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Google Glass on CDR King

Google Glass on the Shelf CDR King

The Philippine retail giant CDR King is bringing wearable computer Google Glass to its shelves soon. It is still under speculation if the company is bringing in the real Google Glass or a cheap knockoff. All we have is the teaser that is recently posted on Facebook:

"See Things Like You've never Seen Before.
Look out for Google Glass in CDR King store!
A stylish and classy way to see your screen.
Google on the Go!

Soon to CDR King . . ."

Notwithstanding high-ticket items like a 3D printer for P100,000 and electronic bikes that are priced from P20,000 to P30,000, CDR King has made a name for itself by selling all sorts of low priced  and cheap products from China. Take note that when Google held a one-day sale for the wearable device back in April, early adopters were set back $1,500 or about P65,000. New potential technology will cost an arm or a leg to own.

People are still skeptical that the public is ready to embrace a product that's likely to spark privacy debates wherever it is available. Google Glass, as far as we know, isn't even supposed to be commercially available in its home country and we are talking about the U.S.,  let alone in the Philippines. A cheaper, consumer version is still rumored to be headed to select markets by year-end.

In case you did not know, the first iteration of Google Glass runs Android KitKat 4.4.2 on a dual-core processor, alongside 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It also features a 640 x 360 display and a 5-megapixel camera.

I Love You Virus

According to Guinness World Records, I Love You Virus was the most widespread computer virus of all time. I Love You Virus, also known as Love Letter, is a computer Trojan Worm that successfully attacked tens of millions of Windows computers in 2000 when it was sent as an attachment to an email message with the text ILOVEYOU in the subject line. The worm arrived in email on and after May 4, 2000 with the simple subject of ILOVEYOU and an attachment LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs. A student from AMA Computer College Makati on 1999 named Onel de Guzman submitted a thesis proposal for the creation of a computer program that will hack into computer systems and extract vital information, particularly internet service accounts. The proposal was unanimously rejected by the College of Computer Studies academic board. Onel de Guzman was scheduled to complete his studies in 2000 and an academic subject called Thesis A was one of his final requirements before graduation. On May 3, 2000, an email trojan called ILOVEYOU spread all throughout the globe and caused delays in several online transactions. The I Love You Virus unleashed a flood of email that hit at least 45 million users in at least 20 countries, according to one estimate. The virus started with “ILOVEYOU” in the subject line. The virus both replicates itself and steals the user names and passwords of unsuspecting victims.

The e-mail replies from angry virus recipients to the creator passed through a US email address,, which then forwarded them to the two Access.Net email accounts used by the virus creator, and. The final vbs extension was hidden by default, leading unsuspecting users to think it was a mere text file. Upon opening the attachment, the worm sent a copy of itself to everyone in the Windows Address Book and with the user's sender address. It also made a number of malicious changes to the user's system. The virus was traced to an apartment room in downtown Manila. The tenant was Onel de Guzman. Guzman was invited by the National Bureau of Investigation for questioning. De Guzman, in an interview, admitted spreading the virus by accident. In reaction to the news. The NBI charged De Guzman for violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act on 1998. But due to lack of sufficiency the Philippine Department of Justice dropped the charges as there was no clear laws regulating the World Wide Web. Due to this incident, June 14, 2000, Republic Act 8792 known as Philippine Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 was signed.

Four aspects of the worm made it effective is because it relied on social engineering to entice users to open the attachment and ensure its continued propagation. It relied on a flawed Microsoft algorithm for hiding file extensions. Windows had begun hiding extensions by default. The algorithm parsed file names from right to left. In this way the exploit could display the inner file extension TXT as the real extension; text files are considered to be innocuous as they can't contain executable code. It relied on the scripting engine being enabled. This was actually a system setting; the engine had not been known to have been ever used previously; Microsoft received scathing criticism for leaving such a powerful and dangerous tool enabled by default with no one the wiser for its existence. It exploited the weakness of the email system design that an attached program could be run easily by simply opening the attachment to gain complete access to the file system and the Registry.

Cherry Mobile Q7i

When Cherry Mobile had their promo on Q7i and slashed the original price 50%, I had to buy one. The first thing you will notice on Cherry Q7i is that it looks like a Blackberry mobile phone. The similarities are the QWERTY keypad and the size of the mobile phone. And since it is available on white and black, they resembles more. But other features are the television, radio, MP3 player, up to maximum of 4 Gb Micro SD, Dual SIM card.

As I check more of the new Cherry Mobile 7Qi it is almost the same as other cellphone plus above features. But I did not expect a lot from this phone since it is one of the cheapest brand around.

Some of the faults I had notice is that the silver buttons easily fade specially. The antenna end cover lost due to unknown reason. Also, one of the button was also missing from a three months use. The up and down button had shown sign of irregularities.

Stumbling StumbleUpon

One of social bookmarking site I use to distribute my articles and sites is the Stumble Upon. This is my usual routine when I made an article, submit to ping site, yahoo buzz, digg, plurks, twitter and stumble upon. 

I consider this process as one of my search engine optimization or SEO. I get good traffic from this bookmarking site due to many users and people use Stumble Upon when engaging in the internet. Plus the traffic I get from Stumble is increasing as time goes by and I do not need to update or submit my articles.

Bookmark this site now so you will never forget stumbling on this!

Facebook on ECommerce

Facebook is social networking site which has grown into much more than a social network, including a place to shop. More and more brands are placing product listings on their Facebook Pages.

Facebook application for product listings that recently surpassed 1,000 stores.

Facebook is now the most trafficked website in the country, with an audience of hundreds of millions of people that is growing every day. That is an enormous base of potential customers that cannot be ignored by online retailers. And they are not. More and more retailers are experimenting with tools to reach these Facebook users, and incorporate social networking into their operations overall.

Facebook is also a good place to start your search engine optimization due to being a large player on the internet. I usually link my articles on my wall and join pages then submit my websites.

Optical Mouse

An optical mouse that uses light to detect movement. Introduced in the late 1990s, optical mouse obsoleted mechanical mouse because their sealed bottom surfaces have no mechanical parts to absorb dust and dirt. They work by emitting light from an LED or laser, and a CMOS sensor detects the light reflections as the mouse is moved.

Early optical mouse required a special mouse pad, but modern devices can be rolled over traditional pads, as well as over almost any surface other than glass or mirror. Laser driven mice are even more tolerant of their surface than LED mouse contrast with mechanical mouse.

Edit Save VFP Code

Most of the time neophyte VFP Programmers know how to add, edit and save data on the table. But how can we improve the form design? This is a sample I usually used, to ask or confirm if the User want to edit data. A confirmation message box will appear with a 'Yes' or 'No'. From that the User can choose which will be the next function.

lAnswer = MESSAGEBOX("Save and update Counter Dispatch?", 4, "Confirmation")
IF lAnswer = 6
SELECT sviewbranch