KnowURL - Be Safe From Hackers in Social Networks

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29 May, 2010  at 5:21 PM

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KnowURL Protect Yourself from Short URL Attacks

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URL shorteners are the web services which makes the Alias of long URL. They provide you a very short URL which can be used to link in place of the original one. This makes it easier to share long links of Twitter, SMS etc, where you have limit of characters. But since you don't know the exact address hidden behind the shotened URL, you might be cheated and led to malware, phishing sites. Which may download virus, spywares and scripts. Some Shortener like Bit.ly and Goo.gl scan the link before shortening. But all don't have such feature.

Recently my friend Abhi who blogs at techbusy.org launched KnowURL which lets users submit and know the original URL behind it.

Say Happy Birthday to Google Wave - Opend For General Public

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Google Wave's First Birthday

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Google Wave has completed it's one year after the launch last year. In one year we have seen lots of improvements. Many new extensions have flooded the wave.
Last week Google opened Wave for public making lots of buzz in web, it requires no invitation to sign up now. People who hadn't seen it before or waiting for the invites suddenly jumped to it and started waving.


Sony's Flexible OLED TFT Display Can Wrap on Your Finger

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27 May, 2010  at 10:33 PM

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Sony's Flexible OLED Screen

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Like a science fiction movie, we are soon going to have mobile phones, gadgets wearable on your wrist. Sony has unveiled it's ultra flexible TFT OLED display panel. The prototype was first shown in CES trade show 2009 and has undergone more than 4 years of research and development. This panel is just 80μm thick. Since it doesn't contain any hard driver the TFT panel can be wrapped about your finger.

Auto Sort Email into Folders | Cool Windows Live Hotmail

Auto Sort Emails into Folders with Custom Filters

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Are you one who gets hundreds of emails everyday? How do you manage them? How do you prioritize them to read, sounds odd? You might waste your working time reading the email that's not so important thinking of any urgent one. You get twitter, facebook, Linkedin notifications, Wikipedia alerts, comment moderation (regular) etc everyday. If you skip, you might need to search them later it huh.. They hampers your productivity. A blogger knows this very well - how important is the time management!

Google TV a Collaboration of Google, Sony, Logitech And Intel

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22 May, 2010  at 6:11 PM

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Google TV Runs Android, Chrome, Ready to Dominate in TV World

Google Launches Google TV, It runs Android OS, Chrome and Flash
update: Sony Has Launched Internet TV Google TV

Wonder! if web enters in your television. TV won't remain limited to some hundreds of channels but millions(or may be billions) of channels around the globe and will allow you to seamlessly search and get the best source to entertain yourself.

This now becomes the reality with Google TV. Google finally released long awaited Google TV in the I/O conference. Google TV uses a set top box or it can be directly incorporated in the tv, which runs on Android OS and can be paired with dish networks. I don't understand why didn't they use Chrome OS, instead of Google Android, perhaps the stability issue. Google Chrome is built in to browse the websites and video channels faster. This also transforms your TV into photo viewer, music player, game console, shopping corner and more.

Free Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Phones, Have You Downloaded?

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20 May, 2010  at 5:52 AM

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Free Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Mobile 6.5

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We all know that Microsoft's office tools dominate in the market, despite of the availability of free tools such as Google Docs, Open Office etc. Last week Microsoft released Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones for Free, Yes its available for free. Also they will be releasing Windows Mobile 7.

Win Sony Dash Worth $199 | A Sony Insider Global Contest

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18 May, 2010  at 11:34 PM

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Win Sony Dash In Dash | Sony Insider Contest

Win A Sony Dash in Sony Insider's Photo Contest

Recently Sony Launched Sony Dash a personal internet viewer, which supports over 1000 free sony apps and is ready to beat iPad in tablet race. You can know more about Sony Dash in our recent post.

Now you have a chance to Win Sony Dash in the exclusive contest of Sony Insider and is sponsored by Sony. They call it "Win a Sony Dash in dash".

Google Voice Invites in 24 Hrs | Students Get Priority

Google Voice Invites - Students are Prioritized

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Google Voice gives you services like Voice Mails, International Call, Free SMS, Call Conference, Call Recording and many more. Some services are free. You also get a number which can connect all of your  phones for lifetime. Google Voice is powered by VoIP [Voice over Internet Protocol]. Currently Google voice is available in US only and  requires invite to enter, like Google Wave. I got my GV invite in early days of its launch ;)

Google thinks that Voice very well suits students especially the college students. Students can read SMS and voice mails with the transcription tool when attending lectures. The transcription tool converts voice into text. In India cellphones are banned in educational premises :(

Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer - Going For Tablet at $199 or expensive iPad

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14 May, 2010  at 5:10 AM

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Sony Dash The Personal Internet Viewer | Dash vs iPad

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Sony launched a new tablet Sony Dash, which was announced in CES trade show this year. They call it personal internet viewer supporting 1000+ Sony apps available for free. It's made for web browsing, social networking, games, videos photos news and listening to your favorite radio. It's multitasking so you can stay connected to your friends when listening to music or may tasks together.

This has 7 inch capacitive touch screen, connects to the existing wireless connection to provide you a selection from over 1,000 free apps, many are developed by chumby industries, including news, calendars, weather, sports, and social networking.  Through BRAVIA Internet Video, Dash can bring you TV episodes, films and video content and music from providers such as CBS, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Slacker and many more.

CubeSat XI-IV Japan's Tweeting Satellite

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11 May, 2010  at 5:30 AM

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CubeSat Japan - World's First Satellite Tweeting from Outer Space

CubeSat XI-IV the world's first tweeting satellite from outer space photo


Nowadays twitter is being used as a mean of conveying fastest information. This adds more when CubeSat XI-IV [sai four] developed by Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory (ISSL)-Nakasuka Laboratory at University of Tokyo, Japan becomes world's first satellite updating status on twitter. CubeSat  XI-IV has been orbiting the Earth for 5 years and tweeting for about 10 days. CubeSat [http://twitter.com/XI_V] has over 2500 followers.


CubeSat's tweets keep the followers updated about battery voltage, temperature of satellite, photos it has shot and all data.  It has been sending some small images of Earth.

W3C India | World Wide Web Consortium Opens Office in India

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10 May, 2010  at 5:59 AM

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W3C Opens Office in India 

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There is no doubt, How the internet is booming in India. Every organization is setting websites and a no of bloggers are increasing participation in web. There needed some one to look and take care of the web standards, technology and internationalization. Very few websites pass through the validation process of w3c. So to maintain the standards World Wide Web Consortium (w3c) announced they have an office in India last week in the conference organized by TDIL [Technology Development for Indian Languages]. The office is located in New Delhi.

Microsoft KIN | Social Networking Phones Turtle & Pure Available with Verizon Wireless, Vodaphone Soon

Microsoft KIN | Social Networking Phone Available with Verizon Wireless, Vodaphone Soon

Microsoft KIN  The Next Generation Social Phone, Windows 7 mobile

Last month, Microsoft unveiled its smart phone series KIN, aimed for social networking. Actually it was Microsoft's project PINK, which  turned KIN later. Earlier the square shaped KIN One was codenamed Turtle and Horizontal Slider KIN Two was Pure. These phones have new cloud based Windows OS inspired by Sidekick. Microsoft acquired Sidekick in 2008. Which is very popular among teenagers. Phones are manufactured by Sharp.

CIANN Announces First IDN ccTLD in Three Languages | .Bharat Coming Soon

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07 May, 2010  at 5:27 AM

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First IDN ccTLD Domains are Available in three countries | CIANN

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Internet revolutionary IDN [Internationalized Domain Names], which represent the regional characters and name for a domain has begun. IDN was approved by the ICANN [Internet Corporations for Assigned Names and Numbers] Board at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea on 30 October 2009. We covered this on our post ".bharat IDE domain names". The domains will be in non Latin regional language characters.

Yesterday ICANN introduced the first IDN ccTLD [country code Top Level Domain] for three countries. In other batch (Fast Track Process) .bharat will be available soon. The domains have been inserted in the DNS root zone yesterday.

SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16 GB Jumbo USB Disk

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05 May, 2010  at 3:42 PM

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SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16 GB Pen Drive

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Sandisk popularly known for its USB Disks launched 16 GB variant of Cruzer Blade  pen drives. The Cruzer Blade is very stylish and compact. On comparison to Sandisk Cruzer Mini, Blade looks better. Blade is not shipped with the rubber cover, so it will remain clean. My uncle has Cruzer Mini with rubber cover, which looks so dirty I don't even want to touch :( The thickness is just same as a USB or USB port, which makes it easier to use along with other USB devices.

Google's Virtual Keyboard in 35 Languages After Transliteration IME

Google Launched Multilingual Virtual Keyboard

Google Virtual Keyboard in Hindi
Sometimes I go to cyber cafe and the internet surfing zone of my college library. I often complain about the broken keyboard. So i used to carry my virtual keyboard in my pen drive, despite of  a keyboard  provided by Windows OS. This also helps me to keep myself safe from password theft. Oh yes keyloggers (software & hardware) can read your every keystroke.
Out of my fascination Search Giant, I think now Web Giant Google launched Virtual Keyboard in more than 35 languages. Users can now input their search queries in their regional language. However last year Google launched Transliteration Input Method Editor [IME], by this small nifty tool users were able to  type in their regional languages without any typing knowledge.

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