Wednesday, December 28, 2005

New free spam-zone launched.

A new spam-zone is launched a couple of days ago. Just like it is a splendid opportunity for the insects on earth to leave their messages.

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Monday, December 26, 2005

Mom Fights Downloading Suit on Her Own - Yahoo! News

Law says being ignorant of law or doing errors without knowing consequences cannot make you innocent. But common sense says forgive the wrong doer. These are classic debates. There are so many laws prevailing about the use of software, media and other things which common man rarely could understand the implications. Only when the rod about strike we feel the pain. This could be a classic case about peer to peer networks. My sympathy is with the woman.


First library system using palm vein authentication

Fujitsu is to construct a system utilizing its biometric palm vein authentication technology for Naka city's new public library, in Japan. The contactless palm vein authentication technology will eliminate the use of library identification cards to check out books.

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Vertical Farming

At humankind's current rate of growth, it is estimated that by the year 2050, the planet will be host to three billion more people than it is today. Yet at present, over 80% of the planet's arable land is already in use, which leaves one to wonder how such a large number of people will be fed.

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BMW Revives the Steam Engine Concept

Damn Interesting
More than ever before, automakers have been putting some serious creative thought into improving the efficiency of automobiles. Some are improving the combustion reaction with ideas like hydrogen injection, and others are attempting to recapture energy that is otherwise wasted, such as the idea of regenerative braking. BMW is working on a variation of the latter, but rather than trying to utilize "waste" momentum, they are aiming to put a conventional gasoline engine's excess heat to good use. And they're using some good-old-fashioned technology to accomplish it: steam power.

Four-wheeled cartographers make digital roads match reality

In a white Ford Escape fitted with a video camera, a GPS receiver and a laptop, Arcari and partner Rob Ditkho work to maintain the freshness and accuracy of mapping databases on which millions rely

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New Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail.

For Christmas - two new useful Gmail Greasemonkey scripts: Gmail Macros and Gmail Label Colors.

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Google plans to standardize multimedia IM

IM users may soon finally be able to communicate unimpeded, opening the door for a whole new level of IM innovation.

New battery puts power plant in your pocket

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba launched two MP3 players in October that run on DMFC fuel cells, using methanol as fuel. The smaller device is no larger than a pack of gum, offers Flash storage, and holds 3.5 millilitres of fuel - good for 35 hours of musical enjoyment.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

iTunes creates unique sonic signature of personĂ¢��s musical tastes

A java-based application that anyone with a web browser and iTunes can make a signature of their music collection. They can make it their cell phone ring tone or use it for their blog or their web page. They can email it to people. They can post it on the web page if they want.

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World's Largest Prime Number Found and Verified.

It's huge! 9,152,052 digits long. Discovered on Dec. 16 and verified on Dec. 24 to be the 43rd Mersenne Prime.

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Digging into the Digg System

Alex Bosworth has a great post investigating the dynamics of the system. He discovered that the system is "very simple" and made up of five groups of people:

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Frappr! Locate yourself online with mapping.

Now it is very easy to map yourself online with Flappr! a customized Google Maps. Create your profile, add friends, make friends, do a lot. Go ahead. I myself am bit crazy about mapping, and it is very easy to create flag for yourself at yourself at your place. Let's think about the moon travel later :))


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Gmail Manager 0.4 - Firefox extension for checking multiple Gmail accounts!

Gmail Manager 0.4 extension for Firefox 1.0 to 1.5. Allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets. Works for both and email addresses.

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Project Vyas

Experimenting with Blogger Comments. I dont know what happened to the other comments I already posted !!!!


Friday, December 16, 2005

Picaboo-Your Scrap Book Online

It is as easy as 1-2-3 to create Digital Scrap Books. Extensive backgrounds and layouts from community available. You can earn money too if you have flair to create some good designs. It's free software and the download is resumable and installation is easy.


How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought you Think

This page contains the download link to a wonderful resource on note making technique.


Power outlets do a 360

It seem that at the end of every electrical cord, there is an intimidating looking, odd shaped block that inevitibly covers up the second plug in your wall outlets. 360 Electrical has solved the problem with their super cool 360° rotating outlets.

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The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005 (

Good collection of Web 2.0 softwares and sites with ranks. Must read and start page.


stan, founder of

Stan, the founder of website is doing excellent work. The site is still under beta now. I am monitoring its progress. How it is going to outdo Stumble, Delicious, Blink, Shadows and thousand others. Go to this site and check it yourself. Takes time to get acquainted though. Infact I myself is groping my way through. :))


GoodTree - The homepage that supports charities

Make Goodtree as your homepage. Search and each time you search one cent is sent to organization of your choice. This site is powered by and sister company of Tickle,lovehappens,Ringo sites.Read more at

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Read any book with google

So you always wanted to read a book but never found it... No more.. here is a hack that will let you read any book via google...

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