Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I got #NewTwitter or just New Twitter !

I had heard lots of things about New Twitter. Even I had watch news on NDTV or CNN-IBN about New Twitter.
Also was watching tending of #NewTwitter on twitter.com But today after I write 3-4 twits ( Early Riser, PLUG Meeting, Book Stall, Tech Marathi ) I found this pop message.
Pssst... the new version of Twitter is here. "Try it Now!"


My twitter account before NewTwitter!





My twitter account confirming for NewTwitter!


            Here  we have a new look, new Twitter !!!!

My twitter account after NewTwitter!

 
http://twitter.com/newtwitter

New design

You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline – creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics.

The new look of twitter is amazing to use it. You just have click to see everything there it self.  No need to open profile or any other thing in new tabs. It is fast. You can check all your mentions, retweets, searches, and lists in same tab. There no need for me to use http://brizzly.com/ anymore. You can see all your know features like you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics. All your videos, photos and various other formats in same tab, for this feature twitter had did partnership with various companies.
Also you can check any profile as mini profile. Without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets. If you don't like, you can rollback. But sooner or latter everyone have to use this new interface with all these new features.
For more information:
http://blog.twitter.com/2010/09/better-twitter.html
http://www.ndtv.com/article/technology/twitter-unveils-new-look-52094


Update: Some where I read that this facebooknization ( total copy of facebook features & looks )  wont help twitter. I feel that there is big difference in facebook & New Twitter :)
Facebook is social networking site and Twitter is knowledge networking site.
I still prefer Twitter for information & knowledge. And FaceBook for friends and  relatives to  keep in touch, more personal touch, more entertain.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

http://techmarathi.com Tech Marathi Meeting | टेक मराठी सभा -२

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Should Android be Startups’ First Choice ?

Source: http://gigaom.com/2010/09/07/should-android-be-startups-first-choice/



In the heady days of the iPhone’s advent, Kleiner Perkinsannounced a $100 million fund to focus on investing in its wake. Just two years later, Kleiner Perkins has tapped out the $100 million and and has since doubled that commitment with another $100 million earlier this year. It’s probably money well spent, but could it be better invested in Android?

After all, Google’s Android already claims 25 percent of mobile web usage, and is on track to dominate over half the smartphone market, according to a new report from Piper Jaffray. So where’s the Android Fund?

Yes, Android has been slower to pay dividends to its third-party developer community than Apple’s iOS, in part because of its platform fragmentation problems. However, this strikes me as a transitory problem: one that is being resolved by Google, and that entrepreneurial developers are likely to help fix. There’s simply too much money at stake for the problem not to be solved.

All of which leads me to believe we’re not far off from the time that startups will pitch VCs on their new Android-only software. Whatever the one-upmanship between Steve Jobs and Googleover which company is activating the most handsets, it’s clear that Android is shipping in huge quantities, and its momentum is accelerating, while the Piper Jaffray report referenced above predicts Apple’s iOS will plateau at 20 to 30 percent of the smartphone market. That’s nothing to sneeze at, of course, but if Android looks likely to top 50 percent, which is the smarter long-term bet?

Android also comes with the added benefit of being very developer-friendly. It’s not perfect but its openness is a welcome reprieve from Apple’s ‘Big Brother’ approach. Noted Firefox developer Joe Hewitt calls it “really flexible, agnostic, and developer-friendly…[like] Windows.”

That’s not a critique. Hewitt, in addition to his browser claim-to-fame, is also the developer who originally took Facebook to the iPhone. He’s been involved in some exceptional projects, and recognizes Windows as an exceptional developer platform, a compliment he’s willing to offer Android despite its shortcomings, particularly in the area of tools.

Windows, for all its stodginess, managed to take at least 95 percent of the desktop market. I suspect Android will claim quite a decent share of the mobile market, too.

Again, Android is far from perfect, but it offers developers some pleasantries that iOS, and more to the point, Apple, doesn’t provide. Android development is done in Java, as opposed to Apple’s once-obscure Objective C. Java may be old-school, but it’s still a primary development platform for a wide swath of developers, particularly in enterprise IT, which does a great deal of the world’s application development.

Android’s restrictions on how applications work are based on the carrier, rather than Apple’s often arbitrary usage policies related not just to application submission, but also to location, logging of user clickstream and content. That kind of information can be manna from heaven for developers as it helps them fine-tune their apps to meet user needs, but iOS is largely a black box, whereas Android is an open book.

For these reasons, and for the ease of working with Google compared to the Apple alternative, we should begin seeing more developers start with Android, rather than iOS. And it will happen soon. Yes, despite Android’s fragmentation problem (though for the company that overcomes this fragmentation for Google, there’s a lot of money to be made). Yes, despite the uncoolness of its Java approach, or even the Oracle lawsuit-inspired cloud hovering over Android.

When you have big market share and an open approach to development and deployment, the developers will flock. If your startup is on the cusp of making this decision, or already has, please share your experience with us in the comments below.

Related GigaOM Pro Research: It’s Time for Nokia to Embrace Android

http://gigaom.com/2010/09/07/should-android-be-startups-first-choice/

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Mitticool: A refrigerator that runs without electricity

Mitticool: A refrigerator that runs without electricity

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam called him a 'true scientist'. Mitticool, a clay refrigerator that works without electricity had turned the world's attention to its creator Mansukhbhai Prajapati, a craftsman based in Gujarat .

Presenting the national award to Mansukhbhai in 2009, President Pratibha Patil appreciated his work and asked him for a Mitticool.

Scientists and journalists from across the world have visited his unit to see how he makes eco-friendly products at a low cost.

A school drop-out, he has achieved a feat that many in the world envy today.  The simple and unassuming Mansukhbhai is not keen on money. His ambition is to make more low-cost and eco-friendly products for the masses.

"A good majority of Indians cannot buy a fridge as it is expensive. Besides this, electricity bills and maintenance cost is also high. Mitticool is an eco-friendly product which has no maintenance costs. It also retains the original taste of vegetables, says Mansukhbhai who has sold 1500 units so far.

"I failed in the tenth standard. But I was not disappointed as I knew that I was capable of making something new," says Mansukhbhai who holds a patent for Mitticool.

People who considered him as incapable, now look up to him. They say, "you are the pride of our community!"

He has been popularizing earthen products since 1988. The only drawback for him is the lack of stores to sell them.

The products are mostly available in Gujarat and in some stores in Mumbai and Pune only. Besides, the low-cost fridge, he has developed a water filter, non-stick tava and a pressure cooker all made of clay. And he has many more innovative ideas.

It takes 10 people to make a fridge in one day. Made from clay, the refrigerator can store water, fruits, vegetables for 8 days and milk for one day.

The upper part of the refrigerator stores water, while the bottom unit has space for fruits, vegetables and milk.
At present, he sells the clay fridges at Rs 2,500, at his unit. Most of the sales outside Gujarat are done during exhibitions.

In Mumbai and Pune, some of his products are available. Every year he takes part at the international trade fair in New Delhi in a bid to popularize the products.

you wish to contact him dial: 02828 221156;OR 0-9825177249 (M).E-mail: info@mitticool. in

 

 

 

My view:- The best way to say goodbye to those heavy power guzzling refrigerators and lead the race to prevent global warming and save our planet.

 



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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

7 Habits of Highly Effective People [Habit 3: Put First Things First]

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr Stephen Covey

Time Management by Randy Pausch Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, September 06, 2010

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

About this talk

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

About Pranav Mistry

Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. Full bio and more links

About SixthSense
'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.


Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense

For More Information about Pranav Mistry and SixthSense :
http://www.pranavmistry.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pranav_Mistry
http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense.html
http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/
http://www.media.mit.edu/people/pranav
http://www.ted.com/speakers/pranav_mistry.html

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Your code to fame is here: Intel India Software Conference 2010

Intel India Software Conference 2010



Intel brings you a wonderful opportunity to take your software developing skills to the next level. We invite you to the Intel India Software Conference 2010 - A one day event packed with deeper insights on software development. Eminent speakers from Intel and Microsoft will be delivering key note speeches.
Two sessions of Hands-On-Lab
In these hands on session you get to work through the tool, Intel® Parallel Studio 2011, which helps you identify and experiment with parallel opportunities in existing programs.
Interactive Code Idol Challenge
Participate in the code idol challenge run by our technology experts. Test your knowledge and share feedback on your experience with the parallelism boom. Win exciting prizes and recognitions by Intel.
Don’t miss this opportunity. Come and learn how to optimize your skills to develop scalable and reliable programming applications.
To register your participation, e mail us at
intelsoftware@end2end.in or call us at 080 4089 7005.
To know the details of what to expect of the event, log on to www.intelsoftwareconference.in


Date:        1st October 2010
Day:         Friday
Time:       9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:      The Westin
36/3-B Koregaon Park Annexe,
Mundhawa Road, Ghorpadi
Pune, Maharashtra 411001

No registration fee for Participants in Pune


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Teaching Computer Programming in Schools - a Novel Experiment

Author: Abhay Bindumadhav Joshi (abjoshi@yahoo.com), SPARK Institute, Pune


Introduction
In this article, we will describe a new way of introducing computers to school children.
We will see how the 7th and 9th grade students of a well-known progressive school in
Pune responded to this new idea and turned it into a highly delightful experiment.
Children and Computers: Present Situation
Children have a natural fascination for computers. You can see them lapping up every
opportunity to play with PCs and gadgets like video-game consoles and cell phones. The
interaction of most children with computers consists of browsing the Internet, connecting
with friends using chat and email, playing games, or using ready-made (and sometimes
dull!) software like word processors. The best attempts in schools to introduce computers
to their students also, as we will see later, do not go beyond the literacy level.

The New Idea: Using Programming as a Medium for Learning:
Programming means tapping into the computer's immense power by talking with it
directly. Through programming, children use the computer's terrific power to draw
graphics, design animation, solve mathematical or word puzzles, and even build robots.
Such a close friendship with the computer unleashes the children’s intellectual ability and
creativity, and as a result helps create interest in subjects like Math and Physics.

For More Information, please attend PLUG meeting on Saturday 04 September 2010.
http://www.plug.org.in/pipermail/plug-mail/2010-September/007857.html

Reference:
http://www.alice.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo_%28programming_language%29
http://scratch.mit.edu/
http://www.spark-institute.com/
http://www.spark-institute.com/team.html


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