Saturday, June 30, 2007

IPHONE (What/When in INDIA??)

Iphone was launched on June 29th 6:00pm (EDT) in U.S. We heard people waiting inline for that awesome Hi-End technological cellular device the whole night!!. There are two models of Iphone, the 4 gigbyte model which costs $499(approx Rs.24,950) and an 8 gigbyte model $599(approx Rs.29,950) ontop of this you need pay $59(approx Rs.2950) for At&T Service plan. Folks in India have to wait till 2008 to get hands dirty on the new IPHONE.

So the total cost for 4 gigbyte model would be Rs24950+2950= Rs.27,900 and for 8gb model would be Rs.32900 for more detials about the pricing click here . Check out the cool videos updated in apple's official website . To see views/comments on the new iphone by people in U.S click here


IPhone touch screen’s secret sauce: “gesture-interpretation software” by ZDNet's Russell Shaw -- So maybe you have an iPhone in hand, or have one on order. Or maybe you are fascinated with how the heck this device can take a simple tap on a screen and turn it into a phone call or other action. Well, I recommend you read a newly posted article on the website Howstuffworks, which [...]


Apple's new feature in LEOPARD known as TIME MACHINE. You can go back in time in that specific file,folder,application.......... in an amazing 3d graphics look.

click on those links for more information.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

KEWL Gadgets.

Two months back I was in IIIT-B to attend a Techfest known as "Innofest". it was really exciting participating in all the events although I didnt win any prize. Well the best part was I saw a banner "Computer Kitchen"(sponsor) and saw their web link and noted down. I walked into the institute, I saw their(computer kitchen) small mall, I saw few gadgets like mp3 watch, mp3 sun glasses, usb light, usb coffee cup heater, Usb pen goes on and on , I saw a lot of cool products which can be used with your computer or a laptop!!

I bought a USB light which I use with my laptop bcos at night it acts as source of light to see the keyboard/touchpad and it has helped me a lot! I tried out a few gadgets there itself like that mp3 sunglasses, I listened to few songs , its really amazing! Its no more in movies that you see all those crazy gadgets its here check out "COMPUTER KITCHEN"

Sunday, June 24, 2007

"Look Above there is a lot going on"

We all know that Space Shuttle ATLANTIS came back from space! Hearing this news my mind remembers of Prof Claude Nicollier, ESA Astronaut, He served as mission specialist on four missions:

STS-46 in 1992
STS-61 in 1993
STS-75 in 1996
STS-103 in 1999.

I met him 2 years ago in IISC(Indian Institute of Science) bangalore. That one hour lecture on Space was thrillig experience for me in my life. He has spent 1000 hours in space, he has repaired Hubble space telescope! done a few space walks, He shared a lot of personal experiences with us which was enchanting moments of our lives! I wish i had a handycam or a simple camera at that time!

He was talking about weightlessness and how astronauts tackle it....."We used to drink floating watter bubbles...... and had more fun".

At the end of his talk he told all of us "Look above there is a lot going on". I went to him inperson and asked him about UFO's it may sound like fiction now, but at that time i was totally into UFO's and used to read a lot of science fiction novels! He said " No I havent Seen one" and smiled! i asked his autograph , he asked my name, he didnt understand my accent So he wrote "SRIKANET" instead of SRIKANTH. That was one of the cheering moments of my life!

About Prof Claude Nicollier :

Friday, June 22, 2007

Startups!! Get help from the BIG GIANT!!!

Starting your own small business can open the door to independence, fulfillment, and prosperity, but figuring out the first steps can be intimidating. But don’t be discouraged.

Microsoft now offers a free online resource for new business owners: Microsoft Startup Center. Visit for clear steps on how to get your business going. Explanations are simple and straightforward, and you'll find links to the places you need to go to get things done. In addition to information you will get a practical guidance from Microsoft.

Friday, June 15, 2007

APPLE SAFARI on Windows!!!

Try the new Apple SAFARI 3 beta ,
A internet browser and it runs on windows platform!
Check out whats new!!!

Blazing Performance
Safari is the fastest web browser on any platform.

Elegant User Interface
Safari’s clean look lets you focus on the web — not your browser.

Easy Bookmarks
Organize your bookmarks just like you organize music in iTunes.

pop-up Blocking
Say goodbye to annoying pop-up ads and pop-under windows.

Inline Find
Search any text on any website with the integrated Find banner.

Tabbed Browsing
Open and switch between multiple web pages in a single window.

Instantly snap back to search results or the top level of a website.

Forms AutoFill
Let Safari complete online forms for you, automatically and securely.

Built-in RSS
RSS tells you when new content is added to your favorite sites.

Resizable Text Fields
Resize text fields on any website: Just grab the corner and drag.

Private Browsing
Keep your online activities private with a single click.

Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.

and more...... check out for yourself here ...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A good way to find Wifi Hotspots at your place!

Communication Sector is going to have a great impact through Wireless Technologies coming up nowadays. Everyone has a Wifi hub at home using a Wifi router and wants to enjoy the power of being wireless, move anywhere with internet! . In Bangalore,India approx 233 Wifi Hotspots are found, So if you want to goto a place and planning to browse internet, well dont worry Jiwire provides a unique search for finding Wifi hot spots at your location. Visit .

Locate some wifi hotspots, logon, browse internet and have fun...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wanna look at celestial bodies! Better aim at them!!!!

If you go out at night and watch the horizon, your mind is veiled with thoughts and mysteries about the stars, galaxies, universe, Well dont supress that thought and get depressed, there is a better way to explore the universe. MEADE Instruments have developed unique product wherein you just have to point the star or any celestial object you want to look at and just shoot!!! yes exactly point and shoot. Just aim the gun shaped handset at the celestial body of your choice and pull the trigger. Using GPS and accelerometers to determine what you are looking at, the mySpy(product name) pulls the information out of a 30,000 object database (upgradeable via SD card). The mySky then delivers video, audio descriptions and "Fun Facts". There is a guided tour mode, pointing you at galaxies and stars of interest.

This is obviously going to be best for kids, but I can see some use in it for regular astronomers, if just for identification.

You can find more information here Meade.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Make your own movie! (Capture, Edit, burn it onto a dvd)

Video Editing isnt a easy job for an amature, who doesnt know much about the video editing softwares available on the WEB. This sunday I was trying to convert all my mini dv tapes into dvd's , At first I need to find a way to connect it to PC and then stream/capture it on to my hard disk and then get a software for editing the video, then burn it onto a dvd in DVD format i.e(*.vob).

I started of with connecting the sony handycam(hc36e) to my pc through USB, and i started a software given by the manufacturer and i clicked on capture, it started capturing..... I wanted check if it had captured the video correctly or not so i stopped it and played thecaptured video, Ghosh!!! I had a serious problem with audio to video synchronization. The problem was with the speed, mean the usb! so i used a IEEE 1394 fireward card and captured the video using Ulead video studio v8.0 pro, You folks can try out in torrents or rapidshare to download the softwares!, and one more important thing "the video captured will be in DV format(raw video) so you need to have sufficient amount of diskspace(if you are capturing 1 hr video then you need to have approx 15gb hdd space)".

So people dont use usb, use firewire card its really good to convert them onto dvd's. Then I used windows movie maker(updated==latest) and created clips, I created titles and subtitles with animation and saved it as WMV with the same size and fps(frames per second). Well your dvd player recognizes *.vob files not *.wmv files so I used a video converter known as Yash Video converter v3.2 (search in torrents) and converted my *.wmv file to *.vob.

Woah! I played it on my DVD player and its just awesome! No loss of clarity,quality,quantity. It is same as the cassette tape! with animated titles, subtitles and images.... Well you can also use Pinnacle Studio mp20, or MV45(monarch vision) for capturing,editing and creating dvd's!

My sincere advice, please dont use USB! USE firewire card instead, for capturing, it is going help a lot!