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Monday, November 30, 2009

Google's Chrome OS rival to Microsoft could become our Big Brother


The Chrome OS operating system may mean Google controls your netbook as Apple controls your iPhone

A basic principle of warfare is never to fight on terrain chosen — or dominated — by your enemy. This principle seemed to explain why, as Google rose to challenge Microsoft as the world's most powerful technology company, the one market it eschewed was that for operating systems. That territory was dominated by Bill Gates & Co and so Google concentrated on building dominance in areas where Microsoft was feeble or non-existent: search, cloud computing, web applications, advertising. It all seemed so sensible.

But then last July, Google gave notice that it had changed tack by revealing it was working on a radical new operating system called OS. Just over a week ago, the product was officially launched at the company's Californian HQ, which left the technology community intrigued and puzzled, and the mainstream media salivating over the prospect of a head-to-head battle between Google and Microsoft.

The first computers equipped to run Chrome won't hit stores until late next year, but we now know what they will look like. Essentially they will be "netbooks", but with a difference: all the software on them will come from Google, via the internet. And Google will make the key decisions about the hardware on which its new system will run.

As the Guardian's Jack Schofield put it: "If Chrome OS takes off, it will give Google an unprecedented degree of power over PC vendors, who will only be able to use products that Google specifies and supports. Google will control and maintain the operating system remotely, so if it doesn't want you to have something, you can't have it."

The degree of power Google seeks over hardware is akin to that demanded by Apple, hitherto the leading exponent of control freakery in the technology business. For example, Chrome netbooks won't be allowed to use hard disks – because flash (ie solid-state) drives boot faster and Google is obsessed with reducing boot-up times. And if you want to install your own wi-fi card in your netbook, forget it: Google will specify which wi-fi cards its software will support.

Implicit in Google's operating system strategy are two radical ideas. The first is that we have definitively moved into the era where the network – not the PC – is the computer. The idea is that most people can now get all the computing services they need – web browsing, email, instant messaging, word processing, spreadsheets, blogging, telephony, etc – via the net, so they no longer need to have a machine capable of running a bloated, clunky operating system. All they need instead is an internet-ready device that can get its operating system from the network "cloud" and then get on with the real work of the day.

The second radical idea embedded in the Google scheme is the notion that what people really need is an information appliance that "just works". Sundar Pichai, the Google vice-president who launched the system, claimed that the aim was to make the Chrome OS work like a TV: you turn it on and in a few seconds you can get the programme you want. No more interminable delays while the computer boots up, checks its memory and loads the operating system before it deigns to give you so much as a log-on prompt.

The flip side of all this, of course, is that Chrome netbooks will be the ultimate in tethered devices. You may own the machine, just as you may think you own your Apple iPhone, but in fact Google controls it, just as Apple controls the phone. If, for example, you've tinkered with the device overnight, and the Google server detects the change as you hook up to the net, then the operating system may be remotely deleted and a fresh version installed without your knowledge or consent. Google will argue that this is for your own good – that it's an effective defence against the viruses, trojans and malware that plague current users of Microsoft operating systems.


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Sunday, November 29, 2009

New way to lose weight














New Alternate-Day diet 'can help you lose weight, live longer

Melbourne, Nov 25 (ANI): Forget tedious exercise routine and counting on calories, a simple Alternate-Day diet regime could offer significant health benefits and make you live longer.

The principle behind Alternate-Day diet a.k.a. Intermittent Fasting or The Longevity Diet is eat very little one day and eat whatever you like the next day. This appears to trigger a 'skinny' gene that encourages the body to burn fat.

This diet would not only help lose weight but also ease asthma symptoms and reduce blood sugar levels.

It will also help fend off heart disease and breast cancer, protect brain cells and improve survival.

Dr Mark Mattson, an American neuroscientist, had discovered rats still enjoyed all those health benefits even when their calories were cut only on alternate days.

"These are very hard diets to follow," the Courier Mail quoted Krista Varady, assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition at the University of Illinois, Chicago, as saying.

"You are constantly hungry. The eat-every-other-day-diet seems to offer an easier and more effective option," Varady added.

During 16 patients, all weighing more than 14st ate 20 per cent of their normal intake one day and a regular, healthy diet the next.

The study showed that each lost between 10lb and 30lb; much more than expected. It takes about two weeks to adjust to the diet and, after that, people don't feel hungry on the fast days," said Varady.

However, some British experts are concerned about the approach.

"We advise anyone trying to lose weight should follow a healthy balanced diet," said a spokesperson for the Food Standards Agency.

"It may not be possible to achieve this with very low calorie diets," the spokesperson added. (ANI)










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Heart health in winter


On a cold windy night in December, Satish Gupta had gone to a late night party.

On his way back, his car began giving trouble and he had to push it for a while along with a colleague. Later, he felt some strain in the chest and thought that he had pulled a muscle. The nagging discomfort continued for the whole night. He applied a balm and used a hot water bottle to soothe the area.

But the next morning, since he still felt restless, he went to the hospital. After the primary examination, the doctor asked for an ECG, which revealed a full fledged heart attack.

He was admitted in the Cardiac Care Unit and had to undergo an angioplasty and stenting.

He recovered but has been left with a weak heart, necessitating long-term drug treatment and the implantation of a defibrillator.

His total hospital bill exceeded Rs 10 lakh and he is still incurring costs.

The winter months are known to increase the chances of a heart attack and related problems.

This is especially true for people who have one or more risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, high blood cholesterol levels etc.

It is therefore important to recognise this fact and be careful and use preventive strategies during this period.

Why winter predisposes one to heart ailments

- The changed daylight to dark hour ratio adversely affects the hormone balance. The cortisol levels in the blood are altered. This is one of the possible reasons for increase in heart attacks.

- The low temperature leads to tightening or constriction of blood vessels. This reduces blood supply to the heart, which can aggravate angina and block of arteries - leading to heart attack.

- The oxygen demand of the heart increases because the heart has to work harder to keep the body warm

- The early morning surge in blood pressure is an important reason for heart attacks being more common at that time. In winter, because of fewer daylight hours, people often have a tendency to finish outdoor work earlier in the day. The combination of cold temperature and hard work leads to a higher blood pressure.

- The shift of activities to morning hours also leads to a change in the circadian rhythm (body clock), leading to an increase in heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels. The combination reduces the threshold levels of events like heart attack and brain stroke.

The risk does not necessarily decrease if one migrates to relatively warmer places.

It has been seen that people predisposed to heart attacks who migrate to relatively warmer places during the colder months can get caught with cardiac problems there too. This is especially caused by attacks of infections like influenza, which prevail in places like Mumbai and Kolkata which are warmer than say Delhi in winters.

The inflammation and swelling caused by these diseases can spread to the arteries of the heart and lead to heart attacks.

The smoke and smog in these places during the winter are also unhealthy for the heart.

For people over 65 years in age, diabetics and cardiac patients, influenza vaccine should never be taken without medical supervision.





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A drop of vinegar controls sugar


The claim:
Vinegar can help lower blood sugar levels.
The facts:
For people with diabetes or those who are sensitive to the blood-sugar spikes that can follow big meals, there’s good news. Several studies have revealed a possible way to reduce the impact of a carb-laden dish: add a little vinegar. Doing so seems to help slow the absorption of sugar from a meal into the bloodstream, apparently because vinegar helps block digestive enzymes that convert carbohydrates into sugar.

One study by Italian researchers showed, for example, that when healthy subjects consumed about four teaspoons (20 millilitres) of white vinegar as a salad dressing with a meal that included white bread with a little less than two ounces (50 grams) of carbohydrates, there was a 30 per cent reduction in their glycemic response, or rise in blood sugar, compared with subjects who had salad with a dressing made from neutralised vinegar

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New discovery may help beat jet lag


London: Scientists from University of Manchester have discovered special cells in the body that appear to regulate a person's body clock.

This finding, they hope, would provide vital clues to help combat jet lag.

It was believed that these cells remain inactive during the day, however, the new study has found the contrary.

According to Professor Hugh Piggins, lead researcher and an expert in neuroscience at the university, the research will allow a new approach to help tune our daily clock.

Researchers believe that the brain regulates body clock by firing more cells during daylight and very few during the night.

"The traditional model said the clock and the brain communicated to the rest of the brain via the number of electrical impulses that the brain cells were producing," The BBC News quoted Piggins saying.

"These impulses would travel around the brain, telling it what time of day it is.

"What we've found is in fact that there are at least two types of cells in this part of the brain," he added.


These brain cells contain a key gene called per1 that allows them to sustain unusually high levels of "excitability".

The cells becoming so "excited" that they seem quiet or even dead; but then later they calm down, recover and become normally active again.

It is this activity, which tells the human body when to be awake.

"There's a lot of interest in the pharmaceutical industry, obviously, to try to develop chemical treatments to reset your daily clock to help counteract things like jetlag," said Piggins.

"Or, perhaps more importantly, different kind of sleep disorders for which dysfunctions in this clock are often involved," he added.





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The best exercise: Walking the dog



Forget gym. Walking the dog is the best way to stay fit, says a new study.

Researchers for British pet healthcare experts Bob Martin have carried out the study and found that walking the dog twice everyday can give one up to one eight hours of exercise a week.

“A couple of short walks a day soon adds up and this research shows that it amounts to more time than people spend in the gym,” a spokesman for Bob Martin was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.

The study, based on a survey of 5,000 Britons, including 3,000 dog owners, revealed that 57 per cent see walking the dog as their main form of exercise. More than three quarters say they would rather take their pooch for a hike than go to the gym.

Some 86 per cent say they enjoy taking their pet out each day, with just 22 per cent saying they ever see it as a chore


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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Early Preview Demo

Much to everyone’s surprise, Microsoft shared details about Internet Explorer 9 very early on in the browser’s development process. Dean Hachamovitch, general manager, Internet Explorer, explained that the first IE9-related information offered via official channels was simply the Redmond company joining the discussion of browsers. The software giant choose its Professional Developers Conference 2009, in Los Angeles, to showcase a preview of IE9, but no bits were released as the browser is merely just weeks old.

“The topics that we’re going to talk about pretty much choose themselves, when you look at the conversations that happened throughout IE8,” Hachamovitch noted. More specifically, Microsoft touched three topics, in particular, standards support, performance progress, and the introduction of graphics hardware acceleration.

You will be able to watch the first public demonstration of Internet Explorer 9 via the video embedded at the bottom of this article, courtesy of Microsoft. Obviously the company did not single out the content focused only on IE9, so the video covers the entire PDC 2009 Day 2 Keynote, featuring such Microsoft executives as
Steven Sinofsky, president, Windows and Windows Live Division, and Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president, .NET Developer Platform. It will be Sinofsky demoing IE9, as along with the Windows project, the Microsoft president is also responsible for the development of the next iteration of the Internet Explorer browser.

As far as I’m concerned, the entire PDC 2009 Day 2 keynote is well-worth watching, but I do realize that you have to dedicate a consistent portion of your time in doing so, as the video goes on for about two and a half hours. So, for those that just want to skip directly to the IE9 demo, just go ahead and jump to minute 40 in the presentation and take it from there (spoiler alert – IE9 has no GUI as of yet).

Standards

“The primary focus for our team is providing rich capabilities, the kind that developers really want and use in an interoperable way,” said John Hrvatin, program manager for the IE team.

Acid3 is one of the tests designed to assess the browser performance when it comes down to standards support. At the time of this article, Internet Explorer is lagging rival browsers in relation to the Acid3 test score, being inferior in the level of modern standards adoption. With the advent of Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft choose to simply ignore Acid3, and focused exclusively on acing the Acid2 test, arguing that it would not provide support for standards that were incomplete at the time such as HTML5 and CSS3.

The IE9 demo indicates that Microsoft has now had a change of heart and that it considers passing the Acid3 test one of the priorities in developing the next version of Internet Explorer. Already, IE9 is faring better than IE8 in the Acid3 test, obtaining a superior score. “Developers need not just a strong platform that’s got great performance and great capabilities, but they also have expectations around how the code will work,” Hachamovitch noted.


But in all fairness, embracing HTML5 and CSS3 is a move that Microsoft is doing largely to close the gap separating IE from Firefox, Chrome, and Opera, while also attempting to tone down the level of criticism from web developers which can’t leverage modern web standards simply because of lack of IE support for them. As far as end users are concerned, the benefits they will be able to enjoy won’t be extremely evident to them. Fact is that the vast majority of users won’t be able to tell which websites use CSS2.1 for styling and formatting and which leverage CSS3. But inherently, advantages will be offered through the simple evolution of the user experience.

“We want to focus on those capabilities that developers are really most interested in, but doing it in an interoperable way, and standards are really one of the ways in which we achieve that. But it’s still people building the standards, and there could be places where parts of the specification aren’t clear, and different browser vendors interpret them in different ways,” Hrvatin added.

Performance

“So there’s performance, and we’re going to talk about the progress that we made. Everybody cares about performance, everybody benefits from performance improvements. And performance is a super complex problem. I mean, there are so many subsystems in the browser,” Hachamovitch said.

With Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft lost the race on performance, simply because it failed to play the same game as its rivals. While Mozilla and Google were running to benchmarks such as the SunSpider test, the Redmond company attempted to convince the world that benchmarking results are in no way representative of actual browser performance. Instead, the software giant argued that its approach, to target IE8 performance to real world scenarios, and to increase IE8 speed in situations most common for its end users, had delivered superior results to Firefox and Chrome. Needless to say the world failed to agree with Microsoft.

Consequently, the Redmond company will, with IE9, play the same game as competitors, namely pour additional horsepower into the next version of IE’s script engine, and ensure that script performance for IE9 is at least on par with rivals, if not even better. Nothing short of an excellent move from Microsoft, the IE9 performance boost needs to be not only consistent, but also continually updatable. The Redmond company has to understand that performance, much like standards support and interoperability is an ongoing effort, but one that requires fast pace upgrades.

“We’ve been working on performance optimizations around the JavaScript engine for the
next version of Internet Explorer. One of the things we’ve heard pretty clearly from customers is we need to get better there, so we.ve done a bunch of work in the core JScript engine,” revealed John Montgomery, general product manager.

A change is needed either in the frequency at which Microsoft delivers major versions of Internet Explorer, or in the introduction of minor updates, after the model v9.1, v9.2, v9.3, and so on and so forth, in order to keep Internet Explorer 9 at least on par with rivals in terms of the performance level. In short, IE needs to evolve faster, and appear less out of breath when playing catch up with the likes of Firefox and Chrome.


Hardware Acceleration

“The power of modern hardware with Windows and all the energy that goes into the ecosystem to make PCs great, and how all of that can make the PC better. All the improvement around modern PCs and Windows shows up in the browser available for web developers. Developers who write the web can get all the goodness of DirectX [DirectX 11], all the goodness of the GPU, and all this amazing acceleration using the patterns that they already have and that they already use,” Hachamovitch said.

Hardware Acceleration is about Windows,
DirectX 11 Windows APIs and the GPU (the computer’s graphics processing unit), and IE9 will take advantage of all these resources in concert. Microsoft’s PDC 2009 IE9 demonstration involves technologies such as Direct2D and DirectWrite for text rendering, and as the video shows, the improvements are amazing. Essentially, in the evolution from Internet Explorer 8 to IE9, Microsoft has swapped the rendering engine from leveraging GDI to DirectX.

The graphics cards on computers running IE9 will no longer simply sit unused, as the browser will turn to the GPU for webpage rendering. By embracing the GPU, IE9’s performance will get a boost, but as the demo unveiled, the fidelity of the rendering is unmatched. Ultimately, IE9 will deliver a superior users experience to IE8, and to all current competitive browsers available on the market. However, in all fairness,
Mozilla has also been flirting with hardware acceleration for a future version of Firefox that is planned for availability following the release of v3.6.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

More about Google’s Chrome OS

Finally we have our first look at Chrome OS, Google’s own answer to our operating system needs. They are trying to revolutionize the way we look at our system and they asked themselves how they should do it. They practically trashed everything that we used to know as an operating system and started from scratch. It appears to people that Microsoft and Linux are the greatest competitors and Mac and the others follow their lead, but we must keep in mind that once in a while somebody can come up with an elegant solution to our needs.

Many people think that Chrome OS is the one that will make it. But the team at Google is a little skeptical about their success, they even stated that it’s a little funny that Chrome is mentioned as a competitor to Microsoft or any other, they are still away from the launch, and it’s still not stable enough to run without a virtual machine like VMWare or VirtualBox in Linux.

Some of you might ask what the fuss is all about anyways. Well they did rethink the whole system, maybe even a little too much. Do you all remember the simple days when we used to watch movies on our computers and listen to music, hang out doing some writing like I’m doing in this article? Yeah, I know, you are all still doing it like that right now. They think it’s no longer needed the way it is and that the whole system can be based on the web browser you own, and can you please guess on which browser they think, well none other than their own homegrown Chrome.


As it’s becoming clearer, the whole operating system is not just open source, but basic, minimalistic. You can use it to look around on the net, listen to music, watch videos where ever you want or check your mails, chat, send and receive files, share and care. But that’s it. You are limited to browsing and no programs on your PC. To be fair if you know what you are doing you can make your applications into a web site, but it’s very complicated.

So, how do they expect to win over the people. The easiest answer would be that the system is more of an idea for the web books or net books used for browsing around while you are not at home. For that they are perfect, not using too much RAM or HDD memory. The files that Chrome is planning to use is “stateless”, it’s not on your machine, it is only on the internet, ready to be used whenever it’s needed.




hey look nice, but if you don’t see the login screen or the screen with the menu which you can activate with clicking on the chrome icon in the left upper corner, you will think it’s just Chrome browser in Windows.

So what else is changed. They have the same effect as all new operating systems, to drag a program to the side of the screen and make it attached there and automatically compress the other active window to share the screen at the same time. There are some effects for closing applications like the chat or reminders or minimizations. But I could talk about the minor adjusts they did to the almost perfect Chrome browser.

To honest, it’s a great idea. To make the browser the center of your PC space, automatically being on the net when you start up your system, but many of us are more use to the old-school system, where we can install, remove, modify or copy files, burn disks, encode or just be left alone sometimes.

So bravo for the Google team, they have shown their innovative spirit and dedication to a new way of looking at the world. I admire every attempt to improve something that is becoming more of a tradition than a standard. Google has lived up to it’s name and created something that nobody expected. We must pay our respects to these guys because they are always ahead of the competition.

There are some marginal errors in the thought of all our stuff being away from our sight, feeling unsecure about the safety of the server that stores the files etc.

Anyways we need to congratulate on the idea and the effort these guys are doing, because it’s the future, maybe with some compromise but nonetheless it’s what awaits us.

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Top 10 Cell Phones

Apple iPhone 3G 16GB (Black) Cell Phone
iPhone combines three products - a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching - into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software,



Nokia E75 Cell Phone
Manage your business and personal life with the Nokia E75. Type quickly with the side slide design, check email on the fly and browse the Internet in your free time







BlackBerry Storm Cell Phone
With the BlackBerry Storm smartphone, select and type using touch technology - the screen is the keyboard. Typing is easy - highlight the letter on the touch screen and press the screen to make it appear in your message or document. And navigation is a breeze. Like a mouse, your fingertip moves the cursor across the screen. At 3.2 megapixels, you can take sharp, print-quality pictures



LG Vu TV (CU 920) Cell Phone
With the sleek and stunning Vu by LG, you can see the world in a whole new light - check out crystal clear TV, web, pictures, or videos on a large, intuitive touch screen. Get the utmost in mobile entertainment with a music player, 2.0 megapixel camera, video share and Bluetooth capabilities. You can go anywhere or do anything with just a simple touch.




LG Dare Cell Phone
This handset will surpass your expectations with a large 3-inch touch screen that recognizes your handwriting and gives you tactile feedback. Zoom in closer to find a 3.2 megapixels camera/camcorder with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens for outstanding image quality, and advanced features like face detection. Of course, the Dare sounds just as good as it looks with a music player and Bluetooth stereo.




BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Cell Phone
The 8100 series Pocket PCs are fully featured yet cost-effective converged communications devices that provide end-users with dual high-speed wireless data capabilities on a global scale. They feature a full QWERTY "slider" keyboard, the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support, quad-band international coverage, and EDGE. ..


Palm Pre Cell Phone
The Palm Pre phone is always thinking ahead to make your life easier. Pre pulls your different online calendars into one view, bringing you the information you want without having to search for it. Pre links your contacts from different sources, giving you one place to find what you need. People, events, information that matters.



HTC Touch P3450 Cell Phone

The HTC Touch is the first device to feature TouchFLO, the new underlying touch screen technology developed by HTC. Consumers simply sweep their finger up the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface comprising three screens: Contacts, Media and Applications. The interface can be spun by swiping a finger right or left across the display, providing efficient access



Nokia N97 Cell Phone
The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of ’social location’. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their ’status’

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Weekly IT Events Digest

New IT Events are coming:

International investor & start-up forum ELBA - Moscow, Russia

Started: 27-November-2009
“Bor” Holiday Hotel
Moscow, Russia

In the most popular near Moscow “Bor” holiday hotel of the RF Presidential Property Management Department you may occasionally run into and talk with someone from the guru Runet at the International Forum of Internet projects and investors, and you also may be lucky to personally receive the award from Alexander Plyuschev himself.

Entrepreneurs World Cup

Started: 26-November-2009
Earls Court Exhibition Center
London, UK

The Entrepreneurs World Cup will be host to only the world's BEST speakers and biggest names in the field of Internet Marketing, Sales, Leadership and Wealth Creation. Everyone of our speakers will bring you researched, tried and true, real life techniques they have applied to reach the incredible level of success they have reached today.

The UK Computer and Video Games Industry - seminar in London, UK

Started: 17-February-2010
London, UK

The Computer and Video Games industry in the UK is now bigger than music and movie making, and some of the world's best known titles such as Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider, have emanated from development houses in the UK regions.

Affiliate Marketing Training in London, UK

Started: 01-December-2009
BSG House, 226-236 City Road
London, UK

Program affiliation of a well managed, can play a key role in marketing strategies and can provide double-digit increases in sales. However, affiliate marketing, using a website to drive traffic to another is often overlooked by advertisers, because although the principles are clear implementation can present problems.

Complete SEO course in London, UK

Started: 02-March-2010
Highlander Ltd
London, UK

SEO is a day full practice workshop aiming at online retailers, web executives, webmasters, administrators and agency accounts of the campaign managers who want to understand what SEO is and how to plan and implement a SEO campaign for your own website using internal resources or through the involvement of an agency.

Gilbane Boston 2009 Conference

Started: 01-December-2009
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116, USA

As the lines between content technologies continue to blur, the business implications of their strategies for content must be very clear. You need to turn web content from an integrated platform for customers, partners and employees. You need to understand which outlets social media fit their general content and communication channels. And we must keep down the cost of content management and delivery in ways that do not reduce your company's ability to innovate and grow.

UKOUG Conference Series Technology & E-Business Suite - Birmingham, UK

Started: 30-November-2009
ICC
Birmingham, UK

The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) has announced its E-Business Suite Technology Conference will be the first event in the UK to launch applications of fusion. To celebrate this, UKOUG is running a drawing for a chance to win up to 10 free passes to see the demonstrations of exclusive application of merger and assist the next event, worth over £ 2,500.

nextMEDIA Toronto Conference

Started: 30-November-2009
Design Exchange
234 Bay St
Toronto, ON M5J, Canada

nextMEDIA is an event two days of intensive networking, learning and development strategies and attracts top executives from the advertising, broadcasting, television production, media buying and interactive agencies.

Developing a Manageable Social Media Strategy - workshop in London, UK

Started: 03-December-2009
CCT Venues
London, UK

This workshop demonstrates the free software, websites and services to help you communicate successfully. You'll learn practical tips and advice to help you overcome obstacles and develop a strategy to put your organization at the forefront of effective social media. The Internet is no longer optional. Also no longer a place for the listing of the websites or broadcast messages. The social network is about conversations and relationships, and if your organization is not there to listen and talk that is being lost.

Adobe Captivate 4 Getting Started - Training Course in London, UK

Started: 04-February-2010
Highlander Ltd
London, UK

Captivate Highlander 4 introductory training is a blended learning solution which combines our 2 days instructor led 4 Getting Started Captivate training course, with 6 months access to our Learning Management System (LMS), as support forums, glossary Captivate exercises and samples, online support and learning from others.

Travel Technology Europe 2010 - London, UK

Started: 09-February-2010
Earls Court
London, UK

Europe’s leading event dedicated to providing innovative and integral technology solutions to decision makers in the travel industry.

IMS 2009: Business Solutions for a Digital World - London, UK

Started: 01-December-2009
Olympia Grand Hall
London, UK

IMS provides a forum for IT, marketing, business and professional information management advice to find the corresponding unlimited educational content and to compare the solutions under one roof.

IMS provides the perfect platform for those interested in content management solutions, search and Web 2.0 technologies. Co-location on-line information of the sample will consist of an exhibition, conference, seminar program floor show attracted over 9,000 visitors from 70 countries worldwide.

SharePoint 2010 Launch - Event in London, UK

Started: 04-December-2009
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall Business Centre
London, UK

As leading experts in the field have been working closely with Microsoft, the evaluation of the first pre-releases, as part of the exclusive, invitation only Test SharePoint Partner Program.

Be the first to learn SharePoint 2010 can help your business!

The International Arab Conference on Information Technology in Sana'a, Yemen

Started: 15-December-2009
Sheraton Sana'a Hotel
Sana'a, Yemen

The International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT) is a technique of specialized scientific conferences. It performs regularly in the Arab homeland. All his organs emerge from the Faculty of Computer and Information Society (CCIS), stemming from the Association of Arab Universities. This conference is considered the official scientific conference for CCIS. Zarqa Private University in Jordan has been selected for permanent residence for its General Secretariat.

IT Reliability Executive Roundtable - Mexico City, Mexico

Started: 07-December-2009
The Four Seasons
Mexico City, Mexico

Global Executive roundtables are private and one-day intensive sessions in emerging markets for corporate executives at the strategic level (usually MD and higher) and senior government officials in the technology segment. The sessions are limited to small groups of selected participants who are interested in discussing and benchmarking strategies and accepted methodologies for implementing a complete IT infrastructure reliability of the system under his command. The sessions are led by the Global CEO Reliability & T Business Continuity Specialist Matthew Davis, and focus on real world performance in a corporate environment or government.

3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2010

Started: 24-March-2010
Manila, Philippines

3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2010
“The Futuristic Exploration of Next Generation Mobile Commerce Services”

Event Overview:

The changing landscape of consumer lifestyle is one of the biggest factor in the evolution mobile commerce in the world. The fast pacing transition of payment services and systems, which are often viewed to be the “umbilical cord” of the whole financial services ecosystem that links all stakeholders; telco, banks, retailers, technology/solution providers and consumer together.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Download Google Chrome OS Beta Released Publicly

The Google OS promises that the Beta will be a ground for improvement on the final retail release. They intend to bring a fresh face to the world of operating systems, and if anyone can do it, Google can.

Although for years there has been multiple open source operating systems based upon the Unix/Linux code, this new found OS intends to bring you a chance to try something new, with ease, and innovation.

Google has yet to fail at impressing it's fans with it's products, such as the Chrome browser, which is blazing fast, open source, and creative. Gmail still stands as one of the most efficient web based email clients available. The Android mobile operating systems has began a new frontier in mobile operating systems, and intends to directly challenge the like's of Blackberry's RIM OS.

So what more can Google do, but step up to the plate as a challenger to Microsoft? Well there is a lot it will need to do to every actually be a threat to the Windows operating system. For years variants of Linux have been free, but little opposition to Window's ease-of-access platform. Also in the modern age, the majority of software and applications are developed for Window's based PC's, and running variants on virtual machines or emulators for Unix-coded operating systems can prove challenging for many.

For the Beta, ComputerWorld wrote: "To run the Chrome OS build, users must launch a virtual machine client, such as VMware's Workstation, or for the Mac, Fusion, then install Chrome in a new virtual machine. VMware offers free 30-day trials of both Workstation 7 and Fusion 3 on its site. The free VirtualBox, a Sun-hosted open-source virtual machine, does the trick as well, users said on the file-sharing sites." So in fact, they intended it to be distributed to the masses, and see how it's received amongst the community.

There are no "official" directions as to how to run the OS in a virtual machine, although many users already will know how. If you are one whom does not understand the workings of a virtual machine, VirtualBox is a free program which works wonders for such a task.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

If anyone is interested in giving it a run for it's money, you can download the torrent directly here from ET, from my account. Try it out, if you feel the urge, and let Google know any suggestions or bugs you may find. They need your input, and hopefully, they'll be successful in this venture, so the monopoly of operating systems is no more.


Video Link


To download the Google Chrome OS Beta Image, Simply go to this link:
Extratorrent Link:-

http://extratorrent.com/torrent/2155246/Google.Chrome.OS.VMDK.2009%7BExtraTorrent%7D-0b5c3n3.html

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Browser Vs Browser

Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 3, Google Chrome 4, Apple's Safari 4, and Opera 10 include features that block sites known to host malware and malicious downloads. All but Opera also let you browse without leaving any tracks. But just as important as these protections is ensuring that whichever browser you use is thoroughly patched


Filtering out bad sites

You can open an incognito window in Google Chrome by clicking the wrench icon in the top-right corner and choosing "New incognito window," or simply press Ctrl-Shift-N.


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Over 100 icebergs drifting to New Zealand





SYDNEY (AFP) – More than 100, and possibly hundreds, of Antarctic icebergs are floating towards New Zealand in a rare event which has prompted a shipping warning, officials said on Monday.

An Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist said the ice chunks, spotted by satellite photography, had passed the Auckland Islands and were heading towards the main South Island, about 450 kilometres (280 miles) northeast.

Scientist Neal Young said more than 100 icebergs -- some measuring more than 200 metres (650 feet) across -- were seen in just one cluster, indicating there could be hundreds more.

He said they were the remains of a massive ice floe which split from the Antarctic as sea and air temperatures rise due to global warming.

"All of these have come from a larger one that was probably 30 square kilometres (11.6 square miles) in size when it left Antarctica," Young told AFP.

"It's done a long circuit around Antarctica and now the bigger parts of it are breaking up and producing smaller ones."

He said large numbers of icebergs had not floated this close to New Zealand since 2006, when a number came within 25 kilometres of the coastline -- the first such sighting since 1931.

"They're following the same tracks now up towards New Zealand. Whether they make it up to the South Island or not is difficult to tell," Young said.

New Zealand has already issued coastal navigation warnings for the area in the Southern Ocean where the icebergs have been seen.

"It's really just a general warning for shipping in that area to be on the alert for icebergs," said Maritime New Zealand spokesman Ross Henderson.

The icebergs are smaller remnants of the giant chunks seen off Australia's Macquarie Island this month, including one estimated at two kilometres (1.2 miles) and another twice the size of Beijing's "Bird's Nest" Olympic Stadium.

Young earlier told AFP he expected to see more icebergs in the area if the Earth's temperature continues to increase.

"If the current trends in global warming were to continue I would anticipate seeing more icebergs and the large ice shelves breaking up," he said.

When icebergs last neared New Zealand in 2006, a sheep was helicoptered out to be shorn on one of the floes in a publicity stunt by the country's wool industry.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Short lifespan for new laptops

A study of 30,000 notebooks finds that as many as a third will die within three years

So your new laptop computer died in inside of a year. "I'll never buy a computer from [insert manufacturer name here] again!" I've heard the protests time and time again.

Yeah, maybe you got a lemon, but no matter which brand you bought, you truly are not alone in this situation: An analysis of 30,000 new laptops from SquareTrade, which provides aftermarket warranty coverage for electronics products, has found that in the first three years of ownership, nearly a third of laptops (31 percent) will fail.

That's actually better than I would have expected based on my experience and observations on how people treat their equipment.

But here are some highlights about how, why, and which laptops fail:

> 20.4 percent of failures are due to hardware malfunctions. 10.6 percent are due to drops, spills, or other accidental damage.

> Netbooks have a roughly 20 percent higher failure rate due to hardware malfunctions than standard laptops. The more you pay for your laptop, the less likely it is to fail in general (maybe because you're more careful with it?).

> The most reliable companies? A shocker: Toshiba and Asus, both with below a 16 percent failure rate due to hardware malfunction.

> The least reliable brands? Acer, Gateway, and HP. HP's hardware malfunction rate, the worst in SquareTrade's analysis, is a whopping 25.6 percent.

None of the numbers are overly surprising. As SquareTrade notes, "the typical laptop endures more use and abuse than nearly any other consumer electronic device (with the possible exception of cell phones)," so failures are really inevitable.

Want to keep your notebook running for longer than a few years? Ensure your laptop is as drop-proofed as possible (use a padded bag or case, route cords so they won't be tripped on, lock children in another room), and protect it as best you can from heat and dust.



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Download Opera 10.10 Final with Opera Unite



Today, November 23rd, Opera Software is making a decisive first step toward delivering on a promise from earlier this year which involved reinventing the web. Users are now able to download the latest iteration of the Opera browser, and take advantage of the evolution from version 10.0. The start of this week is synonymous with the general availability of Opera 10.10 designed to include the Opera Unite platform.

What make version 10.10 stand out from the crowd of browsers is the fact that the application bundles not only the Opera browser, but also server capabilities via Opera Unite. In this sense, users will be able to use nothing more than Opera 10.10 with Opera Unite in order to stream music and media content, but also share files, photos, documents, all right from the browser.

"We promised Opera Unite would reinvent the Web," noted Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. "What we are really doing is reinventing how we as consumers interact with the Web. By giving our devices the ability to serve content, we become equal citizens on the Web. In an age where we have ceded control of our personal data to third-parties, Opera Unite gives us the freedom to choose how we will share the data that belongs to us."

According to the Norway-based browser maker, the purpose of Opera 10.10 with Opera Unite is to cut out the middle man when it comes down to sharing content via the Internet. Users no longer need, at least in theory, third-party instant messaging, social networking websites, photo sharing websites, etc. because version 10.10 offers similar functionality right at browser-level.

Users that will download and start enjoying Opera 10.10 with Opera Unite will notice that there are a range of default applications that ship with the bits. It is via the Opera Unite components that customers will be able to share multi-GB of photos from the get go, stream music to not just other computers, but also mobile phones and game consoles.

My Snapshot






Opera Web Browser 10.10 Build 1893 Final with Opera Unite is available for download

Download Here

Softpedia Link-
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Opera-for-Windows-without-Java-Download-7027.html

Direct Link-
http://www.opera.com/

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Thousands of strange creatures found deep in ocean


NEW ORLEANS – The creatures living in the depths of the ocean are as weird and outlandish as the creations in a Dr. Seuss book: tentacled transparent sea cucumbers, primitive "dumbos" that flap ear-like fins, and tubeworms that feed on oil deposits.

A report released Sunday recorded 17,650 species living below 656 feet, the point where sunlight ceases. The findings were the latest update on a 10-year census of marine life.

"Parts of the deep sea that we assumed were homogenous are actually quite complex," said Robert S. Carney, an oceanographer at Louisiana State University and a lead researcher on the deep seas.

Thousands of marine species eke out an existence in the ocean's pitch-black depths by feeding on the snowlike decaying matter that cascades down — even sunken whale bones. Oil and methane also are an energy source for the bottom-dwellers, the report said.

The researchers have found about 5,600 new species on top of the 230,000 known. They hope to add several thousand more by October 2010, when the census will be done.

The scientists say they could announce that a million or more species remain unknown. On land, biologists have catalogued about 1.5 million plants and animals.

They say they've found 5,722 species living in the extreme ocean depths, waters deeper than 3,280 feet.

"The deep sea was considered a desert until not so long ago; it's quite amazing to have documented close to 20,000 forms of life in a zone that was thought to be barren," said Jesse Ausubel with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a sponsor of the census. "The deep sea is the least explored environment on earth."

More than 40 new species of coral were documented on deep-sea mountains, along with cities of brittlestars and anemone gardens. Nearly 500 new species ranging from single-celled creatures to large squid were charted in the abyssal plains and basins.

Also of importance were the 170 new species that get their energy from chemicals spewing from ocean-bottom vents and seeps. Among them was a family of "yeti crabs," which have silky, hairlike filaments on the legs.

In the mid-Atlantic, researchers found 40 new species and 1,000 in all, said Odd Aksel Bergstad, an oceanographer with the University of Bergen in Norway who was reached by telephone in the Azores islands.

"It was a surprise to me to find such rich communities in the middle of the ocean," he said. "There were not even good maps for the area. Our understanding of the biodiversity there was very weak."

More than 2,000 scientists from 80 countries are working to catalog the oceans' species.

Researching the abyss has been costly and difficult because it involved deep-towed cameras, sonar and remotely operated vehicles that cost $50,000 a day to operate, Carney said.

Once the census is complete, the plan is to publish three books: a popular survey of sea life, a second book with chapters for each working group and a third focusing on biodiversity.

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Shilpa Shetty marries Raj Kundra

Clad in a red sari and flaunting diamonds and emeralds, Shilpa Shetty Sunday exchanged wedding vows with London-based businessman Raj Kundra in a close-knit family affair in Khandala.

Wearing a red sari designed by Tarun Tahiliani, the 34-year-old exchanged vows with Kundra as per the Bunt tradition, according to the Mangalorean community that the Shettys belong to.

The groom was sporting a maroon sherwani with golden embroidery and a turban with his face veiled by a sehra (string of pearls). He was also holding a sword in his hand, as per Indian tradition.

Kundra left Amrit Villa, located about five minutes away from Bawa Villa, where the wedding was held, in a two-horse chariot.

Shilpa met Raj after her win on the British reality show 'Big Brother' in 2007.

Shilpa's sister, actress Shamita who was participating in the third edition of 'Bigg Boss', withdrew voluntarily from the show to attend the wedding.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

UK Police Arrest Two In Virus Case


In the United Kingdom, a couple from Manchester had been secretly developing and spreading some of the most intense computer viruses in the history of PC viral contaminates. On Wednesday, they were both arrested with assistance from both local police departments and the investigation led by Scotland Yard.

Scotland Yard has one of the world's most advanced electronic crimes units, and it's team has found the two suspected criminals who've creat the two malicious trojans known as "Zbot" and "ZeuS". The officials have suggested that tens of thousands of computers worldwide have been infected by these duo of explicit developers.

A technology consultant for the British security firm Sophos PLC, Graham Cluley, had been quoted as describing the infections as the "most notorious pieces of malware of recent times". Mr. Cluley had said that the Zbot family of viruses have been around since 2007. He suggested that nine times out of ten, they are intended (as are most trojans) to harvest data, such as bank information, credit card details, and other passwords such as social networking and blog sites, which can later be sold to spam groups for access to these sites.

Scotland Yard officially stated to the Associated Press that due to the massive amount of data stolen, "the potential financial gains to the culprits and losses to individuals and institutions are very substantial". Although it's completely impossible for anyone to know just how much of a "financial gain" could have been made from these viruses, it's also assumed that due to the rapid spread, the attacks and losses due to them are still continuing.

Although they've not yet announced what role the two individuals played in the spread or creation of the trojans, Scotland Yard says the two have been released on bail, and that even though some of the investigation is complete, it's possible that future charges would be made and that could be why they've not yet elaborated to the press as to the details. In Britain, however, it's very rare that the suspects names and details are even released until after formal arraignment of charges has been made.

I'm sure within recent weeks we will hear more of the escalation of these charges. When we do we'll surely keep you the people posted, but as of now, anyone fearing of these particular attacks can rest assured that law enforcement has a firm grip on the roots of the trojans, and following all leads into putting an end to this digital tyranny.

Maybe instead of charging these individuals, the special operations and technological tactical warfare units of some nations could hire them, and use their skills to their own benefits. Such events are not surprising and actually happen quite often.



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India to have mobile number portability from Dec 31


India will introduce mobile number portability on Dec 31, a move that could further intensify the stiff competition in the world's fastest-growing wireless market and push call charges lower.

Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which allows users to retain their number even if they switch operators, will be introduced in two phases, the telecoms regulator said, first in the metro cities and the so-called Category A telecom zones and in other areas by March 20.

MNP helps in "increasing competition between the service providers and acts as a catalyst for the service providers to improve their quality of service," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on its website.

The regulator also notified certain charges associated with MNP and said switching charges for users must not exceed 19 rupees (U.S. 40 cents).

For the TRAI order, see http://link.reuters.com/pej72g

Four new firms including ventures of international telecom operators Telenor, Etisalat and Batelco are set to start services in India this year and MNP would make it easy for them to lure existing subscribers.

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Best quotes from this week



From Thackeray's comments on Sachin Tendulkar to Theirry Henry's controversial confession.

Bal Thackeray spits venom against Sachin Tendulkar
"There was no need to take a cheeky single by making these remarks. By making these remarks, you have got run-out from the "pitch" of Marathi psyche."

Tendulkar on completing 20 years in international cricket
"I am no god, I just love playing for India"

Chris Gayle on West Indian chances of winning against Australia
"Australia and every team is beatable, don't be surprised if it happens"

Andy Flower hits back at SA's attack on England's tactics
"Proteas too big for their boots"

Eng captain Tony Lewis reveals the obvious-Test cricket's loss is T20's gain
"It's not as if the game is falling apart, but it has been scooped by Twenty20"

Andy Murray looks to optimize the home advantage
"I'm really looking forward to giving it one last push before the end of the year. It's good to be in London and it is a good sign for tennis in Britain"

Thierry Henry defends his hand-of-god act against Ireland
"I will be honest, it was a handball. But I'm not the ref. I played it. The ref allowed it. That's a question you should ask him."


Source:-other's/pti/reuters

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Weekly IT Events

New IT Events are coming:

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt - Training Course in Brighton, UK
Started: 19-November-2009
Silicon Beach Training
Brighton, UK

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course offers delegates an understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools and processes.

Delegates who will manage Six Sigma projects and require a broad knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools should assist our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course.

Excel/VBA for FInancial Applications
Started: 01-February-2010
New York City, New York, U.S.A

Your employees could learn Excel™/VBA anywhere; in fact, a simple search on the Internet will offer a variety of courses covering a number of learning objectives. Some of them look really good. All of them teach VBA at some level.

GREEN AWARDS™: for Creativity in Sustainbility - event in London, UK
Started: 18-November-2009
The Pyramid
31 Queen Elizabeth Street
London SE1 2LP, UK

Now in its 4th year of the GREEN AWARDS™ is set in the world eco calendar as leading industry awards for sustainability in the marketing and communications. The GREEN AWARDS™ recognizes excellence in 16 categories in 2009, Best Green International Campaign open to participants worldwide Best Green Campaigner for individuals and small groups of defense of sustainability. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 18 November with guest speaker Jonathon Porritt CBE.

Free: Finding Jobs at $80,000 to $500,000+

Under the Radar: Tracking Early Stage Innovation - Mountain View, CA, USA
Started: 19-November-2009
Microsoft, Conference Center, Building 1
1065 La Avenida Street
Mountain View, CA, United States

Under The Radar is a must-attend event for DealMakers of global companies, brands, media companies and handset makers responsible for helping their companies to leverage mobile technology and innovation in the rapidly changing digital landscape.

PR Camp™ - New York City, USA
Started: 20-November-2009
92 Y Tribeca - 200 Hudson Street in Tribeca
New York, 10013, USA

PR Camp New York is a full day of highly interactive discussions on the strategy behind the media - complete with marshmallows and a virtual bonfire. It will explore key issues facing our industry, helping public relations professionals and marketing to identify challenges and seize new opportunities. The goal is to return to their offices with solutions and new ways of thinking.

Mobile 2.0 Content & Services - Conference in Berlin, Germany

Started: 23-November-2009
Kempinski Bristol Hotel,
Berlin, Germany
2.0 Mobile Content and Services 2009 allows the opportunity to network, learn and share information with colleagues.

The event provides a dynamic network of information and exchange business environment, bringing together key stakeholders in the mobile Web 2.0 value chain to study current trends and opportunities for income generation, business models for success and future opportunities that exist at:

International investor & start-up forum ELBA - Moscow, Russia
Started: 27-November-2009
“Bor” Holiday Hotel
Moscow, Russia

In the most popular near Moscow “Bor” holiday hotel of the RF Presidential Property Management Department you may occasionally run into and talk with someone from the guru Runet at the International Forum of Internet projects and investors, and you also may be lucky to personally receive the award from Alexander Plyuschev himself.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) - Behind the Curtain


With Internet Explorer 9 early in the making, Microsoft revealed at the Professional Developers Conference 2009 in Los Angeles that it had identified a total of three pillars for IE’s evolution: standards and interoperability, hardware acceleration, and JavaScript performance.

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Google Chrome(3.0.195.33)


Get a fast, free web browser

Google Chrome runs web pages and applications with lightning speed.

It's free and installs in seconds

For Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Download Link-

http://www.google.com/chrome


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Oprah's Long Goodbye Begins With Tears


With her eyes welling with tears, Oprah Winfrey looked directly at her viewers on Friday to explain why she will be ending her show in 2011 after a quarter-century on the air. It was prayer and careful thought that helped her decide, she said. "I love this show. This show has been my life. And I know when it's time to say goodbye."

"Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and feels right in my spirit."

Winfrey offered no specifics about her plans for the future, except to say that she intended to produce the best possible shows during her last 18 months on the air.

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