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Cisco releases Flip Slide HD Camcorder

Cisco today released its yet another new Flip camcorder SlideHD which can record for up to four hours and store up to 12 hours of video in its built-in 16GB of memory.

Flip SlideHD’s features include:

  • 3 inches touchscreen which allows you to navigate though recorded videos without the need of button click.
  • 720p video recording (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second
  • Rechargeable li-ion battery that charges over USB
  • Stereo speakers and HDMI widescreen TV output
  • Comes with headphone jack
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Available in white and silver colors.

Flip SlideHD is available for a price of $279.99 and could be found in major retailers and online in Flip store.

Read more here

Technorati tags : Cisco,industry news,Camcorders,Flip SlideHD, Technology, Gadgets

Microsoft announces two new phones: Kin One and Kin Two

Microsoft announces two slider phones Kin One and Kin Two based on Microsoft’s upcoming mobile OS – Windows Phone 7. The phones comes with loads of features like capacitive touch screens, dedicated camera buttons, internal storage, 3G etc.  The phone comes with pretty cool UI including social services such as Facebook, Twitter and newsfeeds comes at its core.

Kin One’s features:

  • Round, puck-shaped vertical slider
  • QWERTY keypad
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 4GB of built-in storage.

Kin Two’s features:

  • Quiet large, sideways slider
  • large touch screen
  • QWERTY keypad
  • 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and  flash
  • HD Video capture
  • 8GB of built-in user storage

Both the phones integrates Microsoft’s Zune digital music service. The phone’s music player has the same interface as the Zune HD. It also includes access to Bing search.

The phones will be available on Verizon’s Wireless network in May and on Vodafone in Europe later this year. The price of the handsets is not yet announced.

To know more about the new handsets, visit Kin.

Technorati tags : Microsoft Kin,industry news,Windows Phone7,Microsoft, Technology, Mobiles

Fotobabble – Share your speaking photographs

Have you ever tried sharing a photograph with you friends by adding a voice message to it? If not, here is a nice way to share your speaking photographs.

Fotobabble is an excellent web based tool that lets you to add an audio track to whatever image you share. Just create an account in Fotobabble for free and it will let you to upload a photograph. Click the record button to record your voice and start speaking with the help of your microphone.

A “play” button is available to listen to what you have recorded. You can even add tags to your photos so that your fotobabble will be available in the search results.

After recording, you can either save you photos and share it later or instantly with anyone by clicking Facebook, Twitter, MySpace icons or via any email.  Want to change what you have recorded? No problem. Just click the record button and start speaking. This will re-record. The audio can be upto 60 seconds in length. Fotobabble supports JPG, PNG and GIF image formats.

You can even set your visibility to private or public. You can try this from your iPhone too. Many interesting features are expected in near future from Fotobabble.

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Find similar sites with “Google Similar Pages”

We all are aware of Google search. We just type a keyword in the search box and Google returns millions of results which is relevant to that keyword. Google which already offers variety of options to search the web has now come up with a new add-on “Google Similar Page” which does more or less the same kind of job but in a different way.

Google Similar Page is an add-on for Google Chrome which brings webpages similar to the page you are currently browsing. You can preview the other similar pages in the same window by clicking the “Similar Pages” button which appears next to the address bar.

Once you click the button, your browser will send a search query to Google to check if there are any similar pages. If available, it shows a preview of those site. Else it returns “No Similar pages found“.

I opened and clicked the Similar page button. You can see the result below.

To uninstall Google Similar Pages, use Chrome’s Tools –> Extensions menu option, and click on the Uninstall link for the Google Similar Pages.

This add-on is available only for Chrome browser. Though it is still in Beta, it works pretty good. Lets expect more from Google in near future.

Technorati tags : Google Similar Pages,industry news,Google Chrome,tools,technology and software,utility

Tinypad : Enhanced Notepad

TinyPad is a light weight free text editor similar to notepad with few interesting enhancements. It gives us a tabbed system with good clarity and accessibility.

TinyPad application allows you to upload the notes you have taken and share them with a community that interacts at It automatically saves your notes as you type, so you don’t need to perform a “Save As” for each new pad. It also allows archiving of pads without losing the ones you’re not heavily using at the moment. The font size and colors can be defined. It also has search and highlight features to make our work more productive. TinyPad provides keyboard shortcuts too.

Twitter is integrated with TinyPad. You can have TinyPad retrieve your tweets and update status messages in Twitter. You can also give your written text in social networking sites like facebook, digg, stumble upon etc.

Just download Tinypad and try out its interesting features.

How to turn-off Google BUZZ???

Are you annoyed with Google BUZZ? Want to remove it from your gmail completely? Google offers various options to turn off Buzz partially or fully.

  • To turn off Google Buzz completely, click the “Turn off Buzz” link at the bottom of your Gmail screen. It won’t remove your followers/following list or change the settings on your Buzz account, but Buzz won’t bother you anymore.

  • If you don’t want everyone to see the people you’re following and the people who follow you on Buzz, you can turn that off via your Google Profile. Go to “settings” and uncheck “Display the list of people I’m following and people following me,” on the right side of the screen, near your profile image.
  • You can even block unwanted followers with the help of a link available next to each of your follower’s name.

  • If you don’t want to see updates in your inbox, the only way is to create a filter by entering “label:buzz” (without quotes)

Google Maps Labs

Google on its way in improving the mapping experience has now added labs to its Google Maps. You can access the new features by clicking the green flask icon with a link “New!” on the top right.

As of now there are 9 new features which are disabled by default. You can enable any feature and save your changes. The features are

Drag ‘n’ Zoom
This feature lets you to draw a box by clicking the Drag ‘n’ Zoom button to zoom into a particular place.

Aerial Imagery
Provides a rotatable, high-resolution overhead imagery, which is only available in certain areas. Google plans to add more in the near future.

Back to Beta
Just lets you to add a Beta icon to the maps logo.

Where in the World Game
Just test your geography skills by naming the country from satellite imagery. Try to beat the top score!

Rotatable Maps
Allows you to rotate the map so that you can change any direction as the top of the map (instead of North)

What’s Around Here?
Adds a second search button that searches for “*”, returning the top places for the given location.

LatLng Tooltip
This tooltip is found next to the mouse cursor showing the exact latitude and longitude.

LatLng Marker
Lets you to drop a pin to mark anywhere on the map, showing the latitude and longitude of that location.

Smart Zoom
Prevents you from over zooming if imagery is not available.

Try these interesting features and share your views.

Technorati tags : Google Maps,Google Maps Labs

Apple Releases Aperture 3

Apple unveiled Aperture 3, the latest update of its photo editing and management software with more than 200 new features. Aperture 3 allows you to organize large photo libraries with even more flexibility using Projects and the new “Faces“, “Brushes” and “Places“.


  • It uses face detection and recognition to find and organize your photos by the people in them.
  • Lets you to view faces across your entire photo library or view just the faces that appear in selected projects.


  • Allows you to add professional touches to your photos by simply painting effects onto the image.
  • Perform tasks like Dodge, Burn, Polarize and Blur, without the complexity of layers or masks.
  • Automatically detect edges in your images to let you apply or remove effects exactly where you want them.


  • Places lets you explore your photos based on where they were taken, and like in iPhoto.
  • Automatically reverses geocodes GPS data into user-friendly locations.

In addition to that, Aperture 3 allows you to assign locations by dragging-and-dropping photos onto a map or by using location information from GPS enabled cameras, tracking devices or your iPhone photo and slide show capabilities that allow users to incorporate photos, audio, text and video.

Aperture 3 is available for a retail price of $199 and $99 for existing users.

Technorati tags : Apple Aperture 3,industry news,photo editor,tools,technology and software,utility : An easy way to chat

NeatChat is the easiest and fastest way to chat with a group of friends or colleagues. Its enough if you have a browser. You don’t even need any account to chat. Cant believe???

It is absolutely true!!!!

Just follow these simple steps.

  • Enter your nickname in the home page and click the Start Group button
  • Once the button is clicked, your chat session will get started, and your browser loads the session’s chat room.
  • You will find a URL in the top of the page.
  • Invite your friends by sending them the URL of the chat room.
  • By accessing the URL, your friends will be able to enter the chat room to chat with you.

You can even share files, send private messages, and change your status too. You will have one console for public messages and a tabbed console for each user you interact with privately.

Oh! What if I am late to the conversation?

Don’t worry! Neat Chat allows you to access all the conversations that took place in your absence by clicking “Previous messages” link.

This is pretty cool,rite???

Technorati tags : Chat,Entertainment,Internt Browser,Messaging,technology and software,Web2

Google BUZZ : Social networking in Gmail

What is Google Buzz??

Is this something like

  • Twitter?
  • Facebook?
  • Picasa?
  • Youtube?
  • a combination of all the above?
  • or entirely different?

You will get to know by the end of this blog.

Google has just announced Google Buzz, a social networking tool which integrates Gmail with a social status feature. Google Buzz is a service for sharing and talking about any stuff. You can even say that Buzz is a different way to show your status.

Google Buzz can be found as a tab below your inbox, allowing you to read status updates, photos, and video. It uses the same keyboard shortcuts as Gmail. For example,hitting the key “R” allows you to comment/reply to a buzz post.

Buzz’s buzzing features:

This feature is built-into gmail in which  friends are added automatically who you have emailed on Gmail. The people you converse with the most in Gmail and chat are automatically added as friends. Buzz takes advantage of existing social connections in e-mail by automatically letting you to follow those people.

Rich and fast sharing
This is a combination of sources like Picasa and Twitter into a single feed, and it includes full-sized image browsing. Photos and videos appear as thumbnails in Google Buzz.

Clicking on the photo will blow it up to almost the entire browser, making them easier to see.  Click a YouTube thumbnail, and the video will expand to play inline.

Public and private sharing

There are public and private settings for different posts. You can post updates to specific contact groups a functionality similar to Facebook friend lists.

Inbox integration and Comment Updates:

This features emails that update dynamically with all Buzz thread content, like the photo viewer. @replies are supported, just like Twitter. Comments posted to Buzz items appear in your Gmail inbox, so you’ll receive call-backs to your Buzz feed whenever there’s activity of note.

Recommended Buzz
Pulls friend-of-friend’s content into your stream – which means getting contents from users you aren’t following too. The main point is getting “good buzz”. If you don’t agree with the recommended “good buzz“, you can tell Google and it’ll more closely match what you like next time. Recommendations learn over time with your feedback.

Mobile Buzz
There are no separate mobile apps, however iPhone and Android users can access Buzz on mobiles right from It also locates your position from a one button press. A “nearby” view shows public updates in your vicinity. As we expect, Buzz also works with Google Maps.

Are you excited in having all the stuff (which i mentioned in the beginning of the blog) together???

Technorati tags : Blogging,Google Buzz,Chat,Gmail,technology and software,MobilesWeb2PhotoSharing

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