Friday, March 30, 2007

Nokia 5070

Nokia today announced the 5070, featuring messaging features via text, voice and images.

The built-in VGA camera can snap pictures of friends, weekend trips or any of life's amusing moments and then share via MMS. When a voice messaqe is more convenient, the 5070 offers the option to send off voice messages via Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging. With just a few keystrokes, friends' contact information can be accessed and messages composed and delivered.

With an integrated FM radio, tuning into radio channels in town is quick and easy. If a game is more appropriate, pre-installed Java games such as the widely popular Sudoku can be found. With a built in web browser, surfing the web and checking sports results or movie timetables is also possible.

MP3 ringtones are at hand to ensure that each time it rings, the Nokia 5070 can reflect its owner's style, mood or music taste. Additionally, a variety of wallpapers and themes can also be downloaded to give the Nokia 5070 even more of a personalized touch.

The Nokia 5070 has talk time up to 3.5 hours and the standby time is up to 12 days and is available in red or blue. The Nokia 5070 will be available in the second quarter of 2007 with an estimated retail price of EUR 100 excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, the 3G smartphone

Nokia today revealed the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, a 3G smartphone augmented by a dedicated audio chip for enhanced music performance. The 5700 features a twist design that switches between four modes at the flick of the wrist - music player, 2.0-megapixel camera, video call and smartphone.

Using an optional 2 GB microSD card, the Nokia 5700 supports up to 1500 tracks that can be enjoyed using Bluetooth stereo headphones, with their own favorite 3.5 mm plug-equipped headphones and the included headset adaptor or through built-in stereo loudspeakers. Loading songs onto the 5700 is fast and easy as consumers can choose from a broad range of supported digital formats, including WMA, MP3, AAC, as well as eAAC+ and MP4. When purchasing music online, shoppers can select from a range of Internet music stores, also those utilizing Windows Media Player Digital Rights management (WMDRM). The optimized music player in the 5700 supports album art, playlists, plus a 5-band equalizer and audio visualizations.

The Nokia 5700 brings videos to life on a vibrant color screen supporting up to 16 million colors for excellent video playback. With 3G high-speed data connectivity, the 5700 makes browsing, downloading and streaming multimedia content more convenient and faster than before. A video call feature and the built-in 2.0-megapixel camera make it easy to share moments with friends and family.

101 Free Applications

PC World has published the Freebie List! Some of the applications include Ad Aware, Youtube, Gmail ..

Monday, March 26, 2007

Masterplan - About the Power of Google

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Gmail - Move to Trash - Shortcut Key

If you want to move selected Gmail messages to Trash

Use the following Shortcut Key - # (Shift-3)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Google's brilliant Transliteration Feature

Google has introduced a transliteration feature that automatically converts english/roman letters to your local language's script. Neat! Very useful for people who know how to speak the language but don't know how to write it

It's currently enabled for Blogger, but should be available on other Google Products very soon

Go to Blogger Setttings, Enable Transliteration

Create a New post, you should see something like above

Type in the english version of your local language and see it automatically transliterate

And you see something like below

गूगल का नया ट्रांस्लितेरेशन फेतुरे

Friday, March 23, 2007

Making your Code pretty on a browser

google-code-prettify is a Javascript module that makes your code look Pretty on a browser.

You include a CSS file and a prettify.js script and there you have syntactically highlighted code.

It works for a number of languages including C and friends, Java, Python, Bash, SQL, HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, and Makefiles. It works passably on Ruby, PHP and Awk and a decent subset of Perl, but, because of commenting conventions, doesn't work on Smalltalk, Lisp-like, or CAML-like languages.

Get it here

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

DRAM prices head for the toilet

THE PRICE OF DRAM, which always wibbles and wobbles like there's no tomorrow, is on a bit of a downward wobble at the moment.

Those clever folk at Gartner say the price of 512-Mbit DDR2-based chips has tumbled by 44 per cent this year, already.

And average DRAM spot prices were down to $3.67, last week, a 39 per cent since the beginning of 2007, according to the market watchers.

Firms have been pumping out DRAM chips expecting the market to chew them up to run Vista on. The over-supply has sent prices tumbling. Vendors reckon demand will kick in later this year to help prop up prices.

Gartner says the price of DRAM fell through the floor in February. Spookily, Vista went on sale to end users on January 30th.

Sourced via Inquirer

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sony Ericsson W660i Phone

  • Premium design and material with a slim stick form factor measuring just 14.5 mm thick
  • Manage music on the Walkman music player including play, rewind, fast forward, equalize, shuffle tracks and create playlists - just like in any other digital music player
  • Transfer tracks straight from a music CD by draging and droping
  • Record a few seconds of a song and use TrackID to send the music for recognition
  • Integrated 2.0-megapixel camera with flash, zoom, auto-focus and video recording capabilities
  • Use Picture Blogging by taking or choosing a photo, adding a little text and publishing it for friends and family to enjoy
  • Instant email via Push Email sent directly to the phone as soon as it arrives, just like on a home computer
Expected Release - Q2 2007

Sunday, March 18, 2007

RIM BlackBerry Pearl (Red) Phone

  • Stylish new red color for the award-winning BlackBerry Pearl, exclusively for Cingular
  • Phone, email, text messaging (SMS and MMS), browser, instant messaging and organizer applications in a single smartphone
  • 1.3-megapixel camera with built-in flash and 5x digital zoom
  • Media player with audio and video playback in a variety of formats
  • BlackBerry Maps to help users find their way
  • Speakerphone and Voice Activated Dialing
  • Pearl-like trackball navigation system
  • Innovative SureType keyboard technology
  • Bluetooth headset, hands-free and serial port profiles supported
  • High resolution LCD screen with light sensing technology
  • Polyphonic, MP3 and MIDI ringtones
  • 64 MB of memory and expandable memory via microSD card
  • Quad-band support for worldwide GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks

AJAX Frameworks

If you are starting off programming AJAX and don't know what platform, language to use, This page is a good place to start. It gives you details on the various frameworks available for AJAX programmers.

Ofcourse, you need to choose a Framework that suits you, your server, feature requirements and whether the framework has been around for sometime and doesn't leave you hanging in the middle of your project.

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Foxit PDF Reader for Linux

Foxit PDF reader which is claimed to be the Fastest PDF Reader has a Linux version too.. and it plain sucks! Rendering is horrible and it just is unusable. Images in the pdfs are missed and it looks horrible. Just stick to Evince or xpdf or even Acrobat Reader

Herschelle Gibbs - Six 6s in an Over

This is more becoming a Cricket site than a Tech Site :). Anyway, World cup is almost over for Indians, I guess you won't see any more Cricket related posts.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Free SMS messages to ANY Mobile Phone in the World

GizmoSMS seems to be offering free SMS messages to any mobile phone in the world.

Try it out

Google News in Hindi

The Good folks at Google India have launched a Hindi version of Google News which aggregates content from all the Hindi news sites. More languages are being promised. Exciting times ahead!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

World Cup Cricket 2007 - LIVE Commentary

If you don't get the audio immediately. Try refreshing a little later. Too much interest :)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Google Desktop Cricket Widgets

Fever is really picking up. Track the Cricket Worldcup with Google Desktop widgets

Go here

Friday, March 09, 2007

Track the Cricket Worldcup through Google Calendar

If you use Google Calendar, you could probably track the Cricket World cup schedule a little easier than the rest of the crowd

1. Go to
2. Search for "Cricket World Cup" in the Other Calendars

3. You will probably get a screen like below

4. Click on Add Calendar of the one of them which you think is correct and you should be able to track the World Cup on your Google Calendar :)

Ofcourse, you could probably track other events through public event calendars - maybe events in your city, etc.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

AOL Mail beta

AOL has released their new webmail interface - Cayman. If you have tried their current webmail product and got sick it was, the new interface pleasantly surprises you. It's really responsive and way better than Yahoo Mail in terms of interface and features - free IMAP and 2GB space.

You probably still won't like those flashy ads on the webpage which you will never see on Gmail.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Internet Explorer - Operation Aborted ?

If you are using a Javascript framework like YUI, you may encounter problems with Internet Explorer 6 spews the "Operation Aborted" errors.

This error occurs because

1. IE loads the entire HTML including Javascript the first time it loads data
2. When you try to refresh the page, IE would have cached some of the Javascript files which try to execute on a HTML page which isn't loaded fully yet
3. IE thinks its illegal to do the above operation and throws up the error.

The way to fix is to move your Javascript which tries to modify the DOM structure to the end of the html page and just before body tag ends. And thankfully, it doesn't affect any other browsers although you end up with some horrible html code

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Zaptxt - be alerted always!

Zaptxt is an equivalent of Google alert service but for RSS feeds. It monitors RSS feeds by filtering them through keywords and sends the alerts to your email or IM or your mobile (US only)

If you are overloaded with too many RSS feeds, this is a nice to way to filter them out and get alerted instantly on IM and your cell

For IM, Gtalk, Jabber, MSN and Skype are supported

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Letsfilm - Collaborative Film Project

Letsfilm wants to make a movie with you! So, you go to site, show of your talent by uploading your details, audio, video and portfolio. The jury decides on it and then they make a movie!

Friday, March 02, 2007

ViewSonic's 22-inch wide LCD monitor

Viewsonic's 22 Inch LCD Monitor VX2235
- 5 ms response time
- 170 degree viewing angle