Thursday, September 25, 2008

Search Engine Rap: Yahoo Vs Google

I came across this funny search engine rap battle video. Check out if you are interested. By the way whom do you think has won? Yahoo or Google.

You can vote on the site here

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Google Android Cell Launch

Google Demo video:

CNET Video on Android Phone

Most likely this phone may not be available until next year in the Indian market. For the differences between Apple iPhone and G1 refer this link of cnet

Also refer this NYtimes blog
"But here’s the thing: Android, and the G1, are open. Open, open, open, in ways that would make Steve Jobs cringe. You can unlock this phone after 90 days—that is, use any SIM card from any carrier in it. The operating system is free and open-source, meaning that any company can make changes without consulting or paying Google. The App store is completely open, too; T-Mobile and Google say they won’t censor programs that they don’t approve of, as Apple does with the iPhone store. Yes, even if someone writes a Skype-like program that lets people avoid using up T-Mobile cellular voice minutes.
Android is not as beautiful or engaging as the iPhone’s software, but it’s infinitely superior to Windows Mobile—and it’s open. The G1 is only the first phone to use it, the first of many; it’s going to be an exciting ride."

Which means Android and G1 are open, apparently, you can unlock this phone after 90 days and use any SIM card from any carrier in it!

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Mobile Phone

Last week Friday my team members went to offsite. I skipped it this time as the offsite place is too far from the city. I asked Krishna to pick me from office by 4.30PM. Since he hadn’t had lunch til then, I offered him to visit his fav place ‘Pizza Hut’. He was more than happy to eat there. After finishing his pizzas he tossed an idea to go on window shopping at reliance digital store. I really wanted to go home and take a small nap. He wanted to drop his office stuff and lappy at home. He knows once I’ am home bound it is very hard again to venture out. So he said I need to stand outside and not to get in. (how dumb!)

After he parked his vehicle I ran into the house with the duplicate key. He was little disappointed but I was least bothered and went to relax. He then started his office work and disturbed my sleep with nonsense calls of his. I had no other option but to wake up. And then I asked him “Shall we go to Reliance Digital store now?” He was happy but was little hesitant. He said he might be tempted and wanted me to scrap the idea. But he didn’t know that I was planning to buy him the mobile he is longing to buy for sometime now.

By the way Krishna is a mobile freak and until last year he would buy one new piece in a quarter. After advices from his friends and me he stopped buying, though keenly followed all the mobile news. Also, he uses his mobile extensively for his office work. He checks mails and sends mails, but the problem is his phone is N73 and isn’t a smart phone (business phone). I remember once when we went to an electronic store long back, he was eagerly looking at a new sony ericsson model and I literally dragged him out of the shop. He was so very disappointed with me on that day. He said he was just looking at them and wasn’t going to buy. It was embarrassment to me and was sorry for what I did.

We went to the store and directly stopped at HTC mobile section. We have already decided not to go for any other model. Reliance digital is a cool place for electronics, the reason being the demo always is on ‘live’ models.

Sales man and a technician patiently showed us various HTC models including the latest HTC touch diamond (which I liked). And then we were shown HTC pro 4350, which has a keyboard that easily slides out. Since Krishna has to constantly send emails and have to surf the mobile we both thought it is better to have keypad with the touch phone features and it wasn't that bulky too.

Reliance was also giving free blutooth headphones as complimentary gift along with a leather pouch. I suggested him to go for a 2 GB card for now as it comes with only 256MB. Krishna didn’t want to buy it. I had to push him and said this is anniversary gift from my side. This probably is the first time I’m buying something which interests him. Clothes, Cd’s and books don’t count as gifts. He hesitated but I didn’t give up and finally we bought it.

Krishna went mad that night after coming home. After I slept he did all the research, configured his phone and when I woke up at 12.45 AM he seemed just waiting for me to wake up so that he could tell me more about the phone. I patiently listened to him and told him to sleep and continue his research on it next day. He thanked me ‘n’ times on that day and day after that.

He took me to my favorite restaurant,and to a movie ‘Homam’ next day.

I realized, just the way guys think, women spending money on accessories like jewelry, handbags and clothes is a waste and woman’s perception on putting money on electronic items and automobiles is not a investment is a misconception on both genders.

It’s the happiness that matters and spending money to buy one is not a wrong idea sometimes. So indulge in buying and giving gifts to people, if it pleases and interests them. The look on their faces in turn can make you happier.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gunde Jallumandi

“I have lots of office work and need to collect the material for my presentation, please I can’t come to the movie today. Sorry”. I knew Krishna would have been little disappointed after my reply for the movie proposal. He sighed and said “okay. I will go and just check what movies are playing in prasadz while coming from office” I didn’t find it harmful and said fine. I was in the cab and I get a call again from him giving me the list of movies. It was tempting and I had to give up as usual (I cannot blame him every time and pose that I’ m not the one who is interested in watching movies). We had to choose between “Wednesday” and a telugu movie “Gunde Jallumandi”. I opted for the latter as I already watched few parts of Wednesday online (Its awesome movie and I’m planning to watch it in a theater soon).

Gayatri(my friend) called me in the morning and while talking she told me that she has watched this movie and it was time pass. So I went without much of expectations. The first scene was on the heroine Neelu (Aditi Sharma). She fears that she might fall in love in life anytime and feels that will ruin her studies and parents expectations as it happened to her elder sister. So to be on a safer side and to avoid boys from her college to fall for her she creates a character named Rajesh as her boyfriend and propagates it in the college.

Accidentally she meets our hero Balraju (Uday Kiran) who saves her from goons. But she doesn’t get a chance to see his face except for a tattoo at his back. Balraju and his villagers decide he has to finish his degree in order to qualify becoming ‘Sarpanch’ of the village. So he is sent to study BA in Hyderabad in the same college as Neelu. She helps him in the college and expectedly both of them develop feelings for each other. But no one is willing to give up and after series of comic incidents they unite.

The director (Madan) starts the story in a very interesting way but couldn’t quite capitalize on a good concept and it fails miserably in the second half. Uday kiran can expect to come back in to the foothold of industry with this film. He did his role effectively, but the surprise package was the heroine Aditi Sharma. She performed the role with ease and never does it occur to you that she is not from south. She can become “the next big thing” here in tollywood. Music by Keeravani too is soothing though choreography of few songs is major let off. Comic track is well handled though there are few unnecessary characters in the film.

Verdict: Go and watch it for time pass.