Atmel SAM-ICE Debug Error

atmel sam4l errorFailed to launch program

Error: reading arm chip id failed

This error is caused when the JTAG interface is selected in the Tool section of the Project settings.

To fix the the issue, select SWD from the drop down.

We initially thought that the SAM-ICE was only a JTAG debugger and didn’t work with Serial Wire Debug. Turns out it only works on SWD.

More info here:




Share Large Files (up to 1GB) On Your Android Device With Kik & Putlocker

Want to send BIG files to your friends on kik? Well now theres a new way to do it! Its easy for all android users.

  1. Download the Putlocker Android App
    You can get it on Google Play or check out the Pulocker Android Website.
  2. Sign Up a new account
    If you don’t already have a putlocker account then press the register button(shown below) to set one up. This account will also be accessible from your desktop for easy file sharing between those devices. Otherwise, if you have an account, enter your credentials and select Log In to get access to your files.
    Click the register button
  3. Click the upload button
    Choose your file either from your gallery or from a directory on the your Android device:
    Click the register button
  4. Wait for the upload to complete
    The status bar will let you know when the file is in the Putlocker cloud and ready to share. You can minimize the application and the upload will continue in the background!
  5. Select the options menu and click shareShare
  6. Click the file that was uploaded, and then click share on Kik, and All Down After Hosting Raid

PRQ raid brings down rlslog torrenthound and others

Police raided the Swedish hosting company PRQ today bringing down dozens of file sharing and torrent sites including,,,, and The hosting firm was started by two Piratebay co-founders and has been as a reliable “no questions asked” hosting service that has been raided by the police at least twice before in 2006 and 2010.

At this time, we don’t know exactly what they were looking for, only that it was a set of servers belonging to PRQ and as such, we don’t know if the affected websites will be back up. It seems pretty clear at this point the police were there on the grounds that PRQ was hosting sites with IP violations but which sites were targeted is not clear yet.

The Piratebay is also down at this time but the two incidences are unrelated as they moved their hosting from PRQ in 2006 after the first raid. Its down for technical reasons and should be back some time soon.

We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

5 easy tips for making your YouTube videos as shareable as possible

People love to watch videos online, and luckily YouTube, the biggest name in the video hosting space, makes sharing this type of content a breeze. But you can’t just upload anything and expect it to become the next viral sensation. In order to increase the viral potential, you need to make your YouTube videos as easy to share as possible.

1. Make Sharing Your Call to Action

Some of the most successful YouTube videos blew up because they contained a strong call to action. Kony 2012 was a prime example. Although the purpose of the campaign was to make Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony famous enough to be recognized and subsequently apprehended by international authorities, it asked viewers to take specific actions as well. Those actions were ordering action kits containing media designed to help spread the word, and bringing the crimes of Joseph Kony to the attention of their local government. In this case, you want viewers to share and sometimes, it isn’t a bad idea to come out and say just that.

2. Educate on Sharing

YouTube makes sharing content incredibly easy. It also allows users to do so in a variety of ways. For example, they can do so by linking to the video, embedding it on a third-party site, or directly sharing it on a social media channel like Facebook or Twitter. However, despite being a rather straightforward process, not everyone is aware how to do this. So if creating a viral effect is your goal, use the description space to clearly explain how viewers can share your videos in their social networking spots and beyond.

3. Encourage Sharing Through Social

The cool thing about Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks is that they offer pretty strong support for YouTube. This is great news for video marketers. Your content can be shared from YouTube, or directly on one of these sites. The key, of course, is convincing users to take the initiative. Again, it wouldn’t hurt to be straightforward by letting your social fans and followers know that you want them to share your video content.

4. Add Sharing Buttons in Your Emails

Email marketing and social media have proven to be an excellent match over the past couple of years. There are plenty of ways to integrate these two channels, but one of the easiest is adding social sharing buttons in your email campaigns. This also happens to be an effective way to make your videos shareable. If your subscribers are already familiar with this functionality, all it will take is some compelling content to get them to clicking.

5. Create Quality Videos

And finally we have reached the biggest point of all – the importance of creating quality videos. People do not share content just because it’s an easy process. If it does not interest them, don’t even worry about them sharing it, because chances are, they won’t even watch it.

YouTube is powerful stuff, but your videos will just sit there if you don’t take the effort to make them the best they can be. Put these tips to use, and you can be on your way to better exposure.

Author Bio:  Chiko Noguchi is a best practices activist and advocate for a leading provider of email marketing services.

How to Find a Good Roommate on Craigslist

Although it’s not ideal to live with a stranger, sometimes it’s necessary. If you’ve moved to a new city and don’t know anyone, for instance, you might need to share a living space with a stranger to cut costs. Or if your former roommate moved out, and you need someone to move in with you fast, you might need to live with a stranger. One of the most popular places to find roommates online is craigslist. Generally, craigslist works out for those seeking roommates. Sometimes, however, things go awry. People pretend to be someone they’re not on craigslist or end up being unsavory roommates. If you’ve decided to go the craigslist route for your roommate search, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of finding a good roommate. Here’s what you should consider doing:

Create an ad

If you already have a living space, and you’re looking for a roommate to move in with you, you should post an ad that indicates you’re seeking a roommate. You can do this on the “rooms & shares” page on craigslist. In the ad, you should mention how much rent will cost, where you live, and what kind of roommate you’re looking for. If you don’t want to live with a smoker, for instance, you could mention that in your ad. You may also want to write a little bit about yourself, perhaps that you’re a student or work in the medical field or that you enjoy living in a quiet, calm space.

Check out who’s looking for a place to live

The “housing wanted” section on craigslist is full of postings from people looking for roommates to move in with. Browse this section and search for roommates you think you might be compatible with. If you find some who seem like they could be good fits, send them emails and arrange dates and times to meet.

Screen potential roommates

Once you’ve communicated with a few people who are interested in moving in with you, you can begin to screen potential roommates and ultimately find the right person to live with. It’s generally best to meet with people you’ve communicated with on craigslist in a public place. So, arrange some times to meet up with prospective roommates at a coffee shop or restaurant. Spend some time talking with them and determine who you think you’d get along with the best.

Conduct a background check before you agree to anything

Someone can be, by all appearances, nice and emotionally stable. However, you never know someone’s true colors until you actually move in with them. It’s generally a good idea to run a background check on the prospective roommate you think you’d like to move in with. You can do this online, or you can ask your prospective roommate to send you a copy of a background check he or she obtained. If your potential roomie doesn’t have a questionable past, it’s probably safe to move forward and set up a living situation agreement.

Watch out for scammers and people who aren’t telling you the whole truth. Trust your gut, and pick the roommate you think you’ll get along with best. Your living situation matters. So, do your homework, consider the tips above, and find a good roommate!

Jane Smith’s informative blog posts can help you make sense of any personal history situation. Whether you are pursuing a tenant background check or pulling an employee’s criminal record, feel free to email her at [email protected]

Patent Suggests that Apple is Considering a Flexible Screen Component

According to Mashable, Apple submitted a patent application revealing a possible integration of flexible OLEDs (organic light emitting diode) that could bend with the existing Apple Smart Cover.

The Ultra-Cool Concept

The patent sketches serve up possibilities that make Microsoft’s Surface Tablet seem dull. The Apple Smart cover is a flexible cover that protects the iPad screen. It is also supposed to fold to support the tablet, though the product has fallen short in that regard.

A flexible screen attachment, according to the sketches, would not be completely connected to the Apple Smart Cover, but would be its own element. This means that the Smart Cover could be used to stabilize the iPad, while the OLED could be spread flat as a keyboard. (Take that Surface Tablet!) This feature would appeal to the iPad’s existing fan base of college students and could possibly spur tablet technology to overtake laptops as the choice for mobile devices.

The OLED screen could also be used as a drawing surface, message board or a second screen. The flexibility of the screen could also allow it to be folded into a stabilizer for easier media viewing. Although it’s just a patented idea, not a full-fledged commitment, the concept definitely gives us something to think about in terms of the future of screen technology.

Unfolding a Vision of the Future

I first saw the flexible screen display during the Las Vegas Tech Convention earlier this year, but Samsung announced in 2011 that it would begin shipping flexible screens in 2012, saying that it had already amassed large orders. (I have yet to see it in the U.S.)

Samsung and Apple have worked together in the past for screen technology, and this patent definitely hints at future collaboration. Though Nokia announced a phone prototype with a bendable screen last year, it seems that the tablet will be the starting point for this trend to unfold. (Unless the iPhone 5 comes with a big surprise! A flexible screen would solve the phone’s durability problems.)

Flexible screens could have a variety of uses, melding paper and computer uses such as displaying information of a hospital patient’s armband. Bendable wrist computers for military use are also in development. In the next era of technology, any surface can be a computer – even the sides of buildings.

Although flexible screens seem to be the next big wave of the future, there is still plenty of time before the market adjusts to these new concepts. We may be waiting another 3 years before any product actually hits the mass market, but I’m keeping my eyes and ears open.

Katheryn Rivas is a regular contributor to Online University. Like the name suggests, the online universities blog focuses on higher education and trends. She welcomes your comments at [email protected]

Top 10 Obstacles You Must Overcome to Create a Successful Internet Weight Loss Business

Obesity has become a major health issue over the last two decades and over fifty per cent of adults say they want to lose their spare pounds. However, if you want to establish an internet weight-loss business you need to be aware of the most common obstacles.Capital

Setting up an internet weight-loss business does not have to involve a large amount of capital. It can be a venture that can be brought to market without spending much. With so much competition in this sector, however, it must have value-added features such as e-books, one-to-one online coaching and fitness products to encourage exercise.Getting on the Web

It is a common misconception that getting a web presence is costly and difficult to do. It is easy and cheap to register a domain and it is not necessary to spend vast sums of money on the design of the site. You can use a template to create web pages at little or no cost.Attracting Customers

A successful internet business depends on building up a large client base and there are several ways to do this. Having incentives on the site, such as free diet plans, encourages people to tell their friends, family and colleagues. Use key words and phrases for search engine optimisation or invest in pay-per-click advertising to increase visitor numbers.Taking Action

Even if you have an idea for a great diet and exercise website it is easy to procrastinate. Preparation is important and you need to have a good long-term business plan but you should also have weekly and day-to-day schedules with clear goals, such as target number of clients signing up, writing motivational emails and updating social media.No Room

One advantage of setting up an internet weight-loss site is that it can be home based but this can cause a problem with space being a premium for many home workers. However, dongles can be used for remote access to the web, making the home office entirely portable. Entrepreneurs can literally work from anywhere.Lack of Motivation

Starting an internet business requires the same discipline as losing weight. You need to stick to the business plan in the same way that a dieter keeps to their diet. Even if immediate success isn’t achieved, persistence will usually pay off.Being Complacent

Losing weight takes time and it is imperative to maintain the clients’ interest in continuing to subscribe to the website. Offering inducements such as free dongles can encourage dieters to log on to the site, whether they are at home, in the office or even on holiday. Although this is a cost to the business, it can be a worthwhile investment.Marketing

Social-networking sites have become a very influential marketing tool and there is little or no cost involved. You can use Facebook to create a profile for your business and a place for clients to discuss their diet successes. Twitter can be used for succinct messages to potential and existing customers and can you can also use it to send daily messages of encouragement.Retaining Customers

Dieting by its very nature is an ongoing process and this should be at the heart of an online weight-loss business. Enabling a healthier lifestyle is key to retaining customers and an imaginative maintenance programme that allows the dieter to keep to their target weight over months and years is vital. Always remember that it is easier to retain existing customers than to attract new ones.The Law

It is vital that an online weight-loss business stays within the law with regard to any of the products that it sells. You must make sure that none of the supplements contain any ingredients that are banned and that no exaggerated claims about possible weight loss are made. A successful business will be ethical and stay within the law.An online weight-loss business is a fantastic way to become your own boss. It can be cheap to set up and fairly simple to operate. The number of potential customers is vast. Self-belief and hard work are paramount and you should recognise that each achievement, however small, is one step nearer to success.


Eva K is a diet guru and fitness consultant. She often uses dongles to go online and finds them indispensable for anyone running an internet business.

2.8GB of Scientology Emails Leaked by Anonymous Australia

TAnonymous Leaked Scientology Emails Guy Fawkes Maskhe Australian branch of the amorphous hacktavist group Anonymous leaked more than 2.8 GB of emails today. The pludered data is a pretty complete catalogue of all the external and internal communications of members of the Church of Scientology in Australia. The contents of the leaked emails is seedy at best, as there are some communications between ‘higher ranked’ officials from the church discussing sensitive matters.

The information has been separated into 5 files ranging from 299MB to 1.5GB. They have been uploaded to multiple file lockers and can be downloaded by anyone. The adresses to the download links can be found on the original Pastebin publication from Anonymous Australia. You can also read a sample of the communications in two lists on here and here.

From the few that we’ve read, many are in German so get ready ready for alot of Google translator copy-pasting. Several are PGP encrypted communications so they will probably never be publicly legible. Otherwise there is lots of incredibly poorly written English emails with plenty of jargon and of little interest. We’ll keep digging and let you know if we can come up with anything cool. If you find anything interesting, please let us know in the comments!

Android Applications: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Android and Apple are undoubtedly two big giants of mobile applications world. There’s no second opinion to their credibility. Some of the other platforms like Windows 7, Nokia and BlackBerry also have applications, but are not as much popular as them.


Android market has a large volume of applications to offer its users. The number of Android applications is impressive, but sometimes, Android apps let down users’ expectations and satisfaction.


There are quite a lot of quality applications, but there are also some creations having missing or incomplete features.
Here is a critical review of Android applications that fail to make any huge impression over the users, as they need improvements in several areas:



Yes, Facebook’s Android app fails to make its place in the list of best android applications. This is because it lacks a lot of features that it should have. There is no way to edit your profile, delete a wall post, and tag people in your photos. Even, if you take a look at its Android market page, you will find a huge number of complaints and suggestions. There is not even a single positive comment.


Here is a comment directly from Android market page for Facebook:


“Notifications faulty. News feed screen unresponsive. App has become so horrid that I no longer use FB.”

You can clearly see the frustration. Facebook really needs to pay attention to these problems and come up with solutions that address users’ complaints. Or else, it will face a huge downfall.



Netflix finally launched its Android application a few months back, but it couldn’t make it to become a part of best Android apps list. The main problem with this movie streaming app is that it currently only supports nine Android mobiles. It also has a limited choice of titles.


You cannot manage your DVD queue and the movie recommendation engine works very poorly. A lot of favorite and popular movies and TV shows that a lot of people would want to watch aren simply not there.


Similar to Facebook, Skype failed to make any impact on its Android users, although its launch was heavily anticipated. Despite of its promising looks and layout, it’s heavy in size. And, if you don’t have a SD card, you may face memory shortage problems with it.


Another disappointment is that you cannot make video calls. How could that not be included in Skype’s Android application? Last but not the least, it doesn’t support some of the phones; Galaxy S type of phones. This all makes it one of the weird android applications.


Google Calendar

Google Calendar Android application has some really good features, it allows you to keep a track of your meetings, places you would want to visit and schedules that you need to follow in daily routine. But, it surely isn’t perfect. Inside the application, you see a long view of the whole month and it makes it difficult for you to see your appointments. The agenda view is mixed-up and unclear. These are some of lackluster issues that need to be taken care of. What’s you think?


An article is written by Sara Carter who likes social networks, google android, registry mechanic and psychology.