Google brings +1 button to search

Thursday, March 31, 2011 0 comments

CaptureGoogle Inc will begin allowing users to personally endorse search results and Web pages, its latest attempt to stave off rival Facebook Inc while trying to jump onboard a social networking boom.

The so-called "+1" button will start to appear alongside Google search results for select users from Wednesday, letting people recommend specific search results to friends and contacts by clicking on that button.

Eventually, the feature may begin to influence the ranking of search results, though that is only under consideration. Results are now ranked via a closely guarded algorithm.

The world's leader in Internet search is battling to maintain its share of Web surfers' time and attention, which is increasingly getting taken up by Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. But it has struggled to find its footing in the nascent market.

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Lady Gaga becomes first person to have 9m Twitter followers

Friday, March 25, 2011 0 comments

Lady GagaPop star Lady Gaga has become the first person to have nine million followers on micro blogging site Twitter.

The eccentric singer became the most popular person on the social networking site last August overtaking Britney Spears when they both had just over 5.7 million followers, reports the BBC.

She joined Twitter in 2008 with her first Tweet saying she was rehearsing for the ‘Just Dance’ video.

Justin Bieber is the second most popular celebrity on the site, with just over 8.3 million followers.

Gaga’s latest single, ‘Born This Way’, is at number one in the Billboard Hot 100 and made it to number three in the official UK singles chart.

The star also has 31 million fans on Facebook and her videos have had more than a billion views on YouTube. (ANI)

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Yahoo search Search Direct

Thursday, March 24, 2011 0 comments

yahooYahoo Inc unveiled a revamped Internet search service that showcases information from movie listings to weather forecasts as users type in a query.

Executives said the new service, dubbed Search Direct, will speed up the time it takes users to find information on the Web.

"People are looking for answers; they're not looking for links," Yahoo executive Shashi Seth said in San Francisco while demonstrating the new service.

Yahoo said that Search Direct will be available in the United States on its main search Web page, and will gradually expand to the other parts of Yahoo, including the home page.

The service displays information in a pop-up box that appears and then changes in real-time as a user types in a search query, as in Google Inc's service.

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Mozilla rolls out Firefox 4

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 0 comments

Mozilla-Intends-to-Make-Firefox-4.0-SpeedierFirefox was released on Wednesday to vie Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Google Chrome in the fiercely competitive market for Web browsing software.

Nonprofit group Mozilla made Firefox 4 available as a free download to computers powered by Windows, Mac OS X or Linux operating systems in more than 80 languages.

Firefox 4 was billed as six times faster than its predecessor and boasted features including a "Do Not Track" signal to opt-out of having online activities recorded by websites for targeted online ads or services.

The opensource Web browsing software was also designed as a stage for rich video or game graphics based on the HTML5 standard being touted as a boon for online visual experiences.

"Firefox puts users in control of their Web experience, providing a streamlined user interface, fun new features, a boost in speed and support for modern Web technologies," Mozilla said in an online message.

Powerful new versions of Chrome and IE9 Web browsers were released earlier this month by Google and Microsoft, respectively, putting pressure on California-based Mozilla to release a finished version of Firefox 4.

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Worst song ever' tops 30 million YouTube views

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 0 comments

Rebecca_Black_300Friday," sung by 13-year-old Rebecca Black, was uploaded to YouTube last month by Ark Music Factory, a Los Angeles-based company that was hired by the girl's parents to produce the song for their daughter.

"It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everybody's looking forward to the weekend," the chorus goes. "Partying, partying, partying. Fun, fun, fun, fun. Looking forward to the weekend."

The video attracted scant attention until a popular comedian linked to it on his blog 10 days ago saying "Songwriting Isn't for Everyone."

As the tune began to attract attention on YouTube, a Yahoo! music blog called it a "mind-meltingly horrific song" and asked readers "Is YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black's 'Friday' The Worst Song Ever?"

Time magazine described "Friday" as a "train wreck" and the video as "hilariously dreadful."

The poor reviews only fueled more interest in the video and it has become a viral hit, racking up millions of YouTube views, spawning a slew of parodies on the video-sharing site and making Black an Internet sensation.

A total of around 17,000 YouTube viewers have hit the "like" button on YouTube for the song while the vast majority -- 133,100 -- have gone for "dislike."

"Friday" was nonetheless number 45 on the iTunes list of best-selling 99-cent singles on Monday.

Amid the deluge of venom, Black has shown considerable poise and dignity in interviews and appearances in which she has addressed her numerous detractors.

 

The aspiring singer told ABC's Good Morning America that some of the comments had made her cry.

"When I first saw all these nasty comments I did cry," Black said. "I felt like this was my fault and I shouldn't have done this and this is all because of me.

"Now I don't feel that way," she said.

"I think I have talent on some level," Black told Good Morning America. "I don't think I'm the worst singer but I don't think I'm the best singer."

Asked who she would most like to sing a duet with, the YouTube star said Justin Bieber, the Canadian teen idol who was also discovered on YouTube.

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Kaspersky launches new range of PC security solutions

Monday, March 21, 2011 0 comments

 teknolojihaber_kaspersky_7Kaspersky Lab launched its new range of solutions 'Kaspersky Pure' to help protect home networks.

As part of the launch, Kaspersky Lab claimed to have created India's largest man-made Sea Shell.

This larger than life sea shell--measuring 8 feet in diameter- was fabricated by Kaspersky Lab and has entered the Limca Book of Records for the category of the largest man-made Sea Shell for any Product launch in India, Kaspersky said in a statement.

"Kaspersky Pure offers a new approach to the provision of computer security by combining a host of protection technologies in a single package. Users are reliably shielded from external attacks, operator errors and data loss as a result of computer failure," it added.

With Kaspersky Pure's My Control Center, a user can view the security status of any computers on the home network. It also helps users to fine-tune operating system and browser security settings.

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Mahindra Launches the Xylo 'Celebration Edition'

Saturday, March 19, 2011 0 comments

he Celebration Edition is available in a special Walnut Brown paint job and specially designed body graphics that are limited only to this edition. Mahindra has also placed a specially designed crest emblem on various places on the vehicle in order to mark it as different from the rest of the Xylo variants available in the market. The other exterior enhancements include the blue vision lamps and ski rack on the roof.Capture
 
Inside the limited edition variant, you will find a center bezel finished in high gloss. The arm rests, door trims and gear knob insert have also been crafted to look more up market. Adding to this is the generous use of leather on the upholstery which boasts of a perforated finish and saddle stitch for durability.
 
In terms of utility, the Xylo Celebration Edition comes fitted with a special inverter that allows the user to plug in a 3-pin plug and use devices such as lap tops, phone chargers and other small appliances with reasonable ease.
 
Apart  from this, The Celebration Edition also comes fitted will all the gizmos, safety devices and seat folding wizardry available on the E8 variant. Priced at Rs.9.06 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi),

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Saffi Karina FHM Magazine France March 2011 Photoshoot

Friday, March 18, 2011 0 comments

Saffi Karina FHM Magazine France March 2011 Photoshoot

Saffi Karina the model had an exclusive photoshoot with FHM Magazine France March 2011 edition and here is the Photoshoot of it saffi-karina-fhm-magazine-france-march-2011-photoshoot-1

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India adds 14.7 million GSM subscribers in February

Thursday, March 17, 2011 0 comments

FALL-IN-GSMndia’s GSM subscriber base grew by 2.72 percent in February with the addition of 14.7 million mobile phone users, of which Vodafone Essar alone signed up over 3.56 million.

The total number of GSM subscribers in the country crossed 555 million as against 540.37 million in January, according to the data released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).   

Vodafone now has a market share of 23.59 percent, with 130.9 million subscribers.  Telecom giant Bharti Airtel followed up with an addition of 3.2 million subscribers taking its total users to 159 million.

Idea Cellular added 2.51 million subscribers to take its total subscribers base to 86.8 million. While state-owned BSNL added 1.5 million subscribers to reach a total subscribers base of 85 million. New telecom operator Uninor added 1.3 million to have a total of 21.6 million subscribers.

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Google releases WebM video plug-in for IE9

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 0 comments

google-webMGoogle has developed a WebM plug-in for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9. The preview plug-in is now available to download for IE9 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista, though the release seems rushed to happen on the day of the IE9 launch. For example, the "known issues" page is, at time of writing, "not yet available". The developers did, however, comment on the download page; "They said elephants couldn't ride flying dolphins. They said that one of the world's most popular browsers couldn't play WebM video in HTML5. They were wrong."
The release of the plug-in comes after Microsoft released HTML5 H.264 plug-ins for Google's Chrome in February and Mozilla's Firefox back in December of last year. The aim of the plug-ins is to enable the HTML5 <video> tag to play more formats that the browser's authors intended; Mozilla and Google browsers only play only WebM based video, while Microsoft supports any installed codec but does not come with a WebM/VP8 codec, preferring H.264 by default.

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Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 9

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 0 comments

Internet-Explorer-9Software giant Microsoft has officially released Internet Explorer 9 to the public. Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will be available for download in 30 languages at beautyoftheweb.com. "It's a really good day for the Web," Microsoft corporate vice president Dean Hachamovitch said.

IE9 is built to make the most of Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7, as well as graphics processing chips that can power videos, games, graphics and other stunning visuals.

The long list of partners that have adapted websites to IE9 includes Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Hulu, and Yahoo!, according to Microsoft.

"We have worked with partners reaching a billion active Internet users," Hachamovitch said. "All of these partners are using IE9 to make a more beautiful Web, starting today."
More than 40 million copies of IE9 have already been downloaded as part of the process leading up to its official release, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft showed off a lean, muscular new Internet Explorer crafted to spotlight slick websites and beat back competition from Firefox and Google in the Web browser arena.
Microsoft director of web services strategy Ari Bixhorn booted up an Apple MacBook Pro laptop running the latest version of Firefox for a side-by-side comparison at a radio station website with rich interactive graphics.

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IAF to launch its own 3G service

Monday, March 14, 2011 0 comments

IAFReaping the benefits of the Air Force Network (AFNET) communication system it launched last year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will launch an exclusive 3G wireless service in June that will enable its officers and air warriors up to the rank of sergeant stay connected 24x7.

The latest value-added service on a wideband CDMA-based 3G portable network, using state-of-the-art mobile communication technology, will be integrated into AFNET, which will be the backbone of the connectivity, an IAF press release said Monday.

"The new 3G service will be a secure communication network enabling voice, data, video streaming and file sharing, enhancing real-time operational efficiency," the release said.

Under the new captive 3G mobile network, all IAF officers and airmen up to the rank of sergeant will be provided a high-end handset to begin with. This will help connectivity of each individual with the system and enable cross-connectivity with other communication platforms like Internet Protocol-based communication within AFNET.

"In the first phase, the network will be operational in the Delhi area within six months. In the second phase, the network will be in place for all remaining air force establishments across the country by 2013," he said.

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Google to let users block websites

Sunday, March 13, 2011 0 comments

Google Inc, owner of the most popular Internet search engine, unveiled a tool that will let users block unwanted websites as the company aims to improve the quality of its search results. googl

Users can click on a link in query results that gives them the option to hide all listings from sites that they dislike or find offensive or of low quality, Google said in a blog post. Once an Internet domain is blocked, the user will no longer see those results in future searches, the company said.

Google, which gets most of its sales from search-engine advertising, is trying to refine the relevance of its results after receiving complaints that spammers and some websites game its system to get more prominent placement. Google last month said it changed the way it carries out Web searches to feature more "high-quality" sites, affecting 12 per cent of queries.

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Microsoft's Kinect sets record as fastest-selling tech gadget

Saturday, March 12, 2011 0 comments

xbox-360-4gb-kinect-bundleMicrosoft's Kinect has been named the fastest-selling tech gadget of all time after racking up sales of 10 million units since its launch in November.
The unit is the first mass-produced device that allows for motion and voice control of a video game console without the need to hold any controller. Microsoft said the device's success staked it a spot in the Guinness Book of Records by beating the previous sales record set by Apple's iPad.

"The sales figures here speak for themselves," said Gaz Deaves, editor of Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition, according to a Microsoft statement.

"We can confirm that no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector," Deaves said.

Guinness said that Microsoft sold eight million of the devices in its first two months on the market, for an average daily volume of 133,333.
--IANS

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Japan Tsunami Videos | Japan Tsunami live News Photos

Friday, March 11, 2011 0 comments

The quake that beaten 2:46 p.m. was chased via a series of aftershocks, encompassing a 7.4-magnitude one approximate thirty minutes later. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.8.
The meteorological agent released a tsunami warning for the complete Pacific coast of Japan. National broadcaster NHK was warning those near the coast to obtain to safer ground.


Link hereJapan Earthquake Japan Tsunami Videos News Photos Online
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in impression for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been released for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.S. say of Hawaii.

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Allu Arjun Wedding Photos

Sunday, March 6, 2011 0 comments

Allu Arjun and Sneha Reddy’s wedding

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