Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 14 Receive 4K Support And Editing Tools

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Adobe has announced the release of new photo editing software in the form of their latest Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14, that now include 4K Ultra HD support and editing tools to help make your video and image footage even better.

The new photo and video editing packages enables users to now edit and view high-resolution 4K movies and then safer creations via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, disc, 4K and HD TVs and more.

The Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 software packages are now available priced at $99.99 separately or as a $149.99 bundle. Adobe has also made upgrades at the cost of $79.99 each or $119.99 when purchased together. The Adobe website explains :

Smartphone selfies. Tablet scenes. Posed portraits and action-cam footage. You take more photos and videos than ever before. Keep focusing on the memories — Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements will make them look great.

Go from so-so snapshots and video clips to amazing photos and movies. Make quick photo edits, create movies in a snap, add artistic touches like a pro or transform your photos and videos to wow friends and family. Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements can step you through or do it for you.

Show your creative side. Make scrapbook pages and cards to share lasting memories. Bring style to your movies with cool effects, transitions, themes, titles and more.

TrackR Bravo & Accessory Bundle Save 21%

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If you are always loosing your keys the the TrackR Bravo & Accessory Bundle could be the ideal solution for your.

The device can be attached to your keys or anything else that you want to keep an eye on and then its location cat be tracked with your smartphone.

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Attach this coin-size Bluetooth device to your most valuable—or most easily misplaced—items, and the TrackR app on your smartphone will lead you right to them. The TrackR Bravo’s thin, durable design and yearlong battery life ensures it will stick with your wallet, keys, and gadgets for the long haul so you’ll never lose them again!

  • Built from black anodized aluminum
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  • Works at the pool or at the beach w/ the included water-resistant case
  • Lets you know if you’re moving closer to or farther from it
  • Alerts you if you’re about to leave something behind
  • Sends an alert when another TrackR user is within 100’ range of your lost item
  • Records the last known place of anything that’s been misplaced

You can now get the TrackR Bravo & Accessory Bundle for $39.99 and save 31% off the normal retail price with Geeky Gadgets Deals.

20th Century Fox Releasing Full Length Movies For Oculus Rift VR Cinema App

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During the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference that is currently underway 20th Century Fox has announced that it will be releasing more than 100 movies that will be supported by the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset next year.

Titles that will be available on the Oculus Rift using the Oculus VR Cinema app include Alien, Birdman, Taken, Die Hard, Office Space and more.

The Oculus VR Cinema app has been created for Rift to provide users with a complete VR Cinema that will put users inside a virtual movie theater, you can even walk around and choose your seat! Providing the ability to watch videos in 2D as well as 3D on a huge screen in the comfort of your own home.

Currently the Oculus VR Cinema app supports AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV files. Lionsgate also announced its involvement with the Rift and will be publishing titles such as Pulp Fiction and The Hunger Games.

Pinterest Developer Sandbox Now Available To Create New Apps

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This week Pinterest has announced the availability of their new Pinterest developer sandbox which has been created to enable developers to easily test and develop applications that are linked to the Pinterest service.

Pinterest has also made available a number of APIs and a sample application that provides examples of what you can do with the new scripts to enhance your already existing Android, iOS or JavaScript applications or new projects currently in development.

Pinterest explains a little more over on their engineering developer blog :

Our developer sandbox is now open, which means you can access the Pinterest API to start building apps and integrations with Pinterest. When you’re ready to publicly launch your app, you’ll need to submit it for a quick review.

Once you’ve read and agreed to our terms and policies, you’ll be able to add a select number of testers and collaborators to help you build your app. After someone authenticates, you’ll get access to their Pins, boards, profiles and follows. If you have the ID of the object, you can retrieve its information—otherwise, you can fetch info for authenticated users.  Our API is easy to use, especially when you use one of our client SDKs for Android, iOS or Javascript.

For more information on the new Pinterest developer sandbox jump over to the official Pinterest blog via the link below for APIs and links.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Courts Silicon Valley Executives at Dinner

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed more than 350 business leaders on Saturday evening as he continued his US West Coast tour, promoting the ability of Internet connectivity to help lift people out of poverty and connect users to education and health services.

The 65-year-old Prime Minister, the first Indian leader to visit the West Coast in more than 30 years, announced at a dinner that Google would bring wireless Internet to more than 500
Indian railway stations “in a short time.”

The wildly popular PM Modi, who boasts an 87 percent approval rating in India, also used the speech to sell technology executives on his Digital India initiative, which aims to connect thousands more Indian villages to the Internet, create more tech jobs and move more services online.

(Also see: Digital India an Enterprise to Transform India, PM Modi Says in San Jose)

PM Modi hopes to attract funds and skills from US innovators to help India’s burgeoning startup scene grow, and will seek during the trip encourage some Indians who have thrived in Silicon Valley to bring their knowledge back home.

“We must bridge the digital divide and promote digital literacy in the same way that we seek to ensure general literacy,” PM Modi said, according to prepared remarks. “We have the talent, enterprise and skills to succeed. We also have the strength of the partnership between India and the United States.”

Indian-born CEOs Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai of Microsoft and Google were among those who moderated a panel before PM Modi’s speech.

PM Modi’s speech included nods to numerous US tech companies he said have helped reshape India, including Facebook, its units Instagram and WhatsApp, as well as Twitter.

PM Modi has driven digitizing of the Indian government and has garnered a large social media following, making him the second-most followed world leader after US President Barack Obama. He has 15 million Twitter followers and more than 30 million “likes” on Facebook.

The first day of PM Modi’s West Coast visit included a visit to Tesla Motors and a meeting with Chief Executive Elon Musk, where the two discussed renewable energy, which Modi is eager to bring to India.

PM Modi also met with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook. On Sunday, Modi is set to host an open town hall with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and will also visit Google headquarters. PM Modi will end his tour with an event at the San Jose Convention Center that more than 18,000 people are expected to attend.

PM Modi Discusses Battery Technology Benefits for India With Tesla CEO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed with Tesla Motors CEO the implications of the revolutionary battery technology in India and developments in solar and renewable energy as he visited the American automotive company’s iconic headquarters in San Jose.

PM Modi showed keen interest in some of Tesla’s path breaking inventions, particularly in the renewable energy sector which can have multiple applications in remote rural areas.

After touring the iconic American automotive company’s campus, PM Modi said he was impressed by the power ball technology of Tesla Motors which stores electricity in a battery for long term.

“Enjoyed discussion on how battery technology can help farmers,” PM Modi tweeted after his hour-long visit to Tesla campus wherein he was given a tour by its CEO Elon Musk.

(Also see: Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and Other US Tech Firms Endorse Digital India)

“Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Prime Minister Modi discussed Tesla’s developments in battery technology, energy storage, and renewable energy, and the positive implications of this innovation for India,” Tesla spokesperson Ricardo Reyes told PTI after PM Modi had an hour-long trip at its headquarters.

“We were delighted to host Prime Minister Modi at the Tesla Factory,” he said on Saturday.

During the meeting, Musk gave a presentation to PM Modi on the revolutionary technologies being developed by Tesla, which is likely to change the face of the motor industry and have wider implications on developing countries like India on renewable energy.

In a tweet after the interaction, Elon Musk said, “Great discussion about solar/batteries empowering rural communities.”

While talking to reporters after the meeting, Musk said that PM Modi and he talked about electricity generation, and how arguably there is way to skip ahead with it as with cellphones.

“For India the main take away was the technology behind long term storage battery, which can have multiple applications,” said Vikas Swarup, spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs.

“The Prime Minister was very keen to see how we could utilize the battery the power ball concept to leap frog development in India,” he added.

“In fact example given was just the cell phones enables you to grow from nothing to having mobile telephony, in the simpler way the power ball concept, the solar operated battery can allow clean energy to reach out to the unserviced parts of India where you have nothing right now and by using solar powered and long term battery could provide immediate access to energy,” Swarup said.

(Also see: PM Modi Promises More Accountable and Transparent Governance)

PM Modi also interacted with Indians working at Tesla and posed for a group picture with them.

Tesla was founded in 2003 by a bunch of engineers who believed that electric vehicles are better than those powered by gasoline.

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Technology Tops Narendra Modi’s Agenda on US West Coast

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Silicon Valley, the US media noted that like Chinese president Xi Jinping, the technology industry will play a central role in his discussions there.

Xi who started his US visit in Seattle with a meeting with tech leaders Wednesday, the day Modi landed in New York to woo investors, was hosted for a state dinner by President Barack Obama Friday after two days of talks.

But unlike Xi, Modi’s “whirlwind tour of Silicon Valley, including visits to Tesla, Stanford, Google and Facebook,” according to the New York Times , “is more likely to be a celebration than a tense discussions about hacking and security restrictions.”

“A number of tech leaders, including top executives of Microsoft and Google and several influential venture capitalists, are Indian-American,” it noted.

“And Indians are a fast-growing part of Silicon Valley’s engineering and business circles.”

“Modi, a technophile who regularly posts on Facebook and Twitter, is expected to spend much of his time courting Silicon Valley to do business in India even as he calls attention to his country’s influence on the technology industry,” the Times said.

The USA Today said Modi “swinging through Silicon Valley …was looking to raise his country’s profile on the global stage.

“Modi sees technology as vital to bringing more economic growth to India,” it said.

He has “launched an ambitious set of ‘Digital India’ initiatives to create more tech jobs, increase electronics manufacturing, expand Internet access to thousands of Indian villages and develop mobile apps to improve government services.”

“Some of those efforts have raised concerns about digital privacy,” USA Today said calling them “a faint echo of the concerns that swirled around” Xi”s visit with US tech leaders this week.

“Modi is capitalising on growing interest and investment by global investors in Indian start-ups,” it said.

“His visit also affords Facebook and Google the opportunity to press him on issues such as India’s unreliable infrastructure, slow Internet speeds, bureaucratic red tape and confusing tax laws, all of which have slowed investment,” USA Today said.

Milpitas Patch reported that a community reception Sunday at the SAP Centre organized by Indo American Community of West Coast will be attended by several elected officials. They include House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Representatives Eric Swalwell and John Garamendi.

“This visit really amplifies San Jose’s opportunity to take the city to the next level, to play on an international stage,” Mayor Sam Liccardo was quoted as saying. “We’re proud to be a community in Silicon Valley where over 200,000 Indian-Americans have enriched our community,” he said.

Ash Kalra, the first Indian-American to serve on the City Council, said Silicon Valley should play a role in the prime minister’s vision for a “digital India.”

Kalra, said he sees Modi’s visit as the start of a partnership between India and the city of San Jose.

“The key goal of the visit is to bring the innovation mindset, innovation culture we have here in the valley to India,” entrepreneur and event co-chair Naren Gupta said Gupta said.

Narendra Modi Set to Woo Tech Companies in Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has documented his push to bring U.S. investments and jobs back to India on his Facebook and Twitter pages since landing in the United States this week, posting photos with the likes of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and group shots with Fortune 500 CEOs.

This weekend, his followers can expect a flurry of photos with tech leaders as he visits Silicon Valleyand is due to meet with executives from Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Apple Inc and Tesla Motors.

Much of his agenda, aimed at deepening ties with the U.S. tech sector, will also focus on connecting with Silicon Valley’s Indian diaspora.

While Modi is likely to be received like a rock star in an area that is home to many of the world’s biggest high-tech firms, some groups have protested his arrival and urged tech companies to boycott the visit.

The groups include Sikhs for Justice, which has called on its members to picket Facebook headquarters during a Facebook town hall, and the Alliance for Justice and Accountability.

Modi has been criticized for not doing enough to stop 2002 religious riots in the Indian state Gujarat that killed about 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, when he was chief minister of the state. He has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.

Modi is the first Indian leader to visit the U.S. West Coast in more than 30 years. His trip follows one by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who met with several tech leaders in Seattle earlier this week.

The Indian leader has said he sees the digital economy as crucial to bringing more growth and tech jobs to India.

Modi boasts an average 87 percent approval rating in India and he has more than 30 million “likes” on Facebook and 15 million Twitter followers, making him the second-most followed world leader after U.S. President Barack Obama.

On Saturday, he was scheduled to attend a dinner with 350 business leaders to discuss the world economy and its impact on India.

Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai and Shantanu Narayen, the Indian-born CEOs of Microsoft Corp, Google and Adobe Systems Inc, respectively, were among those due to moderate a panel discussion before Modi delivers a speech at the dinner.

Modi is also expected to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook and visit Tesla headquarters. On Sunday, he was to visit Facebook and Google headquarters before appearing at an event at the San Jose Convention Center.

Before Meeting Narendra Modi, Nadella and Zuckerberg Dine with China’s Xi

Three Silicon Valley tech titans, who are set to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend, shared the head table at President Barack Obama’s state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Microsoft’s Indian-American chief executive Satya Nadella with wife Anupama, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with spouse Priscilla Chan and Apple chief executive Tim Cook joined Obama and the two first ladies at Friday night’s dinner at the White House.

Disney CEO Bob Iger and DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg were also seated at the President’s side. Together they do billions of dollars of business in China with the exception of Zuckerberg, whose Facebook is officially banned in the country.

With technology high on both their agendas, Xi had met Nadela, Cook, Zuckerberg and John Chambers, the executive chairman of CISCO, at a meeting in the Microsoft campus on Wednesday as Modi landed in New York to woo big business in the Big Apple.

Ajay Banga, President and CEO, MasterCard, who is also the chairman of the US-India Business Council, and his wife Ritu Banga as also PepsiCo Chairperson and CEO, Indra Nooyi and spouse Raj Nooyi too were at the dinner.

Chambers, who takes over from Banga as the new USIBC chief at the end of the year, is all set to meet Modi on the West Coast.

But one notable absentee from the dinner was Google’s newly anointed chief executive Sundar Pichai, who had skipped Xi’s meeting at Microsoft too.

While a fasting Modi had sipped warm water when Obama hosted him at a working dinner around the same time last year, the guests at the Friday dinner had a lavish spread-wild mushroom soup, poached Maine lobster, grilled cannon of Colorado lamb and poppyseed bread and butter pudding.

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Silicon Valley to Give Narendra Modi ‘Rock Star’ Treatment

For a change, Silicon Valley is buzzing about something besides a sleek new device, mind-bending breakthrough or precocious billionaire.

A rare visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this weekend has captivated his extensive fan club in the area and commanded the attention of major U.S.technology companies eager to extend their reach into a promising overseas market.

It will also give Modi, elected to office last year, an opportunity use the world’s high-tech capital as a pulpit to promote his plan to transform India into a hub of innovation. He envisions a “Digital India,” where ubiquitous high-speed Internet access will empower entrepreneurs to build software and other technology products that will raise the standard of living in a country where many households are still impoverished.

“He’s like a rock star over here,” said Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance who has studied Silicon Valley and its reliance on immigrants in its technology-driven workforce. “He really does seem to understand the significance and importance of tech.”

Despite his popularity, Modi still faces strident criticism from some. A group of more than 100 college professors and other academics across the U.S. have posted an open letter on the Internet warning people to beware of Modi’s digital push. They say it could be a veiled attempt to enable the government to monitor private communications and suppress dissent.

“A lot of this is just very good public relations management,” said Thomas Blom Hansen, a Stanford University anthropology professor who has been studying India for 25 years. “All we are saying is, ‘Hang on, it’s not as well as it looks.'”

Modi’s government has raised privacy fears with a proposal that would have required Internet users to save unencrypted copies of their texts and posts on social networks, an idea that Wadhwa describes as a blunder conceived by lower-level bureaucrats in India.

Another group called “Sikhs For Justice” is offering $10,000 to anyone who confronts Modi with two questions about perceived threats to religious freedom in India during a “town hall” meeting scheduled Sunday morning at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters.

Modi’s arrival Saturday will mark the first time an Indian head of state has been in California in 33 years, turning his appearance into a cause for celebration among the tens of thousands of Indian immigrants living and working in Silicon Valley.

His appearance Sunday at a free community event in San Jose, California, will pack the SAP Center, an arena with 18,000 seats. More than 45,000 people had requested tickets.

Event organizers now believe Modi might have been able to fill the nearly 70,000 seats at Levi’s Stadium, which last month hosted sold-out concerts by pop singer Taylor Swift – one of only a few dozen people in the world who has amassed a bigger audience on Twitter and Facebook than Modi.

President Barack Obama is the only elected leader more popular on those influential networks than Modi, who boasts more than 15 million Twitter followers and more than 30 million Facebook fans. Modi regularly shares his thoughts on both communication channels.

Before he meets with Obama in New York on Monday, Modi will be discussing his digital agenda with some of the technology’s biggest stars. He is due to dine Saturday with a list of CEOs that includes Apple’s Tim Cook and two native Indians, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Google’s Sundar Pichai. His itinerary also includes Sunday’s town hall alongside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a test drive with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk in one of the company’s trend-setting electric cars and stop at Google’sMountain View, California, headquarters.

Like many other technology workers born in India, both Nadella and Pichai came to the U.S. to study engineering. Asians now hold 25 percent to 43 percent of the U.S.technology jobs at Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook, according to the companies’ most recent disclosures. The racial breakdowns don’t specify what percentage of the companies’ Asian workforce is Indian, but they all acknowledge it’s a significant number.

But technology companies aren’t embracing Modi just to please their Indian workers. They all view India as a potentially lucrative market for years to come. Although the country has produced many successful engineers, technology entrepreneurs and executives, much of the population in India still isn’t using computers. That makes it a ripe market for mobile devices and a wide range of other digital products and services.

Facebook has already launched an effort to connect with lower-income Indians through Zuckerberg’s Internet.org project, but that has met resistance from Indian groups who say the project favors the company’s social network and other products over homegrown web services. That’s just one reason why Wadhwa believes Zuckerberg and other Internet executives are trying to woo Modi as an ally.

“Poverty is a massive problem in India and technology-based entrepreneurship can be an antidote,” said Silicon Valley venture capitalist Venktesh Shukla, who also will be meeting with Modi on behalf of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a group that helps Indians form and launch startups. “We want to talk to him about how to create the framework to replicate the magic of Silicon Valley in India.”