Archive for May 22, 2010

Intelligent Home Robot – Open Source Robot, QBo!

Open Source Code based Intelligent Home Robot? Sounds cool isn’t it? Here is Q.Bo, The Home Robo! Q.Bo has an impressive set of features.image

  • Stereoscopic Vision
  • Speech Recognition
  • WiFi, Bluetooth Support
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Ultrasound sensors to avoid obstacles and crashes!
  • API and Web Control Panel
  • Intel Atom processor and NVIDIA Ion graphics
  • Running flavour of Linux

Q.Bo has a pair of HiDef camera for seeing things, so that means, what ever it sees can be streamed on YouTube/Web, He can watch your valuables, kids and what not :)

Many World Many Language – Translate Easily with ABBYY FotoTranslate ( Free License Give Away)

Often when we travel to a foreign location we end of staring at a poster or a boarding written in a language that we do not understanding, wondering what that means. This often happens while we are at the airport, a hotel or just a shopping mall. We wish we had an inbuilt talent to translate these foreign language words into English as we keep looking at them. Well, we are not there yet, but pretty close. ABBYY FotoTranslate provides the the talent for a mobile phone to translate any word to any language, anywhere. ABBYY FotoTranslate is a new application to instantly translate foreign words on Nokia smart phones by using a built-in camera. Translate words with a single button push, wherever you are – you don’t need to type unknown foreign words by hand. The program automatically recognizes the words taken on the camera of your Smartphone and shows the translation. ABBYY FotoTranslate has 28 versions for 8 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.

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Key features:

  • For NOKIA (Symbian S60) smart phones only
  • Translation without manual inputting of the words
  • Offline, independent mode work (no network signal needed)
  • Quick and accurate result
  • Up-to-date high-quality dictionaries
  • Auto suggestions and manual corrections

If you are travelling to a foreign location where you do not know the language, then here is a simple and easy solution that comes handy to you on your Nokia phone. All you need to do is just drop a comment saying why you need the software and we will give you a license for free. Hurry, only limited give away.

More info here.

Free and Open Source Stock Market Analysis Software

JStock makes it easy to track your stock investment. It provides well organized stock market analytical information, to help you decide your best investment strategy. It is free and open source.

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Features:

  • JStock supports 24 international Stock Markets
  • JStock also helps you to manage your portfolio, by calculating your current net worth, recording your buy and sell record. You may even put a sticky note on your every single transaction
  • Support for Multiple Portfolios
  • Cash and Dividend Management
  • SMS/Email alerts on your Stock Updates
  • JStock comes with pre-built technical indicators. It will tell you the right timing to buy and sell.
  • Advanced Charting Features
  • Data can be backed up on Cloud Storage
  • and much much more…

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It is incredible to see such a great feature set on a free and open source tool. Te only problem is that the data are gathered from Yahoo Financial (Public) data and there may be a delay. So, Please have a trial run and see how it helps you. A good initiative though. Download JStock here.

9 Free Open Source Project Management Tools To Plan And Schedule Your Project

Project planning is one of the 8 essential Project Management Steps ever Project Manager must follow. Project planning is very important since the foundation and backbone of the project will depend on the planning stage. As a project manager you would need to use management-level planning to map out an overview of resources, acquisitions, subcontracts and costs. Scheduling the project and  and managing timelines plays an important role in the planning and execution of the project as the cost of the project is depending on the execution time. Good Project Planning and Scheduling tools let you plan efficiently and effectively deploy the organization’s resources when they are needed.

Recommended Reading:

Absolutely Free MPP Viewer That Runs On Windows, Linux and Mac OS – Microsoft Project Plan Viewer
Great Microsoft Project Alternative With Interproject Dependency Support
10 Free Scrum Project Management Tool
12 Free and Open Source ERP Business Software Solutions

In this post we review free open source Project Management software that let you plan, schedule and efficiently manage your project cost.

1. Endeavour Software Project Management

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Endeavour Software Project Management is an Open Source solution to manage the creation of large-scale enterprise systems in an iterative and incremental development process. It features support for Use Case management, Iterations, Project Plan, Change Requests, Defect Tracking, Test Cases, Test Plans, Tasks, Document management, Reports and many other process artifacts. Endeavour Software Project Management has been designed for easy to use, intuitive. It is  realistic by avoiding unnecessary features that might increase complexity. As part of the project management it let you manage your resource and plan the project efficiently.

More info here.

2. Feng Office

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Feng Office community version is an open source project management software that allows businesses to manage project tasks, billing, documents, communication with co-workers, customers and vendors, schedule meetings and events, and share every kind of electronic information. It was earlier known as OpenGoo. It supports web based access so an be accessed from anywhere.

More info here

3. GanttProject

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GanttProject is a open source cross-platform desktop tool for project scheduling and management. It runs on Windows, Linux and MacOSX. With GanttProject you can create work breakdown structure, draw dependencies, define milestones. It lets you assign human resources to work on tasks, see their allocation on the Resource Load chart. You can also generate PERT chart from Gantt chart.

More info here.

4. Open Workbench

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Open Workbench is an open source desktop application that provides robust project scheduling and management functionality. It is the scheduling standard for more than 100,000 project managers worldwide, Open Workbench is a free and powerful alternative to Microsoft Project. You can define projects and create associated work breakdown structures with activities, phases, tasks and milestones.

More info here.

5. OpenProj

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OpenProj is a free, open source desktop alternative to Microsoft Project. The OpenProj solution is ideal for desktop project management and is available on Linux, Unix, Mac or Windows. OpenProj is a complete desktop replacement of Microsoft Project and even opens existing native Project files. OpenProj shares the most advanced scheduling engine in the industry with Projects On Demand. The OpenProj solution has Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams (PERT Charts), WBS and RBS charts, Earned Value costing and more.

More info here.

6. Project.net

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Project.net is an open source, enterprise scale project management application that maximizes the performance of any organization tracking a single project or a portfolio of projects. Project.net addresses the needs of all project and corporate stakeholders – team members, project managers, portfolio managers, and executives – for current and accurate information on the status of all projects. Project.net delivers the real-time reporting that keeps distributed projects on track.

More info here.

7. Project-Open

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Project-Open is one of the leading open source project management tools. It is a comprehensive resource management tool that is fully integrated into the ERP system.  It lets you Plan projects and resources via GanttProject, Track project advance and resource consumption of both internal and external costs and execute status reporting using “traffic lights.

More info here.

8. Redmine

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Redmine is a open source based flexible project management web application. It lets you handle multiple projects, provides flexible role based access control, provides flexible issue tracking system, Gantt chart and calendar, news, documents & files management, feeds & email notifications, per project wiki, per project forums and time tracking.

More info here.

9. TaskJuggler

TaskJuggler is a modern and powerful, Free and Open Source Software project management tool. Its new approach to project planning and tracking is more flexible and superior to the commonly used Gantt chart editing tools. It has already been successfully used in many projects and scales easily to projects with hundreds of resources and thousands of tasks. TaskJuggler is project management software for serious project managers. It covers the complete spectrum of project management tasks from the first idea to the completion of the project. It assists you during project scoping, resource assignment, cost and revenue planning, risk and communication management.

More info here.

20 Sets Of Free Twitter Icon Sets

Lately, twitter icons have become one of the most popular icon that sits on your web site to promote your activity via twitter. if you want to catch the eye of the visitor to your website, it becomes more important to have a catchy twitter icon showing up on your site. To find a catchy twitter icon all you need to do is to  search relevant sites on the web that provide free twitter icons or you could find right here in this post!

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Here are some cool looking twitter icons that you would love to have it on your web site:

1. 55 Original Vector twitter icons

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2. Twitter Icons TweetMyWeb 7 PNG

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3. Twitter Bird

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4. Twitter Boxes

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5. Twitter Button Pack

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6. Exclusive Twitter Birds Set!

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7. Twitter Square Icons

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8. Lovely Twitter Icons

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9. Twitter Icons

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10. Black Twitter Icon

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11. 40 Cute Free Twitter Graphics: Badges, Icons & Buttons

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12. 50 Free and Exclusive Twitter Icons

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13. Tweet Birds

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14. Twitter Icons

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15. Tweeta Free Twitter Bird Icon Set

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18. Twitter dock icons

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19. Turpial Icons

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20. Cute Tweeters Icon

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