Saturday, March 28, 2009

Login to multiple accounts in gtalk


Ok.. This is just another cool trick which i wanted to share with you. Why i wrote this post because i have two gmail accounts of which one i use exclusively for orkut and other for my personal use.. I have a huge friend list in both. So wanted to be logged in google talk with both the accounts.So how to do achieve it??? Follow the steps below

  1. Create a shortcut to GTalk on your desktop (if you dont have currently)
  2. Go to the properties of the shortcut. There in the target, you’ll see something like:
  3.  “C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe”Add /nomutex to that target line. Then the line would be (Include the Quotes in the address) :                                    “C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex
  4. Apply it and then click ok.
  5. Let me know if it works:-)

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

6th Sense!!!!


What comes to your mind when you hear the word sixthsense..Sometimes you anticipate something is going to happen like for example someone is following you or it might rain etc... So how how do you relate sixth sense with technology??? I don't how many of you have seen the movie The Minority Report starring Tom Cruise.. In the movie you find Tom Cruise using cool gadgets where he uses gestures to perform lot of things.. You also digital newspapers where you can watch live news.. Do you think those things were possible???... The answer is YES...MIT media labs has an answer for it:-) 

So what is this sixth sense about???

We've evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. When we encounter something, someone or some place, we use our five natural senses to perceive information about it; that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take. But arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses, namely the data, information and knowledge that mankind has accumulated about everything and which is increasingly all available online. Although the miniaturization of computing devices allows us to carry computers in our pockets, keeping us continually connected to the digital world, there is no link between our digital devices and our interactions with the physical world. Information is confined traditionally on paper or digitally on a screen. SixthSense bridges this gap, bringing intangible, digital information out into the tangible world, and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures. ‘SixthSense’ frees information from its confines by seamlessly integrating it with reality, and thus making the entire world your computer. 

The SixthSense prototype is comprised of a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user’s pocket. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces, walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces; while the camera recognizes and tracks user's hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. The software program processes the video stream data captured by the camera and tracks the locations of the colored markers (visual tracking fiducials) at the tip of the user’s fingers using simple computer-vision techniques. The movements and arrangements of these fiducials are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces. The maximum number of tracked fingers is only constrained by the number of unique fiducials, thus SixthSense also supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction. 

The SixthSense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness, viability and flexibility of the system. The map application lets the user navigate a map displayed on a nearby surface using hand gestures, similar to gestures supported by Multi-Touch based systems, letting the user zoom in, zoom out or pan using intuitive hand movements. The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user’s index finger. SixthSense also recognizes user’s freehand gestures (postures). For example, the SixthSense system implements a gestural camera that takes photos of the scene the user is looking at by detecting the ‘framing’ gesture. The user can stop by any surface or wall and flick through the photos he/she has taken. SixthSense also lets the user draw icons or symbols in the air using the movement of the index finger and recognizes those symbols as interaction instructions. For example, drawing a magnifying glass symbol takes the user to the map application or drawing an ‘@’ symbol lets the user check his mail. The SixthSense system also augments physical objects the user is interacting with by projecting more information about these objects projected on them. For example, a newspaper can show live video news or dynamic information can be provided on a regular piece of paper. The gesture of drawing a circle on the user’s wrist projects an analog watch. 

The current prototype system costs approximate $350 to build. 

Just watch the video below for what all you could do with this device:-).The video explains it all.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

WriteOnIt--Funny photo captions,Magazine covers and many more


I was totally lazy and was browsing orkut profiles of my friends.. In one of my friends profile i happened to see cool and funny pictures in her album.. For example your pic on some ad-Board , or your photo on the first page of time magazine etc etc.. It took me some time for me to research to find out which sites provides this kind of stuff.. Amongst many i found "Writeonit" site to be pretty cool.. You can find me on the coverpage of "TIME" magazine:-).. Hope I will be one day for some good reason.. I think you should definitely try this out for some cool fun

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Digsby-All in one package


Okie sorry for the delay in posting.. Had been a bit busy with my college stuff.. 

I got to know about this Digsby application from a friend of mine elvis.. 

Digsby is a multiprotocol instant messaging application. It supports various IM protocols such as  AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, and Facebook Chat. Manage multiple conversations with tabbed conversation windows. You can drag tabs out into their own windows for important conversations.You can stay up to date with everything happening on your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn accounts.You can set your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn status right from Digsby. Well Let me tell these are just the highlights and actual fun is when you actually use it. The link is given below

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

CooL Iris -Picture in Picture browsing


Okie let me tell you one think i do not have any adjectives remaining to describe this Cool Iris. I thought Picassa 3 was the most amazing thing. But now i have second thoughts. Hello, one more thing this is not an application as such its only a browser Add on (IE and FireFox). And it's absolutely gorgeous:-) total beauty:-) Enough of the blah blah...:-) So wat is it??

Full-Screen, 3D -- Cooliris transforms your browser into a visually stunning, lightning fast way to search and enjoy online photos, videos and more. Just launch Cooliris from the browser toolbar, and our unique "3D Wall" lets you zoom your way around thousands items on a single, ever-expansive wall. Or, to enjoy Cooliris on hundreds of supported sites such as Facebook, Google Images, YouTube, and Flickr, mouse over images on the site and click the Cooliris icon that appears.

To use Cooliris on these sites, (1) visit the gallery on that site, and then (2) click the Cooliris that appears above images and videos as you mouseover them.(3)If not step 2 you can also click the cooliris button which is at the top right corner of the browser.

  • Google Images
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Photobucket
  • DeviantArt
  • KodakGallery
  • Picasa Web Albums
  • Smugmug
  • Getty Images
  • Bebo Hi5
  • Friendster
  • Yahoo Image Search
  • Ask Image Search
  • Live Image Search
  • AOL Image Search


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