AMD unveils 45nm Opteron

Processor giant AMD has launched its newest processor the 45nm quad-core Opteron in its mission to increase its market share globally. By launching well before its planned release by Q1 2009 AMD has turned the heat on in the race for power-efficient high performance processors. Opteron will be able to deliver 35% more performance than the previous products from AMD. But the crucial aspect is the 35% reduction in power consumption made possible by the 'Smart Fetch' technology. The system switches to the halt mode during idle times which is the basic concept of AMD's CoolCore technology. India has played an integral part in the design of the processor. Opteron consumes 75W power and processors that consume only 55W power are in the menu card of AMD for early 2009. IBM, HP, Sun Microsystems and Dell have given a thumbs up to the new processor and will be shipping Opteron embedded machines during this quarter. AMD believes that these chips are easier to replace than the ones from Intel which the later denies.

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I love Dada and Jumbo

Indian Cricket saw two of its brightest stars bid farewell yesterday. Saurav Ganguly and Anil Kumble are two great individuals who brought laurels to the country. Ganguly is the most successful Indian captain ever and he was the one who taught us how to win test matches consistently. The memories of his valiant innings under fading light against Pakistan are still inside my eyes. Everytime he was dropped from the team he always had the perseverance to fight back and prove his critics wrong. He was the one who supported players like Yuvraj, Zaheer, Sehwag and Harbhajan during difficult times and now they are superstars in Indian cricket. He was not a great fielder but always made his bat talk in any situation.

Anil Kumble is the best spinner India has produced so far. In the 90s people used to switch off their television sets once Sachin got out and turned on the TV only when Kumble came to bowl. He has single handedly won several matches for India and always gave his 100% on the field. Who can forget his legendary 10 wicket haul at the Kotla and his brave entries in to the field even with injuries on many occasions? Life is not easy and these two men have overcome the hardships and have left an eternal impression in the hearts of Indian cricket fans. They are leaving on a high with a series win against the world champions and will be remembered as two men who fought fate forever.

Cars can fly

Every time I get clogged in heavy traffic I always wished I could have a flying car to fly above all the vehicles and reach my destination on time. I even saw this type of a concept in a movie called The Fifth Element where the entire city had airborne vehicles. All these which were a dream yesterday will be a reality in a couple of years. Moller International is developing a car that can fly in the air and can be maneuvered like a helicopter. The vehicle is named as Autovolantor and it is based on the Ferrari 599 GTB model. Eight powerful thrusters help to lift the car from the ground and then vents will tilt the car for forward flight. The car is expected to hit the 150mph mark in the air and reach 100mph on the roads. It can fly up to a distance of 75 miles in the air. A hybrid fuel and electric system will generate the necessary 800 horse power to power the thrusters. Autovolantor can touch an altitude of 5000 feet in air. The car might be priced somewhere around ₤500,000 and so the middle class has to keep dreaming about a flying car.

Technology aiding safe bike ride

Honda has always been the pioneer in ensuring safety for motorcycle drivers. In 2006 they incorporated air bags in motorcycles to protect the rider from fatal injuries during a mishap. Now they have come up with a new GPS based technology that will minimize the number of road accidents. According to a research more than 80% of accidents were mainly due to human mistakes. The driver fails to see an oncoming vehicle and loses control of his vehicle. The new system depends on GPS data and inter-vehicle wireless communication. The system will gather data from satellite about the vehicles in its proximity. It will alert the rider and the drivers of other vehicles about any possible chance of collision. The system will permit collision avoidance maneuvers thereby preventing any vehicles to come into physical contact with each other. The system is also compatible with many major manufacturers. Often in a road accident the mistake might have been committed by one driver and the other driver will be innocent. Road safety is the prerogative of every traveler and technologies like these will help in attaining that level in the future. Let us wish that this technology is successful and will be implemented in our motorcycles very soon.

All about fantasy football -

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WaiverWire Beta is a perfect hub for young football players and fans to fine tune their knowledge and skills and share their views. Experts can make use of this cutting edge technology to play with the edge. The Guru Zone will provide advice on your game and help you perform better. The customizable news delivery model combined with power stat analysis tools and useful advisory services make the best football portal in the web according to me. Just check out this cool football website and feel the advantage. I would like to see a football celebrity chat section at WaiverWire soon. There is no doubt that is an absolute boon for football lovers and professionals.

Respiratory Disorders post Diwali

The festival of lights Diwali has left behind a lot of residue in air, land and water. Yesterday I returned home after work and felt very uneasy with slight fever and nausea. I was unsure about the cause of the symptoms. I called my friend today and he also had diarrhoea and fever since yesterday. I learnt from the papers that the city was hammered by air pollution due to the discharge of suspended particles from the bursting of crackers. Now I understood the reason for my queasiness. Some of the common diseases that have affected the city due to pollution are cough, allergies, bronchitis, skin and eye irritations. The noise pollution was also well above the prescribed limit on Diwali day. Some people even kept on bursting crackers even after the stipulated time limit. Crackers are a major source of suspended particulate matter that emit harmful oxides polluting the air. They also tend to settle down on water bodies and farm lands which will affect us indirectly. Doctors advice intake of anti-allergic pills during Diwali time.

Unique New Hope Cancer Treatment

Life in this world is a God given gift and good health is the precious possession of every human being. Unfortunately cancer is one of the biggest modern day diseases that remains a frustrating challenge to the medical world. Several allopathic medicines and therapies are being used to fight cancer. Many other alternative types of professionals claim that their medicines perform better. But no one thought about combining the best features in every medical field to treat cancer. New Hope Medical Center is an alternative cancer center that adopts an entirely different approach to treat cancer. Their alternative cancer treatment is based on three basic principles namely detoxification, nutrition and immunity. Every cancer patient requires love and affection which is the hallmark of New Hope Medical. Effective non-invasive therapies are used for alternative breast cancer treatment. The New Hope treatment strategy involves Craniosacral Therapy, acupuncture, Massage, Lymph drainage, Relaxation Techniques and Stress Management to promote healing. The cancer treatment mechanism is specific and unique for every patient and the primary objective is to obliterate the cancer and also make sure that there are no recurrences of cancer in the future. The facilities are top class and hospitality is the best. The testimonials from cancer survivors reflect the success of New Hope Cancer treatment.

Quick-start Computers

Everyday I get up early in the morning and switch on my computer first. Then I go and brush my teeth before sitting in front of the desktop. I use Windows XP and it takes a couple of minutes for my system to boot which is very annoying at times. Sometimes even my cell phone doesn't start swiftly. Computer manufacturing giants have decided to address this issue and develop faster starting systems. HP, Dell and Lenovo are rolling out new machines that will enable you to work with email and web browser in less than thirty seconds. Asus is working on a faster booting software for its products. Microsoft has also promised to improve the booting time in its future operating systems. It is reported that only 35% of computers running on Vista boot in less than 30 seconds. The internet is forcing the industry towards faster electronic circuits and high speed algorithms for software. Every seconds is precious and people are getting intolerant with lengthy boot time systems. Companies wish to gain advantage by having quick-start systems to perform better in a competitive environment.

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The market - by an innocent

We all know that the global economy is weak and people are losing jobs everyday. I'm neither a financial expert nor a MBA student. I'm an engineering graduate waiting for my call letter from a reputed IT firm and I know very little about the markets. Watching the news and financial channels on tv I can conclude one thing for sure. That is no one knows about the cause of this fall or the future. If they ask any analyst you get the same answer and that is "anything can happen". The so called experts still don't know where the bottom is. People say the greed of the wall street is the reason for the collapse. In 2007 the companies just came in heaps to our campus and selected almost 90% of the students but now my juniors get only a few visiting companies. Don't the companies know at that point of time that there will be a global turmoil in the future? People managing the companies should have predicted these things because they received their education from top B-schools and are regarded as the best in the world. Are the managers and CEOs monotonous? Don't they plan for failures? Aren't any mitigation measures available? Is life all about happiness and you don't want to face the darker side? Still everyone looks at the heaven and hopes for things to settle down by themselves. God save us...!

Safe online shopping software

Online shopping is gaining popularity owing to rising fuel costs and fluctuating market prices. A dwindling global economy has forced us to spend carefully and risk-free. I often buy electronic goods online because I can browse and analyze all the products and merchants before making the purchase. But e-shopping has its own risks like identity theft, fraudulent shopping websites, phishing and unsafe transactions. In this deceptive world it is hard to trust anyone and I always had a suspicion that someone might tap into my transactions. But every problem has a solution and thank God I came across buySAFE. The buySAFE Shopping Advisor is a free tool that will help you shop online safely. The buySAFE Shopping Advisor will provide direct access to over 250,000 online stores which are handpicked and identified as trustworthy merchants. By downloading the application you will ensure that any online transaction is guaranteed up to $25,000 with a buySAFE Bond Guarantee - free with the Shopping Advisor. The Shopping Advisor application also provides ratings based on the safety standards adopted by more than 320,000 eCommerce websites indexed in major search engines and shopping websites. What more can you ask for? Now we don't need to mull over doubtful sites and wonder whether they are safe. Just relax and let Shopping Advisor do the job for you.

Obliterate memories from the brain

US researchers have succeeded in selectively erasing memories from mice. This is an important breakthrough and has raised hopes of its implementation in humans. But the research is still in its early days and when mature the technique can be used to cure post-traumatic syndrome. We have seen this before only in Hollywood movies and science fictions. The technique involves manipulating the memory molecule which is a protein CaMKII responsible for memory storage and communication. It is a genetic strategy and performed chemically to retrieve transient and long term memories. By expelling bad memories from our mind we can forget the past and concentrate on the future ahead.

Windia Lostralia

The Indian cricket team mauled the Aussies in the second test match at Mohali. The victory is the perfect revenge for Indian cricket fans after the debacle at Sydney and also a fabulous gift for Diwali. The Aussies never looked like winning and played one of the worst cricket in their life time. The pitch was a feast for the batsmen but the Oz batsmen never applied themselves at the crease and were beaten consistently by Indian bowlers. I have never seen the Australian team play such defensive cricket. Adding to their agony is the differences between pace spearhead Lee and the skipper Ponting. The first half of the series clearly belongs to India and Dhoni has proved his mettle as a test captain. But he has to improve his test batting on green wickets abroad. Sachin became the highest run scorer in both forms of the game and the legend will shine even brighter in the Hall of fame of cricket. The Aussies have to pull up their socks to come back in this series but that seems improbable given the present plight of the team. India should utilize this opportunity and pile on the misery by winning the series.

New CEO for Nouveau University

Nouveau University is brimming with energy as Laura Palmer Noone joins as the CEO of the university. Dr. Palmer Noone is the former President of University of Phoenix and her presence in Nouveau will inject more confidence to students and inspire them to success. The organization is an excellent breeding ground for young and promising business minds in the world. Nouveau University offers two degree programs namely Associate of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in accounting, finance, marketing, real estate investing, and small business management. These programs will be the perfect launchpad for students to thrive in challenging environments and perform with confidence in the future. More importance is given to the practical model of a problem to provide that cutting edge to the students of NU. The approach is unique and developed after intense planning by expert faculty members. Online education at Nouveau University will help you scale greater heights in your business or profession by providing a strong foundation. Online education is very convenient for entrepreneurs and small business professionals to learn from their own home and also take care of their errands. NU provides 24-hour classroom access with supportive staff. With the arrival of Dr. Palmer Noone one can say that the good times are ahead for the university and its students.

Plastic Surgery to get your figure back

Pregnancy is the most precious phase in a girl's life. The mother has to protect her child and endure pain before the baby sees the world. The mother forgets all her agony once she sees the newborn. Unfortunately the whole process leaves the mother exhausted and also fat. The mother realizes within a couple of months that she has lost her old looks and put on weight. Working women find it a bit weird when others look at them in disbelief. Your own mirror betrays you and depicts you as a bulky fat creature. If that ever happens in your life just stay cool and be prepared to get a mommy makeover. By performing certain procedures you will regain that same old beauty again. Los Angeles tummy tuck is your gateway to magnificence. Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will reshape your body and remove stretch marks due to pregnancy by surgically removing excess skin and fat deposits. Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery has developed numerous pioneering approaches to tummy tuck surgery. Prominent plastic surgeon Lloyd Krieger is at the helm of affairs and performs tummy tuck surgeries safely at the deluxe plastic surgery center. Safety is the ultimate priority and Rodeo has left no stone unturned as far as safety is concerned. A unique patient care program will ensure that your stay at the center is pleasant and happy. After the surgery you will be healthy and lively as before. The specialty of Rodeo Drive is that they treat everybody like a celebrity and hospitality is at its best. High class facilities and top quality treatment is the prerogative. It is always better to surgically treat your fat body rather than allowing it to have a psychological effect on you and your family. Therefore approach Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery today and remove the excess fat from your body as well as flush the demons from your mind.

Pen Top Chronicle

The old saying "Pen is mightier than the sword" has depreciated in recent times with the advent of the keyboard. But a revival is in progress thanks to pen tops. A pen top is an I/O device that performs on paper as well as on a computer interface. It has in-built memory and processing capability making it a powerful portable gadget. Lightscribe's Pulse Pen(USD 200) can record audio, convert handwritten text on a special paper to digital soft copy and perform document search by integrating it with a PC. LeapFrog's Fly Fusion Pen(USD 70) can play sound apart from recording and text conversion operations. It will also remind your appointments and could be used as an identifier and as a calculator. Another type of pen available in the markets called the Wi-Fi Pen(USD 20) can indicate the presence of a Wi-Fi network within 50 feet by the push of a button. Brando's USB pen has a full-fledged MP3 player and an FM radio to rejoice anywhere but battery life will be a major constraint for playback. Someother special types of pen used by cops can scan handwritten notes and preserve authentic handwriting formats for filling forms and reports. If your profession involves hectic sessions of manual writing or typewriting don't hesitate to try out these multi-purpose pens.

MoserBaer powered by Solar PV

MoserBaer, the company famous for its CDs and DVDs is all set to explore the solar domain. The world is surging in search of renewable sources of energy that are harmless to the environment. MoserBaer intends to execute a thin film technology that will yield 565 MW in 3 years time. A total of $600 million will be invested in crystalline silicon technology. The market for thin-film is estimated to double in each of the next 3 years. The thin-film technology is cheaper than crystalline silicon technology but has lower conversion efficiency. To reduce costs the wafer is made thinner but the perimeter is increased so that more solar cells can be extracted from it. The automated process is a shrewd strategy the firm adopts to bring the manufacturing cost down. The company's CEO Yogesh Mathur believes MoserBaer's experience in thin film coating, optical and material science will be handy when it comes to solar PV panels. Apart from exports to western Europe and US local demand will also grow in the future. Fuel prices have increased considerably and solar power is gathering momentum in terms of reduction of prices and ease of installation. When the ends meet in the future solar power for domestic usage may become affordable for developing countries like ours.

Homes in US cheaper

The current market phobia and an economy in the see-saw has forced the US real estate prices to crash. If Tata's Nano will be a good deal then buying a house in the US is a better option at this point of time. Taking a tour on the US realty websites like realtor, zillow and ziprealty shows that buying a single bedroom house could cost between $1500 - $3000 in places like Detroit, Michigan, Jackson, Mississippi and Cleveland. The lower prices will mean that foreign students and professionals in the US can own a house easily rather than renting or sharing a house with a group. Families in the US are deserting homes unable to repay loans and mortgage payments. But in some parts of US like in California the prices are still high and buying may not be feasible. Lack of liquidity in the market has to be addressed immediately to avert any further fall in realty. Experts still believe things will be back to normal in a couple of years because of a stable foundation and so investing in US realty may not be as risky as it seems. The impact of the US economy will be felt in Europe and Asia. Even here in India realty stocks too a beating yesterday. Therefore if buying a house is your dream make hay while the sun shines. Others might adopt the wait and watch strategy but make sure that you are not too late.

Careers in Fashion Design

Right from the day civilization started man has evolved in to a fashionable creature. The penchant for fashion is eternal and no one in this world wants to look dull. The fashion industry has grown over the past few decades and there is a myriad of job opportunities available in this industry. All that you need to join this industry is proper fashion education and training to hone your skills. A fashion school will be the perfect launchpad to enter into the world of fashion design. There are numerous fashion degree programs available which will place you in various positions in the fashion industry. All the information regarding fashion design, fashion schools, fashion merchandising and other fashion careers are available in The demand for fashion professionals will be sustained as long as life exists on this earth. So if you believe that you have it in you join a fashion school today and prosper in life.

The Best Review for Anoretix Diet Pill

Exercising is considered as one of the best methods to shed weight. But it is a laborious process and you need to have a lot of patience and perseverance to succeed in losing weight. You need to allocate time and spend money for the equipments. There is also a possibility that you might get injured. But there is an easy way to get thinner without any physical effort. Diet pills are the best solution to fat reduction these days. The diet pill anoretix is increasing in popularity and performing better in the markets. But before you walk to the market and buy this product read the article about anoretix at and educate yourself. Fat burners are available in plenty in the markets but you have to scrutinize each product before using them. Pay attention to the ingredients used in anoretix from the review and make sure that it suits your body. The website will also help you to buy the product for the lowest price possible.

Lehman effect on India

Everyone is curious to learn about the effects of the Wall Street turmoil on India. It is now known that bankrupt financial giant Lehman Brothers owes $5.5 million to Indian IT companies. Wipro seems to be the worst hit with nearly $2.3 million pending from Lehman followed by TCS ($1.39m), eClerx($0.56m), Polaris($0.51m), L&T Infotech($0.3m), Satyam ($0.25m), HCL($0.16m) and CTS($0.033m). Wipro and TCS have remained mute on this issue so far. eClerx confessed on Monday that nearly 13% of its revenue for FY09 are from Lehman. Barclays which will manage Lehman’s North American operations is the hope for Indian companies to get their money back. But the process might take more time than desired. Nomura will buy the Asian operations of Lehman Brothers. America and the world is learning lessons from the present market catastrophe. Everyone is switching to the safe mode. Goldman and Morgan Stanley have changed colors and are going to become commercial banks. Everyone has a silent prayer that the markets will settle down.

Ilayaraja reaches 875

Call him a maestro or a legend Ilayaraja has carved more than a niche for himself in the history of music. The Isai Gnani who started his musical journey with his first film Annakilli is now ready to work on his 875th film titled Vilayadu Raja Vilayadu. His song Poove sem poove is my all time favorite song. The track Rakamma kaiya thattu was amongst the songs listed in a BBC world top ten music poll. He has millions of fans all over the globe. Every song of his is unique and lends a great learning experience to music students. One of my friends who learned music professionally always tells me that Ilayaraja’s songs are very difficult to perform in competitions and functions. All his melodies will be etched in the memory of people for eternity. Today people talk about fusion of music styles and culture eventually losing authenticity and flavor. Either they compose banal songs or go mad in the name of remix. Everyone sees the commercial side of deceiving people to earn money rather than the musical side. They just run out of ideas. Even today a person like Ilayaraja holds on to his place in the hearts of true music lovers. Today’s younger generation will one day realize the authentic spirit of south Indian music and revert back to olden days. Music beckons those who preserve the culture for posterity. Long live the legend...

Satyam computers cleanup time

IT major satyam computers is pondering on getting rid of non-performers. Despite the good showing in the year's first quarter the company is getting ready for a performance based system for their employees. Currently 51,000 employees are working in the company out of which 1,500 are placed under the Performance Improvement Plan(PIP) and another 3,000 employees are in the vulnerable zone with no increment offered to them in the last appraisal cycle. A warning mail has been sent to all the employees to remind them that they are under the scanner.Employees placed under the PIP program have to justify their contribution to the company by working on dummy projects. Some of the employees have already left the company expecting the inevitable.

On the positive side Satyam continues to recruit young fresh minds just passing out of college. The present volatile market situation and economic slowdown in the US has created delay in major projects for Indian software companies. Almost all IT companies here get 50% of their revenue from the financial sector of US. But the companies will always maintain their bench strength in case a major project arrives. They are also constantly on the search for new markets in Europe, middle-east and America.

Gesture controlled Television

Our endless fight for the remote control of our television sets at home with our family members may end soon. You don't have to search for the remote control after forgetting where you kept it. The British scientists have discovered a gesture sensing technology that promises to operate the television without the need for a remote control. Remember Tom cruise in the movie Minority Report? Advances in digital image processing technology has propped up this new Gesture Interface Technology. A small camera integrated with the television picks up the gestures in its field of vision and interprets it for the correct function. Some of the signals to be used are waving up and down to adjust the sound and raising the hand to pause. The viewer can also navigate a cursor on the screen and click on the options by raising their thumbs. The technology can also be extended to PCs and other gadget interfaces. The system is flexible which allows programming of any number of gestures and also incorporates automatic detection mechanisms. The system can be the perfect alternative for the volatile touch screen technology. Now stop wondering and start gesturing.

SMS snooping

Does prying on your friend's mobile phone excite you? Well, you are not the only one doing it. The fact is that one in three users are curious to read the text messages of their loved ones. But this can sometimes spoil the relationship. Another intresting truth is that 73% of smeaky sms checkers have found out things they later wished they hadn't and 10% snapped their relationship because of text snooping. 60% of the spies check their partner's mobile phone while they are out taking bath and nearly 41% try it when they are nearby. So the next time you try to spy on your partner's mobile phone be prepared to get petrified.

The controversial green monkey

Everyone knows about the crazy frog but do you know about a crucified green frog? German artist Kippenberger carved a wooden sculpture in 1990 called as 'Zuerst die Fuesse'(Feet First). It depicts a green color frog that is nailed to a wooden cross just like the way Chris was crucified. The frog holds a beer mug in one hand and an egg in the other with its green tongue hanging out. This has sparked anger among the Catholics and Pope Benedict condemned it as blasphemous. The sculpture is on display at London and Venice. Austrian Museum officials claim that it is a self-portrait depicting human angst. People like Franz Pahl have shown severe opposition to the art work. Vatican has protested saying that it hurts the religious sentiments of Christians. Mow the opposition has gathered momentum and warrant immediate disposal of the sculpture. Ar lovers argue that art sees no boundaries and there should be no restrictions on freedom of expression.

Unleash your wacky side

Life has presented us with so many opportunities to laugh and stay happy. Then why not share them with others and double your happiness? Are You Normal or Nuts? First answer this question to yourself and you will get a better answer from your heart. All of us have a funny face which we may not want to display in public. Reader's Digest would love to learn about your crazy experiences in life. But before that read this article Are You Normal or Nuts? Now you know that everyone has a story to say. Ensure that you comment on the quirks after laughing out loud. But it won't be a bad idea if you can post some of your own wits. Some of them might not have worked for you in the past but you will be recognized here. Reader's Digest Laughs will bring out your nuttiness and make you giggle for long. It is important that you forget your shyness and let your hair down. I have tried so many times not to laugh infront of elders but failed often. Whatever the situation I will never let my originality fade away. Now I'm eager to know about your quirks and don't forget to post it.

Hi Honey!

Traditionally honey is considered one of the best gifts of nature to mankind. I have learned in my school days that honey purifies our blood. The Egyptians treated honey as a medicine. The Greeks, Romans, Germans, Chinese and many more civilizations have recommended honey for cough, sinus and even insomnia. Scientists believe that honey has anti-bacterial properties and it is a powerful disinfectant. Honey accelerates the healing process keeping the wound germ-free and can supplement antibiotics perfectly. Bacteria crumble by the touch of honey. Honey is also used for treating diarrhea. Honey can also cure a sore throat and it can be mixed with ginger juice or lemon for healthy vocals. Honey also gives you a relaxing experience helping you to sleep comfortably. So don't forget to take at least a teaspoon full of honey everyday. The next you call your loved ones as honey! you know the importance of the word for you.

Online Chatting and Phone Talk

Today people want to make friends even if they haven't seen them physically. Having a lot of friends is always good and its quite a lot of fun. Here is a new form of social networking that lets you make friends in your locality and also speak with them without revealing your identity. The free chat service is available online as well as on phone lines. The new service from allows you to stay connected with your friends anywhere in the world. The chat lines will be open for both guys and girls anytime and they don't have to submit their contact number for chatting. They will appear anonymous to others and you can send a request to any user like a greeting and start chatting after their acknowledgement. The website also provides adult chat services and feel free to talk whatever you want.

iphones in India

Apple fans in the country have a lot to cheer with the official release of Apple iphones in India. But the pricing is considered as very high when compared with other countries. The 8GB model is being sold for Rs31,000 and the 16GB model for Rs36,100. Definitely it is for the upper middle class and the rich. But they say in other countries the initial price is lower but the subscriber signs a contract with the company and the user pays during the contract period. Here no such system is in place and that is the reason for such high pricing. Airtel and Vodafone are the two companies currently distributing iphones in India. In the future if the subscriber wishes to change the service provider he has to spend Rs.2000 to unlock the phone. Despite the high pricing of the phones the demand is fairly good and the companies are not complaining. The user will not be able to use all the features in the iphone because Indian mobile networks are not compatible with 3G standard phones. You can get your iphone from foreign sources but buying in India from Airtel and Vodafone is considered safe for reasons concerned with warranty and service.

Black Friday shopping

Christmas comes once in a year and we need to plan for the festival well in advance to make sure that everything is perfect. I have my shopping plans ready for Black Friday. I want to make my shopping experience memorable but at the same time I don't want to spend more for an item that might cost less elsewhere. It would be very nice if I can get the best prices and offers at one place and I found one. Black Friday Online is a one stop place to get all the latest sales information for the Black Friday this year. People often go for online shopping on cyber monday. Black Friday Online is the ultimate portal to get the best deals online so that you can save a lot of money. I'm very much impressed by Circuit City ad. All the electronic gadgets are really great and available at lowest prices. The website also contains the best deals from leading markets like BestBuy, EBgames, Radio Shack, Tommy Hilfiger and many more exciting sellers.

Online shopping is always good and you don't have to struggle in long queues early in the morning searching for the best deals everywhere. Black Friday Online also provides you free email alerts so that you will get to know about a Black Friday ad immediately.

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Viral Battery

We all are aware that viruses cannot be killed and that there is no cure available for viral diseases but how about using these viruses to our advantage. Scientists have made use of a virus in the making of a tiny micro battery that can power miniature electronic devices. Experts at MIT have made this possible with the help of a genetically engineered virus called M13. They first made a pattern with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and coated it with alternating layers of positive and negative electrolytes. Then they embedded the virus on to it. The virus was devised to have negatively charged amino acids on their surface which makes them adhere to the template. The viruses also have an attraction for cobalt which is a widely used material in batteries. The entire structure is immersed into a cobalt solution that supplies cobalt ions which fuses with the virus layer forming a large surface area capable of storing electric charges. The structure is then stamped onto a platinum layer and the initial PDMS layer is peeled off. The finished product looks like an array of small dots with the cobalt layer underneath and this forms the core of the battery.

Google's voice based search

India is a country with the highest number of illiterates in the world which means most of the Indian citizens cannot directly access the web. Therefore Google is working on a voice search program in its R&D division in Hyderabad. India is the perfect testing ground with a wide diversity of spoken languages and styles. The system basically relies on getting the input in the form of voice and then converting it into text which will trigger the search engine and the results will be again converted back to voice for output. Voice recognition and response is a very challenging venture and still technology has to advance in this domain. The voice search project employs a unique machine learning algorithm that analyzes and adapts itself to the different pronunciation in course of time. The system will perform better as it gets used to the large number of dialects. If this system is successful in India there will be no problems in implementing it for the entire world.

Remove skin wrinkles

After a lot of research science has shown the green flag for certain types of treatments for removing the wrinkles in our skin. Wrinkles on the skin are part of the natural aging process but some people develop premature wrinkles at an early stage. Three anti-aging treatments which are proven successful are

1. Retinol application on the affected areas
2. Carbon dioxide laser resurfacing
3. Injection of hyaluronic acid

All of these methods depend on the same underlying principle of interaction of collagen with the skin cells. Any injury to the skin's connective tissue called dermal collagen is the primary cause of skin wrinkles. Fibroblasts are the connective cells that secrete collagen which is a complex group of polysaccharides and proteins. But as you grow old due to the exposure to sunlight the fibroblasts are inhibited from collagen production. The exposed parts of our body like face, arms and neck are affected more than the hidden parts. Also white skinned people with less melanin are more vulnerable then dark skinned people. Retinol is considered as the best method of treatment for wrinkles. Retinol helps in generating new collagen thereby nourishing the skin tissues. But in general it is always good to shield our skin from harmful UV light in order to stay away from wrinkles.

Banzai - Are you ready

Everyone would have known the famous TV show Banzai and now it is available as a game. A minimum of two players are required to play the game but it always thrilling to play with many more in a party atmosphere. Banzai is one of the most exciting games I have come across because you may never know what your fate is. The game goes like this. You will be shown some of the craziest video stunts from the show and you will be asked to bet on the outcome of the stunt in terms of small plastic sushi pieces. But remember that you have to use only your chopsticks to fill the community bowl. So if you are not familiar with chopsticks you have to practice it because you have to be quick. The person who wins all the sushi is the winner.

The interesting nature of the game is that all the stunts are bizarre and you cannot apply logic to predict their outcome. When I played Tako-gotchi the fun was boundless and it made me go crazy for a while. My whole family enjoyed playing Banzai and we realized the bond between us thanks to Banzai. ScreenLife Games have developed this wacky game and it is available for purchase online. For more details you can check out Tako's Myspace page. You can download wallpapers and other goodies from the Banzai website.

Subramaniapuram Film Review

Watching this movie yesterday one scene that is still lingering in my heart is when the hero Jai dies being betrayed by his own lover. The execution of the scene is fabulous and brings a sorrowful shock in the face of the audience. The movie is about the life of 5 friends who lived in harmony but fate writes a cruel story on them. Two friends Azhagar(Jai) and Paraman(Sasi) are jobless, reckless and fearless setting the streets of Madurai on fire. The film starts with a mysterious murder in 2008 and immediately shifts to 1980 in Madurai. Azhagar and Thulasi(Swathi) fall in love with each other but Thulasi's Uncle and Father utilize the innocence of Azhagar and Paraman for their own political gains. They end up behind the bars in jail for performing a murder but there is no one to save them. A co-prisoner helps them to get bail but later wants them to reciprocate by another murder. This leads to a series of murders and they swear to avenge the heroine's family for their plight. Unfortunately Thulasi falls prey to the sly words of his uncle and betrays her own lover who gets murdered. Paraman avenges for his friend's murder by stabbing Thulasi's uncle and owes to kill her entire family. But sadly he also gets assassinated due to a disloyal act by Kasi(Ganja Karuppu) who is one among the 5 friends. He too gets his punishment in the climax.

The eighties is only used as a crowd puller and only glimpses of real components of the eighties are good otherwise it is very flat. The music is very good though not outstanding but it fuses well with the movie. The hero Jai's speech doesn't seem like the real Madurai slang. The movie fails to rise above a certain level but certainly gives a different flavor and color than the usual banal tamil movies. I would rate this movie 3.4 out of 5 on a high scoring day.

Flirt your way to glory

Flirting is a part of life for people who take everything light-heartedly but it doesn't go well with some people who are very sensitive. So why not try out your flirting skills online in the cyber world with real people. Ultimate Flirting Championship is the place to be to let your hair down and win the Victory Hair. My favorite Hollywood movie has always been TROY and the most memorable dialogue in the movie is " Gods envy us ". Similarly you can use the most memorable lines of Hollywood movies to impress your opposite gender and also the Judge. Who knows that person may be the one for whom you had waited lifelong. Extreme Style by VO5 has created this game for everyone in this universe to enjoy and have fun. I enjoy playing this game and you too join the flirting championship now and earn your victory hair today. No hearts were broken in the making of this game...!

The Complete Multimedia Converter Software

Today multimedia files come in different formats and sometimes it is very confusing to make a decision. Many of us prefer to watch videos and hear music only in our favorite formats. Some times compatibility issues can hinder audio and video formats. Therefore it is always good to keep a converter software with us to listen to our audio and video files in our preferred format. But often we will get converters specific for two different formats only which is not satisfactory. Blaze Media Pro have developed a powerful all-in-one audio and video converter software which can do conversion, ripping, editing, recording, burning, playback and much more operations in an instant. You can also edit your videos and play with the audio and images fusing them with the videos. The AVI converter is very much user-friendly and faster than any other software in the market. The software has many more exciting features to explore and you just can't afford to miss it.

Cricket Cup game in Nokia

I bought a Nokia 1650 model six months ago for my mother. She is finding it difficult to handle mobile phone so I bought her this cheap model phones with less features. During my leisure time I used to try out the games available in that phone. It had three games namely Beach Rally, Cricket Cup and the Snake Xenzia. Being a cricket fanatic I developed some interest in the cricket cup game. I also play Cricket 2008 by EA Sports in my computer and now I'm an expert in that. But this little game in the mobile phone is bothering me for quite some time now. I always play any game in the hard level except for the first few days. This cricket cup game is only about batting and I play only Test matches in the hard level only. Surprisingly I have never won a game yet. The system always scores in the range of 50-120 runs in any innings. But I have never managed to score more than 100 runs in an innings. I never get my timing right and most of my shots end up being caught. Whenever a ball is directed towards the stumps there is 90% probability that I get bowled. It is very frustrating to get all out for a paltry score everytime. Only a few times I have come closer to the target. There is some knack in playing any game and I have just not learned it here. But I think I'll learn with time and overcome the challenge soon. I'm not going to let this bug me for long.

Relief for Childhood Eczema

Eczema is a kind of dermatitis that is characterized by rashes, swelling itching, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding on the skin. Eczema can be controlled by taking proper care of our skin and periodic medications. Childhood Eczema needs early attention and diagnosis to protect the tender skin of children. A child's skin is very soft and we should be very careful before selecting a skin care product. Some products can be allergic and many of them are not custom made for infants. If precautions and medications are followed from early childhood the kid will not have problems in the future. I have a very close friend of mine who is suffering from eczema for a long time. His skin is very much sensitive to irritants and other allergens but he has managed to keep it under control by following the prescribed routines.

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Breakthrough in Leukaemia research

The Australian scientists reported that they have made a significant discovery in the study of Leukaemia. Leukaemia is a type of cancer marked by abnormal increase of white blood cells or leukocytes. The leukocytes are part of our immune system and they are derived from the bone marrow. The researchers have worked on the internal structure of leukocytes and developed a 3D model of a protein receptor in leukocytes. Cancer is the outcome of abrupt changes in human cells termed as mutation. Leukaemia is believed to be caused by the malfunctioning of the protein receptor in WBCs. This receptor interacts with a hormone in the blood called as GM-CSF. So when the receptor misbehaves it results in uncontrolled proliferation of cell which is basically called as cancer. The new 3D model gives the complete perspective to scientists to work on the structure and possibly develop drugs or therapies to combat the disease. Today chemotherapy is the tool used against Leukaemia which destroys some useful normal cells along with the cancerous cells. Now that the causal model is in hand scientists can now aim for therapies specific for abnormal cells alone. The breakthrough also owes to improve treatment mechanisms for other diseases like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

Voice Authentication

In India whenever you call a bank or a credit card company from your mobile phone an interactive voice response (IVR) system will shower you with a pool of questions for validation of your identity. It takes a lot of time and it is very frustrating to go through the process everytime. Now the banks are willing to take the step forward by introducing the Voice Authentication system in the near future. The system is under the final stages of testing and is expected to hit the market soon. A US based company Nuance Communications and a Chennai based company LatticeBridge Infotech have come together on this project.

In this new system the user will be asked to speak out his identification number once and also to repeat a sample sentence three times. The system will analyze your voice and conclude whether you are the authentic person before providing access to you. The company claims that the system is analogous to thumb impression matching and iris recognition systems in terms of accuracy. Even if there is some problem with your voice when you have a sore throat the system will revert back to the traditional IVR way of authentication. The system will also take into consideration the normal aging process in humans by adapting itself provided you check in atleast once a year. It also has the capability to recognize and adjust to the regional slang of the people in India. The system is also believed to be inherited by DTH and Digital Cable TV companies for managing pay-per-view requests from subscribers.

Unique review about Slimquick Diet Pill

Today there is an overwhelming demand for fat burning machines and weight loss diet pills. Aerobics alone doesn't reduce the size of your belly and you start cutting down on your meals to maintain your shape. A better idea would be to make use of diet pills to expel all the excess fat out of your body. But a good diet pill will not only keep you slender but also slow down the aging process. You need to be absolutely sure about the brand before you can opt for a particular diet pill. slimquick is a company traditionally working on female weight loss products and they have come up with a diet pill product for modern day women. A third party review about the product will be very helpful to the customers to know about the pros and cons of the tablet. has done that for you and you can check out their clean review on slimquick. They have also reviewed the other products from slimquick and many more chief diet pill brands in the world. You should listen to what they say before buying the slimquick. We should be aware of what we are eating and whether it is conducive for our body.

My ill phone

I bought my Nokia 6600 3years ago and it was a dazzling beauty then. The phone had every feature in it and even today it lacks only the navigational feature that isolates it from other high end phones. After all these years of working relentless for me and also taking in all the physical forces the phone has lost its energy. I couldn't open the gallery and access my images, videos or sound files. Fortunately I can send sms and make calls to others from my phone. All other features have broken down. I'm still skeptical whether it is a hardware problem or a software problem. I don't know whether I will get over this problem by updating the software but I'm not willing to throw it away. Instead I'm thinking about buying a new phone maybe 3G enabled and also get my 6600 overhauled from Nokia. Every mobile phone loses its sheen after a period of about 6months and we start to behave differently with our phone. But I still remember how helpful my phone was and it had always been a good friend to me. Now it looks messy and impotent but still has life in it. Maybe that is how I will look in my old age too. Anyway I'm going to get it repaired and as they say there is always hope for future.

Cars with Crash control

Automobile giant Nissan are working on a system that will push against the manual force to accelerate the car. They have also developed a crash-free prototype that makes use of sensors to detect nearby vehicles and objects. The sensors embedded along the perimeter of the car immediately detect a crash situation and bring the vehicle to a halt by activating the brakes and also turn on an alarm in the process. The loop back technology will prevent the cars from swerving off its lane and always maintain a safe margin of distance with the car moving infront of our car. The technology is expected to bring down the number of accidents to almost half by the year 2015. The "eco-pedal" system senses the speed at which pressure is applied on the pedal by the driver and if it detects a sudden increase in velocity the gas pedal automatically pushes upward to alert the driver exactly what he was doing. Nissan have promised that all their future cars will be fuel efficient by 5-10% than the previous models. The system also watches over the rate of acceleration and the amount of fuel combustion reporting it to the driver via a special meter on the dashboard.

The best Halloween Costume store online

Halloween has emerged as a global festival and there is no limit to the fun and excitement the festival offers. No matter whatever you do or wherever you live this is one day to let your hair down and enjoy yourself. Bonfires, ghost tours and costume parties will just vibrate every nerve in your body. Don't forget to carve out a Jack-o'-lantern for yourself. Preparing for Halloween itself is ecstatic and you need to adorn the best Halloween Costumes on that day. The costumes should depict your mood and inspire others as well. I found costumecauldron on the web with a plethora of bubbly costumes.

You need to learn about the Halloween costume history to make the perfect selection to match your spirit. Your halloween costume should be distinct and glamorous to relish every moment of Halloween. Costumecauldron has a wide range of collection for kids as well as adults. I found two costumes very interesting. The Army Of Darkness Sheila Dress was very haunting and I like the design and flavor. It will scare the hell out of anyone and test even the daring guys.

In the kids section the Big Bird Vest costume made me laugh continuously for a long time thinking about it. It is very cute and funny at the same time. The little ones will love such a beautiful costume. The adults who wish to add a little zing to your looks can go for sexy halloween costumes. Everyone wants to be noticed and a hot fuming costume could just do the trick for you.

Costumecauldron provides has an extensive gallery for costume accessories like wigs, gloves, glasses, wings, jewelry etc. The costume has to be accompanied by the apt accessories and a matching add-on component for a flawless evening. It is always safe to order costumes from the best store and get it delivered on time. Costumecauldron is the best place for halloween costumes and enjoy the festival happily.

How to Password protect your Word files

I'm writing this post for those who doesn't know about this facility in MS-WORD. Word files often contain confidential information and they should be kept secure. Some of us will store personal information in a Word file and we may not want others to intrude in our privacy. But despite this option provided by Word I have seen files with no password protection in my school, college and many offices.

To password protect your word file first select

File -> Save as ->

Then in the pop-up window select the Tools menu. From the dropdown list select security options.

Tools -> Security Options

Now you will find the different options to password protect your word files. You will be asked to enter two types of passwords. One for opening your document and another password to give access to the user to make changes to the document. You can also chose your Word files to be read-only by checking the small box available. There are advanced options available to select the encryption method or algorithm you need and also the preferable encryption key size necessary for you. This password protection utility is available for spreadsheets as well as powerpoint presentations. One drawback I found while using this function is that it is possible to delete the Word file even if it is password protected. So some mischievous guys may delete it if they are frustrated unable to open it. So you may think about back-up for your most important files elsewhere.


While Information Technology is growing on one side Nanotechnology has also joined the party developing numerous marketable products. Nanotechnology involves operating on matter in the atomic and molecular scale to develop better products. Nano-foods are the latest addition to the world of nano-products which have triggered many speculations. People working on nanotechnology say that they can improve the flavour and nutritional value of food. These modified products have created doubts in the minds of consumers. Parents are not willing to feed their children with genetically engineered or cloned food items. In America nearly 69% of people have expressed their concern regarding cloned meat. It is still not clear in the nano world about how these nano-products will behave under different conditions. In US consumer advocates are demanding the companies to put a nano tag on the edible nano-foods in the market. Nanotechnology is still in its early days and the risk factors are not lucid yet.

Nano-products that have reached the market include lightweight tennis rackets and bicycles, nanoceuticals, nanotea and many more modified versions of products. People should be made aware of what they are consuming and at the same time the technology must be allowed to advance.

Taste of Martian water

As we all know water is supposed to be the elixir of life on earth and the NASA scientists have confirmed the presence of real water in Mars. The lead Scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer instrument on Phoenix averred that we have water on Mars. For the first time ever the water has been touched and tasted. The Mars Odyssey orbiter had earlier detected water ice during its observations but it failed to find any real water. NASA is planning to extend the mission by spending an additional $2 million. The Phoenix landed in May on Mars over an ice sheet and a robotic arm was used to dig in to it. The arm presented a soil sample from which water was identified initially. They are planning to dig at two more places forming trenches hailed as "cupboard" and "neverland". Now that water has been discovered the next step would be the search for life on Mars. The search will continue to find an inhabited region on Mars if at all one exists. The Martian soil was more alkaline integrating several minerals and other elements. The water also tasted good.

Green is gone

Fifteen years before I came to T.Nagar after shifting from my house in Triplicane. Life has changed a lot along with the topography. My street had several trees and small plants all along the way. I used to play in a little ground opposite to my flat when I was a kid. There were many vacant lands with trees and green vegetation. Just gazing out from my balcony was a pleasant experience and lots of coconut trees were alluring to the sight. I also had a few plants grown on pots in my veranda. Today not a tinge of green is visible. Every little piece of land has buildings constructed over it. The playground was turned in to an apartment. The coconut trees have vanished without a trace and all the roadside plants have become extinct. We don't breathe healthy air anymore and there is no chance of the air getting pure again. All little kids in my street stay indoors all day with no place for them to play and enjoy. There are buildings everywhere with the ground barely visible. City life is nothing more than disgraceful.

Compact cars for the future

Indian small car market is growing rapidly and every company in the reckoning is investing on compact cars. Some companies are offering cars at striking discount to clear out the stocks. The new small cars will incorporate several new features like GPS navigation, ABS, airbags and automatic drive systems. The small cars will occupy less space on the roads compatible for a country like India which is just lackadaisical about developing the infrastructure. With Tata's Nano expected to hit the markets soon the competitors are gearing up for the race. Hyundai is all set to roll out its new model i20 after the success of i10 which is the car of the year. Maruti Suzuki have two models in the making namely A-star and Splash to hit the markets soon. Fiat is resting its hopes on the Grande Punto to capture the Indian markets. Honda will roll out its Jazz next year. Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen are also working on their own models to fortify their markets in India. A brand new Tata Indica is also awaited.

All these cars are estimated to be priced in the Rs3-5lakh zone barring the 1lakh Nano. They will sport engines below 1200cc in petrol models and below 1500cc in diesel models. With the competition heating up the customers can adopt the wait and watch strategy before buying a new sedan.

The best Country Music Portal

Country music is always like honey pouring in to your ears. Country music fans all over the world can now enjoy the best music online at The brand new website is a one stop place to find the latest albums, lyrics and news about country music. You can watch online streaming videos of all artists and also get the lyrics of all the songs. Country Music Lyrics are very close to the heart and soothing to listen. After a hectic work experience in the office all that you need to pacify yourself is a track from any country music performer. The lyrics are touching that it will pull even a person who hasn't heard country music before towards it. You will get to know about the latest gossips and Country Music News from this website dedicated for country music lovers across the globe. Country music forums give you an opportunity to discuss about the lyrics or artists with other music enthusiasts. The top 10 songs are listed for the users to make sure that they hear the best first.

My Computer

Everyday when I sit before my computer I have to be careful not to touch the monitor or any other part of the computer that is not insulated. The earthing in my house is not proper I guess and every electronic instrument in my home is in danger. Actually I'm using a spike buster and I thought it will compensate for the improper earthing. But it is of no use and the problem still persists. Anyone who dares to touch my computer will get severely injured. While sitting in front of my computer I always make sure that my feet are not touching the ground. This helps me nullify the shock effect. My friends have warned me that my PC will get spoilt. They were right, just a few weeks before I got my mother board replaced which cost me nearly Rs.9000. Now they say even my hard disk is in danger if I don't take any action soon. Being an electronic student I know about the hazards of poor earthing. I don't want another fault to occur in my PC. I'm going to call an electrician today.

The Cisco Learning Network

We live in the Telecommunications era and Networking has made it possible to shrink the world in to a global village. The IT industry has developed by leaps and bounds over the past decade and now the industry is all set to launch itself in every other industry exploring new domains and reaching a new high. Investing in the IT sector is the safest option in the market today. If you dig deeper you will learn that the internet and networking professionals form the backbone of the IT industry. These people work behind the screen to ensure that the IT people work efficiently.

To become a network engineer and earn big you need to get Cisco certification. Cisco certification is the key for a long-lasting career. A wide range of courses are available ranging from entry level to expert and specialist level. The high quality training programs will improve your skills and help you find the best jobs. The Cisco Learning Network is a social network which will guide you to become a better IT professional. By joining the community you will be provided with study materials, guides, articles and even games to make you move ahead in the technology race. The blog posts will keep you updated about the latest developments in networking and career opportunities. You can discuss your queries with other members online. Being an IT professional myself I know that the industry has the capability to sustain growth for a long time. New job opportunities are opening up everyday and the demand for certified professionals is growing rapidly. Many of my friends have already finished their CCNA course and are now employed in reputed companies. Cisco training is the best in the world and you have to make the best use of it. Cisco is the leading brand in the world of networking and stay connected by joining the Cisco Learning Network.

Missile Shield for India

After years of research and development it is now time to intercept missiles from the enemies. The two-tier missile shield will insulate Delhi from a possible terror strike. The scientists are working on the final phase of the project will soon be put to test under different conditions. The missile shield is made of two layers. The Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) will intercept an incoming missile at a height of 85Km and in case it misses the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) will encounter the missile at 35Km above the ground. The intercepting missile will travel at a velocity of 1.7KMps and the scientists are working on a 3-5KMps model. If the test is successful it will be integrated with the air defence grid for operation in other volatile cities in India like Mumbai, Chennai etc. The technology has already been mastered by all the developed nations in the world and India will be the latest addition. The tests are scheduled for September 2008 and lets keep our fingers crossed.

An interview myth

I'm a person who got selected in my first interview for a software company. I studied in a reputed college and understandably got my placement via campus interview. Though I haven't attended many interview sessions in my life I have heard numerous interview experiences from my friends. One thing that has puzzled me regarding interviews is that people often says that there selection panels and rejection panels in an interview conducted by any company. This is a fact that even I have come across during my won interviews but my mind has always refused to believe it. I had my interview for nearly 40 minutes and got selected by a company in the end. But some of my friends had an interview session that lasted only for 5 minutes and came out successfully. They were asked only basic questions and they told me that every guy who attended interview with a particular HR got selected. Some of my friends who didn't get selected complained that all the persons interviewed by a particular HR were rejected. So they believed that the two types of panels existed in reality. I have to admit the fact that some of my seniors who were already placed warned me about this concept before my interview.

Fortunately I got my placement and many of my friends also got placed in other companies in the ensuing months. But the mystery remains to be solved. I believe an interview is a test of character and we should never get pulled down by these myths.

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Facebook faces a shank controversy

Facebook, one of the leading social networking sites is being made culpable for spreading violence among children. One of the applications in facebook called as Superpoke allows users to virtually stab each other with a dagger like tool. Reacting to the controversy facebook has removed the element from its website. People campaigning against the use of knife online believe that this will send out the wrong message to children. Violent activities using knives are increasing among the youngsters according to reports. Therefore the kids should be driven away from these situations. The Superpoke application was created by and it allows users to send hugs, kisses, winks, cakes etc to other facebook users. A shank icon in the application could be used to stab each other. People are blaming facebook for being so irresponsible and demand severe actions by the authorities. Facebook is a wonderful platform for people to interact and redeem themselves. Controversies like this won't please the purist.

Get the best savings account for you

Today inflation is the main problem affecting our daily life. The rising crude oil prices and the hike in interest rates have forced us to think differently and redesign our fiscal strategies. We tend to extract more from our savings than before to balance our demands and expenses.

Opening a savings account in a bank that offers you the best interest rates is the most logical and judicious decision to take at this point of time. Finding the most conducive bank for your savings account is very easy with The website is doing the harder part of finding the best banks for you. The rates of checking accounts, savings accounts and certificate of deposit (CD) accounts of all the banks in US are monitored constantly by The banks are ranked according to their annual percentage yield (APY) to let the user make his choice. All the necessary information about the bank is given for your reference. You can analyze the performance of the banks by looking at the graphs provided. All the details are updated daily with the latest statistics. Reviews from current and former account holders will vividly portray the quality of service provided by a bank and its benefits. The savings accounts are safer way to invest and takes you closer to the banks.

Border Security on ABC

I live in India and I like this program called Border Security telecast on Australia Network at 6.30PM IST. The weekly television program gives an insight in to the immigration procedures adopted by leading airports in Australia. After watching the program for nearly two months now I find even the most educated people getting stuck with the customs officials. Most of them are oblivious about the rules to be followed while traveling abroad. Watching this program will educate people about the do's and don'ts while taking a trip down under. There are several guidelines to be followed and people often find themselves stupid for not having read the rules before embarking. The program also shows light on illegal drug peddlers using every trick in the trade to deceive the authorities. The astute authorities use technology and their sixth sense to identify the culprits. Most of us don't know exactly what it takes to get clearance from the customs. There is no point in traveling without knowing the rules. So watching this program regularly will make you realize your mistakes the next time you travel to a foreign country. The program is not just a part of your learning process but it is also exciting and thrilling to watch.

India will eradicate Polio by 2009

India is planning to eradicate Polio disease by 2009. The Government originally planned to eradicate the disease by 2000 but the number of Polio cases have shown a slight increase over last few years. The government is confident of annihilating this cruel disease from the country. Polio Myelitis is an acute viral disease that commonly affects children between 3 months and 5 years of age. The disease causes inflammation of the spinal cord affecting the central nervous system. The Polio Eradication Programme in India is working to spread awareness about the disease all over India. The disease can be prevented by a trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to the infants. A global initiative to eradicate polio by WHO, UNICEF and Rotary Foundation began in 1988. Today Polio is eradicated from America, Europe, Australia and China but the disease still persists in India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Education and awareness will put an end to Polio in India. We all hope for a polio free India in 2009.

Comedy climate now in Chennai

I'm writing this post more out of madness rather than frustration or anything else. The reason is that I cannot understand the climate here. When I put on the fan in my house I feel very cold and very uncomfortable. But when I switch it off it starts sweating all over my body. It is an eerie feeling and very hard to convince myself. This is just the intermediate season between summer and the monsoon season. After suffering from the scorching summer over the past couple of months we are awaiting the monsoons here. To be honest we are awaiting the cyclones since Chennai gets most of its rain from cyclonic storms. Now we get occasional drizzles and dark clouds but not essentially rainfall. I'm also confused about my costume at home. Wearing a shirt increases sweating and removing it makes me quiver. I'm also catching cold frequently because of this type of oscillating climatic condtions. I'm also bewildered at times whether to carry an umbrella when I go out since there is always a cloud cover in the sky. The water in my well is also going dry day by day and I wish the rain Gods show some mercy for us here in Chennai.

Biofuel for cars

INEOS, the world's third largest chemical company claims that it has patented a method to produce bioethanol from municipal solid waste, agricultural left overs and commercial organic wastes. The company will be ready to market the biofuel by 2010. But the bioethanol should be mixed with a normal fuel before filling it in your car. This will help reduce your fuel bills which are now soaring high. The company has said that it will require 1 tonne of dry waste to produce 400 litres of bioethanol. The process involves heating the waste materials and generate gases which will be acted upon by bacterias to produce bioethanol that can be refined to produce fuel. The product is the brainchild of research for nearly 20years. The researchers have been working on this project since 2003 in a pilot plant by testing several waste materials. The fuel is believed to have better efficiency than other methods of producing biofuel. We cannot depend on fossil fuels for a long time and the resources are limited. Its high time that we realize the situation and plan for our future energy demands. There is also a overwhelming need to find methods to treat the daily wastes. By using technology the wastes could converted in to useful fuel.

Alzheimer's disease hope

A recent study reported in the journal BMC Neurology hints that a drug is capable of restoring speech ability in Alzheimer's patients. But experts have warned that it requires further testing in various other laboratories before we drawing up any conclusions. They are also concerned that these early results may raise premature hopes in patients and their families. The study conducted on 12 patients who showed improved language recall shortly after treating them with Enbrel or Etanercept, an anti-inflammatory drug. Patients showed verbal effects within few minutes of the first dose. Dr.Tobinik had invented this method which involves injecting the medicine in to the neck. He is charging between 10000-40000$ per patient for the treatment.

The Alzheimer's Association is concerned about the effectiveness of the treatment and has demanded for further studies. But Dr.Tobinik is upbeat about his invention and reports that patients show significant improvement. He said that the drug by working in the brain will block an excess of TNF which affects the communication. Dr.Scott Turner wants this drug to be tested under rigorous conditions. Whatever it may be let us pray that the disease will get a cure soon.

Power cut in Chennai

For the first time in history Chennai will have power being cut off for an hour from Monday. Tamilnadu Electricity Minister ARCOT VEERASAMY announced today that there is a shortage of power of nearly 1000MW and immediate action is necessary. By halting power supply for one hour in Chennai and for two hours in other major corporations a saving of nearly 300MW of power could be achieved. Also all the major industries will be granted one day leave in a week which will further reduce power consumption. To the people of Tamilnadu who were grieving under the undeclared power cuts over the last few months this present announcement will worsen their plight. The scarcity of power is attributed to lack of supply from the Hydel units of Tamilnadu. Water resources have gone dry and people are awaiting the monsoon. The Government has made this decision after consulting with the major industrialists in the state. It remains to be seen what impact it will have on the lifestyle of people in Chennai. Stung by inflation and the hike in fuel prices the power cut announcement couldn't have come at a better time. Lets hope that our miseries will atleast end here and the monsoons arrive sooner to save us.

Blu-ray blues

Many believe that Sony's Blu-ray has defeated Toshiba's HD-DVDs. Since Time Warner announced that it will not release its films in HD-DVD format blu-ray discs are on top. Blue lasers are thinner than conventional red lasers which means smaller writing area on the disc and more information storage or high package density. The customers are in a fix. First they bought movies on VHS tapes, then came CDs, now DVDs and maybe HD-DVDs or Blu-ray in the future. How can I have the same movie in different formats. While the battle between HD-DVDs and Blu-ray continues another phenomenon that can have an impact is online movie rental and downloads. Apple and Netflix already fighting it out with downloading movies online. The other important factor affecting this is movies available streaming online. You can just sit and watch a whole new movie without downloading and sometimes even without paying. Streaming videos are of poor quality but people don't mind. All these developments will be exciting to see who wins in the next few years.

Chennai Airport

Last Sunday I went to Chennai Airport to fetch my friend who was returning from Malaysia. He told me that his flight would arrive in Chennai by 10.30AM. I reached the airport by 10AM and glancing at the flight information board I found that his flight has been delayed. The flight is expected only by 11.40AM. I felt bad and had to sit there on the chairs outside. My friend told me that if you have to go inside you must get a Pass which costs Rs.50 or 60 which I'm not sure. So I waited patiently till 11.40AM and the flight arrived at last. But my miseries continued my friend was still not coming outside. I had to wait nearly an hour before I saw his face. We embraced each other and he breathed a sigh of relief. He told me that Indian Airlines and Air India flights always get delayed. The foreign flights arrive on time most of the time. He also told me that the Chennai Airport standards are not up to world standards and that it needs a face lift. We thought of taking a Taxi but changed our minds and entered the local AC bus and reached home. Prepaid taxi and car rental services are available at the airport.


Yesterday I went for the movie Dasavatharam at Satyam Cinemas and yes the film was very good. Kamalahasan deserves a salute for his hardwork and perseverance. The first twenty minutes of the film is fabulous and meets the standards of a high quality Hollywood movie. I feel Tamil Cinema is badly in need of a good historical film with a huge budget. The story starts with a look back at the 12th century in Tamil culture and the rest of the story travels from US to India. All the ten characters are handled exceptionally well although I'm not so impressed by the appearances of a couple of characters. My favorite character in the movie is that of Vincent Poovaragan who gives his own life in the process of saving his foe's children. Rangarajan Nambi sizzles in his role. The character Balram Naidu is a master piece and makes you forget your sorrows. The Sardarji Avtar Singh is another beautifully crafted role and the Villain role Fletcher is really rocking. Asin has played her part perfectly. Tsunami is used as the antidote for the virus in the climax which is nothing more than fiction. The film is the best proof that we can make Hollywood quality movies here in Kollywood.

Kuselan facts

Tamil cinema has reached a pinnacle thanks to films like Sivaji and Dasavatharam. Now its time for Kuselan to break the records. The superstar is optimistic about the film and the initial statistics are stunning. The Theatre rights alone have fetched Rs.63 crores and the total revenue for the first phase of sales have crossed Rs.100 crores. All this because one magical name Rajinikanth. In an era where new films face several hurdles like pirated DVDs and internet downloading Kuselan's audio rights have been sold for over Rs.2.5 crores which is incredible. Rajini has infinite fans across the globe and no wonder his films are highly successful. The film Sivaji is a landmark in Tamil cine industry in terms of profit but Dasavatharam has broken it. Now its rajini's turn to give a friendly reply to Kamalahasan through Kuselan. Kuselan has broken the record set by Sivaji and Dasavatharam for the number of prints for the film. Kuselan has 1200 prints under process beating 800 prints for sivaji and 1000 for Dasavatharam. The film will be released worldwide and in more than 200 theatres here in Tamilnadu. It is the remake of a malayalam film and Pasupathi is the hero of the movie.

Get rid of your spectacles

Science and technology have changed our day to day life. Their penetration into our daily life has changed the way we go about our routine errands. But they have also introduced mankind to new diseases because of radiation hazards, pollution, global warming and many more adverse effects. But science has also the solution for these effects.

Human eyes are the most beautiful things in our body and modern lifestyle has forced many people to don the spectacles. The branch of ophthalmology has grown considerably over the last two decades and no promises a spectacle free life. These days people have switched to the contact lenses mode which may perhaps be a bit irritating and tearful for the first few days of wearing them. Now the technology has improved and you can get your normal authentic vision restored in a matter of minutes.

The new Laser technology owes freedom from spectacles. A laser called LASIK is capable of correcting refractive errors like Myopia, Hypermetropia and Astigmatism. The Intralase fires a tiny rapid laser pulse to create a flap in the cornea. The doctor removes the flap and redesigns the cornea with the aid of Excimer laser. The flap is then replaced and it quickly adheres to the primary tissue. Patients have reported better quality of vision after undergoing this procedure. The whole process takes only about twenty minutes and you can get rid of your spectacles...

Yaradi Nee Mohini - Movie Review

The film is a bit slow in the beginning for the first twenty minutes or so and then gathers momentum due to excellent performances by Dhanush, Nayanthara, Raghuvaran, Karthick and Saranya Mohan. The film starts with Dhanush in search for a job facing all sorts of questions in his interviews and finally getting placed in a company where Nayanthara is his project leader.Raghuvaran plays the role of a usual middle class father in his own beautiful way. The film takes a huge turn when Raghuvaran dies the next day after he was insulted by Nayanthara.Dhanush was left stranded and his friend Karthick comes to his rescue by inviting him to his native place for his marriage. A disaster awaits Dhanush when he comes to know that Nayanthara is the fiancee of Karthick.

The cute Saranya Mohan who has been casted as the sister of Nayanthara is full of vigor and slowly a love triangle forms between Dhanush and the sisters. Saranya's character is handled exceptionally well. She is portrayed as an adolescent girl madly in love but later was made to realise that its too early to seek a guy in life by Dhanush himself. But the downside is that the director has just forgot to decide the fate of Karthick. The climax is a bit too lengthy and should have been crisper. The film deserved a clean and clear climax.

Sensors to aid in heart ailments

Doctors can have a few advantages in treating heart patients but installing a sensor that monitors the performance characteristics of the heart. The sensors can improve the quality of life and helps the patients to manage the disease themselves more efficiently. A patient who has undergone a heart surgery needs monitoring under hospital circumstances but sensors can do the job with the patient at home. The sensor will help the doctors to accurately predict the timing of an operation to be performed on a person with chronic heart disorder by providing information continuously. The number of heart failure cases is going up day by day and these sensors will have a major impact in reducing the rate of failures and estimating future health problems.

The sensor made up of semiconductor materials vibrates at a rate proportional to the pressure inside the heart. These vibrations are converted into radio pulses by a detector and measured in a reader. A patient can see his own readings at home on the reader. Several doctors have welcomed this pressure sensor technology. The device may not be a cure but certainly a step ahead in treating heart patients. Atleast it prevents the nostalgia of hospitals...!

Spanish fonts like never before

Here is a website that offers you a huge collection of spanish true type fonts which can be downloaded for free from the webmasters. HBZ is one of the most famous websites of spanish community and has several popular sections. A new service called true type fonts lets you download spanish fuentes for free. The database has more than 31k fonts which is much greater than the fonts offered by other websites. You have the option to preview every font in different styles and in any color you like. The styles are very good and instructions are given about the fonts. The service is completely user friendly and technically good. The service is essentially a spanish service but any user can easily download it from the website. One thing that impressed me is the enormous amount of fonts available and the appearance of them. All the colors are available for the fonts and you can choose the best for your use.

Another highly useful feature provided by the website is the list of proxys which are updated daily. The table provides a list of proxys with the IP address, port number and the country name. You can trust this website to provide you with the best possible spanish fuentes.

Blackberry users demand extra pay

Blackberry which seemed to be a boon for business and offices but it has turned out to be a headache for the companies. The phone lets you connect to your job and office from anywhere in the world but this has prompted the employees to demand extra pay since they have been working outside office hours. Especially the employees of television networks and news agencies are in the fore front since they type in to update the latest information on the issues they have been working with. The workers of ABC news have reached an agreement with the management regarding their extra salary for their time spend out of office. The company has accepted to pay them on specific situations.

Workers unions in America have submitted similar pleas to their respective companies. I think this is a healthy situation and the managements should consider the workers requests and decide upon a salary structure on mutual consent. There are legal issues to be addressed in this case and companies should maintain transparent policies in this issue. The other side of it is some mischievous employees misusing the privilege to their own benefits which could entail them for legal actions. Blackberry is a wonderful technology and should be channelized for better performance of a company.

India's first hybrid car

Honda has launched its brand new hybrid sedan in to the Indian market. The car works in dual mode on petrol as well as electric according to the situation. The car is more friendly to the environment and also consumes less fuel when compared with all other cars in the country. The downside is the pricing of the car which costs a whopping Rs 21.5 lakh which is twice the rate of a normal car.

Because of the high price the car will have less takers but the technology is the correct way to move forward with rising fuel prices and burning inflation. The Honda sedan owes 47 percent fuel efficiency and lesser emission rate. The car has a capacity of 1.3 litre engine supported by an electric motor. The peculiar aspect of this car is that it does not require external charging. The battery is automatically charged during braking or coasting through a technology called regenerative braking. The engine is turned off and the car runs in electric power at lower speeds like in a city traffic and shifts to the petrol engine at higher speeds. During this period the charging takes place automatically. The product is costly at the moment but we must appreciate the fact that this could be the future technology.


If you would like to take a trip to Costa Rica then visit the Costa Rica leading directory. The website is a boon not only for people visiting the place on tour but also for people who would like to know about business opportunities there. You will find all the details in this website including lawyers, doctors, hotels, shops, schools, rentals, consultants etc.. By registering on this website you can send SMS Text Messages to anyone living in Costa Rica free of cost. All the text messages will be routed through the ICE network. Another free service offered by this site is free FAX sending to any person who resides in Costa Rica from anywhere in the world. The website has a built in currency converter that provides you with valuable information regarding Costa Rica's currency exchange rate. The Money Exchange service aids you in automatic conversion of the currency of Costa Rica to any other currency in the world. The website also has updated information on the buy and sell rates offered by the cashier according to the BCCR. The website is available in English as well as the native language. You can create a profile on this website and see offers pouring in. Whenever you think about Costa Rica this website will be the first one to come to your mind.

Depression can make you Diabetic

Type-2 diabetes is related closely to obesity and indolent lifestyle. A recent study has proved that depressed people are more likely to develop type-2 diabetes than others apart from the fact that diabetes can lead to depression. Both the conditions are interdependent and should be dealt with carefully.

The study made by American researchers has revealed that 42% of people with symptoms of depression have a greater risk of developing diabetes than the others who do not exhibit these symptoms. Another interesting observation from the study was that as the symptoms increase the risk factor also increases. The fact that depression leads to diabetes is no longer a myth and there are scientific explanations for it. Doctors believe that depressed persons lead a lethargic lifestyle, eat more than others, do not exercise adequately or no exercise at all and more vulnerable to bad habits like smoking and drinking. This can lead to elevated levels of blood sugar because they burn less calories everyday. An alarming information is that depression can promote the level of stress hormones like cortisol which can influence blood sugar levels. There is no point in getting depressed for any reason considering the ill effects of it. Lets lead a happy life that will lead to a healthy life.

Design matters today

People all over the world are getting design conscious with their electronic gadgets these days. Lifestyle is changing and people are not willing to compromise in their looks and style. They need more glamorous as well as highly user friendly equipments are their disposal.

Every electronic manufacturer is looking at a compact and easy to interact design for their products. Things have changed from mouse, keyboard and stylus to touch screen, sensors and voice recognition. Apple's iphones lets you do magic with your fingers. The Microsoft Surface is a sliding genius. Nintendo gives you more freedom even in swinging a baseball bat. The new HTC Touch Diamond is an epitome of 3D experience. Mobile phone companies are constantly engaging themselves in design reviews according to changing demands. A company which makes devices more feasible and friendly to the user will succeed well than the others. Design seems to be the mantra for profit at this point of time. People are emotional with their gadgets and consider them as their companions. The interactions with the system are getting more human like and there is an invisible bond between the user and the device. Companies should keep this in mind as they prepare machines for the future.


Renal failure is a cruel disease in which the kidneys refuse to function properly. This could occur at any age. Patients with renal failure should undergo a kidney transplant surgery for longevity. Patients must perform dialysis inorder to survive until transplantation is done.

The kidneys act as the filter in our body by purifying the blood from metabolic wastes and toxins. The kidney is made up of a huge number of nephrons or uriniferous tubules which are the structural and functional blocks of the kidney. These perform the filtering process and any failure in filtering is fatal. Dialysis is the method by which blood is purified artificially in patients with renal failure. Dialysis is of two types namely hemodialysis ad peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis the impure blood is taken out from the body and cleansed in a machine and returned to the body. In peritoneal dialysis a solution is ran inside the body which acts as a semi-permeable membrane to purify the blood. Hemodialysis is economical and safer than peritoneal dialysis. Professionals who go to work in the day time can perform dialysis in the night. Many hospitals in the city are now providing this facility. Advanced technology called nocturnal dialysis in the western nations allows the persons to sleep while dialysis is in action. This technology is not yet feasible in India.

Not many takers for Biology group

The growth in IT industry has made an impact among school children also. There are very few students who have enrolled in the biology group for eleventh standard in the schools across Chennai. The number of students who take up biology has gone down remarkably in a span of just four years. Many believe IT is the future. Students can apply for B.E even if they had studied biology provided they have Maths also in their curriculum. But still they want to kick start their IT campaign right from school life itself. They are not willing to take any chances.

One of the major reasons for the decline of the popularity of biology group is that an engineering student gets placement during the pre-final year of his course with attractive salaries. Whereas in a medical student is not assured of a good job unless he takes up some specialization course by doing post graduate education. Even if a M.B.B.S student starts his own clinic it will take time to gain popularity and recognition from the people. Another reason for the demise of biology is the same old problem of unwilling students who fear drawing diagrams and doing dissections. This could well be a myth but there is no strong reason for them to take up biology. Having said all this biology is a traditional subject and spirited students can do well in any form of life. Lets hope that this only a seasonal slump and it will soon regain momentum.