Monday, June 25, 2007

Google starts "Event Reminders" on Google Calendar!

Google launched the newly added event notifications feature to "Google Calendar" today! This was one thing missing for a long time and would give Outlook a run for it's Money!

A sample reminder shown 10 minutes in advance!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ready to Browse the Web in 3D???

Folks at SpaceTime have stirred up how you browse the Web by offering a free application that lets you browse in 3D! The idea is pretty simple, rather than to have a 2D layout of your browser with tabs all over the place, SpaceTime breaks the "pages" out like a storyboard in 3D space. It's impractical if you're looking at a single page, but if you're doing a search, it'll stack your search hits in 3D thus making it easier to see them all at once. It'll do the same for your eBay searches, letting you browse through photos of the stuff you want to buy.

Cool eh? check it out here!

Penguins have to still wait since at the moment, this application is available for PCs only.

iPhone fever?

Got iPhone fever? While the only prescription is an actual iPhone, there's a Slide 2 Unlock application for Windows Mobile which should hold you over until the 29th. It is a Windows Mobile start screen application that allows you to swipe your finger/stylus across the screen to unlock the phone, iPhone style. Can be found here!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Apple releases Safari for Windows!

One more nail on the coffin for M$IE...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Re-nano titanium iPod nano case, priced at a whopping $800!

This is one the coolest case for an iPod i have ever seen!

This is really the way to go about differentiating yourself from the white-bud wearing cattle around you... Easy, slip that skinny slab of flash into the massive FACTRON Re-nano case made of solid Titanium, boy. The ¥99,750 (about $818) case made by Kiwami Studios will be available for your $149 nano starting June 5th.

Apple confirms iPhone launch date...

Just in case you haven't heard the news, Apple finally shouted out the iPhone's release date!

June 29th 2007 is the day when the coolest gadget on the planet hits the shops... I cant wait to get my hands on it!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

ThinkFree - The best online office on earth!

Recently had a look at one of the best Online Office Suites i have ever seen! It's called ThinkFree and it's no exaggeration when they claim it to be the best online office on earth!

Lately, Online office automation is being suggested as the next generation paradigm for collaboration between teams from different geographies and there's already a fierce competition between the biggest companies to dominate this domain! Major players being Google with it's Google Docs & Spreadsheets, gOffice, Zoho Office Suite and Azax13 Suite

Azax13 Suite is rated the best among the lot by ComputerWorld in this article.

Lithium Ion motorbike prototype!

Tesla Motors has finally resurrected the electric car in screeching sports car form, it's the turn of the motorbike to get all Lithium Ioned up. While it's not the first electric motorcycle, it is possibly the most rough and ready design: if you can afford the $15,000 odd fee for a custom modification, a team at the Electric Motorsport shop in Oakland will take out the nasty engine in your ride and replace it with an array of Lithium Ion batteries. As a prototype, the company created a fully electric version of the Yamaha R1 which has a top speed of 100MPH, a range of 100 miles, does 0-60 in 3 seconds!

Read more on engadget here or here.

On the world's best cruiser...

On a Royal Enfield Thunderbird...

Intel reveals quad-core laptop chip

Intel has announced that it is looking forward to quad core laptops hitting the scene throughout 2008. Mooly Eden, GM of Intel's mobile platform group, said that we won't see these quad cores in business class laptops for a while, even being honest enough to admit that there aren't enough multi-threaded applications out there to justify it. Read more on engadget.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Virtual Barber Shop --- Holophonic Sound

Heard of Binaural Recording?

Binaural recording is a method of recording audio which uses a special microphone arrangement. Dummy head recording refers to a specific method of capturing the audio, generally using a bust.

The term "binaural" has often been confused as a synonym for the word "stereo", and this is partially due to a large amount of misuse in the mid-1950s by the recording industry, as a marketing buzzword. Conventional stereo recordings do not factor in natural crossfeed or sonic shaping of the head and ear, since these things happen naturally as a person listens, generating their own ITDs (interaural time differences) and ILDs (interaural level differences).

Recently some of these recorded audio bits are floating around the internet, so i decided to put them up here for more avilability... Enjoy!

A woman whispering in your ears...

You’ll need headphones for this to work it's magic…
Close your eyes, play along and have a listen to the Virtual Haircut...

A blow dryer to get your hair dried after your virtual hair cut...

This one is similar to the Virtual Haircut its called Cereni Holphonic...

Audio Courtesy : David Heron

Blackle - Energy Saving Google Search

Amazing new and simple concept in energy saving, apply all your environmental friendly attitude while doing a web search! Use Blackle!

Blackle lays out the functionality of Google's custom search into a beautiful clean black layout which according to them saves a lot of energy! Read more about Blackle here.

BTW, I love Black!

Microsoft is not the real threat

Mark Shuttleworth of Ubuntu fame feels Microsoft is not the real threat to the open source community! I loved reading each bit of this article and appreciate Mark's thoughts.

Much has been written about Microsoft’s allegation of patent infringements in Linux (by which I’m sure they mean GNU/Linux ;-) ). I don’t think Microsoft is the real threat, and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.

The article is a great read, available here.

And I’m pretty certain that, within a few years, Microsoft themselves will be strong advocates against software patents. Why? Because Microsoft is irrevocably committed to shipping new software every year, and software patents represent landmines in their roadmap which they are going to step on, like it or not, with increasing regularity. They can’t sit on the sidelines of the software game - they actually have to ship new products. And every time they do that, they risk stepping on a patent landmine.

So, Microsoft is not the real patent threat to Linux. The real threat to Linux is the same as the real threat to Microsoft, and that is a patent suit from a person or company that is NOT actually building software, but has filed patents on ideas that the GNU project and Microsoft are equally likely to be implementing.

Dreaming of a 9 to 5 Job?

In your personal life, when attending to business or working on side projects, how often do you spend 8 consecutive hours in front of a computer? It doesn’t make sense because we lose the ability to concentrate effectively within a few hours.

A great read on "Why the 9 to 5 Office Worker Will Become a Thing of the Past".

Read more here.

Doesn’t work that way. If you get paid for your most productive time, you would get paid twice as much. If you would only get paid for 4 hours instead of 8, you would only receive half your salary.

There is no substitution for meeting face to face. Remote work arrangements -never- work out as well as keeping your staff in the office. Even open landscape offices work out much better than offices with a separate office for each employee. Monitoring employees doesn’t work, unless you are keeping slaves in 24h-factories that is.

And the best excerpt i found in one of the comments,

An interview could go like this: “We have selected you because we think you are very good at what you do. Good enough to work here. We have a new project we think is worthwhile doing, and wonder if you are interested in joining a team to participate? We have many talented people working with this technology, and the infrastructure is already in place.”