Category Archives: Top Stories

20 May

Google TV: TV meets web and web meets TV

A new revolution has arrived to a sector that is still not captured by the latest in IT and telecom. Lots of attempts have been made but none has made a huge impact. But it seems this time the story is different as couples of companies are getting together with Google to tear it apart. The sector is none other than what is watched 5 hours on average per day by every American and more than 4 billion people watch it across the world, THE TV.

So that got us thinking…what if we helped people experience the best of TV and the best of the web in one seamless experience? Imagine turning on the TV and getting all the channels and shows you normally watch and all of the websites you browse all day

16 May

HTC EVO: A lethal blow to Nexus One and a tough competition to iPhone4

As per my opinion HTC EVO is better than Google‘s Nexus One. The following are the key features:

HTC EVO Main features:

  • 4.3-inch screen
  • Android 2.1
  • HTC Sense
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi capable
  • 3G/4G mobile hotspot capability
  • Dual cameras (first time a second front camera for social )
  • 8 megapixel and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • networking and chatting
  • GPS Navigation
  • Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
  • microSD Card Slot (upto 32 GB)
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Micro USB
  • Proximity and motion sensors
  • Digital Compass
  • Unique kickstand for easy media viewing
  • Mobile HDTV experience
  • Output pictures, slides and video in HDMI
  • Social networking with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr
16 May

BP Oil Leak: Should we stop drilling or something else? What do you think?

A beach after an oil spill.
Image via Wikipedia

(This is all my personal opinion. I will appreciate your comments as I have tried to initiate a discussion.)

BP oil leak is the most important and prominent topic since it has happened. It has caused millions of dollars of loss not BP alone but to the entire world. Thee oil spill that is still not controllable has created an environmental hazard. The total loss to nature and mankind will surely run into trillions as the impact to fauna and flora is beyond our imaginations. I saw lots of disturbing images with died sea animal. I truly agree with each and everyone that this is not at all good. BP should pay for the damages and this should be a lesson learnt for every other oil company.

Whatever I wrote above is all what we all know. But the reason I am writing this is the new CRY to STOP OFFSHORE DRILLING. I was not surprised to see such banner ads on google ads asking to stop new offshore drilling. Already lots of websites from such organizations has been created. I totally agree to the cause BUT my questions to all such mind sets are:

“Is this a right solution?

Have you stopped driving on the road as someone you knew lost his life in a tragic car accident?

Did you stop boarding planes as few years ago one of them converted into a missile?

Did you stop smoking because lots of people die because of lung cancer?

My answer to all of these is NOOOOOOOOOOO!

The solution to this problem in my personal opinion is:

  • Strict law and regulations against all such companies. So that if any such thing happens again that company should not be able to shoulder the financial implications hence forced to regularly check the equipments.
  • Better research in this field to always have a plan B. e.g. (BP installed a funnel to control the leakage and pump it up back to vessel. Why can’t we have a design where all oil companies are forced to always have such a structure installed for plan B. This structure should have sensors ti notify in case of leak from main pipe. Even if the leak is not controlled in time at-least it will not spillover and can be pumped up back.
  • An example should be set for all the oil companies by the Fed government by imposing huge fines this time. The implications should be sever enough for BP. Hope Obama’s team doesn’t brings the economy factor in punishing BP.

This is all my personal opinion. I will appreciate your comments as I have tried to initiate a discussion.

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27 Mar

Earth hour 2010

The logo for Earth Hour

Image via Wikipedia

On March 27th every year the Earth Hour is celebrated but in a very different style. People across the globe and that too millions of us switch off all appliances and lights. By doing this they participate in EARTH HOUR. This is done from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM i.e. for 1 hr. As per my knowledge this is the biggest environment awareness program on the planet.

So PARTICIPATE!!!!!!!!!!

SWITCH OFF ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES FROM 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM TOMORROW for a better Earth!

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27 Mar

Google ultra high-speed broadband network, where?

Google Inc.
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With just a few hours left before our submission deadline, we’ve received more than 600 community responses to our request for information (RFI), and more than 190,000 responses from individuals (we’ll post an update with the final numbers later tonight).

Google Blog

Let’s wait and watch where Google will build the experimental, ultra high-speed broadband network. Will they start somewhere in Bay Area as it is where their headquarters are OR will they try this in some other place. We all are curious and waiting to see who is the chosen one?

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26 Mar

The Future of Creative Advertisement

It was beyond my imagination to understand the new wave of advertisement that is taking shape right now. I have never thought how social media can be used in the media ads. This was clearly evident as I surfed the following two state of the technology ads:

Harley davidson

Both of these adds almost like websites with interactive video, games, photo and gallery. At the very same time these were seamlessly integrated with twitter and facebook. The huge number of hits that these ads gathered is evident of the fact that a revolution in the field of marketing is going to take place soon as the technologies are more available to achieve the same now.

I read this exiting story at google blog by Neal Mohan, Vice President of Product Management.

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04 Mar

Personalized Google search becomes more personal

Today Google announced a new feature of STARS to give a better personalized search. This will help us to mark some results as favorite and we can get this on the top of the list whenever we search for the same thing again. It will be fantastic as lot of times I want to go back to the same old link that I goggled, but till now there was no way except bookmarks! Google will start rolling this out in coming days to all its users.

With stars, you can simply click the star marker on any search result or map and the next time you perform a search, that item will appear in a special list right at the top of your results when relevant.

GOOGLE BLOG

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