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Google is working to produce its own brand mobile phone!!!
August 6, 2007, 2:25 pm
Filed under: Google, News

Google is working to produce its own brand mobile phone!!! Reports from various sources suggest that the web giant (Google) is developing a series of “GPhones”, centered on its mobile services, such as search, e-mail and maps which would enable a cell user to utilize the full potential of the networks.

Google, In a statement, said it was working with carriers, phone makers and content providers to “bring its services to users everywhere”. It also said that “What our users and partners are telling us is that they want Google search and Google applications on mobile, and we are working hard every day to deliver that.”
Google has partnered with Apple to produce services, such as e-mail and maps, for its iPhone handset. Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, said recently that more Google services for the iPhone would be rolled out.
Reports have circulated since last year that Google was working with mobile phone manufacturers to produce a handset. The Wall Street Journal on Thursday said Google had invested “hundreds of millions of dollars” in the project and was involved in discussions with T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless. The newspaper said the company was seeking to grab a bigger slice of the increasingly important mobile phone advertising market. Market research firm eMarketer told the paper that the mobile ad industry would be worth $14bn (£7bn) by 2011.
Last month, Google said it was interested in bidding for wireless spectrum licenses in the US, which could be the first step towards running its own mobile network. Google said its interest was in ensuring that customers would be able to buy any mobile device to connect to the full capability of the internet. At present, wireless carriers routinely try to restrict which models of cell phones that can be used on their networks. They also often limit the software that can be downloaded onto them, such as ring tones, music or web browser software. Google Phone


Is this the end of road for Hard Disk Drive ?
June 22, 2007, 1:15 am
Filed under: News, Technology

Is this the end of road for Hard Disk Drive ?

This might well be the beginning of the end for the hard disk drive. In May, Dell became the first manufacturer to market a laptop using flash memory instead of a hard drive and other manufacturers will be joining the company before the year’s end with Solid State technology (SSD) of their own. This is a very good news for users.

Hard drives use “ferromagnetic” storage media to record data. The surface of special metal plates is magnetised. On the other hand Solid State Disk works purely digitally. The fundamental difference between Solid State Disk and its other flash storage and Hard Disk drive lies in the fact that flash technology has no moving parts. Solid State Disk is already in use in cell phones and MP3 players.

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Sony Ericsson unveiled Walkman series phone W910 and W960i
June 18, 2007, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Mobile Phones, News

Walkman series phone W910 and W960i

“Market enthusiasm for the Walkman phone range has far outshone even our own expectations,” says Miles Flint, Sony Ericsson President. Sony Ericsson has announced two new addition to its Walkman series- Sony Ericsson W910 and W960 that claim to be capable of redefining music on your mobile phone.

Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W910:

The W910 is an HSDPA Walkman phone that is designed for entertainment; whether music, 3D games, video, or high-speed Web access. It’s also geared to let you choose your music, your way. Select Shake control and just flick the phone to control games or skip and shuffle between tracks. Or opt for SensMe and discover music to match your mood and tempo.
Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone w910
Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W910

Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W960i:
A potent combination of slim UMTS phone and high performance media player, the W960 Walkman phone packs enough punch for up to 8,000 songs and includes a Walkman player for finger-touch navigation around playlists on the large screen. The 2.6” display serves as an excellent viewfinder for a 3.2 megapixel camera and as a widescreen for watching video in TV quality.

Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W960i
Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W960i



Sony Ericsson unveiled Walkman series phones W910 and W960i
June 18, 2007, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Mobile Phones, News

Walkman series phone W910 and W960i

“Market enthusiasm for the Walkman phone range has far outshone even our own expectations,” says Miles Flint, Sony Ericsson President. Sony Ericsson has announced two new addition to its Walkman series- Sony Ericsson W910 and W960 that claim to be capable of redefining music on your mobile phone.

Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W910:

The W910 is an HSDPA Walkman phone that is designed for entertainment; whether music, 3D games, video, or high-speed Web access. It’s also geared to let you choose your music, your way. Select Shake control and just flick the phone to control games or skip and shuffle between tracks. Or opt for SensMe and discover music to match your mood and tempo.
Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone w910
Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W910

Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W960i:
A potent combination of slim UMTS phone and high performance media player, the W960 Walkman phone packs enough punch for up to 8,000 songs and includes a Walkman player for finger-touch navigation around playlists on the large screen. The 2.6” display serves as an excellent viewfinder for a 3.2 megapixel camera and as a widescreen for watching video in TV quality.

Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W960i
Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone W960i



Technology unplugged: Experts beam electricity without wires
June 15, 2007, 4:26 am
Filed under: News, Technology

Experts beam electricity without wires

Scientists have sounded the death knell for the plug and power lead. In a breakthrough that sounds like something out of ‘StarTrek’, they have discovered a way of beaming power across a room into a light bulb, mobile phone or laptop computer without wires or cables. In first successful trial of its kind, the team was able to illuminate a 60 watt light bulb 7ft away.

The team from from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who call their invention “WiTricity”, believe it could change the way we use electricity and do away with the tangle of cables, plugs and chargers that clutter modern homes. It could also allow the use of laptops and mobile phones without batteries.

The inspiration came when the lead researcher, Marin Soljacic, was standing in his kitchen at night staring at his mobile phone. “It was probably the sixth time that month that I was awakened by my cell phone beeping to let me know that I had forgotten to charge it. It occurred to me that it would be so great if the thing took care of its own charging” he said. To turn this dream into reality. Soljacic needed a way of transmitting power wirelessly. Scientists have known for nearly two centuries that it is possible to transfer an electrical current from one coil of wire to another without them touching.

The phenomenon, called electromagnetic induction, is used in power transformers and electric motors around the world. However, the coils in motors and transformers have to be close for power to pass from one to another. Attempting to transfer power over distances is impossible.
The breakthrough came when Soljacic realised there was another way of transferring energy through the air. Rather than sending power from transmitter to a receiver as a conventional electromagnetic wave the same form of radiation as light, radio waves and microwaves he could use the transmitter to fill a room with a “non-radiative” electromagnetic field.

Most objects in the room – such as people, desks and carpets- would be unaffected by the electromagnetic field. But any objects designed to resonate with the electromagnetic field would absorb the energy. It sounds complicated, but the result demonstrated by the American team this month was a dramatic success. Using two coils of copper, the team transmitted power 7ft through the air to a light bulb which lit up instantly.

The Scientists say the technique works only over distances of up to 9ft. However, they believe it could be used to charge up a battery within a few yards of the power source connected to a receiving coil. Placing one source in each room could provide enough power for an entire house. The receiver and transmitter would not have to be in view of each other.

The researchers believe there is little to worry about on safety grounds. saying that magnetic fields interact weakly with living organisms and are unlikely to have any serious side effects. [Article Source: Times of India]



Netscape Navigator 9 available Download
June 10, 2007, 1:12 pm
Filed under: Free Softwares, News

Netscape Navigator 9 available Download

Netscape has released all new Netscape Navigator 9.0.Netscape Navigator 9 is available as a standalone installation for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. If you’re currently using Netscape browser then you have to download the Netscape Navigator 9.0 as automatic update feature in your current Netscape browser will not upgrade to 9.0.

Netscape 9 is developed from the Mozilla FireFox 2.0 and as such shares much of the same basic technology. In addition to the technologies that Netscape 9 shares with Mozilla FireFox 2, it includes additional features such as a number of installed plug ins.

Key features of Netscape Navigator 9 are:

Visual Refresh: Netscape Navigator 9’s theme has been updated to save screen-space and leave more room for the websites you visit.

URL Correction: Navigator 9 will automatically correct common typos in URLs. For example, if you accidentally type googlecom, Navigator will fix it be to google.com. The browser will watch for nearly 30 different types of common mistakes and correct them for you (asking you to confirm, if you choose to enable confirmation).

News Menu and Sidebar: The latest news is built right into the browser, under the News menu. Provided by Netscape.com, you can customize the menu to only contain the news sections you want to monitor. You can also open the News sidebar to always keep an eye on what’s happening.

Link Pad: The Link Pad is a new sidebar feature that allows you to save links/URLs that you want to visit later without cluttering your bookmarks. Just drag a link over the Link Pad status bar icon and drop it to save it in the Link Pad. By default, clicking on an item in the Link Pad will open it in the browser and remove it from the list, saving you the step of deleting it.

In-browser voting: Share your opinions with the world! The icons in the Navigator address bar let you share interesting stories you find and vote on stories shared by others.

Sidebar Mini Browser: You’ve always been able to have bookmarks open in the sidebar, Now Netscape has improved this functionality and extended it to all links, not just bookmarks.

Restart Netscape: Now you can restart Navigator (and keep your current tabs intact) by selecting “Restart Navigator” from the File menu.

Resizeable Text area: Drag the bottom-right corners of text fields in forms to add more typing space.

Tab History: Opening a link in a new tab will give the new tab the same history as the source tab for a more seamless tabbed browsing experience.

OPML Support: Netscape Navigator supports importing and exporting your bookmarks in OPML, a popular format for sharing lists of news feeds.

Download Netscape Navigator 9.0 (Windows/Macintosh OSX/Linux)



Photo of Sony Ericsson W999i
April 22, 2007, 10:30 am
Filed under: Mobile Phones, News

Sony Ericsson W999i
Here’s a first look at Sony Ericsson’s upcoming W999i (Walkman series). The phone has a QWERTY keypad, a lift off from Sony Ericsson’s M600. Rumors suggest the handset will be of around 12.5 mm thickness and will house a 2 MP auto focus camera and HSDPA. The phone screen will be 2.4-inch and support a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. All this buzz will just have to wait for an official announcement from Sony Ericsson.