Monday, December 28, 2009

Top 10 iPhone Apps

Top 10 iPhone Apps
The iPhone Apps which changed the shape of the phone we all love to use:
1.iVideo Camera for iPHone 3G.
2.ESPN Scorecenter
3.Paper Toss
5.Smule - Leaf Trambone
6.Quick Office
7.Air Sharing Pro
8.Awesome Notes
9.Awesome Notes
10.Hatke Radio

Top 10 Green Cars Launched this year

T1.Citroen C1 ev'ie
2.Mitsubushi iMiEV
3.Toyota iQ
4.Ford Fiesta ECOnetic
5.Toyota Prius Hybrid
6.Volvo S40
7.Honda Insight Hybrid
8.BMW 318d Saloon
9.Vw Passat Bluemotion
10.Citroen C3 Picsso

Top 10 Mobiles

OK without talking much I will start with the Awards for the best mobiles this year.
-Basic Phones
Motorola leads here:
1.Motorola i335
2.MOtorola V195s

-Mid-Range Phones
Sony Takes the lead, which is closely followed by HTC:
1.Sony Ericsson Naite
2.HTC Star Touch

-Camera Phones
These are the camera cum phones which are, like 5MP Cameras, even 12MP cameras. Sony Ericson All the way.
1.Sony Ericsson Aino
2.Sony Ericsson Satio

-Smart Phones
The Apple iPhone wins it again. No beating to the smart phone, with every app in the pocket. While Blackberry still remains closest to the iPhone.
1.Apple iPhone 3G S
2.Blackberry Storm

-Touchscreen Phones
The HTC Phones this year wrecked the touchscreen competitors' ship.
1.HTC Hero
2.HTC Diamond 2

Top 5 Gadgets of the year

1.Sony Rolly
The Rolly from Sony is all about fun. It is essentially a robotic MP3 playing robot that dances to the music you play. It comes with Rolly Choreographer software to create your own motions and even share them online with others. But if you don’t want to create your own it comes with an Auto and Self Motion modes which will analyse the music and create the type of style dance you request.

2.Transparent Toaster
This transparent toaster allows you to see your bread while it is toasting so you can make sure you never burn toast again. This idea is based on a transparent heating glass technology. Although the glass unfortunately does not currently get hot enough to toast bread, the vendor explained with some research and development this appliance will be hitting the shelves by 2009. The concept was developed by the Inventables Concept Studio.

3.40" OlED TV
Currently your best bet for an OLED is the Sony XEL-1 which I also included in my top Christmas gadgets list. It’s not the best price screen per inch but certainly is the best looking on the market. But as with all good technology the price will start to come down and screen sizes will go up. Samsung have already prototyped early this year a 40″ Full HD OLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and is under 1cm thick.

4.USB 3.0
All you speed freaks out there look out for USB 3.0 coming soon. Apparently the connector, although looking very different, are back compatible - which is great news. The speeds we are looking at for this bad boy is 4.8 Gbit/s (600MB/s) which will make it the fastest consumer connector (Firewire S800T is a long way off). How does this compare to USB 2.0 that you will no doubt be using now? Well USB 2.0 can manage a rate of just 480 Mbit/s (60MB/s) - that is a 10 fold increase to USB 3.0.

5.Magic Mouse
Though not that impressive, as we expected to be from Apple but the Magic Mouse is still the beginning of the era of Multi-Touch Mouse. The Magic Mouse is the very Mouse, I have wanted to have.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year! - Review

Rating ****
Vidit Bhargava
This probably the dullest movie interms of sets that I have seen. 90% of the movie is shot in an office. At first glance the movie looks boring, it isn't. After Chak De India, the duo of Shimit Amin and Jaideep Sahni are back and with a completely different and unpredictable script.

The story is about Harpreet Singh(Ranbir Kapoor) who has almost flunked in his college finals but unlike Wake Up Sid! for the first time he knows what to do. He applies for a salesman job at a computer sales firm n' gets it. Nothing new, he is honest and is not able to tolerate the bribing that goes on in the 'sales world'. For that he is punished and humiliated, he begins his own firm in the firm, which is ofcource a secret known by too many people, he becomes successful doing that and ofcource he is not taking bribes, the rest is to be seen in theatres.... . Honestly the movie hasn't ended yet on his being successful.

The Script is gripping, the movie builds interest as it progresses, even if it gets boring when all that business talk starts, the movie still is my favorite this year!

Ranbir Kapoor is unrecognisable as a 'sardar', you only know him when he speaks and every sidekick also does acting very well. Nobody here is bad in acting!

Music of the movie is blended with the movie, there are 3 in the album and even less in the movie. "Pocket Mein Rocket" was conveniently removed but the rest of the songs are good.

The movie is full of one liners and gr8 dialogues like; "Risk toh Superman ko bhi uthana padta hai main to phir bhi Salesman hoon" and "Number kum hain par dimaag nahi!" exceptionally carried out by Ranbir and starcast.

In a nut shell, The movie teaches you to be honest and how honesty still works. It makes you clap. The movie is no moral science lecture and the boring background doesn't cause the exceptionally gripping and interesting story any hurdle.

8 reasons to rate it 4 Stars

Power packed StoryActing
Perfect DirectionFluent Pace
Gripping and excitingHonest Message

Friday, September 25, 2009

Water found on Moon

Since man first touched the moon and brought pieces of it back to Earth, scientists have thought that the lunar surface was bone dry. But new observations from three different spacecraft have put this notion to rest with what has been called "unambiguous evidence" of water across the surface of the moon.

The new findings, detailed in the Sept. 25 issue of the journal Science, come in the wake of further evidence of lunar polar water ice by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and just weeks before the planned lunar impact of NASA's LCROSS satellite, which will hit one of the permanently shadowed craters at the moon's south pole in hope of churning up evidence of water ice deposits in the debris field.

The moon remains drier than any desert on Earth, but the water is said to exist on the moon in very small quantities. One ton of the top layer of the lunar surface would hold about 32 ounces of water, researchers said.

"If the water molecules are as mobile as we think they are — even a fraction of them — they provide a mechanism for getting water to those permanently shadowed craters," said planetary geologist Carle Pieters of Brown University in Rhode Island, who led one of the three studies in Science on the lunar find, in a statement. "This opens a whole new avenue [of lunar research], but we have to understand the physics of it to utilize it."

Finding water on the moon would be a boon to possible future lunar bases, acting as a potential source of drinking water and fuel.

Apollo turns up dry

When Apollo astronauts returned from the moon 40 years ago, they brought back several samples of lunar rocks.

The moon rocks were analyzed for signs of water bound to minerals present in the rocks; while trace amounts of water were detected, these were assumed to be contamination from Earth, because the containers the rocks came back in had leaked.

"The isotopes of oxygen that exist on the moon are the same as those that exist on Earth, so it was difficult if not impossible to tell the difference between water from the moon and water from Earth," said Larry Taylor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who is a member of one of the NASA-built instrument teams for India's Chandrayaan-1 satellite and has studied the moon since the Apollo missions.

While scientists continued to suspect that water ice deposits could be found in the coldest spots of south pole craters that never saw sunlight, the consensus became that the rest of the moon was bone dry.

But new observations of the lunar surface made with Chandrayaan-1, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and NASA's Deep Impact probe, are calling that consensus into question, with multiple detections of the spectral signal of either water or the hydroxyl group (an oxygen and hydrogen chemically bonded).

Three spacecraft

Chandrayaan-1, India's first-ever moon probe, was aimed at mapping the lunar surface and determining its mineral composition (the orbiter's mission ended 14 months prematurely in August after an abrupt malfunction). While the probe was still active, its NASA-built Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) detected wavelengths of light reflected off the surface that indicated the chemical bond between hydrogen and oxygen — the telltale sign of either water or hydroxyl.

Because M3 can only penetrate the top few millimeters of lunar regolith, the newly observed water seems to be at or near the lunar surface. M3's observations also showed that the water signal got stronger toward the polar regions. Pieters is the lead investigator for the M3 instrument on Chandrayaan-1.

Cassini, which passed by the moon in 1999 on its way to Saturn, provides confirmation of this signal with its own slightly stronger detection of the water/hydroxyl signal. The water would have to be absorbed or trapped in the glass and minerals at the lunar surface, wrote Roger Clark of the U.S. Geological Survey in the study detailing Cassini's findings.

The Cassini data shows a global distribution of the water signal, though it also appears stronger near the poles (and low in the lunar maria).

Finally, the Deep Impact spacecraft, as part of its extended EPOXI mission and at the request of the M3 team, made infrared detections of water and hydroxyl as part of a calibration exercise during several close approaches of the Earth-Moon system en route to its planned flyby of comet 103P/Hartley 2 in November 2010.

Deep Impact detected the signal at all latitudes above 10 degrees N, though once again, the poles showed the strongest signals. With its multiple passes, Deep Impact was able to observe the same regions at different times of the lunar day. At noon, when the sun's rays were strongest, the water feature was lowest, while in the morning, the feature was stronger.

"The Deep Impact observations of the Moon not only unequivocally confirm the presence of [water/hydroxyl] on the lunar surface, but also reveal that the entire lunar surface is hydrated during at least some portion of the lunar day," the authors wrote in their study.

The findings of all three spacecraft "provide unambiguous evidence for the presence of hydroxyl or water," said Paul Lucey of the University of Hawaii in an opinion essay accompanying the three studies. Lucey was not involved in any of the missions.

The new data "prompt a critical reexamination of the notion that the moon is dry. It is not," Lucey wrote.

Where the water comes from

Combined, the findings show that not only is the moon hydrated, the process that makes it so is a dynamic one that is driven by the daily changes in solar radiation hitting any given spot on the surface.

The sun might also have something to do with how the water got there.

There are potentially two types of water on the moon: that brought from outside sources, such as water-bearing comets striking the surface, or that that originates on the moon.

This second, endogenic, source is thought to possibly come from the interaction of the solar wind with moon rocks and soils.

The rocks and regolith that make up the lunar surface are about 45 percent oxygen (combined with other elements as mostly silicate minerals). The solar wind — the constant stream of charged particles emitted by the sun — are mostly protons, or positively charged hydrogen atoms.

If the charged hydrogens, which are traveling at one-third the speed of light, hit the lunar surface with enough force, they break apart oxygen bonds in soil materials, Taylor, the M3 team member suspects. Where free oxygen and hydrogen exist, there is a high chance that trace amounts of water will form.

The various study researchers also suggest that the daily dehydration and rehydration of the trace water across the surface could lead to the migration of hydroxyl and hydrogen towards the poles where it can accumulate in the cold traps of the permanently shadowed regions.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

EA Sports Cricket Series end

Just a Brief Announcement that EA SPORTS has finally finished making Cricket Titles

Monday, August 24, 2009

Apple iTablet

This is my take on the much rumored Apple iTablet, a netbook in between the price of iPhone and Macbook, say about $399 . These might probably be the features of iTablet :
Apple MAC OS X 10.6
Touch Screen 13"
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz
4MB L2 Cache
Twistible Screen to provide a full size Keyboard - The one used in Macbooks
No CD Drive,
2 USB 2.0 Slots and Standard ports.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Indian Helmet Patch

Bored of the Unlicenced kits in Cricket 07 and want to make a kit for your team?
Things you need:
Fshed Graphic Importer Plugin

Changing the Helmet Logo
a. Open BigGui and follow:
File > Open > 'Cricket 07 Root Directory' > Data > data.gob
and Find file : '18e2ea3cae20e0960d8cbbd56392e731.fsh' and follow:
Edit > Export > 'Folder you wish to export it'

b. Open Fshed
(First you need to download the Fshed Graphic Importer Plugin and save the dll file in the plugins folder of Fshed root directry)
File > Open > Folder you saved the image in > 18e2ea3cae20e0960d8cbbd56392e731.fsh
Object > Export > Click the button '...' > enter file name & extension (.bmp)

The file shood look like this
c. Open Adobe Photoshop and Open your file which you have saved
Take another picture of the BCCI logo.
Select the logo (choose the lasso polygon tool to select only logo"without background")
Paste it on the helmet image and resize it to paste over the lo
go already present there.
Your photo should look like this now
d. Open Fshed again and open 18e2ea3cae20e0960d8cbbd56392e731.fsh and Follow:
Tools > Graphic Importer > Open > 'the file in which you edited the helmet' > Update
File > Save

e. Open BigGui again and follow:
Edit > Import > 18e2ea3cae20e0960d8cbbd56392e731.fsh
It will ask you to change already existing file.
You are done!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

EA Sports Cricket 09 - Pre Release Features

We all cricket game fans are keen and waiting for a new Cricket game to come from EA after their 2007 release which had lots of bugs.
I know we all have given are suggestions at the - EA Sports forum but how often do they consider the suggestion just 3 to 4% of the suggestions are taken in.

So, I have a list of features which will probably be there in this version:

  1. More Shots for the 360 degree controller
  2. Inclusion of Proper Free Hit and Powerplays
  3. A new graphics engine
  4. means better graphics and also because they have used the old for a long time now
  5. Licenced kits and players from the Asian countries also (India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan). [Thought there is not much hope of it being correct]
  6. More licences of Bats, and probably Helmets aswell
  7. They also might get licence to names back.
  8. Ashes 2006-07 Scenarios, and T20 Scenarios (Only for licenced teams)
  9. T20 world Cups (2007 and 2009 with correct schedule)
  10. Minor improvements in Create Player
  11. Removal of the World Series and addition to multination tournaments (ODI)
  12. Inclusion of T20 Special Kits.'
  13. Inclusion of more stadiums, better whether conditions, larger grounds and day/night matches(right now they are either day or night), and better pitches
  14. Other Minor improvements to bugs.

Though I still believe only a few will be there in the official feature list even though the expectations are very grounded.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

EA Sports Cricket 09

Hello every one!
EA Sports Cricket 07 was quite good, but it has been 2 1/2 years Since we have heard any news about a new Cricket game though still there is no 'OFFICIAL' news

Just there have been a few indications which say that their might be a Cricket game on PC ONLY by EA for the T20 world Cup in 2009 latest by 8th May 2009. Some websites show that the game is going to be released by the name of EA Sports Cricket T20 World Cup 2009; while some claim there has been an official information of the game, by EA to them.

I don't whether this is true or not but I am also waiting for the new Cricket game.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Hello friends it's been a long time since I posted my magazine on the internet. It has been added in the e-zine list of wikipedia but there are rarely any visitors on my website, and even less make an effort to download it...
No one even reads my blog these days, which i considered an option as an open e - zine but it went useless after i tracked my blog for a month. Would u believe it no visitors.
Please visit my magazine website :
and join the official - MVDIT TECH BOOK community on orkut :

Friday, January 23, 2009

School Sports Day

Today in our school there was a tug of war TOURNAMENT in which our class got to the semi-finals but lost.....(0-2).