Monday, March 07, 2011

Operate PC With Your Eyes, Not Hands!

The laptop uses "eye tracking" technology by Swedish firm Tobii that follows the movement of the user's eyes
WASHINGTON: There might come a day soon when you won't even have to lift your hand to click an icon on the screen -- instead all you have to do is move your eyes and your laptop will do as you wish -- open files, play music or view pictures.

The laptop, presented at the CeBIT, the world's top tech fair in Hanover, Germany, uses cutting-edge "eye tracking" technology by Swedish firm Tobii that follows the movement of the user's eyes and allows him or her to operate menus and select icons.

MTS To Invest Rs 100 Crore For Data Services In Gujarat

Thursday, March 03, 2011 Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL), operating its telecom services under the brand ”MTS”, today announced the launch of its high-speed mobile broadband service, MBlaze in Gujarat.

The Company has rolled out its high speed mobile internet services in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot, Surat, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Kodinar and Verawal. With this launch, SSTL has brought in a rich portfolio of world-class voice and data services for its customers in Gujarat.

According to Cheenu Seshadri, Chief Strategy Officer, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd, “MTS is committed to building a business model based on its unique and differentiated ‘Data centric, Voice enabled’ strategy. As part of this commitment, the company is rapidly expanding its data footprint in the country and currently offers High Speed Mobile broadband services under the MBlaze brand in over 130 towns across India including 75 of top-100 cities across the country. Specifically, looking at Gujarat, it is a key market for us and we have earmarked Rs. 100 Crore to roll out our voice and high-speed data services across the state.”

The Internet Car

Scientists have developed what they say is the world’s first “Internet Car” which can read out your emails, Facebook and Twitter updates.
The unique Rinspeed BamBoo car can also help motorists behind the wheel surf the net by using a series of voice commands.
To avail the facilities, drivers only need to attach their smart phones or iPads into a charger in the electric car before they set off, the Daily Mail reported.
Designed by global audio and infotainment group Harman, the vehicle also allows drivers to search radio stations with voice commands using its special “infotainment” technology.

Now, Control Devices With The Tap Of An Arm

NEC's new technologies enable users to operate devices through natural motions that only require the tap of an arm.    
Monday, March 07, 2011 NEC Corporation has developed technologies that enable users to control consumer electronics with the tap of an arm. These technologies consist of compact acceleration sensors that are worn on each wrist and enable users’ arms to function as virtual control panels. When a user taps an arm, the sensors determine which area of the arm received contact. These areas are separated into seven sections that each correspond to a virtual input switch that can be used to operate an electronic device.

Skype to introduce ads

WASHINGTON: Skype, the hugely popular free Internet communications service, announced plans Monday to introduce advertising as it seeks to boost revenue ahead of going public.

Skype, which bypasses the standard telephone network by channeling voice, video and text conversations over the Web, said the ads will appear only in Britain, Germany and the United States for now.
The introduction of advertising is Skype's latest bid to increase revenue ahead of an initial public offering expected later this year.

The Luxembourg-based Skype, which was founded in 2003, announced plans in August to raise up to 100 million dollars by listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Seven ways to keep your Gmail data safe

Gmail has an estimated 190 million users worldwide. Many even have multiple accounts, the forwarding and ‘send mail as’ features of Gmail actively encouraging this practice.

Which is why it was a rude shock to roughly 40,000 Gmail users when they logged in last week, only to find that all their data—emails, attachments, chats, contacts and documents—had vanished, and their accounts had been reset. The only thing these unlucky users had in their inbox were the automated ‘Welcome to Gmail’ emails.

Sixth Sense

"Sixth Sense Technology" from MIT---basically, a visual interface system that allows you and the computer in your cell phone to communicate in some truly astounding ways---was a big hit at TED. This week, at TED India, inventor Pranav Mistry announced that the technology will be released as open a matter of months.