Archive for October, 2010

October 25, 2010

Performous

While Performous might be classified as a karaoke program, it is actually much more than that. Instead of just displaying the lyrics, notes are also displayed, and the performance is scored based on how well you actually hit the notes. Unlike in many other games in this genre, you will also see the pitch that you are singing, so you can see what you are doing wrong and easily (well, everything is relative) correct your pitch.

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October 22, 2010

Wipro profit tempered by staff costs, forex loss

Wipro Ltd., India’s third-largest software outsourcer, reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit Friday, short of expectations as salary hikes and foreign exchange losses hit margins, sending the stock down nearly 4 percent.
The rupee’s appreciation against the dollar — which accounts for most revenue for India’s software services exporters — and spiraling staff costs as companies fight to hold onto employees to meet rising demand have hit profit margins at Wipro and its competitors.Net income for the July-September quarter was 12.9 billion rupees ($288 million), the company said Friday. Total revenue rose 12 percent from the same period last year to 77.3 billion rupees ($1.73 billion).
October 22, 2010

Google Tests 1Gbps Broadband Network at Stanford University

Google will launch a 1 Gbps broadband network for faculty homes on Stanford University’s campus in 2011. Think of it as a flight test for its planned community deployment.
Google struck a deal with Stanford University to build a broadband network fueling Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second for 850 homes owned by faculty and staff on the campus.The experiment, slated to start in early 2011, is the latest in Google’s effort to test how ultra high-speed broadband access might work in homes. The search engine, which depends on fast broadband connections to ensure its applications serve consumers effectively, said in February it planned to test such networks in American communities serving 50,000 to 500,000 people.   
October 22, 2010

BarracudaDrive :Open Source Framework for Online Data Storage

BarracudaDrive (http://barracudaserver.com/products/BarracudaDrive/) lets you create your own online multiuser file storage, run your own Web site and blog, host your own photo albums and videos, access content that is otherwise blocked, and much more. With BarracudaDrive, it’s easy to store, access, and share files online. BarracudaDrive is different from the standard “online file service” provided by a myriad of providers. BarracudaDrive turns your home network into a powerful online file storage. For example, BarracudaDrive turns your PC or Mac into an online file server so that whatever is on your computer can be accessed from anywhere, such as from work. You can also give your friends limited or unlimited access to your computer so you can easily share documents, photos, music, and so on. You specify what you want to share. BarracudaDrive is similar to the iDisk service provided by Apple, but without the monthly fee. BarracudaDrive also includes other services such as a powerful blog that you can connect with your friends on Facebook.

October 22, 2010

Listen to your Favorite Bollywood Songs through Google Music

 

Google India, in partnership with In.com and Saavn.com, today launched an online music portal at google.co.in/music where you can search and listen to songs from Bollywood movies as well as music albums.Google doesn’t host any of the music but streams it directly from partner sites.It’s a pretty vast collection of both old and new songs and you can further limit your search by the song title, movie name, artist or by the name of actors who were part of the movie. Alternatively, you may use a query like “new songs” to find all the latest music sorted by release date.

Courtesy : labnol.org

 

October 21, 2010

Nokia boosts Qt commitment, changes Symbian strategy

Nokia has announced some new plans to refine its mobile platform strategy. The company says that the current Symbian versioning scheme will be dropped in favor of a more rapid and incremental approach to development. The company also affirmed its commitment to the open source Qt development toolkit, which will become the “sole focus” of Nokia’s application development efforts across both Symbian and the Linux-based MeeGo platform.
October 21, 2010

DriveSafe.ly Reads and Responds to SMS and Email While You Drive, Try It Free

Courtsey :LifeHacker 

Android/BlackBerry: There are apps that read your email or SMS while you’re driving (and DIY solutions), and apps that can send messages with your voice. DriveSafe.ly combines and automates the two for total voice-controlled messaging, and Lifehacker readers can try it out.DriveSafe.ly, in its 2.0 release, is an app that persists on your Android or BlackBerry while you drive. Set it up, turn it on, and incoming text messages and email are read out loud to you. After it reads, it asks you what you want to do with that message: respond, read again, or just ignore. If you respond, you’ll use either DriveSafe.ly’s transcription servers or Google’s, depending on your phone, and you’ll hear your message read back to you before it’s sent out. If it’s messed up, say “Try again,” then give it another go.The only real drawbacks that we’ve seen include the lack of Google Voice support, but that’s common among SMS automation apps. It’s also a yearly cost for the app—while you can download free and try out some functions of the app, the full email/SMS read-and-respond automation costs $13.95 per year, or $3.95 per month. Luckily, Lifehacker readers can use this code when activating their app to get a month’s worth of free use: LifeHackerSafely. Note: Android users might have had a problem entering the “i” in their activation code, but DriveSafe.ly has just updated the application in the Market to fix the problem. Check for updates or re-download the app to use the code.DriveSafe.ly is a free download for Android and BlackBerry, with a subscription cost attached to full operation.

October 21, 2010

Nokia’s first MeeGo device will arrive in 2011, CEO confirms

Nokia will start shipping its first product based on the MeeGo operating system in 2011, new CEO Stephen Elop confirmed during a conference call on Thursday.Elop, who became Nokia’s CEO on Sept. 21, likes what he has seen of MeeGo since he took over the company, but it is clear that the product will arrive next year, he said, without going into any product details. Elop said one change he will make at the company is to start talking about new smartphones closer to the actual launch.The MeeGo OS, announced in February, merges Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo Linux-based OSes. Nokia and Intel hope that advanced smartphones, netbooks, connected TVs and tablet computers will all use the OS.

Thanks to Computer world!

October 21, 2010

Making the Internet Faster

Weaknesses in the architecture behind the Internet mean that surfing can sometimes lead to slow speeds and a tiresome wait for a video to load. Redeveloping the whole architecture of the Internet is an option recently discussed even by Internet pioneers. However, a group of European engineers decided to go the opposite way and to monitor traffic and tailor services to meet demand.
There is no single entity behind the Internet. It is made up of different networks that are managed by service providers. These service providers — or operators — manage what data is being sent and monitor the amount of traffic being used in terms of simple web browsing, multimedia streaming or peer to peer file sharing. When the data traffic on a network is too dense what experts call “bottlenecks” can occur, slowing the delivery of information to your computer, which can result in a slower Internet experience.
October 21, 2010

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