20 December 2011

Change windows7 login background


Hello all readers,
Today at i'll show how to change your , windows login background in windows 7,without hacking your logonui.exe as was the case for xp & vista! It uses a simple registry entry and a .jpg file which is to be the new background i have automated the process in a batch file , check it out  yourself .........
 [ Download Here in the zip file]

Screenshot

Steps:-
  • Extract the files from the zip 
  • Double click on install.bat 
  • Click allow if you have UAC turned on
  • Then follow onscreen instructions 
  • Press ctrl+alt+del to see the new login
  • To change the image simply edit/replace the backgrounddefault.jpg and repeat the process 
  • if it wont work then just double click the *.reg file and then try it out :)
Remember that the image needs to be a jpeg smaller than 256kb in size
That's it, have fun with your new custom logins :) , i will wait for your responses in the comments section......

15 December 2011

Youtube to mp3!

hey der! , i know i have been a little inactive these days so i thought i would do a quick post ,
 we all ,at some point of time, have thought that ,  "man this song is nice and i want in my phone/shuffle/i-something "
now we can download programs for it OR use this simple webtool to do it
ofcoure the latter seems better , first go to any of the following sites
 (these do not require java so may work on phones aswell)

[Edit: adding only those sites which do server side conversion]

youtube-mp3.org
baxylz.com/

then simply paste the url , wait for the mp3 to convert & then download  :D
happy mp3 listening

08 December 2011

Rogue touch-Pocket watch

The limited edition Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch is a futuristic take on the traditional.
Featuring an LCD display with touch screen technology, dual time, date and alarm, it brings a new dimension to the classic pocket watch.
Available in four display colors, the Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch has a hybrid LCD/LED interface giving you the best of both worlds;
the LCD display is always on so the time can be read at a glance and the LED backlight function means it will light up on demand.
The touch screen display has four hot-zones (top, bottom, left, right). Simply touch with your finger to change mode; time, date, alarm, light up.
Holding your finger in place for a few seconds allows you to customise; hold your finger over the alarm zone to set the alarm, hold it over the time zone to set the time. It's intuitive, simple and fun to operate.
After 60 seconds the screen will lock to prevent accidental input, however the LED light up function can always be operated. To unlock the display, simply swipe your finger across the screen from left to right.

and dude i got only one word for these babies "AWE-fantastic-SOME" :D hehe....
nd i can onl thiink of "gotta catch em all" -pokemon lol

06 December 2011

6th sense

from the official website :-
'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.
The SixthSense [prototype] comprises a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera contained in a pendant like, wearable device.
The projector projects visuals enabling any physical surfaces, walls and objects around us to be used as interfaces/screens ;
while the camera recognizes and tracks users' hand gestures and objects using computer-vision techniques.
The software program in the computing device in user's pocket  processes the video stream data that is  captured by the camera and tracks the locations of the colored markers at the tips of the user’s fingers.
The movements and arrangements of these markers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces.
SixthSense supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction.

The current prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness, viability and flexibility of the system. a few examples are ,The map application , The drawing application

 SixthSense also recognizes user’s freehand gestures (postures). For example, the SixthSense system implements a gestural camera that takes photos of the scene the user is looking at by detecting the ‘framing’ gesture.
The user can stop by any surface or wall and flick through the photos he/she has taken.
 SixthSense also lets the user draw icons or symbols in the air using the movement of the index finger and recognizes those symbols as interaction instructions. For example, drawing a magnifying glass symbol takes the user to the map application
 The SixthSense system also augments physical objects the user is interacting with by projecting more information about these objects projected on them. For example, a newspaper can show live video news or dynamic information can be provided on a regular piece of paper. The gesture of drawing a circle on the user’s wrist projects an analog watch.

as per the official website , The current prototype system costs approximate $350 to build. Instructions on how to make your own prototype device can be found here

the maker , also an indian, is pranav mistry he has made this really nice gadget on windows platform in C/C++
the instructions to make your own , do not yet, have the software but let us wait for it :D
this really makes me think of what is possible in the future where we can interact with our friends not in a screen but on a real-sized wall projection! all in all a great projects there are a few remakes done by aspiring people but none of those that i saw were seriously comparabe to the original
here's a vid.

enjoy the vid and  Happy Geeking  :D