Saturday, April 9, 2011

Let us know about Anna Hazare...!

"The dream of India as a strong nation will not be realised without self-reliant, self-sufficient villages, this can be achieved only through social commitment & involvement of the common man."
- Anna Hazare

1. Who is Anna Hazare?
Started his career as a driver in the Army and turned into a social activist.

2. What's so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,...?
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more. Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics. Share this news links all over your Facebook/Twitter/email to all and on all Social Networking Sites !

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Latest Tech Gadget box...!

#1...Amazon takes your music to cloud

Amazon launched Cloud Player, which allows users to upload their music to the cloud, and then access it from computers and Android phones anywhere.

#2...iPad2 vs iPad speed test

shows you the real-world speed difference between the new faster iPad and the original one. See why original iPad owners might not need to be jealous. Not yet at least.

#3...Introducing Motorola's Xoom
iPad has finally competition

 The Android tablets out on the market have been weak in the face of the iPad. But after testing out Motorola's Xoom, it's clear the first Android Honeycomb tablet has what it takes to compete head to head

#4...Next iPod Nano may have camera
Apple may be upping the photo stakes with its devices. New reports suggest the next iPhone will have an 8-megapixel camera, and the iPod Nano, the little guy (but not the littlest — that's the iPod Shuffle) will again get some kind of camera.
The 5th-generation iPod Nano, sometimes referred to as the "tall one" (it is 3.6 inches high) with a 2.2-inch display screen, introduced a video camera to the Nano in 2009. But the current model, which is 1.48 inches high and 1.61 inches wide, doesn't have one.
#5...Android thrashes Apple's iOS
In Latest Smartphone battle Android thrashes Apple's iOS.In the U.S., one in three smartphones are powered by Google's Android mobile operating system, pulling it ahead of the pack and thrashing Apple's iOS with a gain of 7 percentage points from November to February vs. the latter's paltry 0.2 percent gain for the same time period.
The recent report released bycomScore must come as sweet news to Google, which has in two years made an epic leap over longstanding mobile phone platforms at Research in Motion, Microsoft and Palm with a 33 percent market share and has only Apple as its true competition in the smartphone platform cage fight to end all 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Top Gadgets in 2011...!

1. Apple iPhone 5

  The new anticipated installment in Apple’s iconic smartphone series is rumored to have a form factor that is completely new to the said series. It is speculated that the iPhone 5 might employ NFC (Near Field Communication) short-range wireless technology to function as an electronic wallet of sorts, complete with debit/credit and identification/passkey applications.

2.PlayStation Phone by Sony

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Sony, the leader of innovative technologies is ready to launchplaystation phone code named “Zeus” in early 2011. Zeus would have Andriod 3.0 Gingerbread operating system. It also contains 8GB of memory with 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor. This superb phone also contains 1GB ROM and 512 MB RAM. 3.8? touch screen and its touch pad is just like gaming console of PSP.


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ElectroHub is a new charging station that will offer compatibility for a huge amount of devices including the TV remote, toys and smartphones. Similar to the Powermat chargers, ElectroHub requires additional add-on cases to make your smartphones compatible although it will charge tons of other gadgets with its use of AA andAAA batteries. It will charge up to six devices at one time (including smartphones) and works by replacing a gadget’s original AA & AAA batteries
4. Sonos S5 Zone Player and BR100 ZoneBridge
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Sonos keeps raising the bar for home music-listening, and now you can control your listening, whether through iTunes, Pandora, Internet radio or Wolfgang’s Vault via an iPhone/iPad app.

5. MintPass tablet

This upcoming MintPass tablet supports dual-boot tablet and will be able to run both Microsoft Windows and Google Android operating systems. The tablet has dual touch-screens that employ the new SpaceTouch technology and can be used both in combination and separately. The picture above shows the Korean company’s previous tablet, the MintPad.

6. Logitech Harmony One universal remote

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One remote to rule them all. Sleek design, both in terms of cosmetics and ergonomics; sharp LCD that offers a touch-screen interface and touch-sensitive buttons for navigation of onscreen menus; web programmable via Windows or Mac PCs; excellent button layout and design; rechargeable lithium-ion battery and docking station.

7. BlackBerry PlayBook

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Research In Motion’s BackBerry Playbook is set to escort the company into the tablet market in or around the first quarter of 2011. The tablet supports Flash 10.1 and HTML 5, has a 7-inch screen, HDMI support, dual (front and back-facing) HD cameras, 1 GB of RAM and a 1 GHz dual-core processor.

8. Kindle 3

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As great as the iPad is, it still doesn’t improve upon the book-reading experience of Kindle’s e-ink. This year’s model is improved in just about every way: faster, lighter, longer battery life, better contrast and bigger storage.

9. IPad

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The iPad rumour mill is now completely full, and from what we’ve heard, the new specs sound great. Based on the rumours, the newest iteration of the iPad will sport both a front & back facing camera, a lighter & smaller body, USB ports, a newer display technology and a new 3-axis gyroscope.

10. Ultrasonic Touchless Input technology

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Elliptic Labs is demo-ing their ultrasonic touchless input technology this year at CES and it looks super cool. It’s similar to the technology built-in to Microsoft Kinect that allows users to execute actions without physically touching the device or a controller.
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20 unsolved mysteries in the world...!

 1. The mighty Incan Empire of South America

the mighty incan empire
The mighty Incan Empire of South America flourished between 1200 and 1535 AD. They developed drainage systems and canals to expand their crops, and built stone cities atop steep mountains — such as Machu Picchu (above) — without ever inventing the wheel. Despite their vast achievements, the Incan Empire with its 40,000 manned army was no match for 180 Spanish conquistadors armed with advanced weapons and smallpox.

2. Ancient Pyramids in Giza, Egypt
ancient pyramids in giza egypt
Khafre (l.) and Khufu (r.) are two of the three ancient Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Khufu is the biggest, consisting of more than 2 million stones with some weighing 9 tons. The Pyramids, built as elaborate tombs for divine kings, date back to 2,550 BC. Modern Egyptologists believe that the Pyramids are made from stones dragged from quarries and, despite ancient Greek testimony, were built predominantly by skilled craftsmen rather than slave labor.

3. The Mayan Temple
mayan temple
According to the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, made famous by the ancient Mayan people, December 2012 marks the ending of the current baktun cycle. This little bit of information has many archeologists spooked. Some believe the Mayans were warning of a coming apocalypse, while others insist it’s simply a mathematical misconception.

4. The Legend of El Dorado
the legen od el dorado
The Legend of El Dorado originates from the Muisca, who lived in the modern country of Colombia from 1000 to 1538 AD. In a ritual ceremony for their goddess, the tribal chief would cover himself in gold dust and jump into a lake as an offering. This spawned the legend of a lost golden city, which led Spanish conquistadors on a wild goose chase to nowhere.

5. Easter Island
easter island
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is remotely located 2,000 miles off the coast of Tahiti. The original settlers of the island were Polynesians who migrated to the far-off land between 400 and 600 BC. They built many shrines and statues, called moai, from stones quarried throughout the island including a volcano site. Researchers still question exactly how the large stones were moved.

6. The Bermuda Triangle
the bermuda triangle
The Bermuda Triangle — located in the Atlantic between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico — is a thief, stealing planes and boats right out of existence. The area got its name after Sgt. Howell Thompson (l.), along with 27 Navy airmen, vanished from the devilish spot during a routine flight in 1945. Rumors persist on a supernatural explanation, but many specialists blame hurricanes, a heavy Gulf Stream and human error.

7. The Nazca Lines
the nezca lines
The Nazca Lines cover more than 190 square miles in the southern deserts of Peru. The mysterious shapes etched into the land rival football fields and predate the Incan Empire. The ‘Las Manos’ figure (above) is 2,000 years old. Little is know about why the Nazca people constructed such vast pieces of sand art, some believe they are extraterrestrial in nature, while others claim they may have carried and pointed to sources of water.

8. Aliens
Area 51, located on Groom Lake in southern Nevada (c.), was founded in 1955 by the U.S. Air Force to develop and test new aircrafts – such as the U-2 Spy Plane, A-12 Blackbird and F-117 Stealth Fighter. The secretive nature of the military base, combined with its classified aircraft research, helped conspiracy theorists imagine an installation filled with time-travel experimentation, UFO coverups and alien autopsies.

9. Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
Another Egyptian wonder, the Sphinx of Giza has the body of a lion and the head of a Pharaoh, believed by most to be that of king Khafre. It was carved from soft limestone, and has been slowly falling apart over the years. A popular theory of the missing nose claims Napoleon’s soldiers shot it off with a cannon in 1798, but early sketches discovered of the Sphinx without a nose predate Napoleon’s rampage.
sphinx of giza egypt

10. The Loch Ness Monster
According to Scottish folklore, a mystical creature called a water horse lures small children to a watery grave by tricking them to ride on its sticky back. The Loch Ness Monster became an English wonder in 1933, after witness accounts made newspaper headlines. No hard evidence of the creature has ever been recorded with several pictures, including the one above, being proven as hoaxes.
the loch ness monster

11. The Fountain of Youth
Don Juan Ponce de Leon completed Spain’s claim on America in 1509, and soon after was made governor of Puerto Rico. Six years later, following Indian rumors, he traveled north to the island of Bimini in search of the Fountain of Youth. Bimini turned out to be the peninsula of Florida, and the fountain remained hidden until July 2006, when famed magician David Copperfield claimed the waters on his $50 million Exumas Island (c.) had healing properties.
fountain of youth

12. Chupacabra
Phylis Canion holds the head of what she is calling a Chupacabra at her home in Cuero, Tex. The strange-looking animal, first reported in Puerto Rico in 1995, apparently has a taste for chicken and goat blood. Although many pictures like the above might prove its existence, biologists assure none such creature exists.

13. The Ark of the Covenant
The Ark of the Covenant is described in the Bible as a wooden casket, gold plated, made for carrying the tablets of the Ten Commandments. The casket was carried throughout the desert and remained in the Israelite Temple until its destruction by the hand of the Babylonian Empire. Its whereabouts are still unknown, but Hollywood made its own version for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’
the ark of the covenant

14. The Stonehenge
The Stonehenge landscape of Salisbury Plain, England, has become a tourist hotspot. But before foreigners with windbreakers and cameras showed up, the area may have been a burial ground and ceremonial den dating back 5,000 years.
the stonehenge

15. The Iron Pillar of Delhi
The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a 1,600-year-old, 22 feet high pillar located in the Qutb complex in India. The pillar, made from 98% wrought iron, has been astounding scientists by its ability to resist corrosion after all these years.
the iron pillar of delhi

16. Stone Spheres in Costa Rica
Discovered in the early 1940s in Costa Rica during excavations by the United Fruit Company, these perfectly formed stone spheres date from 600 AD to the 16th century. Their makers and purpose still unconfirmed, many believe them to be some religious effigy made to worship the sun.
stone spheres in costa rica

17. Mothman
A humanoid with insect wings and crimson eyes, known as the Mothman, terrorized Point Pleasant, W.Va., during the late 1960s. No solid evidence exists of the creature, except for a handful of witness reports documented in paranormal-journalist John A Keel’s ‘Mothman Prophecies’.

18. Jersey Devil
According to legend, 250 years ago a Jersey woman by the name of Mrs. Leeds cried out in despair during her 13th pregnancy, ‘Let it be the Devil!’ After childbirth, the baby was revealed to be a kangaroo-like creature with wings, and flew away to cause all sorts of Jersey Devil mischief. Today the Jersey Devil can be seen getting fans riled up during local hockey games.
jersey devil

19. The Tunguska Explosion of Russia
The Tunguska Explosion in Russia occurred around 7:14 a.m. on June 30, 1908. To this date, the exact cause of the explosion – which leveled 80 million trees over 830 square miles – remains a heated debate. Most believe it to be caused by a meteoroid fragment, others insist either a black hole or UFO origin.
the tunguska explosion of russia

20. The Lost City of Atlantis
The Lost City of Atlantis was introduced to the West 2,400 years ago by Plato, who claimed it to be the island home of an advanced society. Legend says it was sunk by an earthquake, with later interpretations as an underwater kingdom protected by mermaids. Its whereabouts still a mystery, recent underwater evidence suggests it was once apart of a larger landmass in Cyprus off the Mediterranean (c.), but the only true Atlantis exists in the Bahamas as a grand casino and resort hotel.
the lost city of atlantis

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Google introducing +1 icon for the best search result...!

Google is introducing a new feature in Google search results today: +1. But what is it? A new social network? A social thingy? A social search engine? Is it even social?

When you're signed into your Google account, every Google search result will now have a +1 icon next to it (right now you have to activate in Google Experimental). If you find the search result useful or just enjoy the linked site, you hit the +1 icon. Google says by +1-ing a result you're giving it a recommendation, a stamp of approval. More +1's on a result means the site is more interesting.

You can see what your friends +1'd which ideally lends more credence to a particular search result. Since Google displays so many sites, these little +1's will help you sift out the crappy ones (if you didn't banish them already). Imagine if your best friend found a link interesting and +1'd it. When you stumble upon that in the future, you're probably going to click it.

Google +1 :

  • A simple way to like google search results.
  • A definitely social.
  • Not a social network.
  • that helps google target ads better
  • Eventually grow bigger
  • wont change the way you use Google .

    To join in this experiment:
    1. Go to Google Labs
    2. Make sure you're signed into your Google Account (required)
    3. Click 'Join this experiment'
    4. Search for something you love on Google.com
    5. Click the new +1 button, and make your mark on the web

    You can get rest of the Authorised information and activation details in Google Labs itself.

    How to protect ur privacy on Google +1:

    Your +1's are public. They can appear in Google search results, on ads, and sites across the web. You'll always be able to see your own +1's in a new tab on your Google Profile.

    Google +1 allows you to share links you find in Google (and soon on other websites). When one of your Google contacts conducts a similar search, he or she will see that you "+1'd" the link. Google will soon let your Twitter and Flickr contacts view your +1's too

    Google makes it clear that your +1's can be visible to anyone, not just your contacts. There's no way around that (for now), so if you want to keep your personal information private, keep as much information out of your profile as possible.

    google profile main page

    This could be as simple as limiting it to just your first name. You aren't required to add a photo, location, or any other personal information. In fact, you can just use your first name and last initial if you want.
    The next step is to block Google from using your +1 information to display personalized ads. Go to Google.com and click the "gears" button in the top right corner and select  "Account Settings."
    google +1 account settings
    Next, click "Edit" next to "+1 on non-Google sites.
    google +1 account settings
    Finally, make sure the circle next to "Disable" is filled in and click "Save." Now Google is blocked from using your +1 information in ads.
    disable google +1 ads
    Want to try Google +1 now? Click here to learn how to activate it
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    Sunday, April 3, 2011

    Create your on Wi-Fi Hotspot...!

    Almost all the portable gadgets we use today need to be connected to the internet. Instead of getting an individual internet connection for each of them, you can use one of them to create a personal, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

    All your other Wi-Fi enabled devices will then be able to connect to this hotspot and share the primary internet connection. 

    #1...Symbian phones

    Symbian Series 60 phones with Wi-Fi were actually the first to get the ability to create a Wi-Fi hotspot, using a free app called JoikuSpot Light. JoikuSpot also supports certain Samsung Symbian Series 60 phones like the Omnia HD i8910 and the Maemo-powered Nokia N900.
    Well, JoikuSpot is still around (joiku.com) and has been upgraded to include support for Symbian Series 60 5th Edition (touch phones like the Nokia 5800 and 5530 Xpress Music) and the latest Symbian^3 (for phones like the Nokia C6, C7, N8 and E7). 

    With the Light version of JoikuSpot, you cannot name your network and the Wi-Fi hotspot that you create is unsecured, meaning that anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device will be able to connect to it.
    The Light version is also limited in the sense that it only supports basic internet protocols (not all websites will be accessible using a hotspot created by JoikuSpot Light).

    To download the Light version directly to your phone, visit joikuspot.com/light from your phone?s web browser. If you prefer to secure your Wi-Fi hotspot so that only you can access it, you can get the paid version for $12.50 from joikushop.com.

    #2...iPhone 4

    Wi-Fi tethering on the iPhone was previously only available for jailbroken devices. The MyWi application (available for $19.99 from the Cydia installer on jailbroken devices) can connect to a cellular network on the iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4 and iPad to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot.
    The app also enables USB and Bluetooth tethering on the same devices. More information on MyWi can be found on the developers website, intelliborn.com. 

    #3...Android devices
    Android has the most options when it comes to sharing an internet connection via Wi-Fi. For starters, any phone or tablet with Android version 2.2 or later has the personal Wi-Fi hotspot feature built in by default (without any restrictions). 

    To activate it, go to Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile AP. Once you activate Mobile AP, you can configure it with a name, add an access password and even hide the network so that only trusted devices can connect to it
    You can download the app directly from the Android App Market, connect the device to your computer and access the data connection. 

    #4...Windows mobile 6.5

    Devices like the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC HD2 powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 can also use JoikuSpot the same application that Symbian smartphones use. It is available for purchase and immediate download from joikushop.com. 

    #5...Windows 7 Laptop (x86/x64)

    If you have a Wi-Fi enabled Windows 7 laptop (32-bit or 64-bit), a free program called Connectify (connectify.me) can create a personal hotspot, allowing other nearby laptops, phones, portable gaming consoles and tablets to use your internet connection. 

    Like with any Wi-Fi router, you can configure it with a name, add access passwords and hide the network (disable broadcasting). Once the software is installed, the Connectify hotspot can be started and stopped at any time from the Windows 7 notification area on the right side of the taskbar.

    Connectify works with most Wi-Fi cards in laptops, though the functionality may be limited in some cases. For example, if your laptop connects to the internet using Wi-Fi itself, it may not be able to use Connectify to further share the network. 

    #6...Tata Photon Wifi

    Apart from the regular Tata Photon+ USB device, you can also go for the Tata Photon Wifi. It is a pocket-sized, battery-powered router that connects to the Photon network and provides high speed Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 5 nearby devices. It costs Rs 6,599 (plus the usual monthly plan).

    #7...Olive VR-9 Router

    This battery-powered device is an easy way out if you already have a high-speed USB data card. The Olive Nexus VR-9 has a USB port into which you can plug in a data card and it creates a Wi-Fi hotspot that can be accessed by five devices.

    It costs Rs 3,500 and can be purchased from olivetelecom.in.

    It has a complicated initial setup process?you have to connect the device with an Ethernet cable, enter the router?s IP address and feed in data card details (number, username, password).

    The battery lasts for 4 hours but you have the flexibility to plug your data card directly into the laptop anyway. It might make more sense than the Tata Photon WiFi because even after adding the cost of a USB data card (Rs 1,599 for Reliance, Rs 1,799 for Tata), it is still cheaper. 

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