What Would Life Be Without Google?Before the discovery of computers and other cutting-edge technology, life was pretty simple. Activities of people include sleeping, eating, and working. Now that modern allies are discovered, most of the populace could not live a day without the help of computers and the Net. Activities are just as affected. This is the very reason why people are accustomed to web search engines.
Among the major search engines, Google has influenced a........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 9/14/2007 5:33:49 AM)
With the HP iPAQ 614c and 914cProbably the only French I know is "Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir?" But I had no problem understanding this
Le premier le iPAQ 614c devrait avoir les caracteristiques suivantes
- Windows Mobile 6 Professionne
- 12 touches + Roue Navigation un peu à la mode iPO
- Ecran 2.8 pouces d'une resolution de 240x320 (Ecran Tactile
- Connectivite 3G & WIF
- GPS Integr........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/14/2007 5:33:39 AM)
LG VX8550 Chocolate ReviewinfoSync World reviews the LG VX8550 Chocolate. “The new Chocolate features a spinning navigational wheel and vibrating touch sensitive buttons. Is it the king of the party, or did it melt in our hands?”........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 9:54:29 PM)
Qubits poised to reveal our secretsIT MIGHT seem like an esoteric achievement of interest to only a handful of computer scientists, but the advent of quantum computers that can run a routine called Shors algorithm could have profound consequences. It means the most dangerous threat posed by quantum computing - the ability to break the codes that protect our banking, business and e-commerce data - is now a step nearer reality.
Adding to the worry is the fact that this feat has........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 8:18:18 PM)
Image-search tool speaks hundreds of languagesFrom the fall of the Tower of Babel to the Esperanto global language movement, a number of humans have dreamed of sharing a common tongue. Despite the Internet's promise of global communication, language barriers remain. Even pictures on the Web get lost in translation.
"Images are universal, but image search is not," said Oren Etzioni, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington. "A person who types his........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 7:08:02 PM)
Tetris PuzzleIt's funny how serendipitous looking at gadgets can be. While reading a dead tree edition of Wired, I came across this cool little game
Connect Four meets Tetris! Looks cool. Unfortunately, I can't find a place (in the US, anyway) that sells this game. I did find an online shop or two in the UK. But I did find something a bit better that is available: a dead tree edition of Wired........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/5/2007 8:27:37 PM)
Multi-printers charm consumersPrinting photos at home will remain a popular practice for at least the rest of the decade, according to InfoTrends, a trend watcher of the digital imaging market. The Weymouth, Mass., market researcher notes in a recent report that "The home photo printer will remain an important product in the digital photography market, even though the years of significant growth that have accompanied the success of the digital camera market may have........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/4/2007 9:08:19 PM)
CD Player of Extreme CoolnessSo you thought you owned just about the lot of extreme cool audio tools? Well, what about this uber cool CD player, or should we call it by its real name a "DMP Player" - that is, a CD player that also plays MP3 files
It is the ultimate CD player being able to fit into your pocket with ease and when you want music simply plug in and listen to MP3 files. When you want to play a CD open and insert a CD and begin playing
This........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 8:42:23 PM)
Laptop or Desktop: Which Computer is for You?Sure, a computer system is one business tool that any practical home business person should never live without. But how do you choose what type of computer to use
Desktop - It's the less portable type of computer that's known to be equipped with larger memory capacity. It's bulky and known to be more durable than a laptop. Do you agree with that? Many business owners who are not often traveling can benefit from the features a........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 6:30:31 AM)
The CIA, FBI and WikipediaInteresting revelations from Reuters that CIA and FBI computers edited entries in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on such hot topics as the Iraq war and the Guantanamo prison.The changes were picked up using the program WikiScanner and they might be in breach of Wikipedia's guidelines that seek to make the online encyclopaedia a completely neutral and reliable source.Mind you, the guidelines make clear that merely having a conflict of........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 5:29:04 PM)
Google Reveals YouTube Ads StrategyYouTube, a video web site acquired by search engine giant Google in November last year, has revealed its online marketing strategy. The Big G said small half transparent adverts will be incorporated in a selection of video clips
The advert will be displayed for 15 seconds after a user has started to watch the video. It will appear for 10 seconds on only 20% of the bottom screen without much disturbing the viewer. The user will have the........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 5:28:55 PM)
What's in an iPhone?The iPhone sells for $599 and is quite profitable. The actual materials are $265 for a gross profit margin of 55%. Now that doesn't include licensing and internal shipping costs, which could add another 10-20%
Infineon supplies the digital baseband, RF transceiver, and power management. National Semiconductor provides serial display interface. Balda from Germany and TPK Holdings from China supply the $27display module. Touchscreen........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 1:14:52 PM)
Shed light on Internet scamsComputer researchers from UC San Diego have found striking differences between the infrastructure used to distribute spam and the infrastructure used to host the online scams advertised in these unwanted email messages. This discovery should aid in the fight to reduce spam volume and shut down illegal online businesses and malware sites.
While hundreds or thousands of compromised computers may be used to relay spam to users, most scams are........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 8/6/2007 5:32:50 PM)
Zonbu - First Ever Cheapest Zero Emissions PCThe highly anticipated energy efficient personal computer (a conventional subscription based PC, without the keyboard, mouse and monitor) is finally out for sale. The environmentally perplexed world has its first ever zero emissions PC, certified by the Green Electronics Council it can be purchased through its website, zonbu.com
Zonbu runs on an intel powered microprocessor from VIA technologies, Taiwan with 512 MB RAM plus 4 GB flash........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 8/4/2007 9:24:34 AM)
What's The Best Gadget of All Time?The folks at Wired and voxpop.tv have come up with an interesting contest: The Greatest Gadget Of All Time Tournament. They took 64 gadgets from various points in time and set it up in an NCAA Final Four-style matchup. Gadget against gadget. Choose the best one.
If you can pick the same gadget everyone else picked, then you score points. The further up the bracket you match, the more points you get. The person who gets the most points after........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/28/2007 4:21:25 PM)
Futura Lap Stand for Mobile WorkersIf you have always been longing to finally and properly use a laptop on your lap but can't because of its heat and other inconveniences, say thanks to Futura for coming up with a product that can help you - the Laptop Stand. Its features include open slots for ventilation, gripping rubber to keep your laptop secure on its place, and the options to use it for mobile or stationary use.
It costs $30 and for fashionistas, it will soon come in........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/26/2007 7:06:43 PM)
Is Xbox 360 is doomedVia GigaOM - Quoted - We're still a few months from holiday shopping season, but I'm making this prediction now: The Xbox 360 is this year's PS3. Last year, of course, was when Sony's over-priced, under-delivered next generation console cost the company its preeminence in the console market to the Nintendo Wii. Similarly, the game industry will remember 2007 as the year Microsoft gave away its lead in the console wars, and lost its bid to........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/24/2007 10:17:10 PM)
Electromagnetic EarthLet's be blunt here, there are several products out there that harness magnets in order to have items float seemingly magically in space but these invariably come with a design that locks in the item from top and bottom and so, we feel at least, the effect is not quite as striking as it could be.
This is where this cool desktop gadget stands apart from the crowd as there is no frame or structure that interferes with the object being........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/20/2007 6:37:56 PM)
Multi-gigabit wireless computersNew research at the Georgia Institute of Technology could soon make that tangle of wires under desks and in data centers a thing of the past.
Researchers at the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) at Georgia Tech are investigating the use of extremely high radio frequencies (RF) to achieve broad bandwidth and high data transmission rates over short distances.
Within three years, this multi-gigabit wireless approach could result in a........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/19/2007 10:27:10 PM)
Logitech MX Air MouseFor those of you who hate needing a certain amount of table space to get your mouse going, you might think the Logitech MX Air Mouse is the best thing to happen to mice since the scroller.
I never really heard of an air mouse before, but it essentially works by waving it in the air so you can pretend you're Harry Potter using his wand. Looks like it comes with some multiple buttons and a new twist on the scroller wheel.
You should........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 6:20:26 PM)
Palm Treo 500v Preview 2Shiny Media video preview of the new Palm Treo 500v. “I take a quick look at the latest Palm to be released, the 500v. It promises 3G, a camera, stylish good looks (apparently) and because it’s on Vodafone, Vodafone live!”........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 9/18/2007 10:36:52 PM)
Coffee Table to Run iTunes ConnectionA company "Savant" are set to build a coffee table powered by Apple to run iTunes at home
The idea is that from the coffee table on can use a 40" touchscreen that is fully integrated with iTunes.
The table is powered by a Mac hidden in the table. It will access a user's music, photos, movies and provide home automation functions. From the coffee table one can select to show movies, photos and other video on a home........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/14/2007 5:33:43 AM)
Computer poetry pushes the genre envelopeWhat happens to poetry in the Digital Age? In one of the first academic works in the field, Swedish researcher Maria Engberg has studied how the ability of the computer to combine words, images, movement, and sounds is impacting both writing and reading.
The dissertation, to be publicly defended on September 14, has been jointly submitted at Uppsala University and the Blekinge Institute of Technology.
The way digital poetry experiments........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 8:21:19 PM)
New report on mobile phone researchMobile phones have not been found to be linked to any biological or adverse health effects, as per the UK's largest investigation into the possible health risks from mobile telephone technology.
The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme published its conclusions on September 12 as part of its 2007 Report.
The six-year research programme, chaired by Professor Lawrie Challis, Emeritus Professor of Physics at The........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 8:06:35 PM)
China's Eye on the InternetThe "Great Firewall of China," used by the government of the People's Republic of China to block users from reaching content it finds objectionable, is actually a "panopticon" that encourages self-censorship through the perception that users are being watched, rather than a true firewall, as per scientists at UC Davis and the University of New Mexico.
The scientists are in the process of developing an automated tool, called ConceptDoppler,........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 9/11/2007 11:26:46 PM)
Airwash Waterless Washing MachineIt looks like soon we may be able to rid ourselves of the water-guzzling washing machines in our homes. The Airwash Waterless Washing Machine takes "dry-cleaning" to a new level. Instead of immersing a clothing item in water the Airwash cleans clothes using negative ions, compressed air and deodorants to clean clothes.
What is not clear is how honey dropped on my tie is going to be cleaned. I suppose there will still be times when........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/4/2007 9:23:09 PM)
J.D. Power Picks Top BytecamsIf you want to know what satisfies consumers, chances are J.D. Power and Associates can tell you. It has built a business on finding out what corporate America's customers want and telling the world about it. This week the company released its annual digital camera usage and satisfaction study. Here are the top performers
Ultra Slim Segment. The Casio Exilim Zoom Series (photo above) dispatched all comers. According to Power, the........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/2/2007 7:50:23 AM)
Linux Now Available on the Palm GadgetsPalm's promoted next-generation OS will run on Linux. It's taking so long though that people are pointing to its delayed release as another sign of Palm's demise. But as always, when something's perceived to be important by enough people, someone online will freely share their expertise and time
That's the case with the efforts of a group of Independent programmers. Together, they have come up with an Open Source........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 8:42:30 PM)
Epoq Bring A Touch Of Class To The Video WatchIf you're looking for an ultra-portable media player and watch rolled into one, Epoq's latest offering is well worth checking out. While it isn't cheap at $199, it does manage to combine two things so far sorely lacking in a single device - great, stylish looks and 2 gigs worth of MP4 video playback
Currently sold out and on backorder at First For You, this has obviously been a popular summer spend, thanks I'm sure to some........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 8:42:19 PM)
Archos 605 WiFi Portable Multimedia PlayerinfoSync World reviews the Archos 605 WiFi Portable Multimedia Player. “We get our hands on Archos’ new portable media player, the 605 WiFi. With a snazzy new interface and internet content portable, is this our new movie player of choice?”........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 6:30:12 AM)
Pantech C150 ReviewPhone Scoop reviews the Pantech C150. This tri-band device includes EDGE support for data, though web browsing will probably be limited to your carrier's portal through the 1.8″ TFT LCD with a 128×160 pixel resolution.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 5:28:46 PM)
Users Mistakenly Trust Higher Positioned Results in Google SearchesAn eye tracking experiment reported in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication revealed that college student internet users have an inherent trust in Google's ability to rank results by their true relevance to the query. When participants selected a link from Google's result pages, their decisions were strongly biased towards links higher in position, even if that content was less relevant to the search query.
"Despite the popularity........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 8/21/2007 5:07:03 PM)
Graphics, Video and RockAmerican Idol and Comic-Con have come and gone, but fun in San Diego's summer sun has just begun. From August 4 to 9, the top computer graphics and interactive media folks from around the world will flood San Diego for the SIGGRAPH 2007 conference - and UC San Diego is part of the action.
UCSD's Calit2 is rolling out a red, pixilated carpet and serving up video in 4K - more than four times the resolution of high-definition TV. The video........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 8/6/2007 5:02:40 PM)
A Solar Charged Mouse in Trial Gear
That mouse right besides you, running on power or battery, wouldnt have ever thought of being a bygone reality and why would it have thought, the human brain that developed it, could someday come up with something better. Probably its notion would have been affirmative, had environment not been the issue but since latter is the hard fact, an alternative is struck
A wireless photovoltaic-powered computer mouse is under trial, and if the........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 8/5/2007 2:20:31 PM)
Animated beer smooth to pourCSIRO fluids researcher Dr Mahesh Prakash says the physics of bubble creation in carbonated drinks like beer is complex.
"As you pour beer into a glass, you see bubbles appearing on what are called nucleation sites, where the glass isn't quite smooth," Dr Prakash says.
"The bubbles expand to a certain size then rise up in streams to the surface, where they bump into each other and form a raft of foam that floats on the top".
Dr Prakash........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 8/3/2007 10:31:25 PM)
Take Your iPOD ANYWHEREFrom Frontgate.com, one of the best ideas for the summer
Ever wish you could take your iPOD to the beach or have it next to you at the pool or lake? Now you can with this really innovative new Waterproof Stereo Case for an "all purpose, all locations" use to protect the the iPOD no matter where you use it at the beach, the pool, on the boat or even when skiing or snowmobiling while still providing a great stereo sound. This case is........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/26/2007 7:11:13 PM)
AXIS 211W 1.3M Wireless CameraAVING reports: “AXIS (AVING) presented its 1.3M network camera 'AXIS 211W' in Korea market, which is a high-performance camera designed for professional video surveillance, offering the choice of either a wireless or a wired connection to the network.”........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 7/24/2007 10:17:13 PM)
Making tomorrow's computers from a pencil traceTroy, N.Y. A key discovery at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could help advance the role of graphene as a possible heir to copper and silicon in nanoelectronics.
Graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon, eluded researchers for years but was finally made in the laboratory in 2004 with the help of everyday, store-bought clear adhesive tape. Graphite, the common material used in most pencils, is made up of countless layers of graphene.........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/23/2007 5:03:06 PM)
PC That Saves EnergyThe world is moving towards technological advancement overlooking many priorities, and it is evident now that we are moving ahead at the cost of our own future. Carbon emissions are inarguably growing into an epidemic, while sources from all walks of life strive a bit in the direction to curb the headed catastrophe players from the Silicon Valley too feel the need to catch up, cutting on their energy consumptions and the carbon footprints.
........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 6:38:43 PM)
Free ACV HD to DV Transcoder SoftwareSource:www.elecard.co
If you have an HD camcorder and want to do more than just go straight to viewing an unedited tape then this free software from Elecard is for you
This program will quickly convert the latest HD format videos to DV format to allow editing on any video editing program such as the venerable Windows Movie Maker, which is free to everyone
Remember that this free software is only available until midnight tonight so........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 5:36:19 PM)