View Your Passport Rank with this new Website


Passport Index is an interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world.
You can discover the world’s passports on a map, by country name, by Passport Power Rank and even by the color of their cover.

Visa Free Score
Passports accumulate points for each visa free country that their holders can visit without a visa, or they can obtain a visa on arrival.

Passport Power Rank
Passports are ranked based on their Visa Free Score. The higher the Visa Free Score, the better the Passport Power Rank.


Project Maelstrom browser beta

BitTorrent's audacious P2P-powered Project Maelstrom browser enters public beta

On Friday, Project Maelstrom for Windows enters public beta and is available for anyone to download from BitTorrent's site. BitTorrent says a Mac version is coming soon, but there are no immediate plans for a Linux build.
Maelstrom is a Chromium-based browser that can function as a regular browser that accesses sites over standard HTTP/HTTPS protocols. The program also contains the ability to grab websites packaged as torrents and display them.
Although it's a Chromium-based browser, BitTorrent isn't officially supporting Chrome extensions and apps from the Chrome Web Store. Nevertheless, you can still install content from the Web Store and a lot of it should work, the company says.

Why this matters: The idea behind Maelstrom is simple: if the web relied on BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing technology, accessing web content could become much faster and more reliable than it is today. While the web's server-client architecture works pretty well, sites can often slow down or become inaccessible when servers fail or are overwhelmed by too many requests at once. Theoretically, BitTorrent-packaged sites would never go down as long as you could grab the site's files from another user.

New Telemeeting from Google “GMeet”

Teleconferencing is all the rage with businesses in the internet age, and Google is just as poised as anyone to provide a platform suitable for the types of corporate meetings that have to take place in such a manner. If Hangouts video calling wasn't already enough, the company could be working on a standalone platform meant specifically for businesses.

You sign in, you join a meeting, and you (presumably) conference over voice and/or video.
Kiersch says the app only accepts Googler logins right now, so it’s unclear if this is a tool meant for internal use by Google or if it’s a user-facing service where the prerequisite only exists to make sure prying eyes can’t get an early look at what’s inside ahead of any official announcement.
Searches for G Meet and Google Meeting pull upinteresting anecdotes and code snippets from as far back as 2011, but most of the code references things we already have access to in the latest rendition of Hangouts, such as whiteboards, screen sharing, and integration with Google Calendar. A URL that once existed in the code ( also now redirects to Hangouts’ main landing page.
A standalone meeting app would likely use Hangouts technology for its backbone so there’s nothing out of the ordinary than meets the eye. But until we can get into the app for ourselves or get an announcement from Google, we’re left to our educated guesses. Let’s hope to hear more in the very near future!


Samsung Galaxy S6 #MWC15

The GS6 finally pushes that vision forward, trading in the plastic-is-fantastic approach for a premium design that melds an aluminum frame with a glass back.
Samsung’s material choices have received a much needed refresh, but much of the Korean giant’s iconic design language still bleeds through, for better or worse depending on your tastes. The Samsung standard home button is still present and accounted for and, despite its more premium upgrade, there’s still no mistaking the phone for anything other than a Galaxy. Whether the Galaxy S6’s redesign is a big enough jump forward is open to interpretation, though it certainly seems to be a step above its plastic clad, dimpled back predecessor.
Of course, for every step forward there are a few points of sacrifice to be made. The new design ditches the removable battery that has long been a staple of the Galaxy brand, following in the footstep of devices like the Galaxy Alpha. Another potential point of contention is the lack of a microSD slot.

#MWC15 #MWC2015 #Samsung #Galaxys6

Final Media Player (free download)

Get Final Media Player if you are tired of messing with codecs or tired of seeing the dreaded "Windows can't open this file" error message.
Most other video players require you to install third party software ("codecs") that enable support for the particular type of file you wish to play. Not so with Final Media Player - it includes everything you need.
Simply download and run the installer and you will be able to play your video and audio files right away.

Final Media Player enables you to play 40+ types of video files like3G2, 3GP, 4XM, ANM, ASF, AVI, BIK, CDG, CDXL, CPK, DIVX, FLV, GXF, LVF, LXF, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MV, MVI, MXF, NSV, NUT, NUV, OGM, OGV, PMP, RMVB, ROQ, RPL, SMK, SWF, TXD, VMD,VOB, WMV, XMV, XVID and YOP.
Final Media Player also supports more than 40 audio file formats: AAC, AC3, ACT, AEA, AIFF, AMR, APC, APE, AU, CAF, CAFF, DTS, EAC3, FLAC, GSM, H261, H263, H264, IRCAM, M4A, MKA, MLP, MP2, MP3, MPA, MPC, OFR, OGG, OPUS, PAF, PVF, QCP, RA, RM, SHN, SPX, TTA, VOC, VQF, W64, WAV, WMA, WV, XA and XWMA.

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Code::Blocks 13.12

Code::Blocks is a free C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.
Finally, an IDE with all the features you need, having a consistent look, feel and operation across platforms.
Built around a plugin framework, Code::Blocks can be extended with plugins. Any kind of functionality can be added by installing/coding a plugin. For instance, compiling and debugging functionality is already provided by plugins!
Code::Blocks 13.12 is here!
More stable, feature-rich and major compiler enhancement, the new Code::Blocks release has arrived. A changelog summarises new features and fixes. We provide binaries for the major platforms supported by Code::Blocks, with probably more to come in the next time.



Police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB.
For many years The Pirate Bay has been sailing by the seat of its pants so any downtime is met with concern from its millions of users.
This morning, for the first time in months, The Pirate Bay disappeared offline. A number of concerned users emailed TF for information but at that point technical issues seemed the most likely culprit.
However, over in Sweden authorities have just confirmed that local police carried out a raid in Stockholm this morning as part of an operation to protect intellectual property.
“There has been a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm. This is in connection with violations of copyright law,” read a statement from Paul Pintér, police national coordinator for IP enforcement.
Police are staying quiet on the exact location of the operation and the targets involved but the fact that the national police IP chief is involved at this early stage suggests something sizable.
SOURCE : torrentfreak

Internet of Things (IoT), What is this new concept ?

First let's begin with this simply definition from techopedia :
"The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing concept that describes a future where everyday physical objects will be connected to the Internet and be able to identify themselves to other devices. The term is closely identified with RFID as the method of communication, although it also may include other sensor technologies, wireless technologies or QR codes." 

Let's have a precise view from IBM : 
"The Internet of Things represents an evolution in which objects are capable of interacting with other objects. Hospitals can monitor and regulate pacemakers long distance, factories can automatically address production line issues and hotels can adjust temperature and lighting according to a guest's preferences, to name just a few examples. Furthermore, as the number of devices connected to the Internet continues to grow exponentially, your organization's ability to send, receive, gather, analyze and respond to events from any connected device increases as well.
IBM solutions can help put the Internet of Things to work for you by giving you the ability to:

Here a book for you to understand what is really the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it works. 
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These Are The Highest-Paying Programming Languages You Should Learn, Ranked By Salary

Based on that data, here are programming languages listed next to their average annual salary from lowest to highest:
12. PERL - $82,513
11. SQL - $85,511
10. Visual Basic - $85,962
9. C# - $89,074
8. R- $90,055
7. C - 90,134
6. JavaScript - $91,461
5. C++ - $93,502
4. JAVA - $94,908
3. Python - $100,717
2. Objective C - $108,225
1. Ruby on Rails - $109,460
While some of these coding languages can help you earn $100,000, train to become a Salesforce architect if you want one of the highest-paying jobs in tech.

Hacking, The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition

Book Description
Hacking is the art of creative problem solving, whether that means finding an unconventional solution to a difficult problem or exploiting holes in sloppy programming. Many people call themselves hackers, but few have the strong technical foundation needed to really push the envelope.

Rather than merely showing how to run existing exploits, author Jon Erickson explains how arcane hacking techniques actually work. To share the art and science of hacking in a way that is accessible to everyone, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition introduces the fundamentals of C programming from a hacker's perspective.

Book Details
By:                 Jon Erickson
Year:         2008
Pages:         488
Language: English
File size:         5.1 MB
File format: PDF


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