Monthly Archives: March 2010

Chinese Users Report New Google Disruptions

WSJ reported that China’s government appeared to block almost all searches by Chinese users on Google Inc. sites Tuesday. 

Users in cities across China starting late Tuesday afternoon reported that all searches—even of terms as mundane as “happy”—on Google’s Hong Kong site produced an error message saying the results page couldn’t be opened. Google stopped operating its self-censored Chinese search site on March 22 and began routing Chinese users to the Hong Kong site, which Google doesn’t censor. Searches by Chinese users on Google’s main global site,, also returned error messages Tuesday.

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Webcast schedule for the LHC First Physics event – 30 March 2010

Five webcasts will be available from CERN on 30 March. The main webcast will include live footage from the control rooms for the LHC accelerator and all four LHC experiments and coverage of the press conference to announce the first collisions. Webcasts will also be available from the control rooms of the four LHC experiments: ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. The webcasts will be primarily in English.

Live Webcast –

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Apple to introduce new iphone on verizon[update]

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will reveal not one, but two new iPhones this year.

One would be based on GSM/UMTS standard that powers AT&T’s network, while another would be compatible with CDMA, the standard used by Verizon. The announcement would come in June or July, when Apple normally announces new iPhone models.

According to the WSJ, two different manufacturers will make the two different iPhones. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will develop the GSM model, as it has done for the previous three versions, while Pegatron Technology Corp. (a subsidiary of ASUSTeK) will build the CDMA version. Production of the CDMA version is scheduled to start in September.

Engadget has received reports that the next generation iPhone will be called the iPhone HD.

Namely that:

It will be based on the A4-family CPU system (meaning it would be part of the same CPU family as the iPad).
The resolution would be doubled to 960×640.
It would sport a second front-facing camera.
It would support third-party multitasking.

Source- Mashable


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IPad Sold Out

If you’re looking to pre-order an iPad today, you’ll notice that shipping dates have been pushed back to April 12.  Apple simply can’t supply the demand for the first week of iPads, suggesting high demand for the device.  Only time will tell how many Ipad’s will Apple sell on Day 1 , though some estimate close to half a million. Apple’s tablet currently outpaces the original demand for its iPhone. MacRumors first reported on the story.

Image Courtesy of Apple

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FootBall Kickups Iphone App – White Branch

The idea of the game is simple i.e. to kick the ball and keep it in the air for as long as possible. Tap the football with your finger to kick it. The number of kickups serves as the score. The game also has the option to connect with facebook.

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Browsing the IPad Store

Feverishly awaiting the release of the Apple iPad and all the goodies that go along with it? Well, now you can take a virtual tour of the iPad App Store, via a video that purports to depict the storied place.

Ipad Store Video

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Turn Your Blog Into a Native iPhone App in 10 Steps

A  must read article for those interested in Iphone app development

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Bush wipes handshake off on Clinton’s shirt

Bush seen wiping hand on Clinton’s shirt in Haiti

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Hindu Swami From sandalwood to Sandals – Straight from Pigsmouth

This blogger continues to impress me. His style is witty, bodering on sarcasm without offending sensibilities (or so he thinks). Here is is Pigtale’s latest creation

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About Pigtale : Pigtale is a blogger from India who in his own words is “just a shadow of his past”. His interests include writing short stories and articles , theater , Painting and art. You can also visit his blog at

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