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Elphi The Smart Plug System

Elphi is a smart plug system that you plug into your wall and control via a smartphone app. With it you can monitor, control and even share devices with your friends from anywhere in the world. Simply plug your devices into the Elphi plug and connect them to the Elphi cloud with the free app. The streamlined setup process usually takes less than sixty seconds and its designed to work with your existing WiFi network so you don’t have to buy any additional hardware.

New G+ Invite Sharing System: 150 Invites Per Person

Google+ invites used to be extremely rare, and even Google themselves pulled the plug on the invite system a couple times, claiming that they were overwhelmed with people wanting to join the new social network.

I remember anxiously awaiting myself, and quickly joining to see what it was all about once my boss sent me an invite. Fortunately, any Google+ user can invite some of their friends, but it’s about to get even easier.

Playstation Vita Can Serve As PS3 Remote

Sony’s next generation PlayStation portable, aka PlayStation Vita is already making a huge buzz regarding its rich hardware and cool features. The device is expected to reach stores in October.

We have already been hearing a lot about the device’s feature to synchronize content with PlayStation 3. But according to latest reports, the device can possibly serve as a PS3 remote control.

US Shares Spectrum With Mexico And Canada’s Borders

Spectrum sharing helps maintain the wireless network and keep it in a good state by shifting the excess users to the shared spectrum. Couple this with the fact that the US government is quite eager to provide 4G facilities near border areas, and you’ve got yourself a partnership with neighboring countries.

To achieve this goal, The Federal Communications Commission made a deal with Mexico and Canada for sharing certain wireless band spectrums. The FCC has not disclosed many details regarding the deal. However, the deal with the Canadian industry involves the sharing of commercial spectrum in 700 megahertz and 800 MHz bands.

Facebook Pictures Can Lure You Into A Botnet

For those of you who are related to IT in one way or another, ‘Botnet’ shouldn’t be a new term. However, for those who are unaware, a botnet is a system of computers which are compromised by malware and each individual computer is called a Bot.

A botnet is a very complex method of hacking which may be used to steal your private information without you even knowing it. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi, India have designed Stegobot, a new type of Botnet system which pulls out secret information via social networks by attaching to user profiles.

A picture is just a chunk of bytes and nothing more.

AT&T To Thwart Speeds Of Excessive Data Eaters

AT&T’s unlimited data plan had been very successful, but on the other hand, it also hurt AT&T to some extent. Therefore, on release of the iPhone 4 AT&T canceled its new unlimited data plans but retained it for those who were already using unlimited plan.

Those users had been in pure bliss enjoying unlimited speeds without any contravention. But their experience is going to change on October 1st.

Facebook Offering Bounty For Every Bug Found

Looks like Facebook is too tired of bugs which strike the social networking site often. Recently Facebook eliminated a bug with video privacy settings after it lasted for the whole week.

Obviously, Facebook doesn’t want to lose their current top spot among social networking websites so the company is keen to keep the website fully functional to avoid any angry users.

CA Buys Watchmouse

CA, an IT company which provides software support and solutions to businesses has now moved a step further in providing website monitoring and security services. CA has recently acquired Watchmouse.

Watchmouse is an online service which provides sites, servers and application monitoring services to businesses. However, CA has not disclosed the amount paid for Watchmouse’s acquisition. Watchmouse has a large monitoring network of 60 monitoring stations working in more than 40 countries. These monitoring stations are used to conduct regular activities on demand of the consumer.

Survey Finds Americans Addicted To Youtube

Broadband and other facilities such as better mobile networks and devices have caused a huge impact on the citizens of many countries.

The recent survey showed that US citizens are more addicted to videos sites such as Youtube. About 28 percent of online users pay a visit to video sharing sites daily and over 71 percent of online american users, use websites related to video sharing.

eBay Gets Aggressive With Social Strategy

Looks like eBay is head to toes in their new e-commerce project, X.Commerce. That’s why eBay has now procured the two leading platforms in the e-commerce industry, Magento and GSI Commerce.

Paypal which is now a subsidiary of eBay, earlier this year merged their programming interface and developers with that of eBay for a joint venture, X.Commerce. X Commerce is a cloud based toolkit that allows businesses to innovate the e-commerce industry.