Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome Web Browser

Yes!!! It’s true and official. Google is releasing their own web browser today (Tuesday 2nd September 2008). From the screen shots it looks very simple as Gmail. Google Chrome looks similar to FireFox. But will it kick FireFox?

Chrome Team has a reason for the launch of this new browser… “Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web”

More Screen shots...

Friday, May 16, 2008

What Goes Around Comes Around

My day-to-day activities include reading technical news, looking for what’s new with Apple inc., Microsoft and Google. While browsing the web I found this nice article written by Jason Hiner. When I read it, the first thing came to my mind was “What Goes around Comes Around”. It’s about the Software giant Microsoft and the search giant Google. To be more specific, it’s about the top heads Eric Schmidt, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A need for speed: the path to a faster loading sequence

While signing in to Gmail, I saw this really interesting article regarding how Gmail crew has improved Gmail loading sequence. It's really worthwhile reading if you are in to web development.


But I wonder whats this popular network site they are referring to... ;)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Head First C#

Four months after the release of Head First C# (by Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene) I was lucky enough to get my hands on this great book. Yes I said “Great”. I’ve read Head First Design Patterns and Head First Object Oriented Analysis & Design books too. It’s specially the way they present the contents to the reader attracted me to this series of books.

You don’t have to be a pro or an expert to understand the contents of Head First C#. My gesture is they’ve targeted the readers from novice to professional. Below is a sample page form this book. (I hope OReilly wont sue me doing it :D )

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Google Nap

People who works for Google and who are interested knows how good Google’s office is. It’s more like home. Very recently I got to know that they have this super duper machine where you can have a good nap. It’ll provide you the best environment for a cool nap.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Windows Mobile 7

Microsoft mobile development team is busy developing their next Windows Mobile OS which is known as Windows Mobile 7. It has been designed to… Okay… I’ll make it easy…

Windows version of Apple iPhone Killer. Need I say more?

Check out…


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bend Your Nokia

Finally Nokia and University of Cambridge has developed a bendable mobile phone. I've seen bendable concepts sometime back, but never thought it would come true. Oh!!!... I forgot I'm in 21st century.
Nokia says the concept device demonstrates handset features that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering, including flexible materials, transparent electronics, and self-cleaning surfaces. Even though Morph is still in early development, Nokia believes that certain elements of the device could be used in high-end Nokia devices within the next seven years. And as the technology matures, nanotechnology could eventually be incorporated into Nokia's entire line of products to help lower manufacturing costs.
As they say... you have to wait for another 7 years. :D

Friday, January 18, 2008

Time to be aware of Microsoft?

Are you an employee having a hard time with your employer? WARNING! You’ve been watched. Microsoft is on the process of developing a spy kind of software, which is capable of remotely monitoring a worker’s productivity, physical wellbeing and competence using wireless sensors connected to their computers. As they say, it’s a Big Brother style software.

The system is designed to monitor employees’ performance by measuring their heart rate, body temperature, movement, facial expression and blood pressure.

As TIMES ONLINE say, Microsoft has submitted a patent application in the US for a “unique monitoring system” that could link workers to their computers. Wireless sensors could read “heart rate, galvanic skin response, EMG, brain signals, respiration rate, body temperature, movement facial movements, facial expressions and blood pressure”, the application states.

The system could also “automatically detect frustration or stress in the user” and “offer and provide assistance accordingly”. Physical changes to an employee would be matched to an individual psychological profile based on a worker’s weight, age and health. If the system picked up an increase in heart rate or facial expressions suggestive of stress or frustration, it would tell management that he needed help.
HHHMMMM… Wanna be your own boss?

Source: TIMES ONLINE (Alexi Mostrous and David Brown)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

There is something in the Air

To be honest, I’m in love with apple (not the fruit), and apple products. Even though I don’t use a mac, I’m a proud owner of an iPhone, which is extremely rare in Sri Lanka, and an iPod. Apart from developing quality and solid products, I love the way Steve Jobs do his presentations. Especially the iPhone keynotes.

Apple Inc., acquired the Medal of Honor for producing the worlds thinnest laptop, the “Macbook Air” which was introduced in Macworld 2008. The other exciting feature of this product is, it comes with a multi-touch mouse pad. This awesome product is priced at US$ 1799.