Google founder Sergey Brin's Video on "Search, Google, and Life" at the University of California at Berkeley courses. The video is highly informative, Brin talks about google ranking and lots more inner Google stuffs and I love Sergey Brin's way of very cool speech. Do checkout the video. >>
The next version of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution was released called as, Edgy Eft will include bleeding-edge Linux technologies, with many of the packages expected in Edgy to be beta themselves. There is quite big change in Ubuntu starting from their startup services. Checkout their feature lists. It is been planned to released on October 2007. >>
MacWorld has listed the top 10 Firefox Extensions for Geeks. They are designed to make surfing easier or safer, while others are specifically geared toward Web developers. Cool collections of firefox tools. >>
Forbes listed down its 400 richest Americans, and the Google founders Sergey Brin, Larry Page Google takes No. 12, No.13 respectively. I hope they will be in the top ten list next year. >>
Xun Chi 138 is the world’s smallest multimedia mobile handset with TFT-LCD touchscreen display with handwriting recognition, 1.3-megapixel camera, mp3 player, and a host of multimedia functions. One feature missing there’s no Bluetooth. >>
Google has added to its Google Spreadsheets with more useful features like allows collaborating, Spreadsheet sharing, Export to PDF, Import to and export from the Open Document Format Up to 50 people can collaborate on a single spreadsheet simultaneously, Merge multiple cells and much more features. >>
Cybercrooks are using e-cards that appear to come from a secret admirer in a scam to collect sensitive personal information, a security expert has warned. Data including credit card numbers, online banking credentials, and log-in names and passwords of thousands of individuals from Australia and the U.S. has already been collected in the scam. It really sounds scary, so stay away from the ecards you receive from the unknown sources. >>
LocoBlog is a mobile phone application created J2ME application that allows us to link up to our phone via Bluetooth to a GPS unit and then create blogs of text and pictures which are then tagged with latitude and longitude. The mobile application obtains position by connecting to a Bluetooth GPS receiver. Google Maps is used to plot the position of blog entries. Very nice cool mobile application. >>
Jeff Varasano, founder and CEO of Think2020, after months of trial and error, has applied his high-tech skills to reverse-engineer pizza. If everything can be Reverse Engineer like Pizza, It would be a great idea. Check out how he made with the instructions. >>
As United States has planned to change its Daylight Savings Time beginning in 2007. Due to this Daylight Savings Time changes in 2007 will affect Java applications in the United States. The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) stores rules about DST observance all around the globe. Older JREs will have outdated rules that will be superseded by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. As a result, applications running on an older JRE may report incorrect time from March 11, 2007 through April 2, 2007 and from October 29, 2007 through November 4, 2007. So we need to just update the Java Runtime Environments contain updated rules to report correct time. >>
Google webmaster tools provide us easy way to make our site more Google-friendly. Using the tool we can get Google's view of our website, and diagnose potential problems and See how Google crawls and indexes our site and learn about specific issues. It also helps to learn which queries drive traffic to our site, and see exactly how users arrive there. Nice tool for all Webmasters from Google. >>
Swarmteams is a multichannel messaging system which allows mobile groups to communicate and collaborate via the web, email, SMS and IM anywhere in the world. Swarming is about to bridge mobile phones and Internet-based communications channels with no downloads or installations needed on the mobile phone or computer. Swarmteams sounds a great idea. >>
The Popular Science has listed down the Fifth Annual 10 Brilliant, Creative young scientists of the year. Their Brilliance is marked by insight, creativity and tenacity. The young scientists are listed from various fields of science. >>
PC World has listed down the 25 most Worst Web Sites. The list consists of Hotmail, Microsoft windows update site and can you guess who takes the first place. It's MySpace. Checkout the list... >>
Flickr has added support for the new version of Blogger in beta!, It allows us to blog and post photos directly from Flickr to our beta blog. Flickr is using a secure authentication method made possible by the new Blogger’s use of Google Accounts. When we want to add a Blogger beta blog to Flickr, Flickr will redirect us to google.com to enter our username and password. The Flickr can never see our username or password; all of that information is kept securely on Google’s servers. Very nice and most wanted feature!! >>
Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs shows off a new wireless device, code-named iTV, that lets consumers stream movies or music to televisions. It may be the next killer device from Apple, we have to wait and watch the iTV in early 2007. Check out the video of the demo of iTV by jobs. >>
If you are unable to control your online usage? or If you feel a need to spend more and more time online to achieve satisfaction ? ... then you may be one of an online addict. Here are 11 simple steps to recover from your online addiction:
1. Use a timer, alarm clock or software that keeps track of your online time and Net usage.
2. Rearrange your desktop, set things up so it's not so easy to lose track of time while using the computer.
3. Change your habits, if you tend to get online first thing upon awakening, choose something else to do first.
4. If Possible, make sure your computer is not in an isolated room.
5. Ask you're friends or the neared ones to remind or call you after few hours of your online activity.
6. Turn off auto sign-ins, use busy signals, and don't be afraid to delete and block people, use frequently invite you for chats on unproductive things.
7. Make sure you finish all your important chores first, and then perhaps allow yourself some online time as a reward.
8. Take a holiday, unplug every now and then and use that time to sort out priorities and goals.
9. Have the radio on, that regularly mentions the time of day.
10. Cultivate other interests, hobbies to stream line your online addiction.
11. Take a walk outside or meet your friends rather than sit down and log on.
Got any more suggestions for online addiction... do drop in.
How to find you are suffering from Internet Addiction Disorder !!
Atlas Gloves is a DIY physical interface for controlling 3D mapping applications like Google Earth. The user interface is a pair of illuminating gloves that can be used to track intuitive hand gestures like grabbing, pulling, reaching and rotating. The Open Source Atlas Gloves application can be downloaded here and operated from home using a webcam and two self-made illuminating gloves. The video tracking functionality is written within the Processing programming framework, in conjunction with JAVA library. This robot library converts a special video tracking vocabulary into mouse clicks/releases and cursor movement in order to control the computer. >>
Apple has released the New iPod shuffle, which is considered as the world’s smallest digital music player and for just $79 with the 1GB iPod shuffle lets us to enjoy up to 240 songs. We can clip on iPod shuffle and wear it as a badge of musical devotion and will last for 12 hours of charge. >>
Apple also releases a new version of iPod Nano, which is sooo slim and comes in five stylish colors with a brighter display. Up to 24 hours of battery lifer price ranging at $149. >>
Apple Rocks ! iPod Rules !! ;)
California police investigates the probing if computer hackers illegally downloaded a private taped conversation of Arnold Schwarzenegger from state computers. Schwarzenegger may have been the target of computer hackers, who stumbled across material that proved embarrassing to the Hollywood and body-building icon. >>
After the big success of BarCamp
Chennai, India the same team along with other great Bloggers joined together conducted BlogCamp 2006 Unconference, the biggest and most comprehensive blog event ever conducted in India on last week.
We had most interactive sessions on Blogging, Podcasting, Videocasting, Moblogging and Social Media, with live video streaming and an IRC channel. I had a wonderful opportunity to chat with some of the celebrities like Wired Magazine Reporter Scott Carney, Sunil Gavaskar famous Indian Cricketer and watched the live Skype video session by Robert Scoble and much more great people.
I am highly excited to meet some of my favorite Bloggers like Kiruba, Jagadishkumar, Raghuveeran, Ananthakrishnan, Bhuvaneswaran, Varun Krishnan, Ramanujam, Aswin Anand , Ganesh APP, Amit Agarwal, Kartik Kannan and *.bloggers.
As I am bit concentrated on the sessions, I am haven't clicked much photos this time and just posting very few photos from the sessions.
BlogCamp Session Board
Ram Viswanathan of IBM and Kiruba Shankar of Sulekha on PodCasting
Wired Magazine Reporter Scott Carney
Robert Scoble through Skype Video Conference
Sunil Gavaskar Talks about his Podcasts experiences, for Yahoo! India Cricket channel.
My Friend Bhuvan [on the left] and Me [on the right] with Wired Magazine Reporter Scott Carney [center]
Youngest Attendee of BlogCamp
All attendees received a cool Yahoo! India Bag
BlogCamp was wonderfully sponsored by Yahoo! India, Nokia, Intel Software, Ford, MeriNews sponsored the venue; Fresh & Honest helped us with coffees. eNewss
, AdventNet and Mecosoft gave extra financial assistance.
Sify helped us with broadband and WiFi.
You can enjoy more photos from Flickr BlogCamp Group at:
Thanks for everyone and the sponsors, who made BlogCamp a big Success :).