Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Acer Aspire 8930G-7665

Acer America introduced new Aspire 8930G-7665 notebook PC, with the new Intel Core2 Quad Mobile Processor Q9000.
The new quad-core processors allow for extreme mobile performance and speed for gaming. This product is especially designed for multimedia and gaming enthusiasts.
See the pic. It looks cool!

Aspire 8930-7665 Specifications and Pricing

* Intel® Core™2 Quad Mobile Processor Q9000
(6MB L2 Cache | 2.0 GHz | 1066MHz FSB)
* 18.4" WUXGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD (1920 x 1080)
* 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz Dual Channel Memory
* NVIDIA® GeForce® 9700M GT with 512MB dedicated video memory
* 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
* Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
* 6-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
* 802.11a/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
* Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
* Dolby Home Theater®
* Windows Vista® Premium 64-bit
* MSRP $1799.99
*One year warranty


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nokia's new luxury Gold Arte 8800 phone

Nokia launched their new luxury mobile phone in EU market. I looks very attractive as in the picture. It comes with 109 x 45.6 x 14.6 dimensions and weighs about 150 grams. It also has a white leather encasing with 18 carat gold!!

It supports 2.0-inch QVGA OLED display with 240x320 resolution and 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus and 8x digital zoom for high quality images. It comes with Tri-band GSM (900 / 1800 / 1900) and WCDMA 2100 connectivity to experience internet and reliable downloading. It supports Opera Mini Web browser. It supports variety of file formats and multimedia functions.

It also includes 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR support, Digital music player, CMOS sensor. And the price is around Rs 65,870.

Mozilla Fennec Alpha 2 Mobile browser

Dec 22 Mozilla announced the release of Fennec Alpha 2, the mobile browser. The release note says

"The initial focus of development was on building a new user interface that reflects Firefox's design principles, and adds touch screen support and other features that are appropriate for mobile phones and other hand held devices. For alpha 2, we focused mainly on performance, improving the responsiveness of panning and zooming, both while pages are loading and when they have completed loading. There are still many improvements we intend to make, including enabling TraceMonkey by default."

In addition to the mobile version, desktop versions for Windows, OS X and Linux versions are also available.

Whats new!!
* Faster panning * Faster zooming* Improved responsiveness while pages are loading
* New content manipulation hooks for extension authors * Look and feel improvements to improve usability

For more details read release notes

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New VAIO Mobile from Sony!! P series!! Netbook

After the teaser site from Sony New Zealand, Now Sony Japan puts a flash ad telling VAIO New Mobile is coming soon. They doesn't specify any date of release. The flash animation shows a woman pulling a long thin box from her purse, which then transforms into an envelope and in the last a card coming out, telling VAIO New Mobile coming soon.

Well everything else was in Japanese and sadly I don't know it. you better take a look. Sony



* 1.4 lbs (with standard battery and SSD)
* 10.99"(W) x 0.93"(H) x 7.87"(D)
* 1.33Ghz Intel CPU
* 8" screen, 1600 x 768 with XBRITE-ECO Technology
* 60GB HDD available, up to 128GB SSD available
* Estimated Battery Life: Up to 4 hours (standard capacity battery); up to 8 hours (large capacity battery, sold separately)
* Wireless LAN4: Atheros 802.11 b/g/n
* Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology
* Wireless WAN: Integrated Mobile Broadband (Verizon)
* Webcam
* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
* 32-bit Windows Vista Home Basic or Premium

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Apple's Red edition ipods

Apple launches RED Special Edition iPod models and iTunes Gift Cards, and Apple gives a portion of the purchase price to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Apple says, "You make choices every day, from the clothes you wear to the music you play. Now making a choice means making a difference. That’s because proceeds from every iPod shuffle, iPod nano, or iTunes Gift Card RED sold go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa".

The Global Fund.

The numbers don’t lie: More than 4,400 people die every day from AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and almost 2,000 children are infected with HIV each day. The Global Fund’s RED initiative directs up to 50 percent of gross profits toward African AIDS programs focusing on the health of women and children. Since its introduction, (PRODUCT) RED has delivered over $100 million to the Global Fund. And now you can make an impact by purchasing RED.

For further information about the Global Fund and (RED), visit www.JOINRED.com


Dell's Adamo Laptop! Thinnest or greenest??

Dell announced new laptop Adamo by giving it its own Web site featuring only the Adamo name and the words "coming soon." There s a lot of rumors around it. Link to the Adamo site

The most popular rumor is that the Adamo will be an ultra thin laptop to compete with Apple's Macbook Air. According to multiple sources, the rumors seem to have started with fashion site UptownLife reporting that "Rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo that will rival the MacBook Air." However, the article at UptownLife has since been removed.

New York Times blog picked up on Uptown Life's rumor, trying to score some more concrete confirmation for the ultra thin laptop. This piece referenced some nervous body language by Dell VP of consumer sales and marketing Michael Tatelman when asked about Dell making a laptop to compete with Air. Tatelman's verbal response to the question was just as telling as his body language, which is to say it was fairly ambiguous. "I think we need to get some iconic products out there, so people associate Dell's brand with other things," the cagey exec said.

Engadget picked up on the Adamo story independent of UptownLife, claiming with an anonymous source that Dell will be marketing the Adamo as "the world's thinnest laptop" and will be made available as early as February. But the Dell also campaigning about greenest Laptops. So greenest or thinnest?


Intel Ships 160GB SSD Drives

Intel announced its X25-M 2.5-inch and X18-M 1.8-inch SATA solid-state drive (SSD) family with a 160GB drive in a 2.5-inch form factor.The X25-M product is already out now, and the 1.8-inch 160GB version will be in next month next month.

Intel announced the 80GB X25-M and X18-M -- it's first entry into the SSD market -- at its Developers Forum in August and shortly after announced the X25-E for enterprise servers and workstations. The 32GB Intel X25-E Extreme SATA is based on Intel's single-level cell NAND flash memory and is designed to maximize the I/p-o/p operations per second, while the X25M is a multi-level cell memory affording it greater capacity.

Computerworld reviewed the 80GB X25-M september and found it to be the fastest consumer-grade SSD on the market to date. The X25-M even beat out Western Digital's fastest Velociraptor hard disk drive, which has a 250.2MB/sec. burst speed and 105.6MB/sec. average read speed. The X25-M turned in 256.7MB/sec. and 230.2MB/sec. burst and transfer rates, respectively. Intel did not immediately offer pricing on the new 160GB X25-M and X18-M drives.

NVIDIA's dual GPU GTX 295 video card is to be launch on Jan 8th

NVIDIA's new GPU GTX 295 is to be launch at at CES 2009 on Jan 8th. It uses dual 55nm GTX 200 GPU. According to Guru 3G, the 295 has the same memory and core frequencies of a pair of GTX 260 GPUs, but the GPUs enjoy the same shader power of a pair of GTX 280 GPUs. Total memory for the card is 1792MB, each GPU has 240 shaders, core frequency is 576MHz and shader frequency is 1242MHz. With that, much performance on tap power consumption might be a concern.

In addition to the pair of DVI ports on the card, the reference design also offers a HDMI out. Performance is really what gamers want to know when a new video card is released. Guru3D ran the card at 2560 x 1600 on Far Cry 2 and the game was set at HQ DX10 mode, 4xAA and 16x AF for testing. The review found that the GTX 295 provided 54 FPS compared to the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2's 49 fps at the same settings. However, when the AA was jumped up to 8x, the performance lead was in the Radeon 4870 X2's favor with 31 FPS compared to 24 FPS for the GTX 295.

The price is roughly $499. The main competent of GTX 295 will be ATI Radeon 4870 X2. Lets wait and see which will..


The $499(ish) 295 includes dual 55-nm GT200 GPUs and supports nearly 2GB of memory, while the $399 285 makes do with but one processor and an undisclosed RAM ceiling (though the upcoming Winfast, pictured above, comes with 1GB and one yellow robot). Again the 295 is up for order now, while slightly more budget conscious gamers will have to wait until January 15 for the 285.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Samsung's Android phone in June 2009?

Samsung's Android phone is expected to hit in june 2009 or early in the second half. The samsung model will be a touchsreen mob and is likely to be on the themes of Samsung's Instinct and Omnia handsets. It will have functions like Google search, mapping, mail and instant messaging and other Google tools. Its expected to be 800*400 pixel screen, inspired by Omnia.

Its heard that a designing team of 80 members including 30 Linux and Java experts are presently working for the project. The another cellphone giant Motorola has said it is working to integrate the Android OS into many of its upcoming handsets. There s rumors that even Lenovo might introduce its own Android device in China next year.So far, HTC's G1 phone available on the T-Mobile network is the only Android-based phone in the market.

Sony started Teaser site for new VAIO Laptop

Sony started a teaser site prior to the introduction of their new VAIO. According to the site they says "The wait is almost over. In only a matter of days you will change the way you think about laptops.We can’t tell you exactly what Sony is about to launch but this is your chance to sign up and be among the first in New Zealand to find out."

Also with the information it started a lucky draw too. You can participate in it by entering you name and mail address. Official Link Here

so "On the 9th of January you will change the way you look at laptops.Forever."!!!?? Well, lets wait and see.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

First Hybrid Blu-ray/DVD Movie Title is to release in Japan

JVC had developed Combo DVD blue ray format disc for more than two years but not films was released in it. Making and end to the waiting, Japanese entertainment software developer Pony/Canon will release the first movie title on a hybrid Blu-ray/DVD disc in Japan in February.The first title is the world-famous "Code Blue emergency helicopter doctor Blu-ray BOX."

But the first hybrid releases will be very expensive. According to Pony/Canyon, the fist movie package would include a set of four hybrid discs (MPEG-4 AVC, Dolby Digital, 534 minutes in total) that will cost around 36,540 Yen ($406), while the DVD version (7 DVD discs, 534 minutes, Dolby Digital) will retail for 23,940 Yen ($266).

According to CDRInfo he Hybrid Blu-ray/DVD disc is a combination of a traditional DVD with the new high-definition Blu-ray format. The disc has a blue laser top layer (25GB); underneath there are two more layers just like an ordinary DVD (8.5GB). The Blu-ray and DVD layers are separated by a semi-reflective film that reflects blue light while it allows the red light to pass through the DVD layer underneath. The disc conforms to the "Blu-ray Disc, Hybrid Format" specifications released by the Blu-ray Disc Association.The Hybrid BD/DVD disc shows compatibility of 99% with existing Blu-ray and DVD players.


Toshiba announced the expansion of their line up of NAND-flash-based solid state drives (SSD) with the industry's first 2.5-inch 512-gigabyte (GB)1 SSD and a broad family of fast read/write SSDs based on 43 nanometer (nm) Multi-Level Cell NAND.The new drives provide a high level of performance and endurance for use in notebook computers, gaming and home entertainment systems, and will be showcased at International CES 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8 – 11, 2009.

In addition to the 2.5-inch, 512GB drive, the 43nm NAND SSD family also includes capacities of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, offered in 1.8-inch or 2.5-inch drive enclosures or as SSD Flash Modules. Samples of the new drives will be available in the first quarter (January to March) of 2009, with mass production in the second (April to June) quarter.

Toshiba's second-generation SSDs bring increased capacity and performance for notebook computers. They utilize an advanced MLC controller, which is also compatible with further advanced processes, that achieves higher read/write speeds, parallel data transfers and wear leveling to optimize performance, reliability and endurance. The drives enable improved system responsiveness with a maximum sequential read speed of 240MB per second (MBps)2 and maximum sequential write speed of 200MBps enabling an improvement in overall computing experience, and faster boot and application loading times. The drives also offer AES data encryption to prevent unauthorized data access.

source http://toshiba.com/taec/news/press_releases/2008/

Saturday, December 20, 2008

NVIDIA GeForce Laptop drivers Download

At last Gefore laptop drivers are out in net. The released beta version supports following chip sets

GeForce 9800M GTX, GeForce 9800M GTS, GeForce 9800M GT, GeForce 9800M GS, GeForce 9700M GTS, GeForce 9700M GT, GeForce 9650M GT, GeForce 9650M GS, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 9600M GS, GeForce 9500M GS, GeForce 9500M G, GeForce 9300M GS, GeForce 9300M G, GeForce 9200M GS, GeForce 9200M GE, GeForce 8800M GTX, GeForce 8800M GTS, GeForce 8800M GS, GeForce 8700M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GS, GeForce 8400M G, GeForce 8400M GS, GeForce 8400M G, GeForce 8200M G

The release notice says

Version: 179.28
Release Date: December 18, 2008
Operating System: Windows Vista 32-bit
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 123 MB

This is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA GeForce notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.


[PS:Read the Instructions before downloading the driver]

The following notebooks are not supported in this release:
1. Hybrid SLI notebooks (these notebooks will be supported in an upcoming release):
Acer Aspire 7530
BenQ Joybook S42
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xi 3650
Qosmio X305-Q706
Qosmio X305-Q708
2. Dell Vostro notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
3. Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
4. Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Setting up apache with subversion

Steps for setting up apache with subversion [For debian system]
Step 1. Install apache [here 2.0.63] as
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apache2 --with-port=2080 --enable-dav --enable-dav-fs --enable-rewrite --enable-so
make install
/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start
/* make sure these packages are already installed in your system. Autoconf, libtool, phython 2, libxml, zlib, neon */
Install all packages from synaptic. Neon instructions can be get from

Step 2. Install subversion [here 1.4.2] as
./configure --with-apr=/usr/local/apache2 --with-apr-util=/usr/local/apache2
make install
Step 3. Make a repository
cd /var/
mkdir -p repo/source/
svnadmin create /var/repo/source
Step 4. Configure apache
Stop and edit http.conf file as
/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl stop
vi /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf
add this to bottom of http.conf

DAV svn
SVNPath /var/repo/source

Step 5. Restart apache and checkout. You will get
localhost:/usr/local/apache2# svn co http://localhost:2080/svn
Checked out revision 0.
In address bar also you can checkout. You’l get Revision 0: /
Thats all. Enjoy

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Solution: configure: error: pangoxft Pango backend found but did not find freetype libraries.

Here is how we can solve the pango freetype library missing error

1. Run the terminal.
2. Goto the directory under particular configure file resides.
3. open the configure file by vi configure
edit the following lines as [comment it;add # in front of each line as shown]

# if $have_freetype ; then
# :
# else
# { { echo "$as_me:$LINENO: error: pangoxft Pango backend found but did not find freetype libraries" >&5
#echo "$as_me: error: pangoxft Pango backend found but did not find freetype libraries" >&2;}
# { (exit 1); exit 1; }; }
# fi

4. Now its over enjoy.

if u are using Debian go to synaptic manager and install all packages Related to libpango and libfreetype. Installing new version of pango may also solve this problem

Ctags: whats it? N how to use!

Well, whats the use of ctags. Ctags allows you to go to the function definition from function declaration even its not defined in same file. Suppose you have a program "add.c" and there is a function "calculate( )" in it. And "calculate( )" is defined some where else. If you have ctags you can go directly to definition by pointing the cursor to function and press "shift" + "]" . You can go back by pressing "ctrl" + "t".

First of all download this package, Exuberant Ctags. If you are using Debian you can get it from synaptic.

1.Open the terminal

2.Open the directory of the file[in this case dir where add.c resides. If in /home then cd home]

3.Type ctags -R on terminal or ctags -R[space]*

4.Open program add.c [as vi add.c]

5.Type :set tags=../../tags [if you run ctags -R outside the currrent directory, else just :set tags=./tags else :set tags=../tags as where you run "ctags -R"]

Its over.. enjoy..

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Registry cleaner download

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less than a second to run) and Free.

Cleans the following:
* Internet browser Cache, History, Cookies, Index.dat.
* Recycle Bin, Temporary files and Log files.
* Recently opened URLs and files.
* Third-party application temp files and recent file lists (MRUs).Including:Firefox, Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar,Netscape, Office XP, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more...

* Advanced Registry scanner and cleaner to remove unused and old entries. Including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... Backup for registry clean.

* Windows Startup tool.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How can I change my computer language to ENGLISH

Click on start button on the bottom left corner. Click control panel. Take the Religion and language options button [globe shown in fig].

Set the Language to English and select your Location also. Click apply. Thats it. PS: Set the computer language settings and not just the keyboard language k.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

How to boot Linux from the Windows Bootloader

We usually install Linux and windows in a system and access windows through Linux grub/bootloader. And we often think to boot from windows and choose options from windows bootloader. This is simple method to do it.

1. Install Windows and then Linux
When installing the Linux make sure to choose to install the Linux bootloader to the root partition instead of overwriting the MBR.
2. Download the program bootpart.
3. Run it from the Dos prompt by typing bootpart in its directiory.[it will display the partitions]
4. Type this

bootpart "<"no. of your Linux root partition showed by the bootpart command">" bootlinux.bin "<"name you want to show on boot ">" without quotes

5. Thats it. Enjoy.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

ESET NODE32 Antivirus Username and passwords

Node32 is one of the best Anti virus tools available now. Its trial version is available in filehippo-Node32.

All you have to do is download and install it. U can update the Virus database using new usernames and passwords available in the following site Usernames and Passwords.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

How to read/view Malayalam in Mozilla firefox browser

Here is a add-on. Install it. You can read almost all Indian Languages with it.

Padma is a system for transforming Indic text between various public and proprietary formats. This extension applies the technology to Mozilla based applications. Padma is available as an extension for Firefox, Thunderbird, Netscape, Mozilla suite and SeaMonkey platforms. Padma currently supports Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Devanagari, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, and Gurmukhi scripts.

Download plugin/add-on here

Thank you

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