Microsoft BING

Friday, May 29, 2009

Microsoft Corp. the worlds largest software giant which is lacking the grip on the internet world was trying hard to launch their products on internet which may equally compete or dominate the internet world. Microsoft was talking about "KUMO" few months earlier. Now reports say that Microsoft is releasing the full functionality into the market in few days naming it as "BING".

Advertising Age reported earlier this week that Microsoft was planning a $80 million (50 million pounds) to $100 million ad campaign to promote Bing. Microsoft declined to comment on the report.

The new name, Bing, is short, universal and can be "verbed-up," said Ballmer, a clear reference to the fact that 'to Google' has become the generic verb for searching the Internet for information.

Well Microsoft Bing really needs to come up with features that may attract the people as google and yahoo have already added some new features to their search engines. Microsoft says their search engine is very unique when compared to other search engines. They say it is Decision based search engine.Microsoft is calling its new product a "decision engine," promising to make things like buying a digital camera, booking a flight or searching for a restaurant easier by serving up results based on similar previous searches.

A search on a make of car, for example, will bring up clickable categories on the left-hand sidebar, such as 'problems,' 'reviews' and 'dealers,' which Microsoft has calculated are the most likely places a Web user will want to go from the initial search. is the website to their new search engine . All we need to do is wait and watch.


Google AjaxAPI'sPlayground

Google API's are the one which will be very handy when desiging some applications . Google's interactive AJAX API Playground gives developers an easy to use interface to write some basic Javascript code for Google's eight Javascript APIs (Maps, Search, Feeds, Calendar, Visualization, Language, Blogger, Libraries, and Earth).

The API Playground will also become Google's official way to show Javascript samples.
You can currently try out and manipulate over 170 code samples in the Playground, ranging from simple tables, to motion charts based on Google spreadsheets, slideshows based on Media RSS feeds, and various ways of manipulating KML files for Google Earth.

Google AjaxapiPlayground


Wine makes Windows application run on Linux

Wine this is the thing which i came accross when i was searching about runnning windows applications on linux. Developers might have come accross other application which supports windows applications to run on linux. I dont have exact idea about this particular tool.

Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop.

Developers were migrating windows applications on to linux environment by creating their replica software on linux environment example is MONO which is same as Microsoft .net. Windows applications are very well designed so that user can play around with no dificulties in understanding. But linux lovers who really want to try windows programs on linux environment can give a try at this.

The Wine project started in 1993 as a way to support running Windows 3.1 programs on Linux. Bob Amstadt was the original coordinator, but turned it over fairly early on to Alexandre Julliard, who has run it ever since. Over the years, ports for other Unixes have been added, along with support for Win32 as Win32 applications became popular.

For more information Check it out WINE


Google Zxing

Barcodes that might have come accross in your daily life many times but have you ever imagined the process behind generating the barcodes. Barcodes are developed based on different standards(upc,code-128,code-39,...).

Now google has developed an application called Zxing which is an Open source , multi-format 1D/2D barcode image procesing lib implemented in java. They say that built in camera of a mobile phone can be used to decode the barcode images sounds cool then check it out Google Zxing


Injections Now Seem Pointless

Nanotechnology scientists say this is the future technology and i feel its true. Look the technology is shaping in such a way the gadgets or any devices related to technology are getting smaller and smaller in size. Now nanotechnology has a very big role to play in medicine's technology.

"Nanotechnology is medicine's next transforming technology," says Gray, who oversees 360 scientists and engineers.

Good news for the people who are really afraid of vaccines or children who really cry for vaccination. News is Nanotechnology has given a new form of syrenges which are as thin as hair thickness and they say that it is thinner than that. By using these syrenges humans can feel no pain at all. The advantage of these injections are they can penetrate in smaller and smaller veins of the human body. It will still pierce the skin. The centimetre-square silicon device has thousands of ultra-sharp microscopic spikes coated with dried vaccine. When applied lightly, it would cause no pain because it penetrates less than a hair's thickness below the surface

The tiny spikes deliver vaccine close to where immune cells, known as dendritic cells, are found. Hypodermic injections, on the other hand, inject most of the vaccine too deep to activate these disease-fighters, making the vaccine less effective.

These injections are called nanopatch.

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Google hints at partnership with Twitter

Friday, May 22, 2009

Speaking to reporters following the annual Google Zeitgeist conference, Mr Schmidt said the internet giant “can work” with Twitter without having to buy the social network, hinting that Twitter feeds could be indexed on Google.

Mr Schmidt suggested he had held conversations with the Twitter founders about a strategic partnership and said: “We do not have to buy everyone to work with them."

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Gmail launches automatic email translation tool

Gmail, Google’s email service, has launched Message Translation, a service which automatically translates 41 languages.

The feature integrates Google Translate technology into Gmail and will appear within Gmail Labs as an experiment called “Message Translation”. It will be available to Gmail users around the world.

Message Translation will automatically translate email conversations between 41 languages, allowing people from different countries to conduct entire conversations in multiple languages. Each participant will be able to read the emails in whichever language they prefer.

The service will go some way to solving age-old problems of communication barriers between different nationalities, such as a holiday romances or friendships made while travelling.

Gmail is a free search-based email service that combines the features of email with Google’s search technology and supplies more than 7GB of free storage space.

It has launched a raft of new features this year through Gmail Labs, such as a take-back button for undoing a ‘send’ command. This tool holds the email for five seconds after you have pressed the send button and allows retrieval.

According to web monitoring company ComScore, more than 113 million use the service worldwide every month.


Windows Mobile 7 To Feature Richer App Integration

We know that Windows Mobile 7 will be a big step forward from the past, and here's a hint as to what may be in store beyond a new UI and multitouch interface. Ironic what a "simple" job ad can reveal - especially about the potential for Zune intregation. Will all this come to pass? Hard to say for sure, but it's fun to speculate. Read on for more!


Samsung Propel Pro

The New Windows Mobile 6.1 slider from samsung is on the show. Its very good in looks and has astylish exterior.It's a quad abdn world phone with wi-fi. Initial look at this gadget and the only word comes to your mind is "Awesome". The device has an ultra-sleek exterior that looks like polished hematite. It is 2.4 inches wide with sharp corners.microSD slot is handy and accessible on the side of the device, instead of being stuck under the SIM card slot in the battery compartment, which is inconvenient at best.

The display is a 2.55-inch, 65,000 color TFT LCD that runs at 320 by 320 pixels. It is set just under the exterior covering of the phone, so the front of the device is completely smooth except for the buttons at the bottom of the device.

The Propel Pro comes with a small, light AC adapter, a USB sync cable, a getting started CD and a printed Getting Started guide.

The Propel Pro is a very snappy device indeed, with a 528 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, and 256 MB of ROM. I never once saw the dreaded Windows Mobile "pinwheel" because launching and switching applications was practically instantaneous.The Propel Pro can keep you connected in a variety of ways, including GPRS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Coming to the battery life The technical specs say that you should get 6.5 hours of usage and up to 12 days of standby time with this phone


Inventor unveils new search engine

Monday, May 11, 2009

Web 3.0 the Era has begun, Microsoft is working on the Kumo search engine, Gazelle browser and these are things which understand the data rather than treating them as 1's and 0's , may be we can call as we are steping towards artificial intelligence. Google might soon face trouble in coming years if they dont change their strategy of searching the data on the internet.
As i was talking about the search engines which understands the data and does the search, Stephen Wolfram, whose Mathematica program is widely used throughout the science world, gave the details of his new computational search engine, named Wolfram Alpha, in an online presentation. The company says the technology will go public on May 18.

Unlike Google, which automatically indexes billions of web pages to answer users' search queries, Wolfram Alpha uses sophisticated algorithms to attempt to understand user questions, and then uses the resources stored in its expert-curated database to offer up answers and relevant information.

"We are just at the beginning," said Wolfram, 49. "I think we've got a reasonable start on 90 per cent of the shelves in a typical reference library."

"The idea is to try and bring expert-level knowledge to everyone," said Wolfram.

The result is very different from Google, which primarily points users in the direction of web pages. Wolfram Alpha, in contrast, displays information that it calculates by itself and shows in useful formats, offering numerous options for users to dig deeper into the subject.

It can answer questions like how high is Mt Everest, what is the fish production in Italy, and what was the weather in London on the day John F. Kennedy was killed. But because it relies on verified data in its system rather than an ad hoc search of the internet, there are big gaps in its knowledge, especially in pop culture and information that frequently changes, such as film showings.

Well this might be the first step towards huge revolution.....lets wait and watch!!!!!!!


crossflow microfiltration membrane separation

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have filed a patent on technology that can protect pasteurized liquid eggs from food safety threats.

Current pasteurization technology removes heat-sensitive pathogens, but some heat-resistant spoilage microorganisms can survive. Consumers can avoid illness by properly preparing and cooking eggs before consumption, but the researchers have found that new technology can compensate for the shortcomings of thermal pasteurization.

Well this technology is developed by Sudarsan Mukhopadhyay, Peggy Tomasula and John Luchansky, researchers at the ARS Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) in Wyndmoor, Pa.

CMF was shown to remove about 99.9999 percent of inoculated Salmonella enteritidis from unpasteurized liquid egg whites

The technology, called "crossflow microfiltration membrane separation" (CMF), removes more pathogens than thermal pasteurization. And it does so without affecting the eggs' ability to foam, coagulate and emulsify, meaning that CMF-treated eggs could be safely substituted for pasteurized eggs in angel food cake and other products where those characteristics are desired.

In a pilot-scale study, CMF was shown to remove about 99.9999 percent of inoculated Salmonella enteritidis from unpasteurized liquid egg whites. The technology can also be used to remove Bacillus anthracis spores from egg whites. This finding adds to previous work in which ERRC researchers used CMF to remove 99.9999 percent of B. anthracis spores inoculated into fluid milk. Microfiltration can also protect milk from more common bacterial pathogens, potentially extending its shelf life.

Although effective in its own right, CMF works best when used as an accompaniment to pasteurization, not a replacement for it. Combining the two processes significantly reduces the pathogen load.


Sony Ericsson rethinking PlayStation phone to stay in the game?

Gaming in mobile has reached to a far extent in the market. These situations not only demand mobiles with musical features but also excellent gaming features. Playstation which is known to most the computer users, playstion a dominant game console in the market.
If we do not adapt to this new technology or new market environment, we’re going to lose

When asked sony ericsson about the concept of playstation in the mobile they have denied the concept but looking at the current market sony ericsson's president Hideki Komiyama have hinted that a PlayStation branded phone could actually be back in their agenda afterall. “If we do not adapt to this new technology or new market environment, we’re going to lose”, the Sony Ericsson head suggested.

With significant losses just within Q1 of 2009 and increasing threat into the portable gaming market from Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, clearly the Sony Ericsson boss feels it may be necessary afterall to rethink about the idea of launching a portable PlayStation mobile phone device--keep waiting for this.


Amazon cloud offer appeals to colleges

Cloud computing is hot thing in the market. As i mentioned in the earlier posts about the advantages of the cloud computing , now the cloud computing hits the educational institutes. Amazon cloud has provided the service for the David J. Malan's Harvard University.

David J. Malan's Harvard University computer science students completed projects last fall that would have proved difficult -- if not impossible -- without cloud computing

Malan secured a grant from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc.'s cloud-computing service, that let his students do coursework with the company's global computer infrastructure--virtual servers that allow students to complete data-heavy assignments without bogging down or crashing the campus's hardware.

"It was a huge win for us pedagogically," said Malan, who has been at Harvard since 1995. "It makes possible resources that universities might not be able to provide for students.


Google’s ‘Star Droid’

Google is preparing to launch a mobile phone application called Star Droid that can help amateur astronomers identify stars and planets.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the search engine software will use GPS technology to compare the position of the phone user with existing maps of space, attaching name tags to the stars and planets that can be seen through the phone’s viewfinder.

The California-based Internet company already offers a Google Sky facility that gives online browsers a map of space similar to its Google Earth and Google Street View services.

The application could reignite interest in planets and constellations that has been dampened by light pollution from street lamps that make the night sky hard to observe.

Google, which charges advertisers in its UK sites through a subsidiary based in Ireland saving it 100 million pounds a year in corporation tax, has not confirmed a launch date for ‘Star Droid’.

“There are lots of great applications being produced all the time so you will just have to watch this space,” a spokeswoman said.

According to Carolin Crawford, of Cambridge University’s institute of astronomy, “This innovation sounds like it could be really useful to help people learn what they are looking at. It will be interesting to see how much the camera on the phones will be able to pick up.”


Email History

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I was just browsing for the information on the electronic email, i mean how does it got started who started, and why it was started. I found and interesting article which was very helpfull and i wanted to share it with you guys, please have a look at this ,

Electronic mail is a natural use of networked communication technology that developed along with the evolution of the Internet. Indeed, message exchange in one form or another has existed from the early days of timesharing computers. Network capable email was developed for the ARPANET shortly after it's creation, and has now evolved into the powerful email technology that is the most widely used application on the Internet today. Key events and milestones in the invention of email are described below:

Timesharing computers. With the development in the early 1960's of timesharing computers that could run more than one program at once, many research organizations wrote programs to exchange text messages and even real-time chat among users at different terminals. As is often the case, more than one person at the same time noticed that it was a natural use of a new technology to extend human communications. However, these early systems were limited to use by the group of people using one computer.

SNDMSG & READMAIL. In the early 1970's, Ray Tomlinson was working on a small team developing the TENEX operating system, with local email programs called SNDMSG and READMAIL. In late 1971, Tomlinson developed the first ARPANET email application when he updated SNDMSG by adding a program called CPYNET capable of copying files over the network, and informed his colleagues by sending them an email using the new program with instructions on how to use it.

To extend the addressing to the network, Tomlinson chose the "commercial at" symbol to combine the user and host names, providing the naturally meaningful notation "user@host" that is the standard for email addressing today. These early programs had simple functionality and were command line driven, but established the basic transactional model that still defines the technology -- email gets sent to someone's mailbox.

MAIL & MLFL. In 1972, the commands MAIL and MLFL were added to the FTP program (RFC 385) to provide standard network transport capabilities for email transmission. FTP sent a separate copy of each email to each recipient, and provided the standard ARPANET email functionality until the early 1980's when the more efficient SMTP protocol was developed. Among other improvements, SMTP enabled sending a single message to a domain with more than one addressee, after which the local server would locally copy the message to each recipient.
RD. The Director of ARPA, Steve Lukasik, asked Lawrence Roberts, then the director of the IPTO, to improve on READMAIL, which required messages to be read in order, and with no ability to save or reply. Roberts wrote RD in one three-day weekend as a collection of macros in the Tenex text editor TECO (Text Editor and COrrector), and called the program called RD.

The new program included capabilities to sort email headers by subject and date, giving users the ability to order the messages in their Inbox, and to read, save, and delete messages in the order they wished. In a sign of the pragmatism associated with much of the email development over the years, RD was developed not as a research effort, but as a practical effort to solve a real-world problem of email management.

NRD. The DARPA researcher Barry Wessler improved on RD, and called the new program NRD, including several new usability features.

WRD / BANANARD. Marty Yonke recoded SNDMSG and NRD into an independent program called WRD. This was the first program to integrate reading, sending, and a user-friendly help system in the same application, and was later renamed BANANARD.

MSG. John Vittal improved on BANANARD and called the new program MSG, with powerful features like message forwarding, a configurable interface, and an Answer command that automatically created properly addressed replies. MSG can fairly be called the first modern email program.

Dave Crocker (see MS below) feels the Answer command was revolutionary: "My subjective sense was that propagation of MSG resulted in an exponential explosion of email use, over roughly a 6-month period. The simplistic explanation is that people could now close the Shannon-Weaver communication loop with a single, simple command, rather than having to formulate each new message. In other words, email moved from the sending of independent messages into having a conversation."

MS / MH. In 1975, the DARPA program manager Steve Walker initiated a project at RAND to develop an MSG-like email capability for the Unix operating system. The project was undertaken by Dave Farber, professor at the University of California at Irvine. Dave Crocker, starting graduate school at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School, designed the functional specifications, and Steve Tepper and Bill Crosby did the programming.

The resulting system supported multiple user interfaces, from the basic Unix email command to the MSG interface, and was called MS. Crocker comments: "The program was very powerful, and very, very slow." A follow-on project at RAND rebuilt the program to take more advantage of the Unix system environment, breaking the commands out into individual programs that ran in individual Unix shells. Bruce Borden did most of the programming, and named the resulting application MH as an abbreviation of Mail Handler. Since 1982, Marshall Rose and others have upgraded and maintained MH, and it has become the standard email application for the Unix environment.
RFC 733. In 1977, Crocker, John Vittal, Kenneth Pogran, and D. Austin Henderson collaborated on a DARPA initiative to collect various email data formats into a single, coherent specification, resulting in RFC 733.

The specification combined existing documentation with a bit of innovation, and was the first RFC explicitly declared an Internet standard in order to try and bring some order to the various email formats in use across the ARPANET -- an effort not initially greeted with universal approval among the independent, distributed research community. In 1982, Crocker revised RFC 733 to produce RFC 822, which was the first standard to describe the syntax of domain names.

MMDF. In 1978, Crocker followed Dave Farber to the University of Delaware, where they took on a project for the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) to develop a capability to relay email over dial-up telephone lines for sites that couldn't connect directly to the ARPANET. Crocker developed the first version of what would become the Multi-purpose Memo Distribution Facility (MMDF) in six months of work, and then set up and operated an experimental relay site at the University of Delaware for various AMC sites.

The MMDF link-level protocol was developed by Ed Szurkowski. Several others worked on the software after Crocker left, including Doug Kingston, Craig Partridge, and Steve Kille, developing enhancement such as creation of a robust TCP/IP layer. Kille adapted the software to support the ISO/CCITT OSI X.400 email standard, one of the first systems to do so, naming the software "PP" after "Postman Pat", British vernacular for the local postal delivery person. MMDF was also deployed to provide the initial email relay capability for the CSNET.

Sendmail. In the early 1980's, email relaying was also being performed using the simple UUCP technology at the University of California at Berkeley, where the BSD Unix operating system was developed. Eric Allman later created a program called delivermail to cobble together multiple email transport services, creating, in effect, a switch rather than an integrated email store-and-forward capability. Allman then built on this experience to create the sendmail program, which was distributed with BSD Unix, and has gone on to become the the most commonly used SMTP server on the Internet.

Commercial Email. In 1988, Vinton Cerf arranged for the connection of MCI Mail to the NSFNET through the Corporation for the National Research Initiative (CNRI) for "experimental use", providing the first sanctioned commercial use of the Internet. Shortly thereafter, in 1989, the Compuserve mail system also connected to the NSFNET, through the Ohio State University network.

Online Services. In 1993, the large network service providers America Online and Delphi started to connect their proprietary email systems to the Internet, beginning the large scale adoption of Internet email as a global standard.

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Gmail with built-in search

Monday, May 4, 2009

Google is trying to boost up their e-mail business with some innovative features for the mail box, it want their users not only to feel and emailing experience but also can have added features like search option , instant messaging, video chat , google calender, google docs, and third party services such as Twitter.Typing search terms in it pops up a miniature window with a handful of results, and an individual result or its URL can be copied into the e-mail message body or into a separate message.

Another feature lets Google show more search ads, the company's bread and butter. To an extent, this is likely a wash, since the same ads would show if a person moved to a separate browser tab or window to run the search, but it's also possible that having a convenient search box will mean that people will search when they didn't before.

But Google search ads are earning more than Adsense as users get appropriate ads when they have searched for something rather than irrelavent ads produced by adsense. Well lets how the new Gmail will capture the market..


Worlds Fastest Camera reveiled

This is demonstrated by researchers about their camera. This is the world fastest camera with unimaginable speed. Their camera's "shutter speed" is just a half a billionth of a second, and it can capture over six million images in a second continuously.

Its "flashbulb" is a fast laser pulse dispersed in space and then stretched in time and detected electronically.

The approach will be instrumental in imaging fast-moving or random events, such as communication between neurons.

What is more, the camera works with just one detector, rather than the millions in a typical digital camera.

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India Orders 2,50,000 OLPCs , dumps $10 Laptops

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Govt. Of India has signed an agreement with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation to purchase 2,50,000 OLPC XO laptops from the foundation for distribution across the country. Well this story has got some twists and turns. earlier in 2006 India has not shown interest in signing an agreement with OLPC organization saying "it would be impossible to justify an expenditure of this scale on a debatable scheme when public funds continue to be in inadequate supply for well-established needs listed in different policy documents" and stated plans to make laptops at $10 each for school children.

$10 laptons that huge Flop story which made Indians down in the global market. Whole world was waiting for that laptop and after the release of that 10$ laptop the world said its nothing more than a computing device. Again Govt. has look back for some other option and the only option they are left with is to sign an contract with OLPC organization and it has been done.Nearly 1,500 Indian schools will get the latest batch of 2,50,000 OLPC XO laptops, according to some media reports.

The One Laptop Per Child Association, Inc. (OLPC) is a non-profit organisation set up to oversee the creation of an affordable educational device for use in the developing world. The goal of the foundation is to "to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning." Its current focus is on the development, construction and deployment of the XO-1 laptop.



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