domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2009

Happy Birthday Googlle

When I saw the misspelled Google logo, first thing I did was check the address bar. Yes it was the same old The same colorful logo of Google had an extra ?l? today. A mouse over the logo for a while revealed the secret of the misspelling. Google is celebrating its 11th birthday today and everybody is invited to click its? misspelled logo! Happy Birthday Google! Wish, you will prove to be even more innovating and user-friendly, respect our privacy, and wouldn?t meddle with our personal life in the coming year.

miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2009

Heaviest baby born in Indonesia

Normally babies are born in a range of 2 to 4 kgs. But according to the 2008 edition of Guinness World Records, the heaviest newborn ever recorded was a baby born in 1879 that weighed nearly 23 pounds. It might not be a world record, but a 8.7 kg(19.2-pound) baby made an a record of heaviest baby ever born in Indonisia. The 41 years old mother, Ani, is diabetic. When a diabetic mother's glucose level gets high during pregnancy, the baby can receive too much glucose and grow too large. The un-named baby beat the Indonesia's previous heaviest baby record, weighing 6.9 kgs born in 2007 on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta. (news source)

miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009

Camera on New iPod Nano doesn’t take photos. Why?

It was surprising that that the iPod Nano got a new video camera while the iPod Touch did not. Many people assumed that the camera equipped device could take still photos along with videos. After all, a sequence of still photos make video clips. But, the mighty Apple doesn?t think so! The Nano can take video but taking still photos is not its cup of cake. David Pogue of the NY Times asked Steve Jobs about it. Here is what he has to say: The sensors for doing video are fairly thin. The sensors for doing a still camera, at much higher pixel resolution ? and we?d really like to have autofocus ? they are just way too thick to ever fit inside the Nano. Are you working on making them thinner? Why wasn?t the iPod Touch thick enough?

Steve Jobs back on spotlight

After lot of speculations, Steve Jobs, CEO Apple Computers, has finally appeared on stage at Apple?s ?It?s only rock and roll? event in San Francisco. This appearance is his first public appearance after a lengthy pause on such appearances due to his health reasons.
Welcome back Steve!
He has announced the release of iPhone OS 3.1 and iTunes 9.
Later today, Apple is expected to announce a new lineup of iPod media players at the event.
Rumors on camera on iPod Nano are confirmed. iPod Nano will now have a video camera, microphone - speaker built in, voice recorder, and a pedometer. FM is another surprise addition to the little device.
It seems, Apple thought that camera or built-in microphones on  iPod Touch would be ?too good? and will eat-up the market of other iPod cousins. There was no iPads/tablets or whatever they were supposed to be called in the event.

domingo, 6 de septiembre de 2009

Luxury of living rat-free

Last month a rat was found in Calgary. The poor little creature created huge outcry. Ill fated varmint probably came into its graveyard by hitching a ride on a recreational vehicle from Saskatchewan. ?A rat? What a big deal?? you might say. Yes, rats are everywhere and for many people, it is a luxury to live rat-free. But it is a big deal for the province after being rat-free for the last 50 years. Hey, how can a little thing challenge such a big status issue. Albertans pride themselves on being the only place on earth that is livable and is rat free. The only two other places that are rat-free are Arctic and Antarctica.  Rat control costs the provincial government about $500,000 a year but the effort is said to save tens of millions of dollars in potential crop damage, disease, food contamination and damaged buildings. (news source) If you love rats and keep rats as pet ? Alberta is not a place for you to live. Pet shop owners, herpetologists and other persons interested in keeping rats as pets are not allowed to do so in Alberta. Only hospitals, universities and other related institutes of education, authorized by the government are allowed to possess live rattus species of any kind. (source) Pied pipers: keep out, you have no jobs here in Alberta!