Edison – Free Energy monitoring application

June 14th, 2009 b0ddu Posted in News, Productivity, Software No Comments »

The PC Energy Report 2009 released by 1E.com has some interesting findings, In the US alone, over $2.8 billion of PC power is being wasted every year – usatoday.com , while in the UK it’s nearer £300 million and €918 million in Germany. Almost half of all employees who use computers at work typically do not power them down at the end of the working day. Download PC Energy Report US 2009

edison logoEdison is a free software that makes it easy for people to schedule when a PC goes into a low power consumption mode at home or at work. The Edison software doesn’t completely shut a computer off but rather moves it to a "suspend" state, which uses less energy. Edison InterfaceUsers can also schedule to shut down the screen and hard drive before going into suspend mode. This displays how much electricity you are saving, also translated into reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and dollar savings.

Edison is easy to use, download and install. It enables you to manage your PC’s power usage, save on energy costs, and help preserve the environment.

Download Edison for Vista and XP.

Get Ready for Facebook Usernames, A Vanity Url

June 10th, 2009 b0ddu Posted in Internet, News No Comments »

Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting www.facebook.com/username/

facebook vanity url

To be exact – Facebook is allowing users to assign a name to the tail end of the URL that comes up for their pages, replacing the random number that appears there. Facebook expects this would make it easier for people to find and connect with you. For me, this would help in identifying fake or real accounts and it’s cool to have a username then a id number. If you haven’t got your favorite Google Profile Username, this is the time to grab one.

iPhone 3G vs iPhone 3GS Comparison , Specs , Features

June 8th, 2009 b0ddu Posted in iPhone, News No Comments »

iPhone 3GS

iPhone 3GS is successor to the popular Apple iPhone 3G. It is claimed to be most powerful iPhone yet. Below are the new features, specs and comparison between iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. See iPhone 3GGS Guider Tour from Apple.

  iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS
Price $99 8GB ($299 for ineligible upgraders)

$199 16GB, $299 32GB ($399 and $499 for ineligible upgraders)

Camera 2 megapixels 3 megapixels with autofocus, tap to focus and video recording

Cut, copy, paste
Spotlight search
Landscape keyboard
Voice memos

Cut, copy, paste
Spotlight search
Landscape keyboard
Voice memos
Faster performance
Voice control
Built-in video camera with editing

Colors Black Black, White
Wireless technologies 3.6Mbps HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR 7.2Mbps HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Talk Time

3G: 5 hours
2G: 10 hours

3G: 5 hours
2G: 12 hours

Standby Time

300 hours

300 hours

Internet use

3G: 5 hours
Wi-Fi: 6 hours

3G: 5 hours
Wi-Fi: 9 hours

Audio playback 24 hours 30 hours
Video playback 7 hours 10 hours
Headphones Stereo headset with Mic Apple earphones with remote and mic
Dimensions 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm
Weight 133 grams / 4.69 oz. 135 grams / 4.76 oz.
Availability Now June 19

[ via blogs.zdnet.com and engadget.com ]

Bing.com YouTube Channel; Ads to appear everywhere

June 5th, 2009 b0ddu Posted in Internet, News No Comments »

Microsoft’s Bing, publicly released few days back, overtook Yahoo! as the number two search engine in the United States and worldwide according to data from StatCounter Global Stats. Microsoft Corporation is estimated to be spending $80 million to $100 million on ads. So be prepared to see Ads in TV Channels, Hulu.com would even have a special hour long show ‘Bing-a-thon’ 8pm EST, MTV Networks, NBC and many others. Bing created a YouTube Channel with all ads. They are interesting, enjoy.

Bing: The Cure for Search Overload Syndrome

Google vs Bing – Real time Search Results Comparison

June 1st, 2009 b0ddu Posted in Internet, News 3 Comments »

About half hour back in E3 Expo, Microsoft unveiled Project Natal for XBOX 360, full-body motion control that doesn’t require a hand held controller. It’ll let you control games just by moving around; kicking, jumping, whatever. You can also move through menus by swiping your hands back and forth.

Below are screen shots of search results from Google and Bing for ‘Project Natal’. Google has the first page full of relevant info while Bing doesn’t have at all. Microsoft has to do a lot of work.

Google Real time Search Results for ‘Project Natal’

Google Realtime Search Results

 Bing Real time Search Results for ‘Project Natal’

Bing Realtime Search Results