Dec 28, 2008

Motorola Aura

Motorola recently launched the Aura fashion handset in the Taiwan market at a suggested retail price of NT$59,800 (US$1,812).

The Aura features a distinctive 16 million color circular display with assisted-opening blade mechanism.

Only 500 units of the limited edition handset will be available in the Taiwan market.

Dec 25, 2008

Google Bus in chennai

Google is coming out with a unique project to introduce people in Tamil Nadu to the Internet world. Christened ‘Google Bus,’ the project will be launched in the State in a couple of months to educate the people on the positive potential of the Internet and its applications.

The ‘Google Bus’ will reach out to the cities and towns and create awareness on how the Internet helps in improving the quality of life.

According to Police Commissioner K. Radhakrishnan, Google had offered to come up with a proposal to share its expertise in helping the police monitor the functioning of 600 plus Internet browsing centres in the city. “They have the technology that will help us in keeping a close watch on various security aspects pertaining to browsing centres,” he told The Hindu here on Thursday.

Explaining the features of the project, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime Cell), M. Sudhakar, said ‘Google Bus’ would be a real bus that would function like a mobile browsing centre.

“The bus will be equipped with computers and high-speed wireless Internet connectivity. They have plans to travel to Tier II and Tier III cities and give exposure to the literate mass to the advantages of the Internet. Of the 600 million literates in the country, only 20 million were actively using the Internet. Tamil Nadu was chosen to launch the project considering the good roads and other infrastructural facilities available here,” he quoted a Google official as saying.

The ‘Google Bus’ would have in-built features that complied with the latest guidelines of security agencies. Every user would be identified and his/her running images captured. “The bus will be a model to other browsing centres. As of now, only a few browsing centres in the city have followed our guidelines.

courtesy : The Hindu

Dec 11, 2008

Sony Ericsson W302

Model : Sony Ericsson W302

2G Network : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Dimensions : 100 x 46 x 10.5 mm
Weight : 78 g

Type : TFT, 256K colors
Size : 176 x 220 pixels, 2.0 inches
- Wallpapers, screensavers

Type : Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Customization : Download
Vibration : Yes

Phonebook : Yes
Call records : 30 received, dialed and missed calls
Card slot : Memory Stick Micro (M2), 512 MB card included
- 20 MB shared memory

GPRS : Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE : Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G : No
Bluetooth : Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port : No
USB : Yes

Messaging : SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
Browser : WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games : Yes
Colors : Midnight Black, Sparkling White
Camera : 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, video (QCIF 15fps)
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Walkman player
- FM radio with RDS
- TrackID music recognition
- Organiser
- Built-in handsfree
- Voice memo
- T9

Standard battery, Li-Ion
Stand-by : Up to 300 h
Talk time : Up to 7 h

Warranty : One Year.

Dec 3, 2008

Nokia 6260 slide phone

Nokia 6260 slide phone lets you upload images and videos to websites, blogs and social networking sites. Enjoy quick access to search engines and points of interest from the home screen while its new 360° navi-key offers an amazing mobile Internet experience. With this phone, Nokia brings GPS into the Series 40 software platform thus signifying the arrival of navigation in the mass market.

It comes with the latest 3G technology, high speed uploads (HSUPA) and downloads (HSDPA), music player and a range of Ovi services. Capture those precious moments with the 5MP Carl Zeiss camera, share as well as upload them on Ovi or other sharing websites. It also includes Wi-Fi, Nokia Maps and advanced GPS.

The Nokia 6260 slide is said to ship at the beginning of 2009 for an estimated retail price of EUR 299 (approx Rs. 19,137).

Nokia launches touch-panel music handset

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been launched in Taiwan with a suggested retail price of NT$14,900 (US$446).

Taking advantage of touch screen technology, the Nokia 5800 introduces the 'Media Bar,' a handy drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favourite tracks, videos and photos. The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the web and to online sharing.

Nov 16, 2008

Microsoft's Arc™ Mouse

The revolutionary design of the Arc™ Mouse combines the comfort of a desktop mouse and the portability of a notebook mouse. Arc Mouse folds to 60% of its fully expanded size when you’re on the go. Two color options to match your personal style.


2.4 GHz - 30 ft. Wireless Range
The 2.4 GHz wireless USB micro-transceiver connects wirelessly right out of the box with virtually no interference and has up to a 30 foot wireless range

Folds For Portability
Mouse folds to 60% of its fully expanded size using the strong metal hinge. Folding the mouse closed automatically turns it off.

Scroll Wheel
Save time and effort with the scroll wheel—navigate documents and Web pages without using the on-screen scroll bar.

Battery Status Indicator
You won't get caught with a dead battery—the Battery Status LED Indicator glows red when the battery is running low.

Snap-in Transceiver
Micro-Transceiver snaps into the bottom of the mouse.

One-touch access to Windows Flip 3D*
Allows you to flip through open windows in a stack and quickly switch between applications for added productivity.

Customizable Buttons
Get quick access to the media, programs, and files you use most often with customizable buttons.

Comfort for Either Hand
Use your mouse with your left or right hand—ambidextrous design makes it comfortable either way.

Ergonomic Design
Point and click in comfort—ergonomic design helps you work longer without discomfort.

Designed for Notebook PCs
Compact and comfortable, our handy notebook and laptop products are designed for convenience and mobility.

Snap-in Receiver
Plug in the snap-in receiver when you’re ready to work, then snap it into your mouse when you travel, preserving battery life.

Laser Technology
Microsoft Laser Mouse products are more precise, more responsive, and deliver smoother tracking.

6+ Months Battery Life
Work with less interruption with longer battery life.

*3-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

Nov 14, 2008

Dell OptiPlex FX160

Silicon Integrated System (SiS) has announced that its SiSM671/968/307DV chipset can support the latest Intel Atom 230 and series CPUs and has already been adopted by Dell's OptiPlex FX160 thin-client PC.

The Dell OptiPlex FX160 is designed for business users hoping to experience a noiseless environment and contribute to energy saving and carbon reduction, according to SiS.

TLP-X200U Mobile Projector from Toshiba

Toshiba's TLP-X200U mobile projector comes with voice guidance for easier operation and preventative maintenance. And it also comes with unique multi-screen capabilities to produce larger images by linking up to four projectors at once, highlights the company.

The projector features 3LCD technology with resolution of XGA (1024x768), contrast ratio of 600:1, and brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens. It also comes with auto set-up and quick power shutdown, wireless and remote networking capabilities, and USB and HDMI ports.

The product is available at manufacturer suggested retail price of US$1,739.

Nov 9, 2008

Tirumala Tirupathi Online booking service

Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams offers online Seva booking service. Booking can be done for the following Sevas

1. Archanananthara Darshanam

2. Suprabhatam

3. Nijapada Darshanam

4. Thomala Seva

5. Visesha Pooja

6. Archana

7. Astadala Pada Padmaradhanamu

8. Sahasra Kalasabhishekam

9. Tiruppavadai

10. Kalyanotsavam

You can check the availability for the specific date before you book the tickets. The TTD web portal also offers online accommodation booking service. For more information check the TTD Web Portal.

About Sri Venkateswara Temple
The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of Sri Venkateswara Swamy against the backdrop of the Golden Vimanam the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini.

The temple of Sri Venkateswara has acquired unique sanctity in Indian religious lore. The Sastras, Puranas, Sthala Mahatyams and Alwar hymns unequivocally declare that, in the Kali Yuga, one can attain mukti, only by worshipping Venkata Nayaka or Sri Venkateswara.

Nov 6, 2008

Sony Ericsson W705 Walkman Phone

Sony Ericsson unveiled the W705 Walkman phone and Wireless Home Audio System MBS-900 today in conjunction with the MTV Europe Music Awards where Sony Ericsson is one of the main sponsors.

Using Wi-Fi to connect to broadband hot spots, consumers can use their W705 to go online for the best songs or most popular YouTube video clips or stream tunes wirelessly to the stylish MBS-900 speaker via Bluetooth.

Features of the W705 Walkman phone include:
* Award-winning clear audio experience – listen to music as it was meant to be heard
* Desktop direct search to online music – Go online for the best songs and most popular videos on YouTube
* Wi-Fi™ and DLNA certified™ – connect the way you want
* PlayNow™ arena - a complete range of mobile entertainment
* Shake control – switch tracks and control the volume with the flick of a wrist
* SensMe™ - create playlists based on mood rather than artists or genres
* Large 2.4” screen – view websites and emails with high clarity
* Automatic rotation – switch from portrait to landscape with just a tilt of the phone
* Google Maps™ for Mobile – never get lost again
* 3.2 megapixel camera – snap and share your favourite images via Bluetooth
* FM radio with TrackID™ - listen to the radio while on the move
* 4GB memory card – store up to 3900 songs**

Oct 31, 2008

Philips to launch first Blu-ray player

Royal Philips Electronics on October 29 unveiled the BDP7200 Blu-ray Disc (BD) player for launch in the Taiwan market in November 2008 at a recommended retail price of NT$26,900 (US$808). This will be the first Philips BD player for sale in Taiwan, according to Philips Taiwan.

The BDP7200 features an HDMI 1.3 interface supports 1080p output, Philips Taiwan noted.

The BDP7200 will be sold with a free HDMI cable and 10 free coupons to rent BD movie discs, Philips Taiwan indicated. The inital launch volume of the BDP7200 in Taiwan will be limited to 200 units, Philips Taiwan pointed out.

HP Mini 1000 netbook

Following the success of its education-focused mini PC introduced in April, Hewlett-Packard (HP) today expanded the HP Mini family with three models of a new HP Mini 1000 line.

These companion PCs provide a simplified Internet experience in a sleek, ultra-portable design. Each is less than 1-inch thick, weighs a little more than 2 pounds and has a keyboard that is 92% the size of a standard notebook PC keyboard. All come with a BrightView widescreen Infinity display (1,024 x 600 resolution) with flush glass and LED backlight, built-in webcam and microphone.

Powered by Intel Atom N270 processors, HP Minis will be made available worldwide in an array of configure-to-order options.

Oct 20, 2008

Ultra Lightweight Samsung X360 Notebook

The market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, Samsung Electronics has announced its new ultra-lightweight notebook - Samsung X360, which the company claims as the lightest notebook in its 13.3-inch class, weighing just 1.27kg (slightly lighter than “The X360 pushes back the boundaries of form and function to deliver real style with substance,” said HS Kim, Executive Vice President of Samsung Computer Systems Division. “It offers a tremendous reduction in size and weight but without compromising on functionality, so users have everything they need for life on the move.”

Impressive Highlights Of Samsung X360:

* 45 nano-meter sized Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor
* 13.3-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) SuperBright LED backlit
* Built-in 7 in 1 memory card reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC plus, xD) and 3 x USB ports
* Super fast 802.11a/b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) capabilities
* Integrated HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connection
* Built-in 1.3-megapixel digital motion camera
* New Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 graphics core
* Option of a huge 128GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
* Secure biometric fingerprint authentication system and trusted platform module
* Silver Nano Technology - Sprinkling incredibly small, nano-sized silver ion powder on the keyboard your system will remain “bacteria free” for even longer

Oct 13, 2008

NetWorks Radio from Tivoli

The Tivoli NetWorks Radio allows easy access to thousands of crystal clear radio stations without the need for a powerful roof-top antenna or a technical background. Instead of only using the regular FM-band, the NetWorks Radio brings thousands of radio stations to your ears via wireless internet or Ethernet connection. A USB input allows plug-and-play playback from your iPod or other music player. There is also a version of the NetWorks Radio that's equipped with a DAB-receiver to receive digital radio broadcasts.

You can save 100 presets of your favourite radio stations. To ease the process of creating your favourite stations there's a website 'The NetWorks Radio Community'. At this site you can easily create your favourite stations and share them with other users. Besides creating your favourites, you can also submit any missing radio stations. According to Tivoli the missing radio stations will be available within 24 hours of your request.

HTC Touch HD

HTC Corporation recently unveiled the perfect device for multimedia fans. The HTC Touch HD integrates a large 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display, a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus. Together with the TouchFLO 3D user interface and an incredible fast download speed the HTC Touch HD provides the ultimate entertainment combination.

HTC Touch HD renders websites almost as fast as with a home broadband connection. This thanks to a download speed that is almost 18 times faster than standard 3G. All your favorite multimedia and online content is uncompromisable and with the integrated RSS reader you’re always up to date.

HTC Touch HD specifications:

* Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm
* Weight: 146.4 grams
* Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
* Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM
* Memory card: microSD

Sep 22, 2008

Thinnest LCD TV in the world

Sony has launched its Bravia ZX1, a 40-inch model measuring only 9.9mm thick at its slimmest section. The compelling elegance of this wafer-thin display does not require signal cables to spoil the design.

The model uses a Bravia 1080 Wireless connection that carries the audiovisual signal from the separate media receiver to the screen in real time. The visual simplicity is beguiling and creates an impression of effortless sophistication.

Sep 16, 2008

Release of Apple iPhone 2.1 software

Apple posted the iPhone 2.1 software update today. The new firmware is expected to resolve 3G connectivity problems, avoid sudden application crashes and patch a bunch of reliability and security issues.

The smartphone firmware arrives on the heels of the Pod touch 2.1 firmware that was released two days ago. The iPhone is especially important for iPhone 3G owners, since the software promises to fix the device’s 3G connection problems, which resulted in dropped calls and reduced bandwidth. However, according to CEO Steve Jobs, the 3G connectivity issues affected only "a few percent" of iPhone users. The 2.1 firmware also brings new features and tweaks delivered in 2.1 firmware for the iPod touch, such as support for the Genius playlist feature.

The 231 MB update also includes many bug fixes and improvements that seem to solve most of the complaints users had about the 2.0 firmware.

Sep 11, 2008

Yahoo! invites developers to create mobile apps

Yahoo on Wednesday announced at the CTIA Wireless trade show that it would open up its Blueprint mobile platform to developers who want to create applications for Java, Windows Mobile, and Symbian devices, as well as mobile Websites. "Yahoo! Blueprint solves the most challenging problem plaguing today's mobile landscape—now with one click, you can write once and have mobile services run across a critical mass of devices and operating systems, potentially reaching millions of users," said Marco Boerries, executive vice president, Yahoo! Connected Life.

Sep 7, 2008

Google Chrome -

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

In Google Chrome, you can get anywhere on the Web with one box. The address bar that sits at the top of the normal Google Chrome window simplifies your Internet experience by doubling as a search box. You can also use it to bookmark websites and stay aware about the security of a website.

If Google Chrome detects that the website you're trying to access will securely transmit data using SSL, you'll see the following:

* The background color of the address bar changes to gold.
* The 'https' in the URL appears in green for websites with SSL-secured connections established.
* A lock icon lock icon appears at the end of the address bar.

If a SSL-secured connection cannot be established, then you'll see an alert icon alert icon at the end of the address bar, among other possible browser warnings. You can click the icon to open the 'Security information' dialog box and see more information.

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Sep 1, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 the best browser for everyday browsing.

Some of the newly added features of IE8,

Accelerators let you efficiently complete your everyday browsing activities like mapping directions, translating words, emailing your friends, and more in just a few mouse clicks.

InPrivate Browsing
Browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8's InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won't accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace

Web Slices
Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won't have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores.

Search suggestions

Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box.

SmartScreen Filter
New security features help to protect you against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy and identity.

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ErrorKey - get a detailed information about the error

ErrorKey is the tool you need to quickly get an answer for errors you encounter. Type the error code or the error message you get on your browser and give those informations in this website to get a detailed information about the error.

Aug 29, 2008

iPhone drawbacks (for the people in India)

People in india who bought the iphone were very much disappointed that very basic features that they were using with other phones are missing. Here are the list of features that are missing in the iphones,

No video calling

No AD2P on the Bluetooth,

CAN'T share ANY (mp3, images, videos....) files via bluetooth,

Can't use as a wireless modem, (you pay ridiculous data charges to activate internet on your phone , but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when you are at home)

No copy and paste, (cannot copy a part of a.... Say... email & send it....have to type it out yourself)

No 3.2 or 5 mega pixel camera, (the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera I've ever seen... photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)

No video recording with camera,

No front camera, No flash.

No JAVA support

No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a deal breaker...touch keyboard as good as it looks...once you use it then only you come to know about the importance of having a hard keypad)

No 3G network yet in India, so why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant use its 3G services ... so, for India, iPhone 2.0 is no better than its first version

No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to apple outlet.. Come on now!...This is not an iPod. It is a bloody phone. You cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)

No haptic feedback and cannot send MMS,

Can't use as external storage device (16 GB of utter waste. Next time you go to your friend's house & find some interesting songs, movies , etc...Sorry you cannot connect your '16 GB' phone and share it! Apple apparently has a solution.. " BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE "...... Give me a break will you APPLE!!!)

No FM radio,

Can't use your mp3 files as ring tones,(This is heights man!!!)

Cannot insert any other SIM card….

Completely tied to iTunes... Connect to your friend's iTunes & you risk erasing everything on your phone.

Aug 28, 2008

3D landmarks from Navigon 7200T

The Navigon 7200T supports features such as Voice Destination Entry, allowing drivers to specify their destination by simply speaking the address, and Landmark View 3D, which brings a new dimension to the map with hundreds of richly-textured 3D landmarks across the US and Canada.

It also features a slim, piano-black casing, easy-to-read 2D and 3D map views and a user-friendly interface that provides an unmatched level of detail and information, including branded points of interest, according to the company.

SanDisk boosts SD card speed by 50%

SanDisk set a new speed record of 30MB per second for SecureDigital (SD) flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition line of SD high capacity (SDHC) cards. The new cards, expected to be available worldwide in September in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90.

Featuring a 50% speed boost from previous 20MB/s cards, the new SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC card makes it possible to record 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second with a file size of 6.0MB JPEG L Fine per image. SanDisk added that the Nikon D90 camera captures high-resolution, 12.3 megapixel still images, and it is Nikon's first DSLR to offer movie recording capability.

Aug 25, 2008

Palm - Treo Pro smartphone

With its streamlined design and Palm shortcuts layered on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the Treo Pro is a combination of simplicity and robust productivity, including email, Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities,to meet the needs of businesses and end users alike, according to Palm.

The Treo Pro lets IT managers support an increasingly mobile workforce with the ease of use and robust feature set business professionals demand, delivering increased security, easier device management and access to information on the corporate network.

Art from old PCs by Intel

Intel displayed a skull head sculpture made out of discarded motherboards, keyboards, chassis and monitors, during the recent IDF in San Francisco. The project was to promote recycling, while also recording the history of IT products.

Aug 18, 2008

KiGoo - Manage Google Calendar and Contacts through the Microsoft Outlook interface

KiGoo is an application running over Kayxo Insight technology that enables Google Calendar users to fully manage their main calendar through the Microsoft Outlook interface.

KiGoo users are able in real time to create, read, update or delete appointments of their Google Calendar directly from Microsoft Outlook.

KiGoo application uses low access MAPI protocol to natively manage all GCal appointments inside Microsoft Outlook. Kayxo Insight technology enables this capability acting as a bridge between any external API or database and Microsoft Outlook.

Key Benefits

--Manage Exchange and Google Calendars in only one program !
--Check free/busy availability of all Google Contacts who shared their information !
--See, Browse, Update, Email and invite your Google Contacts from Microsoft Outlook !
--No synchronization needed!
--Real Time access!
--Easy installation!
--Supports Microsoft Outlook 2007 and MS Outlook 2003! NEW
--KiGoo is free for non commercial use!


Lively by google

As yahoo and other chat services google has come out with allowing the users to Create an avatar and chat with your friends in rooms you design. Customize your avatar and stream personal photos and video. Invite your friends to chat and help decorate. For More details logon to

Aug 16, 2008

Send and Receive files upto 2 GB

YouSendIt is the No.1 digital delivery company serving business and individuals on the Web today. Its innovative service enables users to send, receive and track files, on-demand. YouSendIt provides a trusted, convenient and smart solution for transferring large files over the Internet, replacing the need for FTP transfers, overnight couriers and unreliable email attachments.

YouSendIt's technology platform provides developers and partners the resources for integrating YouSendIt services into the applications people use for creating and communicating.

Aug 11, 2008

Toshiba's 32GB NAND flash

Toshiba announced the launch of 32GB embedded NAND flash memory modules that the company claims are the largest density yet announced, with the modules also having full compliance with the e-MMC and eSD standards. Samples will be available in September 2008, and mass production will start in the fourth quarter.

The new 32GB embedded devices combine eight 32Gbit NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's 43nm process technology and also integrate a dedicated controller. Full compliance with JEDEC/MMCA version 4.3 and SDA version 2.0, high speed memory standards for memory cards as defined by the MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) and SD Card Association (SDA), respectively, supports standard interfacing and simplified embedding in products, reducing development burdens on product manufacturers.

Aug 10, 2008

iPhone in India on Aug 22, 2008

Apple's iPhone, the touch screen handset that acquired a cult status in the US and other western countries, will be available to Indian mobile users through private telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar from August 22, giving competitors like Nokia, Samsung and others a run for their money.

IPhone is embedded with all 3G (third generation mobile telephony) features and is twice as fast as the existing mobile phones. The phone also has in-built GPS system, that facilitates as a navigation and positioning tool.

Leading cell phone makers like Nokia, Motorola and Samsung have stepped up their R&D efforts to bring feature rich phones in India to compete iPhones.

UMapper - First universal web-based map authoring application.

UMapper is the first universal web-based map authoring application.

It can
• Create interactive flash maps
• Display maps on your website or social network
• Export data to Flash ActionScript 3.0 or KML
• Explore and interact with our map community
• Fulfill all your map-making dreams

The universal architecture of UMapper provides many partnership opportunities for map data and geo data providers.

Norton Safe Web - Find out if a Web site is a safety risk before you visit it

Everyone knows that the Internet is huge, and there's a lot of unsavory Web sites out there—Web sites that will try to deceive you, steal your credit card numbers or passwords, or even crash your computer. By the time you visit a Web site it's usually too late the damage has been done, you've been had. So, how can you find out if a Web site is a safety risk before you visit it?

The answer is right here!

Norton Safe Web is a new and powerful reputation service from Symantec. It crawls the Web and analyze what we find to see how it will affect you and your computer. Then, using the Norton Toolbar installed on your PC, it lets you know how safe a particular Web site might be before you view it.

More detailed information on the Norton Safe Web.

Aug 8, 2008

Sony DSC-T77 and DSC-T700 unveiled

Sony unveiled new Cyber-shot digital cameras in its cool T-Series with the DSC-T77 and DSC-T700. The Sony DSC-T77 is the world's thinnest digital camera with optical image stabilization. The Sony T77 is only 13.9mm thin featuring a stainless steel sliding lens cover.

Other features of the new Sony DSC-T77 include,
10.2MP resolution,
Carl Zeiss Barrio TESSA lens with 4x optical zoom,
3 inch screen, ISO3200 max.
Sony's Smile Shutter technology,
15MB internal memory, and HD AV output.

Aug 7, 2008

Sony Ericsson T700 announced

Sony Ericsson unveils the new T700 slim mobile phone. Just earlier today Sony announced the new Cyber-shot T700 digital camera. The Sony Ericsson is just 10mm thin and follows the heritage of the classic T610. Highlights of the Sony Ericsson T700 inlcude a 3.2MP camera, stereo speakers, and 2 inch TFT screen.

Other features of the Sony Ericsson T700 include color matched headphones, 512MB card included, and self-portrait mirror.

The T700 is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSDPA 2100 phone that will be available in selected markets in the colors Black on Silver, Black on Red and Shining Silver from early Q4 of 2008.

T700 Specifications

Jul 30, 2008

Cuil - New search engine takes aim at Google

There's a big new search engine launching Monday: Cuil. Developed and run by the husband-and-wife team of Stanford professor Tom Costello and former Google search architect Anna Patterson, it's pitched as bigger, faster, and better than Google's flagship search engine in pretty much every way.

The most important difference between Cuil and Google is its ranking system. Rather than assigning priority to pages based on inbound links as Google does ("Pagerank"), Cuil analyzes the content of Web pages to divine their relevance to a search query. Costello bristled when I asked if this was a semantic search engine like PowerSet (recently sold to Microsoft). Costello said Cuil's search is "contextual," and that, "we're trying to understand the real world, not the Web."

It's one thing to have a nice interface and show users good results, but the size of the Web index that the engine has access to matters a lot as well. And this is where Cuil makes its boldest claim. Costello says that the engine is launching with 120 billion pages indexed, well over the 40 billion he says Google has (although see Google's latest bluster about the company's power at Web indexing). Costello also claims that Cuil's Web crawler is three times faster than Google's, although it wasn't clear to me if he meant that is per search computer or for the entire system. Compared with Google's globe-spanning data network of data centers, some literally set up near dams so they can tap hydro power more efficiently, Cuil's two puny data centers hosting less than 2,000 PCs total will have to run pretty fast to outpace Google's crawlers.

It won't, though, be as complete as Google. While Google has had failures in extending its brand (Froogle, Google Base), its collection of services that are affiliated with its mainstream search product, like Google Maps, Image Search, and desktop search, can make switching away from Google difficult for users. Costello realizes that Cuil needs to layer in additional services, but as he said to me, the company has to start somewhere.

Source: cnet

Jul 20, 2008

2lingual - search the Web in 552 unique bilingual combinations

2lingual makes it possible for users to bilingual search the World Wide Web, Images, Videos, Wikipedia and the Blogosphere. Currently, 2lingual makes it possible to search the Web in 552 unique bilingual combinations. 2lingual currently supports Firefox 1.5+, IE 6, Safari, and Opera 9+.


ManyCam - Use your webcam with multiple applications

Use your webcam with multiple applications at the same time and add cool graphics to your webcam video window.

- Use your webcam with multiple programs simultaneously.
- Add text to your webcam video window with any application.
- Add cool animations to your video window.
- Show your local day and date in your video window.
- Add live CGI graphics like fire and water effects. You can even make it appear as if it is snowing inside your house!

Recommended Webcam Chat Programs

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P400 mobile projector from SAMSUNG

Smaller footprint. Better picture quality. Samsung claims to be offering up these qualities and others in its newly released P400 “ultra portable” projector.

The Samsung P400 does weigh in at under two pounds, impressively, making it reportedly one of the lightest projectors to date. It also measures 5.8- x 2.5- x 5.7-inches, making it nicely compact as well. While I'm not one to find style in projectors, the P400 does have some relatively nice looks for a product of its category.

The P400 offers up 150 ANSI lumens, making it what Samsung says is one of the brightest LED projectors at the moment. You get DLP technology with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a screen format of 4x3 and SVGA resolution as well. Perhaps the best feature though is the video and audio inputs which let you connect a laptop, DVD player or perhaps even a gaming console.

Source: TGD

App-Stick: Portable Freeware Directory

A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a USB flash drive (a "stick") and use on any Windows computer. When your stick is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind on the PC.

Most of these applications have been developed as Open Source Software, free to use and modify under the GNU license. Most of these projects accept donations to help support the efforts of programmers and overhead of developing and hosting them on the internet.

Free more disk space and boost your system's speed

nCleaner is a system cleaner that allows you to clean both your system and applications, free more disk space, boost your system's speed and get more stability and privacy protection.

nCleaner contains an advanced system and application cleaner with over 90 cleaning items available, a Registry Cleaner, a Tweak Manager, an advanced Startup Manager, a Junk Finder, a Free Space Shredder, a System Resource Monitor, a System Adviser, supports logging and statistics as well as advanced Scheduling.

nCleaner has the best cleaning ration on the market due to an advance detection algorithm, also providing security and stability. With nCleaner you can free up to 2 GB of unnecessary disk space. nCleaner supports and handles all major Internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer (and all derived browsers like Avast), Mozilla Firefox, Netscape and Opera. It also supports and handles all major Instant Messaging applications like Yahoo Messenger, Windows MSN Messenger, ICQ, AOL and Skype, office applications, and system items.

Remove unnecessary files like log files and left behind files and registry entries, scan the registry and remove invalid entries to increase performance and stability, and apply performance and privacy related tweaks to your Windows system.

nCleaner also offers memory management, advanced schedule options, real time system resources monitoring, system tweak manger, startup manager, loging options, automatic updater, plugin options, custom clean, advanced statistics and many other features.

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Convert an easy to remember password with Password Chart

Picking and remembering strong passwords is a pain. It's easier to convert an easy to remember one. It works anywhere on any computer. It also works offline if you print out the chart. Its free, easy and secure. Everything is done in your browser no passwords are sent over the Internet.

Here is how the algorithm works:

1. An MD5 hash of the chart selection phrase is performed and the first 4 bytes of the hash is used as a random number seed to a Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator.

2. The password chart is then filled using sequences of 1 to 3 random upper and lower case letters and optionally numbers and punctuation by grabbing successive numbers generated from the Twister.

3. The reason for the random sequence length is to make reversing the substitution cipher a bit harder. The alphanumeric characters in the password is then converted using the chart.

Fumpr: Upload and share your pictures

Share you pictures online by just uploading them to this site and send the link to you friends. It accepts all images as long as they abide by legal guidelines. The upload limit is a generous 7.5mb, and the image will be hosted forever.

What does Fumpr stand for? Well, it comes from the acronym F.U.M.P or Fump, derived from FixUpMyPic; their sister site. Don't worry, FixUpMyPic is a separate identity, and anything you upload to Fumpr (this site) is only shown to you and people you give your link to. It values your privacy!

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Sign on to all you IMs at once also with a new email service

About : BigString Corporation (OTCBB: BSGC) has created a revolutionary new email service that allows users to control their sent email. The Company’s BigString product is an email service for both individuals and businesses that is recallable and changeable. With a patent pending technology, BigString allows a user to easily send, recall, erase, self-destruct and modify an email after it has been sent. BigString users have unprecedented control over all of their email, whether they choose to send it through the website or an email client such as Outlook. BigString gives you the advantages of private email and secure email.

BigString’s emails look and feel like any other emails that you get, except that the sender has complete control over all of their email functions by clicking on the “Edit Sent Mail” button. Our unique “Edit Sent Mail” feature allows you to recall, erase, add or delete attachments and self-destruct your emails after they have been sent. BigString has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that covers the BigString software, methodology and business processes for recallable and erasable email.

BigString is a provider of fully Erasable-Recallable Email. Pioneering the field with our unique patent-pending technology, we empower our users with the ability to take control of their email. The best part is that it is easy to use - in fact there is no difference from regular email.

Three years ago, the BigString founders set out to build the best Spam fighting email system on the planet, and then, quite by accident, they invented the world's first fully erasable email and didn't even realize it.

The importance of BigString is that it makes sending an email like a phone call. You don't have to worry that everything you write will end up in someone's deleted box forever.

Jul 11, 2008

iPhone launch failure

Apple's new iPhone went on sale Friday to eager buyers worldwide, but there were problems getting the phones to work. Kenny Pichardo, 24, was the first to buy an iPhone 3G at an AT&T store in the New York borough of Queens, but he said it took the store half an hour to get the phone working.

The spectacular iPhone launch failure as the fault of Apple, according to AT&T. In a Bloomberg article, the telecommunications giant places the blame solely on Apple’s iTunes activation servers. An AT&T spokesperson says the problem is worldwide and that Apple is working on a solution. AT&T is Apple’s exclusive US partner and both companies claimed it would only take 15 minutes to activate the phone today.

Source: TGD

Jul 8, 2008

Create your own magnigraphs

You can create your own magnigraphs of your signature, a sketch, even a photograph. Your magnigraph can then be scaled to arbitrary size, for printing on T-shirts, mugs, or posters.

There are two ways your can create your own magnigraphs. You can upload an image from your computer, or your can point us at an image on the web. Low resolution, high contrast images work best.

Upload your photos here and get your magnigraphs.

Spyware Terminator - Think smart Suft safe

Spyware Terminator is a FREE, easy-to-use and effective spyware remover that provides real-time protection against spyware, adware, trojan horses, keyloggers, browser hijackers and other malware threats.

Spyware Terminator protects your computer through a system of powerful real-time shields, advanced system scanning and a safe quarantine for found spyware.

Spyware Terminator has been thoroughly tested with other popular security software titles and was found to have no compatibility issues. Spyware Terminator offers both antispyware and antivirus protection.

Download your copy here: SpywareTerminatorSetup.exe

Jul 7, 2008

UK’s most spammed person, Colin Wells - 44001 emails a day

Colin Wells, a workshop foreman, has been named England’s most spammed person by anti-spam provider ClearMyMail. Wells receives 44001 spam emails a day and that works out to about 16 million messages a year, but thankfully, he doesn’t have to worry about clearing the spam messages because ClearMyMail does that task for him – a task that used to take almost two hours a day for Mr. Wells.

ClearMyMail collected spam statistics and released a list of the top 5 most spammed people in England. The company calculated the spam by tracking how many spam emails were blocked by its software program. These unfortunate folks were hit with an average of 33612 emails a day or approximately 12.2 million a year.

About Clear My Mail
ClearMyMail Ltd is a privately owned company registered in England offering email security and anti-spam solutions.

The technology behind the ClearMyMail spam blocker was researched and developed over a 4 year period before being launched in early 2006. Their anti-spam technology is the only system in the world that is able to offer a 100% success guarantee - if you ever receive an unwanted email in your inbox, they provide the service for free for that month.

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Source: TGD

LCD monitor with built-in 5.1 surround sound from Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi has introduced a new line of LCD displays, dubbed the 149 Series, that replace the standard stereo speakers of most TVs with 'a 16-point audio system, much like speaker bars, that can generate a 5.1-channel surround effect without occupying the physical space.'

The first two TVs to use this new system, called the integrated Sound Projector, are the 46-inch LT46149 and 52-inch LT-52149

Jul 3, 2008

MacBook Air keyboard for your iPhone's

iPhones can be upgraded with an “unofficial” third-party application called MacBook Air Keyboard, which will replace the standard virtual keyboard with a virtual MacBook Air version.

Before you install this application, keep in mind that you'll need to jailbreak your iPhone first, meaning you'll have to use a hacking application that unlocks your handset for use with any carrier and opens its operating system to unofficial third-party applications. Those who already have jailbroken iPhones may use the install or Planet-iPhone source (part of the Community Sources) to find and install the MacBook Air Keyboard application, but it is strongly advised that you first uninstall any customized keyboards you may be using.

If you don’t want to jailbreak your iPhone, you may want to wait until July 11 – the day when Apple’s iPhone 2.0 software update will arrive and deliver a built-in App Store application for browsing and downloading official third-party applications.

The MacBook Air Keyboard application may or may not become available as an official application in the future. At the time of this writing, the author had made no announcement whether the application will be sold through the AppStore.

Source: TGD

Jun 30, 2008

Best way to send large file attachments

Most of the email clients which will not allow us to send attachments when it exceeds more than 10 mb. Here are some of the website which allow's you to send more than 500mb.

How it Works?

In normal mode data is transferred to our server unencrypted. This means, potentially, that someone could evesdrop on the data you are sending.

In secure mode, the data is encrypted, so even if it was intercepted by a third party, it cannot be read. This is confirmed by the presence of a padlock symbol on your web browser. It's the same method that's used for protecting your credit card details on shopping sites.

If the big file you want to transfer contains sensitive information, we recommend you use the secure mode.

When a file is uploaded in secure mode, the download will also be secure.


Yahoo! BrowserPlus

Yahoo! BrowserPlus™ is software that extends the capabilities of your web browser to make richer web experiences possible. Different websites can use BrowserPlus to support things like drag and drop from the desktop, easier file uploads, more efficient and secure acquisition of feeds and information, and native desktop notifications. BrowserPlus is a technology designed to "extend the web," so that developers can build more exciting web applications and so end-users can get more done inside their web browser.

It support's the following operating systems:

* Windows XP
* Windows Vista
* Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger (intel only)
* Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard (intel only)

On Mac it support's Firefox 2 (or greater) and Safari 3

On Windows, it support's Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 (or greater).

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Jun 29, 2008

Bill Gates’ last day at Microsoft

Today is Bill Gates’ last day at Microsoft (Friday, June 27, 2008) and typically we would not care that much if a company founder goes into early retirement. But whether we like it or not, there is no denying that Bill Gates has achieved what many of us dream to achieve – to touch as many lives as possible and make your time count. While the modern tech industry loses one of its pioneers. Bill will not simply disappear, but has decided to make room for new talent to evolve and dedicate his wealth and influence to his charity.

The Microsoft we will have next Monday is a company that has lost its charismatic face and that is exposed to more challenges than ever before. Microsoft is in danger losing the Internet race against Google, it has a struggling operating system with a successor that does not appear to be able to turn things around, the gaming and entertainment business lacks focus and there aren’t any significant new ideas coming out of Microsoft that could spark passion for the company. Steve Ballmer may face the perfect storm in the next two years.

Source: TGD

Jun 25, 2008

Trojan Virus takes pictures of Mac users

Do you think you are safe from malware when you switched to a Mac? You may change your mind soon, especially now that Mac's recent market share gains appear to contribute to the growing interest of malware authors in Macs. Security experts are warning now about a new Trojan horse released in the wild, targeting OS X Tiger and Leopard users. The malware can steal your passwords, avoid detection, log what you type and even take your picture.

If the latest malware alert is any indication, Mac users may be forced to re-think their relaxed approach to online security. There is a new, dangerous form of a Trojan out there which already apparently is circulating in multiple variants that target OS X Tiger and Leopard users. Unlike previous malware attempts that often were proof-of-concept releases, this beast can cause real damage, researchers from SecureMac and Intego are reporting.

SecureMac and Intego said they have updated their virus definitions databases to detect and remove the Trojan.

Source: TGD

Jun 24, 2008

Microsoft automatic update eradicates password stealing programs

A Microsoft automatic update has eradicated password stealing programs from more than two million computers. The company’s Malicious Software Removal Tool detected and erased Trojan horse programs designed to steal passwords from popular online games like World of Warcraft, Valve’s Steam Client and Lineage Online.

Several malicious programs were wiped out, but most belong to the Win32/Taterf family which is actually a mutation of an earlier password stealing program. According to Microsoft data, China, Taiwan and Spain had the most infected machines. The software tool removed the Trojans from more than 500,000 machines in China alone. Approximately 213,000 machines were cleaned from the United States.

The high infection rate in China and Taiwan is probably due to the prevalence of illegal software and the lack of decent anti-virus software. In addition, Lineage and other online games enjoy a huge following in Asia, but are relatively unknown in the United States. McCormack believes many of the Trojans are transferred via infected USB drives or network shares. LAN parties and the prevalence of Internet Cafes in Asia may have something to do with this.

The password stealing Trojans transfer game logins to a central repository and hackers then try to sell the information to the highest bidder. Then criminals log into the accounts and steal all of the virtual gold and equipment. The accounts can also be used to funnel gold to other players.

Source: TGDaily

Jun 22, 2008

Erase your files permanently from your hard disk

Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Windows 2003 Server and DOS. Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.

Most people have some data that they would rather not share with others - passwords, personal information, classified documents from work, financial records, self-written poems, the list can be continued forever.

Perhaps you have saved some of this information on your computer where it is conveniently at your reach, but when the time comes to remove the data from your hard disk, things get a bit more complicated and maintaining your privacy is not as simple as it may have seemed at first.

Your first thought may be that when you 'delete' the file, the data is gone. Not quite, when you delete a file, the operating system does not really remove the file from the disk; it only removes the reference of the file from the file system table. The file remains on the disk until another file is created over it, and even after that, it might be possible to recover data by studying the magnetic fields on the disk platter surface.

Before the file is overwritten, anyone can easily retrieve it with a disk maintenance or an undelete utility.

There are several problems in secure file removal, mostly caused by the use of write cache, construction of the hard disk and the use of data encoding. These problems have been taken into consideration when Eraser was designed, and because of this intuitive design and a simple user interface, you can safely and easily erase private data from your hard drive.

Top reviews from the most popular software sites and magazines confirm that Eraser is one of the best security tools available for Windows.

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Free worldwide SMS messaging

"Creating mobile applications that work uniformly across multiple devices has always been the Holy Grail for adoption and growth of new mobile services, and will remain increasingly important as content providers rush to develop complementary mobile eco-systems to drive usage," explains MobileMonday Toronto co-founders Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown. "While popular social platforms like Facebook and YouTube have designed specialized Mobile 2.0 applications for Apple's iPhone, local Toronto firms such as have pursued this growing market agnostically with text messaging, which M:Metrics identified in their study as the most popular mobile application. Quite clearly, the market is ripe for growth and the battle lines are being drawn today."

Save money by sending international sms messages from the web or from your mobile phone.

Jun 18, 2008

Mozilla sets a new Guinness World Record

Mozilla set a new Guinness World Record with the most downloads in 24 hours. The United States has the most downloads of Firefox 3 world-wide with 2.5m. Germany is 2nd with an amazing 661,751 downloads. Iran has more downloads than China or Russia.

As almost expected the servers got overloaded in the beginning yesterday but they recovered and 8,249,092 downloads world-wide have been delivered.

Firefox is available in over 45 languages, grab your copy now.

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Jun 14, 2008

CKing Projector Phone

World’s first projector phone incorporating a LCoS-based projector with a LED light source from ChinaKing also known as CKing. The projected image is 30″ in size with a pixel format of 640 x 480. The image's can be projected for up to 2 hours.

This phone seems to be very thick when compared to the other normal phone, but still it will overcome this in its future versions.

Jun 3, 2008

Kingmax 8GB memory cards

Kingmax is displaying microSDHC memory cards among its various product offerings at Computex 2008.

The company's 8GB microSDHC card, is produced using die stacking and package-in-package (PIP) technology. The card is connectable with an adapter and compatible with general SD application products.

Specifications of the Kingmax Super Stick L series USB flash drive:

# USB2.0
# Dimensions: 34mm × 14.5mm × 2.2mm
# Support Vista READBOOST
# Weight: 3g
# Plug-N-Play
# Capacity: 4GB~8GB
# Lifetime warranty
# Waterproof/dustproof

May 31, 2008

iRiver Spinn

iriver’s Spinn is a very nice looking portable multimedia player (PMP). The fact that it has analog controls is, for some reason, very tempting. The digital portion is brought to you by Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) display technology. The 3.2″ AMOLED screen and OLED screens look beautiful. The model will still be coming in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities and with DAB radio in the UK, as well as Bluetooth. It'll also support Adobe Flash video and comes with a 3D acceleration chip.

The MP3, OGG, WMA, MPEG-4 simple profile and WMV media formats are confirmed as being supported, but we can now tell you battery life is rated at a fairly average 25 hours for audio, five hours for video and four hours of digital radio listening.

Mini LED Projector : MP100 and MP101 from Honlai Technology

Honlai Technology’s QingBar MP100 is a very small front projector that sports some very high-end technologies. It uses a LCoS technology which provides very good pictures and is often rated as better than DLP for reproducing more lifelike (smoother) images. A LED light source is used for the MP100 and that should make it pretty durable and allow the unit to sip power instead of gulping it. The LED lifetime is rated at 20,000 hours, a huge improvement over regular bulbs.

Honlai also has the QingBar MP101 that has connectors for Apple’s iPod and iPhone allowing you to carry all your video files and then have the ability to project them. Just clip your iPod or iPhone on top of the MP101 and you’re ready to go.

Source: Honlai via DigiTimes

May 27, 2008

Fix the damages in your pictures without any cost

FixUpMyPic is a web 2.0 tool that allows users to upload ordinary pics and have them “fixed”. These pics are then sent back to the user, where they can be shared on any popular social network, personal blog or web site. This whole process is 100% free, and no registration is required. Since this is in beta stage, so there may be some quirks.

The FixUpMyPic process is very simple. Guests navigate to the upload page, they enter an email address and how they want their pic fixed, and after they upload, a FixUpMyPic professional artist will obey the user’s customization order and then email the photo back to them.

Why don't you give your picture a try? FixUpMyPic

Store your personal possessions locked

You might have to send some confidential information through online, also you would think of saving your bank codes and other secret account details in web so that it can be accessed anywhere. Here comes the question "Do you think web is a place where you can store the secret details?". I would say yes, unless until they are encrypted. How would you encrypt the details? Here is the place where the details that you store gets encrypted automatically.

iLocker is a compartment for storing personal possessions; usually secure or locked. iLocker allows you to create a locker containing whatever text you want.

The text you enter is encrypted using your password and a highly secure encryption method. Your password isn't stored either, so even we can't read your locker.

Instantly Start a Video Chat With 2 of Your Friends is a place where you can have a video chat with 2 persons simultaneously. Just create your name inside this site and send that link to your friends to get them connected. Once they enter the site using the link that you have sent, you can start chatting with video and audio. To use these you must have your webcam and headphones activated. This is the best place to have chat with your friends.

May 24, 2008

SanDisk Mobile Ultra

SanDisk recently announced the availability of SanDisk Mobile Ultra, microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash mobile memory cards, which are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities.

The SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD 2GB has a MSRP of US$34.99. The 4GB and 8GB versions are US$59.99 and US$119.99, respectively. The SanDisk Mobile Ultra Memory Stick Micro M2 2GB has a suggested MSRP of US$39.99, and the 4GB and 8GB versions are priced at US$69.99 and US$129.99, respectively.

May 21, 2008

Non-rectangular LCD

NEC LCD Technologies has announced a manufacturing technology that enables more flexible design of TFT LCD panels.

The prototype design, a 'heart-shaped,' LTPS color TFT LCD module formed using two half-circular arcs and two straight lines, has a display width of 4cm, height of 3.6cm and pixel pitch of 174 micrometers (146 pixels per inch). It is being displayed at SID 2008.

Buffalo MiniStation

Buffalo, a Japan-based vendor of computer peripherals and broadband equipment, recently announced the launch of its MiniStation HD-PFU2 2.5-inch external hard disk drive (HDD), in Taiwan.

The HD-PFU2 is available in capacities of 160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 500GB, with respective recommended retail prices of NT$2,980 (US$97), NT$3,880, NT$4,980 and NT$9,490, Buffalo Technology indicated.

May 16, 2008

Surface Mount GPS Receiver from Trimble Navigation

Trimble has announced a very small surface mount GPS receiver. The Copernicus II GPs receiver is a thumb nail size surface mount module with high sensitivity.

Trimble says it has significant feature enhancements form its predecessor including improved signal tracking for poor signal environments and a high-sensitivity stationary timing mode. The GPS module is complete and can provide position, velocity and time data.

The Copernicus II is a 12-channel GPS receiver and measures 19mm x 19mm x 2,5mm in size. Trimble says that the GPS receiver is designed to be easily integrated into products. The receiver is expected to be available in Q3 2008.

Trimble Data Recorder 5700 GPS Transmitter costs $54.95.

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May 13, 2008

TravelSound Speakers for Creative MP3 Players

Boost your music with the TravelSound ZEN Stone portable speaker. This palm-sized one-piece high performance speaker lets you share music stored in your ZEN Stone or ZEN Stone Plus MP3 players instantly. Hear your music in greater clarity with the high-quality microdrivers ingeniously built into its aesthetic design. For mobile party goers, the TravelSound ZEN Stone boasts amazing playback stamina of up to 21 hrs on 2 AAA batteries! With the retractable stand, just prop it up on any flat surface and tune into beautiful music anytime, anywhere.

Vado Pocket Video Cam from Creative

Creative has announced a new video camera today Vado Pocket Video Cam. The Vado camera is small at 3.9” H x 2.2” W x 0.6” D and weighs 84g with the battery. The battery is good for 130 minutes of recording and the camera has 2GB of internal storage. At the highest quality the 2GB storage will record 60 minutes of video and at the lower resolution 120 minutes of video can be recorded.

The video resolution is 640 x 480 max and the camera can record in low light with 3.8 lux sensitivity. The camera has a 2-inch LCD screen for watching what you record and features a 2x digital zoom. The recording format is MPEG-4 AVI at 30 fps for full motion video. The price for the Vado in either pink or silver is $99.99.

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May 11, 2008

Send your name to space

Would you like to send your name into space? Submit your name using the form below and it will be stored on a DVD and rocketed into space on board the Kepler spacecraft.

Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of detecting Earth-size and smaller planets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars. The spacecraft is planned to be launched from Kennedy Space Center in February 2009. The spacecraft will be launched into orbit around the Sun, not the Earth, with an orbital period of 372 days. The spacecraft will slowly drift away from the Earth, such that in about 25 years it will be half an Earth orbit away, 300 million kilometers distant from the Earth, passing behind the Sun as viewed from Earth.

When you submit your name, you may also chose to provide a message of 500 words or less of why you think the mission is important. A copy of the DVD with all of the names and messages will be given to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.

Last date to submit your name is November 1, 2008.


Check the problem is with the website or your computer while you browse

Sometimes when you browse pages may not download properly or may hang. You might wonder there is a problem with the website you browse or problem with your computer. To solve this problem here is a place where you can pass the website address and check whether the problem is with your website of your computer. Give the website address here and this site will let you know the result of where the problem is.

Share your screen shots is a community for designers to share screenshots of interesting and beautiful design. It allows you to upload UNLIMITED screenshots to your account.
Upload gif, jpg and png files. Use the website form or the Mac OSX Dashboard Widget. # Tag your screenshots for easy retrieval and viewing and save Favorites to quickly find the best.


May 10, 2008

Windows Vista hits sales

Microsoft is struggling to convince consumers that Vista is strong and is the new wave for operating systems. Many people are clinging to their copies of XP, which is the longest-running and most-installed operating system by far.

The software giant recently released the first Service Pack for Vista, which has given new attention to the OS.

More than 140 million Vista licenses have now been sold, which averages out to around three copies every second since it went on sale last January.

"That's a very rapid sales rate," said Bill Gates in a news conference, reports the Wall Street Journal.

May 8, 2008

Smart Recovery - Tool for data recovery from memory cards

Here is a solution for those who have accidently removed the pictures from the memory card's. With this tool it is possible to recover lost photographs from most digital memory cards.

All you do is download and install the program on the computer. Follow the simple steps and - fingers crossed - the photographs can be recovered.

Smart Recovery supports the following picture formats: .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .gif, Canon .crw, Fuji .raf, Olympus .orf (E-XX), Olympus .orf (C5050), Kodak .dcr, Minolta .mrw, Nikon .nef (D1H/D1X), Nikon .nef (E5000/E5700), Sigma - Foveon .x3f. Plus Video files in .avi, QuickTime .mov format and audio files in .wav or .dss formats.

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YouTube Videos - Free Download Tools

TechCrunch YouTube Video Download Tool
You just need to enter the YouTube URL of the video and the tool will automatically download the video to your computer. The video is saved as a FLV file or Flash Video file on your computer. You will need a FLV media player to play the videos. A Free FLV player is available at

Another place where you can find a YouTube Video Download Tool is Here too you will need an FLV media player to play back the downloaded YouTube videos.

YouTubeX is another good online tool which lets you save YouTube videos to your computer. Again, you will need a FLV player to play the saved YouTube videos.

May 7, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond

HTC today offically announced its release of HTC Touch Diamond. It is defined by its compact size, Internet and its new 3D touch interface called TouchFLO 3D. TouchFLO 3D provides animated access to people, messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more.Other features include HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA, 2.8-inch VGA touch screen, 3.2MP camera, 4 GB Internal Storage, 256 MB flash, 192 MB RAM, Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

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Measurements of the Touch Diamond are 102 x 51 x 11.33mm and the weight is 110g. The HTC Touch Diamond will be available to customers across all major European carriers in June.

More info on HTC site