Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer If you’ve ever asked for help with your Windows computer that won’t boot anymore, you’ve probably been told to “Backup all your data and then reinstall”… but if you can’t boot, how can you get to your data? That’s the question we’ll be answering today. One of the easiest methods to access your data is to simply boot off an Ubuntu Live CD… and it’s completely free (except for the cost of a blank cd). Burn an Ubuntu Live CD If you have another computer, you can download and burn the Ubuntu Live CD using a very simple application called ImgBurn. Just open up ImgBurn, and click the icon to “Write image file to disc” Then click on the icon next to “Source”, pick the downloaded ISO file, stick a recordable CD into the drive, and click burn. Now that you have the boot cd (which you should keep in a safe place, as it’s very useful), just stick it in the drive of the computer and boot from it. Once the system has started up, the first thing you want to do is choose Places \ Computer from the menu.
How you too can build your own computer HakShop — USB Rubber Ducky Since 2010 the USB Rubber Ducky has been a favorite amongst hackers, penetration testers and IT professionals. With origins as a humble IT automation proof-of-concept using an embedded dev-board, it has grown into a full fledged commercial Keystroke Injection Attack Platform. The USB Rubber Ducky captured the imagination of hackers with its simple scripting language, formidable hardware, and covert design. Quack like a Keyboard! Nearly every computer including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones take input from Humans via Keyboards. By taking advantage of this inherent trust with scripted keystrokes at speeds beyond 1000 words per minute traditional countermeasures can be bypassed by this tireless trooper - the USB Rubber Ducky. Ducky Script. The USB Rubber Ducky's scripting language is focused on ease-of use. Type "Hello World" with STRING Hello WorldAdd pauses between commands with DELAY. Unmatched Performance, Simplicity and Value. Cross Platform
Welcome to Software.com Cloud Evolution: From Internal Efficiencies to Better Customer Experiences It's been fascinating to observe the evolution of cloud computing. Although I've only been focused on it for about three years, in those three years I've seen drastic changes in the way cloud is perceived -- and employed. Already we've moved from more narrow, opportunistic usages to broad platform-level thinking that benefits companies seeking to innovate their business models. In some cases it's entire industries that are impacted. In fact, a recent IBM study of business and IT leaders found that the number of organizations which will be using cloud for business model innovation will double within the next three years. When we think of cloud-enabled business model innovation, we tend to identify organizations as either disruptors, innovators, or optimizers. Cloud services can be used to manage millions of connected consumer devices, provision services, collect customer intelligence, and bundle services, software, hardware for an "all-in price." Discover more.
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Google’s Cloud Storage Third-Party Application Integration Boosted « Online Backup Blog Since Google Drive’s inception last year, the tech giant has shown no difficulty in competing with rivals such as Dropbox, SkyDrive and iCloud. Third-party applications that interact with Google Drive have been long buried, but Google has now announced that changes have been made to make this a thing of the past. Nicolas Garnier, a Google developer of Drive and Web APIs, commented on the company’s developer blog that more than a hundred different third-party applications feature Google Drive integration, and will be simpler to access and discover. Space has been added to the ‘Create’ menu for third-party applications to stand alongside others from Google such as Docs and Sheets, plus a ‘Connect to Drive’ application browser to search for Drive-enabled web applications without having to leave the cloud storage service at all. Garnier wrote: ‘This makes your Drive-connected applications easier to reach and more visible to Drive users.’ Tags: cloud storage, google drive
How to Surf the Web Anonymously& The Internet has a way of lulling you into a false sense of anonymity. After all, how can anyone know your true identity in a virtual world? The truth is that simply by connecting to the Internet, you share information about your computer, your geographical location and even about the Web sites you visit. The goal of anonymous Web surfing is to circumvent the technologies that track your online activity and may potentially expose your personal information to others. When people think of surfing the Web anonymously, they automatically associate it with extramarital affairs, malicious hacking, illegal downloading and other sordid behaviors. As you'll see in the next section, surfing the Web anonymously isn't as easy as erasing your browser history.
How long should a laptop battery last? How long a laptop battery should last after each charge? After the laptop has gone through a full single charge and the power plug is unplugged the average life of a laptop battery can be anywhere between one and six hours. This time is dependent on the battery, its capacity (mAH), what's being done on the laptop, and how old the battery is. Over time the laptop battery total capacity decreases, which means the battery will not last as long as it did when you first got the laptop and will continue to decrease over time. What's the overall life of a laptop battery? A laptop computer battery should last between two and four years, or around 1,000 full charges. Tips and help with maximizing your laptop battery life. Aerogel: See-Through, Strong as Steel & Ligher than Air Despite its incredibly low density, aerogel is one of the most powerful materials on the planet. It can support thousands of times its own weight, block out intense heat, cold and sound – yet it is 1,000 times less dense than glass, nearly as transparent and is composed of %99.8 air. The lowest-density silica-based aerogels are even lighter than air. Despite its fragility in certain regards and its incredible lack of density, aerogel has amazing thermal, acoustical and electrical insulation properties as illustrated by the images here. A single one-pound block can also support half a ton of weight. An aerogel window one inch thick has the effective insulative capacity of a ten-inch thick glass window system. Aside from its other capabilities, aerogel also has amazing absorbing abilities.
Nikon D90 Review: Digital Photography Review Review based on a production Nikon D90 with firmware V1.0 Almost exactly two years after the D80 was announced comes its replacement, the rather predictably named D90. The D80 has been one of Nikon's quiet successes, and even today, despite being positively Methuselah-like in digital camera terms it continues to sell and often makes its way into our top 10 most clicked on cameras. Because it looks so similar to the D80 the D90 appears at first glance to be one of those rather subdued incremental upgrades, but dig a little deeper and you'll find there's plenty to keep Nikon fans happy. First and foremost there's a new CMOS sensor, which Nikon claim produces D300 quality output at up to ISO 6400 and - one of several features to 'trickle down' from higher models - the same highly acclaimed 3.0-inch VGA screen as the D3/D300. Naturally it has Live View with contrast-detect AF and it would have been surprising had it not sported some form of dust removal system. Nikon D90 Key Features
10 Top Ways To Use Different Angles In Your Photography 1. Sit Down Be it on the floor, or on a seat, sitting immediately gives you a lower perspective and therefore new photo opportunities. Trees and people for example, can tower over you when sat down for that overbearing feel. Often photographing young children looks more natural from a seated position too, as you're at their level rather than shooting down on them. Photo by Daniel Bell 2. While on your travels, if you have a waterproof camera, such as the Ricoh WG-4 GPS, try turning round to face the beach. 3. Head for the nearest tower or hill to get a stunning view of a town or landscape below you. Photo by David Clapp 4. It might sound silly but if you're trying to take photos at a busy event where there's a big crowd, you'll be able to shoot above them. 5. If you have the right equipment, shooting underwater is well worth a try. 6. The easiest way to change your view is by simply holding the camera up above you to give you a different perspective of the scene. 7. 8. 9. 10. View Calendar