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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Google 'Voice Search' hands-on verdict: Awesome

The new voice-activated Google Mobile app for the iPhone is finally here. Whatever the reason for the delay, it was worth the wait. As we wrote last week, the search app knows when you bring the phone to your face to speak into it. It beeps, you talk, and it executes a Google search on what you said. (If you're using a headset, you have to press a button. You can type in your queries, too, if you want.)

It is freakishly accurate. It's not perfect, but it's extremely good. Good enough to be used frequently, I'd say, although this review is based on only 15 minutes of experimentation.

I searched for names of people I know, businesses nearby, airline information, and other miscellaneous data. The service bungled one nearby restaurant, but got everything else right. It uses the phone's location data to narrow down results. Try searching for "sushi" and you'll get your closest sushi restaurants at the top of your search results.

The Google Mobile app gives you its answers in text, which makes for a very quick experience. If your result returns phone numbers, you can dial the phone by clicking on one. But if you're driving in your car and need a quick connection, use Goog411 instead, which is a full voice-in, voice-out experience.

As others have noted, Google Mobile doesn't let you do voice dialing from your own contact list. It's frustrating to be able to search the entire Web with your voice but not be able to search your own phone. But it's still a useful and very cool little service.

To get the app, go to this link or visit the iTunes Application Store and search for "Google Mobile App." As I write this, the description for the page is old, but the app you get is the new one....more about

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ASA Tests Deep-Space Network Modeled On the Internet

NASA Tests Deep-Space Network Modeled On the Internet |
| from the here-hold-this dept. |
| posted by kdawson on Tuesday November 18, @19:31 (Networking) |
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hcg50a writes "NASA has successfully tested the first [0]deep space
communications network modeled on the Internet. Working as part of a
NASA-wide team, engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, CA, used software called Disruption-Tolerant Networking, or
DTN, to transmit dozens of space images to and from a NASA science
spacecraft located about 20 million miles from Earth. The
store-and-forward protocol was designed by NASA in consultation with Vint
Cerf. Here's a discussion from last July [1]before the test began."

Google SketchUp -7

Google SketchUp is a free, easy-to-learn 3D-modeling program with a few simple tools to let you create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects, and even space ships. You can add details, textures, and glass to your models, and design with dimensional accuracy. You can place your finished models in Google Earth, share them with others by posting them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies. Google SketchUp is a great way to discover if 3D modeling is right for you. Google SketchUp is free for personal use. No registration is required.

Google Sketchup 7 is more intuitive to use, includes new tools for power users, and makes it easier to find and share models with the world.moremore ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

latest laptops in Eighteen-inch laptops compared -- is size everything?

We tend to like our laptops either really big or really small. Hence our fascination with both tiny Netbooks and oversize 18-inch laptops. We've reviewed four 18-inch models so far, and we expect to see even more in the future, as PC makers move from 16:10 screens to 16:9 screens. These 1,920x1,080 screens have the same native resolution as a 1080p HDTV, and make for an impressive package for movie watchers when coupled with a Blu-ray drive or other HD content (most current laptop screens are 16:10, which leave you with black bars on the top and bottom of your screen when viewing HDTV programs or Blu-ray movies).

Acer's Aspire 8920-6671 was the first laptop we'd seen with an 18.4-inch display. It was pricey, at $2,499, but included a unique set of touch-sensitive media controls (which we hear are unfortunately being dropped from future models).

The HP HDX18 shows mainstream PC makers getting in on the act, and the added edge-to-edge glass on the display (similar to what's on the new MacBooks), makes for a nice cinematic experience.

Sony is known for high-end, aesthetically pleasing, but expensive, systems. Of the 18-inch laptops we've looked at so far, the fixed-configuration $1,849 Vaio AW125J/H was surprisingly the least expensive Blu-ray-equipped model, beating out the HP HDX18 and the Acer Aspire 8920 by a few hundred dollars. Sony also offers similar models (such as the Vaio AW170) that can be configured with up to 1TB of hard-drive space and cost up to $3,299.

The odd man out in our first batch of 18-inch laptops was the Toshiba Qosmio G55. It has an 18-inch display, but no Blu-ray, and even the resolution was off--a mere 1,680x945. The selling points were some Web-cam gesture controls (which hardly worked), and a second Cell processor (just like the chip powering the PlayStation 3). Toshiba calls this combo "Quad Core HD," and uses the extra horsepower for accelerated video encoding (as long as you're using the included software).

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The slim tower PC trend makes perfect sense to us. For those who only need a basic desktop, why bother with a clunky midtower design?

Each of these trimmed-down PCs will provide all you need to get online, create documents, and play around with your digital media. And all but two of these units (bad show, Slimline and Inspiron) invite you to bring them into your living room and connect directly to your television via an HDMI output.

None of these sub-$1,000 desktops is a multimedia powerhouse, so forget about watching HD video, 3D gaming, or intensive editing. But for the basics, in a small, easy-to-like package, these slim tower desktops have a lot of appeal.

More Resources
Off-the-shelf desktop round-up,
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The Bottom Line The Asus Essentio is perhaps the best conceived of the recent round of living-room-friendly slim tower desktops. It's just powerful enough, and it comes with the right mix of features to allow it to do what living room PCs do best, without overreaching. As much as Acer's Aspire X3200 surpasses other pricier PCs with its wide array of useful inputs and outputs, you'll have a hard time choosing between it and its otherwise identical dual-core Acer linemate of the same price. If you're a multitasker on a budget, you'll likely prefer this model's triple-core CPU. As opposed to previous Slimline models, the HP Pavilion Slimline s3500f tosses aside home theater aspirations and targets budget buyers looking for a compact, cheap PC. If you're considering all of the computers in the $700 to $1,000 price range, the Dell Studio Hybrid is not very compelling. However, if you limit yourself to the very specific niche of small PCs, you'll appreciate this system's clever design and its relatively powerful hardware. On certain tests, Dell's off-the-shelf Inspiron 530s comes out ahead of its slim-tower competition, but its situational performance edge isn't dramatic enough to overcome its underwhelming features. You can find cheaper systems that might be a tick slower on certain tasks, but on balance they'll let you do more.
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Flipvideo- minohd (black)

solid 720p video, particularly for a camcorder this size; ultraslim yet functional design; easy to use; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, AOL, and MySpace; integrated lithium ion rechargeable battery; FlipShare software is compatible with both Macs and Windows machines.

The badThe bad: Somewhat pricey; no SD/MMC card expansion slot; rechargeable battery isn't removable or replaceable; can't output HD to HDTVs.

The bottom lineThe bottom line: While it has its flaws and is a bit expensive, the ultrasimple Flip Video MinoHD produces impressive video for a camcorder of its size.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

SEO Friendly Web Designing & Development

We create Unique/ Customized Search Engine friendly Web Designing.

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We create XHTML Validated website - 100% SEO Friendly.

Search Engine friendly website designing has developed into a specialized branch of search engine optimization. With the recent developments in SEO forcing search engine optimizers to find creative and innovative ways to improve the search engine friendly aspect of a website. SEO web design is perhaps then next evolutionary change in search engine optimization. Unlike other websites our website treats each project with a new approach. The only thing we carry forward from our previous projects is experience.

Today any successful website is a combination of effective search engine optimization techniques and no single search engine optimization method can guarantee success. At we have strived to provide webmaster with the latest innovations in search engine optimization. Our web design services are designed to cater to a wide audience and we have worked on search engine optimization projects for thousands of websites.

Our SEO design services are unique in that we cater to not just the overall page structure but we also make sure that the entire website on a whole benefits from the design. Today every single aspect of a web page can make or break the marketing campaign of a website.
Web design and Marketing

Marketing of a website can only be successful if the web design of the site is search engine friendly. Without search engine friendly web design there is no way for a website to succeed with any search engine. Search engine friendly web designing ensures that apart from the obvious avenues like keyword density, incoming links and relevant content, vital aspects like H1 text and XHTML compliance are also taken into account.
Importance of XHTML validation

Too many search engine optimization firms have downplayed the role that XHTML validation has in SEO. For a website to be truly competitive XHTML validation is a must. At we have experienced first hand the impact a site that is XHTML validated can have on search engine optimization. It is with this in mind that our web design services offer HTML 4.01 compliant and XHTML validated sites.
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At we have a simple policy of offering services that are meaningful, our experience with SEO has allowed us to progress our current skill set and add website designing to our existing portfolio of services. If you are looking for a SEO firm that can offer you meaningful and relevant search engine friendly web design then we are confident we can offer you the services you are looking for.

At we are confident that we can offer our customers more than just SEO design services, we are confident that when it comes to SEO and SEO friendly web services we can meet all your needs. If you are looking for more information on our design services or require more information on our SEO services click here. If you have still not found what you are looking for please get in touch with us and we are confident that we can offer you a no frills assessment of the services you need.

Content Writing

Content Writing

Creative content writing for search engine optimisation has evolved into a full- fledged SEO service. SubmitEdge has recently launched its content writing services for SEO, to offer a more complete portfolio of services. All major search engines are now content-centric and no matter how impressive the link building exercise, creative content for SEO is now an essential part of any webmaster's check-list. From basic website content to press releases, every website has to emphasise its creative content for a successful web presence.

SubmitEdge is designed to offer each individual customized services, and caters to individual and corporate requirements alike, keeping this in my mind creative content services for SEO offered by SubmitEdge are further divided into the following sub services.-
Creative website content for SEO

The most basic and essential form of search engine content creation, at SubmitEdge our content is written in professional and grammatically correct English. Our content is optimised for customer-specific keywords . All content created is researched, proofread, and then forwarded to the client for perusal. Our content writers are SEO experts and know exactly how to write content for search engine optimisation. Our content is not only context-sensitive, but also adds to the look and feel of your site.
Press release writing

Writing press releases for SEO is the newest field of content creation. Press releases all over the world have a predefined format. SubmitEdge’s press release writing services cover all aspects of press release creation for SEO, from SEO-friendly content creation of the press release to submission of the search engine optimised press release on all relevant sites.
Article writing for SEO

Most content-centric websites on the internet are now looking for SEO-friendly article writing. Not only does writing articles for SEO ensure that content is easily indexed by search engines, it immeasurably raises search engine rankings. Since our clients are from diverse fields, our team consists of experts on topics that are as diverse as our clients. Whether it is a simple article for schoolchildren to complicated scientific articles, our research and writing capabilities are the best.

With the launch of our creative content for SEO, we hope to strengthen our portfolio of services and offer more SEO options for webmasters. Like all SEO services that SubmitEdge offers, our services come with a guarantee of 24x7 customer support.

Not all websites have the luxury of being developed from scratch; sometimes budget constraints or other problems make this impossible. SubmitEdge understands this, and we offer proofreading services for SEO. Proofreading involves correcting and optimising content, making it SEO friendly. Our proofreading for SEO ensures that your pre-written content is preserved, with just the right amount of search engine-friendly text.

Keyword optimization involves proper keyword selection and placement based upon comprehensive keyword research.

Keyword optimization involves proper keyword selection and placement based upon comprehensive keyword research.

You might have an excellent website and powerful programming to support your website however all these will be of no avail if you do not gain visibility in the search engines. You will not get the desired ROI if your website does not make it to the search engines. It can be all the more frustrating if you cannot get the desired traffic to your website even after spending money on optimizing your website for the search engines by the so called top SEO companies. You may be given a report on the top search results for which your websites show up on top in the most popular search engines such as Google or Yahoo. However, what is crucial here is getting listed for the right keywords. Only when you get listed for the keywords that match your business profile you will be able to see the necessary conversions otherwise you will only be attracting stray traffic that is really not interested in your services.

This can depress many website owners because they fail to see any good returns on the investment. What is lacking here is an in-depth research on the apt keywords and keyword phrases that will attract target visitors to your website. What these website owners need is a comprehensive keyword research service that will understand their business model well.
Good Keyword Research service would have the following key aspects:

* Professional Research
* Keyword Effectiveness Index Analysis.
* Detailed Report that would have the findings of the research and KEI analysis.

We offer highly effective keyword research services that you can count on; we use highly qualified SEO professionals for our keyword research services. Do feel free to review a sample report prepared by our specialists:

* Click to download sample report.

Anyone who has some experience with search engine optimization services would understand that the initial phase of search engine marketing can be painfully slow without any tangible results. This can really be a trying phase and it can be a boring phase too as you do not see anything happening during this phase; patience is the ground rule of this phase. This being the scenario whereby the results are slow to show up, it can get worse when the target keywords chosen are not appropriate or if your niche market has high competition. You will not be able to get the desired traffic in both these scenarios. Any approach that does not address these points will be an utter waste of time, resources and money.

To address these problems you need to have a reliable keyword research strategy. You can use many keyword bidding tools available online or use can use paid comprehensive keyword research services of a company that is experienced in this field.

There are many keyword bidding tools and websites that show the top paying keywords. However, this may not be as easy or as effective as it sounds. Also there are a number of problems associated with these tools.

* You need to pay to get the keyword list.
* Before you can start using the list that has been generated by the research tool you need to understand how a particular tool works so that you can interpret the report in an intelligent way. So it can be time consuming.
* You need a lot of experience to target your audience and to think alternative approaches to get the right keywords for your marketing campaign.
* It is easy to identify your competitors but it is rather difficult to interpret and apply the keywords in a tactful way based on the competition.
* It would require a minimum of one week to generate the list of top paying keywords.

HTML Validation can make your site Search Engine Friendly!

XHTML Validation can make your site Search Engine Friendly!

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XHTML validation is one of the most vital aspects of search engine optimisation. Unfortunately most search engine optimisation firms ignore the importance of XHTML validation in search engine optimisation. At we acknowledge the importance of XHTML validation in search engine optimisation and this is why we have launched our XHMTL validation service that allows webmasters to make their sites XHTML compliant. We understand that XHMTL validation is an essential step in search engine optimisation and effective search engine ranking. Our XHTML validation service is designed to allow webmasters to make their sites XHTML-compliant without writing a single line of code themselves.
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XHTML validation ensures that a site is indexed quickly by search engines; it also greatly improves the chances of a website achieving high rank on search engines. More webmasters than ever have started converting their websites into XHTHML-compatible sites, so if you are a webmaster looking for a XHTML validation service, then is the last site you will ever need to visit. At our team has helped webmasters make their sites XHTML-validated for a long time. Our team is trained in the latest search engine optimisation techniques.

When it comes to XHTML validation our team has made hundreds of sites XHTML- compliant. Regardless of the coding method used to create a site, our team can provide a no-frills assessment of the task. We ensure that all the sites we work with are tested on a variety of browsers to ensure cross-browser compatibility. If your site has been developed using old coding techniques we are confident that we can meet all your requirements and assist in your XHTML validation efforts.

Unlike our competition, we do not believe in sacrificing quality for the sake of XHTML validation. In fact, we also offer XHTML slice services that can make a site design XHTML- compliant. At we understand that not all sites can be made from scratch, so we offer two separate XHTML services, and our XHTML validation service is designed to help a website achieve XHTML validation even after it has been designed or uploaded.

At we have worked on a variety of sites, and we truly believe that there are no restrictions on the kind of site that can be made XHTML compliant. If you want to make your website XHMTL compliant, then our XHMTL validation service is a must. No matter what the code, we can offer you the services you require for XHTML validation.

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Why Link Baiting Service?

As the online competition keeps increasing, webmasters are developing new strategies and approaches to stay on top of the search engine competition. Link baiting is one such concept in SEO. The basic idea of link baiting is to create a totally unique concept and have it circulated in highly trafficked media. If the content you published really has something unique, it will interest many visitors and many websites will place links to this content in their website. This will generate natural one-way links to your website. We will ensure that your article is made available to many visitors by publishing it in high-traffic social network sites. The number of one-way links will continue to grow with time. Google will certainly notice your website because the increasing one-way links will invite the search engine spiders. Moreover, building one-way links this way is totally accepted by Google. Matt Cutts, one of the most respected SEO wizards, says that link baiting is a highly “search engine-friendly” SEO technique. Also, you might be surprised to see that the number of one-way links to your website has grown dramatically in a year. Click here to see what Matt Cutts (Matt Cutts is engineer with Google and is been with Google from last 8 years) says about Link Baiting.

The million dollar question is : Where will those thousands of visitors come from? They will come from Digg,, Google, Yahoo Groups and other similar networks through our networking efforts. It is our responsibility to help you build a powerful article / blog post that you can use to attract visitors.

Advantages of Link Baiting Service:

* Keep your site fresh with unique and original content.
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* Brand name establishment and promotion.
* Generation of an unlimited number of links over a short period of time for every successful campaign.
* Your site will be search-optimized for hundreds of different keywords.
* You’ll attract abundant traffic to your website.

What is the Procedure?

* We will review your website and write compelling blog posts that match your website’s theme.
* The blog post will be sent to you for your review.
* If there are any corrections and modifications, you can send us the final corrected version.
* The final version of blog post must be hosted in your site, either by you directly or we can host it for you, if we’ve an access to your blog.
* We will than publish the blog post in more than 200 high-traffic social networking sites. This will generate a lot of targeted visitors while also forming quality one-way links.

We will generate a report based on our link baiting efforts. This report will be sent for you each time submission work is complete.

Do not hesitate! Contact us to learn more about our link baiting services.

Learn more about link baiting :

We recommend that you read the following articles on link baiting and the value of link baiting in SEO efforts.

* SEO Advice: Link Bait And Link Baiting (
* Value of Link Bait? Barry Schwartz and Andy Hagan [sic] Speak Out.
* Adding Link Bait to Service.
* Use Link Bait to Catch Better Rankings (Bill Hartzer).

Friday, November 14, 2008

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how to increase traffic of ur blog

With the growing interest in blogging as a means of online promotion and branding, a lot of marketers are starting blogs to promote their opinions, products, books and services.

But a blog is like a website. "Write and they will come" isn't exactly a magic formula to bring in traffic by the boatload.

If you need to promote your website in order to build traffic to it, you need to promote your blog as well.

Here are some ways you can become a well-read and influential blogger.
1. Write Posts That People Will Want To Read
2. Optimize Your Posts for Search Engines
3. Submit Your Blog and RSS Feed To Directories
4. Ping The Blog Services
5. Build Links To Your Blog
6. Edit Your Blog Posts Into Articles
7. Create Buzz About Your Blog
8. Capture Subscribers By Email

1. Write Posts That People Will Want To Read

This should be common sense, but many marketers tend to forget that their readers are real people and that you need to use the principles of online copywriting to make your headlines and copy interesting to your readers.

If you write posts that people enjoy reading, they will reward you by returning to your blog regularly.

Make your posts conversational, pithy and topical. Keep them short and stick to one topic per post.

Write often and regularly so that both readers and search engines visit your blog more often.

2. Optimize Your Posts for Search Engines

Blog-SEOI cover this topic in detail in my article on "Search Engine Optimization For Blogs" Blog SEO

But here are the most important rules to follow to get your posts listed for keywords of your choice.

* Make sure your blog URL contains the primary keyword you want to optimize for

* Use your primary keywords in the title of your post

* Use your secondary keywords in the body of your post

* Use your keywords in the anchor text of links in the body of your posts

3. Submit Your Blog and RSS Feed To Directories

If you publish a blog you should submit your blog and RSS feed to big directories like Yahoo and Dmoz, as well as the numerous blog directories and search engines.

Here is the best list I've found of places to submit your feed or blog, compiled by Luigi Canali De Rossi, who writes under the pseudonym Robin Good.

RSS SpecificationsBest Blog Directory And RSS Submission Sites Top55

Another list of sites to submit your Blog. - RSS Submission

4. Ping The Blog Services

There are a number of services designed specifically for tracking and connecting blogs. By sending a small ping to each service you let them know you've updated your blog so they can come check you out.

Bookmark the Ping-O-Matic ping results page so you can visit it and quickly ping a number of services with a single click.

5. Build Links To Your Blog

I recommend the methods here as the best ways to get links pointing to your blog

* Link to your blog from each page on your main website

* Trackback to other blogs in your posts

* Post legitimate comments on other blogs with related topics

* Offer to exchange links with other similarly themed blogs and websites

6. Edit Your Blog Posts Into Articles

One of the best methods for promoting your website is to write articles and submit them to article directories.

The suggestion for extending this to edit your blog posts into articles and submit them to directories came from the coach at "Explode Blog Traffic" who also has other noteworthy suggestions at his blog here. How To Explode Blog Traffic.

You'll find an extensive list of article directories here - Submit Articles

7. Create Buzz About Your Blog

Creating a buzz about your blog posts and topic in the local and online media will give your marketing a viral component.

* Create a controversy around your blog or it's topic.

* Distribute bumper stickers or other merchandise with your blog's URL and tagline.

* Write a press release about something newsworthy and tie it in with your blog topic.

8. Capture Subscribers By Email

It may seem strange for a blogger to send out updates by email, but email is still the #1 choice of most people who want to receive news and information.

Search engine optimization tips

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process by which webmasters and online business owners get their websites to rank highly in SERPs (search engine results pages) for keyword phrases that are both heavily searched for and related to their industry or niche. Two of the biggest types of SEO work are keyword optimization and link-building (increasing the number of incoming links to a website or specific page)

Here are a few SEO tips to keep in mind when thinking about keyword optimization for a new website or online business:

1. Use keyword suggestion tools to research keyword phrases related to the website’s or online business’ industry or niche topic.

2. Don’t focus exclusively on very general (often one-word) keywords or keyword phrases that would be very difficult to earn a high search engine placement for. At the same time, don’t focus on keyword phrases that no one is searching for. It’s sometimes better to be a “big fish in a smaller pond” than a “little fish in big pond” where you can’t likely rise to the top.

3. Include keyword phrases throughout a page, with particular emphasis on titles, highlighted subheadings, and early in any text areas.

Building incoming links to a website or online business is also an important part of SEO and improving search engine rankings. This is because search engines look at incoming links almost like a “vote” where another website is saying the site, or some page within the site, is of high enough quality to recommend to its visitors. Obviously, link-building can be manipulated in many ways that don’t equate to “votes” (such as by purchasing banner ads or text links on another website). For this reason, some incoming links are considered more valuable than others. Here are a few link-building tips to keep in mind, to build higher quality incoming links:

1. Try to achieve incoming links that are one-way, rather than reciprocal (a one-way link looks more like an honest “vote” than a trade does).

2. Build incoming links from relevant websites (of a similar topic or niche), rather than from generic link farms.

3. Get incoming links from “authority websites” (high quality and popular websites) whenever possible.

4. Look for one-page content-based text links if purchasing links, rather than site-wide banner advertisements (makes the link seem more natural).

5. To get a specific article or internal Web page to rank well in SERPs, build links to that page rather than only the site’s homepage.

AMD: Netbooks? No thanks

  • In case you missed it, Advanced Micro Devices is passing on Netbooks. At least as Intel and its partners have defined the category.

  • AMD thinks that ultrathin 13-inch designs such as the MacBook Air address a more viable market than what it calls mininotebooks.
  • AMD thinks that ultrathin 13-inch designs such as the MacBook Air address a more viable market than what it calls mininotebooks.
  • (Credit: Apple)
  • In fact, a lot of the media outlets missed this point completely, insisting that AMD is going to go head-to-head with Intel on Netbook processors--apparently because it satisfies a journalistic boilerplate that AMD must, just must, have a direct response to Intel's Atom.

  • Just to set the record straight, here's what AMD Chief Executive Dirk Meyer said Thursday: "We're ignoring the Netbook phenomenon--just thinking about PC form factors above that form factor."

  • I think that is a pretty unambiguous statement. But if that wasn't clear enough, here's what Bahr Mahony, director of notebook product marketing at AMD said: "We're going to offer the Congo and Yukon platforms as an alternative (to processors and chipsets for Netbooks). There are a fair number of people that are not satisfied with the experience they're getting on these mininotebook platforms." (AMD uses the terms Netbook and mininotebook interchangeably.)

  • Mahony added that the dissatisfaction with Netbooks "has been exhibited by the high return rates that have been seen on these mininotebooks."

  • Asus or Acer may have something to say about that, but at the very least, this offers a fresh perspective on this possibly overhyped category.

  • AMD's strategy seems solid, in my opinion. Go for a segment that is bigger and better than Netbooks. The ultraportable category (the MacBook Air being the best example) is full of attractive but expensive designs. Why not work with PC makers to offer an ultrathin, ultralight, full-featured 13-inch notebook that is priced a lot less than $1,800? Why not $600 or $700?

  • In addition to the conventional criticism of Netbooks (small screens, tiny keyboards), an underrated fact is that many users eventually get the feeling that they're stuck with an underpowered laptop.

  • And being underpowered often hinges on lackluster graphics. In a conversation Thursday with Pat Moorhead, vice president of advanced marketing at AMD, he pointed to the graphics capability of AMD's upcoming Conesus CPU, which will use ATI's RS780M graphics: better graphics and better user experience overall.

  • The MacBook Air offers probably the best proof of this thinking. Apple (which, if you haven't noticed, doesn't offer a netbook), originally went with Intel's integrated graphics in the Air, but due to customer dissatisfaction with graphics performance, it added Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics to its newest models.

  • Delivering a more powerful dual-core processor (such as AMD's Conesus) for this segment would also turn some heads and offer a more full-featured experience. Intel will be the first one to tell you that Atom is underpowered for many applications.

  • Are AMD customers clamoring for Netbooks like Intel customers are? "Frankly, I don't get the same answer when I talk to the customer base," AMD's Meyer said Thursday. Time will tell whether the CEO's strategy is right, but it offers a well-thought-out alternative to the Netbook as we know it. ....more read

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

i-phone 3g v/s T- mobile g1

The iPhone acts as a benchmark for all other touch-screen smartphones, including the T-Mobile G1. Now that the G1 is here, does it outshine its predecessor? We throw the two smartphones into the ring for five grueling rounds.MORE

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


CNET editors' review

* Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
* Reviewed on: 11/11/2008

When it rains, it pours. In recent weeks, we've seen the release of a number of highly anticipated smartphones, including the RIM BlackBerry Bold and the T-Mobile G1, and now we have the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. First announced at GSMA 2008 in February, the Xperia X1 made headlines for being the company's first Windows Mobile device and for its interactive panel interface. It was such a showstopper that we barely got a look at the smartphone because of the swarms of spectators.

Fast-forward to now, where the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is finally ready for release and we've had a chance to spend some time with the final product. The X1 panel interface is undoubtedly cool, and we like having that extra level of personalization. It's also a well-crafted handset with a strong set of features and good performance. However, we have big doubts about its success. Unfortunately, the Xperia X1 will not be offered by a U.S. carrier at this time, but you will be able to buy it unlocked from Sony Style stores for $799.99. Yes, you read right: $799.99. Sony Ericsson was very clear in stating that the Xperia X1 is aimed at customers looking for a high-end phone, but even so, this is a bit ridiculous. Aside from the interactive panels and a couple of multimedia extras, Xperia X1 is very much like other Windows Mobile 6.1 devices and the aforementioned features don't seem to justify spending the extra dough. Unless you've got money to burn, we just can't imagine spending $800 for the phone. It's truly a luxury item. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be available for preorder on November 13 from the Sony Style Web site and will be in stores November 28.

Smartphones with slide-out keyboards (a la AT&T Tilt and Sprint Mogul) have a tendency to be large and bulky, but this certainly isn't the case with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. At 4.4 inches tall by 2.1 inches wide by 0.7 inch deep and 5.6 ounces, the Xperia X1 is compact and has a nice, solid construction. The phone is available in two colors: silver or black. We reviewed the silver model, which has an attractive steel finish and feels cool in the hand. The X1 definitely has wow factor and Sony Ericsson really did a nice job on the hardware.

For a device that has a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is quite a compact handset.

The Xperia X1 features a 3-inch touch screen that displays 65,536 colors at an 800x480 pixel resolution. With such a sharp resolution, it's no surprise that images and text looked crisp and colors were vibrant. However, the highlight of the smartphone is the interactive panel interface. Sony Ericsson created this feature to give users one-touch access to the features they wanted and the ability to customize the smartphone to their lifestyle.

Basically, you can choose from nine panels and, depending on whether you're at work or at play, you can pick whichever panel you want to fit your needs and have that be your Today screen for the day. Seven panels come preloaded on the device: Microsoft Today, Sony Ericsson (two variations), Google, 3D Fish, Xperia Radio, and Media Xperience. Most are self-explanatory, but if you're curious about the 3D Fish, it basically shows you the date and time and then three or four fish, which each represent some type of notification. For example, the speckled fish (called Ryukin) alerts you to missed calls, and the other fish will turn from one color to another when your battery is low or if you have a new message. It's all spelled out in the quick guides, but good luck remembering what everything means. You can also customize what type of information is displayed on the Today screen and add widgets to the Sony Ericsson panel, such as Web feeds and clocks and weathers for different cities.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 allows you to customize your smartphone with nine interactive panels.

In addition to the standard seven panels, you'll be able to download more panels from other developers through Sony Ericsson's download site. Unfortunately, when we tried on our review phone, we were met with a 404-page not found. Sony Ericsson said the full site will be up and running by the time the X1 is out. While the X1 panel interface is a cool concept and we love the customization, in reality, we only used about three of the panels. It's rare that we wanted multimedia or the radio to be at the forefront. This, of course, is a personal choice, though, and we appreciate the customization option.

Below the display, there is a navigation array that consists of two soft keys, Talk and End buttons, an X1 panel key, an OK button, and an optical joystick/directional keypad with a center select button. We weren't huge fans of any of these controls, as they're small and stiff to press, particularly the two sliverlike soft keys. We missed having a Home key. The optical joystick operates similar to the optical mouse on the Samsung Omnia and Samsung Epix, but like the Omnia, the trackpad is somewhat small, limiting how much you can move around on a page. Alternatively, you can press the outer edges of the trackpad (up, down, left, right), so it acts more like a traditional navigation toggle.

Below the touch screen, you'll find a navigation array, which includes the X1 panel key, but we found these buttons small and stiff to press.

To access the keyboard, just slide the screen to the right. The sliding mechanism is smooth and feels strong enough to endure multiple openings and closings. In its open state, you'll notice that there's a slight arc to the phone. Sony Ericsson did this to provide a better ergonomic experience when using the keyboard, and we think it succeeds. The slight curve makes it comfortable to hold the phone when typing messages, and it also props the screen at a nice angle for better viewing. The screen orientation will also automatically switch from portrait to landscape mode when you open the phone. The keyboard itself is pretty good. The buttons are slightly on the smaller side but there's enough spacing between them that we think it shouldn't give most people problems. We were able to compose messages and enter text without too many errors, though the number keys are a bit hard to find at first.

The X1's full QWERTY keyboard is spacious and easy to use.READ MORE


When choosing a monitor for games, for me, I need a bright and large screen first and foremost. After that, color accuracy and image clarity play a big part in my decision. Lastly, it's connection options. Pixel response time is important, but not as much as it once was. Most monitors have at least a 12ms response time and for most games this will more than suffice.

CNET has rounded up some LCDs that boast great image quality, a large screen, and connection options extras (including HDMI) for today's current generation of PC and console games. If you're a gamer, you can't go wrong with these. READ MORE

One computer, many iPods

One computer, many iPods
Are you a two-iPod household with only one computer? If you are, you know the annoyance that brings when you try to sync to iTunes. Apple really planned for one iTunes to be used with one iPod. But we wish no ill will in your household, so Donald Bell is here to help out. He can show you exactly how to use two or more iPods on one computer. And when I say show, I mean it's a video. read more

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Introducing the Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe.

Introducing the Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe.

Spend a lot of time in business meetings or class lectures trying to keep up? Now there's an easier way - the Pulse smartpen from Livescribe. Pulse is a computer in a pen that records everything you hear and links it to what you write, so you'll never miss a word again.

Here's how it works:

* At the tip of the Pulse smartpen is an infrared camera that captures everything you write and draw.
* An embedded microphone records audio while you write, and the digital recordings are automatically linked to the words you wrote.
* Later, you can tap on the words or diagrams in your notes, and the Pulse smartpen will play back the audio it recorded at that moment in time.
* The Pulse smartpen easily transfers your notes to your computer through a USB cradle. From there, you can replay your notes, search for words within your notes, or share your notes online.

Ideal for classroom lectures, meetings or interviews, the Pulse smartpen combines different methods of taking notes ™ laptop, digital recorder, and pen and paper ™ all into one portable device. It's a perfect holiday gift for students, technology enthusiasts, and anyone who spends too much time in meetings.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Security as a Service ARTICLE

Security as a Service
Keeping in line with the shift of applications being ported on the pay-per-use model, so too are security solutions being delivered out from the capital expenditure account into the operational expenditure. Once a purview of IT departments, with strong service level agreements in place, CIO’s are finding it easier to outsource the security function as well.
P J Nath, Executive President, Enterprise Solutions, Sify Technologies points out that as investments in managed security services by the Medium Enterprises is growing at a much faster pace than traditional security solutions, it’s the Banks and financial institutions that have accepted the remote MSS delivery model with ease.
He also feels the government’s initiative to move away from paper work to having the information available centrally by automating all manual activity has resulted in a huge centralized IT infrastructure and application setup. In which security becomes an integral part as critical information transaction takes place. It’s increasingly seen that government organizations are outsourcing their IT services with MSS being part of it, though it is still early days in this segment.
This is in keeping with the trend that has been set by local Telco’s, who were the first off the block to outsourcing their entire IT infrastructure so that they could be more focused on their service delivery business.
Cisco’s Gupta feels that in the case of SMBs, the trend shifts towards outsourcing security management. A Pricewaterhouse Coopers 2007 report says that the SMB segment would increasingly look at use of outsourced security management of their first line of defense including firewall, IDS and incident reporting services. Additionally, a recent survey by Forrester estimates that 30% of SMBs outsource their enterprise applications and 59% of those are concerned about the security of their data. In India, outsourcing of security is still a tough decision for network managers.READ MORE
RAJPUT HARENDRASINGH will announce Monday its plan to host public Web sites will announce Monday its plan to host public Web sites using its platform. Called Sites, it's an aggressive effort by the company to extend its development and hosting platform more broadly across the Web, and expand beyond its roots in on-demand sales force automation software.

Developers have built tens of thousands of applications on Salesforce's platform, meaning they used Salesforce's Apex development language and run them in its data centers, where they are delivered in a software-as-a-service model.

But typically these applications are add-ons to the company's sales force automation/customer-relationship management offerings, such as a small software utility by Appirio to sync a Salesforce calendar with a Google Apps calendar. Sites will let developers build applications to run in data centers, use the company's Visualforce tool to develop public-facing Web pages, and register a domain name. sees the effort as expanding the role of its platform in the bigger trend toward cloud computing.

A company, for example, could build a staff recruiting application that runs on that the general public could access on the Web. It could be presented as an independent Web site; it also could be presented as if it were part of a company's existing Web site, with a similar look and feel, but hosted by hasn't had to build out its data centers for this new offering, said Bruce Francis, the company's VP of corporate strategy, in an interview. Most of the work involved writing new software code and tweaking the platform to support access by potentially thousands of people over the Web. says an example of Sites in play is an online marketplace for Cathedral Partners that its business partner Appirio built, to match private businesses and investors. Another, Jobs4MyFriends, runs on Facebook and can be used by a company to recruit new employees by using existing employees' friend's networks. Sites' four-tiered pricing will be based on the number of monthly page views to a site. It's currently only available as a developer preview, and is slated for general availability next year.

icrosoft lifted the veil on Windows Server 2008 R2 last week

When Microsoft lifted the veil on Windows Server 2008 R2 last week, the company's big push into cloud computing and Windows 7 largely trumped the server update. However, with a series of improvements to things like virtualization and performance, the well-received Windows Server 2008 gets a notable tune-up.

Server virtualization made its first appearance as an operating system feature in Windows Server 2008's Hyper-V, but Microsoft still had some catching up to do to meet the level of sophistication of competitive offerings. In Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft has made a few tweaks to Hyper-V and added some much-desired features.

Microsoft has added live virtual machine migration, a pre-condition for an automated data center and something competitors like VMware already have in their products, to Windows Server 2008 R2. With live migration, companies can move virtual images between host machines in "less than two seconds," providing no-downtime migration and better manageability.

The company has also done a bunch of work under the hood on Hyper-V. "We tend to talk about features, but a lot of infrastructure work is going on in Hyper-V too," Bill Hilf, Microsoft's general manager of Windows Server marketing and platform strategy, said in an interview. Microsoft claims the new Hyper-V will be more reliable, faster, and able to run in more configurations.

Hyper-V isn't the only virtualization technology in Windows Server 2008 getting some work done. Terminal Services, the company's presentation virtualization technology, gets a significant boost and a new name. Terminal Services becomes Remote Desktop Services. It's now supports full-on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and gets enhanced remote management capabilities as well as Web-based access to a remote desktop instance.

Remote Desktop Services users will see significant improvements as well, though some of them will require Windows 7. New user support includes better multimedia, multiple monitor support, improved audio support, the ability to run Windows' AeroGlass user interface, and single sign-on.

Among the recent networking technologies to get big play, few have been as popular as WAN optimization and application acceleration, which seek to improve the performance of applications and data served over the network. In Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft adds branch office file caching and optimization of a few protocols, such as its proprietary Server Message Block protocol. That follows up on a jointly developed appliance from Cisco and Microsoft announced last month.

Several other new features demand some close attention as well. A new feature called DirectAccess will allow VPN-less connection to corporate networks for Windows 7 users. Microsoft's Web server, Internet Information Services, gets support for PowerShell scripting. And Windows Server 2008 R2 will support more than 64 processing cores.

It's unclear whether it will be included in Windows Server 2008 R2, or if it will be relegated to future versions of the OS, but Microsoft last week also released the first test version of its new application server technology, code-named "Dublin." Dublin blends some features of application servers and Web servers and, Microsoft says, makes it easier for developers to deploy and manage composite apps.


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