Tuesday, 30 October 2012

9 Technologies That Deserve To Die

1 Lie Detectors
    Lie detectors offer great hand to investigation officers in cracking the case up. Contrary to accepted belief, lie detectors are not absolutely credible with the out-put results. May be this is the reason for Sharon stone’s dialogue in basic instincts about bluffing with lie detectors.

2 Cosmetic Implants
    Humans obsession for looks, which is not absolutely a bad trait, had led many cosmetic techniques to pop up to puff you. The lip job, nose job, the job to enhance flesh in some areas stuffing with silicon all comes up with the price, not money but health issues. So if there could be a technology to help natural muscle to grow and shape-in the way you want, it could seriously save us from artificial, flesh imitating fill-ins.    

3 Prisons
    There where prisons in the time of pharaohs and are yet prevalent in today’s times. Not that the offenders of the law should be punished leniently, but the way adopted is still ancient, like restricting the offenders behind steel bars.

4 Land mines
    Man always is in hunt for novel things; may have rejoiced with find of land mines. “Just plant and watch your enemies blowing into ash and dust upon placing even tender foot on land mines” could be the inventors say or the one who planted the land mines.These landmines which have failed to take enemies down are now patiently hidden to take common man or grazing animals down.        

5 Nuclear weapons
    Nuclear power can offer solution to present energy crises, may propel future space crafts to explore universe; it also is a dreaded power which has potential to obliterate our blue home. We have been a witnesses to biggest vile a human can commit to another human. Hiroshima and Nagasaki episode is forever etched in to our common psyche. But are we taking notice of? Can we curb our obsession to horde nuclear weapons, which has no other use than bring chaos onto us? What if a fanatic gets his hands on these weapons? These questions for sure will make you squeal.      

6 Manned Spaceflight
    We as human are triumphant for conquering space; stepping on the mythical, romance inciting space object, moon. More-so-ever U.S. can beat its chest like King Kong and pride on being first on moon.The space trip costs millions of dollars, and astronauts are dare devils who can risk their life for knowledge and glory. Ultimately all sums up into goal oriented space excursions, which if achieved even without sending a man in space. So there’s a call for technology which can make the astronauts space travel less dare-devil sort of exercise, or something which obsoletes the need for astronauts.       

7 Incandescent Light Bulbs
    These bulbs burn a tungsten coil to give out light and uncomfortable heat. The device sports look of some electric stove, inverted and a glass bulb fixed on it. The incandescent light bulbs also race power meter to compete with racing bikes, meanwhile the bill reaches sky high. These devices are yet in use especially in rural areas while innovations like compact fluorescent bulbs and light emitting diodes are now affordable and performance is for better. 

8 Coal-based Powers
    Coal had been that fossil fuel which led to the inception of technological and industrial growth. It powered steam engines for rail transport, steam turbines in industry for products. If the coal is yet playing active part in our day to day lives, like its use in coal power plants, and some of the industry which require high temperatures, it is a sad situation. The era which was dependent on coal as energy resource, had pristine environment which could withstand the onslaught of pollution. The coal had significantly harmed our environment ever since it was first put to use. It spews more pollutants than any other fossil fuels. Global warming, change in climates, suspended particles in air, and acid rain, are few to name the wreck coal can cause. It’s time we go beyond coal, and find other means less harmful and more productivity than coal.

9 Internal-Combustion Engine
    The internal combustion engine was a ground-breaking invention, which packed power in to relatively smaller engines when compared to the sluggish, huge machines running on coal. The IC engines yet rule the roost; the vroom from F1 cars can pump your heart with excitement.The rise in fuel prices, the rising pollution, and crude oil reserves reaching dry bottom of earth are causes for concern. With all this fast changing technology being current trend of this era, why Isn’t some big change coming in to kick IC engines out. Sure hydrogen powered engines offer some hope, but this technology is yet slippery, and may take some time to root into our transportation system. Hope we get something good before gasoline or environment make living a survival.

Monday, 8 October 2012

What makes us to seek "GOOGLE"

         For any information and its related stuffs we seek the largest search engine, "GOOGLE" Google is an Internet powerhouse. It is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web,receiving several hundred million queries each day through its various services. 

         The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in Web pages, as opposed to other data, such as with Google Image Search. Google Search was originally developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997.Google Search provides at least 22 special features beyond the original word-search capability. These include synonyms, weather forecasts, time zones, stock quotes, maps, earthquake data, movie showtimes, airports, home listings, and sports scores."Google Voice Search" and "Search by Image" features for allowing the users to search words by speaking and by giving images.What actually makes Google so powerful and popular? Here are some 10 useful tools;

Google E-mail:
         Gmail started out as Google's internal e-mail service. When Google decided to make Gmail available to people outside of the company, it chose to take a gradual approach.At first, the only way to get a Gmail account was to receive an invitation from someone else.Google purchased the online messaging service Jaiku in 2007. Jaiku is similar to Twitter -- it's a microblog application. Jaiku users build up networks of contacts. Then they can send and receive short messages using a cell phone, computer or other device connected to the Internet.

        Google Talk is an application that lets users send messages to each other.Google Talk client isn't entirely Web-based.Users must first download an application to their own computers in order to access its full set of features.Google Talk is also a voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) client. That means you can make PC-to-PC calls to other Google Talk users.

Google Checkout:
         Many people use the Internet to shop.Some may feel nervous about giving Google their credit card information. Google stresses that it takes security and privacy very seriously. Since the merchant never sees the credit card number, there's less of a chance for someone to abuse the user's information. But it also means that Google's databases become an attractive target for hackers who want access to lots of credit card numbers.First you create a Google account, then you'll need to enhance it by providing a credit card number, billing address, shipping address and a phone number. Once you complete this step, you can go shopping.

Google Calendar:
         If you don't have one, you can register for a free account.You can use Google Calendar to schedule events and invite people to participate. By sharing folders, you can compare your schedule with other users. If everyone keeps his or her calendar up to date, it's easy to avoid conflicts. A single user can open multiple calendars and view all the scheduled events in a single window. Google displays each calendar's events in a different color.

Google Docs:
        The Google Docs suite marks Google's attempt at getting into the online productivity software game. Instead of saving all your data to your computer's hard drive, you save your Google Docs files to a remote Google file system. Google Docs is a good example -- to build out the suite, Google bought the following companies:

  • Upstartle, which designed the word processor Writely
  • XL2Web, creator of an online spreadsheet application called 2Web Technologies
  • Tonic Systems, the company responsible for the presentation application

Google Maps:
        Google Maps lets users view maps of specific regions and get directions from one location to another. Google Maps allows users to view street maps, topographical terrain maps or even satellite views. The Google Maps feature relies on digital map images from NAVTEQ. NAVTEQ provides map data to many different clients, including in-vehicle navigation systems.A company called deCarta -- formerly Telcontar -- provides the applications that power the mapping features.

Google Earth Maps:
        Google is always looking at new ways to organize and present information. One of those ways is to geotag data. Geotagging is a way of linking information to a real-world location. You view geotagged information on a map. While Google Maps could serve as a way to provide geotagged information to users, Google decided to go with an alternative.Google chose a digital globe and called it Google Earth.

Google Desktop:
         Google Desktop can come in handy.It's a downloadable application Google offers free of charge. Once a user downloads and installs the application on a computer, Google Desktop goes to work. It searches and indexes the files on the user's computer. It does all this during the idle time when the computer isn't working on other things.It doesn't just index the name of a file -- it searches the contents as well. 

        iGoogle, a freeaggregator or portal Web service. The iGoogle service allows users to select multiple applications and news feeds from across the Internet. Each user can customize his or her own iGoogle page. For example, sports fans can add applications that grab the latest scores and statistics of their favorite teams from the Internet and display them in a dedicated window on the iGoogle page.While you can choose to include Google apps like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs in your iGoogle page, you aren't limited to Google applications.

Google Health:
        Google's solution to this issue is to create an electronic, centralized location for your medical files called Google Health. Your doctors would transfer your files to Google's databases. Instead of having to track down the physical location of a paper file, your doctor would be able to log in to a computer and pull up your entire medical history. You don't have to worry about remembering which doctor has your file.