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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How To Disable Timeline in facebook

Here Steps for Mozilla Firefox

Step 1:
Open your Firefox and go to Add-on screen.

Step 2:
Search for “USER AGENT SWITCHER” , If you can’t able to find the addon, You just go to this link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/ and Install the Add on and Restart the Firefox.

Step 3:
After Installing, check User Agent Switcher button is available in Navigation bar, if not Just Right Click on the Navigation bar and Click customize and drag & drop the User Agent Switcher add-on to the Navigation bar.

Step 4:
Click the User Agent Switcher Button in the Navigation bar and Choose INTERNET EXPLORER 7. Now Go to Facebook and See your Old Facebook profile layout, not the timeline.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Motorola XOOM Price in India

Motorola has announced a follow-up model for its Xoom tablet. The Xoom 2 will come with a 10.1-inch glass display though the manufacturer is also coming out with a more manageable version at 8.2 inches called the Media Edition.

Both tablets will have a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and run the Android 3.2 operating system while providing WiFi, UMTS, 1 GB RAM and a 5 megapixel camera, which can record HD videos. The pre-installed software MotoCast allows for the tablet to have continual access to files saved on a PC.

Manufacturers say the Xoom 2 is furnished with a water-and dirt-resistant coating. The device weighs 599 grams or about 130 grams lighter than its predecessor while the Xoom 2 Media Edition weighs 386 grams and is especially designed for multimedia use with stereo speakers and a subwoofer.

Motorola claims the battery has a life of six hours during surfing and more than three days if only music is being played. The Xoom 2 is supposed to last about 10 hours during surfing.

Motorola XOOM Android Tablet gets official at CES. The new Motorola XOOM Tablet is a 3G device runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-core 1GHz processor.

The Motorola XOOM sports a 10.1 inch HD display with 1280×800 pixels screenr resolution, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera for video calls, video playback & recording, 3.5 mm jack, 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM and can play continuous vidoes for up to 10 long hours.
Motorola XOOM supports Wi-Fi, Corporate Sync, Bluetooth, microUSB data connectivity and Email, SMS, MMS, Google Mail, Yahoo Mail messaging.

Motorola XOOM Price in India

is Rs. 40,000 for 3G 32GB version.
UPDATE: Motorola XOOM WiFi 32 GB version is now available for Rs. 29,990, while 3G 32 GB version is available for 35,590.

Specifications :

Overview Motorola Xoom Tablet comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS and Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor, 1GB RAM. Price in India not yet announced. Motorola Xoom has 10.1-inch dispaly with 1280×800 pixels, 5 MP camera with dual LED flash and 2 MP front-facing camera, 32 GB in-built memory and 32 GB external memory slot.
Status Available. Released 2011
Operating System Android OS v3.0 Honeycomb
CPU 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H Dual Core processor
2G -
3G -
Dual Sim No
Triple Sim No
Form Tablet
Dimensions249.1 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm
Weight 730 g
Color Black
Size 10.1 inches, Capacitive Touch Screen Display
Resolution 1280×800 pixels
Qwerty Virtual QWERTY
Touch Screen Yes
Multi Touch
Music Player AAC, AAC+, AMR NB, AMR WB, MP3, XMF with 3.5mm Audio Jack
3.5mm Jack
Radio -
Ring Tones Vibration, Polyphonic , MP3
Primary Camera Dual Camera, Primary (Back) : 5.0 MP (2592x1944 Pixels) with Auto Focus and Dual LED Flash, Secondary (Front) : 2.0 MP(1600x1200 Pixels)
Secondary Camera
Video Yes,Video Player-MP4, H.263, H.264
Voice and Recording Yes
Email Yes, Push Email, Yahoo Mail, Corporate Sync, Google Mail, POP3/IMAP Embedded
Messaging SMS(Threaded View),MMS,Email,Instant Messaging
Web Browsing HTML
Internal 32 GB, 1GB DDR2 RAM
Card SlotmicroSD Card slot up to 32 GB
Games Yes
Java Yes
Power Management
Battery Standard battery
Talk Time Up to 10 hours
Standby Time Up to 14 days
Solar No
Blue Tooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB microUSB 2.0, HDMI Port
Data Transfer
Infrared Port No
WLAN & Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
3G No
GPS and Navigation
GPSYes, A-GPS support
Personal Information Management 3D Graphics Hardware Accelerator, Facebook, Picasa, Twitter, Computer synchronization, OTA synchronization, Flash, Calculator, Calendar, Reminders, Currency converter

Saturday, January 28, 2012

How to Disable Error Reporting in Windows XP

1. First, right-click the My Computer icon in the Start menu.

2. Next, select Properties to open up the System Properties window.

3. Now, select the Advanced tab.

4. Then, under the Advanced tab, click the Button that reads Error Reporting at the bottom of the application.

The Error Reporting window should now appear.

5. Next, select the item that reads Disable Error Reporting. Although you are choosing to eliminate all error reporting, you will still be notified when critical errors occur as long as you keep the box checked that says “But notify me when critical errors occur” under the item: Disable error reporting.

6. Finally, click OK to exit the window and then click OK again to exit the System Properties window.

That’s it! You should not receive those annoying error messages again, but will still receive the critical ones. Have fun!

விஜயின் "துப்பாக்கி" படத்தில் பாப் பாடகர் ஏகான்!!!

"நண்பன்" படத்திற்கு பிறகு, இளைய தளபதி விஜய் நடித்து கொண்டிருக்கும் "துப்பாக்கி" படத்திற்காக பிரபல சர்வதேச பாப் பாடகர் 'ஏகான்' ஒரு பாடல் பாடப்போகிறார்.
ஏ. ஆர். முருகதாஸ் இயக்கத்தில் விஜய் நடிக்கும் துப்பாக்கி படம் பற்றி ஏற்கனவே நிறைய செய்திகள் வந்துள்ளன. இப்போது பிரபல சர்வதேச பாப் பாடகர் 'ஏகான்' ஒரு பாடலை படத்திற்காக பாடப்போகிறார் என்ற ஒரு புதிய தகவல் வந்துள்ளது. இவர் பாலிவூட் நடிகர் 'ஷாருக்கான்' நடித்த "ரா.ஒன்" படத்தில் ஒரு பாடலை பாடியுள்ளார். இந்த பாட்டின் மூலம் இந்திய ரசிகர்களை தன் வசப்படுத்தி வைத்துள்ளார். இப்படத்திற்கு ஹாரிஸ் ஜெயராஜ் இசையமைக்கிறார்.

இசையமைப்பாளர் 'ஹாரிஸ் ஜெயராஜ்' இன் இசையும், பாப் பாடகர் 'ஏகான்' இன் பாடலும் படத்திற்கு பக்க பலமாக இருக்கும் என படக்குழுவினர் சொல்கிறார்கள். படத்தில் விஜய்க்கு ஜோடியாக காஜல் அகர்வால் நடிக்கிறார். இப்படத்தின் படபிடிப்பு மும்பை பகுதியில் நடைபெற்று வருகிறது.

Internet Download Manager 6.08 Build 9

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.

Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads.

Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads.

Title:Internet Download Manager 6.08 Build 9
File size:4.40MB (4,618,896 bytes)
Requirements:Windows (All Versions)
Languages:Multiple languages
Date added:January 27, 2012
Author:Tonec Inc.
MD5 Checksum:56F740C6D4F29F4CCE0FB268E1BB7A2C
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கடந்த சில ஆண்டுகளாக மடிக்கணணிகளில் ஏற்படும் வெப்பம் குறித்த கவலை இவற்றைப் பயன்படுத்துவோரிடையே அதிகரித்து வருகிறது.மடிக்கணணியின் பயன்பாடு அதிகரிப்பினால் இந்த கவலைக்கான காரணங்களையும், தீர்வுகளையும் பலரும் கண்டறிந்து வருகின்றனர்.

சில இடங்களில் மடிக்கணணிகள் கூடுதல் வெப்பத்தினால் தீ பிடித்த தகவல்களும் மக்களை அதிர்ச்சி அடையச் செய்தன. டெல், சோனி, ஏசர் போன்ற நிறுவனங்கள் தாங்கள் விற்பனை செய்த மடிக்கணணிகளில் உள்ள பேட்டரிகள் அதிக வெப்பத்தை விரைவில் அடைந்ததனால், அவற்றை வாங்கிக் கொண்டு புதிய பேட்டரிகளைத் தந்த நிகழ்வுகளும் ஏற்பட்டன.

மோசமான பேட்டரிகளைத் தவிர்த்து மடிக்கணணிகள் வெப்பம் அதிகமாக வெளிப்படுத்துவதற்கு வேறு சில காரணங்களும் உள்ளன. நாம் பயன்படுத்தும் அனைத்து எலக்ட்ரானிக் பொருட்களுமே அவை இயங்கத் தொடங்கியவுடன் வெப்பத்தை வெளியிடுகின்றன.

ஒரு டிவிடி பிளேயர் இயங்கிய சில நிமிடங்கள் கழித்து, அதில் கைகளை வைத்துப் பார்த்தால், இந்த வெப்பத்தின் தன்மையை அறியலாம்.

டெஸ்க்டொப் கணணிகளைக் காட்டிலும், மடிக்கணணிகள் இடம் மிகக் குறைவு. இதனால் அதில் வைக்கப்பட்டுள்ள வெப்பத்தை வெளிப்படுத்தும் எலக்ட்ரானிக் பொருட்கள் சிறிய இடத்தில் நெருக்கமாக வைக்கப்பட வேண்டிய சூழ்நிலையில் அமைகின்றன. நெருக்கமாக இருப்பதனால் இவற்றிலிருந்து வெளிப்படும் வெப்பம் வெளியேற மிகக் குறைந்த இடமே கிடைக்கிறது.

அடுத்த பிரச்னை இயக்க திறன். மடிக்கணணிகளில் அதிக வேகத்தில் இயங்கும் கூடுதல் திறன் கொண்ட எலக்ட்ரானிக் பொருட்கள் பொருத்தப்படுகின்றன. பதியப்படும் இயங்குதளங்களும் அவை வேகமாக இயங்க, இந்த எலக்ட்ரானிக் பொருட்களை கூடுதலாக இயக்குகின்றன. இதனால் அதிக வெப்பம் உருவாகிறது.மடிக்கணணிகள் தயாரிக்கும் நிறுவனங்களுக்கும் இது தெரியும். அதனால் தான், வெப்பத்தினை வெளியேற்றும் வகையில் சிறிய விசிறிகள், ஹீட் ஸிங்க் எனப்படும் தகடுகளைப் பயன்படுத்துகின்றனர்.

ஆனால் இவற்றால் முழுமையாக வெப்பத்தினை வெளியேற்ற முடியவில்லை. விசிறிகள் காலப் போக்கில் வேகம் குறைந்து இயங்குவதால், வெப்பம் வெளியாவதில் பிரச்னை ஏற்படுகிறது.பொதுவாக மடிக்கணணியில் வன்தட்டில் பிரச்னை ஏற்பட இந்த வெப்பம் அடிப்படை காரணமாக உள்ளது. எனவே இந்த வெப்பத்தினை வெளியேற்றுவதிலும், அதனை குளிரவைப்பதிலும் கவனம் செலுத்தினால் பல பிரச்னைகள் ஏற்படுவதனை முன்கூட்டியே தடுக்கலாம்.

விசிறிகள் சோதனை: மடிக்கணணியில் வெப்பம் உருவாகிறது என்று தெரிந்தால் உடனே திறந்து இயக்கத்தின் போது அதில் பொருத்தப்பட்டிருக்கும் அனைத்து விசிறிகளும் சரியாக அதன் அதிக பட்ச வேகத்தில் இயங்குகின்றனவா எனச் சோதிக்க வேண்டும். பெரும்பாலும் இவற்றை நாம் திறந்து பார்க்க இயலாது.

காற்று துளைகளின் சுத்தம்: வெப்பம் வெளியேறுவதற்காக அமைக்கப்பட்டிருக் கும் காற்று துளைகளை அடிக்கடி கவனிக்க வேண்டும். இவற்றில் தூசு படிந்து அடைத்துக் கொண்டிருந்தால், வெப்பம் விரைவாக வெளியேற்றப்பட மாட்டாது. எனவே சுத்தம் செய்வது அவசியம்.

பயாஸ் சோதனை: நம் பயாஸ் செட்டிங்ஸ் மாற்றி அமைப்பதன் மூலம் வெப்பம் உருவாவதனை அறியலாம். இந்த அமைப்பு எப்படி இருக்க வேண்டும் அல்லது எப்படி இதனை மாற்றலாம் என்பதற்கு உங்கள் மடிக்கணணி தயரித்த நிறுவனத்தின் இணைய தளம் சென்று பார்க்கவும். சில நிறுவனங்கள் இந்த பயாஸ் அமைப்பினையும் அப்டேட் செய்து புரோகிராம்களை வெளியிட்டி ருப்பார்கள்.

பொதுவான சில பழக்கவழக்கங்களையும் நாம் மேற்கொண்டால் வெப்பம் உருவாவதனைத் தடுக்கலாம்.
வெப்பமான, சூரிய ஒளிபடும் இடத்தில் வைத்து மடிக்கணணியை இயக்கக்கூடாது. அதே போல மூடப்பட்ட கார், சிறிய அறை ஆகியவற்றில் இயக்கக் கூடாது. ரேடியேட்டர்கள், வெப்பம் வெளியேறும் இடங்கள் அருகே கணணியை வைத்திருக்கக்கூடாது.

இதை மடிக்கணணி என அழைத்தாலும் நம் தொடைகளின் மீது வைத்து இயக்குவது கூடாது. இதனால் வெப்பம் வெளியேறும் வழிகள் தடைபடும். நம் உடலையும் இந்த வெப்பம் தாக்கும். மெத்தைகள், துணிவிரிப்புகள் ஆகியவற்றின் மீது இவற்றை வைத்து இயக்குவதும் தவறு.

மடிக்கணணியில் வெப்பம் உருவாவதனைத் தடுக்க முடியாது. எனவே வெப்பம் எளிதில் விரைவாக வெளியேற்றப்படும் வழிகளை நாம் நம் பழக்கத்தின் மூலம் தடுக்காமல் இயங்க வேண்டும்.மேலும் கூடுதல் துணை சாதனங்களைப் பயன்படுத்துவதன் மூலம் வெப்பத்தினை வெளியேற்றுவதனை விரைவுபடுத்தலாம். இந்த வழிகளை மேற்கொண்டால் வெப்பமானது கணணியின் மற்ற பாகங்களைத் தாக்குவதனைத் தடுக்கலாம்.

Child Born without Blood

இரத்தமின்றி பிறந்த அதிசய குழந்தை : படங்கள் இணைப்பு

மருத்துவதுறையில் மிகவும் அதிர்ச்சிகரமானதும் அதிசயிக்கதக்க சம்பவம் இதுவாகும்.
இரத்தமின்றி பிறந்த குழந்தை ஒன்று மருத்துவர்களின் போராட்டத்தின் பின்னர் உயிர் பெற்றுள்ளது.

Oliver Morgan என்ற இக்குழந்தை இறந்த நிலைக்கு சமமாக பிறந்துள்ளது. பிறக்கும் இதயம் துடிக்கவில்லை. இரத்த துளிகள் உடலில் இல்லை என வைத்தியர்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றனர்.

25 நிமிட வைத்தியர்களின் போராட்டத்தின் பயனாக இதயம் செயற்பட ஆரம்பித்தது. இதற்காக ஒட்சின் மற்றும் இருதய மசாஜ்யுடன் மற்றும் பிற மருத்துவ உதவிகளுடன் இவ் சாதனை முயற்சி மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டுள்ளது.

கேட்டி Katy மற்றும் ஜெஃப் Jeff களின் செல்லக் குழந்தையே Oliver Morgan என்ற அதிசயக் குழந்தை.

Oliverக்கு தற்போது 15 மாதங்கள் ஆகின்றது. இவர் மிகவும் ஆரோக்கியமாக இருப்பதாக தெரிவிக்கப்படுகின்றது.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Samsung Star 3 Duos Price in India, Dual SIM Social Networking Phone

The Samsung Star 3 Duos is also launched along with its Single SIM version Star 3. Samsung Star 3 Duos is a great multimedia phone with enhanced social networking capabilities.

Samsung Star 3 Duos Overview

Network: 2G
Type: Dual SIM Touchscreen phone
Design: Bar
Status: Coming Soon
Price: NA
Samsung ChatOn service
Samsung TouchWiz Lite
Samsung Kies
Samsung Star 3 Full Specifications:

Display Size: 3 inch
Screen Resolution:

Primary: 3.2 MP fixed focus
Secondary: No

Video PlayBack / Recording: Yes, QCIF @15 fps video recording
Music Player: Yes, multiformat with SoundAlive
FM Radio: Yes, with RDS
Jack: 3.5 mm Jack

Onboard: 20 MB
Expandable: 16GB expandable

Opera Mini Browser
Twitter and Facebook integration
Push Email

Type: 1000 mAh

Dimension: 58 x 102 x 11.5 mm
Weight: 95 grams

Nokia hits 1.5 billion sales of their Series 40 mobile phones

Nokia has announced one of the most significant milestones in its history with the sale of its 1.5 billionth Series 40 mobile phone. The device was sold to a female consumer in the Brazilian city of São Paulo and it represents a historic moment for Nokia as they continue battling amongst the front runners in the smartphone genre.

The 1.5 billionth phone that was sold was a Nokia Asha 303, which is a touch screen handset with QWERTY keypad designed for web browsing, social networking and gaming, and features pre-installed entertainment and applications, such as Angry Birds Lite. The device was purchased from a Magazine Luiza store in São Paulo by Mayara Rodrigues. Nokia Brazil, Vice President, Almir Luiz Narcizo, and retail network President, Luiza Helena Trajano handed over the phone to Mayara Rodrigues.

Walking down memory lane, the first Series 40 phone to be released was the Nokia 7110 that was developed in 1999. Since then, this family of phones has evolved to quite an extent that they are now considered 'Smartphone Lite', thanks to their new Nokia Asha range. Series 40 phones do somehow try to blur the line between feature phones and smartphones. With recent innovations, including Nokia Maps for Series 40, Nokia Browser and Web Apps, Nokia Money and Nokia Life Tools, consumers can go about doing their basic tasks, like accessing the Internet and using locally relevant apps and content, at a much cheaper price. 

Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President for Mobile Phones at Nokia, said: "We are incredibly proud to reach this milestone. Having 1.5 billion Series 40 devices sold is a hard-to-reach mark, let alone one attainable in a single line of products. At a time when we are maintaining our commitment to connecting the next billion customers around the world - it is gratifying to consider how Series 40 devices have made mobile technology accessible and help continue to change people's lives for the better."

Cheapest Tablets in India

Hai all, Cheapest best 9.1 inches AND 10.1 inches tablet PC in India and in this post we will be featuring all the tablet PC which are available in the Indian market and are really cheap and damn good in performance. We have had few posts in past on cheapest best 9.1 inches tablet PC in India but in  this post I had featured tablet PCs which are available global and could not feature tablet pc which are really cheap then I had another post on  cheapest best tablet pc in India and many more. In this article  we have decided to bring you articles on cheapest 9.1 and 10.1 inches tablet PC in India with their features and price and I am sure you would love to use these tablet PC.

The reason behind writing this post was pretty simple, right now Indian market is filled with Tablet PC and manufacturers are getting cheap quality tablet PC from China and selling on a very less price and these tablet PCs are of no use so this is very important for you to get a high quality tablet PC so that you can get return on your investment.

We would also like to inform you that there are few 9.1 inches tablet PC in India but they are of no use so you better go for 10.1 inches tablet PC as we have used this tablet PC at our headquarters. We are featuring both Android and Windows PC in this list so you can get the best deal in India. So let us start this article on cheapest best 9.1 inches tablet PC in India.
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Cheapest Best 9.1 inches Tablet PC in India

Now let us start our article on cheapest best 9.1 and 10.1 inches tablet PC in India with price and we are starting this with NXI m1004.

NXI m1004

NXI m1004 is a windows tablet PC and as we said we are going to feature both Android and Windows PC hence letus start with windows PC and then we will move over to best Android tablet PC. NXI m1004 comes with 10.1 inches screen TFT screen with Microsoft Windows processor and trust me it is too good to use. It has RAM of 256 MB and comes with flash memory of 64 GB and it has camera, LAN, GPS, HDMI. Price of NXI m1004 in India is only 14,000 on Naaptol.
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Best 9.1 and 10.1 inches Android Tablet PC in India

Now we will move over to cheapest best 9.1 and 10.1 inches tablet PC in India and we are starting this list with Creative ZiiO.

Creative ZiiO

Creative ZiiO is a 10 inched Android tablet PC with Android 2.2 OS with ZiiLABS ZMS-08 HD Media-Rich processor, it has 10 inches TFT screen with 1024*600 pixels which is pretty good for any tablet PC. It has Bluetooth, wi-fi, Camera, wi-fi, USB, Microphone and a front camera for video calling, it weighs only 650 grams and has internal memory and you may buy Creative ZiiO for only 14,500 rupees from Naaptol.
Creative ZiiO 10 tablet pc Cheapest Best 9.1, 10.1 Android, Windows Tablet PC PriceNext tablet PC is this category would be Velocity Micro Cruz L510 and this is best 10.1 inches tablet PC as I have used this PC for a very long time.

Velocity Micro Cruz L510

This tablet PC comes with s NVIDIA Tegra 250 Chipset, 1Ghz dual core processor, wi-fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, e-compass facility and the best part is HDMI port which I always attach with my LCD tv. It has rear and front camera for video calling and comes with almost all the features and it is available only for 15,000 from Naaptol.

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Wespro 10 inches tablet PC

Now this is by far the cheapest tablet PC available in India and it is available only for 8,999 INR and I am sure you would love to use this for such a low price. Wespro 10 inches tabelt PC comes with wi-fi, Android 2.3 OS, VIA WM8650 800MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, memory of 4 GB, 2100 mAh battery which I feel is pretty low and I would not recommend to buy this one.

Zinglife ZL101 tablet

This is a nice PC to use for your daily use as it comes with nice features like ARM11 1.0 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM, wi-fi, Bluetooth and any other features which are available in any tablet PC and in India it is available only for 9,299 rupees. What else do you want in such a low price. We can call this tablet PC cheapest and best 10.1 tablet PC in India.
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So here is the list of cheapest best 9.1 and 10.1 inches tablet pc in India with price and do let me know if you would like to know anything on this and leave your comments below and do share this on facebook.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rajinikanth website runs without Internet

It may sound like another Rajinikanth joke, but a new website dedicated to the superstar runs ‘without an Internet connection’! 

Visitors to www.allaboutrajni.com are greeted with a warning that “He is no ordinary man, this is no ordinary website. It runs on Rajini Power” and are advised to switch off their Internet connection to enter the website.
Only when the web is disconnected, one is allowed to explore the site. 

Netizens can trace the story of the legend from the beginning, read inside scoops from his films and get a glimpse of behind-the-scenes action, while browsing through famous Rajini jokes about impossible feats only he can achieve.

“The unbelievable spectacle of running a website without the Internet is a tribute to Rajinikanth’s larger-than-life image,” claimed Webchutney’s creative director Gurbaksh Singh.
With a heady mix of foot-tapping music, vibrant splash of colours, quirky quotes and illustrations, and icons in true Rajini style and lingo, the unique website reflects Rajini’s signature style.

Singh told PTI that the website is based on a complex algorithm running in the back-end that keeps an eye on the propagation of data packets between two terminals. Magic kicks in soon as the Internet speed is down to zero, which is the basic premise on which the site and the concept has been constructed.

The humour element on the website is accentuated by the error message in typical Rajini style that appears if a visitor attempts to reconnect the internet. “Aiyyo! That was unexpected. To keep browsing, switch off your Internet,” reads the message.

“The website has received a phenomenal response and has gone viral with several thousand hits and counting, along with innumerable shares and mentions across the web, especially on popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter,” Mr. Singh said.

“After a few iterations and testing, we cracked the code required to build the world’s first website that runs without the Internet — a website that runs offline — which is as awesome and unbelievable as miracles and stunts associated or performed by Rajini himself,” he said.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lava 3G Data Card Price in India - LAVA 720G 3G

Lava Mobiles entered into the data card (3G USB modem) market by launching 720G model data card. Using this data card the customers can get access to internet service provided by any telecom operator according to his wish. The product is not locked to a particular operator. Already there are many data cards available in the market by manufacturers like Huawei, Micromax, ZTE etc. But most of them are imported to India. Lava 720G supports 7.2Mbps (download) and 5.6Mbps (upload) speed. It is also reverse compatible.ie. It supports EDGE/GPRS too. Apart from this it also has APN auto management, SMS, phonebook etc. It also supports memory card upto 32 GB. The approximate price of this product is Rs.2100. Now let us see the key features of this product.

  • Voice Calling
  • Fast Download up to 7.2 Mbps
  • Fast Upload up to 5.76 Mbps
  • Plug & Play
  • Phonebook support upto 3000 records
  • Memory card support upto 32GB
  • Prepaid Balance Check (USSD)
  • SMS support upto 3000 records
  • Bands – 850/900/1800/1900/2100
  • HSUPA – 3GPP Release6, up to 5.76M bps UL,category 6
  • HSDPA – 3GPP Release6, up to 7.2M bps UL,category 7/8
  • UMTS – 3GPP Release4, up to 384 kbps DL and UL
  • EDGE – 3GPP Release4, Multislot class 12 up to 237 kbps
  • GPRS – 3GPP Release4, Multislot class 10, up to 85.6 kbps
  • Vcard version – 2.1 / 3.0
  • Setup mode – Plug & Auto installation
  • PIN1 – Supported,enable/disable/modify
  • SMS & Data Service Simultaneous operation
  • OS supported
  • Windows XP SP2 / VISTA sp1/windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (only support INTEL platform), For MAC OS: 1.Mac Book, Mac Book Pro, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac mini (Intel CPU), 2.Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, up to 10.6.0
  • Phonebook
  • SMS
  • APN Auto management
  • Memory card support upto 32 GB
The approximate price of this product is Rs.2100. 

How to Configure Gmail Account on Mobile ?

Here is the short tutorial which allows your to configure Gmail Account on Mobiles: (IMP: You must enable POP3 access of Gmail Account. Hint:Look inside Setting and POP forwarding Options on gmail web site)

  1. Open Messaging Application
  2. Goto Mail box. It asks you No mailbox defined. Define now? Choose Yes
  3. Mailbox setup wizard will start. Press start to continue
  4. Mailbox Type choose POP3, Press Next
  5. On next screen type your email address xxx@gmail.com (IMP: press the Pencil Key and highlight your email address then press Copy. This will save you typing)
  6. Press Next
  7. Enter pop.gmail.com as Incoming mail server, Press Next
  8. Enter smtp.gmail.com as Outgoing mail server, Press Next
  9. Access Point, choose Always ask or your preferred one. press next
  10. In Mailbox name keep gmail press next
  11. Click Finish
  12. Click Option and then Settings
  13. Choose E-mail
  14. Press on Mailboxes and then on Gmail
  15. Press on Connection settings
  16. Press on Incoming e-mail
  17. Enter Username as xxx@gmail.com (You may Press Pencil and then paste)
  18. In Password type your password
  19. Scroll down to security port and choose SSL/TLS
  20. Press Back Button
  21. Select Outgoing e-mail, Enter your username and password as described above
  22. Scroll down to security port and choose SSL/TLS
  23. Hit Back Button twice
  24. Press on User settings
  25. Enter your Name as you want to display and then go back
  26. Goto Retrieval Settings
  27. Click on E-mail to retrieve and change it to size limit and then enter 100KB or whatever you like in next screen. Press OK
  28. Click on Back
  29. If you have unlimited GPRS connection then goto Automatic retrieval and change it otherwise leave as it is.
  30. Click back button multiple times so that you are back to main screen.
  31. Now when you start Messaging Application you will see Gmail Account goto it and retrieve your email.
  32. You can also send email attach images with it etc. Have fun ;)
Any Question? post them in comments.

Major solar storm headed to Earth

The strongest geomagnetic storm in more than six years was forecast to hit Earth's magnetic field Jan. 24, and it could affect airline routes, power grids and satellites, the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center said.

The strongest geomagnetic storm in more than six years was forecast to hit Earth's magnetic field on Tuesday, and it could affect airline routes, power grids and satellites.A coronal mass ejection - a big chunk of the Sun's atmosphere - was hurled toward Earth on Sunday, driving energized solar particles at about 5 million miles an hour (2,000 km per second), about five times faster than solar particles normally travel, the center's Terry Onsager said."When it hits us, it's like a big battering ram that pushes into Earth's magnetic field," Onsager said from Boulder, Colorado. "That energy causes Earth's magnetic field to fluctuate."

The Solar Dynamics Observatory captures an M8.7 class flare in a handout photo released by NASA January 23, 2012.

Galaxy Nexus India launch postponed to March 2012

The latest Googlephone, the Galaxy Nexus is yet to make its debut in India with many potential consumers eagerly anticipating its release. Back in December, it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was slated for a January launch, after already being pushed back from a possible December release date. The reason for the delay, cited by Samsung was that there were many product launches in December; hence the brand had decided to delay the product from hitting the shelves. As per a Twitter post from Samsung India in reply to a comment by one of their followers, the company states, “Nexus is expected to be launched in March but we do not have the exact dates. Will update you once we get that information.” So one can expect the handset not to be launched officially any time this month.

One should not get their hopes too high, though as the brand does not confirm this information as anything concrete, with Samsung in a follow up tweet stating that, “We do not have the exact dates. So would update you about the same once we get more information.” The official registration page of the handset does not seem to be updated; with the status still reading ‘Coming Soon.’

Here is a look at the highlighted specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    * Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    * 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
    * 1GB RAM
    * Dimensions are 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm
    * Weighs 135g
    * 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display
    * 5 Megapixel AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
    * 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera for video calling
    * 1080p Full HD video recording at 30fps
    * 1080p video playback at 30fps
    * Bluetooth 3.0,USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC
    * 16GB or 32GB internal storage
    * HSPA 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
    * EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    * LTE version is region specific
    * 3.5mm audio jack
    * 1,750mAh battery

As of now, this is still the only handset that is launched with Android Ice Cream Sandwich onboard, but with the Mobile World Conference just around the corner; one would expect Samsung to launch the follow up to the highly successful Galaxy S II, which is the S III at the event. Will this deter potential consumers from purchasing the Galaxy Nexus or would one wait a little while longer and purchase the Samsung Galaxy S III? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Top 4 Cheapest Android Tablet PCs

After the launch of Akash Tablet PC, a few people are thinking that no other tablet can give competition to the Akash Tablet. But before Akash comes to the public, many other companies have introduced their Tablet PCs to the market.
After a huge online booking of Datawind’s Akash 2 (Ubislate 7), some other companies have introduced their Tablet PCs starting from Rs.4490 to Rs.11990.
Till now 21 Lac people have booked the Akash Tablet PCs online (worth Rs.700 Crores). Now we need to observe that whether Akash will be able to maintain its reputation in presence of other Tablet PCs or not.
Here are the Other Tablets in comparison to the Akash Tablet.

Domo Slate N8 (Price – Rs.4490)
DomoSlate N8 Specifications are:
Domo Slate N8 at Price Rs.4490
Domo Slate N8 at Price Rs.4490
  • 7″ Touch Screen
  • Google Android 2.2 Froyo Operating System
  • 850 MHz Processor
  • 0.3 MP Front Camera
  • Inbuilt Speakers and Microphone
  • 1 Direct USB and 1 Mini-USB Port
  • Support for 3G Dongles
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • Upto 32GB Expandable Memory via SD Card
  • External GPS Support

Wespro K 7147 (Price – Rs.5999)
Wespro K7147 Specifications are:
Wespro K7147 at Price Rs.5999
Wespro K7147 at Price Rs.5999
  • 7″ Touch Screen
  • Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • Upto 32GB Expandable Memory via SD Card

Domo Slate N9 (Price – Rs.6990)
DomoSlate N9 Specifications are:
Domo Slate N9 at Price Rs.6990
Domo Slate N9 at Price Rs.6990
  • 7 inch Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
  • Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System
  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor
  • 3D Gaming with High End GPU
  • Camera
  • Inbuilt Speakers and Microphone
  • HDMI port
  • USB Ports
  • 3G DATA Card Support
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • Upto 32GB Expandable Memory via SD Card

Zen Next Tab Plus Rio (Price – Rs.11990)
Zen Next TabPlus Rio Specifications are:
Zen Next Tab Plus Rio at Price Rs.11990
Zen Next Tab Plus Rio at Price Rs.11990
  • 7″ HD Touch Screen
  • Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System
  • 1 GHz Cortex A9 Processor
  • 513 MB DDR2 RAM
  • Front Camera (for Video Chatting)
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • USB Ports
  • G-Sensor
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • Upto 32GB Expandable Memory via SD Card

Tabplus Rio7 tablet Price and Specifications india

Here’s yet another entrant into the low-end tablet market – TabPlus Rio. This desi tablet from Bangalore- based, Digital Waves runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. Touted to meet consumer needs in the newly competitive market, the tablet has been priced at Rs.11,990. Following the ‘Get Tabbing’ philosophy, the key highlight of the Tabplus Rio is the 4-side, G-sensor 3G option. Recently, Mercury’s next iteration of tablet, the mTab 2, was introduced at a similar price.

Yet another sub-12k Android tablet in India
Yet another sub-12k Android tablet in India

The Tabplus Rio is fueled with a 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, the device embeds a 7-inch screen, sporting rich HD quality with 800 x 480 pixels LCD and liquid flow 5 point capacitive touch. Tipping the scale at 350 grams and measuring 203 x 120 x 13 mm in dimensions, the processor promises high-speed multitasking. With a scoop of the Android 2.3, the built-in memory is 512MB DDR2 that can be extended up to 32GB using the microSD. The set of features claim to offer web browsing with flash support, swifter multi-tasking, 3G via USB dongle (on select models, sold separately), wireless internet connectivity, Video Chat on Skype and HD video play back. It has a 3.5mm jack, along with built-in mic and speaker, and also USB and HDMI ports.

A quick look through some of the specifications of the Tabplus Rio:

  • 1GHz Cortex A9 processor
  • 7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive touch screen
  • 512 MB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Connectivity Wi-Fi, 3G USB dongle (select models)
  • Android 2.3 operating system
  • Audio files MP2, MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA
  • Video files MPEG 1/2/4, H.264, H.263, VC1 (WMV9), RMVB, RM, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MOV
  • 4-dimensional G-sensor
  • USB and HDMI ports
  • Weight 350 grams
  • Dimensions 203mm x 120mm x 13mm

The Tabplus also comes equipped with gaming abilities such as 4-side, G-sensor and gives access to more than 300,000 applications. Digital Waves provides a one year warranty with the Tabplus Rio tablet, which will be shipping across India, free of charge.

Price in India : 12,990 as on January 2012 (Check for Latest Price)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SOPA stopped after unprecedented online protests

WASHINGTON • U.S. lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks Friday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills.
Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader, said he would postpone a critical vote scheduled for Jan. 24 “in light of recent events.”
Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, followed suit, saying his panel would delay action on similar legislation until there is wider agreement on the issue.

வாஷிங்டன்: இணையத்தின் கறுப்புக் கொடி போராட்ட எதிரொலியாக, அமெரிக்க செனட் சபையில் 'சோபா' (SOPA) சட்டத்தை அறிமுகப்படுத்தும் நடவடிக்கை நிறுத்திவைக்கப்பட்டது.

இணைய திருட்டை தடுப்பதற்கான சட்டம் என்ற பெயரில் அமெரிக்க செனட் சபையில் அறிமுகப்படுத்தவிருந்த 'சோபா'வுக்கு எதிரான இணையப் போராட்டம், அண்மைக்காலமாக வலுபெற்றது.
இதன் உச்சமாக, ஒரு நாள் முழுவதும் விக்கிபீடியாவின் ஆங்கிலப் பக்கங்கள் முழுமையாக மூடப்பட்டது. இப்படி பகிரங்கமான போராட்டத்தில் விக்கிபீடியா ஈடுபட்டது இதுவே முதல் முறை. இந்தப் போராட்டத்துக்கு கூகுள் நிறுவனமும் ஆதரவு தெரிவித்தது.

பிரபல சமூகவலைத்தளமான 'ஃபேஸ்புக்'கின் நிறுவனர் மார்க் ஸக்கர்பெர்க்-கும் இணையைப் போராட்டத்தில் இணைந்தார்.

இந்த நிலையில், அமெரிக்காவின் ஸ்டாப் ஆன்லைன் பைரசி ஆக்ட் (Stop Online Piracy Act - SOPA) மற்றும் பிபா (PIPA - PROTECT IP Act - புரடக்ட் இன்டல்க்சுவல் பிராபர்டி ரைட்ஸ் - அறிவு சொத்துரிமை பாதுகாப்பு சட்டம்) ஆகியவை நிறுத்திவைக்கப்படுவதாக அறிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

ஜனவரி 24-ம் தேதி அமெரிக்க செனட் சபையில் தாக்கல் செய்யப்படவிருந்த இந்தச் சட்டங்கள், மறுதேதி குறிப்பிடாமல் நிறுத்திவைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இந்த அறிவிப்பை வெளியிட்ட ஜனநாயகக் கட்சியின் செனட் தலைவர் ஹாரி ரெய்டு, இந்த மசோதாக்கள் தொடர்பாக விரிவாக ஆய்வு செய்து, இணைய சுதந்திரம் உள்ளிட்ட விவகாரங்களைக் கருத்தில்கொண்டு நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும் என்று தெரிவித்தார்.

அமெரிக்க செனட் சபையின் இந்த முடிவு, விக்கிபீடியா முன்னெடுத்த இணைய கறுப்புக் கொடி போராட்டத்துக்கு கிடைத்த வெற்றியாகவே பார்க்கப்படுகிறது.

Huawei Ascend P1 Price in India | Features and Specifications

World's thinnest Smartphone

Last week the folks from Huawei announced their new Ascend P1 and P1 S Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones. The latter of the two, the P1 S they are calling the “world’s thinnest smartphone” coming in at only 6.68mm thin. The 7.1mm DROID RAZR didn’t hold the title long, and neither did that Fujitsu Arrows ES phone no one remembers. At CES we got a few hands-on pictures and video of this super-thin phone so check it out and let us know what you think.

These two devices are actually extremely similar and in the video below we actually confuse the two they are that similar. The P1 S is the black Galaxy S II looking phone and is the world’s thinnest. The regular Ascend P1 is the yellow smartphone shown off in the gallery below. What is the difference you ask? Nothing. The Huawei Ascend P1 will be slightly thicker than the P1 S and will cost a few dollars less for those that don’t want to spend the extra dough.

Not to be rude but everything about this phone just screams Galaxy S II — but that’s just me. Huawei has been known for some lower to mid-range devices in the past but with their last few releases they’ve started to really take things up a notch. The Huawei Honor was a great example of that and these new P1 models are just as nice. Offering a great phone that feels excellent in the hand while not being too heavy. Huawei has found a nice blend between the heavy aluminum most HTC devices use, and the lightweight plastic of the Samsung line and blended it into a great overall smartphone.

This 4.3″ qHD AMOLED phone will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich although I see capacitive buttons still sadly


The Huawei Ascend P1 is Android 4.0 phone, Its comes with 8 MP BSI Camera, 6.68mm Thin and Dual Core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 Processor.

Huawei Ascend P1 Features:
  • 4.3-Inch Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass Display
  • Dual Core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 Processor
  • 8 MP BSI Camera
  • 6.68mm Thin
  • Android 4.0
Huawei Ascend P1 Specifications:

Technology / Frequency Bands
GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz HSDPA : 900/2100 MHz

Type Li – Ion
Capacity 1670 mAh
Standby -
Talktime -

Dimensions 122.4×64.8×7.69 mm
Weight 110 g
Form Factor bar
Colors Black

Size 960×540 pixels
Type color : SuperAMOLED
Colors 16000000 colors
Secondary Display no

Camera / Imaging / Video
Camera Yes 8.1 MP
Resolution 3264×2448 pixels
Zoom yes
Flash yes
Secondary Camera yes

Bluetooth Yes
Irda No
Wlan/Wi-fi Yes
USB yes
GPS yes

3G Yes
Internet Browsing Yes , Android Webkit browser

Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
Ringtones 64 polyphonic MP3/MIDI/WAV/AMR
FM Radio Yes
3.5mm Headphone Jack yes

Memory Slot Yes microSD/TransFlash

Email Yes

Operating System              Android 4.0

Price not Released yet

Kodak files for bankruptcy Protection

அமெரிக்காவின் "கோடக்' நிறுவனம் திவால் நோட்டீஸ்

நியூயார்க்: புகழ் பெற்ற "கோடக்' புகைப்படக் கருவி (கேமரா) நிறுவனம், தொடர்ந்து நஷ்டத்தைச் சந்தித்து வருவதால், திவால் நோட்டீஸ் சமர்ப்பித்துள்ளது.

அமெரிக்காவின் "கோடக்' நிறுவனம், புகைப்படக் கருவி, படச் சுருள் ஆகியவற்றில் உலகப் புகழ் பெற்றது. நூறாண்டுகளுக்கு மேல் பழமை வாய்ந்த இந்த நிறுவனம், மோசமான நிர்வாகம், போட்டியாளர்களைச் சமாளிக்க முடியாமை ஆகிய காரணங்களால், 2003 முதல் சிறிது சிறிதாக நொடிந்து கொண்டே வந்தது. கடந்த 2003 முதல், இதுவரை, தனது 13 படச் சுருள் மற்றும் புகைப்படக் கருவி தயாரிப்பு நிலையங்களை மூடிய

இந்நிறுவனம், 47 ஆயிரம் ஊழியர்களையும்வீட்டுக்கு அனுப்பியது. ஒரு காலத்தில், சந்திரனில் காலடி வைத்த நீல் ஆர்ம்ஸ்டாங் கால்பதித்த காட்சியைவெளியிட, இந்த நிறுவன படச் சுருள் உதவி வரலாற்றில் இடம் பெற்றது.

இந்நிலையில் இந்நிறுவனம், அமெரிக்க அரசிடம், திவால் நோட்டீஸ் (சாப்டர் 11) சமர்ப்பித்துள்ளது. இதன் மூலம் நிறுவனங்கள், தனிநபர்களிடம் வாங்கிய கடனை, இந்நிறுவனம் சிறிது கால அவகாசம் எடுத்துக் கொண்டு மெல்ல மெல்ல செலுத்தும். இந்த திவால் நோட்டீஸ், அமெரிக்காவில் இயங்கும் வர்த்தகத்திற்கு மட்டுமே

என, கோடக் ஆசியா பிரிவின், சந்தைப்படுத்தல் துணைத் தலைவர் பி.என்.ரகுவீர் தெரிவித்தார்.

இந்தியாவில்...: இந்தியாவில் கோடக் நிறுவனத்தின் வர்த்தகம் நல்ல முறையில் இயங்கி வருவதால், வாடிக்கையாளர்களும், சில்லரை வியாபாரிகளும் இந்நிறுவனத்துடனான வர்த்தகத்தை, இப்போது உள்ளபடியே தொடரலாம் எனவும் உறுதியளித்தார்.


Eastman Kodak Co, which invented the hand-held camera and helped bring the world the first pictures from the moon, has filed for bankruptcy protection, capping a prolonged plunge for one of America's best-known companies.
The more than 130-year-old photographic film pioneer, which had tried to restructure to become a seller of consumer products such as cameras, said it had also obtained a $950-million, 18-month credit facility from Citigroup to keep it going.
The loan and bankruptcy protection from U.S. trade creditors may give Kodak the time it needs to find buyers for some of its 1,100 digital patents, the key to its remaining value, and to reshape its business while continuing to pay its 17,000 workers.
“The board of directors and the entire senior management team unanimously believe that this is a necessary step and the right thing to do for the future of Kodak,'' Chairman and Chief Executive Antonio Perez said in a statement.
“Now we must complete the transformation by further addressing our cost structure and effectively monetizing non-core intellectual-property assets. We look forward to working with our stakeholders to emerge a lean, world-class, digital imaging and materials science company,'' he added.

At end September, the group had total assets of $5.1 billion and liabilities of $6.75 billion.

Kodak said the company and its U.S. subsidiaries had filed for Chapter 11 business reorganisation in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Non-U.S. subsidiaries were not covered by the filing and would continue to honour all obligations to their suppliers, it added.

A fallen icon
Kodak once dominated its industry and its film was the subject of a popular Paul Simon song, but it failed to embrace more modern technologies quickly enough, such as the digital camera — ironically, a product it even invented.
Its downfall hit its Rust Belt hometown of Rochester, New York, with employment there falling to about 7,000 from more than 60,000 in Kodak's heyday.
Its market value has sunk to below $150 million from $31 billion 15 years ago.
In recent years, Chief Executive Perez has steered Kodak's focus more toward consumer and commercial printers.
But that failed to restore annual profitability, something Kodak has not seen since 2007, or arrest a cash drain that has made it difficult for Kodak to meet its substantial pension and other benefits obligations to its workers and retirees.

Perez said bankruptcy protection would enable Kodak to continue to work to maximise the value of its technology assets such as digital-imaging patents, which are used in virtually every modern digital camera, smartphone and tablet. The company has also built up patented printing technology.

Kodak said it was being advised by investment bank Lazard, which has been helping Kodak look for a buyer for its digital patents.

Other advisers included business-turnaround specialist FTI Consulting Inc, whose vice chairman, Dominic DiNapoli, would serve as chief restructuring officer for Kodak, supporting existing management.
In the last few years, Kodak has used extensive litigation with rivals such as Apple Inc, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd and Taiwan's HTC Corp over those patents as a means to try to generate revenue. Those patents may now be sold through the bankruptcy process. — Reuters

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire review

When the Swift DZire was first launched a little over four years ago, it was not the first sedan that was sharing the platform of a sibling hatch, but I had expected it to be amongst the first to leverage the under-four-metre size advantage to come up with a killer price-to-value package for buyers in the entry sedan segment.
But, unfortunately, the DZire had been conceived and its design and concept had been frozen two years earlier when the regulation to offer the lower excise duty advantage for cars under 4,000mm didn't exist. The DZire was still a runaway hit, with the big advantage of the diesel engine giving it a early mover's advantage. 

Personally, my heart never wanted to choose the DZire; its rear design was weird and unsightly and the integration of the boot seemed slapped on as an after-thought. But, my head was still telling me all along that the DZire was one practical car, combining the ability to tackle the kind of limitations that the Indian driving condition has and at same time packing the allure of the Swift's design and performance into an affordable entry sedan.

In about fours years, since its launch, the DZire has sold over 3.3 lakh units and owns about 39 per cent of the market share in the sedan segment. So, the change over the new platform could have been delayed a bit more too. But, now the possibility of rectifying some of the design quirks and the prospect of packing in more cabin space with the new Swift platform was a big draw. And with the possibility of working on the design to keep it under 4 metres and gain a pricing advantage must have been even more interesting to ignore for Maruti.

More 'DZireable'
With the new Swift out last year, Maruti and Suzuki engineers decided to pick on the new platform and advance the generation change for the DZire. The DZire is, as a result, a lift from the Swift when you look at it from the front. Overall the Swift's lines are all there though there are changes to the bonnet grille and the front bumper, giving it some what of a unique identity. The headlamps are shared with the Swift, as is the blacked out A-pillar.
The new DZire clearly looks smaller and more compact, though at 3,995mm, it is only 165mm lesser than the previous generation's overall length. But, other than its reduced sub-4,000mm length, the other dimensions have all increased thanks to the use of the new Swift's platform. The width of the car is now 1,695mm (up 5mm) and the overall height is now 1,530mm (up 25mm), while the wheelbase is the same as the new Swift's at 2,430mm (up 40mm compared to the outgoing DZire). 
The ground clearance remains the same at 170mm compared to the previous-gen DZire, while the turning radius is marginally up at 4.8 metres. But due to the shorter, stubbier boot designed to fit the shorter length, the luggage space in the boot is now only 316 litres compared to the outgoing DZire's 440 litres, However, the fact remains that for the most part, the boot rarely gets used to its full capacity in urban conditions and the 316 litre boot in the new DZire isn't looking all that small either.
The design of the current DZire's backside was clearly lacking in class. The new DZire managed to put me at ease, with its cleaner design and the more natural flow of the lines at the rear with the rest of the car. The tail-lamps are also more suited to the overall design of the car and the stubby boot lid too doesn't really affect the rear design of the DZire. The new model should find more admirers now, though it is still undeniably familiar to the new Swift and its rather hatch-oriented body style. 

The entire set of body panels at the rear, the roof panel and the rear door are all new compared to the Swift. The rear glass seems a bit smaller and the C-pillar also remains thick. The outside rear view mirrors now get integrated turn indicators and the same large mirror unit seen in the new Swift.

Plusher interior
The interior of the new DZire also draws heavily from the new Swift. The modern steering wheel design, waterfall design centre console, the auto climate control and the integrated audio system with six speakers are all very familiar. But, these new elements along with the new lighter beige and black dual tone colour theme give the new DZire's cabin a much more upmarket feel. There is also the addition of wood finish inserts on the dash and door panels, silver accents, chrome inserts and leather trim have also been thrown in. The new DZire also gets all of the intuitive storage options that were offered in the new Swift. 
Similar to the Swift, again the increased wheelbase and the scooped rear of the front seats manage together to liberate about 20mm more legroom for rear passengers. The rear bench seat in the new DZire feels a bit more upright than the earlier version. Depending on trim level you get all the creature comforts that buyers have come to expect from this brand. Seats are comfy, though I wonder how the softer upholstery might wear over the long term.

Engines and performance
The new DZire continues to be offered with the same K 12M VVT petrol engine and the D13A DDiS diesel engine. To experience the new DZire, I had travelled to the Buddh International Circuit at Greater Noida at the invitation of Maruti Suzuki. The race track is not the best of places to gauge the performance of the car in real world driving conditions. But it still put the car's prowess in perspective. 
The engines feel very similar in the new DZire compared to the new Swift. One of the reasons of course, is the fact that both the cars weigh the same at bout 1,000 kgs. By saving weight after using thinner high-tensile steel for the body of the new DZire, the addition of the boot has effectively been nullified. The result is a power-to-weight ratio that is identical to the new Swift and the co-efficient of drag (aerodynamic co-efficient) has also improved compared to the previous DZire. The effect is the familiar peppy nature of the Swift is immediately evident even in the new DZire and apparently the lower Coe-d has helped improve the fuel efficiency of the new DZire.
The K12 petrol engine delivers a peak power of 87 PS at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 114Nm at 4,000 rpm. On the track the manual transmission variant of the DZire petrol is the quietest and there is also enough power in the 3,000 to 6,000 rpm band to push the car. Top speed achievable was in the region of about 145 kmph. The engine gets all the tech from the new Swift too including the variable valve timing for the engine and the detent pin tech for the transmission, to ensure smoother shifting.

The addition in the petrol engine DZire is the new automatic transmission. The new four-speed automatic - a torque converter unit - is being imported from Japan and marks Maruti's re-entry into the auto gearbox category in the lower price segment. Automatics are being accepted in many congested cities in India and this one too should find a few takers. However, being a rather city-focused auto gearbox, with no manual option, the DZire AT wasn't that much fun on the track. But, according to Maruti officials it is only marginally poorer in fuel efficiency (2 kmpl lesser) than the manual gearbox variant.This should be good news for buyers who would otherwise be put off by fuel guzzling automatics.
The DDiS diesel engine felt very similar too in the DZire like in the new Swift. This rev-happy, engine behaves so differently in Maruti cars, though it is found in the bonnets of cars from other brands too. The 1,248cc, intercooled, turbocharged diesel engine offers the same characteristics as in the previous model with a peak torque of 190 Nm at 2,000 rpm and a peak power of 75 PS at 4,000 rpm. 

The new DZire behaves a bit more nimbly than the outgoing model. There is again a lot of the new Swift in the sedan's behaviour on the track. Since I didn't get to drive it on normal roads, there is not much I can say about how it would feel in real world conditions, but the suspension felt a bit more rigid and cabin noise levels was lower, though under hard acceleration in both the diesel and the petrol automatic, the noise levels go up. The new DZire's ZXi and ZDi models also get new 15-inch alloys instead of the earlier version's 14-inchers.

The new Swift DZire will clearly be appreciated by many more buyers now. The design has more appeal and the cabin feels more upmarket. The improved power-to-weight ratio also enables the new DZire to offer better fuel efficiency of 19.1 kmpl for the petrol (up 6.7 per cent) and 23.4 kmpl for the diesel (up from 21.7 kmpl earlier). 
The current DZire is priced in the range of Rs 4.94 lakh to Rs 6.4 lakh for the petrol models and at Rs 5.95 lakh to Rs 7.30 lakh for the diesel variants. The new DZire's prices are unlikely to be dramatically lower and Maruti officials say that the cost of the new platform and associated technologies will not enable the company to pass on the entire benefit of a lower duty. Yet, buyers can expect the price to be retained at the same levels or be positioned just a bit lower, maybe. 
The new DZire will be out by the first week of February this year.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Over 160 bn alien planets may exist in Milky Way: Scientists

According to the study, published in the journal Nature, there are over 100 billion stars in our galaxy and each of them hosts at least 1.6 planets on average, bringing the number of likely alien worlds to more than 160 billion.

And large numbers of these exoplanets are likely to be small and rocky, roughly like Earth, since low—mass planets appear to be much more abundant than large ones, it claimed.

“This statistical study tells us that planets around stars are the rule, rather than the exception,” said study author Arnaud Cassan of the Paris Institute of Astrophysics.

“From now on, we should see our galaxy populated not only with billions of bright stars, but imagine them surrounded by as many hidden extra solar worlds,” Cassan told SPACE.com.

Till date, astronomers have discovered over 700 planets beyond our own solar system, with 2,300 “candidates” found by NASA’s Kepler space telescope awaiting confirmation.

In the new study, the researchers looked at data gathered by a variety of Earth-based telescopes, which scanned millions of stars from 2002 to 2007 for microlensing events.

The team closely analysed about 40 of these events and discovered that three betrayed the presence of an alien planet around a star. One of these planets is a bit more massive than Jupiter, one is comparable to Neptune and the third is a so-called “super-Earth” with a mass about five times that of our home planet.

Considering how perfectly aligned multiple bodies must be to yield an exoplanet detection via microlensing, that’s a pretty impressive haul, researchers said.

The astronomers used all of this data and information about seven additional planets detected by other microlensing efforts, to put a number on their planet-detection efficiency -- and, by extension, the number of alien worlds that may populate the Milky Way.

The team determined that about one-sixth of our galaxy’s stars harbour Jupiter-mass planets, half have Neptune-like worlds, and nearly two-thirds host super-Earths.

And that’s just in the stretch of orbital space from 0.5 to 10 astronomical units -- distance from Earth to the sun -- from each star, the limit of the study’s sensitivity.

“Moreover, we confirm that low-mass planets, such as super-Earths (up to 10 Earths) and Neptune-like planets are much more abundant than giant planets such as Saturn and Jupiter (with estimates that there are six to seven times more low-mass than giant planets),” Cassan said.

Further, according to the researchers’ calculations, every planet in the Milky Way harbours an average of 1.6 planets in the 0.5-10 AU range, which in our solar system corresponds roughly to the swath of space between Venus and Saturn.

Since astronomers estimate that our galaxy contains about 100 billion stars, that works out to at least 160 billion alien planets.

However, the true number of alien worlds may be quite a bit larger than 160 billion, as some planets hug their host stars more closely than 0.5 AU, and others are more far-flung than 10 AU. And a great many likely have no host star at all, the researchers added

Airtel, Vodafone announce unlimited usage plan for BlackBerry

Telecom major Airtel and Vodafone on Thursday announced fixed fee-based plans with different terms and conditions which will allow unlimited use of BlackBerry Messenger Service to their customers.

While Vodafone’s plan to be launched next week under name ‘Go BBM’ unlimited access to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for Rs. 5 per day or Rs. 129 per month for prepaid. There will be fixed price of Rs 129 per month for post-paid subscribers, the statement said.

Airtel in a statement also announced unlimited BBM service usage plan for its post-paid customers against monthly rental of Rs. 129. This plan will also provide 300 local and national SMS to BlackBerry handset user, the statement said.

BBM has evolved as one of the popular social networks with over 50 million users. It offers instant messaging for BlackBerry smart phone owners, letting users communicate in real time with the people who matter most.

Additionally, as part of the introductory offer, subscribers who purchase a BlackBerry Curve 8520 or BlackBerry Curve 9300 smart phone by the end of February 2012 can avail one year of unlimited access to the BBM service from the date of purchase, Vodafone statement added.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

How to hide the file in pendrive ?

இப்பொழுதெல்லாம் பெரும்பாலும் அனைத்து பயனாளர்களும் தனக்கென்று PenDrive வைத்திருக்கிறார்கள். உங்களது பென் ட்ரைவில் உங்கள் அலுவல் சம்பந்தமான கோப்புகள், கோப்புறைகள் மட்டுமின்றி உங்களது தனிப்பட்ட கோப்புகள், புகைப்படங்கள் ஆகியவற்றையும் வைத்திருப்பீர்கள்.

ஒரு சில சமயங்களில் உங்கள் பென் ட்ரைவை மற்றவர்கள் அவசரமாக பயன்படுத்த கொடுக்கலாம். அல்லது உங்கள் மேலதிகாரி முன்னிலையில் உங்கள் பென் ட்ரைவை கணினியில் திறக்க வேண்டிய சூழல் உருவாகி, அப்படி திறக்கையில் அதில், அவர் பார்க்ககூடாத புகைப்படங்களை அவர் பார்த்துவிடும் சூழ்நிலையும் வரலாம்.
இது போன்ற தர்மசங்கடமான சூழ்நிலையை தவிர்க்க ஒரு  இலவச மென்பொருள் கருவி WinMend Folder Hidden எனும் சிறிய சக்திவாய்ந்த மென்பொருள் மிகவும் பயனுள்ளதாக உள்ளது. (தரவிறக்க சுட்டி இறுதியில் தரப்பட்டுள்ளது)
இந்த மென்பொருள் கருவியை பயன்படுத்தி உங்கள் பென் ட்ரைவில் Hide  செய்த கோப்புகளை, பிற கணினிகளிலும், குறிப்பாக விண்டோஸ் தவிர வேறு இயங்கு தளங்களிலும் கூட திறக்க இயலாது என்பது மிக முக்கியமான சிறப்பம்சமாகும். மேலும் பென் ட்ரைவ் மட்டுமின்றி உங்கள் வன் தட்டில் உள்ள கோப்புறைகளையும் இதை பயன்படுத்தி கடவு சொல் கொடுத்து மறைத்து வைக்க இயலும்.

இந்த கருவியை தரவிறக்கி உங்கள் கணினியில் நிறுவி, முதல் முறையாக அதனை இயக்கும் பொழுது, உங்களுக்கான கடவு சொல்லை (கடவு சொல்லை நன்றாக நினைவில் வைத்துக் கொள்ள வேண்டியது அவசியம்) கொடுங்கள்.

அடுத்து திறக்கும் WinMend Folder Hidden பயன்பாட்டுத் திரையில்,Hide Folder அல்லது Hide File(s) பொத்தானை க்ளிக் செய்து, மறைக்க வேண்டிய கோப்புகள் மற்றும் கோப்புறைகளை உங்கள் பென் ட்ரைவிலிருந்து அல்லது உங்கள் கணினியிலிருந்து தேர்வு செய்து கொள்ளுங்கள்.

அவ்வளவுதான் இந்த விண்டோவை மூடிவிடலாம். இனி நீங்கள் மறைத்து வைத்த கோப்புகளை உங்கள் கணினி மட்டுமின்றி வேறு எந்த கணினியிலும் பார்க்க இயலாது. மறுபடியும், Unhide செய்ய இதே மென்பொருளை இயக்கி சரியான கடவுசொல்லை கொடுத்து,

தேவையான கோப்புறைகள்/கோப்புகளை Unhide செய்து கொள்ளலாம்.

WinMend Folder Hidden மென்பொருள் தரவிறக்க.

Two more planets orbiting binary stars discovered

Kepler-34 b, Kepler-35 b binary star systems have low-density gas-giant planets orbiting them

More than 700 planets orbiting a star (extrasolar planets) have been discovered till date. But a planet orbiting two stars was more in the realms of science fiction till recently.

Astronomers surprised everybody last September when they reported the first ever discovery of such a planet orbiting two stars (Kepler-16 system). Such a body is called a circumbinary planet.

In the case of exoplanets orbiting a star or Earth orbiting the Sun, only the planets are in orbit around the star. But in the case of circumbinary planets, all the three bodies (a planet and binary stars) are in motion. While the planet orbits the binary stars, the gravitationally bound pair of stars (binaries) orbit around each other.

If this discovery last year was considered as a rare find, scientists report today (January 12) the discovery of two more circumbinary planets — Kelper-34 b and Kepler-35 b. The results are published in Nature. Both the planets orbiting their respective binary stars are “low-density gas-giants.”
Millions of such planets

The latest finding proves that a circumbinary planet orbiting two stars is not extremely rare in our galaxy or a freak incident. Three such objects have so far been located from a small sample size of 750 binary star systems. With nearly 2.6 per cent of all Sun-like stars in our galaxy seen in a binary state, the authors estimate that there must be millions of planets orbiting binary stars.

The two circumbinary planets were discovered using the Kepler space telescopeace. The 0.95-m telescope monitors nearly 150,000 stars in the constellations Cygnus and Lyra.

Since the planets orbiting the stars are several thousands of Astronomical Units (average distance between Earth and Sun) away, the planetary transit method is used for locating them with certainty.

The planetary transit method is based on the premise that a planet passing in front of its star would slightly dim the star's light or produce a miniature eclipse. When such transits occur periodically, the body is confirmed as a planet. But the planetary transit method would be able to detect a planet only if it is either massive or close to its star, or both.

Kelper-34 b

The Kelper-34 b planet has 22 per cent of the mass of Jupiter and 76 per cent of the radius of Jupiter. The planet takes 289 days to complete one orbit around the binary stars.

The two stars (A and B) orbiting each other have an orbital period of 28 days. Star A is brighter and more massive than star B, and hence called a primary star.

Three transits were detected in all by the scientists. Of the three, two were made by the primary star A moving across star B, and one by the secondary star B moving across star A.

Kepler 35 b

In the case of Kepler 35 b, the transiting planet has 13 per cent of the mass of Jupiter and 73 per cent of radius of Jupiter. The planet takes just 131 days to complete one orbit around the binary stars.

The stars (A and B) have an orbital period of 21 days. Four transits by the two stars were detected. Of the four, three were made by the primary star moving across the secondary star, and one transit made by the secondary star moving across the primary star.
Too hot for life

While Kepler-16 b, which was discovered last year is slightly too cold to support life, both Kepler-34 b and Kepler-35 b are too hot, notes a news item published in the same issue of Nature.

The planets orbiting the binary stars experience extreme seasons due to the orbital motion of the two stars.

This is because the “the light received from their parent stars changes not only during the stars' orbital periods (tens of days) and the planetary orbital period (hundreds of days), but also on much longer timescales through precession [slow changes in the rotational or orbital parameters] of the orbits due to three-body effects.”

The average amount of stellar energy received by the Kepler-34 b planet is 2.4 times the Earth's insolation, with a variation of 250 per cent.

Similarly, in the case of Kepler-35 b, the insolation is 3.6 times the Earth's, with a variation of 160 per cent.

It must also be noted that unlike planets in the Solar System, these bodies do not follow the same path on successive orbits. This is due to the gravitational effects between the three bodies.