Nokia 3606 Launched by Cricket

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 11:25:00 PM | , , | 6 comments »

Cricket Communications Inc. recently announced the availability of the Nokia 3606 phone. Along with a user-friendly interface, the phone packs in some quality features. Cricket Wireless presented the latest Nokia 3606, an ultra thin flip-styled phone that enables both messaging and calling function, plus, a 3G connectivity.

“The Nokia 3606 is an extremely attractive device that will be popular with customers who are looking for a handset with a sophisticated design and a high end feature set,” states Jeff Toig, vice president of marketing for Cricket. “The features are ideal for music lovers, with an MP3 player and stereo Bluetooth, which compliments Cricket’s Mobile Music offering.”



Supported by Nokia’s renowned user interface, the 3606 also features:

  •      FM radio
  •      Integrated Speakerphone
  •      BREW 3.1.5 with 15MB of user memory
  •      SMS/MMS with predictive text
  •      Stereo Bluetooth
  •      1.3 megapixel camera with LED flash
  •      MicroSD card slot for up to 8GBs and a micro USB charger/connector

The Nokia 3606 measures 3.5in x 1.9in x 0.6in and can withstand up to 3.5 hours of talk time or 10 days of standby from a full battery charge. It is available at a price of US$179.99.


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Texas-based Dell has decided to launch world's thinnest laptop, part of the new 'Adamo by Dell' brand. Derived from the Latin word meaning 'to fall in love,' Adamo will serve as a flagship in a line of products created to transform the familiar personal computing space with a combination of new design, aesthetics, personalization, and latest technologies.



The stylish design coupled with the material used for the Adamo is meant to change or refresh a person's perception of what a computer is.The basic model will be powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U9300 processor and will be equipped with 2GB of memory and a 128GB solid state drive. The 13.4-inch display will be powered by Intel's integrated X4500 graphics chip. On the outside, the laptop is featured with two USB ports, one USB/eSATA port and a display port. The Adamo weighs 4 pounds.

The Adamo has the following features:

  •      The chassis is made from a single piece of aluminium with precision detailing and a backlit keyboard
  •      High definition edge-to-edge glass display
  •      Fully connected with Wi-Fi (Draft N), Bluetooth 2.1, and optional integrated mobile broadband
  •      2 USB ports, 1 USB/eSATA combo port, Display Port, and RJ-45 port
  •      Cool, quiet, and robust solid state drives (SSDs)
  •      Up to 5 hours of battery life
  •      Available in Onyx and Pearl colors, with a range of complementary accessories
  •      Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-bit

Customization options include the following:

  •      External storage option with 250 GB or 500 GB external hard drive
  •      External DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray disc drive
  •      8GB USB drive
  •      Connectors and cables, including DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI, and VGA

The Adamo by Dell laptops will be available online for purchase and are available for pre-order now with worldwide shipping starting from March 26th 2009. Prices start at USD$1999. The chic laptop will hit 24 countries that include US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, ANZ, China, Honk Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia/Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.


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Gmail's new "Undo Send" Feature

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 12:54:00 AM | , , , | 2 comments »

This is not the first time that Google has introduced a feature to protect individuals from themselves. Have you ever been in a situation where you send an email message and immediately realize it was a mistake Where you accidentally sent something to the wrong recipient or simply regret writing that message or forgot to attach the file etc.,? If yes, then Google has unveiled a solution for you. The new “Undo Send” feature in Gmail. Gmail has added an "Undo Send" feature which can recall messages that you send. It should be within five seconds after clicking on the Send button.

"This feature can't pull back an email that's already gone; it just holds your message for five seconds so you have a chance to hit the panic button. And don't worry - if you close Gmail or your browser crashes in those few seconds, we'll still send your message," said Michael Leggett, Gmail user experience designer, in the Gmail Blog.

To activate Undo Send, go to the Settings/Labs tab in Gmail, enable it, and you're set. Once it is active you will see a new undo link on every sent email confirmation, which gives users a quick five second window (with an option to increase this to 10 seconds) to take the message back into the Gmail editor.



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Talking e-mail

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/22/2009 12:51:00 AM | , , | 3 comments »

Have you ever left out in a situation where you needs to send an emergency email which is getting delayed because you are driving your vehicle and cannot type the mail when you need? Then this talking email might really help you! Yes, scientists have developed the world's first hands-free and eyes-free e-mail for in-vehicle use only which can talk to you while you drive. You can just shoot an e-mail by giving verbal instruction to a device fitted in your car as you drive.

It's actually a portable smartphone-compatible device, known as iLane that alerts its user when a new email is received and reads out the message and draft a reply on voice command. The new gadget, developed by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, can be mounted on a dashboard, sun visor or air vent, at an initial installation cost of 400 pounds plus a monthly subscription.

It connects wirelessly to BlackBerry smartphones, and users wear a Bluetooth headset to issue voice commands and read, delete or reply to e-mails. It is powered through the car's cigarette lighter.
In fact, users can choose to send from two stock email responses -- "I am in transit and will respond shortly" or say "Call me if it's important" -- or they can record a 15-minute voice memo which the iLane will send as an email attachment to the correspondent.

In addition to handling e-mail messages, the iLane also allows people to make phone calls simply by calling out the name of someone in their address book, and can also read out the latest news and sport headlines, weather forecasts and traffic reports, according to the scientists.

However, the device is only compatible with BlackBerry phones at the moment and is currently available only in the US and Canada but its manufacturers hope to introduce it to other parts of the world soon.


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Cut, Copy & Paste Feature with iPhone 3.0 OS

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/18/2009 11:44:00 PM | , , | 1 comments »

Apple has announced an update to the iPhone operating system. The update will be available this summer as a free upgrade for the iPhone 3G, and for $9.95 for the iPod touch. This update is come out with the most awaited enhancement in iPhone, the Cut-Copy & Paste feature.



Apple said that they’ve been working really hard on the UI for cut, copy & paste functions in the new iPhone 3.0 OS and now this is how it works:

1. Double tap on text, and it automatically selects it — then puts grab points at the end of the selection, with a cut/copy/paste bubble above it.

2. To select a whole block, you double tap, slide with your finger or thumb (you get a new magnifying glass), and pull across what you want to grab.

3. Select Cut or Copy. And Paste it anywhere; Mail, Browser, Notes, SMS, or even within 3rd party apps.

4.You can even Shake the iPhone to UNDO.


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Most of us are already familiar with using a USB thumb drive. But have you ever seen the real thumb drive with real thumb? A Finnish programmer who lost his finger in an accident has replaced it with a prosthetic finger that has a USB drive built in. Victim Jerry Jalava can now peel back his “Nail” and reveal a 2 GB “Finger Drive” for storing photos, Movies and software. Sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, doesn’t it? Yes, but its true.



To add an extra dimension of coolness/freak other people out, the USB finger is removable.  So, when he’s using the drive you’ll notice a finger sticking out of his computer.  When he’s done, he simply unplugs and reattaches it! This replaced 2GB USB finger looks like a normal finger but it is easy detachable.


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GrandCentral Upgraded to Google Voice

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/16/2009 12:01:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Google has just released a preview of Google Voice, an application that helps better to manage the voice communications based on the original strategy GrandCentral as a free service of VoIP. Google Voice will be available initially to existing users of GrandCentral, a service that they acquired in July of 2007. Many number of improvements has been added to GrandCentral and the service is being relaunched as Google Voice.

The transformation from GrandCentral to Google Voice for the existing GrandCentral users, will be done in the next couple days. The instructions will be sent to the  GrandCentral inbox on how to start using Google Voice. Google will be launching the same for the others very soon.



The new application improves the way to use the phone. The features that are added to Google voice over the GrandCentral are
  •   Voicemail Transcription
  •   SMS Support
  •   Conference Calling
  •   GOOG-411 Integration
  •   Low Cost International Calling
Also, the contacts can be integrated from GrandCentral to Google address book. Voicemail Transcriptions will allow the user to listen to the voicemail messages and, to choose to have the new voicemails automatically transcribed. These transcriptions will be saved in the inbox and can be retrieved using search for voicemails. Similarly many other new features are been added to Google Voice which makes it to differ from GrandCentral.


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Google Mars Service Updated

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:51:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Google Mars is a map of Mars, published by Percival Lowell in 1895, was the result of many years spent carefully studying the Red Planet through his telescope. Now the same can be seen through your Web browser. Google Mars was at first an in-browser version of Google Maps which provides a visible imagery view, like Google Moon, as well as infrared imagery and shaded relief (elevation). Users can toggle between the elevation, visible, and infrared data, in the same manner as switching between map, satellite, and hybrid modes of Google Maps. In collaboration with NASA scientists at the Mars Space Flight Facility located at Arizona State University, Google has provided the public with data collected from two NASA Mars missions, Mars Global Surveyor and 2001 Mars Odyssey.

Now Google has updated its Google Mars service to show more details of Mars both in its history and the present day. Users can access images from the Themis camera on the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. They can also view antique maps of Mars from over a century ago, as well as the latest images from the Mars spacecraft.



Now, internet users will be able to explore the Red Planet's surface, keep track of orbiters and see the 'face' in the planet's surface. They will also be able to go on virtual fly-bys with the Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The new initiative has led bookies to slash the odds on the possibility of finding life on Mars from 500/1 to 50/1.

Scientists believe Mars is the most likely planet to harbour liquid water, and perhaps even primitive life. Mars is currently also host to three functional orbiting spacecraft – Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


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New Talking iPod from Apple

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:47:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Apple has launched the first music player that talks to you! The new "talking" version of iPod shuffle music player, which uses VoiceOver technology is to be the world’s smallest music player at nearly half of the size of the previous model. The new VoiceOver feature enables iPod Shuffle to speak your song titles, artists and playlist names.



The new 4 gigabyte Shuffle will be priced at $79 and carry up to 1,000 songs, double the amount of the last generation of Shuffles. The stainless steel shuffle is smaller than an AA battery. The device provides around 10 hours of music playback on a single battery charge. iPod Shuffle can speak 14 languages including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

There are no buttons on the shuffle, instead it is controlled by a button on the earphone cord, which allows users to play and pause songs, adjust the volume, move through playlists, and listen to track information. iPod Shuffle requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later and iTunes 8.1 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later and iTunes 8.1.

“Imagine your music player talking to you, telling you your song titles, artists and playlist names,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPod and iPhone product marketing.

For the time being, Apple is keeping the current-design 1 GB Shuffle in the product line as the least expensive iPod at $49. However, the 2 GB $69 version will be discontinued.

For more details visit here.


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IBM Launches Green Consulting Service

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:40:00 AM | , , , , | 0 comments »

IBM has started a consulting service to help government agencies analyze their environmental impact, boost energy efficiency and reduce global warming activities.



As Global warming is the most important issue to look out, IBM has decided to help the government. Hence, IBM has introduced the first consulting service designed to analyze energy and water use, assess waste management, evaluate overall environmental impact and develop improvement strategies. The IBM Public Sector Energy and Environment Diagnostic can help governments better understand their overall performance on environmental issues, identify improvements that can increase energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact including greenhouse gas emissions, and help ensure public institutions meet their own rising environmental standards.

This must be really very helpful for the government to take some preventive measures. This diagnostic is to help US federal agencies comply with current requirements for broad improvements in efficiency and economy for all environmental, energy and transportation management operations. However, it can be adapted to any future requirements for US government agencies or for use with any other federal, state or municipal government in any country.

For more details visit here.


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Microsoft Offers Discounts on Softwares

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/15/2009 12:35:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Its a good news that Microsoft offers discounts on Softwares. Microsoft has cut the price of leasing software by as much as 25 percent. Companies can sign up for discounts on SQL Server, SharePoint, and other Microsoft software, or two bundles of client-access licenses, according to notices posted on the Microsoft Incentives Web site.

One special promotion is "Simplify and Save," which offers savings of 15 percent for those who consolidate at least two existing license agreements into an Open Value agreement. Microsoft said the discount will run for the entire length of a three-year license deal.



Another offer is for between 15 percent and 25 percent off the price of the license and the Software Assurance costs of running Exchange Server, Office Communications Server, SQL Server, Office SharePoint Server, Visual Studio, Office Project, and other Microsoft software.

The cuts are similar to those that Microsoft has made on the cost of licensing specific products. The Microsoft Office Project Assurance Pack's price has been cut by 25 percent, and Microsoft Project Server 2007 has seen a similar price fall.

According to one analyst, Microsoft does not communicate enough people, when it comes about these special offers. "This is good news for users but Microsoft should be shouting about offers like this," said Tony Lock, analyst with Freeform Dynamics. "Software Assurance is not widely recognized and deals like this, which seems pretty much across the board of Microsoft software, should be better known."

Lock said that, while Microsoft has good market share, it is "not nearly as good as it could or should be, given offers like this."


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News is spreading like fire that the Palm Pre is the right gadget to beat the iPhone and thus it has been dubbed the "iPhone killer". More, good news for Palm Pre is that it has topped the list of the 100 hottest gadgets on the planet compiled by gadget magazine T3.

Palm Pre was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The device runs on new software called Web OS, which lets users directly connect to information stored on the Internet, known as the cloud, rather than through a desktop PC.

The smartphone comes with a slide-out keyboard, 8GB of storage capacity, and a multi-touch 3.1 inch color screen.

The second place goes to the Sony X-Series Walkman, closely followed by Nokia N97 phone with a slide out keyboard taking the third position.

However, not a single Apple gadget made the top ten, with the iPhone 3G being 14th on the list.

The Top 10 hottest gadgets are:

1. Palm Pre

2. Sony X-Series Walkman

3. Nokia N97

4. Philips 21:9 Cinema

5. TomTom Go 940 LIVE

6. Sony Reader PRS-700BC Reader Digital Book Touchscreen

7. B and W Panorama

8. Toshiba TG01

9. Canon IXUS 980

10. Sony VAIO P-series

If anyone of you has used these gadgets, then do let know your experience about it.


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Do you want to try out all versions of Internet Explorer which are released till date? Then you must surely download the Internet Explorer Collection pack.

This pack is free for download which includes all versions of Internet Explorer from version 1 (4.40.308) to the new Internet Explorer 8 (8.00.6001.18372). All versions of Internet Explorer are standalone and can be installed at the same time on your computer.


This pack also includes the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar 1.00.2188.0. This Toolbar provides a variety of tools which makes troubleshooting of websites a lot easier and is compatible with Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher when using Windows 2000 or higher.

Internet Explorer Collection 1.2.0.2 includes the following versions of IE:
  • Internet Explorer 1.0 (4.40.308)
  • Internet Explorer 1.5 (0.1.0.10)
  • Internet Explorer 2.01 (2.01.046)
  • Internet Explorer 3.0 (3.0.1152)
  • Internet Explorer 4.01 (4.72.3110.0)
  • Internet Explorer 5.01 (5.00.3314.2100)
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 (5.51.4807.2300)
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (6.00.2800.1106)
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (6.00.2900.2180)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 (7.00.5730.13)
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 (8.00.6001.18372)
This pack is even compatible with Windows 7 and you can download (54.5Mb) this pack from Final Builds Site.


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Stolen Laptop can Shout for Help

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/02/2009 10:13:00 PM | , , | 3 comments »

Are you a frequent traveler having a laptop, who is concerned that it may get stolen somewhere while traveling? To help you in tracking your laptop, there are many tracking software available in market from long ago.

But, a new software, called Retriever has been designed and developed by a Colorado-based firm, Front Door Software Corporation that offers a unique and new feature that other software don't offer currently.

Stolen laptop shouting for help

The new feature that Retriever offers is that it allows laptops to shout for help if they have been stolen, making it the first software to allow owners to activate recorded messages.

It will enable users to set a spoken message such as a shout or a warning and even display alerts on the missing laptop's screen.

It can also collect information about the location of the thief in case it is being used to access Internet so that police can be alerted.

Owners must report their laptop missing by logging on to a website, which sends a message to the computer, triggering on-screen messages to the thief or voice alerts or both.

The cost of Retriever is around 21 pounds or you can try out 90 day free trial version from Front Door Software website.

Wondering, how the laptop will be able to shout if the sound has been muted or there is no sound driver installed. :-)


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'Eye of God', a New Space Marvel

Posted by Prem Godara | 3/01/2009 01:19:00 AM | | 2 comments »

A stunning new photo taken by astronomers shows a Big Brother-style cosmic eye, nicknamed the “Eye of God”, staring down from space. The photo was taken with a huge telescope at the European Southern Observatory, on a mountain top at La Silla in Chile.

Eye of God

The Helix nebula is a sun-like star and is in its final explosion stage before it retires into a white dwarf.

According to a report in New Scientist, the amazing object is actually a shell of gas and dust that has been blown off by a faint central star. Our own solar system will meet a similar fate five billion years in the future.

Helix nebula is about 700 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius.

It has been studied in much more detail than other planetary nebulae due to its relatively close proximity to Earth.

Although the shape of the Helix resembles a doughnut, scientists believe it consists of at least two separate discs with outer rings and filaments.

The main ring is about two light years across, which equates to about half the distance between the Sun and its nearest star.


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Many people around the world finds their job very boring and a few number of people does the mistake of talking about it on social networking sites but be careful your employer might find this from the comments posted by you on these sites.

A sixteen year old teenage girl from UK has become victim of doing the above mistake and was fired from her job for calling it 'boring' on Facebook.


Kimberley Swann had been working for Ivell Marketing and Logistics Limited in Clacton, Essex, as an office administrator. She was sacked from her job with "immediate effect" after her employer found out that she has posted a negative comment on Facebook.

Boss Steve Ivell told Sky News Online that "Miss Swann posted comments about her job and invited other staff members to read them. Her display of disrespect and dissatisfaction undermined the relationship and made (her job) untenable. We thought that Miss Swann's best interests would be served by working for a company that would more suit her expectations."

Kimberley told reporters that "They were just being nosey, going through everything. I think it is really sad, it makes them look stupid that they are going to be so petty."

So, next time when you go online be careful because your boss is watching your back.:-)


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Digg to Release its Own Toolbar

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/28/2009 10:50:00 PM | , , , | 2 comments »

There is hot news running around the blogsphere that Digg.com may soon bring its own toolbar like StumbleUpon, to attract more people who are still not addicted to the Digging phenomenon.

Digg Toolbar

This new toolbar will allow you to Digg, Bury, share the page that you are on and will show you, how many Diggs the page has already received. There is Random option which will work the same way as in StumbleUpon toolbar. The Related pages option will take you to related pages dugg by the Digg community.

One interesting feature, that this toolbar offers is TinyURL-like functionality, which will allow you to create shorter URL such as "http://digg.com/xxxxxx”(six character code). This shortened URL will be used when you share a particular page via Twitter or Facebook.

If you look at the above image, the toolbar looks like an browser plugin but it isn't actually. Rather, it is an i-frame across your entire page shown from Digg.com and you can get rid of it by clicking on the "X" option in the toolbar.

Currently, this toolbar is in beta testing stage and we have to wait little more time for the final version to get released.


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Google's popular email service Gmail, which has over 110 million users worldwide, went offline for more than two hours, affecting Cyber users throughout the world, especially in Europe and India. Apparently users accessing the web version of the email were experiencing problems, with the POP (Post Office Protocol) downloading and mobile access through iPhone and Google's own G1 it was working fine.

Gmail LogoGoogle posted on its support page that, "We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a number of users. This problem occurred at approximately 1.30 a.m. Pacific Time. We're working hard to resolve this problem and will post updates as we have them. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused,".

For this, a Galway man today filed a €47,000,000 lawsuit against Google for the outage to its Gmail service. Critics of the lawsuit have pointed out that Gmail is an entirely free service and as such people don’t really have any right to complain.

However, O’Toole’s lawyer, Dan O’Mahony, told us “Wherever there is the slightest injustice we shall be there. When the smallest offense is made, no matter how trivial or frivolous it seems to anyone with half a brain, we’ll be there to bleat and make sure that everyone knows we will not stand for it. They might call us pathetic, half-witted grudge-bearers with a transparent agenda but we don’t care”.

Experts say the chance of success for the lawsuit are slim but Google will be hoping to avoid such problems because Microsoft were ordered to pay over €2,750,000 to a Cavan man, who complained against Vista.


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Social Networking Sites Harmful to Children

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/25/2009 01:31:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Nowadays, most of the children spend their free time in front of their computers. But its an stunning news that a scientist research says that this might harm children brains. Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo are said to shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centered.

Baroness Greenfield, an Oxford University neuroscientist and director of the Royal Institution, believes repeated exposure could effectively 'rewire' the brain. Computer games and fast-paced TV shows were also a factor, she said. She argued that exposure to computer games, instant messaging, chat rooms and social networking sites could leave a generation with poor attention spans.

'I often wonder whether real conversation in real time may eventually give way to these sanitized and easier screen dialogues, in much the same way as killing, skinning and butchering an animal to eat has been replaced by the convenience of packages of meat on the supermarket shelf,' she said.

She pointed out that autistic people, who usually find it hard to communicate, were particularly comfortable using computers.

A study by the Broadcaster Audience Research Board found teenagers now spend seven-and-a-half hours a day in front of a screen. Educational psychologist Jane Healy believes children should be kept away from computer games until they are seven. Most games only trigger the 'flight or fight' region of the brain, rather than the vital areas responsible for reasoning.

She also added that, 'I'm not against technology and computers. But before they start social networking, they need to learn to make real relationships with people.'


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Nokia N86 - 8MP Camera Phone

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/24/2009 07:42:00 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

As already expected to be announced, Nokia has set out to make the best mobile imaging device by launching Nokia N86 in the second quarter of 2009. Nokia N86 is a 8Megapixel camera phone. It combines wide-angle Carl Zeiss optics and an 8 megapixel sensor, resulting in performance comparable to a stand alone digital camera. The Nokia N86 8MP mobile camera phone is designed to excel in both bright and low light conditions, and it's optimized for both video and still imaging. Its high-speed connectivity ensures easy and convenient sharing.


"People demand mobile cameras that take excellent pictures in all light conditions," says Juha-Pekka Sipponen, Director, Nokia N series. "That's why the aperture of the Nokia N86 8MP is comparable to that of a high-quality, stand-alone digital camera. Whether it's running with the bulls in Pamplona or capturing the panoramic beauty of a sunrise over Sydney, the Nokia N86 8MP mobile phone will take brilliantly clear, wide-angle images that are instantly geotagged to be uploaded onto sites like Ovi Share or Flickr."

The N86 really does pack a punch and take superb quality digital photo's that it can only be compared to that of a stand alone digital camera. There are some other fantastic features on the Nokia N86 other than the already mentioned brilliant 8 mega-pixel camera feature. There is a built-in music player system with dedicated music keys which supports MP3-MP4-eAAC+-WMA music file formats plus an FM Radio with RDS technology and an FM transmitter. Music can be enjoyed through the built-in stereo speakers or the Bluetooth stereo headset.

For other entertainment purposes the user can enjoy the Java MIDP 2.1 gaming facilities presented on the Nokia N86 mobile phone, especially with the N-Gage motion gaming feature which takes the gaming experience to a whole new level of fun and entertainment.

For the detailed specifications visit here. Lets wait for some more months to try hands on with this fantastic Nokia N86!!!


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Make Money Online with Blogsvertise

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/23/2009 08:04:00 PM | , , , | 1 comments »

Many people are looking towards Internet from where they can make good money, but there is also a negative side in it. Many people get trapped towards the scam sites which tells us that they will pay lot of money, but end up cheating.

People have to be very careful in choosing from where they can earn money on Internet so that they don't get cheated. There are many ways by which money can be earned on Internet, among them Paid to Blog is one of the ways by which you can earn good money if you are a Blogger.


Blogsvertise is a blog advertising site where both bloggers and advertisers can meet and benefit each other. Through this website, bloggers can earn money by writing reviews about various products and publish it on their blogs. Bloggers will be paid in the range of $4-$25 per review. Advertisers too benefit from this since vast number of people will come to know about their products.

Here are the rules which bloggers must remember while using Blogsvertise:
  • Bloggers will be assigned tasks by the administrator to write reviews in their blogs which must include at least 3 links to the website URL.
  • Minimum of 100 words or more are required for a blog entry to get approved.
  • All allocated tasks must be completed within 5 days after it is assigned to you.
  • All the reviews which are published on your blog must remain permanent on your blog.
How it works:

When bloggers are assigned a task, they will have to write review about the specific product or service and then submit it for review so that it can be approved. After approval, the review must be published on their blogs and the bloggers will be paid every month for the entries which were approved through PayPal.

Don't waste any more time, just register with Blogsvertise and start earning!


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The world's biggest phone maker Nokia and the Internet calling company Skype has joined their hands to preload Skype software into some of the Nokia smartphones. Cell phone bills can get expensive, so people try all kinds of things to keep talking without spending too much. With the increase in capabilities in cell phones, VOIP is becoming a viable option.


Putting Skype on handsets will give users low-cost calls to landlines and mobile devices. The N series will feature Skype and it will be built into the phone’s contact manager enabling the users to easily see when their Skype contacts are available online. The first phone to feature Skype pre-installed will be the N97. Nokia uses the Symbian S60 OS in its phones which should allow the application to run in the background so you can get your Skype calls on the go. The app will run on both Wi-Fi and on 3G.

“Making Skype available everywhere through mobile devices is essential to fulfilling our vision of ‘enabling the world’s conversations’,” said Scott Durchslag, Skype’s chief operating officer.

Jose-Luis Martinez, vice president at Nokia's N series division, said in a statement: “With more than 400 million Skype users worldwide, the integration of Skype on Nokia N series mobile computers is a significant step in bringing converged Internet experiences from the desktop to the world’s most advanced mobile computer."

Skype will be rolled out on other devices after the Nokia N97 goes live in the third quarter. New Nokia N97 devices will have it pre-installed, whilst early versions will be able to get it through a software upgrade. Other select N series devices are also likely to come with integrated Skype functionality which includes Skype contacts, Chat, VoIP and Presence.

This is a cool little feature that should distinguish Nokia phones from others. Lets wait till the launch of the first N97 with Skype.


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Google Launches Multiple Inboxes For Gmail

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/16/2009 12:24:00 AM | , , | 3 comments »

Google updates to Gmail Labs have been coming so thick and fast that one could even believe Google is considering bringing the product out of beta. Every day another feature gets added through Google Labs. Since the beginning of January users have been given additional capabilities such as offline access, easier labelling techniques and video via Gmail chat etc., Now Google has announced the most exciting one: Multiple Inboxes.

This feature makes it possible for users to have more than one 'inbox' in their default Gmail view. The look of Gmail changes so that you have your traditional inbox on the left and then a right pane with the emails you want (or need) to see separately.

It’s creator introduces it in his blog post saying:

“I’m seriously into filters and labels. All the email I get related to Flash goes under my “flash” label, everything about paragliding goes under “flying,” and they all skip my inbox because that’s how I like to stay organized. But when new email arrives I have to switch to the “flash” label first, then click on “paragliding,” etc. I wanted a way to see it all at once.”

To select this feature, head over to Google Labs section and enable Multiple Inboxes. Once enabled, it will automatically bring up your draft emails in the right pane but you can configure the feature from Settings so that you can see starred emails or particular folders (which of course Google calls Labels).


You can obviously choose how many inboxes you want. To do the same go to settings and select the Multiple Inboxes tab (after you have enabled the feature). There is great personalisation. You can select the labels and even the number of posts you want to see so that you’re screen isn’t too cluttered.

I think it’s an awesome feature because its almost like having 2/3 screens at once as far as mail is concerned and makes it very convenient if you’re using a lot of labels. This feature was created by Octavian “Vivi” Costache in his 20% time that Google offers their employees.


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Is Nokia Going to Launch 8 Megapixel Phone?

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/15/2009 11:42:00 PM | , , , | 1 comments »

It looks like Nokia will be revealing a 8 megapixels Nokia Nseries phone with Carl Zeiss lens at the upcoming Mobile World Congress a few days from now. This can be judged from the sample photo posted on the Nokia NSeries blog which is said to have been taken from the said device.


The doubts come when you analyze the image's EXIF data. The photo is 3274×2448 pixels which equals to 8 megapixels. If you see the below image, it displays "Make and Model" as "Nokia Undisclosed (Carl Zeiss)" which raises real doubts that Nokia is finally coming with a 8 megapixels phone.


So lets keep close watch on the upcoming Mobile World Congress for Nokia to make this announcement.


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Make Money Online Using PayingPost

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/15/2009 10:40:00 PM | , , | 1 comments »

Are you one of those users who is new to blogging and want to monetize their blog so that you can earn handful amount of money using Internet? Well, to help you people one such site has come up called as PayingPost.

Now, let me tell you little bit about PayingPost and how it works. PayingPost is a UK based blog advertising site which can be used by both bloggers and advertisers to benefit each other.


This site lets bloggers write reviews about various websites, products and companies which is relevant to their blog content and publish it on their blogs so that the visitors to your site will get to know about that particular service. This platform of advertising is very convenient for advertisers because it reaches vast amount of audience through out the internet and the result brings smile on both the bloggers and advertisers face.

In case, if you are a advertiser looking to promote your website, service or company, then PayingPost is the right choice because you need not have to keeping looking for adversting options, here through PayingPost you can find vast number of bloggers waiting to promote your service each one writing unique review for you at any desirable cost.

Many people might say that there are many other sites present like this who offer the same service but the unique thing about PayingPost is that even if your blog is very new, it will easily get approved. So, Happy news for even new bloggers.

I think the above is enough the make you feel comfortable to choose PayingPost as the right option for advertising or earning money. Now, lets see how to get started.

1) Just visit PayingPost and create an account.
2) Submit your Blog Name and its URL so that it can be reviewed for approval by PayingPost.
3) Wait till your blog gets approved and then install a piece of code on your blog so that you can get started.
4) Go to "Open Opportunities" Tab, to Reserve your opportunities so that you can write reviews and start earning money. :-)
5) After writing the review, publish it on your blog and submit the title and URL of the same so that it can be reviewed by PayingPost.
6) That's it, work done.

You will be paid to your Paypal account at the beginning of each month if you review gets approved.

This is not the end, there are more offers for you. There is one more way "PayingPost Direct" by which you can get reviews. In this method, the blogger has to place a badge on their blogs, so that they can directly get reviews from the advertisers.

If you still want more, then last but not the least, PayingPost also has an affiliate program through which you will get paid $15.00 if your referees first review is approved.

What are you waiting for? Just visit PayingPost and get started.


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Locate Your Friends Using Google Latitude

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/14/2009 11:24:00 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Google Latitude  is a useful way to track your location on a mobile phone or GPS laptop. But you can get roughly the same sense of fleeting privacy on any old Wi-Fi PC. Latitude is a new feature of Google Maps that lets users see the real-time location of friends and colleagues. Users can also communicate with each other through Latitude, if they wish.

Now before the privacy people get all worked up, Google built in robust privacy settings, allowing users to share their precise location, a general city-level location or no information at all. You can even lie about your whereabouts. So privacy is not an issue here: you decide who knows what and when. Latitude is currently available in 27 countries and it works on a big list of cell and smartphones, with more coming.

You can use your Google account to sign in and easily invite friends to Latitude from your existing list of contacts or by entering their email addresses. Google Talk is integrated with Latitude, so you and your friends can update your status messages and profile photos on the go and see what everyone is up to. You can also call, SMS, IM, or email each other within the app. Check out this video to see Latitude in action.

Mainly there are two primary ways to use Latitude right now:

   1. On your mobile phone: visit google.com/latitude from your phone's mobile browser to download Google Maps for mobile with Latitude. Currently most of the popular smartphone platforms are supported: Android, Blackberry, Symbian S60, and Windows Mobile, and iPhone will be added to the list soon. It will be available through Google Mobile App, and you'll just need to download or update the app from the App store to find Latitude in the Apps tab.

   2. On your computer: go to http://google.com/latitude from your browser and add the Latitude gadget to your iGoogle homepage. If you've installed Google Gears or if you're using Google Chrome, you can choose to automatically share your location from your laptop or desktop computer -- no smartphone required!

Google Latitude and similar services like BrightKite and Loopt are yet more proof that the future of the Web will be all about maps.


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Google Earth is also used to dig the past histroy. This is been proven by the recent news that, using Google Earth, a Los Angeles-based musician named Nathan Smith thinks he's found a lost treasure ship that sank somewhere north of Corpus Christi during a hurricane in 1822. But the owners of the land won't let him dig unless a court permits.


A recent book called "Lost Treasures of American History" got Smith to investigate around on his computer and an intriguing pattern near the small town of Refugio made him to drive nonstop to the Gulf Coast with a metal detector in hand.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Smith told a federal judge that Where he had walked he was able to find gold, silver in his initial visit to the site itself. When he stepped out of that area, he could see nothing.

Adding to Smith's convictions is the fact the creek is named Burgentine or Barkentine Creek. The lost Spanish (or maybe Mexican) ship was said to have been a barquentine, a type of three-masted sailing vessel.

Ron Walker, the attorney representing the family that owns the land, says to ABCNews.com, "It was offensive that somebody could go on Google Earth, look down and see what they think, I guess see, under the ground and see a ship and come in and say, 'I want to dig up your property', also they have no proof anything is there and no experience."

The judge plans to rule next month on whether Smith can ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permission to dig. But even if he does find something, he might be in for more legal fights. The state of Texas is already preparing to file a claim, and the Spanish government recently sued professional treasure-hunters over another long-lost military shipwreck.


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Samsung Unveils Blue Earth Solar Powered Phone

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/14/2009 11:16:00 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Samsung Electronics has unveiled a solar-powered full touchscreen phone called "Blue Earth".  Samsung's Blue Earth handset might just be taking the green thing to a whole new extreme. Made from PCM, a recycled plastic from water bottles, the phone boast an "eco" mode for efficiently adjusting screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth usage, and an "eco walk" app / built-in pedometer to tell you how much CO2  emission you've saved by walking instead of driving.


Both the handset, and its charger, are free from harmful substances such as Brominated Flame Retardants, Beryllium and Phthalate. Samsung says the Blue Earth comes with a unique user interface designed "to draw attention to preserving our fragile environment".

With recycled packaging, and energy efficient charger, the Samsung Blue Earth will be available in the UK during the second half of 2009. We're waiting on more specification information about the handset from Samsung and will update the story when we have it. Not a word on price has been specified yet.


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'Organic' Computer Chips From Carbon

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/02/2009 12:29:00 AM | , , | 1 comments »

Scientists have found a new way to modify graphene to make it act as an insulator, a major breakthrough which they claim could soon pave the way to build "organic" computer chips from carbon, rather than silicon.

Graphene, carbon arranged in atom-thick sheets, is already known to be an excellent conductor, but electronics requires the ability to insulate too, as well as electrical properties in between those two extremes.

Now, a team at Manchester University has shown that graphene, carbon arranged in atom-thick sheets, can be easily modified to act as an insulator by adding hydrogen atoms to its surface, the 'New Scientist' reported.

In fact, the new material, called graphane, is made by exposing a graphene sheet to ionised hydrogen gas for some two hours, the scientists have found.

"The semiconductor industry exploits the 'whole periodic table' to manufacture its components. But what if a single material is modified so that it covers the entire spectrum needed for electronics? Graphene could be that material," lead scientist Konstantin Novoselov said.

Using a single material could simplify construction and allow near-seamless interconnections between conductors and semiconductors, currently as much of a headache for the chip manufacturers as the need to shrink transistors, the scientists said.

Experts have welcomed the findings. Alex Savchenko of the University of Exeter said: "In electronics, all digital elements -- transistors -- switch signals on and off, so they should have a large difference between the open and closed -state resistances."


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Top Secret Phone - Zumbafone Leaked

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/02/2009 12:07:00 AM | , , | 2 comments »

We have not heard of the Zumbafone yet, but its makers are confident it could revolutionize the way we communicate. The Zumbafone is currently considered top-secret and hence they are not revealing us much more.

The Zumbafone is a carefully shrouded device being developed by a British company called IA Technologies. The company manufactures military technology and a bunch of other stuff too.

The Zumbafone is the size of a credit card and contains two interlocking pieces. One half snaps off to function as an all-inclusive earpiece-phone. The other, when connected, offers a more traditional keypad and screen.

Once we attach the earpiece half, the Zumbafone links us to an "Internet portal" that holds all of our information. Say the name of a contact, and we're instantly connected. By tapping a button, we can speak out a text message and have it sent wherever needed. Incoming text messages are displayed on the screen half of the phone if we have it attached, or spoken aloud if we're wearing the earpiece.

The device is slated to be on store shelves by the end of 2009. Visit PCWorld site for more details.


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Apple and Adobe to Bring Flash for iPhone

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/01/2009 11:52:00 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Adobe has joined its hands with Apple to develop Flash for the iPhone. Adobe chief Shantanu Narayen made this revelation in an interview with Bloomberg at the Davos, Switzerland event. "It’s a hard technical challenge, and that’s part of the reason Apple and Adobe are collaborating," he says.

He also added, while no specific details were given as to the parameters of their teamwork, it was mentioned that Flash Lite will not be an acceptable alternative as it’s too feature-limited as opposed to the real thing. However, Flash itself is resource-heavy which is too much for the small processor of the iPhone or any smart phone for that matter to handle which is the real challenge in making the much-awaited feature finally available on Apple’s mobile phone.

As to whether it will be offered as a 3rd party app or plug-in, the chances of that happening is near impossible as the iPhone SDK’s guidelines strictly prohibits 3rd party app from serving as plug-ins. It’ll most likely debut as part of a firmware update, but no information regarding as to when this will all happen.

For more details visit Apple insider site.


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iPhone - The Most Popular Phone For Downloading Games

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/01/2009 11:23:00 PM | , , | 1 comments »

Apple's iPhone stands in the first place again. ComScore, a reputed market research firm, reported that, among the top ten phones used to download games in USA, the first, second, third and seventh spots are taken over by four different models of the Apple iPhone. The 8GB Apple iPhone 3G took over the number one spot followed by the original 8GB and 16 GB version. The old 16 GB iPhone is in the seventh position.

PC World report says that the iPhone and iPod dominated the list of finalists recently named in a competition sponsored by the Independent Games Festival Mobile. A total of about 1.1 million U.S. owners of the four iPhone models have used the device for downloading games, according to comScore.

According to comScore analyst, Alistair Hill, "the main reason behind this popularity is Apple's sound marketing strategy. Now, hundreds and thousands of people know about the App Store which is also very easy to use. Apple also allows gamers to develop games in a very easy and transparent way. Prior to that, mobile phone companies tried to gain large amount of revenue from mobile phone gaming. As a result, developers had to develop hundred different versions of one game to be used in different mobile phones. Apple changed that scenario."


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Windows 7 will be Released Without Beta 2

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/01/2009 03:40:00 PM | , , , | 0 comments »

Microsoft has announced that there won't be a second beta of Windows 7, saying that the next test version of the operating system will be a near-final release candidate. Windows engineering head Steven Sinofsky announced the move in a blog posting on Friday, confirming that Microsoft would stick to earlier plans for just a single beta.

Given the estimated release date for Windows 7, we all expected that there would be only one beta before an RC. Microsoft proved the community right. Microsoft says, "With the RC, this process of feedback based on telemetry then repeats itself. However, at this milestone we will be very selective about what changes we make between the Release Candidate and the final product, and very clear in communicating them. We will act on the most critical issues. The point of the Release Candidate is to make sure everyone is ready for the release and that there is time between the Release Candidate and our release to PC makers and manufacturing to validate all the work that has gone on since the pre-Beta. Again, we expect very few changes to the code."

They still have not yet said anything about the release date. Although that is believed to be the goal, Microsoft has told partners that it is still too soon to commit for a 2009 release and it could yet be pushed into early 2010. Officially, Microsoft has said that it will have Windows 7 out within three years of the general availability of Windows Vista, which hit its two-year anniversary on Thursday.

In the meanwhile, for those who have not tried hands on Windows 7, the download availability for the Windows 7 Beta is still active.


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As a result bringing a kind of solution for the content blocking ISPs, Google has introduced Measurement Lab. Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is an open platform for researchers to deploy Internet measurement tools. By enhancing Internet transparency, it aims to help sustain a healthy, innovative Internet. Now Google, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, the PlanetLab Consortium, and academic researchers are taking the wraps off of Measurement Lab (M-Lab). The network diagnostic tool, meanwhile, can measure the speed of a user's internet connection.

The open platform is still in its infancy, Google says. But it is providing 36 servers to researchers in 12 locations in Europe in the United States, with the hope that they can come up with new applications to improve internet transparency. An application that allows users to monitor if they are being obstructed online isn't new, but Google says M-lab stands for more than just a throttle test - it provides the infrastructure for developing other tools to measure connectivity.

"M-Lab is intended to be a truly community-based effort, and we welcome the support of other companies, institutions, researchers, and users that want to provide servers, tools, or other resources that can help the platform flourish," Google vice-president Vint Cerf and principal engineer Stephen Stuart said on a Google blog.

For more details visit Google Official Blog.


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After the Mumbai attack, the talk of the town was about theGoogle Earth has helped the terroists who involved in the attack. Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program that was originally called Earth Viewer, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.

During the month of November, there happened a deadly attacks in Mumbai by the terrorists. Sources says that Google earth was used by the terrorists for the exact map and location and distance etc., Google completely disagrees with this slipshod logic.



Google says, that terrorists can use maps, electronic or otherwise anything, for Evil, which isn’t Google’s fault. The evilness is in the philosophies and the desires of those that want to do evil. They will use the tools at hand to do that, whether it’s throwing a Molotov cocktail, or shooting a rifle or using some piece of technology as part of the process.

Post-Mumbai, Google Earth has been called “the Google threat.” Even the venerable British Army has expressed concern about the program. But we don’t understand how it can. Are we to ban cellphones because, you know, Bad Guy 1 can SMS his location to Bad Guy 2? Or maybe we should shut down Casio for creating the alarm clock that awoke Bad Guy 3 on the day of an attack? It’s silly.


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MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of high performance custom computers for PC Enthusiasts, announced the availability of the next generation high performance Remix Workstation which can be used for graphic design, video production, pro audio and other creative professions.

Starting at $2,000, the Remix Workstation features high-end audio and graphics features, liquid cooling and sound insulation to minimize noise.

The system is designed to maximize a number of visually intensive functions, including:

* Bringing fluidity to image navigation. The Remix enables real-time image rotation, zooming, and panning. Also, on-screen compositing of both 2D and 3D content, ensuring smoothly anti-aliased results regardless of zoom level. Brush resizing and brushstroke preview, 3D movement, high-dynamic-range tone mapping, and color conversion are also accelerated.
* Accelerate high-quality video effects such as motion, opacity, color, and image distortion. The Remix also enables faster editing of multiple high-definition video streams and graphic overlays and provides a variety of video output choices for high-quality preview, including DisplayPort, component TV, or uncompressed 10-bit or 12-bit SDI.
* Accelerate a variety of creative effects. Effects accelerated include depth of field, bilateral blur effects, turbulent noise such as flowing water or waving flags, and cartoon effects. The Remix with the Quadro CX takes advantages of these workflow enhancements.

Audio Editing Features – MAINGEAR Remix’s sound insulation is designed for audio editing in the studio. Remix also offers M-Audio audio interfaces designed to handle the needs of project and professional studios.

Some of the other Features which are included in the Remix workstation are

* Studio quality sound insulation – Advanced insulation materials keeps the noise in and dense mesh air filters keep the dust out
* Powerful components - Latest technology from NVIDIA, Intel, M-Audio
* Advanced Liquid Cooling – MAINGEAR partnered with CoolIt Systems to equip the Remix with advanced Liquid Cooling

Creative Professionals can purchase the MAINGEAR Remix at MAINGEAR's website. The base price for Remix is $1,999.99 ($3,999.99 with NVIDIA Quadro CX) and is available in Black, Silver, Electric Blue, Inferno Red, Alpine White, and Speed Yellow.


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Future Economy will Depend Upon Cell Phones

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/01/2009 02:45:00 AM | , | 0 comments »

Predictions says that very soon most of the economic functions will be carried out through mobiles. Already cellphone credit(the transfer credit between phones with a simple text message)has partly replaced cash to in some parts of the African continent, a paper now predicts that more economic functions will soon come to be carried out through mobiles all over the world.

The paper has been submitted to a workshop on the future of social networking organized by W3C, the body in charge of global web standards. It says that the next step is to give cellular phone users the equivalent of social networking websites like Facebook.

Gloria Ruhrmund, a South Africa-based mobile social media consultant, envisages that combining social network-style services with existing mobile credit transfer systems may further take over from traditional banking systems. According to her, such mobile social networks may provide new routes to pay salaries, provide health advice, mobilize voters, and to connect and educate isolated communities.

Some social mobile tools, such as instant messaging service NokNok, are already established in Africa, reports New Scientist magazine.


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AMD is planning to release more phenom 2 processors this year by increasing the stock clock speeds in increments of 100 MHz (0.5x multiplier) with a string of SKUs post Phenom II X4 950. This announcement comes after AM2+ exclusive Phenom II X4 940 showed impressive overclocking potential, while shipping with a clock speed of 3.00 GHz. According to the insider sources, a German website called AMD News caught up with this news.

For those who are not aware, the Phenom 2 is the new line of processors from AMD. They are built on the 45nm technology. They have a 2MB L2 cache and a 6MB L3 cache. They have a lower power consumption that their predecessors.

AM3 means that those processors support DDR3 memory. If those processors are used in AM2+ motherboards, they can also be used with DDR2 memory.

All the upcoming processors will be built on the AM3 package, making them compatible with DDR3 and DDR2 memory standards. With the Phenom II X4 950 being clocked at 3.10 GHz, succeeding SKUs take 100 MHz steps, starting from a Phenom II X4 960 at 3.20 GHz to a Phenom II X4 990 at 3.50 GHz. Despite the high clock speeds, the chips will continue to maintain rated TDPs of 125W. At some point within the succession, AMD will crank up the HyperTransport interconnect speed from 1,800 MHz to 2,000 MHz. The launch-schedule for these processors will be spread throughout 2009.

The models in the new series consist of:
  • Phenom II X4 950 (3.10 GHz, 15.5 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 960 (3.20 GHz, 16 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 970 (3.30 GHz, 16.5 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 980 (3.40 GHz, 17 x 200)
  • Phenom II X4 990 (3.50 GHz, 17.5 x 200)
Till now, no AM3 motherboard are out but are expected next month.


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Fannie Mae Escaped Rajendrasinh Makwana's Logic Bomb

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/01/2009 02:23:00 AM | , | 0 comments »

Rajendrasinh B Makwana, an Indian National, was employed by a subcontractor for OmniTech as a Unix engineer at Fannie Mae's Urbana, according to an affidavit by the FBI agent investigating. On October 24 at about 1:30 pm, Makwana was fired by Fannie Mae for inadvertently writing a script that switched up permissions on the company's Unix servers. He told his supervisors at OmniTech and turned in his badge and laptop to Fannie Mae around 4:45 pm that day.

FBI agent Jessica Nye says "Makwana created a erroneously computer script that changed the settings on the Unix servers without the proper authority of his supervisor."

As per the U.S. district court Makwana integrated a malicious code with the legitimate code and malware set to trigger off at 09:00 am on 31st Jan 2009. Company served from heavy loss by an engineer who detected the malware and its activities. It detected after several day it was planted. Companies must also find ways to secure the data concerned with various operations, he added.

RB Makwana was indicted on 29th Jan 2009. For unauthorized computer access after allegedly installing a malicious script on fannie mae's computer server. The script called a logic bomb, was executed on 31st Jan 2009, was discovered by Unix engineer accidentally. the script has potential to wipe of the institution's more then 4000 server clean, and also causing millions of dollars in damages and ability to shutting down the computer at least for a week.

For this little stunt R B makwana is now facing up to 10 years in prison. Click here for more information about Rajendrasinh Makwana.


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Windows 7 is still in the public beta process, and will be for some months to come. The purpose of true beta testing is to isolate and identify serious problems (we should know). During this testing, an unbelievable flaw in Windows 7 beta and Microsoft's User Account Control (UAC) feature, allows its protection to be defeated by any malware which happens to infect the system.

The malware needs only to send a series of false keystrokes from a Visual Basic script to activate the UAC dialog, move the slider bar to the disable position, and then save the changes. After that, the program can access protected functions or even reboot the system, thereby gaining full total system access on restart.

This type of security breach has been in use for as long as there have been PCs. In the old DOS days, a terminate and stay resident (TSR) program could invoke the system BIOS functions, wait for the password screen to appear then start issuing interrupt 16h instructions (which send fake keystrokes). Doing so would mimic the effect of a user pressing keys on a keyboard, and old DOS programs like Sidekick used to do this as part of their feature in order to provide DOS with copy-and-paste-like functionality, as well as pop-up abilities like a calendar, calculator, etc. Sidekick would intercept and send its keystrokes in this way.

Windows uses a message-based communication system internally. When a user presses a keystroke on the keyboard, the keyboard controller identifies which key was pressed (or released) and sends a signal to the motherboard, which then issues a hardware interrupt signal to the CPU. The CPU stops what it's doing (processing a spreadsheet, drawing some graphics in a game, whatever it is), and then retrieves the keystroke - sending it to the appropriate software algorithm (an internal keyboard handler). Such a handler allows keys to be remapped, intercepted, and all kinds of other things which allow for abilities macros, etc. But ultimately, the keystroke message, such as "KEY 'X' IS DOWN WHILE THE RIGHT-SHIFT KEY IS PRESSED," are sent to the appropriate program (or, more precisely, the appropriate "window" in Windows).

There is a simple fix to this problem. Microsoft can implement without sacrificing any of the benefits the new UAC model provides, and that is to force a UAC prompt in Secure Desktop mode whenever UAC is changed, regardless of its current state.

The discoverer wrote some simple code and also notes that this is apparently a Microsoft-purposed design feature of Windows 7, as related inquires appearing on Microsoft's beta page are all marked "closed."


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Samsung's S3500 to be Released Soon

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/01/2009 01:33:00 AM | , , | 0 comments »

Samsung is expected to introduce its new entry-level sliding handset, the S3500 soon. Recently gaining approval from the FCC, chances are that will be available from AT&T or T-Mobile in the US although nothing is finalized yet. Features of the Samsung S3500 include,

  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • QVGA display with 262K colors
  • Music player
  • FM radio
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth and USB
  • WAP browser, email
  • 35MB internal memory
  • microSD memory card slot
There is no word on pricing, but its expected to be an affordable one.


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If you had noticed today, there was an error occurring in the Google search results which listed all the search results along with a appended warning message as “This site may harm your computer”.

Google’s VP of Search Products Marissa Mayer has just responded to the issue today that marked all Google results with the warning “This site may harm your computer” and advised users not to visit them. The problem, she says, "It was simple human error: when importing the malware list from StopBadware.org, the URL ‘/’ was unintentionally added, meaning that every website would be included".

She also added that, "We do this to protect our users against visiting sites that could harm their computers. We work with a non-profit called StopBadware.org to get our list of URLs. StopBadware carefully researches each consumer complaint to decide fairly whether that URL belongs on the list. Since each case needs to be individually researched, this list is maintained by humans, not algorithms. We periodically receive updates to that list and received one such update to release on the site today. Unfortunately (and here’s the human error), the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs."

She also said, "Thanks to our team for their quick work in finding this and fixing this within 40 minutes. And, our apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced, and to site owners whose pages were incorrectly labeled. We will carefully investigate this incident and put more robust file checks in place to prevent it from happening again."


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Is Premium Games Section Headed to App Store?

Posted by Prem Godara | 2/01/2009 01:06:00 AM | , , , | 0 comments »

Are you a serious gamer on iPhone. If so, then there is a good news for you. Apple may be planning to add a new "premium games section" to the App Store which will offer games for the iPhone and the iPod Touch around the range of $20 USD after Apple recently noted that the store had hit a half billion downloads and was home to 15,000 applications.

This section will be open to a restricted number of commercial game publishers such as Electronics Arts, so that iPhone can be represented as a "serious gaming" hand held.

Most games in the App Store currently come from low budget publishers or casual coders, and many sell for 99 cents to $9.99 USD, so this initiative of locking out the smaller developers would appear to clash with the ideals by which the store has operated to date.

In an interview published this week, Apple vice president of iPhone and iPod product marketing Greg Joswiak spoke directly to this end, noting that the one of the benefits of the App Store is the low overheard required to become an influential player in the market.

App developers don't need a publisher, he said, "It's not somewhere you have to be represented by somebody; you have to be in the development programme, which is very inexpensive."

Asked if smaller developers are really competing with the established players, Joswiak said: "What we'd like to do is show off the games - the 3D and the casual ones. Everyone from the big developers is excited -- the EAs, the Gamelofts, Hudsons and Segas -- but what's also cool is the small guys.

"You get the one or two-developer shops like the Pangeas, who are doing a great business, with anecdotal stories like paying off their home mortgages after a month or two of being in the store," he said.

Apple has not confirmed the report, and neither has any large publisher, but it is believed that the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) would be a likely launch date.


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Today the world's number one search engine stumbled with a Malicious Software Warning for sometime around the evening. If you had guessed it Google, you are right. When any text was searched, the list of search results appeared normally as it used to. But every search result had a warning below it saying "This site may harm your computer".

The most peculiar thing was that, even when the text Google was typed in the search box, the same warning was given for google website itself as shown in the below picture. And inspite of the warning when the link was clicked from the search result, the Malware Warning page was displayed.



This problem was fixed in an hour by Google after which the search process became normal. Generally this warning message will appear with search results as when that site might be dangerous that it may install malicious software on your computer.


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Today, Samsung Electronics, announced that it has developed the world's first four gigabit (Gb) DDR3 DRAM chip, using 50 nanometer (nm) process technology.

With more and more data centers seeking a reduction in the number of servers they use, the development of low-power 4Gb DDR3 has become critical in reducing data center costs, improving server time management and increasing overall efficiency.

Using just 50 nanometer process technology, the 4Gb DDR3 DRAM chip runs at 1.6Gbps and is highly efficient consuming 40% less power, gulping only 1.35 volts to operate, in contrast to 1.5 volts consumed by the other DRAM chips. The 4Gb can be used in servers, desktop PCs, workstations and notebooks, given that it can be produced in chips in 16GB RDIMM, 8GB UDIMM and SODIMM modules.

DDR3 is 8 times faster than DDR2 memory and uses 30% less power. The new 50nm 4GB chip comes 5 months after Samsung introduced the first 2GB chips built using the 50nm process.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research and analysis firm, the worldwide DDR3 DRAM market will account for 29 percent of the total DRAM market in 2009 and 75 percent in 2011. In addition, IDC estimates that 2Gb-or-higher DDR3 DRAM will make up three percent of the total DRAM market in 2009 and 33 percent in 2011 (units in bits).

If Samsung goes on to use its dual-die package technology, then its hoping for a breakthrough that will allow for 32GB DDR3 memory modules, giving a double boost to the chip capacity presently.


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Marijuana Field Spotted Through Google Earth

Posted by Prem Godara | 1/31/2009 11:52:00 PM | , | 0 comments »

Google Earth has proved its use many a times and now its been really interesting that it helped the Swiss police finding out massive fields of weed. Swiss authorities announced today that they had found a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth.

The discovery was part of an ongoing investigation that has so far led to the arrest of 16 people and the seizure of 1.2 tons of marijuana with a street value of $2.5 million USD. Cash and other valuables were seized as well with a value of over $800,000 USD.

The head of Zurich police's specialist narcotics unit, Norbert Klossner, said the field was in the northeastern canton (state) of Thurgau. The plantation is about 7500 square meters and was hidden inside a larger field of corn. "It was an interesting chance discovery," said Klossner.


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Ma.gnolia is a free, public service for saving links to websites. Most users rely on it as a bookmarking storage service, or a place to save links that they may want to revisit later. Links can be saved privately or shared publicly, so that they can be browsed by other users looking for new destinations.

Unfortunately, there was a meltdown at the website Ma.gnolia on Friday morning. The service lost both its primary store of user data, as well as its backup. The site has been taken offline while the team tries to reconstruct its databases, though some users may never see their stored bookmarks again.

The failure appears to be catastrophic. The company can't say to what extent it will be able to restore any of its users' data. It also says the data failure was so extensive, repairing the loss will take "days, not hours."

On Friday morning, company founder Larry Halff issued an apology on the homepage along with the following note:

"Ma.gnolia experienced every web service's worst nightmare: data corruption and loss. For Ma.gnolia, this means that the service is offline and members' bookmarks are unavailable, both through the website itself and the API. As I evaluate recovery options, I can't provide a certain timeline or prognosis as to to when or to what degree Ma.gnolia or your bookmarks will return; only that this process will take days, not hours."

In light of today's outage, many are questioning the reliability of web apps and web-based storage in general.


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Deleted Emails can be Recovered

Posted by Prem Godara | 1/31/2009 11:27:00 PM | , , | 1 comments »

Most of us assume that a deleted or lost email can never be recovered back. But there are ways to recover the deleted email back. There are two different types of email and fortunately, both types are recoverable. Overall email recovery is fairly simple process. First we must ascertain what type of email we are using. It should be either web based or client based. Free email addresses such as those provided by Yahoo or Gmail are web based. This means the place where your emails are stored in on the huge server for these companies. The other prevalent form of email is a locally based email client. These systems send, receive and store emails right on your computer.

Each of these email types requires a different approach for email recovery. Browser based emails use a general data recovery program for email recovery. All one need to do is have the program scan for damaged files in the temporary internet files folder and the software will bring up any files marked placed in marked as available space allocations.

Client based email systems like Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express require email recovery programs built specifically to recognize their files and retrieve them.


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All Film Genres Search Available on New Website

Posted by Prem Godara | 1/31/2009 11:16:00 PM | , , | 0 comments »

The UK Film Council, has set a website to which will vastly speed-up and simplify movie searches. Movie buffs can now get information as to which film is being shown at which cinema hall on a new website. Internet users can search for movies as well as where and how they can be watched on this site.

This website also gives cinema listings, DVD sale and rental options, and suggests legal download sites. More than 30,000 films-including action movies, thrillers, classics, and Bollywood hits-are said to be part of the catalogue. The website not only searches the film, but also brings up all the formats it is available in. It even provides information on proximity, price, and popularity.

Movie buffs can read a synopsis of the film, watch the trailer, and even click through to book tickets or buy or rent the DVD. Just in case a film being looked for is unavailable in the UK, the user can sign up to receive an email alert when it finally reaches these shores.

"This new site is going to transform how consumers find the films they want to watch - we will soon wonder how we ever coped without it," Sky News quoted Peter Buckingham, the head of distribution and exhibition at the council, as saying. "We have turned what was often an incredibly time-consuming, frustrating process into one that makes it much easier for film fans to see films in the UK," he added.


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Get Read Receipts for Your Mails

Posted by Prem Godara | 1/31/2009 11:06:00 PM | , , , , | 0 comments »

There are times when you need some help on keeping track of the emails that you send by way of delivery notifications or read receipts but currently, none of the web-based emails, including Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Mail and many others, offer any kind of delivery notifications or read receipts except rediffmail.com.

Even when you send a message using Microsoft Outlook, Eudora or Lotus Notes (that allow you to request read receipts), the Internet email service would simply ignore the request and you may never get to know if the message was read by the recipients or delivered at all.

There are three ways by which you can know whether your mail has been read by the recipient.

First one is by using a service called SpyPig. It is a simple and freeware online email tracking system that sends you a notification email as soon as the recipient opens and reads your message. The notification email will have details about the IP address and the number of times your email has been read.

Using SpyPig is very simple. Open the SpyPig website and type your email address where you wish to receive the notification and the message title in the notice form. Then choose the tracking image which you want to embed in the email and select the number of times you want to receive notifications.

Next, click the button to create and activate the SpyPig tracking image. Now, just drag and drop the tracking image in your outgoing email message. For SpyPig to work you and the recipient must use HTML-formatted email rather than just a plain-text or rich-text formatted email.

The second option is by using Statcounter. Create a free account in it and go to the install code options, choose invisible tracking button and HTML only counter. Statcounter will now provide you an HTML image snippet that you have to insert inside the body of your HTML email message.

This will be a white GIF image which will be invisible to the human eye and as soon as your friend opens up your email, your statcounter logs will be updated. You will know the details like IP address of his computer and the date time when the email was opened.

The above option won't work if the recipient has configured his email client to block downloading of images from the internet automatically.

The third and the final option is by using Google Analytics. It involves embedding a tracking code as an external link in your email message. Whenever the recipient clicks on that link, Google Analytics will record that the link has been clicked thus indicating that the email has been read.

The advantage of this method is that no image is downloaded on the client's side but it could fail if the recipient doesn't click the hyperlink.

Do leave comments telling which trick helped you better.


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Intel to Demo its Octo-Core Zeon Processor

Posted by Prem Godara | 1/31/2009 11:01:00 PM | , | 1 comments »

Intel has scheduled to give its first public look at an 8-core Xeon processor in less than two weeks at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference. We knew when Intel launched its quad-core Nehalem line-up that it had plans to pack even more cores into a single die. Intel will be taking the opportunity to show off Octo-Core Xeon processors.

The unnamed chip will double the core count of existing Xeons and is based on the same 45 nanometer manufacturing process and Nehalem architecture that underpins the Core i7. The shift adds Hyperthreading and will let even a single-socket Xeon processor theoretically address as many as 16 simultaneous program threads at once by putting two threads on each core.

Intel isn't expected to release the 8-core processor at the event, which often touches on roadmaps rather than production hardware. However, quad-core Nehalem Xeons are expected to arrive in the early part of the year and will be fundamentally similar outside of their reduced multi-processing.


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If you had used the Google Toolbar on Firefox, then you might be pretty familiar with many features of Toolbar 5 (beta) has to offer. Now a couple more features to the Firefox Toolbar are added and the same is available for download. You can download this "second beta" to get all the latest and greatest Google Toolbar features.



The most specialized featured about the beta 2 version is that now you can get a personalized page showing thumbnails of your most visited websites in Firefox just like Google Chrome. This feature is included, so that you can access your most visited websites quickly without having to type a word.

When you open up a new tab, instead of the blank white page you see by default in Firefox, you can instead see small thumbnails of your favorite sites (up to 9), as well as recently-closed and bookmarked pages based on your browser history. If for whatever reason you don't like this updated new tab page, you can always change it back to a blank page or to the website of your choice through either your Toolbar or Firefox settings. Another cool feature is that you have the option to choose which thumbnails are displayed, just click on Edit thumbnails link at the bottom.

This personalized new tab page will surely save few seconds that you used to type in few words at address bar. Apart from this more features are added to the beta 2 release which can checked in the official Google Blog.


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Google's Street View Car Hits a Young Deer

Posted by Prem Godara | 1/31/2009 10:15:00 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Google Maps has always provided us with countless hours of entertainment and informative images. But this time it is a sad thing to notice that the Google Maps van hit a young deer. This whole incident went instantly to Street View. In New York, a street view car hit a baby deer on Five Points Road and then recorded the whole thing on Google Maps. Nobody noticed until, a person prompting a blog noticed that and then a sequence of five street-level pictures was been removed from the site.

Google replied: "The driver was understandably upset, and promptly stopped to alert the local police and the Street View team at Google. The deer was able to move and had left the area by the time the police arrived. The police explained to our driver that, sadly, this was not an uncommon occurrence in the region - the New York State Department of Transportation estimates that 60,000-70,000 deer collisions happen per year in New York alone -- and no police report needed to be filed."



Generally spotting the street view car was not that very easy. Back in July, the street view car was spotted by many eagle-eyes techies, but Google seemed to want to preserve the mystique of the street view project by staying mum on its tour dates.

For more details visit here.


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A new mobile Gurbani Search engine for the Apple iPhone and  iTouch devices was released. This is considered to be one of the first Sikh related apps for the iPhone. There is MS Pocket PC version of SikhiToTheMax, but this is the only other mobile search software which is released so far.



The Gurbani database on iSikhi is the same as the one from SikhiToTheMax so it includes Bhai Gurdaas Vaars and parts of Sri Dasam Granth. You can download the iSikhi (Version 1) application on your computer from ishiki, or directly from your device by going to the "App Store" icon on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Do a search for "iSikhi" and it will show up.


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Moving Feedburner Feeds to Your Google Account

Posted by Prem Godara | 1/31/2009 09:31:00 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Many of you might already know that Google acquired Feedburner in 2007 but couple of months ago, Google announced that they would start migrating the feeds hosted on Feedburner to Google’s servers.

Initially, the publishers interested in using the new services like AdSense for feeds migrated but lately, there’s been news spreading about Google forcing Feedburner members to migrate their Feedburner account to their Google Account until February 28th.

If someone fails to make the transition by February 28th, Google mentioned that Feedburner feeds will start reporting a 404!

The following new features will be available after transition
  • You will be able to opt-in for AdSense for Feeds via your AdSense account.
  • Several enhancements have been made to the feed delivery for email. You must check out these settings!
  • Visitor tracking will be retired from Feedburner and you’ll have to use Google Analytics, which doesn’t offer real-time tracking.
  • Feedburner networks are no longer supported.
Steps to Migrate Feedburner Account to Your Google Account

1. If you know which Google Account you’d like to migrate your feed(s) to, go ahead and log into that account first. It’ll make your options for the migration more convenient for you.
1) Log in to your Feedburner account.
2) On your homepage, click on “Move your account now.” present between the yellow bar at the top as shown in the image below.


3) Choose your Google Account where you would like to move your feed to and click ‘Next"’.
4) In the next screen, you will see all of the feeds assigned to the Feedburner account that you’ve signed into.
5) Now, you can now move those feeds. Depending on the size of your RSS feeds, it might take a while though. The good thing is that you can close your browser window and keep working normally while Google’s servers do the work.

If you haven't transferred your feeds till now, then you still have time. In case, if you have already transferred, do let know whether they are working normally.


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