10 Feb

Google Buzz! Will it really Buzz?

Google has launched its latest in social networking Google Buzz. This puts Google in direct competition with the top shots like Twitter.

Our belief is that organizing the social information on the web — finding relevance in the noise — has become a large-scale challenge, one that Google’s experience in organizing information can help solve. We’ve recently launched innovations like real-time search and Social Search, and today we’re taking another big step with the introduction of a new product, Google Buzz.

From Google Blog

Now the million dollar question that arises is, will it really buzz? I don’t have the answer as I am still waiting for my account to be activated with buzz. But I tried it on my iphone and was not too impressive. Will use it more and comment again here! Will appreciate your comments.

09 Feb

Valentine’s day 2010, my idea of a gift

This Valentine as per me the best gift for my girl is my all time favorites chocolate, teddy bear and some nice decent precious gift. I spent a lot of time finding out what is the best that I will like to go for.  So here is what I finally settled with:

  • Chocolates (of-course Godiva is my all time favorite). It is a Sweet Heart Gift Set, featuring a plush Valentino the Bear and a 19 pc. Valentine’s Day Ballotin. Valentino the Bear is a snow-white, silky-soft cuddler with “Godiva 2010″ embroidered on his paw, a red bow at his neck, and an organza bag filled with 8 foil-wrapped milk chocolate hearts.  I know my wife will surely like this as she has always loved eating chocolates from Godiva.
  • A very decent gift (let her decide what she will choose). She can choose from array of especially indulgent gifts and brands that pamper, like Nick & Nora®, Woodstock Chimes®, Yankee Candle®, Upper Canada®, and Homedics®.
22 Jan

Nokia Navigation, Free Forever!!

After google now it is Nokia! Nokia has just announced that the Nokia navigation is free FOREVER and that too in over 70 countries. The site boasts of the following features:

Mobile navigation for everyone

Ovi Maps takes you where you want to be and shows you what you want see, with navigable maps for over 70 countries worldwide. All this with only one click. And it’s all free.

  • Free Drive navigation
  • Free Walk navigation
  • Free maps and map updates
  • Free Events guides
  • Free Lonely Planet guides

The application for your PC is also available where you can work on the maps and then transfer all the data to phone and use it. The key features are:

Register to ovi.com to plan your trips online and copy your favourite places and routes to Ovi Maps on your mobile.

  • Sync with Maps on your mobile
  • Find places
  • Favourites
  • Plan routes
  • Traffic information
  • Lonely Planet & Michelin guides

Is this a beginning of a new era of all free gps navigation. No doubts, the future is going to to be tough for GPS companies like Garmin…..

12 Jan

How can some see racist theme in alien adventure ‘Avatar’ ??

I was amazed to read a news on Yahoo

Some see racist theme in alien adventure ‘Avatar’ (AP)


I discussed this with my wife and inquired when and how during  all the minutes of the movie a person can take it to be even close to being racist. After reading the whole news on Yahoo we tried to recreate all those moments of the movie in our mind but nowhere it seems to be racist. I was under an impression that there is no racism in America but this news says something different (and I donot believe it).

You may call it racist or you may not agree to it, but one thing that we all agree to is that it is a Masterpiece movie. Surely it is going to break all the records set by Titanic!

11 Jan

Google gifts NexusOne (Superphone) to Youtube partners?

Few  YouTube super-users say they’re receiving the “superphone” along with this note:

Dear YouTube Partners,
We’re pleased to present you with this gift of a Nexus One phone, the new Google-branded mobile device sold only online at google.com/phone. There are no strings attached, it’s just our gift to you for being such an important part of the YouTube Partner Program.

source: Mashable

Val from the popular YouTube channel Val’s Art Diary shows off her new Nexus One, courtesy of Google.

So if you are a youtube superuser, there may be a reason to get excited!

06 Jan

Google Superphone “Nexus One” is official

Finally Google and HTC have officially revealed the SuperPhone (as called by Google). It has been many weeks of rumors and leaks as everyone was anxious to know about this cool thing. It is a android Smartphone being pushed to the market as the first real android competitor for Apple’s iPhone.

Manufactured by HTC, the Nexus One features dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc., a large 3.7″ OLED display for deep contrast and brilliant colors and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset for blazing speeds. Running on Android 2.1, the newest version of Eclair, the software includes innovations like a voice-enabled keyboard so you can speak into any text field, fun Live Wallpapers, a 3D photo gallery for richer media experiences and lots more. Of course, it also comes with a host of popular Google applications, including Gmail, Google Voice and Google Maps Navigation. [Source: Google Blog]

VITAL SPECIFICATIONs: (more details ):


Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system

Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1


512MB Flash


4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)


Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver

Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning

Digital compass



3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen

800 x 480 pixels

100,000:1 typical contrast ratio

Camera & Flash

5 megapixels

2X digital zoom

LED flash

Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Cellular & Wireless

UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)

HSDPA 7.2Mbps


GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

A2DP stereo Bluetooth


It is available at the Google web store Google.com/Phone with following options:

  • $179 on T Mobile with a two-year contract.
  • $529 no contract- no carrier, Only phone
  • Coming on Verizon in Spring 2010.
  • Vodafone will launch this in Europe very soon
02 Jan

Resolutions for 2010: Let’s make a better world!

Hi Friends as the 2010 has started with the feeling of a fresh new decade let’s share some of our resolutions that will impact others and help in making a better world.

I will followup this note with my resolutions as they are still in the process of cooking. I will truly appreciate your comments and I believe that no resolution is small or big as all take strength and and attitude to fulfill.