Thursday, December 20, 2007

Have Fun With Facebook

Watch this two hilarious videos on Facebook.

The Facebook Skit by Penn Masala

Facebook Infomercial Parody

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

An Essay about the Future of Telecommunication

Mobile Phone Evolution
A little girl recites her essay about the future of telecommunication to a group of adults. Watch this video to see their reactions.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Burn CDs and DVDs for Free

Here are a few applications to burn your CDs and DVDs for free.

1. CDBurnerXP - a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface.

Key Features:
  • burn all kinds of discs on CD-R/CD-RW/DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD+RW/ DVD-RW/DVD-RAM/BD/HD-DVD, including double layer mediums
  • audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks
  • burn and create ISO files
  • burn on-the-fly and with buffer-underrun protections
  • data verification after burning process
  • create bootable discs
  • multi-language interface
  • bin/nrg → ISO converter
  • simple cover printing feature for data- and audio-discs
  • Support Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
ImgBurn CD DVD Burner

2. ImgBurn - a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application. It's an excellent free tool for burning data discs and has simpler interface.

Key Features:
  • Several 'Modes' for performing different tasks - Read, Build, Write, Verify and Discovery
  • Supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.
  • Automatic Write Speed feature
  • Supports all the Windows Platform (including all the 64-bit versions)
3. InfraRecorder - open source and does almost everything the above-mentioned programs do. It has small footprint too.

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New Advancement in Silicon NanoPhotonics

IBM New Silicon Nano Photonics Technology

IBM has achieved new breakthrough in computing utilizing photons instead of wires to relay data in the chipsets.

IBM Researchers from the T.J. Watson Research Center reached a significant milestone in the quest to send information between the "brains" on a chip using pulses of light through silicon instead of electrical signals on copper wires. The breakthrough -- a significant advancement in the field of "Silicon Nanophotonics" -- uses pulses of light rather than electrical wires to transmit information between different processors on a single chip, significantly reducing cost, energy and heat while increasing communications bandwidth between the cores more than a hundred times over wired chips.

The new technology aims to enable a power-efficient method to connect hundreds or thousands of cores together on a tiny chip by eliminating the wires required to connect them. Using light instead of wires to send information between the cores can be as much as 100 times faster and use 10 times less power than wires, potentially allowing hundreds of cores to be connected together on a single chip, transforming today's large supercomputers into tomorrow's tiny chips while consuming significantly less power.

Here is another video giving an insight of the silicon photonics technology in the future.

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Useful iTunes Utilities and Add-ons

Here are a few add-ons to use with iTunes to manage and sync your music files in Windows.

1. Music Bridge 2 - good freeware application that offers a variety of synchronization options.

  • It copies music meta-data (artist, album, ratings, and album art) in both directions between Windows Media Player and iTunes.
  • Includes Play Count and Playlist syncs
  • Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • Requires iTunes 7+
Music Bridge 2 for iTunes and WMP in Windows

2. iTunes Export - an open source Windows utility that
  • exports only songs from certain playlists from your iTunes Music Library to create separate new playlists (in .m3u / .wpl files format) and
  • transfer / copies the actual song files of individual playlists out of your library for playing anywhere (WinAmp, foobar, VLC, WMP and etc)

iTunes Export
Choose your iTunes Music Library

iTunes Export playlist in m3u format
Select Output Directory and Format

3. Moody - an iTunes Music Tagger based on Mood with colour cues. Moody will write the mood to the comment section in the song meta-data.


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Here Comes Another Bubble

Yet another awesome viral video to reflect how Web 2.0 has turned out! And i guess the second bubble is near.

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