Add filters to your Digital images with a click

You don’t really have to be a professional photographer to bring that effect into your images because the folks at Rollip.com have developed a new site that gives any digital photo a new look and feel by offering filters ranging from 70’s vintage to more modern ones.

They offer 40 various filters as far now and will be adding more filters in the future.. Rollip.com is free for smaller images but they do offer additional high-quality processing which some photographers can use for their professional work.

I’ve tried a couple of filters and really satisfied with the output results. Just check my image below where i opted for a movie effect and how the orginal image transformed into a frame from a movie.

And the Good news is Rollip.com offering 15 pro accounts to readers of this blog on a first come first serve basis. This pro account contains 30 credits which you can use for processing high quality images of yours. If you are interested to try Rollip then
signup using the link below.
Signup | Rollip.com

Disappearing Car Doors – Amazing Technology

Having trouble parking your car due to space constraints!  Start adopting to this technology and save the parking space.

Jatech has come up with a unique way of opening your car doors.  To be precise, you dont need to open one at all.  The doors will just retract down with the press of a button.

Some of its Advantages are

  1. Less Parking and Garage space.
  2. Less supervision before getting down and getting in.
  3. Moving doors will stop and reverse if foreign object detected.

Watch the video for more detail!

How the future robots will help you drive safely

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A  project known as AIDA (Affective, Intelligent Driving Agent), a collaborative initiative between MIT and AUDI is a personal driving assistant and an intelligent navigation system.   AIDA is not a traditional navigation system that just predicts the best route between two points, its an intelligent system which sets goals for the driver and helps to achieve it.

I would appreciate if you could watch the above video for understanding the system clearly. An another innovation in Technology…

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The best part of AIDA is the personalization which includes analyzing driver behavior, frequently used routes, predicting real time events in the city that would interfere the route, collecting city traffic data as well has maps with incorporated information like business area, shopping area, workplace, night club etc.

The Evolution of Google explained in a Video

In 1995 two Mathematicians Larry and Sergey met at Stanford, who shared their fascination and have created a small search engine called Backrub renamed Google later. This video is actually a timeline of How the Search Engine Giant Google has evolved to a 21$ Billion company with 20,000 Employees. Google has made impact in several areas like Desktop products, Mobile and Web. Have a look at the Video. Wow..! The growth is Unlimited !

Google Code Search – An overview

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Google Code search is a powerful open-source code search launched in October 2006.  It gives you the public source code and the class definitions of almost many languages and web script technologies.

Though it is a beta version, has been optimized well and gives accurate results.  Take any programming language keyword and type it as a search keyword, It instantly gives you the necessary commands and descriptions with external links and class definitions.

A simple Print command gives you all the possible options from Java, C, Python and also shell script to name a few. Different technology users would now be able to get instant help without going through particular websites or links.

Steps:

  1. Open Google code search using the link http://www.google.com/codesearch
  2. Type any keyword or function name and it will give you the entire list for different languages.
    Interesting thing is that Google stores a cached copy of all source code and gives you the dump of it.

Lewis Hamilton controls F1 car via Blackberry Storm


Checkout what happens when some guys used the blackberry strom to control the real F1 car. Yeah, it’s True.. By using the phone’s built-in accelerometer for turning the phone like a steering wheel control of car’s direction. They tested it with a toy car and after uploading their video, a msg pinged from McLaren Mercedes Team to adopted the same system for controlling  Lewis Hamilton’s actual F1 car. .

Chance to Exhibit your photo in Flickr Event

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Good news is that Flickr mates celebrating their 4th birthday of their site on 15th of this March. As a part of their celebration they are hosting an event called Pin-up, a photo exhibit in which 5000 photos of Flickr users will be pinned up on walls and exhibited publically to their visitors.

How to get your photo submitted?

Join the Flickr Turns 4 group and add any single best shot of your collection to their pool. Based on the community guidelines, with deep review your photo might get selected to be one of 5000 prints on that event. Flickr is allocating a temporary space to display all this 5000 selected photos which are printed in 5×7 inch size. The exhibit will take place in San Francisco, California on March 15, 2008 and the last date for submission of your photo is March 12th. It also invites members visiting in person as an opportunity of exercising their curatorial skills.

Hope your photo is listed one out of 5000 prints! I submitted my Taj mahal shot for this event.

Need for Speed Pro Street – Review

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Electronic Arts, one of biggest DON of Gaming world has released a new version of Need for Speed series called PRO STREET. Actually it’s not a sequential to NFS preceding version of Carbon or Most Wanted but a complete new version of street racing. Pro Street is nothing but Professional Street racing. Letting racers like me lol… out of problem pro street is no more illegal like the Most wanted it’s about an opportunity of letting street racers into PROFESSIONAL TRACKS.

Bet you this version of NFS is completely different comparing their old version with real professional tracks, and realistic environment. Other gaming sites report a five star rating for the graphics. IGI reports Pro Street is all about 100 percent about performance and the culture of street racing. Although the complete trinity has never changed i.e becoming the King of Streets by participating in several events including Drift, Drag, Circuit, Speed trap etc. Customization of cars is much deeper in this version which directly allows you to test your cars performance which impacts your car due to their autosculpt technology.

Have a look at the official commercial of Need for Speed pro street below:

EA already shipped Pro street this nov 14 for different gaming platforms like PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS2, Wii and PSP. It will be available in India during the mid of December, but already the pirated version of PROSTREET for pc is swinging in torrents.

Links: NFS Pro Street | Electronic Arts.

MS Premium magazines now available for free.

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Microsoft announced the availability of free digital subscription to their premium magazine MSDN and Dr.Dobb’s. The usual subscription for MSDN would be $60 and Dr.Dobbs comes around $30 is now offered for free. A $90 value.

At least now we would be able to read the digital edition free of cost from our desk. Thanks to Microsoft for their regular notifications. Lets have an overview about the magazine inside’s

MSDN:
MSDN annual subscription basically costs $60 for the digital edition. MSDN Magazine is the publication to read for up-to-the-minute, comprehensive coverage of Microsoft development technologies especially .Net, ASP and other web developments. It also contains solutions to real-world problems including valuable learning content on Microsoft development technologies.
To View a sample of this magazine click here.

Dr.Dobbs:
With a 30 years experience, this magazine has evolved to be a worth one especially for software development. Also this magazine contains essential tools for professional software developers and architects with up to date technology information. Before this annual subscription for this magazine seem to be $30 but now its digital edition is free.

To view a sample of this magazine click here.

All you need to get the free subscription is simply a Microsoft passport account. After all it’s free!

Links: Register Here | Microsoft.

Replace your nokia battery now!

nokiabattery.pngNokia has released a product advisory bulletin regarding an identified affected case of battery overheating that is initiated during charging, causing the battery to dislodge.

So Nokia along with Matsushita came forward to replace all the batteries that have been manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006. This replacement is only available for Nokia branded batteries codenamed BL-5c.

To check if your battery is of BL-5c branded please open up your battery and check for “Nokia” and “BL-5C” which are printed on the front of the battery.

Once it’s confirmed go to this page and follow the step by step instruction to check if your battery is manufactured between the specified dates and comes under replacement.

I recently bought a nokia 6680 (gray market) and checked if my battery comes under replacement policy or not since i don’t have bill or warranty. I proceeded by entering the identification number and the nokia showed up the following message.

Your battery is not among those manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006 and your battery will not be replaced.

Thank god for saving my time to replace my battery and staying phoneless. Make sure to check if your battery comes under their replacement period.