Monthly Archives : November 2010

Pune Wine Tasting Festival : December 2010


It's that time of the year again !! I wait for this event for the whole year. It happens in Bandra and Delhi and few other places. But I wait for the Pune event, .... mostly, because I can actually go there and have been going there for the past 3 years in a row. The Pune Wine Tasting Festival…
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The Simpsons theme song : A Cappella


A Cappella, I recently discovered, is a form of music in which the band members perform songs WITHOUT musical instruments !!! And before you guys run-off to read more about this fascinating art form on Wikipedia, just check out this video of an A cappella band called "Canvas" performing the theme song of the longest running sitcom on television, "The…
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Linux on Refrigerators using Enlightenment


It is said that NetBSD is one of the most ported Operating Systems in the world. It runs on almost everything, from massive Servers to even a Toaster. Well, Linux isn't far behind !!! Electrolux, a manufacturer or home and kitchen appliances, have decided to use Linux with Enlightenment, for their latest product, a smart refrigerator called Infinity I-Kitchen. The…

MySpace trying to get back in the Game


Today morning when I started the usual purge of my over-crowded Inbox, I saw an invitation mail from MySpace.com My first reaction was : Wow !! GMail did not catch this as SPAM ? That itself should be a compliment enough for MySpace. Admittedly, I have not visited MySpace.com for over , I don't know, a Century now ! But…

iOS 4.2 Released with New Features and Updates


The much awaited iOS 4.2 has been released by Apple. If you just plug-in your "iDevice" to your PC and run iTunes, you should get the pop-up for the new update. If not, just click on "Check for updates". Here are some new features in iOS 4.2 : AirPrint : To wirelessly print photos, docs, etc. from your device to…

iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master jailbroken a few hours after Developer Release


Apple announced the developer release of iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master edition, for iPhone 4 , 3GS, 3G and iPod Touches, a few hours ago. And already, Redmond Pie has announced that this version can be jailbroken using Redsn0w 0.9.6b2. However, there is a heads-up for those of you who plan to do this immediately. Cydia, the un-official App Store in…

Kinect hack using libfreenect, openCV creates awesome shadow puppet


As most of you who aren't living under a rock know, Microsoft's Gesture Recognition based XBox extension called Kinect is a huge hit. And I'm not just talking for the Xbox owners or gamers. This device has been in awe amongst a lot of geeks as well. This may well be because of open source hardware vendor Adafruit putting up…

Oracle OpenSolaris 11 Express Released


On November 15th, Oracle, the new owner of Solaris, announced the availability of Oracle Solaris  Express 2010.11 This new release has a considerable number of features which were not present in either OpenSolaris (understandably) as well as Oracle Solaris 10. Some of these key features are : Networking virtualization and resource management capabilities that increase throughput, speed up applications, and…

Gstreamer Conference 2010 Videos and Slides uploaded


The Gstreamer Conference 2010 happened recently on 26th October 2010 at in Cambridge , UK. It has an awesome line-up of speakers with very interesting topics ranging from Gstreamer on TI's new OMAP4 processor by Rober Clark to the state of Google's new WebM container format. Check this link for the schedule of talks by all the speakers. Interestingly enough,…