Google Introduces New language "Go"

Friday, November 13, 2009

Google introduces a new programming language, known as Go, that is aimed at being fast, productive and fun for developers to use.

Go combines the development speed of working in a dynamic language like Python with the performance and safety of a compiled language like C or C++. Typical builds feel instantaneous; even large binaries compile in just a few seconds. And the compiled code runs close to the speed of C. Go lets you move fast.

Go is a great language for systems programming with support for multi-processing, a fresh and lightweight take on object-oriented design, plus some cool features like true closures and reflection.

Moreover, in a blog post by the Google Go team, they say "In our experiments with Go to date, typical builds feel instantaneous; even large binaries compile in just a few seconds. And the compiled code runs close to the speed of C. Go is designed to let you move fast.""In our experiments with Go to date, typical builds feel instantaneous; even large binaries compile in just a few seconds. And the compiled code runs close to the speed of C. Go is designed to let you move fast."

According to they say

-Among the trends behind the origin of Go are:

-Computers are much quicker but software development is not faster.

-Dependency management is a big part of software development today, but the “header files” of languages in the C tradition are antithetical to clean dependency analysis—and fast compilation.

-There is a growing rebellion against cumbersome type systems like those of Java and C++, pushing people toward dynamically typed languages such as Python and JavaScript.

-Some fundamental concepts such as garbage collection and parallel computation are not well-supported by popular systems languages.

-The emergence of multicore computers has generated worry and confusion.

For more information on Google go

Check out the below links

Google goFaq's on Google GoBlog on Google Go


Microsoft readies Multipoint for 2010

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Microsoft is planning to increase its franchise business in 2010. It is planning to line up its Multipoint interface in 2010 with a new MultiPoint Server 2010 product.Windows MultiPoint — a product developed largely by Microsoft in India and which Microsoft officially unveiled in 2006 — enabled multiple users to access a single host computer. The product was geared toward students and teachers, especially those in developing countries.

Well Microsoft is renaming Multipoint ot Multipoint mouse SDK. And in the midhalf of 2010 Microsof t is introducing the Multipoint server 2010 by which mutiple users can each run different applications from their own work stations. The new server product is being developed in Microsoft Corporate Vice President Amit Mital’s organization, the Startup Business Group, which was formed when the former Startup Business Accelerator and Unlimited Potential Group teams were merged under Mital.

MultiPoint Server maps a USB 2.0 keyboard, mouse, and headset to a monitor to create a student station. Each station gets an individual Windows desktop. The teacher management interface is called the MultiPoint Manager and allows the management of desktops, student accounts, and student sessions, plus provides teachers with a way to distribute content to students’ desktops.

Click here for more info about Multipoint


The New Intel Reader

Intel has come up with innovational gadget that is worthfull for the people who are visually challenged or reading-related disabilities. Earlier Amazon Kindle was a gadget which stormed into the market as a best Ebook reader. But now Intel has taken this to new level.

The New intel reader has an digital camera combined with an Intel Atom processor, the Intel Reader allows users to photograph printed text and then listen to the words read aloud by a computer-generated voice.

This has been developed by Intel’s Digital Health Group (the original concept came from an Intel researcher with dyslexia), the new reader costs a steep $1,500.

Intel on its website says that, Intel Corporation has announced the Intel® Reader, a mobile handheld device designed to increase independence for people who have trouble reading standard print. The Intel Reader can assist the estimated 55 million people in the U.S. who have dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities, or have vision problems such as low-vision or blindness, which makes reading printed words difficult or impossible. The Intel Reader, about the size of a paperback book, converts printed text to digital text, and then reads it aloud to the user. Its unique design combines a high-resolution camera with the power of an Intel® Atom™ processor, allowing users to point, shoot and listen to printed text.

Check out the Demo Here


Google Latitude can be your alibi

Google helps you get out of the situation when you feel that you are wrongly accussed. Yes now Google can be your alibi if you turn on the new feature by google which can retrace your Foot prints.

Google is bringing a significant update to the free Latitude application, a location-awareness app available for many mobile devices. The update will allow people to track everywhere they've been, and how long they stayed in each location. Coupled with Google Maps or Google Earth integration, it even lets people "replay" a trip they took.

This is interesting feature by Google Latitudes that now you can replay your life.In addition to this new feature, Latitude now lets you do a couple more things that you may or may not find useful:

1) You can have Google Latitude automatically update your Google Talk “status” to reveal your current city-level location.

2) Be alerted if you and any of your friends get close to each other by accident. This feature will only be triggered if:

You or your friend are at an unusual place, filtering out routine alert cases at home or work.
You or your friend are at a routine place but at an unusual time.
3) You can now publish your location using a latitude “badge” on your website. You can restrict this to city-level if you’re worried about everyone knowing your exact location.


Google trimmed down storage price for PICASA

Google has annouced a great news for users who use onling Database PICASA for storing the images. It has declined the prices for using PICASA.The Picasa users can now obtain 20GB of online storage capacity $5 a year.

Despite the fact that 20GB will be adequate for most users, the photo fanatics would be capable of expanding to further plans assorting up to incredible 16TB, enough for 8 million full resolution photos.

"Since most people have less than 10GB of photos, chances are you can now save all your memories online for a year for the cost of a triple mocha", said Google.

Read more... by Young Entrepreneurs of Hyderabad this is a new e-commerce website launched by Hyderabad based company named Antilia Web Services Private Limited. This Company is another Hyderabad based start-up company from bunch of enthusiastic blokes with a mission to Provide Services using Web Technologies.Shopiyo deals with variety of products ranging from chocolates to Jewellery. when i browsed this site for buying some books i found it has got very good collection.Though it is a very new site it has got a collection of books over 1300.Books are of various categories like Anthologies,Biography ,Business ,Children's Books ,Cinema ,City Biographies etc.

Another interesting thing about this site is chocolates. I found variety of Chocolates like Butter scotch plain ,Rum-'n'-nuts etc i say better you visit this site once and let me know.People who are fond of chocolates must visit this peotal. They have a variety of collection.And coming to Electronics they deal with laptops,Desktops,Accessories,Mobiles,Cameras,Camcorders,Storage Devices,Music Players.They deal some of the popular brands like Apple,Sony,Cannon etc.
The best thing i have in this site is Flowers and Cakes. The designs which they offer for cakes are pretty good and very unique.And they also deal with delivery of sweets of very good quality and i never seen with many e-commerce sites providing this facility.And the most is jewellery which is offered from this site. The company from Pearl city and is providing various designs in jewellery specialised in pearls and Silver.

For the past two years, India is a nation where usage of e-commerce has increased to lot extent.

When i had a chat with the Director of Antillia Mr.Bhanu Chandar, he says that they believe in e-commerce as the internet is current media for the people and if you have a look for the past two years, India is a nation where usage of e-commerce has increased to lot extent. E-Commerce makes it easy for the people to shop for some things which they need not spend hours of time roaming around the streets.

The speciality of this site is they deliver Cakes,Flowers and sweets with in 4hrs. That's cool .Coming to this Portal they say that is the first venture from Antilia Web Services Private Limited to bring world class shopping services to consumers. It is an Internet shopping site with a difference, is a trail blazing internet shopping site bringing customers choice, convenience and the best value for money.


What is iPhone????

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

iPhone is the term which is mostly used in the gadget industry these days.Well i just wanted to go indepth why iphone was a big thing in this industry and may be it should have been much earlier that i should have given this article but still waited for the updates and usage of this gadget by the people and something which is being used for an year may have lot of feedbacks.So, For the past year and a half the gadget industry is been changed a lot. The Gadgets like iphone has changed the trend. Every individual wanted to have a look at iphone the moment it was announced to release. Well i wanted to have a clear picture like what exactly is iphone . How much it did impact on the market. According to me well it has changed lot of things.

Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007,[19] after months of rumors and speculation.[20] The original iPhone was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 before being marketed worldwide. The development of this gadget has begun with Steve jobs and his apple engineers. The speciality is like it has the features of smart phone and multimedia and also touch screen. It has taken the touchscreen functionality to the next level.

The most interesting feature of this is touchscreen ability which was of 9 cm (3.5 in) liquid crystal display (320×480 px at 6.3 px/mm, 160 ppi, HVGA) with scratch-resistant glass,[39] and uses 18-bit colour (can render 262,144 colours).This has used the concept of Capacitive sensing as a human interface device (HID) technology. This phone has got 3 different types of sensors which makes this phone more special. People might think why not the touchscreen gets activated when some one is taking a call and phone comes near to the face logically it has to activate but this phone got some thing called PROXIMITY sensor which deactivates the touchscreen funtionality in these situations.Proximity sensor uses the concept of distance based activation.

An ambient light sensor adjusts the display brightness which in turn saves battery power. A 3-axis accelerometer senses the orientation of the phone and changes the screen accordingly, allowing the user to easily switch between portrait and landscape mode.[45] iPhone of first generation which was updated in jan 2008 has got wifi and Cell tower tracking capabilities. Now Iphone comes in 3G and 3GS with AGPS features.

Now i am going say about one diffect in iphone is the moist sensor which is embedded in the device such that it is easily exposed to the environment. Now the defect is like the sensor can be affected even from the moisture outside and from the sweat of the owner or in other way. The affected sensor says that the device is affected by water and doesn't come under warrenty.

Coming to the software which runs this device is iphone OS which.It is based on a variant of the same Darwin operating system core that is found in Mac OS X. Also included is the "Core Animation" software component from Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. Together with the PowerVR hardware (and on the iPhone 3GS, OpenGL ES 2.0),[3] it is responsible for the interface's motion graphics.

Interface is the best thing which i like in iPhone. It is so elegant or beautiful to visualise which makes this device look vey high end gadget.For example, zooming in and out of web pages and photos is done by placing two fingers on the screen and spreading them farther apart or bringing them closer together, a gesture known as "pinching". You can access home page even when you are on a call or while listening to music. While in iphone there is not much multitasking.iPhone applications normally run one at a time..Coming to music it is much similar to ipod .

Even though iphone has got many features like internet access, multimedia or simply all the features of a smartphone there are some disadvantages with iphone.
First thing is like the only way to give an input is touchscreen many times you discomfort in using this touch screen specially in an emergency situations you want to type a message very fast , then you might face the problems using touch pad. And you cannot use MP3 files as ringtones and you cant exchange mp3 files using bluetooth.

Apple say Users can create custom ringtones from songs purchased from the iTunes Store for a small additional fee. The ringtones can be 3 to 30 seconds long from any part of a song, can fade in and out, pause from half a second to five seconds when looped, or loop continuously. All customizing can be done in iTunes,[98] or alternatively with Apple's GarageBand software 4.1.1 or later. Man this sounds crazy for me imagine a mobile which costs hardly 3000 Rs has feature of playing any mp3 file as a ringtone why not this high end costly mobile. This might be one of the reason why it is not being penetrated into the crowds of indian market.
And if any third party software you need to buy it from itunes man again this sucks . Coming to usage the device is so delecate that even a small scratch is easily visible makes the mobile look bad. Coming to Camera , now in the indian market harldy around 14000 to 18000 Rs you can get 5MP to 12MP mobiles but with iphone you get only 2MP and 3.5MP. What i say is look n feel matters only for few days but imagine a guy having a phone costing around 10,000 Rs and got a 5MP camera , bluetooth, 3G and Wifi which also access all the social networking sites , you will regret on buying this iphone.

* No removable battery. If the battery is broken, you send the phone to Apple instead of they sending you the battery. So no problem. Its definitely a disadvantage for the people who use a phone lot and rely on the extra battery.
Iphone has also got the problems with the network access. It totally doesnt support enterprise features which it says.

For me iphone is the best gadget i ever come accross in the matter of look n feel or usage of technology in its operations. But on daily usage i wont choose this phone as for each n every thing i need an internet access for accessing itunes, which we are not accustommed to. Somebody who is looking for a gadget which gives a look of very high end mobile they can go for this. Because the coming to multimedia features or smartphone features many other phones have got them.For me iphone is the best gadget i ever come accross in the matter of look n feel or usage of technology in its operations. But on daily usage i wont choose this phone as for each n every thing i need an internet access for accessing itunes, which we are not accustommed to. Somebody who is looking for a gadget which gives a look of very high end mobile they can go for this. Because the coming to multimedia features or smartphone features many other phones have got them. I say this is not for Indian use.


Pictures Inside a Microsoft data center

Friday, November 6, 2009

Microsoft has reveiled its pictures of their Data center which is located at chicago.These are the pics which i got from cnet news. In its first phase, the ground floor of the facility is designed to hold up to 56 containers, each filled with anywhere from 1,800 to 2,500 servers.

Here are the visuals

The second floor of the Chicago Data Center is home to a more traditional server room consisting of racks of servers with cool air coming up from a raised floor.

Building the data center required 2,400 tons of copper, 3,400 tons of steel, 26,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 190 miles of conduit.

Keeping everything cool is made possible with 7.5 miles of chilled water piping.

Although the data center is massive, it is managed with a staff of 30 to 45, including custodial and security workers. Building the facility, however, generated roughly 3,000 construction-related jobs, with the peak workforce reaching around 1,100 workers.

Even with all its power saving techniques, the first phase of the data center can scale to 30 megawatts of critical power.

Containers will eventually house two-thirds of the servers in the data center,

Over time, Microsoft expects to invest $500 million in the Chicago facility, just one of several existing or planned data centers.

"The hum, the background beat that you feel, it's really the heartbeat of the Internet," said Kevin Timmons, general manager of data center operations for Microsoft.

An exterior view of the Chicago Data Center. Because Microsoft isn't looking to attract attention, there's no identification outside. Even on the inside it's hard to tell whose facility it is, unless you look closely at a couple art pieces that note they are from Microsoft's art collection.


Dell Unveils Super-Thin Adamo XPS Laptop

Dell has introduced the advanced version of ADAMO which is too thin compared to the earlier one. Design was a key concern when Dell created the Adamo XPS, which is being called "stunning" and "elegant." Dell packed the Adamo XPS with high-speed Wi-Fi. With the Adamo XPS, Dell's goal is to carve out a niche in a struggling consumer market.

It seems that Dell is aiming to appeal the constumers who are trend consious and gives importance to the look and feel of the gadgets they want to buy. This new Adamo XPS is Measuring 13.4 x 10.7 inches and tipping the scales at just over three pounds, the new machine is just four-tenths of an inch in thickness, yet packs a host of high-tech goodies.

"I think when you see Adamo for the first time, it's just a stunning, elegant, minimalist form," said Dell Senior Vice President Alex Gruzen. "We think the Adamo XPS will inspire an emotional connection with anyone who sees it."

when coming to performance it is stunning same as the visual appeal which it has. It comes with .4GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 13.4-inch high-definition display and 4GB of DDR3 memory. What's more, the machine's 128GB solid-state drive runs cooler than traditional hard drives and also boots up faster.

Coming to Wi-fi it offers both high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11n) and Bluetooth, together with the requisite location-awareness technology for delivering local maps that show users where they actually are in real time. The interesting part of this is Once opened, the body of the Adamo XPS automatically elevates so that the keyboard becomes angled to enhance cooling .


Visual Studio 2010 in March 2010

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Microsoft lovers and .Net developers have a great news last october. Microsoft has annouced that it is ready to release the second beta version of VS 2010 and .net framework 4.0 on March 22 2010.

Microsoft products has the new features like Tivo-like recording feature that Microsoft has now dubbed "IntelliTrace." which actually deals with recording the things which were used on the tool earlier. I mean to say Microsoft plans to include the ability to record the full screens of what testers are seeing, as well as data about their machine. When a test application crashes, the technology will enable developers to see the bug as it occurred.

Microsoft has reached the home stretch for Visual Studio 2010," said Dave Mendlen, a senior director in Microsoft's developer division. "This is probably the biggest release we've had in many years."

Microsoft Developer Division Director Dave Mendlen said the feature is designed to avoid the all-too-frequent conflict that occurs when a software tester finds a bug that the developer says it can't reproduce. Internally, the feature has been called "TiVo for debuggers."

They are also talking about the new modeling tools which makes the programmers who are new to the team can easily understand how the earlier versions of the software worked. One of the other goals is to add more business intelligence tools--things like dashboards and cockpits--that enable the project managers to assess whether a development project is on track. "The guys that are paying the bills often get very little info," Mendlen said.

Also in default vs 2010 release includes the support for Winodws 7 and Azure. So guys lets wait and watch for the big release.



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