Microsoft To unveils partners for applications store

Microsoft Corporation has signed up multiple software partners for its upcoming cell phone software marketplace, including Web music service Pandora, game publisher Electronic Arts Inc and social site Facebook.


On Tuesday Microsoft Corporation has plans to discuss those partnerships and conduct demonstrations of the software store  set to launch later this year.


In February, Microsoft revealed plans to open Windows Marketplace for Mobile in the second half of this year, but had not announced software partners. Along with a list of initial partners, the company said it expects many of its existing 20,000 mobile phone software partners to offer software.

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Gazelle: Microsoft New browser better than any other browser

Microsoft New browser called Gazelle. Microsoft researchers are working on Gazelle which it promises will have some impressive new features and capabilities.

The firm released a research paper (PDF) late last week, saying that the new browser would offer significant security improvements compared to other browsers, including Internet Explorer.

No existing browsers, including new architectures like Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome and OP, have a multi-principal operating system construction that gives a browser-based operating system the exclusive control to manage the protection of all system resources among web site principals,” Microsoft said in the report.

The browser will change this tradition by being built on its own kernel, in effect allowing it to operate as an operating system. This means that Gazelle could intelligently identify traffic, and react to anything malicious.

Our prototype implementation and evaluation experience indicates that it is realistic to turn an existing browser into a multi-principal operating system that yields significantly stronger security and robustness with acceptable performance and backward compatibility,” the researchers wrote.

The implementation and evaluation of our IE-based prototype shows promise of a practical multi-principal operating system-based browser in the real world,” the researchers concluded.

The browser is only open for discussion at this stage, and there are no current plans for a release in any form.

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Tata Motors launched the Rs 1 lakh Car in Mumbai:Nano

Tata Motors today formally launched the Rs 1 lakh Car in Mumbai.
Speaking at the launch late on Monday evening, Tata Motors unveiled the Nano.


Ravi Kant, Managing Director of Tata Motors, said the base version of the car would priced at Rs 1 lakh (ex-factory) while the AC version would be priced between Rs 1.39 and Rs 1.42 lakh (ex-Delhi). The deluxe version of the Nano, he added, would cost Rs 1.7 lakh (ex-Delhi).

Tata Nano: The big small dream

Today is another day in the journey of the Nano,Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group, said at a press conference, outlining the six-year journey of the ultra low-cost small car. It is not just a cheap car but a car that will give the people of India an opportunity to drive.

In the next few days, the Nano will be available in various Tata Motors showroom,Tata said, adding that the sale of Nano booking forms will start from April 9-25 and one lakh applicants will be selected randomly and the cost of the booking forms will be Rs 300.

Specifications of the Nano:

 Length: 3 metres
Top speed: 105 km per hour
Meets all Indian safety regulations
Comes with an 18-month warranty or 24,000 km (whichever is earlier)
Will be offered in three versions: Base variant, CX version (with heating and air condition) and LX version (front power windows, fog lamps).

Booking features:

– Booking starts at Rs 3,000
– Along with the booking form, customers will also get gift vouchers
– State Bank of India is exclusive partner, booking in 850 cities with SBIs 1300 branches
– Westside and Croma stores will sell forms and accept booking forms
– First 1 lakh Nano allotments will be randomly selected, Rs 1 lakh price tag will be protected
– Financing for Tata Nano available at 8.5% per annum for first year

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Pros & Cons of Latest 3rd Generation IPod shuffle

Pros & Cons of Latest 3rd Generation IPod shuffle

Pros
* Supports multiple playlists
* Can navigate thanks to Voiceover controls
* Supports Apple Lossless files
* Higher-capacity
* Good sound and volume.

Cons

* No controls on iPod
* Navigation more difficult than in the past
* Battery charge poorer than in the past
* Tiny switch on top of iPod difficult to manage with adult fingers
* Must pay for adapter or compatible headphones if unhappy   with included headphones.
* Lack of controls on the iPod—is more difficult to use
* Controversial control makes the ipod shuffle more clumsy.   Pressing to traipse through multiple items in a playlist is clumsy. Not only is it likely some users will forget which combination of presses transports them from place to place. I suspect a lot of 3G iPod shuffle owners will forgo all this button pushing.

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Reliance introduced Netconnect Broadband Plus-India’s fastest wireless Internet service

India’s fastest wireless Internet service- Netconnect Broadband Plus

Netconnect Broadband Plus Features :

 Its has high speed CDMA wireless broadband service
This broadband service with a downlink speed of up to 3.1 Mbps, making it as India’s fastest wireless Internet service
It also offers a separate uplink speed of upto 1.8 Mbps.
The Netconnect Broadband Plus high speed Internet service is best suited for video streaming, video surveillance, rich media content and superior Internet browsing.

Netconnect Broadband Plus service will be available in 35 cities with seamless handover to high speed 1x service covering 20,000 towns and 4.5 lakh villages as well as all major road and rail routes across the country covering 99% of India’s Internet population.

Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus will be available in the retail outlets from March 17, 2009 onwards.

Reliance is launching the product starting at a monthly subscription charge of Rs 299 offering complete freedom to pay on use basis.
The company will also offer an Unlimited Night plan at Rs 499 per month. And for detail traffic check out their website rcom

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Price List for Apple’s Updated Desktop Macs in India

Price List for Apple’s Updated Desktop Macs in India

Features of low-end mac mini priced at rs. 36,600 packs:

  • * 2.0ghz intel core 2 duo with 3mb l2 cache
    * 1gb ddr3 1066 mhz ram expandable up to 4gb
    * nvidia geforce 9400m integrated graphics with 128mb video memory.
    * 120gb sata hdd 5400 rpm…

    The new high-end mac mini priced at rs. Rs. 48,200 packs:

    * 2.0ghz intel core 2 duo with 3mb l2 cache
    * 2gb ddr3 1066 mhz ram expandable up to 4gb
    * Nvidia geforce 9400m integrated graphics with 256mb video memory.
    * 320gb sata hdd 5400 rpm.

  • Features like slot-load double-layer 8x superdrive

    * Mini displayport and mini-dvi ports
    * Airport extreme wireless networking & bluetooth 2.1+edr built-in
    * Gigabit ethernet
    * Five usb 2.0 ports
    * Firewire 800 port and one audio line in with one audio line out port both support digital and analog signals. are also available

    New imac models include only one 20-inch imac and three 24-inch imac models.

    The highest rigged 24-inch imac priced at rs. 1,25, 900
    It has the features:

    * 3.06ghz intel core 2 duo with 6mb shared l2 cache
    * 4gb ddr3 1066mhz ram
    * 1tb sata 7200rpm hdd
    * nvidia geforce gt 130 with 512mb gddr3 video memory.

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    SAMSUNG Enters into 8 MEGAPIXEL PHONE CLUB WITH PIXON (M8800)

    SAMSUNG Enters into 8 MEGAPIXEL PHONE CLUB WITH PIXON (M8800)

    The World’s leading mobile manufacturer Samsung has finally launched 8-megapixel touch screen camera phone, namely SAMSUNG Pixon or M8800 in Indian market.

    The cellphone cum digicam has a 3.2-inch WQVGA large full touchscreen (240 x 400 pixel resolution) that supports Samsung TouchWiz user interface for intuitive tap, sweep, drag and drop operations.

    The handset comes with in-built autofocus camera which can take a photo with maximum image resolution of 3264*2468. The phone has features like face, blink, and smile detection, dual LED flash, Wide Dynamic Range, Advance Shake Reduction, GPS geo-tagging support.

    In addition, the camera phone can also record amazing WVGA movies at 30fps or QVGA at 120fps.
    The phone supports video player formats such as DivX, Xvid and MP4.
    Apart from main camera, Samsung Pixon also has a secondary front camera for video-calls.

    With internet connectivity, the phone offers support for both HSDPA high speed Internet with up to 7.2 download speed and UMTS capability.

    Other features of PIXON or M8800 is:

    • 3G capable Samsung Pixon M8800
    • onscreen QWERTY keyboard
    • onscreen handwriting recognition
    • FM radio
    • a multi-format music player with SRS 3D surround sound
    • Bluetooth with A2DP
    • TV-out
    • microUSB socket.

    The company claims that the device is powered with a high-capacity 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery which supports up to 290h standby time and up to 3h and 40m talk time.

    The SAMSUNG Pixon is priced at MRP of Rs 28,750.

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    Nvidia Graphics Card GTS 250 FEATURES

    The Geforce GTS 250 is introduced in India by Abacus Peripherals Pvt. Ltd. Abacus is a brand owner of ZION Memory module and the National Distributors of Sparkle Graphic Cards and Biostar & Asrock
    Motherboards. Abacus gives 3 years warranty support with sealed pack
    and a free gift inside.

    This Cards adopt unified architecture that dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, pixel shading operations.

    The chip is manufactured using the 55nm process and is clocked at 738MHz core and 1836MHz shader speed. It is paired with a 1GB GDDR3 memory.

    It supports 3-Way SLI Support that allows the use of three similar cards to deliver high frame rates when connected to a large high resolution display and playing games at high detail settings…

    GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience.

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    BSNL launches 3G mobile service In India

    BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd) has rolled out the third generation mobile services in Chennai. The nation-wide launch of 3G mobile service in Chennai that permits various upgraded services, comprising rich voice, data and video services, to the subscribers

    The state-run telecom Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), is all set to roll its 3G operations in 700 cities across north and east India by June and in the south by July.

    The company plan to cover over 700 cities in the next three months and the net outflow towards launching this service will be around Rs 2,700-crore.
    Presently, BSNL has 42-million mobile subscribers, which it wants to increase to about 60-million in the country by March 2010.
    Mr. M. Karunanidhi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, launched the service with an inaugural call to the Union Minister for Communication and IT, Mr A. Raja.
    Apart from this, the company had also come up a new tariff plan named as India-Golden 50′ through which a subscriber would be able to make long distance calls for 50 paise per minute from next month.
    Mr. Goyal also said that BSNL is looking at migrating about 5% of its client base of more than 5-crore to 3G around the middle of this year. Infrastructure and handsets would be ready for commercial launch by mid-April
    Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Essar, Idea Cellular and Reliance are still waiting for spectrum allocation process to roll out 3G services in india.

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    Is Technology strengthen our skill?

    Today technology has played a bigger role in our lives, our skills in critical thinking and analysis have declined, while our visual skills have improved, according to research.

    Researched by Patricia Greenfield, UCLA distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, Los Angeles.

    Greenfield said. if we want to develop a variety of skills, we need a balanced media diet. Each medium has costs and benefits in terms of what skills each develops.

    Among the studies Greenfield analyzed was a classroom study showing that students who were given access to the Internet during class and were encouraged to use it during lectures did not process what the speaker said as well as students who did not have Internet access. When students were tested after class lectures, those who did not have Internet access performed better than those who did.

    More than 85 percent of video games contain violence, one study found, and multiple studies of violent media games have shown that they can produce many negative effects, including aggressive behavior and desensitization to real-life violence, Greenfield said in summarizing the findings.

    In another study, Video game skill predicted laparoscopic surgery skills, Greenfield said. The best video game players made 47 percent fewer errors and performed 39 percent faster in laparoscopic tasks than the worst video game players.

    Visual intelligence has been rising globally for 50 years. Greenfield believes much of this change is related to our increased use of technology, as well as other factors, including increased levels of formal education, improved nutrition, smaller families and increased societal complexity, etc.

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