Wednesday, March 23, 2011

“Hands Free” EV Charger from Evatran installed at Google Headquarters

Evatran has found its first partner in Google for testing its advanced wireless EV charger, which uses something called "proximity charging" to pump up Googlers' Nissan Leafs and Tesla Roadsters. Instead of using an electrical outlet, the product features a charging pad where vehicles can park for a recharge.

Evatran is testing this technology using a retrofitted short-range Electric Vechiles owned by Google and is working with automakers to integrate its adapter technology at scale by next year. This Plugless Power charging station comprises three main components: the parking block, a control tower that tracks the charge and an adapter that is mounted to individual electric vehicles. When an adapter-equipped car pulls up to the parking space, the block adjusts to align with the adapter and starts charging. However, the Plugless Power stations lose a little bit of energy in the transfer from coil to coil. There are also some uncovered facts on a sale price for the parking block.

LightSquared ties up with Best Buy for its LTE service

After the announcement providing 4G connectivity to Leap Wireless’s Cricket customers earlier this week; Sanjiv Ahuja, LightSquared Chief Executive, announced Best Buy has signed on as a client for its pending LTE-based nationwide broadband network, on Wednesday during a major talk at the CTIA wireless industry conference in Florida. Mr Ahuja also expects to start testing this service in 2012. At present, Best Buy offers 3G mobile broadband data service using Sprint’s network since last July, and it will be a clever move to 4G networks which offer download speeds at least 10 times as fast as 3G services.

Microsoft online video rankings jumps from seventh to second place in Comscore's ranking

Microsoft very gently has jumped from seventh place to the second place in online video watching, just in a single month leaving behind its competitor including Hulu, Yahoo, Turner, AOL, and others. Google's websites, which include Youtube, still keep hold of its giant lead over everyone else with 141.1 million unique viewers. Microsoft's website is second in the list with 48.8 million viewers, followed by Yahoo and then Facebook. How Microsoft achieved this position is still unclear, but SFGate observes more traffic preferred Bing Video to search and play video clips.

Monirobo in action at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. to help monitor radiation risks

Monirobo (monitor robot), measuring 32 inches long by 52 inches high, and weighing in at approximately 590kg, has been deployed to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station this week to monitor areas of the site that have become so contaminated with radiation and is unsafe for humans. Red Monirobo is the first non-human responder to go on-site and said to be operated remotely from a distance of about 1km at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The other Monirobo, which is yellow in color is more specialized and comes equipped with excavation tools and sensors for flammable gas will soon join its counterpart Red Monirobo in this operation.

World’s first Gemlike 3D microscope lens developed

Allen Yi and Lei Li from Ohio State University have developed a single fixed lens that allows microscopes to capture three-dimensional images. Earlier with the help of 3D microscopy, it required the use of multiple lenses, or a single camera that moves around the subject; however this new gemlike 3D microscope has one lens that’s fixed in place on an existing microscope. The prototype lens looks like a gem cut for a ring, and is about the size of a fingernail.

Subject to its commercialization, this lens can then be used in the manufacturing of microelectronics and medical devices, for medical testing, and to replace more complex machine vision system.

Monday, March 21, 2011

ICANN’s nod to .xxx domains for porn sites

On 18 March 2011, ICANN voted 9-3 to get approval of .xxx domain. The name .xxx (known as "dot triple-X") is inspired by the former Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) "X" rating, now commonly applied to pornographic movies as "XXX". The approval grants ICM Registry’s .XXX web suffix with the same rights as .com, .net, and other TLDs. The only difference being that as a sponsored TLD, .XXX domain names will only be available to the adult entertainment industry. The contract will require anyone registering a .XXX domain to complete an application process endorsed and overseen by the International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR).

For consumers, it will provide benefits like more protected from the risk of viruses, identity theft, credit card fraud and inadvertent exposure to child abuse images. ICM Registry will offer current intellectual property owners the opportunity to reserve relevant domain names before going to the open market, enabling them to protect their brand names and intellectual property rights within .XXX.

Friday, March 18, 2011

WebM Video support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 but still have some underlines unanswered question

IE9 can now play HTML5 video in the newer WebM format. WebM for IE9 is free software that enables support for playing WebM videos in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. But there are still some unanswered questions regarding how and when Google really make room for the Open Web Standards community to engage? Who bears the liability and risk for consumers, businesses and developers until the legal system resolves the intellectual-property issues? Still with these pending issues, IE9 is the only browser offering support to both formats (industry-standard H.264 format and the newer WebM format) directly.

Get in style - Apple offers a smart cover with 10 bright colors for your ipad

Give a style to your ipad with a pick from 10 bright colors. Close the cover, your ipad will automatically go in sleep mode and it will wake up for you when you open the cover. This smart cover not just only protects your ipad screen but also acts as a keyboard stand, face time and move stand.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mozilla to release Firefox 4 on 22 March

Are you running Firefox 3.5 or 3.6, be first to garb the opportunity to upgrade it to Firefox 4. Yes!!!! This will be possible at approximately 7:00am Pacific Time from Tuesday, March 22 onwards. Firefox 4 is geared with new features: a new tab manager, dubbed "Panorama," supports GPU acceleration to enhance page composition speeds, and possess an overhauled interface that resembles Chrome's and IE9's minimalist designs. Mozilla team is fully concentrating on last minute testing to check any hidden bugs that may have not been spotted yet.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Google Search for iPhone - a new name with new features to Google Mobile App

You iphone will have a new look with Google revamping its Google Mobile Application to Google Search for iPhone. The introduction of new toolbar will make the search quick by categorizing the results in images, news, shopping, video, blog, discussion, and so on. Just swipe from left to right and you will have your toolbar.

Hummm, you got stuck with a phone call when you were halfway of your Google search. Don’t worry, here the new feature Google Search for iPhone has for you. Just tap the lower part of your Google search page, and you will be exactly where you left off!!! Amazing

Harman targets gamers with new AKG GHS-1 headsets

Harman launched its new AKG GHS-1 headsets, dedicated to the gamers who are looking for high quality and realistic sound play with their entrainment. $79.99 is worth spending for this first-class immersive on-ear headset which comes in 3 color combinations of black & orange, white & green and camouflage & blue. AKG GHS-1 is a portable head set featuring a noise-canceling microphone, inline volume control and lightweight in design and claims dynamic sensitivity of 115 db.

HARMAN Debuts AKG® GHS-1 Headset Offering Realistic, Dynamic Sound for Ultimate Gaming Experience

For more information:

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today announced the launch of the new AKG® GHS-1 portable gaming headset. Grenade explosions and rumbling jet engines will seem as if they are in your very own room when you have the brand-new portable gaming headset on your ears. Winner of the coveted Red Dot award for outstanding product design, the new GHS-1 headset brings PC gaming to a whole new level of realism, excitement, portability and comfort.

"The new GHS-1 headset is designed specifically for the gamer and features our innovative audio engineering built into a distinctive, long-lasting and intuitive design for the ideal gaming experience."

"When you're in an all-immersive entertainment experience such as gaming, we understand how important high-quality, realistic sound plays in the overall experience," said David Slump, president, HARMAN Consumer Division. "The new GHS-1 headset is designed specifically for the gamer and features our innovative audio engineering built into a distinctive, long-lasting and intuitive design for the ideal gaming experience."

Lightweight and designed for long-wearing comfort, the headset features a boom microphone that filters out background noise. Passive noise reduction effectively seals out most ambient sounds, providing for an undisturbed overall listening and gaming experience. The headset also features a cardioid (directional) boom microphone that filters out background noises, delivering a clear voice signal for every user.

The in-line microphone is also intelligently designed so that the volume can be conveniently adjusted right on the cable, which reduces the need for players to interact with the game console or other source throughout the game.


The AKG GHS-1 portable headset is available now in three color combinations: black and orange; white and green; and camouflage and blue for $79.95. For more information, please visit:

Product Features

* Lightweight, comfortable – allows for hours of continuous uses and reduces ear fatigue
* Cardioid (directional) boom microphone brings clear voice signal and filters out most background noises
* In-line volume control and microphone and on/off switch brings convenience by reducing the need to interact with the game console or other source
* 3D-Axis2 folding headband features easy portability by folding to compact size
* Passive noise reduction offers undistracted listening by effectively sealing out most ambient sounds


HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

© 2011 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

After WebConnect Jet, T-Mobile ready for the launch of next iteration (Jet 2.0 4G) on 23 of this March

TmoNews published the news of launch of T-mobile Jet 2.0 4G laptop stick on March 23. As per the news, Jet 2.0 with 4G capability is the first 21Mbps HSPA+ WWAN modem, a boom for rather busy and cognizant buyers. To my wonder, 42Mbps modems are also available around the world!!!!

Samsung delivered its promise of 3D Video-on-Demand service in company’s home in South Korea today

As promised, 3D Video on Demand (VOD) service got an official nod for South Korean consumers. Enjoy this service with a 3D application on Samsung's Smart TV platform. Users will be able to enjoy on-demand content across various genres including movie trailers, music concerts of local artists, fairy tales for children etc. Don’t worry; Korea is not alone, next in the list of 3D VOD are United States and Europe. But if you live in another corner of the world, you will have to wait a little longer till this service is available all around the world.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Adobe flash player hit by Zero-Day attack

Adobe has found a critical flaw in the Flash Player and in response has published a security advisory. This attack affects Flash Player on all platforms including Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and Android. It also crashes the authplay.dll element of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X.

Adobe team is working on the quick fix of this exposure; however the updated version Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat and other software upgrades will not be available until next week.

Former Apple manager, Paul Devine, admitted giving accessory makers confidential information in exchange for bribe

One of the major tech companies was in news headlines a few months ago when the manager Paul leaked confidential information about upcoming Apple products in exchange for large kickbacks to the interested parts suppliers. Suppliers used this information to secure their contracts with Apple. Today, March 1 2011, Paul has admitted his guilt. Mr Devine also admitted that the loss to the company from his actions was more than $2m. It also came into light that Devine's disobedience reportedly stretched back to 2006. To be out of sight, he had setup a number of bank accounts, some of which are in his wife’s name, in effort to secure the black money.

First Adult 3D Channel of Penthouse on air from today

After a great success from the first liner adult channels, Penthouse is launching is first 3d channel today which will include 100% full 3D Native HD plus 30 hours of refreshment per month. The channel will fulfil the high hopes of consumers who are willing to experiment the high quality and cutting edge entertainment via innovation in 3D. The channel will be broadcasted on a daily basis from 11p.m. until 5 a.m. GMT on ASTRA 3B, 23, 5 degrees East.

Get NOOK Color Barnes & Noble Wi-Fi ® eReader just for $199 on eBay

Now Barnes & Noble knows how to take advantage of their products and increase their marketing techniques.

Nook Color eReader, which is available in the local super market or on their own Barnes & Noble website, will cost you $249. How if you get the same product just for $199 just on a click. I know this sounds odd but this is a smart move by Barnes & Noble to market their product and increase selling points. EBay is selling NOOK Color just for $199, which is $ 50 less than usual. So hurry up and order via EBay not just for a great reading experience, but for something far bigger.

Planning to buy a LG Optimus 2X…. You will have to wait till March

It has been a long wait for the gadget like LG Optimus 2X which has all the features one would like to have in his pocket. The fastest Smartphone, powered with dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, fitted with 4 inch WVGA touch screen display, 8 MP camera, 3G support, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity!!!! What else one needs. Yes we are talking here about LG Optimus 2X which is equipped with Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, which will soon be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread after the launch, says LG. The price has not been disclosed yet, but surly this one would be the best seller in Key European markets from this march.

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