Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Galaxy S III rumours continue to gather pace, ahead of the smartphone’s expected launch in London on May 3rd.
Samsung has just put up a new website, www.tgeltaayehxnx.com, which presents an anagram you have to solve. Of course, the answer is: “The Next Galaxy”, which is what the London press event invite previously mentioned.
Solving the anagram sends you through to a website where Samsung announces: “Join Samsung Mobile at Unpacked 2012, where the dawn of the next GALAXY will soon be revealed before the world.”
Clearly, then, the S III is almost upon us, so much so that Vodafone has gone ahead and confirmed that it will be stocking the super-phone.
The  network operator has put up simply says: “Your next Galaxy, coming to Vodafone”. There’s a button beneath you can click on to register for updates on exactly when the handset will be available (hopefully next month).
Samsung is still keeping tight-lipped about the phone’s spec, however. Rumours point to a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a large 4.7 inch super-AMOLED display, and a 12 megapixel camera, with Ice Cream Sandwich on board, obviously.
We guess we’ll find out the exact specification next Thursday, when the launch event kicks off. We’re thinking Samsung will want to be pushing out something special, to take the wind out of the sails of the iPhone 5, which will be launched this autumn.
Microsoft has announced paid storage options for SkyDrive, its cloud storage service, and also refreshed versions of SkyDrive apps.
It’s not all good news, though. SkyDrive freebie users are having their allowance cut, so if you join the service now, you only get 7Gb worth of storage as opposed to 25Gb previously.
Existing users (who have uploaded at least one file) can “opt in” to keep their 25Gb limit. All you have to do is sign in to your Windows Live account, and you’ll be presented with the option of a “free upgrade” back to 25Gb.
Microsoft reckons that only 0.06 per cent of SkyDrive customers use more than 7Gb of space, which is why the firm selected this as the limit.
SkyDrive representatives wrote in a blog post: “Since the current base of customers using SkyDrive tilts towards enthusiasts, we are confident that, as we expand the range of people using SkyDrive, this 7Gb free limit will prove to be more than enough for even more people.”
In terms of the paid storage tiers, you can add 20Gb for £6 per year, 50Gb for £16 per year, and 100Gb for £32 per year.
Microsoft has also launched new versions of its SkyDrive app for Windows Phone and iOS, bolstering management features and sharing options.
Furthermore, a new SkyDrive for Windows preview has been pushed out, compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and the Windows 8 consumer preview. It creates a SkyDrive folder on your PC, and that stays in sync with your storage account in real-time, so changes made via other devices are immediately registered.
HTC is reportedly developing its own processors in order to reduce company's dependence on third-party makers like Qualcomm, and NVIDIA. According to a report in China Times, HTC is currently working on a dedicated application processor for low-end devices that is scheduled to go in production next year. Currently in the phase of re-thinking its strategies, company has signed a memorandum of cooperation with ST-Ericsson for the chip development.
Seen by many as the mimicry of Apple and Samsung, both of which currently put their own application processors in their flagship devices, it will reduce company's reliance on Qualcomm. HTC currently uses Qualcomm chips in most of its devices and has recently itself opted for NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor for its One X smartphone. This move will also allow the Taiwanese manufacturer to better integrate software and hardware in its phones, thus giving a better user-experience.
The details of deal with ST-Ericsson are not clear at the moment, but we hope to hear something very soon.
GIDEON SUNDBACK, the inventor of the zip, is being celebrated today by Google - which has launched a new doodle, marking what would have been the Swedish-American's engineer's 132nd birthday. Today, the search engine features a giant zipper running down its homepage, unveiling pages relating to the revered inventor.
The idea of the zip had been discussed for 20 years before Sundback developed the fastening in its entirety in 1913. A patent was issued for the "separable fastener" four years later in 1917. It was first used to close boots and tobacco pouches, before the fashion world adopted it in the Thirties, replacing hook-and-eye fasteners.
Sundback died in 1954 of a heart condition. In 2006, he was honoured by being included in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in New York.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system serving DelhiGurgaonNoida and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region of India. It is one of the largest metro networks in the world. The network consists of six lines with a total length of 189.63 kilometres (117.83 mi) with 142stations of which 35 are underground. It has a combination of elevated, at-grade and underground lines and uses both broad gauge andstandard gauge rolling stock. Four types of rolling stock are used: Mitsubishi-ROTEM Broad gauge, Bombardier MOVIA, Mitsubishi-ROTEM Standard gauge and CAF Beasain Standard gauge.
Delhi Metro is being built and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC). As of November 2010, DMRC operates around 2,700 trips daily between 6:00 and 23:00 running with an interval of 2 minutes 30 seconds between trains at peak frequency.The trains are mainly of four coaches, but due to increase in passengers numbers, six-coach trains are also added on the Red Line (Dilshad Garden to Rithala), Yellow Line (Jahangirpuri to HUDA city centre), Blue Line (Dwarka sec −21 to Vaishali/NOIDA city centre) and Violet Line (Central Secretariat to Badarpur). The power output is supplied by 25-kilovolt, 50 Hertz alternating currentthrough overhead catenary. The metro has an average daily ridership of 1.8 million commuters, and, as of July 2011, had carried over 1.25 billion commuters since its inception. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been certified by the United Nations as the first metro rail and rail-based system in the world to get “carbon credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions” and helping in reducing pollution levels in the city by 630,000 tons (630 Gg) every year.
Planning for the metro started in 1984, when the Delhi Development Authority and the Urban Arts Commission came up with a proposal for developing a multi-modal transport system for the city. The Government of India and the Government of Delhi jointly set up the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in 1995. Construction started in 1998, and the first section, on the Red Line, opened in 2002, followed by the Yellow Line in 2004, the Blue Line in 2005, its branch line in 2009, the Green and Violet Lines in 2010 and the Delhi Airport Metro Express in 2011.

Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in ZurichSwitzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922.The movement primarily involved visual artsliteraturepoetryart manifestoesart theorytheatre, and graphic design, and concentrated itsanti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule the meaninglessness of the modern world as its participants saw it. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchistic in nature.
Dada activities included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals; passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture were topics often discussed in a variety of media. The movement influenced later styles like the avant-garde and downtown musicmovements, and groups including surrealismNouveau réalismepop art and Fluxus.
Dada is the groundwork to abstract art and sound poetry, a starting point for performance art, a prelude to postmodernism, an influence on pop art, a celebration of antiart to be later embraced for anarcho-political uses in the 1960s and the movement that lay the foundation for Surrealism.
Goodbye, Farewell
Farewell is beautiful
A glimpse into the future
Farewell is wonderful
It sets for Adventure

FM Radio

All India Radio was all that the Indian audiences had until the 1990s. The introduction of private broadcasters mainly in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa and Chennai saw the entry of private FM slots. These were soon followed by stations in Hyderabad, Jaipur and Lucknow. The demise of the private broadcasters from the studios of All India Radio can be traced to 1998, as the broadcasting ministry realized the potential of this medium and began to demand higher revenues. The Ministry finally invited bids for FM frequencies in 2001 from across the country. However, this did not work out as foreseen as most private players bid heavily and most could not meet their commitments to pay the government the amounts they owed. Only a few stations like Radio City, Radio Mirchi and Red FM managed to sustain themselves, however in a poor radio advertising market. The Phase II of FM licensing happened in 2006, where some 338 frequencies were offered of which about 237 were sold. While the government may go for re-bidding of unsold frequencies, the Phase III of FM licensing sees smaller towns and cities opening up for FM radio. Although they were allowed only 15% of the total allocated frequencies, Reliance and South Asia FM (Sun group) bid for most of the 91 cities.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Rain is amazing. I love rain. I don't care if I'm inside or outside. I love the feeling of rain falling on my face on a cloudy day. I love sitting inside, watching the rain trickle down my window,back ground music continue...

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Finally we are done with our COMM FEST'12 and it was a real time fun. All the other universities like G.U., Manipur Univ, Mizoram Univ and others have shown their equal zeal towards this gala. All the members and fraternity of this fest had put their utmost effort to give it a success. the events were too good and the cultural eventz were extravagant. There was end number of creativity and talent shown by the participants. A lot of scope has been depicted in this fest. 
Thanks to all the members and especially our auspicious faculty members without whose support the success of the COMM FEST 12 was next to impossible.
Cheers to COMM FEST'12..........

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A Director Directs Attention

Although we generally assume that the term "director" refers to the person's role in directing (steering) the work of production personnel, the term actually has a more important meaning: one who directs the attention of viewers.
In this role the director moves from form into content and centres on skillfully and creatively using the tools of the medium to regularly direct the audience's attention to critical aspects of the message.
In a sense, the director is a kind of "tour guide" for viewers.