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Wednesday, October 26, 2005
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New version of Mail

Microsoft has been working on revamping Hotmail for quite some time now. It has been titled "Mail". The interface has been changed completely to an Microsoft Outlook style format with a list of messages on the left and a reading pane on the right. Microsoft is also planning to increase the storage to 2gigs to keep up with GMail. "Mail" is still in beta and has been released to testers now.


It provides right click options just like a traditional desktop application.


The interface also supports drag and drop features.


Thanks to Neowin for providing the images.

AMD surpasses 20% market share :)

AMD has surpassed 20% market share for the first time since 2001. The numbers were for the third quarter of this year. Even though this is nothing compared to the share of Intel, I am just glad to hear the news.
AMD had a share of 20.4% and Intel had 77.5%.
I hope this upswing continues!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005
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Paper like displays

As a follow up to Philips' paper-like displays, Siemens came out with their version of paper like screens.

"The images are in color, and can broadcast anything that can be shown on a regular flat screen monitor or TV, although with a slightly lower quality. These could be short film clips or flash animations like those found on the Internet," the spokesman said.
Check out more about this.

Thursday, October 13, 2005
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Video iPod

Ending weeks (probably months) of speculation, Apple launched the video iPod's. Priced somewhat attractively at $299 and $399 respectively for the 30gb and 60gb version. Definitely an attractive price compared to $370 I paid for a 40gb photo iPod just 6 months back. But, that's the way it is.
Gotta live with it. :)

But recently with iPod nano, there were lot of issues with the screen getting scratched easily. I hope this problem hasn't crept onto these new models.

What's next for iPod??? Streaming movies/TV, browsing the web... the list goes on and on

Just when blogging seemed to get popular...

... IIPM has filed a lawsuit against a blogger for posting some personal opinions against IIPM on the blog.
It all started here

There has been a lot of hue and cry with the manner in which IIPM has handled the issue. Kiruba made a note about it in his blog. Lazy has a post on it too. Everybody is on it.

Sunday, October 09, 2005
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Google Reader is here :)

Google unveiled yet another tool...
Google Reader is here. I tried it out briefly. The interface is good and similar to GMail.

Somehow, I have never got myself using a syndication tool even though I read lots of blogs and other sites. I generally tend to visit the individual sites rather than using a tool. Might be because of the fact that I didn't like them very much. Maybe google reader will change me. I wish so :)