Spock - People Search Engine

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 30, 2008 Leave a Comment


Spock is a new people search engine which I think has the ability to show the search results that you will never find anywhere. Spock helps you to find your friends and colleagues on the web. You can add and edit the information that Spock finds about you on the web. The format of searching peoples is different here. You can search peoples by email, tags, their hobbies or their location.

How Spock Works
Spock uses the combination of two very powerful forces that makes Spock - the best for people search. The first power force is that the technology Spock uses organizes the web content about people into easily understood search results. It searches almost every place on the internet for information like biography pages, social networks, news sites, blogs, directories and many more. The second is, the Spock community contributes information to help enhance the search experience. The Spock users can increase the relevance of information as they can add tags, pictures, and web links or simply vote on existing information.

Spock - Jaideep Singh

For Instance
If you want to know the Presidential candidates then it will list out all the pro-choice. Click the link. http://www.spock.com/q/pro-choice-presidential-candidate


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A 3,800 HP Jet Powered Motorcycle

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This is a 3,800 HP Jet Powered Motorcycle.

Something tells me this 3,800 HP jet-powered bike isn't the safest or most efficient way to get around town, but then again, you aren't going to fry a crosswalk's worth of schoolchildren to a crisp driving around a Plymouth Voyager. Oh, and the name of the guy who built this monster? Mad Ron Laycock. Ponder that while you hit the jump for another picture of this thing.


source: Gizmodo

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The Carbon Fibre Watch

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 26, 2008 Leave a Comment


The F1/Carbon GMT watch is constructed of carbon fibre, Swarovski crystal, rubber and metal. The designer of this watch John Pszeniczny want to give a turbo boost to the time.

This watch is inspired by the world of F1 race cars. Embedded with 18 identical rubies, this watch tell the time in everyone of the 18 cities on the 2008 F1 circuit. It has a built in stopwatch and laptimer too. [Yanko]

Related: NDrive G800: First GPS with Real Photography for Navigation

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Fat Shark Wireless RC Glasses Let You See Through your Car In First Person

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 24, 2008 Leave a Comment


Fat Shark Wireless RC glasses let you see and drive your RC car in first person view. Strap the glasses on your face and you'll be able to see through the actual head of the RC driver.

Video (of the ground model) after the jump.


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Optimus Maximus Keyboard Now for the (Expensive) Taking on ThinkGeek

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ThinkGeek is shipping Art Lebedev's Optimus Maximus keyboard at last. Price is $1,589.99. [ThinkGeek via Gizmodo]

Related: Microsoft launches Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 and 7000

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NDrive G800: First GPS with Real Photography for Navigation

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At last half of my wish about GPS systems comes true. NDrive's G800 is the very first GPS navigator which uses real photography to show you the best way to navigate, experiencing something never seen before. But people outside UK and Ireland still need to wait for this because the company has Ariel views of UK and Ireland only.

This GPS Navigator has some cool features like videos, photos, e-books, music, games, FM transmitter, a 4.3-inch screen and Bluetooth. It comes with 8GB memory.

Now I am waiting for the GPS which will show you the Real Live view of the City with your position.

[NDrive via Gizmodo]

Related: Google Earth 4.3 Available with a Whole New World

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Dell Introduced their Smallest, Greenest PC Yet

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 23, 2008 Leave a Comment


Michael Dell, the king of Dell, today introduced his company's smallest, greenest PC yet at FORTUNE Brainstorm: GREEN. This PC is 81% smaller than a mini tower and 70% less energy-consuming. It's also shipped in recycled and recyclable packaging.


Related: World's Lightest Cell Phone

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Earth Day: Top 10 Views of Earth by NASA

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To celebrate the beauty of our planet on Earth Day, NASA released ten most favorite photos taken by astronauts on the International Space Station.


An eruption from Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands

You can see all 10 views of Earth at ZDNet.com.

Related: Google Earth 4.3 Available with a Whole New World

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Apple like interface for Google Image Search

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 22, 2008 1 Comment


Everyone likes the Apple's interface for scrolling through albums visually with a scrollbar. You will find the same interface for scrolling through websites on SearchMe.


Now you can browse Google Images like scrolling through albums on Apple. An Austrian developer named Franz Enzenhofer has built his own interface to Google Image Search named CreativeSpace. This interface is built with Ajax. You can also set the safe search to on/off.


Related: Voyage - Get an experience of 3D RSS Reader online

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Its Good to Learn another Language

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 21, 2008 1 Comment

This is a commercial advertisement from a language school AVISTA. Language is a very essential part of our life ( or body?). Its always Good to Learn another Language.

Why to learn another language.

  • The main communication medium in our life is our Language.
  • As you can see in the above funny video, language can save your life. In my opinion just try to learn to shout "HELP" in as much as language's you can. Who knows when you need that word.
  • You can get knowledge more than your expectation by learning another language.
  • You can expand your business worldwide and understand one's culture.

If you are not satisfied with these reasons then you must see 10 good reasons why you should be learning a foreign language.

Related: How People Count Cash in Various Countries

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BreakTheVault: Solve Puzzles with Clues and Win Cash

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Many people stay online for hours playing contests, there are two types of peoples who play online contests. Firstly who those want to show/test their skills over the contest and Secondly who those want to Earn some money by testing their luck over the contest. For both the types of people I have a special site which pays to their players for solving their quizzes.

BreakTheVaultBreakTheVault.com is a online contest site which offers free online contest so peoples can take participate in and can win huge cash. You just have to register an account for free. Members have unlimited chances to attempt to solve the puzzle, the first one who solves will win cash or prizes.

This site launches a new contest every Monday at noon EST. The main thing I love to this site is it provides clues to their players. Each day thereafter at noon EST they’ll release another clue. It's up to you how many it takes before you get the right answer, but check back daily, because when a new clue is released, the old one goes away. You might be thinking what if someone solved the puzzle prior to the next Monday, they will release another online contest. So you will always find at least one contest for you to solve.

Some people might be thinking what kind of contest will be there? For instance, they have a series called “Where in the World?” These are geography based and lead you to a city, monument, venue or other such landmark. If you're the first one to put all of the clues together, you’ll win the prize.

Related: Smorty: A Get Paid for Blogging Network

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A Dirty Little Secret about Inject Printers

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 20, 2008 Leave a Comment

"Who knew what was going on inside inkjet printers? Yikes. A lot of that ink, which costs three times more per milliliter than a $350 bottle of the finest Cristal champagne, is seeping into a gummy well of useless black slime. What a waste."

Metacafe via DVICE

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Motorola's 2008 Cellphones Leaked

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 19, 2008


Here are the Cellphones that are to be launched this year by Motorola. According to Gizmodo these Cellphones are pretty much retreads of old devices, and there aren't any great new form factors—not even an iPhone clone—to speak of.

The ZN5 model has some cool features like 5-megapixel camera, Xenon flash, 2.4-inch display, 500MHz Freescale processor and Montavista Linux. [via Gizmodo]

Related: Motorola's concept Cellphone with Dual Camera

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9 Reasons to Archive your Gmail

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Gmail Logo

Google has a Report which says that many Gmail users don't archive their email. I think many Gmail users don't know What is the use of Archive button in Gmail. Here is a short description of Archive in Gmail.

Archiving moves messages out of your inbox and into All Mail, letting you tidy up your inbox without deleting anything. Messages you archive can be found in All Mail, in any labels you've applied, and by searching Gmail. When someone responds to a message you've archived, the conversation containing that message will reappear in your inbox.

Here are 9 Reasons you should use Archive in Gmail.

9. Phone numbers and addresses
You never know when you'll need a phone number someone emailed you or an address that was in a signature.

8. Procrastination
Sometimes you want to get a message out of your inbox, but you don't want to deal with organization, and you don't want to trash it.

7. Posterity

Just because you’re not famous now doesn’t mean that in forty years (or fifteen minutes) you won’t want to write your memoir.

6. Winning arguments
“But on May 5, 2005 at 8:43pm EDT you said….”

5. Mailing lists
Do you really need to know what Clintobamccain is doing every day? Auto-archive* their messages until you want to donate again.

4. Birthdays
Search for “grandma birthday” and voila, find the message you sent her last April. Aren't you glad you archived instead of deleted?

3. That guy
Remember that guy you thought you’d never need to get in touch with ever again?

2. Because you can
May as well use the free storage space. Plus, clean inbox = clean mind.

1. Fate-tempting is bad. You just never know
Thirty-one days after you send that message to the Trash and it gets permanently deleted, you're going to need it. Don't tempt the fates.

Impressed? Want to start using Archive feature.

To Archive your email select the email and click on Archive button.

To move your email back from Archive click and go to All Mail, select the email and click Move to Inbox.

All reasons are provided by Official Gmail Blog.

Also Read: 9 reasons not to archive messages

Related: How to Suggest a Feature to add in Gmail.

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Picasa 2.7 Released for Linux, Download Now

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 17, 2008 1 Comment

Here is Picasa 2.7 a new version of Picasa for Linux and is now available to Download for Linux users.

Picasa for Linux

"Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your computer. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized. "

This release includes the same feature as in Picasa 2.7 for Windows.

Web album upload and download, folder hierarchy views, better raw support, localization in many languages. For those interested in open source aspect of Picasa 2.7, This software uses these open source technologies: WINE, Mozilla.

New Features:

  • Upload to Picasa Web Albums
    Use the new "Web Album" button to post your best photos online to share with friends and family.
  • Download from Picasa Web Albums
    Download albums from Picasa Web Albums directly into Picasa using Firefox.
  • Save edits to disk
    Save edits, undo saves, and revert to the original file with ease. We've got batch saving too! Picasa will even match the jpeg quality of the original. Right-click on your saved files to try the new "locate original" feature.
  • Folder hierarchy views
    Browse through folders Explorer-style. Use the button at the top of your Albums List to try them out.
  • Improvements to Import
    Import into an existing folder- we know you've wanted this feature for a long time! We've made importing photos from your camera faster too.
  • Better RAW support
    Now you can work with RAW files from the Canon 30D, the Nikon D200, Adobe DNG files, and more.
  • Internationalization Improvements
    Enable support for non-english languages.
  • Many other enhancements
    Larger thumbnails, better caption editing, ability to configure the row of buttons, special "Starred Photos" album, search by ISO and focal length.

With these all new features Picasa 2.7 also has some known issues. To see the knows issues goto Linux Download Page.

Download Picasa 2.7

Related: Picasa Web Albums Now on the iPhone

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Google Earth 4.3 Available with a Whole New World

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Today Google released the latest version 4.3 of Google Earth. Google added lot more feature in this latest version and with all of the great user-created buildings in the 3D Warehouse. With the Redesigned Navigation system you can fly very smoothly from the heavens down to the streets of your town. The most important feature I like is, you can view the exact date of a particular satellite image.

Google Earth 4.3

Here are some of the Feature available in Google Earth 4.3

  • New navigation - We've improved the zoom control so you can swoop down from outer space to street level in a single seamless motion. And with the addition of the "look" joystick, you can look up at buildings or across a mountain range.
  • More, faster 3D buildings - It's more fun to navigate through a lot of new 3D content. Besides adding thousands of buildings contributed by people around the world, we've added dozens of photo-textured cities and towns in the U.S. and elsewhere.
  • Street View - The popular Google Maps feature makes its Google Earth debut.
  • Sunlight feature - Never seen the sunrise over the Alps? Now you can.
  • New languages - There are 12 new languages, including Danish, English (UK), Spanish (Latin American), Finnish, Hebrew, Indonesian, Norwegian, Portuguese (PT), Romanian, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
  • Imagery Dates - As I said above, You will be able to see the dates of a particular satellite image.

Here is a Video Tour of Google Earth 4.3 from gearthblog.com.

Download - Google Earth 4.3

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Latest iPhone Firmware lets users save pictures in Safari

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 16, 2008 1 Comment


A good news for all iPhone users, now you can save pictures directly from Safari Browser and into the Photo Album. The latest beta version of Apple's iPhone 1.2.0 firmware gives you the possibility of saving pictures straight from Safari. You just have to hold your finger against an image for a longer time than usual and the popup dialog will appear.

[via Gizmodo]

Related: Google unveils its own Phone

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Some Funny Lol Cat Pictures!

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 14, 2008





[via icanhascheezburger]

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Different Stages of Success in the Web 2.0 Life

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 13, 2008 Leave a Comment

Web 2.0 Stages

This wonderful diagram from a Hutch Carpenter will teach a newbie of the Web 2.0 life  the way to get steps up. This diagram shows various stages in the life of an average Web 2.0 citizen. Very True!

In my opinion, very few people reached the top (Yellow) stages. Am I Right?

[Digital Inspiration]

Related: Increase your Productivity with DarkCopy

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Registry Hack to Keep Similar Taskbar Buttons always Grouped

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 12, 2008

The Windows built-in feature of Grouping Similar Taskbar Buttons is nice, it helps you to remove clutter from your Taskbar. This feature groups your Similar Taskbar buttons in one when your Taskbar starts to get full it will start grouping applications together to conserve space.


For Instance, If you have opened 10 or more Internet Explorer windows at a time, it will show you only one window in the Taskbar, if you have the grouping feature enabled.

The only thing is that it only works when the Taskbar has filled up with the Windows. The CyberNet blog offers a customizable registry tweak that sets this feature to Group Similar Taskbar buttons with two or more windows open.

Not Everyone use this feature, but for those people who use it this hack can be a real helper. You can download a registry fix file from CyberNet Blog, or if you are an Advanced user and know your way around the Registry you can make the change at the following key.

You’ll need to navigate to this location:

HKEY_CURRRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced

Then you’ll need to create a new DWORD (32-bit) value called TaskbarGroupSize there. A value of “0″ will disable the feature, while a larger numerical setting (2 or higher) will initiate the grouping when that number of similar windows is open.

CyberNet via Lifehacker

Related: Taskbar Shuffle - re-arrange Taskbar Buttons by Dragging

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Increase your Productivity with DarkCopy

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 11, 2008 Leave a Comment


DarkCopy is a distraction-free online full-screen text editor, it is free and is a web-based clone of WriteRoom.

DarkCopy lets you only focus on your work may be your blog post or your any work you are writing, so you can work distraction free. Anyone who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter, and wants to increase productivity by focusing only on writing can use DarkCopy.

When you finish your writing, you can save it as .txt file. No Registration is required to use this online text editor.

Related: Shup - Capture and Upload Screenshots to Several Storage Services

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Tab Effect: Give a 3D Flipping Tab Effect in Firefox

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 10, 2008 1 Comment

Tab Effect

Tab Effect is a Mozilla Firefox add-on, which adds a 3D cube rotation effect when you flip or change the Tabs. This extension uses DirectX 8 to create the 3D Cube rotation effect while switching the tabs.

This add-on is good to impress your friends. But Not that much important for a geek as it slows down your browsing speed. I used it for a while and got bored then removed it.

Download Tab Effect

Related: OpenDownload: Run Downloads in Firefox Instead of Saving Them

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Now use Google Earth to Browse Latest News Geographically

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 9, 2008 Leave a Comment


In collaboration wih The New York Times Google developed a new layer for Google Earth which will provide users the ability to browse the day's New York Times Headlines  Geographically. This feature is just like the Yahoo NewsGlobe where you can Visualize Breaking News on a Rotating 3D Globe.

"The New York Times offers geo-coded news, and Google Earth offers the platform for reading that news in a 3D browser. This is the first time we've endeavored to show news updated in real time, and we're very excited to work with this first-class publication to bring you the latest and greatest news." - The Lat Long Blog

To use this feature you must have the latest version of Google Earth. To Enable this feature just make sure the "Geographic Web" folder is turned on. Click on a New York Times placemark and you will see the latest news and features pertaining to that geographic region.

Now just go to the regions from which you want your daily dose of News. If the region has any news then you will find New York Times placemarks. Click on that placemark and you will get all news from that region.

This layer is updated every 15 minutes to offer the latest headlines for those with a big news appetite.


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Google India launched Voice Search in Hyderabad

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 5, 2008 1 Comment

Google India launched a Voice Based Search Engine in Hyderabad. In this phone based service you can call a toll free number 1 800 41 99 99 99 to get information on local businesses, Shopping Malls, Restaurants, Movie Halls etc.

For instance, You make a call to Google on this free number to get information about restaurants in a particular area and Google will SMS you a list of all restaurants available in that  area.

This service is suppose to be available across all networks, but currently Vodafone users are not able to use this free service as the vodafone network does not allow calls to 1 800 numbers.

Related: Add your business to Local Search on Google India

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OpenDownload: Run Downloads in Firefox Instead of Saving Them

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 3, 2008 1 Comment


The difference between Internet Explorer and Firefox while downloading a file from internet is, Firefox will only let you save the file to your computer and then you have to Run it manually. Internet Explorer gives you facility to Run the file from its location (the file you run is downloaded and stored in a temporary folder). By this you will save the Hard Disk Space because the data within temporary folder will be deleted periodically. It will help when you want to use a file just once.

OpenDownlaod is a extension Firefox which adds a Run option like IE in Firefox download dialog box. When you select the Run option, it will download the file to your temporary directory. Then the file will run with the default application. After 24 hours the file will automatically be deleted from your system.

[via CyberNet]

Related: Access hidden Firefox settings with Configuration Mania

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Diggs April Fool's Day Joke?

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 2, 2008 Leave a Comment


While surfing the giant of the Current Affairs and Stories, I dugg an interesting story and found a interesting result. It was showing me a "%" sign. I closed the window assuming there may be some technical problems on Digg.com. So I haven't took the screenshot of the "%" sign. When I came to Front Page of Digg I found there a news about Digg's April fool from Bendosphere.

On that blog I came to know about Digg's April Fool Day Joke. Digg was showing random mathematical characters on the Digg counters. Here are more screenshots.



[Screenshot Credit: Bendosphere]

Related: The secret of two hidden messages in Google 2008 Logo.

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inThemes - Unofficial iGoogle Themes Directory

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Apr 1, 2008 1 Comment


Google has its own official iGoogle Themes Directory so that you can get themes of your choice for your Personalized Google homepage easily. But the problem was, you need to browse all the directory to find the best theme. Recently Google launched Search for the iGoogle theme directory which made the task little easier. Still there is no way to browse themes by category, if you want themes on Nature, Sports, Entertainment you have to either search the whole directory or keep entering search terms until you find what you're looking for.

inThemes.com is a unofficial directory for iGoogle themes that you can use onto Google's Personalized homepage. This gallery is created by Sterling Udell, one of the top developers working with the Google Themes API.

Themes are divided up into categories and subcategories. User will find themes of their choices easily now. Since each theme submitted to inThemes is reviewed before it's added to the gallery, you will get only high quality themes.

[via Download Squad]

Related: Now design your iGoogle theme yourself

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