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|Posted by Sarang on October 30, 2011 at 9:20 AM||comments (1)|
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|Posted by Sarang on October 6, 2011 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
It is really sad that Steve Jobs, the great man who has done so much for tech, has left the world forever. One and a half month after resigning, Jobs passed away at age 56, on October 5, 2011 because of pancreatic cancer. He was truly a great technologist and gave many pearls to the world in shape of wonderful technologies. He gave a fiery example to work constructively in profession.
The Tribute :
The world is in memory of Steve Jobs. Apple certainly remembers its great icon. Apple has removed all the usual content from the homepage of its website (www.apple.com) and placed a magnificent photograph of Steve as a tribute.
A click on the big-banner leads to a short note from Apple in memory of the hero :
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Apple is also giving opportunity to the people to share their thoughts, memories and condolences by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was a great loss to lose one of the best men involved in technology. May Steve Jobs and all such dedicated innovators live long in the world and in our memories.
|Posted by Sarang on September 18, 2011 at 2:15 AM||comments (0)|
Today's web is in a form that it was not holding some years back and hopefully would not be holding a few years later... With such quick progress, it would be far better than today.
Day by day, the web is increasing its influence everywhere and the great world connected to the net surely demands more capable, trustworthy, interactive and obviously beautiful web by the day.
With growing innovations in the field, say new versions of programming languages (the recent examples are CSS3 and HTML5), websites have transformed from Static (sites allowing to access their content but no interaction) to Dynamic (sites that allow interaction among admin and readers by providing options like comments or messaging).
The one who is responsible for the true use of these trends is ultimately a web designer. He not only codes the net, but also has to view the code from the eyes of design-artist.
In a world of upcoming gadgets that rely upon internet for their use (like netbooks, the Google Chromebook etc.), the web becomes compulsory, and the responsibilities of our web designers increase upto many more gigabytes. And fortunately, professionals of the day actually have that capacity - just surf for a while and see their hardwork in the shape of the successful sites they've created... these are no less than a piece of artwork, digital artwork. They take code as poetry to create wonders, and those who surf them, say "Everyone better than the other!".
|Posted by Sarang on August 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
Everyone knows Jobs... Steve Jobs. A great personality in the tech world, famous Apple CEO Steve Jobs is admired among all. Apple is a truly big company and he has made various pathbreaking feats for bringing Apple up. Now this Chief Executive Officer becomes former.
The big story is that Apple CEO finally resigned after serving 14 glorious years in the company, on 24th August, 2011, Wednesday. He recommended Tim Cook for the vacant CEO position and requested to control another position in Apple and continue serving.
Jobs still remains in Apple as the Chairman of Apple's Board of Directors. Tim Cook is now the new CEO of the company, who has done wonderful job in Apple for 7 years. Cook was previously responsible for all of the company's worldwide sales and operations as COO (Chief Operating Officer).
On behalf of Apple's Board, Chairman of Genentech, Art Levinson said, "Steve's extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world's most innovative and valuable technology company."
Jobs' words; The following letter was submitted to the Apple's Board of Directors :
"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you."
|Posted by Sarang on August 22, 2011 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
Tech has made it not-so-uncommon to visualize and see robots working like humans, cars flying like birds and jets racing like comets. Technology has started ruling even more distinct areas... even more minute parts of our life now depend on tech... tech is not just a skit of mouse to monitor, input to output, sitting beside the computer screen & getting up & leaving. Today, tech tells "What To Do Next" at every pace, without any difference in subjects-of-no-matter like age, place or status.
Talking of tech domain, Time magazine called computers 'Machine of the Year' back in 1983... now there is much more to know after computers. We today keep eyes on nothing else but what miracle comes next from the tech world.
Even those who run away from tricky tech, tech only guides their every step. Terms like noobs & geeks have gained many times more importance and describing a person on these basis has become a common practice.
It is interesting to note that all the headings represented here are just a small peep in the tech treasure.
Survival of the Geekiest →
Summing up the changes that have occurred to the world because of technology gives astonishing answers, ideas and prophesies. The world divided into two : geeks and non-techies.
Technology is perhaps the most important thing today for survival, after water and food :-). Many say, "doesn't it clears dude, geeks, the masters and maestro of tech, will rule."
Just over a decade ago, the term "geek" was used in negative meanings. Now, for most of us, the word is associated with Mark Zuckerberg or perhaps Bill Gates. We would today proudly wear a T-shirt that proclaims, "The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth", and it will be true as well. Why is it for sure? Because one look at the world around you will tell that technical skills and computer knowledge is essential to get anywhere in the world today. It also assumes that by "inherit" it means "control", and by "control" it means "control the money", of-course.
The Magnificent Memory Mania →
A very lustrous element of the technological tree is digital memory... where you can put all your digital data in various forms - just as you like it.
A flood of innovations have been there in the field, some of the recent-populars are the "Terabyte culture", advanced devices like Blue-ray Disks (BD) and Solid State Drives (SSD), memory over the internet and securing thousands of GBs in a type of bacteria. Yes, in E. coli bacteria.
People are rushing to take possession of maximum amount of memo they can digest and it seems that this will be positively helpful in future.
Such improvements are spread not only in memories, but also in many many such areas, the list goes on and on.
The Cloud Capacity →
Development in the internet field has increased at a supersonic rate. Newest languages like CSS3 and HTML5 have made just everything possible. The net has taken shape of a place where all the functions of a computer system can be performed, online. This is the Cloud power.
It is a very popular topic these days as cloud is already hovering over us. All the big-names are working for the cloud development and people are shifting at a great rate. The cloud, thus, gives a new home to all.
Cloud-based devices have started arriving in limelight; A well known example is the Chromebook by Google. It is famously a total-cloud gadget and a very capable one, of-course. Think, a complete operating system (Chrome OS) dedicated to cloud!
And yes, there is a heap of "web apps" waiting for the cloud volunteers to provide all facilities and perform all functions.
Social Networking →
As a revolutionary trend, SN is taking over everything else. Ever heard of facebook, twitter or the latest Google+? They can be said to be the leaders of this revolution.
SN is the simple name of a system of interaction between people over the net. It is fast, cheap and reliable. Strengths of communication have increased many folds because of SN.
What else? You are a millionaire if you own a social networking name.
Replacing the PC →
The world has changed much... more work, more travel, more is the need of portability. A static desktop is not convenient when we have to go simultaneously with Mission Outdoor and working on a computer, offline or online. Here comes the plus-point of notebooks (or laptops), netbooks, tabs and phones. They are slowly taking over the majority-crown of desktops. The cool gadgets are uber-perfect in functions like surfing the net, working everything effectively and accompanying you as a good & entertaining friend.
Artificially Intelligent →
Artificial Intelligence is a term you have probably heard many times. When machines start thinking and working like humans, i.e. they develop intelligence, it's called Artificial Intelligence, popularly AI.
Working with a normal PC alone gives a view of the machine's power of processing. What will happen if they are provided their own brain, IQ and heuristics? Surely something terrific, or terrible.
Dr. Ray Kurzweil, US based AI expert and a speech recognition pioneer, suggests that -
* By 2020, computers which have the same intelligence as the human brain will be available for $ 1000. We can talk to them, learn from them and exchange senses like touching and smelling.
* In another 10 years, machines will develop human-like "consciousness" and a PC can simulate the brainpower of 1000 human minds.
* By the end of 21st century, one computer will have billion times greater computing capacity than all humans on the earth.
Time will clarify how accurate are the sayings of the great mind. Anyway, the AI innovation's one, single glimpse makes us go in wonderland.
|Posted by Sarang on August 21, 2011 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
Want to change the traditional name of "My Computer" in your Windows PC to a desired nick?
With a simple registry entry, it is possible to change the name. Let's learn...
We have to open the Registry Editor tool for this purpose... Click on Start Button and type "regedit" or "regedit.exe" under the "Run" option to open Registry Editor program.
Navigate this way :
Then double click on "Default" placed on the right side of the editor. Enter the desired name you wish to give in the "Value Data" field, for e.g. "Phoenix". Confirm the entry and close the editor. Enjoy the results.
(Note that this change is applicable only for the currently logged on user. If you wish to rename the "My Computer" for other users as well, you must login from the relevant user account and go through the settings to give a different name.)
|Posted by Sarang on August 14, 2011 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
It is crystal-clear that a massive sector of tech trends is controlled by video games... their popularity and demand is at high tide. Games have traveled from simple Building-Block-Play to highly interactive, 3D technologies, and possibly racing on the path of Virtual Reality.
Games are categorized too. Here are listed various genres of video games. You might have often heard these terms being used when people discuss new game releases or game consoles. Here's what they mean.
Action - Adventure → Perhaps the broadest of video game genres. Games falling into this category include adventure gameplay along with elements from the action genre.
First Person Shooter (FPS) → The gameplay of an FPS game revolves around a gun or other projectile weapon and is seen by the eyes of the protagonist. The game is in first person perspective. Some of the famous games under this genre are Halo, Call of Duty, Quake and Crysis.
MMORPG → Expanding as Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, in this genre, a large number of players play and interact with each other in a virtual world. The in-game universe keeps on developing and expanding and is usually hosted by the game publisher. The biggest MMORPG is World of Warcraft with 12 million players worldwide.
Real Time Strategy (RTS) → In RTS, the players deploy and command armies, warships and other war units to designated spots on a map. Additional items such as maps, army units can be purchased in the game by spending special coins or resources ensuring victory. A famous example is Age of Empires.
Life Simulation → This genre has players behaving in the way they do in real life, controlling artificial avatars of themselves in virtual universe. One of the most popular game in this genre is The Sims.