Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Internet Explorer 8

Web Slices

Keep up with changes to the sites you care about most. Add a Web Slice and you won't have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores.
A common Web Slice

Search suggestions
Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. See visual previews and get suggested content topics while you type in the enhanced Instant Search Box.
A search showing visual content

SmartScreen Filter
New security features help to protect you against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy and identity.A blocked website because reported as unsafe

InPrivate Browsing
Browse the web without saving your history with Internet Explorer 8's InPrivate Browsing. Now you can shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won't accidentally find out or use a shared computer without leaving a trace.
The InPrivate button on the Address Bar


Accelerators let you efficiently complete your everyday browsing activities like mapping directions, translating words, emailing your friends, and more in just a few mouse clicks.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Holy beauty pageant to show nuns' Godly gifts!

No swimsuit round here as ‘Miss Sister 2008’ title is up for grabs

Italian priest is organising a beauty pageant with a twist — only Catholic nuns need apply.

Father Antonio Rungi, who lives near Naples, hopes that at least 1,000 nuns will enter the ‘Miss Sister 2008’ contest, due to begin online in September.

Father Rungi told the Associated Press that the contest would give nuns from around the world a chance to fight stereotypes which suggest they are all old and dour.
“We are not going to parade nuns in bathing suits. But being ugly is not a requirement for becoming a nun. External beauty is a gift from God, and we mustn't hide it.”

Father Rungi told Italian media that photos of the contestants would appear on his blog next month, and online readers could vote for their favourite.Participating nuns will also fill out a profile detailing their interests, activities and spiritual development.
The contest has received criticism from some Catholic teachers.
“It’s an initiative that belittles the role of nuns who have dedicated themselves to God,”.
Not all Catholics were in favour of the idea. “I have had some e-mails from Christians who perhaps have not grasped the evangelising spirit of the initiative, or the potential of the internet, which is a marvellous tool for spreading the Christian message.”

Car-makers’ jolt for peeing canines

BMW cars will have an electric sting to deter dogs from relieving themselves

Dogs being dogs, whether pedigreed or not, can’t help being themselves whenever they spot a lamp post or a car by the way, even if the latter be an object of desire for millions.
You might have seen them raising their legs and relieving themselves, supremely unconcerned about what you think and then pattering away nonchalantly.
A reputed car maker has now equipped its latest model with a technology to keep these pesky canines at bay — giving them a nasty 200-volt jolt.
German automobile giant BMW has described its invention, the electric sting as relatively pain-free’, but enough to deter dogs in future, according to a report in
The energy generated by slamming brakes is stored and transformed into an electrical charge, ready to jolt any pesky pup peeing on the tyre.

Hans Zoff, the man behind the Canine Repellent Alloy Protection system, said, “Research shows that most BMW customers love to keep their cars clean but dog fouling is a constant irritant.”

But Lola Forpi, from campaign group Put Animals First, said, “All motorists must expect to go through the odd puddle here and there. As well as going for a drive, we’d recommend owners regularly go for “walkies” as well if they want to have a very relieved pet.”

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yahoo buzz or digg

Is yahoo buzz better than digg...??

Is time has come to switch from digg to yahoo buzz... I found yahoo buzz too very intresting... are u ??

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Timex Nail Watch

We have seen many different types of futuristic watches with strange shapes and design but none so unique as this. Now lets welcome the Nail watch, that can be worn on the thumb. You may have never seen a watch that can be worn on the thumb but times are going to change thanks to Timex. Timex, in collaboration with Core77, held a global design competition called 2154: the future of time design. So what we are seeing here is the TX54 concept which was a runner up there.

Thanks to a translucent body, the design blends seamlessly with the nail while a selection of text color options and a glow feature activating on command make it supremely functional as well. Press the end of your thumbnail, and the watch will light up for you. A perfect blend of appearance, user interface, and technology, the nail watch passes most standards of modern design with flying colors thanks to its functional and minimalist appeal. The watch looks stylish and chic and has a touch of Geeky style as well. The downside of this watch is that it is disposable. So with so many stylish watched being available now, it will be hard for it to survive in the market. Though it is quite innovative with a minimalist design, but it won't last long on your finger.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Intresting Search on Google

Is it not intresting search ..??

Saturday, August 9, 2008

'Network cloud' for Internet bugs

That constant cribbing about the antivirus software in your computer may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new "cloud computing" approach developed at University of Michigan, that tackles computer bugs seamlessly on the Internet.

Named CloudAV, the new approach moves antivirus functionality into the "network cloud" and off personal computers.

It analyses suspicious files using multiple antivirus and behavioural detection programs simultaneously.

The researchers say that antivirus software from popular vendors are not very effective, and that new threats go undetected for an average of seven weeks.

They also say that antivirus engines have severe vulnerabilities too. "CloudAV virtualises and parallelises detection functionality with multiple antivirus engines, significantly increasing overall protection," said Farnam Jahanian, professor of computer science and engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

For coming up with this novel approach, the researchers evaluated 12 traditional antivirus software programs against 7,220 malware samples, including viruses, collected over a year.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Glimpses of a rare celestial event

A large number of people across the country witnessed a partial solar eclipse on Friday while the faithful thronged places of religious importance and took dips in rivers.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Games to better cancer patients' life

Playing a specially designed videogame can help adolescents and young adult cancer patients adhere more closely to their prescribed treatment, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics.
“Targeted videogames can help improve the lives of young people with cancer, most importantly improve their adherence to their treatment,” Pamela Kato of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, the study’s lead author, said.
Adherence is a major problem in this age group, Kato and her colleagues point out in their report. While dramatic improvements in survival have been seen in pediatric cancer patients, they add, death rates among teens and young adult patients have not followed this trend. “They’re kind of a tough group that gets a little bit lost in the system,” Kato said.
To investigate whether playing a videogame might help, the researchers randomly assigned 375 male and female patients 13 to 29 years old being treated at centers in the US, Canada and Australia to play “Re-Mission” or “Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb,” a standard video game not focused on cancer care.
In Re-Mission, developed by HopeLab, a Redwood City, California-based non-profit company, players control a tiny robot called Roxxi who moves around in a 3-D environment representing the inside of the body of a young cancer patient. Players can use Roxxi to blast cancer cells and control side effects, and winning the game requires taking chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics, using relaxation techniques, eating food, and keeping up with other types of self-care.
Patients in both groups were asked to play their assigned game for at least an hour a week, and 22% of those in the comparison group and 33% of those in the Re-Mission group actually did so over the course of the 3-month study.
Electronic pill monitoring showed a 16% rise in antibiotic adherence in the Re-Mission group, who took 62.3% of their total prescribed antibiotic medications, compared to 52.5% for the Indiana Jones group. Playing Re-Mission was tied to improvements in cancer-related knowledge as well, the authors note.

iPhone not a BlackBerry killer

About a third of Fortune 500 companies are testing the new iPhone software, Apple said.
Employees at Kraft Foods Inc, the world's second-largest foodmaker, will be able to use the iPhone to access email and calendars, said Mark Dajani, the company's senior vice president of information systems.
“Our employees need easy access to key business applications -- everywhere our consumers live around the globe,'' he said.
Kraft, based in Northfield, Illinois, already lets workers access their email from the Treo or Samsung Electronics Co's BlackJack. Genentech Inc and Oracle Corp also are starting to support the iPhone, said Cupertino, California-based Apple.
With the new iPhone 2.0 software, released when Apple began selling a faster version of the phone on July 11, business users have access to a device with the “most readable email” and an excellent Web browser, Dulaney said in Stamford, Connecticut-based Gartner's report. Still, there are inconveniences. The device offers less than a full day of battery use and an insufficient amount of security to run a company's custom programmes, Dulaney said.
“Enterprises should approach expanded use of the iPhone slowly,'' he said.
The iPhone was the second best selling smartphone in the US in the first quarter, behind the BlackBerry, according to research firm IDC in Framingham, Massachusetts. Smartphones combine Internet and computer functions, letting users access e mail and surf the Web.

Monday, August 4, 2008