Dreamer with a strong wanderlust, Entrepreneur to feed my mind, body, and soul. Love solving problems, meeting new people, learning new skill sets, acquiring untapped knowledge. Always a student of philosophy and jurisprudence. My strategy is to bundle all my likes, goals and drive towards my vision while I hold strongly to the value system within.
It’s a really good thing that Google wants to protect it’s users from having instant access to harmful content. I appreciate it, and I am inspired by the way Google manages this.
First by filtering the explicit material of the porn industry in instant searches… and recently the torrent download websites and one by one all those contents which harm us in some of the other way.
But It’s high time I think Google should create an entire team of ethic filterers from all walks of life. These people could chalk out what’s good for Humanity and what’s not. They could even take the commonly accepted bad/evil things by all religions/believes and account for that. Then accordingly censor the bad.
I am not suggesting that the freedom to free content on the internet should be censored or withdrawn. It should be available for the people who wish to have that information but not as suggestive instant searches at least!
It would be great if Google could work to filter those contents that defy the moral human values. How absurd is it when Google comes up with evil ideas on an incomplete search. These suggestions are obviously not intended by Google…. But there can be an effort to filter these as well..
Google want’s everything… from the handsets you use to the computer browser, operating system, email everything…
Now after making initial attempts to enter the social networking market by acquiring orkut.. It has yet made another attempt… and this time it is going to get it right.. It has taken the perfect steps for things to fall in the perfect place…
Google Buzz is here.. and It’s competition time for Twitter, Facebook and all of em… because this is re-inventing the social network.. The smart move is that it’s integrated in Gmail,, so it already has millions of users in it’s database by default, unless someone has opted out of it.
So if Google Wave is the Future, Buzz is going to be the Present.
What more is Google trying to do, It just want’s to be in your life somehow.. The crazy people from who wish to index the world data, be it in any form -just announced that it plans to build trial ultra high-speed broadband networks in select parts of the country.
This could be great news for consumers, especially in Google’s test markets. The company promises connection speeds of “100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today.” Users could potentially enjoy download speeds from the network at 1 gigabit per second, though of course at that speed, the limiting factor would usually be elsewhere, like your hard drive or CPU.
The benefit for Google: More bandwidth so you can use more Google services, faster, including streaming hi-def videos from YouTube to multiple devices, more Web apps, search, etc.
Steve Jobs held a town hall meeting with Apple employees late last week following the iPad launch. Wired reports on what was said at the meeting by Steve Jobs. Two of the biggest topics included Google and Adobe.
On Google, Jobs confirms the much-reported competition between the two companies.
On Google: We did not enter the search business, Jobs said. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them, he says.
As for Adobe, Jobs said they are lazy and Jobs blames Adobe for a buggy implementation of Flash on the Mac as one of the reasons they won’t support it.
Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.
India’s largest information technology services company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has become the latest target of hackers. The company has restored its website, after hackers changed its domain name and put it up for sale.
When asked, a spokesperson said: “The TCS website, http://www.tcs.com, was disrupted. Subsequently, it has been restored and is functioning fine. None of the servers were compromised. Initial investigation reveals a DNS (Domain Name Server) redirection at the domain name registrar’s end. Further investigations are on.”
The hackers changed the domain name to 188.8.131.52 from 184.108.40.206, re-pointing the name server (NS) records of the company’s website. The hacker had also put up a whos.among.us widget to display how many people were on the site at any given point. The hackers, according to a report, also provided an email id, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hackers not only attacked the website but also allegedly changed its domain name and put it for sale.
While this incident has raised questions about the level of security preparedness the country’s largest IT company has, experts think otherwise. “I am not at all surprised. This can happen with anyone. This certainly does not mean that the company is not giving better services to its customers. When you have signed a business deal with someone, you will give 100 per cent delivery. But, this is about a company that has probably not taken enough measures to keep its security up to date,” said a head of a security agency who did not wish to be quoted.
I found this great stuff while reading the e-papers.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters Life!) – A Malaysian company has invented a machine it says will help Muslims purify themselves before prayers without excessively wasting water.
The ornate, green-colored machine comes with automatic sensors and basins to curb water usage during wudu, an Arabic word used to describe the act of washing the face, arms and legs before prayers.
The wudu, or ablution, rite precedes the five daily prayers Muslims are obligated to perform. There are more than 1.7 billion Muslims in the world, with the majority in Africa and the Middle East where water supplies are scarce.
Inventors AACE Technologies is counting on rich countries in these two regions to snap up the machines that will be available in the next six months and cost $3,000-$4,000 a piece.
“Saving water is a motivation for people to adopt this system rather than the conventional methods, where there’s a lot of water wastage,” AACE Chairman Anthony Gomez told reporters while launching the product in the Malaysian capital.
The device, which also emits recorded Koranic verses and is 1.65 meters (5 ft 4.96 in) tall, only uses 1.3 liters (0.3 gallons) of water compared to the conventional methods, which usually involve leaving faucets running for the duration of the washing ritual, which can last for several minutes, Gomez said.
“During the Haj, two million people used 50 million liters water a day for wudu. If they introduce this machine they are saving 40 million liters per day,” he said, referring to the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Gulf city of Dubai has shown interest in acquiring the product for its airport, Gomez said, adding that the machine took two years to develop at the cost of $2.5 million.
AACE also wants to target mosques and offices with new models that can be wall mounted in a group of six.
Muslims heading for prayers in mainly Muslim Malaysia had mixed feelings about the high-tech, but pricey, invention.
“The idea is good and it is built in line with Islamic teachings. But water in this country is cheap, so it is still not worthwhile to have this machine,” an officeworker who gave his name as Aminuddin told Reuters.
But a tourist from neighboring Singapore, which has little water supplies, said the machine would help conserve natural resources.
“Nothing is impossible. Of course we are trying ways and means to new products, those that can save mankind, those that can save nature,” Azman Mohamed Noor
(Writing by Niluksi Koswanage, editing by Miral Fahmy)
yet another revolution for our generation to witness… after the Google Chrome OS announcement and it’s features.. the release of Apple’s iPAD in 2010, the end of first decade of the 21st century just tells us how this century is going to advance…
We’re just a little more than two weeks away from the rumored release/announcement of the new version of the iPhone.
It’s expected that theApple will releasethe 3.0 software at theWorld Wide Developers Conferenceon June 8th (no Jobs, but Phil Schiller will be doing the keynote). Having a few
friends and colleagues who have started developing for the iPhone — I’ve actually got to play with the beta a bit. I must say, as nice as cut and paste is, the search is my favorite new feature. Being able to search through emails,
contacts and anything else on my phone is way nice (and one of the main features I missed when I first got the phone last year).
The real question is — will newhardwarebe announced at the same time? Some of the big rumors surrounding video recording (that it will only work on new hardware) point to it coming soon — and has sparked a flurry of rumors to go with it.
Some say you will be able to edit video on the phone. If this comes true, I suspect it will be more about trimming to make the video shorter than making it theater-worthy.
There’s also a host of rumors surrounding Apple developing custom innards for the phone – custom processor, OLED screen, a specially designed battery – although those seem more likely for a further away iteration than anything we’re likely to see this year.
I’m hoping for increased capacity (really a no brainer, but how big will it be? … 80 GB iPhone please?) and a better camera. Three megapixels would be acceptable, 4 would be grand and 5 would actually be worth using.
What do you think Apple should provide with a hardware update to the phone? And which of these rumors sound too good to be true? OHH and just to bait the water a little – what are the chances Apple will finally come through with the long rumored netbook/tablet?