Western Digital’s My Cloud Home

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WD has come up with their latest product – My Cloud Home Duo, which the company claims consumers can access it anywhere in the world.

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Thanks to My Cloud Home Duo, one can set up personal cloud storage for all your invaluable data at home.

The device is best suited for those who were looking for a safe and sufficient storage of their precious images and videos.

The device is very easy to install. WD has designed and developed the device in various variants ranging from 2TB to 16TB.

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The ‘My Cloud Home Duo’ has two drives and each drive contains your data.

How does it work?

Plug the device into a Wi-Fi router, then open the Mycloud website. A basic smartphone is enough to start the process. If you have MyCloud account then simply sign in to proceed. What you need is an internet connection. Your mobile is the center of the My Cloud Home experience.

Then using the Windows file explorer or with the My Cloud Home mobile app you can easily drag and drop your files onto your cloud space.

Users can share, access, and enjoy all their data from anywhere in the world with the help of My Cloud Home mobile app.

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Salient features of the device:

Keep your favorite folders from your PC and Mac computers in continuous sync with the My Cloud Home device.

Stream your personal videos anywhere, on any device, using the My Cloud Home mobile and desktop app or MyCloud.com.

My Cloud Home Duo is equipped with two hard drives and is set to Mirror Mode, so all your photos, videos and files are stored on one drive and automatically duplicated onto the second drive for extra peace of mind.

The data you save in this device are stored in both the drives of the device, hence giving you a strong back up for your stored items.

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Technical Specifications

The device supports computers and laptops compatible with Windows 7 (64-bit only) or later and Mac OS X v10.10 or later.

The device also supports mobiles hat are compatible with iOS 9+ and Android 4.4+. Requires a router and internet connection.

My Cloud Home and My Cloud Home Duo – Dimensions

My Cloud Home Capacities

2TB – 8TB

My Cloud Home Duo Capacities

4TB – 16TB

Interface

(1) Gigabit Ethernet

My Cloud Home – (1) USB port for importing

My Cloud Home Duo – (2) USB ports for importing

Final Verdict: The eye-catching design and simple set up is more likely to impress the consumers to buy this device. Considering its decent performance and easy set-up, My Cloud Home Duo is recommended for people those who prefer more personal storage.

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Vibrant Sassoon Dock Art Project

Art and sea food enticed me to make a short trip to Mumbai. From famous Jehangir Art Gallery to eye-catching yet evoking Sassoon Dock Art Project, I enjoyed them completely.

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However, my focus was on the art project. An initiative by the St+Art India, the project brings together more than 40 artists from all over the world including Indians to convert the famous dock into a perfect and colorful art canvas.

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The project depicts the daily lives of the Kolis, the Banjaras and the Hindu Marathas through various art installations and exhibitions.

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Enjoy the exhibition.

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You can read more about the exhibition here. 

All the images have been captured with the help of a Mi4 mobile.

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Win A Trip To London

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This travel competition is only meant for Indian citizens.

One winner will win return tickets for two on Virgin Atlantic. The contest is very simple. You can participate in the contest here.

Don’t miss the golden opportunity to visit London. 🙂

 

Nongriat’s Double-Decker Root Bridge

I decided to explore the world-famous double-decker root bridge in Nongriat, Meghalaya after reading a couple of very interesting articles and seeing some wonderful images of it on Internet.

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I knew it would be a treacherous journey, but I had already made my mind.
The trip to this unique place was part of my Meghalaya sojourn. The owner of the guest house in Cherapunji, where I was staying, told me that I can explore this place on my own and that no guide was needed. So next day, I hired a cab to Tryna village and reached there at around 9:30am.

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Then started the first trek of my life – the trek to the root bridge. The trek covered over 3,000 steps and a couple of iron and small root bridges.

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It took me approximately 2 hours to cover this 3km arduous journey (one way). A couple of small shops have been built where you can buy some snacks, tea, coffee, bottled water etc.

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Surrounded by dense forest, the 250-year-old bridge is located in a small village ‘Nongriat.’

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According to the owner of my guest house, the man-made bridge was built to help local people cross over the river. I was mesmerized by the natural beauty surrounding the double-decker bridge and even went father to see the natural pool.

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It was indeed a good idea as the crystal-clear water of the pool left me gob-smacked. The enchanting natural beauty around the place mesmerized me and left a deep imprint on me.

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I trekked from one mountain to another and what an exhilarating experience it was. I was very tired while returning and might have taken hundreds of mini breaks. If you ever visit Meghalaya, make sure you don’t miss this beautiful ‘tiny paradise.’ Just do keep in mind that physical strength and good stamina is a must for this trek. Also, try to start your journey little earlier so that you won’t see crowds. When I reached the place, I found only few local workers, who were collecting pebbles.

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Kuala Lumpur’s Spectacular Thean Hou Temple

Even though I was quite occupied during my two-day trip to Malaysia, I couldn’t resist visiting the beautiful Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur.

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Built between 1981 and 1987, this world famous temple draws hundreds of tourists everyday, thanks to its stunning architecture. It is a six tired temple with four levels and is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. Also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, it has elements of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism structures.

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The amalgamation of contemporary architectural style and traditional designs made the temple stand out among other temples in Kuala Lumpur.

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Outside the temple, one can see statutes of representations of the 12 animals of Chinese astrology. The temple also has a Chinese medicinal herbs garden and a tortoise pond. A popular wedding venue among KL’s Chinese community, the temple attracts worshipers and tourists alike everyday.

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In short, your Kuala Lumpur itinerary must include this spectacular world famous temple.

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How to reach: The temple is just three km away from Bangsar station. Take a LRT to the station and then you can hire a taxi to the temple. I used Grab app and reached this place within 10 minutes.

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One Day In Kandy

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I should have extended my stay in Kandy. One day was not enough to explore this picturesque city, which is famous for its tea gardens and the Temple of the Tooth Relic.

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There are many amazing places which I missed. But, I still got to meet some very interesting people, relish Kandy’s delicious food and visit its colorful market. I stayed in a very comfortable hostel and the street food was finger-lickin good.

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The major part of my one-day stay in the city was spent exploring Kandy’s Central Market, where one can find from fruit to wine. It was a bit crowded, but that’s not a problem if you are a Delhitie.

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I visited the Temple of the Tooth Relic and soaked up the beauty of the Kandy Lake, which is also known as Kiri Muhuda or the Sea of Milk. This artificial lake is situated in the heart of the city.

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In the end, a bar was needed to unwind after a hectic but very beautiful day. I approached a gentleman to find me a good place and he told me to follow him. After a five minute-walk, we were standing outside a restaurant-cum bar. The gentleman smiled at me and said: “Welcome to my bar.” “You own this,” I asked with surprise. “O yes,” he replied.

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I entered the bar, and the first thing I noticed was its rustic decoration. Very artistic and well-maintained. I hit the bar a little too early and so was the only guest.
I ordered a beer and few snacks, and my perfect evening came to a blissful end.

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I left Kandy next morning.

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Review: Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Card 32 GB

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Erasing all doubts! SanDisk remains one of the pioneer firms in terms of memory storage solution.
Their constant innovation has made them one of the word’s reliable companies.

Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I Card 32 GB is one of the products that I would like to give a special mention here. This product offers 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds.

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Some of highlights of the card, which is build for extreme conditions, are:

UHS Speed Class (U3) and Video Spped Class 30 (V30)for 4K UHD video

Available capacities: Up to 512GB

Shock-proof, temperature-proof, waterproof and X-ray proof.

UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30), sustained video capture rate of 30MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) designates a performance option – designed to support real-time video recording with UHS enabled host devices.

Lifetime warranty

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The card is pretty useful for those who use camera’s burst-mode frequently.  The card is managed by the Power Core™ Controller. I used this card on my Canon 750D and it worked well. Without much worry, one can shoot for longer period of time, thanks to the card’s storage capacity.

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I will definitely recommend this product for above mentioned reasons.

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