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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…

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…

Android 2.0 : The Eclair Release


With Verizon's Droid all slated for a release next month, it will be releases with the latest Android Release, "Eclair". Going with their tradition of  naming their major Release after pastries, Android 2.0 seems to be feature filled. Some of the interesting features I feel are as follows : Microsoft Exchange support Digital Zoom and In-build Flash support in the…

WifiDirect for peer-to-peer communication


The Wifi Alliance, the international Wireless LAN standards body has announced work on a specification titles "Wifi Direct"  or "Wifi peer-to-peer", that will allow devices to connect to each other as a Wifi network without the need of an Access Point (AP). Traditionally, an AP is used to broadcast the SSID of a Wifi network, which is used by Wireless…

Nokia buys Symbian


On 24th June, Nokia made it's plans clear to buy the remaining 40% in the leader in mobile OS, Symbian. Since, Nokia handsets have been using Symbian's S60 (and other previous versions) OS for quite some time now, this seems like a brilliant strategic and a logical move from Nokia. But the best part is that Nokia plans to go…

Wireless connectivity


Google , Comcast, Intel Capital, Time Warner Cable , Bright House Networks and Trilogy Equity partners have entered into an agreement to pool in about $3.2 billion dollars in a new wireless broadbaand company. The new company, named Clearwire, is joint venture between Clearwire Corporation and Sprint Nextel Corporation. Both these companies have joined forces to combine their next-generation wireless…

Microsoft pledges


In what is called as a "bold" move, Microsoft announced strategic changes in Technology and Business practices to expand interoperability. Microsoft With this end in view, it plan's to take serious action on the following four fronts : 1. Ensuring Open Connections : Microsoft will publish on its website documentation for all APIs and communication protocols for it's high-volume products…

Yahoo Officially Rejects Microsoft’s bid


I missed blogging about Microsoft's unsolicited bid to acquire Yahoo. But since it was covered by most of the Tech blogs anyway and more importantly, since Iron Maiden does not start a world tour from a city near you often, I don't feel too bad for the readers of my blog. But here's a post claiming Yahoo's rejection of Microsoft's…