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Recently read an article in techgig. According to the article the Indian Government has made some amendments in the law which forces mobile operators to share the Latitude and Longitude location of all the users.. I seriously doubt, is this not violating privacy act? 

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Get paid by sharing on Google..

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Google is seeking volunteers who want to get paid to browse the Web. The catch? Google will track all the sites you visit.

The Web giant quietly launched a new program, called Screenwise, in which users are being offered up to $25 in gift cards to share with Google the Web sites they visit and how they use them. Google is building a panel of participants to “learn more about how everyday people use the Internet,” the company said on its sign-up page.

Participants install a Web browser extension that shares all their browsing activities with Google. In exchange for revealing such information, participants are given a $5 Amazon.com gift card upon signing up, then another gift card every three months

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Happy New Year

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Stunt on Spike

Posted: December 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

World Record

This man stood 10 seconds on a spike

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Found this somewhere on the internet. Life either happens to us, or we take hold of life and live it.  Here Are 10 Ways to get a life and start living it.

1.  Give yourself permission to claim your life. That’s right ? Permission. You’re the only one who can decide you are in charge of Your life. Even though it feels like you’re not supposed to do so, Turn off the internal editors, the old tape recordings, the “should’s, Have to’s, and musts”, and the rules that didn’t come from you.

2.  Define what living means to you. It’s not as hard as it sounds. Just picture yourself at the end of your life looking back. What words Would you want to describe how you lived your life and who you are as A person?

3.  Stop living in the future. Every time you think “someday” or “when I have time I will,” stop. Ask yourself, “Why not now?” Think about This sentence, “I always wanted to, but never did.” Start doing the Things you always planned to do. Choose your life every morning. Plan One thing you will do that day to feel alive.

4.  Surround yourself with people who enjoy living. They’ve obviously Discovered how to have a life and live it. Why not hang with the pros?

5. Lay down your pain and your anger. Carrying them around makes Living harder and less fun. It doesn’t bring anything, and it steals a Lot.

6. Let the losers win. Don’t argue about things that you don’t care About. Unless there’s some real threat, let the folks who have Something to prove, prove what they need to. Why waste your living Time trying to fix what’s wrong with them?

7. Create energy. Jump to forgiveness and love, then figure things Out. Most conclusions we jump to are not only wrong, they’re negative. Negative conclusions lead us to prepare a defense. Being on the Defensive isn’t living. It’s hiding from life.

8. Learn the physical symptoms of when your head and heart become Disconnected. We know when we’re having a knee jerk reaction, when We’re feeling sorry for ourselves, and when we’re being blind to people’s feelings. We can remember how it felt physically while we Were behaving badly. Get to know those symptoms, and you can stop the Behavior. Living life will feel a whole lot safer because you won’t be In danger of shooting yourself in the foot.

9. Take small risks that push your boundaries in every way. The joy of Life is packed in learning that matches our skill set. When we stretch Just a bit intellectually, physically, emotionally, we grow. Living is Growing. Even your cells know that.

10. Value and protect the people and the places you care about. A job Isn’t a life. It’s just a part of one. Let the people you care about Come first, and let everyone know that you do. Re-read numbers 1 and 2.  We come into life with whatever we’ve got. It’s ours to do with. It Took me a while to figure that out ? That my life isn’t just what Happens to me, that I could take hold of it.

Now, watch 3D TV without glasses

Posted: September 16, 2011 in Tech Info

Fraunhofer research scientists are optimising a technology that makes it possible to watch TV in 3D without technical aids such as 3D glasses. “A breakthrough in 3D television would only come when you don’t need glasses. Wearing them is just too uncomfortable and tiresome,” says Frederik Zilly, of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), Berlin. Research scientists at HHI are now working with 12 partners in the MUSCADE project to develop such a technology.

For this, autostereoscopic displays are needed. These are coated with special optical foils. They create two different images each—for both eyes—the basic principle for three-dimensional vision. To allow different viewing positions—for instance, when the viewer moves his head—these displays use five to ten different views of an image. As conventional stereo productions only have two views, the captured images have to be converted before transmission. In order to reliably determine depth information, more than the usual two cameras are used. The MUSCADE project partners use four cameras, but this makes the already complex stereo production extremely intricate and expensive.

It wasn’t that long ago that desktop and notebook computers came with just enough hard drive spaceto get you by. These days, however, most new systems come with ample storage space for the majority of the population, but power users still might find their drives filling up quite quickly with music, movies, and games. But fear not, media lovers, IBM can build you a data drive with 120 petabytes of storage to hold every music, movie, and picture you’ve ever seen — and all you need is a deep bank account and a team of computer scientists to build it.

The ambitious project is currently underway at IBM, where researchers are working with 200,000 individual hard drives to create the single largest digital storage space known to man. When complete, the drive will have 120 million gigabytes of capacity, which is enough room to store roughly 24 million feature length HD movies. The epic drive also allows old or broken components to be swapped out without losing any data or requiring costly downtime.

IBM is crafting the custom storage center for an unnamed client that needs to perform massive simulations. The company hasn’t revealed the cost of the project, but with IBM engineers taking on the task, you can bet it’s not being built for a home office.

Via Techgig

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review

Posted: August 23, 2011 in Tech Info

When we took a look at the reference version of AMD’s Radeon HD 6990, we found a board that was impressive on a number of fronts, though not all the impressions were positive. The HD 6990 builds in two full Radeon HD 6970 GPUs onto a single board, each with its own 2GB of frame buffer. In our initial testing, performance looked to be very fast, but the reference board was also pretty noisy under load.

So we waited to get a shipping board from one of AMD’s many board partners in order to formally review a real product. And we waited. And waited some more. (Bear in mind that availability of Nvidia’s GTX 590 isn’t much better.)

At last, XFX shipped us an actual retail Radeon HD 6990, so we’re finally able to render a verdict on AMD’s killer card. Before we dive into benchmarks and observations, it’s worth recapping the specs and features of the card, and its GPUs.

The Radeon HD 6990 has five total display connectors, though it does cut back on the variety compared to the HD 6970, with four Mini DisplayPort connectors and a single dual-link DVI connector. XFX includes a pair of Mini DP–to–single-link DVI adapters (one passive, one active) plus one Mini DP–to-HDMI adapter in the box. With two GPUs and 4GB of GDDR5, this is a big card—over 12 inches long. It also requires two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

It’s also worth looking at core clock differentials. Nvidia reduces the core clock speed of its dual-GPU GTX 590 card by more than 20 percent, from 772MHz to 607MHz. By contrast, AMD lowers the core clock speed of the HD 6990’s GPUs by only about 6 percent. It could be that AMD’s GPUs are more power efficient, or simply that AMD is being more aggressive about its overall design. Given the HD 6990’s noise level under load, we suspect a little of both.

As with the reference card, the XFX card has that overclocking mini-DIP switch that allows you to push the clock speed up to 880MHz—the same core clock as a single-GPU HD 6970 card. However, XFX puts a giant yellow caution sticker over this switch. Given that rather dire warning, we tested the card at its default 830MHz clock speed.

Now that we understand a bit more about the key features, let’s look at performance.

AMD’s HD 6990 wins seven of our benchmarks, ties in one, and loses to Nvidia’s GTX 590 in the remaining three. The 6990’s maximum power draw is marginally lower. All of the games we tested support CrossFireX; if you’re running an older game that doesn’t support AMD’s dual-GPU technology, you’ll only see the performance of a single HD 6970. However, AMD’s done a ton of work with its drivers, and all the current-generation games we’ve tested get a solid performance boost.

On the other hand, the XFX HD 6990 is considerably louder at full throttle than the GTX 590. Clearly, AMD has some work to do with its cooling solution to reduce noise levels. Or maybe AMD is just pushing those 40nm-based 6970 chips a little too hard, even at the lower clock speeds. As you might suspect given the fan noise, the HD 6990 gets quite hot at full load, so you’ll definitely want a case with robust airflow.

The bottom line: XFX is shipping the fastest graphics card you can buy—that is, if you can find one. Availability is still very tight, and if you order one, expect it to be backordered for several weeks. It’s also quite hot and quite loud, so be aware of that before buying. And all that performance comes at a price—the HD 6990 is also the most expensive card you can get, with prices ranging from $700-$800 depending upon the seller.

Still, if you’re really looking for raw speed in a single graphics card—noise, heat, and price be damned—the HD 6990 is the frontrunner.

Via maximumpc.