Archive for November 28, 2010

Next Generation Web Search Engine – Search and Sort As Per Tags!

Search Engine market is dominated by Google and Bing (from Microsoft) search engines. Others almost out of the market or just hanging on to the bottom! Both of them are really doing well and adding features for us to search better each day. But, world is full of intelligent people and how do you keep up to the young talents coming up with new ideas and technologies.

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Take a look at this new Search engine – Blekko! Really impressive. Need to see how they scale up.

What is Blekko anyways?

Blekko is a search engine with a difference. They have introduced “Slashtags”. Using slash tags, you could sort your search results based on criteria. Say, you search for technology news and use tag /date, you will get search results chronologically sorted results. something which is not easy to do on Google/Bing search. Lots of tags are out there to slash internet. You can use default tags or introduce your own tags. You can make them private or public. Others can use your tags if you wish to.

e.g. below is a search query on Global Warming with slashtag /Twitter. It gives the Twitter results for global warming!

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Conventional Computing Model VS Cloud Service Model

A good comparison of Conventional computing model and Cloud service model. How, client/server side programs are changed as Web 2.0 type of apps in cloud computing. Lots of changes and new paradigm. Still more to change during complete transition to Web 3.0.

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*Source – Forester Research Inc.

Conventional Computing Model Cloud Service Model

Applications

  • Client side apps
  • Client/server apps
  • Web interface to local server app
  • Data/Process resides on PC or on local server

End user cloud services

  • Rich internet applications
  • Web 2.0 technologies
  • Software-as-a-service
  • Data and process resides on the service provider or remote virtual server

Developer tools and technologies

  • Client side development tools
  • Service oriented architecture
  • Composite applications
  • Proprietary applications such as Win32

App-components-as-a-service

  • Internet hosted software services that enable mashups
  • Web hosted development tools
  • Community development tools for shared templates and code

Middleware

  • App server
  • File and object stores
  • Database
  • Integration server

Software platform as a service

  • Hosted app platform
  • Hosted data, file, and object stores
  • Hosted database
  • Software-integration-as-a-service

Physical Infrastructure

  • Servers
  • Disks
  • Networks
  • System Management

Virtual-infrastructure-as-a-service

  • Virtual servers
  • Storage servers
  • Virtual LAN configuration
  • Management-as-a-service

Microsoft Windows Turns 25 Years! – Microsoft Windows Journey!

Microsoft released Windows 1.0 on 20 Nov 1985 and it is 25 years now. Microsoft, no doubt is one of the most popular operating systems till date. Even though, many hate Windows for its instability, stolen look and feel etc. Whatever the allegations could be, but Microsoft Windows is a highly successful Operating System. Right from Windows 1.0 till Windows 7, there have been several Windows versions released. Some of them were very successful and others were just flops. Happy 25 Year Anniversary Microsoft! Wish you get better OS like Windows Phone 7!

Source ZDnet UK

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Major Windows releases are below. Highly successful versions are Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows XP. (Images from Wikipedia)

Windows 1.0

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Windows 3.1

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Windows 95

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Windows 2000

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Windows XP

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Windows 7

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Create Great Free Online Charts And Publish Freely

ChartGizmo, a free online tool lets you create great looking charts for free and created charts could be shared/published in seconds. You could let others add comments too. A great way to get feedback for your stats online. Whole process is so simple, all steps are listed below.

Create new Account and create a new chart.

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Design your chart – ChartGizmo supports Pie Chart, Bar Chart and many more kinds.

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Save and publish! Simple!

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Example charts created using ChartGizmo

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There are other similar services such as;

ChartGo

Goal is simple; allow users to create charts online quickly. Create bar charts, line charts or pie charts. Simply paste your data in the chart data area and hit the create chart button. View their chart examples to find an existing chart image that you might want to use and modify.

Online Chart Tool

On Onlinecharttool you can design and share your own graphs online and for free. It supports a number of different chart types like: bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots.

Top Selling Android Smartphone List – iPhone VS Android Army!

Finally, iPhone is getting right competition. Android Army is on the rise and here is a list of the best of the best Android Devices for iPhone alternative lookers! Will soon get a Windows Phone 7 Army. Steve Jobs is out there thinking very hard. Lets see what iPhone 5 brings!

HTC Incredible

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CPU – Qualcomm 1GHz, 3.7 inch Capacitive Screen, 8MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.

HTC Evo 4G (Sprint)

 

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CPU – Qualcomm 1GHz, 4.3 inch Capacitive Screen, 8MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.

Samsung Galaxy S

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CPU – ARM Cortex 1GHz, 4.0 inch AMOLED Capacitive Screen, 5MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.

Motorola Milestone XT720

 

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CPU – ARM Cortex 550MHz, 3.7 inch Capacitive Screen, 8MP Camera and all other features like GPS, WiFi, FM etc.

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