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How and why to move your media to Google Drive

techrepublic.com — Explore storage space for any organization that's been around awhile, and you'll find video. The video format may vary: digital video, .mp4, .wmv, .mov, .avi, and it might be on physical tapes or discs. The video content may vary, too: training videos, product videos, marketing videos, and possibly even some meeting videos.

How to easily key out green screen in The GIMP

techrepublic.com — If you work with The GIMP enough, you'll eventually need to key an image from a green (or blue) screen and place that image into another layer. Chromakey (or green screen) has been a fundamental element in film for years. Few people know that same technique can be applied to graphics design for very easy image manipulation.

Pro tip: Easily remove a lost device from your Google account

techrepublic.com — I have a lot of Android devices attached to my Google account. Sometimes those devices no longer need be attached to my account, and other times I just need to know what activity has been going on -- between device and account. With so many devices, that would be a monstrous challenge...
Nov 27, 2014

Pro tip: Easily remove a lost device from your Google account tek.io/1vocEcI via @techrepublic

Pro tip: Fix Android data sync issues

techrepublic.com — For the most part, Android just works. But unlike the competition, when it doesn't work, you won't have to visit a "Genius" to get it fixed. Instead, Android allows you to be a genius and solve your own problems. One such issue is a loss of data sync.

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 Black Friday bargains

techrepublic.com — I'm going to begin with a short public service announcement. If you're reading this and your turkey is still in the freezer, you're in trouble. The odds of getting it thawed in time to cook for Thanksgiving tomorrow are virtually zero. I recommend using the quick-thawing method where you soak the frozen turkey in water.
Nov 26, 2014

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 Black Friday bargains tek.io/1xC7xTf via @techrepublic

The intelligent knife that helps surgeons sniff out cancer

techrepublic.com — Almost one in three operations to remove breast cancers fails to remove all traces of the tumour. It's a reminder of how difficult it is for surgeons to excise cancers they can't see, when they are almost entirely reliant on medical imaging and other information gathered in advance of the operation.

Artificial Intelligence and life beyond the algorithm: Alan Turing and the future of computing

techrepublic.com — It's hard to choose where Alan Turing had the biggest impact on history. The British mathematician is known as the father of computing thanks to his work on what he called a universal machine - which provided the framework for development of digital computing - and he also helped significantly shorten the Second World War through his work with the codebreakers of Bletchley Park.
Nov 27, 2014

Alan Turing is not just a historical figure; his work is still crammed with relevance - and tricky questions tek.io/1vJUtzz

Nov 25, 2014

#MustRead: AI and life beyond the algorithm: Alan Turing and the future of computing tek.io/1xBblnG from @steveranger @TechRepublic

Nov 25, 2014

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Buyers flock to the mobile web: Why developers should care

techrepublic.com — The mobile web was supposed to be dead and buried, killed by Apple and its merry band of native apps. But according to new data, mobile web browsing is not only alive and well, but it's actually driving the mobile economy. If only retailers were listening.
Nov 25, 2014

Buyers flock to the mobile web: Why developers should care tek.io/1vJWZWI via @techrepublic

Tweak the LG G3 Quick Settings and QSlide bars to perfectly fit your needs

techrepublic.com — There are times you need quick access to some of your device settings. In those instances, you simply don't want to have to go through the usual route of locating Settings and then scrolling through to locate what you want to configure (or turn off).
Nov 25, 2014

Tweak the LG G3 Quick Settings and QSlide bars to perfectly fit your needs tek.io/1Fnx4DW via @techrepublic

Cumberland Farms embraces Apple Pay, to add in-app pay-at-the-pump

techrepublic.com — Massachusetts-based convenience store and gas station chain Cumberland Farms has rolled out Apple Pay support to all its 600 stores in the northeast and Florida. I spoke to Dave Banks, CIO at Cumberland Farms, about how the rollout is going and how Apple Pay works from the retailers perspective.
Nov 25, 2014

Cumberland Farms embraces Apple Pay, to add in-app pay-at-the-pump tek.io/1FnvQsf via @techrepublic

Big data will enhance healthcare, but to whose benefit?

techrepublic.com — Healthcare providers handle an inordinate amount of sensitive data, and keeping it all under control must be a logistical nightmare. Enter big-data technology with the promise "this won't hurt." Besides being painless, big-data proponents claim improved patient care and reduced costs.