As they say Google is entering your homes more ways than one! Anybody wanting Virgin Pulp, 100%?
Friday, November 20, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Press Release that put an smile on many faces today! (via Groklaw)
LINDON, Utah, Oct 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- The SCO Group, Inc., (Pink Sheets: SCOXQ) a leading provider of UNIX(R) software technology, today announced a restructuring plan following an analysis of the company's operations and cost structure undertaken by Chapter 11 Trustee, Edward Cahn and his advisors.
The company expects to finalize details of the restructuring and to reach cash flow breakeven for core operations within the next month. The savings are a combination of non-workforce related changes and a modest reduction in SCO's workforce. As part of the restructuring, the company has eliminated the Chief Executive Officer and President positions and consequently terminated Darl McBride. The current management team comprised of Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Hunsaker, Chief Financial Officer, Ken Nielsen and General Counsel, Ryan Tibbitts, will continue to work closely with the Chapter 11 Trustee and his advisors to implement the restructuring plan, move the intellectual property litigation forward with Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP and emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The company is also looking to raise additional funding and sell non-core assets to bolster working capital. These actions will allow the Trustee to preserve cash and the value of the business while enabling the Company to proceed with asset sales, pursue litigation against, among others, IBM and Novell, and to continue supporting SCO's loyal UNIX customer base.
"These actions, while difficult, are essential to SCO becoming a more agile and efficient company, not just for this year, but for years to come," said Mr. Hunsaker. "This restructuring plan reinforces SCO's ability to continue to sell and support its products while servicing the needs of our customers and partners on a worldwide basis through the stabilization of our financial situation."
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
After stepping away from YouTube last December and starting to pull off songs and making copyright claims or flagging thousands of clips from artists on Warner label, and making fans angry, sad and Warner coffers less full, Warner music has woken up.
Finally Warner seem to have come to senses and are back on Youtube. I think mostly they got worried about "YouTube Musicians Launching a Label". With all these, I like to know what RIAA thinks about the happenings?
YouTube Blog: Warner Music Comes Back to YouTube
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Looks like M$ can't take a beating I guess. 1 Billion downloads of Firefox announcement has triggered off a bunch of comments from Redmond and they are not that great.
Specially the Amy Barzdukas, a general manager at Microsoft in charge of the company's Internet Explorer browser, has problem with numbers!
"As with any marketing statement, I'd encourage people to be somewhat skeptical about large number claims," she said. Yes specially with Microsoft ones!
Well I can give you some math Amy, I have a bunch of machine that run Microsoft OS, and I work with bunch others. First thing, even before firewalls and anti virus, I download Firefox and lately Chrome as well. I keep Internet Explorer around because I can't download stuff from Microsoft sites with firefox, like your MSDN. That sucks, Microsoft!
May be I should tell that to European Commission!
If Internet explorer was not bundled with OSs, I can gurentee that I would not download it. I also have blocked Internet Explorer from my windows updates! Because I do not need it.
You can read more at The Guardian
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Google Code Jam 2009, powered by Google App Engine, will let contestants compete in several 2½-hour online rounds. They will have a chance to resolve three to four difficult algorithmic problems during these rounds. You will be able to use the programming language and tools of your choice. Once the code is ready to run you will be able to decipher test data provided for the purpose. One wrong answer out of a hundred, you will have to rinse and repeat.
Registration is open as of today. But before registering, read the rules and after registering, begin to practice by trying out the problems from last year's contest. The qualification round starts on September 2. After four tough rounds of online competition, the top 25 competitors will be flown to our Mountain View headquarters to to match wits for the $5,000 first prize — and the title of Code Jam champion. Go break a logic.
Official Google Blog: Google Code Jam returns
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Associated Press has been trying very hard to fight that disappearing news business with every weapon it got
The latest is very innovative (to news paper world)! It seems that you can not cut and paste, man I have heard that before.
AP seem not to realize that they are not the only source of the news and nowadays, you can send an email or a TXT message to the source of the news and get first hand news.
CrunchGear has a better report with pictures etc, with four letter words and 50 Cents.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
After getting many people to test the software, Microsoft has decided it is good enought for general consumption.
Once Windows 7 is complete, how do I get it?
The answer depends on who you are:
- MSDN & TechNet Subscribers: Subscribers will be able to download the final version of Windows 7 a few weeks after we announce RTM.
- Volume License (VL) Customers: Customers with Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download the final version of Windows 7 Enterprise a few weeks after we announce RTM. As announced today by Bill Veghte during his WPC09 keynote, customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 7 through Volume Licensing on September 1st.
- Consumers, Enthusiasts, & Beta Testers (Everyone else): The retail version of Windows 7 will be available in stores October 22nd. If you pre-ordered Windows 7, it should be delivered sometime around the October 22nd timeframe (depends on the retailer). You can pre-order Windows 7 today through many online retailers like the Microsoft Store.
- On New PCs: OEMs are expected to start shipping new PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed on them around October 22nd.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Even though I cant play drums, this looks like a good addition to my Guitar Hero collection. I do have a conventional music gear and I can do most of these stuff with my Korg workstation. Yet I seem to be picking up this guitar that came with Guitar hero rather than the guitar that I have been playing all my life!
So I think I will get this for the drummer(s) in the family so we can make already mad neighbors madder.
Here is the press release;FREMONT, Calif.—So you can really rock out to Guitar Hero® on the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) computer entertainment system, Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today introduced the Logitech® Wireless Drum Controller for the PLAYSTATION 3 system. Licensed by Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), for the award-winning Guitar Hero franchise, the Wireless Drum Controller features premium drum heads with recessed rims – making it easy for you to play like a rock star.
"When you're ready to experience a new premium drum controller or expand your band, you'll want to rip on Logitech's new drum controller," said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech's director of product marketing for gaming. "With the Wireless Drum Controller, you can mark time, keep the backbeat, color up your riffs and crash down on the cymbal pads. Joining the Logitech® Wireless Guitar Controller, the new Wireless Drum Controller lets you rock out to your favorite songs on the PS3 system."
The Logitech Wireless Drum Controller features three fully adjustable drum heads and two cymbal pads. Each piece can be positioned to fit your reach and suit your style. Offering a unique playing experience, the new Logitech Wireless Drum Controller provides quiet, responsive heads that deliver a lively feel, won't distract you from the music, and are designed to let you take advantage of all the latest features of Guitar Hero games.
But Logitech did not just replicate typical drum heads. The recessed rims help make it easier to score points and avoid accidental rim shots. The kick pedal uses a stainless steel surface and an adjustable spring – providing a highly durable, responsive drumming experience.
Delivering up to 50 hours of battery life on two AA batteries, the Wireless Drum Controller gives you enough juice to perform a concert's worth of hits, encores included.
Compatible with the PS3 system as well as the PlayStation®2 system, the Wireless Drum Controller uses a 2.4 GHz wireless USB receiver, so the connection is as steady as a drum beat. When you're ready to play, the Logitech Wireless Drum Controller sets up quickly and folds flat in seconds. You can start playing within minutes of opening the box and when the show is over, the set can be easily stowed away. (Roadies are not required.)
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for the PS3 system is expected to be available in the U.S. beginning in July and Europe beginning in August for a suggested retail price of $229.99 (U.S.).
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sandisk just announced what seems to be the best thing for my Digital SLRs. Everyone of them I have wished that they wrote or read faster. I am going to look forward to plug this into one of my fast cameras that does 5FPS and hold the button down for about 30 seconds.
Here is the Sandisk Press release.
SANDISK UNVEILS WORLD'S FASTEST 32GB SDHC CARD
30MB/s Read & Write Speeds and 32GB Storage Capacity Help
Photography and Video Enthusiasts Do More With Their DSLRs 32GB Card
PMA, Sydney, June 25, 2009 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced the fastest 32-gigabyte (GB)1 SDHC™ card on the market. The 32GB SanDisk Extreme® SDHC™ card at up to 30 megabytes per second (MB/s)2 read and write speeds combines industry-leading performance with massive storage capacity, helping digital photography enthusiasts utilize the advanced features of today's DSLR cameras.
"The market for entry to mid-level DSLR cameras is growing, and SDHC is becoming the de-facto card format for these devices," said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. "Our card's 32GB of storage and up to 30MB/s read & write speeds enable DSLR users to shoot without worrying about storage or speed limitations. SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards provide consumers with a more enjoyable user experience, letting them focus on what is really important – the images that they are capturing."
Lightning-Fast Write Speed Captures Images Quickly
A memory card's write speed plays a crucial role in the overall system of the camera when taking pictures in rapid succession. If a card cannot process data quickly enough then the burst mode shooting may pause unexpectedly as the card catches up to the camera. Burst mode bottlenecks can lead to missing "the" shot, especially at sporting or other fast-motion events. The SanDisk Extreme SDHC card offers maximum data-transfer rates, giving consumers a memory card fast enough to unlock the full capabilities of their DSLRs.
The 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC card adheres to the SD Association's new Class 10 specification, which exceeds requirement for today's high definition (AVCHD) video recording. The card offers a sustained write speed fast enough to ensure high-definition video recording and capacity capable of storing 160 minutes of full HD 1920x1080 pixels at 24Mb/s data transfer rate.
Big Files Require Big Storage
Recently-released DSLR camera models like the Nikon D90 and D5000 offer consumers the ability to record HD videos, producing large files that can fill lesser-capacity cards quickly. Today's high-megapixel DSLRs also can generate massive still images like those produced in the RAW format used by professional photographers who want to take advantage of the enhanced picture quality and flexibility that RAW allows during post production.
RAW images demand up to ten times as much storage space as regular JPEG images, and when taken in rapid succession during burst mode can quickly fill smaller storage cards. The 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC card can store up to 2500 RAW3 images, providing photographers with piece of mind and confidence that they will not run out of space for their images.
Renowned for their world-class durability, SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards guarantee operation at extended temperatures ranging from minus 13 F (minus 25 C) to 185 F (85 C). SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards are fully compatible with any camera, card reader or other device that supports SDHC cards.
When placed in SanDisk's new ImageMate® Multi-Card USB 2.0 reader/writer, the SanDisk Extreme SDHC card transfers images and video to a computer at rates of up to 30MB/s. The card's fast data transfer rates enable photographers operating under tight deadlines to maximize critical workflow and enter post production as quickly as possible.
Class 10 Performance Sets a New Standard
An SD™ card's speed Class is based on its minimum data-transfer rate, and is used to ensure high-quality video recording standards. The SD Association added Class 10 as part of the SD 3.0 specification released earlier this year. The SanDisk Extreme SDHC card's performance exceeds the requirements of even the highest-quality AVCHD video recording device, and is currently the fastest Class 10 card in the world.
The SanDisk Extreme SDHC 32GB cards will be shipping worldwide to major retailers in August. Also in August, the current 4, 8 and 16GB capacity SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards will be upgraded from Class 6 to Class 104.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
After the Psystar and it's MAC clones challenged the Apple, which still in the courts a new challenge has come in the way for Apple.
RussianMac (Google Translation) is giving a full version of Mac OS X Leopard comes with computers. Actually it is pre-installed on its computers. Whats more that it assures you that you can get updates directly from Apple.
They have a whole range of computers ranging from MAC Pro (Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 512Mb; 8 x USB; FireWire; 20-x DVD ± RW drive) to MAC BOOK (Intel Core2Duo 2.4 GHz / 2Gb / 250 GB HDD / FireWare, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet.) and seem to be pretty hefty machines. I hope Apple see the opportunity see the demand for low cost MACs all over the world, including not so well to countries.
Perhaps they should win over Apple! :)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
May be a part of new apple ad campaign, this was found on Apple parking lot! Sure it is not a mistake! Beam Me UP! But Valleywag says a different story about Apple missing Steve!
[Valleywag] via Gizmodo
Monday, May 11, 2009
Nintendo DS Lite featuring ELECTROPLANKTON, Nintendo DSi with KORG DS-10, iPod touch loaded with Mokugyo 木魚), and an iPhone with Bloom, all connected to a KAOSSILATOR via a Belkin Rockstar.Cool
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
As US is bringing the first pirate in ages to law, piratebay founders are defiant and setting up for a presumed very long appeal process.
While all these going on they asking you to ramp up listing and seeding of what ever you list and seed in connection with piratebay. But they are asking you not to donate for paying the fines!;
"We have seen that some people that we don't know have started collecting donations for us, so we can pay those silly fines. We firmly ask you NOT to do this. Do not gather or send any money. We do not want them since we will not pay any fines!"
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wired magazine is mentioning that more than 100,000 users have signed up by paying $6 for anonymity on the net. Ipredator is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that provides anonymous connection to the internet. The service is provided by infamous Pirate Bay, a controversial file sharing information site. The IP addresses provided by the users ISP is not revealed to the internet but a second IP address provided by the Ipredator. Furthermore, Ipredator does not keep logs of users activities making it further difficult for law enforcement personnel to prove wrong doing by users.
The controversial Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED) became law in Sweden and according to some sources, internet activity has dropped by a third in Sweden since then.
Earlier Pirate Bay was onlya service providing links to files but did not host any files themselves. I have no idea what this does to their stance.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
According to Trendhunter, "The cow brush improves animal welfare by increasing blood circulation while keeping the cows clean, busy and calm. A cow brush promotes cow traffic and natural behaviour. It contributes to the herd’s overall well. Cows will not scratch themselves against the interior any longer, which saves costs and prevents accidents. Increased cow performance is also achieved through better feed intake and milk yield."
Google Docs have added find and replace and it could be used by either from tool bar, edit menu or by simply pressing CTRL + F.
I usually use find and replace because I can't write nor spell properly. As Google Docs blog says, there will be many uses for this function and happy to see that Google DOcs getting more functionality. Follow the link to read more and to get links to some other articles regarding the same.
Official Google Docs Blog: Find (and replace) my favo(u)rite colo(u)r and much, much more
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Looks like Central Stockholm is having a break from silly hem lifting of RIAA and affiliated lawyers. But it is good to see people having a good time in IRL :) oooops AFK!
Party photos for us all who could not attend. Learned via TorrentFreak
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Netbooknews - has the Asus Eee PC T91 Netvertible's new GUI that takes advantage of the touchscreen capability of the platform reviewed. It might be out in second quarter of 2009 for about $500 according to the reviewer.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Due to prosecutors not studying what they are prosecuting about or by plain ignorance, court has dropped half the charges the piratebay trio faces. all charges related to "assisting copyright infringement" have been dropped.
“EPIC WINNING LOL,” Peter Sunde himself later commented on Twitter.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Dealzmodo is going one step further to quench your gadget thirst by finding really free gadgets! They are also mentioning that Fat Wallet (in their free section) , Totally Free Stuff and Giveaway of the Day are good resources for free stuff. Totally Free Stuff even has a section devoted to other freebie sites. At any rate, there are thousands of similar sites spread across the internet that are only a "free stuff" Google search away.
But be careful and watch out for scammers pretending to give you free stuff. There are many things good and bad, mostly bad and shady attached to these offerings. So read the terms, twice before signing up!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Security researcher Aditya Sood have discovered a flaw affecting Google's Chrome browser that exposes it to "clickjacking". ClickJacking is hard to trace in which an attacker hijacks a browser's functions by substituting a legitimate website link with attacker's links. The bug was disclosed at Insecure.org, bugtrack form.
According to the description, The Google chrome browser is vulnerable to clickjacking flaw.A
clickjacked page tricks a user into performing undesired actions by clicking on a concealed link. attackers can trick users into performing actions which the users never intended to do and there is no way of tracing such actions later, as the user was genuinely authenticated on the other page.
Bugtraq: Advisory: Google Chrome 188.8.131.52 ClickJacking Vulnerability.
"Attackers can trick users into performing actions which the users never intended to do and there is no way of tracing such actions later, as the user was genuinely authenticated on the other page," Sood said within the disclosure.
Google acknowledges this vulnerability and already working on it.
Tags: Google Chrome
Sunday, January 18, 2009
If you are a movie fan and a torrent guru (you do not have to be a guru to use torrents so everyone is a guru! in our books.), Rejoice because Myka has put together Mac Mini type box with torrent capabilities and is able to attach to your TV directly.
The Myka can connect to the internet via LAN or WiFi. For connecting to your entertainment system, it has HDMI, Composite, S-Video and SPDIF ports. Since you are downloading stuff, for storage your choices are 80, 160 or 500 GB drives with Linux OS configured with BitTorrent. You could also bring videos directly from your computer to the box.
Key features as listed on site;
- WiFi enabled - 802.11/g
- Direct ethernet connector for direct connection
- HDMI, Composite, S-Video and SPDIF ports for maximum flexibility
- Internal hard drive choice of 80, 160 or 500 gigabytes
- BitTorrent peer to peer software built in
- USB port for expansion
This is going to cost you some where between $299-$459, a bit steep when you can get a desktop with quad core plus or minus $500, these days.
You can read more about and pre order one here.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Camille Wehs, the IT director for the City of Canton, Georgia says she sleeps better these days! So waht was she doing before these good sleeping days? She was battling network demons, Spam, viruses and such things on cities IT infrastructure and supporting the entire city staff from her onewoman operation.
What has given her a peace of mind is that she wisely decided to let someone else have the burden of running the servers for her, and that someone is Google and she seem to be very content with her work. She has moved the IT infrastructure to Google Apps.
She mentions that her fellow city employees now have more functionality at hand than they did before, from anywhere. The applications in use are instant messaging, video, and site publishing tools in addition to the basics of email, calendar, and word processing/spreadsheets. Just the same we use at my work and my home, from the same provider, Google Apps that we wrote about in 2007.
Whats more is Camille Wehs is having a webinar, to explain how and what she did to move her IT operations to Google Apps and to answer any questions that you may have. Following is the Webinar information. You can read more her guest blog post, on Google Enterprise Blog.
Webinar next Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM CST, 10:00 AM PST
Thursday, January 15, 2009
If you ever thought "why can't I watch YouTube on my TV?" YouTube has come forward to answer you. Now you can really watch YT on your TV. Currently the site is available for the PlayStation 3 and the Wii, which is at www.youtube.com/tv. But if you try to visit the site with your computer, you will be redirected to the normal homepage.
Here is the youtube blog post and from the comments it looks like people are watching TV with Wii?
Google will be shutting down the Mashup Editor in six months. But all is not lost as most of the functions are now a big part of App Engine, the new infrastructure for hosted developer applications. The team is looking forward to work with you and to help with the transition.
Google Mashup Editor Blog: From Mashup Editor to App Engine
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This post on MyAdlets, the blog about advertising and related information has some information that is very valuable to bloggers. You do not have to worry about being locked into a platform when you are using free blog hosting services. In any case if you are a serious blogger, get the tool and test your blog in four or five different platforms.
Google Blog Converters 1.0 Converts Blogs Amang Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType, and WordPress! | MyADLETS, The Viral Frontier.
Tags: Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType, WordPress, Google Blog Converters 1.0
Monday, January 12, 2009
So Navneet Singh, Engineering Manager, Google India has written a n excellent pre runner article to what promised to be a series on how to make your web site mobile friendly.
I for one will be watching over!
Google India Blog: Make your website mobile-friendly
I just upgraded my Chrome and even though it is a minor update to provide the following. Following are included in the update.
- Update Gears to version 0.5.8.0 to fix a crash with some offline applications
- Enable spell-checking for Hebrew
Google Chrome Releases: Stable, Beta update: New Gears
I was reading a post by Andre Scholten, that outlined a way to measure your own SEO ranking with Google Analytics. Most people with Google AdWords are able to measure exact placement of the keywords but the rest of us need to develop or find other methods.
So Andre set out to fulfill the task by creating a Google Analytics filter and I just tested it. Yes it works great. Previously I have done such thing was when I added Google Site Search Analysis to my Analytics profile.
The above link is to his Dutch language site but since then he has done a guest post on Yoast in English. So if you would like to test your own SEO ranking, head over to your Google Analytics account while having Andres post open on another tab!
Web Browsers, Firefox, Opra, Chrome, IE are part of our day to day lives now. We even look at our phones through tiny browsers and make sure that the new phone has one.
Some people fight for browsers and some make them, better, safer everyday. Developers and webmasters try hard to keep up with challenges of being compatible with all the browsers. There are lot of camps of browser alliances and I belong to a few of them! I use Chrome and Firefox most of the time.
But this is about safe web practices, with the help of Google security folks, who have written a handbook for general public, users and developers alike!. Thanks G.
"In hopes of helping to make the Web a safer place, we decided to release our Browser Security Handbook to the general public. This 60-page document provides a comprehensive comparison of a broad set of security features and characteristics in commonly used browsers, along with (hopefully) useful commentary and implementation tips for application developers who need to rely on these mechanisms, as well as engineering teams working on future browser-side security enhancements."
Google Online Security Blog: Announcing "Browser Security Handbook"
Friday, January 09, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Google has gone to Macworld bringing with it the Picasa debut for the Mac OS X. But Google Mobile, Geo, & YouTube also came for the ride. But I like this on my iPhone!
Official Google Mac Blog: Macworld Has Arrived
Too bad no more Macworld!
Since the Windows 7 build 7000 32-bit was leaked all over torrent sites, people were all out to break their computers with M$s latest concoction to save it's face after vista. Now they can try it with their newer computers with the 64-bit version (7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.ISO), as it is now torrent sites.
But why waste your time on virus infested torrent holes as a public beta is also expected to be announced at the CES 2009 preshow tonight. So wait!
Eos™ Wireless, the leader in wireless audio products, today unveiled Eos Converge™, a remarkably simple, incredibly versatile new way to stream music from a Mac/PC iPod/iPhone, Apple TV or other audio source into every area of the house.
“In the digital age your music lives on your computer, but your computer doesn’t live where you want your music. That’s all about to change,” says Jeff O’Shea, Executive Vice President of IntelliTouch and the creator of the Eos Converge Wireless System. Eos Converge brings not just some, but all the music from your computer, iPod, iPhone or other music device into every room of your house, all wirelessly and with pure digital sound quality. No more moving your music source from room to room, dock to dock just to hear your music. Simply connect the Eos Converge transmitter to a Mac/PC, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV or other audio device and stream pure digital, CD quality audio everywhere -- through walls, floors, doors and ceilings, upstairs, downstairs, inside and out. With a wireless range of up to 150 feet, Eos Converge is a rock-solid wireless transmitter/receiver system solution that harmoniously coexists with any other WiFi, Bluetooth and other wireless devices.
News Source Businesswire
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
As usual Apple takes a giant step and our ever present Onion is there to bring it to you, to your archaic computers with keyboards. Start peeling!
Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard