Saturday, February 24, 2007

Format wars: Is sony the winner ?

Sony plans to begin marketing Blu-ray as the winner courtesy impressive sales data released from Nielsen Video Scan showing Blu-ray outselling HD-DVD by a 2:1 margin in January 2007.

But, actually the format war between the supporters of both the formats is showing no signs of ending.

No one is happy definitely not the HD buyers very few titles are still available on either of them. Consumers are not favouring the purchase of players of either flavour. As the media and the players remain expensive.
LG's release of Dual-format player during the CES(consumer electronics show) 2007 just comes as a shy of relief for the consumers in selecting a player.

In fact , some are waiting for HVD_Holographic Versatile Disc- entirely avoiding the upgrade to the blue laser and some feel the flash with its small size and ever-plunging prices, could kill of blue laser media.

China's answer to the high capacity blue laser formats the EVD(Enhanced versatile disc) is here. China started the development of the EVD in 1999 to avoid paying high royalties for DVD's. It works on red laser.
Is it going to kill the Blu-ray and the HD-DVD?
the answer is -no. It is very unlikely to be adopted else where except China, and also big compinies like Sony, Philips, Sun, Dell, HP, Pioneer ,TDK, and Apple supporting Blu-ray. While HD-DVD has the support of Toshiba, Microsoft,Intel.

In short the entire HD format thing seems to have gone awry with no clear winner in the battle and a winner isn't likely to emerge for some time which is just what it seems.

The warz history:
LG's dual format player:
The Blu-ray HD-DVD war:
More about EVD:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Job fair

Job mela
Sanjay on Tue Feb 20 at 5:02 pm Uhr
On 23 and 24 of feb, There would be a job mela in HITS. Many companies are expected to come!!!Kindly take advantage of the mela.

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Srishti 07

let me take the pleasure of inviting everyone to "SRISHTI 07 " -A National level technical fest. Here are the details about it.
I request everyone to kindly participate in the programme and make it a huge success.
As the HITS fraternity intends to make SRISHTI-07 the biggest cultural extravaganza.Hyderabad has ever dreamed of, we want your generous support in making this edition a grand success.
It forms a battle ground for students fraternity of engineering and degree of hyderabad and secundrabad. It offers a good platform to the students to showcase their inherent abilities.The magnanimity of this is aptly reflected through the fact that students from about 100 colleges would be converging at HITS announcing a turnout of a whopping 10000 students,given two days of the fest. A large crowd comprising enthusiastic and exuberant teenagers is expected.
Details of the fest regarding participation can be found in blog.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Can anyone get the desktop search right ?

I'm talking about search, a basic function . No one has got it right be it the in-built search Windows OS's search or third party applications like the Google or the MSN desktop searches.
Firstly the OS's search function sucks and wipes. It'll take ages to find.
Then there are the smarter downloadable search applications- both Google and MSN desktop searches do a bang-up job of finding stuff. The only rub is that they create humongous index files that eat up gigabytes of space on your hard disk and you still have to tall them where to look. Why can't a search tool simply assume that you want to find every document on your computer and leave it at that ?

I personally fell we deserve a much better search application don't you?

Is Vista's search better?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Is your PC ready for the Vista effect

A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least:

  • A modern processor (at least 800MHz¹).
  • 512 MB of system memory.
  • A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.

Windows Vista Premium Ready PCs:

Some Windows Vista Capable PCs have been designated Premium Ready. These PCs will provide an even better Windows Vista experience, including the Windows Aero user experience. Features available in specific premium editions of Windows Vista, such as the ability to watch and record live TV, may require additional hardware.
A Windows Vista Premium Ready PC includes at least:

  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor¹).
  • 1 GB of system memory.
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)², Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
  • 40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
  • DVD-ROM Drive³.
  • Audio output capability.
  • Internet access capability.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Vista is out but whose buyin it :

When the successor to the Windows XP throne was being touted, it promised heaven on earth--a pass to the Utopian kingdom of computing.

As i write this, obsessing over Windows Vista is the order of the day. Will it kill your PC ? How much better than XP is it, anyway? Will the Aero interface ever stop looking pretty? When it was launched , nobody expected its sales to turn out the way they did -- Vista surpassed Windows 2000's first-month sales, and came quite close to XP's.

Five years after Windows XP, the latest desktop OS from Microsoft promises better hardware support, security and a spruced up user interface. It also has steeper hardware requirements.

If you've been reading the news, you've no doubt read Microsoft's proud "Vista is the most secure Windows yet", and Symantec's sceptical "Yeah, right".Vista's focus on security cant's be argued, though-- from soliciting the US National Security Agency(NSA) for help, to the ridiculous number of features to protect you from the Bad Guys.

Where Vista scores:
Windows Vista offers enhancements in end-user productivity including the Aero interface; Windows Flip and Flip 3D. It also improves on the XP search function.
For people with intention to upgrade to Vista here's rundown of it's significant features or improvements:

Monday, February 12, 2007

Apple Might Sue Me

Now after posting Apple Inc might just sue me.

Ah, Apple.No company can ever compete with its brilliant product design,quality of service,or skills at harassing anyone with even a thought of crossing their path. The iphone was released at MacWorld 2007 and expectantly stunned the hoi polloi with its keypad-less design . Everyone wants one now,and while they wait for the sales of their iphone to sky rocket , Windows Mobile users could download a skin for their phones so they would look like iphones. No points for guessing that Apple threw a hissy-fit-- these were copyrighted icons and designs that were used without permission, and hence an infringement on their rights.

But here's the best part --not only did the Big Fruit run around demanding the skins be taken down , they even served legal notices to the bloggers who reported its existence!

The content of the message goes thus:

"It has come to our attention that u have posted a screenshot Apple's iphone and links that facilitate the installation of that screenshot on a pocketPC device.

"While we appreciate your interest in the iphone, the icons and screen shots displayed on your website are copyrighted by Apple.

"Apple therefore demands that you remove this screenshot from your website and refrain from facilitating t5he further dissemination of Apple's copyrighted material by removing the link to, where said icons and screen shots are being distributed."

It seems that new heights have been scaled in ridiculousness. Says Michael Arrington of popular blog TechCrunch." I think this is all complete nonsense.If Apple wants to go after the guy that made the Windows Mobile skin that looks like the iphone, fine. But to bully bloggers who are simply reporting on this is another matter."
And you thought you needed to buy an Apple product to experience their award-winning entertainment skills.

Finally, who knows -- the Apple's people might end at my blog and sue me for posting the screenshots of this copyrighted iphone.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

The apple's iphone revealed :: take good hard look at the iphone and the risk involved

The much anticipated Apple iphone is here.It was announced at the Macworld 2007 Apple computers Ultimate event(Oops!- they'er just Apple Inc now) by Steve Jobs.It is a nex-gen multimedia device.The Apple's people say that it is an "intelligent Internet communicator." It has some really cool features like the proximity sensor which deactivates the screen when the iphone is held near the ear to prevent accidental presses.The most striking is the phone's 3.5 inch touch screen with "Multi-touch input " which means the user can navigate via finger gestures over the display , the screen is capable of detecting multiple touch points rather than a single point of contact .This feature allows the phone to recognise gestures such as a pinching motion with the fingers to zoom in and out of an image .

It's so cool!There's no keypad,a multiple-touch screen,it reorients the screen depending on the way you are holding it,has Wi-Fi and did i mention how cool it looks? It also makes calls after all its the apple's version of the mobile phone-The Apple iphone.

Wikipedia links:

It has some standard features like Bluetooth ,and all the features of a smart phone.The camera on the phone is 2 MP.It is tauted to be a wide screen i-pod with a phone ,camera,browser. Its small form factor with very sophisticated touch screen and very slick user interface it is definitely a coolness indicator.The iphone syncs with iTunes and auto-syncs with the PC or a Mac as expected.


  • The iphone has no push buttons, requires no stylus-you just need fingers to tap on its multi-touch screen.
  • can use contacts like never before
  • Visual voicemail
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Quad-band GSM+EDGE
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0
  • Ignores unintended touches
  • Wide screen video
  • Built-in speaker
  • The iphone packs in all the features of the world's most-selling portable music player
  • A multitasking phone,this-read web-page while your mail gets downloaded in the background
  • With 11.6 mm or 0.46 width its as slim as it gets.
  • the iphone's inbuilt Ambient Light Sensor automatically adjusts the display's brightness in accordance with the ambient light.
  • Another sensor on its body detects the phone's proximity to your body.So if u bring it near your ear,the display automatically turns off.Intelligent ,huh?
  • Flip the phone, and the display adjusts itself to landscape or portrait. That's accelerometer sensor for you!
  • Google Maps on the iphone lets you view detailed maps, locate your destination, and even call up some commercial spots in the us.
  • Log on to a site, view it horizontally or in portrait mode,and just tap on your favourite section to zoom in on them.
  • Surf the web and use Google Earth for a view of all the pretty places
  • Type in your mails and text messages with a full QWERTY soft-touch keyboard.You can send and receive SMSes in multiple sessions-just like a web chart.
  • Yahoo! in an exclusive deal for iphone users will offer a new,free."push"IMAP email service.You can set it up by simply entering your existing yahoo! user name and password


    • Tech analysts are wondering, though,why the thing isn't 3G-enabled.
    • Incompatibility with third-party applications : it won't run just any application like your phones do today.
    • You can't change the battery(arguable).
    • The only accessory announced for the iphone as of now is the compact Bluetooth headset.
    • The screen isn't purely scratch-resistant.
    • It's Grossly overpriced.
    • Asia has to wait, Will be available in Asia next year.
    • It will hit US selves in June and is available only with Cingular today.
    • Lacks VoIP.


Apple once again proved its uncanny ability to develop products that seem revolutionary with the iphone , making it difficult for the competitors. Apple's design has always been about underlying simplicity of use,and the iphone ,seems to be no different.

Now, there's quite bit of risk involved in presenting this blog about the Apple iphone read on to know why?

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