered with cash. Brackin have gone through rounds of thorough tests in the 2013 Theil Fellowship. The offered cash is to aid in setting up Bunchy, a program to be used for charities to raise money using the popular social networks. Andrew Brackin will also receive assistance and authority from other participating tech companies such as SiIlicon Valley and San Francisco businessmen.

Andrew Brackin

The British teen has already an experience and records of helping setting up companies. Before receiving the offer from the Theil Fellowship, Andrew Brackin co-founded a marketplace which now have 100,000 users and designers. He also helped run the Tomorrow’s Web – an event for technologists.

The Theil Fellowship was started in 2011 headed by tech tycoon Peter Theil, also a co-founder of the online transaction site PayPal. This fellowship’s aim is to help young people acquire high or alternative education.

“When we created the fellowship more than two years ago, our intention was to help a small number of creative people learn and accomplish more than they might have otherwise. ” Peter Theil said.

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Nokia Lumia 928 Features AMOLED Display

Nokia has released a refreshed version of their Windos Phone Lumia 920 and labeled it as Lumia 928 exclusively on Verizon. The new Lumia resembles very well with the predecessor 920 but it features a new display and design.

Changes on the Lumia 928 are more focused on the aesthetic than the non-cosmetic. Both phones still have the 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB storage, front-facing camera, and the amazing PureView camera on the back. The sole big difference between the phones is in the screen. Though they have similar resolution and size, the Lumia 928 sports an AMOLED display instead of the LCD screens. AMOLED uses lesser power so this could extend the battery life of the phone and it produces much improved contrast than the LCD. This is a good combination with the PureView camera.

Nokia Lumia 928

According to phone reviewers, they enjoyed Lumia 920 in terms of the design, quality, performance, and rated it with a high score. There is no doubt the the newer Lumia 928 will have a good reputation, too.

Tech specs:

4.5 inch screen size
8.7mp PureView rear camera (Carl Zeiss Optics) with OIS
wireless-charging capable
1.5GHz dual-core processor
1GB of RAM
32GB storage

(via: evleaks)

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Blizzard Extends Auction House Downtime Due to Gold Exploit

Blizzard has announced that the Diablo III auction house is going to remain offline for another day to audit accounts that are involve in the gold exploit bug.

The downtime of the auction house followed the recent 1.0.8 update of the game that triggered an exploit letting users duplicate golds of up to trillions.

The aim of the latest patch was to fix the bugs and apply some changes on the game but it accidentally triggered a duplication bug of game golds. Good thing the game publisher was notified after a few hours when the patch was launched. Blizzard took down the auction houses right away and investigated the issue. According to Lylirra, the community manager of Diablo III’s official game forum, “troubleshoot in a more stable environment while preventing further exploiting,”.

diablo 3 gold bug

The game company did not release announcements yet on when they are going to open the auction houses again. Reportedly, fixes has been applied and game tests are complete.

In an interview with Blizzard, the company said that “auction house services will be restored as soon as the situation is resolved.” Their top priority as always is maintain safe, fair and fun gaming to genuine players, and “we’ll continue to monitor activity on Battle.net and take action as needed.”