Nokia E5 Official Pics

Nokia recently announced the Nokia E5 which has an amazing 5 megapixel camera, full QWERTY keypad, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Built-in A-GPS and much more. Nokia E5 is the successor of the popular business device, Nokia E63. This handset allows you to connect to multiple email accounts directly from the homescreen. Check out all the official pics of Nokia E5 below.

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HP Unveils World’s First Plug And Play Laser Printer

Today, HP unveiled the worlds first plug and play laser printer. Now users can plug in the new HP LaserJet printer’s to a computer/netbook/notebook and start printing their documents. HP have ditched the traditional method of installing the software via a CD. A user-friendly as well as an eco-friendly move. HP also states that the HP LaserJet Pro P1100 Printer series is the most energy efficient laser printer on the planet.

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HP also introduced its first mobile scanner the HP Scanjet Professional 1000 Mobile Scanner. This portable scanner can scan documents on the go, without the need of AA batteries or an AC adapter.

Our customers demand easy printing and we’re giving it to them no clumsy CD-ROMs to install, no drivers to download. HP Smart Install offers the future of printing, today,said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president, LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions, Imaging and Printing Group, HP.

The new printers from HP features a new Auto-On/Off technology. The printer automatically detects a print command when send to the printer and, switches the device to onmode from the offmode. HP says that the Auto-On/Off technology makes the new HP LaserJet P1100 Printer series up to 72% more efficient. The HP LaserJet Pro P1100 printer series is the cheapest laser printer ever announced by HP. The HP LaserJet Pro P1100 series also feature wireless connectivity and its price ranges from $129 to $149.

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Apache Cassandra Version 0.6 Release

Apache Software Foundation has recently announced the release of the Apache Cassandra Version 0.6. Apache Cassandra is a leading Open Source, NoSQL distributed database management system.

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Cassandra is best described as,

Apache Cassandra is an advanced, second-generation “NoSQL” distributed data store that has a shared-nothing architecture. The Cassandra decentralized model provides massive scalability, and is highly available with no single point of failure even under the worst scenarios.

Clearly, it is a NoSQL database system and has a decentralized model making all the distributed components participating equally and eliminating the need of a single management point. This makes it reliable and prevents failures.

Cassandra is widely popular and is used in services like Cisco WebEx, Cloudkick, Digg, Facebook, Rackspace, Reddit, and Twitter. Facebook is an integral part in the development of Cassandra.

Chris Goffinet, Performance and Availability Architect of Digg commented on this release saying,

Digg is very excited to see Cassandra mature in the last year and graduate to a top-level Apache project. Cassandra is powering our next generation infrastructure, and allowing us to run in an environment that demands data access in datacenters around the world.

The new features in the version 0.6 are mainly speed centric. There is a 30% speed improvement in speed. Another feature is the Integrated Row Cache. This eliminates any need for an external caching layer. This makes the implementation and deployment a lot simpler.

The new version of Cassandra brings good news in times when Internet users and website loads are increasing tenfold.

Download Cassandra at http://cassandra.apache.org

Fedora 13 Beta Released

500px-RH-Fedora_logo-nonfreeFedora 13 Beta was just released a few hours ago. Named Goddard, the final version of Fedora 13 will sport many new features such as KDE 4.4, latest builds of the XFCE environment and Sugar Learning Environment apart from the usual bug fixes and functionality additions.

If you are looking for the bigger catch, wait up for the final release in the middle of May this year. For those restless, download the beta iso from here. And of course, if you don’t know your way around bugs and geeky mosquitoes, don’t download this. The Beta is presumably the last crucial milestone of Fedora 13, and as such, only critical bugs will be fixed now for the coming final release.

The Beta has a number of new features, such as automatic print driver installation with the help of PackageKit; new software such as ShotWell photo manager, Pino microblogging client; NetworkManager improvements over bluetooth and mobile broadband connectivity; support for the latest iPods and iPhones and 3D graphics support backed solely by open source drivers.

That’s not all. There’s also better color management: so your documents bear the same color on screen and on paper. Also, the user management portal has been completely redesigned for easier access and use.

The above is the feature-list that may interest the end user, Fedora 13 has got several goodies for both developers and administrators as well. Developers get easier Python debugging when using gdb and support for NetBeans Java EE 6 among other features. For sys admins, there’s quite a few improvements with BFO (allows users to download a single, tiny image and install current and future versions of Fedora without having to download additional images), SSSD (provides expanded features for logging into managed domains), IPv6 support, support for Zarafa Groupware (Microsoft Exchange alternative) among others. Check out a detailed feature list here.

Sony Ericsson Unveils New Walkman Phones

Just when people started thinking that there will be no more future phones in Walkman series, Sony Ericsson launched two new Walkman goodies. Sony Ericsson Zylo and Sony Ericsson Spiro.

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Sony Ericsson Zylo is the world’s first mobile to play FLAC codec audio files. For those who are not used to this format, FLAC is a high quality lossless audio codec. It has the best sound experience one can get. An average time length song in FLAC format weighs around 30-40MB.

The Sony Ericsson proprietary Clear Audio technology is also present in Zylo which could easily make it the best music phone of all time. It also has a 2.6″ TFT screen with QVGA resolution and has a 3.2MP camera. The memory card supported is microSD and is expandable up to 16GB.

The Sony Ericsson Spiro has a smaller screen of 2.2″ TFT and QVGA resolution. It doesn’t have FLAC codec support, unlike Zylo. Spiro has a 3.5mm jack for better earphone connectivity and a 2MP camera. Both the phones have social networking integration (Facebook and Twitter) and also microUSB slot.

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Zylo and Spiro are scheduled to be launched by Q3. Both these phones are mid range handsets.

UPDATE: Apple Unveils New 15" And 17" Macbook Pros

Just a few days ago, we had reported that Apple is soon going to refresh their Macbook Pro line-up and the day has finally come. Apple today unveiled the new 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s which uses the Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Sadly the 13″ Macbook Pro still uses the Core 2 Duo processor. Though, the speed of the Core 2 Duo processor has been bumped up to 2.4Ghz and 2.66Ghz.

The newer Macbook Pro(s) uses the Nvidia GT330M graphics card, while the 13″ Macbook Pro uses the Nvidia GT320M with 256Mb of Memory. The 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s also have “automatic graphics switching technology” a.k.a Nvidia Optimus technology. All the new machines come with 4Gb of DDR3 RAM. Users can select between a 320Gb or a 500Gb hard disk for their storage needs. Users can also equip their 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pros with a 512Gb SSD, for only $1300.

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Users who are interested in the 15″ Macbook Pro can select between a 15.4″ 1440*900 “glossy” screen or a 1680*1050 glossy screen for $50 more. Apple claims that the newer 13″ Macbook Pro can provide a battery backup of up to 10 hours. The 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s provide a battery backup of 8 hours, thanks to Nvidia Optimus technology.

The newer 13″ Macbook Pro costs $1,119, while the 17″ Macbook Pro now costs $2,299. The newer 15″ Macbook Pro is now dearer by $100, at $1799. The newer Macbook Pros can already be   online from the Apple Store.

Update: A spokesperson from Nvidia told MacInsider that the newer Macbook Pros don’t use Nvidia Optimus technology.


Fan Made TF2 YouTube-anima is Awesome

YouTube-anima (n): A portmanteau of the words YouTubeand Machinima.

For the lack of a better word, I created my own and left the interactivepart all alone. Why did I do this? Because YouTube user xlr105 pretty much made the most epic machinima of Team Fortress 2 and it is in the Choose Your Own Adventureflavor (although the ending is the same).

In other words, if you liked this:-
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you are going to love this:-

Props to the creator for having a scene of thugs who ask you riddles. That was full of win. Also, kudos on having an innocent and cute (?) Heavy!

Everything – A Super Fast Portable File Search

[Windows Only] “Everything” is a small and portable freeware program that lets you find files in Windows with blazing speed. About two years ago, one of my readers sent me a nice comment about it, and I’ve been using it every since.

Here’s what the main window of Everything looks like after a search:

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As you can see in the snapshot here, Everything supports the normal Windows file context menus when you right-click on a file. This is one of my favorite features. That means that you can launch a file, open a folder, copy, move or rename a file without having to leave Everything’s search window.

There are plenty of other features in Everything, such as;

• Small installation file
• Clean and simple user interface
• Quick file indexing
• Quick searching
• Minimal resource usage
• Share files with others easily
• Real-time updating

… and much more.

One of the many features that I have rarely used, is Everything’s ability to broadcast it’s search results across a network or the internet using FTP, ETP or HTTP. That means you can set it up so that anyone on your network can search the computer that Everything is running on. Here’s what the results look like in a web browser.

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You can even download the files to another PC using the web browser.

Another of my favorite features in Everything is the fact that it’s portable. When I move it from one PC to another, I only take a single file named everything.exe. Once that single file is running, it creates it’s own settings file and it’s own database file in the same folder that it’s running in.

One thing you may notice is that Everything does take a few seconds to scan your drive and while it’s doing that, the search results window is completely blank. Before you get used to this fact, you might be tempted to start typing a search query into the search field. Don’t bother, because nothing will happen until it’s done scanning your drives.

The search results are immediate and update with every character you type into the search field. It does support wild card, boolean and regex searches if you need that type of searching power.

Download Everything Search

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

I use Everything quite often and it’s a must-have utility for all of my PCs. It does almost everything I need but it is missing one thing that other indexed search programs have; it can’t search inside of files for matching results. I rarely need that feature, and I have no problem recommending Everything for everyone.

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Techie Buzz Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)

Why Webpages Look Weird on Opera Mini for iPhone and How to Fix It

You have probably heard by now that Opera Mini has been approved for the Apple App Store. As expected, it is already proving to be quite popular. In fact, Opera Mini is now the most popular free application in the German App Store.

Opera Mini is a great browser, but it does have its own limitations. The remote rendering process it uses was initially designed for low-resolution budget phones. Hence, by default Opera resizes all text on a webpage so that it matches the screen width in zoomed-in state. This can distort the appearance of a website.

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If you do not want this feature, you will have to manually disable it from the advanced configuration options. Here is how to do it:

  • Enter “opera:config” or just “config” in the address bar.
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  • In the page that opens, switch the list box next to “Fix text to screen” from Yes to No.

That’s it! Websites should now appear as intended on your Opera Mini for iPhone.

(via ChooseOpera)

Nokia Unveils C3, C6 And E5 Handsets

Nokia recently announced three new handsets, the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5. These phones are meant to offer an enhanced messaging and social-networking experience to users at affordable prices. Nokia C3 and Nokia E5 comes with a full QWERTY keypad while Nokia C6 has a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

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Services that provide easy access to the world’s consumer and corporate email and instant messaging are really popular on our QWERTY smartphones such as the Nokia E71 and Nokia E63. People want the best messaging and social networking experience on an affordable device, whether it’s sending a simple text or instant message, an email, or a direct message from their Twitter account. The Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 are made for just that,said Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s head of markets.

Some amazing features of Nokia C3 are 2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, 8GB expandable memory, 1320 mAH battery, etc. Nokia C6 comes with 5 megapixel camera, secondary camera for video calling, GPRS, Bluetooth, A-GPS and so on. Nokia E5 has a 5 megapixel camera, 16 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and much more.

We will soon update you will full specs, official pics, hands-on videos, price and release dates of these devices. Stay Tuned!

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