Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Recharge your gadgets without wires

In Gadgets, General, Misc, News, Tools on August 6, 2007 at 11:58 pm

A Pennsylvania based company, Powercast, came up with an impressive product to cut the wires on small to medium gadgets and let the recharge happen wireless. That is a pretty cool concept and the good thing about this is that they just didn’t come up with the concept but they’ve made that concept into a product and have successfully signed agreements with more than 100 companies including the electronics giant Philips.

Here is how it works…A transmitter plugs into the wall, and a dime-size receiver (the real innovation, costing about $5 to make) can be embedded into any low-voltage device. The receiver turns radio waves into DC electricity, recharging the device’s battery at a distance of up to 3 feet.

Read more about this cool stuff here.


Vista’s successor now known as "Windows 7″ due out within three years

In Breaking News, Microsoft, Misc, News, Technical on July 21, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Microsoft announced the big news at Microsoft Sales Training Conference in Orlando, FL. The big news was what was previously been called as “Vienna”, the next major version of Windows, will now be called “Windows 7” and would be due in the next 3 years time frame.

Source: Engadget

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Mapplets: Google Map Gadgets

In Breaking News, General, Google, Misc, News, Technical, Tips N Tricks, Tools, Web 2.0 on July 11, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Google just released a new feature to its Google Maps called Mapplets. Mapplets are simple/small gadgets that can be embedded into the Google Maps. Mapplets can be found under “My Maps” if you are signed-in to Google network. There are bunch of Mapplets that Google has put out to begin with including, Real Estate Search, Photos, Gas Prices, Distance Measurement Tool, Earth as Art, and Crop Circles. But when you click the “Add Content” button you get a much bigger list of all the available Mapplets and I’m sure if you don’t find the one you are looking for it would be available soon.

To check out Google Mapplets you would, obviously, have to visit Google Maps.

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Microsoft to break open a trend in Vancouver, Canada

In Breaking News, General, IT, Microsoft, Misc, News, Opinion on July 10, 2007 at 10:23 pm

I’m not sure if the mainstream media and the public is fully aware of the US Immigration fairlessness and the hardship legal immigrants face before getting past the immigration gate. One good example is the latest fiasco by the USCIS/DOS on it’s Visa Bulletin game. You can read a little bit about this fiasco from here. It looks like not just the poor legal immigrants but the employers as well go thru this hardship it seems and one good example is this move by Microsoft to open up a development center in Vancouver, Canada.

Read the full story from here.

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Video: Google CEO interview at the World Economic Forum

In Google, Misc, News on June 16, 2007 at 11:39 pm

Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO talks about the latest hot topic about Google – Personalization and Privacy – in this video from the World Economic Forum meeting.

Watch it from here if you can’t see the below embedded video player.