ASUS Eee PC 1000HV NetBook Review

May 27th, 2009 by Tanbir 7 comments »

ASUS Eee PC 1000HV

The ASUS Eee PC 1000HV features Intel’s Atom N280 1.66GHz processor with an ATI Radeon HD 3450 video card with 256MB of its own memory; it also has a 10-inch 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive. Eee PC 1000HV also includes VGA output, three USB 2.0 ports,audio in/out and an SD(SDHC)/MMC card reader, plus WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.0.

No sign of any HDMI or DVI output from the Radeon HD 3450.  There’s also a 1.3-megapixel webcam, speakers and microphone.The battery is a 6-cell pack good for five hours of runtime, and the whole thing measures 26.6 x 19.12 x 3.8 cm.  The Eee PC 1000HV seems basically to be a 1000HE but with a standalone graphics card.

Intel Commercial: Geeks are rockstars

May 8th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

Intel really makes a lot of us feel good with this :)

Via Engadget

Invisible Car Illusion created by Sara Watson

May 8th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

Invisible stuff has always been seen in movies and cartoons, but an artist Sara Watson of University of Central Lancashire has got this fantasy in reality. Well, she didn’t literally made a car invisible but with the help of spray paints created an optical illusion so as to make her old Skoda Fabia invisible. This art work done by her is actually the reminiscent of the work of pavement artist Julian Beever whose work has caused a storm in central London.

Julian Beever uses a camera lens to look at the stretch of pavement he is working on and visualize the picture. He then plots a drawing which will play tricks on the way in which our minds ‘read’ perspective to create an impression of depth on the flat surface of the paving stones. Among his other works he has created a deep swimming pool realistic enough that shoppers swerve to avoid it, chalked on the street.

I am really impressed by Sara Watson, because creating such an art piece is not an easy task. Maybe one day we might see her doing some pavement on the streets of London.

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Email Security Tips

May 8th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

The major component used for fraud, the spreading of malicious data and scams, is email. The following tips below will help safe guard you from being the next victim.

Opening Suspicious Email Attachments.

Many viruses are sent in email attachments. You shouldn’t open any attachments that can be executed by the computer (known as executables), i.e. pif, exe, com, vbs, scr, inf. Treat all attachments as enemies, until proven otherwise. There are other suspicious extensions, and in particular some viruses hide themselves in a sort of double extension, like “.jpg.exe”.  Some antivirus apps can detect these “double” extension attachments if they are configured to do so.

If you insist on opening an attachment, store it first to a folder named something like “Email attachments to scan”, and then scan it with your antivirus software BEFORE opening it.

Even if the attachment is from a friend, scan it FIRST. And definitely DON’T open an attachment from someone you don’t know – delete the entire email.

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Get your Free Google Profile Card

May 8th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

Google wants you to publicize your Google Profile at the same time entice someone to make a Google Profile, which is why they have teamed up with iPrint.com to offer free Google Profile Business Card. First 10000 people who claim this offer will get a set of 25 cards that shows Google.com homepage with your name in the search box and your Google Profile URL beneath in green. Like this:

google_profile_card

This offer is only available to residents of continental US, and you need to create an iPrint.com account or login to an existing account to place your order.

Even though I don’t live in US, it tried logging into my Google Profile but the offer wasn’t available. Turns out that you need to make your profile visible to public to avail this offer. Link: http://www.google.com/profiles/me/bizcards (You’ll get a 404 error, if your profile is not publicly visible)

iPhone OS 3.0 improves camera clarity?

May 8th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

iphone-3-photo

Many beta testers, developers and excited iPhone fans have their hands on the iPhone OS 3.0 already. A lot has been revealed/rumored about the upcoming features in the iPhone(s) that is expected to be announced at WWDC 09.

A camera upgrade is certain in nextgen iPhone, however it seems that loading OS 3.0 on your 2G or 3G iPhones improves image quality and reduces blur. The pic above is posted by iphones.ru, and we can clearly see the difference between the clarity of a snap taken from the iPhone firrmware 2.2.1 and 3.0. More iPhone News