Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Technical News - 04 August 2010

  • HP Swing Turns Your PC Into a Playground

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : Games




    Available only with HP Pavilion Desktop PCs. Read more


  • Samsung Launches the Worlds Slimmest HD 3D LED TV

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : TVs




    Series 9000 with a wafer-thin design and a touch screen remote control. Read more


  • India Not Convinced With RIMs Arguments

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Indias security establishment has taken a hard-line view on Research In Motions stance that it does not possess a "master key" to intercept data traffic Read more


  • Sharp Plans to Launch 3D Smartphone This Year

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Sharp Corp plans to take on Apples iPhone by the end of the year Read more


  • Motorola, Verizon Team Up to Launch TV Device

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : Tablets




    Developing a digital tablet device that would rival Apples iPad, Read more


  • U Authorities Able to Tap Blackberry Messaging

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    The BlackBerry, renowned for the security of its messaging, doesnt offer 100 percent protection from eavesdropping. Read more


  • UAE BlackBerry Users Set For iPhone, Samsung Switch

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Mobile phone service providers scrambled on Tuesday to hold onto half a million users spooked by BlackBerrys showdown with UAE regulators. Read more


  • Faith and Smart Phones Commune in Religion Apps

    August 4, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Developers were bound to make programs that bring age-old religious practices into the digital world. Read more


  • Iran's Ahmadinejad survives attack: presidency source

    August 4, 2010

    TEHRAN (Reuters) - A source in the office of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirmed that the Iranian president's motorcade had come under an attack on Wednesday.



  • Israeli army returns to Lebanon border clash point

    August 4, 2010

    MISGAV AM, Israel (Reuters) - The Israeli army moved a crane back into a tense frontier zone with Lebanon on Wednesday to complete a tree-pruning mission that led to the deadliest violence along the border since a 2006 war.



  • BP says "static kill" progressing well

    August 4, 2010

    LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Wednesday its "static kill" operation to plug its blown out Gulf of Mexico well is progressing well.



  • Hazardous circuit

    August 4, 2010

    Europe still sends e-waste to developing countries despite a ban


  • Logitech announces Rechargeable Speaker S715i for iPhone and iPod (Macworld.com)

    August 4, 2010

    Macworld.com - Electronics vendor Logitech on Wednesday announced the Rechargeable Speaker S715i for iPhone and iPod, the successor to the company's popular mm50 and Pure-Fi Anywhere portable speaker systems.


  • The tweet elite

    August 4, 2010

    An author and a musician explain how Twitter connects with fans


  • U.S. urges Japan follow EU with more Iran sanctions

    August 4, 2010

    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. officials urged on Wednesday Japan to follow the European Union in adopting additional strong sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, saying such measures should not harm Japan's oil imports from Iran.



  • Political violence rages in Karachi, 12 more killed

    August 4, 2010

    KARACHI (Reuters) - More than a dozen more people were killed overnight in Pakistan's Karachi, deepening fears of instability in the commercial hub after the killing of a member of the dominant political party in the city.



  • Ban on BlackBerry data a security badge of honor (AFP)

    August 4, 2010

    A man speaks on his BlackBerry in the Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 3, 2010. The United Arab Emirates has said that BlackBerry services including messenger, web browsing and email will be suspended because they AFP - Security experts have said that banning BlackBerry data service in the United Arab Emirates smacks of political backlash and could be a testament to how hard it is to snoop on that network.



  • LinkedIn Hooks Up

    August 4, 2010

    The social network's first acquisition is small. More are likely coming.


  • Top 10 CSS3 commands

    August 4, 2010

    CSS3 is really starting to gather momentum with many of the commands outlined in the CSS3 working draft supported by Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. We thought we'd put together some of our favourites. Before we get started CSS3 commands require browser specific syntax for them to work.


  • PHP vs Python: Analysis

    August 4, 2010

    HP vs Python – What does it take to state one language better than other? One answer can be flexibility, development friendly, licensing policy (open source or commercial), community, portability, dynamic typing, support for variable number of function arguments and ability to freeze live objects in a string representation. Documentation of course is a major player when you choose a language bec


  • Inset Border Effect jQuery Plugin

    August 4, 2010

    I was browsing through a few Flash templates on ActiveDen when I came across an effect I see very often on Flash website galleries. It’s a very simple but neat effect. The images have a border, but unlike CSS borders, it covers up part of the image. I wanted to use this effect in one of my galleries so I went ahead and experimented a bit and came up with the following jQuery plugin.


  • Samsung Patents Tablet with Front and Rear Touch Input

    August 3, 2010

    Samsung has filed for a US patent for a tablet that has a traditional touchscreen on the front but adds a touch panel on the rear of the device as well, in the same fashion as the Motorola Backflip. The idea is to let users control the device without touching the screen, and perhaps allow them to perform multi-touch inputs from the screen side and



  • The History of Search: a Timeline

    August 3, 2010

    Timeline of search - showing how it became a $20 billion a year business.



  • Are your Friends Affected by the Gulf Oil Spill?

    August 3, 2010

    Oil Spill Map

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now one of the largest oil spills in history and it has had a major impact on the lives of people who are based in the gulf coastline states and around. This interactive map from The New York Times will show you all the regions where the leaking oil has been spotted so far.

    Now do you have any friends in the gulf region who may have been affected by the oil spill? Pepsi has developed a Facebook application called Do Good for the Gulf that can help you answer that question.

    The app scans your Facebook friends list to determine how many of your friends are from or currently live in a U.S. state that borders the Gulf of Mexico. These include the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

    The app reads the “current city” from your friends profiles to derive the total count but if any of your friends have permanently blocked third-party apps on Facebook, they will not be reflected in the count. Thanks @ShivSingh.

    Related: Visualize the Size of Oil Spill

    Are your Friends Affected by the Gulf Oil Spill?

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    Originally published at Digital Inspiration by Amit Agarwal.


  • Kindle for PC 1.2.0 Build 30413

    August 3, 2010

    Kindle for PC is a free application that lets you read Kindle books on your PC.


  • Saudi Arabia announces BlackBerry ban

    August 3, 2010

    Country's telecommunications commission orders cell phone service providers to suspend service to the RIM handsets on Friday.


  • Philippine police use Twitter, Facebook to nail gang (AFP)

    August 3, 2010

    A policeman (L) displays evidence found in the capture of a suspect in the murders of nine people in Angeles City, Philippines on July 28, 2010. The police used Facebook to capture the computer technician. Philippine police have again used Twitter and Facebook to track down a flamboyant gang of young men and women who robbed the rich to feed their drug habits.(AFP/File/Ted Aljibe)AFP - Philippine police said Wednesday they used Twitter and Facebook to track down a flamboyant gang of young men and women who robbed the rich to feed their drug habits.



  • Kingston Releases Water-Cooled Memory

    August 3, 2010

    Kingston Technology is offering its first water-cooled DDR3 memory, a dual-channel and triple-channel product that has greater reliability and longevity than its air-cooled memory products. Then there's the "cool factor".



  • RIM unveils new BlackBerry to counter Apple iPhone

    August 3, 2010

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Research In Motion unveiled a new BlackBerry aimed at wooing consumers away from Apple's iPhone and other rivals, but analysts said the handset won't blow away the competition.


  • Call to label airbrushed photos

    August 3, 2010

    Airbrushed celebrity photos should be labelled to help tackle "damaging and unrealistic pressures" on young women, the girl guiding group says.


  • Realtek High Definition Audio 2.51 Vista

    August 3, 2010

    The Realtek High Definition Audio codecs are compliant with Microsoft's UAA (Universal Audio Architecture). The top series provide 10 DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo output. Flexible mixing, mute, and fine gain control...


  • 40G/100G to be key feature for P-OTS: Infonetics

    August 3, 2010

    Infonetics Research: Packet-optical transport system operator survey reveals importance of OTN switching


  • Best Free Windows 7 Antivirus Software

    August 3, 2010

    Having done with the top 10 best free antivirus software for year 2010 two months before which was appreciated by our readers and downloaded best antivirus software according to their needs.



  • NASA simulates space in Arctic (photos)

    August 3, 2010

    The NASA Ames Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) conducts robotic field test at the Haughton Crater on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic to refine concepts for future robotic planetary exploration.


  • Sharp plans to launch 3D smartphone this year

    August 3, 2010

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sharp Corp plans to take on Apple's iPhone by the end of the year, with the international launch of a smartphone featuring a 3D panel that can be viewed without special glasses, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.


  • FTC to spell out Intel settlement

    August 3, 2010

    The Federal Trade Commission will detail the terms of an antitrust settlement with the chip giant on Wednesday.


  • Facebook for Android catching up to iPhone Facebook?

    August 3, 2010

    A significant update to Facebook for Android brings missing features and a revamped design that similar to the iPhone's.


  • California's Greenest Winery

    August 3, 2010

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and billionaire Gordon Getty's latest venture.


  • Android Market boasts 100,000 app submissions

    August 3, 2010

    The Android Market has hit the lofty heights of 100,000 app submissions, a figure which has doubled in just three months.



  • Motorola, Verizon team up to launch TV device: report

    August 3, 2010

    LONDON (Reuters) - Mobile phone group Motorola is teaming up with Verizon Wireless to develop a digital tablet device that would rival Apple's iPad, the Financial Times said on Wednesday.


  • FBI wants Wikipedia to remove its seal

    August 3, 2010

    Letter to the online encyclopedia says use of the official seal on the site's FBI article violates the law and demands its removal. However, Wikipedia says the FBI is misinterpreting the law.


  • Reaction to RIM choice: Why AT&T again?

    August 3, 2010

    Research In Motion selects AT&T as the exclusive U.S. carrier for the new BlackBerry Torch, which will hit stores this August, leaving some eager BlackBerry fans scratching their head.


  • Drag and drop attachments to save them to your desktop

    August 3, 2010



    Dragging and dropping files is an easy way to save time in Gmail. We’ve previously blogged about dragging files to upload as attachments and dragging images into new messages. Now, if you're using Google Chrome, you can also drag attachments out of messages you receive to save them to your computer.

    Let’s say you have an email open containing an attachment. Hover your mouse over the attachment’s “Download” link or its file icon and a tooltip appears


  • Recognizing How Much Of The World Is A Patent Free Zone

    August 3, 2010

    Much of the world beyond the US, Europe and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) are effectively a patent free zone. Even if many of these places do have patent laws, very few companies find it worth the trouble to file for patents in those places.



  • Google mobile gets a Web search history tool

    August 3, 2010

    Google is now offering mobile users an easier way to view where they've been and sites they've bookmarked with a mobile-optimized version of the company's search history product.

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