Ye Meri Life Hai - Chirag Mehta

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Month: February 2007 (page 2 of 4)

Free phone calls from your browser

Skype rival Gizmo Project has introduced a new service that lets the public make free phone calls from web browsers.

Dubbed Gizmo Call, the service provides free calls to most fixed lines around the world and to “select” mobile phones. We couldn’t find a list of which destinations are accepted for free calls, but it seems a fair guess that they are the same as the “all calls free” list that applies to Gizmo Project users.

Major destinations include Canada, China, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and South Korea. Landline only nations include most European nations, Japan, several South American countries, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand
Read More @ It Wire

Yahoo pipes out a challenge to Google

There is so much information circulating throughout the web in the form of XML feeds that it’s hard to keep track of it all. However, Yahoo wants to make it easy for ordinary web surfers to pick the eyes out of it all and organize it into a custom made useful format with tools from a website called Yahoo Pipes.

As Yahoo says on its website, Pipes is a hosted service that lets you remix feeds and create new data mashups in a visual programming environment.

According to Yahoo, the usefulness of the huge volume of XML feeds available to web users has been limited because users are restricted to feed readers which can access the information from one feed. However, Pipes allows users to take the data from one or more feeds and use it to build new applications

Read More @ IT Wire 

Intel develops 80-core supercomputer processor on fingernail

Chip maker Intel researchers have developed the world’s first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail.

The new chip is the result of research aimed at delivering Teraflops performance for future PCs and servers. Technical details of the Teraflops research chip will be presented at the annual Integrated Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this week in San Francisco.

Read More @ It Wire

Original Names westernized

ORIGINAL NAMEADOPTED WESTERN NAME

Janya Banya Joshi – Jon Bon Jovi

Audumbar Agashe – Andre Agassi

Malati Hinginkar – Martina Hingis

Damayanti More – Demi Moore

Meghana Rane – Meg Ryan

Arjun Shivajinagarkar – ! Arnold Schwarznegger

Devendra Gadge – Darren Gough

Shevanti Dagadu – Sharon Stone

Sitaram Wagh – Steve Waugh

Janoba Rodke – Jonty Rhodes

Purshottam Sampat – Pete Sampras

Baal Ghate – Bill Gates

Menaka Solanki – Monica Seles

Vallabhrao Phutane – Vladimir Putin

Raju More – Roger Moore

Banya Borkar – Boris Becker

Alladh Gore – Al Gore

Google launches Google Maps Australia

Google today launched Google Maps Australia at http://maps.google.com.au, which enables users in Australia to find local information using online mapping facility.  In addition to map and satellite images, the expanded service includes Australian business listings, driving directions and support for Google Maps for mobile.

The launch of Google Maps Australia is aimed at businesses who want to target information about their services to users searching within a local area. It is also enable Google AdWords advertisers to reach customers searching for businesses, products and services in Australia using locally targeted advertisements.

Read More @  It Wire

I’m Alive, I Believe In Everything

Ack :- Harshad Kale

I’m Alive, I Believe In Everything

Self. Brotherhood. God. Zeus. Communism.
Capitalism. Buddha. Vinyl records.
Baseball. Ink. Trees. Cures for disease.
Saltwater. Literature. Walking. Waking.
Arguments. Decisions. Ambiguity. Absolutes.
Presence. Absence. Positive and Negative.
Empathy. Apathy. Sympathy and entropy.
Verbs are necessary. So are nouns.
Empty skies. Dark vacuums of night.
Visions. Revisions. Innocence.
I’ve seen All the empty spaces yet to be filled.
I’ve heard All of the sounds that will collect
at the end of the world.
And the silence that follows.

I’m alive, I believe in everything
I’m alive, I believe in it all.

Waves lapping on the shore.
Skies on fire at sunset.
Old men dancing on the streets.
Paradox and possibility.
Sense and sensibility.
Cold logic and half truth.
Final steps and first impressions.
Fools and fine intelligence.
Chaos and clean horizons.
Vague notions and concrete certainty.
Optimism in the face of adversity.

I’m alive, I believe in everything

I’m alive, I believe in it all.

— Lesley Choyce 

Ratan Tata takes off in F-16

Ack : – CNN IBN Live 

After sealing the $12-billion jumbo deal to buy Anglo-Dutch steel-maker Corus, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata pulled off another surprise by flying a fighter jet at the Aero India Show in Bangalore on Thursday.

Tata, 69, undertook the feat during the Bangalore air show, in which the makers of F-16 – US-based aerospace major Lockheed Martin – participated.

“He (Tata) has undergone medical check-up, briefing and ground training,” a source told PTI ahead of the flight scheduled on Thursday afternoon.

The Tatas are not new to aviation. Ratan Tata’s predecessor JRD Tata is celebrated as father of India’s civil aviation. JRD Tata had launched Tata Airlines in 1932, which was nationalised in 1953 and rechristened Air-India.

“I don’t get spare time, but whatever time I have is spent flying. I am a trained pilot for both planes and helicopters,” Tata had earlier said.

Though Tata Group now holds under 10 per cent stake in no-frills carrier SpiceJet, Ratan Tata has ruled out plans to enter the civil aviation space. Ratan Tata himself flies the Falcon 200 owned by group company Indian Hotels.

Microsoft nightmare continues – Google Docs to support Powerpoint

As if Microsoft didn’t have enough to worry about after the lukewarm response to Vista and Office 2007, Google’s free online office suite is set to do Powerpoint as well.

Code-named Google Presently, the presentation feature is set to become a part of Google Docs & Spreadsheets which, as the name suggests, currently offers document and spreadsheet editing. Users will be able to convert a document into a presentation, create slides and view the presentation in full-screen, reports unofficial Google-watching blog Google Operating System.

Presently is a play on Writely, the name of the online document editor Google acquired last year and combined with an online spreadsheet to create Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Read More @ IT Wire

Is Windows losing out & Linux gaining?

The penguin’s come of age. What began as a battle between proprietary and open source Linux software, started by geeks around the world, isn’t plain tech rhetoric anymore. It’s now a mainstream commercial platform — a technology that enterprises are taking very seriously and looking at as a major cost-effective solution that has scalability and a great future roadmap.

A free software that can be downloaded from the Web, Linux has a source code that’s open and therefore available for anyone to use, modify, and redistribute freely. Proprietary Unix and Windows operating systems aren’t available for such tweaking.

With the movement getting the support of IT biggies such as IBM, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, which have devoted many of their engineers to work with the open source movement, enterprises are now showing confidence in adopting Linux. It’s no more now about getting your software free — in India the dominating Linux brands are Red Hat and Suse from Novell.

Read More @ Economic Times

VSNL faces $406-m claim from FLAG

The long-standing dispute between Tata-controlled Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL) and FLAG Telecom, part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), over the FLAG Europe-Asia cable system has worsened, with FLAG moving the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) seeking “monetary relief” of $406 million, plus interest, from VSNL.

On 6 Feb, VSNL told BSE that it had received communication from FLAG seeking compensation. VSNL will study the claim and file its response with ICC “in due course.” Responding to the news, VSNL stock plunged 3.4% on Tuesday on the BSE to end at Rs 488.50, compared with Rs 505.70 on Monday.

The dispute between the two companies started a few……………….

Read More @ : Financialexpress

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