Linux.fm is broadcasting the Linux Kernel to the world through online radio. It uses the open source text-to-speech engine eSpeak to translate the latest stable version of the Linux Kernel into voice.
The website loads a random file from the code each time you load it and reads out its source. A note at the end of the website says it is dedicated to the supernerd of the modern age, Dr. Sheldon Cooper who is the prime attraction in the popular BBC CBS sitcom- The Big Bang Theory.
The frontpage of the website says,Have fun.
There are currently 111011 (base 2) tunes in our database and we are working to add more. A new source file is selected randomly each time you load this page : remember, if you can’t get enough, you can always open Linux Radio in two or more different browser tabs… Use the Source, Luke!
Wait of Indian Samsung Galaxy I9000 (GT-I9000HKAINU) owners for long awaited Android 2.2 update is finally over as Samsung Kies is now allowing the update, users with Firmware version "I9000DDJG4/I90000DDJG4 I9000DDJG4/I9000DDJG4" can now officially update to Android 2.2 Froyo upgrading there firmware to version "I9000DDJP6/I90000DDJP5/I9000DDJP2/I9000DDJP6".
The fifth largest telecom operator in the world and the largest cellular service provider in India Airtel is getting ready to launch it's 3G services in India, the official website of Airtel is updated introduction to 3G but others details are still under construction.I managed to sneak around these under-construction pages revealing details about Airtel 3G data plans and even managed to get the service activated (without an working 3G service as the service is still to be launched and i ain't picking up any 3G signals on my handset) allowing us to access Airtel 3G Portal Homepage which should not be available to public until launch.
Here are some Exclusive images of the 3G portal :
Here is some information about what other VAS (Value Added Service) Airtel 3G will offer :
* Fast Mobile Internet : Airtel is committed to establishing the 3G network with state of the art technology which will allow amazingly fast internet connection but do note, that the internet speed is dependent on the type of service and application you access from a particular server.
Now share those precious moments instantly with your friends! Upload pictures and videos on your social network directly from your phone – and don’t worry about the file size! While larger files would need more time (as upload speeds are lower compared to download speeds), the 3G network will allow uploads at blazing fast speeds.
Airtel recommends to use HSPA handsets as it enables you to enjoy the full power of the 3G on your phone, be it real time video conferences or watching the next T20 live !
* Mobile TV :Enjoy TV on the go . Choose from around 100 channels across genres like Sports, Entertainment, Regional, News, Fashion, etc.
Watch your favorite programs on your favorite channel including AajTak, ESPN, ETV, Headlines Today, Zoom, Star Network, Raj TV, National Geographic, Zee TV, Discovery, Cartoon Network
* Video Talkies :
Enjoy the magic of movies on your phone. Watch the best parts in the movie again and again or just choose a quick run through of movies you plan to watch.
Each movie capsule will have the best scenes , songs etc stitched together with a background narration of the story of the movie.
You can watch movies from various languages like Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Marathi.
* Games :
Enjoy great games on your mobile. Download games on your
mobile or play directly from the phone browser. Choose from a wide-variety of single-player games as well as multi-player-games
Cricket Mania – EA Cricket 10, DLF IPL
Movie Games – Harry Potter, Avatar
Racing Games – Need For Speed Shift, Ferrari GT
Action Games – Medal of Honour, Prince of Persia
Brain Games – Tetris Revolution, 3D Tower Blox
* Music Downloads :Download music on to your mobile and enjoy your favorite music on the go.
Choose from over 1 lakh songs in 10 languages. You can choose from music in English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and other languages.
* Video Alerts :
Now get a daily alert with links to videos from categories of
your choice. You can choose from a variety of channels, from entertainment, fashion to devotional.
You can subscribe to any of the following categories of content types:
* Comics Portal :
Enjoy best selling comics like Akbar-Birbal, Nagraj, Doga on your mobile
You can choose from the following comics
Wizard of Id and many more
* Movie Reviews : Enjoy reviews of all your favourite movies on the go.
Reviews are available for the categories below
Movie of the week
Hollywood Movie Review
Regional Movie Review
It seems Airtel also have plans to offer business services via 3G, here are the details :
3G for business
Embrace the next generation of mobile communications - the generation of 3G, with Airtel.
The 3G networks are the next step in the quest for speed, increasing bandwidth to broadband speeds. As a result, 3G can provide support for more demanding multimedia applications, such as video conferencing, full motion video and streaming music, while also offering faster Web browsing and faster file downloads.
Airtel brings a host of 3G applications designed for increasing the efficiency and productivity of your business. Our customized solutions will give you the cutting edge in this competitive world where Speed is the differentiator.
• Access faster Internet from your mobile.
• Upload & download heavy files
• Download & watch videos
• Connect to your friends on social networking sites
• Connect face to face with your colleagues, business associates, friends and relatives through your mobile.
• Experience high quality, real time Audio & Video calling
• Network online with like minded business associates and business communities of your interest
• Gain valuable business knowledge from others and grow your business
• Enable your organization to extend data intelligence to fields.
• On-demand access to Enterprise business data from anywhere, anytime in a seamless and secure manner.
• Customized application for different industry verticals, logistics, health, media, banking & financial sector, retail, Govt. departments such PDS, Traffic Police etc.
e-mail on the go
• A never before experience of sending & receiving e-mails
• Share files, photos & videos
• Bring life to your emails with pictograms, animation and moving characters
• See the person you are taking to and show things as you chat
• Express feelings that can't be conveyed with words alone
• Switch between voice call & video call
• Take a break in between a meeting and catch your favorite local drama, news, sports & infotainment programmes while on the move with Mobile TV
• Pay your bills and do all other financial transactions
• Ensure complete safely of your transactions
location based services
• Know the real time location of your friends & family
• Track location of your staff and field force
• Find routes, location of banks, restaurants, cinema halls etc. near you
anytime anywhere connectivity
• Get instant access to your e-mail and internet when traveling with 3G data cards.
• Work anytime and anywhere, at mobile broadband speeds
voice & data together
• Enjoy voice & data sessions simultaneously
• Chat/email while you are on a call
• Multimedia capabilities on your mobile phone
• Improved voice quality
You would definitely want to wipe-clean all personal data from your phone like address-book, messages, camera-roll etc. before selling or handing over to somebody, we have shared a tip for jail-broken phones allowing users to erase iPhone contacts with ease. iOS also comes with a built-in iPhone personal data eraser functionality which takes care of wiping-off all the personal data from your device, the problem is if you have an jailbroken iPhone your device will not boot-up after using this functionality - and if you don't have your SHSH blobs saved you will need to force-update to current iOS version which might mean permanent loss of carrier-unlock.
McAfee is one of the oldest and most well-known security software vendor, and thankfully also one of the most generous company frequently providing extended trial-version of their leading products. This time the company is giving-away free fully-functional six month subscription of "McAfee Internet Security 2011" to facebook users.
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To get started with the limited period free six month license key offer for "McAfee Internet Security 2011", register at - http://goo.gl/zcnd0 and following instructions provided.
India’s largest private telecom player – Bharti Airtel is all set for a new brand identity. The company plans to unveil an all new refreshing new logo next week. The new logo has striking similarities with that of Zain Telecom of Africa which Bharti Airtel recently acquired.
The company also plans to change the design of it’s recharge vouchers and other brand, publicity materials. Here is a design concept of the new Airtel recharge voucher cards:
Facebook and scams go hand in hand. No matter what you do, you are never safe from one. A new fake Like scam has erupted on Facebook, and though it is not nasty, it shows how scammers can pawn Facebook users and make them like links without their consent.
Take for example this new scam with an enticing link and a video titled "0MG! This GUY must be St0ned to Death for doing this to a GIRL!". Just for the record, there is no video and this link is just a scam which disguises a Facebook like button as a different button. As you can see above, 3 of my friends liked this link. If you visit the site in question, you will see an interface as seen in the image below.
The site uses an interface similar to Facebook and also sports false copyrights. In case you thought that was bad, your entire intention of clicking on that link was to watch the video. However, there is no sign of any video at all. The "Continue" button in this page is actually a "Fake Facebook Like button", which has been manipulated using some styling. Clicking on it will stealthily like the website and take you back to your profile.
Once again, some scams are easy to fall prey to. Though they are not 100% avoidable, the best you can do is to visit your Facebook profile page after you have clicked on a link if you find it dicey. If you find any unwanted updates or likes, delete them immediately. In my case, my test account showed that I liked the website after I clicked on the button (see screenshot above).
For the record about 221, 572 people have felt to the scam while I wrote this post. Don’t be one of them. Also help your friends by liking this website instead .
If you have upgraded your iPhone 3G to iOS 4 you must be disappointed with the overall performance impact it caused. Now, iOS 4.2 is just around the corner, and if you are thinking whether things have improved for iPhone 3G just watch the video below for the answer.
As you can see Apple has finally listened to iPhone 3G users and performance is pretty much lag-free making iOS 4.2 a worthy upgrade for them.
Here are some interesting Google facts collected from all over the Web
1. The name ‘Google’ was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’,It was a typo on the first investment check they received.Also the domain name “googol.com” was already taken
2. Gmail was internally used for nearly 2 years prior to launch to the public. They discovered there was approximately 6 types of email users, and Gmail has been designed to accommodate these 6.
3. They listen to every feedback actively. Emailing Google isn’t emailing a blackhole.
4. Google employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working for their own projects. Google News, Orkut are both examples of projects that grew from this working model.
5. The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. In fact it was noted that the submit button was a long time coming and hitting the RETURN key was the only way to burst Google into life.
6. Due to the sparseness of the homepage, in early user tests they noted people just sitting looking at the screen. After a minute of nothingness, the tester intervened and asked ‘Whats up?’ to which they replied “We are waiting for the rest of it”. To solve that particular problem the Google Copyright message was inserted to act as a crude end of page marker.
7. One of the biggest leap in search usage came about when they introduced their much improved spell checker giving birth to the “Did you mean…” feature. This instantly doubled their traffic, but they had some interesting discussions on how best to place that information, as most people simply tuned that out. But they discovered the placement at the bottom of the results was the most effective area.
8. The infamous “I feel lucky” is nearly never used. However, in trials it was found that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience. Users wanted it to be kept. It was like a comfort button.
9. Orkut is very popular in Brazil. Orkut was the brainchild of a very intelligent Google engineer who was pretty much given free reign to run with it, without having to go through the normal Google UI procedures, hence the reason it doesn’t look or feel like a Google application. They are looking at improving Orkut to cope with the loads it places on the system.
11. Google has the largest network of translators in the world
12. They use the 20% / 5% rules. If at least 20% of people use a feature, then it will be included. At least 5% of people need to use a particular search preference before it will make it into the ‘Advanced Preferences’.
13. They have found in user testing, that a small number of people are very typical of the larger user base. They run labs continually and always monitoring how people use a page of results.
14. Google logs each search queries into its systems. More ever Google got patents for hardware designing too.
15. Quote: Give Users What They Want When They Want It
Source : http://www.google.com/press/funfacts.html
Probably the most easiest way to install Android on an iPhone 2G/3G is via iPhoDroid, which we did cover previously. But the problem with it is; you should have a computer to run the whole process of installing Android on your iPhone 2G/3G. But thanks to Bootlace 2.1, you can now install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your jailbroken iPhone without needing to connect it to any PC or Mac!
And the jailbreaking tools which are supported by Bootlace 2.1 are:
That’s it, you’re done! You now have Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your iPhone.In case of any release of updates, all you have to do is to open the Bootlace and press the “Updates”
World’s largest music industry Bollywood music industry is up with another great venture with Google. Just recently they have launched a new portal for hindi music lovers online, where you can select any bollywood movie and easily listen to the full songs. With this step Google has really showed up the interest in Indian market.
This special domain domain is launched on Google India Labs. Along with Hindi music, it also has an awesome feature Google SMS introduced way back late some years ago
You can access this website by simply visiting Google Hindi Music Songs
This step was taken forward with the partnership from big music names (in.com, saregama, and saavn) as these companies when combined possess rights of thousands of quality songs. They even have classical evergreen songs on the database.