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Tuesday, November 15, 2005
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Best of what's new in 2005

Popular Science has compiled a list of the "Best of what's new in 2005". It ranges from Gadgets to Computing to Automobile technology. Things like Sony PSP, XBox 360, Airbus A380 have been selected as the grand winners.
Check out the complete list here.
Thanks to peps for forwarding the link.

Friday, November 11, 2005
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How to get a perfect shave...

That's the title of an article that I came across in MSNBC. Was a little surprised to see that there is so much to shaving than most of us think of. Check out an excerpt below.

The perfect shave has three ingredients: a good razor, a good brush, and glycerin-based shaving cream. But the biggest difference between wetshaving and the way most guys shave today is the use of a shaving brush. A good badger-hair shaving brush is the single most important ingredient in getting the perfect shave -- if you change no part of your shaving routine except to add a good shaving brush to the mix, you’ll be astounded at how much better and more enjoyable your shaves become.

I never knew that a brush would be so important. In fact, I am one of those "...most guys..." referred in the section above. I have never used a brush.

Check out the article at MSNBC.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
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Universe created by a "higher" power...

Well... that's what the education board at Kansas, US have accepted and approved. Apparently, the "Kansas Board of Education" just approved the new science standards in which it has been accepted that the universe being so complex can only be created by some "higher" power.... It totally stays away from the theory of evolution.
I just couldn't stop laughing for a while after reading this article...

Risking the kind of nationwide ridicule it faced six years ago, the Kansas Board of Education approved new public-school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution
Check out the article at MSNBC

Wednesday, November 02, 2005
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Online Virus scanning from Microsoft

Microsoft launched "Windows Live Safety Center", a FREE service where the user can scan their PC for virus using an online tool.
The user can also check for threats and also improve PC's performance and remove junk using these tools.
The service is still in beta. I hope to try it over this weekend :)

Windows Live Safety Center

Microsoft launches online applications

Microsoft just announced its "Windows Live" and "Office Live" software applications.

Windows Live (www.live.com) is more like start.com from MSN in which the user can customize the start page by choosing different modules (or gadgets) and putting it all together in a single page. This is still in beta and I am not sure how this will be integrated with Windows in the future. Currently, the gadgets in live.com can also be used in Windows Vista Sidebar. We will have to wait and see what else is coming up.

Office Live promises integrating office functionality to support companies establish an online presence easily.
It will help companies establish online presences through a suite of services that will give users a Web site with 30MB of space and a domain name at no cost, as long as they agree to host Microsoft advertising on their pages
A beta version of Office Live is expected to be out in early 2006.

Check out Microsoft Joins Online Era of Software

Tuesday, November 01, 2005
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Nikon surpasses the 10 megapixel mark

Nokia has unveiled a digital SLR camera (D200) aimed at professional photographers that is capable of a resolution of 10.2 megapixels.
Roughly 1800 pictures can be taken in a single charge and the we can take upto 5 pictures per second in continuous shooting mode.
The camera is going to be released in December and will retail for $1,600+. Waiting to check out the reviews!!!
Check out article at betanews
Image from betanews.

Microsoft Unveils Digital Image Suite Plus

Microsoft unveiled its "Digital Image Suite Plus" that bundles image editing and organization features. The suite also bundles Pinnacle Studio for creating/editing movies. This is Microsoft's equivalent to Apple's iPhoto.

But is it really the answer? This suite retails for $130 now... Google's Picasa offers the basic image editing and organization capabilities and it is free. I have been using Picasa for a while now and I find it pretty convenient and easy to use.

We have to wait and see whether this will be another success story for Microsoft!!!


Article at betanews