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Mechanical tumor, external heart, elastic cell - CPU Load Meter

Interactive media artist Mio I-zawa’s “mechanical tumor” is a quivering hunk of fleshy, organic-looking material that expands and contracts depending on the amount of stress your computer is experiencing ....
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Dell Latitude Z: 16-inch notebook weighs 4.5 pounds, charges wirelessly

Dell’s got something for the business set today in the 16-inch Latitude Z, a $2000 notebook that measures just over half an inch thick, weighs 4.5 pounds, and charges wirelessly ....
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The Very First Lighter Phone SB6309

Although I fully admit to chuckling quite a bit after first seeing this cellphone with a built-in cigarette lighter, I can see some practicality with it. After all, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard of my smoking friends losing their lighter. I’ve been asked numerous times if I happen to have a lighter on me, despite that they’re fully aware I don’t smoke. Having a lighter built into your cellphone would come in incredibly handy. After all, your phone is almost always somewhere within reach.....
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GeoCities accounts are no longer available!

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A bit of bad news folks! Internet giant Yahoo! has finally closed GeoCities. Yahoo had bought GeoCities in the year 1999 for a whooping $4 Bn. During the 90’s, this was one of the most visited sites on the web. But, the current users need not panic, as Yahoo has assured people that they will be able to access GeoCities until later this year.

Yahoo is also encouraging all the current GeoCitiesers to migrate to their web hosting service!

Bye bye GeoCities…..!




Credits:Praveen

WallWisher : Online Noticeboard Generator

Posted by Wonderful-Tricks

WallWisher is an online noticeboard generator where a group of people can easily communicate with each other by sticking virtual notes. These notes can have text, images or include online videos such as from Youtube.
The interface of the site is straightforward and takes you roughly a minute to get started. Adding notes to board is easy, just double click on the board and enter the text.




Intel Core Duo Vs Core 2 Duo Processors

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Intel is one of the most famous and prominent companies in the world that was started as Integrated Electronics Corporation in California in July 1968. It is the largest semiconductor company that invented the x86 series of micro-processors. Intel’s Core brand is a 32 bit mobile dual core x86 CPUs. The Core brand which was launched in 2006 is of two types called “Duo”(has a dual core) and “Solo”(has a dual core but one core is disabled). This is the first processor of Intel that was used in Macintosh computers manufactured by Apple Computers. Intel Core 2 Duo is a 64 bit mobile dual core x86 CPUs based on the Core architecture. This comes in four versions; Solo version, Duo version, Quad version and Extreme version.



The similarities in the features between the Intel Core Duo and Intel Core 2 Duo are:
1. Their production process is the same and the architecture used by Microsoft for them is to put two cores on a single die.
2. They have the same frontside bus that communicates with the CPU and the RAM.
3. The L2 cache that Core Duo has is also present in Core 2 Duo too.

The differences between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo are:
1. Intel Core duo has a lower clock speed as compared to Intel Core 2 Duo. This means that Core 2 Duo is faster in performance as compared to Core Duo which was actually slower than the Pentium line of processors.
2. Core 2 Duo offers a better performance while downloading graphics, rendering videos and also, checking a document for spelling and grammar errors (spell check feature). The speed of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor is more than 25 times higher than that of the Intel Core Duo processor.
3. The cost of Intel Core 2 Duo processor is much higher than the cost of Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
4. Intel Core Duo had only 2 versions where as Intel Core 2 Duo has four. Intel Core Duo is now gradually moving out of the market and it will be completed out in a few months.

The benefits of Intel Core Duo:
1. Efficient power consumption. The system performance per watt of energy consumed was very good as compared to the previously used single core processors manufactured by Intel.
2. It offered higher speeds of multitasking as compared to the previous versions of the Intel single core processors in the market.

The disadvantages of Intel Core Duo:
1. Non parallel applications consumed more power than the previous processors.
2. Could not offer support for 64 bit processes.

The benefits of Intel Core 2 Duo:
1. Increased processing capacity of the processors. This helps to multitask easily. You can play music in the background comfortable while downloading any videos and also working on some pictures.
2. Reduced power consumption. This processor is very energy efficient. With Intel Core2 Duo, you can experience increased performance with reduced power consumption.

The limitations of Intel Core 2 Duo are:
The cost of Intel Core 2 Duo is on the higher side. This is the only flip side to this wonderful processor from Intel.

Credits:amitbhawani

Samsung Pixon M8800 Review

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The Samsung pixon is sleek slide phone with an 8mega pixel and is also called the Samsung M8800.The pixon is by far the most pretty especially with its standard looks. The pixon has a touch screen making the user access files or make calls quick.



The front screen is large and is able to display more than twelve icons plus the wall paper and screen saver. It weighs 122g.The weight is a bit chunky. However considering some other phones the pixon weighs lesser. The phone has a plastic casing which helps minimize the weight. The Samsung pixon has a hold button on the left edge with a switcher key that creates a grid of short cuts.

Another feature of the pixon is that it has a micro SD card slot which will allow the user to boost his memory if he needs to .The pixon has an average storage of 200MB which is built in. There are different memory cards that can be purchased like the 1GB and 2GB.On the right edge of the Samsung pixon is a button which doubles as an instant shortcut to the camera and camera options and settings. The other is the volume button which also adds up as a double zoom manager in the camera.

Samsung is a big phone company and are the creators of the pixon M8800.The picture clarity is the most amazing feature of the phone. The phone has a much high clarity than some photographic cameras. The pixon was even confirmed by t3 to be the best gadget in the market. The phone was given two thumbs up for its great features. The phone is slim and has been marketed world wide. Especially for its thinness of 13.8mm.Entertainment is the reason why people like the pixon.It can store up to 200 songs without a memory card? Videos can also be captured at 30fps (720*480 resolution) and even take a film in slow motion.

Bluetooth is also one of the phones features, this network enables the owner to change and receive data from another phone with the same feature. Its battery lasts for three days unlike the other Samsung models. The screen is automatic and helps the owner save more battery by reducing the back light when the phone is not been used. The phone book memory is high and thee user can save over a thousand contacts. Other features of the phone are alarms, calendar, to do lists, reminder settings, calculators and timers. When buying this phone from a shop it comes with a data cable, a charger and also an instruction booklet.

Google Adsense FAQs - Tips

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How are Google ads targeted? How does Google know when someone clicks on my ad?The ads we display on a webpage are determined automatically by our system based on a number of factors such as the page content, linguistics, keyword analysis, word frequency, font size, and the overall link structure of the web.

When a user clicks on an ad on your website, Google receives a signal and records it. Your account is also updated with the impression and CPC data. When you log into the AdSense website the impressions, clicks, and earnings are for the date displayed in the drop-down menu next to ‘View’.



What do you mean by CPC, CPM and CTR ?
CPC is the amount an advertiser pays each time a user clicks on his/her ad. Google AdWords has a CPC pricing system. CPM stands for “cost per 1000 impressions.” Advertisers running CPM ads set their desired price per 1000 ads served and pay each time their ad appears. CTR is the number of link clicks divided by the number of link impressions.

For publishers, this means you’ll earn revenue each time a CPM ad is served to your page. CPM ads compete against pay-per-click (or CPC, cost per click) ads in our ad auction, and we’ll display whichever ad is expected to earn more revenue for you.

How do we determine if CPC or CPM ads are running on our site?
CPC and CPM ads will directly compete to show on your pages, and we’ll display whichever ad will generate the maximum revenue. Placement targeting will work to your benefit, as more competition among ads means higher potential earnings for you.

To determine whether placement-targeted cost-per-thousand-impression ads are appearing on your site, visit your Advanced Reports page. Choose AdSense for content as the product and select to show data by ‘Individual Ad’ - you’ll see a checkbox titled ‘Show data by targeting type - contextual or placement.’ When you check this box, you’ll be able to see how many placement-targeted ads you’re displaying on your pages

How do I implement code?
Once your AdSense application has been approved, you can follow our quick start guide which will help you generate AdSense code from your account

1. Generate ad code on your website
2. View the source code of your web page
3. Select a spot between the opening and closing tags in your source code (What do you mean by BODY tags?)
4. Paste ad code on your website without making any changes
5. Save changes and upload or publish the updated pages to your server
Start displaying Google ads on your website. Hurray!

Could I get help with pasting my ad code on Blogger, Wordpress and other Content Management Platforms?
We have a detailed topic that covers all these questions in our Help Center.

Can I paste ad code on multiple websites?
Yes, you’re welcome to place Google ads or an AdSense for search box on any number of websites (you need to have access to the source code of the page) that complies with our program policies ( http://www.google.com/adsense/policies). There’s no need for us to review the site beforehand - simply copy and paste the ad code or search code onto your website, and we’ll automatically detect and serve ads to the new site.

I have placed my ad code on multiple sites. How can I view separate reports for each site?
Yes, you can do so by creating a URL channel for each site. You will not need to modify your ad code in any way, and your channels will start tracking ad performance almost immediately. View detailed instructions on creating URL channels
How can I solve my account specific issues without contacting AdSense support?

We understand that you may have account specific issues related to login, payments and other topics. Please know that we have step-by-step instructions available in the form of a troubleshooters (listed below) which will help you resolve these issues quickly and easily.

How do I change the color of my AdSense ads?
You can select from a number of built-in color palettes, or you can create up to 100 of your own. For detailed instruction, please visit our Help Center

Which ad formats perform better ? How many ad units can I display on a particular web page?
As a rule of thumb, wider ad formats tend to outperform their taller counterparts, due to their reader-friendly format. For more information about desigining successful ads, visit this link
1. Three standard ad units
2. Three link units
3. Two search boxes

Can I implement only image ads? Will I earn more by displaying only image ads?
Yes. You can choose to run ad units that will display only image ads by selecting the Image ads only option when generating your ad layout code.

For maximum revenue potential, however, we suggest selecting Text and image ads. This allows us to serve the most targeted and highest revenue generating ads to your pages, providing a better user experience to your site’s visitors and potentially increasing your AdSense revenue.

Can I filter out certain ads that appear on my web page?
We’re happy to let you know you can prevent Google ads from up to 200 sites from showing on your site by using the Competitive Ad Filter. To find detailed instructions on using your filter list, please see our online resource

We’re also excited to inform you about our new Category filtering feature that will give publishers the ability to block ads that fall into specific categories such as dating, religion, and politics. To know more, read our blogpost

What are invalid clicks and how does Google distinguish them?
Clicks or page impressions generated through prohibited means, and intended to artificially increase click or impression counts on a publisher account. Google’s proprietary technology analyzes clicks and impressions to determine whether they fit a pattern of use intended to artificially drive up an advertiser’s clicks or a publisher’s earnings. More…

What is smart pricing and how do I find out if I am smart priced ?
Smart pricing is used to ensure that both the publisher and advertiser receives the maximum benefit from the ads that are displayed on the Google network. Please visit our blogpost to learn more.

This stuff was sent to me as a follow up to Adsense Newbie Orientation webinar.

Credits:amitbhawani

Apple created iPhone which looked like iPods, now Microsoft is following up by creating the Microsoft Pink Phone after their Music Player Zune with similar looks and Touch Screen Functionality. When you compare of sales of iPod Vs Zune, you would know the result , with Zune nowhere in the comparisions because of very less sales, hence we can think of 1 thing, Microsoft should continue with their Operating Systems Business rather than getting into these new things which can #fail.



Everyone is calling it as a “True competition to the iPhone” , but in my view there is a competition when there are two products being launched at the same time, and when they try to capture the market. Currently the scenario says that Apple iPhone has already take a huge share in the market with success making the Microsoft Pink Phone a bit harder to penetrate and gain trust unless it can offer everything which iPhone does not offer and also some really efficient functions.

The phone code named as ‘Zune 3′ was a Zune Concept Phone which you can find here - a complete prototype of Zune 80 with internet explorer, wifi marketplace, common phone apps. The Looks are good, with promising features, now if the price is good with Microsoft having plans to make money their Value Added Services[VAS] or Apps like iPhone offers then they can seriously create their own market for the ZunePhone.

Credits:amitbhawani

Check If you are Addicted to the Internet

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How do you know if you're already addicted or rapidly tumbling toward trouble? The Internet Addiction Test is the first validated and reliable measure of addictive use of the Internet. Click here to read the study. Developed by Dr. Kimberly Young, the IAT is a 20-item questionnaire that measures mild, moderate, and severe levels of Internet Addiction.



The Center for Online Addiction offers hope and valuable resources to those seeking information about Internet addiction. Internet addiction is a type of compulsive disorder and as an organization, we are specifically dedicated to helping people who suffer from this new form of addictive behavior.

>> Take The Online Test Now - (3 mins)

After you've answered all the questions, add the numbers you selected for each response to obtain a final score. The higher your score, the greater your level of addiction and the problems your Internet usage causes. Here's a general scale to help measure your score:

Credits:Debajyoti Das

Get shortcut for everything you need

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Despite multi-touch interfaces, styluses, and motion sensing gadgetry, the humble keyboard remains most productive input device. So quit fumbling with your mouse, and take [Ctrl] of your PC. This Web site provides a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts, from Photoshop to Word, Winamp and Windows XP, to make your wired life that much simpler, and smarter.



Visit: shortcutworld

Business Talk blogger template

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Business Talk is 2 column blogger template designed by falcon hive. Originally a template layout designed by Ezwpthemes. Compatable Browsers: IE 8, Firefox RC3, Opera 9.6, Google Chrome 0.3.154.9, Safari 4 Beta



Feature includes :
* Professional business-based design
* Link Menu section
* Unique Feed Subscription section
* Recent Posts and Recent Comments section
* Welcome Message section
* Very useful Social Network Submit section

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In a not-totally surprising -- yet still kind of striking -- turn of events, Microsoft is reporting that its sales have fallen for the first time in 23 year. You read that right, 23 years. According to numbers that the company has just released, sales fell 6 percent year-over-year, while overall net income dropped a staggering 32 percent. Those numbers are significant, but what's more telling is where those losses are coming from. Namely? Netbooks. Apparently, in the midst of a global downturn consumers really are buying cheaper, especially when it comes to tech, which puts a fairly significant crunch on Redmond's bottom line. A CNN reports suggests that the the presence of Linux on those devices has contributed to the hurt here, but it's more likely the combo of a market still unwelcoming to Vista and the wide popularity of XP on the low-power systems has more to do with these dipping profit margins. Oh, and that general, awful market depression. Still, it should serve as some kind of wake up call to Microsoft that just being the biggest might not be enough to keep it afloat during the crisis we're in the midst of. Hey Windows 7 -- no pressure, right?



According to a press release, Microsoft’s net income fell 32 percent to $2.98 billion, or 33 cents per share, in its third quarter ended March 31. Quarterly revenue stood at $13.56 billion, a 6 percent drop compared to revenues in Q3FY08.

Microsoft has said weakness in the global PC market negatively impacted its results. Experts are also putting a lot of the blame on the growing netbook market. With the economy the way it is, a significant amount of people are turning to budget laptops or netbooks for their basic computing needs. While Microsoft recently boasted that 96 percent of new netbooks run Windows, it’s not exactly the money maker it could be for the company.

A recent report suggested that Microsoft makes in or around $15 on every Windows XP netbook sold. While this still amounts to a tidy profit when you consider XP is an operating system the company is “putting to bed,” it’s no where near what the company would make if everyone went out and bought laptops that came bundled with Vista.

Microsoft plans to cut costs with the its first-ever large-scale job cuts - in January the group announced 5,000 redundancies, including 1,400 immediately. Shares in the group have slumped by 40% in the last 12 months, but were up 3% in after-hours trading on Thursday following an announcement the 2010 release of new product Windows 7 is on track. The group's chief financial officer Chris Liddell said he expected recovery to be slow and gradual. "I didn't see any improvement at the end of the quarter that gives me encouragement that we are at a bottom and coming out of it," he said. Company chief executive Steve Ballmer also said he was still interested in a potential partnership with Yahoo - although Microsoft no longer wants to buy the search engine.

Talks of a huge takeover rumbled on for several months before falling through last year. Microsoft's disappointing figures followed strong results from both Apple and Google this month. Apple reported a 15% increase in profits, while Google's profits rose by 9%.

Have you ever received an SMS from your bank, service provider, or a company, that has been prefixed with codes? For example: An SMS from ICICI Bank that reads: IZ-ICICIBANK. Ever wondered what these codes really mean?



Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) introduced these codes in order to curb bulk SMS providers from unsolicited commercial communication. Now that these codes are implemented, the sender can be traced, if necessary, as these codes reveal the location, the name of the company and the service provider.

This is how the code should look like:
XY-name of the company
X = Code of the service provider

Y = Location

Which means, IZ-ICICIBANK would be:

I = Idea Cellular (service provider)

Z = Maharashtra (location)


A list of Service Provider codes & Service Area codes:


codes list



So, I am sure next time you get an SMS with a code like this, you’ll know what it is.

Link: TRAI

Credits:Swati

Adding Sexy Social Bookmark To Your Blogs

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About three days ago I was walking around the web and find a good tutorial about adding social bookmarks. Actually, about it, many blogger have written. But, I have never found it with something sexy. Yes, It has a short title "add is sexy", very stylist and also sexy.... :). Please see the screenshot below.



Or, you could see the demo at the begining of any article in this blog.



1.Login into Blogger Dashboard
2. Go to Layout > Edit HTML
3. Please back up your template first. For this click on Download Full Template link.
4. Expand Widget Templates.

5.Find this tag ]]></b:skin>

6. Copy and paste the following CSS code right below ]]></b:skin> tag

<style type='text/css'>
div.sexy-bookmarks {
height:54px;
background:url('http://i43.tinypic.com/2ueii3t.png') no-repeat left bottom;
position:relative;
width:540px;
}

div.sexy-bookmarks span.sexy-rightside {
width:17px;
height:54px;
background:url('http://i43.tinypic.com/2ueii3t.png') no-repeat right bottom;
position:absolute;
right:-17px;
}

div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials {
margin:0 !important;
padding:0 !important;
position:absolute;
bottom:0;
left:10px;
}

div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li {
display:inline-block !important;
float:left !important;
list-style-type:none !important;
margin:0 !important;
height:29px !important;
width:48px !important;
cursor:pointer !important;
padding:0 !important;
}

div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials a {
display:block !important;
width:48px !important;
height:29px !important;
font-size:0 !important;
color:transparent !important;

}

.sexy-furl, .sexy-furl:hover, .sexy-digg, .sexy-digg:hover, .sexy-reddit, .sexy-reddit:hover, .sexy-stumble, .sexy-stumble:hover, .sexy-delicious, .sexy-delicious:hover, .sexy-yahoo, .sexy-yahoo:hover, .sexy-blinklist, .sexy-blinklist:hover, .sexy-technorati, .sexy-technorati:hover, .sexy-facebook, .sexy-facebook:hover, .sexy-twitter, .sexy-twitter:hover, .sexy-myspace, .sexy-myspace:hover, .sexy-mixx, .sexy-mixx:hover, .sexy-script-style, .sexy-script-style:hover, .sexy-designfloat, .sexy-designfloat:hover, .sexy-syndicate, .sexy-syndicate:hover, .sexy-email, .sexy-email:hover {
background:url('http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3131/sexysprite.png') no-repeat !important;
}

.sexy-furl {
background-position:-300px top !important;
}
.sexy-furl:hover {
background-position:-300px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-digg {
background-position:-500px top !important;
}
.sexy-digg:hover {
background-position:-500px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-reddit {
background-position:-100px top !important;
}
.sexy-reddit:hover {
background-position:-100px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-stumble {
background-position:-50px top !important;
}
.sexy-stumble:hover {
background-position:-50px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-delicious {
background-position:left top !important;
}
.sexy-delicious:hover {
background-position:left bottom !important;
}
.sexy-yahoo {
background-position:-650px top !important;
}
.sexy-yahoo:hover {
background-position:-650px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-blinklist {
background-position:-600px top !important;
}
.sexy-blinklist:hover {
background-position:-600px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-technorati {
background-position:-700px top !important;
}
.sexy-technorati:hover {
background-position:-700px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-myspace {
background-position:-200px top !important;
}
.sexy-myspace:hover {
background-position:-200px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-twitter {
background-position:-350px top !important;
}
.sexy-twitter:hover {
background-position:-350px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-facebook {
background-position:-450px top !important;
}
.sexy-facebook:hover {
background-position:-450px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-mixx {
background-position:-250px top !important;
}
.sexy-mixx:hover {
background-position:-250px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-script-style {
background-position:-400px top !important;
}
.sexy-script-style:hover {
background-position:-400px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-designfloat {
background-position:-550px top !important;
}
.sexy-designfloat:hover {
background-position:-550px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-syndicate {
background-position:-150px top !important;
}
.sexy-syndicate:hover {
background-position:-150px bottom !important;
}
.sexy-email {
background-position:-753px top !important;
}
.sexy-email:hover {
background-position:-753px bottom !important;
}

</style>

After we put in the above code, please find this code:

<data:post.body/>

then, copy paste this HTML composition below <data:post.body/>

<div class='sexy-bookmarks'>
<ul class='socials'>
<li class='sexy-delicious'><a expr:href='&quot;http://del.icio.us/post?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-digg'><a expr:href='&quot; http://digg.com/submit?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-technorati'><a expr:href='&quot; http://technorati.com/faves?add=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-reddit'><a expr:href='&quot; http://www.reddit.com/submit?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-stumble'><a expr:href='&quot; http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-designfloat'><a expr:href='&quot;http://www.designfloat.com/submit.php?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-facebook'><a expr:href='&quot; http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-twitter'><a expr:href='&quot; http://twitthis.com/twit?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-furl'><a expr:href='&quot; http://www.furl.net/storeIt.jsp?u=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

<li class='sexy-syndicate'><a href='http://feeds2.feedburner.com/YOUR-FEEDBURNER-ID' title='Subscribe to RSS'/></li>

<li class='sexy-email'><a expr:href='&quot; mailto:?subject=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;title=&quot; + data:post.title' target='_blank'/></li>

</ul>
<span class='sexy-rightside'/></div>

Please see the red text. You may need to edit it with your own feedburner ID.

After all complete.. Save Your Template. And it is done.

Credits:Naeem Nur




Feed Compare is online tool to compare your google feedburner subscribe number with others. You can compare upto four feeds at a time. The result will be displayed in graphical mode. The link will be generated after compare, you can use this link for sharing.



Visit FeedCompare

Gamezine Lite Blogger Template

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Gamezine Lite is template layout designed by Jinsona Design and converted to 3 column blogger template by cahaya biru. Features include : 3 column, image slider, drop down top navigation bar, content slider etc.
The uploaded file contains XML and js files. Before using Gamezine XML files, please upload the js (JAVASCRIPT) files first to your own webhosting. This is important to maintain the the template feature like Image slider, content glider, and tabber work fine. You can use free webhosting, like geocities.com, or etc.



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Add Yahoo Messenger PingBox To Your Blog

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Chat with your visitors Privately at your own Blog...
And why choose anything else when you can easily embed Yahoo! Messenger anywhere and in any dimension you want. You can also change and modify the skin and font and many other settings yourself before adding the widget to your blog.
Visit this page : Yahoo Messenger PingBox
And start building your customized widget. Finally you have to login at Yahoo so as to get your Yahoo! PingBox code.




How to Split Blogger header Into Two different Sections,ya as you have seen header section on left side in blogger layout and and one section in right side where you can add your add banners.Now i will show you how you can split your blogs header into two widgets like the following screenshot.





First i recommend you backup your template or use a test blog for this example I'm going to use the Minima Template so if you are using a different template the code would be different. The default width of the template header-wrapper code is 660px
(if you don't know what I'm talking about see screenshot below)





So I'm going to set the width of the main header section to 350px and float it to the left see screenshot




Now that's done we can create the second section for the right widget so copy the following code


#header2 {
float:right;
width:250px;
}


And paste it some where in between the opening and closing skin tags like done below




Now copy the following code for the new section


<b:section class='header' id='header2' maxwidgets='1' showaddelement='yes'/>


And paste it like in below image,so Click the below image to see the codes clearly.




Now save it and go to the page element tab you should have a new section on the right side of the header here's a screenshot of my result






Credits:anshuldudeja

Shipit Ubuntu Temporarily Down

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Ubuntu 9.04 hits the streets overnight… but the official Ubuntu CD ordering site is temporarily down due to high interest following the Ubuntu 9.04 . Hopefully, the server recovers soon. After all, every one is eagerly awaiting to have a feel of it.



Meanwhile, the latest CNet News claims that Ubuntu 9.04 is in fact better than the acclaimed Windows 7 and Mac OS X in terms of it’s latest looks… hmmm… nothing can be decided without personal experiments… Let’s wait and watch, and anyways… kudos to Ubuntu for it’s excellent efforts to keep Linux lively and rocking!

Links: Ubuntu | CNet

Credits:Praveen

The news is that Apple has hit its 1 Billionth application download from the App Store which currently features over 25,000 apps. To celebrate the milestone, Apple had announced Prizes worth US$ 13,746 for the one billionth download including MacBook Pro and iPod Touch 32GB. Complete details are here.
So, I wonder, what are the types of applications that are popular amongst the community? I tried finding out the trends on the App store itself…



The top 10 PAID applications across all categories:

StickWars
Flight Control
Pocket God
iHunt 3D
ParkingLot
Leaf Trombone
Camera Zoom
Tweetie
Flick Fishing
Playman Track

Interestingly, 7 out of 10 in the list are Gaming applications!

The top 10 FREE applications across all categories:

Heat Pad
Catcha Mouse
iDare
Flood-It!
F-MyLife
Archers: Bowman…
Dictionary.com
Mini Golf 99 Ho…
iMob 15 Respect…
Galaga REMIX Lite

Maybe a coincidence, but even in the top free applications section, 7 out of top 10 are Gaming applications.

Link: App Store

Credits: Swati

Looky here, it’s yet another smallest flash drive ever! The EagleTec Nano flash drive measures a minuscule 19 x 15 x 6mm and weighs only 3 grams. It manages to stuff as much as 8 gigs of memory in there somewhere… To be fair, I can’t really see how a flash drive could get much smaller than this without being totally impractical and an accidental inhalation risk. But, I have faith that those issues aren’t going to prevent it from happening anyway. The EagleTec Nano flash drives comes with 4 gigs for $22, or 8 gigs for $33.



Source: Oh! Gizmo

Taiwanese computer vendor Acer is planning to introduce an Android-based smart phone by the end of the year to add to the ten phones based on Windows Mobile already in the works for 2009, reports Bloomberg. Acer’s head of mobile-phone products Aymar de Lencquesaing said that the world’s third largest computer maker had made no formal announcements around Android, though “it’s likely that we’ll have one in 2009.”



In February, at Mobile World Congress, Acer unveiled its first four cellphones, which are based on Windows Mobile. Skepticism that the computer vendor can crack the highly competitive smartphone market runs high, but the company plans to differentiate itself by using its presence in computers and now cellphones to offer products that can more easily synch data between devices. De Lencquesaing said in a Bloomberg TV interview, “One of the pain points for users around the world is ‘how do I basically port my environment from one device to another? Because we have a suite of products in the mobile-data space that covers the whole spectrum, we can offer synchronization between all devices.”
Acer has ambitious plans for its cellphone venture. De Lencquesaing reiterated that the computer vendor wants to become one of the top five handset vendors in the world by 2012. In a separate interview with Dow Jones, de Lencquesaing estimated that the company would need to sell in the region between 20 million to 25 million devices a year to reach its goal, based on its analysis of the market. Earlier this year, its Chairman J.T. Wang said the company needs to start offering smartphones, which he believes could eventually supersede PCs altogether.

Source: Moco News

Baffled with too many messaging accounts? Now, don’t waste your time logging into different accounts separately to check your emails.
NutShellMail will allow you to access and manage your emails and social networking accounts from one common place, for FREE.



After a one time set up, NutShellMail will pull copies of your messages (from your multiple accounts) and then send them to your most preferred email address (the inbox of your choice). For example, if you chose Gmail as your most preferred account, then NutShellMail will send all the messages from your other accounts to your Gmail account. This means you end up saving a lot of your time, as you will have everything consolidated in one single account.

NutShellMail supports most of the email services, like:

Gmail
Hotmail
AOL
Yahoo
Mac
All POP3 or IMAP enabled accounts

Social networks currently supported by NutShellMail are:

Facebook
MySpace
LinkedIn

(they have plans to add more providers to the list soon)

NutShellMail is compliant with most corporate policies:
Most of the companies these days do not allow access to any external messaging accounts. This means that you can not access your personal emails or messages from office even when critical. For all those who face a problem, this could be the solution!

This service allows access to third-party messaging accounts, WITHOUT violating the company’s corporate policies. How??? Well, NutshellMail is based on an email forwarding concept, which means it would forward all your emails and messages to your corporate account, and as a result, pass through your company’s email servers, like any other email. Isn’t that awesome?

Try NutShellMail - club all your accounts in one place, save time and improve your productivity.

Link: NutShellMail

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Microsoft XP in less than $15

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Well, well, don’t jump over! While the news is still reported to be a leak, it also has some ifs and buts!
The exact news (leak) is that Microsoft has dropped the price of Windows XP for Netbooks to under $15 per license, which is almost one third of the price of a Windows Vista license that Microsoft typically charges the manufacturers of normal laptop makers when they bundle it with their products.




What is Netbook?


As you may already know, Netbooks are the small portable laptops, designed mostly for accessing only the Internet and remote web-based applications. If you wish to read more about Netbooks, then I will suggest you to visit this page on our all time favorite resource center wikipedia, but only after you read this post completely.


Some Trends



  • Netbooks worldwide are picking up fast from mere 1% market share of the total laptop market in July to an alarming 19% month-on-month market share of laptops in December 2008. [Source: Pricegrabber report]

  • According to an estimate, almost thirty times more netbooks were sold in 2008 than in 2007 (400,000). [Source: eetimes]

  • For 2009, it is estimated that netbook sales will grow 189% to 21.5 million. [Source: eetimes]


All in all, netbook market seems to be the next big fish in this era of economic slowdown, no wonder all the biggies are pulling up their socks to get the big pie.


Here is a quick summary of what is happening in the market:



  • ASUS has allocated engineers to develop netbook based on Google’s Android platform.[Source: Bloomberg]

  • Microsoft attributed its significant declines in Windows revenues last year largely to strong sales of netbooks that undercut its normally much more profitable business. [Source: electronista]

  • Microsoft has already confirmed that it will be providing a version of Windows 7 specifically designed for netbooks. [Source: CNET UK]

  • Dell and HP, the two biggest PC makers, both released a “Mini” series (the Inspiron Mini and HP Mini) in the netbooks market last year.

  • 70% of the total Netbook sales have been in Europe. [Source: UMPC]


So what do we expect?



  • A price war at a B2B level will definitely be transferred down to the consumer level. So expect a further slash in the netbooks prices in the US and Europe.

  • With 3G services being launched in India, the netbooks sales are poised to pick up fast in the Indian market too.


What is in it for me?


Well I would like to see Microsoft extending its price cut policy to off-the-shelf windows licenses for notebooks and PCs in the Indian market. Does anyone have the exact figures of the pirated OS market in India? I am sure no one would like to go for a pirated Windows if they could get a genuine one for Rs. 500. Microsoft could sure earn heavy bucks if they get into a price cut and volume sales game in India.



Source: Electronista

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Researchers at the Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics (CMMPE) (part of the Department’s Photonics Research Group at the University of Cambridge) are leading the way towards the development of extremely high colour resolution laser displays using liquid crystal laser technology. CMMPE has been performing extensive research into a new form of laser technology based on liquid crystals.



With this new methode they facilitate a reduction in the fabrication and materials cost of this currently fabrication-expensive technology. Furthermore, liquid crystal lasers are less likely to suffer from problems such as speckle, which are commonly associated with conventional laser display systems.

They therefore have a much narrower spectral linewidth compared to the relatively broadband RGB sources from other display technologies, including CRT, plasma, LCD and even the latest OLED displays.

Mitsubishi was the first company which introduce a Laser Television the LaserVue.

Source: OLED Display

The Nokia 1100 was never an especially alluring device, even at its launch, but a select few versions of the simplistic cellphone are said to be changing hands for up to €25,000 ($32,328) among criminals. According to unconfirmed reports, the specific 1100’s each show a specific software flaw that, with the correct reprogramming, allows them to intercept the one-time passwords used to authorize online bank transactions.



Only those handsets from a specific German manufacturing batch can be suitable reprogrammed, out of more than 200 million produced since the Nokia 1100’s launch in 2003. The one-time passwords at risk - known as transaction authentication numbers (TAN) - are those sent to online banking users by SMS.
Suspicions were raised when police contacted Ultrascan Advanced Global Investigations six months ago over news that a 1100 had been sold for €5,000; the €25,000 model sold just ten days ago. Ultrascan is yet to obtain an affected handset to test out the exploit.

Source: SlashGear

Although the all-electric Tata Indica on display at the SAE World Congress in Detroit this week is not the soon-to-be-released model, there’s a lot we can learn from the vehicle - and from TM4’s Eriz Azeroual - about how the technology will be implemented when the new model goes on sale in Norway either later this year or in early 2010 (yes, this is later than previously expected). Tata Motors showed off the Indica EV at the Bologna Motor Show in December, but the hatchback is making an appearance in Detroit because of the work that TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro Québec, did providing the permanent magnet motor and the inverter.



TM4’s Azeroual (he’s business development manager there) told us that a limited number of the Indica’s are already testing in Norway and that Tata Motors is “a cool company. Very aggressive.” Even though they’re most famous for the Nano and apparently wanting to dominate the low-end automobile market, in Europe market they want to be known for electric vehicles.
Norway is a perfect entry point to bring an EV to Europe because there is a high tax on gasoline-powered vehicles. The high cost of electric vehilces isn’t totally equalized by the taxes, but EVs and gas-powered vehicle prices end up being “comparable” in Norway and this presents customers with an “interesting choice,” Azeroual said. Following the Norwegian introduction, Tata plans to expand the Indica EV to other European markets and then possibly the U.S.

Source: Autobloggreen

Computer engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are bringing the minimalist approach to medical care and computing by coupling USB-based ultrasound probe technology with a smartphone, enabling a compact, mobile computational platform and a medical imaging device that fits in the palm of a hand.



William D. Richard, Ph.D., Washington University Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and David Zar, Washington University Research Associate in Computer Science and Engineering, have made commercial USB ultrasound probes compatible with Microsoft Windows Mobile-based smartphones, thanks to a $100,000 grant Microsoft awarded the two in 2008.
In order to make commercial USB ultrasound probes work with smartphones, the researchers had to optimize every aspect of probe design and operation, from power consumption and data transfer rate to image formation algorithms. As a result, it is now possible to build smartphone-compatible USB ultrasound probes for imaging the kidney, liver, bladder, and eyes, endocavity probes for prostate and uterine screenings and biopsies, and vascular probes for imaging veins and arteries for starting IVs and central lines.
Both medicine and global computer use will never be the same.
“You can carry around a probe and cell phone and image on the fly now,” said Richard. “Imagine having these smartphones in ambulances and emergency rooms.” “On a larger scale, this kind of cell phone is a complete computer that runs Windows. It could become the essential computer of the Developing World, where trained medical personnel are scarce, but most of the population, as much as 90 percent, have access to a cell phone tower.” “Twenty-first century medicine is defined by medical imaging,” said Zar. “Yet 70 percent of the world’s population has no access to medical imaging. It’s hard to take an MRI or CT scanner to a rural community without power.”
Shrinking the electronics over 25 years
Zar said the vision of the new system is to train people in remote areas of the developing world on the basics of gathering data with the phones and sending it to a centralized unit many miles, or half a world, away where specialists can analyze the image and make a diagnosis. Zar wrote the phone software and firmware for the probes; Richard came up with the low-power probe electronics design. He began working on ultrasound system designs 25 years ago, and in that span he has shrunk the electronics from cabinet-sized to a tiny circuit board one inch by three inches. A typical, portable ultrasound device may cost as much as $30,000. Some of these USB-based probes sell for less than $2,000 with the goal of a price tag as low as $500.

Source: Physorg

Scientists at the Singapore-based Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have made an unprecedented breakthrough in transforming carbon dioxide, a common greenhouse gas, into methanol, a widely used form of industrial feedstock and clean-burning biofuel. Using “organocatalysts”, researchers activated carbon dioxide in a mild and non-toxic process to produce the more useful chemical compound.



The “hot paper” report, published recently in the international chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, has been described by reviewers as “very important”, an classification only given to 10% of the journal’s manuscripts.
This is because carbon dioxide emissions remain a hotly debated global issue, and are widely blamed for causing irreversible climate change. Carbon dioxide emissions produced by human activity are predominately due to the consumption of fossil fuels and, although figures vary, its concentration in the earth’s atmosphere are estimated to have risen by more than 30% since the industrial revolution. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that a 60% reduction of global carbon dioxide emissions is needed if carbon dioxide concentrations are to stabilize at present-day levels.
At the IBN, scientists have been able to make carbon dioxide react with a stable organocatalyst called N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) under mild conditions in dry air. “NHCs have shown tremendous potential for activating and fixing carbon dioxide,”says Siti Nurhanna Riduan, senior lab officer at IBN. “Our work can contribute towards transforming excess carbon dioxide in the environment into useful products, such as methanol.”
A combination of silica and hydrogen – called hydrosilane – is added to the NHC-activated carbon dioxide, which is transformed into methanol through hydrolysis. “Hydrosilane provides hydrogen, which bonds with carbon dioxide in a reduction reaction. This carbon dioxide reduction is efficiently catalyzed by NHCs even at room temperature. Methanol can be easily obtained from the product of the carbon dioxide reaction,” explains Dr Yugen Zhang, IBN team leader and principal research scientist.
“Our previous research on NHCs has demonstrated their multiple applications as powerful antioxidants to fight degenerative diseases, and as effective catalysts to transform sugars into an alternative energy source. We have now shown that NHCs can also be applied successfully to the conversion of carbon dioxide into methanol, helping to unleash the potential of this highly abundant gas.”
Scientific research becomes increasingly important to find solutions that curb global warming. Current research is focusing on green chemistry, which aims to eliminate the use of hazardous substances to prevent environmental pollution. IBN’s research aims to make the mass production of methanol more cost-effective, in the process reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released in the earth’s atmosphere.
“We are innovating effective methods of generating clean energy using green chemistry and nanotechnology,” explains Professor Jackie Y. Ying, IBN executive director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. “In the face of environmental pollution, global warming and increasing demands on diminishing fossil fuel resources, we hope to provide a viable alternative energy option for industry, and effective sequestration and conversion of carbon dioxide.”

Source: GizMag

AU (KDDI) and Sharp will soon propose in Japan a new mobile phone featuring a solar panel embedded in its lid that recharges your phone on the go. Leaving your phone in direct sunlight for up to 10 minutes will give up to 1 minute of communication or 2hrs on standby. It’s also waterproof. Scheduled for a June release.



Source: Akihabaranews

Maker of Pleo, the dinosaur, now extinct

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An Eagle company that made a robot baby dinosaur toy has closed, dismissed its workers and filed for liquidation of its assets under federal bankruptcy law. Ugobe Inc., the maker of Pleo, filed under Chapter 7 of the federal bankruptcy code Friday in Boise. Ugobe (as in “you go be”) moved to Eagle from Emeryville, Calif., earlier this year. Its chief executive officer, Caleb Chung, drew nationwide publicity for his dinosaur, which had characteristics of a household pet.



The company said it sold 100,000 Pleo toys last year, collecting $20 million. An engineer and inventor, Chung also created the Furby, which became the “must-have” toy of the season when it was launched during the 1998 holiday season. More than 50 million of the google-eyed robotic Furbys were sold worldwide, according to the Ugobe Web site.
In the bankruptcy filing, Ugobe said it had assets of $1.6 million, including $1.5 million in machinery to make Pleo in Hong Kong, and liabilities of $3.6 million. Ugobe said it owes Chung $353,500 in unpaid royalties. Chung did not return a phone call requesting comment. Ugobe’s attorney, Bruce MacIntrye, with Perkins Coie in Seattle, said all of Ugobe’s employees had been let go, and the company is shut down. “Now it’s up to the trustee to identify the assets and decide how to get the most value out of them,” he said. A creditors meeting has been set for May 21. Chung also has become the poster boy for the Eagle-Star Technology Corridor.

Source: Idaho Statesman

Music workstations have been around for many years, but we’re yet to see something as slick as this Vivace concept. Designed by Young-Shin Lee and Hae-Jin Jung, the Vivace is a clamshell touchscreen instrument and computer, which offers multi-function playback, recording and editing all in one device.



As with other notebook concepts we’ve seen, the Vivace swaps a traditional QWERTY keyboard for a full touchscreen. In the Vivace’s case, however, this multitouch-capable panel is dedicated to music, with selectable samples and sounds, an equalizer and of course a piano keyboard with controls to flip through octaves.
Sadly it’s just a concept right now, meaning those looking for a portable music studio will probably still need to pack a separate laptop and controller keyboard. The keys themselves might need some assistance too; the lack of differentiation and physical feedback could make playing them tricky.

Source: SlashGear

Top Google Chrome Shortcuts That Save Time

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Google Chrome offers some tips on keyboard shortcut for easy navigation and operation. The following keyboard hotkeys or accelerators are the lists of common and useful shortcuts which built into Google Chrome browser.



Google Chrome Keyboard Shortctus (45 Shortcuts)











 
Chrome General Windows and tabbed Browsing Shortcuts
1 ctrl+n Open a new window
2 ctrl+t Open a new tab
3 ctrl+shift+N Open a new window in incognito mode
4 ctrl+O then select file Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome
5 ctrl and click a link Open link in a new tab
6 shift and click a link Open link in a new window
7 alt+f4 Close current window
8 ctrl+shift+t Reopen the last tab you have closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you closed.
9 drag link to tab Open link in specified tab
10 drag link to space between tabs Open link in a new tab in the specified position on the tab strip
11 ctrl+1 through ctrl+8 Switch to the tab at the specified position number. The number you press represents the position of the tab on the tab strip.
12 ctrl+9 Switch to the last tab
13 ctrl+tab or ctrl+page down Switch to the next tab
14 ctrl+shift+tab or ctrl+page down Switch to the previous tab
15 ctrl+w or ctrl+f4 Close current tab or pop-up
16 alt+home Open your homepage
 
Chrome General Windows and tabbed Browsing Shortcuts
17 Type a search term Perform a search using your default search engine
18 Type the part of the web address that is between www. and .com, then press ctrl+enter Add www.and .com to your input in the address bar and open the web address
19 Type a search engine keyword or URL, press tab, then type a search Perform a search using the search engine associated with the keyword or the URI
20 f6 or ctrl+l or alt+d Highlight content in the web address area
21 Type a web address, then press alt+enter Open your web address in a new tab
 
Google Chrome Address Bar Shortcuts
22 ctrl+b Toggle bookmarks bar on and off
23 ctrl+h View the History page
24 ctrl+j View the Downloads page
25 shift+escape View the Task manager
26 shift+alt+t Set focus on the toolbar. Use right and left arrows on the keyboard to navigate to different buttons on the toolbar.
 
Shortcuts to open Google Chrome Features
27 ctrl+p Print your current page
28 ctrl+shift+g or shift+f3 Save your current page
29 f5 Reload current page
30 escape Stop page loading
31 ctrl+f5 or shift+f5 Reload current page, ignoring cached content
32 Press alt, and click a link Download link
33 ctrl+f5 or shift+f5 Open find-in-page box
34 ctrl+g or f3 Find next match for your input in the find-in-page box
35 ctrl+shift+g or shift+f3 Find previous match for your input in the find-in-page box
36 ctrl+u View source
37 Drag link to bookmarks bar Bookmark the link
38 ctrl+d Bookmark your current webpage
39 ctrl++ Make text larger
40 ctrl+- Make text smaller
41 ctrl+0 Return to normal text size
 
Text-based Shortcuts
42 Highlight content, then press ctrl+c Copy content to the clipboard
43 Place your cursor in a text field, then press ctrl+v or shift+insert Paste current content from the clipboard
44 Place your cursor in a text field, then press ctrl+shift+v Paste current content from the clipboard without formatting
45 Highlight content in a text field, then press ctrl+x or shift+delete Delete the content and copy it to the clipboard

Source: Google Chrome Help


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440 characters Free SMS in India

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Few moths back we here provided a list of free SMS websites in India , those which allow you to send unlimited free SMS over different states in India .SMS7.in is a similar service started recently . They allow messages upto 440 characters with a daily limit of 50 SMS . SMS7.in service is pretty fast and took only 5 minutes for my first SMS test . Just check it out .





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Anywhere, anytime, Enicycle!

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Ah Italy. The home of the Colosseum, Ferrari, Pasta. But you can forget all that, I’ve come out to re-acquaint myself with an old skill – unicycle riding. Okay, it’s not quite a unicycle, rather it’s the With only two in existence I thought I’d check out my circus credentials and hop on one of the single-wheeled modes of transport. The beauty behind the Enicycle, though, is that it’s much easier to ride than a unicycle, thanks to a clever system of gyroscopes, embedded processors and a 1,000W hub motor.




The mini gyroscopes measure the vertical angle of the bike at a rate of 100 times a second, then feed the data to the processor, which drives the motor and in turn keeps you balance. Sounds complicated? Well, all you have to know is that you just lean forward to go and steer with your feet. Easy. To see just how easy,

Source: FWD

Leading automotive and energy companies have reached agreement on a common “plug” to recharge electric cars, a spokeswoman for German energy company RWE said Sunday. The three-point, 400-volt plug, which will allow electric cars to be recharged anywhere in a matter of minutes, is set to be unveiled Monday at the world’s biggest industrial technology fair in Hanover, northern Germany. “A car must be able to be recharged in Italy in exactly the same way as in Denmark, Germany or France,” an RWE spokeswoman, Caroline Reichert, was quoted as saying in an edition of Die Welt to appear Monday.



She gave no timeframe for the introduction of the plug, saying that talks between the companies were ongoing. The agreement on a common standard for the plug comprises several major automakers, including Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Fiat, Toyota and Mitsubishi. Energy firms signed up to the accord include Eon, Vattenfall, EDF, Npower, Endesa and Enel. Berlin hopes that one million electric cars will be on the road by 2020. RWE and Daimler launched a pilot project in Berlin in September. The development of a common plug is a major step towards the mass production of electric cars, Reichert told Die Welt.

Source: Physorg

For a little more than 100,000 Yen (€765), Kenwood proposed in Japan a pair of gorgeous glass speakers, the SP0001, with a not so impressive 10Wx2ch at 8? output power. I’m sure if you’re interested in their performance the may not be exactly what you’re looking. For a little extra, Kenwood also has a set of stands with white and blue LEDs giving your speakers the perfect touch to show off your wealth!



Source: Akihabara News

Fujitsu announced the development of two new technologies designed to prevent the unwanted disclosure of data from lost USB memory devices and prevent uploads to file-sharing networks: a USB memory device technology that after a fixed period of time automatically erases data stored on a USB memory, and file redirect technology that ensures the data from the USB memory device can only be stored on a specified server. This creates a secure environment that protects confidential information and allows USB memory devices to be used as a convenient way to safely carry customer data back to one’s own company to manage it.



Source: Akihabara News

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