Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The best links from the web Part I

I assure that bookmarking this page will be a much better option that bookmarking tens or hundreds of websites that you need to google out regularly for getting your things done.

I have got a list of best links in categories relating to online fun,maybe computers stuff or daily usage sites. Here have a look.

!!!! Do read the USP of some of the sites that make them stand out

Online tutorials

Web Technologies
w3schools ( Undoubtedly,the best)

Roseindia ( USP: Core to advanced tutorials with source code)




General Know how
Howstuffworks ( USP: Answers evrything like How sms works to 10  biggest lies in history)



Video Tutorials
Youtube (Yes! You can learn how to play a guitar to how to kiss )

Videojug (USP: Very comprehensive)

5min (USP: All videos less than 5 minutes long)

Best Videos on web


Vimeo ( USP: You can download videos without third party tools, scores over youtube)

Best Search Engine

Seems stupid to write this one! But give it a try!!!!

Google ( I get no points for this)

DuckDuckGo ( USP: No click information, just search and you directly get basic info)

Wolframalpha ( USP: not a search engine but a computational Knowledge engine, i fired a query "my ip is"
                                  and "weight for 6 feet height" and i got awesome results,to the point!! )

Online file sharing/remote hosting/cloud storage

You never have to email files to yourself again to access on a different location.





Cracked (The best.. If you haven't tried it yet, make no delay. It's my office timepass)


Evernote ( USP: Archive anything from a note to voice memo to image to webpage)


Rememberthemilk ( USP: online task management made easy)

e.ggtimer ( USP: Easy online timer to remind you of stuff while in office etc., i loved it. 
                          Just set n forget and it will remind you)  

Online File conversion

Zamzar (USP: Folks! I converted my resume from .docx to .pdf in less than 10 seconds
                        and received in my email without signing up. Whole process took approx. 1  minute)


Software Download

Cnet download

FileHippo (USP: Most software links available on homepage, less searching required )


Urban slangs/online language

Urbandictionary ( USP: I bet you dont know the meaning of Googleheimer or 1 o'clock syndrome. This will
                          surely take your online or modern vocab higher, some stuff really  improves or renders a
                           cool quotient to your writing skills)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The top 10 most pirated movies of all time


10 iphone fun facts

10 iPhone Fun Facts

The iphone5 is here

iPhone 5 - Check out the new iPhone

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Online Job portal project

Online job portal project in java

>>Google Docs link<<

>>Download- Mediafire link<<

Incredible Ipod touch and reinvented Ipod nano

Apple- once again came with the launch of its all time cool gadgets- Ipod touch and Ipod nano on Sep 12,2012.
Well, where Ipod touch boasts of being the thinnest ipod touch ever , ipod nano was proudly presented as the thinnest ipod. Here have a look at the tech-spec and USP's.

Ipod Touch

Thinnest Ipod touch ever, 4 inch Retina Display, 5 megapixel isight camera with 1080p HD video recording, Apple's A5 chip, Siri The voice assistant and iOS 6, the worlds most advanced OS,Thin and light anodized aluminium design and available in 5 vibrant colours.

Its just 6mm wide thin adnd weighs 88 grams but without any compromise on performance  as it has twice the processing power and seven times faster graphics then fourth generation ipod touch, battery life upto 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video playback.

Ipod Nano

The thinnest ipod ever, at just 5mm sports the largest display ever on a nano and that too a 2.5 inch multitouch display for better navigation through music and videos, a home button, easy volume controls and buttons to quickly play,pause ,change songs without looking.

It has got fitness features like pedometer and support for Nike+ and again available in some very vibrant colors.

iPod touch and iPod nano also come with the new Apple EarPods featuring a breakthrough design for a more natural fit, increased durability and an incredible acoustic quality typically reserved for higher-end earphones.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The most expensive domain names ever

It's very much obvious that domain name of your website is an important thing that motivates or propels your business. Imaging having an uber cool domain name, that is very much general yet having a strong impact.
And maybe that is why maybe "thefacebook.com" dropped the "the" from their name to make it "facebook.com" as it more handy though the previous one still works.

I'll start with no 13.

#13) icloud.com

Sold for: $4.5 Million
Year: 2011
No points for guessing.YES! It belongs to Apple. Earlier it belonged to sweden based hybric cloud computing company Xcerion and apple bought it in April 2011.


Sold for: $5.1 Million
Year: 2009
This was bought by famous toy giant Toy RU after a long bid with National A-1 Advertisement company.

#11) Casino.com

Sold for: $5.5 Million
Year: 2003
Where there is money, there are spenders. This is an online gambling website.

#10) Israel.com

Sold for: $5.88 Million
Year: 2008
Now trust me, this dint excite me much. And as strange as the name of domain, even stranger is that it was bought by someone anonymously. And even strange that it still points nowhere.

#09) Beer.com

Sold for: $7 Million
Year: 2004
Now that'something that you always give a higher spot and its quite high in this list too. Purchased by Thought Convergence,this is one of the coolest purchases ever.

#08) Diamond.com

Sold for: $7.5 Million
Year: 2006
Ladies! Are you listening. Someone was willing to pay this whooping amount for this domain just because of your craze. And that guy must be a total optimist who was sure to recover his expenses.

#07) Business.com

Sold for: $7.5 Million
Year: 1999
I personally consider as one of the most handy domain name, just nailed it. And this gigantic amount was paid way back in 1999. Expensive by that time!!

#06) Fb.com

Sold for: $8.5 Million
Year: 2010
Facebook.com was purchased by mere $200,000 in 2005. You can well imagine how much they earned by 2010 to spend this much on a domain.

#05) Porn.com

Sold for: $9.5 Million
Year: 2007
The most notorious in the list, it was purchased by investment firm MXN Limited.

#04) Fund.com

Sold for: $9.99 Million
Year: 2008
This purchase set the record in 2008. Obviously its broken now, as we have 3 more on the list.

#03) Sex.com

Sold for: $13 Million
Year: 2010
"The word Sex sells". Hence Proved!

#02) Insure.com

Sold for: $16 Million
Year: 2009
The online marketing giant QuinStreet’s purchased this at a staggering amount. The same company also bough internet.com in 2009.

#01) Privatejet.com

Sold for: $30 Million
Year: 2012
As expensive it is to have a private jet, this domain name is a tough competition there. Bought by National Luxury transport, this domain name will expire Aug 6,2016. So expensive, and still expire!!!! Hail the buyers!

As they say, records are meant to be broken. 

For interesting posts relating strange domain names, see this link.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The first female at facebook was an indian

"It was difficult to break into boy's club" is what this girl Ruchi Sanghvi says about her journey at Facebook. Revered for being the first female to be hired into Silicon valley's most celebrated startup , Ruchi Sanghvi has more feathers in her hat. She has been a Software Engineer in Real Time Communication Group at Oracle and has also co-founded Cove.

Currently working as VP Operations at Dropbox, she once mentioned in an interview with BBC that "The culture at Facebook, was something of a change. Programmers came to work in their pajamas, working in an office with walls covered in graffiti, located above a Chinese food place that stank up the whole building. It was also difficult to break into the boys’ club."

Daughter to a businessman father who owned an engineering company supplying equipments for industrial projects and who always mentioned engineering as a boy's field has been the major motivation for her and she wanted to prove him wrong. She has played a key role in some major projects at facebook like the News Feed and also led product management and strategy for facebook platform and facebook connect.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Library Management System in Java

This project contains the entire library management functionality like user management, catalog management and book issuing data

>>Click to download- Mediafire link<<

Bank System Project in Java

Bank system project contains complete functionality like user registration, account opening, money  transfer and account checking.

>>Click to download- Mediafire link<<

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The tech-companies with coolest perks

Working in the NCR region, what could be best facilities that the companies here could provide- hmmm, maybe a TT table, an inhouse gym, late night cab facilities etc. Here have a look at the global giants that give some of the coolest facilities for a technical company.

5) Buy whatever you need @ Asana

A startup by facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz alongwith Justin   rosenstein , Asana provides its employees a stipend of $10,000 to
make their working area their own and "buy whatever they need" as
 per their desire for their work area.

4) Zyngolidays @ Zynga

Zynga,  an interactive entertainment and social network service provider gives its employees some random holidays called Zyngolidays decided by CEO and executives. For eg: they gave 
 a full day off on 20th april this year.

3) Arcade gaming @ Kixeye

    The flash gaming company , Kixeye has set up arcade gaming counters in the office premises 
    for employees who want to take a break from work, every now and then.

2) Build your computer @ Dropbox

    An MIT student thought of creating a file hosting and cloud storage company after often 
    forgetting his USB flash drive during college days,and this 
    company Dropbox provides its employees a chance to build their own computers, and they also prize this kind of effort.

1) A hell lot of perks @ Google

Google gives so many perks that even the headline could not be a well suited one. And the list goes like, car washes, oil changes, massages, yoga, a play room, back-up child care assistance, 
 $12000 annual tuition reimbursements and the coolest one being the After life benefits in which if a Googler dies while employed, the surviving partner receives half the salary for next decade, all stocks vested immediately, and children of the daparted receiving $1000 a year,until they are 19, or 23 in case of full time education.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mouse finally gets a replacement- The Forcepad

In the last decade, we have seen the laptops become smaller, the displays getting thinner, the sounds growing louder , the video getting clearer. But there was no major change in the way of navigation on a laptop, be it with use of mouse or trackpad.

Ideally,both used button clicks or tapping to activate a component on screen.

Finally breaking the monotony, Synaptics has come up with the Forcepad- A new way of navigating the laptop just by the application of pressure on a trackpad. So no more button clicks or tapping.

Interestingly, the forcepad can recognise 64 different levels of sensitivity and multi-touch support is also enabled, which means you can use a maximum of five fingers while working on forcepad.

So all in all, you can use drawing apps, gaming, scrolling through document or surfing the net just by varying the amount of pressure on the forcepad. And the forcepad is thinner, more accurate and has no moving parts. Some more awesome features in this video.

ForcePad Animation from Synaptics, Inc. on Vimeo.

We may get to see this interesting stuff in laptops in early 2013.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Google Play gift cards are real

It might be a rumour some time back but evidences of Google Play gift card have been pouring in since then.

According to Android Police, Google is gearing up to launch the gift cards which can be redeemed in the store for movies,music and premium apps. Adding to it, evidences were found in the APK code regarding linking to play.google.com/redeem, which currently gives the error "We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server.".

Seems like its going to be a good gift this holiday season. Lets see when the official announcements are made!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Facebook- Anytime anywhere with Fonetwish

You would have often wished for access to facebook without having a gprs connection. Or even sometime, you wish to use fb when balance is low or gprs is not established. For all such peeps out there,Faceboook collaborated with Fonetwish to provide free access to facebook and that too without internet.

Time to raise the curtains..
All you have to do is:
1) Dial *325# or *fbk# from your cellphone ( from a simple Nokia 3100 to smartphones like a Blackberry and an IPhone as the company describes it)and wait for confirmation message.
2) Provide your login details and you are on.

Cost??? Updating a status is totally free. For posting on walls,see notifications or add friends, you need to have a premium plan. And before you are concerned about the charges of this premium plan, let me clarify thats its as cheap as Re 1/day.

Its currently operating in India and Indonesia and service providers like Airtel, Aircel,Tata Docomo ,Idea,XLcom,Telkomsel already support it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birds are "Super Angry" this time!!

Angry birds is undisputably the most loved game lately and they have been trying really hard to retrieve their golden eggs from green pigs. And adding a new dimension to the game, an interesting project by Andrew Spitz and Hideaki Matsui at Copenhagen Institue of Interactive Design introduced a physical contoller simulating a slingshot.

This slingshot can be connected to your pc using USB and control the speed and direction of angry birds and a separate "TNT" controller to utilise their special powers.

Watch the birds in action and how it works!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Android powered nikon digicam- Coming Soon

One of the most trusted mobile OS joins hands with the pioneer digital camera manufacturer- now thats some news. If rumours are to be believed, coming 22nd August will see the announcement of an Android based digicam by Nikon. Though this is not the first android based camera, this is the first major smart camera.

This camera will be using Android 2.3 and will be named Coolpix S800. Some of the noteworthy features of this device would be
~ full access to Google Play
~ 25-250mm lens
~ 3.5 inch OLED screen
~ build in GPS and Wi-fi.

Nikon P&S camera do not go beyong 16MP so it will be expected somewhere around that only.

Whats worth waiting for it that will it be followed by some high end android based cameras?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Using IE7? Pax extra for shopping with us

In a first of it's kind tax implemented, the Australian retail store kogan.com has put up an extra 6.8% tax on folks using IE7 for their online shopping. It sounds hillarious but as per the Chief Executive of kogan, this tax is meant to recoup the cost and time spent for "rendering the website on an antique browser".

Though only 3% of company's customers use IE7, the total cost involved in making the interface properly dispayed on IE7, the company incurred a cost equal to the combined cost for Safari,Chrome and firefox. And that is why, the tax has been levied.

Meanwhile, IE11 is slated to release next year.

Turning them on- Samsung vs Apple

In response to a lawsuit filed by Apple which says that Samsung devices are so similar that a consumer can mistake them for an Apple product, Samsung chose to clarify by turning on 3 device-2 phones and a tablet to show that Samsung devices are different from the moment they are turned on. Unlike the Apple devices which turn on showing the metallic bitten-apple logo, the Samsung Android series devices splashed with their logo followed by a robotic "Droid" animation.

Later Samsung pointed out that there are a number of steps to be followed before reaching the home screen to see the icons, something that again Apple had accused Samsung of copying. So, in no way they could be accused of being similar to Apple.

Its really surprising to hear the people can mistake a Samsung with Apple, or who buys a device without seeing the packaging or manufacturer. Though there were some cases of people returning Samsung Tablets mistaking them for ipads.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Best sites you will love wasting time on

If you are getting bored, If have nothing to do and If the below image depicts your present condition, then read on.

Here is a collection of some great websites you will love to waste time on

5) Monoface
     This site can offer you so many opportunities to kill time. A bit kiddish but really interesting place.
     Check it Monoface

4) Strip Generator
      You must be very excited after reading the word "Strip" but it's comic strip that i am talking about.
       If you always loved cartooning but could not draw well, then this is an easy way out. A great place for creative minds.

   The  Strip Generator is here

3) Passive Aggressive Notes
     A site about some notes that people left and you maybe ROFL or LMAO after reading them. :)
     Read more notes Passive and Aggressive notes
2) Omegle
    Talking to total strangers fascinates you , then this is the place where you should be.
    P.S:  Don't blame me for some weird experiences that you may have
    Enjoy your time at Omegle

1) Cracked
      The daddy of all the timepass websites- Cracked is a US humor website with really nice and real content.

   For more websites fun , see the most weird websites
   Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Worst tech predictions ever

Predictions can never shape the future. They can either be right or wrong.
And these worst predictions of all time will testify this fact. Go ahead and be surprised.

1) "Everything that can be invented has been invented." 
       Charles H. Duel - Head of the US patent Office in 1899

2)  "Television won't be able to hold onto any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."
        Daryl F. Zanuck  -worked for motion pictures

3) "
 There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home"
      Ken Olsen, founder of mainframe-producer Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

4)   "Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, kaput."
        Sir Alan Sugar- 2005

5) “Computers in the future may weigh no more than  1.5 tons.”
      Popular Mechanics  in 1949

6)  "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
      H.M.Warner- Co founder of Warner brothers

7)  "No one will need more than 637KB of memory for a personal computer."
       Bill Gates in 1981

8) "There is no need for any individual to have a computer in their home."
      Ken Olson (1977) - President of Digital Equipment Corp

9) "It would appear we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology."
     John von Neumann (1949) - Computer Scientist 

10) "Spam will be dead in 24 months"
      Bill Gates - 2004

11) "We will never make a 32-bit operating system,"
      Bill Gates at  launch of MSX in 1983

12) "0x2026Apple is already dead." 
          Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO of Microsoft

13) "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
      Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943
Keep laughing to yourself! Happy reading!!

Top 7 Google Doodles for 2011

Heya guys! Before the year 2011 ends, i thought about giving you a look at the best Doodles for this year.
These are some excellent animated doodles that can really blow your mind.
Check them out!

Spot 7

Martha Graham doodle was presented 11th May on the eve of 117th birthday of this American modern dancer and choreographer. 

See this doodle here

Spot 6

Arthur "Art" Clokey was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation and google made this special interactive doodle for his 90th birthday.

Play it here

Spot 5

A small doodle cum game which you can play celebrating the 60th anniversary of the publication of first book by StanisÅ‚aw Lem.

Check it here

Spot 4

Lunar eclipse doodle came out on 15th june 2011 when the world witnessed a rare 100 minute lunar eclipse. 
Check out the google version of this eclipse

Spot 3

Google celebrated the 65th birthday of Freddie Mercury's on 5th September with this awesome animation. "The development of this 90 second tribute took about 4 months-- most of which went into planning the visual style of the doodle". Freddie was called "Britain's first asian rockstar.

Link to Freddie Mercury Doodle

Spot 2

Everybody's favourite Charlie Chaplin was the man of the day with this Google Doodle for his 122nd birthday on April 16. Undoubtedly one of the finest doodles ever.

See it here

Spot 1

And finally the doodle that made the world crazy this year came up on 9th of june in honour of 96th birthday of Les Paul - a pioneer in the development of solid body electric guitar. He was also a jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor.

Rock it here

Have a great year ahead. Happy reading!!!

Check out more Google Stuff here.

Monday, December 26, 2011

What does "Search" means for Google

"Google Search" is probably the most popular thing by google. And well , now there's a whole empire build around this "Search Engine" company.

And now i am here to share two interesting things about what really Search means for Google.

First one is Google SMS Search. In order to expand the usability of the search engine, Google SMS search is probably a very handy stuff. All you have to do is write a query and SMS to 977-33-00000 and google will send you the result by SMS.

As this is a service for India (Mumbai), hence there are only nominal SMS charges. You can check the weather, hotels, multiplexes and the most importantly you can check the Railway PNR status by sending the PNR number. Cool , isn't it?

Now the second aspect of Google "Search". This one is funnier than the earlier one.
Just go to "Google.com" (read Google.com) and type the word "Search" and hit "i'm feeling lucky" and you will be surprised to see the result.

Happy reading!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

How to create a folder with no name, no visibility

Follow the simple steps .

1) Go to RUN
2) Search for Character Map and hit enter
3) Now select the blank space. Click SELECT and then click COPY.

Now we have a blank text copied.
4) Now create a new folder and rename it by just pressing Ctrl+v and blank name will be given to it.

5) Now go to Folder properties by right click -> Customize and change icon. There are some blank spaces. 
    Select one of them and your folder becomes invisible.

And the output is a folder with no name, no icon.This will be visible only once you hover on the folder. Just save this folder at one corner of desktop and keep using it without anyone letting it know :)

Happy reading!!