Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MSI Wind U123 Netbook

MSI Wind U123 Netbook will be launched shortly and like its predecessor the U100, which was the first 10.1 inch netbooks, it will run on the 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor. The Intel Atom processor consumes very little power (about 5 watts) compared to its dual core cousins used in bigger laptops. This low power consumption insures a longer battery life especially if you opt for the 9 cell battery. 

Other features of Wind U123 include 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 120GB 2.5 inch SATA hard disk, 10.2 inch 1024X800 pixel LED backlit screen, 1.3 megapixel webcam, wireless connectivity, bluetooth, 5-in-1 card reader slot, headphone/microphone jacks and TV antenna connector. It is less than 1/2 inch thick and weighs just 3 lbs. 

TellMe Windows Mobile Voice Application

TellMe which released its smart voice application for Blackberry some 2 years back is releasing a native application for Windows Mobile 6.5 later this year.

TellMe will be activated by a hardware hotkey which will enable digital ears for interpreting search phrases, small sentences for diction and voice dialing. Currently TellMe is facing stiff competition from its rival application Vlingo which packs more features and has free service for Blackberry and iPhone. Vlingo it seems can updated social sites like Twitter and Facebook. It can also read out emails. 

TellMe will be integrated with the Windows Mobile 6.5 at the network level and use GPS or cellphone tower triangulation to update local searches like weather. 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Link Exchange Directories

Here is a list of link exchange directories:

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Friday, April 24, 2009

China Gold Reserve Among Top 5 Countries

China Gold Reserve is now officailly the 5th largest in the world. Here is a list of Countries with largest gold reserves:

  1. United States of America. USA owns the largest gold deposits which are around 8200 tonnes. Even though USA decoupled its gold reserves from its currency in 1971 and made the dollar value to depend upon economic trade, its gold amounts for 75% of forex reserves.
  2. Germany. Germany's gold reserves are around 3400 tonnes which are 65% of its forex reserves.
  3. France. France has 2500 tonnes of gold reserves.
  4. Italy. Italy has 2400 tonnes of gold reserves.
  5. China. China has recently announced that it has accumulated gold over several quarters and become the 5th largest gold reserve country beating Switzerland, Japan and Netherlands. China's gold reserve stands at 1054 tonnes. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to set cookie using PHP

PHP provides a function called setcookie(name, value, expire, path, domain) which can be used to set cookies. Here is an example:

$expire=time()+60*60*24*30; setcookie("user", "John Smith", $expire);

This will set the cookie with user name as "John Smith" and cookie will expire in 30 days which have been converted to seconds. The cookie can be retrieved back as follows:

if (isset($_COOKIE["user"]))   echo "Welcome " . $_COOKIE["user"] . "!
"; else echo "Welcome guest!

To delete a cookie use the setcookie function again. When deleting a cookie the expiration time should be in the past. Here it is set 1 hour ago: 

setcookie("user", "", time()-3600);

Remember all PHP cookies should be set in the header before any html tags for them to work properly.

Freda Payne - Greatest Hits

Here is a list of Greatest Hits by Freda Payne.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

GEM Peapod Car

GEM Green Eco Mobility Peapod Car is ideal for short distance travel within city limits upto a range of 30 miles (50 Kms). Peapod sports a top speed of 25 mph (40 Kmph). This all electric ultra small car can seat four people. It can be charged through a standard house-hold electricity point in 8 hours. So, the Peapod offers to be a utility vehicle which reduces cost and pollution. The Peapod car also sports a iPod docking station and can use iPod as an ignition key.